- Definition of the question to ask
- Event chart calculation
- Preliminary examination of the chart
- Main rules of interpretation
- Dating events (indicative but not systematic rules)
The hourly astrology establishes a sky chart for an astrological event either past or future to find an answer to a question concerning this event. To find an answer to a question about a projected or future event, you can establish the chart for its considered moment or you can establish the chart of the moment where the question is asked.
Limit oneself to only one precise and lucid question (that must not be formulated for fun or by simple curiosity).
This one must contain an idea of effect, repercussion or consequence.
It must have a subject and an object obviously joined or not, such as:
- known subject - unknown object
- Example: what was the purpose (object) of such meeting (subject)?
- unknown subject - known object
- Example: what type of government (object) will be instituted in such country (subject)?
- known subject and object with link not yet known
- Example: must the consultant (subject) be married (object)?
- known subject and object whose one wants to know
- Example: will the consultant's wife (subject) live well the birth of her child (object)?
- known subject and object whose one wants to know reasons
- Example: why did this individual (subject) resign (object)?
A first analysis permits to either keep or dismiss the question if need be:
- If the ascendant is in the first three degrees of its sign, the posed problem is not yet mature and it will be necessary to wait for at least the next lunar month before rephrasing it.
- If it is in the last three degrees of its sign the event arrives to its conclusion and nothing else can modify it.
- If the 7th or the 9th house ruler is retrograde, or when these houses contain retrograde planets or the sign of Scorpio, astrologers usually consider the interpretation as unachievable.
- If the Descendant lunar Node is in the first house, astrologers consider that the consultant has a shameful or non-respectable hidden goal.
- If the Moon is at the end of a sign and doesn't form any aspect with any planet, one can consider that the problem will be resolved only if the horoscope is positive, or that it is blocked by the hidden influences otherwise.
- If the same planet is the ruler of the sign on the cusp of the first house and of the sign on the cusp of the one of the question, one must take the Moon and not the Ascendant to represent the consultant.
Favorable nature of the answer to the question
- When the consultant's significant planets and those of the posed question are in angular houses (1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th),
- When they form some harmonious aspects between them (sextile or trine, mainly),
- Or when they are in mutual reception (one of planets is in the sign ruled by the other, and reciprocally).
Unfavorable nature of the answer to the question
- When significant planets form the dynamic aspects or tension (square or opposition),
- When the ruler of the 8th house is the same as the one of the house relating to the question,
- When significant planets have the tendency to move away one from the other because of their relative displacement (final disagreement indication between two parts),
- When one of significant planets becomes retrograde before a conjunction (indication of resistance or back-pedal),
- When significant planets are in conjunction but in different signs,
- When significant planets are in square or opposition of either the Moon or the part of Fortune,
- When the Part of Fortune is in square or opposition of the Moon, Mars or Saturn,
- When the nearest planet of the Midheaven is in "fall"...
Ambiguous nature of the answer to the question
- When it exists many indications of unfavorable nature as well as favorable nature. One can then consider the situation as ambiguous, confused or inextricable.
- Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius)
- in angular houses (1st, 4th, 7th and 10th): periods in months
- in succedent houses (3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th): periods in years
- in cadent houses (2nd, 5th, 8th and 11th): periods in long cycles
- Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces)
- in angular houses: periods in weeks
- in succedent houses: periods in months
- in cadent houses: periods in years
- Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn)
- in angular houses: periods in days
- in succedent houses: periods in weeks
- in cadent houses: periods in months
Planet situated in beginning of house: action in beginning of the consultant or the concerned entity life,
Planet in conjunction with the ascendant: action lasting all the length of the event,
Planet in middle of house: action in middle of life,
Planet in end of house: action in end of life.
When two signs occupy the same house, one can consider that the first especially acts during the first half of life or event, and the second during the other half.