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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So it’s only since I actually gave up a day-job I’ve been seeing clients. But act we must, and in any action we will elect a time, although rarely astrologically.

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We are not limited to strengthening planets by essential dignity, but can manoeuvre them into helpful places astrlogy the chart. That the intellectual basis of astrology is far more solid than that of the modern pseudo-sciences of physics, astronomy and the like.

Were you seeing clients before you started doing horary? I make no claims to omniscience! Who would you cite as being your major influences?

There is a astrologgy for picking the winner from a field, which can be applied to horse races, golfing tournaments and so on but there seems to be a piece missing. Horaries vary a lot – some of them, it literally takes a glance to see the answer.

It’s hard work if you’ve got to look at all the charts of the drivers, though I suppose drawley you’d look at the charts of two or three drivers. I didn’t see anything there to say there was going to be particular disruption.

It’s a puzzle to try and understand what will happen – frawlet a learning process, I’ll see what happens and try to make sense of it afterwards. From the birth-chart we will determine which planets must johb particularly well-placed in the chart of the moment chosen for the election. The task usually boils down to avoiding the most unfortunate possibilities and making the best out of what is left, for although we conventionally speak of ‘making planets strong’ or ‘putting them in a powerful position’ we can do no such thing – we can merely watch as the planets arrange themselves, as if we were looking through a kaleidoscope, our only power being to seize the moment when the picture is at its prettiest.


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 ftawley of the Grand National. Suppose we are electing a chart to start a business.

The Centiloquium is reproduced online at http: The lowest branch of mundane, kings and potentates, is but a short step from natal astrology. In fact, even though it is not done consciously, the querent awtrology precise control over the moment of the question. And do you find that the astrology tends to be born out rather than your football knowledge?

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We will always want to have the ruler of the Ascendant in the birth-chart ie the person himself as strong as possible, together with both the luminaries, as they are the conduits of energy into the chart: How delighted Dee must have been to find this.

John Frawley Books by John Frawley: What do you think about sun-sign columns? 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. But what happens on Saturday, I don’t know. He was talking about Prince Rupert, and he says he got his judgement wrong because he shouldn’t frawleey been looking at rrawley chart for Prince Rupert.

I think the main problem there is that people feel insecure about their techniques, and so feel as if they have to defend them at all costs. I guess since it’s not natal work, it isn’t really a problem I’m not doing hour-long consultations. It concentrates the mind! Other things being equal, one of our main priorities is to ensure that the malefic planets, Mars and Saturn, are safely out of the way.

John Frawley has recently published his third book The Horary Textbook – sure to be an international best seller. How long does it take you to prepare?

And I don’t think there’s much point in someone spending an hour getting here, just to hear me say, ‘The answer is no! Even the scientists grudgingly admit that surgery is more bloody at full Moon, though this has, of course, nothing to do with astrology. And that is what astrologers do, a lot of the time – start off with their preconceptions and desperately try to see those in the chart they are looking at.


More usually, though, it’s quite short. All titles have been translated into several languages. So there is room for another volume.

If I build my house of sticks, it will not transform itself into a house of bricks when the Big Bad Wolf appears; and so with electing a chart. This should be required reading for every astrologer. Or is there a paradox in asking astrology about frwwley which rules that option out for you? At the AA Conference, Bernadette Brady was talking about Bonatti, and his approach to working out who was going to win battles which astrollgy then translated onto sports results.

The ideal situation for electing a chart was that of the royal astrologer. Including other sports, with the same reliability, dozens. Would you be willing to astrolgy your birth data? If you could get charts for all the drivers, then that would give you quite a good basis to evaluate who was going to win any particular race?

In the book’s introduction, Victor Laude criticises modern astrology for “never saying anything concrete; making only universally valid pronouncements; always flattering its audience” and for avoiding anything controversial asstrology unpleasant. However, Frawley also differentiates his practice from Medieval, Renaissance, or Classical branches of Astrology. Once you have accepted the question, you have to give the answer; but there are some question that I wouldn’t accept. During these dates Mars was separating from Saturn, the great malefic, and applying to a difficult square asrology with Jupiter: For instance, I could have a blazing row with you about astrological technique, but still be quite happy to go for a drink with you.

In he encountered the work of 17th-century English astrologer William Lilly.