Christopher Warnock has a beautiful video series on traditional astrology. I don’t practice these techniques myself but this video is a good introduction to the horary technique. Some knowledge of astrology is necessary to understand the techniques applied here, though.
When I was at the Blast astrology conference in September I attended a lecture by Deb Houlding, proprietess of the fabulous Skyscript website, on the ancient art of Horary. Although my astrological skills fall squarely in the field of modern astrology, which is more humanistic and geared towards spiritual evolution than the more ancient methods, I confess I am fascinated by the ancient techniques and their claims to exactitude and details.
Skyscript has an extremely interesting interview of Deb by Garry Phillipson which I recommend for everyone. Even if you don’t know much about astrology you’ll find the story of how she became interested in astrology in general and in the Renaissance techniques of William Lilly in particular quite fascinating.
The more we learn about the incredible field of astrology, the more there is to know. Not one of us, no matter how learned, can ever claim that we have mastered it!
This is a research project that I have been pondering, and now astrologer Rodney Smith has done the work for me:
The interest in the Void-Of-Course moon (VOC) and the presidential inauguration on this blog has prompted me to do some research. Where a President dies or resigns the office, the Vice-President completes the Presidential term as President. This is called Presidency by succession.
The following figures have been rounded within acceptable error for simplicity’s sake- The basic facts,
• One in six presidential terms have been completed by succession.
• One in six VOC presidential terms have been completed by succession
• One in four presidential terms begin under VOC
• One in four inaugurations occur under VOC
Primary conclusion: VOC has no noticeable effect on whether or not a president finishes his or her term.
The remainder of the post lists every presidential inauguration that has taken place under the Void Moon. Rodney has used only the five classical planets and has not included Uranus, Neptune, Pluto or Chiron. Even so, his conclusions are indisputable.
The Void Moon is a construct which comes from the horary branch of astrology which seeks to answer questions based on the astrological chart for the moment the question is asked. In this context the Moon, being the fastest moving planet, tells much of the story. All indications are taken into consideration – hence the concept of the Moon being Void as it hurtles unobstructed into the next sign.
Hopefully this comprehensive research will set many minds at ease!!