In horary astrology, combustion happens when the querent’s significator is within 8.5 degrees of the Sun.
Imagine with me – the big glorious Sun is there somewhere. A giant ball of fire, splurting solar flares everywhere. The heat is incredible. It’s like a furnance. Throw a roast chicken that needs cooking somewhere near the Sun and the chicken turns into ashes. The light from the Sun is immensely bright. So bright that you may be blind from looking at it directly – or that’s what my parents and teachers tell me when I was young.
Now, imagine if you or a person is very near that Sun. What happens to you? Firstly, you will suffer from 3rd degree burn and may even die from it, Secondly, you can’t see. In fact you are blinded. Equally, if and when others look you, they can’t see you too.
Fawley, an imminent horary astrologer, states that
“If this planet (in combustion) cannot see, the person it signifies cannot see reason. The querent whose significator is combust will not take any notice of the judgement. The lamentable truth of this is repeated in chart after chart.”
I tend to agree with Fawley (I know I should quote Christian Lilly but not now!). If you are suffering from 3rd degree burns and blind, would you care about what the astrologer is telling you? Your main concern is survive and stay alive!
A client’s significator was in combustion. Thank God that his significator is separating from the Sun. The worst is over for him though he’s still burned and blinded. He’s going through the pits right now and I suspect that he’s sucidal. I hope he pulls through this difficult time.