A Fan of Divination? Divine with Me!
Good day, saplings! It’s the second to last week of December, and we’re getting into winter. The darker days of the year and the long nights are particularly good for one thing: divination. I wouldn’t call myself an expert or a particularly skilled diviner. But, I come across a lot of interesting things I think you’d all really enjoy.
First off, we have Tarot of Hogwarts. It features a collection of geekomantic tarot divination spreads based off of the Harry Potter universe. For beginners, I suggest the Ollivander’s Wand Shop Spread and the Owl Post Spread for practice. The Ollivander’s Wand Shop Spread follows the formula of a ‘get-to-know-you’ spread for each of your decks, but has a delightful Harry Potter flavor to it. The Owl Post Spread seems like a fun change up for daily draws. The Hogwarts Tarot tumblr account boasts a number of other spreads that I haven’t had the pleasure of trying out. But, doesn’t it feel like a magical way to almost write out your own adventure within the universe?
Next is a new system. I’m sure many of you have heard of or practice using Norse Runes. But, tumblr user frankincennamon came up with a Greek Alphabet rune system, and I’m in love. I feel like this could really inspire a lot of people to make their own systems with other alphabets or symbols. I’d be interested to hear about any systems you guys come up with on your own. Unfortunately, frankincennamon no longer appears to be active online to answer questions. But, they have graciously left their post detailing the system up for others to read.
I may end up making my own rune set based on Chinese characters, since that is a system I can already somewhat read. Please let me know if you have any interest in seeing progress on that project.
The last thing I have for you is a method of making Pokemon cards into tarot. Tumblr user dreamptinaugust hasn’t updated her personal deck information for a number of months. But, the posts that remain indicate the user’s choices as well as their thought process for choosing each card to pair with a tarot card. Even if you aren’t a pokemon fan, the exercise of curating another set of cards to match tarot sounds like a pretty promising learning exercise.
That’s three things I’ve found online related to divination. I hope that at least one of them appealed to each and every one of you. Please let me know your thoughts in a comment. If you liked this post, please also consider checking out the rest of my blog.