On the 5th of October in 2021, I ordered a book from overseas. I cast a Geomancy chart beforehand on whether or not I should order the copy I had selected, and this was the chart cast:
(The screenshot is of a recration of the chart I made on Georatio)
The Judge as Conjunctio, plus two Fortunate Witnesses, gave a positive answer, and showed me that the book will arrive. In the House Chart, I looked at the 5th House as signifying the book (Following John Michael Greer’s description of the Houses in his book 'The Art and Practice of Geomancy), and here the chart perfects by Occupation, a very strong sign that I will obtain the book. But, the figure in the 1st and 5th is called Carcer, meaning ‘Prison’. This seemed an ill sign to me, so I turned to John Case to see what he says of Carcer in the 5th House, and he says this:
This denotes the Child to be of melancholy Disposition, Saturnine, full of ill Humours; 'tis not good to Eat and Drink; the Promise shall be performed, but long [first]; the Messenger shall come safe, but shall [stay] long, and be in danger to be Imprisoned
—John Case, The Angelical Guide, page 174
Every scan and transcription of the text I could find has some parts of the passage obscured, but we get the idea - This signifies delay, but that it will arrive.
I ordered the book immediately after I interpreted the chart, ordering it in the Hour of Mercury (Fortunate for making purchases and orders), which was the only electional factor I looked at, the rest being unplanned, as I did not know more of electional astrology at this time.
I ordered it under the conditions shown below:
Now, 3 months passed since ordering it and I still had not received the book. As I understand it, this was because of restrictions in place from the pandemic at the time, but the seller gave me a full refund on the order as this was still much longer than expected. Eventually, I got a message that the order was received by the post office! There was additional trouble getting the package from the post office, but eventually I did indeed get it, even after much difficulty and waiting - Just as the Geomancy chart I cast showed.
Now, looking at the above Astrological chart, I placed the order while the Ruler of the Ascendant (Mercury) was Retrograde, and immediately, this signifies delays. William Ramesey says this regarding that:
Let not the Lord of the Ascendant by any means be retrograde, for it will occasion tardity and hindrance in any thing, although all the other significators were essentially strong and promising the effecting of the business; it causeth also much trouble and pains in the business, although naturally never so easy to be accomplished.
—William Ramesey, Astrologia Restaurata, Book III, Page 124
We’ll look at the Ruler of the 2nd House as the Planet signifying the book here as it is a moveable object and the action undertaken was to obtain the book. The Ruler of the 2nd House while purchasing the book was Combust (A serious affliction, which likely signified the trouble from the restrictions in place from the pandemic), applying to the Sun while he was in his Fall and applying to a Retrograde & Combust Mars in his Detriment at the same time, and the Ruler of the 2nd House was herself applying to Mars here, further afflicting her. The Ruler of the 2nd House was the Moon, who is also looked at in any election whatsoever, so this is doubly unfortunate. Considering that she, along with Mercury, also rule over travel and delivery, this is actually triply unfortunate.
As a general consideration, both the Fortunes were Cadent, but Mars was Angular while unfortunate and the Ruler of an Evil House. So, an added ill indication.
Despite all that, the Ruler of the Ascendant was well dignified by being in his Triplicity and Term, and Angular in the 4th House which also signifies the end of the matter. So, this was a fortunate indication, and the Ascendant was in a fortunate Sign as well, and the Ascendant and 2nd House just so happened to be in the same Signs as they were in during the Revolution of the World that Year, and the Moon was also in the same Sign then as the Ascendant was in the Election while fortunate by a Trine Aspect with Jupiter.
But with that, the Dispositor of the Ruler of the Ascendant, the Ruler of the 2nd House and the Moon (Who in this case was the Ruler of the 2nd House), was all Venus (Who was also the Ruler of the 4th House). So, she signified the end of the matter, but she was in her Detriment and applying to the Dragon’s Tail while also Cadent in an Evil House - Severely afflicted.
@hypn0s I’d be very interesting to hear your comments if you have any on why the Significator of the end of the matter was so unfortunate but the matter indeed had a good conclusion.