This week I chose to use Astragalus as my method of divination. This type of divination has many names including:
This practice includes using the ankle or "knuckle" bones of an animal as the divinatory tool. Where most divinatory practices give each individual item or symbol their own meaning, this system seems to focus more on the message as coming from the grouping rather than the individual items.
The set of bones I am using were inherited from my grandmother, so I don't exactly know where they came from, but I find them an interesting resource to use. I do have a book about bone oracle usage, but it relies on the use of 5 bones, and the set I have is only 4 bones. However, there was a document included in the bag with the bones that I am using for my initial interpretation. I'm not extremely familiar with this method of divination, but I enjoy experimenting and learning new systems. I am far from an expert! With those things in mind, below is my interpretation for this week's message:
Bone 1 - Sheep
Bone 2 - Sheep
Bone 3 - Horse
Bone 4 - Goat
The message tied to this combination of bones in my documentation is "No difficulties ahead for the short term." Ultimately, I think this message is pretty straight forward, and I hope to have a positive and difficulty free week.
If you have familiarity with this divination system, or resources for me to gain familiarity, I would love to hear about it. Have a wonderful week!