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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With traditional technique we are working with the concrete right from the start. This is frawleg of my top favorite astrology books. Do you see that as a problem? I expected mass adulation. What is your record like for getting these predictions right in terms, maybe, of percentages?
If asttology aim were, for instance, to start a business which would make a quick million and then be liquidated, cardinal signs would be more appropriate. This understanding runs throughout astrology; there is no astrology without it: For instance, just the iohn day someone asked me if his ex-employee was out to get him. 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: This Saturn influence makes it comparatively easy to get the focus I spoke of above: What do you want from that business?
In practice, it becomes rather more difficult.
Purely the fact that, if you are pursuing greed, it’s very easy to distort one’s judgement. Some of these materials are of the very best; some are shoddy; some of finest are of excellent quality but of no use whatever in building a house.
This statement, so stressed by the traditional authorities, seems to the sceptical modern as a ‘get-out clause’; but it is an intrinsic part of the whole attitude, without which judgement is impossible. Following simple astrological logic, making the most of the predominant celestial configurations of the time, had suggested noon on the 15th as the best of the available times for Elizabeth’s coronation.
My TV appearances have all involved my making specific predictions – I have no interest in confrontional debate.
John Frawley (astrologer) – Wikipedia
To employ all your cousins? You do sometimes see things like that in a chart, but I didn’t see anything of that kind. Spica, the bright star in the constellation of Virgo, is often emphasised in jogn where happiness rather than success is the goal desired. As in the fairy stories, if we have our wishes granted we are apt to be left desperately begging that the sausage might be removed from the end of our nose and circumstances put back as they were.
The Horary Textbook
I had a regular spot on one sports programme making predictions for the coming week, and one-offs astrollgy various other shows, again making sporting predictions from astrology. John Gadbury, Collection of Nativitiesp. More details of the astrolohy and Garry’s work, including other interviews are available on his website. He would also have paid much attention to the appropriate mundane charts.
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.
Knowledge of this enabled her to make alternative arrangements. Return to Book Page.
John Frawley (astrologer)
I think it would be impious. One has to get involved in issues of privacy, in particular. More usually, though, it’s quite short.
Other examples include forecasting that the hot favourite in the most reliable car would drop out of the San Marino Grand Prix with engine trouble, and winners of the Grand National Q: If I build on the hilltop, the views are wonderful but it’s a long way to the shops; if I build in the valley, I’ll be close to the shops but the materials I have don’t accord with the local building regulations.
Feb 11, Javier Guelfi rated it it was amazing. With the Sun on the Midheaven, as he wanted it, the two troublesome malefics would have been confined to the twelfth and sixth houses, the houses of their joy and by far the best places for them. Are there any things that you might see in a horary that you wouldn’t tell the person?
It would have been preferable, he no doubt thought, to have this conjunction above the horizon, especially in the tenth house; but its position here would do quite nicely and would ensure the nation kept tolerably solvent. I make no frxwley to omniscience! These will vary depending on what the desired action is, and the exact nature of the outcome required.
No matter how happy my marriage or successful my business, maybe it would have been even better had it started at a different moment; no matter how disastrous, maybe it would have been even worse. So always in horary – the focus must be absolutely on the chart, with no regard for what the client may or may not like. We might contrast modern texts, which typically start with the Sun and then work in exactly reverse order from the Moon outwards, noting frawleu this order conforms neither to astrological theory nor to the modern model of the structure of the solar system and is thus totally arbitrary.
From horary, we come to electional astrology. This response invariably brings disparagement upon the astrologer’s head, as if it were a failing in astrology.
Electional Astrology by John Frawley
From the birth-chart we will determine which planets must be particularly well-placed in the chart of the moment chosen for the election. Because the problem with horary is, that if you’re not really interested, you’re asking just to test – hence you’re not asking that question, you’re asking ‘Does astroogy guy know what he’s doing?
This is one of the most malign indications in the heavens and would have to be handled with the greatest care to avoid building insurmountable difficulties into the elected chart.
There are some things that are more important than astrology. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Perhaps our client wishes to start a business, but our assessment of his birth-chart has revealed a strongly phlegmatic watery, emotion-centred temperament; other indications show that, while a charming individual, he lacks any of the qualities needed to maintain a competitive edge in the market-place.
Also it allows me frwley indulge my astroligy – football, literature, rock music – just stick a thin layer of astrology over the top of it, and there you have it. If we look at the keywords that the moderns tend to use in considering the planets – frswley many of them are vague, more-or-less meaningless tags.
If I build my house of sticks, it will not transform itself into a house of bricks when the Big Bad Zstrology appears; and so with electing a chart. I suspect the ones that came out right were the ones that the people asking the questions were actually interested in.