Jeff Faccin is listed amongst the most reputable astrologers in Switzerland and France. He owes his reputation to the quality of his interpretations, as well as to his real contribution to astrological research. As a programmer, he created a famous french program Andromeda. His name is pronounced « Fatshin », in Italian
Here is his story, for those who are interested to get to know him; he is an unconventional character.
Around the middle of the 1950s, an Italian couple arrived in Switzerland, seeking employment. Having hardly arrived in this country, they gave birth to this future astrologer. At the age of 6 years old, they asked him what he wanted to do later in his life. He replied: « When I am grown up, I will go to the stars »... He could not believe just how right he was... At that time all he wanted to do was to become an astronaut, just like any kid of that age...
During high school, he began a comic strip. After contacting various publishers, Editions Dupuis (Spirou) encouraged him to work about six months on it before being published. He did everything himself, scripts, designs and colours. The stories were oriented towards science fiction. The graphics was inspired by designers like Druillet, Giraud, Gillon, etc. His cartoons were not published.
He then made an apprenticeship in graphic arts. He worked in various printing works, but he felt that his way forwards was not there.
During this same period, he learned to play the guitar. A few years later, after a stint in various local groups, recordings of film scores and numerous public appearances and on radio, in 1985 he recorded his first, and only 33 disc, “Star Lore.” He composed all the songs on the album, played guitars, keyboards and programmed the drum machines and other percussion. He designed the storyboard of the video clip of the album, and he took a few steps as an actor. If the adventure was very exciting and rewarding on the creative side, the promotional budget was lacking. He decided at this time to devote himself entirely to astrology, for he knew deep down that he was more gifted in astrology than in any other areas.
One of his old buddies a lighting technician came to him in 1984, and offered him a Commodore 64 computer, designed to automate lights show. This gave him a challenge, which was more humorous than for any other reasons: "If we made a program of astrology? This could pay off! I'm sure it would sell well, he said.
What the friend did not know is that Jean-Francois was going to take this seriously.
Jean-Francois entered the first library he found on his path, immediately after leaving his friend, and bought his first book on astrology; the adventure had begun. It was not until 1988, four years later that he would touch on computing. Having not found astrology software to his convenience, he decided to do it himself, on his Atari ST 4. He wanted a program to his liking and responding to his needs. He duplicated it in an amateur way and sold the copies: it was his first software for Atari. Andromeda was the name chosen, which in Greek means "one who leads men".
This perfectly self taught person knew nothing about astrology, let alone computers at that time. He never took a course, he learned everything on the job. He has since become a good programmer, but he has especially become a great designer and astrologer.
In 1988, he devoted himself fully to his vocation by providing consultations and courses: he opened the "New School of Astrology" in Morges, Switzerland. For a number of years, he was able to forge an excellent reputation and sold more and more software programs. To become, as of the year 2000, the number one selling software astrology program in the entire French speaking world.
In 1993, the publisher Micro Application edited Andromeda for Windows. In 1995, the famous Andromeda 2000 is distributed throughout the French speaking countries. In 1996, he decided that he no longer wanted to work with this editor.
In 1998 he was working for Alsyd multimedia. Andromeda 3000 was followed by Andromeda 4. The "Encyclopedia of Astrology" in the first and second editions, "Numerology", and "Millennium and Horoscope 2000", "Astrology in Practice", "The Art of Tarot", etc., were later published.
In 2004, the company Mindscape buys Alsyd Multimedia and nothing works. Jean-Francois Faccin leaves Mindscape with no regrets and prepares his own publishing company and Orion-Astro.
In 2006, Astro-Orion receives a warm welcome very quickly and the software is quickly recognized by astrologers as one of the best software programs in Francophonie.
This software imposed itself as being both the most playful and at the same time the most serious of astrology programs, but also the richest in content on the market. Jeff Faccin gives more and more consultations because the confrontation with consultation is the best way for him to contribute to improving the science of astrology.
In 2009, he designs and publishes a software for numerology (in French only).
In 2011, the version 2 of Orion Astro is out finally, after a lot of hard work; it is easier to use, more sophisticated and certainly more current.
Jeff Faccin gives more and more consultations because the confrontation with the consultation is the best way for him to contribute to improving the science of astrology. (Only in french)
Name : Faccin
Date of birth: 29 April 1959
Hour of birth: 12 h 15 m 07 s
Place of birth: Nyon, Switzerland
Office: 11, rue du Collège, CH-1410 Thierrens