Saturday, 3 September 2022

 Sue Ward Talking Horary I & II


A year ago, in these two workshops, I showed some hints and tips for judging horary questions in varying contexts. Questions about marriage, inheritance, love, career, health, buying land, lost animals, theft, politics, absent husbands, moving house, fugitives, war, and death were examined with participants. These videos are now available to purchase.

Full details available at sue-ward.co.uk

Sunday, 14 August 2022

 Announcement

 

It’s that time again!

 

Enrolments are now being taken for The Traditional Horary Course, which is available in its new format of liveonline classes beginning on 6 September 2022.

 

Details of classes and syllabus are available at www.sue-ward.co.uk

 

Enquiries to suewardhorary@icloud.com

 

Its accompanying textbook, Sue Ward’s Traditional Horary Course, is available at Amazon (ISBN: 9798477494156), link below. Over 350 pages of lessons and example charts which form an encyclopaedic explanation of the techniques of William Lilly’s teaching and practice. (See also Sue Ward’s Collected Essays, link follows.)

 

An excellent resource for all astrologers not only enrolled students.

 

There is a video launch of the course in 2021 and book accessible now on my YouTube channel (suewardastrologer) that offers some extra information. https://youtu.be/JxCOSXFVIcw

 

I’m looking forward to working with you.




 

https://tinyurl.com/55w45tku

 

Also available now in Australia, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Canada, Italy, Japan.

And:

 

 

https://tinyurl.com/2p8ncyvy


Saturday, 12 March 2022

 Announcement

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new book: Sue Ward’s Collected Essays: Reflections on Traditional Astrology. Written primarily to support Sue Ward’s Traditional Horary Course the 21 essays in this volume represent some 40 years of study and practise, and the deep and prolonged thought always required in the study of astrology. However, for a working astrologer and teacher, this understanding cannot remain as meditations, they must become manifest and be put to good use. In this collection, those reflections are explained and applied in order to assist others who might want to develop a deeper understanding of the traditional astrological system and the early modern method as espoused by William Lilly (1602-1681).

The video launch is linked below with the Amazon link.

Sue Ward’s Collected Essays: Reflections on Traditional Astrology

ISBN: 9798413835210


Launch video link: https://youtu.be/rcxuYXrAktY


Amazon.com link: https://tinyurl.com/2p8mjn6x

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Thursday, 23 September 2021

Announcement

Enrolments are now being taken for The Traditional Horary Course, which is available in its new format of live online classes starting on 5 October 2021.

Details of classes and syllabus are available at www.sue-ward.co.uk . Enquiries to suewardhorary@icloud.com.

 

Its accompanying textbook, Sue Ward’s Traditional Horary Course, is also hot off the press and available at Amazon https://tinyurl.com/55w45tku (ISBN: 9798477494156). Well over 350 pages of lessons and example charts which form an encyclopaedic explanation of the techniques of William Lilly’s teaching and practice. 


An excellent resource for all astrologers.

 

There is a video launch of the course and book accessible now on my YouTube channel (suewardastrologer) that offers some extra information. https://youtu.be/JxCOSXFVIcw

 


Also available now in Australia, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Canada, Germany, Japan.

Wednesday, 4 August 2021

 Talking Horary Workshops

I’m afraid that I'm unable to open up the registrations for the horary workshops on 7 and 21 August 2021, because they are now full

 

However, they will be recorded; if you let me know that you are interested in them, I'll contact you when the recordings are ready. The details are in my previous post.

 

Please register your interest by contacting me in the first instance: suewardhorary@icloud.com . 

 

Those who have already registered will receive an email with the Zoom link today (Wednesday). If you have not received your e-mail by then please let me know.


Also, the recording of Sunday's lecture is now available at suewardastrologer on YouTube https://youtu.be/5MeacQXAUcg


I'm looking forward to working with you all!

Thursday, 22 July 2021

 Sue Ward Talking Horary

 

This is a series of occasional lectures, seminars, and workshops with Sue Ward, initially focused on the judgement of horary charts using the traditional method of William Lilly. Later in the year, workshops will be offered relating to natal work.

 

Zoom Lecture

Sue Ward Talking Horary: from the sublime to the ridiculous.

A one-hour lecture examining a number of horary questions from William Lilly’s busy practice. Health, children, law, inheritance, death are all subjects that will be addressed in this lecture.

 

The lecture will be held at 6.30 pm BST, Sunday, 1 August 2021.

 

It is free to attend but registration is required because of limits on numbers. 

 

Please register your interest by contacting suewardhorary@icloud.com and you will be sent the Zoom link in due course.

 

Please check your time zone before registering.

 

Zoom workshops 

Sue Ward Talking Horary I & II

In these two workshops, I shall be showing you a few hints and tips for judging horary questions in varying contexts. You will be given charts to work on in the workshop and we will all discuss the results. We will examine questions about marriage, inheritance, love, career, health, buying land, lost animals, theft, politics, absent husbands, moving house, fugitives, war, death. 

 

Each workshop will last for two hours to allow plenty of time for discussion and the fee is £20 per person. You will be asked to pay at registration following a PayPal link and the Zoom link will then be sent to you by email.

 

The workshops will be recorded for those who cannot attend in person, the fee for which is £15 per person. The link will be sent by email. Please contact: suewardhorary@icloud.com

 

Dates:

 

I. at 6.30 BST, Saturday 7 August 2021

 

II. at 6.30 BST, Saturday 21 August 2021

 

 

Please check your time zone before registering.

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Christian Astrology 1659 is NOT an edition

 When digitized versions of texts of various sorts became available, I found William Lilly’s Christian Astrology online in a second edition of 1659. I had never heard of this edition; I was well-versed in Lilly’s Autobiography where he never mentioned a second edition being published. I looked at this edition of course and it looked identical and when I checked internally it was identical as far as I could see. Those who have a copy of Christian Astrology 1647 (Regulus edition) will know that there are some pages early in the book that have been mixed up: pages (as printed) 170 and 171 are, in fact, pages 174 and 175. This error is identical in the 1659 edition, where it would have been possible and desirable to correct this. There is also an errata sheet that came with the Regulus facsimile edition of 1985. On checking these errata, they remain uncorrected in the 1659 version. The only apparent difference is that the title page is slightly altered: where the 1647 edition has at the bottom of the page: ‘Printed by Tho. Brudenell for John Partridge and Humph. Blunden, in Blackfriers at the Gate going into  Carter-lane, and in Cornhil, 1647.’, the 1659 copy has: ‘Printed by JOHN MACOCK. 1659.’

 

It is well known that Lilly was dissatisfied with the 1647 edition; from page 830:

 

Behold now this Nativity judged, which if thou are courteous, thou hast reason to accept kindly of, being it leads thee to do the like upon any: It had appeared exquisite, but the angry Angell of God visited my house with the Plague, even at that time when I was perfecting the latter part of my Book, and also this Nativity:

 

And:

 

My great affliction at present conclusion of this Work, bids thee accept my good will, and passe by my very many imperfections in the preceding Treatises, having advised with no man living in any thing comprehended in all the three Books.

 

Finitur Die [Mercury] September 8 1647. 5.30, P.M. that very day five weeks my house was first shut up.

 

Clearly, he would want to revise the book. In our research for ‘Monster of Ingratitude’ regarding John Gadbury’s hatred of William Lilly, Peter Stockinger and I had to read many of Lilly’s almanacs, and we found the following in his almanac for 1656 (Merlini Anglici Ephemeris), he writes this in the penultimate page:

 

we hear our Introduction unto Astrology [Lilly’s name for Christian Astrology] is reprinting; if it be so, its without our Knowledge, Consent or Owning; we intended, and intend a serious review and enlargement thereof, upon a second Impression, if ever be by our Consent. But the malicious covetousnesse of those who now have a propriety in it, or have acquired the Copy, or others shall reprint it, we not consenting, we then say, the Booke will come forth, very lame, deficient and contrary to our sober intention of amending its former errors; occasioned then by our being shut up of the Plague.

 

Corner-house over against Strand-bridge,

Octob. 25. 1655.

 

Finally, he and Henry Coley published a translation of extracts from Bonatti and Cardano as Anima Astrologiae: or a Guide for Astrologers in 1676, just five years before Lilly’s death. In his address, Lilly writes:

 

We had formerly some thoughts of revising our Introduction to Astrology, now out of print, and to have enriched it for another edition with the choicest aphorisms, both from the writings of the ancients and our own many years experience, but the laboriousness of that work, considering our age and many infirmities, with the discouragements we have already met with from some ungrateful persons, caused us to lay aside (at least for the present) those intentions.

 

Again, his dissatisfaction with the 1647 edition is made clear, however, it is also clear that at this date there had been no revised edition. Thus, Christian Astrology 1659 is a bootleg copy of that of 1647 and is, therefore, not an edition but an unauthorized reprint.