Divination is an art that has been practised in one form or another since ancient times and in all levels of culture.
There are a number of ways in which a cauldron can be used for divining.
One method is to fill the cauldron with water or wine and place it between two burning candles or under the bright silver rays of the Full Moon.
Relax, clear your mind of all distracting thoughts, and then gaze into the cauldron as you would a crystal ball.
As with other forms of scrying, your vision will begin to blur after a while and a slight haze will begin to materialize.
Keep your gaze focused and eventually a vision, either of actual or symbolic nature, may be revealed to you.
To determine good or bad omens, according to an old Pagan method, place a cauldron on the ground and burn some incense (traditionally frankincense) or a handful of dried herbs in it.
Mugwort, rose petals, vervain, and yarrow are popular herbs of divination among Witches.
If the smoke rises straight up to the heavens, this indicates a good omen. If it does not rise or if it touched the ground, this indicates a bad one.