It isn’t necessary to understand the layers to use Tykhe Dice but as you progress these layers will become more familiar and useful. The board contains a full ‘key’ to the symbols used. At first, just the position of the dice will be enough for a sound reading.
At first sight many people say the board looks ‘complicated.’ We prefer to call it ‘comprehensive.’
Tykhe Dice board
Thought history the cornerstones in most ‘Western’ (though not exclusively of course!) culture have been: the Elements, planets, constellations and metals. There are deep relationships between these, and the Tykhe Board brings these together in one board. Perhaps far less complicated than many charts?
How you use the board is a personal choice, and what resonates with you is the most important part. Which ones you use is your decision.
The Tykhe Dice board is made up of layers. The layers overlap each other in accordance with established disciplines.
The illustrations here represent the layers, though illustrations have been added to make it clearer, many do not appear on the board in that form.
The Planets most used in Astrology (the Sacred Planets) are shown. These are represented on the Tykhe board by their Segment Symbol. The Sun (masculine right) and the Moon (feminine left) also lie at the centre of the board representing the ‘now’ in Tykhe Dice and the centre of our Solar System. The shaded region or ring behind the planets represents the Oort Cloud It is suggested a ‘new’ planet or ‘mass’ exists there that has recently been named, Tyche
The constellations are laid out as they appear Astronomically. The viewer is placed at the centre of the board looking along the segment for the attitude.
Here the constellations are given their Zodiac sign. The Tykhe board is divided into the Masculine and the feminine. The feminine signs appear on the left hand side of the Tykhe board and in the sequence they appear in the Zodiac. The masculine signs appear on the right hand side of the board in the order they appear in the Zodiac.
Our place in the Universe
We occupy a position in the heavens, the Tykhe board represents this. Whatever we experience or are influenced by, is played out in this firmament.
The symbols of our nearest neighbour planets may be small on the board but they are there.
The inner ring contains the Elements: Earth, Fire, Water, Air.
Looking at the segment Aries
The segment which is Aries contains the: Element, Constellation, Planet and Metal. Also the segment is on the masculine side of the board. These are connected in Astrology and other disciplines of Magic and Divination stretching back many centuries.
You don’t have to remember this, it is all clearly marked on the index key of the board.
The Tykhe Dice divide across the board *12.4 times. The approximate number of lunar cycles of the Earth each year.
* some variation, in the Dice may not be exact due to manufacturing process
These will be explained in another article to appear soon.