Throw the dice

Dice have been used since 2000 B.C, maybe even earlier. Dice were known by egyptians, greeks and romans. They were first made of knucklebones from holy rituals, and the earliest dice were used in many games. In Asia they were made of precious metals which should strengthen their power.

Use of dice in prophecies are probably developed by the art of reading the fortune by drawing lots. One of these methods, astragalomantics, used an early version of out dice, socalled astragals (anklebones from sheep.) They had four recognizable sides and were easy to interpret, because each side had a certain value.

The Arabs didn't throw dice, but developed a method based on pebbles. The pebbles didn't have to be marked if they were different enough not to be mistaken for another. The fortune-teller, who knew the meaning of the stones, kept this knowledge for himself. Even today african witch-doctors tell the future with the help of a bag filled with "wise stones."

There have been, and are, many different but at the same time similar methods to tell the future, by throwing dice, stones, pieces of wood marked with letters, shells, holy arrows... In practically all these methods of throwing it is probable that the way the objects fall down, is influenced by the person throwing them.

Some people say that the dice should only be thrown on behalf of others, while others say they should be thrown in silence. Even others believe that cold weather and a calm athmosphere is crucial. The best is probably to get your own dice and store them in their own place.

While you shake the dice before you throw them on a flat surface, think of your question!

You probably often will search for the connection between your question and the answer, but a moment of reflection should be enough to guide the interpretation of the hints into appropriate tracks, and give you new perspectives on any kind of situation.

I will describe two methods used to interpret the answer:
[The Oracle] [Astragalomantics]

The Oracle

(If you don't have your own dice, you may close your eyes and point on the screen.
Then click on the combination you got.)
[1][1] [1][2] [1][3] [1][4]
[1][5] [1][6] [2][2] [2][3]
[2][4] [2][5] [2][6] [3][3]
[3][4] [3][5] [3][6] [4][4]
[4][5] [4][6] [5][5] [5][6]


[1][1] The matter should be considered thoroughly. All fact must be evaluated carefully. Emotions must not interfere with your decision. Several possible solutions may stand out, which is good. Choose the one which most probably will give a satisfactory result.

[1][2] Think carefully about the matter, taking into consideration what your intuition tells you. Maybe you have a need for security in emotional affairs, but lack the ability to deliver the security yourself. Check and doublecheck in moneymatters, but avoid hurting someone as a result of your natural cleverness making you suspicious.

[1][3] "Peace at all cost" is one thing, but don't give in if your common sense tells you the opposite. Talk with your partner and others who can give you relevant advices. Don't feel committed to follow the advice, but think carefully about it. If money are involved, don't feel tempted by alluring prospects of an easily come by profit. [1][4] Resources and intelligence should bring you out of the situation unharmed - unless you lose your strength or increase your money- or energy-consumption. Jealousy directed toward you will not be fruitful. Try to undestand and show breadth of mind.
[1][5] Tolerance is always helpful when personal problems shall be solved, and don't let your rational thinking restrict it. Be sincere instead of showing a false attitude. If you are tempted to play high, you should consider what will happen if you lose. [1][6] If the whole thing has gone too far and you think it's need for action, you may be right and should use all your might to tidy up until the pieces come together. Life takes and gives. Fortune and misfortune come and go. Take both with you on your journey through life.
[2][2] It's smart to be careful, but too much critisism can create waves.Try to show understanding for the weaknesses of others. Sometimes it can be rewarding to pour unlimited from both moneybag and devotion, so don't let carefulness become sparingness. [2][3] Natural tact and consideration can help you with your problems as long as you don't let others disturb you. An impulse buying don't necessarily have to be wasted, but try to draw a good box office by your own means.
[2][4] It's better to work in silence than to talk big. Don't let a possible yearning for a partner fool you to show too much trust. Frictions between economy and generosity must be fought out with judgment. [2][5] Don't force your opinions on others. Their more myopic view may give reason for afterthought. Your weighty arguments may tip the scale pan the wrong way, so be a bit reserved. If you think others behave strange, maybe it's reason to consider if they may be right.
[2][6] If anyone can exploit the situation to make a profit by you, they're likely to do so. If your problem involves oters, you should check their motives thoroughly before you show them trust. If you give them an inch, will they take a mile? Think carefully. [3][3] "Peace at any cost" seldom is a favorable solution. Neither does it help to close your eyes to the problems. If you have been taken in, you have to take care of it yourself. It's not much use to trust in help fromoutside. Reject any offer of money easy come by. Hard wor put in system will bear fruit in the long run.
[3][4] Even if it sometimes can be profitable to run a risk, you shouldn't close your eyes for the dangers. To follow your own desires can make results, but be alert this time, especially if the matter concerns a partner (in business or love). [3][5] If a partner is involved in the matter, you should let the doubt benefit the concerned. Maybe he/she is right. But don't trust this person unconditionally. It may be wise to follow the his/her advice, but only on your conditions.
[3][6] If others are involved, use a firm grip and take the lead instead of following the queue. Your conviction is built on solid founded, natural instincts, which you shouldn't fight. Listen to these if the matter has small or large dimensions. [4][4] Ambitions can be hampered by exaggerated carefulness, so seize all possibilities for success without thinking too much on what may happen if you don't succeed. As for home and leisure, you have great plans. Exploit new possibilities and enjoy yourself over them.
[4][5] You shall listen to advice. You need that now. Show respect for what others have to say. If what you hear is against your instincts, you should question the last mentioned. Others isn't always wrong even if your strong self-confidence would like to convince you about just that. [4][6] If an emotional problem should appear, it will be difficult to solve. Wether the prophecy concerns you or others, you shouldn't trample on anybody and everybody. The solution will probably come suddenly, either because you see it quickly yourself or it is imputed on you.
[5][5] Choose the least probable solution. Don't look for conventional solutions, because originality is what is needed. Several people can be involved in a romance, something which may create confusion for you. Possibly it is another who make the neccesary decision. [5][6] You are the one who lead. As long as you get an overview of the situation and avoid seizing upon the least trifle, the solution you see will be the correct. Recommend it strongly for your partners.
[6][6] Concentrate yourself to avoid excitement. Vivid emotions makes it difficult to make the right decisions. Try to ignore all the others and do what is right for you. If the conclusions you reach benefit not only you, you should realize them in practice.


As an alternative to the above alternative, you may want to try the modern version of astragalomantics. Earlier the fortune-teller used two astragals (usually right and left anklebone of a sheep), but today it is perfectly allright to use dice. The method let you use the dice to get an answer to definite, direct questions.

First draw a circle on the ground or table, with a diameter of 30 cm (12 inches). Concentrate about the question and throw the dice at the circle. (Don't regard the one which possibly stops outside.) Add up the numbers the dice shows, and find the answer in the following table:

1 Yes 2 No 3 Be careful
4 Be wise 5 Good luck 6 Of course
7 Be strong in faith 8 Be patient 9 Quite sure
10 Doubtful 11 Nonsense 12 A stroke of luck