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Astrology dice are used by professional astrologers and beginner witches alike for divination. These special dice use the planets in astrology, the houses, and the zodiac signs to give a glimpse into the future or to answer questions.
They’re also a great way to learn the basic meanings of each of these aspects of astrology. While most modern astrologers have never encountered this tool before, they are a wonderful opportunity to make learning about the houses in astrology, the classical planets, the outer planets, and the astrology signs.
Ever since I was a teen, I have loved using a little-known divination tool called Astrology Dice. It’s very similar to other forms of dice divination, but with a twist!
Astro dice are a somewhat new tool for divination made first by Wessex Astrologer.
The dice symbols are based on astrological principles like the signs, planets, and houses.
It starts with a set of 3 dice with 12 sides.
Each die is based on a different aspect of astrology. If the dice you bought didn’t come with an astrodice guide, this post will help you to read your throws!
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Why Use Astrology Dice
Before you can learn how to use astrology dice, you should learn why you would even want to.
Reading astrodice is a lot of fun. These dice are a unique divination tool that I don’t see used very often.
The answers they give are easy to understand and perfect for beginners.
The answers are also very different from what you will get with normal dice divination.
If you are just starting out and want an affordable way to divine the future and work with the spirits, astrology dice are a great place to start.
Many sets of astrology dice don’t come with an instruction booklet, but that’s what this blog post is for. To teach you how to use these mystical tools in your practice as a witch!
Read on to learn how to use your astrology dice like an expert.
What Dice Symbols Are On Astrology Dice
Each die has astrological symbols on it. These are the planets, the astrological signs, and the astrological houses.
In case you need a refresher on these symbols, read on.
12 Planets Of The Zodiac
The planets are represented on the sides of their die by their astrological symbols.
Don’t worry if you don’t know them all yet. You’ll get it eventually, as you read the dice symbols.
Each of the planets has different correspondences, which defines what they mean when they come up in a reading.
The 12 planets are:
- The Sun
- The Moon
- The North Node of the Moon
- The South Node of the Moon
12 Signs Of The Zodiac
You probably know your own zodiac sun sign. You’ll find it on one of the dice symbols.
You probably also know that the signs are associated with different traits, abilities, and personalities.
Those traits define how you read the signs when they come up in an astro-dice reading.
The 12 signs are:
12 Houses Of The Zodiac
The houses are represented by the numbers 1 through 12.
You’ll see your houses laid out on a circle in your birth chart.
Each house is associated with different traits, like the self and society.
You’ll read more about these traits below.
How To Use Astrology Dice
To put it simply, roll the dice and interpret the dice symbols that come up. When you look at it this way, reading astrodice is simple.
Of course, it’s more complicated than that, but that’s the very basic concept.
When you throw your astrology dice, you should ask questions similarly to how you ask the tarot for advice.
Don’t do yes or no questions.
Instead, focus on the subject of interest.
Then, you roll the dice and interpret the dice symbols that come up.
When reading the dice, it is helpful to think of the 3 different types of dice like this:
The planetary die represents the situation at hand. For instance, if you are asking about money, this die could represent your job or your finances.
The zodiac sign die represents how the situation feels or the emotions involved with the situation. Does money make you feel guilty? Or does it make you feel happy?
The house die represents what part of your life is being affected. Your money could affect your relationships, your mental health, and many other things.
However, sometimes you need to associate a die with a different role.
Play with and consider the meanings of the dice, and don’t just assume they always represent the same thing.
Divination is all about your intuition. Listen to your inner voice and trust it to tell you what you need to know.
Reading Astrodice For Dice Divination
These are general meanings for the symbols on the dice, but as with any divination method you will come to have your own understanding of the symbols.
The meaning of the houses:
First House: This house represents your personal life, how you look, and new beginnings. It also tells you to look out for accidents.
Second House: When this house shows up on the dice, it’s telling you to look at your finances. There may be lost or stolen objects. Your finances will change, but this could be good or bad. Poverty or wealth, business transactions, and new material desires.
Third House: This house represents siblings or people tied to you by blood and location. It also represents short journeys, small vacations, and travel. School, especially early education for children. You may be expecting emails, letters, or advice, but watch out for gossip and rumors.
Fourth House: The fourth house represents parents or people that act as parental figures. Domestic issues are at the heart of your question. There may be new land, real estate, or inheritances on the horizon. This house also represents endings of any situation.
Fifth House: The fifth house is about fertility, women, children, pregnancy, and fun. It represents creativity, water, rain, teaching, gambling, hobbies, and romance.
Sixth House: This house deals with all things related to health, hygiene, daily routines, injuries, pets, and employees.
Seventh House: This house is most concerned with close personal partnerships, like in relationships and business. This house could mean divorce, lawsuits, new contracts, rivalries, thieves, astrologists, or an unidentified person that could become a new partnership.
Eighth House: This house represents death and, because of that, transformations. Could mean literal death, or even birth. It also represents the occult, taxes, debts, mortgages and loans, legacies, inheritances, investigations, suffering, dangers, and corporate money.
Ninth House: The ninth house deals with journeys and long distance travel. It also represents religion, philosophy, education, lawyers, dreams, divination, wisdom, the arts, media, and publishing.
Tenth House: This house looks at your kingdom: your career, your success, your fortune. It is also concerned with the environment and weather, as well as reputations and glory.
Eleventh House: Good fortune comes with this house. It signals friends, those who may help you, protection, riches, gifts, joy, renewed hope, praise, and group activities.
Twelfth House: This house represents imprisonment. Loss, grief, enemies, and solitude follow it. It represents death, fear, secrets, suffering, things that are hidden, our deepest thoughts, suicide, murder, and addictions.
The meaning of the astrological signs:
Aries: Impulsivity, competition, letting go, intense reactions and situations.
Taurus: Sensitivity, hurt feelings, emotional responses, holding grudges.
Gemini: Duality, mischievousness, emotions over rationality, cleverness, curiousity.
Cancer: Deep emotions, lost friendships, loyalty, nurturing.
Scorpio: Transformation, truth, honesty, hidden emotions, a need for power.
Sagittarius: Adventure, seeking truth, positivity, optimism, a need for relaxation.
Capricorn: Controlling, possessiveness, business matters, barriers between people.
Aquarius: Anxiety, unpredictable future, a need for communication, introspection.
Pisces: Compassion, escapism, innocence, a person in your life may be acting dishonestly.
The meaning of the planets:
- The Sun: The ego, self-confidence, self-esteem, personal power, individuality, your most basic self, consciousness, vitality, stamina, and creation. In witchcraft, the sun represents the power to create.
- The Moon: Emotions, instincts. habits, love, compassion, moods, and the unconscious. The moon is the power of intuition. It is our emotional center.
- Mercury: The mind, communication, intelligence, reason, and language. In witchcraft, the planet Mercury represents the element of air. It also represents mental processes, such as thinking, reasoning, and logic.
- Venus: Love, attraction, affection, charm, sensitivity relationships, art, beauty, and harmony.
- Mars: Aggression, sex, action, desire, courage, passion, and competition. Your body, physicality, aggression, sexuality, passion, and anger.
- Jupiter: Growth, hope, expansion, luck, abundance, optimism, and understanding. In modern astrology, Jupiter represents money and good fortune.
- Saturn: Discipline, responsibility, ambition, obligation, law, and structure. In Western astrology, Saturn represents principles like morality, duty, authority, discipline, limitation, restriction, order, and karma.
- Uranus: Inspiration, change, eccentricity, chaos, rebellion, and reformation. In Western astrology, Uranus represents principles like freedom of thought, individuality, innovation, and the unexpected. Uranus is associated with the higher self. It can be a difficult planet to work with because it is so powerful and mysterious.
- Neptune: Mysticism, dreams, intuition, psychic abilities, imagination, and delusions. This planet also represents the unconscious mind.
- Pluto: Transformation, power, death, rebirth, and evolution. This freezing planet represents the transformation of the soul in the afterlife.
- The North Node of the Moon: Lessons that must be learned, fear of the unknown, fate, and the path forward. The North Node represents principles like fate, destiny, karma, and karmic law. It is also associated with the concept of “the other side” or “other world”, and can be seen as a gateway to another reality.
- The South Node of the Moon: The past, karmic baggage, and the path you have followed until now. In astrology, the South Node represents the past, your karma, and what you’ve done in this lifetime.
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