We do not receive remuneration for recommending software
programs. My opinion is provided strictly as a service to
those who are interested in what we do at Arhat and what
I do in my practice. As many of you know, my interests revolve
around translating Medieval texts and testing specific techniques
that I find in those writings. That is something I enjoy
doing for the astrological community at large, and I share
my knowledge freely. I don't advocate using any untested
methodology with clients.
It is difficult if not impossible to find computer programs
that meet all of my needs. In lieu of doing my own programming
again, I had to find an industrial strength software program;
a Swiss army knife of astrology programs, if you will, along
with technically proficient professionals I can work with.
Efficiency and economy were also important considerations,
yet no one program met my requirements until we tried SIRIUS
by Cosmic Patterns.
1.1 by Cosmic Patterns provides us the advanced capabilities
we need. The learning curve is not too steep and the program
is intuitive and user friendly for beginners. Advanced users
will experience a greater learning curve for installing and
customizing a smoothly working system. But it can be done
and you will get excellent customer support along the way.
If your practice involves relocation work, you will find
detailed map features and professional research options.
We also recommend David Cochrane's companion relocation book,
Astrolocality Magic to assist your professional work. Advanced
education and years of professional research have gone into
the work at Cosmic Patterns. There are no quick or psychic
fixes to advanced mathematics and research protocols that
produce such work. Very few in our field have acquired these
Cosmic Patterns Software
David and Fei Cochran and Cosmic Patterns Software are known
for technical competence and beautiful aesthetics. Their
latest release of SIRIUS contains exquisite advanced features
in too many areas to elaborate here, yet it is user friendly
enough for beginners. Novice or advanced, Sirius is deserving
of your review. The intuitive graphic interface leads you
along showing you more and more revelations as you go. So,
for a beginner, you are never overwhelmed by too much information
at one time. We think this is a great program for learning
astrology if that is your goal, and a great program for teaching
astrology if you have students.
astrologers who work with clients, note the presentation
of harmonics on aspect lines, and the inclusion
of Egyptian terms in Hellenistic and for Medieval chart work.
Not to mention that every chart you print is suitable for
framing. Cochran's implementation of Win Van Dam primary
directions is one of the most interesting and significant
20th century developments in the long neglected field of
primary directions. Sirius has an equally beautiful mapping
program. There are some add-on programs you might want to
get with Sirius, including its mega atlas and additional
art charts. Professional astrologers will find they need
additional time to install, set up and configure their systems,
but this is to be expected. SIRIUS 1.1 converts Solar Fire
4 & 5 and you will get excellent customer support.
above review was acquired from Robert Hand's web site
with Rob's kind permission