Horary Astrology: Free Astrology Readings – “When Will My Son Stop Using Drugs?”

July 23, 2007 by  

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Horary Astrology Question:

My son has been an on/off IV drug user since he was 18. He is presently 24. The guilt & devastation this has caused family is beyond words. Of course when he is using he cannot be trusted, has stolen my car, etc. When he is clean he is kind, caring & smart. He came from a “normal” middle class home, no abuse/addictions, and two happily married parents. We threw money at it initially, in our panic. Now we give unconditional love, and lots of our time. We see that this will be a lifetime commitment. Otherwise, my life is greatly blessed with a husband that adores me, a job I love, a happily married well adjusted daughter, and solid relationships.


Nina Gryphon:

Dear M.,

Thank you for writing to me. I am sorry to hear about your son, and can only imagine what you have been through. I cast a horary chart for the time that I understood your question, and the horoscope is below:

Free Astrology Readings – “When Will My Son Stop Using Drugs?”

In this horoscope, your son is shown by Mars, ruler of your fifth house of children. Mars is not doing terribly well; it is in Taurus, the sign of its detriment. Clearly, your son is not in a good place. The question is whether this will ever change, and if so, when. The good news is that Mars is angular, just about to enter the seventh house. So the only person who can change the situation is your son. Does he want to?

I do not like the fact that Mars is in a fixed sign, showing a resistance to change. I also do not see a major motivation for him to do so. If he wanted to change, I would be inclined to look at Mars’s transition into the next sign, Gemini (where it is considerably stronger than in Taurus) as showing definite improvement in about 13 to 14 months. However, if, as I suspect, the motivation is not there, this timeline turns into 13 to 14 years.

Whatever the timeframe, about three quarters of the way through, he is going to experience some kind of negative wake-up call, which may well motivate him to make a serious change. This is shown by Mars applying to square Saturn. Saturn can just rule negative things in general, but here it rules your son’s 12th house of self undoing, which can include both drugs and jail. So there is a sense that he will hit rock bottom before things improve.

I wish the news had been better, but the motivation to change his life will have to come from within.

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Free Astrology Advice: Horary Astrology – Will We Find My Brother?

January 12, 2007 by  

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Horary Question:

My brother is a schizophrenia patient, and has been missing since December 9, 2006. We are trying our best to find him. I want to know if we will able to find him? Or if he himself will come back? If yes, then could you give me some idea when he will come back? This is the third time he has gone missing like this, but last two times he remembered the phone number and he could reach us, but this time he does not remember the new phone number. My brother was living with my mother. We all have been very tense. Please help!


Nina Gryphon:

Dear V.,

I am very sorry to hear about your brother. I cannot imagine how worried your family must be for his safety and well-being. Horary astrology can show whether he will come back or be found, and if so, when. The horoscope for the time I understood your horary question is below:

Will We Find My Brother?  Horary Question

You are shown by the Lord of the first house, Venus in Aquarius in the 10th house. We see that your brother had left you some time ago, as the Moon had opposed Venus earlier in the sign. Oppositions show separations or breakups, which is very appropriate here.

Your brother is shown by the ruler of the third house of siblings, the Moon in Leo. He wishes to come home, because the Moon is in the benefic fifth house and is not afflicted, and beholds the Ascendant. So far, the signs are encouraging, because if he wants to be found, it will be a lot easier for you. Now we have to see whether we can find a way to connect you and your brother in this chart.

We see that the Moon recently separated from a trine to a very strong Jupiter. The English astrologer, William Lilly, writes that “if the significator of the absent be strong and separated from a fortune, and in a good house, the absent lives.” Now, Jupiter does rule the eighth house of death, but your brother’s significator and Jupiter seem strong enough that I believe him to be alive. It may be that Jupiter is some kind of charitable third party or something like that where he has been able to find shelter.

The good news is that Venus will sextile Jupiter in 8°. This shows that you will be in touch with that third party, who will be able to get you back together with your brother.

Now, the question is when will this happen? Since the Moon separated from Venus (your brother left you) 10° ago, and this shows a month, we would expect 8° to show less than one month from the time of the question on January 5, 2007. So early February seems the most likely time to find your brother. However, he may not show up of his own accord, you will find him through this third party.

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Free Astrology Advice – Horary Astrology: Will My Father Die This Year?

October 23, 2006 by  

Free Astrology Advice - Horary Astrology: Will My Father Die This Year?


I would like to know: is my dad going to die before the end of the year, and when is he likely to go?

My dad has been sick for almost a decade now, and probably does not have much longer to live one way or another. It’s pretty much a Terri Schiavo situation, only my mother is on the pro-life side and I am on the “let him go, he’s suffered enough” side. I am resigned to the fact that this illness will drag out for as long and slowly and painfully as it is possible to do because she will not change her mind on that. The last time I talked to his doctor, he said that my father could probably not survive beyond late October/early November. (This is around his birthday and my Saturn Return, so it seems rather likely to me that it will be soon.)

Now insurance has decided to throw him out of the hospital and into a nursing home, so they can cut him off financially by the end of 2006. The move to a nursing home means that he cannot get speedy medical care and must be moved around a lot every time he gets an infection, so his health will probably go downhill even faster. In a way, I am hoping this is the case so that he won’t suffer for much longer. Also, I am afraid that if he lives through the period of time insurance is going to pay for, my mom will make herself bankrupt paying for his nursing home, as the cost is astronomical.

I’d just like to know for my own peace of mind when it is likely to occur, and if I am going to need to worry about the insurance money running out before Dad does.


Nina Gryphon:

Dear J.,

Personally, I see your heartbreaking situation as testimony to the heartlessness of our current medical system. I get a number of questions about death, usually that of a loved one who is hovering very near the grave, and the relatives want to know whether they should dig in for the long haul financially, or whether they just need a little more time and money. I suspect the reason I get so many questions on death is that many astrologers are not willing or able to answer these questions, and so they recommend me as someone who does this sort of work.

As always, I cast a horoscope for the time that I understood your question, a technique known as horary astrology. This method is very old, and involves casting a horoscope for the moment that I understood your question, with the idea that the answer to a question is contained in the horoscope for the question itself. Everything in the universe has a birth chart, and your question does as well, and it can be interpreted not unlike a regular natal horoscope of a person.the horoscope for your horary question about your dad’s death is below:

Free Astrology Advice - Horary Astrology: Will My Father Die This Year?
Your dad is the main concern in this horoscope, so we will turn the chart so that his house is on the ascendant. Fathers are ruled by the fourth house, so we will look what is going on with the ruler of the fourth house, Venus, and see whether there are any testimonies of immediate death.  First, we notice that Venus is in its fall in the eighth house. The eighth house rules death, but since your dad’s planet is already in it, we can see that it is because you are thinking of death; he is not already dead. The fact that Venus is so debilitated in Virgo, shows that your dad is in a bad way healthwise.

Much of the time, we will see an aspect between the person’s significator, here, Venus, and the Lord of the eighth house or the turned eighth house; those are Mercury and Jupiter, respectively. Venus does not make any applying aspects to Mercury, and indeed the two planets are in mutual reception by sign. This means that Mercury is in the sign of Venus, Libra, and Venus is in the sign of Mercury, Virgo. When we see this, this often means that death will not occur in the timeframe provided.

Even if the eighth house ruler does not show death, we must also look at the turned eighth house, which in this case is the eighth from the fourth, or the 11th house, ruled by Jupiter. If we look at the relationship between Venus and Jupiter, we see a terrible mutual reception, as each planet is in the detriment of the other planet. Jupiter is in Scorpio, and Venus is in Virgo. However, the two planets are separating from an aspect. Venus recently sextiled Jupiter, and the meaning of this must be judged according to the situation. If your dad is in a coma, it shows that death has already occurred, in any meaningful sense of the word, and the question will be when the doctors and your mom will recognize it. If your dad is still alive, it shows that he has come as close to death as he will get for a while.

Thus far, the testimony seems to be that your dad will live out this year. There are two potential testimonies that may show a turn for the worse, but they are not as strong we would want to see for an unequivocal testimony of death.  In 6°, Venus will conjoin the malefic South Node. Whenever we see something bad happening to a person’s significator, when the question is about death, we can assume that that nasty thing symbolizes death. This would judge that in about six weeks, there is the potential for death. This testimony is strengthened by the fact that the Moon will conjoin the Sun (a New Moon), which might be a supporting testimony if death is in the cards. This will happen in about 5 1/2 degrees. So we can see that six weeks or so might give death, particularly if your father is already comatose; if nothing happens then, it is likely your father will live out the year.

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