Since the beginning of time humans have been fascinated with the ability to predict the occurrence of significant events. It is simply a part of human nature to question what the future holds in store. The art of divination has always shared a close relationship with the natural world and star gazing, observing animal behaviors and weather patterns are some of its earliest forms. Anyone adept at interpreting these signs, symbols and patterns was held in high esteem. As medicine men, wise women, oracles and shaman their role as spiritual advisors was essential within their respective communities. This still holds true today as around the world millions of people seek counsel and guidance from psychics skilled in divination.
Many forms of divination exist and although techniques have continued to change throughout the centuries the principle remains the same. Any tools used for the purpose of divining the future, whether they are nature based or man made, simply act as a gateway to higher consciousness. Tapping into this higher energy opens a psychic up to receiving messages and information from spirit. These messages are communicated in a variety of ways including: Clairvoyancy (seeing), Clairaudience (hearing) and Clairsentience (sensing). In order to strengthen the clarity of these messages many psychics will incorporate divination tools in their work.
Tarot cards are perhaps one of the most familiar divination tools. They got their start in the early 12th-13th Century as a game of chance. However, it wasn’t long before their beautiful and mysterious illustrations were used as a way to tell the story of past, present and future events. Each card has a symbolic meaning but skilled Tarot readers build their own unique relationship with the cards allowing for more personal, detailed and insightful readings. The popularity of Tarot has given rise to the development of specialist Oracle cards. These decks help psychics tune into specific energies such as: Angel, Faerie, Power Animal, Dragon and Goddess. Different energies will give different perspectives on the same situation, for example Angel energy focuses on the bigger picture while Faerie energy is more concerned with day-to-day events.
Scrying is one of the oldest forms of divination. By gazing at flames, mirrors, pools of water, a crystal ball or smoke a psychic is able to enter a trance-like state. Images, thoughts and sensations will enter the psychic’s conscious mind more easily. When using a crystal ball, either clear quartz or amethyst is more commonly used as these help amplify psychic energy. Some psychics will combine smaller versions of these crystals with other forms of divination to create an even stronger pathway to the spirit world.
Even today, ancient forms of divination continue to be popular. The intricate I-Ching was developed in China around 2953-2838 B.C. by the Emperor Fu Hsi. It involves the casting of coins or sticks to gain insight on both long-term and short-term situations. Likewise the early Germanic tribes created a system of sacred writing known as Runes. Each of the 24 characters has a specific meaning and like the Tarot, these meanings change depending on whether the Runes fall in reverse and where they land in relation to each other.
When it comes to seeing future events and offering guidance on your current situation it really doesn’t matter what tools a psychic uses. The real gift of divination exists within the individual. Tealeaves, flower petals, playing cards, dice and watching birds in the garden, all have the potential to become powerful divination tools. Quieting the mind through gentle focus is the key that will open the door to ethereal realms.