This is from my old blog, @the-daily-diviner
There are countless types of divination, so this list is by no means comprehensive, (actually it’s quite short) but it should help with the main methods! :D
A form of divination in which you enter a trance-like state, gaze into a medium, and look for signs or symbols. Common mediums include black mirrors, fire, water, smoke, and tiles.
Divination done using cards of sorts. The images/words/etc. hold meanings that you can interpret. Methods of cartomancy are: Tarot reading, oracle card reading, regular playing card reading, and even the reading of Pokemon cards. Symbolism/interpretation is the main importance with cartomancy.
Pendulum Dowsing ~
A form of divination in which you use a pendant-like tool called a pendulum. It has a weighted end, and a place to hold it near the top. The answer to your question is determined by the way it swings. The answers vary from the traditional yes/no/maybe/DWA, to words/letters/numbers, all depending on the board/chart you might use.
Lithomancy is a method of divination in which crystals are cast out on a circular board. Their arrangements are interpreted, and the light reflecting off of them is also taken into account. These are best to buy in sets/kits, since it can be a bit difficult to create one for yourself.
Rune Reading ~
This form of divination involves a few different methods. Some diviners cast the runes, others pull them from a bag, and even still there are those who lay them all out and choose one that feels the best for the current situation (without looking). It is a Norse system and involves special symbols with meanings you can use to interpret the reading.
A similar type of divination to scrying, nephelomancy involves cloud gazing to interpret signs, symbols, and omens. It’s something that can be done at pretty much any time, as long as the sky is visible. I wrote a detailed post on it, linked on my masterpost, which is at the end of this list.
You’ve probably heard of reading tea leaves. Tasseography is the fancy word for that. You go through a process of drinking the tea, turning your cup, and placing it on a plate before reading it in specific directions/paths. There are many ways to do this, but most include using the symbols as omens.
Oneiromancy is good old fashion dream interpretation. If you had a dream that you know means something, take a look into Oneiromancy. Symbolism is important, and so are your personal associations and experiences.
This is a very old method if divination, through which you use a book to answer a question you have. You can use any book you own and at any time. You ask your question, open the book to a random page, and read what you see. Sometimes the response is straightforward, while other times very vague and confusing.
Graphology is the study and interpretation of handwriting or scribbles. Automatic writing falls under this category, which is when you allow a spirit/etc. to use you as a tool of communication. Sometimes words/shapes come out as answers.