Wednesday, October 20, 2021

How To Use Marbles As A Divination Tool?

How To Use Marbles As A Divination Tool?

Divination tools are as diverse and ranged as the people who use them. This method of divination uses common household objects like marbles to predict probable outcomes to multiple-outcome situations.


You’re faced with a situation that has several choices, each leading to a different outcome. You can’t make the decision as to which path you need to take. You want some help. Here’s what to do!

Things you need to prepare:


  • -A wide bowl or tray at least two inches deep
  • -Enough sand to fill the bowl or tray at least an inch deep
  • -Several glass marbles of differing colors and shapes
  • -A pad of paper

Step 1.
Fill the tray or bowl with sand deep enough to cover one of the marbles you would be using. Smooth the surface out with the edge of your notebook or with the palm of your hand, so that you have a flat, even surface.


Step 2.
Choose a number of marbles or stones and hold them in your hand above the pan, at a height of two feet or so. Clench them in your fist tightly, and think about the question you want answered.

marbles divination

Step 3.
Open your hand and let them fall into the sand below them. They will sink partially into the sand. Using your notebook, make a diagram of the position of the stones. Note their colors and shapes as well.

Step 4.

Repeat step 3 for as many choices as you can identify in the problem. Make each diagram as it comes up.


Step 5.
Now, take your diagrams. Begin connecting the stones with lines, first by color, then by shape, and finally by any other features you can distinguish. Each of these lines is a symbol in the reading, which you can interpret vis-a-vis the choice you were thinking about when you cast the stones.


Letters, numbers, or figures may be indicated by the connections. These are all going to be things related to your choice, and can be seen as connected to the likely outcome of that choice, should you take it.




This method of divination or fortune telling is highly subjective, and generally only works for oneself. The stones and marbles are charged with the energy of the person holding them, so to try to read them for another person would result in mixed-up and unusable readings.


It’s best performed by candlelight at night, though out in nature is even better than indoors. The closer your bond with the Fae is, the more helpful your readings will be, as this method uses little baubles like the ones the Fae tend to enjoy.


One comment

  1. My method is to use 3 marbles in a room with a clean smooth floor. Roll them gently and see how they land based on 6 possible outcomes.
    Which I can remember with my hand…
    1) straight line: void
    2) isosceles triangle: neutral
    3) acute triangle: positive
    4) obtuse triangle: negative
    5) equilateral triangle: unknown
    6) right triangle: reword

    Question’s not answerable in its current state,
    so that rewording is not enough.
    Rather, rethink the question completely.

    Also keep wording simple
    or the lay might not be clear,
    eg: Ask a mixed question,
    then get a mixed answer.

    The more acute or obtuse the triangle the more definite the answer. If the acute has 2 marbles/vertices touching it is absolute. If the obtuse has the third marble/vertice next to the line of the other 2 marbles/vertices it is absolute.

    Neutral: maybe or possible.

    If it’s hard to distinguish whether it is acute or obtuse, then the answer is likely “yes and no”.

    I once asked a mixed question and got yes, no, & void all mixed together haha…

    As for the hand mnemonic device…
    Thumb: line
    Index: isosceles
    Middle: acute
    Ring: obtuse
    Little: equilateral
    Fist: right
    Think of it like making shapes with the thumb.
    Where thumb is a line made of 3 points/vertices
    mixed with the tips of the fingers
    or parts of the hand.
    Fist is obviously like starting over
    with your hand holding the marbles,
    though I usually just nudge them
    with my feet or such.

    Also, all/each marble(s) should be moved after the question is fully asked, whispered, or thought. So, if a marble was moved before the question was asked, then it should be nudged again.

    I haven’t found a name for using marbles for Cleromancy, so I call it Marblomancy.
    My specific type I call WuXing Marblomancy, because of the use of the 5 digits of the hand.

    Pass it on!
    Peace ^_^V

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