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~ Asteroids Wheel
~ Arabic Parts Wheel
~ Fixed Stars Wheel
~ Midpoint Wheel
~ Medieval Wheel (with Essential Dignities, almutens, etc.
~ 3-D appearance
~ Square Wheel
~ Huber House Wheel
~ Huber Mondknoten
~ Blank Wheel
~ Wheel with TransPluto
~ Vedic Chakra Chart
~ Regular Chart Wheel
~ BiWheel
~ TriWheel
~ QuadWheel
~ 2 Wheels on one page
~ 3 Wheels on one page
~ 4 Wheels on one page
~ 90 Degree Dial

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Go to Kepler InformationKepler can be used by people with any level of experience, from novice to professional. Novices can stick to the basics, experts use the advanced features. Complete atlas included.


Additional Features 

Saving Chart Wheels and Interpretation to file:
* Save interpretive reports in HTML, RTF, TXT, and PDF format.
* Save files to any directory that you wish to save it to.
* Give any name that you wish to use when saving a report or chart wheel to file.
* Save chart wheels to file in PNG, PCX, BMP, TIF, GIF, and JPG format.

If you have the Adobe Acrobat Distiller driver installed on your computer, chart wheels can also be produced in PDF format.

New Forecast Features:
Suppose that you are an astrologer and you would like for your clients the following information for the coming year: outer planet transits to the natal chart, secondary progressed to natal, secondary progressed to progressed, and solar arc to natal aspects. Kepler has been able to provide you this information even 10 years ago, but now it is much faster to obtain and easier to read. In Kepler, you no longer have to individually select these printouts. A screen is displayed that allows you to check which forecasts you want, and you can save this set of selections as a default for the future. The forecasts are displayed in time line format. The simple text listing format is still available, but only the time line format is available in this more elegant method of selecting forecasts.

AstroClock: You can view the current positions of the planets in real time with Kepler's AstroClock feature. You can select the place so that it calculates an AstroClock wherever you are.

Time Line Format: calendar date is printed periodically so that while looking through the printout, you can see what the dates are without needing to scroll up and down repeatedly.

Also, the date when the aspect is exact now appears in the time line printout. Because the date was not given, some Kepler users continued to use text listings, but now this limitation has been removed.

The time line format is quickly becoming the preferred method of most Kepler users, and with these new features will undoubtedly continue to become more popular. The time line format has the advantages of allowing you to quickly and easily see what astrological influences are occurring, when they occur, and how strong they are at any time.

After making your selections, you can scroll through the list of transits and progressions without needing to jump between printouts.

We have also made the selection of forecasts easier by providing a menu that allows you to jump more quickly to the different kinds of forecasts available. In earlier versions, all of these methods appeared together in a large menu, and some users did not realize, for example, that they had the powerful Profile Time Line feature which gives scores for areas such as athletic performance, accident proneness, etc. Now you won't miss these features hiding in a menu of selections that takes time to read.

A few other improvements has also been added: You can display along the bottom of each time line bar a thin red strip to indicate retrograde and/or a green strip to indicate direct motion of the transit or progressed planet. You can also include the house position and/or zodiac sign or exact position of the transiting and natal planets along the left side, next to the aspect that occurs.

AstroMaps: Treasure Maps, local space maps, horizon maps, geodetic maps, and zodiac sign maps. Zodiac sign maps are AstroMaps that show where the zodiac sign of the Ascendant and MC change. A horizon map is a slight variation of a local space map; the horizon map plots the actual house cusps whereas in a local space map house Asc lines are drawn due east-west and the MC lines are drawn due north-south. The planet lines in a horizon map and local space map are identical. We also added the ability to print an AstroMap in larger sizes, with the information at the top and bottom in smaller type, and we added the ability to select the color of the water and land.

Selecting AstroMaps: if you select a geographic region with a town at the center, that town can be placed in the map; this is a minor improvement but is helpful when picking a very small town that otherwise may not appear in the map. No other program allows you to see the orbs of AstroMap lines and combine meaningful information so nicely as Kepler.

Batch Mode and Interactive Mode: Kepler works beautifully in both "batch" mode and "interactive" mode. You may not be familiar with the terms "batch mode" and "interactive mode" but both modes are important to make an astrology program easy and fun. You can easily check the printouts you want and send them to the printer (batch mode), or you can view printouts on the screen, select any printout desired and immediately see it and then click on the Print button to print it if you like (Interactive mode). Batch mode is great when you need a lot of printouts, and interactive mode is great when you want to "play" with the program, poking around and exploring different ideas. Kepler provides both in a very easy-to-use way.

Chart Wheels: Dozens of chart wheel styles with hundreds of variations to choose from!
    Regular Wheel
        Any 2 charts (natal, progressed, return, etc. of same person or different people)
        Any 3 charts (natal progressed, return, etc. of same person or different people)
        Any 4 charts (natal progressed, return, etc. of same person or different people)
   2, 3, or 4 wheels on one page or screen

   Re-design and customize chart wheels.
   Choice of colors, including ability to 50 pre-set exciting color schemes or create your own
   Save chart wheels to file in BMP, PNG, PCX, GIF, TIF, and JPG format
   Different wheel styles. Smaller wheel styles have grid explanations, etc.
   Many options for how planets are placed in the wheel, font sizes, etc.
   Heliocentric, altitude-azimuth, 90 degree dial, harmonic chart, and many other options
   Place graphic images in background, change fonts, etc.
   Many options like "out-to-in" placement of planets in wheel etc.
   Print or view any chart wheel style in Portrait or Landscape format

Art Wheels: Art wheels are beautiful chart wheels. Our art wheels were designed by graphic artist Paul Guess. The planetary positions are placed within these exquisitely beautiful chart wheel images. These chart wheels are perfect for framing. These chart wheels are best printed on a color printer. For an incredibly stunning chart wheel, print an art wheel on glossy paper with your color printer.

There are 30 art wheels to choose from, and there is a portrait (normal) and landscape (sideways) version of each art wheel.

In order to make the art wheels as beautiful as possible, we added the ability to add shadowing to the planetary information in the chart wheel. This adds extra pizzazz to the art wheel.

Flexible Chart Wheels: Wheel and other items in printout can be resized, moved, given different colors, change fonts and size, etc.

Data Collection: A data collection of over 18,000 charts (people, businesses, earthquakes, athletes, etc.) is included. 

Complete Atlas: Kepler comes with a complete atlas of the world with over 260,00 cities. easy-to-use: type in upper or lower case, see cities as you type, and narrow the search for a specific country or state desired. The time zone and daylight savings time information is complete and up-to-date; every year some countries change laws regarding daylightr savings time, and these changes are entered into our tables. This is anbsolutely necessary in order to calculate a chart accurately!

Ease of Use:

  • While you enter the person's name (or place of birth), a list of names (or places) to select from automatically appears - no hunting around or pressing keys to tell Kepler to look up the data.  
  • Handy features like the ability to remove the listing of famous charts so you can see only your own with 2 mouse clicks make using the program fun and easy.  
  • Just do what you need to do: for example suppose you need to change the spelling of a person's name that has been saved on disk; all you do is change the spelling and the database is updated for you. Removing data is just as easy.  
  • When entering the place of birth, you can simply begin entering the place, and then you also have the option to narrow the listing of cities to one country or state, a useful feature when you are unsure of the correct spelling.  
  • Any printout being viewed on the screen can be printed by simply clicking the "Print This Screen" button. See also the discussion of "batch mode" and "interactive mode" above for more information on this. 
  • If you are pre-selecting printouts ("batch mode") and need to un-select a printout, just un-check the box. 
  • Seemingly complex requests like a BiWheel with Jack's natal chart in the center and Jill's progressed chart on the outside is very easy to do. 
  • Visual previews that show you the AstroMap, wheel style or wheel feature that you are selecting make it easy to get exactly the printout desired before you view or print it. 
  • Customize a wheel while you select it, and also make these selections the new default if you like. 
  • Easy Conversion of Old Style Calendar (Julian) to New Style Calendar (Gregorian). 
  •  Edit the text in an interpretive report. 
  •  Translate an interpretive report into other languages. 
  • Create your own interpretive report. 

Customize aspects and orbs, and have up to 3 pre-defined aspect sets. Edit any feature of an interpretive report, translate reports to a different language, or even create your own interpretive reports from scratch! You can customize regular wheels, BiWheel, TriWheel, QuadWheels, transit-to-natal aspects, progressed-to-natal aspects, Profile Reports and Time Line details. Select any TrueType font for use in interpretations. The above list is a sample of some of the features that can be customized, and is not a complete list. Easy to change the orb of aspects in natal and compatibility interpretation by selecting a report from a listing then edit it on the screen.

  • It is also easy to "touch up" a wheel; while selecting a wheel style, there is a "Touch Up" button that can be selected to access features that are most commonly desired. The "Color Schemes" feature mentioned above, for example, is in this menu.
  • You can print chart wheels in heliocentric, altitude-azimuth, horizon, and even right ascension coordinates.
  • Planet Position in the wheel can either be in the traditional zodiac style or in 0-360 degree format which some astrologers prefer for horizon, heliocentric, and right ascension charts.
  • You can also print midpoint trees and most other printouts using these coordinates systems.
  • Easy to make a new chart wheel style the default. You can set a default Regular, BiWheel, TriWheel, and QuadWheel style. Use either old style or new style Pluto glyph
  • The Vertex, Equatorial Ascendant, and 8 transneptunian planets can be put in the chart wheel.
  • The Part of Fortune can be calculated using the ancient formula (Asc+Sun-Moon for night charts).
  • It is possible to have arrows on angular cusps, different ways of placing planet positions in the chart wheels, and dozens of other ways that wheels and other printouts can be customized to suit your taste.
  • and much much more!

Over the years we have refined the program with attention to little details like those mentioned above to make Kepler fun to use. The above list is a sample of some of the features that make Kepler flexible and easy to use, and is not a complete list.

Auto Select Printouts: save a selection of printouts and auto-select it later.

E-mail the chart wheels, interpretive reports, and other printouts directly from Kepler:
Enter the e-mail address of the person you want to e-mail the report to, and it will be e-mailed. Note that you must have an Internet Service Provider (ISP) for this function to work. Most of the free services and even a few that are not free (most notably AOL) will not work. Only services that provide an outgoing mail server name and user ID will work with Kepler's e-mail feature. DSL connection is compatible with Kepler e-mailing capability.

Your Choice of Birth Data File: Read chart data from WinStar, Solar Fire, and AstroDatabank directly in Kepler's Data Entry screen! There is no need to go through the tedious process of exporting and importing; the birth chart data in these programs can be read directly by Kepler. If you are a user of one of these astrology programs, you can now easily expand your horizons with Kepler's awesome features without re-entering any of your data.

Astro Encyclopedia is a very comprehensive and thorough astrological reference work built into the Kepler program. Diagrams and images are included to help you better understand advanced subjects such as midpoint structures as well as the basics. Astro Encyclopedia also provides a huge glossary of terms and excellent articles on many topics.

Avalon Lessons is a self-learning system that is built into the Kepler program. Avalon Lessons is not a physical school, nor is it a home-study course. Avalon Lesson is the name that we give to this part of the Kepler program, where you can learn astrology step-by-step. Currently Avalon Lessons consists of 47 classes and it teaches basic and intermediate astrological concepts. In the future Avalon Lessons will be expanded to include advanced levels of study for the Avalon School of Astrology. If you want to further your astrological studies, come to the Avalon School of Astrology. Click here for details.

Avalon Lessons includes detailed lessons, tests and quizzes (you even get graded) before you proceed to the next lesson and a logical, systematic approach that makes it possible for you to learn astrology on your own. 

Avalon Lessons is a very thorough and comprehensive course, complete with graphic illustrations and tests . If you take the entire course and pass all of the tests, you will have a thorough grasp of astrological principles. In fact, you may find that you will amaze yourself with your ability to understand people by analyzing their birth charts. With additional study in advanced areas you will be able to take (and pass!) tests administered by various astrological organizations to receive certification from these organizations, and you will have the information you need to interpret charts and teach others. We recommend interpreting dozens of charts for people without any charge before beginning to charge for your services, and to devote at least a few years of study before becoming a professional in the astrological field.

If you prefer a less structured approach to learning, and you prefer to browse around, you can browse through the topics in Avalon Lessons, or you may find that Kepler's Astro Encyclopedia is more to your liking. Avalon College is particularly good for people who want a complete and thorough understanding of astrology, and want to study astrology in a systematic manner, starting with the basics and progressing to more advanced topics.

Email the chart wheels, interpretive reports, & other printouts directly from KEPLER:
Enter the e-mail address of the person you want to e-mail the report to, and it will be e-mailed. Note that you must have an Internet Service Provider (ISP) for this function to work. Most of the free services and even a few that are not free (most notably AOL and MSN) will not work. Only services that provide an outgoing mail server name and user ID will work with Kepler's e-mail feature.

Graphics Library of over 400 beautiful pictures: 
Kepler includes many hundreds of beautiful graphic images designed specifically for the Kepler program. These pictures are utilized in the Live Mini Reading, and included in the Cosmo Natal Report. You can also browse through the pictures, and print the images in a variety of sizes. You may also incorporate them into your word processing documents or other graphic programs.

  The graphics library consists of images of the following:
        Sun in zodiac signs             Uranus in zodiac signs
        Moon in zodiac signs           Neptune in zodiac signs
        Mercury in zodiac signs       Pluto in zodiac signs
        Venus in zodiac signs         Sun Sign Compatibility
        Mars in zodiac signs           Moon Sign Compatibility
        Jupiter in zodiac signs         Compatibility Aspects
        Saturn in zodiac signs         Galaxies, planets, etc.

Research Capabilities: For the research-oriented astrologer there is research capability. You can find out which charts have a particular aspect or planet in a sign or house. For example, you can find out which charts have Sun trine Jupiter. You can also select a specific range of research codes to study particular groups of people, such as just athletes, or just basketball players, or just musicians, or just singers, or just jazz singers. 

Kepler has highly sophisticated research capabilities. In addition to basic research capabilities, Kepler can analyze all angles between all planets and print a sorted list of which angles occur most often. This is "assumption-less" research and it can reveal startling new information. This kind of research is designed for serious researchers who are willing to take days or weeks to analyze and think about the research results. If you are a serious researcher, this is a tool that is likely to open new doors for you! 

The next step in the research process is even more exciting. Suppose that you decide from the research results that the group of people you are studying is more likely to have Sun conjunct, square, or opposition Saturn, Moon in Capricorn, or also Moon, Mercury, and Venus in hard aspect to Saturn. You also conclude that the Sun square Saturn aspect is most important, Sun opposition Saturn is next most important, etc. 

You can create an "astrological signature" with the exact weights that you want for each astrological factor that is part of the astrological signature. Your astrological profile can be as complex as you like, and you can even have factors such as: "if Sun is in Capricorn and Moon is in Capricorn, give 10 points, but if only the Sun in Capricorn give 5 points, and if only the Moon is in Capricorn, give 3 points". Developing these complex rules for your astrological signature is not trivial; this is a tool for the serious researcher. These are tools that enable one to validate astrology and are for the serious-minded researcher.

Kepler includes 4 hypothetical astrological signatures that were developed with this research capability: alcoholism, image consultant (a profession), football quarterback, and baseball pitcher. If additional research confirms these astrological signatures, then these hypotheses become theories that if repeatedly duplicated become the beginnings of a science of astrology. If this level of serious research is not your cup of tea, that's OK. Kepler provides a vast amount of information for various kinds and levels of interests. You can enjoy the results of the research in any case by running the hypothetical astrological signatures on people you know to see what scores they get.

Store Birth Data on disk and have notes with each person: Kepler stores data on disk that can be easily looked up later, or to research the data. You can have notes (up to 360 characters) with each person's birth data. The notes section is helpful if you need to record a special note about this person, and it is also used to give some information about the famous people and businesses that are included with the Kepler program.

Vedic Calculations, Heliocentric, and Altitude-Azimuth Charts: The ayanamsha, which is the difference between the tropical and sidereal zodiacs, can be easily selected from a menu. You can also enter a custom value. Click here for details!

Kepler News: New options and new versions of Kepler come out periodically, once or twice a year on the average. We mail out the newsletter, "Kepler News" to customers about once a year. We do not sell our name data base so don't worry about receiving junk mail. If you have an e-mail address, we send out an e-mail notice of new features about twice a year.

Customer Support: We provide fast, efficient service and excellent customer support. Virtually all of our customers are extremely pleased with both the performance of our software products and the level of assistance that we provide. Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm Eastern time. If you cannot call us for customer support during our office hours let us know. We can set an appointment for you to call us off hours. 

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