Electional astrology is utilized in choosing the most appropriate time to begin something. The intent is to achieve a successful outcome, and the rules applied are very specifically set toward that end. Many of the rules have their foundation in horary astrology, the counterpart to this work. Unlike horary, which answers after the fact, electional astrology approaches the matter beforehand and “elects” an appropriate time to achieve a desired outcome. Though the rules are the same, they are applied differently.