Professor Trelawney’s Divination Class



Divination, called “lucky guesswork and a spooky manner” by Harry, is a fun approach to thinking outside of the box. There are instances of actual prescience and prediction in the books. Can we use our Muggle powers (or Wizard ones!) to make accurate predictions in this class?


Meets for 30 minutes once per week for 6 weeks. 

Divination is an elective course taught at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It teaches methods of divining the future, or gathering insights into future events, through various rituals and tools. The magic taught in this class, as well as the ability to say prophetic things is a branch of magic referred to as “Divination.” While most of what Trelawney teaches seems to be just “lucky guesswork and a spooky manner,” as Harry thinks,

In this course, we will explore all the avenues of Divination…except Centaur Divination (unless you know where to find a Centaur!) This course is lighthearted and fun, and great elective for anyone interested in Harry Potter or fortunetelling.

Anticipated Course Outline

Anticipated Course Outline:
Class 1: Excerpts from the books, and special message for my Divination class from J.K. Rowling; Dream journaling
Class 2: Fortunetelling: fun paper fortune tellers; reading tea leaves
Class 3: Seeing and Prophecies; crystal ball scrying; palmistry
Class 4: astrology (zodiac signs) and cartomancy
Class 5: Comprehensive Review and preparation for O.W.L. exam to be taken during class, time permitting.

Parent Information

Handouts will be provided as needed. If you’d like to purchase a crystal ball, tarot cards, and playing cards for this class, you can check out my list. This everything we’ll use for around $20! However, you do NOT have to purchase the items on the list for your learner to play along, and you may substitute as you see fit.


Mon Oct 1, 3:30pm – 4pm Eastern
Mon Oct 8, 3:30pm – 4pm Eastern
Mon Oct 15, 3:30pm – 4pm Eastern
Mon Oct 22, 3:30pm – 4pm Eastern
Mon Oct 29, 3:30pm – 4pm Eastern
Mon Nov 5, 3:30pm – 4pm Eastern