Astrology was the most significant occult science in Europe during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It was the link between magick and science. It was the most used divinatory art of all. Yet, because not all people could afford an education in geometry and mathematics, neither they could buy the organs to find the planetary positions in the sky, a lot of people turned to Geomancy for guidance, divination and advice.
In this page, you will find the astrological houses that were used from the Middle Ages until the Renaissance by Geomancers. Advice them to find the house of the question before casting the shield chart and the house chart. The first line shows the general meaning from various sources, mainly from John Michael Greer. The second comes from the Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy (15th century) from Henry Cornelius Agrippa. The third line derives from Christopher Cattan's work The Geomancie (16th century).
House 1, Sun, the horoscope or ascendant
The querent, personality, characteristics, new projects, life, health, appearance.
You know the writer Emmanuel Rhoides (1836-1904) from his novel The Papess Joanne, in which he is making fun with the Medieval mistakes of the Catholic church, based on ignorance and lack of education. It made him famous outside the physical borders of Hellas, as the spiritual borders of my country cannot be set. He wrote in a newspaper and then he became a headmaster of two newspapers.
Every system of divination has some techniques to aid the practitioner enter to that mind state for divination, to receive the messages from God. In Geomancy, the other side is the Cosmic Soul, the conscious part of the world that creates the movement of the body of the world. The oracle should clear the obstacles of the mind and modern thinking as well as the rapid way of acting and thinking and the technological miracles that put us away from our initial mother, nature.
Geomancy, Geomanteia (γεωμαντεία) is a Hellenic word consisted of two words, gaia=earth and manteia=divination. Divination with earth, with soil, was a common method of divination from 1200 a.C. till the end of 17th century in Europe. It was so common to see people practising Geomancy daily that the books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance didn't contain any instructions on how to cast a geomantic chart because people were familiar with the method. Astrology and Geomancy were the most famous oracular techniques to obtain messages and guidance for centuries. The question is what happened? Why Geomancy has been disappeared from our modern occult world? And why a devotee of Hekate should learn about that method? Those are valid questions that they are going to be answered in this introductory article on geomancy.