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Ever had a big decision to make? You have several options, and have weighed them all ... but are you are just unable to decide which way go. Have you ever flipped a coin to get an answer? Or, consulted a method of divination?

From Wikipedia: Hydromancy - The calm surface of water after being disrupted. There are many methods attributed to Hydromancy, including noting the ripples, color, ebb and flow of the water

For this Coffee Hour / Open Thread, beyond the fold, lets have a discussion about divination and decision making while enjoying our favorite beverages and sharing cookies. So, what things are you trying to make a decision about? And, how will you decide? As always, what is for dinner? What is on your mind? And, how are you today?

When I was younger I had to decide what college to go to. One was in San Francisco, and I had to get student loan to attend it. Plus, I had to take a long bus ride to get there. The other was local community college where all my friends were.

From Wikipedia: Taromancy - Celtic Cross card spread

I could not make up my mind. So, while on a visit to the one in San Francisco I determined it was time to decide. I went outside on the street and reached into my pocket and pulled out a coin.

From Wikipedia: Palmistry or chiromancy - The Fortune Teller, by Caravaggio (1594–95; Canvas; Louvre), depicting a palm reading

I said to myself that no matter what I would let the flip of a coin decide. I said I'm going to stick with the coins decision and see it through. So, I picked a side of the coin and tossed it in the air and allowed it to hit the ground.

From Wikipedia: Tasseography - The practice of tea leaf reading.

It came up indicating that I should go the the college in San Francisco. I returned into the administration office and started the process of the registration.

From Wikipedia: Astrology

Much later I came to the conclusion it was the best thing to do. The classes were more challenging. I left behind my friends at the community college. They were a distraction anyway. And I gained a degree of independence by commuting to the "big city" San Francisco.

From Wikipedia: An arithmancer from Atalanta Fugiens (1618), by Michael Maier
Please check out this list of Methods of divination. I'm amazed at the variety and number of methods.

So what method do you use to make a decision? This is an Open Thread / Coffee hour.


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