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  • Writer's pictureHadley Thorne

Demystifying Divination: A Look into the Tools for Self-Discovery

Have you ever shuffled a deck of tarot cards, mesmerized by the imagery and yearning to glimpse the unknown? Or perhaps you've pondered your zodiac sign, wondering how the celestial dance influences your life path? If so, you're part of a growing wave of people interested in the world of divination.


Divination, the practice of seeking knowledge of the future or hidden information, has existed for millennia. From ancient oracles to crystal balls, countless cultures have employed various tools to connect with something beyond the seen. Today, practices like tarot, astrology, and rune casting are experiencing a resurgence, offering a unique lens for self-reflection and personal growth.


But how exactly does divination work? Is it about predicting the future, or is there something more?


The Power of Symbolism


At its core, divination is a symbolic language. Each tool, whether a tarot card depicting a majestic star or a rune carved with an enigmatic symbol, carries layers of meaning. By interpreting these symbols through intuition and established knowledge systems, we can gain insights into our current situations, potential challenges, and even hidden aspects of ourselves.


A Tool for Self-Reflection


Unlike fortune telling, which claims to provide definitive answers about the future, divination empowers us to actively shape our destinies. The insights gleaned from a tarot spread or an astrology chart can spark important conversations within ourselves. Perhaps a card depicting "The Tower" prompts us to confront a looming change, while the placement of Saturn in our birth chart highlights areas where discipline is needed. By reflecting on these symbolic messages, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and make more informed choices moving forward.


Finding Your Path


The world of divination is vast and varied. From the archetypal imagery of tarot to the astrological dance of planets, there's a practice out there that resonates with your unique intuition. If you're curious to explore, here are some ways to get started:


  • Tarot: There are many beginner-friendly tarot decks available. Start by familiarizing yourself with the major arcana (the 22 cards representing life's major themes) and explore some simple one-card or three-card spreads.

  • Astrology: Learn the basics of your natal chart, which maps the positions of the planets at the time of your birth. Many websites offer free natal chart reports.

  • Runes: These ancient Germanic symbols hold rich meanings. Many resources are available online and in bookstores to help you learn the rune meanings and how to cast them for divination.



On a personal note, I'm thrilled to be diving back into the world of tarot! As many of you know, I'm the Tapestry of Worlds series creator. I'm currently developing a tarot deck and companion guidebook that will specifically tie into the themes and characters of the series. This project is very close to my heart, and I can't wait to share it with all of you.


In addition to the deck, I'm also working on a comprehensive journal specifically designed for tarot practitioners and on a podcast with Sarah the Psychic Medium (follow her on facebook)



This journal will include space for recording readings, interpretations, and reflections, along with a client case management toolkit to help you organize your practice, if you choose to work with others.


Remember, the most important tool you bring to divination is your own intuition. As you practice and connect with the symbols, a deeper understanding will emerge, guiding you on your path of self-discovery. So, light some candles, shuffle the cards, gaze at the stars, and embark on your own unique divination journey.


XOXO,

Hadley

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