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Frequently Asked Questions about Horary

Q. Why haven't I ever heard of Horary or Electional astrology? And why doesn't my astrologer offer Horary and/or Electional astrology services?

A. Both Horary and Electional astrology are very specialized types of astrological oracles that are quite ancient in origin. However, they later experienced a revival of sorts during the Western European Renaissance (around the same time that Tarot was busy being born).

Horary and Electional astrology both follow very specific, difficult to master rules of interpretation. Most likely your astrologer simply hasn't yet learned how to interpret Horary or Electional charts or your astrologer has chosen not to practice them for some other reason.

Q. What gives? I've heard that a Horary reading doesn't require your knowing my birth data?

A. Yep! That's right. Horary and Electional astrology are special types of divinatory, oracle astrology that are based on the quality of the moment at any given moment in time and don't require knowing your birth data. It's believed they were originally developed especially for all those folks that don't know their exact time of birth.

Simply put, Horary is based on the birth of a question.

As for the timing of the Horary chart and when it is cast: different astrologers handle long distance horary readings in different ways... however... the way Dr Z does his readings the Horary chart is cast based on the time and location when he receives and then understands the (usually clarified) question.

Lots of horary astrologers cast the Horary chart based on the time they receive and understand the question, but then they use the location where the person asking the question is. So Dr Z is a wee bit unorthodox in that he uses the location where he is.

While Horary can answer all sorts of questions - in his online practice of Horary, Dr Z is currently limiting the types of questions to only those questions that can be answered with a yes or a no and/or comparison questions of "should I choose this or that."

Q. Exactly what do you mean by a yes/no Horary question?

A. A yes/no question is a question that is phrased in such a way that it can be answered with a yes or a no. In Horary astrology an answer of "Yes" means the results will be mostly positive and an answer of "No" means the results will be mostly negative. Some answers of yes are stronger than others. Some answers of no are stronger than others.

There are a few Horary charts cast that will result in a resoundingly strong Yes or No answer. The rest tend to lie somewhere in between...

Here's my best "guesstimation" of the breakdown by percentages:

15% Strong Yes

25% Weak (or Mostly) Yes

20% Too close to call

25% Weak (or Mostly) No

15% Strong No

So... if the answer to your Horary question falls in the Weak or Mostly No category, then my interpretation of this is that the Horary chart shows at this time, given current circumstances, it is likely that the answer will be No but that you shouldn't bet the farm on it.

If the answer to your Horary question falls in the Mostly Yes category, then my interpretation of this is that the Horary chart shows at this time, given current circumstances, it is likely that the answer will be Yes but that you shouldn't bet the farm on it. .

Q. I've heard that phrasing a Horary question can be difficult and is very important?

A. Very few folks think about it (or know about it), but all oracular methods of divination are inherently tricksters in nature. The Horary Oracle, in specific, is known for being more than a wee bit playful and downright naughty in that it will only answer the specific question that is asked.

So... yes, the phrasing of a Horary question is very important. Don't be lazy and/or haphazard when wording your question!

The Horary's answer depends upon you knowing the exact question that you honestly wish to ask, and then astrologer understanding the question being asked. The Oracle of Horary's answer will only be as straightforward as you were in the asking and wording of the question.

Only by asking the real question that's on your mind will you get the real answer. Being as specific as possible about the real question and your real motives is vitally important.

You have to really be able to search yourself for what the real question is, and unfortunately very few of us are able to be that dead level honest with ourselves.

Should I...
One example of carefully wording and phrasing your question is that of: "Should I pursue a career in ________." First of all, horary needs to know if this is the career path that you are currently pursuing.

Then questioner beware... even if you receive an answer of yes to this question of "should I" - then receiving a yes may only mean that this is the career path you should continue on at this time.

The specific reason as to why you should pursue this career could be any number of things. Who knows? Maybe by continuing on this career path you'll end up meeting your future husband, you have a lesson of some sort you need to learn, or there may be yet some other significant reason why you should be pursuing this career path at this time.

The bottom line is that when asking your question with a "should I"... you may not be successful in pursuing the asked about career, but for some unknown reason it is the path that you should continue on at this time.

Now that I've completely turned you off from asking a "should I" question, I personally prefer to ask my own Horary questions using the phrase "should I," rather than "will I."

Why? Okay, I'll tell you...

Staying Aligned With Your Destiny
Asking "should I" means that you want an answer from the Horary Oracle that will assist you in staying (or getting) aligned with your destiny. Asking "should I" is the safest way to frame your question.

Take for example the most famous of oracles, the Greek Oracle of Delphi.

For most pilgrims in ancient times, an encounter with a divinatory oracle was often meant to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. According to Jungian author Dianne Skafte, Ph.D. in Listening To The Oracle, it was normally considered impious for a pilgrim to ask the Oracle of Delphi for predictions of the future. It was, however, considered proper to ask Apollo's Oracle how one could become aligned with their destiny.

The Delphi Oracle's Historical Role As Trickster
At the same time, the various pompous kings and conquerors of antiquity seldom shied away from visiting the Oracle and being bold enough to ask for specific predictions of the future. When questions calling for prediction were asked, the Oracle of Delphi was notorious for giving truthful, but ambiguous and hidden answers.

A prime example of this is when the Lydian King Croesus asked the Oracle of Delphi whether he should fight King Cyrus of Persia or negotiate with Cyrus for terms of peace. The Oracle's answer was that whoever crossed the river Halys would become the ruler of a great empire.

King Croesus mistakenly assumed that he would be the one to cross. (FYI - There are different versions as to exactly what the Oracle said.) Based on the King's egocentric interpretation of the Oracle's answer - along with the fact that his army greatly outnumbered that of Cyrus - Croesus went to war with Cyrus.

However, it was King Cyrus (not King Croesus) that crossed the river. The kingdom of Croesus fell in 547 BC.

So... are you a pompous king wanting a specific prediction or a pious pilgrim hoping to stay aligned with your destiny?

Q. What's the Shelf Life? Is the answer given by the Horary chart an absolute forever and forever "cast in stone" guarantee of the yes or no answer?

A. Nope. First of all, some yes or no answers are greater in strength than others - and second, free will is also involved in every equation of life. Get real... nothing in life is forever and forever "cast in stone."

As with any divinatory oracle (such as Tarot), the answers are based on the current path of the questioner. If five minutes after the reading, the questioner's then chooses to take a major concentrated life detour, then the answer and results may likely change.

When answers of no are given, Dr Z might be able to provide information on how what you can do to "improve" the current conditions of the situation (however information on "improving" the situation doesn't necessarily equal changing an answer of No into an answer of Yes).

And speaking frankly... some folks need to use a little common sense and not ask stupid questions. Yes, (despite what you constantly hear to the contrary) there are stupid questions. Ask a question where you know there is virtually zero chance of it being a yes, and then remember to brace yourself for the part of Horary that enjoys playing trickster.

Further, no one may have ever bothered to explain this to you about Oracular readings - but divinitory Oracular readings, such as Horary and Tarot, on average tend to have a "shelf life" of approximately 3-6 months.

With any Oracular reading, the answer given is going to be an indicator of where you should be now and in the immediate future and/or what you should be pursuing now and in the immediate future. Expecting a forever and forever "cast in stone" answer is a wee bit unrealistic for any sort of Oracular reading.

Q. I've heard Horary can answer all sorts of questions. I've heard that it can even locate lost items. Why do you limit your Horary services to yes/no questions and comparison questions?

A. Sure... but answering more complex questions takes up more time spent in evaluation. More time spent in evaluation equals more money charged. Many astrologers offering full-blown Horary services start with a rock bottom minimum price of $50 for a one hour evaluation of one Horary chart question.

Many astrologers will then begin adding on charges for extra hours spent evaluating the chart. If this is the case, then the astrologer will usually (and should) estimate in advance the expected time (and cost) that will be spent on a particular question. Customers can often expect to spend $50, $100, or more when asking one Horary question. Dr Z is currently charging a mere $29.95 USD for one yes/no or one comparison question.

Please, don't hear me wrong on this! This is not a criticism of astrologers that charge higher prices for several hours of work and evaluation. Astrology is like any other paid profession, and an astrologer's time is just as valuable as any other profession.

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