Astrology Software

Humanitarian

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Hi,

I've read all comments and recommendations posted for the last 5 years. Therefore I would like to know what it would be the software to go or the one used the most for professional astrologers?

Thanks
It's Astro.com, AstroSeek and TimePassages (the app)
 

Zaphod

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I've been using John Halloran's AstrolDeluxe Report Writer for decades. But in recent years I've been focusing on horary astrology and John told me the program doesn't have a specific horary module. Still, it allows for numerous house systems and I use Regiomontanus for horary work. It seems to have a reaonably robust on-board atlas.
 

FraterAC

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Siriusly no problem at all :)




BABYLONIAN ASTROLOGY SOFTWARE FOR WINDOWS




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With all due respect to Mr. Kolev, if one looks into this software, one realizes it really doesn't do much. It might have some historical interest. Other than that it is not practical for everyday use.
 

Chrysalis

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https://jcremers.com/ Planetdance is amazing FREE astrological software that I currently use myself.
They also have a great forum for any questions about the software. And they are constantly updating at people's requests.
This software deserves a lot more recognition for what they provide for FREE.
It's very easy to download too.
 

Xeno

Member
Hello
I would like to suggest a free mobile application "Astrodiary"

A very beautiful and extremely convenient astrological application.
It has such functionality: a database, a chronology of events, all the main predictive methods.
In addition, there is an advanced diary of dreams and notes

Android

IOS
 

DC80

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I also looked at Delphic Oracle and talked to the creator, but it's not a perfect fit.

You talked to that psycho? Not only is he psycho, he's a very bad astrologer.

12-28-2022
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Important Announcement: Due to veiled threats being made by certain politicians like Brad Sherman (D - California) I am discontinuing acceptance of any form of money for my services/software. I am waiting for some kind of resolution to the conflict between central banks and crypto. While I am aware that such interference represents a constitutional violation of my right to earn an income, and I do very much want to continue, sometimes it is wiser to step out of the way. My apologies to anyone inconvenienced by this. I will still be doing free technical support in my coerced retirement for registered users.

The psycho refused to accept credit cards and only accepted crypto-currency and it crashed. Hahahahaha!

What a loser. Maybe if he was using the right USA Chart (and it ain't Sibley) he could have saved himself a lot of grief.

Apparently, Project Hindsight took over but Ellen died and nothing's happening very slowly and you can't buy it any more so you can scratch that one off the list.

I've been using John Halloran's AstrolDeluxe Report Writer for decades. But in recent years I've been focusing on horary astrology and John told me the program doesn't have a specific horary module.

Why do you need one? Just cast a chart. Horary Helper is free. So is Electional Helper. PlanetDance has an horary module and it's free.

I would suggest you download and use PlanetDance and then you can figure out what to buy assuming you actually need to buy anything.

If you're a traditional, it'll take you 30-40 minutes to set up the planets, rulers, decans, triplicities, orbs and stuff. For everyone else, just a few minutes to pick some pretty colors.
 

DC80

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Again, anyone actually USING this software?
There might be a dozen people on the whole planet. It has a lot of bells and whistles but not very functional or useful.

If you study the ancient near east (and I do) none of the cultures have instructional texts for anything. There are no "how to" manuals. That's in part because only 2% of the population could read or write and they were all scribes (performing administrative, clerical, accounting, tax collect, etc, functions) or priests. Ashurbanipal is believed to be the first king to know how to read or write and so far he's the only king who wrote a text (that we have found) in which he disturbingly claims to have been taught how to read and write the language that existed before the deluge (incorrectly translated as "flood" by Westerners.) There was no "specialization and division of labor." Everything was master-journeyman-apprentice learning from the ground up and you learn by watching and doing, so, no, need for methodology or instructional texts. I don't think we'll ever find an instructional text for astrology.

Greece was different. A larger chunk of the population could read and write and an even larger chunk could read (although I'd be afraid to guess the percentages). The Greeks would have faithfully attempted to put the "Babylonian" methods in writing and for that reason, there's no point in buying this software. You can get Morinus for free. I'm sure the mouse-click crowd would describe it as "clumsy" but it is free.
 

DC80

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A note on PlanetDance. You'll have calculate the Lots by hand. There's no way to define your own Lots and nearly all the Lots are improperly calculated. For example, there is no calculation for the Lot of Basis. You calculate the Lot of Eros (not in PlanetDance) and the Lot of Necessity (PlanetDance has the incorrect formula) and whichever lot is below the horizon quite logically is the Lot of Basis. In the extremely unlikely event the Lots of Eros and Necessity are both above the horizon, in the rising quarter take the one closest to Asc, and in the falling quarter the lot closest to the Dsc.

Also, they went totally berserk on the Lots. There's four different "Lots of Rape" (c'mon people get it together) and a Lot of Large Economic Stimulus and a Lot of Small Economic Stimulus reminiscent of the Berserk One here. I fully expected to find a Lot of Flatulence and a Lot of Hair Twirling and a Lot of Thumb-twiddling and a Lot of Thumb-sucking. If you don't know how to calculate Lots by hand, you should probably learn.
 

FraterAC

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Everything was master-journeyman-apprentice learning from the ground up and you learn by watching and doing, so, no, need for methodology or instructional texts.
How did the astrologers do their calculations, if they could not read, or more importantly, cipher and write? Didn't there have to be tables of stars, their risings. cycles of the planetary motions, eclipse cycles, etc? It's inconceivable that they memorized everything, even if they studied for years to do it.
 

FraterAC

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It looks like if one is really interested in Primary Directions, this is the program to get -- Placidus 7.0.
Rumen Kolev may be the "Mad Scientist" of Primary Directions. It looks like this program does it all. The software package referenced above, Babylonia, is probably great for observational astrology (like it was done 4,000 years ago, can you dig it) but does not calculate the range of directions Placidus can.
It's available on the Halloran Software Products page on their website.
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FraterAC

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Here is the writer of Placidus 7.0, Rumen Kolev. He is explaining Primary Directions and how he came to develop this exemplary product. He also demonstrates its use.
Offered as a recommendation.


I hope posting a link to a video is not encroaching on anyone's turf (are there turfs, here?), but this is for the benefit of the forum members.
 

JUPITERASC

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Using KP horary software you can view horary charts, ruling planets,
casting time ruling planets, house & planet significators (A, B, C, D)
western planetary & house aspects, house & planets cusps :)

and also 4 levels of Dasha.



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Orion

Active member
I use Solar Fire since 12 years and I am quite happy with it. Unfortunately since many years there are no updates anymore. I had problems with running it under Win 11 when I bought a new computer. It's a great program and they should work on it.
 

DC80

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How did the astrologers do their calculations, if they could not read, or more importantly, cipher and write?
Of course they could read and write.

If your family had money, they'd hire a tutor. If your family had a lot of money they'd send you to Egypt. Solon went to Egypt when he was 5 and studied there until he was 17. Plato went when he was 8 and studied until he was 17. All the famous Greeks you know studied in Egypt, except one and that was Aristotle.

If you were poor but displayed some talent and motivation someone might take you on for free.
Didn't there have to be tables of stars, their risings. cycles of the planetary motions, eclipse cycles, etc? It's inconceivable that they memorized everything, even if they studied for years to do it.

There's not much to memorize. You have the 7 Klima, which I hate. 7 Zones. It's just latitudes. From this latitude to that latitude is Zone 1, and to the next latitude is Zone 2. In each zone you have the rising times of the signs of long ascension and short ascension which I hate because it masks what they really are which are signs of straight rising and signs of crooked rising. In horary straight signs are without delay, crooked signs cause delays. In natal, a 10th place Cancer means it isn't a straight shot to whatever fame you're destined to have because you'll be side-tracked and take lots of detours before you get to where you're supposed to be.

So you have 14 rising times and the daily motion of the stars. The rest is math. That's all you need to set up a chart. Valens explains in detail how they did it. They used whole sign so no need to know the cusp degrees. All those charts from 200 BCE to 200 CE were only off by a few minutes. For a couple of charts one and rarely two stars might be a degree or two off but they were very accurate.
 

DC80

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I use Solar Fire since 12 years and I am quite happy with it. Unfortunately since many years there are no updates anymore. I had problems with running it under Win 11 when I bought a new computer. It's a great program and they should work on it.

You don't have Version 9?
 

FraterAC

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none of the cultures have instructional texts for anything. There are no "how to" manuals. That's in part because only 2% of the population could read or write
I was responding to this assertion. certainly there ARE instructional texts, although there are literally thousands of cuneiform tablets yet to be translated.
you learn by watching and doing, so, no, need for methodology or instructional texts
Plenty of instruction could be conveyed orally, and still is (in India at least) but as I said above, how to calculate planetary movements, lunation cycles, rising and setting of important fixed stars, and other calculations would have to be written down to be passed down. All of this and other information could not reliably be retained solely in memory.
There may be many here who calculated horoscopes manually in the days BC (before computers), but I wonder how many, even after doing that for many years, remember every step and could reliably do it today, after decades of letting software do all the work?
 
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