As mentioned earlier, divination is the practice of seeking knowledge or guidance from a deity, spirit, or another supernatural source.
There are many different traditional divination practices around the world, and each one has its own unique methods and symbolism.
Some of the most popular traditional divination practices include tarot readings, astrology, I Ching readings, and geomancy.
While this article cannot cover all traditional divination practices in one post, it will discuss various ways of performing tarot readings and astrology.
Divination is an ancient practice with many different forms, performed by individuals with a variety of mental abilities.
Delphic Divination was the most common method in Ancient Greece and relied on the ability to divine using random chance (dice.)
This article will discuss the various methods of Delphic divination, omens, and their interpretation, as well as the role of divination in Ancient Greece.
The practice of divination is thought to date back to the Paleolithic period when early humans used animal entrails and other natural objects to divine the future.
However, the most common form of divination in ancient times was Delphic Divination, which relied on random chance (dice) to provide answers to questions.
Delphic Divination was most commonly used in Ancient Greece, where it was practiced by oracles, who were individuals with the ability to divine the future using random chance.
There were many different types of Delphic Divination, but the two most common are Omens and Sortilege. An omen is defined as “a sign or warning of a future event believed to be sent by a god.”
The belief that omens could provide insight into the future was widespread in Ancient Greece, and many people sought out signs from the gods about important things such as wars and crops.
Tarot is a form of divination that uses a deck of cards to determine the subject’s past, present, or future to shed insight into their experiences.
The tarot deck is divided into two parts: the Major Arcana and Minor Arcana. The Major Arcana consists of 22 cards that represent significant life events, while the Minor Arcana has 56 cards that represent everyday situations.
To perform a tarot reading, the subject selects a card from the Major Arcana and a card from the Minor Arcana.
The first card represents the subject’s past and what has come to pass, while the second card represents their current situation and what is happening now.
These two cards combined reveal where the subject is in their life, as well as how they can achieve a desired outcome or goal.
The Minor Arcana is further divided into four suits: cups, wands, pentacles, and swords. Each suit corresponds to a different element (water, fire, earth, air), and each card within the suite has its own unique meaning.
For example, the six cups in the water suit might represent nostalgia or happy memories from the past.
Astrology is another popular form of divination that uses the stars and planets to divine the future. Astrologers use your date, time, and place of birth to create a personal horoscope, which can reveal information about your personality, strengths and weaknesses, love life, and career prospects.
Astrology can also be used to predict major events in your life such as marriage, divorce, job changes, and moving house.
In addition, astrology can be used to understand the nature of relationships between people, as well as how compatible they are.
While tarot readings and astrology are two of the most popular traditional divination practices, there are many others that can be used to divine the future.