Geomantic Shield Notation

The system of geomantic notation herein proposed is intended to serve as an abbreviated means of communicating the basic features of a Shield Chart reading. Practitioners may find it particularly useful for note-taking, within a narrative text analyzing the characteristics of a chart, or when the image of a chart cannot be provided.

AbbreviationFigure
POPPopulus
VIAVia
CARCarcer
CONConjunctio
FMJFortuna Major
FMNFortuna Minor
ACQAcquisitio
AMIAmissio
PULPuella
PURPuer
ALBAlbus
RUBRubeus
TRITristitia
LAELaetitia
CAPCaput Draconis
CAUCauda Draconis
AbbreviationPosition
M1First Mother
M2Second Mother
M3Third Mother
M4Fourth Mother
D1First Daughter
D2Second Daughter
D3Third Daughter
D4Fourth Daughter
N1First Niece
N2Second Niece
N3Third Niece
N4Fourth Niece
RWRight Witness
LWLeft Witness
JUJudge
SESentence/Reconciler
V1 Via Puncti Ignis
V2 Via Puncti Aeris
V3 Via Puncti Aquae
V4 Via Puncti Terrae
Chart SectionNotation Example
Four Mothers M1FMJ, M2PUR, M3LAE, M4CAU
Court RWLAE + LWCAP = JUVIA, SEFMN
First Triplicity M1FMJ + M2PUR = N1CAU
Second Triplicity M3LAE + M4CAU = N2CON
Third Triplicity D1CAP + D2ACQ = N3ALB
Fourth Triplicity D3CAR + D4FMN = N4ACQ
Viae Punctorum V1PUR, V2FMN, V3CAP, V4CAR

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