sideromancy


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Related to sideromancy: Empyromancy

sideromancy

1. astrom ancy.
2. a form of divination involving observation of the sparks, shapes formed, etc., when straws are burnt against a red-hot iron.
See also: Divination
a form of divination involving observations of the stars. Also called astromancy. — sideromancer, n.sideromantic, adj.
See also: Astronomy

sideromancy

A form of pyromancy which in this case is divination by casting an odd number of straws onto iron brought to red heat in a fire and reading the patterns formed by straws, their movements, and the nature or the flames and smoke.