Here’s a few more gems I came across in my searches. These charts are the type of divination tool I call a ‘tablet of fate’, where you point to a particular feature on a diagram or picture, then go to a coded list associated with that diagram for your fortune. This form of divination is several centuries old. The first tablets of fate appeared in chapbooks in about the 1600s and later. What I like about this divinatory format is its ease of use; you just download it, print it out, grab a pointer of some sort, and you’re set. I also like the creative possibilities of it; the tablet of fate format is limited only by your imagination.
THE MYSTIC GYPSY TABLET
This and the following tablet reportedly come out of European gypsy culture. According to the source I found this in ‘…This extremely popular method of fortune telling began in the Middle Ages and was, at that time, regarded very highly in most gypsy camps throughout Europe. It was considered for a long time to be superior to all other methods.’ Anymore, whenever I see a claim of very old age for a particular divination tool, the skeptic in me comes out and I want to put such claims to the test. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof, and the Mystic Tablet of the Gypsies assumes a certain degree of literacy which I know simply wasn’t common in the Middle Ages. My testing tool of choice in such matters is the yes-and-no stones. The conversation went as follows: