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Astrology Horary astrology is an ancient branch of horoscopic astrology by which an astrologer attempts to answer a question by constructing a horoscope for the exact time at which the question was received and understood by the astrologer. There is disagreement amongst horary astrologers as to whether to use the location of the person who asks the question - the querent - or the location of the astrologer. Normally they are in the same place, but in modern times many astrologers work online and by telephone. These days the querent could be in Australia and send an email with the question to an astrologer in Europe. The horoscope would in this case be radically different. Many European practitioners take the location of the querent, but there are strong voices in traditional English schools who advocate using the location of the astrologer. The answer to the horary question might be a simple yes or no, but is generally more complex with insights into, for example, the motives of the questioner, the motives of others involved in the matter, and the options available to him.

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1 History 2 Approach 3 Assigning Houses 4 Turning the chart 5 Interpretation 6 See also

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History
Horary astrology has been practiced for centuries in India known as Prasna Shastra (Sanskrit prasna = question). It is a branch of Vedic astrology which is still widely used across the Indian subcontinent. The more advanced form is the Astamangalam Prasna and Deva Prasna methods of Kerala. The state of Kerala, in India, is famous even today for its traditional use of horary astrology. The English astrologer William Lilly (1602–81) was the last major horary astrologer, and probably the best-known horary practitioner in history.

Approach
Horary astrology has its own strict system. The position of and aspects to the moon are of prime importance. The person asking the question, or querent, is represented by the ruler of the sign the first house cusp falls on in the horoscope. Planetary aspects to the house cusps are considered more important than in other branches of astrology (although it is the planetary rulers of the houses in question that take precedent in analysis). Other key elements used in horary astrology include the lunar nodes, the planetary antiscia, the fixed stars and the Arabic

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orchard. or of buying or selling a car. Mines. such as your lawyer in court cases. love affairs and sex (not the eighth house). Letters. buried treasure and anything which comes from the 'bowels of the earth'. that the assignation of the quesited is derived. The querent's general vitality and life force. A short. natural house for careers and jobs.g. but commonly horary astrologers choose to divide the chart using the Regiomontanus house system. as it is the house that governs small animals (traditionally. will be the quesited. The Second House The querent's finance. Any general concern about relatives may be considered third house. Gambling. pubs/taverns. Understanding the correct house for the context of the question is pivotal to the correct interpretation of a horary question. Questions about the value of any of your possessions would be second house. Typically. For instance. the ruler of the 10th House. theatres and music venues. a horary chart is read by first assigning the thing asked about.Horary astrology . oil. Libra is ruled by Venus. The context of the horary will often determine the house. (Cars may be second or third depending on the context of the question. games and pleasure. speculation. General comings and goings and short journeys and travels. Immovable possessions as opposed to moveable possessions. if the horary is about matters pertaining to career.in matters of travel. The Third House Siblings. For example. neighbours and the local neighbourhood. in matters pertaining to the value of the car. It may also describe the querent's appearance or temperament. and its ruler. It is considered the 'ship that you sail in'. Assigning Houses Houses play a more crucial role in horary astrology than they do in other branches of astrology. so Venus is considered the significator of the lost dog. the quesited. for example Libra. The house cusp of the sixth house will be in a particular sign. Any personal (moveable) goods and belongings. Everything can be assigned to a house and it is to that house. Allies or supports for the querent. etc. aspects.wikipedia. Venus's state in the horoscope (its dignity. non-exhaustive. Communications and contracts. Any venue that caters to our pleasures or provide entertainment including restaurants. wealth and general material and financial possessions. garden. The Sixth House 2 of 4 09/Feb/2011 7:35 PM . smaller than a goat). e.) The Fourth House Parents generally but the father in particular. The Fifth House Children. list of possible associations with houses follows: The First House The querent (person asking the question). immovable possessions such as houses are fourth house. Moveable possessions as opposed to immovable possessions. for example the buying and selling of a car would be second house (not third). then the second may be used. Whatever planet is ruling the sign on the cusp of the house is called the quesited. emails and paperwork.Wikipedia http://en.org/wiki/Horary_astrology parts. Any house system preferred by the astrologer may be used. the third may be used.) will give clues to the animal's location. to a particular house in the chart. your houses. asking "Where is my lost dog?" would be represented by the sixth house.

Competitors and opponents of all kinds. Books.Horary astrology . may also be used for any brothers and sisters of the father. the government generally. The Ninth House Long distance travel. Visions. such as a plumber. as well as churches and philosophies. houses may gain extra meaning by way of 'turning the chart'.both business and personal. In a horary question about. Interpretation Fundamental to horary astrology is the concept of planetary dignity and reception. or. electrician or anyone in your employ.Wikipedia http://en. Foreigners and foreign lands. in addition to its natural meaning. priests and astrologers. you can turn the chart to get the father's sibling by taking the third house (siblings) from the fourth house (father). judges and royalty. Also servants. Essential refers to the quality of a planet at a particular degree of the zodiac and its 3 of 4 09/Feb/2011 7:35 PM . It is considered the house of 'Good Fortune' and is often likened to 'pennies from heaven'. travel to unknown or 'exotic' locations. it would make sense to turn the chart and use the sixth house if it is your father's brother or sister. If you know that the fourth house relates to the father. hopes and aspirations. fears and anxiety. Things not yet known to the querent. The Twelfth House Secrets. as opposed to the normal radical houses. taxes and wills. use the seventh house to represent 'any old person'. It is the house of open enemies. traditionally considered smaller than a goat (larger animals are twelfth house). The Eleventh House Close friends or groups. and that the third house relates to siblings. for example. or anyone who works for you. essential and accidental. alternately. It is commonly used to infer the income from a profession or job as well as state benefits (see 'Turning the chart' below). partners and partnerships . hidden motives and enemies. your aunt or uncle. dreams and religion. Inheritances. Dignity comes in two forms. being voluntary and religious are ninth house. Universities and students of any subject of higher education such as doctors. The Eighth House Death. Any form of non-voluntary bondage or captivity. Pets and small animals. employers and persons of authority. Turned houses are called derived houses.org/wiki/Horary_astrology Illness and disease or sickness. or.wikipedia. Hidden enemies are the twelfth house. Heads of state. jobs. Pilgrimages or journeys for spiritual or religious reasons. Turning the chart In addition. In this manner the sixth house (third from the fourth). by which it is meant enemies that you are aware of. by counting three house from the fourth. in other words. It is also commonly used to indicate the financial status of partners or opponents (see 'Turning the chart' below). The Tenth House Career. imprisonment and self-undoing. lawyers. captivity. monastries. Witchcraft or any manner of secretly undermining the querent. If no other house suffices. It is also commonly used to indicate the property belonging to the partner or opponent (see 'Turning the chart' below). Wishes. The Seventh House Marriage. to use the twelfth house (third from tenth) if it is your mother's brother or sister.

Horary astrology .org/wiki/Horary_astrology" Categories: Astrology | Astrology by type This page was last modified on 24 December 2010. etc. on the other hand. a well-behaved Mars. Accidental dignity refers to how the planet "finds itself". then it is considered an accidental debility.. See Terms of Use for details. If Mars is in Taurus. so is essentially weak.org/wiki/Horary_astrology ability to express its true/good nature. Mars of Scorpio). Using traditional rulerships. (Venus is ruler of Taurus. at 21:12. consider a valuable ring which happens to be lost. and Venus is in Scorpio. 8th. for example. However. is in its detriment. or somewhere in between. Mars's essential dignity will indicate something of the quality of the quesited. That is. Mars in Taurus.wikipedia. See also Electional astrology Katarche . For instance. combust. unfavourably. be Venus in Taurus (good essential dignity) but retrograde and combust (accidentally debilitated). or 12th) in the chart. if it is retrograde. Its inherent condition is that it is valuable and so has lots of essential dignity. a thorough understanding of receptions (and the above example skims the surface of this topic) is required to delineate the interplay of how the various significators view each other what sort of attitudes are taking place in the area of the question. it nevertheless receives the other planet favourably.ancient horary Retrieved from "http://en. either favourably. if the planet is in a traditionally bad house (6th. additional terms may apply. Mars here is in its own sign. its current state is that it is lost and so has little accidental dignity. In some horary questions. aspected by a malefic planet (Saturn or Mars). so it is considered essentially strong. The significator for the ring in this horary might. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. Reception refers to how each planet in a horary question chart "view" or "receive'" each other. and although each planet is in its detriment.wikipedia. In a horary question where Mars is a significator. then each of the planets is in the sign the other planet rules.Wikipedia http://en. As an example. 4 of 4 09/Feb/2011 7:35 PM . This is called mutual reception by rulership. a horoscope is drawn and Mars is in Scorpio.

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