Note that you cannot compare the astrological results of Orion-Astro with those coming from other astrological programs. The results are not exactly identical and it is important to say that it is not the result of an error. No astrologer is able to read alone all that is implied in the reading of a sky chart. There is always something that will escape him. There is not a single astrology, but many, just like there is not a single a single medication. The numerous parameters of Orion-Astro can modify the calculation of the chart in a way that is important; and sensitive. At the base, les ephemerides are based on the model of DE-406, issued from the JPL, that is, the NASA. It is almost impossible to be more precise.
|—||How can I display the two Liliths, mean and true Lilith on the chart?|
|—||One must first display the options dialog of the software. To do this, click on the Options/ Preferences/Stars used menu. Ensure that on the list to the left, Lilith is checked and in the right list, select Dark Moon. Then click the Operations button, at the bottom of the dialogue, towards the centre. This button is beige. A dropdown menu appears, click on Calculate. Then chose another Lilith than Lilith true (it is enabled by the Dark Moon, clicked previously). Then save your configuration by clicking OK, it is necessary to calculate again the chart or charts in order to differentiate Lilith.|
|—||If I format the hard disc, do I have to re-install ALL of the subsequent updates?|
|—||No. The last update contains ALL of the program modifications, without exception. There is just one unique update to be installed.|
|—||What is the Ecologic version of Orion-Astro?|
|—||This is a version without packing. No more waste, printing of paper, or plastic pollution! At the software level it is exactly the same version as the CD-ROM.|
|—||If I download the program, can I reinstall it by downloading it again later, for example if I change my computer?|
|—||Yes. In fact, you are buying a right to use Orion-Astro. Your Orion-Astro code allows you to download the software which is activated from an address indicted on the e-mail you receive upon the purchase of Orion, to download Orion-Astro-standard or Maestro.|
|—||On the chart, I have two indication of MC. Why?|
|—||You work with the zodiacal domification instead of Placidus. If you display a division, this is normal. Otherwise, go to the menu Options Domification, and click on Placidus. The zodiac domification is called "equal". All cusps are, therefore, all of the same degree. As the Midheaven does not obey this rule, because it depends entirely on the sidereal time, it will be drawn if the option Draw the MC as a planet is checked.|
|—||How to read a zodiacal domification, used in the divisions?|
|—||This is an important question because the cusp does not mean the beginning of the house, but its most important point. If the cusp of the House III is in Taurus, all the planets in Taurus without exception will be deemed to be placed in House III. If they are positioned at the beginning or the end of the constellation changes nothing.|
|—||I do not understand the orbs in %. How to find the degrees in the orbs? Are they restrained in this version?|
|—||This percentage indicates the effectiveness of an aspect. This notion is in fact easier to grasp. The more the aspect is tight, that is to say the more it is close to 100%, the more its effect will be something irrevocable. Free will is much more limited. The more the aspect is wide, the more a person can control the aspect. The orb varies from aspect to aspect the percentage will be a more accurate indication than the distance from the exact aspect, which is an abstract concept in itself. By pressing the F11 key on the keyboard, you will get the orbs both in degrees and percentage in a list of aspects. If the aspects act psychologically with large orbs, they no longer act on a practical level.|
|—||Why change the domification when one displays the divisions?|
|—||The technique of the charts of division comes from Indian astrology. The technique of harmonics, used by the Anglo-Saxons, is a westernized version of the divisions. In the Middle Ages, there were, it seems, a parallel system in the West. Some Indian schools, such as Krishnamurti, use the system Placidus or topocentric. But the domification which is the most effective with the Indian system is the Zodiacal domification. With this domification, each constellation is superimposes on a house. The cusp does not designate the location of the house that is the most important, but no longer the beginning. The Ascendant could be the first or last degree of the constellation, which will not change the fact that the constellation sets the limits of the house and not its cusp. This system of divisions is incredibly reliable. But not using it just anyhow; it is pointless to treat houses independently. Only Houses VI, VIII and XII have an important role, because they generate weaknesses. The Ascendant is as important as the House X indicating the turning points in a domain. The falls are also factors of weakness and exaltations and rulerships are success factors, provided they do not fall within the problem houses VI, VIII and XII. If a person has Mars in Aries in residence, but is unfortunate to be also in House VI and when a planet is located at the same time in domicile and in a house of weaknesses, one could argue that the person has worthy determinations, but the environment it will not be favourable, it may even be harmful.|
|—||Why the aspects that I expect are not displayed?|
|—||Astrologers of the humanist school tend to use wide orbs. Just go into general options and enable the configuration of humanist orbs.|
|—||What are the planetary periods based on?|
|—||Our natural satellite, the Moon, is the cornerstone of planetary periods. The excellence of the calculation of the Moon is thus essential when you want to get a list of dates from the natal chart. The planetary periods can be calculated with a tropical moon. A lag of 20 minutes of arc on the Moon can cause a difference of one year on the periods. The Moon, at the time of birth, will be in one of 27 Indian mansions, or nakshatras. Each of the visible planets, from the Sun to Saturn, plus the two Nodes rule three mansions. Indeed, 27 mansions/ by 9 bodies = 3 mansions each. The more the Moon is near the end of the mansion, the more the first period will be short. Then, from that first mansion, the cycles follow in the same order and each planet dominates for a certain period of life: 10 years for the Moon, 16 for Jupiter, and so on. See Help for more details.|
|—||In the menu Options/Settings/Bodies used, what is the use of “Other bodies always drawn on the chart”?|
|—||This list is used to position the hypothetical bodies, fixed stars and other points in space that some astrologers might want to use. In Germany, Witte, founder of The School of Hamburg, used hypothetical planets which have not yet been discovered ... For those who are interested, the positions of the hypothetical planets of Witte may appear on the map. Thirty-five of the larger fixed stars can be shown on the chart, and the Black Sun or any other planetary node. It is essential that beginners do not overload the vain chart. These bodies are never interpreted, with the exception of the fixed stars. Let's be reasonable: It is not by adding some 35 stars, eight hypothetical bodies and 10,000 asteroids that one can happen to read something specific. These bodies are present for research.|
|—||In the menu Options/Settings/Astral bodies used, what is the use of “Planets sorted by the Indian order”?|
|—||The Western astrologers classify planets according to the natural distance of the planets from the Sun. Apart from the Moon, because of its apparent magnitude to the naked eye; the Western order of the planets is that of the natural distance of the planets in the solar system. Astrologers in India, who use only the seven planets visible to the naked eye, use a different distribution, which is based on the day of the week. Thus, the Ascendant is placed at the beginning of the ranking, which continues with the Sun that orders Sunday (in English, Sunday means the day of the sun), then the Moon with the follows with Monday, the Moon-Day. March takes over from Monday for the Mars-Day, Mercury announces Mercury-Day, Thursday is the day of Jupiter (giovedì as said in Italian, Giove is the Italian translation of Jupiter), Friday is that of Venus- Day and Saturday will be the Saturn-Day. On September 11, 2001 was a Tuesday, the day of Mars. The Twin Towers in New York fell when Mars was in conjunction with the South Node, a combination containing extreme violence.|
|—||Is it possible to disable or to ignore the boxes concerning the exact time of birth, if it is not known when calculating the natal chart. If the answer is yes can you guide me to do so?||—||
In astrology, the charts without an Ascendant do not mean much. There are several methods to compensate for that.
I correct the charts, in other words, I find the birth time based on events in the life of the person. This is long and difficult and is not always possible.
It is not possible to dispense with the birth time in astrology. For a chart must have an Ascendant for the domains of life to have a basis. Ignoring the time of birth means a holistic and ordinary interpretation that does not go far. And any form of prediction is then totally impossible, nothing can be right. It is impossible to mount a solar return; the effects of transits become random, etc.