ICOSAHEDREON OF INSIGHT-IDENTITY
If you’re curious about who it is that has gotten them into this state, take up the Icosahedron of Insight-Identity and ask, “Who are they feeling this way about?” or “Who are they making these plans for?” Then toss it away from you. The facet facing straight-up is your answer. Because it’s possible the person is feeling affected by more than one party, you may consult this icosahedron up to three times. If your hunch tells you its just one person, you needn’t throw it again. If you throw it three times and two or all three times it turns up the same answer, that’s a pretty clear indicator who they’re focused-on. This icosahedron is important, because you may need to give somebody the heads-up they’re in trouble.
Of course, if the facet you throw is ‘Someone who shall remain nameless for now’ that complicates things. This can mean it’s someone they can’t or don’t want to name right now, such as the object of their affection, or an enemy who is unknown to them, but they’re aware they have one. Or, it can mean you. If you throw this icosahedron and this facet comes up as the answer, you’ll have to rely on your intuition to figure out to whom it’s referring. By all means, though, throw this icosahedron again. There could be more than one person they’re exercised about.
ICOSAHEDRON OF INSIGHT-ACTION
Which brings us to the Icosahedron of Insight-Action. I designed this icosahedron for those who feel compelled to do something to improve the situation, alleviate the potential damage, or to help the afflicted party feel better. Ask it something like “so is there anything I can do in this situation? or “what am I called upon to do in this situation?” This, too, you may consult up to three times, because the instructions to you may have more than one part. The follow-up question can be, “is there anything else I can do?” Of course if the first time you consult this icosahedron, it essentially tells you ‘nothing’, then you need not ask it a second or third time. Sometimes, the best help is letting people work things out for themselves.
‘Try to replace the current focus of their attention with something else’ can mean anything from ‘give the person a new responsibility’ to ‘plan a diversionary assault.’ ‘Resort to spiritual solutions’ means ‘all you can do is pray about it right now; you can’t get directly involved.’ ‘Sit back and enjoy the show–it may be you next time’ sounds malicious. But the message here could be ‘there is something you need to learn from this, if you wish to avoid the same fate yourself someday.’ ‘Seek to alleviate any burdens or responsibilities they have’ can mean anything from bake them a casserole, to mow their lawn, to take on one of their normal responsibilities until they feel ready to deal with it again. ‘Lie low for a while & stay out of the line-of-fire…’ is a clear indicator you may be the object of their ill-will, so staying away is the best action you can take right now.
Of course, if you wish to know how a third party may respond to the subject of your inquiry’s emotions, either the Icosahedron of Plans or the Icosahedron of Action may be consulted.
I anticipate that this is a divination tool which, with repeated use, could give you valuable insight into a person, in much the same way either lexigramancy or numerology might. May it serve as a helpful tool in guiding your interactions with others!
- Choose a subject of inquiry and consult the Icosahedrons of Emotion, Plans and Identity. Roll each icosahedron just once. Note the answers you receive. You may consult the Icosahedron of Action for this one too, if you wish. Note the answers you receive. Did the answers you receive resonate with what you know about this person? Did the answer you receive from either the Icosahedron of Plans or Identity later prove to be accurate? If you rolled the Icosahedron of Action, did the response called-for on your part sound like the sort or response you could ordinarily expect for this person?
- Using either the same subject of inquiry, or someone different this time, consult the Icosahedrons of Emotion, Plans and Identity again. This time, roll each icosahedron three times. Note the answers you receive. Did the additional throws provide anymore helpful insight, than when you just threw the Icosahedrons once? If you could synthesize the three responses from each icosahedron into one message, what would it be? If you threw the Icosahedron of Action for this subject three times, did it give you clearer guidance than just one throw?
- Try this same exercise on yourself. You can consult each icosahedron once or more than once. Was it accurate, helpful or insightful? Did it work better or worse on you than it did when someone else was the subject?
- Compare and contrast this divination method with others we’ve covered. What are the pros and cons of using this tool? Does another divination tool do the job better? Would you use this one again? Why or why not?
- Attached is a blank icosahedron:
Try designing a divinatory icosahedron of your own, using this blank one to spark ideas. What other topics could this divination-format address?