Tykhe Symbols of Influence
In Tykhe Dice the location of the Symbols when cast upon the Tykhe board and their interactions with each other are the Symbolic heart of Tykhe Dice reading, we will see in the following posts all other considerations; the Elements, Planets and Zodiac symbols are secondary considerations and moderators of Tykhe meaning.
Good Tykhe reading is reliant upon the ability to discriminate between their basic meanings and the altered forms of expression; to recognise where the strength of one Symbol will override the contradictory influence of another.
Tykhe Dice and Elemental Diginities
Within Tykhe Dice each symbol is signified by one specific element.
Apart from the apparent influence on the symbol itself these elements also modify the significance and even the meaning of the symbol dependent on the surrounding symbol.
Firstly something to think on!
It makes for an interesting reading when Tykhe Dice symbols are read as a triad with the two symbols flanking a central symbol allowing us to concentrate upon the central symbol.
1) When the elements of each symbol are the same they can be seen as strong of either good or ill according to their nature. (When the two supporting symbols are of a like mind, they are able to increase the effects of their being for good or ill, depending on their individual symbol meaning.
2) If the elements are both active/masculine or passive/feminine they can be seen as friendly towards each other and therefore moderately strong as in fire/air or water/earth, they are able to increase the power/strength of the other, once again whether this is for good or ill you have to look closer at the specific symbols.
3) Elements that may be seen as complementing each other, we look upon these as somewhat friendly as in fire/earth or air/water. Their interaction is somewhat ineffectual more akin the irritating each other, possibly mildly correctional or even therapeutic, but having no major impact regarding strengthening or weakening each other.
4) If the elements are contrary (ill dignified) they will tend to weaken each other neutralising their force as in fire/water or air/earth when reading the effects of casting symbols that are contrary to each other tends to cancel each other out.
5) To add more to the mix! Any contrary element found in only one flanking symbol, allows the other to become a connecting symbol, the first or centre symbol is not weakened, but purely modified by the influence of both symbols, and can be seen as fairly strong. In other words, the central symbol then overcomes the neutralising effect of the contrary flanking symbol, due to the more friendly aspect of the opposite flanking symbol be it for good or ill