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Hi Jean - the main difference is that the diurnal (or daily) chart is cast for a specific time each day, namely the time of birth including any zone or summertime corrections. The chart is also cast for the place of birth, irrespective of the individual's current location. So, for example, Boris Johnson's daily charts are always cast for NYC and 14:00 hours plus the zone correction (in this case 4 hours).

What this does is create a chart for each day, whereby the angles vary consistently over an annual cycle. This is because although the local time doesn't vary, the sidereal time at that time each day advances by about four minutes or one degree. This brings a different degree to the MC and ascendant each day.

In effect, this annual cycle of the angles brings natal and transiting planets into high focus on particular days of the year. So you might have the MC degree for the daily chart highlighting a natal planet as the natal degree moves over the MC on the day. Or you might have a transiting planet brought to the MC degree for the day. Or you might have both - the natal and the transiting planet in conjunction - brought to the diurnal or daily MC degree. In theory this should explain why a particular transit to a natal planet becomes highly active at particular times during that transit - when the pair cross a diurnal or daily angle.

I hope that helps. Ed


Hi Christine - thanks for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoy using Planetdance. The software already has something like what you are suggesting. See Time->Calendar. This is Jean's module so he may be able to provide more information.

All the best. Ed

Planetdance for windows / Re: Bookmark font color problem
« on: April 23, 2023, 08:13:57 AM »
Hi Jean - I tried Shift Left Click on Linux and it didn't seem to close a tab. Perhaps I'm misinterpreting the new function. Ed

Planetdance in Action! / Boris Johnson - Diurnal Chart for 5 May 2023
« on: April 23, 2023, 08:09:01 AM »
Hi there - I am working on a new feature for the Diurnal Horoscope module. This is a graphic ephemeris displaying the diurnal positions of the planets and angles against the natal chart. The aim of this new feature is to give an overview of the natal chart and the diurnal transiting positions for a period of +/- six months from the date of interest. This new feature is currently under development and won't be available for some time but I wanted to give Planetdance users an early look at the potential power of this way of working with transits.

Once again Boris Johnson's natal chart provides an instructive example. In Johnson's case, transiting Saturn is rapidly approaching it's natal position. Hence, Johnson is just about to enter an extended period whereby his second Saturn return will dominate his experience. This period will extend from early May until well into early 2024 as Johnson has a triple return ahead. (Specific dates are: 25 April 2023, 11 August 2023, 19 January 2023)

If you take a look at the graphic ephemeris (see attachments below), you will see that this is set out centred on 5 May 2023. This date is very interesting from a diurnal transit point of view as you can see that transiting Saturn has just crossed natal Saturn making the first direct pass of its return. The small red circle centred on this date (indicated by the pink line) shows that, from a diurnal chart point of view, transiting Saturn and natal Saturn are setting together. The red circles indicate the zodiacal position of the descendant.

You will see that I have also highlighted a couple of other positions. The black line towards the top of the graph shows the diurnal or daily position of the MC. On 5 May, natal Mars culminates on the meridian. The black line towards the middle of the graph shows the diurnal or daily position of the ascendant. On 5 May, natal Uranus rises on the horizon. These positions are very precise and show that Johnson's natal Mars-Uranus square is angular on this date in New York at the zone corrected time of Johnson's birth.  Furthermore we can see that Johnson's natal Saturn-Uranus opposition is lying across the horizon more or less on the same date, with transiting Saturn beginning its triple return and crossing the horizon at the same time.

In essence, we can see that Johnson's natal t-square - Mars, Saturn, Uranus - is highly stimulated by the transiting diurnal angles on or about the 5 May 2023. To add further emphasis, transiting Saturn is triggering the t-square to commence its triple return. We can conclude that the next 9 months or so will be dominated by astrological activity symbolised by these natal positions. When using diurnal charts we can identify periods of time where this natal configuration is brought into high focus by the daily positions of the angles and other transiting planets.

This configuration can be cross-referenced with the Paran Analysis module (Time->Tools->Paran Analysis). In degree order, on the day of Johnson's birth, Uranus rises at 60 degrees RAMC, Mars culminates at 60 degrees RAMC (i.e. at the same time) and Saturn sets at 58 degrees RAMC (about eight minutes before). This is extremely interesting because we can see that the natal parans (created by the rotation of the earth each day, bringing each degree to the meridian and the horizon) play out each year on a specific day. In Johnson's case, the parans created by Mars, Saturn, and Uranus are triggered around 3-5 May each year. In 2023 we have a very focussed period of activity as Saturn is transiting its natal place bringing the whole configuration to the fore of Johnson's experience.

On the same date we can see that Johnson's natal Jupiter-Neptune opposition at 15 Taurus/Scorpio is afflicted by a lunar eclipse occurring on the same day. Although this is not angular in the diurnal chart it is a high profile configuration on the day. Other notable features in the diurnal chart are the pending Venus return in late Gemini and transiting Pluto's very precise square with natal Moon. Johnson is facing an extended period of time with slow-moving Pluto crossing a recrossing his natal lunar position. This transit, combined with his natal Saturn return, does not make for an easy-going period of time.

In my view, this period of time, beginning on or about the 5 May 2023, is one in which Johnson may face a life changing confrontation with these elements of his chart. Saturn may bring severe restrictions and limitations to his Mars-Uranus impulsiveness. This is something that he has had to deal with throughout his life, because of Saturn's involvement in the t-square, but the intensity of what he experiences in the next 9 months or so may be unlike anything he has had to deal with to date.

Another period of high focus is likely to be mid August 2023. I will explore this at a later date, but essentially the same configuration comes to the diurnal angles, although without such a precise alignment of the positions that we see on 5 May 2023. Another time of high focus may be early-mid November 2023. By the time the diurnal or day angles return to their 5 May positions (they transit the same degrees on the same days each year), Johnson's Saturn return will be over.

Classic, Medieval, Vedic / Re: Ingresses to Natal and SR Positions
« on: April 23, 2023, 07:01:53 AM »
Hi Zagata - have you used this feature within the medieval module: Forecasting->Annual Forecasting Summary. This gives a snapshot for the chosen date, including transit positions and the relevant solar return.

Best wishes. Ed

Classic, Medieval, Vedic / Re: Ingresses to Natal and SR Positions
« on: April 21, 2023, 08:58:06 PM »
Hi Zagata - thanks for getting in touch about your request. I've looked at it again and it is quite a complicated set of parameters. Is this within the Ed Greek or the Medieval Traditional Chart module?

At the moment I am extremely busy with my paid job so I have little time for scripting. I can't promise anything very quickly I'm afraid. #

All the best and thanks for your on-going support for Planetdance.


Planetdance for windows / Re: Diurnal Horoscope
« on: April 16, 2023, 07:46:03 AM »
Hi there - v.2.20 of this module is just about to be released. This includes the option to calculate a range of consecutive days around the selected dates. So, for example, one can calculate +/- 2 days, which would create two charts before the preferred date, two days after the preferred date, and a chart for the preferred data, making five in total. This allows us to see the sequence of changes over a series of days in the diurnal chart.

Horoscope-Progressions-Diurnal Horoscopes: v.2.20 - multiple days calculation for converse and direct diurnal charts.

Many thanks. Ed

Planetdance for windows / Re: Opening Planetdance and medieval chart
« on: April 15, 2023, 02:11:21 PM »
Hi Millibon - I think that's the easiest option!



Planetdance for windows / Re: Opening Planetdance and medieval chart
« on: April 15, 2023, 01:07:13 PM »
Hi there - this resolution seems to be quite an old standard.

5:4 (1.25:1)    12801024    Common until the early 2000s.


A more modern standard is:

16:9 (1.78:1)    1366768, 19201080    The default aspect ratio for HDTV and modern computer displays.

I think the issue is that your aspect ratio is almost square (5:4 = 15:12), whereas Planetdance is designed for 16:9.

This would explain why your display is squashed horizontally. I think your only option is to see if you can alter the resolution of your graphics output to the more modern standard, or see if you can get a graphics card that will produce the required aspect ratio, preferably in 1920 x 1080. Note that you may also need to update your monitor.

I use a dual monitor set up - the image above is on the 1920 x 1080 screen. The attachment below is on the second monitor, which has the 1280 x 1024, and you will see the same issue as your screen. Unfortunately, given the resources we have available to maintain Planetdance, we cannot code for every possibility.


Planetdance for windows / Re: Opening Planetdance and medieval chart
« on: April 15, 2023, 08:23:00 AM »
Thanks Jean - I didn't notice the first screenshot. Quite strange as you say. Ed

Planetdance for windows / Re: Opening Planetdance and medieval chart
« on: April 15, 2023, 07:57:29 AM »
Hi Millibon - unfortunately this seems to be due to your screen resolution. Many of these modules are very intensive in the amount of information they display on the screen. I design them on a 1920 x 1080 monitor, but try to make them fit on a standard laptop screen which seems to be around 1368 x 768 or so. However, in some cases the compromises that are needed to compress the visual output lead to these sorts of situations.

As I do updates for the modules I try to improve the visual element of the display but it's time consuming and detailed work. See shots below on my larger monitor which I use on my desktop.

Best wishes. Ed

Extension Scripts / Re: Witte's Uranian Astrology - beta for testing
« on: April 12, 2023, 09:42:14 PM »
Hi Wunjo - I don't quite follow what you are looking for. If you use the cosmogram display it will show the natal chart in the inner wheel. This calculation is based on the original timed chart from the main planetdance screen. The function to change the date is to show transits and directions etc. If you could clarify this it would help me understand your need.


Extension Scripts / Re: Witte's Uranian Astrology - beta for testing
« on: April 12, 2023, 08:08:43 PM »
Hi Wunjo - thanks for the feedback. I will bear this in mind for the future. At present I don't have time to pick this up. Jean's suggestion is what I would recommend as well. Let us know how it goes.


My pleasure Rok! I'm glad we've been able to make your new system available to the astrological community.


Classic, Medieval, Vedic / Re: Horary Astrology Module
« on: April 10, 2023, 01:40:16 PM »
Hi there - this is the latest version of this script:

Horoscope-Medieval-Horary Astrology: v.4.64 - bug fix for planetary days

If you use this module a lot this is an important update.

Many thanks. Ed

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