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Starting with Horary – The basic steps 3

Posted by Wroskopos on February 13, 2010

Continuing from part 2. You can read part 1 here.

1. Cast the chart
2. Chose your significators
3. Look for aphorisms
4. Find the state of your significators
5. Find the action (if any)
6. Keep it simple

5. Find the action (if any)

Aspects are actions, dignities are states of being.
If your question is about an action (Will I buy the house? Will my e-mail reach its destination? Will we marry? Will the parliament vote in favor of law X?)

In horary, we accept 5 main aspects, (the ones given to us by Ptolemy):
1. Conjunction. This is a zero degrees ‘angle’. It is often referred to as bodily union in older texts.
2. Trine. A 120 degrees angle. Considered very positive.
3. Sextile. A 60 degrees angle. Considered positive
4. Square. A 90 degrees angle. Considered negative.
5. Opposition. A 180 degrees angle. Considered very negative.

In later times, was disputed (and still is) that quincunx should be taken into account. Quincunx is a 150 degrees angle and is one out of the two angles considered inconjunct (the other one is the semisextile).
Quincunx is considered negative.

Aspects – again – are actions. No aspect, no action (in the vast majority of the cases).
This stands especially true with Moon. As she is the significator of the whole question, if she doesn’t form aspects, there will be no action. Moon Void of Course is one of the main aphorisms (and one of those who can answer your horary straight away).

Actions alone can not bring a desired result. Say X asks if Y proposes a business deal.
You cast the chart and see that Y applies opposition to X. Answer is: No, Y will not propose. This is a decent answer but can get more exact as seen in the following.
Say X asks if Y proposes marriage. You cast the chart and see an opposition again but in each other’s positive dignities (mutual reception). Answer is: Yes, he will propose but you will regret it. If each other are in mutual reception through debility, answer could prove to be: He will not propose and you will brake up in a most ugly way.

An exception can happen if you have a strong and active moon, no aspects between your significators but, said significators being in strong mutual reception.

6. Keep it simple

Here is where most of us mess up.
Do not go to lengths to explain in a phenomenally rational way, every single body in a horary chart. If you think that is smart, then try to also assign their relevant signification to antiscions in simultaneous relation with all the Parts.
Do not try to assign significance in every single little angle.
Do not skip the direct positions to check the parallels and antiscions.
When you realize you got lost between all you see and all you said, go back to the basics: chose significators, see their state, see their angles, notice prohibitions from aphorisms, END.

If you truly are after perplexed interpretations that will probably end up meaningless and self-contradicting, why not use your skills proving a few complexity class axioms?

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2 Responses to “Starting with Horary – The basic steps 3”

  1. […] Read part 2 here Read part 3 here […]

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