Romany children play at divination using water and a stone to find the answer to a question. Here’s how it works:
Holding a stone, sit in front of a bowl of water and ask a question, one that can be answered with either a yes or a no.
Drop the stone into the water and carefully count the ripples it creates. An even number of ripples means yes; an odd number, no.
Found in: The Good Spell Book
Holding a rose or blossom from a fruit tree in your left hand, and a sweet apple cut in half in your right hand, recite the following:
Here is a rosebud pink and sweet.
Here is an apple ready to eat.
Here is a flower ready to open.
Here is an apple, true love’s token.
Here is a rose seeking a thorn,
Here is a love yet to be born.
Come hands, come truth, come thorn.
Throw half the apple over your left shoulder without looking back. Stick your flower into the ground, and eat the other half of the apple.
Found in: Gypsy Magic by Patrinella Cooper