I am becoming more and more apprehensive to answer some horarys. Not so much because I may be wrong, but because I may be right instead. Anyone that has practiced horary knows that the most asked question will be, “am I pregnant” followed by some relationship one. The first problem is getting the correct wording for the question. Will I ever…. is a bit open ended and I wouldn’t touch that one. There is also the “am I pregnant now” another tricky one, because of the question and because of Mother Nature herself.
Would it surprise you to know that up to 50 percent of pregnancies miscarry,( I have heard over the years 15 to 50%) and that most are in the first month and then are passed off as a normal menses? So now let us first assume there even has been implantation by the time the Querent asks the question. Implantation yes….She asked on Tuesday…. by Saturday, a period shows up, but Tuesdays yes is still right, she was in fact at the time the question was asked. But the Astrologer looks very wrong. This question can backfire the other way also… “Am I pregnant” Astrologer says no, but unknown to anyone, there is implantation 24 hours later… Again, the Astrologer looks incorrect. I prefer to avoid the question completely because I would classify it under a frivolous question and the Querent will know soon enough. If other Astrologers care to answer, be sure to look into the considerations of the chart, especially when a placement says the Astrologer will not be given credit. If you do want to proceed, be ready for the never happy enough with just one question…. as the questions of pregnancy, labor and such will surface. The entire subject can be a minefield to dance around.
How about when technology won’t listen? The “will he call”? question. Let’s say we see both perfection and Mutual Reception and we shout an enthusiastic yes. And the querent forgets to tell you her phone has been cut service. Were we suppose to see that in the chart (and many may have)? Did the querent have a responsibility to tell us that on the onset of a reading? I have recently done a couple of travel horarys and they didn’t make sense until probing the querent a little and finding out in both instances it was really about a long distance relationship. Both charts said no, we were having a Retrograde Mercury to start off, but both charts spoke more of the issues going on in their relationships. I wonder sometimes if it is okay to probe or do we give the slice and diced here you go, black and white answer of yes or no. Yet if we do give only the yes or no, it seems more likely to haunt us with wrong answers, because we didn’t understand the question. I think that is why I like doing lost items in horary. You readily get the background and no one too embarrassed to say what is really going on. So as Astrologers how bad does it make us look if we argue the fine points after the fact? I think it makes us look like “sour losers”, but if we say nothing, that isn’t good either.
So how many of you have run into the person asking the same question over and over until she hears what she wants, not what is probably an accurate horary, but instead one made all sugary sweet with a well intentioned “astrologer” that has never cracked open a horary book or knows just enough to be dangerous. I think I am going to avoid doing horarys for a while. At least long enough to find a sense of humor.