What’s the point of meditation?

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Meditation is a kind of quiet practice where a certain amount of time and effort is dedicated in order to pay special and very close attention to a meditation object. Learning how to meditate is really about learning how to pay attention to one thing. But why? What’s the point of meditation? And what’s the point of meditation in magick?

What’s the point of meditation?

There are so many variations of meditation and each variation has a different purpose. Let’s look at two examples, mindfulness meditation and guided meditation. There are of course plenty of other variations but mindfulness and guided meditation are the two versions we are influenced by. Then there is our own style of meditation (we haven’t come up with a name for our unique mash-up style that we share with our audience) and we will look at what the point of this is too!

What’s the point of Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is about being aware of where we are in the space (such as feeling a hard floor underneath us) and what we’re doing (this might be simply breathing in and out) and not being overly reactive to what’s going on around us. Mindfulness can be both guided or unguided, which basically means the actual meditation session could be led by an instructor who speaks during the meditation (guided) or it can be silently, where you bring your own awareness to the space you’re in (unguided). 

The main point of Mindfulness is to try to put some space between thoughts and actions or between thoughts and judgement. This can often lead to a state called ‘decentering’. This is when we invite objectivity in and sort of stand back from our own thoughts, emotions and reactions to things. The point of it being that once a person has practised mindfulness often enough, and the ability to ‘decenter’ practised, that it leads to less rumination and less emotional reactivity experienced in the moment. 

This will then bring in certain benefits. If we are less emotionally reactive in the moment, we can perhaps be more resilient. If we aren’t spending time ruminating about the past, we can perhaps have a more positive mindset about our present and even our future.

What’s the point of Guided Meditation?

Now we know that Mindfulness meditation is all about being aware of where we are in the space and what we’re doing without judging it. Guided meditation is about being guided in that process. It basically means a second person (either in real life or recorded) is relaying a set of instructions and the listener follows along. Guided meditations can be used as a format to deliver other types of meditation beyond Mindfulness meditations. For example, a guided meditation might include instructions to pay attention to the breath, equally it could include instructions to imagine a scene in the mind (these are called visualisations) or instructions connected to working with emotions. 

The point of guided meditation is to be guided. So for beginners, the point of being guided will lead to a state of having learned how to meditate. Some guided meditations are visualisations. The point of this type of meditation is to be guided through things like imagining scenarios, imagining positive outcomes or to reframe events from the past as lessons to learn.  The point of visualisations is to help achieve specific successful outcomes or release issues that might be getting in the way of goal achievement. 

This obviously comes with certain benefits. For example, athletes and entrepreneurs often use visualisation techniques as part of their jobs to achieve success. Guided meditations that help release negative experiences or emotional blocks can mean we feel more positive going forward. 

What’s the point of meditation in magickal practise?

So now we know the point of meditation may be different depending on the different types of meditation being practised. Like lots of magickal practitioners, we practise meditation as part of our magick. The point of this is firstly to connect our intentions directly with our spellwork. We do this using visualisation methodology because we know if athletes and entrepreneurs can achieve success doing this, so can we! 

The other point of meditation is to create a positive mindset. We teach through our Magick Discovered course that there’s more magickal success to be had if we have a positive mindset. So, if we accept that meditation has some benefits, some of which create a positive mindset through reductions in rumination or clearing emotional baggage, we feel that practising meditation will create better results for us magickally speaking.

Reasons not to meditate 

Meditation techniques like visualisation or mindfulness were developed in order to experience ‘the self’ in a different way. These experiences can be both pleasant (through the benefits we have talked about) and less pleasant. For example, in some meditation practices confronting personal challenges and looking deeply at emotional experience is an important part of the exercise.

However, some research indicates that meditation practise can produce unwanted effects in people who might be more sensitive. For example, people with certain pre-existing mental health conditions can experience episodes when they meditate. 

So we encourage anyone who is unsure about practising meditative techniques to seek appropriate professional support before experimenting with meditation.

What’s the point of our meditations?

Here at Magenta School of Magick, we offer free guided meditations on our website (and new ones every week to our subscriber audience!). These meditations are all guided, secular and are a sort of mash up of mindfulness, visualisation, emotion-work exercises rooted in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and goal achievement rooted in neurolinguistic programming. When we say mash-up we literally mean there will be mindfulness practise mixed right in there with the visualisation, which usually sets the scene for some emotion-work or some goal achievement. 

The point of our meditations is to guide anyone from the inexperienced through to experienced meditators through the exercises. The point of it all being to help either release a specific emotional block, visualise a specific outcome or to create a bit of space between thoughts and feelings. Sometimes all of these at once. So the point of our meditations are not just for more successful magickal practise (although we believe the two are linked). The point of meditation is ultimately that with enough practise, we can perform better at work, or school or that we can form more productive relationships and become better parents, better siblings or better friends.   

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Spells under a minute: Empathy and patience

Empathy is an amzing magickal power to have. Cast a spell to allow empathy to grow by Magenta School of Magick

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Want to learn simple spell casting? Here’s a quick spell to improve (or remove the blockers, depending on what the moon is up to!) your capacity for empathy and helping other people.

All our correspondences, the days of the week that work best for certain kinds of magick and how we use the moon and planets are all included on our Casting Spells page.

We’ve also included a version of this spell with incantations here as a download.

This one uses fire so obviously when setting fire stuff, please don’t wander off. Also have a think about whether the fire alarm system might be triggered and whether maybe it’s best to burn stuff outside.

If you have questions about this just reach out and ask. We’re happy to assist!

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Guided Meditation: Accepting constructive feedback

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Sometimes when we are given feedback this can feel like an attack. Even constructive criticism intended to help us learn and grow can encourage our own inner critic to pile on. By learning to take a step back from criticism, hearing without judgement what is being said, and understanding the role we play in interpreting feedback we can begin to accept constructive feedback in the spirit it is usually intended.

Here we have some pointers on how to meditate, plus some of our other guided meditations available.

Meditation practice can produce unwanted effects in people who might be more sensitive. We encourage anyone who is unsure about practising meditative techniques to seek appropriate professional support before experimenting with meditation.

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Phases of the Moon beyond magick

The phases of the moon are useful in more that just magick by Magenta School of Magick

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We specialise in astral magick, which basically means the rules we like to follow come from using the movements of the planets, including the phases of the moon, to time the magick. Lots of other practitioners also include the phases of the Moon in their craft. 

The relative qualities and phases of the Moon are described in detail in our favourite grimoire, the Picatrix. This is where most of our astral magickal practise comes from.  

For us, it’s the power that the archetype of the Moon represents that is the important aspect. So working out what the Moon is up to, and when, is worth a little investigation. Thankfully, the Internet and apps do all the hard maths for us, so all we have to do is ‘Google It’ or look up occasionally, spot the Moon, and figure out what it’s doing.

The New Moon

A “new” moon is the phase when the moon is not visible to us here on Earth because the sun’s light can’t reach it. New moons don’t last very long, certainly no more than three days. 

Using a new moon in magick and beyond

The New Moon marks the beginning of the phases of the Moon. This means new moons, as a phase, are an opportunity to make a start. It can be used magickally speaking for spells about beginnings and fresh starts but the New Moon can also be used powerfully beyond spell casting. 

As new moons are all about thinking proactively, becoming open (such as being accountable to oneself) and setting positive goals means new moons can be incorporated into project planning or creative thinking processes at work or school. For example, when entering a planning phase for a new project or developing a new perspective on a problem or issue, draw on the power of the new moon. 

A new moon is also an ideal time to set intentions for what you want to create, receive, manifest, or experience over the next lunar cycle. This could be as part of personal development goals you have set yourself, perhaps learning a new skill could be timed to coincide with a new moon. 

A Waxing Moon

A “waxing” moon is when the sun’s light hits the moon on one side and appears to grow larger, from a small crescent shape until the moon is almost completely visible. This phase lasts about 2 weeks. The waxing moon can be broken down further into smaller phases, if you wish to, as the crescent shape grows. 

Using a waxing moon in magick and beyond

Now we know that during the new moon phase we can set our intentions and begin to form our plans, during a waxing moon we are actually taking the practical steps to move towards what is desired. This kind of moon can be used magickally speaking for spells concerned with growing and increasing, but the Waxing Moon can also be used to manifest abundance beyond spell casting.

If new moons are all about planning for a new project, waxing moons are all about taking action towards ideas, objectives and goals. They can be used to bring ideas into creation. For example, when doing a piece of work, draw on the power of a waxing moon to create that document. 

A waxing moon is also an ideal time to look for opportunities to obtain what you want to receive or experience over the next lunar cycle. This could mean taking proactive steps such as making appointments, or launching something as part of personal development goals you have set yourself. 

A Full Moon

A “full” moon occurs when the sun’s light completely fills the surface of the moon that faces Earth. Full moons, like new moons, dont last longer than about three days before they begin to wane. 

Using a full moon in magick and beyond

The Full Moon marks the midpoint (or highpoint if you prefer) in the phases of the Moon. This means full moons, as a phase, are possibly the most potent time in the phases of the moon. They can be used magickally speaking for spells that require an injection of power, but the Full Moon can also be used across all aspects of our lives if we choose to.

As waxing moons turn into full moons, we now know that taking action has begun. So we are moving towards ideas, objectives and goals. The Full Moon then becomes a window in the phases of the moon to put yourself out there. This might mean setting project deadlines to fall on a full moon, producing the deliverables for customers on a full moon. It can mean publishing or running advertisement campaigns during a full moon.   

The Full Moon is also an ideal time to look for any signs that you have achieved anything you have set for yourself over the lunar cycle. This could mean spotting little synchronicities or signs that you are on the right path for any personal development goals. 

A Waning Moon

A “waning” moon is when the sun’s light hits the moon and appears to shrink, from an almost full moon to a small crescent shape. This phase lasts about 2 weeks, and as the moon wanes this can be broken down further into smaller phases as the crescent shape decreases into the ‘nothingness’ of the new moon. After which the phases of the moon begin again. 

Using a waning moon in magick and beyond

The Waning Moon marks the moment the Moon begins to fade from our view here on Earth. This means waning moons, as a phase, represent the best time to release, restrict or banish. They can be used magickally speaking for spells focused on these themes, such as binding spells. However, the Waning Moon can also be used to release things across other areas of our lives.

When the Full Moon begins to wane we have possibly delivered an objective or produced something of value. The Waning Moon then becomes an opportunity to undertake a review of your project for lessons learned, or plan the editing work for a first draft so that this coincides with a waning moon. Waning moons can be used to complete some lingering admin tasks, as well as clearing away the energy when pieces of work are done. 

A waning moon is an ideal time to look at the personal lessons you have learned as part of this lunar cycle. This phase of the moon is also great to release anything that you feel is holding you back and remove any blocks as part of the personal development goals you have set yourself. 

A Void Moon

As the Moon moves across the sky it moves through each Zodiac sign as it goes. As it does so, it is also forming aspects with the planets (who are also on their journey across the stars). When the Moon forms angles with other planets during its Zodiac travels, astrologers call this “forming aspects”. 

Sometimes though, as the Moon travels through the signs it runs out of planets to form angles with. When this happens the Moon is considered “void-of-course” until it enters the next sign. There might be times when the Moon, although busy being in one of the four phases we’ve mentioned, is also “void of course”. It can be tricky to do anything when the Moon is “void of course” but not impossible!

Sometimes operating within a void moon can be incredibly useful, for example if the desired outcome for an objective is just to slide something under the radar, or for your achievements to go unnoticed. If this is what appeals then plan to act when the moon is void. For example, this might be useful when planning communications or deliverables you’d prefer went ignored or unreplied.  A void moon can also be useful when having a difficult conversation or undertaking something risky as part of your personal development goals. 

So we see that the Moon is awesome, and not just for magickally minded people. Even if we’re not using the Moon to cast spells all the time, it is still a powerful symbol to coincide with any non-magickal intentions. It’s well worth considering how the phases of the moon in a work, school and personal development context can be used to ensure you get the most out of what you’re trying to acheive. Even if that is to simply be ignored!

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Spells under a minute: Reveal the truth

Using the power of intuition to reveal the truth with this spell by Magenta School of Magick

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Want to learn simple spell casting? Here’s a quick spell to help you see what is hidden from you, in this case the truth of the matter.

All our correspondences, the days of the week that work best for certain kinds of magick and how we use the moon and planets are all included on our Casting Spells page.

We’ve also included a version of this spell with incantations here as a download.

If you have questions about this just reach out and ask. We’re happy to assist!

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Guided Meditation: Authentic leadership

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Take some time to turn your attention inward. This can help find your authentic self and by reflecting upon your strengths and your values you can learn what it means to be your authentic self. It is only in being true to who we are, that we can lead others authentically.

Here we have some pointers on how to meditate, plus some of our other guided meditations available.

Meditation practice can produce unwanted effects in people who might be more sensitive. We encourage anyone who is unsure about practising meditative techniques to seek appropriate professional support before experimenting with meditation.

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Making a Book of Shadows

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What is a Book of Shadows?

A Book of Shadows (also known simply as the Book) is a concept from Wicca and is a personal grimoire written by the magickal practitioner for the practitioner’s own use. It is a “how to” manual and a set of guiding instructions. Inside are things like spell recipes, lists of correspondences, instructions for rituals and the dates of important festivals. 

The Book of Shadows as a religious text

For Wiccans, the Book of Shadows is often considered to be a sacred text and a key magickal tool. This means the book is associated with the magickal power connected to the practitioner and is oftentimes consecrated in a similar way to other magickal tools. 

Gerald Gardner first introduced the idea of a “Book of Shadows” to Wicca in the 1950s. Even Gardner’s own Book of Shadows, arguably the first Book of Shadows, was copied, deleted and added to over time by his coven. This means each Book of Shadows is unique to the coven who copied it. So unlike other religions, in Wicca, there is no one correct book to follow. 

Non-wiccans and the Book of Shadows

Non-wiccans can, and do, create a version of the Book for their own use. It’s just referred to as “a grimoire” if non-wiccan magickal practitioners choose to avoid the term Book of Shadows.  The grimoire will contain as much information as the practitioner needs to help them with their magickal practice. The following steps can absolutely apply for non-wiccans wanting to create a grimoire.

Making a Book of Shadows

Because there is no one true Book of Shadows, each and every practitioner can (if they want to) create one for their own practice. Each Book can be as fancy as you want it to be. It could be hand-written into a leather bound book, or it could be sheets of paper attached into a simple ringbinder. It can even be a document you keep on your laptop….the important thing about the creation is that it starts with you, and what you’d like it to look like.

Think about what you’d like to do with it in the future? If you want to publish it or share it with others one day, perhaps a digital Book is the perfect option for you.  

What to include in a Book of Shadows

A Book of Shadows is used to store information, remember…. there is no one correct Book to copy from; this means it is likely to only include information related to how the author (i.e you) practises their magick.

Some suggestions for what might be included are detailed here, but it is a personal tool. This means there might be things here that can be left out, equally there might be things we haven’t included that you believe ought to be in your Book of Shadows. 

Laws of Ethics 

You may wish to create an ethical framework from which your magickal practise is guided. For example, in Wicca there is a Wiccan Rede but even non-wiccans may wish to abide by a set of rules, and have those written down in the Book. 

Deities, angels and spirits 

Depending on the magickal practise or tradition, you may wish to note down any of the external forces that are called upon or worshipped. It may also be important to include the rituals for engaging with these deities, angels or spirits and what they are being called forward to do.  

Correspondences

Where would magick be without lists of correspondences?! Whether for you this means the phases of the moon and planetary correspondences, colours of candles and crystals or lists of herbs and how to use them, you will likely need to look over these lists and keeping them in a Book of Shadows is a useful way to keep them all together.  

Festivals and events

The Wiccan Wheel of the Year includes eight major festivals. But even non-wiccans may wish to allocate certain dates on the calendar for celebration and rest periods.  Noting these down in one place is a great way to personalise your Book and whether you choose to celebrate any holidays that are special to you.

Spellcasting

We post some of our spells to our subscriber audience and have some available for download from our website. Similarly, you may wish to keep tabs on the spells you cast and then the ones that work each and every time can ‘graduate’ into the Book of Shadows. Keeping all your spells in the Book is a great way to consolidate your best work in one place. 

Should I create a Book of Shadows?

There is no rule in magick that says you must have one. The Book of Shadows is a Wiccan creation. Many practitioners do not identify as Wiccan so don’t have one. They may instead use different terms for magickal texts or information management systems they use in their practise. 

Many practitioners do not want to create any documents that look magickal if there is risk it will be found by someone else. A Book of Shadows is only a method to keep information together. A practitioner could very easily carry all their information in their head! So, there is no need to create a Book if you don’t want to. You are every bit a magickal practitioner without one and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

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Spells under a minute: Opening up social experiences

Being in social situations can be daunting. Cast a spell to reduce shyness

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Want to learn simple spell casting? Here’s a quick spell to losen those inhibitions, get rid of that shyness and start mingling at new social engagements.

All our correspondences, the days of the week that work best for certain kinds of magick and how we use the moon and planets are all included on our Casting Spells page.

We’ve also included a version of this spell with incantations here as a download.

This one uses fire so obviously when setting fire stuff, please don’t wander off. Also have a think about whether the fire alarm system might be triggered and whether maybe it’s best to burn stuff outside.

If you have questions about this just reach out and ask. We’re happy to assist!

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Guided Meditation: Self approval and validation

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Accepting or approving of yourself for who you are does not have to mean you must like and celebrate every aspect of yourself, but it’s a place to start from. Starting with self validation rather than external validation is a first step moving towards self acceptance, self approval and self esteem. It makes it possible to accept any mistakes, and forgive ourselves for these errors.

Here we have some pointers on how to meditate, plus some of our other guided meditations available.

Meditation practice can produce unwanted effects in people who might be more sensitive. We encourage anyone who is unsure about practising meditative techniques to seek appropriate professional support before experimenting with meditation.

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Learning divination

Learning divination with tools like Lenormand cards by Magenta School of Magick

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What is Divination?

Many moons ago ‘divination’ was primarily concerned with working with the gods, figuring out what the ‘divine’ wanted us mere mortals to do on Earth. These days though, divination is a practise to understand a kind of hidden knowledge. But rather than knowledge that the gods are hiding from us, it’s more like life lessons, personal development or gaining special insight into how to solve problems. 

Divination is often linked with spirituality and the esoteric. Maybe because of the link with communing the gods. Even if you don’t have a religious practise, magickal practitioners can make use of divination as part of their overall magickal work.

If we remember that divination is about obtaining a kind of special insight, it doesn’t always have to mean “fortune telling” or “predicting the future”. With that in mind, it seems that learning divination is absolutely possible, rather than a talent someone is born with.

Learning divination

There are so many different methods of divination that span every culture imaginable. It wouldn’t be possible to list every method, but we can share the different kinds of divination we have experience of, the good and the bad. Take a look at some of the different methods of divination below and see which works best for you. Of course, to get really good at anything you’ll need to keep practising and perhaps think about getting a teacher for the more advanced forms of divination.

Cards for divination

Cartomancy is using cards for divination. Tarot cards, oracle cards, lenormand cards and even ordinary playing cards can all be used for divination. Many card divinors believe these days that the cards are giving an insight into personal development, but cards do have that weird knack of foretelling situations that might be blocking your path a little later down the road. But in the main, card divination is used as a tool for self-reflection and guidance. Using the cards for divination is really simple to learn. If you’re keen to get started we have articles on how to read lenormand and how tarot can help with personal development. You can’t go wrong with getting a deck of cards that resonate with you and just cracking on. Some card decks have more nuanced meanings that may be worth investing in a teacher, such as the Rider Waite Smith deck, but it’s not essential.

Runes for divination

We have a complicated relationship with runes, certainly the anglo-saxon runes, but there are other runes out there and many practitioners make their own runes based on symbols that mean something to them. The basics of using runes for divination is much like using cards. It’s less about fortune telling and more akin to a tool for guidance. So using runes to answer a question based upon your current situation. The meaning on the runes is interpreted like a story, depending on which way round they fall and whether they are symbol side up. 

Reading Tea Leaves and Coffee Grounds for divination

Divination with tea leaves involves looking at the leaves or grounds in the bottom of the cup and spotting any images or shapes they make. It’s probably one of the easiest forms of divination to learn if you are comfortable with a “no one right way” approach. It is probably fair to describe leaf reading interpretations as personal to the reader. By this we mean, as long the reader has a system, and it works, then that is good enough.

One way to interpret the images or shapes is to use an agreed list of what the various images mean. There isn’t one agreed list, unlike with card divination. We have a method for reading tea leaves, or coffee grounds, that is connected to Lenormand card meanings. This means we look at the leaves for any images or shapes that resemble the 36 pictures on Lenormand cards. 

Of course, you can make up a list of your own or even dare to read them entirely intuitively. This takes a bit more courage, but as long as you trust your intuition in the moment, you can spot the images or shapes and decide what they mean in the moment according to your intuition. 

Try to look for three or four images, noting the order in which you see them. Then tell the story using the interpretations based on what you see.

Pendulum swinging for divination

A pendulum is another really simple form of divination. They are great for those quick Yes or No type answers to questions that need a quick solution. Holding the pendulum in one hand and allowing the weight to settle. A swing to the left and right could mean a No, a swing to the front and back could mean a Yes. 

Pendulums can also be used with a divination board. You can create your own divination board, it just needs to have the areas of life that you’d typically be asking about. For example, some diviners use a board that has the alphabet on it and use the pendulum to watch which letters it swings towards.

Divination with a pendulum can also be used in tandem with a map. At the risk of looking like one of the Charmed Ones, it does work to swing a pendulum over a map or drawing of a map and ‘feel’ where the pendulum swings the most. Have a practise with a game of hide and seek, or try to locate something you have recently lost.

Mirror scrying for divination

Mirror scrying is done looking into a black, reflective surface rather than an actual mirror ‘Wicked Step Mother of Snow White’ style (most people will have a black reflective surface in their possession in the form of an iPad or TV that is switched off). To start practising, grab a notebook to keep a record of the things that happen after your scrying session.

Begin by looking quietly into the reflective surface. Stare onto the surface and notice any patterns, symbols or pictures in your mind’s eye. In doing this quiet practise, you’ll begin to see images or thoughts in your head. These are the things you’ll need to recall when the session is over. You’ll know it’s time to stop scrying when your body starts to get restless or aches.

Now note down the things that happened or the sensations you felt. Even if it’s not immediately obvious, there’s a good chance the answer to the question is in these thoughts or feelings somewhere! 

The Major Clairs

We only recently posted about the major clairs but it’s worth repeating it here in summary. Clairvoyance means ‘clear seeing’  is one of the four ‘clairs’. It means that when messages arrive ‘clairvoyantly’, they appear as images or scenes in the mind. Clairaudience means ‘clear hearing’  and means that when messages arrive they are like a little voice or the conscience, gently speaking. Claircognizance means “clear knowing”.  Which means the ability to know something without knowing why. Clairsentience means ‘clear feeling’. With this ‘clair’ messages come through as a feeling. 

With practise most people can learn this method of divination and if you’re able to practise meditation safely, visualising when in a deep state of relaxation is when ‘baby clairs’ grow. Spend time, eyes closed, in quiet reflection. Ask your mind a question and wait for an answer to come in the form of a picture that might flash, a word you might hear or see in your mind’s eye..

Like with mirror scrying, just make sure you keep a good record by writing it down in a journal. Over several weeks or months, this record can begin to show how well these abilities are growing. 

Astrology as a divination tool?

Now we’re not astrologers at Magenta School of Magick (not yet anyway. It’s on our L&D objectives!) so we’re probably going to start an all out riot by suggesting that astrology is another divination method that we can learn. 

Now, it’s different to the forms of divination we’ve described above and astrology couldn’t be used in place of, say, tarot cards because it’s a lot harder to ask a “tarot type” question and look to astrology for the answers. (It’s harder because it takes a while to look through the chart data. But it’s not impossible) 

But if we recall that divination is a practise to understand a kind of hidden knowledge. Knowledge to help with life lessons, personal development or gaining special insight into how to solve problems. We’re suggesting that astrology can be used for this too. For example natal astrology is looking at the moment of birth and extrapolating events or personality aspects from the chart’s data. Electional astrology is about planning the best time to do something using the chart’s data. We’d suggest horary astrology would be a suitable branch of astrology to divine insights, as answers in these charts are based on the moment the question is asked. 

Learn to trust your intuition 

With the exception of astrology, all these divination methods rely on intuition. Trusting intuition and knowing the differences between intuition and intellect is probably the most difficult aspect of learning divination as a tool to gain insight. 

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