Divination: Xylomancy

Derived from the Greek words xylo, meaning wood and manteia, meaning divination, Xylomancy is divination of past, present or future, using twigs, pieces of wood or the fallen branches of trees. Like in all forms of divination where artifacts are used, in Xylomancy attention is paid to the location, overall formation and patterns made by the wood, as well as the size, shape and colour … Continue reading Divination: Xylomancy

Divination: Pyromancy

Due to the importance of fire in ancient history, it’s very likely that this is one of our earliest forms of divination. Because our brains are hard wired to organize what we see in the chaos of fire, it’s easy to see why it became such a widely used form of Divination. We stare into the flames of a fire, allowing our higher selves to … Continue reading Divination: Pyromancy

Divination: Ceromancy

Ceromancy is divination using candle wax. Whether you drip the wax into water or observe the way the wax melts as it burns, either way you do it is considered ceromancy. It’s also a good idea to pay attention to the smoke, the sounds the candle makes as it burns, the candle flame’s movement and whether it’s burning fast or slow. Reading wax drippings is … Continue reading Divination: Ceromancy

What’s the Difference Between Oracle Cards & Tarot Cards

Many years ago when I first started out on my path, I called cards. Most were Tarot and the others were Oracle. At the time I thought that they were all Tarot cards, but that isn’t true. I mean you can use both kinds of cards in the same layouts, but the cards themselves are different. Tarot cards are more structured. There are 78 cards … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Oracle Cards & Tarot Cards