If you need to know how long it will take to achieve a goal or for something to happen or come about, take a spoon and balance it on the edge of a cup. You should already know if you are thinking in terms of minutes, days, weeks, months or years. With a medicine dropper, drop water into the spoon, one drop at a time. The amount of drops that it takes to tip the spoon into the cup is the amount of time it will take.
If you need an answer in a hurry grab three coins. (They should be all the same.. like 3 pennies.. 3 dimes). Toss them down on a flat surface.
Three heads means YES.
Two heads means ok but uncertain.
One head means wait.
No heads means NO.
~from Maat's Book of Shadows