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Chapter 5
Questions Relating To The First Six Houses
BY common consent astrologers have adopted a condensed method of presenting the
elements of any astrological chart. Each chart is indicated by an Arabic numeral at
the left. This numeral appears twice; once at the left of the line in which the houses
are tabulated, and once at the left of the line in which the planets are tabulated.
Following this number, which designates a given chart, the sign and degree upon the
cusp of each of the houses, from the 10th to the 3rd, are given in the same horizontal
line, but in a column directly below the Roman numeral which indicates the house.
The number of the chart is then used again in a separate table in which the sign and
degree occupied by each of the planets are given in the same horizontal line, but in a
column directly below the symbol of the planet. This method enables the elements of
many charts to be tabulated in a small space.
To use such a table, the signs and degrees should be copied into a blank horoscope
chart, so that they occupy the house-cusps indicated. Then upon the opposite
house-cusps place the same sign and degree of the opposite sign. And finally, always
being careful to use only the elements in the same horizontal line to the right of the
chart number, the degrees and minutes of each planet should be noted, and the planets
entered in the chart, just as in erecting a horoscope.
The table at the front (page 132) contains the elements of five different charts, and
the elements of four more will be found in Chapter 6 (page 164). As these lessons were
written, and the charts erected, in 1920, the planet Pluto
is not included; for it was not
discovered until ten years later. These are example charts which will be used to
illustrate the proper method of judging horary questions; and consequently, should
be copied into blank maps for the purpose of study. Furthermore, as in each instance
the data is given upon which they are erected, it is advisable for the student to erect
the charts and compare his work with the charts so copied. This gives him twelve
distinct charts in the first six lessons of the course, by which he can test his ability to
make the calculations properly.
Correct Pluto positions were added to the Table.
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What Is My Question About?
--When a horary chart is radical, it is usually possible by inspecting the chart, yet
without being told, to determine the nature of the question asked. This is
accomplished by noting the houses in which the significator and cosignificator of the
Querent are, and the houses occupied by any planets strongly aspecting them. Thus in
example chart No. 1 at the front of Chapter 1, as a horary question, I
would look to the house the Moon is in and the houses occupied by any planets
making powerful aspects to the Moon; for the Moon in this chart is both
cosignificator of the querent and ruler of the Ascendant. Neptune is the chief
significator, and ruling the 9th indicates some thought of a journey; but its aspects are
The Moon, on the contrary, has powerful aspects. As it is in the house of friends, I
would say the question chiefly relates to friends. It has just passed the opposition of
Venus in the house of children and love affairs, and the square of Uranus in the house
of legacies and the partner's money. One could safely judge, therefore, that the
question relates to a friendship which has been severed (opposition signifies
separation) due to the influence of a child or a love affair This situation has placed an
obstacle (square signifies obstacle) in the way of receiving a legacy, or money from a
In example chart No. 2, Chapter 3 (page 48), because the querent has so many significators,
as shown by three planets in the 1st, the question is a complex one, involving many
factors. Yet because the ruler of the Ascendant is in the 1st, the question is primarily
concerned with personal matters.
The other factors chiefly relate to the personal life, and are shown by the houses ruled
by the various cosignificators of the querent. The ruler of the Ascendant in the 1st,
indicates concern about the health. Mercury, ruling the 4th and coruler of the 5th and
7th, in the 1st, indicates concern about the home, children and husband. Venus,
ruling the 3rd, and coruler of the 8th, in the 1st, indicates concern about relatives or
travel, and about the husband's income. The Moon, cosignificator of the querent,
being in the 12th, indicates that the querent was greatly restricted at the time the
question was asked. The most significant thing about the chart, however, is the
presence of two traveling planets, Mercury and Uranus, in the 1st. From this I decide
the thought uppermost in the mind at the time the question was asked is about some
contemplated change by which the restrictions shown by the position of the Moon
may be removed.
The question actually asked was: "Will I change my residence?" This, on the surface
of it, is a 4th house question; but further interrogation brought to light that the change
of residence was prompted by the greater desire to attain other ends; greater freedom,
more abundant health and better opportunities for children and husband.
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In example chart No. 3 at the front of Chapter 4, the question at once is seen
to revolve about the 3rd and 9th; for one cosignificator of the querent is in the
house of journeys and publishing and the other is in the house of travel, writing and
study. The significator of the querent is Mars, ruling the house of money and the
house of partnership. One may safely say, from inspecting this chart, yet without
knowing anything about the querent or having been told anything about the question,
that he was contemplating either writing or travel for the purpose of making money,
and that there was a partnership involved. The Moon separating from square Saturn
in the 11th, indicates he has recently lost a friend. The Moon applying trine Neptune,
indicates successful promotion of the enterprise; and Venus applying to a
conjunction of the Sun, coruler of the 11th, will bring him friends of influence who
will give him adequate support.
Climate, Kind of Country, Land, Part of City and Part of Home Ruled by the
Zodiacal Signs:
ARIES: Part of country; a hot dry climate, sparsely settled, moderately high and
rugged. Land where pebbles and boulders are numerous, fields that are freshly
plowed. Part of city; the manufacturing district, hardware stores, repair garages and
auto service stations. Part of home, doorways, roof, and tool-room.
TAURUS: Part of the country; a cold, dry climate; low, level country without brush
or woods, pastures where cattle feed. Land in which seed has just been planted. Part
of city; banks, safes, vaults, cash registers, and places where money and securities are
kept. Part of home; store-rooms, trunks, places where personal property is securely
GEMINI: Part of country; a temperate climate, thickly settled, or a city or town,
moderately high, and where the wind blows. Land rather rolling and covered with
grass, small trees and shrubs; or where crops have just come through the ground. Part
of city; railroad yards, street cars, newspaper and periodical offices, libraries,
automobiles and aeroplanes, nail boxes, post offices, telephone and telegraph
systems. Part of home; the telephone, halls, windows, writing desk and places where
books and papers are kept.
CANCER: Part of country; a wet, cool, climate, along the ocean beach, or where
small, active streams flow. Land of a rich, sandy loam in creek or river bottom, or
near the ocean. Part of city; reservoirs, water pipes and hydrants, running water,
hotels and the main residential district. Part of home; bath-room, laundry, and main
living room.
LEO: Part of country; a hot, dry climate, rather low with level stretches, tending to
desert conditions. Land that is left wild, or kept for the purpose of sport and
amusement, such as golf courses. Part of city; theatres, schools, playgrounds, parks
and places of amusement. Part of home; the nursery, furnace room, place where pots
and kettles are kept, and all places where fire is used.
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VIRGO: Part of country; a cold climate of moderate rainfall, moderately elevated.
Land devoted to grain fields, orchards, or other crops. Part of city; public works,
grocery stores, produce markets, agencies, restaurants and cafeterias. Part of home;
the pantry, garden, dining room, sick room, and outhouses where chickens or small
animals are kept.
LIBRA: Part of country; a temperate climate, high and dry. Land rather thickly
settled and divided into numerous plots, or where there are towns and villages. Part of
city; stores where wearing apparel, jewelry and finery are sold, show windows, and
all places where nice things are on display. Part of home; wardrooms, bedrooms,
balconies,' porches, chinaware and silverware.
SCORPIO: Part of country; a damp, sultry climate, rather low than high, away from
the ocean and in a valley between hills. Land where there are bogs, hot springs,
quagmires, swamps, stagnant water and muddy ground. Part of city; drug stores,
doctor's offices, morgues, slaughter houses, sewers and cesspools. Part of home;
medicine shelves, the toilet and the sewer.
SAGITTARIUS: Part of country; a hot, dry climate in a mountainous country,
moderately high. Land covered with woods. Part of city; churches, lecture halls,
court houses, lawyer's offices, book stores, book publishing establishments and
places for meeting for community welfare workers. Part of home; upstairs rooms, the
chimney, cow barns, stables and the private garage.
CAPRICORN: Part of country; a cold climate with considerable snowfall, well up
in the rugged mountains where there are rocks and brush, but few large trees. Land
suitable for mining, where the soil is poor and weeds and thorns in abundance. Part of
the city: the city hall, chamber of commerce and the business district in general. Part
of the home; the office, the attic, the cellar and all dark places.
AQUARIUS: Part of country; a temperate climate, neither low nor high, with very
changeable weather, thickly settled, including cities. Land not rugged, yet with an
artistic view, and chiefly used for human habitation. Part of city; art stores, furniture
stores, electrical stores, radio stores, electric lighting systems, and places where
automobiles, airplanes and radios are sold and their accessories obtained. Part of
home; the electric light, radio, reception room, parlor, stairs, chief furniture, and the
artistic things on the wall.
PISCES: Part of country; a cool, rainy, foggy climate, moderately low and much
broken, shut in on all sides by hills and cut up by ravines. Land about fishponds or
through which large rivers or small sluggish creeks flow, or about large lakes, or
where there are cool springs of water coming from the ground. Part of city; hospitals,
jails, poorhouses and public charities. Part of home; sinks, pumps, cisterns, well and
gas system.
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Public Interest Questions
--In a question which is of interest to the general public, rather than of special
importance to the individual who asks it, such as, "Will the U. S. go to war?", "Will
taxes be higher next year?", "Will the criminal be caught?", "Will congress pass the
bill?", "Will the candidate be elected?", the querent is not represented in the chart.
Instead, each house takes on its common significance, the first representing the
people, the second representing money, the ninth representing the courts, etc., and
the question belongs to, and should be answered from, the houses and their rulers
thus commonly significant of the affairs chiefly involved.
First House Questions
--Questions relating to health, and to personal affairs generally, belong to the first
house. A common first house question is, "Shall I have better success by remaining
where I am or by going to some distant place?"
In such a question the 4th signifies the present home, or location, and the 3rd
indicates the neigh boring environment. The 10th signifies a foreign home, and the
9th its neighboring environment. The 4th and 3rd houses beneficent, therefore, gives
success by staying close to the present environment; while the 10th and 9th houses
beneficent gives success by going to a distant place. Consequently, note which of
these two departments of the chart is more favorable, and advise the querent to reside
in the section where the best influences are shown. If the chart indicates that the
querent should go elsewhere, yet at the same time there is an evil aspect between his
significator and the cosignificator of the 10th or 9th, the move should be delayed
until a more favorable time. If there is no aspect between these significators, the
move is not likely to take place. But if the significators are applying to good aspects
of each other, he should make the change in the near future.
Favorable Directions and Environments
Because there is some confusion in regard to this, I should here emphasize that in the
Hermetic System the signs have no influence over direction. All directions are
designated solely by noting the direction in the chart of the house containing the
The signs, instead of pointing out directions, indicate the kind of environment. This
is of primary importance also in natal astrology; because it enables one to pick the
most favorable gem, name, number, color, business, location, and even the most
beneficial human associates. This is made possible because any thing, person or
environment, ruled by a sign, through its proximity, adds energy both to the sign and
to any planets located in the sign. A planet thus in a sign is more greatly intensified by
association with the things ruled by that sign than is the planet that rules the sign but is
located elsewhere.
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For example, in chart No. 3, to give the Sun and the 9th house greater activity, a Leo
environment would help but slightly; not nearly so much as a Cancer environment,
because the Sun is actually in Cancer in the 9th. The chief influence of a Leo
environment would be to accentuate the power of Jupiter in the house of friends. And
while a thing ruled by Mercury would somewhat influence the 9th, because Mercury
rules its cusp; this would have much less influence over the 9th than something ruled
either by the Sun or Venus, because these are actually in the 9th. Furthermore,
something ruled by the Moon would primarily accentuate the 3rd house, where the
Moon is located, and only to a much less extent stimulate the 10th, the cusp of which
is occupied by the sign Cancer.
Association with the things ruled by a planet or sign, merely gives the planet or sign
increased energy; but does not change the quality of its energy. Therefore, to live in a
vicinity ruled by a sign in which there is an unfortunate planet, is to increase its power
for malignity; but to live amid conditions ruled by a sign in which there is a fortunate
planet, is through affording it additional energy, to increase its power to benefit of the
life. The various environments ruled by each of the twelve signs have already been
given in his lesson.
A first house question that includes such a consideration is, Where should I go to
have greatest success?
Now the Ascendant is directly east of the querent at the time the question is asked,
and any planet in the Ascendant sheds its rays to him from the east. A planet on the
M.C. is above, but also directly south of him. A planet on the Descendant sends its
rays to him from the west; and so on. By traveling in the direction from which such a
planet sends its rays to him, the querent comes more under the influence of that
planet's vibrations. Thus if Saturn is in the 11th (example chart No. 3), he increases
the power of Saturn in his life by traveling southeast. Or, if Uranus is in the 5th, the
influence of Uranus is intensified by his traveling northwest.
This being the case, to take advantage of favorable influences, the querent should
always go in the direction signified by that planet in the chart which has the best
influence over the particular condition he desires. Thus, in the example chart No. 3, if
the desire is to go to the place where health will be best, the querent should go a little
west of south, where Venus and the Sun are located, and should choose a location by
the seashore; for Venus is the best planet for health in this chart. It rules the Asc., and
is conjunction the Sun, which governs the vitality. By going to a Cancer
environment, the seashore, this benefic quality would be intensified; for the Sun and
Venus are in Cancer.
But if the desire is to select the place where the greatest financial success as a writer
could be attained, the preference should be given to the southeast; more south than
east, where Jupiter is found; for Jupiter is in trine to the Moon in the house of writing,
is coruler of the house of writing, is a money planet, and is sextile to Mars,
significator of the house of money.
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Yet of even greater importance, usually, than the direction in which the querent
should go, is the kind of environment he should choose after making the move. Thus
in the removal just considered the querent should locate in a Leo environment; for
Jupiter is in Leo, and such surroundings will permit Jupiter to express fully. In this
case, then, the most favorable location would be rather low, level country, tending to
desert conditions. In such a situation, where the climate tends to be hot, living close to
a school or park would assist Jupiter to attract the best financial opportunities, and
lead to greatest success.
Another very important first house question is, "Will my health improve ?"
In all questions of health, either in horary astrology or in natal astrology, pay
particular attention to the Sun and Moon, called luminaries, and to the Asc. and any
planet therein. The stronger and better aspected the Sun, Moon and Asc., the better
the health in general will be. The weaker and more afflicted the luminaries and the
Asc., the poorer will be the health experienced.
If the significator or cosignificator of the querent is in the 6th, or is powerfully
afflicted by a planet in the 6th, illness is indicated of the nature of the afflicting planet
and the sign it occupies. If the significator or cosignificator is separating from an evil
aspect, and applying to a good aspect, the health is poor but will improve. The
recovery will be more speedy if the significators are in movable signs, but slower if in
fixed signs. But when the significator or cosignificator of the querent is in the 8th and
applying to an evil aspect of a malefic plant, such as Mars or Saturn, or when
applying to a severe aspect of a planet in the 8th, and at the same time the Sun, Moon
and Asc are much afflicted and receive no good aspects from benefics, such as Venus
and Jupiter, the querent will die.
By noting, in a question of health, the aspects from which the significator and
cosignificator are separating, the periods of past illness may be told and their nature
described. And by noting the aspects to which the significator and cosignificator
apply, the health that may be expected in the future may be determined, and the
nature and cause of each change made known. Then, by using the rules for timing
events, given in Chapter 4, the time when the various changes in health will
take place can be predicted.
Example chart No. 4 in the table at the front (page 132), was erected for May 24, 1920;
4:00 P.M. P.S.T. Redding, Calif. 34N34 122W24. The question was, "What health may
I expect in the near future?"
Venus is significator of the querent. The Moon is cosignificator of the querent. Mars,
ruler of the 6th, 7th and 2nd, being conjunction the Asc., indicates that illness, partner
and money are exerting an acute influence upon the querent. The significator, Venus,
in the 8th, separating from the inconjunct to Mars, indicates some concern in the
immediate past about death. The Moon, as cosignificator, in the 11th, indicates that
the querent is closely associated with friends. The Moon, as cosignificator also of the
10th, indicates the friends to be quite absorbed in business; and not particularly
concerned about the querent except for business purposes. The Moon is separating
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from the square of Sun and Mercury, indicating severe affliction to the health in the
near past; probably a nervous breakdown, as the afflicting planets are in Gemini, and
Mars on the Asc. denotes extreme activity.
The next aspect made by the Moon is in the conjunction with Saturn, indicating grave
affliction to the health through depleted vitality; bowel trouble being indicated by
Saturn in Virgo. Saturn also is the ruler of the 4th, governing the end of life. Next, the
Moon immediately applies to the opposition of Uranus, showing disruption of the
electromagnetic forces of the body, and indicating, through its position in Pisces, a
seriously impaired circulation. The Moon thereafter applies to semi-square Mars,
indicating inflammatory conditions, and then to semi-square Asc., showing other
disturbances. No help is shown from the benefics. This chart, therefore, indicates that
the querent has been seriously ill in the past, has not yet recovered, and will shortly
A Caution
--I would, however, caution all against rendering a verdict of death either to the one
who is to die, or to those intimately associated with him. Such a judgment has a
depressing effect upon the afflicted person, and through the force of suggestion may
well hasten the result. And such a thought held even by a friend of the afflicted
person, though unknown to the latter, nevertheless carries the weight of a mentally
delivered suggestion. It is usually possible to couch the language in which a
judgment is given in such terms as to other encouragement and constructive
suggestion, while at the same time rendering a truthful judgment and preparing the
querent for eventualities.
Either in natal astrology or in horary astrology it is much better to refuse to give
judgment than either to misstate the conditions or to give the querent adverse
suggestions. An astrologer is not privileged to Falsify; but he does have the privilege
of leaving many things he knows unsaid.
Second House Questions
--In all questions of wealth, either in horary astrology or in natal astrology, pay
particular attention to Jupiter and Saturn, and to the ruler and coruler of the 2nd. In a
chart where money is shown to be gained or lost, the planet showing the gain or loss
will also indicate the method by which such condition is brought to pass. Pluto shows
gain or loss through mass production, group activity, co-operation or coercion.
Neptune shows gain or loss through promotion and schemes; Neptune never makes
money through hard work. Uranus indicates gain or loss through sudden and
unexpected events, through inventiveness, new methods, electrical appliances,
occult forces, and the ability to sway and influence others. Saturn shows gain or loss
through shrewdness, caution, organizing ability, or perseverance; and to the
accompaniment of much hard work. Saturn may deny money, or he may cause its
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loss, but he never squanders it. Jupiter shows gain or loss through patronage, the
handling of other people's possessions, and through the favors of circumstances, or
their apparent favors. Mars shows gain or loss through mechanical things, and
through aggressiveness and initiative. Whatever Mars brings or takes away is
accompanied by strife. Mars may, or may not, give money, but he never hoards it.
The Sun shows gain or loss through the influence of politics, or people in power, and
through circumstances in general. Venus shows gain or loss through social contacts,
through the opposite sex, and through the artistic and beautiful. Mercury shows gain
or loss through agencies, writing and travel. The Moon shows gain or loss through
the common people, through commerce, and through domestic interests.
A common second house question is, "Will the debt due me be paid?"
The debtor, or other person, unless a relative or intimate friend--in which case the
house denoting such relative or friend should be observed--is represented by the 7th,
and his money by the 8th. If the debtor be an intimate friend or relative, his money is
represented by the next house following the house which represents him. If the
significator or cosignificator of the querent, or the significator or cosignificator of the
2nd, apply by aspect to, or have translation of light or collection of light with, either
the significator of the 7th or the significator of the 8th, it indicates the matter will be
taken up for settlement.
If the aspects thus forming between the significators of the querent and his money
and the debtor and his money are evil, an unsatisfactory settlement will be made. But
if the aspects thus forming are favorable, the debt will be paid in full. If the
significators are not brought together by aspect, translation or collection of light, no
particular effort is shown on the part of the debtor to make any kind of settlement.
Another second house question is, "Shall I be rich?"
Judge chiefly from the aspects of any planet in the 2nd, and from the position and
aspects of the ruler of the sign on the cusp of the 2nd. If the significator of money
receives a strong and benefic aspect from Jupiter, it shows the power to acquire
wealth. If the significator of money receives a strong and benefic aspect from Saturn,
it indicates the ability to save wealth. Great riches require the favor of both these
business planets. Good aspects from Jupiter and evil from Saturn show gain followed
by loss. Good aspects from Saturn and evil aspects from Jupiter indicate power to
retain, but poor ability to gain. The aspects of the other planets to the significator of
money all assist or hinder, each in the manner above stated. The luminaries well
aspected is also a great help in money matters, as it indicates favors both from those
occupying position and the common people; both of these conditions assisting in the
gain of wealth.
One of the most useful second house questions is, "Will the proposition make me
It is better to set the chart for the exact time the proposition first became clear; though
if this be neglected the question may be asked later, at the time the urge is felt for
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solution. If the significators and cosignificators of the querent and his money are
favorably aspected and apply to a favorable aspect, translation, or collection of light,
to the significator of the proposition, money will be made out of it. If the significator
of the proposition--if a business, the 10th, if publishing, the 9th, if speculation or
hazard, the 5th, if real estate, the 4th, etc.--is well aspected and the significator of the
querent applies to a good aspect of the significator of his money, or if there is a
benefic translation or collection of light between these two significators, money can
be made out of it. But if the aspects formed between the various significators given
above are evil, either no money will be made from it, or not enough to recompense for
the trouble. Where the testimonies conflict, the amount of gain or loss and its cause is
shown by the planets making the aspects.
Example chart No. 5 in the table at the front (page 132), was erected for Oct. 21, 1920,
9:20 A.M., P.S.T., Ryepatch, Nev. 40N30 118W15. The chart was set up for the exact
time a proposition was presented to buy a building which had been used as a warehouse.
The question was asked, "Will the proposition make me money?"
The querent is signified by Mars, with Jupiter and Moon as cosignificators. Mars is
separating from sextile Uranus, indicating the occult study in which he querent had
been engaged. Jupiter is applying to a semi-sextile Neptune, ruler of the 4th, bringing
the real estate to him, and applying to a conjunction Saturn, significator of the
querent's money. The Moon is in the house of writing, separating from the
opposition of Neptune. The deal, as I saw it, should not have been attempted; but
already, as this aspect disclosed, he had signed the papers, and could not withdraw.
The Moon next applies to semi-square Mars, showing friction; then to a square of
Mercury and Venus in the house of disappointments, indicating a series of obstacles
and disappointments in regard to he deal. Because Venus rules the house of friends, it
was predicted that some friend upon whom he depended would disappoint him; but
because Moon also applies to the trine of the Sun in the 11th before leaving the sign,
that some other friend would come to his rescue in time to save him from complete
disaster. This judgment was verified in detail.
Third House Questions
--Questions relating to brethren, studies, thoughts, writing, news and short journeys
belong to the third house. A common third house question is, "Shall I agree with my
In such a question, note the aspects between the significator and cosignificator of the
querent and the ruler and coruler of the 3rd house. If the aspects are malefic,
disagreement is indicated. Those aspects between the significators that are
separating indicate conditions past and those applying indicate the conditions in the
A very important third house question is, "Is the news true ?"
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When possible it is better to erect the figure for the exact time the report was first
heard. The ruler and coruler of the 3rd represent the news. The house occupied by the
ruler of the cusp of the 3rd indicates the department of life through which the querent
is influenced by the news. A movable sign on the Asc.; Mercury, the Moon or the
significator of the news in a movable sign; all tend to indicate that the news will later
be contradicted. A fixed sign rising; Mercury, the Moon and the significator of the
news in a fixed sign; all tend to give the report permanence and reliability.
Mercury severely afflicted tends to show the news false. If the affliction is from
Neptune, it is an exaggeration, if from Uranus it is an invention pure and simple, if
from Saturn it is designed to deceive for some crafty, selfish purpose, if from Jupiter
it arose in a jest, if from Mars, from enmity, if from Venus, through imperfect
knowledge, if from the Moon, through idle gossip. Good aspects to Mercury tend to
confirm the news as true. The general nature of the news, for good or ill, is shown by
the various aspects of the planets to the significator of the news. The effect of the
news upon the querent is shown by the significator of the querent and its aspects;
particularly any aspect between the significator of the querent and the significator of
the news.
It is sometimes also desirable to know the condition of an absent brother or sister. In
such a chart, the cusp of the 3d represents, and its ruler is significator of, the brother
or sister. The next house to the 3rd which is the 4th, represents the brother's money,
the 5th, his neighbors, the 6th, his home, and so on around the chart. The house
occupied by the ruler of the 3rd, counting the 3rd as the 1st of the brother, indicates
his present interests. Thus the 9th house of the chart indicates his partners. But to find
the direction in which the brother is, from the querent, note the quadrant of the chart
occupied by the ruler of the 3rd, and judge the brother to be in the direction
commonly designated by this quadrant of the chart.
A very common third house question is, "Shall I take a short journey ?" In all
questions of travel, writing and study, pay particular attention to Mercury and
Uranus. When the significators of the querent and the significators of the 3rd are free
from serious affliction, it is safe to take land journeys; and if they are well aspected
such journeys will prove successful. If the significators of the 1st and 3rd are much
afflicted, serious difficulties will be encountered. If there is an application by aspect,
translation or collection of light between the significators of the querent and the
significators of the 3rd, the journey will be taken.
As an illustration merely, because the question was actually about money, let us ask,
using example chart No. 5, (page 132), "Shall I take the journey?"
Mars separating from sextile Uranus in the 3rd shows an opportunity in the recent
past for a trip. Jupiter in the 9th, cosignificator of the querent, also inclines to a
journey. Mercury, a travel planet, conjunction Venus, indicates some happy
friendship resulting from travel. But as these two planets are in the house of
disappointments, and the next aspects of the Moon are to semi-square Mars and then
to square Mercury and Venus; the trip would not be without some trouble, and would
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prove disappointing. The Moon in opposition to Neptune indicates glowing
anticipations which would not be realized.
Fourth House Questions
--Questions relating to the environment, domestic affairs, mines, real estate and lost
articles belong to the fourth house.
Any article lost, strayed, or stolen, the whereabouts of which are unknown to the
querent, is designated by the fourth house. If the hidden thing belongs to a friend, it is
designated by the 2nd; if to a brother, it is designated by the 6th; and so on; for the 2nd
house of the chart is the 4th house of a friend, and the 6th house of the chart is the
fourth from the 3rd, or brother. Then note the part of the chart in which the ruler of the
cusp of the 4th is located, and judge the article to be in that direction from the querent.
But the kind of a place in which the article is located is indicated by the sign in which
the ruler of the 4th, ruler of the lost article, is found.
If there is a benefic application by aspect, translation or collection of light, between
the significator of the party to whom the article rightfully belongs and the significator
of the article, it will be recovered; the means being shown by the planets and their
aspects. If the application between significators is evil, either it will not be recovered
or will cost more to recover than its value. If no such application, either benefic or
malefic, be present, it will not be recovered.
In a question relative to buying real estate of any kind, the 4th represents the property
and its value to the querent. If the significators of the property are malefic and badly
aspected, the property has little value and will be a source of annoyance. If the
significators of the 4th are benefics and well aspected, the property is of good value.
The house and sign in which the ruler of the cusp of the 4th is found, together with its
aspects, and the 4th house, give the
facts concerning the property. The seller of the property is signified by the 7th, and
the property's value to the seller is signified by the 10th. Planets in the 10th, or the
ruler of the 10th well aspected and free from affliction, indicates a high price. A
malefic in the 10th, or evil aspects to the ruler of the sign on the 10th, indicates that
the property is an annoyance to the seller, and that he will sell cheaply. The facility
with which the bargain may be brought to a close is shown by the relation of the
significators of the querent to the significators of the 7th.
Example chart No. 6, (page 132), was erected for August 4, 1920, 11:10 P.M., M.S.T.2
Denver, Colorado 39N45 104W59. The question was, "Will my oil land produce
The significator of the querent in the 4th indicates the nature of the question. The
cosignificator of the querent (Moon) in the 12th, separating from trine Neptune and
the Sun, show restrictions placed upon the querent by real estate investments.
Neptune is the planet of oil, and in the 4th indicates the hope of finding oil on the land.
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Mercury, ruler of the 2nd and coruler of the 5th, in opposition to the M.C. indicates
that the querent has jeopardized his business through placing money in the property,
and that it is a hazard, as the 5th is involved. The Sun and Neptune are well aspected
by the Moon, however, showing the property to be valuable. Venus is square the
Asc., showing the property to be an obstacle to the querent at the time the question
was asked. But the next aspect of the Moon is trine Venus, bringing the querent
benefit from the property, and the aspect immediately following is Moon trine
Jupiter, Jupiter being in the house of the property's wealth, the querent's 5th. I
conclude, therefore, that the land will yield a producing oil well; and that the querent
will find it a very good investment, not only for himself, but also for his partners; for
Venus applies to conjunction Jupiter, ruler of the partner's money. Although the
square of Sun and Neptune to Mars in the 6th, ruler of the 7th, indicates that the
inefficiency of workmen will cause some loss, and that some difficulty arise with
partners, the property will yield excellent returns.
Fifth House Questions
--Questions relating to pleasures, speculations, children and love affairs, belong to
the fifth house. In such questions the ruler and coruler of the 5th indicate the
conditions surrounding the amusement, pleasure, speculation or child asked about,
and their aspects to the significators of the querent, their influence upon him. The
fifth house has rule over the stock-market and all gambling.
A common fifth house question is, "Shall I have children?
In such a question note the sign ascending, the sign on the cusp of the 5th, the sign the
ruler of the cusp of the 5th is in, and the sign the Moon is in. If these are
fruitful--Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces--it is a testimony of children. If these are
moderately fruitful signs--Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius and
Aquarius--it argues neither for nor against children. If they are barren signs--Aries,
Leo and Capricorn--the testimony is to deny children. The Moon or benefics in the
5th indicate children. The Sun or malefics in the 5th indicate that there will be no
children or that they will not be reared. The number of children, where children are
shown, is indicated by the number of aspects formed by the chief significator of the
5th. The 11th also should be given some consideration; for it indicates the children of
the marriage partner.
Example chart No. 7, (page 132) was erected for Sept. 7, 1920, 6:50 P.M. E.S.T.,
Chicago, III. 41N52 87W39. The question was, "Will children bless my married
A fruitful sign rises, the Moon is in a fruitful sign, a fruitful sign is on the cusp of the
5th, and the ruler of the cusp of the 5th is in a fruitful sign; indicating a natural
tendency to have a large family. I he Moon separates from semi-sextile Neptune,
significator of the querent, and applies immediately to sextile Mercury, Sun and
Saturn, indicating that the querent will have children in the near future. Three
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children are shown distinctly by the three aspects, and owing to the abundance of
fruitful testimonies the querent would probably have more than three. As the aspect
from Moon to the significator of the querent is slightly fortunate, and the aspect from
Moon to the three planets is fortunate; these children will prove a great blessing. The
ruler of the 1st in the 6th indicates the querent to be in uncertain health at the time the
question was asked. After completing the three aspects mentioned, the Moon applies
to semi-square Mars and semi-square Jupiter, indicating that children born after the
first three would cause more trouble and be more difficult to raise.
Sixth House Questions
--Questions relating to servants, sickness, labor, small live stock and foods, belong
to the sixth house.
To determine the nature, duration and seriousness of an illness, a chart should be
erected for the exact time when the patient first perceived his illness. If this time is not
known, the chart may be erected for the time the question first becomes clear. The
significators of the 6th indicate the illness, and by their aspects, good or bad, give
testimony to its seriousness. But even more importance should be placed upon the
significator of the person ill and the luminaries, giving judgment as illustrated under
the first house question, "Will my health improve?"
The heaviest afflictions to the significators of the querent indicate the birth chart
constants of the disease. What disease is thus indicated by the birth chart constants is
set forth in Course 16, Stellar Healing and in Body Disease and Its Stellar
In a question of hiring a servant, or leasing to a tenant, the significators of the 6th
represent the servant or tenant. A benefic in the 6th shows a kindly disposed person, a
malefic, one not so genial. The aspects to the significators of the 6th show much
concerning him, and the aspects between the significators of the querent and the
significators of the tenant or servant indicate to what extent he will agree with the
Example chart No. 8, (page 132), was erected for June 4, 1920, 2:06 A.M., E.S.T., New
York City 40N43 73W57. The question was, "Is this person a desirable tenant?"
Mars is chief significator of the querent, and the Moon is his cosignificator. Mars is
likewise chief significator of the tenant, showing him to be an aggressive person. The
ruler of the 1st in the 6th shows the tenant would dominate the querent. Mercury is
cosignificator of the tenant, in Gemini, in the 3rd, separating from the trine of Mars;
showing good will between the tenant and the querent in the past. The Sun in the 2nd,
trine Mars, indicates that the tenant would pay well. He would, however, be difficult
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to get along with, and very determined to have his own way in all things. The Moon
applying square Mars shows that ultimately there would arise difficulties with him.
Movable signs on the angles, the tenant signified by a traveling planet, and a planet in
a movable sign, and the Moon in a movable sign, all indicate that the tenancy would
be of short duration. This tenant would not prove of permanent value, but would be
willing to pay well for the time of his tenancy.