I think there is a role for psychological astrology when using horary techniques to advise clients on their relationships. For example, I look at the mutual reception between the querent’s and the quesited significators, as well as the Part of Marriage and its dispositor, to understand the dynamics of the relationship. Certainly, analysis on relationships might be better left to synastry techniques but I’m focused on horary techniques in this post, which I think is a quick and easy diagnostic tool compared to synastry techniques including composite charts, etc.
No mutual reception relating to the head
How would you describe communication between you and your partner?
What do you and your partner like to talk about respectively? Are these topics similiar?
Is there anything you can think of that would enhance communication between the two of you?
How willing are you to adjust your thoughts and behaviour to bring about a change to the e.g. communication pattern between you and your partner?
No mutual reception relating to the heart
What are your feelings for your partner? How do you feel towards your partner?
How do you think he/she feels towards you?
What would enhance this sense of feeling of emotional intimacy between you and your partner?
How willing adjust your thoughts and behaviour to bring about a change to the e.g. closeness between you and your partner?
No mutual reception relating to the body
How would describe your sexual satisfaction in the relationship?
How important is physical intimacy to you?
Is there anything you or he/she can do to increase this satisfaction?
Preserving what works in the relationship
Equally, I think it’s important to highlight to the client the glue of the relationship and not to take it for granted that the glue is permanent. For example, “It seems that the reason you are still in this marriage is because of the children. What do you think about that?” Wait for client to respond. if client responds to the affirmative, ask e.g. “How old are your children? Are they leaving the nest soon?” If client says that they are heading to college soon, say e.g. “How would you feel about the marriage when the children heads off to college? How would it affect the marriage?” And explore possibilities to develop a new glue to the relationship if the client wants to retain the relationship.
That’s my current take on incorporating “psychology” or perhaps more accurately bringing the notion of free will into relationship horaries.