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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Divining the Future Pt. 1: The Tarot

This is a post I had written back in October of 2010. I have decided to re-post it for two reasons ~ 1) for those followers who may not have been with me at that time, and, 2) because I have added a second part to this particular one which I will post on my blog tomorrow night ~ it will be titled, "Divining the Future: Speaking of Ouija Boards." Well, here goes!:

Who isn’t intrigued to some degree by the art of divination? Even those who are seemingly skeptical are still somewhat fascinated by the idea. From tea leaves to tarot cards, divination goes back centuries. It is simply astounding how many different types of tools are used. Pendulums, palmistry, runes, tarot cards, ouija boards, crystal balls/scrying, egg yolks and even coffee grounds are just a few examples of how to divine the future.

On Samhain 2002: Me with Waterfae at "Barbon's Tavern" in Reading, PA

The vast majority of witches whom I have known over the years have learned some form of divination skill along their path. As for me, I read the tarot and have been using the cards for several years. On an occasion or two, my friend Waterfae and I would be asked to read cards at various establishments – pubs, private parties, etc. Waterfae works with “The Fae” when performing her readings, channeling through "them.” While I, on the other hand, use the 10-card Celtic spread – combining the meaning of the cards with my own intuition.

Card placement is an important factor when reading for someone. Past, present, future and outcome cards – all tell a story! It is also very important to make sure that people understand that the future is not “written in stone.” The reading itself simply reflects the individuals’ own chosen path at the time of the reading. It can either be considered a warning of things to come or a kind of confirmation, if you will, of the good choices the individual has made in their life thus far. In other words, “if you don’t like the direction you are heading in, CHANGE IT!” We all have that power within us!

Tarot cards, when used correctly, can be an excellent source of guidance. The cards themselves date back to 1442 and were commonly used by Kings to predict the rise and fall of power. They survived religious persecution by going underground, reappeared sometime in the 1700’s and are still used by many witches today.

Whatever the method of divination you may be using, always be sure to use your tools wisely and never abuse any natural “gift” that the Goddess & God have seen fit to give you.
Blessed Be!

(Just a word of caution regarding ouija boards. THEY ARE NOT A GAME!!! Using these boards opens up doorways to the spiritual realm – inviting ANY spirit, friendly or not, into your life. Unless you are highly experienced and know exactly what you are doing in order to take the proper precautions to protect yourself, I strenuously advise you to avoid using ouija boards for ANY reason!!!!)


  1. Great post. Although I haven't used then in a while, I found the rune cards were good for me for some reason. That reminds me, have to find them and start using them again. Happiness and Abundance to ALL !

  2. I have my Buddhist Tarot (Osho) on order. I can't wait to get them and start getting to know them!

  3. Great post. My tarot cards (at least when I use them for myself) are like Mommy, "The outcome is not clear, but do your best." They've got a weird sense of humor. ^^

  4. I am not knowledgeable of the Tarot.I admire tarot readers very much. My goal at this time, is learning to use a pendulum for divination. It is marvelous how many different tools there are. As for the ouija, won't have one in the house, and won't participate in anything to do with it! Good advice.

  5. ArtSings ~ That's great! My husband has always been drawn to the runes and he even has a couple different sets of them. ;)

    Bliss ~ The Buddhist Tarot cards sound awesome! You must let me know how you like them!!! :D

    Diandra ~ I know what you mean about the cards, I consult them quite a bit myself. Also, I just wanted to let you know that I have tried several times to leave comments on your blog, but for some reason blogger won't let me??? I have had this trouble with other blogs as well which is why I have created two accounts - one yahoo and one google, but neither is working. I will keep trying though. I am sorry!!

    Robin ~ Pendulums are excellent! You have to play with them a little to figure out your "yes" and "no" answers, etc. I love using mine for Reiki to assist me with assessing a clients health issues. I really love them!!!

    Brightest Blessings, Kim

  6. Robin, my pendulum is a favorite! And there are SO many really nice ones on the market now that it is easy to find one that feels special for you. I am waiting for "Honey Do" to make me a board for mine, I have never used the board before, but am eager to have a go at it!