November 9, 2021 Editorial Note: This re-posting of a column from last month contains revised versions of the PDFs of the Seventeen Tablets I first posted. I was dissatisfied with the initial illustrations on each tablet, finding them somewhat anemic. Also, I lifted them straight from the source material, and thus was risking copyright infringement. For these two good reasons, I redesigned the graphic for each tablet. Unless specifically marked otherwise, you may assume I myself designed the illustration, using Microsoft Publisher. Meanwhile, I am working on another divination lesson and will post it soon.
This is another Tablet of Fate-format lesson. I like the Tablet of Fate type of divination tool for their accessibility, ease of use, ability to store flat, and great creative potential; tablets of fate are limited only by your imagination. When I came across these particular tablets of fate, I thought at first glance that they looked like the sort of divination tool you’d use with kids. They had a very basic, color-by-numbers look to them, and a small number of short, to-the-point answers. Closer inspection revealed some of these tablets, such as the Bird of Paradise, the Circle and the Star, and the Diamond, really don’t deal with subject matter which would appeal to a young child. What these tablets of fate lack in depth, they make up for in breadth of subject matter. Choose the right ones to consult, and you can come away from your session with a well-rounded view of what’s just up ahead for you in the near-future. But yeah, in a pinch, I suppose you could use these for coloring sheets.