Here’s how to read a horary chart in about one minute. We’ve taken in a stray cat (not the one from last fall; a new one). I’ve tried to find his owners, with no luck. My husband and I talked about finding him a new home, but now I want to keep him. Last night I asked the horary question, “Will the cat be better off with us or with someone else?”
The technique I learned to answer questions like this is a little unusual. Simply put, you find the significator, then mentally pick it up and “drop it” into the houses representing the places you’re talking about. It works pretty well with questions like “Will I like the job?” (Take Lord 1 and drop it into the 10th; do the same with Moon to know if it will be emotionally satisfying.)
The cat is signified by Mars, ruler of the 6th house. Mars is in decent shape: in its triplicity, conjunct an exalted benefic. (I see that exact Uranus conjunction, which may represent his status as a stray.)
What happens to Mars when I pick it up and drop it just inside my house, the first? In early Scorpio, Mars is exceedingly strong: dignified by rulership, triplicity, term, and face. The cat is extremely well off with me. (Shelter, food, water, bed, toys, cuddles & brushing, medical care – you bet he’s well off here.)
What happens to Mars when I pick it up and drop it in the 7th, the house of “some other person”? Huge loss of status and well-being. Mars in Taurus is in its detriment, plus it’s under the beams of the Sun, which doesn’t help it.
Case closed. The cat should stay here. (Am I biased? You bet I am. That’s the trouble with reading one’s own horary charts.) How would you interpret this chart?