Oracles Are All About Relationships

Since a divination reading is a co-created endeavor, let me tell you a bit about who I am

A little about me

I am Cody Hooks, a writer, artist and spiritual caregiver working at the crossroads of astrology, divination, chaplaincy, and personal and collective healing.

I live in the Boston area, where I've trained as a multifaith chaplain in local healthcare institutions, including two units of Certified Pastoral Education. I graduated from Harvard Divinity School with a Master of Divinity in 2022. While there, I led a variety of tarot-related experiences, collective readings, and rituals. My past and ongoing research focuses on ancient and modern divination, especially oracles, as well as dreaming, death and dying, pilgrimage, contemplative prayer and non-theistic spiritual care. 

In addition to more than a decade of experience with astrology, tarot and other such spiritual practices, I hold a BA from Yale University, where I co-led a drag troupe and wrote about queer spirituality, farming communities, and relationships to the landscapes we call home. That journey led to a five-year stint as a community journalist and editor in the rural Southwest. 

I have primarily studied Hellenistic astrology, an ancient tradition that has been recovered and reinterpreted by astrologers like Demetra George, Chris Brennan and Chani Nicholas. My practice also includes modern astrological techniques, especially the use of Asteroids and Sabian Symbols.

My Philosophy & Commitments

My approach to oracle readings is based on the simple idea that We Are Each Other's Oracle.   

When two people sit down to do a reading together, we are drawing a sacred circle around ourselves. Everything that happens in that circle — asking questions, sharing stories, working with images, thinking through associations and checking in with our feelings — is a divined message. In ancient times, the oracle was thought to speak with the voice of a god. Whether or not the idea of a "god" resonates, in these sessions, we become oracles for one another.  

I am committed to an ethical practice of divination and spiritual care — one that honors our inherent dignity, stories, life experiences, and deepest pains, hopes, and imaginative impulses. My training as a chaplain means that I not only respect but embrace and affirm the unique dimensions of your life, particularly the religious and spiritual. I believe that divination can be healing, and as such I am committed to preventing harm and providing compassionate benefit for your whole being. Furthermore, I support the ethical guidelines laid out by the International Association of Ethics in Astrology, which has informed my own set of guiding principles

I'm happy to talk with you about this framework and these commitments, including how this understanding is supported by my research of divination, the history of tarot, and contemporary spiritual care and chaplaincy.  

My deck

I created the So Damn Divine Oracle in early 2020 and have been expanding and interpreting it ever since. This work is at once scholarly and guided by discernment, intuition, and collaborative oracular insight. 

This is the deck I primarily use with clients.

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Cards from the So Damn Divine Oracle

Copyright Cody Hooks, 2022 

Other Things to Know

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A Note on Cost

I want to meet people where they are — spiritually, emotionally, and financially. To that end, readings are priced at various points.  Oracle readings are available in half-hour increments. Astrology readings are available on a sliding scale; please pay as you are financially able. I occasionally offer experimental readings at reduced costs, which you can find out about on my newsletter. Spiritual Journeywork conversations are donation based. 

I accept PayPal and Venmo.

If you would like to do an oracle session together but are unable to pay the cost (especially if you’re a student, care worker, or low-income), please reach out to me. No one will be turned away.