About Horary Astrology

Horary astrology uses the language of the celestial bodies to interpret the Cosmic or Divine Mind (or the Will of God depending on your belief system).
The underlying assumption is that because everything in the universe is interconnected the horoscope for the question will also contains the answer to the question.
In ancient times when horary was the dominant type of astrology the astrologer’s job was to interpret the answer to a question using the horoscope for the time when the question was asked.

Horary astrology has a number of advantages over natal astrology for the practicing astrologer :

  • No accurate time of birth is necessary. The horoscope is set up for the moment when the astrologer understands the client’s question.
  • When birth times are uncertain or unavailable the ability to read a horary chart is indispensable. Rectification is time consuming and the accuracy of the rectified chart is always uncertain.
  • The horoscope has only one focus: the question. There is no need to unravel the complexities of the natal chart, solar return, progressed or other derived charts.
  • Most clients have 1 or 2 main concerns and are seeking clear answers.
    Horary astrology provides clear accurate and practical answers.
  • Questions can be answered on almost any subject.

Horary astrology is the ideal beginning point for all astrological studies as it provides a grounding in ‘first principles’ which are the essential components so often missing in modern astrology.

For beginning students horary is the ideal introduction for electional and natal astrology.
For experienced astrologers a knowledge of horary adds precision and clarity to natal readings and relationship issues.

The horary course is now incorporated in my Astrology Practitioners Diploma Course 


I have just finished the Certificate Course in Horary and can highly recommend it. My interest in astrology began in the 1970’s so I have a good understanding of modern astrology. The study of horary has introduced me to many new concepts such as the use of dignity and reception and has transformed the way I look at astrology. I can now use it much more effectively in daily life.
Peter Burns has been an excellent teacher, always prompt in reply to the lesson questions and in answering any extra questions from me. I am proceeding to the diploma course with enthusiasm.”
Sally Kortekaas
Buderim Queensland.

As an experienced Astrologer with a background in Modern Astrology, I was astounded to discover the detail and depth found within this branch of Astrology called ‘Horary, Divination by the stars’.  As I moved through each lesson I found myself being exposed to new and different astrological concepts which challenged me to look outside of what  I knew.
Prior to commencing the course I thought I might need to apply for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ but in retrospect I am glad that did not because I would have denied myself the opportunity to build a solid foundation in the understanding and application of Horary techniques from the first lesson.
Each lesson builds on the next and I can confirm that in the event that there is anything that you don’t understand Peter is available to answer any questions you might have and can I say, he does this in a succinct and prompt manner.
Should anyone be wanting to learn about the art of Horary Astrology I recommend Peter as a teacher, he really does deliver.  By participating in this course it became apparent that he certainly does have extensive knowledge in this field of Astrology.  I have walked away from this course with a deep appreciation and respect for Traditional Astrology, so much so that I am continuing my studies with the school
-Linda Staunton
Certificate Course in Horary Astrology

If you have any questions contact me.