Guessing with a comb under the pillow is one of the popular variants of Epiphany divination, which were used in Russia before the adoption of Christianity. Today, fortune-telling for a condemned man at Baptism and Christmas Time does not lose relevance.
Consider the popular ways to find out about a condo with a comb.
Slavic fortune telling
How and where in Russia there were different ways of divination, is unknown. The girls confirm that many ways to know the future are relevant.
As the ancestors of the new religion spread, rituals underwent changes: pagan symbols were replaced by Christian, the texts of conspiracies changed, but the essence remained the same.
For at least three hundred years following the baptism of Rus, pagan culture existed with Christianity, and then organically merged with it, giving striking examples of original culture, architecture, and literature. To this day, we are celebrating holidays that were to any meadows and drevlyans, so you should not blindly abandon paganism, which does not replace, but complements Orthodoxy.
Eugene Kolyuzhny, «Slavic gods and rituals.»
At Baptism, girls try to figure out two questions: what is waiting for a year, what is their betrothed. A distinctive feature of the Slavic rites — simplicity.
To clarify the future use household items: eggs, shoes, needles, paper, candles, mirrors, rings, water. No special magical attributes collected at a certain time and in a special way plants or animal bones.
Divination on the comb — one of the simplest and most accurate options to learn about the constricted.
Divination with a comb
You can use the ritual not only during the Christmas time, but also in the summer, during the Slavic «green» Christmas (Rusal week).
If you perform the ritual correctly, a girl in a dream will see the face of her future husband, learn his name.
In the first variant, they comb their hair at night and leave the comb under the pillow with the following words:
“You are my condemned, mumbled, in a dream come to me and head my hair. Let it be so. Amen.
The second method differs from the previous one in one detail: the guy is called to comb his hair himself.
Need a new comb, made from natural materials. Actions are repeated, only the text changes:
“Suicide my darling, you come to me in a dream, but comb my comb with me. Amen».
They say that some people find someone else’s hair in the morning: in the coming months, the fortunate person will meet a guy.
Divination in the morning with a new comb
Take a new comb. In the morning, just standing up, wondering combing a new comb, removes hair from the teeth and counts them:
- 0 — if there is no hair, the ritual failed, it is repeated another time.
- one — one hair implies meeting with the future husband soon.
- 2 — two hairs symbolize the soon news about a man who will be the husband of a fortuneteller. Information will be bad or good. They take into account who it is, and not the content of the news.
- 3 — Three hairs indicate the presence of a rival, possible betrayal and rumors.
- four — Four hairs warn of imminent troubles, not necessarily related to the betrothed.
- 5 or more hair is a sign that divination failed, the rite is repeated another time.
Fortune telling with a lock
Suitable for the owner of long hair.
They braid the braid and hang the padlock. The key is placed under the pillow, pronounced:
«Suicide is disheveled, come ask me for a key, unlock the lock.»
Two fortune telling using mirrors and hairbrushes
Both items are placed under the pillow with a plot:
“Come, come. Brush your hair
Look at me, show yourself. ”
In the second version, they sit in front of the mirror and, combing their hair, say the following text:
“Suicide-mummers, dress up for you, good for you. You come to my dream and start a conversation. Tell me your name, tell me when we meet.
I’ll wait for you and be us together. I invoke the power of the omnipotent: come in my sleep.
Comb left under the pillow.
Rules divination for a betrothed with a comb
The comb should belong to the girl, nobody can use the attribute. It is better if a comb from natural materials.
They perform a ritual on the night from Thursday to Friday before midnight on the rising moon or on the fifteenth lunar day. Sleep after the ceremony alone.
In Russia, before the rite of divination, the girls put on a nightgown inside out, the sheets were turned upside down, and the pillow was put in the opposite direction, having first turned over.
The condition is not considered mandatory, however, it is recommended to comply with it.
Nobody is told about the intention to see the future husband in the dream. They do not say that she saw a girl in a dream on the night after the ritual.
All methods of fortune telling with a comb are simple to perform, do not require material, temporary, emotional investments. They are advised to try the girls to find out the name and appearance of the future husband.