The Geomantic Figures

These are the qualities or properties of the sixteen geomantic figures, as described in the Middle English translation of Martin of Spain's De geomantia, pp. 73-94:

NamePlanetSignGoodnessTim eDay
WayMoon (waning)LeoGoodMonthsNocturnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
BothBothWaterFemininePhlegmatic8 n o t a z
NamePlanetSignGoodness TimeDay
PeopleMoon (waxing)CapricornGoodMonthsNocturnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
BothBothWaterFemininePhlegmatic2 n o t u
NamePlanetSignGoodness TimeDay
ConjunctionMercury (retrograde)VirgoModerately goodHoursDiurnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
BothBothAirMasculineSanguine13 17 h j c d
NamePlanetSignGoodness Time Day
PrisonSaturn (direct)PiscesModerately badYearsNocturnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
BothBothEarthFeminineMelancholy10 o p q r s
NamePlanetSignGoodness TimeDay
Head of the DragonCaput DraconisVirgoVery goodYearsNocturnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
FixedEnteringFireMasculineMelancholy13 g t
NamePlanetSignGoodness Time Day
Tail of the DragonCauda DraconisSagitariusVery badWeeksDiurnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
MobileExitingEarthFeminineCholeric12 14 h j c d
NamePlanetSignGoodness Time Day
ChildVenus (direct)GeminiGoodMonthsNocturnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
FixedEnteringWaterFemininePhlegmatic1 j c e
NamePlanetSignGoodness TimeDay
MaidMars (direct)LibraVery badMonthsDiurnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
MobileExitingAirMasculineSanguine9 j k
NamePlanetSignGoodness TimeDay
Greater FortuneSun (direct)AquariusVery goodYearsNocturnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
FixedEnteringFireMasculineMelancholy12 ff
NamePlanetSignGoodness TimeDay
Lesser FortuneSun (retrograde)TaurusModerately badMonthsDiurnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
MobileExitingEarthFeminineCholeric1 8 e
NamePlanetSignGoodness TimeDay
WhiteMercury (direct)CancerVery goodYearsNocturnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
FixedEnteringWaterFemininePhlegmatic12 a d e
NamePlanetSignGoodness TimeDay
RedMars (direct)GeminiVery badMonthsDiurnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
MobileExitingFireMasculineCholeric12 a c s
NamePlanetSignGoodness TimeDay
GainJupiter (direct)AriesGoodYearsDiurnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
FixedEnteringAirMasculineSanguine31 h m
NamePlanetSignGoodness Time Day
LossVenus (retrograde)ScorpioVery badDaysDiurnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
MobileExitingFireMasculineCholeric15 j t s
NamePlanetSignGoodness Time Day
SorrowSaturn (retrograde)ScorpioVery badYearsNocturnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
FixedEnteringEarthFeminineMelancholy12 b d n
NamePlanetSignGoodness Time Day
JoyJupiter (retrograde)TaurusGoodYearsDiurnal
StabilityDirectionElementGenderHumorNumbers
MobileExitingAirMasculineSanguine50 a d

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Elizabeth Z. Bennett
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