So the other day, I was reading though the Hellenic Pagan Facebook group, and one person posted a question about what divination methods folks use. I generally don’t use divination (more on that in a minute), but I did mention that when I do, I use bird signs.
The interpretation of bird signs is a traditional Hellenic method, and that’s about as much I know of the subject formally. Also, its technical name is orinthomancy (that may or may not be spelled correctly; my phone thinks it’s wrong). I certainly don’t use any real method. I simply say a short prayer to whatever god I’m asking at the moment, ask for a sign given by a particular pattern (generally in numbers) and wait a few days.
For example, the other week I asked Ares, particularly Ares Epeekoos, whether He would prefer me write one book or two. After that, I looked for his birds; figuring a number would be an obvious sign, and the species indicating a positive or negative response (woodpeckers being positive as described in myth and his others [buzzards, vultures, and certain owls] being all negative, I would get my answer. I did see my sign soon after: two woodpecker nests drilled into a living tree. I later confirmed this through a separate oracle from Sannion.
However, I don’t even do that sort of thing often. My intuitive record is pretty good–I’m just right most of the time. It’s usually little things: sports matches, what’s in the fridge at the moment, etc. big things usually work out, too, but I trust my gut.
Well, that’s about it. Why not share your experience?