You know, I've said I'm not that good at lost item horaries, but then a very nice question comes along and proves me wrong! Here it is!
Question: Where is the lost salt?
Time Question Received & Understood: 4:12 pm CST December 17, 2013
Place Question Received & Understood: Iowa City, IA 41 N 39 91 W 31
The meaning of the astrological factors are fully explained in the analysis below.
Astrological Factors Considered:
In this chart 21 Gemini rises and it is Moon hour. The chart is not radical/rooted, but we can get an accurate answer from it.
As Gemini rises the querent is signified by Mercury who is in detriment and going to combustion conjunct the 7th house cusp.
The Moon is dignified by sign in the 1st house.
The Moon squares Mars. Mercury the significator of the querent conjoins the Sun.
Mercury natural ruler of thought is afflicted and going to combustion. The querent is not thinking clearly and not seeing clearly.
The Moon, ruler of the 2nd naturally rules salt which is appropriate. The Moon is highly dignified, so the salt container is not damaged, but in perfect condition. The Moon is in the 1st an angular house so in the querent’s house and very near by. The Moon makes an antiscion to the Ascendant, a sign of recovery.
About 10 minutes after hearing the horary, the querent realized that the salt was in a different container from the one they remembered and found the actual container, very nearby and in perfect condition.
It really never ceases to amaze me how perfectly horaries can both fit and reveal the situation. This one was spot on and I was relaxed enough with the chart to really nail the reading!