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The ability to gain insight into a question or situation using an occultic, standardized process or ritual. Sub-power of Magic and Extrasensory Perception.

Also Called

  • Augury
  • Foretelling
  • Fortune Telling
  • Omen Reading
  • Soothsaying

Capabilities

User can employ divination, a method of reading the future, the present and the past and/or provide help to a problem at hand by using an occultic, standardized process or ritual. Divination can be achieved by communicating with the supernatural (i.e. gods, demons, spirits, nymphs) or by reading certain patterns.

Applications

Variations

See also: Methods of divination

  • Acultomancy - form of divination in which the user uses needles for divination.
  • Agalmatomancy - form of divination by the means of statues or teraphim for divination.
  • Aichmomancy - form of divination by using sharp objects for divination.
  • Astromancy - form of divination in which the user interprets the future through the movement of celestial bodies in certain houses which is believed to affect the future.
  • Bibliomancy - form of divination using books in divination or for advice. The method of employing sacred books (especially specific words and verses) for 'magical medicine', for removing negative entities, or for divination is widespread in many religions of the world.
  • Catoptromancy - form of divination in which the user uses mirrors for divination.
  • Cartomancy - form of divination in which the user uses cards for divination.
  • Crystallomancy - form of divination in which the user uses crystals for divination.
  • Elementomancy - form of divination in which the user uses the elements for divination.
    • Abacomancy - form of divination in which the user uses the patterns in dust, dirt, silt and sand for divination.
    • Aeromancy - form of divination in which the user interprets and reads the future through atmospheric conditions (i.e. cloud formations, wind currents, comets, thunder and lightning). It was said to be one of the seven "forbidden arts" along with geomancy, hydromancy, pyromancy, palmistry, necromancy and scapulimancy (the divination of the bones).
    • Geomancy - form of divination using earth.
    • Hydromancy - form of divination using water.
    • Pyromancy - form of divination using fire.
  • Necromancy - form of divination by speaking to the dead using corpses as conduit.
  • Numeromancy - form of divination in which the user uses the numbers for divination.
  • Oneiromancy - form of divination in which the user uses the dreams for divination.
  • Palmistry/Somatomancy - a form of divination in which the user reads an individual's palm to see their past, present and future.
  • Scrying - reading the future or obtain spiritual visions through translucent or luminescent objects. Sub-methods include crystallomancy/crystal gazing and pyromancy/fire reading.
  • Tasseomancy - form of divination in which the user uses tea leaves for divination.

Associations

Limitations

  • Magic Negation/Magic Destruction
  • All methods take time and space for the ritual.
  • May require supernatural aid to correctly predict the future.
  • Most methods need specific items (i.e. bibliomancy requires a book while I Ching requires many things).

Known Users

See Also: Whatevermancy.

Folklore/Mythology

  • Sibyls (Classical Mythology)
  • Oracles (Classical Mythology)

Cartoons/Comics

  • Madame Xanadu (DC Comics)
  • John Constantine (DC Comics)
  • Doctor Fate (DC Comics)
  • Traci Thirteen (DC Comics)
  • Klarion Bleak (DC Comics)
  • Doctor Strange (Marvel Comics)
  • Gambit (Marvel Comics)
  • Maleficent (Disney's Sleeping Beauty)
  • Inanna (The Wicked + The Divine)
  • Cassandra Igarashi/Urdr (The Wicked + The Divine)
  • Soothsayer (Kung Fu Panda 2)
  • Madame Leizel (Di-Gata Defenders); via The Eye
  • Lumina (Barbie Fairytopia: Magic of the Rainbow)

Anime/Manga

  • Fortuneteller Baba (Dragon Ball)
  • Cana Alberona (Fairy Tail)
  • Joseph Joestar (Jojo's Bizarre Adventure); via his Stand, Hermit Purple
  • Rei Hino/Sailor Mars (Sailor Moon); Pyromancy
  • Tamamura Tamao (Shaman King)
  • Asakura Yohmei (Shaman King)
  • Keitaro Urashima (Love Hina)
  • Kafū Chino (Gochūmon ha Usagi desuka?); Tasseomancy via Cappuccino's coffee grounds
  • Tippy (Gochūmon ha Usagi desuka?); Tasseomancy via coffee grounds
  • Iyo (Big Order)
  • Aiura Mikoto (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)

Literature

  • Seers (Harry Potter)
  • Cassandra Trelawney (Harry Potter)
  • Sybill Trelawney (Harry Potter)
  • Rachel Elizabeth Dare (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
  • Warlocks, wizard, witches and witch-chameleons (Shadow Falls)

Video Games

  • Akinator (Akinator)
  • Fortune Teller (The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past)
  • Fanadi (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess)
  • Sparrot (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Benedetta Gaetani/The Wink (Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects)
  • Merlina (Sonic and the Black Knight)
  • Kamek (Super Mario)
  • Merlon (Super Mario)
  • Madame Clairvoya (Luigi's Mansion)
  • Amy Rose (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Rose (Street Fighter)
  • Dantalion (Valkyrie Crusade)
  • Chihaya MIfune (Persona 5)

Live Television/Movies

  • Tia Dalma/Calypso (Pirates of the Caribbean)
  • Drusilla (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Gypsies (Charmed)
  • Seers (Charmed)
  • Oracles (Charmed)
  • Witches (The Vampire Diaries/The Originals)
  • Cordelia Foxx (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Zoe Benson (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Carrionites (Doctor Who)
  • Miranda Reed (Spellbinder)
  • Devi (Aliados)
  • Evil (Time Bandits)

Known Objects

  • The Book Shadows (Charmed 2018)
  • Rasputin's Reliquary (Don Bluth’s Anastasia)

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