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10 Important Tools for Divination

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A psychic woman, seated at her desk with an open book, tarot cards, a large candle, incense, and a variety of other trinkets.
The practice of divination has been used throughout history in Ancient Egypt, Greece, Africa, and Eastern Asia. This practice was used to accumulate knowledge of the unknown through supernatural means. Whether to access a specific timeline, acquire answers to philosophical questions, or talk to spirits and the dead, divination has been used for many purposes.

Divination is a form of human projection into an outer reality. The higher we consciously reach the astral plane, the more we can manifest it in physical form. Divinatory tools allow users to extend their strength and senses beyond their current plane.

Throughout history, divinatory tools were used to receive messages by finding guidance through birds, reading the markings on animal entrails, or throwing bones, coins, and shells on a diagram to obtain results. Today, we still see psychics interpret meanings from incense, sage, or wood smoke. Though nature is the most natural tool, psychics today use many others to analyze and receive knowledge from the universe.

1. Tarot Cards

Among the most popular tools, tarot cards have been used since the late 1400s. The most popular deck, the Rider-Waite, was made in 1910 and is known for its symbols, colors, and royal suits.

As a divinatory tool, tarot cards are shuffled and cut by the user or client before being played out as a spread. The most popular spread is the Celtic cross, though many enjoy the Past, Present, Future Love Spread.

Tarot cards act as a mirror of the person's soul. Thus, you can interpret a card by looking into yourself. They act as a projection to see things from a higher plane that would otherwise be hidden in the physical.

2. Astrology

Astrology has to do with the position and alignments of the constellations and how they can influence the behaviors of people, animals, and nature. This ancient system was developed in 3000 BCE by the Babylonians and Chaldeans, who used it to map the location of stars. Ancient Greeks refined the design by dividing the 12 constellations into 30-degree quadrants.

Today, we use Astrology to read the traveling planets' area of life and their association with the star sign personality. Much can be seen by reading a person's or specific event's astrological chart, as you can find the perfect time to make essential choices and discover why certain historical events occurred.

3. Automatic Writing

Divinely inspired writing is poured onto paper by the hand and pen of the psychic. The psychic can be fully awake or in a trance, but using automatic writing as a tool can open you up to receive the hidden knowledge of the universe. Depending on where the visions take you, they can sometimes be used to scribble pictures and images.

4. Runes

Runes originated in Northern Europe, and each rune stone contains an alphabetic meaning. There are 24 stones, and each holds meaning. They serve as tools to seek knowledge and make sense of your situation. They can also be used to mark territory and cast a spell. Just as the ancient African religions threw bones, coins, and shells on a diagram, runes are used similarly in modern times to interpret messages and manipulate energy.

5. Scrying

Wizards, witches, and fortune tellers use a method to receive a reflection or image. Scrying can be done by looking into anything with a smooth reflective surface, such as a crystal ball, water, glass, or a mirror. It is said that one can receive clairvoyant visions through this image as if looking through a window.

6. Crystals

Crystals are energy-filled stones that can touch subconscious minds and deep emotions. They have been used in divination and healing since the earliest of times.

Each crystal has its meaning and guidance for daily use. They can relate to tarot, astrology, and runes and have the ability to heal chakras. Crystals contain meanings that can help us invoke and manifest the life we desire. Through spells and rituals, they offer protection against negative energies.

7. Herbs, Tea, and Coffee

This is an old practice used to interpret the herbs, tea leaves, and coffee grounds left in the cup after someone drinks their beverage. Herbs and plants are also used to heal and ward off negative energy.

8. Ouija Board

An enchanted board was invented in 1892 by Elijah Bond. After World War I, many homes had a Ouija board to connect with loved ones.

This board communicates with spirits from the afterlife or other dimensions. However, this board can present some complications if the user does not understand who they are calling for. An experienced psychic medium will know who to ask for and how to protect themselves to avoid unknowing possession or unwilled actions.

9. Dowsing

Dowsing involves using a Y-shaped tree branch or magnetic metal tool to locate oil, water, and minerals beneath the earth. By combining geomagnetic energy and psychic abilities, you can find people, pets, and lost objects.

To use this divinatory tool, the user holds on to the dowser and walks along the earth. It is said that when they walk over an object, the Y-shaped tool shakes or vibrates, indicating the object's location beneath the soil.

10. Pendulum

A pendulum is a chain with a crystal attached to it that swings in all directions. The pendulum swings back and forth until a change in the air or dense friction is created to stop the swing.

Psychics used pendulums to find a location on a map or answer yes and no questions. Some psychics even use the pendulum in past life regression readings. The energy or forces are slight, but they intend to stop or move the pendulum swing in their desired direction to deliver a message.

Which Tool Do You Resonate With?

Each person is unique, and it is not necessary to be familiar with each divination tool to be a successful psychic or interpret messages. So, find the tool that best speaks to you and master it. If you need some extra guidance, a psychic on Kasamba or California Psychic can help you determine which divination tool is best for you.

Head and shoulders photograph of Rozalia Kieliszkiewicz
Rozalia is a holistic wellness and natural health writer and is a trained spiritual advisor, Reiki healer, astrologist, tarot diviner, and nutritionist.