What are divination readings? What can they do for us? Why are they important? Divination readings can be defined as seeing into the future by other than ordinary means. Divination can be considered a process, or even a ritual. I call it both. There is a process to doing a divination reading, and that process sets down a template for bringing information through. I view it as a ritual because I am connecting with and honoring the tools of divination that I am using.
What purpose do divination readings serve? What can they do for us? How can they bring us understanding? How can they empower us? Divination readings answer any questions that we might have. They help us to undertand the past, to come to terms with the present, and to set goals for the future.
Why are divination reading important? Because they give us guidance, they help us to connect with ourselves, and they help us connect with spirit. They help us to be the best person that we can be. We need to honor the reading that we are doing, in whatever form it takes. Be clear on what we are asking, and why we are asking. Be concise. Be willing to listen to the information that comes through for us.
We can use anything as a means for divination. We can use symbols from our dreams. We can use symbols of everyday things (birds appearing in the sky, feathrs found on the ground), we can work with the energy of the angels, we can work with sacred passages from any religion, we can work with formal systems such as Astrology, Tarot, I Ching and more. The illustration that i used above is that of the Dolphin Divination Cards, which is a nice, gentle system based on dolphins. We use whatever we feel comfortable with, whatever that might be.
Starting in my twenties I used divination readings as an avocation. For over twenty-five years now doing divination readings (specifically using the Tarot) has been my vocation. I read for myself for each holiday, for the changin of the seasons, for the new year, and whenever I have a question or an issue that I want to understand better, that I have questions about.
Anyone can do divination readings. Find what appeals to you, what you feel comfortable with, and work with it. Honor the system that you work with, honor yourself.