I got an interesting horary question today with a very clear answer that I thought I would share.Question: "Should I change my name?"
Time Question Received & Understood: 10:00 am CST February 21, 2016
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 18 Taurus rises and it is Moon hour. As the Moon is the night ruler of Earth signs the chart is radical or rooted which means it has internal signs of accuracy. As Taurus rises you are signified by Venus who is dignified by face in a fixed sign in the 10th house. The Moon is peregrine in a fixed sign. The Moon squares Mars and opposes the Sun with reception. Venus, your significator sextiles Saturn.
As Taurus rises you are signified by Venus who is weakly dignified by face in the 10th house. This shows only a weak ability to change names. The 1st house is the house that signifies the querent, the person asking the question. We look to this house for the appearance of the querent and questions involving their body. Lilly, Christian Astrology, page 60-1. John Frawley used the 1st house for a question involving a change of name. Horary Textbook (Apprentice Books, 2005) page 142. So we note that there is a fixed sign rising and that Venus ruler of the Ascendant and significator of the querent is in a fixed sign. In addition, the Moon is in a fixed sign. Lilly says of fixed signs, " Let us admit the Ascendant to be fixed, and the Lord of that Sign also in a fixed Sign, you may judge the party to be of firm resolution, no changling; or as we say, one that will stand to maintaine what he hath said or done, be it good or ill." Christian Astrology, page 89. With the Ascendant, Ascendant ruler and Moon all in fixed signs, this indicates that you should not or will not change your name.