Electional astrology is the application of astrological rules to help achieve the best results from a venture you are planning.
Astrology is most known for describing what already exists (a person, a country, the answer to a question) or for predicting the future according to astrological conditions already in place. But there is one branch of the subject that allows you to use astrology more proactively. Electional astrology is the deliberate application of astrological rules to help achieve the best possible results from a venture you are planning. Rather than interpreting a chart that is already there, in electional astrology we are trying to purposefully construct the best possible chart ahead of time. The premise underlying this is that anything that has a starting point has a ‘birth chart’, and the ‘birth’ moment will describe how it plays out in the future.
People often use electional astrology for particularly important life events, such as getting married or starting a business. Other common uses of electional astrology are things like applying for a job, listing a home for sale, or sending an application to attend a university.