When you realize that you lost something, first conduct your search for the missing item or be sure that the client has done a thorough search before calling and asking the question. If you have lost an item search in every possible nook and cranny where you think the article might be. If this furtive search does not bring you the article THEN check your watch and use that time for erecting the horary or if it is a client the time that he/she confirms that they have searched all possible places and when you FULLY understand what the question is.
If the question is asked by someone else over the telephone then take the time when the question is asked but ONLY WHEN YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT THE QUERENT IS ASKING. Part of the dialogue between you and the querent prior to your clocking the question might include your asking if he has looked in a specific place, ask for a detailed description of what he has lost, where he had it last, where he thinks he lost it, etc., and ask whatever you feel you need to ask in order to best help your client locate the item. When you feel that you are clear about the question it is a good idea to repeat the question back to the client.
This type of clarification by reflective questioning might go something like this:
“Now you want me to help you locate the necklace that you lost yesterday and you said that the necklace was yours? The last time you remember seeing it was yesterday afternoon in your bedroom, correct? And it was missing this morning? And you didn’t leave the house at all? So you still think it’s in the house because no one else lives with you? Do I have the facts correct?”
The moment that the querent verifies your questions and her/his question is as clear as a bell to YOU, then look at the clock and take that time for erecting the judgment chart.
If the question is posed to you in a letter read through the letter carefully until the question and its details are clear to you. When you fully understand the question check your watch and use that time for your horary chart. If the question comes through a second party (‘where is my brother’s missing ring?’) the most accurate reading will always be obtained when the owner of the article himself poses the question to you. Therefore, it is always recommended to ask the second party to have the owner of the item telephone you. If that’s impossible or unlikely to happen then take the time when the second party asks the question and you fully comprehend it. Of course, if that is the case, remember that you will have to turn the chart to the correct house cusp before making your determinations.
If a client telephones a number of times but has not been able to reach you on the phone for a couple of days, you still only clock the time that you speak with the client and understand the question. I stress this point because of its importance in affecting a reliable, valid answer.
It is important to note that any chart erected for the time that the question is first asked of you will be a valid chart.
It is the time that the question is first asked that carries all of the energies and answers to that question. Always rely on the horary chart of the initial query and refer back to it when you need to.
Example: Let’s say that there are two friends. One dabbles in astrology and the other lost a watch. The dabbler sets up a horary chart for his friend but cannot come to a satisfactory solution to offer advice to recover the item. The querent then contacts you, the professional astrologer, with the same question. It is important that you find out about this previous inquiry and use that original chart for your work. This same procedure would hold true if another astrologer came to you for assistance in locating a missing article and had already drawn a chart for himself. (this is different to KSK who says a chart should be cast at the time the astrologer looks at it… What is tried here is experimental in nature. Feel free to try both approaches and see which yields more accurate results )
Now, let’s address the issue of which latitude and longitudinal coordinates to use for clocking the horary. Astrologer must use only his/her own latitude and longitude where he/she is at the time of the question.
However, for the charts that were previously asked or drawn up by another astrologer use the exact same chart with the same coordinates and time changes, etc.
The second house ruler
The second house ruler in the horary chart rules all of your movable possessions as well as your personal net worth in cash value. It rules ALL lost articles. It is often confused with the fourth house which has rulership over non-movable possessions, such as property, land, houses, buildings, etc.
Of course, if the possession is movable it can be stolen, mislaid or lost, therefore, the second house is usually the chief house ruling the item. Actually, it is the second house ruler (the planet ruling the sign on the cusp of the second house) which will always point to the direction where the lost article will be located. In addition, the second house ruler will also indicate the location where the article presently lay and offer a clear description of the article itself.
When the second house ruler is in an angular house (houses 1, 4, 7 and 10) recovery of the article is easy and quick. When it is found in the houses (2, 5, 8 and 11) more time will have to be spent searching for the item.Whilst the houses (3, 6, 9 and 12) housing the second house ruler means the missing object is really lost and may be found after a long search unless it conjuncts the angular houses by a 3 degree orb. Then the missing item may be returned soon.
After understanding how the five significators describe and establish the whereabouts of the missing/lost article, the second house ruler takes over. At this point in the reading of the horary chart, the second house ruler will supply the vital, additional information leading to the recovery of the item. For instance, if the planet ruling the second house is alone in its house then the article, too, is by itself. Similarly, if other planets are in the same house in the chart you may also expect the lost item to be among other things. Be sure to carefully check the other planets that are in the same house with this significator to help you identify the other objects that your lost article might be among.
When the ruler of the second house is with four or five planets in the same house look for the item in a storage room or where you have a lot of your materials. If all of these planets are in Scorpio the item would most likely be in a ‘junk‘ room or pile or even the garbage or dump! The following is a brief listing of the planets and items that they represent:
Sun: gold, brass, objects of value, rich furnishings
Moon: silver, silverware, kitchenware, items of sentimental value
Mercury: papers, books, paper money
Venus: copper, bronze, jewelry, cosmetics, clothes
Mars: tools, machinery, iron and steel, sharp instruments
Jupiter: colleges, souvenirs, holy objects
Saturn: lead, zinc, work clothes, leather
Uranus: auto parts, electrical appliances, electronics
Neptune: glass, photographic equipment, tobacco, alcohol, medicine
Pluto: junk items with no value, garbage, toiletries
When the second house ruler is about to change signs (it’s at 29 degrees or more) then the article is about to be moved to another location. If it has just changed signs (it’s at 0 degrees or more of a sign) then the missing article has just been moved to a new location. Check the previous zodiac sign for descriptions of the past location and check the next sign for descriptions of the new location. The same process is used when the second house cusp is just about to change signs. If you find the house ruler applying at 29 degrees to a house cusp this is, too, is a strong indication that the article is about to be moved. Additionally, if the second house ruler has just entered a new house, the item most likely has just been moved. Always check the house for the new location and description.
There is a strong correlation between extremely late or early degrees in a sign and locating a lost article near a door, window, gate or in a box or package and that the article is about to be moved. The same discovery holds true when the ruler of the second house is within two degrees of any house cusp.
The element that appears on the second house cusp and the placement of the second house ruler are good general indicators of location. Air signs in the second house signify the highest parts of a room or area. Fire signs show that the object is about halfway-up in height while Water signs speak of areas low in the room or below ground level, such as a cellar. Earth signs are the element indicating a search on the ground or floor.