Tuesday, 23 May 2017

卜卦占星 : 我能夠得到孩子的撫養權嗎?

案主跟丈夫離婚,在爭撫養權,她很愛錫孩子,但擔心自己的工作要經常出外公幹,影響法官對她的看法,認為她沒時間照顧孩子,所以想問她能否得到撫養權。

需要考慮的要點 :
-- 問卜者 :  第一宮及其守護
--丈夫六:  第七宮及其守護
--孩子 : 第五宮及其守護
--法官 :  第十宮及其守護
--月亮之位置及移動

上升獅子,太陽代表問卜者,在六宮山羊,頗為弱勢,代表問卜者狀態不佳
一宮內有吉星木星,木星在其term & triplicity,但逆行中,不過還是有利於問卜者,特別是因為木星守護五宮,代表孩子跑到問卜者處,問卜者有很強的優勢。
第七宮水瓶,凶星土星守護,七宮內亦有另一凶星火星於雙魚,而兩者亦處於遊牧狀態,代表問卜者丈夫並非一個可以負責任的人,而且相當不穩定,亦沒有什麼誠信。
但另一吉星金星合七宮宮頭,金星守護十宮,代表法官,看來法官比較偏向於丈夫。
月亮代表事情之焦點,月亮在天蠍第四宮,為fall的狀態,問卜者非常的焦慮,而月亮在第四宮,亦符合此案是家庭議題。
月亮對上一個相位是四分金星,下一相位是四分木星,從法官及丈夫那裡轉到問卜者及孩子。四分相帶來困難,但仍是有解決問題的可能性。
其實問卜者及其丈夫也處於不佳狀態,但最強烈的象徵是孩子跑到問卜者處,代表問卜者的太陽為木星之dispositor,月亮接下來的相位也是一宮的木星,所以表示問卜者會得到孩子,當其時我判斷問卜者會得到撫養權。

結果 : 法官判決二人有共同撫養權,但孩子是跟隨問卜者生活,由她照顧,而丈夫更需要付贍養費 (木星同時守護第八宮,即丈夫的錢)
而問卜者對此結果感到滿意,最重要的是孩子可以跟她生活。

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Jupiter 為英國古典占星學院School of Traditional Astrology之導師,獲授權教授其古典卜卦占星證書課程。
香港區課程大網 : http://magiclife.com.hk/id/stahorary/
Jupiter 受邀參加2018年澳州占星年會 FAA Astology Conference,為講者之一,講課題目包括卜卦占星中的地產議題,以及木星周期跟12生肖的關係。
講者資料 : http://www.faainc.org.au/faa-conference-2018/jupiter-lai/
FAA 年會資料 : http://www.faainc.org.au/faa-conference-2018/

Friday, 12 May 2017

童年陰影和身心病

這篇文章從科學研究的觀點,發現身體的健康狀況、疾病,深深受到童年經驗所影響科學觀點:負面的童年經驗如何影響我們https://www.twreporter.org/a/adverse-childhood-experiences


我們常常說「童年陰影」對於長大成人後的性格、態度、以至遭遇,都會有影響。而這不單是心理學家的論述,美國聯邦疾病管制局(CDC)很多年前就開始研究這個議題,並從健康、疾病的方向作統計研究。
他們發現,童年的負面經驗,包括家庭變故、被忽略、貧困、受虐等,會帶來身體和心理上的問題。研究人員在一些肥胖症患者的個案中發現,就算用很科學化的方法,按步就班幫他們減重,已有不錯的成績,但到了某個點,患者就會放棄治療,體重也會突然反彈,細心探索之下,原來患者因某些童年的不快經驗,潛意識中需要體積、重量去包圍自己,一來有保護的感覺,二來也不會成為別人的焦點 (別人注意不到我就不會被欺負)。
另外,研究也發現,童年不良經驗越多,成年後的健康狀況也越差。當然,這也容易理解,就是不快經驗讓人長期處於沮喪、焦慮狀態,心裡不愉快,身體健康自然也受到影響。
專家也提議,面對創傷的方法,不是隱藏,當沒事發生,而是揭露、曝光、消毒。這也跟我們在家族治療中提出的原則相當一致。當然,必須要用恰當的方法去做,否則容易帶來反效果。
在接下來家族占星治療應用工作坊 Part 2,就會跟大家探討情緒和身體的關係,運用家族系統法則的實際操作等。
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家族占星治療應用工作坊 Part 2
在上次「家族占星治療應用 1 」工作坊中,學習了家族系統的七大法則、如何通過星盤了解個案的家族系統失衡問題,以及運用簡單的工具去了解個案的家族系統動力。
而在這次「家族占星治療應用 2 」工作坊中,我們在實際的操作和應用作進一步學習

詳情及報名 : http://magiclife.com.hk/id-2/astrofamily/

Thursday, 20 April 2017

問卜要誠心


卜卦占星(Horary Astrology) 本質就是關於問「問題」,問卜者有一個疑問(無論是關於事業、愛情、金錢、做生意、尋找失物、健康等等),提出後,當占星師完全了解問卜者的問題後,就以該時間起星盤,然後根據該星盤作出回答。其實這個過程跟傳統的問卜差不多,都是問問題—>起卦—>解答。同時,也跟我們常說的「心誠則靈」的「誠」很有關係。
對星盤作出判斷前,古代的占星師提醒我們,該星盤是否能夠被判斷,正如William LillyChristian Astrology (p.121)中寫道 “All the ancients that have wrote of questions do give warning to the astrologer, that before he deliver judgement he should consider whether the figure is radical and capable of judgement.”


其實這不是說該卜卦盤是否能夠被解讀,而是問卜者的動機和誠意。Bonatti在其Considerations中說首先考慮是什麼推動問卜者去問此問題,第一是靈魂的觸動,問卜者被受其動機所觸發去問,第二是問的態度,他必須要向上帝禱告,祈求上帝讓他明白事情的真相,而對於觸動著他的動機,需要日日夜夜放在心裡,確保不是一時衝動或好奇之下去問。
 (“The 1st consideration is on those things which move a man to pose a question (and there are three motions). The first is the motion of the soul, when someone is moved by his intention to pose a question…”  
The second consideration further says : “…he must observe this manner of asking, plainly that he ought to pray to the Lord God, from Whom every good beginning leads, and to entreat Him (with all devotion and with a contrite spirit) that it should fall to him to reach to an understanding of the truth of those things about which he intends to ask. Then with this truth, he ought to go to the astrologer with intention concerning that about which he is going to ask, and about which he proposed to ask, and the intention for which he retains in this heart for a day and a night (or more), not touched by just any motion of the mind (as sometimes many impertinent people are wont to do, as is said elsewhere). And thus He who spoke, who gave so you may seek, will add [to it] so that you may find.”



當然,時至今天,我們不一定要先禱告,但重點在於一個「誠」字,這裡就是說,所問的問題,必須對問卜者非常重要、迫切,而他也經過反覆思考,並以真誠的態度去問。古代的占星師,對於問題是否可問、被判斷相當重視,而這也視乎問卜者的態度。簡單來說,問卜者問得隨便,得到的卜卦盤也會反映出模模糊糊的訊息; 問得真誠,就會得到能提供資訊清晰的卜卦盤。
所謂的真誠,舉個例子,有人想尋找失物,那件失物對他來說是很重要,而且他可能已經通過可用的方法去尋找,遍尋不獲才去問卜。但如果只是一時好奇,那件失物其實可有可無,那起出來的卜卦盤也可能是「可有可無」。
你的態度如何,你的卜卦盤也必如何。

延伸閱讀 : When the question is not a question —Consultation skills in Horary practice

此文章所提到的是屬於卜卦占星Horary Astrology的範籌。
Jupiter 為英國古典占星學院School of Traditional Astrology之導師,獲授權教授其古典卜卦占星證書課程。
香港區課程大網 : http://magiclife.com.hk/id/stahorary/
Jupiter 受邀參加2018年澳州占星年會 FAA Astology Conference,為講者之一,講課題目包括卜卦占星中的地產議題,以及木星周期跟12生肖的關係。
講者資料 : http://www.faainc.org.au/faa-conference-2018/jupiter-lai/
FAA 年會資料 : http://www.faainc.org.au/faa-conference-2018/

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

卜卦占星 : 應該購買此物業嗎?

**這是我為占星雜誌Infinity Magazine Jan/Feb 2017 Issue 撰寫關於卜卦占星的文章
雜誌連結 : Infinity Magazine 11
原文為英文版,現以中文再寫一遍。


買賣物業對不少人來說,都是相當重大的決定,一不小心做錯決定,往往會帶來麻煩和惡夢。而對於香港人來說,買樓就簡直是日日的新聞重點,上車與否、幾時上車、某物業是否值得買來投資、手上的物業是否應該售賣套利......所以物業相關的問題,是卜卦占星中最常被問到的熱話之一。

而在物業相關的問題中,一般我們會想知道 :
-交易是否能夠成功
-物業的質素、情況
-對問卜而言,是否能帶來好處、利潤

在一項交易當中,有買及賣兩方。而問卜者,無論是賣還是買家,都是由第一宮代表,而另一方是第七宮。要看交易是否能成功完成,就要看一七宮的代表行星有沒有良好的連繫。一七宮相關的行星,可以通過以下方式連結 :
-直接的形成相位、合相。如果是有Reception的相位,代表其中一方或雙方有意願作交易。
-Translation of Light (光之轉移) 或 Collection of light (收集)
-Emplacement—其中一方的象徵星位於對方的宮位。
另外,買家和物業(第四宮)有連結,亦代表有更大的機會物業可以售出。但如果是賣家和物業有連結,代表物業可能會留下來,意味著不能售出。

物業的狀態
如果問卜者是買家,其中一個考慮就是物業的質素和狀況。問卜者可能想知道物業的狀態是否良好,是否一個合適的居所、符合他的需要。尤其現在很多物業都是以樓花形式出售,又或要連租約購買,都是未能先看物業再作決定的。在這些情況下,卜卦星盤可以為買家提供多一個角度和資料去作參考。

要看物業的狀況和質素,要看第四宮,包括宮守護、宮內行星及他們的相位。這不但代表物業的狀況,更能反映該物業長遠的潛質及能否為業主帶來好處。Lilly說到,如木星、金星、或北交在四宮,或四宮守護在四宮,長遠來說是對買家有利,此物業會帶來成功、增值。(Lilly writes, “But it either Jupiter, Venus or North Node be in the fourth, or the Lord of the fourth in this own house, viz. in the fourth, the Purchaser may expect good success in the Land or House now in buying, and that it may continue a long time with his Posterity, and it’s an argument he shall have good increase for his money by that bargain[1].”)

四宮以外,有些人也會關注鄰居、周遭環境,一個麻煩的鄰居的確會讓人困擾,所以考慮到這點,就要看第三宮。

價錢
買賣物業,其中最重要一環當然是價錢,買家當然想要較低的價錢,賣家卻又希望售價越高越好。Lilly說道 「以第十宮、當中的行星及十宮守護代表價格,就可以看到物業的售價是平是貴」(“Let the tenth house, a planet or planets placed therein, and the Lord of that house signify the Price, that is, whether it will be sold cheap or dear[2].”) 。那如果我們以第十宮代表價錢,問題就來了,我們怎樣定義價錢是高是低? 這是很主觀的因素,而不同人、買賣雙方的看法亦會不一樣。如果第十宮是強,那會是代表價錢高? 受剋的第十宮,代表價錢低? 如果問卜者是賣家,這可能合理,但如果問卜者是買家,這看起來就不太合理了。第十宮本來就是代表成功、成果,如果良好的第十宮代表高價,那對於買家來說就不是好事。
要弄清楚,我們就要回到第十宮的基本意涵。此宮代表成功、好處、利益。Bonatti於其關於「租地租屋」的篇章寫道 「看第十宮,如果吉星在此,或吉星跟十宮有三分或六分相,事情會順利。如果有凶星在此,或凶星跟十宮形成對分或四分,此租務則不會順利。」 (Bonatti, in his writing about “if renting the land or the house would be useful”, suggests, “Then look at the 10th. If a benefic were in it or were to aspect from a trine or sextile aspect, the matter will be arranged and perfected. If indeed there were a malefic in it or who aspected the 10th by opposition or a square aspect, the renting will not be perfected…[3]”)
所以,良好的第十宮是對問卜者有利,無論此人是買家、賣家、租客或業主。在此情況下,重點不是以第十宮看價格之高低,而是看是否對問卜者有利。如問卜者是買家,良好的第十宮代表此買賣對他有利,也就是抵買/價錢合理; 如問卜者是賣家,良好的第十宮代表此交易對他有益處,為他帶來利潤。

案例 : 我應否買此物業? 
背景
問卜者問她應否購買此物業,並關注這是否一個好的投資。除了投資角度,對此物業也帶有私人感情。她小時候在附近的學校讀書,而她母親的朋友就住在學校旁的大廈中,她母親曾帶她探望此阿姨,對她來說是美好的回憶。她一直記著窗外綠油油的山景、阿姨給她喝的蜜糖水,她告訴自己有一天她要住在那裡。


那棟舊的大廈已拆掉,換上的就是這個新的樓盤。問卜者很想完成自己的心願,想買其中一個單位,但她理智的一面亦提醒她,要看看這是否良好的時機,這是否一項有利的投資。
卜卦盤的上升是巨蟹,代表問卜者,守護月亮在處女座3宮,代表周遭環境、鄰近地方。這代表問卜者受到她過去、那份念舊的情懷觸動去問此問題,而她亦是曾在此物業旁的學校讀書。同時,問卜者本身為太陽巨蟹月亮處女,亦跟此卜卦盤相互呼應。

月亮跟5宮的金星分離中,5宮代表地產經紀,金星亦守護4宮,代表過去也是此物業。月亮跟6宮的土星四分,土星守護7, 8宮。在物業買賣議題中,7宮代表賣家,在此情況就是發展商,8宮是按揭、借貸。土星本是代表困難障礙,加上是四分,看來作此交易是有困難的。而問卜者其實亦認為,她不認為物業市場會很好,亦覺得如果真的買此物業,會為她的財務帶來壓力。

那我們可以看看第十宮,此物業價格是否太高? 能否為案主帶來投資價值? 第十宮為木星守護,木星在四宮天秤,雖是吉星,但木星為遊牧狀態(peregrine)、被太陽燃燒,看來不是有利的交易。木星跟土星六分,互容(by sign and exaltation),這可說是對賣家有利。這跟問卜者個人想法吻合,從投資角度來看並非有利。

這物業本質又如何? 物業由4宮代表,守護為水星,在其守護的處女座3宮。良好的水星代表此物業質素佳、價值良好,在第3宮再次強調問卜者鍾情此物業是因為在她母校旁,亦是阿姨的舊居位置。木星太陽都在第4宮天秤,天秤代表「山嶺」( “sides of Hills, tops of Mountains[4]”)。事實上,此樓盤的確是在山上,而問卜者就是喜歡窗外綠色的景色。她亦強調,她仍記得那時候阿姨給她喝的蜜糖水,而木星亦象徵蜜蜂和甜味[5]。此卜卦盤能夠非常清晰的反映此物業的環境、問卜者的心態和對此地的感情和鍾愛,她形容當時在阿姨家中看景色的情景,就像是她喜歡的小說所描述的一樣。



問卜者最後也沒有購買,而當問卜者問此問題時,地產市場相當熾熱,不少樓盤銷情理想,但隨後根據新聞報導,此樓盤因開價太高,有點滯銷,此亦符合卜卦盤的訊息,以當時的價 格來看,並非對問卜者(買家)有利。

[1] CA p.206
[2] CA p.205
[3] Bonatti, Book of Astronomy, Treaties 6 : On Questions p.405-406
[4] CA p.96
[5] CA p.63-64

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此文章所提到的是屬於卜卦占星Horary Astrology的範籌,屬較高階的占星程度。
Jupiter 為英國古典占星學院School of Traditional Astrology之導師,獲授權教授其古典卜卦占星證書課程。
香港區課程大網 : http://magiclife.com.hk/id/stahorary/
Jupiter 受邀參加2018年澳州占星年會 FAA Astology Conference,為講者之一,講課題目包括卜卦占星中的地產議題,以及木星周期跟12生肖的關係。
講者資料 : http://www.faainc.org.au/faa-conference-2018/jupiter-lai/
FAA 年會資料 : http://www.faainc.org.au/faa-conference-2018/

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

從星盤中找出路

在英國占星協會的期刋,讀到這樣的新聞 : 「Sir Jimmy被占星師拯救了」,於是就去找詳細的新聞資料 :
新聞原文 link

去年年底BBC的著名主持人Sir Jimmy Young逝世,有”Sir” (爵士) 這個名銜,當然有一定的地位、資歷和貢獻。
他從六十年代開始就主持電台節目,訪問了戴卓爾夫人十多次,英女皇也是他的忠實粉絲。
但他做主持之前,是唱歌的。在五十年代,可說是當時的情歌王子,歌曲常上流行榜,唱片暢銷,其中的Unchained Melody是冠軍之作 (此歌有很多版本,Jimmy Young的是其中一個)。
不過之後潮流轉了,Rock n Roll興起,情歌敵不過貓王,Jimmy Young的唱歌事業陷入低潮。
他得了抑鬱症,差不多想自殺。他朋友叫他去見見占星師 Katina Theodossiou。Jimmy想想,反正都抑鬱,見下囉。
占星師告訴他未來會取得成功,不要自殺,還有很長的路,而他未來的重點是訪問別人,不是唱歌。
Jimmy說這位占星師真的挽救了他的事業。後來,他就真的成為了著名的廣播人,活至95歲。
我不知道這位占星師說「他的星盤沒有自殺的啟示」是依盤直說還是出於道德考量,但肯定這樣是對當事人的強心針。
占星師就是幫人從星盤中找出更多的可能性、機遇,當然也要當事人努力。 他要唱歌,不是沒有才能實力,但時勢不就,勉強無幸福。但人的潛能和出路不只一種,只要看到更多的可能性,便能夠找到出路。重點是你有沒有這幅地圖和能否解讀當中的密碼。
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2018年度的專業占星班M1 (入門班)九月開課,早報優惠於七月中截止。
在天王金牛的新大時代,學習占星,用嶄新的角度了解你自己和人生
*星期六下午上課的占星班,六堂課可完成一個Module
*實體上課+網絡錄播同步--> 按你的步伐,何時何地都可學習
*從占星了解你的人生藍圖-->找出對應生活策略-->掌握及創造人生
*詳情及報名 :http://www.magiclife.com.hk/id/2018astro/

學習占星
了解命運軌跡 自己的人生自己掌握
了解自己 走適合自己的路 發揮最佳潛能
多學一項技能 職場上多一個出路
這次是星期六下午上課的班,兩年才辦一次
*如同學有些課堂未能出席,可獲發該課之錄音,及補看現場錄製的ppt 課堂video, 以便自行學習。
*適合人士 : 對占星沒什麼認識,從零開始學習,這是歡迎新手參加的入門班。又或對占星有一點認識,但想更有系統的學習,打好基礎。
課程內容、整個學習系統、報名 :
http://www.magiclife.com.hk/id/2018astro/

宿命論vs 自由意志

【宿命論vs 自由意志】 這往往是命理中常被問到、甚至引起辯論的議題。例如「一切皆是命 半點不由人」還是「命運在我手」? 有些人會認為中式玄學是「批命」「鐵筆定論」,西方占星是講「自由意志」; 而在占星中,亦有說古典占星是命定論,現代占星是自由意志論。

但認真思考下,其實這不是基於你用哪種方法技巧,而是哲學問題,亦是每個占星師/命理學家自己抱持什麼命理觀、對人生的看法。這沒有錯對、亦沒有特定答案,自古以來不同學派的哲學家都各有看法。
我覺得不必極端地分絶對宿命還是人定勝天(雖然人的思維就是喜歡簡單絕對的答案,因為這樣就可以不用思考)。如果細心觀察下人生,有時會感嘆「真係整定嘅」,有時亦體會到自己的努力、做事方式的確會帶來改變、收穫。所以你問我,我會說人生是命運藍圖跟個人意志態度選擇交織而成。就像打機一樣,就算遊戲程式一早寫好,能得到多少分過了幾多關就是自己的事。

那次Sue Tompkins 老師來講課,說到一件事當中,我們可以看看有哪些是自己可以控制,有哪些不在個人控制範圍內。可以做的就做,不能控制的就隨緣吧。學會接納也是重要的。
盡人事 聽天命
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2018年度的專業占星班M1 (入門班)九月開課,早報優惠於七月中截止。
在天王金牛的新大時代,學習占星,用嶄新的角度了解你自己和人生
*星期六下午上課的占星班,六堂課可完成一個Module
*實體上課+網絡錄播同步--> 按你的步伐,何時何地都可學習
*從占星了解你的人生藍圖-->找出對應生活策略-->掌握及創造人生
*詳情及報名 :http://www.magiclife.com.hk/id/2018astro/

學習占星
了解命運軌跡 自己的人生自己掌握
了解自己 走適合自己的路 發揮最佳潛能
多學一項技能 職場上多一個出路
這次是星期六下午上課的班,兩年才辦一次
*如同學有些課堂未能出席,可獲發該課之錄音,及補看現場錄製的ppt 課堂video, 以便自行學習。
*適合人士 : 對占星沒什麼認識,從零開始學習,這是歡迎新手參加的入門班。又或對占星有一點認識,但想更有系統的學習,打好基礎。
課程內容、整個學習系統、報名 :
http://www.magiclife.com.hk/id/2018astro/

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Horary Astrology : Should I buy this property?

**這是我為占星雜誌Infinity Magazine Jan/Feb 2017 Issue 撰寫關於卜卦占星的文章
雜誌連結 : Infinity Magazine 11


Should I buy this property?



Buying and selling property is an important decision to many people as they usually have only a few transactions in their whole life. Making a correct decision may mean making a fortune while an unwise transaction may bring troubles and nightmares. As the property market is heated up worldwide, property related questions are some of those mostly asked. We will see in this article the aphorisms for property matter and will study a chart example.

For property questions, we usually would want to know :
   Whether the transaction can be made properly
   The conditions of the property
   The benefit/ profit for the querent

Whether the transaction can be made properly

There are two parties in a transaction : The buyer and the seller. The querent, no matter he is the seller or buyer, he is signified by the ascendant and planets in the first house, and the other party is signified by the 7th house. Whether the transaction can be made properly, we will need to see if the significators of the two parties are connected positively, which means a contract is made. They can be brought to perfection by :
1)     A direct application to aspect or conjunction. If it is aspect with reception, the deal is made with the willingness of the parties.
2)     Translation of light or collection of light
3)     Emplacement—one of the significators is placed in the house of the other party.
Also, the connection between the buyer and the property (4th house) gives a stronger indication that the property will be sold. However, if there is connection between the seller and the property only, it would show the property will be retained.

The conditions of the property

If the querent is the buyer, one of the main concerns will be the condition of the property. The querent may want to know whether it is in proper condition, a good place to live in or suits his needs. Nowadays the buyer might not be able to inspect the property thoroughly before he can made a decision. Particularly there are some properties which are sold during the construction period that the buyers make the purchase just by reading the promotional material provided by the developers. Thus if the horary chart can give some insights about the property itself it would be helpful to the buyer.
To assess the quality of the property, the 4th house, including the Lord of the 4th, the planets and their aspects can tell us how the property looks like. Not only the condition of property the 4th house can tell, it also shows the long term potential and success of the house. Lilly writes, “But it either Jupiter, Venus or North Node be in the fourth, or the Lord of the fourth in this own house, viz. in the fourth, the Purchaser may expect good success in the Land or House now in buying, and that it may continue a long time with his Posterity, and it’s an argument he shall have good increase for his money by that bargain[1].”
Besides the 4th house, some people may have concern about the neighbourhood. A troublesome neighbour could be disturbing and affect the living condition. Thus the 3rd house would be a place to investigate for such matters.

The Price

When buying or selling a property, one of the main concerns is the price. The buyer wants a good bargain while the seller wants to make a good profit. Lilly says, “Let the tenth house, a planet or planets placed therein, and the Lord of that house signify the Price, that is, whether it will be sold cheap or dear[2].” If we take the 10th house as the price, there will be questions arising: How do we define whether the price is high or low? It is something subjective and different persons may hold different views. If the 10th house is strong, does it mean the price is high while an afflicted 10th house means a low price? This may fit if the querent is the seller but quite illogical if the querent is the buyer. The 10th house naturally signifies success and fruits of the matter, if a strong 10th house means a high price, this will in turn not advantageous to the querent if he is the buyer.
To clear the confusion, we can take a step back and stick to the basic principle of the 10th house. It signifies the success, advantages, benefits of the matter to the querent. Bonatti, in his writing about “if renting the land or the house would be useful”, suggests, “Then look at the 10th. If a benefic were in it or were to aspect from a trine or sextile aspect, the matter will be arranged and perfected. If indeed there were a malefic in it or who aspected the 10th by opposition or a square aspect, the renting will not be perfected…[3]
Thus a strong 10th house would mean benefits to the querent, and an afflicted 10th house is disadvantageous to the querent, no matter he is a seller, buyer, tenant or landlord. In this sense, the focus is not on judging the price is high or low but the “profit” or “benefit” to the querent. If the querent is the buyer, a fortunate 10th house means the deal is advantageous to him, it may mean a low price, a profitable deal, or the purchase itself is a good investment. If the querent is a seller, a fortunate 10th house suggests the transaction is beneficial to him, or he is making a good profit.

A Horary Case

I would like to show a horary case here that the querent asked, “Should I buy this property?”
Background : The querent asked whether she should buy a property for investment. She was interested in that property not only for investment sake, but also out of her teenage memory. She was studying in the school near the site, and her mother’s friend was living in one of the apartments next to her school. Her mother brought her to the aunt’s home for a few times which became a memorable experience for her. She loved the greenery hill view from the window, the honey water served by the aunt and she told herself that one day she should have a flat there. The old buildings was demolished and new apartments are now built on the site. The querent thus wanted to buy a flat there to fulfil her dream. However, her rational side also reminded her to check whether it is now a good time to buy and whether it will be a good investment.







The rising sign is Cancer and the querent is signified by the Moon in Virgo in the 3rd house of neighbourhood. This illustrates the querent is moved by her nostalgic feeling and the fact that she was studying in the school near the apartment.   Also, the querent has her natal Sun in Cancer and Moon in Virgo which clearly resonate with this horary chart. The Moon separates from Venus in the 5th house, which signifies the contact with the property agent. The 5th house represents ambassador, and thus the agent in business matter. Venus also rules the 4th, which represents the past as well as the property. The Moon is making a square with Saturn in the 6th, Saturn rules the 7th and 8th. In a property question, the 7th house signifies the seller, or the developer in this case while the 8th house is about mortgage and financing. Thus it seems difficult for the querent to make a transaction, and as she said, rationally she did not see this as a good investment as she thought the property market might not be doing good in the near future. She also felt stressful financially if she was going to buy this property.

Is she right? Is the property price too high and this might not be a profitable investment? The 10th house signifies the potential benefit. It is ruled by Jupiter in the 4th house Libra. Jupiter is peregrine and combust, suggesting this is not a good deal for the querent. Jupiter is sextile with Saturn and they receive each other by sign and by exaltation. This would say the benefit is on the seller’s side. The chart confirms the querent’s  opinion that such investment might not be a good one.
How is the property? The property is signified by the 4th house ruler Mercury, in his own sign Virgo in the 3rd house. The dignified Mercury suggests the property itself is of good value and condition. Being in the 3rd house again reflects the querent’s love of that property as it is in the neighbourhood of her school and the aunt’s home. Jupiter and the Sun are in the 4th house Libra. Libra represents “sides of Hills, tops of Mountains[4]”. Actually, the property is on the hill and querent was impressed by the greenery hill when she was sitting by the window at her aunt’s home. This is one of the reasons why she fell in love with this place. More interestingly, the querent emphasized that she loved the honey water served by the aunt, and Jupiter rules the bees and sweet[5]. The chart clearly illustrates the beauty of the environment which enchanted the querent most. She said it was like a scene in her favourite novel.

Despite of her love towards the place, the querent remained rational when she considered from an investment perspective. Another planet in the 4th house is the Sun in Libra. It is in detriment, rules the 2nd house of finance, suggesting it is a burden to the querent and it might be too risky if she buys the flat at the moment. Finally she decided not to buy it but may consider it again three years later when the construction is finished. The 10th house cusp is at a late degree of 26.37 Pisces. By three and a half degree, it will change to Aries, and Mars is in Capricorn. The exalted Mars suggests the property will become more beneficial to the querent, probably after three and a half years (one degree corresponds to one year), and this matches the querent’s plan.

When the querent asked this question, the property market was very hot and many different properties sold well, but the sales of the quesited apartments were relative low due to the high price. This fits what the chart suggests that the property is not beneficial to the querent from an investment point of view.



(Caption) The was how the site looked like in the past and the querent fell in love with this view. They were on the hill and the old buildings were demolished while the quesited apartments are under construction.


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此文章所提到的是屬於卜卦占星Horary Astrology的範籌,為高階的占星。想學習占星,可先從最基礎的開始。
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*如同學有些課堂未能出席,會獲發該課之錄音,以便自行收聽學習
*適合人士 : 對占星沒什麼認識,從零開始學習,這是歡迎新手參加的入門班。又或對占星有一點認識,但想更有系統的學習,打好基礎。 




Jupiter Lai - Hong Kong
Jupiter, a practising astrologer based in Hong Kong, is active in teaching astrology in Hong Kong, China and Malaysia. She is the co-founder, along with Rod Chang, of the Academy of Astrology, which was founded in 2008 with the aim of promoting Western Astrology to Chinese speakers. Jupiter lectures on a wide range of astrological subjects from natal to mundane astrology, and also incorporates Chinese astrology, I-Ching and Feng Shui into her own astrological practice. Through the work of the Academy, Jupiter has helped to introduce many international speakers to Asia, where they have shared their astrological insights to local students.
Jupiter began her formal study of astrology with the Faculty of Astrological Studies, and later received certification as a horary practitioner from the STA School of Traditional Astrology in 2013. Enthralled by the philosophical principles and techniques of classical astrology, she continues her in-depth study of horary with the STA‘s
Master course.
Jupiter is also a tutor of the STA School of Traditional Astrology. With an aim to bring horary astrology to the Chinese speaking communities, Jupiter has been working on the translation of the STA course material since 2014 and is offering the Practitioner‘s Level Horary Practitioner‘s Course in Chinese in Hong Kong. She will speak in the FAA International Astrology Conference held in Melbourne in 2018.
www.magiclife.com.hk
www.sta.co/
www.academyofastrology.co.uk/



[1] CA p.206
[2] CA p.205
[3] Bonatti, Book of Astronomy, Treaties 6 : On Questions p.405-406
[4] CA p.96
[5] CA p.63-64