Dactylomancy is defined as divination using the rings of the fingers. Traditionally it would involve some permutation of a ring suspended by string, hovering over or falling across the alphabet or other symbols which would be interpreted for the message.
Now, I think you have noticed I’m not wholly traditional in my approaches to this blog. (For those of you who somehow hadn’t, well, I guess the cat’s out of the bag now!)
Recently, I was delighted to find a friend of mine was also wandering down a path of his own making when he told me of a divination he had done for another friend. In a moment of inspiration, Ceros gathered the jewelry of everyone at the table, not just rings, but necklaces, bracelets, anything bright and shiny, and used them to give a reading.
Of course I was intrigued by this, and, after a bit of schedule re-working, we found ourselves at a cozy little pub with a name I couldn’t help but think of as a euphemism for an athame.
After we settled in with a couple of drinks and many more laughs, Ceros asked for my jewelry and added his own to the mix. It was good we weren’t just using rings as between the two of us, we only had one. He held the collection in his hands and asked if I had a specific question or wanted to see what comes up. Questions rushed through my mind so quickly they were gone before I could grab them and I couldn’t feel which ones were of most importance, so I agreed to let him see what came up. When he was ready, he released the items onto the table.
What follows is as close to a transcript as my hand could capture:
One piece so far away outside looking in. This piece is a Talisman with an arrow for unlocking creativity
The creativity is outside and pointing to east – To me east is spirituality, the other world
You’re looking through spiritual lens. You’re on the outside looking in
Upside down necklace, wow, Mayan Sun God – illumination of the creative spirit. It is forthcoming – creative outlet still coming. Going to have a breakthrough.
Sun amulet is upside down – between worlds of light and dark – suns on opposite sides, both light and shadow
Creativity will be enlightened but also have to see the other side – pain and dark.
As above so below
All of the purple lines are like roots, the braided cords grow up and down and grow over top of darkness. What is darkness is dimensional.
Pentacle is going to east the same way creativity is. Again there’s a spiritual link to the creative.
The key is not illuminated, can only see part – creative moment not unlocked yet – more to come
Green stone of ring – pointing downward almost the reverse of green shoot growing through earth – this is self-doubt, restraint. The shoots are going down – blocking of the creative aspect.
He relaxed back in his seat with another “Wow, the Mayan Sun God.” I had missed several of these exclamations in my writing as I had even seen a flash of the image myself and was stunned by it. I sometimes try to set my intentions to be able to share parts of the images as they are being read, but seldom is it so clear.
We talked for a while about our impressions, and I will share a couple here with you.
Firstly, it had been just that evening that I was explaining my blog to another person and detailing how I was using it to practice divination and keep myself writing, but also for a chance at self-introspection. I was trying to step outside too look into things I needed to resolve. But I hadn’t told Ceros any of this before the reading, and his interpretation even went farther than my own description: as Ceros astutely put it, I was using a spiritual lens to do so.
Secondly, in light of my candle wax divination and its images of water and travel, I had been looking into international trips, of which I had two frontrunners. One is to the Caribbean, but it isn’t the usual lounge in the sand with a fruity umbrella drink kind of trip, although I’m sure there would be a bit of that as well. This one explores key Mayan ruins, temples and caves across three countries. It was definitely a trip all about the Mayan Sun God.
Many of the other items he expressed, I am still pondering and while I don’t currently understand them, I hope to recognize them as they unfold.
All in all, I consider this a massive success and a delightful way to add meaning to all that time we take accessorizing in the morning!
Thank you so much Ceros! Sending a big hug your way!
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