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Geomancy with a sungka board

Method, Part 2

Here is an example of a completed shield

Here is an example of a completed shield

Method, Part 2 (click here to go back to Part 1)

Now that you have derived all of the figures from your reading, and placed them in the appropriate spots on the geomantic shield, it is time to transfer the figures onto a square astrological chart (you can chose to interpret the spread using the shield chart instead of an astrological chart, but I’ll save that explaination for another day).

Moving top to bottom, and left to right, transfer the figures from the shield onto the astrological chart. Place the first Mother in the 1st House (the East), and continue placing the figures in order in a counterclockwise fashion.

The geomantic figures will go into the astrological houses as follows**:

1st House – 1st Mother (M1)

2nd House – M2

3rd House – M3

4th House – M4

5th House – D1

6th House – D2

7th House – D3

8th House – D4

9th House – N1

10th House – N2

11th House – N3

12th House – N4

The center of the chart will represent the House of the Result. Basically, this is the ‘quick answer.’ The final result is seen in the figure falling in the 15th space, and is modified by the figures falling in the 13th, and 14th spaces. Basically, you can get the gist of the result by looking at the 13th, 14th, and 15th places; the depth and nuance of the result depends on the interpretation of the figures in each of the Houses, interpreted within the context of the applicable House. It is important to note that an accurate reading needs to consider the implications and context provided by all of the figures, not just the three that fall in the House of the Result.

13th House – W1

14th House – W2

15th House – Judge

For those visual learners out there, I’ve included a picture of an astrological chart with the Houses numbered, and a picture of the geomantic shield with corresponding numbers, so you can see where to place each of the geomantic figures.

I've numbered the Houses for easy reference

I’ve numbered the Houses for easy reference

Place the figure that fell in each space into the corresponding numbered House on the astrological shield

Place the figure that fell in each space into the corresponding numbered House on the astrological shield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You should end up with something like this:

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Completed astrological chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have the geomantic figures placed into the astrological Houses, you are ready to interpret the results of the reading!

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** Alternatively, you could use Aggripa’s method of placing the figures into the Houses:

Mothers in the Angular Houses (1st, 10th, 7th, and 4th Houses)

Daughters in the Succedent Houses (2, 11, 8, and 5)

Nephews/Nieces in the Cadent Houses (3, 12, 9, and 6)– but you would need to form the nieces using his method as well, which differs slightly from the method I have described here

Personally, I don’t care for this method, because I tend to be more attuned to the counter clockwise movement, and correspondence with the lunar cycle that the other method provides. There are other methods of assigning the figures as well, and I encourage everyone to explore them and decide which works best for the individual.

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