Gazing Into the Scrying Mirror

Picture This: Moonlight dances delicately on glittering obsidian, as a witch gazes upon it in anticipation. The air is still, the energy electric, and a sense of wonder fills the room. 

You might be familiar with the image of fortune tellers looking into crystal balls to try to see the future – this is, in essence, scrying. Scrying involves staring into a reflective surface, relaxing the mind, and being open to visions and messages seen on the surface. 

Obsidian, in the form of a scrying mirror, is a powerful and mysterious tool for divination. Scrying mirrors are a reflective disc made from the dark, volcanic glass known as obsidian. This natural wonder is believed to hold immense power due to its connection with the deep Earth.

Ancient civilizations, such as the Aztecs and Mayans, revered obsidian for its spiritual significance. They saw it as a gateway to the spiritual realm, a tool to communicate with the gods and divine the future. These wise folks believed that obsidian had the ability to unveil hidden truths and awaken intuition.

There are countless ways to practice scrying with an obsidian mirror, but here are three of our personal favorites:

1. The Gaze and Meditate Technique:

Find a quiet spot where you can immerse yourself in the magical energy. Hold the obsidian scrying mirror in your hands, allowing your fingertips to connect with its smooth surface. Take a few deep breaths and relax. Gently place the mirror on a stand or hold it in front of you, allowing your gaze to softly focus on the mirror’s surface. Let your mind wander and embrace the images, symbols, or messages that come forth. Trust your intuition and let the magic unfold!

2. Candlelit Divination:

This technique adds an extra touch of enchantment to your scrying experience. Light a candle and position it behind the obsidian scrying mirror. Allow the flickering flame to cast its mesmerising glow onto the mirror. Sit comfortably and focus on the reflection of the flame in the mirror. As the hypnotic dance of the flame unfolds, allow your mind to wander and explore the hidden messages that may arise. Imagine the flame illuminating the depths of your subconscious, revealing answers to your queries.

3. Moonlit Reflections:

Nature and magic go hand in hand, so why not take your obsidian scrying mirror outside and let the moonlight work its enchantment? Set up a comfortable space in your garden, balcony, or even near an open window. Under the bewitching glow of the moon, hold your obsidian scrying mirror towards the sky. Allow the moon’s radiant light to bless the mirror and infuse it with its mystical energy. Gently gaze upon the mirror’s periphery and let the moon’s energy guide your visions. The celestial bodies hold ancient wisdom, and through this technique, you can tap into their secrets.

Obsidian scrying mirrors are powerful tools that can help us broaden our perspective, tap into our intuition, and gain insights from the spiritual realm. But remember, scrying is an art that requires practice, patience, and an open heart. Embrace the magic, trust your instincts, and let the obsidian mirror unveil the mysteries that lie within.

Jenna is a pagan and lifelong student of history. She's the potion expert at High Priestess, and also designs tarot decks, oracle decks, and powerful ritual oils.