I was inspired this week by an article in one of my druidic journals to start the path of developing my own divination system. I’ve taken to the challenge like a duck to water.
The article described a system of using small items that had personally relevant meaning. These items are to be thrown on a cloth for divination purposes. I’m working now on developing a system of items that have spiritual meaning for me. For example I’ve decided to use a gold dollar coin of Sacajawea for female ancestors. And a beautiful piece of moonstone for balance. And so on. Taking pages from Thorsson, my Asatru knowledge and druid information I’m developing system that works for me. It’s rather eclectic I admit but then so am I I guess.
I’m going to throw the pieces on a linen cloth with two concentric circles. The smaller for concerns that are of a spiritual nature and the larger one for concerns that are more mundane in relevance. Outside of the circles will be concerns that have relevance but are less pressing.
My husband was kind enough to drive me to a local rock shop. I found items there that spoke to me and gave me ideas on how pieces can be used. Beautiful rocks with differing energies. Very powerful stuff.
And that’s what I’ve developed so far. It will grow as I work with it and learn more about the process. As an organic system it’s bound to grow as I grow with it. That’s the exciting part. Learning as I grow.
Why develop my own system? It’s truly a part of me that way. It will speak to me in ways that systems developed by others can’t and don’t. I can learn all about other systems and integrate them into my practice but it will never be as organic or have as strong a connection for me. This way I am assured to have a bond with each piece and the meaning they hold. Powerful possibilities.
I have been brought to this point in my development as a Vitki by the gods themselves. They are speaking to me and through me in this process. Earlier in my development as a Vitki it would not have held such a spiritually fulfilling place in my practice. Now I’m ready to take this step. It’s all lead up to this.
So stay tuned for further developments. I’ll keep you posted on the progress. And think about starting to develop a system of your own. It may be time. Consult the gods and see if they’re willing to assist you. You may be as surprised as I was by their response!