Hey everyone! In discussion with @Francisco, I’m starting a new challenge/discussion for us to get our divination juices flowing. Originally, I wanted this to be for tarot but in thinking about it, I’d like to leave it open for any type of divination. This way you can use any method you’re comfortable with!
How does it work?
Each week, 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 pick some tarot cards for you to interpret with the question.
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.
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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This week, we’re going to start simple for our first discussion. Here is your hypothetical situation:
A woman comes to you for a general reading. She is having some hesitations about her career and wants to get some more insight into how her past is affecting her current situation. She tells you that she’s thinking about switching careers, but she doesn’t know if that’s the right move. She is worried about how it will affect her future career prospects if she leaves her job now.
What do you tell her?
In your answer, please be sure to include the method of divination you used. This is so that someone who wants to give feedback can do so accurately. For example, I would not possibly be able to give anyone feedback on a reading with runes because, well, I don’t read with runes!
Don’t have a divination method but still want to practice?
Click here for the tarot cards pulled!
You decide to pull three cards for her: past, present, and future. These cards are as follows…
Past: The Five of Pentacles
Present: The Five of Rods
Future: The Emperor
Be sure to get your interpretations in before Wednesday, October 29th!
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