The definition of foretelling the future from the shape of clouds is known as Aeromancy. Aeromancy divination is observing events in the air or wind. This includes: cloud shapes, weather conditions, rainbows and atmospheric phenomena (including comets and meteors.)
Some believe that the signs made apparent to the person were messages from air elementals or Gods who were associated with the sky and weather. Bells, ribbons, wind vanes and other objects may be used to discern the movements of the wind for divinatory purposes or even sounds of the air passing through leaves or grass may carry the messages.
Due to the historical interest people have had in weather, seeing it as a medium by which the gods expressed both joy and anger towards those who worshipped them, it is no surprise that aeromancy is one of the oldest forms of divination. Aeromancy is classified as one of the seven forbidden arts that date back to Renaissance times. It was also looked down upon by the Christian church.
Fortune in the Sky
There are many different signs of fortune in the atmosphere. Throughout time, we have come to look to the skies as a symbol of endless possibilities and hope. We can sense a great beauty exists out there!
One such example is a shooting star. When one sees a flying spark, it is a superstition that if you wish on it, your dreams can come true seeing as it is uncommon. Have you ever had a wish come true this way?
Another sign of good fortune is a rainbow. The more vivid or multiplied in size it is, the better the omen. This eludes to the fact that they most often appear after dark times, such as storms.
Colors in the Clouds
Different colors are caused by the different angles of reflection and refraction of light and temperature. Angels are said to be represented in these different tones as different parts of the Gods energy and power. We can take the different interpretations of shade in the sky to better understand its motives.
For example, black clouds will tell us that a storm is near. Pure white clouds stand out in a beautiful blue sky. When we see a sunset, the sky glows oranges, reds and pinks, symbolizing the night coming. The yellow aura of a morning sunrise is intense and bright, letting us know of a resurrection and solar joy.
You can interpret the shades however you like, whatever they personally mean to you is fair game, as that is how it becomes more personal and specialized.
Now, every symbol in the world has its different interpretation to each culture and also individual. It could be that when we are concerned with a certain belief system, we are more likely to manifest symptoms of this in our mind, which translates to our eyes.
If you are looking for signs from the universe, it may be a good idea to meditate underneath the sky and gaze up at the clouds, as we wonder about the possibilities of spiritual miracles and faith. You may find your question is answered in such a way that needs further contemplation and that is the best part, looking within to see how these things trigger us to better understand our purpose.
The visions can be seen in simple shapes such as stars, hearts and circles. They can also be seen as animals as well. Whatever we see, it is a subconscious reminder that not everything is as it seems.
It is said that one may be able to foretell the weather by changes in the atmosphere.
Altostratus Clouds form a greyish veil over the sun or moon. If they get darker and thicken, it is a sign of rain.
Altocumulus Clouds appear after a storm. They resemble fluffy cotton.
Cirrus Clouds are high altitude, feathery clouds, seen in nice weather.
Cirrocumulus Clouds are like ripples on the surface of water. They are a sign of pleasant weather.
Cirrostratus Clouds are made of ice particles and form a halo around the sun. If a Cirrus filled sky darkens and turns to Cirrostratus, it is a sign of rain or snow, depending on the temperature.
Cumulonimbus Clouds are flattened on the top and resemble anvils. This is a sign of a storm brewing.
Cumulus Clouds are the typical large, white, fluffy clouds. They foretell favorable weather when they are widely separated, but if they are large and many-headed, they are capable of bringing heavy showers!
Nimbostratus Clouds form low sheets of cloud and indicate rain or snow.
Stratocumulus Clouds can cover the entire daytime sky and may produce light rain, but usually dissipate by the late afternoon or evening.
Stratus Clouds are low clouds that form a fog like layer and may produce drizzle. If they form thickly at night and cover the morning sky, they will usually dissipate and bring a beautiful day.
Aliens in Clouds
Many eyewitnesses and U.F.O. experts have come to the conclusion that many of these objects form clouds to hide behind. I personally have seen this happen before. The last event I witnessed was a golden cube hiding within a cloud and I showed my husband, who saw it as well, but when I went to get a picture, it would not even show up!
Lenticular clouds are stationary clouds that form mostly in the troposphere, mostly in perpendicular alignment to the wind. They are often comparable in appearance to a lens or saucer. Nacreous clouds that form in the lower stratosphere often have lenticular shapes.
There are three main types of lenticular clouds: altocumulus standing lenticular (ACSL), stratocumulus standing lenticular (SCSL), and cirrocumulus standing lenticular (CCSL), varying in altitude above the ground. Because of their unique appearance, they have been brought forward as an explanation for some unidentified flying object (UFO) sightings.
Wish Upon A Star
So, here we are seeing messages in the sky. Without words, the universe speaks to us and embraces who we are in love, just like sensing angels all around, protecting us, letting us know everything will be o.k. What does it mean and what are we hoping for?
Perhaps if we just take a moment to listen to the wind, we may find the answers that we seek. Maybe it doesn’t have to be as hard as we think.
May the next time you look into the sky be filled with a sense of wonderment and appreciation for what the mysteries of the world have yet to offer. I hope that shooting stars fill the sky above you and that you always feel you belong to the magick of the heavens.