Today’s casting sheet borrows from a 1700’s pseudoscience known as Phrenology, a way of understanding a person’s psychology and personality traits by measuring the size, shape and structure of the head.
The professional Phrenologist employed an instrument known as a craniometer to measure areas in the brain that were over or underdeveloped as well as balanced or out of sorts. Similar to hand analysis, Phrenologists also relied on a variety of pictorial graphs for charting and determining the well-being of their patient.
The following casting sheet is from one of the more basic phrenology charts illustrating seven areas in the brain that a phrenologist examined.
Here’s how it works:
Take your Magpie Oracle, Lenormand Loadstones, or favorite deck and pull a card or cast your divination system over the chart. You may also try dedicating a specific number of charms or cards to each section. Always go with where your first impulse takes you in order to see where the divination is leading. In doing so you will soon discover that your way is the best way.
If casting the Magpie Oracle, take note of where your charms land. Are the charms evenly distributed throughout the chart, or have many collected in one area and not another? In either case, take some time to sit with what’s in front of you to ponder on what your chart is revealing about your current situation. Is a theme building or message developing? Keep that perspective on the front burner when asking the following questions.
For this particular divination I created a list of questions I felt would expand my mind while exploring the seven areas on the phrenology chart, though I encourage you to add some of your own.
- SKEPTICISM: What does being a skeptic prevent me from understanding?
- COMPASSION: How can I practice compassion without going into compassion fatigue?
- CONFIDENCE: Where is the highest place confidence can exist that’s beyond the ego?
- RESPECT: Who, what or where can I extend my respect?
- CURIOSITY: Where is my curiosity leading?
- PATIENCE: What area in my life could use the most patience?
- REASONING: Where is reasoning best directed?
Once you’ve finished your divination write your discoveries directly onto the casting sheet and place it in a location where you can continue to work with it.
As always, have fun and may your future follow your highest wishes.
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