What is Horary Astrology?

In the years of practicing astrology, clients have asked me “What is Horary Astrology?” It took years to be able to answer that question clearly and quickly. This is how I answer that question now.

The ancient art of Horary astrology answers specific questions that can’t be answered with your natal chart. Horary astrology is the birth chart of your question and can answer that question in astonishing detail and accuracy. 

Most people who seek a Horary reading are looking for: 

  • Perspective on an emotional situation
  • Confirmation of their intuition
  • Insight about what’s going on in a relationship
  • Closure on a relationship or event
  • To find out what will happen
  • Help to make decisions that are time-urgent

There really is no end to the types of questions you can ask.  

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First developed for people who didn’t know their birthday or birth time, which was the case for most people in ancient days (and still is for some people now), it became the astrology of choice for answering urgent, personal questions for everyone

William Lilly, in 17th Century England, was the Master of Horary Astrology, and luckily for us, he left a book teaching us how he did it.

Horary has been re-discovered by modern astrologers, enriching and improving the practice of astrology today. Horary is a predictive branch of astrology, meaning it can make predictions with fantastic accuracy.

Reading a Horary chart is different from the rules for reading a natal chart or a mundane chart. It’s similar to getting a Tarot or IChing reading, but using astrology instead of cards, sticks, or coins. Horary astrology is more detailed and relies less on intuition. While quite able to read the psychology of a person, it can also be remarkably literal and concrete.

Horary Astrology vs. Natal Astrology

The natal chart can show if you’re in a marriage time-period where you meet a potential life partner, even what he will be like and his general physical characteristics. However, you could meet more than one potential mate during that time. Their birth charts can even show that each one is also in a marriage period and is compatible with you.

But, the natal chart can’t show which suitor will become your spouse. There is usually one suitor that you prefer, and Horary astrology can reveal if there is a future with that particular person.

In a natal compatibility reading, I examine the birth charts of both people and determine the level of relationship capacity and compatibility. It’s the Horary chart, however, that shows if there will be an actual relationship with that person or not. 

Another example: Your birth chart can indicate a change in career or job is coming up, and say you get several job interviews lined up in your new field or new position in the same field you’ve been in.

Horary astrology will tell you if the job you really want is the one you will get, and what the job will be like. If the job suited to your knowledge if it will be a long-term position, whether you will advance, if the salary is good, and how will you get along with your boss and co-workers. The natal chart can’t be that specific.

Horary Astrology is Not Just For Answering Questions

Horary astrology is excellent at analyzing situations to help you figure out what is going on and what you can do about it. For instance, a woman was worried about her job. Her boss had been acting strange towards her, and the tone of things he said to her changed.

Her question was, “What does my boss want from me? Will I lose my job?”

The chart revealed that he was not displeased with her, but rather, basically indifferent to her. He was very concerned with saving money and pleasing his boss! His actions and comments were to keep her from asking for a raise. 

Horary Astrology Can Save Your Relationship

Instead of just asking if you will get a divorce, Horary can analyze what is going on in your marriage. John Frawley, in his excellent book, The Horary Textbook, Revised, gives this example:

A woman asked about her marital problems. Her heart was seen to love her husband while her head disliked him. Her head was in a “loud-voiced” sign, while her heart was in a “mute” sign. So all he heard from her was the dislike and nothing about her love for him.

The problem and remedy can be shown to be as simple as this!

How to Ask a Horary Question

How to ask a Horary question is very simple.  When the question has arisen in your heart and mind, you email me. When I receive and understand your question, that is when the Horary chart is born (I also use Horary astrology during natal consultations).

You can ask more than one question on the same topic, but not on separate issues. The more urgent, sincere, and intense your desire to know the answer, the easier it will be to read the chart.

For instance, you may ask, Does he love me, and will we get married?” but asking, Will I lose my job?” at the same time will not give a clear answer to either question.

Horary works by the principle of synchronicity. Since we are all one with the universe, when you ask a sincere question, you can be sure you are asking at just the right time to get your answer, the “divine time.” It is similar to asking for a “sign” from heaven, but you get a more detailed and clear answer with Horary than you do with any other method.

I Can Help You Uncover Your True Question

If you have trouble figuring out precisely what you want to know, we can talk about your situation for a few minutes until it becomes clear, and then I record the time that I understand your question.

Since I’m the one who interprets the chart for you, the time I understand your question and the city I live in is the time and place used to cast the chart. 

Don’t Worry About the Time of Your Question

You can think of a question in the middle of the night while on the other side of the world, and I won’t get your question until the next afternoon. Don’t worry! It makes no difference. It’s when I receive and understand your question that matters. A horary question is a two-part process. One, you have the question arise in your heart and mind, and two, when the astrologer, who can answer your question, receives and understands your question. That is when the “birth chart” of your question is born.

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What Questions Can Horary Astrology Answer?

You can ask almost anything you can think of, so I will list the types of questions most commonly asked:

Relationship Horary Questions

How does he feel about me? Will he come back?
Is there a future in our relationship?
Is she going to leave me?
Has he found someone new?
Did he love me?
Why is he in such a hurry to get married?
How can I get closer to my daughter?
When will I see my sister again?

Ask your Horary question.

Personal Horary Quesions

Will changing my name help my career? (a question asked by an actor).
I want to stop dyeing my hair; if I let it go gray, will it negatively affect my job?
Is this an effective diet for me?

Ask your Horary question.

Money, Job/Career, & Education Horary Questions

Would it be better to take the job offer or stay where I am? Will I make more money, and will I like my co-workers?
Will I profit from my education?
Would I do better going to college or by getting a job?
Will my client pay me?
Will I get the job?
Will I be fired or laid off?

Ask your Horary question.

Weather Horary Questions

Will the weather be hot next week? (you’re planning the dinner menu for the week)
Will it rain on my wedding day?
Will the weather be good for my outdoor party?

Ask your Horary question.

Legal Issues, Court Case Horary Questions

Will I get a good deal in the divorce, or is my ex planning to cheat me?
Will I win in court, or will the cop?

Is my lawyer any good?

Ask your Horary question.

Horary Real Estate Questions

Is this the right house for us?
Is the price fair, and does the house have any hidden problems?
Will we get along with the neighbors?

Will the owner accept our offer?
Will we get the house?

Would I be happy in this house? Will it cause financial hardship?

Ask your Horary question.

Rumors and Truthfulness Horary Questions

Is the rumor about the former president of the company true?
A co-worker said another co-worker was gossiping about me. Is this true?
I think my boss is lying to me, is he?

Ask your Horary question.

Secret Enemy Activity Horary Questions

Is the psychic right that there is there a curse on my marriage?
Who at work is telling lies about me? Will this hurt my job?

Ask your Horary question.

Children, Pregnancy Horary Questions

Will I be able to conceive?
Will my child be okay? 
Why is my child having trouble in school?
Where will my daughter go to college?

Ask your Horary question.

Horary Recreation, Fun, and Trip Questions

If I go to this event, will I have fun, or will I be bored like last time?
Would this be a good time to take a trip? Will we be safe?
Is this a good time to throw a party?

Ask your Horary question.

Lost or Stolen Object Horary Questions

There are hundreds of places a thing could be.  But there are only seven planets and twelve houses with which to find them. We may have to confer back and forth more on this kind of question. People and animals can be found too.

I lost my money, will I get it back?
Where are my divorce papers, the ones that say who gets what?
Where is my daughter’s CD player?
Will my cat come home safe?

Ask your Horary question.

Medical Diagnosis Horary Questions

I can answer simple medical questions like, “Is this treatment working for me, or is my doctor able to help me?” but for more complicated and involved medical issues, you should consult an astrologer who specializes in medical astrology. I know that Medical Horary works exceedingly well, often finding the correct diagnosis when the medical doctors have not been able to.

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Are There Any Horary Questions I Can’t Ask?

I don’t take questions about other people’s business, like what kind of marriage your sister has, or questions about the personal life of your boss, co-workers, etc. I only accept questions that directly involve you, your children, or your partner.

Horary astrology also can’t answer philosophical questions about whether or not God exists if there is a heaven or hell, or any other question of a philosophical (or of a smart-ass) nature.:-)

Everything we talk about is completely confidential. 


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