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I did not have time to put it in the same form as the previous entries in this series. Below you will find a collection of all the lessons which I posted on Genie in 1992. Please enjoy them. The charts are best viewed in COURIER font. They will appear distorted in any other font. You may wish to Right-Click with your mouse and choose View source. This will show you this file in WordPad where you can view it in Courier font with all the original formatting preserved. --- Anthony Louis
WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA?
The idea behind horary and electional astrology is that the quality or nature of the time you ask a question or start a new venture will influence its future development and outcome. The best analogy is the weather forecast.
If you were traveling to Maine in January, would you pack your bathing suit, suntan lotion, and scuba gear? Assuming there are
no weirdoes in the audience, I'd bet most of you would answer "no." The time of year you plan the trip tells you something about its future development.
Now, astrology, that is, the horoscope chart for a particular time and place, reflects the nature or quality of the time. There are good times and bad times, rough times and smooth times, peaceful times and stormy times. looks like. The chart tells us what the time
In fact, in my view, astrology is simply the study of
the qualitative nature of time.
Because astrology lets us determine the nature of time, we can use astrology to select a good time to act -- that's what electional astrology is all about: electing the proper time for a venture. Horary is the other side of the coin. the time you asked a question. Horary analyzes the nature of
The idea is that you are embedded in
the space-time continuum (matrix) so that what you are thinking and doing at a particular time is part and parcel of the space-time matrix of which you are a part.
To say it a different way, ASTROLOGY DESCRIBES WHAT I CALL THE TERRAIN OF TIME.
If you were setting out on a hike, you would look at a map to see the type of terrain you were about to traverse. Astrology allows you to
preview the type of time-terrain you are about to enter. Horary and electional astrology have a data base that spans over two thousand years of astrologers studying such charts and noting the outcome. science. In that sense, this branch of astrology is an empirical
Let me end here as far as the theory goes.
Next time I'll get into I use
some basic astrological principles for JUDGING such charts.
the word JUDGE advisedly because you must weigh all the factors and come up with your best guess as to the outcome. This is akin to what
a physician does in making a diagnosis.
Like physicians, astrologers
can make wrong judgments based on their skill and experience. Bye till next time.
(c)opyright Anthony Louis, 1992.
SOME BASIC IDEAS OF HORARY AND ELECTIONAL ASTROLOGY.
Here's the chart for the time I ELECTED to start these lessons: SOUTH M.C. 0 11th 1 G m SN 7 Cn 45 4 10th 2 MO 15 Ar 56 2 1 A r 5 9th 1 P i 0 8th
---08 Cn 29--7-------------2-------------3--27 Aq 35--| | BEGIN HORARY LESSONS | 12th | FEB 8, 1992 ZONE | 7th
| SU 19 Aq 22 | ME 16 Aq 45 | SA 10 Aq 26
| 16: 0: 0
5.00 S T |
05 Le 23-----| ASC EAST 1st | | | | |
41 N 19.0
|-----05 Aq 23 DSC | MA 22 Cp 54 | VE 17 Cp 54 | NE 17 Cp 39 | UR 15 Cp 55 | NN 9 Cp 0 6th
---27 Le 35--2-------------2-------------0--08 Cp 29--1 2nd V PF i JP 12 Vi 12r0 3 3rd 1 1 5th
1 Li 57 L PL 22 Sc 53 S i 5 2 I.C. NORTH 4th a 4 7
It helps to know some basics about astrology. I will assume the reader knows very little.
The chart reflects the planets' positions in space as they are projected on the Ecliptic, the apparent path of the sun in space.
The point at which the horizon crosses the ecliptic in the East is called the Ascendant. In this chart 5 LEO 23' was the
point on the ecliptic which was rising when I started these lessons. The point at which the horizon crosses the ecliptic in
the following four factors can and do signify the person asking the question (the QUERENT) or the person initiating the action: 1. they faced south so that east was to the left. 2. Any planets posited in the 1st house. the beginning of a new day.the West is called the Descendant. the Ascendant always symbolizes The the beginning or initiation of any action or question. west was to the right. There are a couple reasons for drawing the horoFirst. Second. Ascendant signifies the person who asks the question or starts the venture. when astrologers actually looked at the sky in ancient times. and north was behind them. 4. In horary and electional work. The Moon always co-rules the querent. sundial. Thus. . The Ascendant symbolizes the baby which has just emerged from the womb. 3. You will note that the chart looks upside-down and backwards from a typical map (in which East in on the right and South is on the bottom). The Ascendant is also called the CUSP of the 1st house. The planet which rules the rising sign. The Ascendant or cusp of the first house. it mimics the shadow of the sun on the scope this way. The Ascendant carries with it the symbolism of sunrise.
IF THEY RELATE WELL. But. if a planet in the first better describes the querent. THE IF THEY RELATE BADLY.Most commonly the planet ruling the Ascending sign is the chief significator of the querent. Virgo rules the 3rd cusp so Mercury is the signifier of the 3rd. THE BASIC PRINCIPLE IN HORARY AND ELECTIONAL WORK IS TO IDENTIFY THE PLANET OR PLANETS SIGNIFYING YOU AND THE PLANET OR PLANETS SIGNIFYING THE MATTER ASKED ABOUT AND TO SEE HOW THEY RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER IN THE CHART. then that planet is a better choice for the primary significator. BREAKS. I'll say more about rulerships in the next In this example. MATTER WILL GO SMOOTHLY. WELL THEM'S THE To do this. lesson. There are no planets in the 1st house. I am represented by the 5 Leo 23 cusp and by the sun which rules Leo. The Moon co-rules me. you must know what each planet and what each house represents. In this example. the Moon is a secondary significator and carries less weight that the planet ruling the Ascendant. Pisces rules the 9th cusp so Jupiter is . you should know that the 3rd and 9th houses have to do with teaching and communication. Except when Cancer rises (ruled by the Moon). In this chart.
lessons should be reasonably successful. Regiomontanus cut the equator into twelve equal pieces and projected those pieces of the equator onto the ecliptic (which is angled at about 23. 1992. Note how the Moon (my co-ruler and natural ruler of the people) will sextile (60 degrees) both Mercury (3-ruler) and sun (1-ruler). other ways to slice the pie. and what they (c)opyright Anthony Louis. The houses are a way of cutting the circular pie.the signifier of the 9th. Mercury intrinsically rules teaching and communications. I used Regiomontanus houses here because they are the houses traditionally used by horary astrologers. Time will tell. There are 12 houses in the chart. The sextile is a harmonious aspect and shows the Hence. The Moon intrinsically rules The People.5 degrees from the equator). the Moon occupies the 9th and becomes a co-signifier of the 9th. There are many Stay tuned for Lesson 3: rule. In addition. these significant planets relating well to one another. ------------ . The houses and planets.
spouse. Venus is . Each house sym- It helps to think of The houses below The the 12 houses as six pairs of related houses. state of health. The FIRST house represents the QUERENT (person asking the question or initiating the action). the peacemaker. initiator.LESSON 3: Houses and Planets in Horary/Electional Astrology There are twelve houses around the wheel.8. Because the 7th is opposite the 1st. LIBRA (ruled by Venus) is the 7th sign of the zodiac. but also contracts and legal or binding agreements. significant other people. open enemies. and strangers unrelated to the querent. mate.10. ARIES (ruled by Mars) is the 1st sign of the zodiac. opponents. If the querent is planning to re- locate. other six houses (7. the daring young man. the goddess of love. the horizon (184.108.40.206) have to do with personal matters.12) have more to do with other people and with public matters. bolizes a different area of experiences. the warrior. Mars is the The SEVENTH house (opposite) the 1st stands for those who are on equal footing with the querent: partners. the 7th signifies the place he or she would move to.11. the conciliator.2. current location. it represents opposition such as lawsuits.4. appearance.3. The 1st house stands for the querent's body.
legacies. and means of travel. Mercury is the speedy messenger of the gods. and prophecy. local travel. learning. (The part of fortune is that point on the wheel which is as from from the Moon as the Ascendant is from the sun. the Law.) The ancients The EIGHTH house stands for other people's money. The THIRD house stands for communications. the zodiac.The SECOND house stands for the MOVABLE GOODS and MONEY of the querent. If you're looking for lost items. close relatives. legal proceedings. This includes bank loans. Gemini (ruled by Mercury) is the 3rd sign of the zodiac. etc. . broad perspective. mortgages. publication. siblings. worldviews. Sagittarius (ruled by Jupiter) is the 9th sign of Jupiter (Zeus) was king of the gods on Mount Olym- He was expansive and quite a philanderer. look to the 2nd Taurus (ruled by Venus) is the 2nd sign of the zodiac. religion. writing. Scorpio (ruled by Mars and Pluto) is the 8th sign of the zodiac. dreams. broadcasting. profit from a partnership. The 8th house also rules DEATH. The NINTH house (opposite the 3rd) stands for distant travel. pus. The PART OF FORTUNE has a special connection with the 2nd house. called it the Ascendant of the Moon. house. higher education. kin.
Aquarius (ruled by Saturn and Uranus signifies sudden Uranus) is the 11th sign of the zodiac. standing before Capricorn the world. creativity. the home. offspring. public office. the moods. vocation. discipline. also travel. advice. gambling. breaks. It has special significance as the END OF THE MATTER house in horary. and confronting reality. It signifies the father. Leo (ruled by the sun) is the 5th The sun is the king of the solar system. happenings. Saturn symbolizes loss (think of what happend to Uranus). the populace. . risk-taking. The FIFTH house (opposite the 11th) is the house of CHILDREN. change. The ELEVENTH house (opposite the 5th) is the house of friends. and fluctuation. Also the house of the career. and success. old people.The FOURTH house (opposite the 10th) was traditionally called the HOUSE OF THE FATHER. Saturn is old Cronos who cut off the genitals of Uranus to gain power. The TENTH house (opposite the 4th) is the house of the MOTHER. speculation. and separations (he got his genitals unexpectedly severed). ac. ambition. reputation. sign of the zodiac. and all forms of pleasure. limitation. (ruled by Saturn) is the 10th sign of the zodiac. the tides. land. honor. Cancer (ruled by the Moon) is the 4th sign of the zodi- The Moon represents all that is ephemeral and passing. hopes & wishes. and the base of operations. real estate.
self undoing. He rules deception. 1992.The SIXTH house (opposite the 12th) signifies ILLNESS. and large animals. (C)opyright Anthony Louis. and election charts did not always produce the . In horary you need to select the house and planets that most clearly represent your concern. and These are some basic meanings of the houses and planets. appliances. illusion. small animals. service. god of the sea. and toil. Virgo (ruled by Mercury) is the 6th sign of the zodi- The TWELFTH house (opposite the 6th) is the house of SECRET ENEMIES. ac. workers. pets. servants. ---------------- Lesson 4: Considerations before Judgment This is probably a good point to introduce the so-called STRICTURES or CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE JUDGMENT. nebulousness. Hollywood. Astrologers did not always get the right answers to their horary questions. drudgery. Pisces (ruled by Neptune was Jupiter and Neptune) is the 12th sign of the zodiac.
. 1. that it seems a very abstruse and difficult point. When the querent comes only to try him. as many do. or put a trick on him.. but this I have often experienced and found true. viz. 2. by-the-bye. as some do when they meet an astrologer by chance or go to him on other business. The following quote comes from the Regulus Edition of the book on horary by Guido Bonatus written in the 12th century: ". or only to try me?' To which I answer. is when the Querent does not ask out of a serious or settled intention. perfectly to find out. and if . But thou mayest be ready to say. as to tempt ad ensnare Him.' Just as the Jews propounded questions to our Lord Jesus Christ.most favorable results.. As a result. and ask him such a thing. 'How shall I know whether the querent come out of a solid intention. wherein 'tis a thousand to one but mistakes happen. Wherein the Artist will be liable to err. and see if he can tell us the truth or not. I observed the hour of the Question.beware of those cases in which the astrologer is subject to err and mistake.. 'Let us go to such an Astrologer. saying. astrologers over the centuries studied charts to determine if there was any indication in the chart that gave the wrong answer that would have alerted the astrolger to be careful. on a sudden they think of something. as it were. not so much to be resolved.. and so ask.
if less than 3 degrees rise on the Ascendant or if more than 27 degrees rise on the Ascendant. We saw an example of a late Ascendant in Topic 5 where EPOS asked if she got the job. and I have had many that have thereupon confessed what I said to be true. The consideration Bonatus is describing has come down to us as the rule of the early or late Ascendant. More information must come to The A LATE ASCENDANT means the matter has past its prime." So we see that even in the 12th century astrologers had to put up with ridicule of their art. degrees were rising. I said they did not ask seriously. Generally an EARLY ASCENDANT means the matter is premature. the chart may be difficult to judge or give an erroneous answer because the querent is insincere or tyring to "ensare" the astrologer. and began to think that I knew more than before they believed. .the Ascendant then happened to be very near the end of one sign and the beginning of another. as Bonatus would say. or that they came to try me. Clearly. EPOS was trying to put a trick on me Tricky EPOS and her late Ascendant. light. It's too early to render a judgment. namely. so that it seemed as between both. She knew full well the answer and was When I ran the chart 29+ just testing to see what I would say.
question is "post-mature. This is a traditionally malefic zone of the nature of It often symbolizes The Moon here is in the "burning way. 180) before leaving its current sign. if the chart is otherwise very promising. At the start of the game the Buffalo Bills unexpectedly kicked off prematurely and made for a chaotic beginning of the Super Bowl. Pisces. 60. querent is testing or toying with you. course stricture occurs when the Moon occupies a sign where a benefic planet (Venus or Jupiter) is exalted or rules. Taurus. The Moon is then traveling in an "aspect vacuum. VOID OF COURSE. Sagittarius. the Moon was in the Combust Way. 120." Often the querent knows the answer and is just testing to see what you think. In the 1992 Super Bowl chart. Sometimes it means the question is moot and It can also mean the The exception to the void of the answer you would give is irrelevant. The Moon was This simply means that the Moon will make no further aspects of the major kind (0. In that chart the Moon was also a significator of the Bills and they got "burned" by the Washington Red Skins." A void of course Moon usually means very little will happen with regard to the question. Scorpio. and Cancer." an element of chaos or unpredictability. EPOS chart also contained another STRICTURE. 90. These signs are This exception only holds true Another stricture is the Moon in the VIA COMBUSTA from 15 Libra to 15 Scorpio. .
but these are the main ones most horary astrologers consider. including the astrologer. . the universe may be warning you to proceed with caution. 1992. If the chart can predict the outcome. Free Will When I lecture on horary. or if the 7th ruler or cusp is badly afflicted. (C)opyright Anthony Louis. In horary the 7th house represents any personal consultant to the querent.Another important consideration is the condition of the 7th house. If you see one of these. is Do we have any control in the the event simply fated to happen? matter? My answer is that we do have control over much of what happens in our lives. If Saturn occupies or rules the cusp of the 7th. the astrologer is at a decided disadvantage in judging the chart and may err in his or her interpretation. ------------ Lesson 5: Fate vs. There are numerous other strictures. The chart simply reflects the current conditions surrounding the time of the question or the start of a venture. the audience often asks about fate versus free will.
born with lots of squares and oppositions and have learned to master them in the course of your life. Suppose the weather person (I'm trying not to be sexist) forecasts a hurricane tomorrow. astrologers can be accurate about 75 to 80 % of the time.What we do with those conditions is up to us. the weather Suppose you had been planning to go swimming You could ignore the forecaster's prediction Chances are you would not fare well. astrologers can't No mortal can take into account all the possible A good horary or electional Anyone factors affecting a future event. and go swimming anyway. The rest is up to you. then you'd have a great time despite the forecast. who claims close to 100% accuracy is a liar and a fool. The horary or The chart reflects the quality of the space-time continuum we are traversing. Or. If Maybe the hurricane would move out to sea and miss your section of the coast. forecast could be wrong. So the horary or electional chart simply tells you what astrological "forces" you are dealing with. Like weather forecasters.K. I think If you were some of what happens must depend on your natal chart. you are an excellent swimmer. electional chart is a temporal forecast. in the ocean tomorrow. then a horary or electional chart with squares and oppositions might not affect you as adversely . Remember the analogy with the weather forecast. you might come out O. be 100% accurate.
but the universe does not bend to our wills (even if we have a god complex). This reminds me of the comment of When his client complained that the family therapist Carl Whitaker." their charts. "An orgasm is an orgasm is an orgasm. Suppose you asked about a relationship. we do have free will. Some marriages are full of friction and obstacles and last forever. I'll bet they had lots of squares between In conclusion. (C)opyright Anthony Louis.as it would the average person. ------------ LESSON 6: A SAMPLE CHART . Assume futher that Cancer Now let's rises and Capricorn occupies the 7th cusp of the partner. all her parents ever did was fight. it would be of the nature of a square: full of friction and obstacles. let the Moon (you) be forming a square with Saturn (your potential mate). he responded. 1992.BUSH ANNOUNCES HIS CANDIDACY . Some people just love to fight. If you and the Saturn person entered into a relationship.
Venus (Bush) lies in the 10th within 2 degrees By making his announce- of the Midheaven (the place of prominence)." fourth house also has a Cancer cusp. The 11th is a generally fortunate house. George Bush. Fixed signs favor projects that are enduring. It is more favorable in a night- time chart. This is an event chart. Announcements are a form of communication and. as such. Mercury is also CAZIMI. Cancer lies on the cusp of the 3rd so the Moon Moon lies in the 1st. The Ascendant represents George Bush who made the announcement. ment as this time. Here Mercury occupies the 11th house of Bush's hopes and wishes. Venus rules Taurus and so signifies The 10th house is the most prominent and successful place in the horoscope. meaning it is very closely conjunct the sun and therefore strongly fortified. The natural ruler of announcements in Mercury. a very fortunate point in a chart. are 3rd house matters. The 4th house shows the "end of the matter. Bush assures himself a spot in the limelight. another public and rules the announcement.Here is a timely chart for us to analyze. prominent house. Here the The Moon rules both the 3rd . but it also works in day charts. Taurus (a fixed sign) rises. but we can analyze it using horary methods. Venus is applying to a conjunction of the nighttime part of fortune.
C. (point of highest prominence) than Mars suggests he will outshine his opponents. . showing his coming together with the electorate (after passing through the nightly P. In chronological order the Moon's aspects are as follows: TRINE SATURN. The Moon's future aspects will show the outcome of Bush's announcement. The Moon trine Mercury show the People being favorably disposed to Bush's announcement. SEXTILE P. TRINE MERCURY..of the announcement and the 4th of the end of the matter. The 7th also rules Bush's opponents. The 7th house can also show the electorate. TRINE SUN. SQUARE JUPITER.).F. Here's the chart. The only stressful aspect the Moon will make is a square to Jupiter which is one of the least stress aspects it could make.F. Bush picked an excellent time to declare his candidacy for the presidency. Bush's ruler Venus will conjoin Mars the ruler of the 7th. The fact that the Moon ruling the 3rd of announcements will make a final trine to the natural ruler Mercury of announcements assures the success of Bush's announcement. The Moon is a natural ruler of the populace or the electorate. All things considered. Bush's ruler Venus lying closer to the M. The technical information below the chart Don't let it scare comes from Allen Edwall's Horary Helper program.
0 77 W |-----05 Sc 57 | | | | | GEOCENTRIC TROPICAL Regiomontanus Natal ---10 Gm 29--0-------------2-------------1--18 Vi 16--2 C SN n 1 9 0 7 Cn 33 C n 4 6 2 JP 11 Vi 46r L e 5 6 PF 17 Le 56 . ASC | 10:10:15 1992 ZONE | | | PL 22 Sc 55 | 5.you. 1 VE 22 Cp 32 2 NE 17 Cp 46 0 SU 23 Aq 10 2 PF(night): ME 23 Aq 22 A 23 CP 52 0 UR 16 Cp C 6 2 C 8 Cp 54 p 1 q MA 25 Cp 45 p NN 5 SA 10 Aq 52 4 ---18 Pi 16--6-------------6-------------9--10 Sa 29--| | BUSH ANNOUNCES | WASHINGTON.0 DSC 05 Ta 57-----| | | | | MO 5 Gm 9 | 38 N 54. M.C.00 S T | 2. We will cover the topics in future lessons. DC | FEB 12.
27 LMT Mercury day Jupiter hour Planet -----SUN MOON MERCURY VENUS MARS JUPITER SATURN PART F.T. WASHINGTON.M. = SUNRISE = 10.M. D.C.00 LMT LMT = SUNSET = 10..C.54 3. Sign ---SATURN MERCURY SATURN SATURN SATURN MERCURY SATURN* SUN Exlt.10 A.02 WEST LATITUDE: 38. ----SATURN SATURN SATURN VENUS* VENUS VENUS SATURN* SUN Term ---JUPITER MERCURY JUPITER MARS SATURN VENUS MERCURY VENUS Face ---MOON JUPITER MOON SUN SUN VENUS MERCURY JUPITER [The * means an ESSENTIAL DIGNITY. LONG. 12 FEB 1992 NORTH G. Here is Allen Edwall's data (from his program AstroWin): BUSH ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY.I.] . 7.10 P.M.02 17. 10:10 AM EST. ----------MARS MARS* MERCURY ----- Trip. - 77.
Detriment .MERCURY Under Sun's Beam .SUN MERCURY JUPITER MOON (Peregrine means "having no essential dignity").3 DEG DEG .SUN JUPITER Fall - Cazimi .UNUK SUN SUN CONJUNCT CONJUNCT sep MERCURY SATURN 0.PLUTO .========= Planet -----SUN MOON MERCURY VENUS MARS JUPITER SATURN PART F. Speed ----FAST FAST FAST FAST FAST FAST R FAST 1 D 1M Pos to Sun ---------- 13 D 56M 1 D 48M 1 D 14M 0 D 46M 0 D 0 D 7M 7M OCCIDENT OCCIDENT ORIENTAL ORIENTAL ORIENTAL ORIENTAL 14 ========== Peregrine .2 12.SATURN Fixed Stars .
dex.0 DEG DEG MERCURY MERCURY CONJUNCT SQUARE sep sep.8 0. dex. dex. dex. MARS URANUS NEPTUNE PLUTO 3.4 6.4 DEG DEG DEG JUPITER JUPITER JUPITER TRINE TRINE SQUARE sep.6 DEG DEG DEG SATURN SATURN CONJUNCT TRINE SUN MOON 12.SUN SUN SQUARE SQUARE sep. sin.5 DEG DEG VENUS VENUS VENUS VENUS CONJUNCT CONJUNCT CONJUNCT SEXTILE app sep sep app.2 0.4 4. PLUTO MOON 0. SUN PLUTO 0.2 2. PLUTO 5. sep.3 12. URANUS NEPTUNE MOON 4.7 DEG DEG URANUS CONJUNCT app NEPTUNE 1. sin. dex.9 9.3 5. VENUS PLUTO MOON 3.2 6.0 6.1 DEG .3 DEG DEG DEG DEG MARS MARS MARS CONJUNCT SEXTILE TRINE sep.7 DEG NEPTUNE SEXTILE app.
0 9. dex. SQUARE TRINE SQUARE TRINE OPPOSITE sep.9 DEG ==================== Lilly's Point System Planets' Strengths: SUN: -4 MERCURY: 12 VENUS: 17 MARS: 22 JUPITER: -5 SATURN: 16 MOON: 9 =========== 00 01 02 03 04 05 MO 5 GE 8 06 07 NN 7 CP 33 08 09 10 SA 10 AQ 52 11 JU 11 VI 45 R AS 5 12 13 14 15 .7 5.6 5.4 6. app.3 DEG DEG DEG DEG DEG ASCENDANT TRINE JUPITER 5. sin. sep. dex. dex. app.MOON MOON MOON MOON PART OF F. SUN MARS JUPITER SATURN SUN 12.
Bush's announcement will put us in a crisis situation! ============ .TA 51 ============ 16 UR 16 CP 6 17 NE 17 CP 46 18 19 20 21 22 VE 22 CP 32 23 SU 23 AQ 10 24 25 MA 25 CP 46 26 27 28 29 PF 17 LE 49 PL 22 SC 53 ME 23 AQ 23 ============ In Critical Degrees: MARS Critical degrees are the cusps of the Hindu Lunar Mansions. Here Mars represents Bush's That means you and me - opponents as well as the electorate. A planet in a critical degree shows the person represented by that planet undergoing a crisis.
ASCENDANT MIDHEAVEN Degree 23 AQU 10 23 AQU 23 22 CAP 32 25 CAP 46 11 VIR 45 10 AQU 52 16 CAP 6 Antiscion 6 SCO 50 6 SCO 37 7 SAG 28 4 SAG 14 18 ARI 15 19 SCO 8 Contrantiscion 6 TAU 50 6 TAU 37 7 GEM 28 4 GEM 14 18 LIB 15 19 TAU 8 13 SAG 54 12 SAG 14 7 AQU 7 13 GEM 54 12 GEM 14 7 LEO 7 17 CAP 46 22 SCO 53 5 GEM 8 24 CAN 52 22 SAG 27 12 TAU 11 24 LEO 9 24 CAP 52 22 GEM 27 12 SCO 11 24 AQU 9 7 CAP 33 17 LEO 49 5 TAU 51 20 CAP 42 9 SAG 18 9 GEM 18 SUN MERCURY MARS conjunct contrantiscion of ASCENDANT conjunct contrantiscion of ASCENDANT conjunct contrantiscion of MOON Antiscions and contrascions are reflections in the soltitial and equinoctal axes of the chart.Planet name SUN MERCURY VENUS MARS JUPITER SATURN URANUS NEPTUNE PLUTO MOON NORTH NODE PART OF F. squares and oppositions. . Contrascions act like Mars contrascion Moon fits because Bush's announcement (Moon) puts him at odds (opposition) with his opponents (Mars).
important? Just what is dignity and why is it .8 DEG.8 DEG. 0. 0.2 DEG. 1992. 0. 0. ------------ LESSON 7: ESSENTIAL DIGNITY You have probably noticed the constant talk among horary astrolgoers about the dignity of the planets.6 DEG.1 DEG. 0.5 DEG.6 DEG. 0. 0. 0.============= ASPECTS TO MIDPOINTS VENUS VENUS VENUS JUPITER JUPITER URANUS NEPTUNE CONJUNCT MAR/NEP CONJUNCT MAR/MC OPPOSITE JUP/MOO OPPOSITE URA/ASC OPPOSITE NEP/ASC CONJUNCT MAR/NN CONJUNCT URA/MC 0.6 DEG. NORTH NODE CONJUNCT SUN/PLU NORTH NODE CONJUNCT MER/PLU MIDHEAVEN MIDHEAVEN CONJUNCT VEN/NEP CONJUNCT MAR/URA Text is (c)opyright Anthony Louis. 0.9 DEG.7 DEG. 0.6 DEG.
The ancient astrologers considered the planets to be gods who lived in the firmament.. that planet was in its DIGNITY. Considering the sun and moon to be planets (i. Being in your own home is A man is king of his castle. Bush is exalted in the White House. but he is EXALTED in the White House (which he does not own). sign is in detriment. the strongest dignity. As wandering bodies). etc. The five that have stood the test of time are essential dignity by HOME SIGN (DOMAL). This is The opposite of domal dignity is DETRIMENT. each of the planets owned or had an affinity for particular sections of the zodiac. When a planet occupied a region of the zodiac where it had some claim. TRIPLICITY. EXALTATION. Japan recently. it's AT HOME so to speak and has DOMAL dignity (from the Latin for home). TERM. the second best dignity. .e. There are certain signs where planets are EXALTED. gods. George Bush lives in Kennebunkport (has domal dignity there). There are several types of essential dignity. and FACE. For example. the ancients totaled up 7 known planets. When a planet occupies its own sign. A planet in its opposite George Bush was in detriment when he visited The opposite of exaltation is FALL.
. Venus.. Mars. triplicity ruler you have to note whether the sun is above or below the horizon... Planets also belong to triplicties. Jupiter ---.. in the sign opposite its exaltation. can only belong to Saturn.. or Mercury. A planet is in FALL Lilly gives 5 points to a planet in domal dignity and 4 points to a planet in exaltation. but not the way we think about them in modern times. and That is. including mine.. Triplicity is worth 3 point according to Lilly. Each sign is divided into 5 terms. in most books on traditional horary.. have the patient to type in the table of terms here. He gives -5 for a planet if detriment and -4 points to a planet in fall. To determine the Here's a table of triplicities by day and night. Jupiter.Venus Air Water . the terms I don't each term is ruled by one of the NON-LUMINARIES... Sun .... --Moon Mercury Mars Earth ----. Triplicity | Day Ruler | Night Ruler Fire .Mars The terms of the planets are little sections of each sign where planets have some dignity.but he would be in FALL if he visited Baghdad. It is available Terms are worth . Saturn ---..
When one planet occupies any dignity of another. and the second planet . One final concept: MUTUAL RECEPTION. Venus. of Baghdad. he be in his fall. Mercury. Imagine George Bush wandering around the slums He would be peregrine there. FACE of Aries belongs to Mars.2 points. Each face is 10 degrees so there The faces go in the Chaldean order of the planets which is from the outermost to the innermost: Saturn. the 2nd face of Taurus to Moon. Jupiter. it is called PEREGRINE (wandering aimlessly) because it's in a place it has no compatibility with. Lilly gives them only 1 point. When a planet does not occupy an essential dignity. and also If he made it to the American Embassy in Baghdad. (with earth as So the 2nd face of Aries goes to the sun. are 3 faces in each sign. The 1st Faces are the same as the Chaldean decanates or decans. the 1st face of Gemini to Jupiter. FACES are the weakest dignites. Moon the center of the Chaldean universe). might be in his terms and have some dignity. The American embassy in Baghdad would be akin to the TERMS of Mr. These five dignities are called the ESSENTIAL DIGNITIES because the planets are in a part of the zodiac they are essentially compatible with. the 3rd face of Aries to Venus.. etc. Mars. having no dignity. Sun. through the entire Zodiac. the 3rd face of Taurus to SATURN. the 1st face of Taurus to Mercury. Bush.
(C)opyright Anthony Louis. and she accomplished nothing of what she set out to do. but. trip ended up being much more expensive than originally planned. The trip went terribly. 1992. stronger the mutual reception. Her son began vomiting the next day from a She decided to return to CT but her train ticket was The not valid for the date she wanted to return with her sick son.. at 9:42 a. because I had done travel charts for her previously. Studying real examples from your own life in an excellent way to learn when to elect a proper time to act. they are in MUTUAL RECEPTION. the It's like house swapping.m. stomach flu. D. we would make sure . 2/13/92. The following chart is set for the time my friend Clare left her driveway to visit Washington. on Wednesday. This The stronger the dignity involved. is a very favorable condition. She had not consulted me to set up an electional chart. If we were trying to find a good time to travel. ------------ LESSON 8: AN EXAMPLE OF AN ELECTIONAL CHART THAT FAILED.also occupies a dignity of the first.C. she noted the exact time she left her driveway.
00 S T | |-----04 Sc 21 | | | | | 41 N 18.that the Ascendant ruler (the querent) made a good aspect to the 3rd ruler (local travel) and to the 9-ruler (long distance travel).C. Here's the chart: SA 10 Aq 59 0 1 NE 17 Cp 48 0 9 1 9 VE 23 Cp 44 8 UR 16 Cp SU 24 Aq ME 25 Aq 9 A MA 26 Cp 31 C NN 8 q 5 p 5 8 Cp 55 C p 1 ---14 Pi 32--2-------------1-------------7--09 Sa 54--| | CLARE TO D. Also.0 TROPICAL GEOCENTRIC Regiomontanus Natal . we would want Mercury and the Moon as the two general significators of travel to be well-situated in the chart. Maybe we can figure out where Clare went wrong. | | FEB 13.5 72 W 59. | 04 Ta 21-----| | | | | | 9:42: 0 1992 ZONE | | | PL 22 Sc 55 | 5.
C. Moon is peregrine. Venus (Clare) makes no aspect with 3-ruler Moon or with 9-ruler Saturn or with the natural signifier of travel Mercury. Moon is almost exactly quincunx (150) the Midheaven. These aspects are However. in the chart.---09 Gm 54--0-------------1-------------0--14 Vi 32--1 C SN MO 18 Gm 48 n 1 7 8 7 Cn 29 C n 5 1 9 JP 11 Vi 39r L e PF 29 Le 5 2 0 The 1st house ruled by Venus represents Clare. In addition the M. Ptolemy did not Modern authors pay attention to the quincunx and regard it as a 6th (illness) and 8th (death) aspect. regard the quincunx as a major aspect. The Moon makes no aspect to 9-ruler Saturn. favorable. the lesser malefic and the ruler of her 12th house (because Aries is intercepted in the 12th) of self-undoing. Clare's co-ruler is the Moon because the Moon always co-rules the querent. and Part of Fortune. Furthermore. Moon will trine Mercury. having no essential dignity Moon also occupies the 12th house of the 3rd house These are negative factors. . Venus is about to conjoin Mars. is the 6th (illness) house of her son's house (the 5th = her children). sun. of local travel.
Here is Allen Edwall's data (from his program AstroWin): CLARE-D. 72.M. Recall that contrascions act like oppositions and squares so this is like have Mercury (travel) squaring or opposing the 1st cusp (Clare). Trip.M.42 A.50 17.19 Planet Sun ------SUN MOON MERCURY VENUS Sign Exlt. is applying to an opposition of the Part of Fortune.M.Mercury.26 LMT Jupiter day Venus hour 9. 7.C. LONG. = SUNRISE = 2.42 P. No doubt the good aspects of the Moon helped salvage the trip to the extent that it was possible. Term Face Speed Pos to ---- ----- ----- ---- ---- ----- -------- SATURN MERCURY SATURN SATURN ------MARS SATURN SATURN SATURN VENUS** JUPITER VENUS MARS MARS MOON MARS MOON SUN FAST FAST FAST FAST OCCIDENT OCCIDENT ORIENTAL .59 WEST LATITUDE 41.T. All in all. the natural ruler of travel. 13 FEB 1992 NORTH G. Mercury is also contrascion the Ascendant.02 LMT LMT = SUNSET = 9. Clare did not pick a good time to set out on a journey.
F.MARS JUPITER SATURN PART F.TRINE SATURN SQUARE JUPITER To .3 DEG DEG DEG . MERCURY SATURN PLUTO 1. .TRINE SUN TRINE MERCURY SEXTILE PART F.UNUK PART F.PLUTO . dex. SATURN MERCURY SATURN** SUN MARS** MERCURY ----- VENUS VENUS SATURN** SUN SATURN VENUS MERCURY MARS SUN VENUS FAST ORIENTAL FAST R ORIENTAL ORIENTAL 16 MERCURY FAST MARS Peregrine . . SUN SUN SUN CONJUNCT CONJUNCT SQUARE sep sep.SUN JUPITER Fall - Combust .night Moon's Aspects - From .REGULUS 19 ARI 53 9 CAP 43 P of ILLNESS P.0 13.2 1.MERCURY Under Sun's Beam .SUN MERCURY JUPITER MOON Detriment .SATURN Fixed Stars .
dex. dex.1 DEG MOON TRINE app. sin.4 DEG MERCURY MERCURY MERCURY CONJUNCT SQUARE TRINE sep sep. dex.6 DEG DEG JUPITER JUPITER JUPITER TRINE TRINE SQUARE sep.3 6. dex. SUN 5.2 DEG DEG DEG SATURN SATURN CONJUNCT TRINE SUN MOON 13.3 DEG DEG DEG VENUS VENUS VENUS CONJUNCT CONJUNCT SEXTILE app sep sep.6 DEG NEPTUNE SEXTILE app. URANUS NEPTUNE MOON 4.2 7. sin.9 0.0 2.4 DEG . sep.5 6.8 5.8 3.2 7.8 DEG DEG URANUS CONJUNCT app NEPTUNE 1. VENUS PLUTO 2.9 DEG DEG DEG MARS MARS CONJUNCT SEXTILE sep.SUN TRINE MOON 5. SUN PLUTO MOON 1. MARS NEPTUNE PLUTO 2. PLUTO 5. dex.
MERCURY JUPITER SATURN 6. sin.2 7. OPPOSITE SUN 4.MOON MOON MOON TRINE SQUARE TRINE app.3 7. sep. dex. sep. dex.8 DEG DEG DEG PART OF F.8 DEG Planets' Strengths: SUN: -4 VENUS: 17 MERCURY: MARS: 22 16 2 JUPITER: -10 MOON: 7 SATURN: Planet name SUN MERCURY VENUS MARS JUPITER SATURN URANUS NEPTUNE PLUTO MOON NORTH NODE Degree 24 AQU 25 AQU 9 8 Antiscion 5 SCO 51 4 SCO 52 6 SAG 16 3 SAG 29 18 ARI 22 19 SCO 1 Contrantiscion 5 TAU 51 4 TAU 52 6 GEM 16 3 GEM 29 18 LIB 22 19 TAU 1 23 CAP 44 26 CAP 31 11 VIR 38 10 AQU 59 16 CAP 9 13 SAG 51 12 SAG 12 7 AQU 7 13 GEM 51 12 GEM 12 7 LEO 7 17 CAP 48 22 SCO 53 18 GEM 48 7 CAP 29 11 CAN 12 22 SAG 31 11 CAP 12 22 GEM 31 .
. Peregrine planets wander aimlessly and are usually Sure. At first it looks like the Moon's trines to the sun and Mercury are promising. ASCENDANT MIDHEAVEN 28 LEO 59 4 TAU 21 18 CAP 51 1 TAU 0 1 SCO 0 25 LEO 39 11 SAG 9 25 AQU 39 11 GEM 9 MERCURY conjunct contrantiscion of ASCENDANT ------------ LESSON 9: MORE ON THE CHART IN LESSON 8 -- DEBILITIES. I neglected to mention that Jupiter. ineffective. The problem is that the Moon. a natural ruler of the 9th house and of long-distance travel. and Jupiter are all peregrine. Mercury. but the planets forming Here the sun was also the trines are peregrine and ineffectual. whose chart appears in the previous lesson. These are all DEBILITIES. . Here are more comments about the ill-fated trip to Washington. in detriment in Virgo. in its detriment in Aquarius (because sun rules the opposite sign Leo). D.C. the sun.PART OF F. having no essential dignity in the chart. that is. and is retrograde. the trines are nice. is peregrine.
conditions which hinder the action of the planet. Here the primary ruler Venus made no aspects to the planets ruling travel so it was not an auspicious time to start the trip. trine. So one of the lessons of the chart in lesson 8 (Clare's trip) is that HARMONIOUS ASPECTS ALONE ARE NOT SUFFICIENT FOR A GOOD OUTCOME. when so close to the sun. COMBUST. A planet is CAZIMI (in the heart of the sun) when it is conjunct the sun within 16 MINUTES of arc. Another lesson is that the Moon as a secondary or co-ruler of the querent is less efficacious than the primary ruler (usually the planet ruling the house cusp). There are three conditions related to the sun. and UNDER THE BEAMS. If the harmonious aspect (sextile. Another DEBILITY that occurred in the chart was Mercury COMBUST the sun. In traditional horary and electional astrology proximity to the sun is a no-no unless it is very close proximity. sun. guidelines. A planet is strongly fortified It takes on the power and majesty of the Bush chose to announce his candidacy when Mercury was CAZIMI . the promised outcome may not materialize. favorable conjunction) occurs between two very debilitated planets. Authors give various These are CAZIMI.
Once you get more than 8. she found out. Clare took her cazimi the sun. In electional charts it is wise NOT TO START A VENTURE You'll get burned if WHEN THE SIGNIFICATORS ARE COMBUST THE SUN. opposite of the way you planned when the ruler is retrograde. In Clare's trip No good as chart Mercury (ruler of travel) is combust the sun. you're under the sun's beams. A planet is retrograde when it has apparent backward motion with reference to the earth. One good thing about a retrograde significator is that . the You can still get burned but other sign acts like a sunscreen. you're in trouble. Mercury rules announcements and is strongly fortified when CAZIMI is an ACCIDENTAL DIGNITY. day makes! What a difference a Once you get a little farther from the sun. At about 17 minutes or more from the sun. This is a Being RETROGRADE is yet another debility. In Clare's chart Jupiter (natural ruler of long Matters proceed to some extent the trips) is retrograde.the sun. milder debility. the sun. you do. you start to get burned up or COMBUST.5 degrees from the sun till about 17 degrees from the sun. not as bad. To be COMBUST you must be in the same sign as If you are close to the sun in a different sign. This is a serious debility. trip a day after Bush made his announcement.
he lists most of the factors in traditional horary and electional work that you'll need to weigh to make a judgment of the chart. a lot of it out of the way. Some of the matters he omits are TRANSLATION AND COLLECTION OF LIGHT and some of the obscure dignities and debilities like HAYZ. is NEVER a perfect electional chart. future date. 1992. I'll cover those too at a I've said before that electional is the other side of the coin from horary. That's good if you lose something and sometimes in travel charts because you want to return. tips the balance most in your favor. We've gotten We'll cover more in future lessons. ------------ LESSON 10: NOTES ON ELECTIONAL ASTROLOGY Electional astrology deals with finding the most propitious times . When you elect a time. you pick a chart that maximizes There the beneficial factors and minimizes the inauspicious ones.a retrograde planet shows a return or going back. You simply find the chart that (c)opyright Anthony Louis. If you use Allen Edwall's program. It may seem like we're covering a lot of trivia.
of those events to see how the symbolism in the chart fits what happened in reality. astrology apply to electional charts. 4. Any planets in the first house which also represent the querent. I run the chart on the computer (thank God for computers) and note the outcome on the printout. I simply jot down the TIME and PLACE of events When I have time. etc. The planet ruling any sign intercepted in the 1st because it co-rules the querent. I jot down the times I leave on trips. the times I mail articles for publication. the times I make significant purchases. . The ASCENDANT which represents the querent (me) who initiates the action. 2. For instance.to act or start a project in motion. the times I sign legal documents. The planet ruling the sign on the Ascendant because the 1-ruler is usually the primary signfier of the querent. 3. The principles of horary The best way to learn electional astrology is to keep a notebook in which you record the start of major activities (or even minor ones) and their outcome. Here are some of the things I look at in those charts: 1. When I have a chance. I study the charts in my daily appointment book.
communication Venus: luxury. The Moon which is the universal co-ruler of the querent. long-distance travel. if the question is about a trip. I'd look at the 3rd and 9th houses. Then look at the planet ruling that sign. The natural rulers of the matter at hand. rules certain matters. 7. energy. For example: Each planet intrinsically Sun: authority. at any planets in that house. fluctuation Mercury: travel. About health and illness. college . pleasure. religion. war. For example. the 5th. 6. About death. mechanical things Jupiter: the Law. the 8th (death) and 4th (grave). the 1st and 6th. honor Moon: women. love Mars: action. and at the planet ruling any intercepted sign in that house. contention. The sign on the cusp of the house inquired about. cycles.5. About a child. ETC.
Hollywood. the underworld. The more dignity. Avoid squares and opposition between the primary rulers or between the rulers and house cusps. Mutual receptions between rulers are a great plus in electional work.Saturn: death. probing. restriction. electonics Neptune: illusion. deception Pluto: power. organization Uranus: surprises. Do NOT let a primary ruler be COMBUST the sun. . sudden breaks. divorce. drugs & alcohol. Here are some conditions to look for: Select a time when favorable aspects are forming between the querent's ruler(s) and the ruler(s) of the matter at hand. the better. mysticism. Seek to have the primary planetary rulers well-aspected and in at least one of their dignities. The idea in electing a time to act is that you want the chart to favor your action. the unconscious. the deep 8. loss. structure. An aspect to the cusp of the house in question is also helpful. Avoid major debilities to the significant rulers. modernity.
Matters rarely go well in elections or horary charts with Saturn retrograde in the first house.Do NOT let a primary ruler be conjunct (or closely square or opposite) the malefics Mars and Saturn. Because the Moon is a general signifier of the flow of events. and are well placed. a conjunction is desirable. . It's a nice touch to have the rising sign describe the situation. in the very late degrees of signs. Avoid the horary strictures: the Via Combusta. Moon Void of Course. But if Mars or Saturn signify the matter or the querent. but wait till 24 hours after the New Moon to let the Moon get away from combustion with the sun. Moon in very early or very late Ascendant (unless Moon these early or late degrees describe the situation). You can easily spot such days in an It's astrological date book like Llewellyn's or Jim Maynard's. it's nice to have the Moon form predominantly favorable aspects until it leaves its sign. Avoid a RETROGRADE SATURN IN THE 1ST HOUSE. The Moon waxes from the New Moon until the Full Moon. It's helpful to have to Moon WAXING when you start a new project.
By the same token. is what to strive for. In Bush's announcement chart.6.also nice.12) houses away from the Angles.9. Be sure they are One way to do this is to "bury" But them in the cadent (3.4. Mercury . = Asc + Moon . to have the Moon's last aspect before going Void of Course. The angular houses (10. Use an orb of 1 degree. most prominent.7) are the Jupiter closely conjunct an angle is a nice Pay careful attention to the Part of Fortune both by day and by night. a benefic planet CONJUNCT the PF is very favorable. place the benefics Venus and Jupiter in prominent positions. or in the 6th if you're on your way to the doctor's office. use your common sense. Asc + Sun .1. but not essential. be a positive one. Don't "bury" Mars and Saturn in the 9th if you're about to travel abroad. This is a benefic point in the chart. then try Avoid squares and oppositions for a trine or sextile in that order. his ruler Venus was about to conjoin the night PF (very nice)! In Clare's ill-fated trip. If you can't get a conjunction. not prominent in the chart.Moon A primary ruler or The conjunction PF by day PF by night = I always put both PFs in electional charts. to PF. touch.Sun. Mars and Saturn are the traditional malefics.
I'm sure I left some factors out of the above list. This is a good general guideline that (c)opyright Anthony Louis. Dorotheus says to ACT WHEN THE TRANSITING MOON IS IN YOUR NATAL SUN SIGN OR IN A SIGN THAT IS SEXTILE OR TRINE TO YOUR NATAL SUN SIGN. avoid conjunctions with malefic fixed stars.(travel) was about to oppose the day PF (not great). In Clare's trip (lesson 8) Mercury (travel) was CONTRASCION the Ascendant (querent). Antiscion contacts (conjunctions) act like trines and sextiles. Contrascions contacts (conjunctions) act like squares and oppositions. 1992. check out the antiscions and contrascions. deal with fixed stars in another lesson. Finally. can be quite helpful. thus not favoring a trip. A final trick from Dorotheus of Sidon in the 1st century. ----------------------- . I'll There are only a handful that cause any significant trouble in an electional chart. If you're up to it. but these are some of the major things to look for in setting up an electional chart.
favor for natal work. you'll see that the ecliptic and the equator are at 23. The cusps usually aren't too I would not use far off.5 degrees inclination from one another. The projections create unequal houses on the ecliptic where we measure everything in traditional astrology.Regiomontanus cut the EQUATOR into 12 EQUAL pieces and then projected those EQUATORIAL equal segments back onto the ECLIPTIC (sun's path around the earth in geocentric astronomy). If you look at a globe. Feel free to use Placidus or Koch. ------------ I've been using REGIOMONTANUS here because that's what William Lilly used in the 17th century when horary was in its heyday. lily white. then the universe will see to it that you ask or receive horary questions at a time suitable for your house system. In my book I used Koch houses which I This may sound too "metaphysical" but I think if you stick to a house cusp system that you like or feel at home with. usually by about 5 degrees or so tops. Re: Scorpio and the Moon. Scorpio)? Mars has one thing on this mind and it's not basket weaving. equal houses for horary work but I can't give you a good reason why: they seem too arbitrary to me and not derived from any of the great circles around the earth. The Moon is pure and Would a nice Moon hang out in Scorpio's domain? Would Anita Hill (Moon) work for Clarence Thomas (Mars. Scorpio is the home of lecherous Mars. I find that if I get a gut feeling to try a different house system for a .
it almost always gives a good reading. My advice is The Porphyry system simply trisects the distance between the Asc and MC to get three "equal" houses in between.horary question. I prefer Porphyry to Equal house. By the way. I can see the scientists in the audience cringing as they read this message. . to use the house system you've grown accustomed to.