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Planetdance for windows / Domitude
« on: August 18, 2020, 09:08:50 PM »
Hi Jeremy - I've seen the facebook post you made about this subject. Could you give some more details please. The calculation seems to be quite like the Ptolemaic primary directions module I did. Thanks. Ed

Classic, Medieval, Vedic / Horary Astrology Module
« on: August 15, 2020, 04:39:32 PM »
Hi there - there's a new release of the horary module today. This is an important bug fix. The bug is rare, but now removed.

v3.06 - bug fix for indexSig var, various bug fixes for voc moon, formatting fixes for smaller screens

Please report further bugs in this thread please.

I will be releasing a video for this module over the next few days.

Best wishes. Ed

Astrobasic / string length bug?
« on: August 15, 2020, 07:58:04 AM »
Hi Jean - I found an astrobasic bug (maybe) in the horary script. If the string length exceeds the length set at the variable declaration and the test condition is met, the string doesn't get written to the canvas, but a blank line gets thrown.

In the case below, the if test was met, but the string length was > 66 which I had set with s[66]. The putstring wasn't actioned, but the countLine was incremented. The effect was no string output, but the line was shown blank.

line 2067

 if ((planet_hour = MERCURY or planet_hour = SATURN) && x1 = 1){
     strset(s, "%s", "Planetary hour ruler and ascendant both cold and dry - melancholic");
     putstring(10, 10 + countLine * 30, s);
     countLine += 1;}

I fixed it with s[99] but there was no warning like "string length exceeded" so it took a while to track down the error. It might be helpful to include this warning for coders.


Planetdance for windows / Cosmobiology Module
« on: August 09, 2020, 07:17:12 AM »
Hi - I will be releasing a minor update to the cosmobiology module today.

V.1.43 - now optimised for small screens (minimum pixel height 768)

All other functionality remains the same.

Classic, Medieval, Vedic / Temperament Analysis
« on: August 06, 2020, 07:54:32 PM »
Hi there - here is a skyscript thread showing the temperament module within Medieval Traditional Chart in action:

Thanks. Ed

Classic, Medieval, Vedic / Circumambulation through the Bounds Module
« on: July 24, 2020, 07:27:07 PM »
Hi there - update your software to include the latest version of the Circumambulation through the Bounds module:

Horoscope - Classical - Circumambulation through the Bounds: v. 1.51 - now includes choice of four bounds and one deg or naibod arc, helpfile improved and updated

From the Helpfile:

This module is designed to complement the Hellenistic, medieval and early modern period astrology modules in Planetdance.

The module calculates a list of primary directions of the ascendant through the bounds according to the method of Ptolemy. The Ptolemaic key may be used - one year of life for each degree that passes the midheaven. Alternatively the naibod key may be used which is 59 minutes, 8 seconds of arc per annum, which is equivalent to the average daily motion of the Sun.

The list of directions represents the rising of the bounds across the horizon for a period of hours after the birth. The algorithm converts this into equivalent years. Calculations are provided for up to 120 years of human life.

All directions are calculated 'in zodiaco'. This means that the bound cusp positions are taken to be the zodiacal degree (without latitude). However, the declination of the degree occupied by the bound cusp means that the time taken for the aspect to form may be more or less than number of ecliptic degrees between the two points suggests.

Primary directions are a very time sensitive method of forecasting. If the birthtime is inaccurate by four minutes, the directions to the angles will be out by +/- year.

The method may be used to rectify a chart where the birth time is accurately known. However, if the birthtime is not accurately known, alternative methods of forecasting should be preferred.

For further reference, please see Martin Gansten (2009) Primary Directions: Astrology's Old Master Technique. The Wessex Astrologer, Bournemouth.

All algorithms are adapted from Gansten's book.

The text used for the list of directions may be enlarged or reduced by right-clicking in the text frame and selecting fontsize+ or fontsize-.

General Astrology Topics / Planetdance appears in print
« on: July 08, 2020, 08:39:57 PM »
Hi - I just wanted to highlight that Planetdance charts have appeared in print! They feature in the July-August 2019 edition of Aswin Balaji's excellent Celestial Vibes on-line magazine. Attached is a screenshot showing the use of the Hellenistic traditional chart module.

To check out Aswin's magazine, go to

Thanks Aswin.


Classic, Medieval, Vedic / Medieval Traditional Chart
« on: July 05, 2020, 10:28:32 AM »
Hi - I'm adding new features to the medieval traditional chart module. This will now include a solar returns (solar revolutions) feature.


Classic, Medieval, Vedic / Latest work
« on: July 04, 2020, 04:43:06 PM »
Hi there - here is a sample of the latest work. An addition to the Medieval Traditional Chart showing transits, solar return and profections for the year and month. All in one handy window!


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