Types of Witches: Divination Witch

Divination Witch

Divination in Witchcraft: A Deep Dive

Divination is a large area in the even larger field of witchcraft. Using a wide variety of tools, Divination Witches not only get a glimpse into the future, but above all into themselves. After all, magic is not just about influencing the outside world, but also about exploring the personal inner world.

Divination Witches

Divination Witches use tools to understand the world around them and at the same time look inwards. With the help of their intuition and the tools at their disposal, they interpret the symbolism and thus find more self-awareness, self-knowledge and self-awareness. That means, decisions that are already deep inside you often come to the surface in this way.

Divination tools are for example: tarot cards, crystal ball, runes, pendulum, oracle cards, I Ching, tea leaves, astrological horoscope, palm reading, bones, shells and much more.

A Brief History of Divination in Witchcraft

Historically, divination has been an integral part of witchcraft, dating back to ancient societies around the globe. It’s the art and practice of seeking knowledge of the future or the unknown through supernatural means. Thus Shamans, soothsayers, and witches were often sought for their divination capabilities, serving as intermediaries between the physical and spiritual worlds. They would employ various techniques, from reading tea leaves to gazing into crystal balls, to predict future events or reveal hidden information.

Popular Divination Methods

Over the years, divination in witchcraft has adapted and evolved, yet some traditional methods remain popular. Tarot card reading, for instance, is a widely recognized form of witchcraft divination. It involves interpreting cards to gain insight into the past, present, or future. Similarly, Astrology, which studies the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies, has been used in divination for centuries. Also runes, scrying, and palmistry are other common practices that witches use to unveil the secrets of the universe.

A deck of 78 cards, each adorned with intricate symbolic imagery. Each card carries a unique meaning, and the interpretation of these cards can provide deep insights into various life aspects.

These are ancient alphabetic symbols that were inscribed on stones, tiles, or pieces of bone. Used by Germanic tribes and later adopted in various forms by other cultures, runes are often used in divination and magic.

A pendulum, typically a small weight on a string or chain, is often used for dowsing or finding things. In divination, pendulums are used to answer yes or no questions or locate items or energy fields.

This is a flat board marked with letters, numbers, and other symbols. With the help of a planchette, participants can spell out messages, often believed to be communications from spirits.

These spheres of clear crystal or glass have been used for centuries for scrying or clairvoyance. Seers gaze into the ball to see visions or images that predict the future or reveal hidden information.

This practice, also known as Tasseography, involves interpreting patterns left by tea leaves in a cup. The symbols or patterns seen in the tea leaves are believed to tell a story or predict future events.

These are maps of where celestial bodies were in their journey around the Earth at the exact moment of a person’s birth. These charts are used in astrology to gain insight into a person’s character, potential, and destiny.

This is the practice of reading the lines and shapes of the hands to tell a person’s fortune. Each line on the hand corresponds to different aspects of the person’s life, and their interpretation can reveal a lot about the person’s nature and future.

An ancient Chinese divination text that is used by casting coins or yarrow stalks and reading the resulting hexagrams. The I Ching, also known as the Book of Changes, is based on binary logic and is one of the oldest known books in the world.

Divination Witches in Modern Witchcraft

In today’s world, divination continues to be a crucial aspect of witchcraft. Modern Divination Witches, like their historical counterparts, use divination as a way to understand the world around them and their place in it. However, the interpretation of divination results has shifted from a rigid prediction model to a more nuanced, personal growth-oriented perspective. Today’s witches also combine traditional methods with new-age practices, creating a diverse and inclusive space for divination in witchcraft.

Find your inner self through Divination

Divination in witchcraft represents a fascinating intersection of history, tradition and personal spirituality. Its continued presence in witchcraft, from ancient times to the present day, emphasises its importance in understanding the mysteries of life and the universe. So when we explore the depths of divination, we not only uncover hidden knowledge, but also discover more about ourselves and our connection to the world around us.

My personal experience with divination

Since the start of my path as a witch I have been fascinated by divination tools and I have tried a lot: Tarot, pendulum, crystal ball, runes, oracle cards, etc. The tarot cards in particular have stayed with me, which I consult in difficult times, but also use in everyday life. I like to switch between a tarot day card and an oracle card with inspiring drawings or quotes. I love bringing awareness into my life in this way – into the moment. At the same time, the tarot cards have shown me the way so often (even when I didn’t want to see it).

I own the ugliest tarot deck and love it more than anything

My favourite cards are a super ugly tarot deck with digitally retouched photos, but I have such an inner connection to these cards that I almost always use them 😉 One part of myself is a Divination Witch and I love it everyday. 

How to start as an Divination Witch?

  • Understanding the basics of witchcraft and divination is the first step. 
  • Studying historical and popular divination methods in witchcraft. Read books and online articles about divination.
  • Practicing meditation and enhancing intuition skills.
  • Starting with a simple divination method like tarot card reading. Start with a weekly card or one simple question (but no  yes/no questions!).
  • Learning about different tools used in divination: Tarot, Ouija Boards, pendulums, runes, palmistry, I Ching, tea leaves …)
  • Keeping a journal to document divination practices and experiences. I love reading my past Tarot readings and find more hints about the questions I had asked.
  • Reading literature on modern witchcraft and divination practices. Find your personal practice that fit’s you most!
  • Exploring how astrology and celestial bodies influence divination.
  • Understanding the role of personal spirituality in divination.

Creative light and love, Ramona 

And always remember, every witch’s path is different. Follow your intuition and if something feels right for you, then take it with you on your own personal magical path. ♥

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