Ryhan and I are both going to attempt this horary. I was having difficulty and requested his assistance. In all fairness, I am rewriting the original one that I submitted as I omitted the original delineation. I went back to the written records of the conversation and am writing from there.
The question is, “Where are the lost hinges?” The chart was made March 29, 2014 from Security Colorado (use Colorado Springs or Fountain for the city if you program does not have Security) 104W45 38N46 and was cast at 5:16PM.
The background: I was chatting with a friend who has recently moved and it was brought up that the hardware needed to complete building a shelf unit was missing after the move. After a few attempts to find them I got the idea to ask a horary.
At first I was not sure if I should use the friend as the 1st house or myself as I did ask the question. Often when asking about another person (usually not one that the person asking the question has any real stock in the question… like asking about the president or a celebrity) the 1st house is used as the significator location. I decided that I was going to include myself, as he never asked and I just jumped in trying to help. I am assigned the 1st house and he the 7th as the other person in general. The hinges will be the turned 2nd (8th radix) as the house of movable possessions.
I am Mercury, as it is the Lord of the 1st house. This is appropriate in that I am being a messenger and not able to really help because of distance. And would you look at that? It appears I am in his home the 7th, yup just barged in uninvited. Being in Pisces, Mercury is in Detriment and in Fall, so I am expecting not to do well in this horary or at the very least, escorted out. He is the Lord of the 7th, Jupiter with dignity in his exaltation and term and Mercury’s Face (guess I won’t be escorted out) so the individual’s significators are all fine and happy in angular houses and probably because really it is just hardware that should be easily replaced, so no trauma there. The lord of the 8th, (the turned 2nd) will tell us about the significators of the item itself. Mars RX is in the 2nd house in Detriment being Libra. First of all, the retrograde is a strong indicator that the item will return to the quested. It may also show with the Detriment that there may be damage or that it is going to be hard to find. According to Raphael (Raphael’s Horary Astrology London 1883) with Mars we should look at places with cutlery, battlefields, furnaces, or places where bricks have been burned. Being in Libra we give the direction of West. Color blue or white nearby and will be found higher up in a room. It may be among clothing or ornaments or in a container within a container.
The Moon I kind of ignored in this chart, but the Mutual Reception with Jupiter implying a yes, they will be found. The POF is of importance and is found in the 12th house. Well that doesn’t bode well as it tells us again it is something well hidden. Whenever a POF is in the 12th, I will mention to look for water. In Virgo we should look at a study, where books are kept, a closet, a dairy house… it just gets kind of silly after that so will stop there.
Taken from the written record, mistakes and all. : Hidden in the top most part of the house or room. Amongst clothing, jewelry or ornaments. Direction, WNW W by N. near something white or bluish…. . POF suggestion of well hidden near water or other liquid.
And the reply I got was: You pretty much accurately described the second closet, n by wnw with the hot water tank in there. All that’s left in there is books.
So the assumption was I read the chart wrong. After that I was turning that chart in all directions and asking…. Could it have been this or that? Continue reading