Not Productive Today

I haven’t been productive today. Looked at the ephemeris just now. Turns out that the Moon was in Scorpio before 15 degrees i.e. via combusta this morning and afternoon. Not sure whether this just applies to Sun in Cancer but it’s my excuse for the poor productivity today.

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Musing About the Fiery Road

It’s still the via combusta now! For the noobs in astrology, it’s when the Moon is traversing from the zodiac sign Libra 15 degrees to Scorpio 15 degrees. My limited knowledge about via combusta is that it’s primarily of use in horary astrology and that it distresses the Moon i.e. whoever asks the universe a question during this time is likely to be experiencing emotional turbulence. There’s also a school of thought that it’s wise for questions not to be answered during such times.Read More »

Feeling Fecked-Up

Excuse my french. Feeling fecked up probably describes clients who contact me when the Moon is in via combusta (when the Moon is travelling from 15 degrees Libra to 15 degrees Scorpio). And they always, I emphasise always, ask if I’m available for a reading on the same day. Something must have culminated within them that prompted them to contact me or other practitioners during those approximately 2.5 days when the moon is in bad form.

Apparently, the Moon doesn’t feel comfortable travelling down the fiery road (via combusta is in latin which means road fiery or burned up). If you are suffering, what do you do? I don’t know about you. But I would want the pain to end asap. It’s time to call my astrologer to find out when it would end.

Olivia Barclay advises discarding charts with the Moon in via combusta. In other words, tell your clients that the heavens don’t have an answer for you right now. Come back later. Barbara Watters said that she used not to observe the rule of turning down her clients for a reading but learnt overtime that readings done during such times are unpredictable and often not to the client’s liking. John Fawley said that all charts are readable. When the Moon is in via combusta, it probably means that the client is in emotional turbulence.

My take on it based on my limited experience with horary astrology is that a reading can still be done. However, the client is very likely to be in some form of emotional distress or his/her emotions are at an all time high. And the answer that they seek might not be the one that gives them hope. Which probably means that you have to counsel them one way or another which is not the skill set of every astrologer. At the very least, emphatise with them and lending support to them is important. Especially in Christian Lilly’s days where a reading probably takes 10-15 minutes. Imagine if Lilly was to have a emotionally distressed person who came to him for a reading. Not that Lilly wouldn’t be capable of handling people’s emotions. But as an astrologer who was asked a question, he has to be honest about his answer in a sensitive way. Thus, removing any morsel of hope residing within the client in pain and worsing the pain.

To answer or not to answer, that’s the question.