There are lots of interesting (and fairly odd) Scottish fortune telling games that were played on Halloween. I thought I'd share a few. I'm a mutt, but there's lots of Irish and Scottish in there, so it's funny to think my ancestors might have played these games.
Here's some vintage Halloween weirdness. The woman is cracking an egg into a bowl of hot water to try to read her future in the shapes of the coagulating egg. Yuck. Hmmm....I see salmonella in your future. That will be $5.00, please.
There is a Scottish tradition called reading the "Luggie Bowls". The participant would be blindfolded, and asked to stick their hand in one of the three bowls. The other players would mix the bowls up after the person was blindfolded. One bowl was empty---representing a person who would never marry. One bowl was filled with clean water---representing a future marriage partner who was pure of heart/or a virign. Another bowl was filled with dirty water---representing a partner who was not a virgin when married....or perhaps a slovenly housekeeper?
This one is awfully vague....a blue ball of yarn was tossed into a lime kiln. A rhyme was read, and the voice of your future love was supposed to reply from the depths of the kiln. I'm left thinking....what the heck is a lime kiln?