"Generally there are two methods that are used to determine significators in traditional horary and electional questions. The primary method is to look to the house rulers that relate to the question at hand. This method provides an incredible amount of detailed information because of the complexity presented by the interaction of the seven planets and the twelve houses. The twelve houses can signify all possible relationships, e.g. husband-wife, owner-personal property, and even complex relationships among various people and things, e.g.
"The ascendant of the chart will describe the race itself and it will be the ascendant and the moon that will change the most throughout the day, the rest of the chart will not change that much. For each chart, find the strongest aspects, choose only the ones closest in degree, these are factors in determining the winner of the race. Ideally, planets making the closest aspects from angular houses should always be considered first. The aspects that the moon is making at the time of the race is another factor. Are any of these angular planets aspecting the ascenda
This article educates couples about the various ways an astrologer can help them set up a lasting marriage. Services described include electional astrology for selecting the date and time of the wedding, as well as astro-cartography, vedic gem selection, compatibility, and horary astrology.
"I hear that message on my answering machine at least once a month. People with the slightest openness to astrology seem to know that certain moments in time are more auspicious than others. They are right. For any major undertaking, it’s wise to consider “planning its birth” through the judicious use of Electional astrology. Any action that we volunteer for and exercise authority over in terms of timing is fair game. Getting married. Opening a business. Leaving on a trip.
" Electional Astrology uses the diurnal movement of the planets to choose a fortunate time in which to begin an endeavour. While Horary Astrology starts with a time and reads the portents as they show at that moment, Electional Astrology begins with the event and then purposefully chooses the time that goes best with the nature of that event. There are many considerations that must be taken into account when choosing the right time.
"Consider this for a situation (as I did): you are doing your final assessments in the year 2000, and anticipate that by the New Year you will be a fully qualified astrologer. With this in mind you would like to set up a practice in February 2001, with the idea that not only will you do the normal astrological counselling, but some teaching as well.
Naturally you will be experimenting with charts for this period. What chart conditions will you be looking for to give your practice the best start possible?"
""'Will I ever have a child?' - sooner or later all horary astrologers are confronted by this question, but before they attempt to answer it they should first reflect upon how emotive and sensitive the issue can be. Pregnancy charts touch upon fundamental issues connected with life and death and require a great degree of delicacy in the way that they are dealt with.
"The related articles in this feature, concerning wealth in nativities, demonstrate how to discover the overall material conditions of life.
But how to get more money - that's the thing!
Surely we, as astrologers, are in a privileged position. By acting under auspicious planetary configurations can we not ease the burden of Saturn in the 2nd's miserable dowry? Even facilitate the ease with which Jupiter conjunct the Part of Fortune showers fortune on our heads?"
"Electing by the aspects of the Moon is the poor man's version of electional astrology. William Ramesey, whose Astrologie Restored (1653) contains an extremely thorough treatment of elections, sniffily remarked that the method is best suited to people who "have not the capacity to understand or judge the Rules of Art", though he conceded that time pressure sometimes prevents the setting of a proper electional chart.
"The Moon is the fastest moving planet (luminary), and it is used extensively for timing in predictive astrology (in progressions, for example), horary astrology (charting the moment a question is posed), and in electional astrology (choosing the best time to do something, such as start a business).