"Katarche" is a term from early Greek astrology, applied to a range of non-natal practices. These include what later tradition distinguishes as electional, inceptional and interrogational (horary) astrology. It may be translated as "initiative," and the astrology of the katarche responds to human intention and initiative.
A mystery of astrology's origins lies here, since the word has an augural connotation, locating the reading of horoscopes as a taking of omens for the initiative being undertaken. This raises the question of a divinatory and non-deterministic interpretation, with significant implications for our practice.
In this seminar we take up contemporary debates concerning the katarchic approach, especially in horary and inceptions. Illustrated with examples.