Tarot and other divination tools
Hi lovely friend of the Fae,
I hope you had fun to explore the Fantasy realm a bit, and that you were able to take some time to read just for fun, or to watch a brilliant Fantasy movie.
For this lesson we will have a look at the different divination tools.
Divination is a wonderful tool to connect with the Fae, for some it might even be easier to communicate through those tools.
What kind of divination you use is up to you, there is no method that is more connected with Faery, explore the different methods and choose something what works best for you.
If you are a very visual person, Tarot and Oracle may work for you, if you have a deep connection with the trees the Ogham might be a good fit.
I will not go into any depth with the different methods, as each method can fill books on its own but I just give you a brief overview of the different divination systems.
The Ogham is know to be the Celtic Tree alphabet, but you can also use the sigils and the trees for magical purposes and you can create you own Ogham staves for divination.The Ogham has twenty letters, also called the Feda, that are associated with a tree or plant, later on, five more letters were added to the system, which is know as the Forfeda. The letters are divided into four groups, the aicme (tribe, family) of five letters each.
As most of you know I have a series on YouTube for about the Ogham and you can also find it here on my homepage.
Runes are an ancient form of oracle but where also used for writing. The word „rune“ means whisper, secret, or mystery. Runes can be made of various materials, but are most commonly made of stone, and feature a symbol from the runic alphabet on them. There are various different types of runic alphabets used on runes, with one of the oldest ones being the old Germanic runic alphabet known as ‘Elder Futhark’. This one contains 24 runes and is also the one that most people will use for Divination work. However as the with the Ogham it is historically disputed if runes have ever been used for divination work. But that shouldn't bother you.
If you want to explore the runes in more depth, this link might be helpful for you
I gave you this one before but just in case you missed it.
Charm Casting becomes more popular again, or so I feel. You can use different pieces of jewelry charms and pendants. You can either purchase or create a starter set and then add to it over time. Start your collection with pieces you already have. Each piece will have a different meaning for you, so you may have a fish pendant, what does that mean to you? It doesn't matter if it fits the general meaning, as you are the charm caster. Just give them a specific meaning before you start working with them.
These three methods have one thing in common, the staves, stones, charms, bones, seashells, are always cast. You can also draw the staves, stones, etc. but the beauty of this method is to see how the different charms, or staves, work together, what lies the furthest away, what interacts with each other? What lies close to you? You can also purchase or make your own casting cloths for the different tools, and a search through the web may give you some inspiration.
Tarot and Oracle
Tarot and Oracle are probably the most popular divination system, and how could it not, as today we can find so many different art styles and themes.
In my video I will show you the different Faery decks I have but I will also list them here:
- Tarot of the Sidhe by Emily Carding
- Victorian Fairy Tarot by Lunea Weatherstone
- Chrysalis Tarot by Toney Brooks
- Mystic Faerie Tarot by Linda Ravencroft and Barbara Moore
- Guardian Tarot by Beth Seilonen
- Tarot of the Hidden Realm by Julia Jeffrey and Barbara Moore
- Joie de Vivre Tarot by Paulina Cassidy
- Faerie Entchantment Oracle by Ian Daniels
- Dragonfae Oracle by Lucy Cavendish
- Faery Forest Oracle by Lucy Cavendish
- Wild Wisdom of the Faery Oracle by Lucy Cavendish
- Oracle of the Mermaids by Lucy Cavendish
- Faeries Oracle by Brian Froud
- Heart of Faery Oracle by Brian and Wendy Froud
Now I want to share two spreads with you, that I’ve never shared before, they mean a lot to me, but I’m going to share them for this course.
The first one is a spread I’ve created based on the Faery Star Symbol it is a general overview and I chose the associations I like most for the Faery Star.
Here are the positions:
The Faery Star
1. The Sun - What drives me, where lies my passion ?
2. The Forest - How to re-connect with my wild, untamed part of the soul?
3. The Sea - Where do I need to become more flexible and go with the flow?
4. Magic - How can I bring my natural magic into my everyday life?
5. Moon - Something I’m unaware of
6. Wind - Where in my life do I need a fresh perspective?
7. Stars - A message to see the bigger picture
The second spread is a spread that I used for myself and others who want to connect with the Faery Realm. I also offer this in my Readings section.
1. How can you attract the faeries into your life?
2. Best way to work with the faeries?
3. How can you strengthen your relationship with them?
4. What signs are you missing from them?
5. The challenges your are facing right now with them?
6. How they can assist you with those challenges?
7. What can you give them back?
8. Your special message from the Faery Realm
Generally you need a reflective surface as a medium you can gaze into to scry. This can be a crystal ball, a mirror or as in this case water.
A simple method is water scrying. You just need still water to do this, and you can actually do this with puddles, ponds or lakes. But you can also get a bowl fill it with water and do it at home.
It is often suggested to use a dark bowl, personally I prefer a silvery and reflective surface, but this is just personal preference.
Darken your room and lite a few candles, others also like to use the reflections of the moon.
Take a few deep breath and get into a meditative state.
Stare into the water and look for shapes, symbols, or patterns, and don't worry about blinking, you can do that. You may have thoughts pop spontaneously into your head, that seem to have nothing at all to do with anything.
You can ask your Faery guide for assistance or you may ask if you can get a glimpse into Faery.
To scry with a crystal ball is the same as water scrying, you just need to invest a little more money in it. You may choose this option if you are already comfortable with water scrying and you know that this is something you want to keep doing, before you invest your money.
You can also use clouds, smoke or fire for scrying, the process will always be the same.
There are different types of divination in nature for example augury. This uses natural phenomena especially by observing the flight and behavior of birds. Another method is a form of aeromancy this is divination by observing the winds, particularly the south wind.
You can also listen to the whispers in the wind, or the rustling of the leaves, this was often used as a divination method, or you listen to the sound of running water.
We already had a look at pendulum, dowsing rods and bobbers and I add them here just to complete the list. By now you probably have worked with these tools. They are wonderful for Yes and No answers, as for earth energy divination, but you can also use pendulum charts to broaden the usage. You can make them yourself and they can say anything you want, there are no limits, this can go from simple numbers, to different names, over to job choices, feel free to experiment a bit.
So you see you can use many different kinds of divination systems and it doesn't have to cost you much.
Have fun exploring!
Your Faery Homework
- If you have Tarot or Oracle cards try one of the suggested spreads
- Maybe you want to explore another divination system you are not familiar with.