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Beyond Tarot cards and runes

by Terri Paajanen

Looking at seemingly natural and random events in search of portents and omens of the future is a practice as old as time. I’m sure you’ve heard of tasseography, or the reading of tea leaves. Well, there are many other kinds of scrying that are much stranger.

*Aeromancy – divination from the air and sky, particularly concentrating on cloud shapes, comets, and other phenomena not normally visible in the heavens.
*Alectryomancy – a bird picks corn grains from a circle of letters.
*Alomancy – using table salt.
*Austromancy – studying of the winds.
*Axiomancy – the observation of how an ax or hatchet quivers or points when driven into post.

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