My mission to complete Calamity’s 30-Day Tarot Challenge is now complete! If you’ve been following along and want to join the fun yourself, I highly recommend it. 😀
Day 30: Do you practice any other forms of divination? If so, what is it, and do you use them alongside the Tarot as to gain more insight or as something separate entirely?
Ohh yes. Along with tarot I also have a set of maple Futhark Runes that I made, which I tend to use either with the cards or to gain insight into the deeper workings of things. They are prone to giving me “visions,” I suppose, of what they’re referring to, rather than just handing me the meaning. I also have a set of Ogham runes, but I don’t really ever use them. I’ve never had a mind for plants, and since they are plant-based, we don’t work well together. I’ve dabbled in reading stones, which I’m actually quite good at, though I don’t read them often just because of the amount of noise it makes to toss a bunch of stones down on a mat. The stones I mostly use as a kind of horoscope, to get a sense of where I am at that moment, physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. Never tried bones, and I never intend to. I’d rather leave the dead things where they can sleep in peace, thanks.
I read omens, if you can call them that. Not really omens so much as I… hm. I’ve never put this into words before. But, I have this feeling that I get whenever something happens that’s meant to be a sign of things to come, or a wake-up call or something. Usually, that feeling comes from close encounters with animals. For instance, there’s a red-tailed hawk that lives somewhere around my house, and once it came swooping out of absolutely nowhere right across my path as I was walking home. Red-Tail has been one of my guides since I was a wee little Hermit, so, whenever that happens it’s usually a cosmic smack upside the head for me to watch where I’m going.
I don’t really know if this counts as divination, but I am proficient – I wouldn’t call myself an expert, I’ve seen an expert, I’m dating one – at reading auras. I have a set of chalk pastels that I use to draw them as well. I used to be very popular freshman year of college because I was so accurate I could tell what a person’s major was, or would have been, by drawing their aura and analyzing it. I could also tell what kind of health that person was in, and I have one friend I regret drawing because he was in such poor shape. All the colors were muddy and I was sitting there trying to give him advice, which he did take, eventually.
A fitting conclusion to my 30-day journey! I think all of these methods have, somehow, and at some point, ended up in my books. Esper can read and manipulate auras(he’s 500-something, what do you expect?), Rowan casts runes, though he doesn’t use them for divination, his sister, Sive, reads Tarot, Tahlean and Meta both read stones, and almost everyone, at one point or another, reads an animal omen. They say wright what you know, and by the gods do I ever know divination. 😀
And with that, I’ll bid you all adieu! Have a great time, I’ll see you eventually.
-EJ the Proud Hermit