A prince in love came to Sadan, Abu Ma’shar’s student, with a horary question. The horoscope had Mars in Capricorn on the Ascendant and Venus in Scorpio. Saturn and Jupiter were in Sagittarius; Jupiter near the ascending degree and Saturn near the end of Sagittarius. Abu Ma’shar was busy and told Sadan to judge the […]
Sometimes we are asked to interpret horaries to determine if an ill person will live or die. I am reading Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Book of Interrogations (Sefer Ha-She’elot), and here is what he has to say: If the querent poses a question about an ailing person—whether he will die from his illness or recover—observe: if […]
A few days ago, I realized I had forgotten my master password, with no recovery mechanism. After a few hours of trying to remember it and failing, I asked the horary question: “Will I recover my password?” This is a photo of my horary journal to explain the situation, my analysis, and the outcome.
I found these “I just really need to know this person’s sexual history” horary rules, or as I call them, chastity rules, in Richard Ball’s Astrology Improved (1723), on Philip Graves’s DVD From Sibly to Simmonite. His including the rules is not unusual. Such rules are found in many traditional texts, reminding us that most […]