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Author Topic: If I'm Psychic why can't I win the lottery?  (Read 6497 times)
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« Topic Start: June 25, 2008, 10:08:15 am »

Here's the thing, I have tried and tried to pick those six lottery numbers using various types of devination. And the closest I ever got was, well, close. Basically my numbers were something like 7, 14, 19, 34, 39, and 20 while the winning numbers were 7, 14, 19, 35, 38, and 2. But that could have been the same with just a random pick.

Why doesn't devination work on lottery numbers? Obviously if it did we would all be rolling in dough by now.

I have my own ideas, but I don't want to influence any feedback, so I will wait for a few responses before I post any of my own thoughts.
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« Reply #1: June 25, 2008, 10:37:38 am »

Why doesn't devination work on lottery numbers? Obviously if it did we would all be rolling in dough by now.

My admittedly rather limited understanding of the situation is that picking lottery numbers is just not a task that most divination is suited to--it's far too specific and far too changeable to pin down like that.  I've always understood that divination is less suited to specific questions about what the future will be and more suited to figuring out what direction you need to go in now.

The disclaimer, of course, is that divination is hardly my area of specialty so I may be way off base here.
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« Reply #2: June 25, 2008, 10:40:23 am »

Why doesn't devination work on lottery numbers?

That's the million (or several million) dollar question, isn't it?  Wink

 My theory is that "fate" is not set in stone and divination, at its best, can only provide general guidance.  I tend to think of divination as a more of a compass than an actual treasure map.  IME, divination can point you in a direction, give you ideas about what the potential rewards and pitfalls might be, and help guide you to where your going.  It simply doesn't say "X marks the spot. Dig here." because there are too many variables that can influence the outcome of a given event, many of which are beyond our control and can change rapidly.   
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« Reply #3: June 25, 2008, 11:31:56 am »


Well, I'm not sure you'll get much of an answer from the assumption implicit in your question. Smiley
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« Reply #4: June 25, 2008, 11:49:18 am »

My theory is that "fate" is not set in stone and divination, at its best, can only provide general guidance.  I tend to think of divination as a more of a compass than an actual treasure map.  IME, divination can point you in a direction, give you ideas about what the potential rewards and pitfalls might be, and help guide you to where your going.  It simply doesn't say "X marks the spot. Dig here." because there are too many variables that can influence the outcome of a given event, many of which are beyond our control and can change rapidly.   

Along the same lines, I once read something that compared divination to a plan of a building.  The plan might be correct at that point in time, but there are a lot of factors that might change the plan before the building is actually complete (oh no, we forgot bathrooms!, or, the supply of steel has run out we'll have to use bamboo).  Divination can give you an idea of what an outcome might be based on what is happening right now.

The problem with the lottery is that it is so random there aren't any variables to draw conclusions from.
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« Reply #5: June 25, 2008, 12:22:44 pm »

Well, I'm not sure you'll get much of an answer from the assumption implicit in your question. Smiley

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« Reply #6: June 25, 2008, 12:35:21 pm »

Oh, you are a little devil now aren't you?   Wink

That's one of many things I've been called. Smiley
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« Reply #7: June 25, 2008, 12:59:33 pm »

That's one of many things I've been called. Smiley

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« Reply #8: June 25, 2008, 01:45:16 pm »

Why doesn't devination work on lottery numbers? Obviously if it did we would all be rolling in dough by now.

To assume that would be possible, one would have to believe that fate has pre-written the book of life and that all we need to do is skip ahead a few chapters with the help of divination.  Personally, I don't believe in fate, but fall firmly in the "random shit happens" camp.  Lottery drawings would be in that random shit category.  I'm terribly unromantic in general, I'm afraid.  I don't believe in fate, destiny, soulmates, or any of that. 

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« Reply #9: June 25, 2008, 04:53:07 pm »

Why doesn't devination work on lottery numbers? Obviously if it did we would all be rolling in dough by now.

I think divination can show the most likely possible futures, the current "trend" if you will. Winning lottery numbers are picked by a truly random process so there is really nothing to work with divination-wise.
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« Reply #10: June 25, 2008, 06:56:23 pm »

To assume that would be possible, one would have to believe that fate has pre-written the book of life and that all we need to do is skip ahead a few chapters with the help of divination.

Just to be a sh*thead...

If fate is 'set in stone' so that you can just 'look ahead a few chapters'...and you do find the lottery numbers...and win the lottery...if that wasn't your destiny before, then that means fate wasn't really 'set in stone' was it? Or did you just break the universe? Grin

Or would that mean that there is a 'fate loop'...and you were destined to look ahead at your destiny and by doing so win the lottery?

I just felt like breaking some brains tonight. *whistles innocently*
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« Reply #11: June 25, 2008, 06:57:13 pm »

Why doesn't devination work on lottery numbers? Obviously if it did we would all be rolling in dough by now.

Randall pretty much gave my answer, but to expand on it a bit - divination, or tarot anyway, since that's what I'm familiar with, predicts the future of paths already started.  I almost always phrase predictions as 'if you continue the path you are on, this will most likely happen'.  Or, 'if the person you are asking about remains the way they are now, they will do this'.

The drawing of lottery tickets, like the spin of a slot machine, are specifically designed 'not' to have a pattern.  No path, no prediction, in my experience.

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« Reply #12: June 25, 2008, 07:49:04 pm »

Just to be a sh*thead...

If fate is 'set in stone' so that you can just 'look ahead a few chapters'...and you do find the lottery numbers...and win the lottery...if that wasn't your destiny before, then that means fate wasn't really 'set in stone' was it? Or did you just break the universe? Grin

Or would that mean that there is a 'fate loop'...and you were destined to look ahead at your destiny and by doing so win the lottery?

I just felt like breaking some brains tonight. *whistles innocently*

Did I mention I don't believe in paradoxes and woo-woo stuff in general, either?   Cheesy

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« Reply #13: June 26, 2008, 12:01:54 am »

Did I mention I don't believe in paradoxes and woo-woo stuff in general, either?   Cheesy

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On the other hand, my first reaction to the question from the OP was, "Are you sure you're psychic? I'd take this as proof I wasn't."  Just feeling a little snarky.

Seriously, how many of the 'professional psychics' see the cops coming in the cards, or the pendulum or whatever?
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« Reply #14: June 26, 2008, 05:10:43 am »

Why doesn't devination work on lottery numbers? Obviously if it did we would all be rolling in dough by now.

People, you're all overlooking the obvious. Divination does work for lottery numbers...it's just that, when you get that peek at the winning combination, you have no idea if it's the numbers for tomorrow, next week, next year, or a decade plus 2 months and a day from now.
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