Kavad 4.6 – Geomancy signs

Kavad 4.6 – Geomancy signs
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The 16 signs of Geomancy are a largely forgotten oracular or divinatory system that possibly hails originally from West Africa. Adapted and absorbed into western magic, it’s always had a visual component, as the 4-bit binary figures or signs became translated into pictures that could tell a story. A whole lot of side information should included in these symbols, though – parts of body, stability or mobility of the figure, relationships to astrology, and more. Bears thinking on.

For those interested, the basic color code is this:

  • yellow- Air
  • red – Fire
  • blue – Water
  • green – Earth
  • orange base – stable sign
  • white base – mobile sign
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