Geomantic Pe (Venus, Friday, Right Ear)

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Geomantic acquisitio.svg          Geomantic amissio.svg

Within the planetary circuit, Pe follows Dalet and precedes Resh. In the sequence of the week it follows Gimel and precedes Bet. Upon the plane of orifices that constitute the face, Pe defines the extension of the ears alongside Resh. Within the Tree of Life, it is the bottom double upon the pillar of mercy, crowned with Chesed and resting upon Netzach. In all of these assemblages, it finds expression through the geomantic figures of Acquisitio and Amissio.

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Geomantic Gimel (Jupiter, Thursday, Mouth)

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Geomantic laetitia.svg          Geomantic tristitia.svg

Within the planetary circuit, Gimel follows Bet and precedes Dalet. In the sequence of the week it follows Resh and precedes Pe. Upon the plane of orifices that constitute the face, Gimel speaks within the mouth. Within the Tree of Life, it is the highest double upon the pillar of mercy, crowned with Chokmah and resting upon Chesed. In all of these assemblages, it finds expression through the geomantic figures of Laetitia and Tristitia.

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Geomantic Resh (Mercury, Wednesday, Left Ear)

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Geomantic albus.svg          Geomantic rubeus.svg

Within the planetary circuit, Resh follows Pe and precedes Kaf. In the sequence of the week, it follows Dalet and precedes Gimel. Upon the plane of orifices that constitute the face, Resh fashions the ears along with Pe. Within the Tree of Life, it is the bottom double upon the pillar of severity, crowned with Gevurah and resting upon Hod. In all of these assemblages, it finds expression through the geomantic figures of Albus and Rubeus.

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Geomantic Dalet (Mars, Tuesday, Left Eye)

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Geomantic caputdraconis.svg          Geomantic caudadraconis.svg

Within the planetary circuit, Dalet follows Gimel and precedes Pe. In the sequence of the week it follows Tav and precedes Resh. Upon the plane of orifices that constitute the face, Dalet constitutes the field of vision along with Kaf. Within the Tree of Life, it is the highest double upon the pillar of severity, crowned with Binah and resting upon Gevurah. In all of these assemblages, it finds expression through the geomantic figures of Caput Draconis and Cauda Draconis.

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Geomantic Tav (Moon, Monday, Right or Outer Nostril)

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Geomantic via.svg          Geomantic populus.svg

Within the planetary circuit, Tav circles the Earth and is the mirror of the Kaf. In the sequence of the week it follows Kaf and precedes Dalet. Upon the plane of orifices that constitute the face, Tav forms the right nostril alongside Bet. Within the Tree of Life, it is the bottom of the central pillar, crowned with Yesod and resting upon Malkuth. In all of these assemblages, it finds expression through the geomantic figures of Via and Populus.

Tav, like many of its witnesses, is fluid and dynamic and I find it one of the more difficult to give verbal form.

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Geomantic Kaf (Sun, Sunday, Right Eye)

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Geomantic fortunaminor.svg          Geomantic fortunamajor.svg

Within the planetary circuit, Kaf is the anchor and center for all circuits and is the interface between planets and stars. In the sequence of the week it follows Bet and precedes Tav. Upon the plane of orifices that constitute the face, Kaf defines the field of vision along with Dalet. Within the Tree of Life, it is the central element of the middle pillar, crowned with Tifaret and resting upon Yesod. In all of these assemblages, it finds expression through the geomantic figures of Fortuna Major and Fortuna Minor.

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Geomantic Bet (Saturn, Saturday, Left or Inner Nostril)

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Geomantic carcer.svg          Geomantic conjunctio.svg

I begin with Bet’s figures because Bet occupies a privileged place in all of the assemblages of double letters. It is the first letter after Alef and it gives shelter to the first letter and through its relationship to the other doubles begins the process of differentiation in creation. Carcer and Conjunctio bear witness to Bet’s character and it is from that character they arise and to which they return. In that movement of going and returning, they develop a network of affiliations which develop and modulate that character.

In the planetary circuit, Bet precedes all of the doubles but firstly Gimel. In the sequence of the week, it is the Sabbath, the bezel and treasure mounted in the series of days, between Pe and Kaf. Upon the plane of orifices that constitute the face, it is the left nostril and with Tav is the secret to the regulation of the vital breath. Within the Tree of Life, it is the highest double, crowned with Keter on the central pillar and resting upon Tifaret. Carcer and Conjunctio accompany it in all of its operations.

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