One of the most ancient and helpful tools in guiding one through difficult times is divination.
What is divination, you ask?
Divination is the art of interpreting a situation a question through the use of a randomized system. For example, a bag of Runes, a deck of cards, a cup of tea leaves, the cowrie shells of diloggun, clouds in the sky, black mirrors or quartz balls, birds in migration, the verses of the I Ching (or the Bible), or the chains of Ifa…all of these and many more are traditional ways of divining, or “reading,” as use of divination is most commonly called.
My primary divining tool is a deck of Tarot cards. One of ritualists with whom I have worked for a long time says that it is we who are shuffled, more than the cards. I take this to mean that it is our intuition, spurred by the images on the cards, that is more important than exactly what cards come up. Still, I have twenty years of studying the cards, learning different ways of looking at them, internalizing their correspondences, and growing a facility with different decks, so that I might choose the appropriate deck for the question at hand.
Divination, like discernment in general, is not for simple questions or problems. It is a tool for discernment, for teasing out difficult answers, and for using in concert with other tools.