Astro Gold iOS 4 User Guide

Astro Gold iOS 4 User
Guide
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Contents
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Table of Contents
Introduction
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Screen Areas
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Quick Start
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Charts
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Chart
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& Chart File Options
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Refresh
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Stepping
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through time
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Viewing
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Charts
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Deleting
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Charts
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Finding
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Charts
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Import/Export
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Share & Print
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Reports
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Interpretation
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Reports
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Essential
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Dignities
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Transits
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Listing
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Professional
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Reports
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Settings
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Aspects
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Chart
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Calculations
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Dynamic
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Reports
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Dynam ic Job
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Details
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Information & Support
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Reference Information
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Version
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Changes
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Changes ..........................................................................................................................................................
from Version 4.1 to Version 4.2
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Changes ..........................................................................................................................................................
from Version 4 to Version 4.1
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Changes ..........................................................................................................................................................
from Version 3 to Version 4
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Technical
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Details
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Calculation
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Methods
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Index
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Introduction
You asked for it, and we have delivered: professional
software with high precision calculations on a mobile
device.
Along with high precision calculations for charts and transit
listings you can also read professional astrological
interpretations. Astro Gold features Natal, Transit,
Progression and Synastry interpretations, making astrology
on-the-go even easier.
AstroGold is clean, clear and precise, and uses the latest
Swiss Ephemeris and ACS Atlas files. You can also exchange
chart files between AstroGold and the Solar Fire PC program
via email.
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Screen Areas
When you start AstroGold for the first time, or if there are no selected charts, the current
transits will be displayed in a chart wheel in the "Viewing Area".
The "Viewing Area" occupies the bulk of the screen except for a section at the top (the
Toolbar immediately above it, and the Status Bar above that at the very top), and the strip at
the very bottom (called the Tab Bar).
In these help topics the viewing area is often referred to as a "pane". For example,
depending on what is being displayed in the viewing area, it may be referred to the
"Selected Charts pane" or the "Reports pane" etc.
The Tab Bar at the bottom, the Viewing Area (pane) above that, and the Toolbar
immediately above it, and the Status Bar above that ... all make up or comprise the "screen".
In other words "screen" refers to the entire display area (and although sometimes
"screen" is loosely used interchangeably with "pane", they are not the same thing - the
screen means everything in the whole device display area).
All AstroGold functions are accessed initially via icons on the Tab Bar, which is at the
bottom underneath the Viewing Area (pane), i.e. at the very bottom of the screen. Icons in
this area of the screen (the Tab Bar) are referred to as "Tabs" - there are only 5 of them
and these are the way to enter the 5 main sections of the application - Charts, Viewing,
Reports, Settings and Info.
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No matter where you are in the application, any tabs in the Tab Bar are always visible
and therefore available. In that sense the Tab Bar is like a constantly available "main
menu" for the application. You can switch between these main areas of the application by
tapping on a Tab in the Tab Bar whenever you want to. Whatever you were doing on the
previous pane will usually be preserved just as you left it, and when you return to that
pane by tapping on it's corresponding Tab in the Tab Bar you can carry on where you left
off.
Tabs:
Charts
View
Buttons a nd Icons i n the "Vi ew" pa ne :
Time Step Interval
Step Forward
Step Backward
Wheel
Grid
Refresh
Share & Print
Reports
Settings
Info
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Quick Start
1. Tap the Charts tab at the bottom left of the screen to open the "Selected Charts"
screen.
2. Select the chart(s) you want to work with, either a single chart or two charts at
once, by tapping the 1 Chart or 2 Charts button, then tap the > icon in the details
pane for a chart to access the options for selecting that chart.
3. After you have selected the chart(s), tap the View tab to display the chart(s). You
can then tap the Wheel or Grid icon in the top right of the viewing screen to see
the chart(s) as wheels or as aspect grids, and tap the Reports tab down the bottom
middle of the screen to see listings of basic chart data, chart or synastry aspects
sorted by point or by aspect orb, transits to the (first) chart and interpretations.
At any time you can use the Settings tab at the bottom of the screen to change all sorts
of settings relating to chart display, calculation and transit options:
Before you start using AstroGold to cast new charts, you might like to set the "Home
Location", as this is used as the default location for all transits charts.
Depending on whether you prefer to see charts on a light or dark background you
might also like to set the "Chart Display" item under "Wheel Display".
General Use
The main pane of the application is the "Selected Charts" pane (accessed from the Charts
tab at the bottom left of the screen), which acts as a hub, with everything else you do
revolving around this screen. That's because before displaying any charts, transits or
aspect grids one or two charts have to first be selected. You can always jump to the
"Selected Charts" screen by tapping the "Charts" tab, in the bottom left corner of the
screen, from anywhere in the application. Whatever else you were doing on the screen
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you were previously on will usually be preserved until you later return to that screen.
So it could be likely that this is the screen you gravitate to the most often, changing
which charts you want to use on a regular basis, before using the "View" pane and the
"Reports" pane.
However, if you are just interested in seeing data for one or two charts most of the time,
then once those charts are selected you will mostly exclusively be in the "View" pane, or
the "Reports" pane.
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Charts
To display charts or chart information you must use (tap on) the Charts tab, which is
located in the Tab Bar (at the bottom of the screen).
The Charts tab initially opens the "Selected Charts" pane which allows you to select
charts, either one or two at a time. Select one chart to view a single chart wheel or aspect
grid, or two charts to see a bi-wheel or synastry aspect grid.
>> To select one chart, or two charts
Tap the 1 Chart button to select one chart, or the 2 Charts button to select two charts.
The details for the chart or charts are displayed in panels in the "Selected Charts" pane
(and later the chart or charts you select here will be displayed on the main viewing area
of the screen - see Viewing Charts). The chart name is at the top of the details in large
characters, and under that in smaller characters is the chart type ("Male", "Female",
"Event". "Sec. Prog" etc).
If you have selected two charts the first selected chart is called "Chart 1" and is always
the inner chart of a bi-wheel, and the across chart of a synastry grid. The second selected
chart is called "Chart 2" and is always the outer chart of a bi-wheel, and the down chart
of a synastry grid.
The various options you have for selecting charts to go in the 1 Chart or 2 Charts pane are
detailed in Chart Options.
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Selected Charts pane
- with 2 charts selected
>> To swap the position of each chart
If you have two charts selected, tap the Swap icon
place.
to make the charts change
>> To save a chart
1. In the "Selected Charts" pane tap on the Save button (if it's displayed) in the chart
details panel. This will bring up the "Save To File" window where all the available
chart files are displayed.
2. Tap on the chart file you want to save the chart to, which will select it (a tick will
be displayed next to the file name).
3. Tap on the Save button in the top right corner of the window.
>> To close the Selected Charts pane
Tap on any of the other tabs in the Tab Bar.
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Chart & Chart File Options
There are several options for creating and selecting charts, and these are accessed in the
"Chart Options" pane.
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>> To open the Chart Options pane
Once you've tapped on the Charts tab in the Tab Bar to open the "Selected Charts"
pane (see Charts), tap on the > at the right of any of the chart details panels to get a
list of options for selecting that chart.
This opens the "Chart 1" or "Chart 2" options pane (depending on which chart's > you
tapped on). To return to the "Selected Charts" pane tap on the < Selected button in the
top left corner.
Chart Options
In the "Chart Options" pane for Chart 1 or Chart 2 the options include:
Current Transits - Here and Now
Tapping on this creates a chart for the Home Location for the current time. You are
automatically returned to the "Selected Charts" pane. This chart will by default be an
"Event" type of chart.
Edit Chart
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Tapping on this opens the "Edit Chart" pane, where you can edit the chart details. To
then edit a detail tap in it's text box and edit the data using the keyboard.
Editing a chart
Date
For the date you may optionally enter "NS" or "OS" as a suffix to the date to force date
period recognition. If you don't do this Astro Gold assumes that the dates that you
enter...
on or before 14th October 1582 are in the old style (OS / Julian) calendar.
on or after 15th October 1582 are in the new style (NS / Gregorian) calendar.
The Gregorian calendar was not adopted everywhere at the same time. Sometimes
dates after 15th October 1582 are given in terms of the old style calendar (often
followed by the initials "OS"). Also, some sources convert pre 1582 dates to new style
dates (often followed by the initials NS).
>> To enter calendar dates expressed out of period
If you wish to enter a date on or after the 15th October 1582 which is expressed
as an old style date, then add the suffix “OS” to the entered date (e.g. 17 Dec
1723 OS). This will be autocorrected to display the corresponding date in the new
style calendar.
If you wish to enter a date before the 15th October 1582 which is expressed as a
new style date, then add the suffix “NS” to the entered date (e.g. 7 Jan 1503 NS).
This will be autocorrected to display the corresponding date in the old style
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calendar.
Country & Place
For "Country" and "Place" you can also tap on the icon at the right of the text box
and select a value off a list by tapping on it. Once you've done this the list will
automatically close and return you to the "Edit Chart" pane, or you can tap the < Back
button in top left of the screen.
You can also enter a partial country name e.g. "Aust".
Alternatively, if the place you want to enter is not in the ACS Atlas you can find it on a
map.
>> To search for a place or street on a map
1. Tap the globe icon to the left of the "Place" field. A map will be displayed ready
to enter a place or a street to search for within the selected country.
2. Enter a place or street.
3. Tap the
button. The screen will zoom to the place or street on the map if it
can find it, and show the place in a message box.
4. Tap the message box to save this place to the Personal Atlas. A dialog box is
displayed with the place pre-entered.
5. You can leave the pre-entered value as it is, modify it or replace it (e.g. with
something like "My House" for instance).
6. Tap Cancel or Save. If you save it you will then go back to the "Edit Chart" pane. If
you cancel this clears the message box away but stays on the map so you can do
another search – tap the
to enter another place to find.
7. To quit without saving any place to the Personal Atlas tap the < Back button in the
top left of the screen to go back to "Edit Chart" screen
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Search for place or street
Prompt to save search result
Saving a place to the Personal Atlas
When you've finished editing the chart and want to save your changes, tap on the Go
button in the top right corner of the pane, which will also return you to the "Chart
Options" pane for that chart.
Alternatively, if you want to cancel any changes don't tap on the "Go" button, instead
just tap on the Chart 1 (or Chart 2) button in the top left corner of the pane, which will
return you to the "Chart Options" pane for that chart without saving your changes.
New Natal Chart
Tapping the Charts tab opens the "Selected Charts" pane, then tapping the > to the
right of Chart 1 or Chart 2 brings you to the "Chart Options" pane. Then tapping on
New Natal Chart opens the "New Natal Chart" pane, where you can edit the new
chart's details. It functions exactly like the "Edit Chart" pane described above, except
values for the fields are automatically pre-selected so creating a new chart is
potentially fast and super easy. The pre-selections are simply the same values used in
each field for the last chart that was created. You can overwrite these pre-selected
values if you need to - just type in something different. You can also give the chart a
type – either "Unspecified" (the default), or "Male", "Female", "Event", or "Horary".
Subsidiary Chart
From the "Chart Options" pane tapping on this opens the "Subsidiary Chart" pane
where you can create a new chart that is derived from the chart you are currently
working with. The chart will be given a chart type reflecting that kind of subsidiary
chart e.g. for a solar return chart the chart type will be "Solar Return".
To quit from the "Subsidiary Chart" pane without making a selection tap on the Chart 1
(or Chart 2) button in the top left corner of the pane.
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Creating a subsidiary chart
The different items available for subsidiary charts are:
Current Transits - Natal Location
Tapping on this simply replaces the chart with the current chart for the Home
Location, and returns you to the "Selected Charts" option.
Secondary Progressions
Tapping on this opens the "Cast Sec.Progs." pane where you can:
1. Enter the date and time for the secondary progressed chart by tapping in those
text boxes so the keyboard appears and then type them in.
2. Select the location, either by swiping the "Use Natal" suboption on, or by swiping
it off and then tapping on the preferred location in the list of locations that is
presented.
Once you have completed the above tap on the Go button in the top right corner of
the pane to cast the secondary progressed chart, and be returned to the "Selected
Charts" pane.
To cancel casting a secondary progressions chart tap on the Subsid button in the
top left corner.
Solar Arc Directions
Tapping on this opens the "Cast Solar Arc" pane where you can:
1. Enter the date and time for the solar arcs by tapping in those text boxes so the
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keyboard appears and then type them in.
2. Select the location, either by swiping the Use Natal suboption on, or by swiping
it off and then tapping on the preferred location in the list of locations that is
presented.
Once you have completed the above tap on the Go button in the top right corner of
the pane to cast the solar arc directed chart, and be returned to the "Selected
Charts" pane.
To cancel casting a solar arc directed chart tap on the Subsid button in the top left
corner.
Solar Return
Tapping on this opens the "Cast Solar Return" pane where you can:
1. Enter the date and time for the solar return by tapping in those text boxes so the
keyboard appears and then type them in.
2. Select the location, either by swiping the "Use Natal" suboption on, or by swiping
it off and then tapping on the preferred location in the list of locations that is
presented.
Once you have completed the above tap on the Go button in the top right corner of
the pane to cast the secondary progressed chart, and be returned to the "Selected
Charts" pane.
To cancel casting a solar return chart tap on the Subsid button in the top left corner.
Combined
If you have only selected one chart tapping on this brings up a message saying you
need two charts to combine. If you have selected two charts then tapping on this
brings up the "Cast Combined" pane.
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Combining two charts
Two methods for combining charts are offered: the Composite method or the
Relationship method.
NOTE: Combined charts are sometimes referred to as "composite" charts but as
explained above this is simply one of the ways of creating a combine chart.
1. The currently selected method is displayed, and you can change this by tapping
on the > to the right of the current selection.
Composite (Midpoints)
This method uses the midpoint of the shortest arc joining each chart point,
angle and house cusp within the two base charts. This then becomes the
position of that point in the new chart.
When calculating any type of combined charts, Astro Gold first determines the
composite longitudes, and then determines the composite right ascensions
separately. Thus any right ascensions for a composite chart in Astro Gold are
true composite right ascensions rather than right ascensions of composite
longitudes.
Relationship (Davison)
This method calculates a new chart as if it was a natal chart for the midpoint in
time, latitude and longitude of the two base charts.
2. Once you have completed the above tap on Go in the top right corner of the "Cast
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Combined" screen to cast the combined chart, and be returned to the "Selected
Charts" pane.
3. Or, to cancel combining the charts, tap on the Subsid button in the top left corner
of the "Cast Combined" screen.
Select From File
In the "Chart Options" pane for "Chart 1" or "Chart 2" tapping on this opens the
"Files" pane, where the available chart files are displayed. (Or if you have previously
selected a chart from a chart file it may automatically open that chart file for you.)
(To return to the "Chart Options" pane for the chart without selecting a chart from a
file, tap on < Chart 1 (or < Chart 2) in the top left corner of the pane).
Files pane
>> To open a chart file
1. in the "Files" pane ... tap on the > to the right of the chart file that contains the
chart you want. This opens the "Charts" pane.
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Charts pane
>> To sort the charts
2. In the Charts pane tap on the Sort button in the top right corner. This will bring
up the screen below where you can select the way you would like the charts
sorted.
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Chart sorting
>> To Select a chart
3. In the "Charts" pane ... tap on the chart you want. This selects the chart and
returns you to the "Selected Charts" pane.
>> To Create, Edit or Delete a Chart File
This section is about creating, editing or deleting an entire Chart File (potentially
containing many charts). This is not the same as simply deleting individual charts
from within a Chart File.
In the Files pane...tap on the Edit button in the top right corner. This puts the pane
in edit mode.
(To exit out of edit mode before making any changes tap the Chart 1 (or Chart 2)
button in the top left corner of the pane, which will take you back to the "Chart
Options" pane for the chart).
1. To Create a new chart file:
a) Tap the
button. This brings up the "File Details" window.
b) By tapping in each of the text boxes you can type in a file name and description
respectively using the keyboard.
c) To save the new chart file tap on the Save button in the top right corner of the
window.
d) To cancel creating a new chart file tap on the Cancel button in the top left
corner of the window.
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2. To Edit an existing chart file:
a) Tap the button. This brings up the "File Details" window.
b) By tapping in each of the text boxes you can then edit the file name and
description respectively using the keyboard.
c) To save your changes tap on the Save button in the top right corner of the
window.
d) To cancel your changes tap on the Cancel button in the top left corner of the
window.
3. To Delete an existing chart file:
a) Tap the
button. This causes it to change to
and a "Delete" button to
appear. .
a) Tap on the Delete button.
b) If you have changed your mind you can tap on the Cancel button in the dialog
box that appears.
c) Otherwise, in the dialog box that appears confirm you want to delete the chart
file by tapping on the Delete button.
4. When you are finished editing (that is with the editing options above) to exit from
edit mode to the normal Selection mode, tap on the Done button in the top right
corner of the "Files" pane.
Recently Used
The "Chart Options" pane conveniently displays in a list all the charts you've used
recently. To use any of these charts all you need to do is tap on the chart, and it
will be selected and you will be returned to the "Selected Charts" pane.
There is no option to clear the whole list. However, individual entries may be
deleted from this list by side-swiping the entry then tapping on the Delete button
that appears.
4.2
Refresh
Refreshing charts in the View pane is done by tapping the Refresh icon . Whenever it is
tapped a transit chart will be either refreshed to the current time, or a current transit
chart will be created.
If there is one chart selected when the Refresh icon is tapped, then it is automatically
replaced with transits for the current date, time and home location. If there are two
charts selected, then the Refresh icon automatically updates the second (outer) chart
with transits for the current date, time and home location.
4.3
Stepping through time
In the View pane you can quickly adjust the time of a chart by using the Time Stepping
facility. This is comprised of the "Time Step Interval" button, and the Step Forward ">|"
and Step Back "|<" icons.
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>> To set the time interval
1. Tap the Time Step Interval button. This is the button between the Forward and
Back icons, and it will have the current time step interval displayed on the button
face. The "Step Interval" dialog box appears.
2. In the "Step Interval" dialog box listed vertically in the left column are the numbers
from 1 to 30. Listed vertically in the right column are common units of time e.g.
minutes, hours, days etc. And in the middle is a bar running horizontally across both
columns.
3. You can swipe each column up or down so that a different value is aligned with the
horizontal bar. By doing this you can easily adjust the time step interval to a variety
of combinations.
4. When you have set the interval tap anywhere away from the "Step Interval" dialog
box on the main viewing area to close it.
>> To adjust the time interval
Tap either the Step Forward or Step Backward icon.
If two charts are selected then the outer chart time will be adjusted by the time
interval, and if only one chart is selected then it's time will be adjusted. If the chart
being adjusted is not a transits chart it's title will be changed to "Transits".
4.4
Viewing Charts
Once one or two charts have been selected (see Charts for how to do this) you can view
them by tapping on the View tab in the Tab Bar (at the bottom of the screen). Whatever
chart(s) have been selected will be displayed in the Viewing Area, either in a chart wheel
or an aspect grid.
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The View Pane
You can zoom in or out with pinch in or out movements, and zoom around if not already
zoomed out fully.
There is an icon in the top right corner that is either displaying a Wheel
, or a Grid
.
When you tap the Wheel icon if ..
only one chart is selected, then a uni-wheel will be displayed.
two charts are selected, then a bi-wheel will be displayed.
When you tap the Grid icon if ..
only one chart is selected, then a single chart aspect grid will be displayed.
two charts are selected, then a synastry aspect grid will be displayed.
4.5
Deleting Charts
Deleting charts is not the same as deleting an entire chart file. This topic explains how to
delete individual charts from within a chart file.
>> To delete a chart that has been saved in a file
Regardless of whether the chart is currently selected as a chart for either "Chart 1" or
"Chart 2", to delete a chart from the file it's in you need to start in the "Selected
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Charts" pane. (You can get to that pane by tapping on the Charts tab at the bottom of
the screen)
1. Tap on the > at the right of the details panel of any of the selected charts. This will
present a list of options for selecting that chart.
2. Tap on the Select from File option. This will either present the "Files" pane showing
a list of the chart files on your device, or will open the actual chart file that the
selected chart comes from, listing all the charts that it contains (if it's this latter
result, you can now skip to step 4).
3. If the "Files" pane is showing on the screen, then tap on the file that contains the
chart you want to delete. This will open the chart file, and list all the charts it
contains.
4. The filename of the Chart File that has been opened is displayed at the top of the
pane. If the number of charts the file contains is more than can be viewed at once,
you can scroll up and down the list of charts the file contains by swiping the screen
upwards or downwards with your thumb.
5. When the name of the individual chart you want to delete is visible, swipe left on
the chart name. A Delete button
appears to the right of the chart name.
6. Tap on the Delete button. That chart will be permanently deleted from the file.
4.6
Finding Charts
You can search for charts across all chart files.
>> To find a chart that has been saved in a file
You need to start in the "Selected Charts" pane. (You can get to that pane by tapping
on the Charts tab at the bottom of the screen)
1. Tap on the > at the right of the details panel of any of the selected charts. This will
present a list of options for selecting that chart.
2. Tap on the Select from File option. This will either present the "Files" pane showing
a list of the chart files on your device, or will open the actual chart file that the
selected chart comes from, listing all the charts that it contains (if it's this latter
result, you can now skip to step 4).
3. If the "Files" pane is showing on the screen, then tap on the
icon. This will open
up a pane where you can specify either the whole chart name to find, or you can
enter just part of the name (i.e a "string") and all charts with that string within their
name will be found. Then tap on the
button.. This will search in all chart files
for any charts that have that chart name, or have that string as part of the chart
name.
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Chart search results
4. If there is only one chart file then that file will be opened and you can look in the
file itself for the chart you want.
4.7
Import/Export
iTunes
Chart files may be added to, or downloaded from AstroGold via the iTunes File Sharing
feature.
Email
Chart files may also be interchanged between AstroGold and any other computer via
email. This can be used to save and restore backup copies of your chart files, and if you
own the Solar Fire astrology program (v6 or higher), then you may also use your chart files
interchangeably with that program.
Exporting
To export a chart by email see "Export Chart file" in Settings.
Importing
To import a chart file by email, you must attach a Solar Fire v6+ chart file (*.SFcht) to an
email and then send it to your device, and open it in the email app.
In the email app, open this email and tap on the attached chart file, and you will be
prompted whether or not you wish to open it in AstroGold.
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If a chart file of the same name already exists in AstroGold, then you will prompted
whether to import only new (non-duplicate) charts, overwrite the existing file, or else to
change the imported file name before it is added. Name changes of this type involve
adding an underscore and a number to the end of the file name.
After adding a chart file this way, you can access it from a list of all chart files when
selecting a chart to open from file, or when saving a chart to file, or when exporting a
chart file.
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Share & Print
Tap the Action icon
in the "View" pane to open the "Share & Print" menu.
Print
1. Tap on the Print icon which opens the "Printer Options" dialog box.
2. If your printer isn't already selected you will be prompted to select it. Tap on Select
Printer and AstroGold will search for all AirPrint printers. Then tap on the printer
you want to use to select it.
3. Set the number of copies to print by tapping on either the + or – icons.
4. When you're ready tap on the Print icon.
Email
1. Tap on the Mail icon. This opens a new email with the currently displayed chart or
grid already attached.
2. Fill in the "To:" field with the email address you want to send it to. As you are typing
a list may pop up with the email address in it. If so tap on the email address and it
will be entered into the "To:" field for you. Optionally tap on the Contacts icon.
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This will open a screen of all your contacts with email addresses. Tap on one to
select it, and it will be entered for you in the "To:" field.
1. You can add text etc. to the email in the normal fashion.
2. Once you've added the recipient(s) you can tap the Send button to send the email.
If necessary confirm you want to send the email.
3. Or - to not send the email at the current time, or at all, tap the Cancel button. Then
tap on either the Delete Draft button if you want to scrap the email, or the Save
Draft button to send it later (optionally editing it beforehand).
Copy
1. Tap on the Copy button to copy the currently displayed chart or grid to memory.
2. You can then paste it into any other app that allows images to be pasted into them.
Save Image
1. Tapping on this will save the currently displayed chart or grid to the camera's photo
roll. It will be saved in the jpeg format.
2. If you open up "Photos" you will see all your charts or grids stored in the Camera
Roll album. You can now do anything to these charts or grids that you can normally
do to a photo.
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Reports
Tapping the Reports tab
in the Tab Bar opens the "Reports" pane.
Various types of report are available - for instance, if you have two charts selected
synastry data will be available.
What is initially displayed depends on the type of report currently selected. The screen
will either display a report for whatever chart or charts have been selected, or present
you with the items (or sections) of the report to choose from, or options you can set for
the report before generating the report.
>> To select the Type of Report
1. Tap the Report Types icon
at the top right of the screen. This will display a
menu of report types (Interpretations, Basic Details, Aspects Listing, Essential
Dignities, Transits Listing and Professional Reports).
Reports - selecting the report type
2. The currently selected report type has a tick next to it. To change that tap on the
button for the report type you want, which will select it. This will change the
"Reports" pane to display that type of report for the selected chart(s).
Whatever report type is displayed you can swipe vertically up and down to scroll all
the items in the Report.
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Reports for two charts
All the report types show information regarding the two selected charts, except for
"Transits Listing" which shows transits for the first selected chart (select the Transit
Listing topic below for selecting the various options for the transits), and the "Essential
Dignities" report which shows dignities for the first selected chart .
To see a different kind of report tap the Report Types icon
again.
>> How to sort the report data
For Dignities, Synastry and Transits listing reports the rows of data in the report can be
sorted.
When these reports are showing on the screen, tap the Sort icon
in the top left
corner of the screen. This brings up the "Report Sort Order" menu where the currently
selected sort order is ticked. To change that you can tap on the sort order you want.
>> To exit from the Reports pane
Tap on any tab in the Tab Bar at the bottom of the screen to move to that section of the
application.
6.1
Interpretation Reports
If the type of report you selected is "Interpretations" then you need to tap on the > to the
right of the particular item you want interpretations for.
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This will take you into the "Interpretations" pane where you can read the interpretation
information. Once you have read the interpretation tap on the Reports icon in the top left
corner of the screen to return to the "Reports" pane.
6.2
Essential Dignities
Essential Dignities/Debilities are part of a wider system of measuring the impact
(positive or negative) a planet will have in a chart.
Conditions of placement in a chart wherein a planet's influence is strengthened, are
termed Dignities; if weakened they are termed Debilities. These are of two varieties:
Essential and Accidental. A planet in a Sign in which it is strengthened, is in one of its
Essential Dignities; in a House in which it is strengthened, in its Accidental Dignity. This
report covers Essential Dignities/Debilities.
The Essential Dignities are:
1. When a planet is in a Sign of which it is the Ruler, when it is said to be in its own
Sign, or in its Domal Dignity. If the Sign which a planet rules is on the cusp of the
House in which the planet is posited, the planet may be described as the Lord of the
House: but the strength as such depends upon its Essential Dignity by virtue of its
Sign placement. Some authorities deem that placement in any other Sign of the
same element as that of which it is the Ruler confers a degree of Dignity
2. When it is posited in the Sign in which it is said to be Exalted, wherein its strength
is augmented and its virtues magnified. A planet in its Exaltation is only slightly
less favorably placed than when it is in its own Sign
3. By ancient precepts, the placement of a planet in the same Triplicity as that of
which it is the Ruler, in the same Term, or in the same Face, were deemed to be
Essential Dignities of varying degree.
Relative values were computed by points as follows:
Sign 5
Mutual reception by house 5
Exaltation 4
Mutual reception by Exaltation 4
Triplicity 3
Term 2
Face 1
In the opposite Sign to that which it rules, a planet is said to be in its Detriment; which is
to say, in opposition to its most congenial environment, hence materially weakened.
In the opposite Sign to that in which it would be in its Exaltation, it is said to be in its Fall.
The scale of Essential Debilities are:
Detriment 5
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Peregrine 5
A planet in its Debility is generally to be interpreted as an indication of weakness in that
it increases the bad effects of a "malefic", and lessens the possibilities for good of a
"benefic".
Below is an Essential Dignities report for Richard Branson...
Essential Dignities report
There are various settings you can make for the report. You can change:
the Term type
the Triplicity type
the Peregrine type.
See Chart Calculations for more detailed information.
6.3
Transits Listing
A Transits Listing is a kind of Dynamic Report.
When you select Transits Listing as the Report type (from the Reports pane), the screen
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report parameters...
Dynamic Job (with the current selection displayed e.g. "Transits of Outer Planets" or
whatever the report has been called)
Start Date (with the current selection displayed e.g. "1 Jan 2013")
Time Period (with the current selection displayed e.g. "12 months")
>> To generate the Transits Listing report
Once you have selected what values you want for these parameters you can generate
the report by tapping on the Tap to Generate Report text below the options. You can
cancel the report generation part way through if you wish.
.
>> To change the Transits Listing report parameters
Tap on the > to the right of the parameter.
1. For a Dynamic Job this will open the "Dynamic Jobs" pane, and a tick will be next to
the Dynamic Job (e.g. Outer Planets, Inner Planets or Lunar etc.) that is currently
selected as the job to be run. To change the Job you want to run, tap on the Job
which will select it.
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Dynamic Jobs pane
2. For the "Start Date" this will open a set of calendar "spin wheels", where the day
spins up or down in one column, and the month and year spin in their own columns.
Spin the day, month or year by swiping up or down in the respective column, which
will allow you to scroll the values you can select for each. Days available are from 1
- 31 (depending on the currently selected month), the months Jan - Dec, and Years
begin from 1 AD. When you're finished tap on the Close button.
3. For the "Time Period" this opens a set of time "spin wheels", where the number of
days spin up or down in one column, and the unit of time (days, months or years)
spins in the next column. See "Start Date" above for how to operate these wheels to
select the time period. When you're finished tap on the Close button.
To exit, tap on the Reports button in the top left corner of the screen to return to the
"Reports" pane.
>> Editing Dynamic Jobs
If you want more fine grained control over your transit listings you can set further
options for each of the Dynamic Jobs (Outer, Inner & Lunar etc.). To do this from the
"Reports - Transits Listing" pane (shown at the top of this topic) ...
a) Tap the Edit button at the top right of the screen. This puts the Dynamic Jobs
screen into edit mode, with the option to edit the contents of each Job. If you want
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corner of the screen.
Dynamic Jobs pane - edit mode
b) Otherwise, to edit a Job tap on the blue circle
to the right of the Job.
This brings up the "Jobs Details" pane, with the following Job details displayed.
name
timespan & duration
the transiting planets (to show transits from)
the radix planets (to show transits to)
the aspects to use between the transiting and radix (usually natal) planets
use entering/leaving orbs for the transit
show house ingresses
show sign ingresses
show planet stations
You can scroll up and down the list to see all the details for the currently selected
Dynamic Job.
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To change these details either enter a value or tap the > to the right of the detail to
change the value(s). See Dynamic Job Details for more information.
Once you have made the changes you want, tap on the Save button in the top right
corner of the screen, or if you want to discard your changes, tap on the Cancel
button in the top left corner of the screen instead.
c) To delete a Job tap on the red dash
to the left of the Job. When this button is
tapped it changes to and a "Delete" button appears where the was. Tapping the
Delete button will delete the Job, tapping the button will cancel the delete
process..
d) The
button, at the bottom of the list, is for creating a new "Dynamic Job". When
this is tapped you can create a new Job that is a replica of one of the original Jobs
that came with the application - "Transits of Outer Planets", "Transits of Inner
Planets," or "Lunar Transits". Tap this new Job to select it. You can then edit the Job
details as above. That is, tap on on the blue circle to the right of the Job to open
the Job Details pane, shown above. There you can edit all the Job Details including
it's name, effectively creating a completely new and unique job.
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Professional Reports
Professional Reports are high quality interpretation reports, also designed to be very easy
to read. Therefore they are suitable for an astrology practitioner to distribute to clients, or
if you you are not practicing astrology professionally they make excellent gifts.
>> To see Professional Reports for a single chart
1. Tap on the Charts tab
2. Tap the 1 Chart button to use only a single chart.
3. Optionally select a different chart tap the > icon in the details pane for a chart to
access the options for selecting that chart (see Chart & Chart File Options for more
info).
4. Once you have the chart you want for "Chart 1", tap the Reports tab, which will
display the Report Types.
5. Tap on Professional Reports.
The following pane appears showing the various items available for single chart
professional reports. Tap on the > to the right of an item to view it.
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1. About Professional Reports
This displays the following pane, which describes what a professional report is and the
various things you can do with it. Swipe up and down to see all the pages.
2. Birth Chart Report
This displays the "Birth chart Report" pane, with the following options.
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a) About Birth Chart Report
Tap on the > to the right to display a pane which describes what a birth chart
report is and the various things it covers. Swipe up and down to see all the pages.
b) View a Sample Report
Tap on the yellow button to the right labeled Free to display a full sample report.
At the beginning of the report is a wheel with the chart in it, then planetary
data for the chart and the chart aspects, followed by the actual interpretation
information.
Navigate through the pages by tapping on individual page icons at the bottom
of the report.
You can also swipe left or right on a page to move back a page or forward a
page. The page you are on is enlarged in the set of page icons at the bottom of
the screen.
Once you have read the report tap the Done button in the top right of the
screen to return to the "Birth Chart Report" menu.
To return to the Professional Reports menu tap the < Reports button in the top
left of the screen.
c) View a Full Report
Tap on the yellow button to the right labeled with $ Amount the report costs to
display the report. You will have to pay for the report. It functions just like the
sample report.
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d) View an Untimed Report
Use this report is for charts which do not have an accurate birth time. Tap on the
yellow button to the right labeled with $ Amount the report costs to display the
report. You will have to pay for the report. It functions identically to the sample
report above.
3. Predictive Report
This displays the "Predictive Report" pane, with the following options. These options,
and the report itself, function just the same as the Birth Chart options and report.
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4. Child Report
This displays the "Child Report" pane, with the following options. These options, and
the report itself, function just the same as the Birth Chart options and report.
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5. Birthday Report
A birthday report is a Solar return report. This displays the "Birthday Report" pane, with
the following options. These options, and the report itself, function just the same as
the Birth Chart options and report.
6. My Pet Report
This displays the "My Pet Report" pane, with the following options. These options, and
the report itself, function just the same as the Birth Chart options and report.
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7. My Saved Reports
This displays the "Saved" pane. Once you have viewed a report it is automatically
saved, and here you can view those saved reports by tapping on the > to the right of
the report..
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>> To delete a saved report
1. Tap on the Edit button in the top left of the screen, which puts the saved reports in
"Edit mode" with a
button next to each report.
2. Tap on the
button next to the report you want to delete, and the following
screen displays.
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button. This will delete the report.
4. When you are finished deleting reports tap the Done button in the top right of the
screen to take the Saved reports out of editing mode.
>> To see Professional Reports for two charts
1. Tap on the Charts tab
2. Tap the 2 Charts button to use two charts.
3. Optionally to select different charts tap the > icon in the details pane for one or
both charts to access the options for selecting that chart (see Chart & Chart File
Options for more info).
4. Once you have the charts you want for "Chart 1" and "Chart 2", tap the Reports tab,
which will display the Report Types.
5. Tap on Professional Reports.
The following pane appears showing the various items available for two-chart
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professional reports. Tap on the > to the right of an item to view it.
1. About Professional Reports
This displays the following pane, which describes what a professional report is and the
various things you can do with it. Swipe up and down to see all the pages.
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2. Relationship Report
This displays the "Relationship Report" pane, with the following options.
a) About Relationship Report
Tap on the > to the right to display a pane which describes what a relationship
report is and the various things it covers. Swipe up and down to see all the pages.
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b) View a Sample Report
Tap on the yellow button to the right labeled Free to display a sample
Relationship report.
At the beginning of the report is a biwheel showing both charts, then planetary
data for each chart and synastry aspects between the charts, followed by the
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actual interpretation information.
Navigate through the pages by tapping on individual page icons at the bottom
of the report.
You can also swipe left or right on a page to move back a page or forward a
page. The page you are on is enlarged in the set of page icons at the bottom of
the screen.
Once you have read the report tap the Done button in the top right of the
screen to return to the "Relationship Report" menu.
To return to the Professional Reports menu tap the < Reports button in the top
left of the screen.
c) View a Full Report
Tap on the yellow button to the right labeled with $ Amount the report costs to
display the report. You will have to pay for the report. It functions just like the
sample report.
3. My Saved Reports
This displays the "Saved" pane. Once you have viewed a report it is automatically
saved, and here you can view those saved reports by tapping on the > to the right of
the report. The "Saved Reports" work identically for both single and two chart reports,
see Saved reports.
>> Page Layout Modes
Professional Reports can be laid out differently on the screen. This is determined by
the Layout mode icons at the top of the screen when a report is being displayed.
The three layout modes are:
Single Page layout (Full page view) - in the three icon group on the left, tap the
leftmost icon - a large square.
Multi-page layout (Thumbails) - in the three button icon on the left, tap the middle
icon - four small squares.
This displays all the pages as thumbnails - tapping on a page thumbnail changes the
mode into Single Page layout for that page
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Bookmarked Pages layout (Like Multi-page layout but showing only bookmarked
pages) - in the three icon group on the left, tap the rightmost icon .
When you tap this only pages that have previously been bookmarked are displayed.
To bookmark a page, you tap on the Bookmark icon which appears to the left of
the Action icon( )when browsing the report in single page mode. When you tap it,
it goes blue to indicate that this page is now bookmarked.
>> Emailing or Printing Professional Reports
Tap on the Action icon
functions in this menu.
above the report. See Share & Print for information on the
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Settings
Tap the Settings tab in the Tab Bar to display the "Settings" pane. Here you can
configure AstroGold with your preferred chart points and aspects etc, plus export your
charts.
Settings pane
Displayed Chart Points: Allows selection of which chart points are shown in charts and
reports. Tapping on the Edit button in the top right corner of the "Displayed Points" pane
allows you to change the order the points in which points are displayed in aspect grids
etc. To change the order just drag the point (by the three grey horizontal bars to the right
of the point name) to the position in the list where you want it.
The Lilith available is the Black Moon Lilith (see Calculation Methods)
Aspected Chart Points: Allows selection of which chart points have aspect lines shown in
the central circle of a wheel, as well as whether or not they appear in aspect reports.
Aspects: Allows selection and editing of aspects sets and individual orbs for different
aspect types.
Wheel Display: Allows selection of colors, wheel styles, background style and other
display options.
Chart Calculations: Allows selection of house system, zodiac type, lunar node types, and
various items related to chart calculation.
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Dynamic Reports: Allows selection and editing of preset dynamic job types. Note that the
default report start date and duration which are set in this option can be overridden in the
Reports view for the sake of quick adjustments. Other items that may be set are the
transiting points, radix points and aspects included in the report, as well as a few
optional extra event types which may be included in the reports.
Home and Atlas: The location entered here is the one used as the basis for any "Here and
Now" transits charts that are created, as well as the default location for various other
types of charts, and is probably your home location.
>> Finding or verifying your home location coordinates
If you want to find out (or verify) the longitude and latitude of your home location
there are two methods you can use:
a) In the Home and Atlas screen enter your Country and Place. Then tap on the
after your country and city and allow the Atlas to find your location. In each case,
if the location is found in the atlas, you should see a check mark next to your chosen
place. When you see the check mark, click on it to accept that location. Once you
have done this for the top two lines, the latitude and longitude will be filled in for
you, and you will have your home location.
b) Follow the procedure in (a) above for the Country or US State. Now, for the Place,
click on the globe symbol which will take you to Google Maps. Type in your city in
the "Place or address search bar and tap the Search button. If it finds your city,
Google maps will flag it and give you the option to tap on the flag to Save your
selection. You can now save the location to your Personal Atlas, and if you'd like,
give it a personalized name. Once you have saved it, you will now have your home
location set for all current/transit charts. See Chart & Chart File Options
>> Editing and Deleting Places in the Personal Atlas
In the "Personal Atlas screen you can also access places in the Atlas by tapping on
the > to the right of the number of entries, underneath the Home Location details.
tapping on the Info icon
icon will display the "Place Details".
In the "Personal Atlas screen tapping on the Edit button in the top right corner will
allow you to delete a place by the normal method – swiping left on the Place name
and tapping on the Delete button that appears.
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Personal Atlas Place
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Export Chart File: Creates and sends an email with any selected chart file attached, for
use or storage on another computer. You simply select a chart file by tapping on it, and
this is then attached to an email which you can add your own text to and sent to
whatever email address you wish.
App Color Scheme: This allows you to change between the original and new color
schemes. You may want revert to the original if you're still using iOS6.
7.1
Aspects
Aspect Sets
When a Chart or a Transit Listing is displayed a set of aspects is always used as part of
the display. AstroGold comes with many Aspect Sets, although only one can be in use at
any one time, and is used for both charts and transits alike.
>> To see which Aspect Set is currently in use...
1. Tap the Settings
tab in the Tab Bar to display the "Settings" pane
2. Tap on the > to the right of Aspects - this will display the "Aspect Set" pane, listing
the available Aspect Sets with the currently selected one ticked
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TIP: When you have a Chart or a Transit Listing displayed you can come into the Aspect
Set pane and change the currently selected Aspect Set, and the Chart or Transit Listing
will be automatically redisplayed using the aspect orbs of the newly selected Aspect Set.
>> To change the Aspect Set to be used
Tap the Aspect Set, which will select it (places a tick next to it).
>> To edit the Aspect Set
Tap the Edit button in the top right corner of the screen, which opens the "Aspects"
pane.
This pane contains a long scrolling list of the aspects in the Aspect Set - swipe up
and down to see all the aspects. You can also see at a glance for each aspect what
orbs are set to be used in each of the main four different aspect situations.
For the Aspect Set you can edit:
i. The Aspect Set name
ii. The description of the Aspect Set
iii. Whether each aspect is used or not. If you switch this to OFF then the aspect is
not displayed at all (hold your thumb or finger down on the ON/OFF control (light
grey circular dot), and slide it left or right.
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For each aspect you can edit:
i. What orbs are used in the four main different chart aspect situations: when either
the Sun or Moon (luminaries) are applying to and separating from exactness of
aspect, and when any other planet or point is applying to and separating from
exactness of aspect.
Aspects pane
>> To edit an aspect's orb
Tap the > to the right of the aspect situation. This opens the "Edit Aspect Orb" pane,
where you can press your thumb or finger on the slider control (light grey circular
dot) on the horizontal slider, and slide it left or right to decrease or increase the orb.
When you have finished tap on the Aspects button in the top left of the screen to
return to the "Aspects" pane..
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Edit Aspect Orb pane
NOTE: Whether specific aspects in the currently selected Aspect Set are actually used in
a Transit Listing, is controlled from the listing's Dynamic Job Details pane.
Aspect Set Descriptions (as per factory settings)
Huber
In the Huber system of drawing an astrology chart, "the aspects form a complete pattern
that represents the structure of the individual consciousness. This includes a central life
motivation ... this is the deepest level in man and barely, if at all, accessible to the
unaware, even though the whole life is governed by this motivating life energy".
The Huber style of chart drawing draws in aspect lines using three basic colors. Red is for
dynamic aspects, blue for calm aspects, and green for learning aspects. Or to loosely
compare to the modalities of signs: cardinal, fixed and mutable.
Conjunction, Opposition, Square = red
Trine, Sextile = blue
Quincunx, Semisextile = green
Aspect Patterns
The Huber system utilizes aspect patterns called "learning triangles". These are made up
of three points and/or groupings of points, where the sides of the resulting triangle
(aspect figure) are made up of one red, one blue and one green line. Moving clockwise
around the triangle, the order in which the colored aspect lines are arranged is also
significant, red-green-blue being seen as more favorable than for example red-blue-green
(in terms of how problems are approached).
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Only uses Conjunction, Opposition, Trine, Square, Sextile and Parallel & Contraparallel.
Moiety
The principle of moieties is to determine the orb of an aspect by adding half of the orb of
each planet involved. (This is identical to averaging the orb for each planet involved in an
aspect.) For example, if Pluto has an orb of 6° and The Sun has an orb of 12°, then the
moiety is 9°, so they are in aspect with each other only when they are within 9° of each
other. Conjunction, Opposition, Trine, Square, Sextile and Parallel & ContraParallel.
Standard
A general purpose set of aspects .
Synastry
Major aspects plus 5th, 7th and 9th Harmonics
Synwide
Same as Synastry aspect set but with wider orbs
Tight
Standard aspects with 1° orbs.
BySign
This aspect set doesn't use user defined orbs, it determines aspects only according to
which signs each planet is placed in. For example, if one planet is in Aries, and another in
Cancer, then they are in Square aspect, regardless of which degree of their signs they are
in, because 0° Cancer is 90° (a square) from 0° Aries which established the general
principle that Cancer is square to Aries. All the major aspects are used.
BySignAndOrb
This aspect set is based on the notion that when two bodies are in aspect by sign, and
are also in aspect by orb, the aspect takes on extra importance, making it more
significant. So Sun at 1° Aries is square Moon at 25° Cancer, but it is much more
significant if Sun at 1 Aries square Moon at 5 Cancer (a square aspect by sign only), thus
in orb. So like the BySign aspect set, this method does not use 'out of sign' aspects at all.
All the major aspects are used.
BySignTraditional
Same as the BySign aspect set, but only Conjunction, Sextile, Square, Trine, and
Opposition are used.
7.2
Chart Calculations
The Chart Calculation settings allows selection of house system, zodiac type, lunar node types,
and various items related to chart calculation
>> To change from the tropical zodiac to a sidereal zodiac (or vice versa)...
1. Tap the Settings
tab in the Tab Bar to display the "Settings" pane.
2. Tap on Chart Calculations - this will display the "Chart Calculations" pane, where
the current zodiac setting will be displayed e.g. "Tropical".
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3. Tap on the > to the right of the setting - this will display the "Select Zodiac" pane
4. Tap on the zodiac in the list you want - this will select that zodiac and return you to
the "Chart Calculations" pane.
5. Tap on the Settings button in the top left of the screen - this takes you back to the
"Settings" pane.
>> To change the house system used in charts
1. Tap the Settings
tab in the Tab Bar to display the "Settings" pane
2. Tap on Chart Calculations - this will display the "Chart Calculations" pane, where
the current house system setting will be displayed e.g. "Porphyry" (see the above
screen graphic).
3. Tap on the > to the right of the setting - this will display the "Select House System"
pane. You can swipe up or down to see all the options in the list.
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House System options
4. Tap on the house system in the list you want - this will select that house and return
you to the "Chart Calculations" pane.
House Systems available
Campanus
Koch
Meridian
Morinus
Placidus
Porphyry
Regiomontanus
Topocentric
Equal
Zero Aries
Solar Sign
Sun on 1st
Moon on 1st
Mercury on 1st
Venus on 1st
Mars on 1st
Jupiter on 1st
Saturn on 1st
Uranus on 1st
Neptune on 1st
Pluto on 1st
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Node on 1st
Vertex on 7th
EP on 1st
MC on 10th
Whole Sign
Bhava
Alcabitius
PF on 1st
ASC in 1st
5. Tap on the Settings button in the top left of the screen - this takes you back to the
"Settings" pane.
>> To change the Type used for various Dignities
1. Tap the Settings
tab in the Tab Bar to display the "Settings" pane
2. Tap on Chart Calculations - this will display the "Chart Calculations" pane, where
the current Dignity types in use will be displayed e.g. "Ptolemy" may be the Term
Type, and it may also be the Triplicity Type.
3. Tap on the > to the right of the particular Type you want to change - this will display
the options for that type.
4. Tap on the Type you want to be used for the Dignity/Debility in question
5. Tap on the Back button in the top left of the screen - this takes you back to the
"Settings" screen
Essential Dignities Triplicity Type
Essential Dignities Settings
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Setting the Peregrine type
A "peregrine" planet has no essential dignity whatsoever. In calculating whether a
planet is peregrine firstly it must have no dignities in the usual sense. Then you have
the option of specifying whether a planet being in a mutual reception should be
considered as a further determining factor in the peregrine calculation. Regardless of
which option is selected mutual receptions will still be shown in the report by a small
"m" next to the other planet involved in the mutual reception.
In the options below ...
"Mutual Receptions - Ignored" means don't consider whether the planet is in mutual
reception to any other planet. So even if the planet is in a mutual reception the
planet can still be peregrine if it has no other dignities.
"Mutual Receptions - Included" means do consider whether the planet is in mutual
reception to any other planet. If the planet is in a mutual reception then it is
regarded has having some dignity as a result, and therefore with this calculation
option it cannot be peregrine.
Setting the Peregrine type
7.3
Dynamic Reports
>> To change the settings for Dynamic Reports...
1. Tap the Settings
tab in the Tab Bar to display the "Settings" pane
2. Tap on the > to the right of Dynamic Reports - this will display the "Dynamic Jobs"
pane, listing the Jobs with the currently selected job ticked
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3. To select a Job gently tap it, which will tick it. Once a Job is selected you can edit
it.
4. To edit a selected Job tap the Edit button in the top right of the screen - this puts
the "Dynamic Jobs" screen into edit mode and the button at the top left changes to
"Settings" and at the top right to "Done".
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Dynamic Jobs pane - editing mode
5. For each Job:
a) the blue circle icon edits the Dynamic Job. Tap on the button and the "Job
Details" pane is displayed. You can scroll the list up and down to see all the
details for the currently selected Dynamic Job.
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Dynamic Job Details pane
Job details that can be edited are:
Name
Time Span
Dynamic Method
From Points
Aspects
To Points
Enter/Leave orb
House Ingress
Sign Ingress
Planetary Stations
To change these details either enter a value or tap the > to the right of the
detail to change the value(s). See Dynamic Job Details for more information.
When you are finished editing the Job options tap on the Save button in the top
right of the screen, or the Cancel button in the top left of the screen. This will
return you to the "Dynamic Jobs" pane, not in edit mode any more.
b) the
button deletes the Dynamic Job. When this button is tapped it changes to
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and a "Delete" button appears where the
button was. Tapping the Delete
button will delete the Job, tapping the button will cancel the delete process.
c) the
button is for creating a new Dynamic Job. When this is tapped a new Job
is created, see Transits Listing for more details.
6. When you are finished tap on either the Done button in the top right of the screen if
you want to go back to dynamic jobs not in edit mode anymore, or the Settings
button in the top left to go back to "Settings" screen.
7.3.1
Dynamic Job Details
You can edit all the job details of the Transits Listing's Dynamic Job via the Dynamic "Job
Details" pane. You can get to this pane from the Dynamic Jobs pane. (If you're in the
Transits Listing pane tapping the > to right of the Job opens the "Dynamic Jobs" pane.)
Job Details
Tap in the Name field to edit the Dynamic Job name.
Tap the > to the right of other items in the list to edit that item.
Aspects
To see how many aspects are used for a Dynamic Job swipe down the list of job details
until you can see "Aspects". You can then see at a glance how many aspects are selected
to be used when the Dynamic Job runs.
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Job Details pane - aspects
To see and/or change any of these aspects used for a Dynamic Job, tap the > to the right
of the "# selected aspects". This will open the "Dynamic Aspects" pane where you can
decide which aspects (from the currently selected Aspect Set) you want to be used in this
Dynamic Job.
Just tap on the aspect to toggle it on or off. Once you are finished tap the < Job Details
button in the top left corner of the screen to return to the "Job Details" pane.
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Dynamic Aspects pane
Extra Events
If you scroll down to the bottom of the Dynamic Job Details pane you will come to the
section involving "Extra Events". These items allow you to fine tune the kind of events
that are generated in the Transit Listing.
Slide the ON/OFF buttons left or right to change them.
When you have finished tap on either the Cancel or Save button.
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Job Details pane - extra events
1. Enter/Leave Orb Events can be switched ON or OFF to control whether only exact
transits are shown or not. If it is switched OFF only exact transits are shown. If it is
switched ON then each transit will be given an entering and leaving orb of 2
degrees – which is not changeable by the user. This will result in extra events
appearing in the list marking when the transit at it's entering orb, and at it's leaving
orb, as well as when it is exact. This will mean a minimum of two events per transit
(entering and leaving), but often three events (entering, exact and leaving) and in
some cases where a transiting planet retrogrades back over ground it's already
covered while in transit, additional events (some or all of entering, exact and
leaving) will be displayed to correspond with that additional retrograde and
subsequent direct movement.
2. House Ingress Events: if switched ON shows when planets move into a neighboring
house in the radix chart, if switched OFF that is not shown in the list.
3. Sign Ingress Events: if switched ON shows when planets move into a neighboring
sign, if switched OFF that is not shown in the list.
4. Planetary Stations if switched ON shows when planets come to a standstill (station)
when changing from direct motion to retrograde motion, and vice versa. If switched
OFF this is not shown.
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Information & Support
General information, support and links for AstroGold can be accessed by tapping the
Information tab
in the Tab Bar.
The version that is installed on your device is displayed, plus the following...
The AstroGold Guide. This is a simple yet handy guide to the basic use of the app.
A link to this Help and FAQ on the Esoteric Technologies website. This is a useful
source of support so look here first before emailing.
A link to the AstroGold Facebook group. This is a lively group with lots of interesting
discussion on it, and more useful answers to common and not so common questions.
An email form to Esoteric Technologies. You can use this to report bugs, make
feature requests, or for requesting support.
To close the "AstroGold" information and support pane tap one of the tabs in the Tab Bar.
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Reference Information
These topics form the Reference section. Here you will find various topics of a data or
technical nature that you can refer to as the need arises.
9.1
Version Changes
This section outlines the changes from version to version starting with version 3.
9.1.1
Changes from Version 4.1 to Version 4.2
The following is a list of the changes that have been made between version 4.1 and 4.2
of AstroGold.
Professional Reports added
9.1.2
Changes from Version 4 to Version 4.1
The following is a list of the most significant changes that have been made since version
4 of AstroGold. Many smaller changes have also been made but these aren't listed.
Addition of an Essential Dignities Report
9.1.3
Changes from Version 3 to Version 4
The following is a list of the most significant changes that have been made for version 4
of AstroGold. Many smaller changes have also been made but these aren't listed.
App redesigned and optimized for iOS7 (still compatible with iOS6+)
New map option to look up places unavailable from ACS Atlas, including to specific
street address
New personal atlas option to save locations looked up in via map
Updated ACS Atlas database of historical timezones and locations
Updated and expanded natal interpretations
Updated and expanded transit interpretations
Natal chart entry fields are now automatically pre-selected for quicker entry of new
details
Atlas now accepts partially abbreviated country names
Atlas has improved handling of duplicate place names
Added option to change color scheme back to one similar to Astro Gold v3 (intended
primarily for users on iOS6)
Transits listings may now be canceled by the user before completion
Many other minor tweaks
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Technical Details
These topics contain technical information about various definitions, operations and
workings of Astro Gold and Astrology.
9.2.1
Calculation Methods
Astro Gold uses the Swiss Ephemeris for state of the art precision in astronomical
calculations - ephemeris range 1200 BC to 2400 AD.
Vulcan is a hypothetical planet, and there is no officially accepted ephemeris for the
calculation of its position. Astro Gold uses the orbiting version of L.H.Weston.
The Black Moon Lilith is the empty focal point of the Moon’s orbit around the earth,
which is also the apogee of the Moon’s orbit. It is the true (osculating) apogee that is
used in Astro Gold.
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Index
-AACS
searching for places not in the atlas
settings
52
AirPrint
27
Alcabitius
58
App Guide
69
Application sections
5
ASC in 1st
58
Aspect Set
descriptions, viewing, editing
53
Aspects
editing name, desc & orbs
53
setting
51
turning on or off 54
used in Transits Listing
65
Atlas
editing and deleting Places
52
settings
52
using a map instead
13
-BBhava
58
Birth chart Professional report
37
Birthday Professional report
37
Bi-wheel
9, 22
Bookmarking report pages
49
Buttons
5
action icon
27
refresh
21
report types
29
share & print icon
27
stepping
21
-CCalculations
71
for charts
51
Calendar
10
Campanus
58
Chart File
opening
18
Chart files
creating
10, 20
deleting
10, 20
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editing
10, 20
Chart Options pane
10
Charts
5
aspects
22, 53
chart details
9, 11
chart type - transits
11
chart types - natal
14
chart types - subsidiary
14
combined
16
composite
16
copying
27
creating new
10
data
29
date
10
deleting
23
editing
10, 11
emailing
25, 27
exchanging with Solar Fire
25
exporting
25, 51
File
18
finding
24
grid
22
importing
25
new
14
options
10
printing
27
progressed
10
quickly changing chart date or time
recently used
10, 21
relationship
16
reports
29
saving
9
saving as a photo
27
selecting
9, 10
solar arc directed
10
solar return
10
sorting
18
subsidiary
10
swapping position
9
Types
9
viewing
22
wheel
22
Child Professional report
37
Combined
chart
16
composite (Midpoints)
16
relationship (Davison)
16
Composite
see Combined
16
Copying
charts & grids
27
Creating
73
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Creating
chart file
new chart
website
69
Essential Dignities
settings
60
Export
chart files
51
10
10
-DDate
autocorrected
10
period
10
Davison
10
Delete
chart
23
chart file
10, 20
Dynamic Job - settings
aspects
35
house ingresses
35
orbs
35
planetary stations
35
sign ingresses
35
transited planets
35
transiting planets
35
Dynamic Job Details
aspects and orb used
65
dynamic method
65
enter/leave orb
65
extra events
67
from points
65
ingresses
65
name
65
planetary stations
65
time span
65
to points
65
viewing currents settings
63
Dynamic Jobs
creating new
36
details
34
editing
34
Dynamic Reports
creating and deleting Dynamic Jobs
-EEdit
chart file
10
Emailing
charts & grids
25
Professional reports
EP on 1st
58
Equal
58
Esoteric Technologies
contacting
69
50
-FFacebook Group
69
FAQ
69
Files
create, edit & delete chart files
finding charts in
24
sharing
25
Solar Fire
25
that can be imported
25
Files Pane
18
20
-GGoogle
Maps
13
Gregorian calendar
Grid
22
10
-H-
61
Home Location
52
Houses
Alcabitius
58
ASC in 1st
58
Bhava
58
Campanus
58
EP on 1st
58
Equal
58
Jupiter on 1st
58
Koch
58
Mars on 1st
58
MC on 10th
58
Mercury on 1st
58
Meridian
58
Moon on 1st
58
Morinus
58
Neptune on 1st
58
Node on 1st
58
PF on 1st
58
Placidus
58
Pluto on 1st
58
Porphyry
58
Regiomontanus
58
Saturn on 1st
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Houses
Solar Sign
58
Sun on 1st
58
Topocentric
58
Uranus on 1st
58
Venus on 1st
58
Vertex on 7th
58
Whole Sign
58
Zero Aries
58
My Pet Professional report
-NNeptune on 1st
58
New
chart file
20
charts
14
dynamic jobs
36
Node on 1st
58
NS
10
-I-
-O-
Icons
5
Image
27
Camera Roll album
27
jpeg
27
Info
5
Ingresses
35
Interpretations
30, 37
iTunes
25
Options
chart
10
Orbs
editing
53
Transit Listing
68
where used
53, 68
OS
10
-J-
-P-
Job Details
viewing, editing
32
Jpeg
27
Julian calendar
10
Jupiter on 1st
58
-KKoch
58
-LLH Western
71
Lilith
51, 71
Location
51
-MMap
13
searching for places not in the atlas
Mars on 1st
58
MC on 10th
58
Mercury on 1st
58
Meridian
58
Moon on 1st
58
Morinus
58
Mutual Reception
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Page layout mode
49
Pane
5
Peregrine
61
Peregrine type
60
Personal Atlas
51
editing and deleting Places
52
setting your home location
52
PF on 1st
58
Photo Roll
saving charts & grids as photos
27
Placidus
58
Pluto on 1st
58
Points
aspected
51
displayed
51
Porphyry
58
Predictive Professional report
37
Printing
charts & grids
27
Professional reports
50
Professional reports
deleting a saved report
44
for a single chart
37
for two charts
45
page layout
49
printing and emailing
50
Progressed
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Progressed
chart
10
-RRecent
charts used
21
Refresh
icon
21
Regiomontanus
58
Relationship chart
see Combined
16
Relationships
bi-wheel
22
selecting charts for
10
synastry grid
22
Reports
5
basic chart details
29
Dynamic
32
exiting
29
for two charts
29
interpretations
30
Professional emailing, printing
50
Professional single chart
37
Professional two charts
45
Professional, deleting saved
44
Professional, page layout mode
49
saved Professional
43
sorting the data
30
synastry
29
transits
32
type
29
Returns
solar return chart
10
-SSaturn on 1st
58
Saved reports
Professional
43
Search
foir chart(s)
24
Select
charts
10
printer
27
Selected Charts
closing pane
9
opening pane
9
Settings
5
ACS
52
Aspect Sets
53
aspected points
51
aspects
51
atlas
52
calculations
51
displayed points
51
Dynamic Reports
51, 61
Essential Dignities
57, 60
exporting
51
home location
51
wheel display
51
Zodiac
57
Sharing
charts & grids
27
Sidereal
57
Solar Arc
directed chart
10
Solar Fire
files
25
Solar Return
10
Solar Sign
58
Sorting
charts
18
report data
30
Stations
in transits
65
Step Backward
21
Step Forward
21
Sun on 1st
58
Swiss Ephemeris
71
Synastry
aspects report
29
grid
9, 10, 22
sorting aspects
30
-TTab Bar
5
Tabs
5
charts tab
9, 10
info tab
69
report tab
29
settings tab
51
view tab
22
Term type
60
Time Interval
21
Topocentric
58
Transits
32
aspect orb
65
aspects
35
aspects used
65
creating
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Transits
32
current
10
entering, exact, leaving
house ingresses
35
orbs
35
planetary stations
35
sign ingresses
35
sorting the events
30
transited planets
35
transiting planets
35
updating
21
Triplicities
57
Triplicity type
60
Tropical
57
65
-UUranus on 1st
58
-VVenus on 1st
58
Vertex on 7th
58
View pane
buttons & icons
5
updating a transit event chart
Viewing Area
5, 22
Vulcan
71
-WWebsite
69
Wheel
22
display options
Whole Sign
58
51
-ZZero Aries
58
Zodiac
57
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