Horary Astrology

The long unmeasured pulse of time moves everything. There is nothing hidden that it cannot bring to light, nothing once known that may not become unknown. Nothing is impossible.”   


Horary Astrology, meaning “The Astrology of the Hour” was, up until relatively recently, the most important tool in every astrologers toolbox. Requiring the detailed study of rigorous and sharply defined symbolism, its popularity gradually waned in favour of modern astrological thought, relying on essential principles and a psychological approach.

The modern Horary technique that I use, remains reliant on the traditional methods that developed over the centuries and which were gathered together in William Lilly’s 17th Century work “Christian Astrology”. This three volume book of over eight hundred pages is drawn from sources as early as Ptolemy, Manillus and Dorotheus, who were all writing two thousand years ago, in the 1st Century. Influenced by history’s greatest Astrologers, men such as Masha’Allah, Bonatti, Culpepper, and Al Biruni, to name but a few, William Lilly distilled much of this knowledge into his work, and left his manual with its valuable case histories as a testament that remains valid and workable to this day.

It must be accepted however, that unlike much Astrology that is used today, Horary is first and foremost a method of divination. The moment that the client’s question is understood fully by the Astrologer is taken as the source of the chart, and this Horary Chart, is then read according to the rules and parameters of Horary Astrology. From this we can interpret the state of the Querent (person asking the question) and also the conditions surrounding the question. The answer to the question may then be deduced from the prevailing conditions that exist within the chart. The Horary technique may be used to answer an enormous variety of questions, ranging from relationships to house purchases, from health matters to lost items and from missing persons to pregnancy; but one factor underpins them all; it cannot be an idle question that has had no thought put into it, and which is asked on the whim of the moment.

Once the question remains in the heart of the questioner, and cannot seem to be answered in any other way, i.e. it has become a “burning question” then the question may be asked. The astrologer, on receiving and understanding the full meaning of the question, and being ready to answer the question, it is then, and only then, that the chart may be cast………

Please email me at jograntastrologer@gmail.com for a Horary Reading

Joanna Grant. D.F.Astrol.S

My name is Joanna Grant, I am an Astrologer, Tarot Reader and Writer, who lives on the beautiful Beara Peninsula in the South West of Ireland. I can often be found at home, deep in arcane research, or practicing some new form of divination whilst burning the dinner! My children probably wish that I was “normal” but may well remember my eccentricities fondly when they come to face the challenges of their own paths. My long knowledge of Astrology leads and informs my practice, in offering guidance, empowerment and healing, helping others to lead a more authentic and magical life. You can read more about me here.