So I find myself with a bit of a divination dilemma. I’ve been dutifully practicing coin divination, and to make sure that I’m actually paying attention to meanings rather than assigning significance after the fact, I’m thus far being very careful to do so in a manner that I can test and verify. Silly me, I thought that would make things easier.
Coins readily lend themselves to yes/no questions, which are often best avoided for divination, so I was willing to use one for these tests. Because I’m a little money obsessed anyway, the question I have been asking each morning is a simple one:
Will I have more cash in hand at the end of today?
Count the cash at the beginning and the end of the day, and bam! an answer. Put the results for a selection of coins in a spread sheet, and after awhile I should be able to see if any of those coins are better at answering the question. Simple, testable process. Easy peasy.
My problem stems from having multiple money-focused activities going on at once. Today (yesterday, in some time zones), one of those came into conflict with my coin divination, and I think it won.
|Herm encircled by ribbons and wreath for Hermaia Agoraia.|
What I did today was celebrate the Hermaia Agoraia, a festival of the opening of the markets for the holiday season. It was a fun time, replete with:
- decorating my herm (upright stone used as a shrine to Hermes), which somehow made it seem more phallic than ever;
- buying stocking stuffers for the people in my household;
- making some tasty no-cook mints as an offering to Hermes; and
- ensuring that my family’s anonymous gift jar got to its recipient.