Divining With Madame Hellshadow Part Six: Geomancy

Madame Hellshadow

Geomancy is an ancient method of divination that originated in the middle east, and Africa. Geomancy was usually performed by drawing in the sand.

How can geomancy be used to tell your fortune? Find a piece of a paper. Get a pencil or pen. Make a row of dots across the page. (Don’t count the dots as you are creating them.)

Repeat this step three more times.

Count up the number of dots in the first row. If you have an odd amount, make one dot next to it. If you have an even amount, make two dots.

Repeat this step for rows two through four to create a symbol.

What symbol did you come up with? Here is an interpretation of each symbol.

Via: The word “via” means road in Latin. It is associated with the astrological sign of Cancer. Its tarot equivalent is the Magician. Via represents life’s challenges or lessons. You may face periods of homelessness, or isolation. This symbol teaches us not to run away from our problems.

Cauda Draconis: The words “Cauda Draconis” mean tail of the dragon in Latin. It is associated with the astrological sign of Sagittarius. The tarot equivalent is the Tower card. Cauda Draconis represents a loss of some kind such as a break-up, divorce, death of a loved one, or being let go from a job. It can also indicate selfishness.

Puer: The word “Puer” means boy in Latin. It is associated with the astrological sign of Aries. The tarot equivalent is the Ace of Swords. Puer has multiple interpretations: recklessness, ego-driven behavior, arguments leading to violence, and shame.

Fortuna Minor: The wordsFortuna Minor” means minor fortune in Latin. It is associated with the astrological sign of Leo. Its tarot equivalents are the Wheel of Fortune, and the Star. Fortuna Minor has multiple interpretations. Be grateful for what you have. Being in the right place at the right time. Your luck could change at any time. It can also be an indication of insecurity.

Puella: The word “Puella” means girl in Latin. Its astrological association is Libra. Its tarot equivalent is the Queen of Swords. Puella has multiple interpretations. You are too naive. You are living in a fantasy world. It can be an indication of superficial, or self-centered people. It could be a sign to trust your intuition.

Amissio: The word “Amissio” means loss in Latin. Its astrological associations are Taurus and Scorpio. Its tarot equivalent is Two of Cups. Amissio represents jealousy, and materialistic greed. It’s time to re-evaluate your life.

Carcer: The word “Carcer” means prison in Latin. Its astrological associations are Capricorn, and Pisces. Its tarot equivalent is the Hermit. Carcer has multiple interpretations: limitations, stagnation, poverty, isolation, life lessons, avoiding your problems instead of dealing with them, and the inability to make your own decisions.

Laetitia: The word “Laetitia” means joy in Latin. Its astrological association is Pisces. Its tarot equivalent is the Tower. Laetitia represents celebrations. You may be celebrating an engagement, graduation, or job promotion.

Caput Draconis: The words “Caput Draconis” means head of the dragon in Latin. Its astrological association is Virgo. Its tarot equivalent is the Fool. Caput Draconis represents starting over. You will have life-altering changes for the better.

Conjunctio: The word “Conjunctio” means Conjunction in Latin. The astrological association is Virgo. The tarot equivalent is the Knight of Pentacles. Conjunctio has multiple interpretations: lack of direction, re-assessing your goals, teamwork, bending the rules, and reconciliation.

Acquisitio: The word “Acquisitio” means gain in Latin. Its astrological association is Sagittarius. Its tarot equivalent is the Knight of Wands. Acquisitio is a double-edged sword. You gain something as well as lose something. This represents success in the material realm. You may get a promotion at work. You may finally be able to purchase your dream home, or a take the vacation you’ve been saving up for. While you gain material success, your loss might occur within your personal relationships. You may suffer a break-up, or divorce.

Rubeus: The word “Rubeus” means red in Latin. Its astrological associations are Scorpio and Gemini. Its tarot equivalent is the King of Cups. Rubeus has multiple interpretations: confusion, addiction, promiscuity, acts of violence, and bad decisions.

Fortuna Major: The words “Fortuna Major” means major fortune in Latin. Its astrological associations are Leo and Aquarius. Its tarot equivalent is the Sun. Fortuna Major represents success in all areas of life. It also indicates occult secrets.

Albus: The word “Albus” means white in Latin. Its astrological association is Gemini. Its tarot equivalent is the Hermit. Albus has multiple interpretations: overthinking a situation, isolation, trust your intuition, and the development of psychic powers.

Tristitia: The word “Tristitia” means sorrow in Latin. Its astrological associations are Aquarius, and Scorpio. Its tarot equivalent is the Three of Swords, and the Tower. Tristitia represents unfilled goals leading to depression. It might be in the form of a life lesson. Your misery may be prolonged due to a curse.

Populus: The word “Populus” means people in Latin. Its astrological association is Cancer. Its tarot equivalent is the Two of Pentacles and the Hierophant. Populus teaches us to disconnect through nature. Turn off your phone. Spend some time away from the internet. Enjoy the fresh air, and the beauty around you. Populus can also indicate an individual who has no real direction, and is drifting aimlessly through life.

I have provided a link to all of the geomantic symbols for reference. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geomantic_figure

*This is a very simplified view of Geomancy. It can take years to master.

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I have several short stories, and poems published. I am from Cleveland, Ohio. I keep myself occupied with creative projects. Art is the spice of life!!!

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