serpent’s stone divination

Tressabelle at Ozark Pagan Mamma shared this short but succinct article on the use of snake stones for divination. The longer article she refers to Druid Divination – The Serpent’s Stone by Mark Bailey is her post and covers a variety of Druid divination techniques. I know both the AmerIndians and shamans in the Himalayas had stories of sacred serpents or nagas carrying these stones in their heads, kinda like a third eye pituitary or pineal gland. I think for me the native stones with these colors i can used are stream and river smoothed white quartz, dark green feldspar, and red jasper. Enjoy!

Ozark Pagan Mamma

The elegantly simple method of divination known as serpent’s stones (or awen stones) is probably not ancient, but is destined to be a classic. It is ideal as an early divination method to teach children, and as an easy method of augury for solitary or group ritual.

All that is needed are three stones and a pouch to keep them in. For the stones, select:

  • one white/light colored stone to represent all things positive and the answer “yes”
  • one red colored stone to represent yourself
  • and one black/dark colored stone to represent anything “crossing” you and the answer “no”.

To use serpent’s stones for divination, simply roll them around in your hand, with your question in mind, until it feels right to toss them out onto the ground or other surface. The stone landing closest to the red stone indicates your answer. If they are an equal distance from the…

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