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CHART 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:

  • A 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 (this is possible 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 while viewing other reports.

  • The Popup Wheel is a handy way to be able to refer to the natal chart while viewing 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 Popup 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 can quickly 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 this much 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 and Sirius 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 to use.

  • 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 also 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 place up to a total of 20 asteroids and/or the Arabic Parts in the chart wheel. Sirius also has an Asteroids Wheel that allows you to place up to 65 asteroids in the outer ring of a wheel, as well as the ability to produce listings of asteroid positions
  • Sirius 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 Board" window 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 the mouse). There 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 surrounding border, and other fine tuning so that the information is placed exactly as you would like it! These advanced features are easy to use and they do not interfere with the basic and simple customizing that you are much more likely to use. You can even adjust the spacing of the 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.
  • To add a table or other item, you just check it in the list of items displayed on the right side of the screen. The Page Designer simply provides an unparalleled level of ease and power for customizing a chart wheel page.
  • Select a language for the chart wheel information, easily place graphics and text anywhere in a chart wheel, with options to allow graphic 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 one of 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 easily adjust the size of these arrows.

CHART 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.

COORDINATE 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.

HOUSE 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-Porphyry, Geodetic-Regiomontanus, Geodetic-Topocentric, Alcabitius, and Neoporph.

ASPECT PATTERNS: Patterns 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 more complex 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 patterns with 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 can be done, as well as the very attractive and useful way in which the information is presented, makes these new features very exciting.
  • Sirius, 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 of empty space on the page. For some sets of patterns, the 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 these features makes a big difference for the user.

PASSWORD 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.

SIRIUS, A HUGE SET OF RESOURCES FOR YOU: With Sirius you find that features not only sound good when you hear about them or read about them; they work very well in actual practice as well.

You 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. Of course 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 number of features.


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