Horary is the branch of astrology which deals with answering
questions. The astrologer can make predictions from these questions by
judging a horoscope for the moment the question is asked. The horoscope
is set up in exactly the same manner as any other form of astrology. One
of the differences between horary and other branches is its reliance on
a simple set of rules. These rules are important in the judgement of the
horoscope. No other branch of astrology relies on rules to the same extent
as horary. It is the rules that usually decide the outcome to questions.
Most questions can be answered with a simple yes or no. Applying major
aspects, or their absence, between the ruler of the ascendant and the ruler
of the sign on the cusp of the house asked about or, the Moon and the planet
ruling the sign on the cusp of the house asked about, can decide the answer
to the question. The art of horary is in knowing the rules by which these
major aspects will give a positive or negative result, and how to apply
them. The meanings of the 12 houses can easily be obtained from any of
the quality textbooks on astrology.
Perfection can also be achieved when significators are within applying
moiety of orbs by parallel and contraparallel, and also, by the antiscia
List of Rules:
The Void of Course Moon - Major aspects
The VOC Moon 2 - More examples in major aspects
The VOC Moon 3 - Parallels of Declination
The Voc Moon 4 - Antiscia
Receiving the question
Collection of light 1
Collection of light 2
Collection of light 3
Translation of light 1
Translation of light 2
Translation of light 3
When the Sun is within 8 degrees and 30 minutes of a planet, especially
when it is not a significator, either applying or separating, it combusts
that planet and renders it powerless. Combustion can occur either in or
out of sign as it is the Sun's moiety of orbs that is the deciding factor.
Combustion has always been regarded as highly malefic in horary.
When the Sun is conjunct the ruler of the ascendant it will result in
negative answers. Combustion may occur as a result of collection or translation
of light where planets are either separating or applying to combustion.
Combustion can also occur when planets are within 8 degrees and 30 minutes
of a parallel of the Sun, especially when applying and the Sun is not a
significator in the question.
This condition will also occur when a planet is conjunct the Sun's antiscion
When the Sun is conjunct the ascendant degree either separating or applying
it can render the horary invalid. In other words, there is no way of telling
the outcome to the question.