Tag Archives: horary

Revisiting Derek Appleby

When I was first learning horary astrology in the 1980s I came across a wonderful book by Derek Appleby, which had a major impact on my understanding of the art.  In this post I’d like to revisit a chart which … Continue reading

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Where is my pet? Is he okay?

The querent and her husband had just relocated to a new home in a city a few hours from where they had been living.  On the day of the move she could not find her pet at the new location and thought … Continue reading

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An interesting horary

Today my wife was about to leave home when she was unable to find her car keys.  Since she had a meeting to get to, she needed to leave on time.  We both began to look for the keys and … Continue reading

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The Origin of the Via Combusta (Burned Path)?

Horary astrologers learn about the Via Combusta or Burned Path as a place of detriment of the Moon.  For example Dorotheus writes in Book V-5 on electional astrology and The Corruption of the Moon: “… a commencement is not to be … Continue reading

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An interesting horary about a missing watch

One of the best ways to learn horary is to follow up what happens and restudy the chart. Here is an illustrative example. In December of 2014 a woman contacted me because she could not find a valuable watch which … Continue reading

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An electional chart with an expected unexpected twist

A couple days ago a NYC friend called me with a request for an optimal time to leave for a flight at Kennedy Airport.  She was planning to go skiing and had already booked the flight.  To get the the … Continue reading

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An interesting horary chart on renting an apartment

Recently I was browsing through the Skyscript Astrology Forum and came across and interesting horary question: “Will I be able to rent my downstairs studio at my asking price in 4 weeks?  Question asked April 12, 2011, 7:06 PM, Kinnelon, NJ. … Continue reading

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