Finally, here it is! I apologize for my delay, my week was very very busy!
Mnemonic techniques to remember Geomantic figures!
by Catherine Aubier and Marina
Okay, so Catherine Aubier's examples weren't always very intuitive, so I mixed a bit of her suggestions with some of my own. Hopefully this will help you to remember at least what the figure is about when you look at it.
A bit of memorizing is necessary, specially the latin names, because these really tell you what the figure is about. The shape suggests and complements, but alone does not offer much.
RUBEUS - "Red". The strongest part of this figure is in the bottom half of it, showing it's guided by the instinct and more material concerns.
ALBUS - "White". The strongest part of the figure is the top half, showing that it it's guided by the intellect and higher ideals.
CAPUT DRACONIS - "Head of the dragon". The 'dominant area' (with two dots) is the top - it pulls the rest. It represents will commanded by the head, by the power of consciousness. I
CAUDA DRACONIS - "Tail of the Dragon". Now, the 'dominant area' (with two dots) is the bottom. This figure shows the lowest impulses guiding everything, giving it all impulse.
FORTUNA MAJOR - "Great fortune". Resembles a full cup, the contents are safe in it. A luck you can maintain and enjoy.
FORTUNA MINOR - "Lesser fortune". Looks like an upside-down cup or a bell, like the ones used to call a servant. There's no self-sufficiency to maintain this luck, you depends on others.
ACQUISITIO - "Gain". Think of this figure as a small bag of coins. In this figure, the bag's opening is facing upwards - you keep what you receive.
AMISSIO - "Loss". Again, this is the little bag of money, but this time the opening is facing downwards - what is inside the bag gets lost.
LAETITIA - "Happiness". Resembles a door, the highest point in the world. The tip of an arrow pointing up.
TRISTITIA - "Sadness". Look like a deep hole, a pit in which you can fall. The tip of the arrow is now pointing down.
PUER - "The boy". Resembles a sword or an erect phallus. The 'dominant area' (with two dots) can be compared to the groin, the sexual and fertilizing area.
PUELLA - "The girl". Think of it as a mirror. The dominant area (with two dots) can be compared to the chest, which represents and open heart and also the breasts (nurturing).
CONJUNCTIO - "Union/Conjunction". This figure resembles two parts joining into one, as if in an embrace or a kiss.
CARCER - "Prison". This figure resembles an egg, a closed place. It can be both a prison and a protection wall.
VIA - "Pathway". The dots gone one after the other, like in a single-track road. Also, it's is the figure that contains the least amount of dots, relating to a solitary search.
POPULUS - "Crowd". Has the greatest amount of dots, and evokes the idea of a multitude. Think about lines of people, the strength of one multiplied by many.