WHAT IS ONIMANCY?
The Olive has had a long history of being a sacred herb in many cultures through out the world. Widely used in Egypt, Rome & Greece, Olive Oil was the preferred choice for the sacred temple lamps.
The Olive tree is associated with many Solar Deities, as well as Athena & Poseidon.
As a male aphrodisiac, Athenian brides wore crowns of olive leaves to encourage fertility. Whilst at the Olympics, the winner had their crown anointed with Olive Oil & wore a Olive victory wreath on their head.
As in ancient times Olive Oil can still be used to today to consecrate incense burners before their first use. It may also be used in rituals to honour either human or deity. When used in magickal workings or rituals, you can dress candles with the Oil, anoint yourself or bless the ritual water with a drop.
Placing springs of Olive leaves around the house & over the front door, promotes a peaceful home environment.
Their are numerous forms of Onimancy, ranging from very simple, to incredibly complex.
Listed below are three very simple versions that anybody can get interesting results from.
Before any type of divination, it is always good to take a few deep breathes to clear your energy. This also helps you to be grounded & to bring yourself into the present moment.
1. PALM OF YOUR HAND
Although I'm rather more likely to do this type of divination when i'm in the kitchen, it can be practiced anywhere quiet at any time of day.
2. NAIL TRANCE
Best to be practiced in a darkened room at night. Not only is this an insightful & relaxing form of divination, it's also great for your skin too.
3. THE NOSTRADAMUS METHOD
This method can be practiced anywhere quiet, at any time of day.
Hope you have a relaxing & insightful time practicing these ancient art.
Much love Natta )O(
Psychic, healer, mystical priestess, teacher, activist, creatrix, artist, muse, storyteller & magickal herbalist