Dice Divination, also known as Astragalomancy, can be used in various ways due to the different methods of casting dice. Each spiritual practitioner may use multiple or various-sided dice. I’ve even seen some people use 20-sided DnD dice and sets. (I mean, have you seen how unique and pretty some of them are?)
The choice will be entirely up to you, my peculiar friend! I typically cast two six-sided dice and incorporate the meanings of Numerology into the reading. That’s what I’ll be showing you how to do in this article.
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History of Dice Divination
Dice Divination has its roots in ancient practices, tracing back to the art of casting bones, also known as knucklebone divination. Back in the day, people would throw small bones, often from animals, to get insights into the future. It’s like the OG of divination!
Over time, this practice evolved, leading to the emergence of various divination methods. In Ancient Greece, diviners sought guidance from the Gods using the knucklebones of sheep (astragalomancy) and by using alphabet boards with suspended rings (similar to Ouija and pendulum boards).
Casting dice is an ancient method of divination called astragalomancy. The dice were originally knucklebones or other small bones of sheep and goats. The skill lies in interpreting the fall of numbers.A History of Magic, Witchcraft and The Occult – page 161
How I Practice Dice Divination: A Step-by-Step Guide
In this section, I’ll show you how I use Numerology to interpret the meaning and interpretations of casting two six-sided dice. By connecting numbers with their deeper meanings, you’ll discover the spiritual insights you’ve been wanting to know.
Cleanse Your Dice
It’s important to cleanse your dice before you begin any sort of divination. This will wipe away any negative energy and guarantee your dice are receptive to your intentions and spiritual energy.
Check out this article for a more in-depth description of Cleansing Techniques. The post discusses crystals, but all the techniques still apply.
What To Throw Your Dice On
Selecting the right surface for your dice divination is crucial for an accurate reading. Some spiritual practitioners prefer a white cloth. However, others like to use animal hides or cast directly on the earth; this is believed to enhance their spiritual connection to Nature.
Consider the texture, colors, and fibers of your chosen surface. A soft or textured surface allows the bones to settle in a natural way without moving around too much. You can easily do this on carpet or a yoga mat.
Create a Sacred Space
Creating a sacred space is essential for any type of divination practice. This space should provide a quiet area where you can fully relax mentally and physically. A place where you can fully focus on your reading.
I like to light candles, incense, or some kind of mood lighting. Basically, don’t turn on the big light, lol. I also recommend playing music to create a relaxing energy. I wear headphones and listen to binaural tones or emotional music that resonates with my intentions. Find what works best for you!
Simple Dice Divination Technique
Using two six-sided dice, focus on a question or aspect of your life where you’d like guidance or clarity. Roll the two dice simultaneously and take note of the numbers shown on each die. Add the numbers together to match them with the corresponding Numerology meaning.
For example, 1+2 = 3. In this case, you’d look at the spiritual meaning of the number 3 to receive the answer to your question.
If a number reaches double digits, you’d simply continue adding them until you reach a single digit. For example, 5 + 6 = 10. At this point, you’d add 1 + 0 = 1. This means you’d look at the spiritual meaning of the number 1.
Reflect and Apply
Reflect on the messages gained from your dice roll and their overall meaning. How do they relate to your question? Consider the broader symbolism and align your actions accordingly. Remember to thank the Universe or your spirit guides for their help.
Spend some time journaling your thoughts and emotions. I also suggest recording your questions and answers in your Grimoire. This allows you to look back on these readings later and helps you better understand patterns and meanings received.
Possibly the most recognized symbols of chance are dice. There are various ways of throwing them for divination purposes. One involves throwing three dice. Each is taken in turn and thrown; the number showing when it comes to rest is interpreted accordingly.Signs and Symbols – page 197
Dice Divination Interpretation Using Numerology
Numerology brings its unique energy and meaning to your dice divination. Let’s explore the spiritual significance of each dice roll. Hopefully, you’ll find dice divination fun and spiritually insightful.
If you’d like to dive deeper into the meanings of each number, check out my detailed articles on Numerology, Life Path Numbers, and Master Numbers. But for now, let’s keep it simple and get ready to uncover the magic behind each dice roll!
1: New Beginnings and Confidence
If you roll a 1, it signals fresh starts, confidence, and new beginnings. The Universe is saying you’re on the brink of attracting what you’ve been wanting. Embrace a positive mindset and believe in yourself.
2: Harmony and Cooperation
Rolling a two brings up the energy of harmony and cooperation. It suggests collaborating more and paying attention to others’ feelings. The Universe encourages you to connect with others and bring balance to your life.
3: Creative Thoughts and Spirituality
When the dice show a 3, it means you’re spiritually aligned with your purpose. Follow your heart, trust the Universe, and use your creativity to achieve your goals. The Universe wants you to enjoy your spiritual journey.
4: Organization and Stability
Rolling a 4 reminds you to be aware of your goals and personal growth. Stay motivated and persistent, but remember, progress is more important than perfection. The Universe supports your efforts and reminds you to build a solid foundation (physically, emotionally, and spiritually).
5: Change and Personal Freedom
If you roll a 5, change is on the horizon. Embrace new opportunities with an open mind. It signifies positive changes connected to adventure, enthusiasm, and spiritual awakening. Connect with the magic elements in your spiritual practice.
6: Unconditional Love and Balance
When the dice show a 6, remember to maintain a balance between material ambitions and your spiritual well-being. Practice gratitude and explore your spiritual development. Number 6 symbolizes domestic aspects, so reconnect with your home and loved ones.
7: Wisdom and Seeking Knowledge
Rolling a 7 calls for self-reflection and gaining wisdom. Educate yourself on your goals and spiritual path. Develop new talents, listen to your inner voice, and inspire others. Lead by example and motivate those around you.
8: Power and Abundance
Getting an 8 is an optimistic message praising your accomplishments. Keep pushing forward; abundance is on the way. Whether it’s financial or spiritual, prosperity will come. Stay open to the unforeseen.
9: Vision and Higher Consciousness
Rolling a nine signals the achievement of your soul’s higher purpose. Embrace spiritual motivation and get ready for the next phase in your practice. It’s time to let go of what no longer serves you; something special awaits to improve your life. Number 9 signifies a powerful and high-vibrational purpose.
The comparative study of divinatory practices is at least as old as the 1st-century-BC Roman orator and politician Cicero’s treatise De divinatione (Concerning Divination), and the convenient distinction there drawn between inductive [based on facts and evidence] and intuitive forms [based on feelings and insights] designates the range.
An intermediate class, interpretive divination, allows a less rigid classification, since many divinatory disciplines do not rely strongly either upon inductive rigour or upon trance and possession.Britannica – Types of Divination
Additional Divination Techniques
I hope you found this article on Dice Divination helpful! If you’d like more information on other types of divination techniques, check out these articles:
Magic Beginners Need To Know
How To Read and Throw Bones
Pendulum Board 101
An Ultimate Guide For Beginners
How To Make a Sigil
Powerful Sigil Magic For Beginners
How to Read Smoke Divination
The Forgotten Art of Libanomancy and Capnomancy
Lots of love to you, and remember, as always…