Assuming I’ve got permission to proceed, I take up the Icosahedron of Insight-Emotions from hand to hand while I say something like the following: “Gods, Ancestors, Nature Spirits, I’m concerned about (fill in the blank). Can you tell me what is his/her primary emotion right now?” I then toss the icosahedron away from me, onto the table or floor. The facet facing straight-up in the answer. Because the human heart can be a complicated thing, I think the rule of three can apply here, and you may ask it this question about the same person up to three times. “What is their secondary emotion behind the first one?” and “What is their tertiary emotion?” are good follow-up questions. These will give you a better insight into where their head is at, because a person’s reaction can be a mixture of emotions. If the person is feeling both ‘friendly’ and ‘dangerous’, that could be bad news.

On the face of it ‘unscrupulous’ doesn’t tell you much, but its fundamental meaning is that someone is feeling strongly-tempted to cut ethical corners in order to obtain their end. ‘Vulnerable’ can be anything from low self-esteem to insecurity to feeling exposed to a married person fearing their spouse is preparing to dump them for another. ‘Dangerous’ isn’t an emotion, but it says the person so-designated is in a mood to cause trouble. If an adversary is feeling both ‘Angry’ and ‘Focused’, that may mean trouble for somebody. ‘Directionless’ can also be hazardous, because when someone doesn’t know where they’re going from here, they’re vulnerable to influence from people who may or may not have their best interests at heart. ‘Ennui’ is boredom, inertia, no desire to do anything, dead in the water and no desire to try re-starting the engine.


If my curiosity extends so far as to want to know what they’re planning to do about this, I take up the Icosahedron of Insight-Plans, and tossing it from hand to hand, I ask “So what does (fill in the blank) plan to do about this?” then toss it away from me. The facet facing straight up is the answer. You may ask this question up to three times as well, because perceived-problems can call for a multi-pronged approach. “Are they planning to do anything else about this?” or “What is their back-up plan after that?” are both good follow-up questions to the first one.

‘Tie up the Object of Their Ire in Litigation’ doesn’t necessarily always mean legal action. It could mean they plan to wear-down their chosen-opponent with so much argument, the other person will give-in. ‘They Seek Solitude in Order to Process This’ can be either a nicer way of saying either, ‘this person is in mourning,’ or  ‘just leave me alone, will you?’ or ‘Quiet! I’m planning my response.’ ‘Focus on their next intended conquest’ suggests they already have a plan in motion; they’re moving on it. ‘They’ll seek success in another sector’ could mean they’re on a roll; they’ve racked-up one victory, and they’re actively-seeking another. Or it could indicate a form of mental compensation at work, trying to off-set a loss with a victory to make them feel better. Your own intuition (or another roll) could indicate which.