Described below are 3 kinds of graphic forecasts available in Sirius:
An increasing number of astrologers now use the Time Line format as their primary tool for forecasting. The Time Line allows you to quickly and easily see what aspects are in effect at a given time. The AstroSignature Forecast Graph and Electional Forecast Graph are breakthrough tools for the practicing astrologer, researcher, and anyone who simply wants to know when somebody is likely to have opportunities in business. The graphic ephemeris is a wonderful way to see the movement of planets and to see when transiting or progressed planets aspect each other or aspect planets in a natal chart.Selecting the Time Line Format
To select the Time Line Format, simply click the Forecast Icon and select "Time Line Format" in the popup menu.
Then a window is displayed which allows you to easily select which forecast methods you wish to include, such as transit-to-natal, secondary (Day-for-a-Year) progressed-to-natal, etc. as well as the planets and aspects desired. The Customize Planets and Aspects button provides the ability to customize the selections. Click the image to the right for a better view of this window.
The time line is beautiful. If you click the image shown to the right you can quickly see (if you are familiar with astrological symbols) that transiting Saturn is quincunx natal Mars and transiting Saturn is sesquiquadrat natal Neptune on December 11, and transiting Jupiter is squar natal Mars on December 14. The really wonderful feature of a Time Line is that you can also see that the transiting Neptune semisquare natal Mars and transiting Neptune semisextile natal Neptune aspects are within orb as well. These two aspects are applying and are exact on January 5. Transiting Pluto is trine natal MC and is separating. All of this information is visually presented and the gradual change in intensity of color helps to intuitively sense how the impact of the aspect increases and decreases in strength in the person's life.
Flexibility: Options of the Time Line Format
For even more information about the Time Line forecast feature in Sirius you can watch the video Sirius Astrology Software: Advanced Prediction Methods with Transits and Progressions. This video on advanced features describes the use of midpoints and phase angles and forecasting. If you are not interested in these advanced features, then there is no problem. Simply don't select them. Sirius is designed so that people who just want the basics can easily use the program without being distracted by a lot of information that is not needed, and people who use less common techniques can easily obtain the information that they need as well.
AstroSignature Forecast Graph and Electional Forecast Graph
The AstroSignature Forecast Graph and Electional Forecast Graph are breakthrough tools for the practicing astrologer, researcher, and anyone who simply wants to know when somebody is likely to have opportunities in business, perform well on tests, be physically sensitive, be in the mood to take take away from the usual routine for rest and relaxation, and other areas of interest. These features provide all of the astrological details for the astrologer and a self-explanatory graph for the astrologer as well as for clients and customers of a professional astrologer, or anyone else that you run the forecast for. You can customize the astrological formula that is used and you can create your own categories.
You can click on the image on the right to see an example of an AstroSignature Forecast for "Business Success" and for "Visionary, Inspired" for one month. It is easy to see when business success and feeling visionary and inspired are higher and lower during this month. Of course you want to know what astrological influences are causing the graph to go up and down, and this information is available in another window. You can click on the image to the right to see an example of this listing. The listing shows every astrological influence that contributed to each score on each day.
There is also a listing of categories; in this example there are two categories: BUSINESS SUCCESS and VISIONARY, INSPIRED. You can click on the category to jump to the scores for that category and you can click on a date in the short listing on the right to jump to the score details for that date. This ability to jump to a specific category and date helps you obtain the information you are interested in rather than scrolling through the entire list of astrological details in the larger window shown on the left. All of these subtle refinements to the program help you work quickly and smoothly with your clients or research.
One Day Details
Medieval (Classical) Astrology Forecasts
Testing Astrological Ideas and Developing Better Astrological Methods
Financial Astrology and Quantitative Research in Astrology An amazingly powerful feature of the AstroSignature Forcast Graph and the Electional Astrology Graph is that you can plot actual performance data such as stock prices and the predicted data on the same graph and a value of how well the forecast predicts this data is provided for you! The most typical "performance data" is financial data such as stock prices or commodity prices but any measurable phenomenon such as temperature, rainfall, or batting performance of baseball players can be used. In the Sirius software some stock and commodity data is provided. Frankly, this is a feature that is so progressive, sophisticated, and elegant that it sounds rather futuristic but is actually available now. This is not a feature that most astrologers are likely to use because most astrologers and students of astrology are likely to use because most people are interested in information about their own lives and lives of other people rather than predict the price of a stock, but for those people interested in predicting something measurable, this feature is wonderful.
There are two tutorial videos that explain how these features are used. The video How to Import Data and Select Peak Dates describes how you import financial data into Sirius and how you can graph the financial data and extract peak dates and import them into the database of charts in Sirius. These peak dates can be studied with the research tools in Sirius to determine what astrological influences correlate with high prices. This video provides important information for financial astrologers. However, if you are not a financial astrologer or you simply wish to jump right into the heart of how the financial astrology features in Sirius work, you may wish to first watch the video Financial Astrology: How to Forecast Stock and Commodity Prices because this video describes the essential features for financial forecasting with the AstroSignature Forecast Graph and thevideo_sirius_forecast_stock.jpg.
These financial research features have been used to develop the Dow Jones Industrial Forecast option and the Gold Price forecast options. Astrologers have also written papers on financial astrology based on research conducted using these forecasting features in Sirius.
Graphic Ephemeris and Text Ephemeris
The Graphic Ephemeris feature in Sirius is very flexible. You can include asteroids and you can place transits, progressed chart, and natal chart planets all in one graph. You can select heliocentric or geocentric and also declination or latitude, as well as many other options. The tutorial "The Graphic Ephemeris" demonstrates the use of the Graphic Ephemeris and many of the options that are available. Shown below are four examples of the Graphic Ephemeris.
Although the text ephemeris is not a graphic, we describe it here because it complements the graphic ephemeris. Some astrologers prefer a text ephemeris rather than a graphic ephemeris. Of course many astrologers use both a graphic ephemeris and a text ephemeris but for those of you who are not interested in the graphic ephemeris but do use a text ephemeris, rest assured that a text ephemeris is also available.