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Most of us watch clouds images at one time or another. It is as if we are guided to look up and watch the patterns unfold at a given time. Fluffy cumulus clouds bring messages, which sometimes seem to tell an unfolding story. While flying on an airplane, it is fun to watch the clouds from above as if celestial art. You may receive telepathic messages while watching cloud images, coming from a spirit guide.
If a wind is present to keep them moving, so much the better. You also need to have a question or issue, a purpose for the inquiry. Do not ask about frivolous things to test the oracle, but instead ask about something you really need help with, a problem you have not been able to resolve. Treat it with respect and you will receive a response you can respect.
You do not have to, but laying on the ground will provide a better view of the sky and also be a lot more comfortable If you do not want to lay on the ground, find a pool or fill a dish or bowl with some water, so you’ll be able to see the sky reflected in the liquid, like a mirror. This will also be advantageous for the “reading” as it will limit the field of observation for the prognostication.
Next, close your eyes and try clearing your mind of all distracting thoughts. When you feel ready, open your eyes and scan the sky for clouds. It is really important that you do not try to force the shapes you see to fit the answer to your question. Sometimes the clouds will offer shapes that have nothing at all to do with your query. The secret is to be patient, being sensitive to the moment you can gradually define the reading until it becomes clear. If you feel youdid not receive an answer, wait for a while and try again, always being careful to phrase the question as exactly as possible.
Signs are usually open to more than one interpretation. Be also attentive to mirror shapes in your field of vision, instead of concentrating solely on the obvious ones. The position of the clouds also have meaning: are they low or high on the horizon, are they traveling south, north, east, or west? What kind of clouds are they? Thick, thin, sispy, heavy, full of rain?
When you have finished, clearly define this by thanking the oracle clouds and taking a few moments to consider the answers received. In time, and with practice, your cloud reading skills will improve.
Nephomancy or Nephelomancy is divination by studying clouds. This involves observing and interpreting the color, shape and position of clouds in the sky. The Celtic Druids made extensive use of nephomancy, which they called neladoracht.
Celtic shamans sometimes practiced a form of Nephomancy that was closely related to Hydromancy and Scrying. After finding a hollowed stone or other depression that was filled with rain water, priests would look into it studying the cloud formations reflected on the water’s surface.
To practice Nephomancy today, one should ask specific questions and then observe the shape and disposition of the clouds. This is easy enough to do in most parts of the world and requires only a basic understanding of the forces involved.
Obviously to attempt the performing of Nephomancy you need a day when the sky is clear and cloudy, a day when the sky is sufficiently clear to define the shapes of the clouds.
Throughout history symbols of political or religious importance have been seen in the clouds. In A.D. 312 when Emperor Constantine was marching against the army of Maxentius at Rome, both he and his entire army saw a shining cross of light amid the clouds. It was said the cross contained the Greek words “By This Conquer”. Later that night Christ appeared to Constantine in his dreams bearing a cross in his hand ordering Constantine to have a military standard made in the same image. Under this standard his outnumbered army was victorious. Down through history entire military battles have been witnessed in the clouds.
A Medieval form of nephomancy involved summoning ghosts and specters to project images of future events onto clouds.
François de la Tour Blanche wrote that aeromancy (a form or nephomancy) was the art of fortune-telling when specters materialize in the air, possibly with the aid of demons, projecting images of the future onto clouds like a magic lantern.
Modern nephomancers observe the ever changing shapes of cloud formations as a form of meditation.
Bibliomancy is a form of Stichomancy or Libromancy (“divination from lines”), which involves selecting a random passage from a random book of any nature. Bibliomancy and Stichomancy have been popular methods of divination for at least 3000 years, when the I Ching was first used to divine the future.
The method of employing sacred books (especially specific words and verses) for ‘magical medicine’, for removing negative entities, or for divination is widespread in many religions of the world.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word bibliomancy “divination by books, or by verses of the Bible” was first recorded in 1753 (Chambers’ Cyclopædia). Sometimes this term is used synonymously with stichomancy “divination by lines of verse in books taken at hazard”, which was first recorded ca. 1693 (Urquhart’s Rabelais).
According to one source, the original use of Bibliomancy was a method to discover whether or not a person was innocent of sorcery. It consisted of weighing the suspect against the great Bible in the local church. If the subject weighed less than the Bible, he or she was considered innocent. Later, Bibliomancy became attached to any divinatory use of the Bible.
In medieval times it was believed that Bibles laid on a child’s head would induce sleep, and that reading from the Bible to a pregnant woman would give her a safe delivery.
Some Christian and Jewish groups believe that the Bible forbids divination in general, however, according to the Shulchan Aruch, it is not the sin to divine an answer using the “goral“, the practice of opening the Chumash to see an answer to a question, or asking a child for the first piece of scripture that comes to his mind.
Here’s how it works:
- A book is picked that is believed to hold truth.
- It is balanced on its spine and allowed to fall open.
- A passage is picked, with the eyes closed.
The name Rhapsodomancy has also been used for this practice, which involved opening the book at random and then interpreting the omens in a prophetic fashion, usually using the first words or sentences read. A historical precedent was the ancient Roman practice of sortes “divination by drawing lots” which specialized into sortes using the texts of Homer, Virgil, and the Bible.
St. Francis of Assisi, to seek divine guidance, is said to have thrice opened to a random page of the book of Gospels in the church of St. Nicholas. Each time he opened to a passage in which Christ told His disciples to leave their earthly belongings and follow Him.
In Iran, Bibliomancy using the dīvān of Hafiz is the most popular for this kind of divination, but by no means the only kind. The Qur’an, as well as the Masnawī of Rumi may also be used. Fāl-e Ḥafez may be used for one or more persons. In group bibliomancy, the dīvān will be opened at random, and beginning with the ode of the page that one chances upon, each ode will be read in the name of one of the individuals in the group.
The ode is the individual’s fāl. Assigning of the odes to individuals depends on the order in which the individuals are seated and is never random. One or three verses from the ode following each person’s fāl is called the šāhed, which is read after the recitation of the fāl. According to another tradition the šāhed is the first or the seventh verse from the ode following the fāl. An ode which had already been used for one individual in the group is disqualified from serving as the fāl for a second time.
Because book owners frequently have favorite passages that the books open themselves to, some practitioners use dice or another randomiser to choose the page to be opened. This practice was formalized by the use of coins or yarrow stalks in consulting the I Ching. Tarot divination can also be considered a form of bibliomancy, with the main difference that the cards (pages) are unbound. Tarot can also be considered a form of bibliomancy, with the main difference that the cards (pages) are unbound.
There is a prevalent practice among certain, particularly messianic, members of Chabad-Lubavitch Chasidic movement to use the Igrot Kodesh, a thirty-volume collection of letters written by their leader Menachem Mendel Schneerson for guidance.
Another variant requires the selection of a random book from a library before selecting the random passage from that book. This also holds if a book has fallen down from a shelf on its own.
English poet Robert Browning used this method to ask about the fate of his enchantment to Elizabeth Barrett (later known as Elizabeth Barrett Browning). He was at first disappointed to choose the book Cerutti’s Italian Grammar, but on randomly opening it his eyes fell on the following sentence: ‘if we love in the other world as we do in this, I shall love thee to eternity’ (which was a translation exercise).
Sources: Wikipedia and other sources
I’ve consulted the “library angel” at home, in libraries all over the world, in bookstores, and with friends’ books for many years. I suggest you begin at home next to your own bookshelf, where you’ll have the most privacy.
Begin by relaxing and then quieting your mind. Focus on your intent and address the magical portals into divine wisdom that are before you by acknowledging their power and their role, for example:
“I invite the numinous spirit that resides within these volumes to guide my hand, and my inquiry. Please help me find wisdom.”
Close your eyes. Allow your hand to move freely back and forth, up and down in front of the books. Allow your hand to move freely, while keeping your eyes closed. When the moment is right, you will feel a gentle pull toward the bookcase. You may feel a sudden sense of certainty as your hand is guided to the volume you are meant to work with. Pull it from the shelf. Hold it to your heart and say:
“I acknowledge you as my guide.”
Now recite your question aloud.
Allow the book to open in your hands. Open your eyes and let them light upon the page. Read what is before you.
It may take time to meditate upon the answer you have received, or the message may be absolutely clear immediately. You may ask for clarification if you need to, but don’t ask the same question twice.
Write down the passage your received and even if it does not seem immediately meaningful, let it evoke feelings. And end the divination by giving thanks to the book, the library angel, and the Divine for their assistance.
From: Witch Crafting
Alomancy, also called Adromancy, ydromancie, idromancie, and halomancy, is an ancient form of divination.
Similar to many other forms of divination, the diviner casts salt crystals into the air and interprets the patterns as it falls to the ground or travels through the air. The diviner can also interpret patterns formed from the residue of a salt solution as it evaporates in the bowl. The exact interpretations are unknown, but it probably follows a similar method to aleuromancy.
It is this ancient divination science that accounts for some of our modern salt related superstitions, including the one about people saying that misfortune is about to fall on the household when the salt cellar is overturned, and the one about throwing a pinch of salt over someone’s shoulder for good luck.
A form of Alomancy consists on the casting of salt into a fire, and is considered a type of Pyromancy.
Alphitomancy is an old old form of divination involving barley cakes or loaves of barley bread.
This is an ancient method of determining the guilt or innocence of a suspect person by feeding him or her a specially prepared wheat or barley loaf or cake. If the person suffers from indigestion, or finds the loaf to be distasteful, this is interpreted as a sign of guilt.
There was said to be near Lavinium a sacred wood, where Alphitomancy was practiced in order to test the purity of the women. The priests kept a serpent, or, as some say, a dragon, in a cavern in the wood. On certain days of the year the young women were sent thither, blind-folded, and carrying a cake made of barley flour and honey. The devil, we are told, led them by the right road. Those who were innocent had their cakes eaten by the serpent, while the cakes of the others were refused.
Source: Crystal Links
Possible Interpretations of the various shapes and signs most commonly found when reading tea leaves. These symbols also hold true for dream interpretation and other omens and signs. As always, what feels true for you may be different than what is listed here, when in doubt always trust your own intuition.
- ACORN – Continued health—improved health. A very strong and fortunate symbol indicating happiness and contentment; at the top: financial success; at the bottom: good health.
- AIRCRAFT – Journey; travel.
- ALLIGATOR or CROCODILE – Beware of false friendship lurking in your professional life.
- ANCHOR – Lucky symbol. Success in business or in love. If blurred or indistinct just the reverse. At top: stability, constancy in love or business; at bottom or broken: instability, inconstancy; can also symbolize an unpleasant situation or burden you should sail away from.
- ANGEL – Good news; protection.
- ANIMALS – Domestic animals:friends. Domestic animals snarling: friends turn on you or behave strangely. Wild animals: a new experience, independence. Wild animals attacking: beware of enemies.
- ANT – Hard work or busy phase will end productively, success through hard work.
- ANVIL – Others rely on you, and may expect too much. Don’t be taken for granted.
- APPLE – You learn something to your advantage. For the student, the chance for further education. Life; creative or artistic achievement; abundance.
- ARCH – positive opening or opportunity (look to nearby symbols for added meaning).
- ARM – Pointing up: new directions; down: you need to motivate yourself; horizontal: help others or receive help from others.
- ARROW – Hasty news, probably bad. Also note where pointing. Up: good direction, yes; down: wrong direction, no; horizontal: no change.
- AXE – You have the power to overcome difficulties.
- BABY – New life; possible pregnancy; small worries.
- BAG – A journey or possible trap; if open: escape.
- BALL – You have little control over your own life. Desire to travel.
- BALLOON – Busy social life; life out of control, inability to settle down if near handle.
- BARREL – Abundance in laughter.
- BASKET – Harvest, abundance; material gain; possibly a new baby.
- BAT (the animal) – A productive busy phase.
- BAT or CLUB – Friends talk behind your back, situation calling for alert caution.
- BEACON or LIGHTHOUSE – Situation calling for your leadership and/or inspiration.
- BEAR – A grouchy and difficult person; strength, courage and endurance; if teddy bear: children or childhood.
- BED – Sleep on it before establishing a close love or business relationship
- BEE – A lucky few months to come. Things go your way, fruitful hard work.
- BEETLE – Renewal; progress; need for foresight.
- BELL – Unexpected good news in love or business; call to attention
- BICYCLE – Individuality; choose your own path.
- BIRD – Good news or message; standing bird: delay; flying bird: good news; good news coming soon; flock of birds: profound or exciting news; If flying, good news from the direction it comes. If at rest a fortunate journey.
- Goose: successful financial venture;
- Peacock: pride and display;
- Eagle: power and transcendence;
- Crow/raven: ill omen, warning, time to relax;
- Parrot: beware of idle gossip;
- Chicken/hen: happy home life and childhood comfort;
- Dove: peace and love; owl: wisdom, knowledge and learning, keep your own council;
- Rooster: a boastful person or wake up and seize the moment;
- Swan: romance or someone graceful and beautiful;
- Vulture: lay low and beware of enemies;
- Swallow: love and new beginnings.
- BOAT – Help in time of trouble. Worthwhile journey; your ship is coming in.
- BONES – Situation calling for inner strength and spiritual fortitude.
- BOWL – Invitations, money or generosity.
- BOOK – You will have dealings with the law, solicitors, or some official body. If open: an answer to a question; if closed: a question to be investigated.
- BOOT – Generally a lucky sign. You will move on in life. A planned journey will be a happy one. Difficulties pass.
- BOTTLE – Don’t neglect health problems. Explosive atmosphere requiring caution; do not overindulge.
- BOUQUET or FLOWERS- Very lucky, true love, true friends, happiness in all areas of life. Romantic interest; validation for your work or talents.
- BOW – You will gain what you hope for, but only through hard work. A fortunate symbol meaning gift or celebration of achievement.
- BOX – You are about to receive a gift.
- BREAD (loaf) – Nourishment; care for your health.
- BRIDGE – An excellent opportunity is given to you. A life-changing event or person. Look for nearby symbols.
- BROOM or BRUSH – You can sweep all your worries away. New home; new era in your life.
- BUBBLES – Floating on surface of tea or coffee means money coming.
- BUGS – Distractions; fractured concentration; need for relaxed focus
- BUSH -An obstacle to new opportunities; branches signify choices.
- BUTTERFLY – A care-free period is about to begin, overdue happiness.
- CAGE – Restriction. Illness
- CAKE – A wish fulfilled; celebration.
- CAMEL – You will overcome burden and pressure to reach oasis.
- CANDLE – You can be of help to others. There will be light upon an uncertain path; help from friends.
- CAR – If clear: travel; if broken: mechanical trouble.
- CARPETS – True friends and happy social engagements.
- CASTLE – Promotion. Official position. Expand your horizons; open up a little.
- CAT – Deceit; an untrustworthy friend.
- CHAIN – Marriage or business contract. If well-formed: fortunate undertaking or serious commitment; if broken: trouble, disruption.
- CHAIR – Happiness in domestic matters. Security, contentment, a guest or new addition to the family.
- CHILD – New idea; family.
- CHURCH – Marriage, christening or funeral, depending on surrounding omens.
- CIGAR – A new friend or business relationship.
- CIRCLE – Completion of any matter concerning the enquirer at the time. Unbroken: success, completion; broken (like letter ‘c’): a temporary offer will come, tentative offers without fruition.
- CLOCK – Warning against procrastination.
- CLOUDS – Small and fluffy: happy optimism; thick and dark: gloom; sadness.
- CLOVER – Good luck, Four-leaf clover – exceptional good luck.
- COFFEE POT or TEA POT – A special visitor is coming, probably not romantic.
- COFFIN – The end of something.
- COIN – A lump sum of money is coming your way.
- COMB – Improve your self appearance.
- COMET – Brink of pivotal change or dramatic event in your life.
- CORN – Prosperity; money worries end.
- COW – Abundance; prosperity; physical or creative fertility.
- CRAB – Admonition to be more direct or someone born under the zodiac sign Cancer.
- CROOK – A shepherd’s crook, others rely on you to take the lead. Your advice is requested.
- CROSS – Sacrifice, unhappiness. If like a ‘T’: hard won success and happiness; if like a solid ‘X’: warning (look for meaning with nearby symbols); if like a broken ‘X’: obstacles and losses are ahead.
- CROWN – Success, honor and recognition for your talents.
- CUP – Your efforts are noticed and rewarded. Be patient, this is not a time to assert yourself.
- CUSHIONS OR PILLOWS – Comfort; admonition against laziness and procrastination.
- DAGGER – An enemy tries to harm you. Caution against sharp words or revealing personal information.
- DAISY – New love.
- DASHES or DOTS – Money. Alternatively – Many short trips which may cause wasted time.
- DEER – A shy, timid person; you should be more assertive to overcome shyness.
- DEVIL – You feel like letting your hair down. Don’t overdo it; you may suffer.
- DIAMOND – Gift or other surprise windfall coming you way.
- DICE – Destiny and change, go with the flow.
- DISH – Interpret as a circle unless containing food; contains food = domestic comfort.
- DOG – Good friend; if at bottom friend needs help; if barking, untrustworthy friend; or, someone born in Chinese Zodiac dog year.
- DONKEY – Stubbornness and stamina.
- DOOR – Be aware of opportunities.
- DRAGON – Scheming or flashy person; or, someone born in Chinese Zodiac dragon year.
- DROPS – Tears or sadness.
- DRUM – A change; a call to action.
- DUCK – Devoted mate; money.
- EAR – Take no notice of gossip. You will benefit from something you hear.
- EGG – If whole: new life, successful new beginning; if cracked/broken: failed plans or financial problems which can be overcome by action.
- ELEPHANT – Be patient, you will be supported with kindness. Good Luck, good health, happiness.
- ENVELOPE – You will receive a long awaited letter or important paperwork.
- EXCLAMATION MARK – Pay attention; beware of impulsive actions.
- EYE – Be aware of what is going on around you. A protective symbol; insight into a long standing problem.
- FACE – A new friendship, or an old friend comes back into your life. If the face is unpleasant, beware; the person is not as nice as they seem. Look for nearby initials for identity of face; if near the rim or handle it is a warning against too much introspection; if facing another symbol indicates importance of that symbol.
- FAN – Don’t try to cover up the truth, it will cause trouble in the future. A flirtation.
- FEATHER – Something you laugh at may not be so trivial after all. Also a need for concentration.
- FENCE – Obstacles, temporary and self-imposed limitations.
- FINGER -Emphasizes whatever symbol it is pointing; up: caution; down: stop.
- FIRE – Passion; hot emotion; sexual desire.
- FISH – Sharing of knowledge; a teacher; a person born under the Zodiac sign of Pisces (especially if there are two fish).
- FIST – Something threatens you. Quarrels and disputes.
- FLAG – Danger, look to nearby symbols for added meaning.
- FLEUR DE LYS or LILY – Femininity; a loving woman.
- FLOWER – Praise and compliments are coming your way.
- FLY – An annoying person.
- FOOT – A journey overseas. Movement in love, career or location.
- FORK – Get advice from trusted friends before deciding.
- FORKED LINE – A decision to be made.
- FOUNTAIN – Overflowing happiness.
- FOX – A cunning person may be trying to trick you.
- FRUIT – Prosperity, fertility.
- FROG – Fertility; abundance; a disguised handsome/beautiful lover.
- GATE – Be aware of opportunities around you.
- GALLOWS – A loss of money or position.
- GLASS – Celebrations, parties, social events.
- GLOBE – Long distance travel.
- GOAT – Your persistence will pay off, but take some time to recreate; or, a person born under the sign of Capricorn.
- GRAPES – Abundance and epicurean enjoyment.
- GRASSHOPPER – Summer delights.
- GUN – Someone speaks ill of you; danger; a bully.
- HAMMER – An attempted persuasion.
- HAND – If open: karma or destiny; if closed means an argument; look for added meaning where the hand is pointing.
- HARE – Unlike the shorter eared rabbit, the long eared hare represents something important brewing in your destiny in love or travel.
- HARP – Love; romance.
- HAT or HELMET – You are offered work. You will experience a change in roles; or business success.
- HEART – Love, friendship, romance. A lover. If close to a ring, marriage to the present lover. If indistinct, the lover is fickle.
- HEAVENLY BODIES —(Sun, Moon, Star) — Good luck; great happiness and success.
- HILLS – Small challenges which will leave you improved.
- HORSE – If galloping means good news; if just the head means a lover
- HORSESHOE – good luck; very positive especially for travel.
- HOURGLASS – A warning to be punctual. You may not have as much time to finish a task as you expect. Do it now.
- HOUSE – Home, family, security. Help from the family. Comfort.
- ICEBERG – Danger.
- INSECT – Minor worries and irritations, distractions; fractured concentration; need for relaxed focus
- IVY – Faithful lovers and friends. This is not a good time to be too independent; trust friends to help you.
- JEWELS – Material success; you will receive a valuable gift.
- JUG – Good health.
- KANGAROO – Travel; a journey.
- KETTLE – Contentment in the home. A special visitor is coming, probably not romantic.
- KEY – New project. The future is in your hands.
- KITE – Your wish will be granted.
- KNIFE – Separation, broken friendship or love affair. caution against sharp words or revealing personal information.
- LADDER – Advancement, promotion; an improvement in your business life.
- LAMP – The lamp throws light on something that has puzzled you. The way ahead is clear. At the top means a feast; at the side means secrets revealed; at the bottom means postponement.
- LEAF, LEAVES and TREES – Good news, good health, growth. The turning over of a new leaf; inevitable changes with the passage of time.
- LETTER – News is on the way. You will receive a long awaited letter or important paperwork.
- LIGHTHOUSE – Take heed of any warning given to you.
- LIGHTNING – Startling events; sudden insights.
- LINES – Movement. Single line, advancement. Double lines: a journey. Long lines that cross: decisions that affect the course of your life; journey on a road; if straight: progress; if wavy: uncertain path; if many: many short trips.
- LION – Male lion represents a powerful contact or important man; the lioness represents a strong family; or, may represent a person born under the zodiac sign of Leo.
- LOCK – There are obstacles in your way.
- LOOP – If well-formed: fortunate undertaking or serious commitment; if broken: trouble, disruption.
- MAN – A visitor of either gender; if near handle = someone close to you.
- MASK – A secret to be kept.
- MOON – Crescent Moon: Prosperity, fame. If cloudy, difficulties will be solved.
- New Moon: good fortune, especially for new ventures.
- Half Moon: love.
- Old moon: bad luck.
- MOUNTAIN – A difficult, but possible, goal.
- MOUSE – Be cautious of credit deals.
- MUSHROOM – Rapid growth, success or fertility.
- MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS – Peace, harmony.
- NAIL – Enemies try to harm you. Two-faced friends. An unfair assault.
- NECKLACE – Complete personal relationship stability; broken: instability in a personal relationship.
- NEEDLE – Painful repair.
- NET – Beware pitfalls. Danger surrounds you.
- OAK – Long life characterized by good health.
- OCTOPUS – Warning.
- OWL—Indicates sickness or poverty. Warning against starting a new venture.
- OYSTER – Passion and desire.
- PALM TREE – Good omen. Success in any undertaking. Single people learn of marriage. Wealth; beach vacation.
- PARASOL – Protection from harm or loss.
- PEOPLE – Representations of people mean exactly what they show, for example, a policeman, an old woman, a doctor, or someone angry, sad, celebrating, and so on.
- PICK AXE – Determination gets you what you want.
- PIG – A greedy or jealous person.
- PISTOL – Warning of danger.
- PURSE – Money.
- PYRAMID – Concentrate on the spiritual side of life.
- QUESTION MARK – Indecision. The symbols around it should help to make up your mind. Reconsider your plans; be aware of an important question you should ask yourself.
- RABBIT – Fertility in family or business; someone born in the Chinese Zodiac year of the rabbit.
- RAINBOW – Hope for the future. End of strife. Your wish will come true; similar to an arch, it links represents the path between today and your destiny.
- RAKE – You are at a crossroad and your destiny is determined by hard work.
- RECTANGLE or SQUARE – You will face a challenge or difficulty (look to nearby symbols, especially symbols within the shape, for added meaning.
- RING – True and lasting love. Represents marriage but usually interpreted as a circle; unbroken: success, completion; broken (like letter ‘C’): a temporary offer will come, tentative offers without fruition.
- ROSE – New romance; deepening of love.
- RUG – go with your instincts in distinguishing from a rectangle or square; represents joyful social events and true friendship.
- SADDLE – Take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way.
- SAW – Something should be removed.
- SCALES – You will be treated just as you deserve. If the scales are weighed down at one side, you’ll be unjustly treated. If they are weighed down with a lucky symbol close by, you will get away with something, or get up lightly. A legal matter. A person born under the zodiac sign of Libra.
- SCISSORS – It may be time to remove yourself from a situation or relationship.
- SCYTHE – The sudden end of something. Accident or death.
- SHEEP – A calm and peaceful person; an admonition to control impulses.
- SHELL – You will find a simple treasure. Good news. Happiness near water.
- SHIP – Worthwhile journey; your ship is coming in.
- SHIPWRECK – Theft. Loss. Forlorn hope.
- SHOE – You are on the correct path; be wary of advice to change.
- SNAKE – Recovery from illness. Alternatively, someone who does not deserve your trust.
- SPADE – A period of hard work.
- SPIDER – Persistence will pay off. A small reward or win.
- SPIDER WEB – Potent symbol of fate; beware of traps.
- SPOON – Others prove helpful. You will be comforted by some one’s generosity.
- STAR – Good fortune, success, recognition and praise. Shooting star – sudden fame.
- STAIR – Your position will improve.
- SUN – Happiness, confidence, a new beginning.
- SWORD – Caution against sharp words or revealing personal information.
- TABLE – A gathering, a party, a happy social interlude.
- TEAPOT – A small gathering. Don’t speak ill of others.
- TENT – An adventurous period in your life. A new job may find you doing something completely different. Travel may help you foster your spiritual health.
- THIMBLE – Focus on fostering your home life.
- TORNADO or WHIRLWIND – Prepare for turbulent weather.
- TORTOISE or TURTLE – Lasting success through slow, determined and patient efforts.
- TOWER – Risk of disappointment.
- TREE – alone: family, roots, heritage; leafless: family conflict; many leaves: family contentment; group of trees: family unity; evergreen: enduring relationships; palm: wealth or beach vacation.
- TRIANGLE – You are involved in a three way relationship; if wedge shaped = one person is getting in the way of your relationship with the other person. Alternatively it could mean unexpected good fortune. Pointing upwards: success. Pointing downwards: failure.
- TRIDENT – Prongs upwards: gain through the sea, a journey by water, a sailor comes into your life. Prongs downwards: loss through water.
- UMBRELLA – Protection from harm or loss. Help comes when needed.
- URN – Be aware of the distinction between material and spiritual success.
- VASE – A secret being kept from you; be aware of the distinction between material and spiritual success.
- VIOLIN – Allow your feelings to surface.
- VOLCANO – Something kept hidden suddenly emerges. Anger. Frustration. There is an obstruction in your life that must be dealt with before it explodes.
- WAGON – Inheritance; childhood; simple pleasures.
- WASP – Danger of small harm.
- WATERFALL – Wealth and prosperity.
- WHEEL – A turning point in life. Events outside your control will change the direction of your life.
- WINGS – Do not box yourself in or limit yourself unnecessarily.
- WOLF – You will be challenged or betrayed by someone.
- YOKE – Domination or control you should not allow.
- ZEBRA – Be more flexible and adventurous in your travel plans.
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Go outside at night when the sky is clear. Ask a question. If the stars seem to glow brighter, or if a shooting star races across the sky, the answer is yes. If nothing seems to occur after fifteen minutes, or if clouds blot out the stars, the response is no.
Before going to bed, walk outside, look up at the sky and say the following: “Stars, stars, show me the future.” It will appear in a dream that night.
Wishing on a star is a popular practice. Outside, look at at one particular star for several minutes. State your hoped-for future. Close your eyes for three seconds. If, upon opening your eyes, they immediately fix on the same star, your future is as you wished. If you can’t find it at once, your future will be different.
Aeromancy (from Greek aero, “air”, and manteia, “divination”) is the art of foretelling the future by the observation of atmospheric, air or sky phenomena. This goes beyond the range of weather forecasting, concentrating in such things as wind currents, cloud shape and formation, comets and falling stars, spectral formations, and other phenomena which are not normally seen or visible in the heavens. Even today such visions cause speculation and sometimes consternation among human viewers.
Due to the historical interest people have had in weather, seeing it as a medium by which the gods expressed both joy and anger towards those who worshiped them, it is no surprise that aeromancy is one of the oldest forms of divination. The Hindus, Etruscans, and Babylonians in particular found the signs in the sky to be of great interest and practiced forms of chaomancy and ceraunoscopy. This fascination with the omens in the skies was reflected by the gods worshiped by these peoples. Two gods associated with ceraunoscopy are:
- Tinia, the Etruscan god of lightning
- Adad, the Babylonian god of thunder, lightning, and prophesy
There are several types of divination that can be categorized under the term “aeromancy”:
- Austromancy, divination by observing the wind.
- Anemoscopy is austromancy in which the wind direction and intensity is interpreted.
- Cometomancy, divination by the appearance of comet tails.
- Ceraunoscopy, divination by the interpretation of thunder and lightning.
- Chaomancy, divination by aerial visions, is nearly synonymous with aeromancy, but most often refers to nephomancy or cometomancy.
- Meteormancy, divination by meteors and shooting stars.
- Nephomancy is divination by the interpretation of the movement of clouds.
Some forms of modern aeromancy have taken a more introspective turn than their historical counterparts. For instance, modern nephomancy is a receptive, almost meditative process, by which a person is said to be able to examine their unconscious. The nephomancer studies the clouds, whose formations are random and constantly changing. The images and symbols the diviner picks out from the chaos are believed to have some sort of significance to the diviner, so long as he applies his own personal interpretations to the symbols, rather than those written or spoken about by another.
April 5 is Lady Luck Day. It is dedicated to Fortuna, the Roman goddess of good fortune. Here is a nice divination ritual that makes for a fun get together.
- Color: Purple
- Element: Air
- Altar: Upon a purple cloth lay nine purple candles, a great cup of wine, the figure of a ship, deck of Tarot or other divinatory cards, and the figure of a Wheel of Fortune.
- Offerings: Take a chance.
- Daily Meal: Potluck, with everyone contributing one dish, which is not discussed beforehand.
Lady of the whirling wheel
That throws some up and flings some down;
Lady who both wounds and heals,
Lady who spins us round and round,
We beg you, Fortuna, for your bounty,
And pray you will not cast us aside,
For we cannot let go of your magnificent wheel,
But we all must hang on for the ride.
Maker of chances and opportunity,
Tradition says you are bald behind,
That seizing you by the oncoming forelock
And hoping that you will be kind
Is the only way to win your favor,
But we know what they do not.
You are never kind, yet many times
You will give the slow ones a second shot.
Stormy lady, sailor’s mistress,
Tormentor of the ship at sea,
You come to us like a gypsy’s laughter
And leave us almost silently.
We spin the wheel, we roll the dice,
We patch our wounds across the rift,
We call for you once, we weep for you twice,
We honor you and your ambivalent gift.
(Each comes forth and draws a card; it is a message from Fortuna. Unlike other divination sessions, on this day each must reveal to the others what card was received, and it can be discussed among the participants. Such is luck.)
Found in: Pagan Book of Hours