Divination is the practice of determining the hidden significance or cause of events, sometimes foretelling the future, by various natural, psychological, and other techniques. Found in all civilizations, both ancient and modern, it is encountered most frequently in contemporary mass society in the form of horoscopes, astrology, crystal gazing, tarot cards, and the Ouija board.
In the context of ancient Roman culture and belief, divination was concerned with discovering the will of the gods. Today, however, scholars no longer restrict the word to the root meaning. Divinatory practices and the beliefs undergirding them are greater in scope than discerning the will of the gods and the fatalistic view of the human condition that inspired so much of early Mediterranean religious thought.
At Astro Mantra, we derive this divination to meet the need of the persons who are affected by the omen and we record the remedy to enable you to have a thorough knowledge and to take necessary precautions to avoid calamities.
In some societies, in fact, divination is a practice to which many persons frequently resort, but never in terms of discovering the will of the gods. The idea of a godly providence controlling human affairs in such societies is unusual, although humbler spirits are often thought to intervene in troublesome ways. While divination is most commonly practiced in the modern Western world in the form of horoscope astrology, other forms were and continue to be of equal importance for other cultures. Inductive divination from nature is associated with the reading of artificially contrived events, such as the movement of sacrificial smoke, the fall of an arrow shot upward, or the cast of dice or lots. A much-used natural-artificial technique consists in the braising of bone or shell to produce a system of signs. Scapulimancy—divination from a fire-cracked shoulder blade—was widespread in North America and Eurasia.