The Prashna or Horary Astrology focuses mainly on answering specific questions. When a person asks a question to an astrologer, planetary positions for that moment (date and time) and for that place are calculated and horoscope chart is drawn. With the help of this chart the astrologer predicts about the future events and answers the query of the person. The person who asks the question is called querent and the question is called query. When a person sends a question to the Astrologer through a letter or email, then the chart is to be drawn for that date, time and place when the Astrologer reads that letter. The house and planet significations remain the same as used for analysis of birth chart.
A person should not ask any query to an Astrologer just for fun. There should be a serious interest in the mind of the querent to know the results of a question in his mind. Normally the Prashna chart is studied along with the birth chart to give an additional dimension to predict the results correctly. It is a useful tool for the people who don’t know exact date, time and place of birth to take astrological advise