Crystal Ball, Tarot Cards, Rune Stones, Dowsing Crystal Which is your fave?

My Dowsing Crystal - This is a photo of my dowsing crystal that I use on a daily basis. It is a bloodstone crystal with a pentagram etched into it.
@Bizziebod (3526)
February 7, 2007 11:36am CST
Out of all the tools you can use, crystal ball, tarot cards, dowsing crystals, dowsing rods, scrying bowls, scrying mirrors, tarot cards etc, what is your tool of choice and why? I have most of these at home but prefer my dowsing crystals for a good solid response, my favourite one is a bloodstone crystal (see photo) with a pentagram etched on it, it is so responsive.
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@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I only use runes (which I made myself), tarot cards, and a pendulum (which I also made myself). Out of all of them I work best with the tarot which is why I like it best. Though I am fond of all of them. The penulum never seems to want to work for me..though I can make it move..my runes work, but they're more vague that tarot cards for me.
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@Bizziebod (3526)
8 Feb 07
With the pendulum, you really have to get the right stone for you to get it to work, I have an 'angel's hair' one too and although it works it's not as strong as the bloodstone one!
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• United States
8 Feb 07
Ooh, I didn't know that *silleh meh* I'll have to look into finding the one for me someday then :)
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@Bizziebod (3526)
8 Feb 07
Lol we all learn something new everyday and if you haven't delved much into crystals, then you wouldn't know would you? I definately wouldn't say you was silly!! :-)
13 Feb 07
I have to say my favourite is an amythyst dowsing crystal on a silver chain. It was bought for me by my partner who saw it in th e back of a shop, it was slightly damaged and he got it really cheap. It is one of the most responsive I have used
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
13 Feb 07
Isnt it amazing how things like that happen? here was this precious little gift hidden in the back most likely because it wasnt "customer pleasing" if you will and sure enough its worked well for you.....I think that more often than not stores/shops etc are far too concerned with having the pretty stuff out and the customers are to concerned with buying the pretty stuff rather than the things that speak to them if that makes sense...Mind you I really blame that on the rush of "wanna be cool" teens these days and shop owners who sell out so to speak...its sad really...
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@Bizziebod (3526)
13 Feb 07
It's a great story! Thank you both for your responses!
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I love that stuff...wish i knew how to use any of them- I'm dying to know if and when I will get a new job - tried using tarot cards - I just don't think I have the knack.
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@Bizziebod (3526)
7 Feb 07
Hi shambuca, I think most are born with the gift and some just need help 'opening' their third eye! It might be worth going onto a different 'tool' to see how you get on with that! Thanks for your response!
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@shambuca (2560)
• United States
7 Feb 07
supposedly it runs in my family- my niece see my father who passed away 8 yrs ago- my brother seems to show up in the knick of time to help someone when they really need it and my mother just feels stuff- it happens for me from time to time- but not when I really need it. But thanks.
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• United States
9 Feb 07
Merry Meet! Dowsing crystal is my choice out of the ones you have given; but I do quite a bit of dreamwork and am very spirit guided. I hope that anyone reading this will please take heed and not attempt will themselves to be able to do this as it is very dangerous unless you are prepared and experienced and know how to guard yourself before you invite spirits very literally into yourself. I am also an empath, and before I became ill, used that very well in my Reiki practice. I was also able to use crystal healing in chakra alignments with that practice as well. Blessed Be ~Donna
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@Bizziebod (3526)
9 Feb 07
Your absolutely right, Thank you for your response and advice! Brightest Blessings!
@freak369 (4914)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Runes - A collection of runes.
(lets try this again and see if my connection lasts) I am partial to runes but I have owned tarot cards in the past. I did have a really nice medium sized crystal ball but it went missing when we moved. I think the movers had a field day sorting through my things when I wasn't around ... so many cool things just disappeared. Bad karma for them ...
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@Bizziebod (3526)
8 Feb 07
Oh thats a shame about your missing crystal ball, I've got a 60mm one, which is apparantly too small to work with, I've only had it a few weeks so really need to do some work with it - all time consuming!
@imsilver (1669)
• Canada
7 Feb 07
that's beautiful Bizzie :) My tool of choice is tarot cards. Why though? I've never really thought about the why of it. I've just been comfortable with them since I picked up my first deck. They really focus my mind. For me it's not so much that I think they'll predict the future (and I'm not sure I'd put much faith is someone who does). I use them when I have something that I have to work out; or a decision to be made. They give me a different way to look at things. Focus and make me realize how to work my way through the situation. That might just be because I live in a VERY small town in the middle of northern BC and I've never really been anywhere but other small towns. And we definatly don't have any sort of wiccan store here and probably never will. I might be just as comfortable with a crystal ball or scrying bowls if I got to try them. As soon as I start bringing in the $$... E-bay here I come ;) hehe.. ps.. you put tarot cards in twice :)
@Bizziebod (3526)
7 Feb 07
Oh chuff, I didn't realise I had put them in twice, thank for pointing that out to me. There's loads of bargains to be had on ebay though especially Wiccan and pagan stuff and *cheap* I think most of my bits and pieces apart from my crystals have been brought from there as they are usually alot cheaper than in the shops!
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
7 Feb 07
I prefer the tarot cards as they have worked for me and told me the truth about my past and about my future which have come true so far although I do love the crystal ball, sorry I cannot see the picture here but I bet it is lovely looking and I hope that it brings lots of luck for you.
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@Bizziebod (3526)
7 Feb 07
Thank you Kathy77, your responses are always lovely and come from the heart!
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@yanjiaren (9050)
7 Feb 07
dowsing crystal.. - i want that one!!
i have had quite a few friends read me the tarot..i would love to have a crystal ball reading lol..always curious but never ever had one done..whenever i wanted one i was always skint lol!!!..wow are you good at dowsing? i used to have one..a citrine..but my sister jacked it lol!!
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@Bizziebod (3526)
7 Feb 07
It's seems to be getting better with time, although still having difficulties finding lost items and stuff like that, but if I want a quick answer it's usually spot on! Next time you have enough money I would definately recommend visiting a psychic, although make sure you get a recommended one first!
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I have been a fan of Tarot for some yrs now, so I go with that...Mind you other than Runes I've not used any of the ones you mentioned but I havent given the Runes enough attention to really be comfortable with them...Dream work is another fav of mine actually...I'd like to learn how to use regular playing cards instead of Tarot but again as of yet time just hasnt allowed it...I'd also like to get back to learning Palmistry as well among some other forms that have piqued my interest over the yrs....For now though I'll stick with Tarot since in the yrs I've used them, the cards havent been wrong yet..
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@Bizziebod (3526)
7 Feb 07
Hi, I don't seem to be able to get the same vibes of my tarot cards, and I keep them in ribbon and and in a special place, I've cleansed them and charged them to no avail! Palmistry sounds interesting though!
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@zavebe (122)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I've never known anything about dowsing crystals. Somehow, in my time learning of Wicca, that has passed by my sensors. (Though I'm not actually wiccan, so not a huge shocker). personally, I love using tarot cards and runes. They let my logical brain work alongside my spiritual self. Other things tend to force my brain to be quiet, which never turns out well. ^.^ I'd be interested in learning more on dowsing crystals, though. If you have any helpful links or personal information about it ^.^
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@Bizziebod (3526)
11 Feb 07
Hi thank you for your response! I'll add you as a friend and send you a message if that is ok? I've got a few links you might be interested in!
@zavebe (122)
• United States
13 Feb 07
That would be awesome, thanks ^.^
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@megs85 (3145)
• Australia
17 Feb 07
I have used scrying bowls, runes and tarot cards, but in all honesty, I find I get teh most accurate results scrying with fire. Simply staring into a candle flame, until I hit a trance, works best for me, but thats probably cause I have always felt an affinity with fire (hey Im a fire sign after all), and my chosen name means little fire, which I didnt know when I chose it. Ive never used dowsing crystals before, but may in the near future. I have to admit that I havent practiced anything for a long time, Im back in the broom closet so to speak... :(
@Bizziebod (3526)
19 Feb 07
There are a few of my friends that swar by scrying with fire. I've only tried to meditate by staring into a candle and failed miserably as my mind wanders off in different directions! Crystals are really easy if u select the right stone! Get your broom out the closet lol! Thanks for your response!
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
8 Feb 07
for me, i only use tarrott as a tool, it helps me in my work but can only be a guide , a servant if you like, not a mistress
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@Bizziebod (3526)
13 Feb 07
I would absolutely agree with you and use only the dowsing tool only as an aid to my instincts! Thanks for replying!
@quispy (573)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I am just really getting into this aspect of life, as of now I prefer the tarot cards, but as time goes on, I'm sure that I'll be delving into the others!
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@Bizziebod (3526)
7 Feb 07
Oh I'm sure you will and there's many things you can delve into! I'm sure if you need any guidance you will ask, there's quite a few of us on here who are more than willing to help :-)
@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
5 Mar 07
My favourite "tools" are crystal ball for meditation and runes for seeking guidance with problems. I love your crystal by the way! lol
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• United States
19 Feb 07
I use Tarot cards the most. I actually have runes, but I don't really know how to use them.
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@wamgirl (50)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I use my tarot cards the most. I just recently started to learn runes. I find that I can't read for myself however as I would guess my judgement is a bit clouded when it comes to myself. I have done very accurate readings for friends and family in the past however.
• United States
17 Mar 07
As i an a christian my religion forbids the use of all those things
@Bizziebod (3526)
17 Mar 07
Mmm oh well, thanks for your response