During the winter months, young girls would go out to the wood stack And, while thinking of the man who's character traits they wanted to Know, they would pull from the stack the first piece of wood that Touched their hand.
"Which if it strenght and even be, and have no knots at all,
A gentle husband then they think shall surely to them fall;
But if it fowle and crooked be, and knottie here and there,
A crabbed, churlish husband then they earnestly do fear."
Need an answer to a question? Let Hematite help!
In a dark room, light a RED CANDLE. Hold a large piece of HEMATITE in your receptive hand (the one you do not write with) so that the RED CANDLE'S flame is reflected on it. Gaze at the reflection - let your eyes relax - and imagine your question. See the question in your mind -- feel the emotions associated with it.
The answer will come to you - just relax and let the information flow!
Alphabet soup- Can be used for divination.
As you eat a bowl of the soup, concentrate on a question.
When you get to the point of having about 6 spoonfuls left, close
your eyes and scoop up the last 3.
What letters are you left with?
Do they spell anything?
Perhaps the numerology meaning is there?
One for sorrow
Two for Joy
Three for a girl
Four for a boy
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret never to be told
Did you know that if you don't like the forecast based on the number of magpies you can protect yourself from it? By folk superstitions all you have to do is raise your hat, cross yourself or spit 3 times and say 'devil, devil, I defy thee'!
Purpose: For prophecies to be revealed through dreams, strong impressions or immediate visions.
Fill a cauldron or large, black iron pot half-full of fresh water. Add a handful of Buttercup or Marigold petals. Light incense of Sage (also used for protection) or burn some Thyme. Stir the cauldron/pot gently three times while chanting the magic spell :
Into the threads of time I cast my thoughts
To catch a glimpse of what will be
O Gods of Asgard, bring into my mind
The lovely gift of prophecy
Look deep into the cauldron and you will recive the message