Systems Of Divination

imageI get asked a lot about the types of readings I do. There are so many systems of divination, or methods of doing readings. These systems span centuries and cultures. Each person has their own types of magic, their own specialties that they have cultivated, often over lifetimes. Let’s look at some of them.

1. Astrology. Astrology and astronomy were, at one time, the same science. Astrology is a map of the heavens based on a person’s date of birth, place of birth, and time of birth. Most cultures use some form of astrology. There is Chinese astrology, Ayurvedic astrology, Western astrology, all using the calculations of the planetary movements to create an individual horoscope. Within Western astrology, you have specialities, such as Natal astrology, Horary astrology, Mundane astrology, ( world events), weather forecasting, ( the almanacs ), Medical astrology, and more. I tend to combine Natal astrology and Medical astrology, using my background in Chinese medicine in combination with the planets, the aspects they form, and which Essential Oils, Stones, Herbs, affirmations, and intention work will best support the souls journey at any given time.

2. The Tarot. The Tarot is another very ancient system of divination. There are so many different Tarot decks available, too many to count. I love the symbolism of the cards, the Major arcana and the Minor arcana. I use only the Major arcana in a reading, primarily because I am using two different decks of cards in a reading, the traditional Tarot, combined with the Native American Medicine Cards ( by Jamie Sams and David Carson). This gives me a very comprehensive look at what is happening in someone’s life, and why. Each reader has their own methods, and works with the cards in their own way.

3. Palmistry. Palmistry is another ancient method of divination that is global. A person’s horoscope is depicted on the palm of their hand, if you know how to see it. I love palmistry, especially if I find myself out in a social setting, where people tend to work their way over to me for a mini-reading, ( say, at a wedding or family gathering. I can’t begin to count how many times that’s happened. The line forms to the right. ) People seem fascinated with psychics, even the most skeptical. With palmistry, all I need is their hand. Their horoscope is right there.

4. Scrying. Scrying is the ability to use a mirror, or a Crystal Ball to gaze into, to alter one’s consciousness to see events, past, present, or future. I use a Quartz Crystal Sphere for that, one of Merlins earliest teachings. ( I have six. ) Some use Obsidian Spheres. Those are wonderful, also.

5. Mediumship. A Medium is someone who can enter a trance at will, in order to speak with non-corporeal spirits. The dead, guides and teachers, beings from other realms or dimensions.( Also called Necromancy.) I prefer that term, myself. ( In fact, I have a coffe mug that says ” It’s okay, Necromancers have mortgages too.” My favorite mug. )

6. Runes. I love the Runes. Again, an ancient system. Norse. Wonderful.

7. The I Ching. The I Ching is thousands of years old. Chinese, and very powerful.

These are just a few of the forms of divination out there. As a Claivoyant Empath, a psychic from birth, I don’t need to rely on a particular system to see soul patterns in any living thing. They are right in front of me. For forecasting, I use both the Tarot and astrology, depending on the clients request.

** A word here about giving one’s power away to any reader. A psychic is only as good as their level of consciousness allows them to be. Spiritual cultivation, heart, empathy, and the shedding of one’s ego construct during a session determines the accuracy of a reader.  Since many of these forms of divination require no licenses or credentials, anybody can call themselves anything they want. Frauds, fakes, and opportunists abound in this field. Unscrupulous people seek to take advantage of those who have lost loved ones, or who have health issues, or are seeking reassurance. A reading that is empowering is a reading which directs the individual within, to the Master Teacher, one’s own heart. Any reader that tells you what to do, or gives you advice, is not spiritual or accurate. Run, don’t walk, to the nearest exit.

The more evolved someone becomes, the broader their psychic abilities become, because the heart is the portal or gateway to other dimensions. Some people believe that it is necessary to open the Third Eye to achieve visions, or to connect to other realms. I’ve never found that to be the case. A side benefit of cultivating the Heart Chakra is the ability to access the Ascended Master within the self. Everyone has psychic ability. My path of service to humanity is to awaken people to their own gifts, not to create dependence on me for mine. This is what brings me joy, helping someone discover, uncover, and recover their own personal magic. Setting them free from cultural conditioning that blinds them to the truth: We are all made of stardust and magic. We are all journeying through space and time, here to learn and grow in joy, free from fear. Everything is possible. Every miracle, every blessing, the Universe is available in it’s entirety in every moment. A reading of any kind should remind us of this. Magic is everywhere, and the purest magic of all is love. Any reading should flow from love. May this teaching bless all who read it.