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Hi everyone, I am curious about what folks are using for their divination tools. I've tried a couple of different things throughout the years, and lately, I have been using the Greek Alphabet Oracle; I also have an interest in Geomancy, but I'm a bit overwhelmed by the astrological parts of the readings. Is divination a big part of your practice?
I just finished Numen Naturae: The Magician's Wand, a collection of essays edited by Casandra Johns and put out last year through House of Hands, which is a collection of essays on the seemingly idiosyncratically specific, but very illuminating topic of the the archetype of the Magician in the tarot, the plant spirit of Yarrow, and the overlap between the two. I've always been fascinated by the Magician, and I have been working a lot with Yarrow lately, so naturally I found the book quite enlightening. A great deal of the book deals only with examinations of the Magus (within and outside of the tarot), but it does come around in the end and return to the topic of yarrow, and makes a strong case for the connection between the two. It was really a lovely read, delving as deeply as it did, and from so many perspectives, into a topic that was at once ultra-specific and totally universal in its scope. There's Jungian perspectives, animist meditations, and more, and even some practical magic that can be followed contained herein. Reading it was really an initiatory experience for me, and I can't recommend this book highly enough to anyone who wants to better understand what it is to work magic, or who works with the tarot, and especially to anyone who works with yarrow or regards Yarrow as a teacher plant. 10/10 PS: I guess this is supposed to be the first installment in a series that will pair each trump in the major arcana with a plant teacher; I think there's already another one out that pairs the Tower with Devil's Club.
Yesterday and today I shuffled my Mythic Tarot deck thoroughly and then picked the top card after cutting the deck in half. Yesterday was the Four of Wands, and actually the day before this I got Temperance. Today was Nine of Wands. They all so oddly fit with my thoughts and feelings it was profound. Each day!!! So I had to write something about it here. I wrote a blog entry for today's card at Deviantart dot com. http://theneva.deviantart.com/ also. So now I'm motivated to continue the daily card reads. It can only get better. Or maybe it's just the fact that I'm a stickler for shuffling thoroughly enough. lol I used to play solitaire a lot. A LOT. My gramma did too. Guess I picked up the habit from her a bit. She never read tarot but cards feel familiar to me in so many ways.
Today is a very important business meeting for my dear husband and I wanted to try to grant him as much success as possible... I lit several purple candles plus an orange one for power of positive communication and power. I laid out 3 tarot cards (the Wheel of Fortune, The Magician, and the 8 of Pentacles), I also placed the Angels card called "You're a Leader" next to one of the lit candles. I then chanted the following 3x... I light the purple candles for power on this Woden's Day, now burn the orange candle for skill and dexterity. From these two colors springs magick on this business day, send wisdom, communication skills, and clarity his (my husband) way!:chakrahearts: Feel free to use this spell yourself if you or someone you know is self-employed or works for someone else and wants to impress their boss. :) :stirring: