Continuing education is important in any professional field, because change is constant. In my own life, I lived in an off-grid community called Slab City, and during my time there I lost many opportunities to do readings for people, especially tourists. They didn’t have their birth times available. (If you come in between October and March, you may be able to visit me at Flamingo Camp!)
While I already had an interest in horary astrology, this experience intensified it. Horary allows an astrologer to pull a chart for the birth of a question, instead of the birth of a person. I decided to start focusing my continuing education on horary so that when I go back, I can serve the community better. This is a review of the first text I bought for that purpose.
I’ve gone ahead and broken down my assessment of the text into three categories. The overall score is the average score of these categories.
Readability: 5/5 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕
This text is short and does not use large paragraphs and small text. In fact, the beginning is more like a list of things to take into account with horary charts in general. This makes sense due to horary’s notoriety regarding its extensive list of rules.
Wilson-Ludlam’s style of writing is simple and easy to comprehend, rarely requiring the use of a dictionary. Even so, smartphones make looking up definitions of vocabulary terms much easier.
Content: 4/5 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑
The first part of the book is a series of basic explanations. It becomes clear early on that the author does not subscribe to the most common form of horary by using modern planets. She doesn’t explain why or what the planets rule though. In horary, the planets take on more specific meanings, so I found this lack of clarity disconcerting.
Accuracy: 2/5 🌕🌕🌑🌑🌑
While the majority of the book analyzes some case studies from the author’s clientele, there are no references to anyone else’s work. There’s nothing in the text that let’s us know how valid the information is. Unless you go out and test the claims on your own clientele, a risky and possibly unethical venture, there’s no knowing to what extent the practices outlined in the book work. The closest thing to support for the claims in the book is that the book is sold by the American Federation of Astrologers.
Overall: 3.6/5 🌕🌕🌕🌗🌑
Horary: The Gemini Science is worth looking into and giving a try. It’s affordable and written by a professional astrologer who has an actual practice outside of YouTube. There are example charts, and her explanation of them is clear and concise. I especially like how instead of just answering the question, she shows you how to see the storyline of the question beyond yes and no answers. While I wish she would have included more background information, the cost of the book makes the information in it well worth it.
Help me further research the techniques outlined in this text by getting a reading with me! I’m currently offering a free horary readings; check out my Facebook page for more information. I plan to write a follow-up to this piece with the results of how useful the techniques are in practice.