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iPhemeris Astrology Software for Mac OSX

By Clifford Ribaudo
iPhemeris ® © 2008-2017 Clifford Ribaudo. All rights reserved.

OSX Introduction

Introduction

Midnight GMT positions are derived from the Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) DE431 ephemerides and the US Naval Observatory equivalent for Asteroids. These are stored in a binary database of our own devising. From that database positions for other times are interpolated using algorithms specified by Jean Meeus. Sidereal positions are derived by adjusting Tropical positions for the selected Ayanamsa.

If you've purchased the Extended Ephemeris (via In-App purchase) coverage is 5000 years (2500 BC to 2500 AD) otherwise coverage is 1700 to 2100. The data range applies to all iPhemeris features.

iPhemeris uses New Style Gregorian Calendar dates starting October 15, 1582 and Julian dates or Old Style prior. However, be aware that various locales adopted the Gregorian calendar at other times; for example, Great Britain didn't switch until September 1752. Therefore, adjust your dates accordingly.

And when using the Extended Ephemeris, enter new style dates after Oct. 15, 1582 and old style dates prior. Currently iPhemeris does not support proleptic Gregorian dates for dates prior to 1582.

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Getting Support

Before contacting support, please make a thorough review of the documentation. Most questions that we get are already answered here. When contacting support:

Please Do

  • Provide as much information as possible about the issue, including
    • The version of macOS being used (see the Apple About menu).
    • The version iPhemeris being used (see the iPhemeris About Menu).
  • When asking questions about charts, please provide the following:
    • Date, time, place and type of horoscope you are asking about.
    • What the exact nature of the problem you are seeing.
    • If you are getting a chart with an ascendant/mc that you don't recognize, please FIRST review the help documentation on time zones. Wrong time zones are the most frequent cause of erroneous charts.
  • Screen shots illustrating the issue are often helpful.

Please Do Not
Post bad or negative reviews if you are encountering issues or would like us to consider adding a feature. We are not likely to spot your review very quickly, if at all, and it doesn't help and mainly just ticks us off.

We are very responsive to email and often see that within hours or minutes even, and will do our utmost to get things sorted ASAP!

To get support, please contact us via email at: iPhemeris Support

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OSX Preferences

Ephemeris Preferences

iPhemeris is a powerful tool that provides a Tropical or Sidereal Ephemeris, Declination & Latitude tables and Astrological Calendars for any time and time zone in the world. Simply by adjusting a few of these settings, iPhemeris can display a standard Midnight or Noon GMT Ephemeris or something customized to your needs, for example positions at the time of the New York Stock Market Open.

Ephemeris Type

  • This setting applies to all iPhemeris features.
  • Selecting Sidereal enables the Ayanamsa settings.
  • If you're not familiar with the difference between Tropical & Sidereal, use Tropical.

Ayanamsa

  • When Sidereal mode is on, additional fields are enabled.
  • Ayanamsa - Select a pre-defined Ayanamsa or choose "Your Ayanamsa" at the bottom of the list to define your own.
  • Your Ayanamsa - To use your own value:
    • Select Your Ayanamsa in the Ayanamsa list.
    • Enter your custom value in the box to the right. Use a value for the Epoch Jan 1, 2000. iPhemeris will interpolate the correct value for other dates.
    • To calculate the correct value: ValueNow - ((CurrentYear - 2000) * 0.01396887831940)
  • In Sidereal mode all positions for all features throughout the App are adjusted accordingly.

Note: The degree offset from Tropical positions for pre-defined Ayanamsa are listed at the end of this documentation. Values shown are for the Epoch starting Jan. 1 2000. iPhemeris adjusts this value for the date of the Chart or Table being used. It does this using the mean rate of annual precession (0.01396887831940 degrees per year).

Time Zone

This setting is used by the Ephemeris, Dec/Lat, and Calendars displays and causes those features to display values for the selected Time Zone at the Ephemeris Hour.

  • It uses standard Time Zone notation. Locations West of Greenwich are negative (-) and East are positive (+).
  • This setting does not auto adjust for Summer Time.

Example: For Ephemeris Tables and Calendars which display values at the time of the New York Stock Market open, set the Time Zone to -5:00 and the Ephemeris Hour to 9:30.

Ephemeris Hour - Sets the hour in the the selected Time Zone. For example, a Time Zone set to UTC (GMT) 00:00 with Ephemeris Hour set to 12, displays Noon GMT Ephemerides and Calendars.

Lunar Nodes - Sets the type of Lunar Node: True or Mean for all features.

Part of Fortune

Sets the calculation used by all features. Most ancient authorities advocated using a different algorithm for day and night births. However, due to a mis-translation of Ptolemy's writings many Astrologers commonly believe he advocated using the same formula for day and night births. Recent translations make it clear he did not. It's your choice, iPhemeris offers both:

  • Different for Day and Night Births (default):
    • Part of Fortune for Day Birth = Ascendant + Moon - Sun.
    • Part of Fortune for Night Birth = Ascendant + Sun - Moon.
  • Same for Day or Night Births: Part of Fortune = Ascendant + Moon - Sun.

Ephemeris Colors - Pre-defined color schemes used by Ephemeris and Calendar views.

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Chart Preferences

Use iCloud

  • Yes - Stores iPhemeris Charts in iCloud and shares them between your Mac computers and iOS devices.
  • No - Stores charts on this computer only.

House System - The default house system when creating charts.

Progression Defaults

  • Progressed Planets: The default Planet progression style.
  • Progressed MC & Cusps: The default progression style for the MC & Cusps.

Progression Styles Explained

iPhemeris currently provides the two most common Progression styles, more will be added in future.

  • Planets
    • Secondary Progressed - Standard 1 day for 1 year and fraction thereof, since the natal or radix date. All planets are shown in their position on the implied Secondary progressed date and time. You can verify this by looking at the Ephemeris page for the date equal to the number of days after the natal date equal to the number of years since the natal date.
    • Solar Arc in Longitude - All planets are moved the same number of degrees in longitude the Sun moved, using the Secondary Progression technique. Using this style of progression, planets can be in positions they never actually occupied in time and space.
  • Cusps
    • Solar Arc in Longitude - The MC is progressed by the Sun's Solar Arc in Longitude from the natal or radix date to the progressed date. The Ascendant and cusps are calculated from the progressed MC's implied Right Ascension.
    • Solar Solar Arc Directed - MC, ASC and cusps are moved the same number of degrees in longitude the Sun moved, using the Secondary Progression technique.

Chart Wheel Styles

  • Chart Colors - Pre-defined color schemes used for Charts and Sky Now.
  • Show House Numbers - Toggles the display of House numbers on the chart wheel.
  • Label House Cusps - Toggles house cusp labels. Turn OFF for European wheel.
  • Show Decanates - Toggles the display of Decanates on chart wheel.
  • Show Minutes on Wheel - Toggles the display of minutes on astrology charts. Minutes are NEVER displayed on Tri-Wheels. Minutes are ALWAYS displayed on reports.
  • Show Aspects On Wheel - Toggles the display of Aspects on the chart. No effect on display of aspects on reports.
  • Always Show MC & Asc - Can be used to turn off display of points on the chart if they are the same as various house cusps in the house system used. No effect on reports. E.g. when set to NO, the Asc point is not displayed on a chart using Placidus.
  • French Wheel Style - Horoscope wheel is displayed in style used and preferred in France. Disables some of the other wheel style preferences.

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Sky Now Preferences

Sky Now displays a continuously update chart of the Sky for any location. The following settings apply to the Sky Now chart:

House System - Sets the House System used by the Sky Now chart.

Chart Wheel Styles:

  • These work the same as Chart Wheel Styles for Charts. See Chart Preferences section.

Location - Sets the location used by the Sky Now chart. Enter location data using any of the following techniques:

  • Enter lat/lng values manually.
  • Search for a place name or address.
  • Scroll around the Map.

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Other Settings

Feature Tab Order
To change the order of features on the Tab Bar at the top of iPhemeris, goto:

  1. iPhemeris Preferences > Other Settings.
  2. Select the order of features using the drop downs.
  3. The first dropdown is for left most tab, etc

Printing Preferences
There are a number of printing preferences that can be set in the Other Settings section of iPhemeris Preferences.

  1. Color Printing can be disable to save ink or if the printer is only black and white. Disabling color printing improves readability for Black & White printers.
  2. It is possible to disable printing of each of the various reports displayed in the Reports section of Charts and Sky Now. This is useful if you only occasionally want print outs of some of them. Each time you print a chart you are given the opportunity to add something that was disabled.

Symbols
Select the glyph used to represent Pluto and Eris. This setting applies throughout the application.

Calendars
Choose the first day of the week for Aspect & Transit Calendars: Sunday or Monday.

Languages
Use this setting to force iPhemeris to use one of the supported translations and override your system language settings.

We do use translation services, but Astrology is a special discipline and many astrological terms have dual meanings. If you are willing to help us improve the iPhemeris translations, contact support and we can provide promo codes for In-App purchased features.

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OSX Ephemeris

OSX Ephemeris

iPhemeris is a powerful tool that provides a Tropical or Sidereal Ephemeris, Declination tables and Astrological Calendars for any location and time at that location around the world. Simply by adjusting a few settings in Ephemeris Preferences you can have a standard Midnigth or Noon GMT Ephemeris, or even one for New York Stock Market Open, right on your desktop.

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EPHEMERIS DISPLAY

  • Ephemeris tables display a full month of Planetary, Asteroid, Lunar Phase and Eclipse data (longitued).
  • Positions are Tropical or Sidereal as per Preference settings.
  • Data is grouped into weeks, with weeks starting on Sunday.
  • The date column shows day and day of the week.
  • The GST column displays Greenwich Sidereal Time.
  • Two Moon positions are included:
    • This first displays the Lunar position at Ephemeris Time Zone and Hour as set in Preferences.
    • The second displays its position 12 hours later.
  • Columns for the planets and bodies can be turned on or off in the side bar. The Ephemeris and Dec/Lat tables share the same sidebar settings, i.e. changes on either view effect the other.
  • The display of Planetary longitude data is in Degrees, Minutes and Seconds order and is read as follows:

11!45"R = 11°, 9 minutes, 45 seconds of Aries. The Planet is Retrograde.

NAVIGATION

  • The Print button prints the currently displayed month.
  • The Disclosure button shows or hides the sidebar.
  • Left / Right arrow keys page back or forward by month.
  • The Date entry field can be used to jump to a specific date.
    • If you purchased the Extended Ephemeris, clicking AD/BC toggles between dates before or after AD year 1.
    • There is no year 0.
    • When looking at pages for months prior to year 1 the title also displays the year in the Julian (Astronomical) Calendar which does have a year 0.
    • The Julian astronomical date for the 1st day of the month is included in the page title.
  • The Today button always returns to the current day and month.
  • The Text Size buttons increase and descrease the text.
  • Click a row to highlight it, click again to un-highlight.

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OSX Declination & Latitude

iPhemeris is a powerful tool that provides Tropical or Sidereal declination tables for any location and time at that location around the world.

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DECLINATION / LATITUDE DISPLAY

  • The Declination and Latitude tables provide two columns for each body.
  • All buttons and navigation behave exactly the same as the Ephemeris feature.
  • Displayed values are read as follows:

25 n 28' 59" = 25 degrees North, 28 minutes, 59 seconds.

NAVIGATION

See the Ephemeris Navigation instructions.

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Void of Course Moon Tables

Void of Course Moon tables display in the lower left of the Ephemeris and Declination / Latitude displays. The table is included with the Mac OSX Version of iPhemeris, and is available as an In-App Purchase on iOS.

Void of Course Moon

Each row of the table shows:

  • Left Side - the date, time, planet and last aspect made with the moon in a sign.
  • Right Side - the date and time the moon enters the next sign.

The Void of Course period is the time between last aspect and the moon's entrance into the next sign (Lunar Ingress).

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OSX Graphic Ephemeris

OSX Graphic Ephemeris

The Graphic Ephemeris can be added to iPhemeris for Mac with a one-time In-App Purchase. The Graphic Ephemeris feature adds the following capabilities:

  • A new tab on the main view allowing display of planetary longitude and declination.
  • A new Graphic Ephemeris Report in the Report section of charts that overlay's the currently displayed natal chart data.

The feature will be added in the last tab position but it can be moved anywhere from the Other Settings tab of iPhemeris Preferences.

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LONGITUDE

When longitude is selected, standard zodiacal positions for bodies selected in the disclosure panel on the left are drawn for the time period set in the start and end date fields in the tool bar above the graph.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE DISPLAY

If you are not familiar with the display of a graphical ephemeris, it might help to understand for example, that bodies are in Aries when shown on the graph between 0° and 30° and they are in Pisces when between 330° and 360°.

Planets are conjunct where lines cross and they are in aspect to each other when they are separated vertically by the degrees of that particular aspect. For example, if the Sun is on the horizontal line labeled 30° (Aries/Taurus cusp) and Venus is on the horizontal line labeled 90° (Gemini/Cancer cusp) they are separated by 60° and are sextile on that date.

When Moon Phase is selected in the planet selector, New and Full Moon are displayed. New moon is shown where sun and moon lines cross and full moon where they are 180° apart.

 

VIEWING POSITIONS

To see standard Astrological notation for any body currently displayed on the graph, click the mouse anywhere on the graph and the astrological positions for the date under the mouse will be displayed in the panel inn the lower left (under the planet selector). Data is updated to reflect the mouse position as you move it.

 

HARMONIC RANGES

Using the harmonic range selector to the right of the Use button it is possible to look for aspects by folding the graph over on itself for the selected range. If you are not familiar with how this works, best to leave it set at 360°.

For example, if a range of 90 is set then the vertical scale is restricted to a range of 90° and things at 0°, 90°, 180° and 270° are all displayed at the 0° and appear to be conjunct. This makes it easy to spot angles for selected harmonic.

Harmonic ranges can only be used on the longitude display and are disabled when showing declination.

 

VIEWING DECLINATION

Declination

 

Declination can be displayed for the bodies selected in the sidebar by clicking the Declination button in the toolbar. Declination for most bodies is between -30° (south) and 30° (north) degrees of latitude.

Use of harmonic ranges does not make sense for declination and therefore the range selector is disabled.

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OSX Graphic Ephemeris Chart Report

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When enabled, the Graphic Ephemeris Chart Report shows up as a new tab in Chart Reports section. For full details on how it works see the previous section:

  • Select a date range to display.
  • Harmonic ranges can be shown by using the degree entry field to the right of the Use button.
  • Click the info button (button at far right on toolbar) to display a window showing planetary position data under the mouse. A  floating panel appears, then click the mouse in the Graphic Ephemeris window to display data at the mouse position.
  • Declination data cannot be shown in the Graphic Ephemeris report view.
  • When a Horoscope is selected for display, the positions of the first chart (inner most wheel) are overlaid on the Graphic Ephemeris. These positions are shown as horizontal dashed lines.

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OSX Calendars

OSX Aspect Calendar

iPhemeris offers a powerful Calendar style Aspectarian that can show either Tropical or Sidereal positions for any location and time around the world. An Aspectarian shows the relationship between bodies in the sky on a particular date, e.g. the Sun relative to Saturn on a day.

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ASPECTARIAN DISPLAY

  • It uses a calendar like format.
  • The displayJ0.0*@ R1.0*is read: Sun at 0.0° Capricorn, conjunct Uranus at 1.0° of Capricorn.
  • Planets & Asteroids shown on the Aspectarian can be turned On or Off in the sidebar.
  • Orbs for Aspects can be adjusted in the sidebar.
  • Sidebar settings for Planets and Orbs are saved and only apply the Aspect Calendar. i.e. no other iPhemeris feature shares these settings.

NAVIGATION

  • The Print button prints the currently displayed month.
  • The Disclosure button shows or hides the sidebar.
  • Left / Right arrow keys page back or forward by month.
  • The Date entry field can be used to jump to a specific date.
  • The Text Size buttons increase and descrease the text.
  • The Today button always returns to the current month.

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OSX Transit Calendar

iPhemeris offers a powerful monthly Transit Calendar that displays transits between things in the sky and any Chart (the Radix) in your Chart database. Positions can be Tropical or Sidereal.

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The first time used it prompts for a Radix Chart, select one from the list of existing Charts. If none exist yet, return here later after you've created the one you want to use.

TRANSIT CALENDAR DISPLAY

  • The column to the left of the aspect glyph displays the position of things in the sky on that date.
  • The column to the right of the aspect glyph shows the position of aspected bodies in the Radix Chart.
  • The displayJ0.0*@R1.0* is read as Transiting Sun at 0.0° Capricorn, conjunct natal Uranus at 1.0° Capricorn.
  • Bodies and Points can be individually toggled for things in the Sky and the Radix from the sidebar.
  • Orbs for Transits can be individually adjusted in the sidebar.
  • Use the Radix Chart Edit button to select a different chart to use as the Radix.
  • Sidebar settings for Bodies, Points and Orbs are remembered and apply only to the Transit Calendar. i.e. no other iPhemeris feature shares these settings.

NAVIGATION

  • The Print button prints the currently displayed month.
  • The Disclosure button shows or hides the sidebar.
  • Left / Right arrow keys page back or forward by month.
  • The Date entry field can be used to jump to a specific date.
  • The Text Size buttons increase and descrease the text.
  • The Today button always returns to the current month.

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OSX Charts

OSX Sky Now

Sky Now displays a continuously updating Chart of the Sky using the House System and Location specified in Preferences.

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NAVIGATION

  • The display updates every 5 seconds.
  • Turn On or Off display of Planets and other Points in the sidebar.
  • Adjust Orbs or turn them off completely in the sidebar.
  • Use the disclosure arrow at the top of the sidebar to show and hide the settings sidebar.
  • Drag the divider between the chart and the aspect grid re-size.
  • Sidebar settings are remembered and apply only to Sky Now.
  • Adjust time steps using drop down at top (applies to Sky Now only).
  • Time step chart using arrows. Real-time updates are turned off once time-stepping has been started. Use the button with the red line to restore real-time updating.

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OSX Charts Usage

Chart creating, editing and viewing is done from the Charts tab. The interface is simple and after familiarizing yourself with a few buttons you should be able to get around quickly and easily.

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Navigation

  • Chart List: The Chart List displays charts saved on this computer or, if iCloud is On, all charts stored in iCloud by any version of iPhemeris (iOS or OSX).
  • Add a Chart: Tap the '+' button.
  • Edit a Chart: Select a chart in the list
    • Make sure only one is selected. You should see a blue check mark to the left of the name.
    • Click the Edit button. If the button is not blue it means no chart is selected or more than one is selected.
    • Make your edits in the dialog that appears.
  • Delete a Chart: Select the chart in the list, make sure only one is selected. Tap the Trash button.
  • Show Charts: Depending on the number of charts selected (1 or 2) this drop down will display relevant chart display options.
  • Chart Notes: Add or edit written notes to the charts currently being displayed.
  • Chart Rectification: Select a period of time to advance charts. The right buttons advance the outter chart when on Bi-wheels.
  • Text Size (A/A): Adjusts the size of text show in the aspect reports view.
  • Change Bodies & Points Displayed: Toggle them On or Off in the Sidebar. These settings are remembered and apply to charts shown on the Charts tab only.
  • Change Orbs: Adjust them in the Sidebar. These settings are remembered and apply to charts shown on the Charts tab only.
  • Hide or Un-Hide Settings: Tap the Disclosure button.
  • Adjust Size of Chart Relative to Aspect Grid: Drag the divider between the Chart and Aspect grid.

Draw 1 Chart

  • Click the row of the chart to draw
  • Choose the Chart Type to draw using the Show Charts button to the right.

Draw 2 Charts (Bi-Wheel)

  • Click the row of the Chart you want on the inner wheel.
  • Click the row of the Chart you want on the outer wheel. It will display a blue "2" check.
  • Select 2 Charts in the Drop-down above the chart display.

Draw 3 Charts (Tri-Wheel)

  • Click the row of the Chart you want on the inner wheel.
  • Click the row of the Chart you want on the middle wheel. It will display a blue "2" check.
  • Click the row of the Chart you want on the outer wheel. It will display a blue "3" check.
  • Select 3 Charts in the Drop-down above the chart display.

Draw Composite Chart

  • Click the row of the two Charts you want create a composite chart for.
  • Select Composite Chart using the Show Charts button to the right.

Draw 2 Charts (Bi-Wheel) - Natal and Relocated, Progressed or Solar Return

  • If you've not already done so, make a Copy of the natal chart.
  • Edit the copy and add the Relocated, Progressed or Solar Return data. It is recommended to have one copy for each additional Relocated, Progressed or Solar Return horoscope associated with a Natal horoscope.
  • Click the row of the Natal horoscope.
  • Click the row of the Relocated, Progressed or Solar Return horoscope. It will display a blue "2" check.

Draw 2 Horoscopes With Composite (Tri-Wheel) - 2 Natal charts with Composite

  • Click the row of the 2 Natal horoscopes.
  • Select 2 Charts +Composite from the drop down above the chart display.

Adding And Editing Charts

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Time Zone lookup works best when data is entered in the order the fields present it, top down.

  • Date and Time: This is required.
  • Location: To enter Latitude and Longitude, click the Edit button next to those fields. The Map view will drop down. The Map allows manual entry of latitude and longitude, search for locations by name, and drag and zoom to find locations. The position under the cross-hair is used and is more precise depending on the degree to which the map is zoomed.
  • Time Zone
    • Enter it manually.
    • Or, after date, time and place have been entered, use the Find Time Zone button to look it up.
    • Local Mean Time - Calculates a time zone from the chart longitude. This is for researchers and should only be used by those who understand how and when to use it.
  • Note: Map and Time Zone Lookup require Internet access to work.
  • House System: Select a house system to use for the chart.
  • Notes: Add and edit notes about the chart.

Relocated, Progressed & Solar Return Horoscopes

It is recommended that you create copies of the Natal Horoscope (use the copy button) when creating Relocated, Progressed and Solar Return horoscopes. This makes it possible to compare them to each other or the natal chart and use them in combination in multi-wheel charts like the Bi-Wheel.

Relocated Chart
Relocation Charts require additional information. After You've entered Natal or Event information, check the Relocated box to enter Relocation data.

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  • Location: Provide latitude and longitude using the Map view. Location is required.
  • Place Name: Location search from the Map sets it automatically or you can enter it manually. This is optional.

Progressed Charts
Progressed Charts require additional information. After You've entered Natal or Event information, check the Progressed box to enter Progression data.

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  • Select Progress to Now if you wish the chart to always be progressed to current date and time.
  • Or, set a specific Date and Time. When Progress to Now is off date / time entry is enabled.
  • Either Progress to Now or a Date and Time are required.
  • Choose a Planet and Cusp progression styles.
  • Charts can be both Relocated and Progressed.

Solar & Lunar Return Charts

Solar and Lunar Return horoscopes require additional information. After You've entered Natal or Event information, check the Solar / Lunar Return box.

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Solar Return

  • Year: Enter a year for the solar return.
  • Location: Set place where the subject was on the Date & Time of the Solar Return.
    • Edit - displays the map and allows location search.
    • Use Natal - If the subject was at the same location as for the natal chart, this sets the Solar Return location with that data.
  • Place Name: Optional. This is filled in by the Map tool and can be edited. This is not location lookup. Use the map map for location lookup.
  • Time Zone:
    • Enter it manually.
    • Or, after datetime and place have been entered, use the Find Time Zone button to look it up.
    • Local Mean Time - Calculates a time zone from the chart longitude. This is for researchers and should only be used by those who understand how and when to use it.
  • Solar Return charts cannot also be Relocated or Progressed.

Lunar Return

The data required to cast Lunar Return charts is essentially the same as for Solar Returns. To create one:

  • Select the Lunar Return button.
  • Enter a date near when you want a Lunar Return chart for.
  • Use the Previous and Next buttons to find Lunar Returns after, or previous to that date.
  • Continued clicking of next/previous buttons steps back and forward through all lunar returns for the charts natal moon location.

NOTE: If the chart type does not remain selected after leaving the Edit Chart dialog, it is because iPhemeris did not find all the data needed to display that type of chart. Please check that you have entered all required information.

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Time Zone Lookup

Time Zone Lookup requires Internet access. It uses an international, open source Time Zone database. To get correct values for Astrology charts you must first set the Chart's Date, Time and Location.

The database is very correct for 1970 and after and is continuously updated and corrected due to an International effort to compile global historical Time Zone data for computer use. Prior to 1970 and due to the various and politically complex dates when places around the world adopted, repealed, then re-adopted Daylight Savings or Summer Time, the database is sometimes off by 1 hour. But this too is under continuous revision and improvement. In the U.S., errors can occur prior to 1966 when it was mandated by law. This typically happens during summer months. If you are getting an unfamiliar value, do a Google search for when Daylight/Summer time was adopted at the place, or manually enter the value you know.

You can read more about it on Wikipedia if you wish. It is a relatively important subject for Astrologers to be familiar with.

  • Lookup requires Internet access.
  • Lookup requires that chart: Date, Time and Location have already been set.
  • Find Time Zone - Queries the database for the Time Zone in effect for the data and time at the location.
  • Local Mean Time - Calculates a Time Zone based purely on Longitude. This is only recommended for researchers and very old dates.

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iCloud

iCloud

iPhemeris can use iCloud to store Charts and sync them between the iOS and Mac devices using iPhemeris. The first time iPhemeris sees an active iCloud account on a device it asks if you would like to store charts in it. It only asks once, should you decide to turn it on later, you can do so from iPhemeris Settings or Preferences.

Using iCloud

  • iOS: Requires iPhemeris v9.4 or later.
  • OSX: All versions of iPhemeris on OSX support iCloud.
  • Once iCloud is turned on, all edits, additions or deletions are magically synced between all devices using iCloud with iPhemeris.

Using iCloud With iOS 9 and OSX 10.10 or above

iCloud Drive must be turned on and iPhemeris permissioned to use iCloud Drive. iCloud Drive settings are controlled from iPhone Settings and OSX Preferences.

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Handling Duplicate Charts

  1. First, turn iCloud on in iPhemeris on ALL devices you intend to use it with.
  2. Second, allow it to finish syncing all devices. This can take several minutes or hours and it is best to wait until you see all your charts appear on all devices.
  3. Finally, choose one and only one device and delete the duplicates. Deletions will automatically propagate to all your other devices.

Disabling iCloud

  • You can disable iCloud in iPhemeris from iPhemeri Settings.
  • Charts will be moved OUT of iCloud and stored on the device where they can be manually managed as described in the next section: Manual Backup & Move.

 

Other Issues
We often get blamed for "deleting" your charts. Actually iPhemeris NEVER does that unless you push a button to do it. Some issues we have seen users encounter and which can cause problems syncing with iCloud:

  • Can't Save Charts - Check that you have not reached your iCloud storage quota. If you have this can cause iPhemeris to silently fail while attempting to save a chart.
  • Charts Not Syncing - This could be for a number of reasons including -
    • Not logged into iCloud at all.
    • Not logged into the same iCloud account you saved charts to.
    • You just turned iCloud on and might need a full restart of iPhemeris.
    • On iOS devices check that you have Use Cellular Data turned on. It's at the bottom of the iCloud Drive screen iPhone Settings > iCloud > iCloud Drive > Scroll to bottom and check "Use Cellular Data". Be aware this could have an impact on your mobile bill.

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Symbols

Planets & Points

J Sun Soleil Sol Sonne
N Moon Lune Luna Mond
K Mercury Mercure Mercurio Merkur
L Venus Venus Venus Venus
[ Earth Terre Tierra Erde
O Mars Mars Marte Mars
P Jupiter Jupiter Jupiter Jupiter
Q Saturn Saturne Saturno Saturn
R Uranus Uranus Urano Uranus
S Neptune Neptune Neptuneo Neptun
T Pluto Pluton Pluton Pluto
: Pluto (esoteric) Pluton Pluton Pluto
U Chiron Chiron Chiron Chiron
V Vesta Vesta Vesta Vesta
W Pallas Pallas Pallas Pallas
X Juno Juno Juno Juno
Y Ceres Ceres Ceres Ceres
Z Cupido Cupido Cupido Cupido
^ Astraea Astraea Astraea Astraea
_ Hygiea Hygiea Hygiea Hygiea
` Eris Eris Eris Eris
a Eris (Alternate) Eris (alt) Eris (alt) Eris (alt)
b Sedna (Alternate) Sedna Sedna Sedna
9 Black Moon (Lilith) Lune Noire Negro Luna Schwarze Mond
] N. Node Noeud N. Nodo N. N. Mondknoten
\ S. Node Noeud S. Nodo S. S. Mondknoten
- Ascendant Ascendant Ascendente Aufwind
3 Descendant Descendant Descendiente Absteigend
. Mid Chart Mid Chart Mid Chart Mid Chart
/ Imum Coeli Fond du Ciel Imum Coeli Imum Coeli
2 Vertex Vertex Vertex Vertex
1 Part of Fortune Pt. Fortune Pt. Fortune Teil Glücks
0 Retrograde Retrograde Retrógrada Umgekehrt

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Aspects

@ Conjunction Conjonction Conjuncion Konjunktion
A 30° Semisextile Semisextile Semisextil Halbsextal
n 36° Decile Decile Decile Decile
? 40° Novile Novile Novil Novile
B 45° Semi-square Semi-carre Semi-cuadratura Halbquad-
ratisch
p 51.4° Septile Septile Septile Septile
C 60° Sextile Sextile Sextil Sextaler
D 72° Quintile Quintile Quintil Quitil
= 80° Bi-Novile Bi-Novile Bi-Novil Bi-Novile
E 90° Square Carre Cuadratura Quadratisch
o 108° TreDecile TreDecile TreDecile TreDecile
F 120° Trine Trigone Trigono Trigon
G 135° Sesqui-square Sesqui-carre Sesqui-
cuadratura
Anderthal-
bquadratisch
< 144° Bi-Quintile Bi-Quintile Bi-Quintile Bi-Quintile
H 150° Quincunx Quinconce Quinconce Quincunx
> 160° Quad-Novile Quad-Novile Cuad-Novil Quad-Novile
q 165° QuinDecile QuinDecile QuinDecile QuinDecile
I 180° Opposition Opposition Opposicion Opposition

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Signs

! Aries Belier Aries Widder
" Taurus Taureau Tauro Stier
# Gemini Gemeaux Geminis Zwillinge
$ Cancer Cancer Cancer Krebs
% Leo Lion Leo Lowe
& Virgo Vierge Virgo Jungfrau
' Libra Balance Libra Waage
( Scorpio Scorpion Escorpion Skorpion
) Sagittarius Sagittaire Sagitario Schutze
* Capricorn Capricorne Capricornio Steinbock
+ Aquarius Verseau Aquario Wassermann
, Pisces Poissons Piscis Fische

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Vedic

Ayanamsa

Ayanamsa Degree Offset From
Tropical Epoch 2000
D.K. *
28.37194647
Fagan Bradley
24.73666667
Lahiri
23.85305556
Krishnamurti
23.76194444
Galactic
25.00000000
Raman
22.40694444
Takra I
24.50027778
Takra II
24.54222222
Babylonian
24.78666667
Deluce
27.80555556
Larry Ely
28.00361111
Yukteshwar
22.47777981
Sassanian
19.99222425
Ushashashi
20.05639092
Hipparchus
20.24611314
Dhira
23.06666870
Krushna
22.95166870
* Courtesy of Keith Bailey who made available the date for the first decanate of the Age of Aquarius from some unpublished writings and instructions of the Master D.K. that were entrusted to his care.

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