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Unread 08-13-2018, 05:44 PM
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Astrodienst ...(accuracy??)

Somewhere on these forums one time I recall somebody was questioning about Astrodienst ... something "off" or something "changed", to do with calculations ,
I don't remember the exact specifics , and can't find it.

What brought this to mind again , is that recently I was struck by an Ascendant anomaly...leading me to wonder if there might indeed be something not quite right.

A birth chart for a family member I obtained from an astrologer some 20 years ago, had the ascendant placed in Pisces.

Years later, when I had a computer and found Astrodienst, and entered the exact same birthdata, the ascendant was in Aquarius.
At that time I automatically presumed that Astrodienst had to be the right one.
(The family member was still a child at that time)

However NOW that said family member is very much adult, I can clearly see their facial appearance distinctly matches the description for Pisces and not for Aquarius ....leading me to believe that Astrodienst might be "off".

It goes without saying that such a discrepancy matters a lot......!


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Unread 08-13-2018, 06:09 PM
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Re: Astrodienst ...(accuracy??)

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Somewhere on these forums one time I recall somebody was questioning about Astrodienst ... something "off" or something "changed", to do with calculations ,
I don't remember the exact specifics , and can't find it.

What brought this to mind again , is that recently I was struck by an Ascendant anomaly...leading me to wonder if there might indeed be something not quite right.

A birth chart for a family member I obtained from an astrologer some 20 years ago, had the ascendant placed in Pisces.

Years later, when I had a computer and found Astrodienst, and entered the exact same birthdata, the ascendant was in Aquarius.
At that time I automatically presumed that Astrodienst had to be the right one.
(The family member was still a child at that time)

However NOW that said family member is very much adult, I can clearly see their facial appearance distinctly matches the description for Pisces (and not at all for Aquarius) ....leading me to believe that Astrodienst is "off".

It goes without saying that such a discrepancy matters a lot......!
Does this person have planets in Pisces in their chart? Like maybe ther ruler or the Ascendant, Saturn, is in Pisces?

Astrodienst is generally extremely reputable and over a very long period of time...
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Unread 08-13-2018, 06:21 PM
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Re: Astrodienst ...(accuracy??)

..No planets in Pisces.

If Pisces Asc... the ruler Neptune is in Cap
If Asc is Aq.... the ruler Uranus is also Cap..

It hit me the other day when reading a description for Pisces Asc...."narrow face dreamy eyes". Bang. Spot on.

I had already long before noticed something distinct about the eyes... soft & kindly & " far away", was my description for it.
(Yes-"dreamy", that's it. ........and face is indeed narrow)

I wish I could find that other Post about Astrodienst I was referring to. Perhaps someone with better search skills might find it..

Anyway, this is really bothering me ..

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Re: Astrodienst ...(accuracy??)

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..No planets in Pisces.

If Pisces Asc... the ruler Neptune is in Cap
If Asc is Aq.... the ruler Uranus is also Cap..

It hit me the other day when reading a description for Pisces Asc...."narrow face dreamy eyes". Bang. Spot on.

I had already long before noticed something distinct about the eyes... soft & kindly & " far away", was my description for it.
(Yes-"dreamy", that's it. ........and face is indeed narrow)

I wish I could find that other Post about Astrodienst I was referring to. Perhaps someone with better search skills might find it..

Anyway, this is really bothering me ..
I find the descriptions of what someone should look like based on rising sign (or any placement, really) to be some of the least accurate concepts in astrology. For almost everyone, I have to tilt my head and squint to see how they look like their rising. I find descriptions of behavior to be much more accurate.

Anyway, you could cross-check on Astrotheme or some other sites if you still have the birth info.
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Re: Astrodienst ...(accuracy??)

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..No planets in Pisces.

If Pisces Asc... the ruler Neptune is in Cap
If Asc is Aq.... the ruler Uranus is also Cap..
Rather, it is
If Pisces Asc.. the ruler is Jupiter
If Asc in Aq... the ruler is Saturn

The outer planets are modern co-rulers, but the traditional planets are the primary rulers.

Aries Mars
Taurus Venus
Gem Merc
+++
Can Moon
Leo Sun
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Vir Mer
Libra Venus
Scorp Mars
+++
Sag Jup
Cap Sat
Aq Sat
Pis Jup

Do you see a general grouping that is emerging?

Would you mind to share what sign this person's Saturn is in?
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Re: Astrodienst ...(accuracy??)

Could their birth time be incorrect.

I have found Astrodienst to be very accurate.
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Re: Astrodienst ...(accuracy??)

OK. (((cringe)))
I made a mistake. Luckily it's still Merc retro so I will blame him.
Turns out that I'm wrong about Astrodienst showing Aq Asc . (how the heck ??!! I could have sworn...)

Anyway this goes to reinforce :
1) Mercury retro can play tricks on the mind and why it's a good idea to double check facts (!)
2)how some given facial descriptions certainly do accurately match the Ascendant.

Oh -and..(may as well make this interesting)
3) online tarot readings can be very accurate. I happened to do one a bit later, (before discovering my above mistake, and on a totally unrelated matter) ..and a card depicting " just past" ...the interpretation included the words "poor research"..
That came back & hit me later LOL.

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I have scrutinized astrodienst for years and find it highly reliable.

At one time a woman from one of the Baltic states came to me with doubts about her chart. I could see something was wrong with the chart but didn't know what it was...a matter of time.

I went directly to astrodienst and talked with the man whose task is to insure accuracy. He discovered that the Baltic states had done some tricks with daylight savings and fixed the problem.
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