The Elements and Symbols
Now this may seem a little confusing, but there is some logic to the rules (honest) as they can be seen to link with a group of Tykhe symbols according to their assigned element.
Fire: Crossroads/Knife/Sun/Lightning/Fruit Tree
In this way we can see that the Key corresponds to Air and the Snail corresponds to Earth, as Air and Earth do not get along with each other, being so opposite , they are “inimical”, therefore weaken the Tykhe symbol that falls between them.
On the other hand if we had the Cat fall between The Web and The Bat we would see that The Cat (Water) was “weakened” by “inimical” opposition of The Web (Air) and The Bat (Earth) on either side.
You can see this even before you look at reading the symbols themselves for the dignities as found in Astrology give us a background picture of forces acting upon the reading as we construct it in more detail.
A handy way of looking at this scenario in a workshop setting would be to take three people and a “hop up” or small pair of steps, the three people representing the three Tykhe Dice cast so each will represent a symbol.
Now the person representing the central symbols needs to stand on the hop up or climb a short way up the steps, with the remaining two people together with their symbols standing either side of the steps, they may be seen to support the person on the steps, or they may possibly be arguing and rocking the steps.
The central person (symbol) may be either a “good” symbol or a “bad” symbol, in terms of the overall reading. Therefore the impact of the two people (symbols) standing either side at the base supporting it may be a good thing or even cause some difficulties making it a bad thing.- this however could turn out to be a good thing overall.
So, whilst the central person (symbol) is trying to do their job, be it break into your car or fix your plumbing te other two people (symbols) can affect how they go about the job.
More next time.