There is a 30 day Pagan journaling challenge for the month of September set up on Instagram and I thought it would be fun to do it – and would get me back into the swing of things as well.
And back into blogging here as I answer the posts. (I’m not much of an Instagram person.)
Today’s question is:
What divination methods do I use? Why those ones?
Well, let’s see.
Every now and then I do some simple (yes/no) pendulum work, mostly because it’s kind of fun.
I have a set of Greek Oracle stones and I love them, but am still getting a feel for interpreting them – applying the meanings to my question and my life. (But with Apollo and Hermes both mentioned in a prayer to use with them, how could I resist?)
A long time ago I used to do a reading every morning before work, often by pulling a Medicine Card and sometimes a Sacred Path card to go with it. I don’t remember why I stopped and I should get organized and get back to doing it again.
And before that I fell in love with the I Ching, which I first encountered in a science fiction book, The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick (my all time favorite author). The problem with the I Ching is that there are so many interpretations of it, some easier to follow than others. (I recommend the one by Kerson and Rosemary Huang. It is hands down my favorite.)
And speaking of favorites, my favorite divination method is far and away the Tarot.
The answer to that question is probably as individual as each reader, but for me, Tarot bridges the gap between the conscious/intellect and the subconscious/intuition. The individual cards have meanings, yes, and those meanings are reflected in the artwork on them. But those pretty pictures give my mind something to look at and think about while my subconscious finds the answers – and then those pictures let “knowing” find expression in actual words.