WHAT'S NEW AT AUREAS         

 

VERSION 10 FULLY COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOW10

 

Windows 10, the new operating system from Microsoft, is sold with new computers since 2015. In order for our programs to be fully compatible with this system, we have worked on the version 10 of our astrological software. This new version is now ready for Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP-sp3 (but is not compatible with Windows 10 S, Windows Phone, Windows 8 RT). We have added many new features and options, as you can see below (Version 10).
Of course, you can download a demo version to discover the many changes and see all the advantages of the new version.
You will find in this section more information about the actualization prices if you desire to upgrade your older program.
At the bottom of this page is a list of the new functions and improvements that have been made between the different versions of our programs.

 

           IMPROVEMENTS  OF  VERSION 10           


You will find below a summary of the changes in version 10 of our astrological programs for Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP-sp3 (not compatible with Windows 10 S, Windows Phone, Windows 8 RT). This new release is particularly designed for Windows 8 and the touch screens.
You can download a demo version to get a better idea of all the new features. If you already have a previous version of our programs, you can also install and use the Demo 10 without problems, as it is copied in a different directory.

Some new features are available only in certain software. At the end of each function are indicated with italics the versions of Astro-PC and Infociel in which they are available. These are the abbreviations used:

       PRO = Astro-PC Professional version,  
       BAS = Astro-PC Basic version,
       WIN = Infociel Windows,  
       SUA = Special Uranian Astrology. 

We are of course at your disposal to advise you and for any other kind of information.


   ADAPTATIONS  FOR  WINDOWS  10  

New operating system: Microsoft has released in July 2015 its new Windows version: Windows 10. This system works like the previous versions in most areas, but is completely different in others, so many changes have been made in our programs. Windows 10 is designed to be used on digital tablets and touch screen. Our version 10 has therefore been modified to be used as usual with the keyboard and the mouse, but also with a stylus pen or your fingers.  All Programs
On a touch screen, your finger (or mouse) can do several things. For example, after viewing an astrological chart, you can press your finger on the symbol of a planet to view all its aspects. With Astro-PC Pro, hitting his finger on Mars and then dragging it to Jupiter, a window will show the dates of the transits of Mars with Jupiter.  Depending on the program

New window of buttons to access the functions: as it was already the case with Windows 8, our astrological programs offer a window of the same style, with large colored buttons that allow you to select the astrological functions with a single click or with your finger. This is an alternative method to the usual menus at the top of the screen. Choose the one you prefer. The colorful new interface can be disabled if you prefer conventional operation only through the menus of the program (see page 46 of the user's guide). — All Programs   Example

 

   INSTALLATION  OF  THE  SOFTWARE   

Previous data: If you already have an older version of the astrological program installed on your computer, restoring the option files and chart files of your previous version has been simplified and automated. See page 16 of the user' guide for instructions. — All Programs

 

   DATA  INPUT   

Daylight/Summer time: The summer hours files have been reviewed and updated in version 10. Astro-PC offers now the DST references for more than 700 countries, states, regions, provinces, departments, etc.  — All Programs

Search for birth date charts: This new feature allows you to know the people who will soon have their birthday. This search is performed in the files of charts that you saved, with a configurable time range.   — All Programs

First name / Last name: With Astro-PC, the input of the first name can now be done separately from the last name, allowing better management of databases, ranking, research, etc.  — PRO, BAS

Confidential mode: If you use the astrological program in public, with your students, at trade shows or other, a confidential mode allows to automatically hide the names of the charts saved in your files.  — PRO, BAS

Erase automatically the data: The automatic blanking of the Natal chart data when accessing the simplified data input window is now configurable: you can enable it or not, depending on your preference. This feature has also been added to the full data entry mode.  — All Programs

Full data entry: In this input mode, city search buttons have been added to more easily and quickly find the desired place of birth.  — All Programs

Chart data transfer: New buttons have been added when you want to transfer data from a file to another: they allow you to copy all the charts in one click.  — All Programs

Expanded atlas: When using the expanded cities database (over three million of coordinates), details are added during the display of cities. For the US, you will have the indication of the county and the state; for France, the name of the department; for other countries, the administrative region (if it is mentioned in the database). Furthermore, the number of cities in the database has been slightly increased.  — PRT, PRO 

 

   CHARTS  AND  MAPS   

NEW FUNCTIONS

Location of the direct and retrograde stations: This choice is available in the contextual menu around the chart. It displays the positions of the zodiac where the planets began their retrograde motion or regained their direct motion (or vice versa), so the locations of the previous station and next station.   — PRO    Example

Heliocentric astrology: Many new functions, based on the heliocentric calculations, thus taking the Sun for reference, have been added to version 10. You will now have access to:

  • Natal menu: improved Heliocentric chart. Now you can get graphics of the heliocentric positions indicating the distances of the planets: from the Sun to Mars, from Jupiter to Pluto, or all the planets using a logarithmic calculation.  — PRO, BAS    Example
  • Transits menu: Heliocentric Transit chart.  — PRO, BAS
  • Transits menu: Heliocentric Graphic Ephemeris.  — PRO, BAS
  • Transits menu: Heliocentric Aspectarian Transit/Natal (dates of the aspects between the heliocentric transits and the heliocentric natal planets).  — PRO
  • Transits menu: Heliocentric Aspectarian Transit/Transit (dates of the aspects between the heliocentric planets in transit).  — PRO
  • Special menu, Ephemerides function: you can now obtain pages of heliocentric ephemeris for 0h.  — PRO
  • Symbol of the Moon: the glyph of the Moon can now be displayed in addition to the Earth in the heliocentric charts and ephemerides.  — PRO, BAS

Indian/Vedic astrology: A new function in the Natal menu offers the Shodashvargas, a display of twenty charts of Indian astrology representing divisional charts (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 20, 24, 27, 30, 36, 45, 60).   — PRO

Double zodiac astrology: Many improvements have been made to the method of astrology taught by Jean-Paul Michon, author of a recent book in our collection "Astrology".   — PRO, BAS    Example

IMPROVEMENTS

Settings screen: The small window that appears when you ask for a function, and that allows to select the desired display, aspects, etc., has been enhanced to select more simply the parameters of the function.   — PRO, BAS

Bar graph: The display of the bar graph to the right of the charts is available for very many additional functions. In addition, the graph can now display the positions: either in longitude (usual choice) or declination (with two modes of distinction for the northern and southern hemispheres). It is also possible to get the data from one bar graph or another (longitude to declination, or vice versa) by simply clicking on the top or bottom of the graph with the right mouse button.   — PRO, BAS     Example

Display of the charts: When you are in the settings window of some functions, the "Chart style" area offers a wide range of other styles of presentation, which avoids having to go through the Options menu.   — PRO, BAS, SUA     Example

Aspectarian Cycles for two planets: You can now include planetary cycles research with the asteroids that you have selected in the Options, or also with the Lunar nodes, or the Black Moon.   — PRO

Uranian astrology: For users of this astrology, the setting window offers to display on the astrological charts with fixed signs, the houses according to Alfred Witte. The following choices are available: Witte Medium Coeli, Witte Moon, Witte Sun, Witte Ascendant, Witte Lunar node, Witte Vernal Point.  — PRO, BAS

Solar return: Now you can get with the display of the SR chart a table showing the 7 planetary periods according to Vettius Vallens (the first period is that of the ruler of the rising sign of the SR, and the following are the planets according to Chaldean order).   — PRO, BAS

Local space map: A zoom function has been added and allows to view only the desired part of the map that you can select with the mouse.   — PRO

Harmonic chart: New choices allow you to display the harmonic chart depending on the person's age, or according to the Navamsha (D9 chart) or the Dwadashamsha (D12 chart).   — PRO, BAS

Indian/Vedic astrology: For users of this astrology and the second divisional chart (Hora), it is possible to select the calculation method "D2 Hora 15° even and odd signs" or the other one: "D2 Kashinatha Hora".   — PRO

Indian/Vedic astrology: New calculation method for the Ayanamsa according to Krushna.   — PRO, BAS

Primary directions date search: Two new options allow to know the ingress of the planets in the signs or in the terms selected in the Options. You also have the option to automatically select the hylegiacal significators.   — PRO

Symbolic directions: In addition to the possibility of obtaining the "atacirs" (see below), keyboard shortcuts allow you to quickly change the chart from direct directions to converse, and have the opposite symbolic speed.   — PRO, BAS

Progressed New Moon: A new choice allows to not display the aspects.   — Depending on the program

Aspectarian Solar Arc / Natal chart: The transneptunian planets can now be included in the search dates function.   — PRO, SUA

Statistics: The statistical functions, where possible, now also take into account the charts without birth time, and display in the results the number of untimed charts that were found.   — PRO, BAS

 

   DATE  SEARCHES   

Fixed orbs: A new choice requested by many users is now available for the aspects date search: you can use fixed orbs (configurable to the tenth of a degree). You have now the usual choice (exact dates), the one using a coefficient relative to the Natal chart orbs(proportional orbs), and the new one that allows to configure fixed orbs for each planet. You can for example enter an orb of 6° for the Sun, which moves quickly, and an orb of 1° for Pluto, slow planet.  PRO, SUA    Example

Rosette of date search: The new small rosette that appears at the bottom right of the chart allows to do date search transits simply. Clicking on the glyph of a planet and by moving the mouse on the rosette (while holding down the mouse button and releasing it on the rosette), you will get the dates of transit of this planet on the elements of the natal chart. This choice complements usefully the another possibility, which is to click on a planet symbol and move it to another one to get their dates of transit. The display of this rosette can be enabled or disabled in the Options, "Advanced Users" section.  PRO    Example

Display of the results: The number of possibilities for displaying the data was increased. You can now have (or not) the age of the person with the date of the aspect, the indication of whether the aspect is sinister or dexter, and the mention of the house where is located the natal and/or predictive planet.  PRO, SUA    Example

 

   EPHEMERIDES   

Complete ephemerides: Until now, you had the ability to print ephemerides pages as in our book "The New International Ephemerides 1900-2050". With version 10, you can now also have ephemerides offering more information, as in our old book "The Complete Ephemerides 1920-2020". These will tell you not only the longitudes of the planets, but also the declinations and an aspectarian of the major aspects (one month per printed page).   — PRO    Example simplified ephemerides     Example complete ephemerides

Heliocentric ephemerides: As seen above, the Ephemerides function in Version 10 now allows you to get not only the usual planetary positions, in geocentric astrology, but also heliocentric ephemerides, based on the Sun (which will also indicate the position of the Moon).   — PRO    Example

 

   INTERPRETATION   

My delineation: Several new choices are available regarding the personal delineation texts that you can enter in the software.   — PRO, BAS

  • For the Natal chart, you can now add your interpretation texts for Chiron, Ceres, the Part of Fortune, the New Moon position and the Full Moon position.
  • If you display several positions for the Black Moon, the Options menu of the interpretation window allows you to specify which one must be taken into account in the delineation.
  • In case of repetition of an aspect in the text (for example "Sun square Mars", followed after by "Mars square Sun"), it is possible to display its mention only the first time.
  • For the title of the aspects, you have the option to display the title in the usual form with the name of the aspect, for example "Jupiter - Mars in Square", or only with the mere mention of the nature of the aspect: "Jupiter - Mars in negative aspect".
  • You can now add an introductory text to the interpretation of each planet.

 

   OPTIONS   

CHART GRAPHICS

Inversion of the hemispheres: Version 10 offers the possibility to reverse the signs in the southern hemisphere, as proposed by some French astrologers like Max Duval or Danièle Jay. This mode of operation is currently still being tested and improved.   — PRO, BAS

Show summary of the planets data on the Tools windows: When you position the mouse over the symbol of a planet, this new option displays, directly in the Tools palette (left of the screen), much information about this element. This summary will show for example: the position of the planet, its peculiarities (rulership, exaltation, decanate, starting term ending term), positions in the houses (solar house, nakshatras, lunar mansion, lunar house), the astronomical positions of the celestial sphere and the local sphere, and more.   — PRO, BAS      Example

Display the stationary positions: For the planets Mercury to Pluto, this new choice shows whether a planet is close to its place of direct or retrograde station. If this is the case, a small "d" symbol (direct) or "r" (retrograde) will be added to the right of the planetary symbol. The distance from the place of station can be set according to various criteria (time, distance or speed). This option allows to know if a planet has changed recently or will soon change its direction. The function "Location of the direct and retrograde stations" described above usefully complements this new choice.   — PRO    Example

Display the age: This option allows you to view the age of the person at the top of the graphic window of the chart.  — All programs

New chart styles: New designs for the charts are available. You will find:

  • Zodiacal circle inside Type B (chart style with positions of the planets and houses on a separate circle)     Example
  • Zodiacal circle inside Type C (chart style with larger planetary symbols for the planets of the second level). — PRO, BAS     Example

PLANETS AND SPECIAL POINTS

New programmable items: The following special points can be obtained and displayed on the screen with version 10: Anti-Vertex (opposite point to the Vertex), Hermes Pole (opposite point to the Black Sun), Galactic Center, Galactic Plane, Gamma Point Maxwell, Sensorium Point (as per Catherine Castanier), Logos or PointK (according to P.B. Decroze).   — PRO, BAS 
 
TECHNIQUES AND COMPUTATIONS

Various changes: As seen in other paragraphs, new options have been added for Indian/Vedic astrology and Heliocentric astrology. According to the program
 
ASPECTS AND ORBS

Expert setting: A new method to configure the aspects allows to define your orbs by planetary pairs and by aspects. This very accurate method allows for example to set tighter orbs for aspects between slow planets (Pluto with Saturn, etc.) and wider orbs for fast planets (Sun with Moon, etc.).   — PRO, BAS    Example

 

   TOOLS WINDOW   

Eclipses: This feature has been improved and now offers the list of eclipses over the year (starting from the date of the Level 2 chart).   — According to the program

Direct modification of the data: For the experienced customers editing directly the data in the Tools windows, a new choice "Date beyond accuracy limit" allows to go beyond the dates indicated (previous or next year).   — PRO, BAS

Keyboard shortcuts: New combinations of keyboard keys are available to perform certain actions, as to quickly display the next or previous chart.   — PRO, BAS

Right click of the mouse: The use the right click of the mouse has been improved for some buttons of the Tools window. Now when viewing for example a Natal chart with the table of the planetary positions (PHPos button), If you then click the Next button in the toolbox ("Browse chart file" section) with the right mouse button, this will automatically display the next chart with the last table of displayed data. You will have the same multiple operating mode with the buttons Past and Future of the section "Advance or Regress" of the toolbox.   — PRO, BAS

Atacirs: With the Tools window and the Symbolic directions chart, you can now get the different charts according to the "atacirs" (progressions system mostly used by Spanish astrologers).   — PRO, BAS

Double zodiac astrology: A new button "Asp.Hs" allows you to get the aspects from houses to houses, according to the work of the astrologer Jean-Paul Michon, described in his French book "Les cinq couleurs de l'astrologie karmique". This data table can also be printed below the chart.   — PRO, BAS     Example

Position of the planets: A new button "/Decl." allows to know the positions of the planets on the zodiac using the equivalent declination (Astrid Fallon method). The data of the button "Astron." also now offer these same positions (zodiacal degree based on the declination).   — PRO, BAS

 

   OTHER IMPROVEMENTS   

Print the data table background: You can now print (or not) the colored background data tables, if you are using a dark background for the charts.  — PRO, BAS

Data tables at the bottom of the printed chart: When you print a chart, now you can get new data tables about the Ashtakavargas or the Indian/Vedic significators.  — PRO

Frame at the bottom of page: A new option allows you to leave under the printed chart a white area to make personal annotations, comments, etc.  — All Programs     Example

 

You can download a demo version to discover the many changes and see all the advantages of the new version. You will find in this section more information about the actualization prices if you desire to upgrade your older program.

 

 

           IMPROVEMENTS  OF  VERSION 9.5           


You will find below a summary of the changes in version 9.5 of our astrological programs (for Windows 8, 7, Vista and XP). This new release is particularly designed for Windows 8 and the touch screens.
Some new features are available only in certain software. At the end of each function are indicated with italics the versions of Astro-PC and Infociel in which they are available. These are the abbreviations used:

       PRO = Astro-PC Professional version,  
       BAS = Astro-PC Basic version,
       WIN = Infociel Windows,  
       SUA = Special Uranian Astrology. 

We are of course at your disposal to advise you and for any other kind of information.


   ADAPTATIONS  FOR  WINDOWS 8  

New operating system: Microsoft has released in 2012 its new Windows version: Windows 8. This system works like the previous versions in most areas, but is completely different in others, so many changes have been made in our programs. Windows 8 is designed to be used on digital tablets and touch screen. Our version 9.5 has therefore been modified to be used as usual with the keyboard and the mouse, but also with a stylus pen or your fingers.  All Programs
On a touch screen, your finger (or mouse) can do several things. For example, after viewing an astrological chart, you can press your finger on the symbol of a planet to view all its aspects. With Astro-PC Pro, hitting his finger on Mars and then dragging it to Jupiter, a window will show the dates of the transits of Mars with Jupiter.  Depending on the program

New window of buttons to access the functions: In order to be harmonized with the new “Modern User Interface” of Windows 8, our astrological programs now offer a window of the same style, with large colored buttons that allow you to select the astrological functions with a single click or with your finger.
Depending on how you activate a button/function, you get directly the display of the chart, or the full setting window, or a new simplified configuration window which allows you to select the desired display for the chart.
You can of course change the position of these buttons, choose the ones you want to see, change their color, sort them in different ways, and more. This window can be disabled if you prefer conventional operation through the menus of the program.  All Programs

New access to the buttons of the toolbox: To facilitate the use of the functions of the “Astrology Tools” window with a touch screen, but also to access it more quickly and easily with the mouse, you can now view around the chart all the buttons that you want, to get the list of planetary positions, the aspects, and more.
For each astrological chart, you can now display the main buttons, or just the ones you use more, display and classify them as desired, and so on. This greatly helps you obtaining any additional information for an astrological chart.  All Programs 

 

   NEW  GRAPHIC  DISPLAYS   

New astrological symbols: You have now several choices to display the signs of the zodiac and the planets.

  1. The traditional symbols of the previous versions (astrological font that comes with the program)  Example
  2. Drawings in black and white (in bitmap format, can be changed by the user)   Example
  3. Colored symbols (in gif format)   Example   — PRO, BAS  

Background of the charts: Until now, when displaying a chart on a colored background, you could choose only one single color. With this new release, you can choose between:

  • a single color (usual choice)   Example
  • a color gradient   Example
  • or you can use any image as a background. Version 9.5 offers several pictures with light colors (scroll set), and a collection of astronomical images (darker colors) to decorate your charts. Example 1 | Example 2 | Example 3 | Example 4   — PRO, BAS

Background color for the signs: For the background of the zodiac signs, you can now choose between: 1) no background (transparent),  2) a single color,  3) a color gradient.    — PRO, BAS     Example

Graphic schemes: With all the new display options available in version 9.5, the software now offers several preset graphic presentations, depending on the preference between a light or dark background, astrological symbols in bmp or gif format, and more. Here are the available choices:

  1. Astro-PC classic format
  2. Version 9 brown format
  3. Blue night-sky format 
  4. Antique format
  5. Deco format
  6. Enriched format
  7. Simplified format
  8. Black and white format (for articles and books)
  9. Purple format
  10. Starry background format
  11. Version 9.5 graphic scheme.    Example 1 | Example 2 | Example 3      — PRO, BAS

 

   NEW  DATABASES   

Charts of celebrities: In addition to the “classic” database supplied with all our programs (3000 charts of various famous persons), Astro-PC offers more than 20,000 additional charts (mainly with birth data controlled). We thank those who participated in the creation of this additional database: Didier Geslain, Rene Dreuille, Michel and Françoise Gauquelin, Sylvia Tobias, Daisy Van de Vin. Astro-PC now includes eight collections of celebrities charts for a total of more than 25,000 birth charts.   — PRO, BAS

Coordinates of cities (atlas): In addition to the usual database that offers more than 200,000 geographic coordinates, Astro-PC Pro offers an additional database that includes even the smallest towns or villages. This database contains more than three million geographic coordinates, so you will avoid having to manually enter the latitude and longitude of a place of birth. The search functions of cities have been improved to allow you to more easily find the place you want.   — PRO

Asteroids: The ephemeris available for the calculation and display of the asteroids (Chiron, Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta...) have been improved. Now, if you use Astro-PC, you can get the asteroids for the years 1600-2200 (instead of 1860-2060).   — PRO, BAS

 

   EPHEMERIDES  AND  TABLES  OF  HOUSES   

With some programs, you can now print out pages of ephemerides as in our “New International Ephemerides 1900-2050” and also get pages of tables of houses as in our book “Tables of Houses”.
With Astro-PC, you have even more possibilities: You can get the ephemerides with the tropical or the sidereal zodiac, and that for the years 3000 BC to 3000 AD. Moreover, it is possible not only to obtain the usual ephemerides, i.e. with the longitudes of the planets, but also planetary ephemerides with the positions in declination or in latitude.
Like for the ephemerides, you can view on screen or print out pages of Tables of Houses, for whatever latitude in degrees and minutes, thus more accurately than our paper book. You can also select different house systems. The calculation method most frequently used is Placidus, but you can select many others (Regiomontanus, Campanus, and more).

Ephemeris: With this function, you can view on screen or print tables of planetary positions as in our ephemerides paper book. In the program Infociel Windows (WIN), the ephemerides are limited to the following choices: Positions in longitude and tropical ephemerides. With Astro-PC (Basic or Pro), for the longitude of the planets, you can choose between tropical or sidereal ephemerides. Finally, with Astro-PC Pro, you can not only get the usual ephemerides, which indicate the longitude of the planets, but also the declination of the planets and their latitude.   — Depending on the program: PRO, BAS, WIN   Example

Tables of Houses: Pages of Tables of Houses can also be displayed on the screen or printed. You can choose between different computing systems (house system), depending on the program you have (3 choices with Infociel Windows, and up to 15 with Astro-PC Pro). The calculation method most frequently used is Placidus, but you can select a different one, depending on the available choices.   — PRO, BAS, WIN    Example

 

   DATA  INPUT   

Daylight/Summer time: The summer hours files have been reviewed and updated in version 9.5. Astro-PC offers now the DST references for more than 700 countries, states, regions, provinces, departments, etc.  All Programs

City search: The search for cities in countries that have multiple time zones, or the same name, in the historical regions, groups of islands, etc., has been improved.  All Programs

Simplified data entry: Version 9.5 offers a new way to input data, easier and more intuitive. You will be guided step by step through the insertion of an astrological chart data, and many improvements facilitate this operation. The risk of error is thus minimized.  All Programs   Example

Three modes of data input: The program now offers three ways to enter data:

  1. simplified format (for new users of our programs),   
  2. full data entry (as in previous versions, for more experienced users), and 
  3. direct input using the “Astrology Tools” window.  All Programs

Local input: Moreover, every function now offers a direct access to the data input needed for the calculation of the function. For example, to calculate a Solar Return, the local input window allows you to quickly and easily enter the data necessary for the calculation of the SR, i.e. the year of the SR and the place of birthday. Each function will ask only the data needed to calculate the selected astrological chart.  All Programs

Data summary: Any time you want to compute an astrological chart, the configuration window of the function will remind you the data that will be used. For example, for a Solar Return, the function will summarize the data of the Natal chart and the data that will be used for the calculation of SR (i.e. the second level chart). With Astro-PC, if you ask for a display of the charts on 3 levels, a third line of information will also show the data that will be used for the Level 3 chart. In this summary area, several buttons allow you to modify quickly the data displayed (for example, to select the next or previous Solar return, change the location for a prognosis chart, and so on).  All Programs   Example

 

   CHARTS  AND  MAPS   

NEW FUNCTIONS

Display of special points around the charts: The method to show additional points around the astrological charts (for example the Arabic parts, the fixed stars and so on) has been improved to provide better readability. The display highlights them next to the zodiac signs and also in an outer circle.   — PRO, BAS

Antiscion and Contrascion: It is now possible to display on the charts the positions of the antiscia and contra-antiscia, and get the aspects formed with the other planets (with orbs configurable). The list of the aspects antiscia and contra-antiscia also indicates if the aspect is applying or separating.   — PRO

Derived houses: Using the “Ascendant start point” function, or new buttons available in the toolbox, it is now very easy to work with the derived houses. You can place the Ascendant the natal house you want, or use the toolbox to display dynamically the derived houses of any natal house.   — PRO, BAS

Chronocratic dates: In version 9.5, the Directions menu offers the chronocratic dates based on the book “The technique of Solar Returns” by Junctin de Florence (1986).   — PRO

Heliocentric Astrology: New functions have been added to our programs in this field of astrology. You can now make comparisons of heliocentric natal charts, and also heliocentric solar returns.   — PRO, BAS

Heliacal risings and settings: Astro-PC allows you to get the exact time of the heliacal risings and settings for Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and the fixed stars. The heliacal rising is when a planet (or star) reappears above the horizon, the setting is the time when a celestial body disappears below the horizon.   — PRO, BAS

Astro-geographical map: Now you have the ability to view the “Parans” on the map, and also get them in the form of a list. The Parans represent the times and places where two planets are at the same time in conjunction with an angle of the chart (AS, DS, MC or IC). You can select the items you want to display on the map (thus remove the ones you do not want, to avoid overloading the map).   — PRO, BAS

Ascendant start point: This new function allows you to display the chart with the Ascendant placed in any point of the chart, on a planet or a particular degree of the zodiac. You can also place the Ascendant on any natal house. In this case, you can select different house systems, and also use the sidereal zodiac instead of the tropical.   — PRO, BAS

Aspectarian Transits/Progressions: This feature displays the list of the aspects formed between transiting planets and progressed planets. You will know, for example, when Mars in transit forms aspects with the Moon progressed, and so on.   — PRO

Aspectarian Solar arc/Natal chart: New function to obtain a chronological list of the aspects formed between the planets of the solar arc directions and the planets of the natal chart.   — PRO, BAS, SUA 

Dates of the progressed lunar phases: This function, as proposed by the astrologers Robert Gouiran and Francine Mercier, is based on their french book “L'astrologie des trajectoires de vie” published by Editions du Rocher. It displays in chronological order from the date of birth: 1) the dates of the twelve soli-lunar phases (each phase is represented by the astrological symbol for the corresponding aspect), 2) the dates of the twelve phases “Moon/North Lunar Node”, 3) the dates of intersection of these two cycles of phases.   — PRO

Primary directions according to Bezza/Fumagalli/Jay: This directions chart “in mundo” was designed in collaboration with Daniele Jay, and is based on the research of G. Bezza, M. Fumagalli and D. Jay (see her French book “Le ciel en mouvement”).   — PRO

Profections in the diurnal motion: A new option is available for this astrological chart and the date search function: the calculation in the diurnal motion, according to the work of Daniele Jay, “Le ciel en mouvement”.   — PRO

Uranian astrology: Based on the Sun's positions of different people, this new function helps determine the compatibility/harmony between the members of a family, a group of colleagues of friends, and so on.  — SUA

Rectification of the Ascendant: New features to rectify the time of birth have been included in some programs. In addition to the Trutine of Hermes, you can from now on also use:

  • Rectification with the transits: This new function of the Transits menu can help to determine more accurately the time of birth using the dates of some events experienced by the person (marriage, birth, promotion, and so on). Only Ascendant and Midheaven are used, and the search is performed on approximately 24 hours (12 hours before the date of birth to 12 after that date). You can enter up to ten dates of events.   — PRO 
  • Rectification using the results of a date search: If you use the date search functions as the Transits on the Natal chart, you can use the rectification feature directly from the displayed dates in the results table. Also in this case, you can add other dates of events to do multiple searches.   — PRO

IMPROVEMENTS

Indian/Vedic astrology: The number of zodiacal subdivisions (DC, divisional charts) that you can obtain has been increased.  — PRO

Divisional charts: The “DC” or divisional charts, used in Indian/Vedic astrology, are now easy to obtain with new buttons available in the toolbox. You can get the “Vargas” from 1 to 12, 16, 20, 24, 27, 30, 40, 45, 60, with a single click of the mouse.  — PRO

Midpoints: With the contextual menu that appears when you click with the right mouse button on a planet, you can display on the chart all the midpoints formed between this planet and the other items of the chart.  — PRO, BAS

Uranian astrology: In the same way as for the midpoints above, the contextual menu of a planet now allows you to view on the chart all the planetary pictures formed with the other couples of planets.  — PRO, BAS

30° linear graph: An option available for some astrological charts allows you to view, to the right of the chart, a scale of 30 degrees which shows the distribution of the planets in the different degrees of each sign.  — PRO, BAS

Heliocentric astrology: When viewing some charts on a three levels, you can display the heliocentric chart on the third level. It is thus possible to have: the Natal chart (geocentric) inside, the Transit chart (geocentric) in the center, and the heliocentric Transit chart outside. You can do the same with the Solar return and get the SR in geocentric and heliocentric astrology at the same time.  — PRO, BAS

Yearly New moons and Full moons: For these two functions, a new column shows, for each lunation, if it is a solar or lunar eclipse (total, partial or other).  — PRO, BAS, WIN

Secondary directions: You can see at the same time, the Secondary directions chart and the Converse directions chart outside the Natal chart (on 3 levels).  — PRO, BAS

Symbolic directions: With this function you can now make evolve the retrograde planets in reverse direction.  — PRO

Evolutionary directions: A new calculation method is available: fixed advance with postponement on the Equator.  — PRO

Septenary diagram: You can now print the diagram adjacent to the Natal chart, and display or not the data table.  — PRO, BAS

Graphic ephemerides: Until now you could get the graphic ephemerides in Longitude or in Declination. Version 9.5 provides a new option: display the graph in Latitude (for the Transits or the Progressions). A new option is also available for the display of the curves in Declination or Latitude: you can get the usual graphic on a single area, or see the curves in the two hemispheres, north and south.  — PRO, BAS

Statistical research: Two new options have been added to the “Statistics - Selections” function: the search for midpoints in signs and in houses.  — PRO, BAS

 

   DATE  SEARCHES   

Antiscion and Contrascion: Now you can do search of dates including the antiscia and contra-antiscia, and thus know the aspects formed with the planets.   — PRO

Passage of planets on a specific point: With the contextual menu, when you click on the symbol of a planet or other item, a new option allows you to know what are the planets that will soon be in conjunction with this point (in a period of several years).   — PRO

Click and drag: When you display an astrological chart, you can now click on the symbol of a planet and drag it on another item to get the dates of the aspects between these two points. For example, if you click on the Mars symbol and move it on the symbol of the Sun, you will get a list showing the dates of all the aspects formed between these two planets (for a period of time that depends on the selected planet). If you move a planet on a sign, you will get the dates of the planetary ingress in the signs. If you move it on the cusp of a house, the list will show the date of ingress of this planet in the houses.   — PRO

Search for zodiacal configurations: This function allows you to perform multiple searches on the planets in transit, for example to know when Jupiter is in Aries, at the same time that Saturn is in Capricorn and the Sun in Libra. You can include many planets in the search, take into consideration their motion (direct or retrograde) or not, specify the desired period of time, and more.   — PRO

Search for dates between predictive charts: This new option, available for many date search functions, allows you to do cross-searches, i.e. do searches not only with the Natal chart (most common case), but also with different predictive charts (transits, solar returns, and so on). This allows for example to know when the planets in transit form aspects with the planets of the solar return. Everything is possible: search of transits on any return or direction chart, search of progressed planets on any transit or return chart, and more.   — PRO

New display choices: In the tables of results of the date search functions, new options allow you to display the day of the week (Mo=Monday, Tu=Tuesday...), and indicate the months with a three-letter abbreviation (Jan=January) or in the form of numbers (01=January). An option allows you to indicate whether each aspect of the list is also present in the natal chart. In addition, a new “Aspects” menu lets you quickly select the aspects that you want to consider in your search.   — PRO

Aspectarian of the Transits: A new option offers to know the date of ingress of the Moon in the lunar houses (according to Volguine). Moreover, you have now the opportunity to know the dates of the transit of Mercury on the Sun/Mercury conjunction, and the transits of Venus on the Sun/Venus conjunction.   — PRO

Date search Bezza / Fumagalli / Jay directions: This function allows you to search the dates of primary directions (in the zodiac or in the world) according to the work of D. Jay, G. Bezza and M. Fumagalli (see the French book “Le ciel en mouvement”).   — PRO

 

   DELINEATION   

Editing the texts: The menu of the interpretation texts now allows direct access to the various delineation files if you want to add your own texts. You can do this from a list that shows you all the files that you can edit, or simply from the interpretation function you selected: in this case, it opens directly the corresponding text file.   — PRO, BAS

Editing window: It is now easier and more intuitive to obtain your personal delineation texts (natal chart, sinastry, solar return...) with specific windows to configure all the options in one screen.   — PRO, BAS

Display astrological symbols: For many delineation functions, now you have the ability to display the symbols of the planets and signs in the pages of texts for a nicer presentation. The interpretation of “Moon in Leo” will be preceded, for example, by the symbols of the Moon and Leo.   — PRO, BAS   Example

 

   OPTIONS   

Astrology school settings: New presets are available for the following schools: 1) Astrology of the Tibetan Master DK (Klea), 2) Double zodiac sidereal/tropical according to J.-P. Michon, 3) Configuration according to Catherine Castanier.   — PRO, BAS

Preview the changes: When you modify the options of the program, a new “Preview” button allows you to see on the screen the Natal chart with your changes. This gives an idea of your new configuration: you can then confirm, cancel or go back to the option window.   — PRO, BAS

CHART GRAPHICS

Planetary positions display: In an astrological chart, when the positions of the planets are shown in degrees and minutes, they can be displayed in the usual mode, or with the degrees always positioned towards the center of the chart, or with the degrees and minutes attached. This facilitates the reading based on work habits.   — All Programs

Zodiac orientation: In addition to the traditional choices “Aries on the left”, “Ascendant on the left”, etc., now you have the opportunity to orient the zodiac in relation to any sign or degree.   — PRO, BAS

New chart styles: Version 9.5 offers three new display styles for the astrological charts.

  • Triple zodiac: This new chart style shows all the “zodiacs” of an astrological charts in the form of superimposed rings: In the first place the houses, followed by the signs, then the equal constellations of 30°, and finally the unequal constellations with the indication of some important fixed stars.   — PRO, BAS
  • Bengal: This display style is intended for users of Indian/Vedic astrology (fixed houses of 30°).   — PRO
  • North India: Another representation based on the astrology of North India.   — PRO, BAS

New pre-set graphic schemes: See at the beginning of this page.

Choice of the mouse pointer: Version 9.5 offers several choices of graphics for the mouse pointer. You can choose between the classic pointer of Windows (small white arrow), a style of arrow thicker and transparent, and finally a multicolored arrow. Note that this option also changes the hourglass of waiting and other pointers. For example, with the multicolored choice, when you make an extensive date search, the pointer of the hourglass will be composed of the symbols of the zodiac that appear one after another.   — PRO, BAS 
 
PLANETS AND SPECIAL POINTS

New special points: New programmable items are available. For astrologers who take into account the parallax of the Moon, you can see at the same time the usual Moon's position (calculated with respect to the center of the Earth) and its location using the parallax (calculated for the place of birth).   — PRO, BAS

Other points: You can display on the charts the positions of the main phases of the Moon, i.e. the position of the previous New Moon, the 1st Quarter, the position of the full Moon, and the last Quarter.   — PRO, BAS

And also: Numerous other points are calculated by Astro-PC: geodesic Ascendant, geodesic MC, Transpluto, Kore, Daimon, Tyche, and two new asteroids: Hygiea and Sappho.   — PRO, BAS

Sidereal astrology: Now you can display the Vernal Point as an individual item (and for example click on its symbol to get his aspects, and so on).   — PRO, BAS

Corrected Black Moon (lunar apogee): Three calculation methods are available for the Black Moon. You can display at the same time on the astrological charts the True, the Mean and the Corrected Black Moon. With Astro-PC, the number of planets and special points that can be displayed at the same time on an astrological chart is now 45 items.   — All programs

Inversion of Mercury and Venus: For the astrologers who have followed the work of Maurice Nouvel on Mercury and Venus (see his French book “La méthode en expérimentale en astrologie”), you can invert the display of these two planets in the astrological charts and the data tables (Mercury will be represented by the symbol of Venus, and vice versa).   — PRO, BAS 
 
ASPECTS AND ORBS

Programmable aspects: The number of minor aspects customizable has been increased from 6 to 13. Now you have a total of 34 possible aspects (major + minor + parallels) in Astro-PC  — PRO, BAS

Highlight the planetary configurations: This option allows you to display more clearly (with thicker lines), the major planetary configurations or “composed aspects” of an astrological chart, such as the T-square, the Grand trine, the Grand cross, the Yod, and more.   — PRO, BAS
 
TECHNIQUES AND COMPUTATIONS

Parallax: The usage of the Moon's parallax in the calculations, so far available only in the astronomical tables, is now available in all computations of the software.   — PRO, BAS
 
COLORS

New choices: Additional colors are available for the new points (antiscia, etc.). For the astronomical maps, you can now change the colors used to display the map of the world, the constellations, and so on.   — According to the program

Intercepted signs: A new option allows you to select a specific color background for the display of the intercepted signs. For example, if you select a light gray for this choice and display a chart that has an Aries-Libra axis intercepted, the background of these two signs will be displayed in gray.   — PRO, BAS   
 
ARABIC PARTS

Creating new Arabic parts: A dozen new specific points are available for the creation of “Arabic parts” (East Point, Vertex, Sunrise and sunset points, and more). You can also create Arabic parts with fixed values​​, and also use this new feature to display points that are not calculated by the program, like the dragon's belly, the dragon's wings, and so on.   — PRO, BAS 
 
SCREEN DISPLAY

Font size: You can change the font size of the data input windows and dialog boxes (three sizes are available). Depending on your screen, you will thus have better readability of these windows.   — All programs

 

   TOOLS WINDOW   

Colorful background: A new colored background is available for the display of the toolbox.   — PRO, BAS

New simplified access: As mentioned at the beginning of this page, the main buttons of the “Astrology Tools” window are now also available in a more simple, fast, and configurable way, directly around the astrological chart.   — All Programs

Astronomical data: The “Astron.” button displays new astronomical information and is now configurable: you can select the data you wish to view or not in the table of results.   — PRO, BAS

Hypothetic planets and points: We have increased the number of points available. The table now displays about fifty positions, including, among others: Kore, Nemesis, Transpluto, Y planet, Vulcan point, Sepharial Lilith, transformation point, point of polarization, and more. All these points can be displayed on a chart using the contextual menu.   — PRO

Asteroids: A new button allows you to get a list of the positions of the 23 asteroids offered by the software.   — PRO, BAS

Data synthesis: A new button “Summary” allows to obtain in a single document all the essential information of a chart: positions of the planets in the signs, planets in the houses, sorted aspects, planetary strengths. If you have displayed several charts on the screen (for example, on three levels with Astro-PC), the data of all charts will be summarized.   — PRO, BAS , WIN   Example

 

   COMPUTATIONS   

Ephemerides: Our programs have multiple sources for astronomical calculations. Depending on the software, the planetary positions are calculated with the Keplerian ephemerides, the Aureas DE200 ephemerides(1900 to 2050) or the Aureas DE406 ephemerides (from -3000 to 3000). Similarly, for the asteroids, the calculations will be performed with the Keplerian  Ephemerides (1900-2050) or specific astronomical Ephemerides (1600-2200 for Astro-PC, or 1860-2060 for the other software).   — Depending on the program

Astro-PC: For greater precision, our Astro-PC software version 9.5 is now using the latest DE422 ephemerides from the “Jet Propulsion Laboratory” (from 3000 BC to 3000 AD).   — PRO, BAS

Infociel Windows: The accuracy of the software is now 1.5 seconds of an arc in longitude for the years 1900-2050 (DE200 ephemerides).   — WIN

House system: Now the calculation of the houses can be done using the geocentric latitude (usual choice) or the geographical latitude.   — PRO, BAS  

 

   OTHER IMPROVEMENTS   

Astrological folder: The structure of the Aureas95 directory has been modified to make it more practical (creating a folder for all the chart files, another for the options, and so on).  — All Programs

Hotkeys: New keyboard shortcuts allow faster access to the different groups in the toolbox, run the main astrological functions, and more. For example, simply press “n” on the keyboard to display the Natal chart, without having to use the menu.  — All Programs   Example

Tips: New information boxes are displayed depending on the functions used in the program. This may be disabled if you do not want this display.  — All Programs

Use of the software: Many improvements have been made in different parts of the program (graphic charts, toolbox, pointers, and more) to make easier and more pleasant the use of the software.  — All Programs

Contextual information: You can turn off the small information windows that appear when you move the mouse over the different items of the charts, the buttons, etc.   — PRO, BAS

Biorhythms: A function of biorhythms is now included in some programs. With it, you can get the graphs of your Physical, Emotional and Intellectual cycles for any date.   — PRO, BAS, WIN

 

   PRINTING OPTIONS   

New Print window: All the print settings have been combined in a single window. This makes easier the selection of the different features to get the desired presentation for your charts.  All Programs

Better management of the page: The print function has been completely revised to reduce the unused space and to be able to print more things on a single page.  All Programs   Example

Chart background printing: Given the new choices available for the background of the astrological charts, a setting allows you to print or not the background of the chart, and save Inkjet cartridges.  All Programs   Example

Margin on the left: You can ask to have a margin to the left of the printed chart, which is useful, for example, if you punch the chart and file it into binders.  All Programs

Print the technical information: This choice, which can be selected or not, allows to get at the bottom of the printed page the main information of the chart: house system used, nature of the printed aspects, sidereal zodiac choice (if you selected one), and so on. You will get the same information that is usually displayed at the bottom of the toolbox.  All Programs

 

 

       IMPROVEMENTS  OF  THE  PREVIOUS  VERSIONS      

Here is a summary of the changes that have been made in the previous versions of our programs:

  • Version 10 improvements (from version 9.5 to version 10): See here.
  • Version 9.5 improvements (from version 8.7 to version 9.5): See above.
  • New features of version 8.7 (from version 8.5 to version 8.7): The version 8.7 of our programs is fully compatible with Windows Seven, Windows Vista and Windows XP. The software have been entirely reviewed to be able to run without problems on the Windows 7 environment. There were only technical changes, no new astrological functions have been added between version 8.5 and version 8.7.
  • Improvements of version 8.5 (from version 8.0 to version 8.5): The version 8.5 of our astrological programs is fully compatible with Windows Vista and Windows XP. The software have been modified to run without problems on the Windows Vista environment. In addition to numerous technical changes, you will also find in this release some new functions : Help for entering the chart data (the data input in easier and more intuitive).  The daylight/summer time files have been updated.  New display for the charts: Domitude chart (with latitude), with several options for the display.  Uranian astrology: You can now input your own interpretations for the midpoints,  Planetary positions in the 6 house systems according to Alfred Witte,  New display for the charts: 45° Wheel,   Uranian patterns,  Grimm cities.  Function “Elemental Qualities” according to C. Castanier.  Function “30 lunar days” according to M. Raulin.
  • New features of version 8.0 (from version 7.0 to version 8.0): This file is available in French only. Click on this link to get the list of the changes made.
  • Version 7.0 improvements (from version 6.5 to version 7.0): This file is available in French only. Click here to see what was added between these two versions.