The Horary Moon As Ruler
The Moon is always the co-ruler of the querent. There are times when you should use the Moon as the ruler or co-significator of the querent. Naturally, if Cancer rules the ascendent, the Moon is the ruler of the querent; but when another sign rules the ascendant and its ruler is also the planet ruling the house asked about, allow the Moon to be the querent’s ruler, and allow the planet to rule the house asked about.
When your ruler is retrograde, let the Moon represent you.
When your ruler is peregrine (this is when a planet is not in a sign or element of its own, or the Moon makes no aspect) let the Moon be your ruler.
When your ruler makes no aspect to the planet ruling the matter asked about, let the Moon represent you. The Moon still has more information to aid in the judgement of your horary chart.
Table Of Contents:
The Horary Moon And The Planets
The last planet the Moon passed over
The Moon’s speed
The Horary Moon in the houses
The Horary Moon in the signs
The Horary Moon’s Aspects
Eclipses, Nodes, Solar-Lunar Cycle
Distance and time: Moon as measure
The critical degrees of the Horary Moon
Naturally, the Moon rules her sign, Cancer. The Moon in Horary astrology rules all the activity in the chart, all the changes and is the co-ruler. She initiates all the changes, as she is the developing power in the chart.
When the Moon is in mutual reception with another planet the activity could change to the querent`s advantage, through the help of another individual.
But, if the other planet is retrograde, the other person may not want to help.
If the Moon aspects a malefic planet in the sixth house, especially if the aspect is bad, the information the querent asked about may very well upset him. But, if Venus or Jupiter are in the sixth (especially Venus) the querent will find comfort.
The last planet the Moon passed over will tell you what nature the Moon will express when making and meeting change
If the Moon last passed over:
The Sun: changes are well-timed and the action goes well. The Moon seeks superiors for help. The activity of the Moon can be unintentionally cruel. The action takes on a selfish nature, but others bear no ill feelings.
Mercury: changes are made with agents of some form. Or, by someone who will both mind yours and his own business. Errors are made in decisions and these are changeable. Persuasion is easy. Communication is important. Coming-and-going is apparent.
Venus: Changes are made harmoniously. But, if the Moon made a bad aspect over Venus the querent wants harmony at any price, which is always too costly. When las over Venus, changes occur smoothly and fairly. Comfort is always an important consideration in any change.
Mars: Changes are made defiantly. Changes are courageous and made with a mandate; usually antagonistic in nature and self- justifying.
Jupiter: Changes are made with optimism and a reliance that luck is favorable. With all the optimism changes are usually made for the better.
Saturn: Changes are planned sensibly, patiently, with a cunning sense of timing. Calculations are made so that nothing is given up. Usually the matter of the activity has a long history.
Uranus: Changes usually occur suddenly and unexpectedly. Quick solutions re found for any difficulties en route. Disruptions and breaks are evident.
Neptune: Changes are schemed and made idealistically without clarity and in secrecy. Some self-defrauding is apparent.
Pluto: The Moon organizes change. Changes are made with a group or a group is in evidence with someone important missing. EX: the bride in a marriage by proxy. Changes are made in silence. Any problems that come up are usually complicated by the activity of the Moon last over Pluto.
Besides the planet the Moon last passed over, the Moon’s last aspect before the question was asked should be noted on the chart. This aspect is important. It will reveal what led up to the question. Many times it is an important clue in the matter. Example: the person who asks, “Where is my missing ring?” The Moon’s last aspect, if a conjunction to Neptune, could be an indication that the person did not lose the ring, but forgot it where he left it. In this way, he is “fraudulent” to himself.
The speed of the Moon should be noted. The Moon has an average motion of about 13 degrees a day, but she can travel faster than 15 degrees a day and almost as slowly as 11 degrees a day.
When the Moon is fast activity and changes are fast. The opposite is true when the Moon is slow.
This is especially notable when the Moon is in Capricorn or in aspect to Saturn. Even the day and hour should be noted.
When the Moon is in the first house and the sign ruling the first house, changes are very apparent. When in the first house and the sign ruling the next house, change is less apparent and the changes are somewhat unfortunate for matters or people of the next house. Moon in the first house usually brings a woman into the picture. She is usually helpful and asks nothing in return.
The Moon in the fourth house shows changes in the final disposition of the matter.
The Moon in the fifth house will be costly in some way. The fifth house has its “End-of-the-matter” (4th) in the taxing eighth house.
When the Moon is intercepted it indicates some activity that has interference. Something or someone is hemmed in. Changes are private and made in a room of a building or a room within a room, such as a closet.
The Moon in the ninth is unfortunate. It has its “End-of-the-matter” (4th) in the 12th.
The Moon in a succedent house changes are made to establish and are made away from public attention, in private.
The house holding the Moon indicates where your interests lie.
The Moon in a cadent house changes are made more in reaction to circumstances, and may not be to the querent’s advantage. The querent may follow a wrong approach and not realize it until too late.
In the first house the querent is experiencing change. When in the first house and in the sign ruling the first house changes are very apparent.
When in the first house but in the sign ruling the next house, change is less apparent and the changes are somewhat unfortunate for matters or people of the next house.
The Moon in the first house usually brings a woman into the picture. She usually helps, or is willing to help and asks nothing in return.
The Moon in the first quadrant shows changes coming up.
When the Moon is in Cancer the activity and changes are going as they should and the querent has the proper power to initiate changes.
In the Cancer decanant of Scorpio the activity is as it should be, but something is wrong because the Moon in its fall in scorpio.
When the Moon is in the Cancer decanant of Pisces the activity is going as it should but there is some misfortune in change and in the activity.
In a chart where the querent suspects some misfortune and the Moon is in an air sign, the querent has no grounds for his suspicion.
When the Moon is in Taurus or a Taurus decanant of Virgo or Capricorn, the activity is going well and changes are welcome.
When the Moon is in Scorpio things are never as bad as in its fall in Scorpio. Activity and change are never as bad because regardless the Moon is still in its own element.
The Moon in a fixed sign, cadent house indicates the querent needs help to take action. If the fixed sign is scorpio, the querent is entangled in some way and is unable to disentangle himself. If the fixed sign is taurus, the querent is raised to a position and take action through push or pull.
When the Moon is not in a sign it has any standing in, and in a sign that has nothing to do with the matter questioned, the querent is wandering somewhat aimlessly.
If the Moon cannot complete her final aspect because the planet leaves the sign before the Moon could aspect it, take special note. The person gives up on the matter for some reason. For the reason, look to the planet leaving the sign, the house it is in, and the house(s) the planet rules.
The Moon opposite a planet indicates awareness of matters ruled by that planet and the house where the planet is locate as well as the house(s) ruled by that planet.
The Moon is the only planet that we not only allow all the aspects she makes in the original chart, but we allow her all the aspects she makes right up to the moment she leaves the sign.
The Moon parallel a planet or a number of planets indicates help from others and a better chance for success, especially if the Moon and /or planets are in taurus, libra, leo or sagittarius, because these signs are ruled only by benefics.
If the Moon is parallel to a planet and both are in north or south declination, the help is continual. If one is in north and the other is in south declination, the help is just temporary, just for the matter at hand.
Besides the declination the Moon’s latitude should be taken into consideration. This can either be north or south of the sun’s path. Right on the sun’s path is o latitude and this indicates a concentration of interest. A narrow latitude in a horary chart could indicate the matter is somewhat important and at this point, nothing much else concerns him.
Parallel of declinations are a good aspect that brings help. Even in the parallel is a “Contra-parallel” it is good. Help arrives for the problem at hand.
If the Moon’s last aspect is a parallel of declination (and the horary can be answered with a “Yes” or “No”) then the parallel indicates a “Yes” answer to any question. If the Moon’s last aspect is good the matter ends well. If the planet is retrograde the matter will end well but not as planned. Or, it will end too late to be of any real good.
If the Moon’s last aspect is a square the matter can still be completed, but the costs will be more that it is worth. If the last planet aspected is retrograde, the person regrets acting on it.
If the Moon’s last aspect is an opposition, the matter is usually given up because of opposing forces.
If the planet is retrograde a mutual agreement to oppose may have been in evidence.
For a chart of “Something missing,” a good last aspect to a retrograde planet indicates the return of the item.
The widest latitude the Moon can have is five degrees, 18 minutes north or south and this indicates much is of interest to the querent.
Each aspect the Moon makes is a situation that will arise on the way to the completion of the question. The planet and its placement will describe the matter. This matter could also be a person, so the Moon will describe both person and matter.
Conjunctions are usually good. They should be considered a good aspect, especially when to a benefic that is direct.
Sextiles are good. They give opportunities, information and bring circumstances in your favor. If a retrograde planet represents a person, and the aspect the Moon makes to that planet is sextile, the person might bring you needed information in the matter. But that information may not be completely correct. It is because that person is misinformed or he may even be holding back some information. Since the aspect was a sextile, the information was good and aided the querent.
Squares are difficult. They can always be overcome, but at a cost, and in some ways the costs always hurt. If a square represents work, it is hard work. Too often squares are not seen in advance and there is a lack of preparation. If the planet the Moon squares is retrograde, the problem may not be as apparent and could make the problem last longer.
Trines are very good, and usually require no effort. Trines are never a surprise and are generally seen far in advance. If the planet the Moon trines is retrograde, the aspect still is good. But it is not as good as it should have been, or as good as was anticipated.
Quincuxes should be noted. They make you reorganize and that could be good. This reorganization could be permanent (as an 8th house quincux: due to death) or it could be temporary, (as a 6th house quincux: due to illness.)
The opposition is a separative aspect. These are usually difficult, but it is never a surprise in coming. The Moon in opposition to a retrograde planet could mean a separation, or an agreement to separate.
The Moon increasing in light changes become more important.
Eclipses upset the matter of the house where they occur. A solar eclipse indicates activity that has come to overshadow the event.
When the Moon eclipses a planet this is an occultation. This is usually unfortunate. When the Moon makes an occultation to a malefic, the aspect is bad, but not as bad as it could have been. All this works well for the querent because the Moon is always the co-ruler of the querent.
If the Moon is in the same degree as her mean nodes change and activity will have some misfortune that could be called a catastrophe in some way.
The Moon decreasing in light changes become less important. If they are bad changes, the querent will get over it, especially if the Moon is in a common sign.
The Moon in an angle gives the querent strength in making changes through accidental power. Changes are made confidently and out in the open. The Moon’s changes are the most drastic when conjunct, square, or opposition the ascendant.
If the Moon is “Combust” the sun, or in the “Via combust” (21 libra to 5 scorpio, approx.) it indicates the querent is insecure. He doesn’t control his affairs alone, and his position is unstable.
When the Moon is under the “Sunbeams” (approximately 17 degrees from the sun, in any sign,) the querent is nervous or shy in the matter. When the Moon is quincux the ascendant, the activity must take some form of reorganization.
In charts where distance and time the Moon is south latitude indicates a longer distance, or longer time.
When the Moon is in northern latitudes, it indicates shorter times, and shorter distances.
0, 13, 26 of the Cardinal signs
9, 21 of the Fixed signs
4, 07, of the Common
The significators or co-ruler Moon in a critical degree will bring matters to a critical point, a crisis, “Or to a head,” as in an illness or a quarrel. Jupiter on p. 102 (simplified horary astrology, ivy jacobson-goldstein.) is in a critical degree and designates the death-8th house where the matter is brought to a head.
0, 15, and 29 degrees
If in 0-degrees the person has lately entered upon a new course: in 29 degrees he is about to make a definite change; in either case, if the ruler leaves a in sign which it had better standing it is a turn for the worse, otherwise it is a turn for the better.
In or around the middle degrees of a sign, he is better balanced and more likely to steer a middle course insofar as the question is concerned. Midway of a fixed sign he will probably stay put or stand pat on the matter.
The 29th degree shows some misfortune connected with the matter; the person or matter asked about is changing, at the end of his rope or patience, or desperate.
When the Moon is in a critical degree it brings matters to a critical point.
This is also true to a lesser degree of the Moon in the sixth house, eighth house, scorpio or virgo. When the Moon is new and below the horizon along with the ruler of the rising sign, the one asking the question is in the dark. Something is unknown and needs clarification.