I absolutely love divination and providing divination services to others. If you’re interested in what I can do, here’s a list with brief descriptions!
Fedw is the official divination system of Kemetic Orthodoxy. It’s a non-interpretive divination system using four sticks to ask the diviner’s Parent(s) on behalf of the querent. Fedw is great for straightforward yes/no questions and will not work with complex or loaded questions. In my specific case, I can pose questions to Nebt-het (Nephthys) or Hethert-Nut (Hathor-Nuit).
Nebt-het is excellent for answers to questions pertaining to ancestors, the blessed dead, shadow work, and death work. I refer to Her as the Lady of Hard Truths, as She will tell you true and ignore what you’d rather hear. Hethert-Nut is also good for ancestor/blessed dead questions, relationship (platonic or romantic) questions, and anything relating to following your heart or creativity.
For more detail and explanations on what fedw is and is not, please read this post.
Tarot is often where most diviners start, and I am no exception. While I was a one-deck diviner for a solid decade, I have since branched out and can read from a handful of deck options. Decks I enjoy reading from include the Sinking Wasteland Tarot, The Line Defined Tarot, The Wooden Tarot, Shadow Light Tarot, Tarot of Cat People, The Steampunk Tarot, Wild Messengers, Witches’ Insurrection Tarot, and the 78 Tarot Water/Carnival/Astral/Mythical decks. If a querent doesn’t specify a deck preference, I will usually use either the Sinking Wasteland Tarot or Wooden Tarot.
Tarot is excellent for a reading of any size and any complexity. It is interpretive, relying on the diviner’s intuition and symbolism as well as the commonly-known meanings of each card; two diviners with the same deck will probably describe the same card differently.
Tarot decks that are in the works and I will
hoard have in good time: 78 Tarot Elemental, The Ark Tarot/Oracle, Goetia Tarot in Darkness, 5-Cent Tarot, Cosmic Cycles Tarot, Marble Moon Tarot, Normal Tarot 2: Revenge, Dreamweavers Tarot, Culturae Animalis playing cards, Oracle of Heaven and Hell, Queers & Queens Tarot, Commonplace Tarot, Materia Prima Tarot, Wayward Dark Tarot, Forager’s Daughter Tarot, and Oriens Tarot.
These are very similar to Tarot in use, but they lack the structure of the suits and Major/Minor Arcana. Oracle decks I have include the Adorabyssal Oracle (adorable monsters!), Animal Spirits, Secret Language of Animals, Druid Animal Oracle, and Celtic Tree Oracle. I am not as familiar with these decks as I am others, but I can still read from them well.
The snake oracle is a 33-card divination system that I created myself. Like Tarot, it is interpretive. The snake oracle is good at both general readings and specific questions; an answer comes with 1-3 cards, and each card receives about four paragraphs of explanation and interpretation from me to the querent.
Another system of my own design in the lithomancy vein, the day stones are thrown like bones or runes and consist of seven stones plus an indicator for the querent. They are interpretive and best used in answering a specific question, rather than as a general reading. They are particularly good for questions about a path one wants to take, be it career-related, education, creative, or spiritual.
Also my own creation and also interpretive. Prismatic dice readings are good for more general questions and for overall general reads. Their particular skill is pointing out things the querent is doing well, things that the querent needs to work on, and how best to tackle those challenges based on what the querent’s current strengths are.
That is a fancy way to say “divination by letters of a constructed non-English alphabet” – like runes, but a different language and script. You can see the list of letters and their base meanings here. Good for broad-strokes answers to questions and sometimes general readings.
The very first divination system I created for myself was by placing a series of personally-relevant symbols on wooden “coins” and drawing them one or two at a time in response to questions, much like some folks draw runes. While the imagery on my coins is incoherent to anyone else, I’ve found it as a good system for open-ended questions, but not as versatile for general readings. This is not a system I frequently use for others, but I’m not closed to the possibility!
Rising in popularity as digital music takes over the world, shufflemancy The querent poses a question and chooses a number (usually between 1-20). The diviner puts a select playlist on shuffle, hits Skip/Forward a number of times as chosen by the querent, then interprets the song as a response to the question. It can be used as both general reading and answer to a specific question, and it is highly interpretive – moreso than Tarot, as it has no core foundational system of symbolism.
Or, in simpler terms, divination with the aid of a non-physical entity or spirit! One of the things I really enjoy is relaying short pieces of general “life advice” from my Unseen companions to a curious querent. Like a more helpful fortune cookie.
…NOT MY FORTE
At this time, there are several popular/common divination methods that I’m either not good at or not familiar enough to be comfortable offering to others. They include pendulum dowsing, tea leaf/coffee grounds readings (tasseomancy), automatic writing or drawing (graphology), bibliomancy, scrying, Norse runes, Celtic ogham, Mamluk cards (recreation of ancient Egyptian playing cards), astrology, palm readings (palmistry), numerology, playing card cartomancy, ouiji board sessions, the Tessera oracle, and readings from The Demon-Possessed Tarot and The Angel-Evoking Tarot.