Chocomancy: Divination by Chocolate Cocktail

The New City Witches Cocktail Coven

As the new calendar year begins, bright with promise, it’s difficult to not want a peek – just a small one – into what fate has in store for us.  In Germany and Nordic countries a fortune-telling technique called Bleigiessen is traditional on New Year’s.  This is a form of molybdomancy, from the Greek molubdus (lead) + manteia (divination), where molten lead is poured into cold water and the resulting shapes, or the shadows of the resulting shapes cast by a candle flame, are interpreted as omens or auspices of the future.

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