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HUBER PLANETARY STRENGTHS: A list of Planetary Strengths according to the Huber system can be produced in Sirius.

HUBER AGE POINT LISTING: Produce a Huber Age Point listing which shows the dates on which the Age Point forms aspects, enters new houses, and reaches the Huber Invert Points and Low Points.

HUBER PATTERNS: Select Huber patterns which include the complete set of patterns used in Huber astrology, including some of the more complex Huber system patterns.

FIXED STAR ASTROLOGICAL NAMES: Include the astronomical name of the fixed star in listing as well as the astrological name. The astronomical name indicates the constellation that the asteroid is in so that you know the constellation of the fixed star.

GRAPHIC EPHEMERIS: The Graphic Ephemeris is another forecasting tool that many astrologers use. Some of the improvements that have been made to the Graphic Ephemeris are:

  • The ability to display midpoints in the graphic ephemeris. Because there are so many midpoints and the screen can become overwhelmed with lines, you select the specific midpoints which you wish to graph.
  • You can also graph angular distances between planets (measured either from 0 to 180 degrees or 0 to 360 degrees) instead of the positions of planets in a graphic ephemeris. This can be helpful, for example, for studying synodic cycles.
  • You can also select any asteroids to place in the graphic ephemeris! There are also some new formatting features, such as the selection of whether the dates appear the top or bottom of the graphic ephemeris.

DATA ENTRY: Unlimited notes, ability to have multiple keywords for charts, and a new “free-form” style of data entry are a few of the new improvements. In the data entry screen of both Kepler and Sirius you can select Lunation and Eclipse Charts. In Sirius, the following new feature has been added:

  • Lunation and Eclipse Charts can now be calculated using either the Astrological Calculation Method (in zodiac longitude) or an Astronomical Calculation Method (shortest distance between the Sun and Moon in direct distance measurement).
  • Enter unlimited notes and keywords fro your clients.
  • In Sirius you have the ability to enter date and time information in a "free-form" style instead of the "structured" data entry style that is used in Kepler 7. Some users prefer the structured style and some prefer the free-form style, and probably most users are comfortable with both styles, but for those

Data Entry and Ease of Use: In Sirius you can now save the charts you have entered and reports you have selected, give these charts a name, and then bring them back at a future time. This feature is different from saving birth data and calling it back at a future time. Saving the chart entries restores all selections in the same way as selecting "Start" and then "Continue from Previous Session" does when you start up Sirius or Kepler, but the selections are not from your previous session but from any session where you saved the entries. This is a handy feature when teaching classes or giving seminars, for example. You can bring up the charts with the reports desired with a few mouse clicks.

Easily create your own categories: We mentioned above that in Sirius notes are of unlimited length. Another new feature regarding accessing of charts is that the selection of categories has been moved from a pull-down tree system to a form with tabs. This is slightly easier to navigate. You can also much more easily create your own categories and groups of charts, more easily name them, and you are no longer limited to 25 of these categories. The limit in Sirius is 1,000, more than any user would need.

The Data Entry Screen, like many screens, has been slightly re-designed so that some selections are easily accessible.

IMPROVED SCREEN DISPLAYS: Many of the screen displays in Sirius have been improved. A good example of an improvement in the user interface is the customizing of transit and progressed listings, interpretations, and time lines.

  • In Sirius the customizing features have been placed into tabs, and selecting aspects has been simpler and more intuitive. We have not been in such a rush to just add new features that we have neglected fine and subtle points throughout the program.

Sirius is an enormous step forward and Sirius is truly a new level of astrological software unlike any other astrology software available anywhere else.

INTERACTIVE & DYNAMIC DISPLAYS OF CHART WHEELS: In Kepler you can adjust the time of a chart without needing to return to the data entry screen. In Sirius the concept of interactively adjusting the time of a chart has developed into a set of features that are very sophisticated, elegant, and powerful.

  • Selecting the Time Adjust feature brings up a narrow window, like a panel, on the right side of the screen, where you can interactively adjust the chart forward or backward in time, move the chart forward or backward to the next time an aspect occurs or a planet or house cusp ingresses into a sign or reaches a particular zodiac position. A scrolling list of aspects to a point (the Asc or MC is typically selected by most astrologers) and conjunctions to fixed stars is displayed, a fabulous feature for electional purposes.
  • You can even have Sirius make a list of potential charts that you are considering, and you can easily add a chart to your list of chart entries so that you automatically have this chart to study without disturbing your current chart entry.
  • The Time Adjust feature in Sirius is a tool that you can use for many purposes, such as, for example, selecting a time for an event. With a few mouse clicks you can move the chart forward to when the Jupiter trine MC aspect you see is exact, see the aspects to the Asc and MC and any conjunctions they may make to fixed stars.
  • Push the chart backwards or forwards by a few minutes with a few mouse clicks.
  • You could also select the time a house cusp or planet ingresses into another sign.
  • You can temporarily save a time that looks interesting and have it listed for you in your list of times that you are considering.

After you decide on a chart you can have it added to the list of chart entries (your Calculated Charts) and exit the Time Adjust feature and be able to further study the chart. This is a powerful tool for working with charts that is going to become part of the "took kit" that many astrologers use.

ASTRO CALENDAR: Sirius includes a beautiful AstroCalendar. The AstroCalendar provides a rich set of options that allows you to customize the AstroCalendar in many ways.

  • The AstroCalendar for a given month has a very pale image in the background (unless you choose to remove it), and nicely organized information placed in the cell area of each day of the month.
  • You have control over the font styles, sizes, and colors used for all parts of the AstroCalendar so you can customize it to suit your tastes. However, you may find that there is no need to customize it all because the default settings are very attractive.
  • Unlike a calendar that you purchase at a store that may have general information that is true for everyone, such as the time that the Moon changes sign or the times of sunrise and sunset, you can also produce a Personal AstroCalendar in Sirius.
  • The Personal AstroCalendar includes the times that transit-to-natal planet aspects occur. On the other hand, you can produce a calendar that is suitable for the general public by producing the Mundane AstroCalendar, which includes only mundane influences like times that planets change signs, transit-to-transit aspects, sunrise and sunset, and Moon void of course times.
  • You can even produce a calendar that includes both Personal and Mundane influences. The calendar also can include holidays, and you can select which holidays you wish to include on the calendar from the list that is provided.
  • You may wish to include Jewish holidays, for example.
  • You can even specify dates of events, such as the 3rd Wednesday of particular months (or every month) so that you have a reminder of these events that occur on regularly scheduled times during particular months.
  • You also select the place you wish the calendar to be produced for, and the AstroCalendar recognizes when daylight saving time changes and displays a note about this and adjust all the times given on the AstroCalendar accordingly. You could also use your own graphic images as background images.
  • The AstroCalendar in Sirius is another fully developed and powerful feature. As with most areas of the Sirius program, the features are competitive or outperform specialized programs you can purchase from other companies for hundreds of dollars for only that one small set of features.

IMPROVED ASTROCLOCK: In Kepler an AstroClock and TriWheel animation are available. These features have also been tremendously improved in Sirius.

  • In Sirius you can also view BiWheel animations with either transit and natal charts or of progressed and natal charts, and also a QuadWheel of the natal, transit, and either 2 progressed charts, or a progressed chart and a natal chart.
  • You can also adjust the charts forward or backward in time or watch them move automatically. Y
  • You can also make some changes to the wheel style, and view separate wheels rather than multi-ring wheels. For example, you can view 4 separate wheels instead of a QuadWheel.
  • You can also easily switch between a QuadWheel and 4 separate wheels. You can also interactively select different kinds of progressed charts. In short, greater flexibility, power, and elegance has been added to the interactive charts.
  • Now you can interactively view these charts over time and see other charts, like returns and other kinds of progressions.
  • The interactive manipulation of charts is a style of using software that some astrologers love and some do not use at all.

Sirius provides you a vast number of features so that it is very likely that the tools that you like are available. Also, we all change and grow, and if you decide you would like to experiment or use another tool, there is a reasonably good chance that it is already in Sirius and you do not need to purchase another program or hope that some day it will be added in the future.

  • The time of an AstroClock can now be automatically adjusted to the location for which the AstroClock is calculated. For example, if you live in London and are viewing an AstroClock for Los Angeles, it is nice for the AstroClock to automatically adjust for the time zone and observance of daylight saving time in Los Angeles rather than use the computer clock time. This is now possible in Sirius.
  • Like the other animated wheels, you can now easily adjust the time interactively as well as view the chart in an AstroClock style where the chart is automatically updated in real time or an accelerate time.

INTERACTIVE COSMOBIOLOGY DIAL: Another form of interactivity with chart wheels that is new in Sirius are the interactive cosmobiology dials. You can click on a 90 Degree Dial, and also a BiWheel, TriWheel, or QuadWheel 90 Degree Dial, and move a dial around the dial and the midpoints formed to that point are automatically displayed. In BiWheel, TriWheel, and QuadWheels, the midpoint structures are shown between the charts.

  • The Interactive Dials in Sirius are based on the plastic (metal or cardboard) dials that cosmobiologists have used for decades. Instead of printing chart wheels and placing them on a Dial, you can drag the mouse pointer around the Dial and instantaneously see the midpoint structures that are formed.
  • You can also click a button to have the Dial jump automatically to the next or previous planet in the wheel.
  • The ability to have this capability not only in a regular wheel but also in A BiWheel, TriWheel, and QuadWheel Dial allows you to see midpoints between 2 people, or between progressed and transiting planets and natal planets. For the cosmobiologist who loves to use dials, the Interactive Dials in Sirius can make working with Dials very easy and powerful.
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