Horary astrology is the branch of astrology that deals with answering question by studying the astrological charts set for the exact time and place of asking a question.
It differs from the well known natal astrology, which gives insight on the entire life of a person. From a horary astrology chart, one can find the answer only to that specific question. that generated it.
The basis of horary astrology were set by the ancients and the horary art was brought to perfection by the 17th century British astrologer William Lilly.
Horary Astrology is a magnificent tool to get insight on a variety of subjects. This site stands as a testimony for the diversity of subjects that may be approached by horary. Read this page to see many examples of horary questions and answers. There is also a section of "famous horary questions" which deal mainly with mundane and other difficult subjects.
How to ask your question
(as taught by Guido Bonatti - 12th century)
The method or manner everyone ought to observe that enquires of an astrologer: which is, that when he intends to take an artist's judgment of things past, present, or to come, he should, first, with a devout spirit, pray unto the Lord, from whom proceeds the success of every lawful enterprise, that he would grant him the knowledge of those things of the truth of which he would be resolved; and then let him apply himself to the astrologer with a serious intent of being satisfied in some certain and particular doubt, and this not on trifling occasions, or light sudden emotions, much less on matters base or unlawful, as many ignorant people used to do; but in matters of honest importance, and such as have possessed and disturbed his mind for the space of a day and night or longer; unless in sudden accidents which admit not of delay.