The art of divination is one with a deep history and many rich connections to cultural and spiritual traditions from all over the world. Divination is the practice of seeking knowledge and guidance from Universal Energies of the higher self, spirit guides, or animal familiars. A divination reading is an opportunity to work with a trained professional for guidance, advice, or clarification on issues currently affecting your life.
Not to be confused with "fortune-telling" divination is a conversation and opportunity to explore a topic, question, or situation in a deep and meaningful way. Readings are available in a variety of modalities and can cover general life timelines, or specific issues or questions. Some of the divination techniques available include: Oracle Cards, Tarot Cards, Ogham Sticks, Runes, and Crystal Reading.
See below for the types of readings offered, and what they entail.
Types of Readings Available:
Crystal reading is a divination types where the client will choose random crystals from the reader's bag. Based on the crystals chosen, and the order in which they are chosen, the reader will then be able to offer insight, advice, or answers to the issue or question being raised in the session. Occasionally this reading modality may also include guided crystal meditations. Approximately 30 to 45 minutes in length.
Ogham is the alphabet of the primitive Irish Celts, used heavily in the 4th-9th century. This Gaelic alphabet was used by Druids, Shamans, and Sages to answer questions and seek guidance from the higher powers. Ogham sticks are small pieces of wood with the alphabet carved into them. Each letter corresponds to a time, element, and overarching meaning or symbol. In an Ogham Stick reading, the reader will cast the sticks across the ground, sometimes on a patterned cloth and sometimes on a chart, and then interpret their message based on the patterns and order in which they land. Ogham Stick readings are approximately 30 minutes.
Oracle Cards are as varied and diverse as the people who read them. While Tarot Cards have strict rules and unchanging sets of cards that represent different elements and events, Oracle cards most often tend to work with a specific theme such as Animal Guides, Chakras, Angels, Crystals, etc. The Oracle Cards can have varying numbers of cards to a deck, and are read in different ways. When considering a divination reading, the Oracle Card deck is great for unanswered questions, tough decisions, or for help breaking patterns or habits. Readings are approximately 30 minutes for a 3 to 7 card spread. For shorter readings of 10-15 minutes a single card can be drawn.
Rune stones originate from the Viking Age in Scandinavia and the early European cultures. Rune Stones are a set of small pieces of rock, stone, crystal, or other natural materials carved with 24 ancient alphabetic symbols. In a Rune reading, the stones are cast on a cloth in an east to west axis or facing the sun. Ideally ruins are cast on an East-West axis or facing the sun. After casting the stones onto the cloth the ones which have fallen the right side up are read and depending upon whether the rune is reversed or not will have a bearing upon its meaning and the reading as a whole. These readings usually run approximately 30 minutes. For a quick reading of approximately 10-15 minutes, clients can pick a single rune stone randomly for a day reading or answer to a single question.
Like Oracle Cards, the Tarot Card readings offer clients insight to questions, issues, or concerns by drawing cards from the deck and interpreting their meanings. Unlike the Oracle Cards, the Tarot is a highly structured card set that follows specific rules to help with the clarity of the message and consistency of the reading. The deck is split into two types of cards: The Major and Minor Arcana. The minor arcana consists of cups, swords, wands and pentacles. A Tarot deck has 22 major arcana cards numbered 0 through 21 that correspond to specific people, events, or situations that universal significance. For a complete list of all the major arcana cards, go here. Tarot card readings are usually a little longer and more in depth depending on the question and on the reader. Sessions usually run about 45 minutes.