The Occult Science of Casting the Crayons
As revealed to me by an occult toddler
While there are many ancient methods of divining and fortune-telling, by far the most colorful is that of Casting the Crayons. This science consists of taking a handful of crayons and throwing them to the floor, and then interpreting the results.
The Crayons: while any crayons can be used in a pinch, Crayola or Prang crayons provide the clearest readings. For best results, the crayons should be from a newly opened box, should be thrown all at once, and should be thrown down onto a hard, flat surface (tile flooring works well). Never, under any circumstances, should you use the built-in sharpener.
The Colors: The meaning of each color is based on a few core colors and how they can be mixed. The eight colors used in a basic reading and their meanings are:
The Casting: The subject chooses eight crayons. For a basic reading these should be Black, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Red, Violet, and Yellow. If a more detailed reading is desired then any other colors may be chosen from a big box of crayons (Crayola has a box of 120 different colors). The subject then asks a question, throws the crayons to the floor and yells ‘Ta-Daaa!’
The Reading: Many aspects of the resulting scatter (as the pattern of cast crayons is called) enter into a reading. The proximity of a color to the center of the scatter shows its relative importance to the question. A crayon with its point resting up off the floor indicates that color is of increasing importance. A crayon with its nubbins (the end opposite the point) resting up off the floor indicates that color is of decreasing importance. Crayons which leave a mark on the floor indicate that the crayon’s particular aspect will have a lasting effect on the subject. Any crayon which breaks shows a critical event that has, or will, take place. The proximity of a color to another shows a relationship or interaction between the two aspects.
Be sure to consult the crayons before all major undertakings. This way you will be ready for any and all things to come.