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Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



By the way, above is another Astrolog animation showing planetary moons. It shows the recent (Dec 21, 2020 at 6:20pm UTC) Jupiter Saturn Conjunction at 0Aqu29. Such conjunctions happen every 20 years, but that was the closest they've visibly come in 800 years, in which they got within 10 Jupiter disk widths from each other.

The largest moons of Jupiter and Saturn have been included, which can be seen through amateur telescopes (or Astrolog's telescope chart). Wink Notice how Jupiter's axis (and therefore the average plane of the orbits of its moons) is only a few degrees different from the ecliptic, however Saturn's axis is over 25 degrees tilted (and therefore its moons are at an angle to Jupiter's). 10 Jupiter disk widths may seem like a lot, however the "auras" of the planets overlap when you take into account the distance to their moons. Planets can occult each others' moons even if they're not close enough to occult each other directly.
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Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Walter

At the risk of sounding like the proverbial kid in a candy store, that's just awesome!

Keep up the good work! Very Happy

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Here's a new animation generated by Astrolog and its planetary moon features. Very Happy This shows Pluto being orbited by its five moons Charon, Styx, Nix, Kerberos, and Hydra, over the next two months. The orbits appear elliptical here because Pluto's orbital plane is at an angle to Earth's ecliptic, and the view is looking down upon the plane of the ecliptic.

Notice how Charon is relatively large compared to Pluto, and that they both visibly orbit the barycenter between them. Most astrology software when computing "Pluto" just does the planetary system barycenter between Pluto and Charon, as opposed to the actual center of body of Pluto itself. The difference between them is small when measured from Earth (no more than 0.1") but still present.
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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Walter

That's so cool! Very Happy

Keep up the good work!

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The new version Astrolog 7.20 has been released, and it has improved support for planetary moons. Thumbs up Planetary moons are now official objects in the program, and they can be turned on and off in charts as easily as any planet. Astrolog also offers a new and unique "planetary moons report" (example above) which lists planetary moon positions and aspects (from both geocentric and planetcentric perspectives), which is a nice way to summarize all the various planetary moon influences at work in a chart: http://www.astrolog.org/astrolog/astmoon.htm#report
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Another thing Astrolog 7.20 supports is Saturn's rings! You can display Saturn's rings as well as its moons. I believe the angle of Saturn's rings at the time one was born has astrological significance. Like moons, there hasn't been much investigation into the effect of Saturn's rings, since astrology software hasn't been available to explore it (until now). Wink

For interpretation, when looking at Saturn, either one will seem to be "above" it looking down upon its rings, "below" it looking up at its rings, or looking at the rings edge on. This produces three different types of energy, or general approaches to Saturn. Are you a "grower", a "builder", or an "edger"? Look at your Saturn in Astrolog's telescope chart to find out! Very Happy
  • Grower: If you were born "below" Saturn looking up at its rings, then there's a tendency to aspire or submit to discipline, in order to grow and learn.
  • Builder: If you're "above" Saturn looking down on its rings, there's a tendency to apply or work with discipline, in order to build and manifest.
  • Edger: If you're "edge on" with Saturn so its rings appear to be a line, then the polarities of Saturn are balanced. This can be intense, since you're in Saturn's rotational plane!
The animation above shows Saturn being orbited by its 8 largest moons. It's viewed from from Saturn's 3rd largest moon Iapetus, over a period of 78 days (Apr 1 through Jun 19 of this year) which is one Iapetus orbit. (Saturn's other 7 largest moons orbit in smaller periods ranging from 1-21 days, so they're often visible near Saturn from this vantage point.) Notice the frequent eclipses involving moons, in which they transit in front of Saturn's disk or are occulted behind it. If you wait until Saturn's disk reaches its "New Moon" phase and is entirely in shadow, then you can see the Sun (and Earth) pass by in the upper left corner for a second.
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Posted: Wed May 26, 2021 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've made this thread as my reference, thanks for keeping this updated Walter. Smile
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Posted: Sat May 29, 2021 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Walter thank you Indeed for continuing to furnish Astrolog with awesome new features and keeping us posted here. Very Happy

I consider your free program an excellent choice for most astrologers and often use it in my own work. Not least, it allows exploring previously undreamed of new approaches in delineation.
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Above is a comprehensive view of the solar system produced by Astrolog's solar system orbit chart, showing how all the different elements interact as one unified astrological whole! Very Happy Included are the Sun and all planets, the 28 planetary moons that Astrolog supports (counting Earth's Moon), asteroidal bodies Ceres and Chiron, and the "Seven Dwarfs" or the seven largest bodies beyond Pluto.

It's astronomically accurate, although planets are distributed on a logarithmic scale from the Sun (so they're more evenly spaced and the inner planets aren't clumped together next to the Sun) and also each planetary system has been zoomed in appropriately (to make its moons' orbits more visible).

The animation covers one year, during which inner planets make one or more orbits, while the outermost bodies barely move at all. The view is looking down upon the plane of Earth's ecliptic, which means Uranus' moons wiggle back and forth, since Uranus' equator is highly inclined with the ecliptic. Notice Neptune's 3rd largest moon Nereid takes an entire year to orbit Neptune, making it equivalent to a planet in ways.
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Posted: Sat Jul 24, 2021 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trippy! Very Happy
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Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2021 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I´ve wondered this myself. Each planet and its moon(s) comprises a single entity with a singular astrological influence here on earth.

No idea if this is factually correct however.
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La Jupiter wrote:
I´ve wondered this myself. Each planet and its moon(s) comprises a single entity with a singular astrological influence here on earth.

No idea if this is factually correct however.


A planet's moons broadcast and modulate its influence. They will not so much alter its basic effect as put their own spin on it. Wink
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Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Caution: Don't drink and use Astrolog in spinning motion!

This is the first astrology program I installed on my computer long time ago.

Keep up the great work Cruiser1!

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Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

La Jupiter wrote:
Each planet and its moon(s) comprises a single entity with a singular astrological influence here on earth.
Michael Sternbach wrote:
A planet's moons broadcast and modulate its influence. They will not so much alter its basic effect as put their own spin on it.

Indeed, both of these views are valid! Very Happy A planet is like a person, a single entity. That's why planetary moons aren't just plopped into a wheel chart like other planets or asteroids, but rather are used to indicate which parts of the planet receive emphasis, and in what manners.

Similarly, planets (like people) are composed of different elements integrated together. A person has different parts of their body, and their chakra centers. Similarly, a planet has moons orbiting within its "aura" like chakras in its body, just as the Sun has planets orbiting it like chakras in its body.

Jupiter can be interpreted by itself in sign and house in a generic fashion. However, looking at Jupiter's moons can indicate whether Jupiter is (in a manner of speaking) hungry or full, relaxed or nervous, happy or depressed, and/or sleepy or alert! Wink
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Which is the most important planet among the nine? I mean is there such a planet whose bad placement cannot be lessened by the good placement of the other planets? Can moons alone play a role in the achievements of a person although all other planets are in a good place? My moon is in 8 places and all other planets are in good places or not-so-bad ones.
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