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MarkF



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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steven,

I feel a little odd speaking for Ben Dykes like I did above here. I'm glad you looked up his original comments. I've spoken to Ben more recently and he's still sorting through how Bonatti uses reception prior to publishing his book.

I'll be my usual contrarian and say that I still don't think any amount of reception, generosity or whatever can get over Saturn in detriment, peregrine and retrograde in Peter's chart here, which as usual is lost in the shuffle. Peter? Any thoughts?

I really don't know what to say about that quote you cited that says that anytime you get two planets that are significators in an applying aspect that you get perfection. Whatever you do, don't tell this to all the love-lorn querents out there because I have enough trouble explaining why their opposition between Mars and Saturn does not bode well for eternal love. All I can say is that there must be more to that quote than meets the eye.

What is an open question to me is when you have Saturn in the shape it's in now is whether it can promise nothing at all, or just nothing good? I had one of my own charts where I asked a friend for the name of a doctor who I wanted to see. My friend was Saturn in Leo in the ASC. The Moon seemed to join my friend to the doctor to me. What happened was that he tried quite hard to find the doctor but he had moved and could not be found. I've seen other times when Saturn showed a reconcilliation that does not last.

About Lilly's example of the lost horse, that's one of my favorite ones. Lilly seems to make an exception that when the Sun is one of the significators and it is in aspect with another significator then the combustion does not interfere with the outcome. And this makes sense. When he talks about the fate of someone whoís been gone away at sea for a long time and their significator is combust, he says that the person is in prison or captured. In the example of the horse, the horse is captured but this time itís by the querent, which is a good thing; itís what he wants. Itís not that the combustion isnít happening, itís just that it does not impede the outcome. Combustion shows lack of freedom and capture, which for the horse is just what he wants. There are at least two other examples where Lilly shows significators in combustion where he still gets perfection. One of his most famous is whether he will buy the house from Master B. In that one the seller of the house is the Sun while Lilly is Venus, which is combust. He does say that the combustion does show that Master B has too much power and so forced Lilly to accept a price that was too high, but Lilly still gets the house. Lilly gives another example in Chapter LIX where the querent is the Sun about whether a pushy young woman will marry and older man who she first rebuffed. This is a great example of reception helping the significator where her application to the quesited will not bring about perfection. But the Solar woman does not impede her contact with Jupiter who is the person will help her marry the older man.

Itís not that the combustion does not exist when the Sun is one of the significators, itís just that it means something different and wonít hinder perfection. This only applies when either the Sun is the querent and it's involved with the quesited, or when the Sun is the quesited and it's involved with the querent.

In the lost horse chart you also describe Mercury as a malefic, which is only true in the accidental sense. Look at how Lilly handles reception in Chapter XXVIII. He makes a distinction between plain old malefics, malefics that are debilitated and other planets that are debilitated. The hardest situations to get perfection, even with reception is when youíre dealing with a malefic that is debilitated, as it is in Peterís chart. In the lost horse chart, Mercury being retrograde is a sign that itís coming back to the querent. It being peregrine is a description of it being lost, or in place that is unfamiliar to the horse. In Peterís chart, it is the job that he wants that is in detriment, peregrine and retrograde and those same terms would describe the job as being either bad for him, troubled, weak, out of reach, etc. Itís not that Lilly ignores these ideas in the lost horse chart; itís just that they mean something different when dealing with a lost animal or possession than they do in a job question. If Mercury were in detriment, I assume that Lilly would say that the horse was injured in some way.
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sasha_i



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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello to all of you,

I putted the following question 21 November 2006, 13:01, Bucharest, Romania (44N26, 026E06):
Will the money arrive to destination? (I use the whole sign house system)

Well surprise (for me at least, because the post men told me that none of the previous money order arrived in Italy, because of a technical problem. so I was affraid that my money will be returned), with Saturn as a significator in Leo squaring Sun and Jupiter combusted, in less than 2 week not only that the money arrived but I received also a good answer to my demanding.
So for me Steven confirmed an old intuition of mine. I am far away from what you could call an experienced astrologer in horary, so I could be wrong.
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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Peter? Any thoughts?

Hi Mark,
yes I have one or two but I'm still trying to put them into some kind of coherent sequence, given that it's 8.30 am here...
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I really don't know what to say about that quote you cited that says that anytime you get two planets that are significators in an applying aspect that you get perfection. Whatever you do, don't tell this to all the love-lorn querents out there because I have enough trouble explaining why their opposition between Mars and Saturn does not bode well for eternal love. All I can say is that there must be more to that quote than meets the eye.

Well the term "perfection" in this context means that there will be some kind of resolution to the question, thanks to the fact that there is an applying aspect between the significators. The nature of that resolution depends upon the type of aspect being offered and equally importantly, the condition of the planets involved. Lilly doesn't seem to think that retrogradation is a hindrance in certain questions, for he tells us (I forget where for the moment) that if one of the significators is retrograde then perfection is performed suddenly.
He also tells us, on page 125 of C.A. that if the significators apply by square then things are brought to perfection "provided that each planet have dignity in the degrees wherein they are, and apply out of proper and good houses, otherwise not." Yet as Stephen rightly points out this statement is contradicted in the "missing horse" horary, where both Mercury and the Sun are ill dignified and on the cusp of the 8th house (hardly a "proper and good house"!), without reception, yet the horse is returned to the owner, safe and well.
What this contradiction suggests to me is that perfection - or rather, resolution - has the potential to be performed whenever there is an applying aspect between the significators, but other factors dictate whether the perfection is totally satisfactory to the querent.
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What is an open question to me is when you have Saturn in the shape it's in now is whether it can promise nothing at all, or just nothing good?

That is the nub of this horary, in my opinion. Saturn here is in detriment, suggesting to me that any offer of a job overseas will not be to my friend's satisfaction, due to the nature of the company, or it's location, the contract, or whatever. Accepting the offer will cause my friend problems of one kind or another (application by square) and he may not have either the inclination or the resources to accept it (Moon in it's fall). My friend asked if he would procure "gainful" employment within the next 6 months and on this evidence I would have to say 'no', but I do believe he will be offered something, even though it won't be ideal and might even ask more of him than he is prepared to sacrifice. The company will "welcome" him however, because Venus (my friend's significator) is received into Saturn's dignity, showing that, regardless of the unsatisfactory nature of the position, the company will at least be happy to employ him.
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The hardest situations to get perfection, even with reception is when youíre dealing with a malefic that is debilitated, as it is in Peterís chart. In the lost horse chart, Mercury being retrograde is a sign that itís coming back to the querent. It being peregrine is a description of it being lost, or in place that is unfamiliar to the horse. In Peterís chart, it is the job that he wants that is in detriment, peregrine and retrograde and those same terms would describe the job as being either bad for him, troubled, weak, out of reach, etc.

These are my thoughts too, Mark. As for Saturn being retrograde, it suggests to me that this is a company that he has heard from in the past, or it is work that he has done previously and found to be unsatisfactory for one reason or another.

Finally, to Stephen I would just like to say thank you for offering the thoughts of Masha'allah on the subject of reception. I hadn't read his work before and I'm grateful to you for bringing him to my attention.

cheers,
Pete
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Moondance7



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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no way, given my very limited knowledge, that I could intelligently enter this discussion. Nevertheless, I have a question. All of this discussion is about aspects and states of significators with an horary framework. My question is , does a weakened significator describe only outcome/action within the question asked, or does it also describe the state the actual person is in at that time?
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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sasha, in your chart, the ruler of the money, jupiter is being applied to by the ruler of the other person, Sun. They are almost cazimi and in a cadent house (the 9th house by division) so it shows that the significators will come together very soon.
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Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't want this topic to veer off to a seconf chart, so I'll keep this brief on hopefully on the main topic.

Iíd see Mars as the significator of Sashaís money. Not only does it rule his 2nd house, but also the Sun, who is the person to whom to the money is being sent, is received by Mars by sign and triplicity. In other words, Sashaís money has sway and dominion over this person. The Sun has already past Mars, so as Sasha says, by the time of this question the person had already received the money. There are so many other things in this chart but I donít want to get too far from the main topic here, and that I think is how can you get perfection of a question when you have a debilitated Saturn.

I think in Sashaís question, Saturn as the ASC ruler is not involved here. Once Sasha sent the money, its delivery was up to the postal workers to deliver so Sasha is pretty much out of it. Though if could be said that Sasha had a role here to make sure the address was correct, that the postage was sufficient, and so on. But once that is done the matter is out of his hands.

This chart also references another point which was brought up above and this is that when the Sun is one of the significators in the action that you wish to happen, that combustion does not destroy perfection.

I hope that people don't take this as "combustion does not matter". It is only in limited situations like this, or with Lilly's lost horse chart. In Pete's chart, where the Mercury is applying to combustion, whatever Mercury symbolizes would lose power by combustion.

However what it means for Sasha being signified by a debilitated Saturn, in the sign and house of the other person, and this personís attitude towards Sasha is another matter. Maybe that would make for a separate topic.
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkF said

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so as Sasha says, by the time of this question the person had already received the money



As I told you the money arrive after I posed the question ( I posed the question maximum 1 hour after I delivered the money to the post man; the destination was Italy so there is no possibility for the money to arrive in less than 2 hours from Bucharest to Milano Ė it takes at least 5 or 7 days)

Also I think we canít ignore that Saturn is actually in the 7 house (I use whole sign house system), so we have to take it in consideration too.
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to restste my question in hopes someone will answer.

When you have a significator like Saturn in Leo retrograding, is that a picture of the person only within the context of the horary/question, or does it reflect a physical/psychological/emotional picture of the person as they exist in life?
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Moondance:
Taken from Olivia Barclay's 'Horary Astrology Rediscovered' book... "The Ascendant and its ruler should describe the querent; to the extent to which the querent is implicated in the question." Hope this helps.

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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sahsa,

I stand corrected. As Yuzuru said the money must be Jupiter. But Jupiter and the Sun are still ruled by Mars which is Sasha's money.

Sasha, I would still interpret Saturn as showing some difficulties with this situation but I'm sure you'd know what that means to your situation.

Moondance, I haven't ever seen any source talk about what you ask, but I've assumed that since a horary is not a natal chart, that a debilitated Saturn in a horary may or may not show how the person is. If you ask about work and your boss is Saturn, he may be a jerk at work but a great guy at home, you can't tell other than you know he's a jerk to work for. I'd say the key thing about Saturn in any chart these days is that it can't give you what you want. That may or may not mean they are OK. Astrology will tell you what you need to know, not what you want to know. I'd be intereted if anyone has some traditional source on this question.
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The horary will show the things that has to be shown... for example, if you ask "when will my husband come home to dinner" and he is represented by saturn, it has no meaning to think that your husband is a bad guy ! there is a very restricted number of planets, just 7, to represent everything !
Thatīs why is lame to draw conclusions of things not asked. "oh, you will marry, and by the way, your daughterīs pet is going to get sick"...
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Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2007 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am pleased to hear it, as it is tiresome to see oneself as consistently "debilitated". I presume, however, if you specifically asked about the state of another, thatdescription would enter in at that point. Smile
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Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkF said:

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Sasha, I would still interpret Saturn as showing some difficulties with this situation but I'm sure you'd know what that means to your situation


No I have no idea. What are you thinking?

I think that Saturn in the seven house is mainly a significator of destination in that chart. So from this point of view I said that we must take it in consideration (so I would be inclined to look for Saturn first and then to Sun, and to look to Sun's placement more as the ruler of Saturn than as a ruler of seven).


Pete:

Sorry for the divagation
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