A bit of late night ramblin to process my thoughts of the last few days.
So to start off some defintions
Divination (from Latin divinare “to foresee, to be inspired by a god”, related to divinus, divine) is the attempt to gain insight into a question or situation by way of an occultic, standardized process or ritual. Used in various forms throughout history, diviners ascertain their interpretations of how a querent should proceed by reading signs, events, or omens, or through alleged contact with a supernatural agency.
Precognition (from the Latin prae-, “before” and cognitio, “acquiring knowledge”), also called prescience, future vision, future sight is an alleged psychic ability to see events in the future.
So why would you want indications or a road map on the energetic flow of events and its possible outcomes rather than the foresight to predict with certainty?
Well the former offers choice and the freedom to shift your words,thoughts and deeds if you decide to alter course for one reason or another. Where as the latter locks you into a loop of having to track detail after detail lest one cause evade your sight and shift events from your outcome and knowing what always comes next would get boring pretty fast as all surprise and spontaneity is slowly sucked out of life.
Then there is the idea of the “prophet” who often ends up shapeing the future as much as speaking predictions on it. The practitioner through acts of divination shows a overview of current forces at work based on the method selected and then allows for a more profitable choice to be made in terms of thought,word and deed whether it be of magickal or mundane in nature.
The results of which if applied correctly and tactically allow the practitioner to create to a degree their own self fulfilled prophesies in their own lives and the lives of others even if the outside party was not aware of their role in things.
The act of divination sometime after a working allowing one to get an idea of any possible hurdles that may have sprung up either as a result of causes made either as an effect of the practitioners work or the work of others, again either of a magickal or mundane nature and finding out what actions may be put into effect to overcome them.