Thanks for the interest, and allowing this thread. Hope I haven't put too much here?
About...skip this bit if you want.
"When I first imagined Tykhe, some 2 years ago, I had little knowledge of my 'hereditary' past. I was unaware both sides of my family were traditionals. That my mother has read tea leaves and been a spiritualist all her life, and that my grandmother and her mother on my father's side were witches came as a huge surprise. It's in your blood...I don't doubt that one bit. I always knew I could see and do things others couldn't and am known as a 'really lucky' guy...because what I 'wish' for nearly always happens. It just happens...because I'm a witch...and it's called a spell?
I don't know where, exactly, Tykhe came from in my mind...just that one day it was all there; and it hasn't changed since I drew it out. Most of the 'symbols' have traditional roots, so I can't claim to have created them, though all imagery is mine. The throwing mat is entirely mine though."
Firstly, I want to assure you Tykhe dice are not difficult to use or understand. Here's a brief outline: 3 dice, each with 6 sides.
Each dice represents an aspect of the querient's life:
Dice 1: current position Dice 2: finances and business Dice 3: love and relationships
There are 18 symbols, each represents (like Tarot) a meaning. Roll the 3 dice and interpret the outcome. It can be that straightforward, if you wish...
So Why 'Tykhe'? (Tykhe is Cleromancy divination.)
TYKHE the goddess of or “Spirit” of fortune, chance, providence and fate, holding a ball representing the very unsteadiness of fortune, capable of rolling in any direction.
But truly, if Tykhe disapproves, nothing can turn out right for any mortal, and neither wise planning nor shrewd remedies can overturn or reshape the preordained arrangement of divine providence.
Appulauis The Golden Ass.
Now it can be that straightforward but there is much, much more. Once the throwing mat is introduced:
How and where the dice fall have a strong influence on the reading. (the blue and yellow sections in the diagram are for illustration only)
The observant will notice, Rune symbols and a 4th dice...I'll come back to that later
The casting cloth is divided into the masculine and feminine aspects of the psyche. They represent the influence of the dice. This may be effected by the querient's own personality or the influence or of another person. The Zodiac signs are arranged (as star constellations as well as symbols) in chronological order of the male or female in each section. Half the board Male the other half female.
The casting explained: (ongoing)
In this example a strong female influence is governing the current situation.
The Bat: Shadows: warning, prophecy, danger-an omen, signalling good or evil (this depends on other aspects). This dice is further from the others but the same circumference, suggesting an influence equal but separate to the other two.
Dice two: everyday matters, 'love and direction'
In the example, a female influence equal distance from the centre as dice one = they are of equal importance.
The Stork: Children and birth, fertility, beginnings, fertility, inventiveness, ingenuity.
Dice 3: Everyday matters, "finance and opportunity'
In the example, dice three is influenced by the feminine, equal distance to the centre in the same way as the other two. The proximity to dice two suggests they are closely connected.
The Ladder: Ascension, enthusiasm, ambition, promotion, rising.
Edited by thehoodedman, 19 October 2014 - 11:26 AM.