Cliches aside, recently I’ve become pretty interested in not only astrology, but other forms of ‘divination’ as well. It’s not so much a way to see the future for me, as a way to clearly and impartially see what goes into making the present. With the law of synchronicity, all things relate to each other, so the patterns of cards, the falling of coins and the movements of planets are all part of that same universal pulse.
Mostly, these methods are a bit of hassle, as you have to have your I-Ching or tarot cards at the ready and to know what , but a new way has made an appearance- the online computerised version! I found this site, called
You just type in your name and your question (though I doubt it actually reads either, though it may effect the process in some mysterious way) and any one of a number of methods will give you your ‘answer’. I tried it and it ‘works’, that is, it seems relevant to the question and made me much more aware of the factors involved and how I wanted to proceed. It certainly offers you more methods than you could dream of, especially regarding tarot cards (an area I used to be a bit scared of, to be honest, until I realised that the morality involved in ‘properly’ interpreting them is just the same as that in The Bible, the I Ching, the Bhagavad Gita, or whatever, all about being honest and natural). There are umpteen types of decks and spreads (card arrangements) there, and the interpretations flash right up on the screen. I personally like doing it on the big TV, on my PS3, as it is more relaxing in the living room.
Other methods offered are runes of various kinds, a simple coin toss (you can even choose between different country’s coins) and a ‘yes- no’ pen that will tilt in the direction of your answer. One of the most interesting things there is a ‘personal profile’ that will use numerology to find the ‘value’ of the letters in your name and then find an appropriate tarot card, rune, words and famous historical figures that correspond to you. Here is my information, you just type in your information there to find your own one. To be honest, it makes no sense at all to me, though it is interesting that my tarot card and rune seem to coincide, however far off the mark they seem to be!
Gideon Philip Davidson
Gideon Philip Davidson
(Equivalent of "9/25/1972")
The Chariot: Victory through might. Advancement through bold action. Change through force. Order established through vigilance. A trying situation mastered by balancing opposing forces against each other. Discipline, individual effort and endurance will turn the tide.
(Equivalent of "Gideon Philip Davidson")
Uruz symbolizes the Auroch, a member of the ox family that became extinct long ago. This rune represents the strength, bravery, and endurance of this animal of old. Uruz portends the ability to meet problems head on and to overcome them. When the world was new, warriors used to test their strength against the Auroch. Hence, this rune has come to represent the masculine principle and the capacity to meet a challenge.
(Equivalents of "9/25/1972")
Elle Macpherson, Erwin Schroedinger, Faith Hill, George Bernard Shaw, Halle Berry, James Gandolfini, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Nelson Mandela, Nick Cave, Oliver Stone, Pancho Villa, Penelope Cruz, Stanley Kubrick, Yasser Arafat
(Equivalents of "Gideon Philip Davidson")
Words that embody things that may be a part of you are "Lace".
Words that embody people or things in your periphery are "Adversary, Affair, Alien, Anticipation, Apocalypse, Arm, Camera, Celebration, Coin, Consort, Deck, Demand, Devotion, Dream, Duke, Globe, Home, Invention, Joke, Jubilation, Key, King, Life, Lock, Monster, Moonlight, Rapport, Resistance, Submission, Surrender, Synergy, Trumpet, Typhoon, Universe, Vortex".
(Equivalents of "Starfire")
Words that embody your presence are "Atlantis, Freemason, Knowledge, Playboy, Society".
Words that embody the people or things that you interact with are "Allure, Ghost, Heroin, Husband, Jungle, Knight, Leather, Romance, Rough, Spite, Wealth, Whore, Worm".
Words that embody people or things in your periphery are "Constellation".
As evidence that there is something in this, it says that Adolf Hitler and Osama Bin Ladin share the same tarot card, name value and birth path. Seeing all the words flying around in correspondence with my name made hardly any sense to me, reminding me a bit about all that stuff about lucky numbers and colours fortune teller say to people. I am into knowledge and understanding, not superstition- which is not at all to say that this is an example of the latter- just that believing it without understanding it would have that effect.
I expect that in time a lot of this stuff will be exposed to the light of science and be found to hold deep and important truths. In the mean-time, it is a good route to understanding yourself (depending of course on whether your religious views can accept it), or others. They offer a totality of possibilities in a microcosmic form, opening the way to intuitive understandings of the whole that our rational mind baulks at. What we can consciously choose to do is to always make sure to look for the positive in all things- something I always encourage those around me to do, too, as our outlook decides the direction we take. Whilst we won’t always find what we expect, we will certainly experience what we really want to! Feeling makes reality, what we feel becomes real.