Horary astrology is a method of reading a chart that is geared to answering a single question. This method is one of the four classic types of chart readings which are:
- Electional Astrology
- Horary Astrology
- Mundane Astrology
- Natal Astrology
The way one engages in horary astrology is just as important from the view of the astrologer as the question itself. I thought that it would be great to take today, while the Moon is in Virgo, to take a look at the right way to approach Horary astrology.
First let us consider why would you even ask a horary astrology question. Well that is a great question! Because you are a living breathing human being who wants to enjoy happiness and avoid suffering in a world with a ton of suffering and pitfalls, you may approach your life with a sense of caution. This is totally reasonable, we all want to succeed and win at the game of life, we want to be rich, in happy relationships, make the right choices, and not loose the things we value.
Where as Natal astrology focuses on a certain type of fatalistic thinking. Thinking you are this or that psychologically, or that this or that may happen to you during a transit, Horary astrology is about the free will of making choices. Well, there are actually two ways to use Horary astrology, these are:
The types of Horary Astrology
- To find or ascertain where lost objects, people, or things are.
- To understand what the outcome of a question will be.
An example of type one would be: (one I ask myself quite a lot) Where is my cell phone?
An example of type two would be: Will I get the job?
How to ask the question.
So the first thing you will do is ask the astrologer the question. To ask the question you need to be clear. What are you asking for, What do you really want to know? I suggest that you sit down for 5 or 10 minutes and really think about what you are consulting the astrology for. Doing this will help you gain authentic clarity on why you are approaching the sacred art of astrology for a divined answer to your challenges.
The next thing that will happen is the astrologer needs to understand the question. This could take a little back and forth, discussing what the question is so both you and the astrologer are really clear on what is being asked for. Once the astrologer has understood the question they will then cast a chart and look at the signification to determine the answer. Good horary astrologers can answer and have amazing insight into almost any question if it is asked well.
If you decide to consult with me as a horary astrologer, or any other horary astrologer the asking of the question becomes very important. In her book “The Martial Art of Horary Astrology” Lee Lehman points out this may be the most important part of a horary reading, getting the right question, one which invokes and respects the sacredness of astrology, the astrologer, and the person asking the question. What does this mean?
This means that when you ask a horary question you need to:
- Really want to know the answer
- Really know what you want to know the answer to
- Be certain that you have not already asked the question to the astrologer in a previous horary or to a previous astrologer
- Have a specific and detailed question so specific details can return.
I find this is the hardest part of the horary, the back and forth to get to a specific, sacred question than can open up the divine experience where the astrologer connects with the chart of the moment and then connects with you creating a meaningful result. So if you come to me, or any other horary astrologer, or study horary yourself, please take time to get this part right. It is harder than delineating the chart itself.
After asking the question the astrologer may determine that they can not answer the question at that point in time. There are a few factors in this. One is that the chart can show that you are not receptive to the answer at that time. This could be because the question is not fully formed, it has already been answered, or even that the client is not being sincere with the astrologer. If this happens, the astrologer can agree to give a refund, or you can both agree that the question should be asked in the future when circumstances are more conducive. These are the only two ethical approaches to this situation, which is not uncommon. Be sure before you pay you know the astrologer is going to to be upfront in this way. (Hey I am. Thanks for asking)
If you have a burning question, or you would like to experiment with horary please feel free to order a horary consultation with me anytime. å