You’ll need a piece of paper to interpret the shapes and marks made by the smoke – and as it may catch on fire, it’s much easier and safer to use an incense stick rather than a candle. Make sure you do this divination by a bowl of water or sink, just in case.
• Prepare an incense stick and a piece of white paper. When you’re ready, think of your question and light the incense. Allow the flame to burn so that the stick smoulders, rather than blowing it out.
• Next, move the piece of paper above the tip of the flame three times. Extinguish the flame and examine the paper. What shapes do you see in the smoke marks?
For example, you may ask, ‘What do I need to know about work?’ and then see the V-shape of bird wings and the shape of a swan. In divination, the traditional meaning of a flying swan is money coming in through work, so this could be interpreted as new work opportunities manifesting and creating a steady flow of money.
An easy way to interpret any shapes is to relate them to symbols, and use the universally accepted meanings. To do this, you’ll need to get yourself a good dream or symbol dictionary – or, of course, look through past editions of Chat it’s fate to see what Roi de Lune has to say! Use your intuition to work out if the symbols you spot in the smoke have any personal meaning for you, too.
The more you work with your divination tools, the better you’ll become at spotting their meanings.