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A note of the concept of Void of Course in horary

Sue Ward recently appeared on The Astrology Podcast with Chris Brennan. One of the topics they discussed was her seminal paper on Lilly’s understanding of a void of course moon or planet. Sue mentioned that the definition had changed since … Continue reading

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Another VOC example from Lilly — Is my son at home?

The querent was consulting with William Lilly and asked about the whereabouts of her son (CA 152). Was the boy with this master, or was he at her own house? Here is Lilly’s chart for the question: Libra rises, making … Continue reading

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Ben Dykes has blown my mind

Yesterday Ben Dykes’ new version of Abu Ma’shar’s Great Introduction translated from the Greek original arrived in the mail. I had ordered it a few weeks ago, but it must have sold out in the first printing and there was … Continue reading

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Lilly’s definition of the Void of Course Moon

Recently Chris Brennan did a podcast on the various definitions of the void of course Moon. I thought it would be useful to clarify how Lilly used the concept because it is not widely understood in the astrological community. As … Continue reading

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The Use of Separating Aspects in Horary

A colleague recently asked about the use of separating aspects in determining the outcome of a horary chart. There is apparently a view among some practicioners that only applying aspects should be used. A good example of Lilly’s use of … Continue reading

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Void of course Moon in a “lost and found” horary

Recently while reading about Vedic horary astrology, I came across a question analyzed by a Vedic astrologer and wondered if Lilly’s approach would provide a similar answer. The querent had gone to the post office to mail a package but … Continue reading

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Horary about an astrological coaching practice

Today I received the following question from a reader of this blog. Because she raises an important question, I decided to answer her inquiry in blog form.  Here is her question: “Hi Anthony – I have a tattered copy of … Continue reading

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What did Lilly mean by “hardly”?

Lilly tells us in Christian Astrology (1647) that things “go hardly on” when the Moon is void of course.  The modern meaning of “hardly” is “barely or scarcely,” but did it mean that in Lilly’s time? According to the Online … Continue reading

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The Modern Misunderstanding of the ‘Void of Course’ Moon

Someone recently asked me a  question:  “In a horary chart, is a significator void of course if it is applying towards a square with the North Node?”  This got me thinking about the history of the idea of ‘void of course’ … Continue reading

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