I’ve mentioned before in a previous post about the difficulties that finding timing in horary can pose, but it’s also quite rewarding when you get it right. It adds a new layer of legitimacy to your readings, and it’s just a fun trick to do in general. Here’s a horary where the timing is the main focus of the question and this can present a unique challenge to the astrologer as timing is no longer a bonus, but a requirement to have a satisfied client.
The background for this question is fairly straightforward. The querent had sent in an amended tax return and was approved to receive a larger refund. Having already waited patiently for five weeks, the querent asked when the money would finally arrive.
We can go ahead and identify our significators for this question: the querent is Venus in the First, and the queisted in this horary is Jupiter, ruler of the 8th who is currently placed in the Second. There are several good indications that the querent is going to receive some money with these placements. We already know this is going to be the case because the querent already stated their amendment was approved, so this isn’t something that the querent will necessarily care about hearing as their focus is completely on the timing. However, for the student; the Lord of the Second is on the Ascendant, the Lord of the Eighth is placed in the Second house, and the Moon applies to the Lord of the Eighth. All are clear testimonies of the querent securing some additional funds.
As I mentioned in the previous article, there are two different timing techniques you can utilize and it’s wise to try both techniques and see which outcome is the more realistic. The first is the real-time application of the significators. In this chart, acquiring the money is going to be shown by the Moon’s applying conjunction with Jupiter, so with this technique, we would need to see when these two planets are going to perfect this application. Using our handy-dandy future planetary placement predictor (or any accurate astrological program), we can see that that particular Moon and Jupiter conjunction perfected on May 12th at 7:32 AM, so just a bit over 24 hours after the question was asked. This could certainly be possible, except that the 12th is a Sunday, so the post doesn’t run. So, it doesn’t seem like this technique holds our answer.
The second technique is symbolic timing, where each degree symbolizes a particular unit of time. The Moon and Jupiter conjunction has just about 12 and a half degrees before perfection occurs, so this is the amount of time that’s going to occur, but what unit would we use? The conjunction is occurring in the mutable (oftentimes referred to as common) sign of Gemini and on the cusp of the Second house, which is succeedant. Both the house and sign suggest an amount of time that is neither too fast nor too slow, so the safest bet would probably be days, especially since we already know the querent has been waiting for five weeks. So based on this technique, the money would arrive on either May 23rd or May 24th, depending on how you want to count the half degree.
The querent actually ended up receiving their money during the early evening hours of May 24th. This is why you always want to try out both timing techniques. In this example the real-time application between the significators was completely off, and on the day of the 24th, the Moon was in Scorpio, which is completely averse to Jupiter in Gemini.
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