A Brief Intro to Divination
Divination when used properly can be amazing. Depending on who you ask, they’ll say it’s either the practice of getting information about the future, getting answers from your subconscious, or getting knowledge from a supernatural force. Personally, I lean more towards the last two, but it’s all up to you on what you prefer.
There are a lot of different ways to practice divination, all of which can be dangerous in their own ways. As always with possibly contacting or using a force from the supernatural, you’re risking a supernatural force becoming attached. This can be avoided by using the correct tools and going through the suitable ‘safety procedures.’ These will always differ for each person as it’s down to personal preference. There isn’t a right or wrong way to practice, so as long as you’re doing it safely, you’re fine!
I’ll mention things about protection in this, and this generally means the crystals you feel drawn to for protection or even protection spells. What you use is entirely up to you!
Probably the most known form of divination is using a ouija board. Personally, my advice is to stay away from these. Unlike anything else I’ll mention in this article, you’re not in complete control of them. Whereas others are like books where you can open and close them as you please, ouija boards are like doors. They can be used both ways and you don’t have as much control over what comes through. General safety advice- don’t go near these. If you do, make sure you’ve researched them, you know what you’re doing and you have general protection around you.
The next one I’m going to mention are tarot cards! Typically, these cards offer a guideline for you, they don’t really predict the future. They’re more for self reflection and awareness. With these, you typically shuffle a deck with a question in mind and intent, and draw cards in the way you want. You don’t need as much protection for this, but personally I keep amethyst around while I’m drawing tarot cards and once I get round to it I’ll be adding a protection spell to that. It isn’t as necessary, but for me, I like to be safe just in case! Tarot cards are safe so long as you don’t mess around with them, but it’s all personal preference!
The last one I’m going to mention are pendulums. This one does require a bit more protection that tarot cards, as they’re seen as more of a supernatural instrument. Whether you want to draw information from your subconscious self or a supernatural force, it’s up to you, but protection is always handy to have around. It’s also said to keep pendulums in a bag, somewhat as protection, and to keep it away from any negative intervention. These are used by asking yes or no questions, and the pendulum will swing in the direction of yes, no and maybe. Sometimes a pendulum board is used, which you can make yourself with a piece of paper, or you can ask the pendulum for the directions of each answer and it will give you each direction. It’s best to have a protective item around you for this, just to be safe, and then store the pendulum with a protective item. I always have an amethyst around my pendulum as well as items of positive energy. Again, what you use is up to you!
There isn’t a right or wrong to divination, but there is safety. Safety is always the priority with divination, just in case anything happens, but the tarot and pendulums are already pretty safe! It’s all down to personal preference. There are more ways of divination but those are the ones I practice the most and know enough about, other means can be Norse Runes, Oracle Cards, the list is endless. It’s always a case of trial and error but stick with it, you’ll find what works best for you! I hope this general breakdown has helped, and remember to research before you do anything. It’s always best to know exactly what you’re using before you go into anything. Stay safe!
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