Throughout history people have sort ways of finding spiritual or mystical guidance in their every day lives. Consulting the Oracle, Soothsayer or village wise person who had the gift of seeing into the future was common practice in ancient times. However, you dont have to be a psychic to predict the future. In the simple system of Cyclomancy, a revolving device, such as a wheel or revolving circle can be very effective tool for divination (ability to foretell the future by intuitive rather than scientific or rational means). The practice of Cyclomamcy may have been the origin of the roulette wheel as a game of chance. The wheel-of-fortune found at fair grounds which stops on prize-winning numbers or the TV Wheel of Fortune are also based on this concept. Cyclomancy has survived as the popular party kissing game spin the bottle, or in a combination of Truth or Dare. In this variation, the spinner gets to ask the person whom the bottle points to an intimate, personal question, which must be answered truthfully. In all these methods, the decision of the wheel is automatically fulfilled, so it is not surprising that many people believe that questions concerning their future can be answered by a similar contrivance.
Cyclomancy dates from time immemorial, and takes its name from the Latin word Cyclomantia and from ancient Greek Kyklos meaning a circle. Spinning arrows may be used instead of revolving wheels for telling fortunes. In occult practices the wheel will have astrological signs, numbers, letters, words or mystical symbolic makings around it. The powerful archetypal symbol of the Wheel of fortune in the tarot deck reminds us of how random and unpredictable life can be. And that we are all subject to the workings of fate and Karma, in that what ever he/she sows he/she shall reap.
One form of divinational consultation is in finding geographical direction. When at a crossroad, take a bottle and lay it horizontally on the ground, and spin it. When it stops spinning, the neck of the bottle will point to the road where your destiny lies. Alternatively, before spinning the bottle ask a question with regards to the different directions, for example in which direction will I have the most fun, view the best sights or meet a new friends. Variations of the method use knifes or spinning tops.
In order to get started, first you’re going to have to check your logic mind behind. Its a bit like visiting the cinema and as you walk in the door agreeing with yourself that for the next 90 minutes or so you will suspend your sense of reality. Trusting your intuition is a lot like that, once you begin to trust that your question will be answered, somehow the cosmic wheels begin to turn and you will receive the answer to your question.
This handy do-it-yourself divination tool can be used when seeking advice or answers to questions regarding past, present or future events. To make your own Cyclomancy fortune telling wheel, first cut a piece of card to the size of a dinner plate. Using a pen, divide the wheel into ten equal sections so that it looks similar to the spokes of a cycle wheel. Next pierce a hole in the centre with a skewer. Take three deep breaths and relax, as you do this gently begin to focus on the question that you would like to ask. When you feel ready spin the wheel and see where it stops. In a similar way an arrow could be secured to the centre by a pivot so that it freely revolves when given a sharp spin, the number that the arrow stops on being the significant one.
The analysis of the number is based on the ancient system of Numerology also known as Arithmomancy. The system was popular amongst early mathematicians such as Pythagoras who believed that each of the numbers one to nine had its own psychic or spiritual significance.
The interpretation of the numbers is as follows :
One – New beginnings, ideas and inspiration. Exciting new changes ahead in love, business, education.
Two – A need for tact and diplomacy. Twos denote balance and harmony and fair play. Hidden things that need to be revealed. A period of waiting.
Three – Birth, pregnancy and marriage. A reason to celebrate or to go out and have fun. Your ships are coming in. Successful teamwork.
Four – Security, home, property, DIY around the house, time to take a break go on holiday.
Five – Problems to overcome, a time to be assertive, excess energy at your disposal. Watch out for jealousy and conflict amongst friends..
Six – Time to give and receive in many ways, money, time, support. A time of success, meeting old friends, compassion, travel. A time for making choices.
Seven – Staying in control via understanding, time for clear thinking, beware of deception, need to check security, time for evaluating a situation.
Eight – Determination to achieve goals, on-the-job study, dissatisfaction with an aspect of your life, feeling trapped, time to move on, end of delays.
Nine – Light at the end of the tunnel, preparation for a new beginning, smugness, and success, unnecessary worries.
Ten – Change, the end of a journey, success, family gatherings, support of others, idealism, a sense of community.