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Horary Astrology Questions, with Lee Lehman

Horary Astrology Questions, with Lee Lehman

In episode 116 of the podcast astrologer Lee Lehman returns to the show to talk about a branch of western astrology known as horary astrology.

During the course of the episode we talk about the recent revival of the practice of traditional horary astrology in modern times, as well as Lee’s part in helping to recover and promote the practice.

Lee is the author of a book on the subject that was published in 2002 titled The Martial Art of Horary Astrology, and she recently published a new followup text on horary earlier this year titled Learning Classical Horary Astrology: Notes and Workbook.

You can find out more information about Lee’s work through her website LeeLehman.com. For those interested in learning from her directly, Lee will be giving an online horary course through the International Academy of Astrology starting next month.

Below you will find the show notes and an outline of some of the main points of the discussion, followed by links to download or stream the recording of this episode of the podcast at the bottom of the page.

Show Notes and Episode Outline

  • The revival of traditional style horary astrology in the 1980s.
    • How this contrasted with the prevailing astrological paradigms at the time.
    • Why the revival of horary was important and different.
  • Lee’s background in astrology, and how she got into horary in the late 1980s.
  • The rediscovery and reprinting of William Lilly’s book Christian Astrology.
    • Who was Lilly, and why was he important?  Christian Astrology published 1647.
  • What did Lilly’s book represent when it was republished in the 1980s?
    • What were the early efforts to revive Lilly’s approach like?
    • Who was involved?
    • Olivia Barclay and the Qualifying Horary Practitioner (QHP) program.
    • Geoffrey Cornelius and the Company of Astrologers as separate stream.
    • Other students of Barclay.
    • The first generation of traditional astrologers.
    • The idea of lineage.
  • Transition: the mechanics of horary.
    • Introducing the basics of horary.
  • How does horary work from a technical standpoint?
    • Answering a single specific question based on the moment it is asked.
    • Casting a chart for the moment of the question.
  • Viewing the chart as both depicting the nature of the question as well as the answer.
  • The first house represents the one who asked the question, aka the “querent”.
  • Find the house that most closely matches the topic of the question, the quesited.
  • The most common approach involves determining if the rulers of the two are applying.
    • If they are, then the answer is affirmative, if not, then negative.
  • Different ways that planets can apply or not apply.
    • This is where some elaborate configurations come in.
    • Transfer of light, collection of light, etc.
  • The symbolic nature of the placements often working out in very literal ways.
  • Lee spent 14 years practicing horary and acquiring examples before publishing The Martial Art of Horary Astrology.
  • It has now been another 15 years, and she just published her follow up book, Learning Classical Horary Astrology: Notes and Workbook.


A full transcript of this episode is available: Episode 116 transcript

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