All that we create comes about with the use of tools. If you fancy gardening, no doubt you have shovels, rakes, and watering cans at the ready. And so it is with psychic readers. While there are thousands of ways we can connect with our intuition and pass along messages to others, a few of them have become quite well known and broadly accepted.
Astrology is among the most popular tools used, along with tarot cards and crystal balls. Anyone who loves their craft has certain favourites in the collection of tools at their disposal. So, let’s gather our shovels and rakes and dig into ye olde psychic toolbox.
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When most people hear the word ‘astrology’, they think about their daily horoscopes, in the newspaper; however, there is much more to astrology than this. The horoscopes that you read in your newspaper are generic horoscopes, based on transits and trends for your sun sign, which is the sign the sun was in when you were born. This is why, sometimes, these horoscopes don’t reflect what is going on for you as an individual as they apply to all people of the same sun sign.
If you want to get a more in-depth and accurate astrology forecast, it is worth finding out what sign your ascendant was in when you were born. This is more commonly known as your ‘Rising Sign’. This is the sign that was rising as you were born. A lot of astrologers believe that the rising sign, gives a more accurate forecast than a person’s sun sign.
If you want to delve even deeper, you can find out what your moon sign is. You can then read your sun, moon and rising sign in your daily newspaper and this will give you a much more accurate reading of your own circumstances.
Horoscopes are just one part of astrology. Another popular form of astrology is natal astrology. This is when you get your birth chart drawn up by an astrologer. Your birth chart shows you which planets were in which signs, when you were born. It also gives you details of any conjunctions or other planetary alignments, present at your time of birth that may have an influence on your life today. Natal astrology is a good way to find out why you have chosen certain paths in life. It shows your character and can even highlight areas of difficulty, such as problems with parental figures and so on. It is very interesting and can be useful as a personality tool.
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Divination is taken from the Latin word divinare, which means to foresee or be inspired by God. In ancient times, people believed that God had a plan for them and some cultures thought that they could predict what God had in store for them using divination. A lot of ancient divination was based around God’s feelings towards the people. They wanted to know if God was angry or happy with what they were doing on Earth.
In ancient times there were a lot of divinatory practices taking place. In Greece, there was an oracle in Delphi who attracted high-profile people from far and wide. She was called Pythia and people took what she said seriously. She became so popular that people were willing to pay huge sums of money to consult her. For those who were not able to get to Delphi, or who didn’t have the money, they used to consult seers instead. These were people who claimed to be able to read signs around them to predict future events. Most seers could only give a yes or no answer to a person’s question, though. There were a lot of battles in Greece, at that time, and the generals of each army would consult a seer on the battlefield before fighting commenced. The seer would slaughter a sheep and look at its liver to try to get a better idea of future events. The battle would not take place until the seer had given his or her prediction. Divination was taken very seriously in ancient times.
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