Hello all!
New graphics output of Astrolog 5.20e probably needs more detailed
explanation than my previous short posting. Astrolog 5.20e is changed
version of Astrolog 5.20 by Walter D. Pullen (Astara@msn.com,
http://www.magitech.com/~cruiser1/astrolog.htm)
The idea of this graphics output was given by Theodore Natsinas the
author of "Astro - Chart", (1992) publiched by Compupress - Greece.
Any comments or opinions about it can be mailed to:
tednat@compulink.gr
Kernel of idea is in graphical displaying of harmonics/tensions,
generatad for chart's planets. In every point of Zodiac are
calculated sums of powers of different possible aspects, where
harmonic aspects gives positives and tension aspects negatives
influences. As harmonic aspects are taked into account trines and
sextiles, as tension aspects oppositions and squares. Conjuctions
aren't taked into account as neutral (also other higher aspects).
Aspects powers are calculated in standard for Astrolog way with
previously defined aspects and planets powers, aspects orbs etc.
(Planet powers are actually calculated from defined powers).
More harmonic points are placed near outside of wheel, more tensed
ones near centre. Result is like some "flower", where petals shows
harmonic areas in chart, and intervals between petals shows tension
areas. Neutral areas (ring in centre) doesn't means, that these
aren't important or have small influences, that means balance of
influences. Petals with great amplitude shows important harmonic
aspected points even there aren't any planet, and amplitudes of
petals gives simple possibility to compare different points in
chart.
If one is more interested in tension areas, which are near centre of
chart, output can be inverted. Then petals shows tension areas and
inervals between petals harmonic ones.
As I wrote above, neutral areas can be important too (for example,
some stellium, not aspected for other planets). To show these areas,
other calulations way is added. Here are summarized powers of all
allowed aspects with same sign. Petals shows well aspected areas.
Which are influence - harmonic, tension or both together, can look
for two first charts.
All these charts can be rescaled, that mean, size of "flower" can be
changed.
Of course, tension, harmonic and well aspected areas can be read from
"classical" graphics wheel, but outputs described below gives good
tool to compare different areas quantitatively.
Analogious "flowers" can be calculated also for comparsion charts:
nathal-nathal, nathal-transit, nathal-progressed. Here "flower" is
superposition of two flowers from first and second chart. In other
words, here are calculated sums of powers of possible aspect's of
planets from both charts. Here are only small difference. For first
(inner) chart planet's powers are calculated, for outer ring are
three possibiltyes: calculated powers for second nathal chart,
defined powers for transitinf planets, powers of nathal planets for
progressed planets.
What gived us for example, such comparsion charts nathal-transit?
Only list of transiting aspects with powers don't say something about
possible patterns (Grand Trines, T-Squares etc). These can be
displayed by "normal" graphics comparsion wheel. But here aren't
displayed relative "powers" of different possible patterns. New chart
shows influence of transiting planets. If planet don't hit any petal,
influence is low (unexact aspects, less important planets). If planet
hits any petal, that mean, that this planet is well aspected by both
charts (natal and transiting) and influence can be great. This planet
is like "bridge" between nathal and transiting chart. In other words,
these charts gives some quantitative comparison of different influences.
Very interesting is possible animation of such comparsion charts (but
it is very slow). Planets moves, also moves petals (and changes his
amplitude). One can scan over the some time interval and look for time of
important transits (5.20e shows in these cases time of transit, not
fixed data from first chart).
Added is also respective text output (addition to switch -j).
Here are printed harmonic and tension components, sum (first two
flowers) and total aspectation (third flower) in points, where placed
all alowed objects. Note, that these AREN'T powers of planets, but
quantitative situations in points, where planets are placed. In other
words, these are amplitudes of flowers in these points.
Valentin Abramov valja@tartu.customs.ee
http://b2400z.customs.ee/astro.shtml