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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Achieving all of this is an impossible task.

Nowadays, it is a rare client who requests advice on besieging cities – and a Foolish one who asks a modern astrologer to choose a time for sex: But implicit in astrology is the idea that there is a set good and bad. 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 frawleyy at which to display my talents by winning the battle.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Bernadette Brady’s methods obviously work, but I can’t help thinking that her reasoning is flawed; I can’t accept the model of a castle siege, to be honest; I don’t think anyone really regards the Ashes as being a siege!

This alone ffrawley a compelling reason for adhering to the traditional hierarchy of astrological practice, by allowing ones eyes to be opened to the random nature of human whim through the practice of horary before advancing to the practice of elections.

We can see it as the product of social, political or religious change. Is that something you mean, literally?

Another client had a pair of pistols missing. Dec 11, Rafael Betemit rated it it was amazing. I don’t live by it myself, but I do make a profit out of William Hill.


As a trivial, but nonetheless true, example, Dee’s chart promises great artistic achievement; he could not have elected a chart showing great breakthroughs in the development of fraaley power: So you get your confidence boosted by feedback – or have it knocked down if you get it wrong!

I had much more affinity with the ideas behind horary, and the astrology is very definite, very concrete.

The Horary Textbook by John Frawley

Other factors with which we can work include the selection of appropriate signs. I suspect there will come a time when I shall cease to practise astrology because of that.

The traditional technique also makes it far easier for the astrologer to keep himself and his pre-conceptions out of the chart. Cole Tucker rated it it was amazing Jul 23, It is well-written, easy to understand, and covers the topic of reception that has never before johb explained so eloquently. These same techniques have continued to provide further predictions jonh the best-informed political sources have said were impossible, yet have come true – such as the recent dismissal of the Chief Justice.

What can we learn from that? Yet work it does, and with great accuracy, providing verifiable, concrete answers to the questions asked, whether these questions be on public issues, the major business of a person’s life, or even day-to-day trivia such as “Where is my watch?

Both the event chart for the match, and somebody asked me a horary about it. Mars, planet of war, picks up all the unpleasantness of Saturn and throws it straight at Jupiter, the open enemy. It stretches the theories of planetary causation that are foisted onto astrology somewhat beyond their reasonable limits, implying as it does that, for instance, Saturn should suddenly find itself responsible for someone’s lost ear-ring and have to dash around the cosmos deciding what shall happen to it.

The beauty about horary is that it’s very black and white, it’s difficult to impose your preconceptions on the chart.


We cannot, of course, remove ourselves from the sphere of God’s providence by electing a chart; we can, however, remove the protective layer of incompetence that usually shields us from the results of our desires. Why don’t you do natal charts? Also, all the classics say that the first thing you do when you tell someone about their chart is to tell them when they’re going to die and you’re not allowed to do that!

As the emphasis varies, so will the points that the astrologer must bring out in the chart he is frawly. States and great nations Dynasties and families Kings and potentates Individual nativities Elections Horary questions In the hierarchy of importance, the traditional texts always start from the top and work downwards; this can be seen in any description of the planets, which will always start with Saturn and work in through the celestial spheres to finish with the Moon.

As Dee’s overriding aim was evidently for a long period of stability, Aquarius, despite the Sun’s debility in that sign, was to be preferred. Finally, we must strengthen the planets naturally associated fradley the task at hand: There’s something lacking, though I was able to break even using it – which indicates there is something in it.

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Frawley, John

The Real Astrology was described in the Astrological Association Journal as “a must for all serious astrologers”. Frawley runs his own diploma courses in traditional horary and traditional natal astrology.

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