WHEELS FEATURES IN ADDITION TO THE FEATURES THAT ARE IN KEPLER: There
are several new default wheel styles in Sirius. A default wheel
style is a wheel style provided by Sirius,
so that no customizing
is required to create it. Some, but not all of these wheel styles,
can be produced in Kepler by customizing a wheel. These
new default wheel styles in Sirius are:
wheel with birth data placed in the center of the wheel
- "Nakshatra Wheel" that
has the nakshatras (as well as zodiac signs if you wish) as
an outer ring of the wheel
and includes beautiful nakshatra glyphs created by
artist-astrologer Tara Cochrane.
- Hellenistic wheel that
has the Egyptian bounds
areas around the outer ring, a dignities table
that uses Egyptian bounds,
and Hellenistic lots with their own glyphs placed
in the wheel.
- Ability to easily
make up to 14 "My Wheels",
which are customized wheels that you can
name and work with without changing the default wheel styles
in Kepler 7
too; it is just easier in Sirius).
POPUP WHEEL: A PopUp Wheel can be
displayed in Sirius. A Popup Wheel is a small resizable wheel
that can be displayed
- The Popup Wheel is
a handy way to be able to refer to the natal chart
other reports. Suppose, for example, that
you are viewing a Time
Line Format Forecast and
you want to refer to the chart wheel,
in Sirius you can also view the Popup
Wheel without removing the Time Line Format
forecast report that you are viewing.
- The Popup
Wheel can be dragged anywhere on the screen and it is resizeable
so you can
make it the size that you would
like it to be.
- The Popup Wheel also has its own "Customize" button
that you can click to select many features of
the Popup Wheel. This flexibility and ease of use make the
Wheel a very handy feature! Of course,
when you no longer wish to see the Pop up Wheel,
you close the Popup Wheel window.
- As discussed below, there is even
a Popup Wheel while doing AstroSignature Research so that you
see chart wheels of charts you are analyzing
in the research section of Sirius. Sirius is so
elegant and comprehensive and has so many handy features that
it may seem almost unbelievable that
capability and power could be in one software package.
CUSTOMIZING A CHART WHEEL
IS EASY AND ELEGANT: Customizing
chart wheels in Sirius is very easy and elegant. Both Kepler
allow you to right-click
on a wheel and easily change
the planets, aspects, fonts, and other features of the chart wheel.
This powerful interactive capability of Kepler is fabulous. However,
in Sirius, there are even more features and they are even easier
- In Sirius you can place
asteroids in any chart wheel.
This feature is important because advances in astronomy in recent
years has changed our understanding of the solar system, with
Ceres now "promoted" to being a dwarf planet, Pluto being "demoted" to
a dwarf planet, and asteroids nearly as large as Pluto found in
the Kuiper Belt, an area where Pluto also orbits the Sun.
- You can
place the 9 Hellenistic lots (arabic parts) in a wheel
and also just the Part of Spirit as well as the Part of Fortune.
- You can
to a total of 20 asteroids and/or the Arabic Parts in
the chart wheel. Sirius also has an Asteroids
to place up to 65 asteroids in the outer ring of a wheel,
as well as the ability to produce listings of asteroid positions
includes about 1,500 asteroids to choose from. (The
optional 38,000 asteroids gives you the ability to select any
of the over 14,000
named asteroids as well as other asteroids.)
PAGE DESIGNER: A true
drag-and-drop amazing Page Designer.
- The Page Designer lets you
drag the chart wheel,
aspect table, listing
of planetary positions and other information in a "Drawing
where you can customize the information just the way you
want it. Suppose for example, that you want to make a change
to an aspect grid.
As you move your cursor on the aspect grid, red "handles" appear
on the grid with a not telling you that you can right-click
to customize the aspect grid. When you right-click
an easy-to-use window is displayed
showing you what you can customize and easy check boxes
and other items that you can adjust.
- "Micro-adjust" the
positions to the exact pixel placement that you wish
to have (which is difficult to do when dragging an item with
are many subtle adjustments that can be made as well.
For example, when
customizing a table, you can select how much space
is between the columns of data, how far the data is from a
border, and other fine tuning so that the information
is placed exactly
would like it! These advanced features are easy to
use and they do not interfere with the basic and simple customizing
that you are
more likely to use. You can even adjust the spacing
planet glyph, degrees, zodiac sign, minutes, and
Rx glyph in the chart
wheel with a micro-adjusting feature. You may find
that you feel like a
graphics pro and can create new wheel designs even
though you feel that you are not a computer savvy person.
item, you just check it in the list of items displayed
on the right side of the screen. The Page Designer simply
an unparalleled level of ease and power for customizing
chart wheel page.
a language for the chart wheel information, easily place
graphics and text anywhere in a chart wheel, with options to allow
images to be either visible through the chart wheel or hidden
by the chart wheel, and place a ring of decanate, dwadasamsa, navamsa,
nakshatra, or terms in an outer ring (you can select only
these), and have arrows placed at the end of the Asc, MC,
IC, and/or Descendant house cusp lines in a chart wheel, and also
the size of these arrows.
WHEEL STYLES: List of chart wheel styles in Sirius: Regular
Wheel, BiWheel, TriWheel, QuadWheel, 2
Separate Wheels, 3-Separate
Wheels, 4 Separate Wheels, ArtWheel, Square
Wheel, Patterns, 90 Degree Dial,
Animated 90 degree dial, Compatibility Patterns, BiWheel Animation, TriWheel
Animation, QuadWheel Animation, 2
Wheel Animation, 3 Wheel Animation, 4
Wheel Animation, Huber Wheel, Medieval
Wheel, Aspect Grid Only,
Harmonic Chart Wheel, Blank Wheel, Japanese/Chinese
Name, Fixed Stars Wheel, Asteroids
Wheel, Arabic Parts Wheel, Midpoints
Wheel, Heliocentric Wheel, Nakshatra
Wheel, Hellenistic Wheel.
SYSTEMS (Also available in Kepler): Normal (Zodiac Longitude), Heliocentric, Local
Space (west on left, north on top), Horizon
(east on left, south on top), Azimuth-altitude
(west on left, south on top), Azimuth
(West on left side), Right
Ascension, Mundoscope (prime vertical chart), Declination
Longitude Equivalent, Declination Longitude Equivalent Antiscia, Declination
Longitude Equivalent Contra-Antiscia, Normal
(not adjusted), Draconic (mean node), Draconic
(true node), Tobey Secondary,
Antiscia Chart, Contra Antiscia
Chart, Dwadasamsa, Sun
Zodiac Chart (Sun=0 Aries), Moon
Zodiac Chart (moon = 0 Aries), Mercury
Zodiac Chart (Mercury = 0 Aries), Venus
Zodiac Chart (Venus = 0 Aries), Mars
Zodiac Chart (Mars = 0 Aries), Jupiter
Zodiac Chart (Jupiter = 0, Aries), Saturn
Zodiac Chart (Saturn = 0 Aries), Uranus
Zodiac Chart ( Uranus = 0 Aries), Neptune
Zodiac Chart (Neptune = 0 Aries), Pluto
Zodiac Chart (Pluto = 0 Aries), Asc.
Zodiac Chart (Asc. = 0 Aries), House Zodiac Chart.
SYSTEMS (Also available in Kepler): Sirius has 21 House
Systems to choose from: Campanus,
Equal, Koch, Meridian, Morinus, Placidus, Porphyry, Regiomontanus,
Topocentric, Zero Aries, Sun-on-Ascendant, Planet-on-Ascendant,
Whole Sign, Geodetic-Campanus, Geodetic-Koch, Geodetic-Placidus,
Geodetic-Regiomontanus, Geodetic-Topocentric, Alcabitius, and Neoporph.
formed between 3 or 4 planets are displayed in little
diagrams. For example, 3 planets in a T-Square or Grand
Trine pattern are shown separately in a small size so you
can see each aspect pattern in the chart.
- See planetary
patterns like T-squares, grand trines, yods, and mystic
rectangles that are commonly used in modern astrology. You
can also select
patterns used in symmetrical astrology that involve 4 planets.
- Select Huber patterns which include the complete set
of patterns used in Huber astrology, including some of the
Huber system patterns.
- View harmonic patterns.
You can also view patterns formed between 2 charts as well
as patterns within a single chart. You can also customize the
the orbs and sets of patterns that you wish to analyze.
- The thorough implementation of
methods used in a wide spectrum of astrological
systems, including symmetrical, harmonic, and Huber,
as well as modern astrology, and the ease with which customizing
as well as the very attractive and useful way in which
the information is presented, makes these new features very
for example, adapts the size of the patterns to the
size of the page
so that if only a few patterns occur in a particular
chart, the patterns are made bigger so that there is not
a huge amount
empty space on the page. For some sets of patterns,
number of patterns
that occur in a chart can vary tremendously. This attention
to detail and the care with which we have put into developing
makes a big difference for the user.
FOR SIRIUS: By default, a password is not required to
run Sirius. However, you may want to prevent other people who
use your computer from being able to run Sirius. You can do this
by requiring that a password be entered when Sirius begins.
A HUGE SET OF RESOURCES FOR YOU: With
Sirius you find that features not only sound good when you hear
about them; they work very well in actual practice
can think of Sirius as a huge set of resources available to you.
There are so many features in Sirius that you may use only a few
of them. Like the an encyclopedia or the Internet, Sirius provides
you a huge number of capabilities that are available to you if
you should need them at any time.
There are some features of Sirius
that you may rely on regularly, and some that you may never use.
No other program comes even close to Sirius in power, elegance,
flexibility, and accuracy.
The cost of specialized programs
from other companies quickly can surpass the cost of Sirius.
if Sirius is far more than you need or can afford, then Kepler
is an excellent choice. No other programs in the price range
of Kepler provide the beautiful and easy-to-use interface and