Free Horary Astrological Reading: Back in the USA?

August 24, 2008 by  

I am petitioning to work as a nurse in California. Can you see when I will be back in the US? And will I be able to shift to medicine (I’m a graduate of nursing and medicine) and be a doctor when I am there?

–M.

Dear M.,

The horary chart for your question is pretty clear; that is what happens when you have a clear question (other free reading requesters, take note 🙂). The astrological chart is below:

You are ruled by Saturn, ruler of the first house of self, and by the Moon. We see that the benefic North node is just inside the ascendant, which is a generally positive indication, though not the final word. Saturn is hanging out in the seventh house, trine Jupiter, but not making any immediate aspects. We do notice that the Sun has just moved into Virgo, and Saturn is now combust. This can indicate that you do not see clearly in the situation; it may be that you do not get updates on the application process, so you really know where you stand. You may also not know exactly what is involved in becoming certified as a doctor in the US as compared to your home country.

We see that the Moon is translating light between Saturn and Venus. It looks as though Venus conjunct Mercury in Virgo in the seventh house represents the United States. The seventh house can indicate “over there,” and with Venus so strongly influenced by Mercury both by sign and by aspect, there is a definite medical flavored to Venus. The Moon applies to Venus by a square aspect, indicating delays, obstacles, and struggles. However, you should be able to get back to the US sooner or later. The aspect between the Moon and Venus will perfect in about 6 1/2 degrees; because we are dealing with double signs, we could be looking at your returning seven or eight months from now. This could actually be weeks, but that seems a little rapid for what a bureaucratic process.

Will you be able to be a doctor in the US? Of course you are able to; all you have to do is just pass a bunch of exams. I think this will be a little trickier, though, because you are represented by Saturn in Virgo, which is in the detriment of Jupiter, the planet governing your career. You might not be focusing enough on what it takes to make your American M.D. credentials happen. If you want to be a doctor here, it is absolutely essential that you focus on getting the right qualifications, which I am told is not easy or simple. The medical profession protects itself, so you must prove your worth.

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Free Astrological Chart Reading: “Will He Leave His Wife? Will We Marry?”

August 8, 2008 by  

I met G. nine years ago when I interviewed him for a news story I was writing. I felt an instant kinship. But since he had a wife of two years, I kept everything professional. Fate kept having us collide once or twice a year and we always had memorable conversations that were deep and compelling…we just clicked. About 2 years ago, we began meeting to converse more frequently — he says he feels more intellectually stimulated with me than with anyone. We talk for 4 to 6 hours at a time about philosophy, etc. Now, we’re constantly getting drinks together and wanting to be with each other.

There’s almost like a psychic energy between us. We have never kissed or slept together because we are both very noble and good people. We want to make each other stronger and more successful — not destroy one another’s lives. But we seem to love being together and can’t stand being apart.  Once we met at a place with a huge parking lot and came out to find we had somehow parked right next to each other. It was surreal … and yet, things like this happen with us. It’s as if the Universe wants us together.

He loves his wife. I don’t want to be a mistress. But emotionally, I’m more than a friend. I wish he would conclude the marriage and marry me instead. Will this happen? Will we have an affair?  Am I what he needs in his life to be fulfilled?  I don’t want to “take” him if she is the better suited for him. I want everyone to be with their highest soul matches.

—S.

Dear S.,

I have been getting a lot of questions about hidden relationships in the last few weeks. Perhaps the planetary configurations are just right to describe such situations. I cast a horary chart for your question:

Powerful Physical Attraction

There is a lot of physical attraction here. The Moon, one of your significators, is in Scorpio, where it is in the sign and triplicity of Mars. Mars can symbolize sex in relationship questions, which seems accurate here. You are emotionally very focused on the physical attraction to G. He is represented by the Sun, ruler of the 7th house of partners (or potential partners), and is likely attractive. The Sun in its own sign, Leo, can be quite magnetic, even dazzling. A person represented by the Sun in its own sign will put out some very seductive vibes; not necessarily because he is deeply attracted to you, but just because that’s how he is. The Sun shines for everyone.

Things certainly seem headed toward a physical encounter, at least from your perspective. Venus, which shows your physical attraction, recently moved out of Leo, and into the sign of its fall, Virgo. Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which represents his wife. You now feel that his wife stands between you and your happiness. Your third significator is Saturn, which is also in Virgo, repeating the same theme on a more conscious level in your mind.

The Sun is about to conjoin the malefic South Node, which shows a sudden “fall” in that planet’s strength. There are an awful lot of planets falling in this chart; the Moon in Scorpio, Venus in Virgo, and shortly, the Sun. This is not uncommon in charts about affairs, so someone is certainly contemplating an affair. Whether it will happen is another matter.

Prognosis

I do not see him motivated enough to leave his wife for you. The Sun is in a fixed sign, Leo, which is also the Sun’s own sign. He’s not moving from where he is. However, and you might already be aware of this, his wife might be. She is Mercury, in Leo, so in her husband’s house. However, shortly, Mercury will leave Leo and enter its own sign, Virgo.

Your energy is certainly focused on his wife right now. In fact, the Moon recently opposed Mercury by antiscion, indicating some kind of hidden aggression between you and his wife in the recent past. You didn’t put a curse on her, I hope! Whatever happens between him and his wife, I don’t really see an upcoming connection between you and him. The Moon’s next aspect is a sextile to Saturn, followed by a sextile to a very weak Jupiter in the 12th house of secrets. Jupiter rules your 11th house of hope, so you might hope for a secret relationship, but I’m not sure there is more here than that. There are hints of an affair or something secret going on here, but I don’t really see marriage. An affair is a possibility, but not clearly shown.

Compatibility

You wondered about the compatibility between him (Sun) and you (Saturn), and him and his wife (Mercury). Given that he does not seem terribly motivated to pursue this relationship with you, that probably says everything. However, I do see that in this chart, you are represented by Saturn, and he is represented by the Sun. These are not considered traditionally friendly planets, as one is the bringer of death and the other, of life. Mercury and the Sun are a bit better together, because Mercury is the messenger of the Gods; the planet that circles around the Sun like a faithful servant.

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Free Astrology Reading: When Will My Tenant Finally Leave?

July 27, 2008 by  

My tenant is not vacating my flat even after nine months of notice. She is always coming up with excuses to stay put and is problematic to me and the neighbors. She is spreading false rumors about me to others. We came to know she and her husband are criminals. I am fed up with all the problems she is creating and told her to vacate as she was not paying the increased rent. Now her husband has passed away and she is asking for another 10 months to vacate. Will she vacate at least after that?

—M.

Dear M.,

I cast a horary horoscope for the time I understood your question. The chart is below:

Your tenant is represented by the 7th house* (see endnote) of “other people.” Mercury just entered a fixed sign, Leo, indicating that your tenant does not plan to go anywhere for as long as possible. The main difficulty is that you are not being firm and consistent in your demands upon her. Neither of your planets, Jupiter and the Moon, are in fixed signs – she is being much more stubborn and focused than you, which is why she is winning this little game.

I also note that the Moon is in Gemini, a double sign, indicating your vacillation on this issue. Double signs go back and forth; in a loud-voiced double sign, there is lots of talk here, but it is all one step forward and one step back. The fact that the Moon is ruled by Mercury tells us she has the upper hand here, because of your hesitation to put your foot down. What is less clear is why you are having difficulty doing so. Would your fear of the malicious rumors she is spreading have anything to do with it? The Moon is in her 12th house of secrets and hidden enemies.

The Moon has recently sextiled Mercury, likely your giving her permission to stay for another 10 months. The Moon’s next aspect is a sextile to the Sun, which afflicts Mercury by combustion. The Sun could be another person, perhaps a neighbor of hers, who is helpful to you in this matter, and it looks like you might be asking them for assistance. The Sun can also represent the government, and might show you starting the formal eviction process.

If you want to get her out sooner than 10 months, your best bet is in about four months from now, as Mercury will conjoin the Sun in about 4 degrees. That is, you should start the process now, but November-December seems like a good time for her to leave. However, that is only if you start taking decisive action to get her out. I do not see her leaving of her own accord otherwise, and the chart does not clearly show timing for that. Why should she? She has you where she wants you.

*Endnote: In traditional texts, tenants are assigned to the sixth house. However, remember that the sixth house rules slaves and those improving our household, so the old-fashioned kind of tenant is meant, where he works your land and generally does your bidding. In today’s context, that definition is not appropriate, and we would give most tenants the 7th house of business associates. If you do use the 6th house for tenants, feel free to share your experiences in the comments section.

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Free Astrology Chart Reading: “Will We Be in a Relationship?”

July 19, 2008 by  

Horary Question:

John and I dated 3 years ago. He was newly divorced. We had two dates and we are just friends. There was a very big physical attraction, but only kissing and hugging on the 2nd date. He then didn’t ask me out anymore, but I ride his bus since he is a bus driver. He has a son who lives with him in his early 20s. He is a problem because of drug and alcohol addiction. What is he going to do about his son? I’m worried about John’s health because he is a heart attack survivor. Will John and I ever get together?

—C.

Dear C.,

Your question is interesting, and makes me wonder why you are asking about the potential relationship now, three years after the date. I cast a horoscope for the time that I understood your question, and the chart for your question is below:

Free Astrology Chart Reading: "Will We Be Together?"

Free Astrology Chart Reading: "Will We Be Together?"

The chart shows that John’s son very much dominates the situation; his son is symbolized by Mercury, ruler of John’s fifth house of children, and we see that the planet symbolizing John, Saturn, is very much in Mercury’s power. The son controls the situation, and it does not bode terribly well for you. Mercury has just left its own sign and entered the sign of Cancer, where it has little essential dignity. This tells me that the son’ s behavior has become a greater problem, and this is now seriously impacting John’s life. Mercury is in the detriment of Saturn, so we have the son harming the father.

I am concerned about John as well, as we have Mars separating from Saturn. This can indicate a fling in John’s life, but it could also be illness, especially if his health has not been very good recently. In this context, it could be a very recent acute health situation that is only now starting to go away. We have Mercury applying to Saturn, and then Mars, making me think that the son is really having a negative health impact on John. Stress with his child could cause John to have some kind of relapse.

Regarding your relationship with John, I don’t really see the level of mutual interest needed to overcome these opposing external factors. None of your three planets, Venus, the Sun, or the Moon, are particularly interested in Saturn, which is the planet symbolizing John. Similarly, John only has moderate interest in you, and ultimately, I don’t think he’s that attracted to you. His planet, Saturn, is in the fall of Venus, which does not make for a long-term, happy relationship.

The Moon has just separated from a sextile with Saturn, and is applying to Mars. I’m not exactly sure what Mars is, so I cannot interpret this unequivocally. However, if we have your planet and his separating, itprobably does not bode well for the future of your relationship. My sense is that John has much bigger problems than wanting to be in a relationship, and as of late, his son and his health have been only conspiring against him having a meaningful or long-term relationship.

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Free Astrology Reading: Where Is My Daughter’s Necklace?

July 14, 2008 by  

Free Astrology Reading: Where Is My Daughter\'s Necklace?

 

I gave my daughter a silver heart necklace with diamonds in it as a special present. In early March this year she moved overseas to begin a new life with her partner in London. A week after she arrived, she noticed that it was missing and although we have both looked, we cannot find it. It has special meaning to us both and we would like to know if it was taken (in either country) or if it has been left or put somewhere. She wore it the last two weeks before she left on her trip but presumed she had it with her when she packed.

 

—J.

 

Dear J.,

 

Horary is great at finding lost objects, and it tends to work best with the querent’s feedback.  Although I like lost object charts, the blog is probably not the best medium to do them, as the communication is more one-directional than in a consultation.  Despite that, I hope this reading gives you some ideas about where to look.  The horary chart for your question is below:

 

Free Astrology Reading: Where Is My Daughter\'s Necklace?

 

First, let’s find the planetary significator of the lost necklace.  It is your daughter’s, so we would look to the second and fourth houses from the fifth house of children.  Jupiter, ruler of your daughter’s second house of possessions, describes the necklace: it is expensive, as are all Jupiter things. 

 

Next, let’s see if the necklace will be found.  There are no aspects between Mars (your daughter’s planetary significator) and Jupiter (the necklace), or between Mars and the Moon, which rules all lost objects.  However, we do have the Moon applying to its dispositor, Venus, which is a testimony of recovery.  We also see that Jupiter is angular, so it is more likely to be found. 

 

I don’t think the necklace was stolen, partly because Jupiter is angular, and it doesn’t sound like you have specific suspicions of theft.  Most things really do get lost or mislaid. 

 

Here are some places where the necklace could be:

  • In your daughter’s office, hallway, corridor, or some other “communication” area. [Jupiter in your daughter’s 3rd house.]
  • With your spouse, or in your spouse’s room. [Jupiter is in your 7th house of partners.]
  • With your daughter’s sibling, or in their room. [Jupiter is in your daughter’s 3rd house of siblings.]
  • It may be near a door (the planet is near a cusp), and near, on, or under the floor, as Jupiter is in an earth sign.  It may also be near where it should be, as Jupiter is near a house cusp.  Ask your daughter to do a thorough search again among her jewelry.
  • Might be opposite a window, a light source, something bright or golden (Jupiter is opposite the Sun).

Good luck with your search, and let me know what happens!

 

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Free Astrology Readings: Horary Astrology – “Will I Walk Again?”

February 6, 2008 by  

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Horary Astrology Question:

When I was 3, I got leukemia and Guillian Barre Syndrome. I have been in remission from the leukemia, but I have been bound to a wheelchair since I was 5; I am 22 now. I just would like to know what my future holds for my ability to walk.

—V.

Nina Gryphon:

Dear V.,

I really sympathize with your situation. While there are certainly worse things that could happen, not being able to walk seems to me a particularly difficult cross to bear. Ultimately, regardless of what the astrology reading shows, I think it’s important to remember that everything, including this, is in the hands of the Divine.

The horoscope for your question is below:

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Since this is a health reading, please remember that I am not a doctor, I do not play one on TV, this isn’t medical advice, and you should always listen to your physician first and foremost.

We first notice the late degree on the ascendant, indicating that you may be asking the question out of desperation, or because you do not see a way forward. The good news is that the ascendant is in Capricorn, a Cardinal sign, which implies lots of movement and change in the situation. Because your question is about being able to walk, and the existing situation changing, the more signs associated with movement we see, the better.

The ruler of the first house of self is Saturn, which is on the cusp of the eighth house. As I have noted before on this blog, a lot of the charts I get have important planets in the eighth house of fear, indicating the person’s anxious state of mind about the situation. With Saturn in a double sign, Virgo, we see that the situation may not be as cast in stone as it appears.

The significator of the illness is Mercury, ruler of the sign in which Saturn finds itself. Here, we see the real problem. Mercury is in a fixed sign, it is retrograde, and moving rather slowly. We see that the illness has a strong hold on you, and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. When we have a planet in a fixed sign that is also moving very slowly or is retrograde, such as this Mercury, it is the perfect image of being stuck. A traditional physician/astrologer would note that Mercury is in the first house of the head, indicating the possible origin of the disease.

Combined with Saturn moving backwards at the moment, I didn’t see any major catalysts in the near future, which is what we would need to see in order to reverse a long-standing conditions such as this. But also note the Moon, which is combust and applying to a conjunction with the Sun for the upcoming eclipse. This is certainly a sign that you cannot see the entire situation, and something of the truth may be hidden.

The combination of these testimonies indicates that while there may not be a dramatic improvement in your condition in the near future, we are still getting reminded that we are not meant to know all things, and that ours is not the last word on your problem. I think it is very important to be positive and to have hope, precisely because we realize that our human means allow us to only see a small sliver of reality. True reality is far more complex and benevolent than it may seem at a given moment.

As always, I like to ask that in return for your free reading, you update me (either by email, or in the comments on this page) on what happened. I don’t mind being wrong, but I like to learn from what I did well or badly.

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Horary Astrology: Free Astrology Reading – “Should I Pursue the Affair?”

October 23, 2007 by  

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I´m married and not fulfilled in my marriage. I fell in love with colleague. Magnetism. I just know. He is married, 2 adopted children, wants to be friends yet admits to a strong desire for me. I´ve rejected his request for friendship and said goodbye. Any hope he´ll regret this? Ought I just to just get over it?

—T.

Nina Gryphon:

Dear T.,

It’s so tough to know whether these flings ever turn into anything serious; they don’t seem to most of the time, but every now and then, we do see a very strong relationship forming. Below is the horary chart I cast for your question:

Horary Astrology: Free Astrology Reading - “Should I Pursue the Affair?” - Horoscope

Your feelings seem to be smarting a bit since he rejected you, but emotionally, you are quite interested in him. Venus shows your identity as a woman, and it is in the detriment of Jupiter (his main ruling planet), so you don’t love the fact he turned you down. However, the Moon shows your emotions, and it is in Pisces, the sign of Jupiter. So you do seem rather attached to him on this level.

The problem is this: you do seem rather emotionally unfulfilled in your life, perhaps due to your marriage, as you said. From your perspective, this new man seems like he would be perfect to counteract that. But consider that the moment you became happier, you would likely lose interest.

He does seem attracted to you physically, but this is about to change. The Sun, which signifies his male “need mate” side, is currently very interested in Venus (you), but soon will enter Scorpio, which is the detriment of Venus. So his attraction is about to pass. However (and this is a big however), just as soon as the Sun enters Scorpio, it conjoins with Mercury, which is the ruler of your first house of self. There may be some kind of meeting or confrontation with him, perhaps even with sex involved. But because of his lack of interest, it just won’t go.

Note that his main planet is Jupiter, which is in its own sign and house, Sagittarius, and it is in the detriment of Mercury. This means that he is pretty happy with things as they are, and is not really interested in pursuing this relationship.

Because we do have two applying aspects between your planets and his (Moon’s square to Jupiter, and the Sun’s conjunction with Mercury), I would expect there to be some kind of last contact, but not much beyond this.

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Free Astrology Readings: Horary Astrology – “Did My Friend Poison Me?”

October 16, 2007 by  

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Horary Astrology Question:

A very good friend of mine from graduate school got me an interview which led to a job doing research in the same lab as her. She had been working there 10 years prior to me when I started. She was very fond of her boss and considered herself his second wife or work wife as she called it. During my employment the boss and I had developed a very good rapport of which she became very jealous. She would taunt me with her suspicions of a relationship between the boss and myself, which I tried unsuccessfully to explain to her was completely unfounded and ridiculous.

One day I became very sick and had to be hospitalized. Although every kind of test from blood tests to a lumbar puncture were run, the neurologists were at a loss to determine what casued my strange symptoms and just attributed it to a viral infection that attacked my brain stem.

We often prepared lunch for each other in the lab and just prior to my becoming ill, my good friend of 18 years prepared lunch one afternoon that she refused to eat. She said it was just for me. I thought it was unusual because she ate just a cold cut sandwich and she hated to eat a cold lunch, but she was so insistent on not eating the hot prepared lunch and I never thought anything of it. However, another friend of mine believes she could have put a neural toxin into my lunch. She does use them in her research and my other friend believes her jealousy was her motive. So she had means and motive, but did she do it?

—T.


Nina Gryphon:

Dear T.,

If there was an award for most dramatic question, yours would surely be one of the top contenders. I confess that my initial reaction was: “There is no way.” But as I looked at the chart, I became less certain. The horoscope for your question is below:

Horary Astrology - Free Astrology Readings: Horary Astrology – “Did My Friend Poison Me?”

I believe there are two main houses with which we are concerned here: the 11th house, which represents your friend, and the 12th house, which represents secret enemies. The way that the rulers of these houses interact with your planets will give us a sense of whether there was something more to the situation that was apparent.

You’re represented by Jupiter, ruler of the first house of self, and also by the Moon. The first thing which jumped out at us is the separating aspect between the Moon and the sun in Libra on the cusp of the 11th house of friends. While the Sun does not represent your friend as such, we do see that something nasty happened to you recently, perhaps not unconnected with your friend. You also mentioned that you left that job on difficult terms, so perhaps this is a reference to that event.

We do see that your friend seems to hate you; as you say, she certainly seems to have a motive. She would be represented by the ruler of the 11th house, Venus in Virgo, the sign of its fall. Benefic planets that are in debility represent situations or people that look good on the outside but are rotten within. Venus in Virgo is in the detriment of Jupiter, thereby hating or harming whatever Jupiter represents. Jupiter represents you.

Note that Venus has recently separated from an opposition by antiscion to the Sun. This would be the very Sun that just contacted your Moon. Contact by antiscion always represents matters that are hidden, and this is but one of two major antiscial contacts in the chart.

More disturbingly, we see that the Moon has just separated from an opposition to Mars by antiscion. Mars rules the 12th house of secret enemies, and it is in the sign of its fall. This gives us a sense that your illness was, in the words of William Lilly, “more than natural.” Perhaps most dramatically, we have a very close aspect between Venus and Mars, a sextile precise down to the minute. So this nasty Mars is closely linked with the planet representing your friend.

Note also Venus and Mars’s separating aspects to Saturn, which rules the second house of food. Saturn itself is debilitated by its close conjunction to the malefic South node, and its placement by sign also shows your food harming you. Saturn is in the detriment of Jupiter, just like Venus. Both Venus and Saturn are closely square the ascendant, afflicting your body, specifically the head, which is associated with the first house.

The evidence seems rather troubling, and the chart reflects the many hidden aspects of the situation. I cannot say whether neural toxins were involved, if she merely coughed on your food, or if she was sticking pins in a voodoo doll. Any of these are equally possible with the 12th house, and we should not automatically assume the worst.

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Free Astrology Readings: Horary Astrology – “Will My Son & I Reconcile?”

October 10, 2007 by  

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Horary Astrology Question:

I divorced my husband in 1999 after 28 years of marriage. My oldest son was married at the time and only wanted my happiness. My youngest son was 18 at the time and remained living with my ex. After a year of dealing with increasing hostility from my son, I moved to California to live.

It has been six years since I have seen my youngest son and he has called me only when he needed money to solve a problem that he got himself into. After the last 2 years, he has now written me again for help. I don’t want to give him any money without responsibility and am waiting until I can have a real conversation with him. But I do want him back in my life in a real relationship. Will that ever happen & when?

—E.

Nina Gryphon:

Dear E.,

It seems to me that your younger son wants to have his cake and eat it too; he wants your money, but he also wants the moral high ground on the divorce. He cannot have both, regardless of how unjustified he thinks your divorce was. I cast a horary chart to get a sense of when a reconciliation may happen. The horoscope is below:

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We can see that the situation is bothering you a great deal, and that you do love your son very much. Of course you do; he is your son! The ruler of your first house of self is Saturn, which is in the sign and exaltation of Mercury. Mercury rules the fifth house of children, and so it shows your son. Saturn is in the eighth house of fear, which indicates your anguish over the situation. [Frequent readers of this advice column will notice that in a disproportionate number of charts, the person’s planet is in the eighth house, showing that they are anxious or fearful about the issue.]

It may be that you do not have all the facts in the situation, or are simply blinded by the powerful emotions at work. This is shown by the fact that your co-significator, the Moon, is combust and moving deeper into a conjunction with the Sun. In either case, it would be most helpful for you to gather more information, both from third parties, and in talking to your son. You might learn more about the reasons for his hostility that you previously thought.

How does your son feel? He seems to have an exaggerated anger toward you; as evidenced by the fact that Mercury is in the fall of the Moon. In order for reconciliation to happen, Mercury will have to be out of Scorpio, to exit this bad reception with the Moon. Mercury is now grinding to a halt, as it will turn retrograde in a couple of days, and during this time, there will be two contacts with Saturn, indicating that you will be in touch with him more often in the not too distant future.

Venus will aspect Saturn (you), then Mars, then Mercury (your son). There may be an attempt to reconcile, perhaps by the means of a third party, but something may get in the way. Mercury itself will form a sextile aspect to Saturn, so I would expect another try at reconciliation in four or five months, maybe a little bit later than that. However, I don’t think that the two of you will really patch it up until the second half of 2008, which is symbolized by Mercury moving back into Libra, where it exalts Saturn. Regardless of the exact timing, I do believe that the two of you will eventually reconcile, and have a positive relationship, due to Mercury retrograding into Libra.

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Free Astrology Readings: Horary Astrology – “Will I Get the Money?”

October 8, 2007 by  

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Horary Astrology Question:

I work for myself so my income is variable. The facade of my house is collapsing. The builder is in the process of preparing yet another estimate because my husband will not finance the work. Therefore I must try and borrow the money. I don’t know to what extent the bank is prepared to lend me the money, as I am self-employed. I am British and have lived in France for 25 years. My husband is French. This is important to know as the bank is French. Will I get the money to renovate my house?

—J.

Nina Gryphon:

Dear J.,

A person much smarter than myself once told me that bankers only lend you money when they are convinced that you don’t need it. That said, it may be possible for you to squeeze water out of a rock; let’s see what the horary chart says. The horoscope for your question is below:

Free Horary Astrology Reading - Money to Renovate House?

The façade of your house does not appear to be in the best of shape: the ruler of your fourth house of real estate is Mars, which has recently entered its fall, the sign of Cancer. You can see how horary can be very literal — the house itself is falling. Mars is moving very slowly, as it prepares to enter first station before turning retrograde: your house is falling, though slowly. However, help may be on the way. Mars is about to sextile Saturn in Virgo, and since Saturn rules braces and reinforcements of all sorts, then the remedial measures should hold back the ravages of time.

So this is helpful; since we have evidence of the work being done, the money will come from somewhere. Let us take a look at the bank, and more specifically, its money. You will get some money from the bank, and I would expect this to happen very very shortly. The bank’s money is ruled by the Sun, which will very soon sextile your significator, Jupiter. How is the Sun? It is in the sign of its fall, though it is very strongly placed on the Midheaven. There may not be as much money as you had hoped. Perhaps at least in the short term, you may choose just to maintain the façade as it is, as opposed to going for a complete repair.

The Sun is also in detriment of Mars, the house, so the bank’s money harms the house. It may be that you will have to raise more money in the future to do a complete renovation of the façade and truly fix the problem, as opposed to just arresting further deterioration.

The good news is that the bank is willing to give you the money, as they believe that you have more money than you really do. Note that the Sun exalts Saturn, ruler of your second house of assets. It will be some time before you can truly renovate the house, but at least this first phase will be paid for.

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