Multiple topics judged from the same horary

Dima Gur

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Hi everyone,

I'm familiar with the approach which claims that multiple questions judged from the same chart are okay in certain cases.

Here's John Frawley's take on the subject (his Horary book, page 140, non revised addition):
Supplementary questions are fine. 'When will I marry? Will we have children? Will he get along with my family? Will he have a good job?' These can all be judged from the same chart. But it is best to discourage questions on different issues: 'When will I marry? When will I get a better job? Where is the cat?' Sometimes querents will have two or three issues weighing on them, so if necessary these questions can be answered from the same chart. But the asking of many unrelated questions suggests that none of them is the real issue. It is better to ask the querent to reflect on what is most important and then ask that.

And here's Barbara Dunn's take on the same issue (Her Horary book, from chapter 12 'the question'):
It is possible to ask more than one Question if they are all in the Querent's mind at the same time. One chart could also answer more then one Querent. It will describe every event that is happening in that place at that time and will yield a variety of answers according to the Question and significators.

My question is about the theoretical model which you think may underline the possibility of answering multiple questions from the same chart. I thought about two possible models:

1) The "classic horary model" in which the time of the question is vital (Like B. Dunn says). Under such a reference system all questions which may be asked of the astrologer are valid and can be judged from the same chart.
Under such a model the querent must ask about all which s/he is bothered by, or otherwise "miss the train" so to speak.

2) The idea that once a horary is created to answer a querent's plea, that horary should inform us of all which is happening to the querent at this point in his/her life.
Under such a premise, even if the querent would ask follow up questions at a later time (say a second phone call tomorrow), we could still answer those, as the horary gives as the key to understand what's going on with the querent at a certain point in time. That is even if s/he would ask a question which is unrelated to the original question. Say the querent asked about his job and later would ask about his relationship.
(*) And yeah, it seems that B. Dunn is a proponent of the first model.

What do you think?


I often get clients which ask many questions at once, sometimes in a manner which is more specific and warrants an horary approach rather than a natal-predictive one.
I don't know whether it's just the case here in Israel, and wonder whether you get these as well, and what do you do in such cases.


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Really nice summary, Dima.

I think sometimes querents aren't happy with their first answer, so they hope that by slicing & dicing the question differently, they will get more of an answer that they like. Typically they do this with different charts essentially posing the same question, but I've seen them go back to a chart, just hoping to squeeze out more promising information.

Usually if the second (or third, &c) question is unrelated to the first main question, I will ask for another chart specific to that question. In horary, everything hinges on the moment of the question, and substantially different questions imply different moments.

Dima Gur

Active member
waybread hi,
So it seems that you're a proponent of the first approach.
Okay, good to know.

On a sidenote: It's too bad the forum got closed, I hope they'll reopen it in the future...

Are you from the US? Female?
(if you don't mind me asking)


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Based on NEELAKANTA'S Prasna tantra(horary astrology)

The first query is to be read from the ascendant. the second from the Moon,
the third from the Sun, the fourth from Jupiter, and the fifth from the stronger of the planets
Mercury or Venus. It is the dictum of astrological science that a query has to be answered by a proper assessment
of the ascendant. If only one question is answered, the prediction cannot go wrong.