Not only in the structures by which it seeks to comprehend the universe, but also in the structures of the science itself, astrology is remorselessly hierarchical. An extracted chapter from John Frawley’s classic book ‘The Real Astrology’, in which he explores the philosophy of electional astrology and demonstrates its. John Frawley has recently published his third book The Horary Textbook – sure to be an international best seller. His first book, The Real Astrology, received.

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On my own ground, my record is excellent: So, inevitably, our judgements are concrete, even if we are working on a psychological level. A birth-chart reading, for instance, may suggest that the native is likely to marry this year; it will not, however, say whether Bill or Tom is the man in question, or that it is unwise to plan the reception outdoors because it is going to rain on that day.

How many finals have you made predictions for? Tony Blair is a case in point: What we cannot achieve by juggling planets, we may well be able to make up by the judicious placement of fixed stars. Dee would have seen this as a useful way of curbing Elizabeth’s more unsavoury personal habits; as the court’s resident sage, he probably saw this Venus, apart from its general fortunate significance, as signifying himself and so built his own influence over the new queen into the chart.

I’ve never been able to decide if it’s responsible for my good looks, my charm or my modesty. If you had to choose examples of magnificent success and terrible failure, what would you choose?

With nothing else to do other than study every tiny nuance of frawey royal family’s birth-charts, he would be totally familiar with all the possibilities contained within their nativities; he would have found electing a chart comparatively straightforward. He would no doubt have liked to have the Sun in Aries or Leo, in which signs it has powerful essential dignities; even the spring sign of Aries, however, would have demanded too long a wait.

Do you see any possibility of that changing? Venus rules the ninth house of piety and learning in the natal chart, and is placed in that same house in the election.

How would you label your beliefs about life? Good Queen Bess Showing what can be achieved with only ‘the body of a weak and feeble woman’ and some smart astrology is John Dee’s election for the timing of Elizabeth I’s coronation. The inherent limitations of electional astrology reflect nothing other than the inherent limitations of life; for all that this means we may fall short of our aims, he who wishes to set sail is foolish to do so against the tide.


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Do you see that as a problem? You are definitely right or definitely wrong. I would say so. The Sun and Moon in his chart fall in close favourable aspect to the two benefics, Jupiter and Venus, in Elizabeth’s. This was done purely from astrology, without seeing either mother or daughter, or having knowledge of any medical history. It is also a persuasive argument asteology trusting our actions to God in confidence that He astdology provide what we need rather than electing the moment in an attempt to create what we think we want.

Elizabeth rated it it was amazing Sep 11, Yes, if you want to devote yourself to it. The need to strengthen the planets ruling the appropriate areas of the natives life – that is, those ruling particular houses of his birth-chart – shows why an election cannot be done without reference to the birth-chart, and why modern attempts at electional astrology are usually so misguided. Cole Tucker rated it it was amazing Jul 23, As for spectacular failures – like everyone else I thought Princess Diana would get married again and have children.

The Moor or hour-ruler method is the equivalent of thinking “Red sky at night: It is well-written, easy to understand, and covers the topic of reception that has never before been explained so eloquently. Frawley, an excellent teacher, shows you how to use the simple horary astrology technique to answer these questions and I have maybe a hundred astrology books, and this is the one I turn to most.

What do you want from that business? One of the problems with birth chart data is that it frawoey incredibly unreliable.

John Frawley (astrologer)

Following the traditional pathway we shall start our ascent with a consideration of horary. Or is there a paradox in asking astrology about astrology which rules that option out for you?

The problem is that you’re dealing with numbers above thirty, and astrooogy astrology you don’t have numbers above thirty. A few of those who master natal astrology will find their way to a study of horary, as if that small proportion who study maths at university were finally to be introduced to the multiplication tables.


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The football ones offered the greatest scope for precision – with others, like Charles not marrying Camilla, Edward not marrying Sophie though they were engaged, according to the press at the time it was more a case of Yes or No.

Italy v England World Cup Qualifier. In he encountered the work of 17th-century English astrologer William Lilly. For this, however, both artist and querent must always be aware that all is subject to the Will of God. It is a shame – there was a time when the best and brightest would study astrology, and that isn’t the case now.

Similarly, a chart elected for an operation should not resemble that elected for a party: My nativity may indicate that I am potentially the greatest general who has ever lived, yet if there is no war to fight this potential will rust unused; similarly, if my country’s army consists of two men and a dog I cannot elect a moment at which to display my talents by winning the battle.

But act we must, and in any action we will elect a time, although rarely astrologically. If our aim were, for instance, to start a business which would make a quick million and then be liquidated, cardinal signs would be more appropriate.

We don’t have to regard being a healer as the frxwley form of human life. Would you like jonh to be more accepted, to be taught in universities for instance, or do you feel that it’s reached its natural level anyway? If some shyster were to tempt us, “Buy a ticket, enter the race – you too could break the record,” we would rightly ignore him; that we misplace our hopes is a failing in ourselves, not in astrology, and a prime purpose of the art is to reveal such illusions to us for what they are.

Christos Archos rated it it was amazing Jun 19, His latest title The Horary Textbook has recently been released. This method works fine where there are one or two significant matches – the Fraqley Final, European championships, stuff like that.