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
JGJudge
SNSentence/Reconciler
V1Via Puncti Ignis
V2Via Puncti Aeris
V3Via Puncti Aquae
V4Via Puncti Terrae
T1First Triplicity
T2Second Triplicity
T3Third Triplicity
T4Fourth Triplicity
Chart SectionNotation Example
Four MothersM1FMJ, M2PUR, M3LAE, M4CAU
CourtRWLAE + LWCAP = JGVIA, SNFMN
T1M1FMJ + M2PUR = N1CAU
T2M3LAE + M4CAU = N2CON
T3D1CAP + D2ACQ = N3ALB
T4D3CAR + D4FMN = N4ACQ
Viae PunctorumV1PUR, V2FMN, V3CAP, V4CAR

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