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.
As the episode progresses, we talk about the recent revival of the practice of traditional horara astrology in modern times, as well as Lee’s contribution to restoring and promoting the practice.
Lee is the author of a book on the subject published in 2002 called The Martial Art of Horary Astrology. She recently published a new follow-up to Horary earlier this year, entitled Learning Classical Horary Astrology: Notes and Workbook.
For more information on Lee’s work, visit her website at LeeLehman.com. For those who want to learn directly from her, Lee will be offering an online horary course through the International Academy of Astrology starting next month.
Below are the show notes and an overview 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.
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- The revival of traditional horary astrology in the 1980s.
- How this stood in contrast to the astrological paradigms prevailing at the time.
- Why the Horary resuscitation was important and different.
- Lee’s background in astrology and how it came to be on the horizon in the late 1980s.
- The rediscovery and reprint 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?
- How were the first efforts to revive Lilly’s approach?
- Who was involved?
- Olivia Barclay and the Qualifying Horary Practitioner (QHP) program.
- Geoffrey Cornelius and the Company of Astrologers as a separate stream.
- Other students from Barclay.
- The first generation of traditional astrologers.
- The idea of parentage.
- Transition: the mechanics of the horary.
- Introduction to the basics of Horary.
- How does Horary work from a technical point of view?
- Answering a single specific question based on the moment it is asked.
- Casting a diagram for the moment of the question.
- View the graph as a representation of both the type of question and the answer.
- The first house represents whoever asked the question, also known as “Querent”.
- Find the house that most closely matches the subject of the question, the one in question.
- The most common approach is to determine if the rulers of the two apply.
- If so, the answer is positive, if not then negative.
- Different ways planets may or may not be applied.
- This is where some elaborate configurations come into play.
- Light transmission, light collection, etc.
- The symbolic nature of internships often works very literally.
- Lee practiced horary for 14 years and collected examples before publishing The martial art of horary astrology.
- It has now been another 15 years and she has 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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