Augury is an important method of divination done by interpreting omens from the observed flight of birds.
Types of Birds & Meaning
- Geese are sacred to Hera, who is traditionally a Goddess of society and families.
- Eagles are sacred to Zeus-Helios.
Animal Movement & Directions
Towards – Reception
Away – Depletion
Crossing your path
An animal crossing your paths means boundaries.
Crossing from left to right – Minor achievement
Crossing from right to left – Minor obstacle
A movement diagonally means transformation.
Lower right to upper left diagonal – Weak obstacle
Lower left to upper right diagonal – Weak achievement
Upper right to lower left diagonal – Major obstacle
Upper left to lower right diagonal – Major achievement
Stationary means foundation.
Stationary front – Stability
Stationary back – Stagnation
Stationary left – Separation
Stationary right – Unification
Clockwise – Major completion
Counter-clockwise – Minor completion
Left = Bad
Right = Good