Sunday, 19 February 2017

VOC diary for the week beginning 20th February 2017


Moon Void of Course Timetable

Greenwich Mean Time

Monday 20th February: VOC in Sagittarius from 23:36

Tuesday 21st February: VOC in Sagittarius ends at 07:07

Wednesday 22nd February: ************************
                                                        
Thursday 23rd February: VOC in Capricorn from 03:23 to 17:17

Friday 24th February: *****************************

Saturday 25th February: VOC in Aquarius from 18:11
                                
Sunday 26th February: VOC in Aquarius ends at 00:24

Hong Kong Time

Monday 20th February: **************************

Tuesday 21st February: VOC in Sagittarius from 07:36 to 15:07

Wednesday 22nd February: ************************
                                                        
Thursday 23rd February: VOC in Capricorn from 11:23

Friday 24th February: VOC in Capricorn ends at 01:17

Saturday 25th February: ************************
                                
Sunday 26th February: VOC in Aquarius from 02:11 to 08:24

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Monday, 13 February 2017

VOC diary for the week beginning 13th February 2017


Moon Void of Course Timetable

Greenwich Mean Time

Monday 13th February: VOC in Virgo from 12:36 to 20:42

Tuesday 14th February: ***************************

Wednesday 15th February: ************************
                                                        
Thursday 16th February: VOC in Libra from 01:53 to 06:40

Friday 17th February: VOC in Scorpio from 19:37

Saturday 18th February: VOC in Scorpio ends at 18:52
                                
Sunday 19th February: ***************************

Hong Kong Time

Monday 13th February: VOC in Virgo from 20:36 

Tuesday 14th February: VOC in Virgo ends 04:42

Wednesday 15th February: ************************
                                                        
Thursday 16th February: VOC in Libra from 09:53 to 14:40

Friday 17th February: ***************************

Saturday 18th February: VOC in Scorpio from 03:37
                                
Sunday 19th February: VOC in Scorpio ends at 02:52

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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

February Eclipses: Leo & Pisces alert!

In the month of February, we have 2 eclipses:

11th February - Lunar Eclipse at 22 degrees Leo

26th February - Solar Eclipse at 8 degrees Pisces

Look in your chart to see which houses will house these eclipses - where are Leo and Pisces in your natal chart?

Do you have planets/angles at 22 degrees Leo/Aquarius?  How about 8 degrees Pisces/Virgo?  (allow an orb of one degree)

Just having the above isn't sufficient to bring about a significant event.  Also look at what the other planets are doing (e.g. Jupiter & Saturn for the traditionally minded astrologers).


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Sunday, 5 February 2017

VOC diary for the week beginning 6th February 2017


Moon Void of Course Timetable

Greenwich Mean Time

Monday 6th February: VOC in Gemini from 22:53

Tuesday 7th February: VOC in Gemini ends at 07:02

Wednesday 8th February: VOC in Cancer from 21:59
                                                        
Thursday 9th February: VOC in Cancer ends at 09:40

Friday 10th February: ***************************

Saturday 11th February: VOC in Leo from 05:52 to 13:51
                                
Sunday 12th February: ***************************

Hong Kong Time

Monday 6th February: ************************

Tuesday 7th February: VOC in Gemini from 06:53 to 15:02

Wednesday 8th February: *************************
                                                        
Thursday 9th February: VOC in Cancer from 05:59 to 17:40

Friday 10th February: ***************************

Saturday 11th February: VOC in Leo from 13:52 to 21:51
                                
Sunday 12th February: ***************************

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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Is horary an advanced technique?

Just like any students of astrology in modern times, I began my astrological journey with natal analysis.  This was then followed by forecasting techniques.  Finally, I moved onto what were described as advanced techniques:  midpoints, harmonics, synastry, horary, electional, mundane astrology etc.  I had always assumed this is the standard astrological pathway, from foundation to advanced astrology.   Until one day, I came across the following  passage in John Frawley's 'The Horary Textbook' p3:

'Horary was traditionally regarded as being the student's point of entrance to the study of astrology.  One reason for this is that it is much simpler than other branches of astrology, such as natal or mundane.  It thus enables the student to achieve with comparative ease a mastery of the techniques that form the bulk of those used, with greater elaboration, in these other branches.'

My mind completely restructured itself after reading this, as I had always believed natal analysis is the foundation of astrology.  I recall feeling rather lost after studying natal astrology, but everything began to fall into place when I embarked on forecasting techniques.  Suddenly, natal work made more sense to me.  Now I know why - if natal work is the last part the ancients used to assimilate, then no wonder it is a challenge for us moderners to grasp as the starting point!  It is like beginning our education at University level and working our way down to kindergarten.  However, this trend is likely to continue as newcomers are more interested in understanding about themselves rather than in learning about asking horary questions.  At least, that was my intention initially; I was interested in knowing more about myself, but when I encountered traditional astrology and witnessed the power of horary astrology, my loyalty began to wander!

So to answer my original question 'Is horary an advanced technique?' No, it is not an advanced technique per se, as you only need to have a basic grasp of the planets, signs and houses to begin learning it.  However, as with other branches of astrology (and anything else we learn), it can become advanced as we refine our methods.  For me, during the early stage, I found it helpful to have a firm grasp of the essential dignities and debilities, reception and house placements.  Later on, as I became more comfortable with the technique,  I added in fixed stars, the concept of collection and antiscia.  And of course, copious amounts of practice is a necessity.

I have a predominance of planets in earth signs so I like to take things slowly and steadily.  I used to think that horary is one of the last pieces to add to the top of the astrology tower, but now I know otherwise - it can come much earlier, at the discretion of the learner.

Saturday, 28 January 2017

VOC diary for the week beginning 30th January 2017


Moon Void of Course Timetable

Greenwich Mean Time

Monday 30th January: ******************************

Tuesday 31st January: VOC in Pisces from 17:35 to 21:46

Wednesday 1st February: ****************************
                                                        
Thursday 2nd February: VOC in Aries from 16:50  

Friday 3rd February: VOC in Aries ends at 01:49  

Saturday 4th February: VOC in Aquarius from 22:41
                                
Sunday 5th February: VOC in Aquarius ends at 04:44

Hong Kong Time

Monday 30th January: VOC in Aquarius ends at 00:10

Tuesday 31st January: ***************************

Wednesday 1st February: VOC in Pisces from 01:35 to 05:46
                                                        
Thursday 2nd February: **************************

Friday 3rd February: VOC in Aries from 00:50 to 09:49

Saturday 4th February: ****************************
                                
Sunday 5th February: VOC in Aquarius from 06:41 to 12:44

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Friday, 27 January 2017

New Moon in Aquarius 2017

On 28th January 2017, we have a new moon in Aquarius, which, incidentally, falls on the first day of the Chinese new year.  It is interesting to note that on the first day of the lunar new year, the new moon always falls in the fixed air sign of Aquarius.

Aquarius is ruled by Saturn, a planet which respects tradition.  Being an air sign, Aquarius is about staying focused on your ideas, however weird and out of this world they may be.  There is the tendency to be too fixated on a concept though, so getting a healthy balance is the key.

Where this new moon falls in your chart is the area of your life where you get a chance to start anew.  Try something different.  The new moon's ruler, Saturn, is in mutual reception with Jupiter (Saturn in Jupiter's sign and Jupiter in Saturn's exaltation) and also sextiles one another.  Be realistic (Saturn) and think about what you want to expand on (Jupiter).  It is worth noting that Jupiter is on the fixed star Spica, which indicates success and riches.


Do you have planets in fixed signs at 8 degrees?  If so, those planets/points will get a little tickle from this new moon.  

Which area of your life can do with an injection of fresh and radical ideas, urging you to move beyond the existing borders?

2017 marks the year of the rooster, I wish you all a happy, healthy & prosperous year ahead!