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What does aleatory calculation mean?

I´m reading a book about Heian Japan /the world of the shining prince by ivan morris/ and its in this sentence:
"....Bureau of Divination (Yin-Yang Bureau as it was called), which was in charge of astrological, calendrical and aleatory calculations, the discernment of good and evil omens and similar activities that were supposed to help the government shape its policy by acting in accordance with the fundamental process of growth and change in the natural world."

thank you for your advice.
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