Query: Why does the universe exist?
Note: This chart is a re-interpretation of Geomancy Reading No. 1 performed earlier this year, at which time I did not have a sufficient enough understanding of the Shield Chart for a query of this nature. My approach to this reading is admittedly more conservative than my initial interpretation.
Court: The Judge suggests that the universe exists for the purpose of “change” or “becoming”. The Right Witness suggests a “culmination” or “upward progression” of cosmic forces in the distant past, while the Left Witness and Sentence imply that the progressive “transformation” of the cosmos indicated by Via will, at some point, “enter” into a stage characterized by the “coalescence” or “unification” of said forces.
Viae Punctorum: Were I to assume that this chart’s Viae Punctorum are referring to the four classical elements of antiquity, Via Puncti Ignis and Aeris (Puer) might suggest that “change” in the cosmos is, in part, driven by the energetic force of heat and gas. Via Puncti Aquae traces back to Fortuna Major which I struggle to interpret, though I suspect that this somehow concerns the formation of water or the conditions out of which it comes into being as a causal factor. Via Puncti Terrae (Carcer) may indicate that the transformation of matter is “restricted” in some way or “limited” in its capacity.
Triplicities: Reading the 1st Triplicity as the present condition of the universe, Tristitia (N1) possibly implies that the universe is in a “digressive” stage, though it will eventually rebound or recover its “progressive trajectory” (M2). Carcer (M1) within this Triplicity possibly suggests that this cyclicity or alternation was “contained” or “bound” in some way from the very beginning. The 2nd Triplicity may be highlighting the “chaotic” origin of the cosmos, its present “limitations”, and the “acceleration” of “energy” yet to occur. I am unsure as to whether the 3rd and 4th Triplicities are relevant to the query and struggle to interpret their meaning at this time.
Chart Sum: The sum of this chart (96) also does not appear to be relevant to the query.
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