Lilly’s Example Charts
The  Genoa bridge collapse in the lense of traditional timing techniques

The Genoa bridge collapse in the lense of traditional timing techniques

On August 14th, 2018 at 11.36 a.m. the so called “Morandi bridge”, one of the main highway bridges of the North Italian town Genoa collapsed, killing more than 40 people. In this article I will analyse how this terrible event shows up in the inauguration chart (which I will be using as...
(Lilly 9) Will the sick live or die? What is his disease?

(Lilly 9) Will the sick live or die? What is his disease?

This is Lilly’s second horary example on illness. The first can be found here. There are no previous comments or descriptions of the patient or his situation: Lilly directly analyses the chart, maybe because this was an occasional client he did not know well. What we do know, is, that the man...
(Lilly 8) A sick doctor, what is his disease? Will he be cured?

(Lilly 8) A sick doctor, what is his disease? Will he be cured?

This is Lilly’s chart example from p. 286. As we know, he became a doctor several years after having finished his Christian Astrology, so medicine was an important matter to him and his chapter on this argument is the most detailed of the entire book. In this question, the querent was a...
(Lilly 7) Examples on pregnancy and children

(Lilly 7) Examples on pregnancy and children

In his 5th chapter (p. 238), Lilly explains how to look at charts regarding pregnancy and children. Modern astrologers often doubt that a horary might have long lasting validity. They assume, that a chart has a defined  duration. Nevertheless, traditional astrologers as William Lilly were used to answer generic charts (will I...
(Lilly 6) Is the news about Cambridge being taken true?

(Lilly 6) Is the news about Cambridge being taken true?

Over the centuries, the English Parliament progressively limited the power of the English monarchy, which culminated in the English Civil Wars (1642-1651) mainly a conflict between  the Royalist Cavaliers of Charles I of England and the Parliamentarian Roundheads of Oliver Cromwell over an Irish insurrection. The first war was settled with Oliver...
(Lilly 5) Is his brother still alive?

(Lilly 5) Is his brother still alive?

During the English Civil War (1642-1651), a client came to Lilly’s office asking for news about his brother, who had left London several weeks ago in order to go into the West of England, towards the front, where the parties were fighting. As there had been no news from him, the man...
(Lilly 4) Will he ever become rich? When and how?

(Lilly 4) Will he ever become rich? When and how?

This is probably one of the most compelling questions of our days. Will I be rich? What can I do in order to make money? As we see, this question already tormented Lilly’s clients in the 17th Century. Lilly uses this chart example on p. 177 of his Christian Astrology to illustrate...
(Lilly 2-2) Which event will happen to her next?

(Lilly 2-2) Which event will happen to her next?

This is one of Lilly’s minor charts analysis. Short but sharp. A  woman asks Lilly “about a thing suddenly happening, whether good or ill” ( p. 152) This question is similar to Lilly’s first example charts, in which the querent wanted to know what accidents would expect him in the future (p.140)....
(Lilly 2-1) Will her son be at home?

(Lilly 2-1) Will her son be at home?

Today, if we want to know if a certain person is at home, we just call her or send a whats up. 400 years ago, things were quiet more complicated. But even though, the technique presented by Lilly in this example chart, is still interesting today, just because it’s so simple to...
(Lilly1-4) Which future events do expect him and when?

(Lilly1-4) Which future events do expect him and when?

In this post I will discuss the fourth question of William Lilly’s first example chart. Here you can find the previous questions 1 , 2 and 3. In this consultation, Lilly’s client wants to get several information about his life, but this last question deals with what is going to happen and...
(Lilly 1-1)  Will he live long?

(Lilly 1-1) Will he live long?

Lilly uses  the first example chart  on p. 135 of his book „Christian Astrology“, in order to answer six questions of his client: Will the querent have a long life? To which part of the world should he direct his course of life? Which part of his life would be the best?...
(Lilly 1-2) To which part of the world should he direct his life?

(Lilly 1-2) To which part of the world should he direct his life?

In this post I will analyze the second question which Lilly illustrates in his first example horary on p. 135. The querent wants to know “to which part of the world he was best to direct the course of his life”. (The first question can be found here). When a querent asks...