In divination, we look to the forces around us for guidance as we attempt to gain knowledge of the unknown (typically the future). Although the practice’s origins are unknown, humans have been using various types of divination for a very long time.
Some forms are now so well-liked that you may find representations of them in media. But they are frequently portrayed and interpreted incorrectly. See, you can identify these typical (and unusual) categories of divination in their original state.
One of the extremely well-liked forms of divination is rune reading. Anglo-Saxon Futhorc, Gothic Runes, Cirth, Hungarian Runes, and other stones are examples of runes. It is crucial that you focus on the query or circumstance that needs an answer in order to receive a precise and correct response when selecting your rune stone. You will be guided and assisted in understanding the meaning of the runes by the person reading your runes.
2. Tea Reading
It’s not uncommon to hear stories of future predictions using coffee dregs left in the cup. Reading remaining tea leaves is a related process that is almost similarly difficult, although readers frequently discover shapes that are much more varied and numerous. A fish or a mountain might represent good fortune or a succession of difficulties in the future.
3. Scrying – Reflection Divination
Scrying is the name given to the ancient practice of divination using a mirror or other reflecting surface. The phrase derives from the verb “descry,” which means “to see.” Early 20th-century English witches were quite fond of the style of this scrying mirror. The witch Cecil Williamson previously owned this illustration. He advised me not to turn around if I looked into it and suddenly noticed someone lurking behind me.
Another ancient kind of divination is palmistry, also known as chiromancy, which is said to have started in India more than 5,000 years ago before spreading to China, Egypt, Greece, and eventually Europe. Essentially, palmistry is the art of interpreting a person’s hand to learn about their character and foretell the future.
According to some theories, each hand corresponds to a distinct region of the brain, and the lines and other features on our hands are reflections of our personalities and may provide insight into what may occur in the future. Not just because of Hollywood, but also because King Henry VIII outlawed all alternative techniques, including palmistry, and linked them to occult practices, this kind of divination has also been linked to the occult.
In that your horoscope and life path number are based on your birth and provide information about your present and future, numerology is comparable to astrology in this regard. Add all the numbers from your birthdate until you get a single digit, such as 1 through 9, or a double-digit, such as 11 or 22, to get your life path number. A person born on August 20, 2019, would sum up the numerals 8 + 2 + 0 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 9 to get 22, which is their life path number. Numerology is a very simple science that is simple to study and apply in daily life.
One of the most well-known and popular forms of divination and fortune-telling is astrology. Astrology is a science that examines the motion of the planets and the positions of the stars and applies it to individuals based on their date and time of birth. Astrology describes how these changes and positions affect people’s careers, romantic relationships, and health. According to astrology, depending on their sign of birth, the Sun, Moon, and planets bring forth various characteristics in different people.
There are 12 zodiac signs (sometimes called sun signs) that are made up of these birth signs. For instance, those born between June 22 and July 22 fall under the sign of Cancer, whose ruling planet is the Moon, and whose element is water. You must be willing to go deeply into the study of the planets and sun signs if you choose to choose astrology as your strategy. To gain a general idea of how these planets impact your life, your mood, and your skills, you may start reading your daily horoscope.
Clairvoyance is said to be one of the earliest forms of psychic ability, dating back thousands of years. The phrases “clairvoyance” and “voyance,” which immediately translates to “clear vision,” are derived from two French words that mean “clear” and “vision,” respectively. People who are clairvoyant are thought to be able to use extrasensory perception to basically gather knowledge about a physical event, location, person, or thing.
During the 19th and 20th centuries, clairvoyance was widely practiced, and several people took part in studies and tests to establish its veracity. In the middle of the 20th century, remote seeing, a different type of clairvoyance, gained popularity. This skill is being able to detect or find a concealed target without the use of any cues.
8. Crystal Gazing
The first picture that springs to mind when we think about fortune-telling is a woman sitting in a dark room looking into the crystal ball and making predictions for the future. One of the earliest methods of communicating with the afterlife and receiving guidance from the universe is crystal gazing. By observing the impulses coming from the crystal ball, the psychics were able to decipher it. A crystal ball is recommended because it is clear, which enables the psychic to concentrate on the energy and guide her toward her inner intuition.
One of the simplest and most straightforward tools for divination is the pendulum. It just involves asking and answering Yes/No questions. Although pendulums may be bought commercially for anywhere between $15 and $60, making your own is not difficult. The most common objects used are usually crystals or stones, but you may use anything that has some weight to it. You’d be astonished at what you may discover using “yes” and “no” responses while using a pendulum for divination. Learning to ask the proper questions is the secret.
10. Tarot Card
Unaware people mistakenly think that using Tarot cards is a kind of “fortune-telling,” but it is really one of the most popular kinds of divination. Tarot card readings provide a general framework for the diviner to interpret in accordance with the forces present in the space but do not always foretell the future.