Horary is defined as “of the hour” and in astrology it pertains to the fact that a chart is erected at the exact time that a question is received by an Astrologer. When a question is asked, the astrologer can create a chart and give an accurate answer to almost any question – all without any birth data!
Horary Astrology is an ancient branch of astrology that was given a big boost in popularity by a famous astrologer named William Lilly. He practiced Horary astrology in England in the early 1600s.
Back then, many people did not know their birth data as record keeping wasn’t as precise as it is today. For this reason, Lilly used Horary astrology when answering people’s questions and he became famous for his accurate predictions.
While Horary astrology can be incredibly accurate and descriptive, it doesn’t mean that it can be used with all questions. There are rules which must be followed. If not, the accuracy of the reading is harmed and the question may not be answered correctly.
While astrologers are well aware of Horary astrology, not many people in the general population are familiar with this branch of astrology. Some people simply dismiss it when they hear that birth data is not required and think it is unimportant or inaccurate. That is a huge mistake.
The confusion is understandable; this is because birth data is so very crucial in Natal chart analysis. An accurate birth time (or as close as possible) is needed in order to describe a person’s life and future trends.
However, in Horary astrology, it is not about the person’s general future trends, it is about the question and it’s future only. Therefore only the time of the question is relevant.
Why is the time of a question is so important? If one thinks about it, it makes perfect sense.
In astrology the birth of someone or something is what counts. What constitutes the “birth” chart whether it be a person, company, marriage, job etc. is the moment it starts. This is the time to erect a birth chart and delineate it for its future potential.
A question, given to the astrologer has a “birth” time as when the question is asked to the astrologer. The first time that the astrologer becomes aware of the question and erects a chart for that time, will produce an accurate reading. This is what Horary Astrology is all about!
It can be very surprising how accurate Horary Astrology can be!
Some questions that can be answered:
Will I get married this year?
Will I marry this person?
Will I win this court case? Lottery?
Will I pass the test?
Am I pregnant? Will I get pregnant this month?
Where is my missing __________(phone/purse/car/money/glasses/etc.)?
Where is this missing person/cat/dog . . .?
Should I buy this house?
Did this person steal from me?
And many more questions can be answered!
The answers that Horary Astrology provides are more than just “yes/no”. It provides details and descriptions. The reading may be so accurate that a person thinks that psychic powers are behind it, but this is not the case. Horary astrology is about memorizing and applying the rules of delineating a Horary chart.
There are some Rules to answering questions with Horary Astrology, rules that are hundreds of years old. These rules are necessary to follow in order to get the best reading possible. They are as follows:
1. The Question must be honest and sincere. If a question is asked just to *test* astrology – it won’t work.
2. The Question can only be answered once. If you go to multiple astrologers with the same question – only the first answer counts. But you may ask if the first answer you received was accurate!
3. If there is a stricture in the chart – then the question is not meant to be answered. This does not happen often but sometimes a question is not supposed to be answered. This happens if it is too early to ask or too late in the situation or if the person asks about something that may not materialize at all, a strong answer will not be revealed.
If it does happen, the question can be asked again at a later time. This is the only time a question may be asked more than once.