What occult things are you in to, besides astrology?
Astrology has been a main interest of mine since my Saturn return, but I've delved into other things, over the years, that would fall under the occult label. (Although i wonder if Astrology is technically an occult practice? Anyway).
Numerology is one that i keep finding a lot of illumination in.
I had a pendulum for a while, but i started to feel weird about it....and one day it broke, so I took that as a sign.
Ive dipped my toe into mayan astrology, and it actually resonated with me, even more deeply than western astrology, but theres just not a lot of information out there.
Im very curious about tarot. I do an online reading every once in a while and its very illuminating for me. But i still do have some mixed feelings about divination in general. I wont go into all that, though.
Just curious about what you all are in to?
Love this! I was hoping someone would mention this topic!
I love reading Tarot cards. Sometimes they make zero sense
and sometimes they "Sing", literally. Some of the greatest
insight into issues have been answered with a good reading.
I also enjoy spell casting. I am "solitary", and I am not into
that wiccan stuff. I simply enjoy as a single woman turning
to nature and the elements for help and magic. I have a few
favorite spells that I use for various purposes. When I resort
to using them, I feel focused and safe. I love the idea of the
four elements. Fire, wind (air), water, and earth. Just like
I also love Feng Shui. I notice that anytime I clear space of
clutter, organize and brighten up my home that I see positive
results. I do not go overboard with the strange objects and
numbers and such. I simply apply the four elements, think
in terms of good energy flow and practical organization.
Like an old saying, you don't have to have money to be clean.
If I have no use for something and no personal desire for it,
I am happy to donate it to a charity where the charity can
sell and distribute the money to those it helps. That in my
opinion is positive use of energy.
I also practice prayer, meditation and karma. I am a life long
learner of the beautiful, mystical arts and I also consider
myself a Christian.
Thanks Sherry! I forgot to add that, i too do some spellcasting. Usually by the creation of an altar or visualization. Ive had a few people tell me (one astrologer) that i was a witch lol!:) I think i was drowned in a past life for my practices, and i think that keeps me from being so open about it. Plus i dont want to offend anyone who doesn’t understand it. But i do possess some understanding of how this “material” plane works, and a deep desire to understand more.
Im also interested in the chakra system and the energetic channels that are used in chinese medicine. I also practice reiki and liken it to the hands on prayer that is popular in lots of religions.
Thank you also for mentioning the power of feng shui. I just got a new place and am feeling really good about how im keeping it. In jungian (Jungian psychology is another thing im into.) terms the house represents the Self. I appreciate that symbology.
I second tarot.
I lightly dabbled in Wiccan spellcasting as a kid. I used to look up spells on the internet and made a spellbook. But eventually, I decided I didn't want to get too deep into it.
Then I learned Tarot in highschool which led to learning pendulums, numerology, playing cards, oracles, and astrology. I was taught that when something while reading Tarot piques your curiosity, you should look it up it because it might be something that you are meant to learn. Some people are led to explore hermetic knowledge or history, but those kind of things don't interest me. Tarot is more fluid than astrology, and astrology is amazing when it comes to timing. Astrology is such a deep topic.
I use Feng Shui from the guidelines provided in Clear Your Clutter.
I've considered learning palm-reading, but I never got around to it.
Lately, I've taken an interest in Korean methods of fortune-telling like Saju and Tojeong Bigyeol, which are based on astrology. However, I would have to be able to read Korean to learn them and they seem kind of complicated, so I am only comparing a few interpretations I annually see on TV to what the Western astrology chart shows. I've also considered looking a little at Vedic astrology lately, but man, there are so many other interesting things I'd rather do or read, I'm not sure I'll get around to it.
In my case:
- Tarot (heavy interest... I adore Tarot honestly. I find that even the worst reading I can do can help me feel like I can grow from it, if only by paying attention to my reaction to symbolism or archetypes - or even a potential prediction)
- Numerology (good interest: particularly pay attention to my year, all came from Tarot so also my Soul/Life card/numbers)
- Open to Wiccan ideals, pay attention to anything that can bring positivity to my life, and help me shed negativity
My Kindle shopping is a testament to most of that.