2.Divination by the casting of lots, also called sortilege, or throwing dice. Actually the common flipping of a coin is a simple variation. An early form of dice was made from actual knucklebones of certain animals. Later forms were made of clay, ivory wood, and plastic. A single dye has six faces, and each face of the dye has from one to six dots. In dice divination, three dice of the same size are shaken between your hands or in a cup while thinking of your question or problem, and the number of dots shown on the dice landing face up is interpreted.
Three: foretells pleasant surprises
Four: foretells unpleasantness
Five: foretells good results
Six: foretells a loss
Seven: foretells money or business troubles, injurious gossip
Eight: foretells criticism
Nine: foretells a marriage or other union
Ten: foretells a birth, either of a child or a project
Eleven: foretells of a parting, which may be temporary
Twelve: foretells of an important message
Thirteen: foretells sorrow
Fourteen: foretells of new friendship or help from a friend
Fifteen: avoid starting anything new for three days
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