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Ptolemaic Primary Directions
« on: July 10, 2021, 09:22:05 PM »
Here is a first look at the all new Ptolemaic Primary Directions module, to replace the rather limited original version. It's currently in the final testing phase of development.

Thanks. Ed

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Re: Ptolemaic Primary Directions
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2021, 06:03:28 PM »
Hi there - Jean has just released this totally new version of the Ptolemaic Primary Directions module. Please update your Planetdance installation to take advantage of the developments.

+ Horoscope-Classical-Ptolemaic Primary Directions: v. 13.23 - updated module, major code re-write.

Thanks for your interest. Ed

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Re: Ptolemaic Primary Directions
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2021, 08:35:02 AM »
Hi Ed,
I don't know about others but I'm highly appreciative of the changes you guys made to this part of planetdance. Since I use this technique not only for predictions but to better understand how the different elements in a chart actually express themselves in events, especially when they meet the pivotal degrees, but also when they meet the Moon, the Sun and the Lot of Fortune. I have a few remarks although I'm not sure any of them would be possible under the constrains of the coding and data you work with.
First I would be happy if other important releasers could be included, especially the Lot of Daemon and the Syzygy.  I use both when it comes to longevity issues, I use the Lot of Daemon for career etc and the Syzygy for wealth and health etc. And if these changes are possible then perhaps also consider the Lot of Eros, Necessity and whoever becomes of the two the Lot of Basis, all three as defined by Valens. All of these three indicate powerful 'psychological' needs that create favourable or destructive outcomes, through our ability to attract and be attracted to things and people, our ability to reject and say no, and our resources in terms of building blocks and ability to create and maintain stability in life. Aspects to these lots, etc, including Direction are important not only in Valens' reading but my own experience as well.
And I have a question, ever since you introduced these changes, or perhaps a bit later, every time I try to use this module to create the Directions chart of someone born something like 200 years ago, or perhaps a bit older, will fail to produce any results and an error message pops out: "Invalid math argument tan line 2037". I'm not sure if this is an issue for others perhaps it isn't or most people simply don't use these Directions in relationships with folk that lived two centuries or more ago, but in my case this is an issue with any chart that is old enough. It works perfectly fine down until sometime in the 19th century and then it doesn't. I get the same message with any older than that chart but let's say that here I was trying to check the Directions in Jacob Grimm's chart.
Thanks in advance.
Adrian

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Re: Ptolemaic Primary Directions
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2021, 08:47:10 AM »
Hi,
I don't know if it's the reason for the error but for births before 1800 it's best to download extra ephemeris files, see help - download - ephemeris files.
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Re: Ptolemaic Primary Directions
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2021, 06:05:06 PM »
Hi there - I'm not sure why this error should occur. Perhaps download the additional ephemerides and see how it goes. If the problem remains, please post the relevant chart details here and I will take a look.

I have noted your requests. At the moment I don't have good health so can't take on additional work, but if this is possible at some point I will let you know.

Best wishes. Ed

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Re: Ptolemaic Primary Directions
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2021, 04:55:47 AM »
Hi both, I've tried downloading the ephemerides but the error code remains the same, unfortunately. The chart I'm checking right now as I said is that of Jacob Grimm, 04, January, 1785 22:30 LMT, Hanau am Main, Germany. Thanks for taking the time to check it. And feel better!
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Re: Ptolemaic Primary Directions
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2021, 03:54:43 PM »
Try updating planetdance, i made an error in the tan function, it gives the error message for the wrong reason.
Technical: a check for a multiple of 90 degrees was done after the value was converted to radians.
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Re: Ptolemaic Primary Directions
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2021, 07:53:28 PM »
Thank you Jean! Now it works. I'm extremely happy!