Tarot, Geomancy, Astrology

Geomantic Houses

Like in Astrology, Figures in Geomantic Charts – particularly the House Chart – can be associated with Geomantic Houses, which are very similar to Astrological Houses. For ease of reference, the twelve Geomantic Houses are described below. In cases where the Geomantic House differs from the Astrological House, I have noted it at the end of the description.

First House: House of Self

The First House in Geomancy represents oneself, one’s identity, how one is perceived by others, and how one perceives oneself. It is associated with the one asking the question of the spread, or of the person who the spread is asking a question about. It is closely related to the First Triplicity. In the House Chart, this House is never the House of the Quesited.

Second House: House of Value

The Second House concerns assets, property, and material possessions. This house represents financial profits and losses, thefts, and other things involving possession of physical objects and finances. In the House Chart, this House is the House of the Quesited in questions involving day-to-day finances and personal belongings.

Third House: House of Relationships

The Third House  involves relationships with family, neighbors, friends, teachers, and people in one’s general area. It also is concerned with the media, gossip, talk between people, and any other form of communication. In the House Chart, this House is the House of the Quesited in questions involving relationships with those who live nearby, and with the media. In Astrology, this is the House of Communications.

Fourth House: House of Land

The Fourth House involves anything involving physical location or infrastructure: land, real estate, farming, buildings, cities, moving, age, fathers, endings, and the subterranean. This house is concerned with things involving the land, whether it be settling, cultivating, or moving to or from it. In the House Chart, this House is the House of the Quesited in questions involving physical location and the use of land. In Astrology, this is the House of Home and Family.

Fifth House: House of Pleasure

The Fifth House in Geomancy is concerned with growth, crop yields, pregnancy, children, and sexuality. This House is also concerned with entertainment, pleasure, food, drink, and water, as well as writing and books. In the House Chart, this House is the House of the Quesited in questions involving fertility, growth, enjoyment, writing, and reading.

Sixth House: House of Health

The Sixth House involves employees and those involved in the service economy, as well as occultists and esotericists. This house also is involved in pets and disease, and other questions of health. In the House Chart, this House is the House of the Quesited in questions involving servicepeople, pets, and sickness.

Seventh House: House of Partnerships

The Seventh House represents love, lovers, spouses, one-on-one partnerships, treaties, agreements, predator/prey relationships, conflict, and competition. Enemies, robbers, finding, and doctors (often privy to people’s deepest secrets) are also found here, as well as any deep relationships between (usually two) parties. In the House Chart, this House is the House of the Quesited in questions involving deep  human relationships between two individuals.

Eighth House: House of Death

The Eighth House represents death and absences in any form. It can also represent things loaned out or borrowed to others; essentially, things absent for a time. In the House Chart, this House is the House of the Quesited in questions involving missing people, death, the effects of death, absences, and loans. In Astrology, this is the House of Reincarnation.

Ninth House: House of Journeys

The Ninth House is concerned with journeys of all kinds, physical and spiritual, long and short. These include occult divination, trips to other places, deep meditation, spiritual quests, religious pilgrimages, philosophical journeys, and education in order to learn something specific, among other things. In the House Chart, this House is the House of the Quesited in questions involving travel, lessons, and spirituality. In Astrology, this is the House of Philosophy.

Tenth House: House of Social Status

The Tenth House involves social status, reputation, occupation, politics, and any thing involving one’s place and role in society. This House also covers medical treatments and mothers. In the House Chart, this House is the House of the Quesited in questions involving social roles and politics.

Eleventh House: House of Friendships

The Eleventh House involves close friendships (not acquaintances), hopes, dreams, coworkers, advisors, hidden questions, unknown questions, promises, and oaths. In the House Chart, this House is the House of the Quesited in questions involving friendship and pacts.

Twelfth House: House of Harm

The Twelfth House in Geomancy governs the realms of harm, pain, limitation, debts, danger secrets, and wild animals. This House is associated with the unpleasant and miserable parts of life. In the House Chart, this House is the House of the Quesited in questions involving harm, misery, and secrecy. In Astrology, this is the House of Self-Undoing.

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