Author: Adrian Duncan

Walls – and their collapse

… a story of Saturn and Pluto

People can have strange tastes in politics. In seeking to explain a predilection amongst some voters for strongmen, researchers have come up with the idea of that there may be an “authoritarian” gene. Others point to the tendency for people who have had authoritarian fathers – as Donald Trump had – to be attracted to politicians and policies, which prioritize control and power. It appears that people with this predilection despise weakness in others, much as their own weakness was focused upon in their upbringing. (Note 1) Read More

Dynamic Horary. Part 4/4

Using the consultation chart

Use of the consultation chart combined with the birth chart radically improves the accuracy of the consultation, without you having to learn much more astrology than you already know. Whilst it can be difficult to answer specific questions using methods like transits, progressions, the solar return etc. when the horary chart for the consultation is used, everything suddenly gets much easier. Read More

Dynamic Horary Astrology – Part 3/4

It may seem revolutionary to say that the horary chart for the consultation is an essential part of the consultation process, but this chart has been part of tradition throughout the whole history of astrology. William Lilly was more apt to use the consultation chart than the birth horoscope, as were many other practitioners historically, if only because the date and time were sure, which was not the case with many births. In India, the Hora Shastra horoscope for the time of the consultation is used extensively by astrologers, when details of the birth are not known. Read More

Dynamic Horary Astrology – Part 2/4

In the middle of the 1980’s, the English astrologer Derek Appleby – author of the book ”Horary Astrology” – came to Copenhagen to teach a course. I was part of an enthusiastic group of students who participated, and inspired by the course we began to cast a whole array of horary charts asking all sorts of questions. It was amazing to see how well each horoscope reflected the situation, and it seemed that just as long as consciousness is focused on a moment of time, then the horoscope of that moment has to reflect what is going on in yourself and in the world around you. The same force that moves the universe moves people, and astrology is the method through which you can understand and interpret this correlation. Read More

Dynamic Horary Astrology: Part 1/4

(This is a series of four articles teaching explaining how psychological and horary astrology merge to create greater accuracy in the consultation)
In astrological tradition, techniques have been passed down through the centuries by highly skilled astrologers with a lifetime of experience in the field. Much of modern-day horary astrology has its roots in these great teachers, from Ptolemy (b. 100 AD) to Al Biruni (b. 973 AD) to William LIlly (b. 1602) up to renowned modern-day horary practitioners. Calculations in this past period were not as accurate as they are today, and the position of the Moon and other planets was frequently out by several degrees. Planets beyond Saturn had not been discovered. Interpretations were often explained in long lists with fixed rules for students to learn by heart. The concept of psychology and self-realization was basically ignored, and horary astrology was focused on outcomes, not explanations. Read More