[Once] you know the basic meanings of the sixteen figures [of Geomancy], you can use them to answer questions. Be as specific
as you can when asking your question. You need to create
the figure while concentrating on your question.
Let's assume you ask, "Will I receive my promised pay
raise next month?" While thinking of this question, you
need to produce four rows of dots on a sheet of paper.
Make a series of dots, using a pen or pencil, starting at the
right-hand side of the sheet of paper and stopping sometime before reaching the left-hand side of the paper. Do this
four times to generate four rows of dots. Once you have
done this, add up the number of dots in each row. An odd
number of dots indicate a single mark, and an even number of dots indicates two marks. If, for instance, your four
rows of dots total 15, 16, 18, and 14, you will have generated
the figure known as Laetitia, which is created by one single
lines above three double lines.
The outcome will be positive if the figure you create
is Laetitia, Fortuna Major, Fortuna Minor, or Acquisitio.
However, it is probably unlikely that you’ll receive the raise
if you create Amissio, Cauda Draconis, Tristitia, or Carcer.
The two figures that represent boy and girl are not quite
as easy to interpret. If you create Puer, your raise could well
occur if you demonstrate enthusiasm and initiative. Puella
indicates short-term success and happiness. This tends to
indicate that you’ll receive the raise, but may also receive
additional responsibilities or tasks to perform.
Caput Draconis indicates financial advancement
through a new beginning. This may well indicate that you take on a new role at the same time as you receive your pay
Conjunctio is the figure of unions. Your raise may
depend on how well you get along with other people at
your workplace. As this is a figure of temperance, the raise
might not be as large as you expected.
The presence of Rubeus is a strong indication that you
need to keep your emotions in check to receive the pay
raise. Any emotional outbursts would severely hinder your
Albus is a favorable figure that indicates slow, steady
progress. This means you’ll probably get your raise, but it
might not be as large as you wish. It will probably be one of
many small raises you’ll receive during the course of your
Here is another question: "What will my future husband look like?" To answer this, all you need do is generate
a figure, and see what body type relates to it. If you created
Caput Draconis, for instance, your future husband will be
of medium height and have a slight build. He will also have
a pleasant face.
Simple questions can be answered by creating a single figure. It's also a good way to practice and to learn the
meanings of each figure.
From Geomancy for Beginners, by Richard Webster
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