Category Archives: horary

Lilly on Prohibition in Horary Astrology

In traditional horary astrology a client (the querent) asks the astrologer a question, and the astrologer then casts a chart for the moment and location where she or he understands what the querent is asking.  The astrologer then identifies pertinent … Continue reading

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An example of transfer of light in horary

Recently I came across an interesting example of the use of transfer of light in horary. The querent, the astrologer who asked the question, kindly gave me permission to reproduce her chart here. The astrologer is a woman who asked … Continue reading

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Have horary astrologers misunderstood triplicity rulers?

Most horary astrologers have learned William Lilly’s system of triplicity rulers, derived from Ptolemy, in which each sign is ruled by one triplicity ruler by day and another one by night. In his table of dignities (CA, 104), Lilly gives … Continue reading

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Bonatti: Should I change from one official duty to another?

In Chapter 6 of Treatise 6 of Bonatti (Ben Dykes translation), Bonatti discusses his technique for deciding which of two options is better for the querent. In this post I will apply Bonatti’s method (pp. 553-554) to a sample horary. … Continue reading

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Sun beams, moon beams, eye beams and the theory of astrological aspects

In the 5th century BCE, the philosopher Empedocles believed that when the goddess Aphrodite fashioned the human eye from the four basic elements (earth, air, fire and water), she lit a fire in the eye which emitted eye beams that … Continue reading

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Sibly: Will the young sailor enjoy his father’s estate?

Recently I participated in a thoughtful and interesting presentation on ancient horary techniques by Nina Gryphon, sponsored by Kepler College. One of the horaries which Nina discussed was a classic chart interpreted by Ebinezor Sibly in his 1817 text A New … Continue reading

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Reflections on “pushing nature” in horary astrology

Ben Dykes has introduced the term “pushing” in his translations of aspectual relationships between planets in older Arabic and medieval texts.  The idea is simply that when planet A applies to planet B, it is as if planet A is … Continue reading

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