One of Hecate’s best know attributes is her Assistance with Divination.
She has through history been called upon for in depth answers and guidance using a Varity of divinational methods. One of
the most famous is the Hecate wheel. Below are some suggestions of divination that you may like to try and that have worked
very well for me. Evoking Hecate while using divination for your self personally is a great way to receive guidance and uncover
things within your life that need to be addressed.
I should note that although you may be evoking Hecate to assist you with
a reading for another, often you also will receive things that you need to be aware of or work on within your own life, while
this can throw you for a loop, simply acknowledge them and address them with her at a later time, as not to confuse the person
you are reading for.
Try to relax and have fun with divination, often the are a tun of "rules"
for using and keeping your divination tools, some are over board and make their use so stringent and complicated that there
is no joy involved. These are tools simply and only , for the use to uncover what is already within you. Technically you don’t
"need" them, they are simply a way to trigger the information you already possess within your sub-consciousness.
Scrying; The use of reflective surfaces to alter your state of consciousness.
This can be a mirror, a pool of water, a crystal orb ( or glass orb works just as well) and does not need to be elaborate.
Mirror; Any sized mirror can be used although 8 by 10 and up does seem to
work better. I would suggest cleansing it by whatever method that you are comfortable with to remove other energies that may
be within it, before using the mirror for scrying. I tend to clean it with windex and then do a magickal cleaning and dedication.
( I don’t use this form of mirror divination that often personally and don’t have a mirror simply for divination,
so needless to say I have to charge and un-charge what ever mirror I do use when the mood strikes.)
There are many ways that one goes about scrying with a mirror and everyone
needs to find the way that best works for them. I tend to simply use it in either softened day light or in the evening with
more candle light.
Pool of water; a bowl of water in a dark container works well or you can
add ink to the water. You can also use natural pools of water, such as mud puddles, which I have had great experiences with
in broad day light.
Orbs; Orbs are also great and I have used them in both daylight as well as
candle light. I do tend to keep my orbs covered up and put away when not in use but this really is because they can be expensive
and I have children. A great orb and one that is very in-expensive is garden globes and floating fish pond balls, I have used
both with wonderful results and if they do happen to get broke they can be easily replaced.
Pendulums; This is one of my favorite forms of divination. I often use it
along with the Tarot. It’s light, it’s portable and you really don’t need any other equipment to go with
it. A pendulum is an object suspended form a string or chain. This can be anything a stone, wood, ring, nut, fishing weight
really anything that has a bit of weight to it, I will give you instruction on how to make your own at the end of the page.
Tarot; Tarot is an excellent way to reach into you sub conscious and really
all you need is a deck that works for you and a cloth to lay out your cards. There are so many ways to lay out the cards and
there are just as many ways to interpret them. I can only suggest that you learn some basic spread and basic meanings. Then
move on to developing your own spreads and interpretations. Trust your own instincts and the images that come to you, not
what the book says.
Basically for all forms of divination the basics are the same.
Create a scared space ( this does not need to be elaborate unless you choose
and can be done with visualization)
Prepare your area ( lay out the cloth, get out your tools and so on)
Quiet your mind
Ask for guidance and give a blessing (if you are led)
Use your tool
Pay attention to your instincts.
Break the connection (clear the deck or tool)
Thank whoever you asked for guidance
Close your space
Of coarse you can make this as simple or as elaborate as you want.
How I make a pendulum.
wire real silver or copper or gold
needle nose pliers
6 to 10" chain (which ever type you want and experiment with the length)
2 jump rings
1 small charm
Find your object. This may be through trial and error. Try using different
objects to see which uses your personal energy the best. ( I tend to only be able to use stone pendulums, wooden ones simply
just shake on the string for me.)
For a Wooden one you can either make your own, putting a eye screw on the
top to attach the chain or buy one.
For a stone one you can either wrap the top or get a pre-made pendant with
a whole already through it. ( they sell these at craft stores in the jewelry component section)
for the wrap or the wire you use near the stone should be one that works
with your energy. For some that would be silver (real) or as in my case copper wire (real) experiment with all to find out
which works the best for you.
For a stone pendulum you are going to put about 2" of wire through the hole,
making it even out both sides. Take the ends and bring them both up over the top, to make it look like it is a triangle with
the pendulum in the middle of the long part of the triangle. It should swing freely while on the wire. Make a loop with one
of the ends of wire and wrap the other wire around the end of the loop, it should still look like a triangle but with a loop
at the top.
Take a jump ring and attach it to the loop and attach it to your chain.
Open another jump ring and put it on the other end of your chain and attach
You can now cleanse and charge your new pendulum however you wish. I do recommend
putting your new pendulum next to your body for a bit to get it in line with your energies. I will try to add pictures for
the steps soon.