Judgment Of Events in Horary Astrology
When events take place.
Having learned that an event will transpire the next point to consider is the time when it will take place, and here we strike one of the most difficult problems of Horary Astrology. To judge time correctly, nothing but experience and a few decided failures will teach one the value of adhering strictly to established rules.
Judgment based upon surrounding conditions are worse than useless and should never be resorted to. If you find the indications mixed you should be all the more careful. We append a table from Simmonite, which will at once clear away much of the difficulty in approximating time.
NOTE – “Cadent” houses are the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th, or those falling below the angles, “Succeedent” houses are those just in advance of the angles, or the 2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th. The angles being the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th.
This table should be studied carefully, as it is quite impossible to slight this part of answering questions and expect to meet with success in your attempts.
You will readily notice that planets forming aspects from angles and movable signs require days for each degree between their aspects before the event will transpire. If aspecting from angles to fixed signs each degree would require one month; if from succedent houses to fixed signs each degree between the aspects would require one year in time, etc., as the table plainly points out. Study it carefully.
This method of approximating time shows the force of directions and not tending to prove that a transit will bring about the event, but if transits are favorable they point out the most probable time of the culmination of events.
Planets when aspecting and their latitude well south is supposed to prolong events in their culmination, while if north they cut it short, but we do not place a very high opinion upon this point.
In answering questions use the greatest care in choosing the proper planets to judge from. Read very carefully to what each house refers and when the horoscope for the question is erected, the ruler of the house referring to the matter inquired of is the planet to look to. If your question refers to the father, the ruler of the 4th will represent him; if to children, the 5th; the 10th for the
mother, etc. Always remember that the ruler of the 1st house is ruling he who asks the question, while the Moon is also important and may be called the co-ruler.
Nearly all mistakes in answering questions come about by choosing the wrong planet to represent the matter inquired of, but with a little care this is easily avoided.
Again. Never make confusion of your question. You will find all you can readily handle in the figure as indicators, but many are inclined to make trouble for themselves and to find indication in the figure that never existed. The only point to attend is to find whether or not the rulers of the matter inquired of are applying to an aspect, either directly, by collection, translation, etc., in such a manner as will carry out the point. It is useless to look for the aspects of planet which has no ruling in the question at all.
Questions of the first house.
Health. Will my health continue good? The weak parts of the body; Am I likely to be afflicted by any dangerous or chronic diseases? Will a sick friend recover? about the probable duration of life, and kind of ill health to be expected.
The ruler of the 1st house and the Moon rules these questions and all related to this house. If you find the ruler of the 1st house well aspected and strong in the figure, and the Moon also strong and well aspected you may conclude that no ill health is impending, that the constitution is strong; but should you find them afflicted and weak you may expect ill health or bodily weakness affecting that part of the body where the rulers and afflicting planets are located. Evil planets in the 1st house are detrimental to health unless they are well aspected by the Sun and Moon. Mars in the 1st and afflicting the Sun or Moon threatens accidents, hurts, wounds, etc., Uranus, danger by machinery, falls by public bodies, etc., Saturn, danger from animals, smothering, etc.
For the health of parents, brothers, friends, etc., proceed in the same manner but use the Moon and ruler of the house representing such parties. The 6th house is the house of sickness, therefore the ruler of the 1st afflicted therein shows sickness, and if afflicted in the 8th often indicates a violent death.
The ruler of the 1st house also shows the description of the party asking the question, also their mental qualities, capabilities and the general trend of their life, therefore if it be well aspected you may conclude that such persons possess strong traits of character, good abilities and are able to care for themselves.
Questions of the second house.
Finances come under the rule of this house and should you find evil planets in this house or the ruler of the 2nd house afflicted you may conclude that it is difficult for one to accumulate money. Mars or the Sun ill aspected in the 2nd shows extravagance, Saturn poverty; Uranus, Moon and Venus generosity.
Jupiter, Venus or ruler of the 1st herein, well aspected indicates good fortune in money matters, but if afflicted the reverse. Should the Sun and Moon be afflicted such parties seldom accumulate any amount of money. In loaning money the ruler of the 2nd should not be afflicted or weak and no evil planets in the 2nd or afflicting its cusp, and the same with borrowing.
If the question refers to the father’s finances then look to the 5th house or 2nd from the 4th; if the mother’s choose the 11th or 2nd from the 10th, and so on for other parties. For recovering debts look to the ruler of the 1st and 2nd for the party inquiring and to the 7th and 8th for the debtor. If you find the rulers of the 7th and 8th etrong and aspecting the ruler of 1st and 2nd in indicates that the party will pay, but if the ruler of the 8th be afflicted his finances are low and he may not be able to pay, while if the ruler of the 7th or 8th afflict the 1st or 2nd, it indicates that the debtor does not intend to pay. For collecting wages look to the 10th and 11th houses and their rulers.
Questions of the third house.
This house and its ruler refers to brothers, sisters, neighbors, etc., and if the ruler thereof be fortunate and strong you may conclude that such parties are in fortunate conditions, not wanting in the necessities of life, but if the ruler of the 3rd be approaching an affliction there is soon to be a turn in the tide of fortune; its nature is shown from the character and location of the afflicting planet.
Reports and rumors also belong to this house and when hearing a report and you find the ruler of the 3rd and the Moon well aspected you may conclude that the report in most respects is true, but if they are afflicted then judge the reverse. This house and its ruler rule short journeys, and such planets therein as the Moon, Mercury and Uranus shows a dissatisfied nature, desiring to be moving about and not generally contented when ties down in one place. Planets herein and fortunately aspected shows gain by short journeys, but if Mars, Saturn or the Sun be afflicted herein shows the reverse and danger of accidents when travelling.
Questions of the fourth house.
Questions concerning the 4th house are impnrtant and in fact all questions relate more or less to this house as it is the end of all matters. It is generally considered to rule the father and to represent his condition. It also represents legacies from the father, etc. Should you find evil planets herein you may conclude the father in some way afflicted. If the Sun or Moon be badly afflicted herein and the aspect is passed it generally indicates that the father is dead or has lately been in very unfortunate conditions; if evil aspects are approaching this house or its ruler shows misfortune in store for the father, while if the Sun, Mars or Jupiter be situated herein and well aspected it shows the father to be fortunate, active, and likely to live many years. Jupiter strong and well aspected in the 4th indicate the party inquiring is likely to have a legacy left him by his father.
Questions of the fifth house.
The 5th house rules matters pertaining to children, speculation, risky ventures, and all questions concerning speculation. If you find the ruler of the 5th strong and well aspected and good planets in the 5th and strong it indicates that such persons can make by speculation or by risky enterprises, but if Mars, the Sun, Moon, Venus, Uranus or Saturn are in the 5th and weak, such parties should beware of speculation. Many planets in this sign shows a desire to speculate, especially so with Jupiter, Uranus, and Mars but if they are weak one will generally lose.
Matters referring to children are much the same. If Saturn, the Sun or Mars be located in this house and afflicted it denotes that children will not be strong and if the aspects are approaching there is ill fortune in store for them according to the nature of the affliction. Good planets in the 5th and strong indicates good fortune with children, good health and a long life.
Questions of the sixth house.
The 6th house refers to sickness, servants, and is also said to rule small animals, pets and poultry. The ruler of the 1st herein and weak shows the inquirer to be sickly, and if badly afflicted with the aspects approaching the ill health will never leave its victim alive, but if past so the evil is abating and will soon disappear. Good planets here and strong shows good success in hiring labor and with those who may be working under the party inquiring. Jupiter. Venus, Moon and Sun strongly placed in this house shows good success in handling such live stock as is ruled by this house.
Questions of the seventh house.
The 7th house and its ruler must be considered in all questions, as it is opposite the 1st, it rules adversaries, public enemies, partners, and also represents the marriage partner. The ruler of the 1st herein and afflicted shows much opposition in life. In questions of lawsuits it is better to have the evil planets afflicting the 7th and its ruler, as the 7th rules the adversary. The ruler of the 1st in the 7th and a movable sign shows that one to be very changeable. Good planets in the 7th and strong shows success and harmony in marriage life. Jupiter herein and strong shows financial gain by marriage, good success public enterprises, partnership and many influential frends.
Saturn weak in the 7th either indicates no marriage at all or continual inharmony and the death of the marriage partner; Mars here and weak shows continually inharmony, fighting and quarreling in domestic relations; Uranus here shows more that one marriage, jealousy and often much cause for it.
Questions of the eight house.
This house and its rules represents inheritance, property of the wife and is said to be the house of death. The ruler of the first herein and badly afflicted shows a violent death, according to the nature of the affliction and the planet causing it. Evil planets in this house show that the person asking the question will never inherit money; if good planets are located herein but afflicted, one may have money due them but will never get it. Jupiter, Sun or Venus here and strong indicates favorable for an inheritance and a natural death.
Questions of the ninth house.
This house refers to long journeys, religion, science, brothers and sisters of the wife. Jupiter, the Sun or Moon herein and well aspected indicates a pious nature, but if afflicted their belief is undecided in all things. Uranus, Mercury or Neptune in the 9th and strong shows love for the occult and good ability in such. Saturn herein shows love for the old and curious. Uranus, Moon or Mercury herein shows long journeys if the house be movable, while if the ruler be badly afflicted herein by the 8th it indicates death in a foreign country. Good planets herein and well aspected shows learning and advancement in science but evil planets here shows the reverse. Saturn. Mars or the Sun badly afflicted herein shows danger to life and person when taking long journeys.
Questions of the tenth house.
The 10th house is next in importance to the 1st as it rules honors, profession and general good fortune. If good planets are strongly placed in this house the native will enjoy the best of life on all occasions, but if Saturn be placed here it is sure to bring one to poverty, and the good coming from such questions is not lasting. Jupiter or the Sun here and well aspected is the most fortunate position that can possibly be had, as it indicates continual good fortune, financial success, many valuable friends and a high position in life. Mars here and afflicted will bring dishonor at some time in life, so with Venus, Moon or Sun. Uranus in the 10th shows adaptability and one that can make a showing at anything they undertake, but it seems quite impossible for them to accumulate money. Good planets here shows success in getting employment, lawsuits, etc., evil ones the reverse.
This house rules masters and those who employ labor; therefore should the ruler of the 10th be in good aspect to the ruler of the 1st it shows harmony between employer and employee. If the ruler of the 10th be in good aspect it shows success in collecting wages, but if afflicting, the reverse. See 2nd house also for collecting debts, and use the 10th and 11th in same manner as 7th and 8th.
Questions of the eleventh house.
This house refers to friends, and if good planets are situated in the 11th one may expect much assistance from friends, success in trusting important matters with friends, and much valuable assistance through life. Saturn, Mars or Mercury afflicted here shows deceitful and undermining friends and it is not well to trust them.
Questions of the twelfth house.
This house refers to secret enemies, secret opposition, sorrows, imprisonment, and is siad by some to rule large animals, etc. If good planets are well placed it shows good succes in stock raising, and few if any secret enemies. The Sun afflicted herein indicates danger of imprisonment, particularly if the aspect is approaching. Mars afflicted shows quite the same. Jupiter, Uranus or Mercury afflicted herein shows trouble in religious matters. Jupiter, Venus, Moon or Sun strongly placed in this house shows no secret enemies, and no indications of imprisonment. Mars or Saturn afflicting the Sun or Moon in this house often shows hurts by large animals, such as horses, cattle, wild beasts, etc., particularly if the aspects are approaching, but if past the event should have taken place. Good planets herein and strong shows success in stock raising.
From Guide to Astrology by Fredrick White
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