Over the years, I have studied various forms of divination, including scrying, tasseomancy, cartomancy, and dream interpretation. My personal divination practice blends the idea of divination with the use of tarot as a mental focusing tool, to help me work through the factors of a specific issue. If you are interested in a reading, contact me to discuss my rates.
While tasseomancy, brought to Europe by Roma travelers and popularized in England and Scotland starting in the 18th century, is often considered synonymous with “tea leaf reading,” it is simply the reading of any sediment in a cup, and can also trace its origins to practices of reading candle wax or ashes.
Scrying is the act of looking into a surface or substance, such as water, a mirror, smoke, or flame, to divine omens, symbols, and portents. Similarly to dream-reading, scrying relies on associations between the symbols observed and requires the greatest synchronicity between the seer and the client.
Tarot was originally a card game, introduced in the 15th century, that was popularized for divination by Roma people, gaining popularity outside the Roma community during the spiritualist craze of the 19th and early 20th centuries. From there, other forms of card-reading emerged, often called oracle cards.