2. Divination with salt or dry sand. Pour the salt or sand into a square or rectangular tray to a depth of about three inches. Hold a pencil loosely in your hand, with the point at the center of the substance. Relax, close your eyes, and state your question.
Let your hand move of its own accord until it stops—and no longer than three minutes. Open your eyes and look for symbols or letters among the markings.
Some common examples: “Y” for yes; “N” for no; “P” for perhaps; “X” for love. A long line for a journey; a short line for a visitor. A large circle for misfortune; a small circle for news; a triangle for success; a square for obstacles, a heart for love, a broken heart for parting a parting. Read other symbols in relation to your question.
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Steele Alexandra Douris, author of the new Spirits, Seers & Séances.
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