Divinations

Frederick Richard Pickersgill – Prospero and Miranda
Source: Frederick Richard Pickersgill, “Prospero and Miranda,” circa 1860–1865, oil on canvas on panel, 50.7 × 64.2 cm, accession number WAG 731, Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool.

By divining, we participate in discovery via the interpretation of signs. A way is provided. Insight forward and back. Tomorrow arrives today, while pasts reveal their motives for this ongoing motion we call change; the only constant in Nature.

Through reading omens—those wonders within nature, both that of this world we occupy and what inside stirs our hearts and minds to decide to either act, react, or move on or not at all—we accept that these messages invite us to participate in designing our fates. That there exists as within and so without, as above and so below, a nature beyond the natural, a voice which is spiritual.

An openness to what dwells beyond our illusion of the material rewards our trust with a response. Always nuanced, often subtle, sometimes tumultuous, nothing is ever as it first appears. Yet, it answers.

Whatever the oracle—in this case, several styles and traditions of storytelling symbols illustrated on cards we shuffle, cut into piles, and draw, arranging them into patterns called spreads, representing that voice’s call—there is speech at work, and one needs to know its language to talk.

By booking any of the readings described below, you are hiring an interpreter of this nameless, ancient messenger whose magical force pulls to surface those cards your question yearns for, and Aquilifer offers his understanding of how this power answers.

Each reading is confidential, conducted by either live video conferencing together online or video of the reading performed solo for you offline, and accompanied by a detailed report written as a record of your session and its resulting interpretations. Bookings and associated content will be arranged and conveyed over email.

Aquilifer Eremita Urbanus, sive Unares | Aquilifer the Urban Hermit, or The One Thing

Divinations from $10.00–$37.00



Notate Bene:

☞ In all cases, readings are restricted to the consideration of one question or theme. Described below are the essentials of each cartomantic modality (divination by cards, of which these are several varieties) being offered, and what purchasing each entails.

For any of the types offered here, there exists, of course, the opportunity to arrange an alternative spread or approach tailored to the complexity of your query.

As noted, the cost for each covers a single reading, and there are two kinds of spread from which to choose for every option: a three- to five-card, or a four-card draw, including oracle cards, which can also be read according to their particular patterns as determined by their creators.



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Tarot Card Reading

With a history and tradition as storied as the narratives the arrangement of its images into spreads contains, tarot readings question and mirror the seeker.

Included in this reading is a three- to five-card, or a four-card, spread considering one question or theme. An alternative to either can be arranged.

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USD $28.00 / CAD $28.00


Lenormand Card Reading

A more recent historical development, though with as checkered a past, Lenormand readings likewise tell stories with pictures, yet favour practical matters unlike mystical tarot.

A reading comprises the interpretation of pairs, whether the option of a two-card or three-card spread is chosen, as meanings are derived from their relationships.

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USD $19.00 / CAD $19.00


Playing Card Reading

Gritty dirt-sorcery at its finest, this unassuming and ubiquitous household article is the real deal, ordinary playing cards concealing pithy, earthy wisdom everyone should heed.

Included in this reading is a three- to five-card, or a four-card, spread considering one question or theme. An alternative to either can be arranged.

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USD $10.00 / CAD $10.00


Oracle Card Reading

Diverse as their creators, oracle decks extend an ancient tradition of questioning, although the relationship between querent and diviner depends on these idiosyncratic, modern designs.

Each oracle deck is its own system of divination, its own self-contained modern tradition, so a reading will follow the pattern determined by that chosen.

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USD $37.00 / CAD $37.00