[COSMIC CONNECTION] How to Read Birth Charts with Solar Fire w/ Rick Levine

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Astrology Software Solar Fire Tutorial

In this Cosmic Connection, Astrologer Rick Levine and Amanda ‘Pua’ Walsh teach you the basics of how to use the Astrology Software Solar Fire to read Astrology Birth Charts.

You’ll learn …

  • How to read birth charts with Solar Fire
  • Tips on how to customize Solar Fire to fit your style
  • Why Rick uses Solar Fire along with other software he recommends

Chapters 🎥

0:00 Intro

2:26 The Meaning of Saturn Squares

3:25 Solar Fire Discount Code

4:59 Astrology Software Alternatives

13:39 Solar Fire Overview

15:03 How to Open Charts on Solar Fire

16:25 How to Choose Displayed Planets on Solar Fire

19:03 How to Customize Solar Fire

25:15 How to Animate a Chart on Solar Fire

28:22 How to Create a New Chart on Solar Fire

33:45 Viewing Aspect Patterns on Solar Fire

43:59 Reports Page on Solar Fire

50:18 Aspect Sets

52:00 Transits on Solar Fire

59:00 How to do Progressions and Directions on Solar Fire

1:18:19 How to Change the Wheel on Solar Fire

1:21:07 Outro

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Amanda Pua Walsh 0:00
All right. Hello, everybody, welcome to the Cosmic Connection. Today, we are going to be doing something very exciting the seeds of this for planted during our astrology foundations, level one, level two, and the chart reading extravaganza experiences that we have done with Rick, Merlin Levine. And so many of you students have been asking, How do you do what you do with the technology? Like how do you actually use it? And it’s such a great question. And I think something that we sort of take for granted, we have these amazing astrological softwares to use now. And there’s not a whole lot of information about how to use them. And I know we’re all grateful for them, it means we’re not actually having to do charts via hand, we’re not having to do complex math, we can hit some buttons and get to see everything very quickly. And there’s still the learning curve of actually learning how to use it. So Rick has very generously agreed to do a tutorial for all of us. And Rick, I’m so glad we’re finally doing this together. Thanks for being here.

Rick Levine 1:13
Well, I it seems like after not seeing you for a while, I’ve seen you every day for the last few days. And and we’ll actually get to pull this off today. How exciting, by the way. Say again,

Amanda Pua Walsh 1:26
I hope that’s a good thing.

Rick Levine 1:28
yesterday’s party was such a blast. I don’t know if we’re allowed to say something about another, you know, in this session about another session. But what fun that was,

Amanda Pua Walsh 1:38
oh my God, it was so amazing. Thanks to everybody that was there. If you miss that and you’re watching this recording someday in the future, it’s worth checking out. I had we had Rick Levine and orderly stormy grace, Christopher Renstrom. Don’t let me do this. Rick, help me Jamie Magee on Azaria, Frank Clifford and Gemini, Brett. And who am I missing? We had nine.

Rick Levine 2:05
Done it was it was great to see Donna I hadn’t seen her in years.

Amanda Pua Walsh 2:09
Amazing. So these are all the astrologers who have made consistent contributions to the astrology hub podcast network, we had them all on the panel event together to celebrate astrology hub sevens birthday. And it was I mean, it was beyond my wildest expectations. It was so much fun.

Rick Levine 2:26
So you know, typically a Saturn square, Saturn quadrature when we’re growing up developmentally, at age seven, approximately, it’s the time when we realized that there’s a world out there beyond our parents in our home. So so so maybe in some way, you know, from zero to seven astrology hub was Amanda. And now you’re we’re reaching that point where it’s like your mom, but you’re actually setting some of it free so that it can grow on its own. Oh, god,

Amanda Pua Walsh 2:59
thank you for that. That is exactly I have that deep yearning in me to do that and go, that’s why we started the astrology hub Podcast Network, because it’s like, I want space for a lot of different voices on this show. So

Rick Levine 3:12
like when your kids seven years old, you want the hell out of your life back. I love you just as much as I loved you last year, but go down the street and play with it. You know, Susie and Bobby and whomever

Amanda Pua Walsh 3:25
completely? Yes, yes, yes. Okay. So this is, again, Rick, thank you for doing this. This is really generous use of your time. And I know that we’re all excited to learn more about how to suffer Okay, for those of you who a have not yet taken astrology foundations with Rick or the chart reading extravaganza, you can go to astrology, hub.com/foundations, one astrology.com/foundations one to get started on that journey. For those of you who are interested in using an astrological software, and you would like to use what Rick uses because he’s your teacher, or you just like what you’ve seen. You can go to solar fire with solar fire, and then when you’re checking out, use the code hub H UB all in capital, and you’ll get a 15% discount when you buy

Rick Levine 4:17
and their site is actually extra labor, not solar fire. It’s actually a live.com A L A, B E, A L a b e, like for astralean ala.com.

Amanda Pua Walsh 4:32
Thank you for clarifying that. On the screen. Yeah. And and Rick’s gonna reiterate this, but there’s a lot of different astrological software’s you can use. The reason why we’re doing solar fire here today is because that’s what Rick uses. So the students in the class saw him doing all kinds of cool things with the software like how do we do that? But there’s a lot of other choices. I think we’re gonna have Gemini Brett come on and do Astro gold as well because that’s the software he uses. So again,

Rick Levine 4:59
this is I’m sure David Cochran would be happy to come on and do a show until you know unserious software or Henry with time passages. The thing about them, I mean, I’m sure I’m leaving others out. But those are the main programs and Astro gold. And for those who want the backstory, solar fire was actually written by the same people that wrote Astro gold. So there’s a lot of similarities. Astro gold was simply written for the Mac. And for the, you know, for the iPhone, or for the iOS and Android environment. I use that all the time also. But the thing is, is that solar fire was originally distributed in the United States by Esterly, which incidentally, is a company that was founded by Rob hand, that was Rob hands Old, old haunt. And, and over the years, because they, as a distributor did more and more and they wanted upgrades in the program, eventually, the not only distribution, but the program itself was sold from the Australian group that did the original program, esoteric technologies to Astra lay, which is the kind of why solar fire and an Astra gold have so many kind of common feelings and looks to them. That’s the reason why. And incidentally, I should also meant to mention two other things before we get into the software. One is that solar fire has been in the process of being rewritten for more than a year. Now, it’s I mean, to rewrite a program that’s been used for 20 years, and to rewrite it from absolute ground up based on newer programming techniques, and so on. Newer programming languages is a huge, huge, huge thing. And we’ve been waiting for the new version of solar fire any day, any day, any day for months. And, and it’s just that’s what happens with software releases, especially with a small company with just a few programmers like like astrolabe, but the new version of solar fire when it comes out. And there’s not a beta test yet. I am a beta tester, so and tester and so when it goes into beta, I will know. But the new version, because of the newer technology will run on both Mac and PC. And there’s a lot of people who are waiting for solar fire on the Mac, because Astro gold, it works. And again, the bottom line is that whatever program you use, whether it’s matrix or Sirius, both, you know owned by cosmic patterns, David Cochran time passages. And I mean, all these programs are gonna give you the same results. I use solar fire, because it’s what I use it as a funny thing in astrology, I call it software chauvinism. And that is that what you use, whether it’s the best or not, you grow accustomed to the system, you learn the workarounds, and you basically end up saying, it’s the best now, actually say that time passages is the best for some reasons. And I would also say that serious software is the best for some reasons. And so they each have their own little niches, and whatever you’re using great from a production standpoint, from a standpoint of doing a lot of show intel that I do Soulfire has some things that I really like in it. I’ve owned all of them over the years. And I just want to be really, really clear that if you’re watching this, and you’re using some other program and going, Oh, crap, my, my, my software can’t do that. Well, there’s probably things in your software that solar fire can’t do. So it’s, you know, it’s you can’t go wrong. Even though I must say that I use solar fire for a reason. And I’ll just leave it at that.

Amanda Pua Walsh 9:22
It reminds me of the house system debate between astrologers as well. It’s like my house is better than your house system. And

Rick Levine 9:29
the house system debate is exactly the opposite. Because the house system debate everyone’s wrong. It’s up for debate. Everyone’s right. The program that you’re using, if it works for you, you know, it’s better than interpolation, logarithms, spherical triangles, you know, and doing lots and lots of math. I’m good at math, but even in my mathematical expertise, if you will, it still took me a good two hours or so to just calculate the positions of the planets, and then I still had to go through and look for the aspects. And for those of you who know that I use these odd aspects that we’ll have actually a class on later in the year more on that in a little bit. I say it a little bit down the road a little bit. It’s crazy looking for this kind of stuff, you know, by hand, but manually. And that’s where some of the programs really, really excel. I would say that serious software is on the very high end of looking at harmonic analysis with David calls vibrational astrology. The thing about time passages is if you’re a new or intermediate astrology, astrologer, it has such an easy present presentation, solar fire can be overwhelming. Solar fire is highly customizable. And I’m, I’m the solar fire geek. I customize mine. I know people who have been using solar fire for 20 years, and they see a pro, you know, a demonstration that I’ve done online, and I get emails all the time. I know solar fire, how did you do that. And there’s a lot of things in solar fire. So today, just to be clear, you’re not going to come out of this, even if you’re using solar fire, you’re not going to come out of it. Being a solar fire expert, I mean, I’m definitely if not a black belt, a high level brown belt in solar fire. And I still even get stuck at times and go, Ah, I’ll just let it go and come back to that later. Again, software power is a double edged sword. You know, the more powerful a program is, the more ability a user has to do things with it. And therefore the more ability a user has to mess things up. Any software program is like that. You know, I mean, whether it’s Adobe, you know, Photoshop or, or Microsoft Word, I mean, the more the more powerful the program is, the more places you can find yourself down the end of some one way street that led to a cold the sack and you can’t figure out how to get back.

Amanda Pua Walsh 12:19
Okay, self proclaimed solar fire geek, I definitely want to jump in to the the demonstration here.

Rick Levine 12:26
Okay, but that

Amanda Pua Walsh 12:28
was Oh, totally. And one more question. Before we do that. Is solar fire just for PC right now?

Rick Levine 12:34
Yes. Oh, yes. Windows, Windows based program, right now, although a lot of people, a lot of astrologers use the Mac and use one of the many windows simulators. Boot Camp parallels. I’m not a Mac person, although I’ve owned a Mac in the past. I know there are programs that allow you to run that program. And a lot of people will run solar fire in that environment. And that’s something that the tech support people at Astra lay would help you with. However, it’s not quite the same level of ease as just running it in the native environment. And so that will happen for Mac people. But down the road. A bit. Yes, definitely said parallels. But I think there’s another program called boot camp, that is also a thing that allows you to boot your Mac up in a Windows like environment.

Amanda Pua Walsh 13:36
Okay, all right. All right, let’s go. Let’s get out. Let’s geek out. All right.

Rick Levine 13:39
So what I’m going to do is I’m going to share my screen with a little bit of luck, you should see a screen with a bunch of flashy blue lines on it with a couple of white boxes in the middle. The thing is, is that even the background of solar fire is customizable. If you boot up your solar fire, it will look like this, because I’ve just taken this crazy picture that looks like you’re inside of a digital chip or something. And I’ve made that my background. But it can be just as well just be a gray or plain background. But when we sign on to solar fire, we basically are presented with two windows, one says calculated charts, and the other one says current chart preview. Now it may be that when you sign on, you have no charts here at all. I’m looking at my calculated chart, and I have a worksheet, a work sheet chart, a work in progress chart that I call dailies that is an Aries rising wheel and I just set that for whatever date I want. I happen to have here the chart of Nikola Tesla because His birthday was just a couple of days ago. And then when I turned solar fire on it We’ll automatically run a chart for the transits for today, I can in my calculated chart List, I can highlight any of them. And I can right click on my mouse and delete it. And it says, now do you wish to remove that, and so I just deleted one. So here you have your list of calculated charts. Here you have a preview of whatever chart you’re clicked on. I know on your screen, this is going to be a little bit small to see some of the details I’ll help you out along the way. But highlighted on dailies, the chart for daily shows highlighted on Nikola Tesla, the chart for Nikola Tesla shows just in its tiniest form, by double clicking on on either of these charts, let’s just double click on Nikola Tesla click click it brings up the chart itself. And this is a basic natal chart. However, on your solar fire, your chart will likely look different than mine. And again, this gets to the customization that is available on every level in this program. And the key to most menus is on the screen itself. You can see my cursor moving around on the screen is using the secondary click the right the right click button by right clicking on the middle, I come up with a whole bunch of menus. And we’re going to just look at a couple of the simplest ones. And, and it’s like a really easy thing to just change what points are displayed. Here I’m clicking on displayed points. And what that’ll do is that’ll come up with a list in your new solar fire, they’ll only be about maybe five or 10. But because I’ve been using this for so long, every time I create a situation, I will make a list of what I want shown. And then I’ll save it. So for example here, what we’re looking at right now is my default. But if I wanted to go to what I want to look at when I’m looking at clients, I can go clients with Aris included, click on Select, and now I will have extra points, including including Eris, x, and let’s see,

right Oh, yeah, so error. So I was looking for errors and errors, which it is for most of us. But 150 years ago, it was in Pisces, I can right click here and go to displayed points. And I can go here and say I’d like a bunch of asteroids. And you can see now that Vesta and Pallas and sereis and Black Moon Lilith, and there are extra asteroids that are showing this one little place displayed points gives me the ability to go in and out of a lot of things. I can show asteroids, fixed stars, I can define my own points. I’m simply going back right now to what I call my my dailies. Oh, by the way, the ones some of the ones that come with it, is I can just show my inner planets. If I want inners, click, there’s just the inner planets displayed points, I’m gonna go back to my dailies, which is my default. And it just shows the planets no extra points at all, and the north and south node. Now I can also right click here. And I can define user points, I can make up whatever point that I want and say this is important. And I can make it be a point. I’m going to skip this displayed transiting points for a moment we’ll come back to that in a view, I can change just the points that are being shown on this chart. But here I can change the aspect set. And again, at first the menus can seem overwhelming. But if you learn which ones to use, you don’t I don’t even use all the menus in all the different all the sub menus and all the menus. So here under aspects set, I might want to change the aspects that I’m using for the planets. Now in fact, I can change aspects for fixed stars, Arabic points, and asteroids and other user defined points. But I’m just and this is really all I ever use. I’m gonna go for aspects set planets, and again, your list will come up very short, but I keep adding things and adding things in for example, I’ve created an aspect file and you can include whatever you want, and then you can save it. So I have one that’s called Daly’s simple and when I click on that, it is basically very, very simple. This is just showing my blue lines as sextiles and trines, my red lines as squares, and opposition’s my green lines as quincunx is and if there were any semi sextiles, and the orange lines as half squares and square and a half’s. So here’s basically, where I can make any kind of changes that I want. And I’m only going to do this just to show you that it’s available. I’m coming back here to aspect set, and I’m changing my aspect set on my planets. And let’s say I want to change it so that it’s not showing half squares and squares and a half, I have edit, and I’m now changing what’s in that file. And I just simply click off on SESQUI square, disable semi square disable. Now I click save, and I come back here and I redraw what what did I do wrong? See, this is what happens aspects that and planets dailies Simple Edit, and and save. And this is their thing and redraw. And for some reason, still showing is a great way to start a demo, isn’t it? Okay, I don’t know, we’ll come back to that in a bit to let me take you through the loading and creating a chart so that we’re going to make this really simple. I went in too far too deep. I’m not sure what happened. But that does happen. All right, let’s say I want to enter in a a brand new chart, I come up here to here cast a new chart, and in the menu, all of these things across the top, bring down sub menus. So this is all chart related stuff to create a new chart, or to change the location on a chart, or to or to save a chart to a file. All of these are chart related. Then there’s a whole series of things that have to do with how am I going to look at the chart, and I can go here to looking at a chart, we’re looking at Nicholas Tesla’s chart here. If I want to look at that chart with an aspect grid, I can click there. And now the chart shows with the aspect grid, I can close that by just clicking on the X come back here to

to view and this allows me to look at a synastry grid, or look at several charts on the same page. There’s all different choices here, we’re not going to go down that menu too far. Then there’s all these reports reports on current chart synastry reports. There’s full interpretation files if you want them the dynamic, which I do use a lot. And I’ll come back to that in a few minutes. This is for working with stuff in real time, I use this a huge amount. For those of you who have seen my presentations, you know that I often use a chart animation. And for example here, I can go to my dailies my that’s my normal work in progress chart. And I can call it up by telling it to animate the chart. And now I want to go to today. So I click on clock. And now we’re looking at a chart for July 15 at 4:07pm. And I’m using this with an Aries rising because when I’m doing things online, I don’t know where you are on the planet. And the only thing that changes is the house cusp, the ascendant and the midheaven. But where ever you are on the planet, you are experiencing the Moon conjunct ting Saturn, as we obviously are here, running into the Saturnian walls that we’ve run into Amanda not having sound for whatever reason. And the program not exactly doing what I thought it would do when I showed one thing. So this is the Moon conjunct and Saturn, we all have it. But here’s the beauty of this, we can click on animation. And I can move this ahead or backward by a second a minute, an hour a week, a month, a year multiple if any of those. And so if I just want to look at this chart tomorrow, I’m stepping it forward by one day. And you can see that what I’ll move we’ll move as the moon from 24 Aquarius in one day to eight degrees of Pisces. Another day it’ll be conjoined with Neptune at four in the afternoon on the 17th by the 18th. It’ll be caught up to Jupiter by the 19th It’ll still be in Aries by the 20th. It’ll be in Taurus and I can move this rather quickly. And this can be a lot of not just a lot of fun but a really learning experience by limiting the planets you We can do this, I’m going to right click. Now let me get rid of the aspect grid, we don’t need that for what I’m going to be doing here. So we go back to dailies. And we’re going to go first to the Animate back to the clock that gives us where we are right now. And what I’m gonna do is I’m going to buy displayed points, I can change which points I want to be showing. And I can haven’t shown just mercury or any planets I want, I have a bunch of these things saved for different reasons. But what I have one here that I use a lot, I call it temporary. And this is because I’m a geek, and I change things a lot. And I’m going to just clicking on these, I’m going to actually show just the Sun and Mercury, Venus and Mars, that’s all. And now I’m going to select it. And now I’m going to let this animate and I’m going to, it’s going to go pretty quickly. But what we’re going to watch is we’re going to watch the sun moving a degree a day, and then we’re going to watch the inner planets. As they reach their maximum from the sun, they’ll go retrograde. So here, I’m going to start this, and there’s Mercury reaching maximum declination. And then Mercury Retrogrades, back over the Sun, Mercury is going direct catching up with the Sun, Venus will get far ahead up now Mars is retrograde because it’s opposed. But you can watch this, and you can slow it down a whole lot, you can make the speed, go as slow or as fast as you want. But the cool thing about this is that it allows you to actually look at a chart in real time and watch planets go around. It’s great for education. It’s great for showing something to someone else or a client. So now let’s come back to Nikola Tesla’s chart, click click, but we’re now only looking at those few planets. So we gotta go displayed points. And we’re going to bring back up my default, which is my simple use here of the dailies. All right, now I can by right clicking on the wheel, I can actually turn the aspect lines on or off, I’ve just turned the aspect lines off, right click, I can actually put the aspect lines where we go here display display points aspected points. card. So here, we actually can also

put my aspect lines back on. But a lot of people like to see what the aspects actually are. I’m going to right click there. And I’m going back to display options. And I’m going to put in the glyphs. And now you can see the glyphs for each of the different each of the different aspects lines, that the blue lines are trines in that this is an opposition and so on. Alright, now let’s back up a step. And let’s actually enter in a chart just to show how easy that is. I’m going to quit out of this menu and I’m going to go chart and it’s this is new chart data entry and I get to put here whatever I want. Joe, are you there? Can you hear me up? Nope. Am I here alone? Oh, okay. Joe, can I get your chart information? A members back? I can’t hear a man. I’m here. Oh, Amanda, let’s use your chart. Yeah, I’m

Amanda Pua Walsh 28:30
back. All right. Well, I

Rick Levine 28:32
didn’t know that. So here is I put in Amanda’s name. And now I put in your date of birth, which is January 19. Now I can enter this as January space 1919 7818 7804. Hold on, hold on. I’ll go on. Or I can enter this as one space 19 space. Just 78

Amanda Pua Walsh 28:59
Wow, that’s smart. Okay. 8:15am 8:15am,

Rick Levine 29:03
where? Walnut Creek, Creek, California. Yep. And when I hit Enter here, because I have auto lookup checked it says lookup successful and this filled in the timezone the latitude and the longitude. Now in entering data, if I want, I can put in comments. I can describe life events, if I’m entering in someone and all their important date dates in life I get but this is the date they were married or whatever. It says event type. This is really just for your own records, but here we will put it in female and then how system whatever it is you use, as most of you know, for a natal chart I typically use coke houses but if there’s placidus and regimine, Tanis and zero Aries and various planets on the first house and home Whole sign houses and Alka vicious and pretty much every house custom system you could possibly think of. But we’re going to go back to cope because that’s what I have it set as. And then for those of you who are doing Vedic Astrology, this allows you to use different zodiacs. I leave mine on tropical. That’s what I use. And also here if you’re interested in doing exploration as to what something looks like sun centered, heliocentric, you can do that. And there are a lot of people, including Michael Erlewine was the author of The Matrix software, which is now part of the part of David Cochran owns Kepler software. They bought matrix when Michael retired. But heliocentric if you want it, we’re just gonna leave that a geocentric and there’s room here also to put in a source rating. This comes from Lois Rodan system of how accurate is this data, mostly for research, but double A data is from a birth record a is from memory, x is unknown, and x x is totally undeterminable, I would normally leave this blank if I was working with a client, and then I can put it in my source description, Amanda said so or I could put in it came from a newspaper article, or it can be from Astro data bank, or from wherever it is. And so here, we’re just going to click on OK. And now Amanda is in this list. And if I want to see the chart, it’s showing up here really tiny, but if I want to see it, I can double click on it, click click, and it brings up the chart with all of the aspect glyphs in the middle I don’t like them, I’m going back to display options and get rid of those bullets. The color tells me what it is. That’s why I color code them. Otherwise, it just gets to garbage dump. By the way, something that everyone asks that doesn’t use solar fire, or hasn’t used it a lot says How come some lines are thicker than other lines, those of you have been to any of the any of my classes know that there’s a way in solar fire to program it. Or to put in a change the program, so that the tighter the aspect, the closer to zero or here we have Saturn at 29, Leo 12. And the sun at 29, Leo 15. That means the orb which is the number of minutes and degrees that are from exact the orb here is three minutes of arc 1213 1415, which is 1/20 of a degree. So look how fat that line is. Now compare that for example, with

the Chiron square Sun, which is two degrees different and you can see that line is thick, but still not quite as you know, quite as thick. And then we have the moon oppose Neptune. And that orb is nine degrees nine and eight or 17, roughly. And look how thin that line is. Now, again, the the level of menus and solar fire is is crazy. But one of the magical things that one of my favorite places to go and solar fire that surprisingly, most people that I know that have used solar fire for years have never been into this menu, they don’t even know it’s there. And I show it to them and they go Holy smokes. And I can say when I’m looking at a new chart, it’s one of my favorite things. And that is I go anywhere on the chart wheel, and I click right and I come down here to aspect highlighting and filter. And I click on it and that brings up another little submenu that has two tabs highlighting and filtering. So the first thing I want to just show you to get out of the way is that I can change the highlighting here. Right now I have it by relative tightness of orb and it’s multiplying the square times the square don’t get hung up on the mathematics here is just it’s a way of of how fat I want these lines to get how quick and this is how many times I want to multiply it by I’m going to just take all of this off and apply it and now I have the chart that most people will look at when they look at their solar fire. In fact, most people will look at this in their in their out of the box solar fire and they will see it like that with the aspect grids I’m sorry with the aspect glyphs showing but in order to go from there to where I am, it’s very easy. Right click and then display options and turn those aspect glyphs off and then you go to the highlight and filtering menu, which you get to by right clicking. And down here is highlight, highlighting, aspect highlighting and filtering. And I just turned the highlighting off, I’m going to put it back on just because I like it. All right now, and I’m going to apply it. Now this other thing here on filtering, I swear this is one of the coolest things in the chart. And I don’t know who originally put it here in the program, but there’s nothing like it in the other programs that I know of. And I’m stand to be corrected on that. If anyone has this filter this feature in other programs, I go to filtering. And what filtering allows me to do is this is all related to aspects and allows me to for example, I click here by aspect pattern, and you can see T squares there. There’s Yup, there’s a T square in this chart. So I can actually go down the list. There’s a grand trine in this chart, there’s a yod there’s a Thor’s hammer, Amanda’s a woman who has it all. There’s no Greek point stellium. In this chart, three point stellar has three or more planets in the same sign. There’s no Grand Cross. There’s no kite, there is no near kite, there is no mystic rectangle. There’s a Rosetta, which is a pattern that I think came from.

Though there’s a whole school of much deeper aspect patterns. But here you have a trine a sextile, and they’re connected by squares. Point is, is that you can go down through this in any chart you want. That’s great. But let’s say I want to only look at the orbs that are the tightest. Now. Here, I’m going by percentage of warmth. This is showing every or now as I go down here, you’ll see the finished lines will will disappear. Watch that mercury for exam boom, now I’m only showing orbs that are at least 90 for 90% of whatever the maximum orb is that I’ve said. And solar fire allows you to set your orbs for any degree for any planet. So now we go down to 90. And now you can see as I go down to 80, you can see the thin lines are disappearing. And the reason why this is cool is I can go all the way down to let’s say 25% or 20%. And I can see here that the strongest aspect in this entire chart is the quincunx between the Sun and the Saturn. Which is interesting from a an interpretation standpoint, because the Sun and Saturn in Amanda’s chart are in mutual reception, meaning that Saturn rules mercury, and the sun rules Leo, they are in each other’s signs. And yet there’s an annoyance that they’re both stuck in a sign that they’re not actually thrilled being in and that Venus is there lined up with the sun. But that Saturn that being restricted or having responsibilities in relationships, and whether that’s personal relationships, or business relationships, or parental relationships, that Saturn is always in some way. Just niggling annoying the hell out of that out of the sun and even son Venus in Capricorn that have the way that they would do it themselves. If they could structure their lives the way they would want it structured. How was that amended?

Amanda Pua Walsh 38:28
Wow. Yes, I feel very naked right now.

Rick Levine 38:34
redress them. Okay. But do you see how useful that tool is. We can also do this by just making up any number and saying we want to show anything that has an orb over whatever degree and then we also can do the harmonics. Now, again, harmonics and aspects are the same thing. But a fourth harmonic is the circle divided by four which is 90, which means that 90 degrees squares, 90 times two 180 degrees opposition’s 90 times three, that’s 270. That’s a square from the other side. And so with the fourth harmonic, we’re showing all the fourth harmonic aspects, and we can do this with any fifth harmonic is quintiles six harmonic is going to be not only the sextiles, but because Six goes into 366 is 60 degrees, but two times 60 Isn’t trine 120, and three times 60 is an opposition. And so here we have the six harmonic. We could do the seventh harmonic. Look at all those seventh harmonics. That’s the weird part of Amanda that she does tell everyone.

You remember the seventh harmonic is the attraction to those things which are not here Not now that are calm. Located. And often this is indicative of someone’s life who is they’re led by the twists of fate as much as they are by their own decision, oh, yeah, the eighth harmonic, ninth harmonic and so on. So that’s by harmonic aspect. Or we can say, I just want to see all of the whatever aspect we want all of the quincunx and we did the aspect pattern. And here’s my favorite going through a chart and seeing immediately how that planet fits into the rest of the chart. So we can quickly see here that Amanda’s Gemini Moon is nicely wired to the nodal axis very closely look at the thickness of those blue lines, by a sextile or trine. In other words, that is the point of failure is the point that is sextile, one side and trine the other the other aspects to the moon are not all that strong, but they are there. The moon is square Saturn opposes Neptune and quincunx. Mercury. But as we go down this list, we can do this for each and every planet. And we skipped over the there’s the moon, okay, there’s the sun, there is mercury, there is Venus, Mars, and we begin to see how we can see how each planet is connected to the rest of the chart with the aspects that I have defined. Uranus is kind of like a free radical. Uranus is not connected at all. It’s, it’s Neptune is and Pluto is and will go back now to cancel all of this and go no filtering and back. Okay, so that’s a cool little menu. And in looking at a new chart or your own chart, that menu holds hours of places to explore, as you’re looking for different ways to envision or to see it to see your own chart. Okay, so we’ve drawn Amanda’s chart, and we’re looking at it. But then we might want to know other information. And there’s this little button here that is reports. And under Reports, there is a whole there’s more choices here than you’d ever want to make. But for example, it gives you the speeds of the planet. It gives you the angles of the chart that gives you all of the house cusps. It gives you each planets zodiacal legit longitude, how fast is traveling that gives you its latitude. It’s right ascension, its declination, it shows here that Mars is out of bounds. Can you see how that Mars is in bright color. It’s interesting because Jupiter is almost out of bounds out of bounds means that it’s outside of the normal range of the ecliptic. 23 and a half degrees. So 23 and a quarter is almost there. But 23 and almost 24 is out of bounds and these planets have their own power. This gives you the Azmuth which is the distance of the planet from the point directly overhead. And the altitude which is its relationship to the horizon. It’s also tells you the stationary points when they turned retrograde or direct. It gives you the lunar phases. And then it gives you also the cardinal fixed mutable, the modalities and the the sign elements and the house modalities. And if it falls into a particular chart, the mark Edmund Jones chart, this here says locomotive with the moon being a lead planet. And in fact, the locomotive is a in Mark Edmund Jones systems you don’t use the nodes or Chiron. But it’s a chart that has things pretty evenly dispersed with three empty houses. Two or three or four empty houses. And so the the Chiron would not be considered. So this would be a locomotive chart which is driven to fill in that empty part. Now again, this is all off of that one first little menu, but here we are, and I’m not going to go in depth into each of these. But I just want you to see how deep and wide this is. This gives you all the rulerships it gives you if any planets what planets are dispositive which planet it gives you the expectations as a final dispositor it says that Jupiter and Saturn are in their detriment. And that the

moon has accidental dignity. What accidental dignity is based upon the house the fourth house is the house of cancer. So the Moon in Gemini is one thing that’s not that doesn’t have dignity or durability, but in the fourth house, it because that is cancers house, the moon is considered to be accidentally dignified. The word accidental means house related. Anyhow, so this gives Do you all have that this gives you information if you’re doing horary it gives you information on the aspects and the end. It’s just another way of looking at which planets are aspected to which this is a cool little menu. It gives you the aspects from the tightest aspect. The tightest aspect is obviously going to be the North Node opposed the south node because they’re zero degrees 00 Minotaur but the moons trine and sextile are the next closest, and then the Sun conjunct Venus is the next closest. And so this just gives you a quick way to see what are the tightest orbs and this is showing to within three degrees. If I wanted to, I could make that within five degrees and see more planets in the list. Aspect analysis again is just another way of looking at which planets are aspect to do which and how tight the orbs are. The planetary sword just gives you the planets in order of the zodiacal going from zero Aries to 29 degrees of Capricorn, which is actual or 29 degrees of Pisces, but Amanda’s sun is at 29 degrees of Capricorn. This gives it to you both in zodiacal and what they call modulus or 360 degree. And then we can go this is a very cool thing. I use this a fair amount. Because what this allows me to do with whatever aspects I have set up, I can quickly go and let’s say for example, we know that right now Pluto is at 27 degrees of Capricorn. So we just go down this list from two degrees of Aries, who can certainly over Virgo, excuse me Libra up and there we get right there. And at 27 degrees of Capricorn we can see that’s right next to 28 and 29. And that’s conjunct Venus and the Sun. I can look at any point in here, whether it’s another person’s planet, or you know someone else I’m in to meet someone and that person has a has their mercury and it just doesn’t matter let’s say at eight degrees of Sagittarius. We come down here to the Aries Taurus Gemini cancer Leo the there Sagittarius eight degrees of Sagittarius. That’s trying her Mercury square her moon and sextile or Uranus. So you can kind of see it’s a very cool little little way of presenting data. And then we have several things that are midpoint listings, and midpoint axes, trees and modes. I’m not going to get into these right now. But these are all very, very useful if you’re looking at midpoints. I mean, the simplest thing and the midpoint listing here is in planetary order. We can look at Amanda’s chart and wonder what is the midpoint between Saturn and the sun with a faster moving planet as the sun so sun to the Saturn the midpoint is at 14 degrees of Scorpio. And we look at her chart at 14 degrees of Scorpio. And oh my gosh, look how close Uranus is to the midpoint of these two annoying planets on the Quint and annoying planets that are quincunx. And yet this being the midpoint in a symmetrical astrology or in Cosmo biology midpoints are real points. And the fact is that this immediately takes that Uranus in Scorpio and it connects it to this quincunx as a release point. So there’s something to think about. I don’t know if you knew that about your chart.

Amanda Pua Walsh 48:45
I maybe have heard it but I did not remember and that’s fascinating.

Rick Levine 48:50
So, so midpoints allow you to look for midpoints by the planets. But then but then they also allow you to look for it by degrees. So we could do just as well do this backwards and go hmm, there’s Amanda’s Uranus at 15 degrees of Scorpio I wonder if it’s near any midpoints and so we go down there Aries Taurus, Gemini cancer, there Scorpio and at 15 degrees of Scorpio it shows Uranus but look at shows the sun Saturn at 14 degrees of Scorpio 13 minutes, it shows Venus Saturn right in the ballpark. It shows Neptune north node right in the ballpark. And it also shows on the other side, the midpoint between between Neptune and Pluto close by. So these are all tools to look at the chart, you know in its form.

A lot of those menus give you so much information. I know it can be overwhelming, but just having the chart with the aspects you know, actually is in itself. You know a a cool thing by By the way, I’m not sure why this just resolved member before I set up that aspect sequence to get rid of the semi squares and SESQUI squares. Well, I’m not sure why it didn’t on the first click, but it’s doing it now. Um, for those of you who are aspect freaks like I am, you can go to that aspect set. And again, you can create whatever aspects you want, or whatever harmonics you want. As many of you know, I use the quintiles and subtitles a lot. But even with those, I have one setup for the quintiles five as the dot ASP, just signify that they’re an aspect file, I have one set up for, and again, these are I created them, they’re just my own. The T means it’s wider i It’s like, so this is five wide angle and seven wide angle gives you I’ve just given bigger orbs seven wide. So here we can see if we just clicked on the seven that would show quite a few subtitles in Amanda’s chart. But if we then went back to that same aspects at planets, and we clicked on the seven wide, we might even know that in our case, it didn’t make any difference. It opens those orbs up. But that chart, I mean, I don’t know if I’ve ever looked at the subtitles in your chart before. This is a very convincing little story. And, and here’s a place where and I’m not going to do this where I would go back to the midpoint. If you’re a client that I was working with you over time. We already know that the midpoint between the Sun, the Sun, Venus and Pluto, that that midpoint is right near that 15 degree point there, which is tied to this little subtitle triangle, I would wonder about the midpoint between Mercury and and Uranus. It may or may not be close to that. But I would look for symmetries, because symmetry is always is always important. All right, let’s back out of this completely. And let’s take a look at now. We’re still got Amanda’s chart here. But let’s take a look at Amanda’s chart. And let’s look at some reports. There’s two levels of timing things. Well, there’s a few levels of timing things that are really easy to do. One is clicking on Amanda’s name and then going up here to dynamic I said earlier, we would be back here and animate this as a bye week. Now what this means is that Amanda’s chart without any aspect lines are drawn here in the middle. There’s the Saturn, there is the Uranus and 15 Sagittarius midheaven. Someone asks something about the two degree what the two degrees Sagittarius points to. Yeah, that’s the midheaven because in old astrology in the United States, we use chart wheels that were pre printed and every house had 30 degrees and but it turns out because of the distortion as we move away from the equator, that at different times of year different houses are fatter or skinnier, you can see in effect, how fat or Why’d the first house even the second house and third houses. But when we look at the fourth house, and fifth house, they’re skinnier. Now in the old charts, they would have just shown up the same size, but the labels would have been different. Because we’re using real house size, we actually I’ve set this up and this is all custom designable so that the ascendant descendant line is red with an arrow toward the ascendant and the MC icy line is red with an arrow toward the midheaven. So that arrow there that two degrees is the is the midheaven. Now what this is showing is this is showing Amanda’s chart in the center with all the planets where they are now around. And, and so this is a totally visual way of looking at transits. I might, for example, wonder how long it will take that Pluto to reach the sun. And I could do this a day at a time, which would take forever or I could do it a week at a time and let that click forward that’s still or I could just let it run by itself but it’s still there jumped and so but it the retrograde back and still we’re here in 2023 It still has not reached the sun. Oh, there it is. So it Retrogrades back and forth across the sun. Let’s do this a month at a time and now I’m going backwards. So there’s the sun. On basically near Amanda’s birthday next year. We can back this up another little bit

as we get close to Amanda’s birthday and the sun moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn and this On will actually I’m going to move this now back down to a day at a time. You can see there’s the sun catching up with with Pluto. And then therefore this would be her birthday. It’s January 19, January 19, the sun is lined up the same. But look, Pluto is pretty close to Venus. And if we put this on automatic, the question is, when does Pluto reach that 29 degree point, and there it is right there on February 19 2023. This isn’t always exactly in line because it has to fit. But you can see that it’s at 29 degrees and 29 degrees. And if we were to continue that onward, that Pluto will actually go into Aquarius right there, the end of March, and then it will turn retrograde. And so we’re now in April, May there it’s retrograde in May. And now it’s gonna back over Amanda’s son for the second time can join it right about, I’m clicking this now one at a time, that’s you right about back over her son right about there. But I get mixed up, I’m going in the wrong direction. There we go. So there, it’s backed up over her son, that’s next July. And we continue it on its way it Retrogrades all the way back to it reaches her Venus again in August of 2023. And then it will station and turn direct. It’s October of 2023. Right there in October, it turns direct. And I’m going to speed this up a little bit. And we’re now there it is back on her Venus, December of 2023. And there’s Pluto now heading toward that 29 degree 15 minutes, and there it is right there. And so visually, we can see that that Pluto will be back on our son for the third and final time around the week between Christmas and New Year’s of 2023. Now the point in all of this is that we can take any planet, we can go click on a clock, and it will put them back to where they are now. And by animating this, we can animate this a day at a time. We could even do it a year at a time. And this allows us visually to see many of you in the chart extravaganzas. I use this when I was tracking Saturn, because here’s Saturn right now, July 15. Let’s go now there was July 15 2022, it’ll take a little bit for it to catch up there it says 2022 there, if we click it, it will it will eventually catch up there. But if I wanted to see when Saturn was lined up with Amanda’s midheaven, or descendant, I could just run this at high speed. And you can just follow that Saturn, there it is in 2012. And there Saturn is right there again and around 2000. And you can just see how the planets move around. So this is the dynamic by wheel, the dynamic tri wheel is the same thing, except we have the Transiting Planets here on the outer we have the natal planets on the middle wheel, I’m sorry, on the inner wheel. And on the middle wheel, we have the solar arc directions. And so this is again is a good way of working with an individual chart. And again, we can move this ahead a year or two at a time, or a day or two at a time. If we did it a day, the only thing that we would notice moving in one day would be the moon, the Transiting moon, everything else is barely barely barely gonna move. But the point here is that these dynamic charts are very cool to be able to look at them in real time. Now, as it turns out, if we’re doing charts, that’s not what we would normally use. Let me get rid of this and go back to the

back to the aspect set and go back to the simple one that I was using daily simple, and we’ll come back there. Now if I wanted to print out a report. There’s a thing here that says transits run transits and progressions, but that same thing is also on the main menu, and I can get to it here, it’ll come up with the same thing. Run transits and progressions, it will take me right to the sub menu. That’s what the sub menu looks like. We’ll come back to that in a minute. So we can get that either there by going by clicking here dynamic report or we can get it just by the right side of the chart. And I’m going to go back to Amanda’s chart. And we’ll just grab it by going here transits and that brings up that same menu either way, this menu has an entire universe in it if we were doing a full size series of solar fire classes. We could spend an entire hour and a half on this menu alone, because this menu is where we create and store all the different transit reports. Transits and progressions for that matter that we want to use transits, transits, progressions and directions like the others, it will come up with an entire list. All the ones with the little squiggles with the tilde as before, are ones that I’ve added. The ones that it had originally, were just down here, but I’ve added even some of those. So for example, by clicking on client outers, 1234 means conjunction opposition trine, and square for four years, and then I click on view that will run a report that will give me all of the conjunction squares trines, and opposition’s of Jupiter, Saturn, Jupiter, first, you can see Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Chiron, and this has the nodes in it. Also, I can take just as well take them out, I can take out anyone or put anyone in that I wanted. But the cool thing about this is this lets me see all the Jupiter aspects together than all the Saturn aspects. Notice how there are fewer and fewer as you go to the slower moving planets. Except for Pluto, because it’s making so many hits on our sun and Venus. And these will show up within a day or two of the things that we saw graphically earlier, we can see that the sun will conjunct I’m sorry, Pluto will conjunct the Sun on February 19 2023 retrograde conjunction on July 16, and then direct conjunction on December 27 2023. And so this is like a list of all of those. This is incredibly useful. But the thing that I find even more useful that again, many people who have been using this report from solar fire forever, don’t know that if they click on time map, they get this wonderful, cool little thing here. And this thing basically shows the same information but it’s in graphic form. So that I can it’s showing these, the second half of 2020 2021 2223 and the first half of 2024. And so I can see for example, that we are now in 2022 and we’re at the beginning or at the third quarter of 2022 July begins the third quarter into the second quarter and I come down here and I can see that Jupiter trine and Amanda’s midheaven back on May 24, this line means it goes retrograde it trines it a second time retrograde on October 5 And then a third time direct on next January 10th. That January 10 is in 2023 Jupiter also trines her Mars and within that period of time on a different sequence, it squares her mercury. So we can see from this this little chart that Jupiter trines her midheaven and Mars and then it squares her mercury, then it retrograde squares or mercury, then it makes those trines again, then it makes the final trines a third and final time and it ends up squaring her mercury. Now again, we can interpret this, you know as the Jupiter training midheaven and Mars as being, you know, a fruitful time with career and opportunity. And obviously, we look back toward the end of the month of May, that’s already occurred. But we’re coming up to early October and in the middle though we see that there’s some squares to mercury which may be problem of growing too much or too fast. That’s Jupiter, squaring mercury and maybe some communication problems in here, one in June, and the other in August. When you run lots of dates, these get totally run over from one another. So you can double click there and get up a little box that has the exact dates along with a little interpretation. These interpretations are not bad by the way going I’m glad this came up because of your learning astrology. Not only it transiting Jupiter square Mercury is a danger of acting or speaking before you think they can pose it making avoid making impulsive decisions rationally. A lot of things going on at once bla bla bla bla Okay, let’s get rid of all of this. Oh no. Before I do this, let’s come down to Saturn where we can see there’s much less going on. And in fact, there’s really no this is this is like a Saturn free zone from traditional aspects. You know, Saturn made a choice Trying to Pluto back in in February and it doesn’t make another aspect the traditional aspect until next February, but then we come down to weighs more and we look at the Uranus for 2022 and we can see that Uranus has been squaring her ascendant and as now she’s in that Uranus opposition period of time. Uranus opposes Uranus is like a Saturn Return, where we take on responsibility. Uranus oppose Uranus is we want to get rid of it, even if you’re the co founder of a company that Uranus oppose Uranus says, Hey, wait a minute, my life’s going by. I’m not young anymore. I’m not old yet, but boy, there are things I want to do. And I better do them now. So this can be a little bit of restlessness that appears else. Alright, let me get rid of this. Let me get rid of this. And again, these, this menu here allows you to save whatever selections you want. You can pick any planets you want, you can start them based upon someone’s birthday, or how many years ago. And you get to choose whether you want the planets. I mean, let’s say for example, I’m doing research and I don’t want transits to a radix. I want to see transits to transits, meaning the transits that are occurring in the sky. And I only want to see them for Jupiter, and Saturn. And so I already have a file, that’s Jupiter and Saturn, that, in fact, I could edit and put other planets in or out. That’s by how I customize these. But I already have that. So I’m going to select it. And I want to start this in 1900. And I want to run it for 150. So I do this all the time for research. I mean, this is like something this will show me basically, let’s just have it show what aspects I want. Let’s have it just show the conjunctions and opposition’s so this is now going to show me the second harmonic conjunctions and opposition’s for Jupiter and Saturn, over 150 year period. I hit View and what would have taken me days to calculate by hand, I immediately have that Jupiter and Saturn are conjunct in November of 1901. They were opposed in 19 1011. They were conjunct in 1921. November, the Jupiter Saturn conjunction thing is the 1900 19 2040 6080. So always within a year, you see them opposed in 1930 31 conjunct in 1940. opposed and 5051 even into early 52 conjunct in 61 opposed and 6970 take this all the way down to the grand conjunction that occurred in just on the solstice in 2020. And that was a conjunction that occurred in Aquarius. And you can see here how you know how the aspects change from from element to element. And this 2021 Being the first of air into A into an Air sign. That’s only the conjunctions not the opposition’s, by the way we can sort this by aspect, which means we get all the conjunctions up there. And then the opposition’s down there. Why do we have more opposition’s? Well opposition means that a planet is retrograde. And so during the opposition, we’re always going to get the 123 of Saturn in the retrograde. And that is just a flavor and a taste of that transit analysis. All right, I’m going to take a Oh, that was gonna say I’m gonna take a breath and see if there’s any questions. I’m sure there are a lot understand that we’ve just taken a dance into the top of this. There’s, we did a chart for Amanda. Let’s say I was going to do another chart, enter in another chart. And I want to do a chart for someone named Xavier, Xavier Jones, and it doesn’t matter. I’m going to leave everything else here. I just want the name in there. And then I’m going to click OK. That’s really just the chart for now. So Xavier Jones was just born. Now. The other piece of all of this is that as I create charts, it will save them into a database. So if I want I can open my database and this is now in alphabetical order. I can put an order by date so my oldest chart is a chart for the first Hanukkah back in 165 BCE. It’s an estimate. I have lots of charts here for You know, 07200

potential charts for the birth of Jesus, just an area of exploration. But then you can see there’s charts here for different dates for opposition’s, here’s a chart for Rumi in 1207. These are ordered by date. And so I come down this, this actually has 7000, nearly 7000 charts in it. And I come down here, and the most current looks like it’s an accident. But right here, you can see, here’s the current charts for I did one for Xavier, who I thought would be buried in here somewhere. It’s in here somewhere. But the point is, here, they’re ordered by by date, oh, I changed the year, the year on it, I don’t remember what I changed it to. But if I want, I can do the same thing by first name, so that as I come down here, through the A’s, oh, and I can actually even type A M A, which will bring me down to the AMA’s. And there is Amanda, that I entered in as the 6,330/5 chart. But here’s also the same chart. And this is the 6900 Hundreds chart. So they’re both they’re both her and if I had done this by date, the two of them would actually be right next to each other, we go to 19 Seven, the A and and are we on December? No January. There we are. And so here we see the two Amanda’s that are now side by side. And in fact, I don’t need this one because I already have the correct one in here. And so I can go here and do a quick delete, and delete selected charts. And do I want to confirm Nope, just delete it. So I have a whole system here of managing files that I can call up anybody’s file at any time. For example, if I wanted to call off the chart, by either first name, or last name, I can do either either. And so I reverse chart names to get last name. And I just click here and I go t r u m, and there is the chart for I hit an end by mistake. But there is the chart for Trump. So the point is here that once I have a chart run, I can move in and out of it, I can save it, I can bring up groups of charts, I can display multiple charts at once.

For example, if I want to display all the charts that we’ve been looking at today, so far, I can go view and here I can put four, four wheels on on one place, and I can pick Nikola Tesla’s chart, Amanda’s chart, whoever this chart is I made up and dailies I’ll save having to put Amanda and Donald Trump next to each other, whether like that or not, and I go view and there’s multiple charts set up on one page. So again, the it is a complicated program, because it does so much. However, if you use a program to calculate the charts to do the some of the things that we looked at with the aspects and looking for information on the chart, and the transits, I mean, that’s mostly what most of us will do. This does allow me to also manage my appointments and my client list. If I’m doing that. The preferences here are about customizing what is appearing on my menus. And what’s what I want to save. For example, just to give you an idea, again, in the Preferences menu, I can actually have this, select two digit dates. If I type it this says 1930 to 2029. Meaning that if I type in someone’s birthday, January 1 1931, I could go one, but if they were born in 1928, and I went one 128 It would take me in automatically 2028. So I even have that level of control. There’s the interpretations. There’s a places database and what I want to add the database in this has pretty much every little tiny post box, you know, in the United States for that matter in the world. I’ve rarely run into a place that is not in this massive database in charts itself. I can set up which charts I I want to convert from if I have them in an older format I can even do auto run stuff. I have this setup so that when I turn on solar fire, it automatically calculates a chart for the transit for the current. I’m sorry, for the current moment, there is a complete Ephemeris incidentally the ephemeris in solar fire. You can see that the directory folder title is called Swiss e pH, Swiss ephemeris. There was a question early on about using Astro Dienste. The Astro Dienste is the absolute peak of accuracy. In Astrological calculations. The owner founder programmer, Eloise triangle, Eloise Reindl, is a PhD physicist and he not only created the programs on Astro Dienst, or at least most of them, I know he has programmers working for him now. But he also developed the Swiss ephemeris. And so I’m only pointing out that even a program like solar fire licenses the Swiss Ephemeris which is a product of Eloise triangle, which is part of Astra Dean’s so for those of you who are using Astra diensten line, its limitation is its limitation is that you can’t customize it as much as you can customize. Other things. I apologize here, I’m getting rid of a phone call. Let me do it. Right, I apologize. The disadvantage of Astra Dean says you need to be online. And also it is limited. For example, although they do quintiles they don’t do subtitles, it wouldn’t work for me. It but it is a an absolutely valid and useful tool. And for those of you who don’t know, attached to astro.com, or Astro Dienste, samesite.com, there is a site called ASTRO databank.com, which has 10s of 1000s of birth data on famous people dead in living and, and past and dead. And it’s a great resource. But here’s where you would set that up. Here’s where you’d set up. How many times how close within a Direct or Retrograde you want it to appear on stationery, you’d set up eclipses, you’d set up which glyphs you want to use some people like this Capricorn glyph. And some people like the European one, there are different here’s where you’d set up different. Here’s where you’d set up when you printed a chart, that it had your name on it.

House CUSP system, which ones you wanted to use as default and so on. Point is that as you go through these menus, they’re all useful, but you don’t necessarily you can get by by doing the ones that I talked about at the very, very top. And that is entering a new chart. Looking at it. Oh, one thing I did want to show on entering a new chart that I forgot to will look use Donald Trump’s chart for this, and that is that there are different wheels. And actually, if I go here, I might get that off screen thing. And if I do, I’m just gonna close it down. So there’s different wheels that I that I have wheel styles. And right now I’m looking at a Yuna wheel, meaning it’s a chart for one person, but I can change my styles for all these different wheels. And I’m going to click on Yoona wheel and see and in perfect, it came up with this sub menu. And again in here, I’ve added a whole lot of stuff, but going to you know, one, this is the chart that is default. This is the chart that you would get with out the thick lines, you know, when you first get solar fire, because this is Yoona Yoona wheel one, but there’s a whole variety of Yuda wheels, the here’s the house numbers, I’m just going to click down some of them. And you can see the variety of these wheels. Now it turns out that that there’s also wheels for having different different signs rising. These are all wheels that I created. There’s a bunch of them that actually say, Rick and interestingly enough when you buy solar fire out of the wrapper, you get this chart. It’s called, it might be called Rick Rick Levine. I’m not sure what is called on the original solar fire, but because I’ve customized so many of them. They use some of my customized charts, this being one of them, but off I’ll use a very very, very, very simple version of that less color or a chart that has for whole sign houses that doesn’t have the zero. Again, this is all completely customizable. There’s one that I use sometimes it has the house custom numbers. I’ve designed all these myself. Oh, here’s the ones that come with it. The ones that come with it is the this one and and this one they both come with solar fire, but there’s charts they’re the Huber charts and Huber’s develop the whole complex pie

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