Way to go to everyone that participated in the last Divination Discussion to get inspired by the holiday cheer
YAY! Thank you all for participating!
It seems most of us were inspired by the shape of the Christmas tree
@Limeberry started us off with the spread of her own that also incorporated the signs of the Zodiac!
@MeganB also made a spread inspired by the nonsense that happens with Christmas trees and cats
Seeing inspiration in the world around is something we as witches tend to be fairly good at. It was so fun to watch us all get inspired by the same thing
Great job everyone!
Ready for the new discussion?
Let’s break out the symbols!
No matter what divination method you choose, symbols play a vital role in interpreting the meaning of your readings. As a species, we are biologically inclined to view symbols in the world around us. Think about it! Our brains are designed to see faces even where there aren’t any. That’s why we can look at the emoji " : ) " and see a face. The brain does the work for us!
This week, I want to tap into the symbology of whatever divination method you prefer. No matter what divination method you use, there is symbology in the meanings, shapes, and colors. This is especially true if you use tarot or oracle cards, but even the shapes of runes and ogham have meaning. It would even be interesting to see how this plays out with those who are adept at pendulum readings!
What to do?
Grab your favorite divination method.
At random, pick one (a card, stone, rune, etc.).
Tell us about the symbols and the meaning.
Can any other connections be made between the meaning of what you chose and the symbols connected with it?
Don’t have a divination method? Use one of the links below to choose a random tarot card, rune, or ogham stave.
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, January 20th!
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