Excerpt from Talking to the Goddess by Kardia Zoe
Divination usually involves the use of an object or objects to gain answers to questions, or to see events, that are not perceptible to the average person. The use of interpretive tools can help the Divine relay guidance through your inner spirit or higher-self.
It may take time to develop your interpretation skills. Think of your divination tools as exercise equipment for your intuition. If you want to strengthen your body, you might choose a treadmill, bicycle or weights to help you achieve your goal. Some equipment can prove challenging when you first start to work with it. However the more you use it, the stronger your body becomes and the easier it gets to achieve the results you seek.
In the same way, to develop your intuition or spiritual strength, divination tools can be a tremendous help. Don’t overwhelm yourself. Start with tools you are comfortable with and try more complicated methods as you develop your abilities. You can visit our Introduction to Divination Tools for a list of the most common methods used by Witches, Wiccans and Pagans.
Sometimes divination is described as fortune-telling. If you think it is simply an attempt to find out about future events before they happen, think again! Its real value is that it can help you plan for, and prevent outcomes. If you like the answers you receive, you can continue on your current path. If it warns you of trouble ahead, you can adjust your course of action, and thus change the outcome. In this way, divination can provide you with Divine guidance that allows you to make better choices and have a higher level of control over your future.
When you use divination tools you are communicating with the Divine and seeking a higher wisdom. It is like connecting with a wise old friend who can offer you Divine guidance on anything and everything you want to talk about.
You can count on your intuition or higher-self to guide you to options that are best for you and for those close to you. If your intuition detects a negative sign, it doesn’t mean something bad is destined to happen. Most often, this is a clue to a thought or action that is causing a roadblock on your path, or an issue that you need to deal with. Pay attention to what your intuition is telling you, and use the information to make better choices in your life. Use your Divine intuition freely. This amazing blessing is available to all of us and it’s intended for daily use!