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Donna Chang



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Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:01 pm    Post subject: Help! Celestial Calendars has ceased publishing Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend an astrological daily planner/datebook preferably Pacific standard time? I've been using these Quicksilver Publishing calendars for 20+ years... crying
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Edward White



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Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Llewellyn publishes two books that might prove useful:

1. The "Astrological pocket planner"
This is a small pocket book. (ca. 6 x4 inches) It gives the aspects in Eastern as well as pacific time. The daily pages are similar in layout to the celestial guide, but are less detailed. They contain no lunar aspects, only the moon's phase and position, well as planetary stations and sign ingresses.

This book does contain an aspectarian, but that is in the back of the book The aspectarian is thankfully in Eastern as well as Pacific time. There is also an ephemeris, but the ephemeris is in GMT.

2. The "Daily planetary guide"
I do not possesses this book, but looking from the images on Amazon, the book does give lunar aspects in the daily pages. All in all it seems to be a closer fit to the Celestial Guide than (1)
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Donna Chang



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Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much Edward, I had forgotten about LLewellyn!
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Edward White



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Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should add, if you want a GMT diary, the "Astro Moon Diary" published by Astrocal is ideal. It is a small spiral-bound booklet.

Each day shows the moon phase, the moon's sign, and the planetary ingresses/aspects. It has short essays on various astrological phenomena, and also has a midday ephemeris at the back.
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Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I too am going to miss Jim Maynard's "Celestial Guide" and "Pocket Astrologer" offerings! I've been using them since in the 1990's. Sad

Various astrology software can reproduce the same information about date/times of planet aspects and related events. That would allow one to create and print their own planner. For example, below is the transit events display in "Astrolog". (You can customize the time zone to use, and which objects and aspects are considered.)


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Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cruiser1 wrote:
. (You can customize the time zone to use, and which objects and aspects are considered.)


For those of us who have downloaded astrolog, may we ask how do we do this?
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Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Edward White wrote:
Cruiser1 wrote:
(You can customize the time zone to use, and which objects and aspects are considered.)

For those of us who have downloaded astrolog, may we ask how do we do this?

Yes, here's how to customize the settings mentioned above:
  • To customize the time zone used in the "transit to transit times" list, simply change the time zone of the active chart. Select "Info / Set Chart Info", and change the "Time Zone" field.
  • To customize which planets and other objects are considered in charts, select "Setting / Restrictions".
  • To customize which aspects are considered, select "Setting / Aspect Settings".

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Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:27 pm    Post subject: Astrolog 7.00 Reply with quote



The recently released Astrolog version 7.00 offers additional features in this area, and can reproduce the look and feel of the "Pocket Astrologer" even more accurately, with its new aspect calendar. This chart will display a month's worth of aspects, sign and direction changes, and Moon phases in graphical calendar format (and in whatever time zone you want).
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Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Walter

Glad to see more awesome features being added to a programme that has been awesome already a couple of decades ago!

I just wish the colours of the planets could be set individually and would not be the same as their zodiacal domiciles automatically, as not all astrologers are in agreement as far as the latter are concerned.

Ideally, even the signs could each be given a colour of its own, as the four elements are obviously not their only distinguishing features.

Moreover, giving a planet the colour of its associated sign by default in this system suggests that the two necessarily share the same elemental association, which is not the traditional view at all. While it may hold true for the Sun (fiery as Leo), the Moon (watery as Cancer), Mars (fiery as Aries), and Saturn (earthy as Capricorn), Venus and Jupiter deviate from that pattern, as the former is traditionally considered watery, and the latter airy. Whereas Mercury is more of a mixed bag in the traditional view.

These associations were of great importance e.g. in context with the ancient doctrine of the four humours whose balance was crucial for maintaining one's health.

In light of such considerations, I always felt unduly limited by what otherwise is a most versatile astro software.
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Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Michael Sternbach wrote:
I just wish the colours of the planets could be set individually

They can be! Very Happy Planet colors can be set in the "Setting / Object Settings" menu command, which has a color dropdown for each planet. On the command line, use the -YkO switch (which is present in the "astrolog.as" default settings file). Planets can be specific colors, or color references such as "Element" which means to use the color of the element of the sign that the planet primarily rules. Individual planet coloring was introduced in Astrolog 6.00, released in 2015.

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Ideally, even the signs could each be given a colour of its own,

This can be done too! Very Happy Use the "Setting / More Object Settings" menu command for them. Signs are colored the same as their corresponding houses, and house cusps are objects like planets. See the image above for an Astrolog chart with alternate planet and sign colorings (based on the planet's and sign's Rays as used in Esoteric Astrology).
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Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Walter,

That's awesome! Very Happy

Thank you for filling me in on those later developments I missed. Introductions and demonstrations such as the ones you are providing on this thread are really valuable.

I am sure that, like me, a lot of the friends of your software are not fully aware of the myriad of possibilities it actually offers, including some that you have added over the years.

Keep up the good work! Smile

Cheers

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