Some of the divination tools covered in this section.

Because so many of the divination tools covered in this section are card decks, it might make more sense to call this section cartomancy. That is, ‘divination by cards’ but–not all of them are. Symbolomancy is a term I coined, because all of the divination tools covered in this section are self-contained sets of symbols, with each image or component of the divination tool having a particular meaning, or set of meanings, attached to it. Think of each symbol-set as a vocabulary through which the Divine can speak. Each deck or set speaks its own language, a language of meaning. The better you can read them, the more clearly Deity/Spirit will speak to you. So important are these messages, that most of the divination tools covered in this section have had whole books written about them and what their symbols mean.

When these various symbols are cast or laid in specific patterns, called lay-outs or spreads, their individual meanings combine to covey one message or story about the subject for which the inquirer is seeking clarity. After the basic meanings of each symbol are learned, the more-practiced user can start to rely on their intuition to discern the true meaning of it. For example, The Devil card in the Tarot deck can have more than one meaning, but it is the reader who ultimately decides which meaning applies in the reading at hand. Symbolomancy can be good training in how to assemble your thoughts and tell a story, a talent useful in other areas of life. A clear, coherent story is easier for the inquirer to remember than a set of disjointed facts.