Types of Divination

Divination ChannelingDivination is a term used for different methods employed to gain answers to questions, and at times, foresee the future through contact with the spirit world.

The following is a list various types of divination used by psychics, seers and the like. The various methods of divining answers are open to interpretation by the clairvoyant or fortune teller, so how information is gained usually varies between the diviner and his or her preferences.

Aeromancy: Divination by the air and sky. The shapes of clouds, wind and other aerial formations are studied as signs of future events.

Astragalomancy: Using bones, dice, stones or small pieces of wood bearing symbols to divine answers through interpreting how the objects lie on the ground; or what symbols are facing upwards.

Bibliomancy: Using a book to divine answers. A book such as the Bible is opened at random, while the diviner points to it while keeping his/her eyes closed. The phrase/paragraph that was selected is then interpreted as a significant message.

Cartomancy: Cards used for divination. Tarot cards are the most commonly used.

Dowsing: The practice of using a rod, or rods, to detect hidden things or receive yes / no answers to questions.
Necromancy: Consulting the dead to obtain secret knowledge. This is done usually through a medium who channels or contacts the spirit.
Numerology: Divining by numbers. Numerical values are assigned to letters of the alphabet. Names can be interpreted by their numerical significance. 
Rhabdomancy: The interpretation of the position of rods, arrows, or staffs for divination.
Palmistry / Chiromancy: Studying the hand and its lines on the palm to determine character and the future.

Fire divination. Things such as leaves, sticks, incense, etc., are thrown into fire. Color, shape and intensity of the flames are then interpreted.
Scrying: The ancient practice of gazing into mirrors, water or crystal (e.g. crystal balls) to enter into a state of seeing spiritual visions.
Seance: A gathering of people who collectively bring their energy together in attempt to communicate with ghosts and spirits, typically facilitated with the help of a psychic medium.
Talking Boards: The use of Ouija Boards, angel boards or spirits boards to communicate with the dead and spirits to learn about the past, present and future.
Tarot Cards: The use of tarot cards may be used by some fortune tellers to see the past, present, and sometimes, the future.
Tasseography: Divination by tea leaves. Tea is swirled around inside a cup. The cup is then turned upside down on a saucer. The diviner then interprets the pattern(s) of the leaves remaining inside the cup.