Way to go to everyone that participated in the last Divination Discussion and sought out some symbols and their meanings.
YAY! Thank you all for participating!
Symbols are everywhere. Last discussion, we took the time to look at symbols that we were drawn to and connect them to their meanings.
@MeganB drew inspiration from the Ogham, randomly drawing nGétal and connecting it to the Broom plant
@TheTravelWitch picked the alchemical symbols for the elements, looking into the meanings of the triangles
@Abs53 blessed us with the beauty and symbology of The Star in tarot
As a species, we are often drawn to symbols as a way to communicate and connect with ourselves and others. No matter what divination method you choose, symbols play a vital role in interpreting the meaning of your readings. It is important for us to be able to read these symbols, whether intuitively or “by the book”, and be accurate in our divinatory practices.
Great job everyone!
Ready for the new discussion?
Muddy waters, murky scenes, and a future not quite clear…
This week, we’re going to do a reading for a woman who can’t quite make up her mind about some decisions she needs to make. She has three choices, none of them known to you, and she wants your help putting things into perspective. She says that each decision has an action she can take but the outcome is unclear, almost like looking through muddy water…
A woman comes to you for a reading, confused and slightly anxious. She says that she has an important decision to make and while her options are clear, the outcomes are not. No matter what she does, she can’t figure out which direction to go.
“The uncertainty is what bothers me the most,” she says. “If I could just see the path clearly, I would know which way to go.”
You ask her what she wants to get from her reading, because so far, she hasn’t asked a question.
“I want to know the outcomes of my decisions. I want to see the possibilities of my options so I know which way to go. I have three choices, and I can’t decide between them. Can you help?”
What to do?
Grab your preferred divination method and read for her.
Share your reading and interpretation with us below!
This is good practice for reading for others.
Don’t have a divination method? Click below and find a pre-made spread of tarot cards for you to use.
Pre-Made Tarot Spread (click me)
The cards are laid out as follows…
The top row represents the decisions she needs to make and how she feels about them.
Card One (decision one): The Ten of Cups
Card Two (decision two): The Three of Swords
Card Three (decision three): The Page of Cups
The next row represents the possible outcome of the decision above it.
Card Four (outcome of card one): The Four of Swords
Card Five (outcome of card two): The Knight of Cups
Card Six (outcome of card three): Queen of Cups
New to Divination Discussion?
How does it work?
Every two weeks, starting on Thursday, I’ll be posting a new hypothetical divination question.
For anyone that doesn’t have a divination method or wants to make it a little more challenging, I’ll have another option available for you.
During the week, use whichever method you feel comfortable with to answer the question. Draw as many cards, throw as many bones, or pull as many runes as you need. Any spread you think will work is okay to use that goes with the challenge.
Write about it here in the comments and share any pictures you may have taken!
Discuss your interpretation and the interpretations of others and help out where you can.
Ask questions! If you’re not sure how to interpret something, please ask. Many of us have personal experience or other sources that we can share.
What’s the purpose?
When we are learning a new method of divination or just practicing, it can be hard to get good practice without actually doing anything. Practicing this way with a hypothetical situation gives you an idea of questions that might be asked and it gives you practice in how to respond if you’re reading for someone else.
Anyone can participate – from new beginners to seasoned readers alike – to benefit from this discussion. To make sure we’re all on the same page, I’ve got some guidelines for everyone to follow to make this a place of safe and constructive discussion.
Any divination method is okay - use what you’re okay with.
This challenge will run from Thursday of one week to the end of day Wednesday the following week.
If you do not want feedback on your interpretation or reading style, please say so. The purpose of this challenge is to learn and discuss with everyone else.
Please use trigger warnings if your interpretation involves any mention of the following.
Trigger Warning Words (click me)
- other sensitive materials
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Be sure to get your interpretations in before Wednesday, February 3rd!
Remember, there aren’t necessarily wrong answers. Divination is often very personal and that’s why interpretations are fun and good practice!
Need more information on different divination methods? Check out these sources.
Cromniomancy, Capnomancy & Other Little-Known Divination Methods
How to Use Dice for Divination
Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE- Fortelling the Future
Tasseography: Tea Leaf Divination
Fortune Telling with Regular Cards
Whole Tarot Video Course
Talk Tarot with Me at Round the Cauldron