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Preferences

The link "View/edit preferences" takes you to a page which allows you to view and modify certain preferences.

  1. You can choose a reference place for your Personal Daily Horoscope and for a few of the drawings (for example: the Solar Return, the Composite, and the Relocation Chart). We recommend you to choose your place of residence as reference location.
  2. The option "Display extra help texts" does not fulfil a function at the moment.
  3. You can switch the icons on the horoscope selection page on and off.
  4. If you want to switch off the images which accompany your Daily Horoscope, you can tick the box "Suppress images in Daily Horoscope".
  5. You can suppress the link "login/logout".
  6. You can check the state of and renew subscriptions you have purchased.

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View my Astro data

This link takes you to your list of Astro data. On this page, you can edit your birth data collection or select an entry for which you want to generate an interpretation or a chart.

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Leave this guest profile

This link allows you to leave your current guest profile.

Leaving the profile destroys all astro.com cookies placed on your computer.

ATTENTION! - Please, note that by clicking on this link, all your stored data will be lost, if you haven't bookmarked your horoscope page.

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Log in to existing registered user profile

If you wish to gain access to Astro data which you have saved in a particular registered user profile, please, click on the link "Log in to an existing registered profile". Then, fill in your e-mail address and your astro.com password, and click on the "login" button.

Please, use this link too, if you wish to gain access to online services which you have purchased under this registered profile (e.g. the Extended Daily Horoscope).

If there are already data in your current guest profile, these will be copied to the registered profile. They will not be lost by using this link.

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View/edit registered user data

The link "View/edit registered user data" takes you to a page which allows you to view and edit the details of your registered user profile.

To change your details you will need your astro.com password.

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Create a free registered user profile

If you do not possess a registered user profile, this link will take you to a page where you can create one.

There are many advantages to a registered user profile:
You can log in to your "My Astro" registered user profile from any computer, and use your stored horoscopes even when travelling.

Registered users can store up to 100 Astro data (birth dates), whereas users who only possess a guest profile can store but 4 sets of Astro data.

Moreover, as a registered user you have the possibility to choose high security access to your data.

If you already possess a registered user profile, but you are currently connected to your guest profile, you can also use this link.
In this case, please just enter the e-mail address and astro.com password of your registered user profile. The data of your guest profile will be transferred and added to your registered profile.

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My Astro data

The page "My Astro Data" shows you a list of all the Astro data you have currently stored in your profile.

The topmost data entry is highlighted and in most cases it is useful to put your own personal horoscope data in this place. For many services of our website this horoscope will be chosen as default if no other entry has been specifically chosen. This allows you easy one-click access to such commonly used services as your daily report, personal chart, etc.

You can click on the name of any Astro data entry in your list to get a selection of free charts and reports available to you.

Other functions you may use on this page:

  1. Adding new Astro data
    This link takes you to a page where you can enter new birth data and add them to your Astro data list. The horoscope data will automatically be saved and appended at the end of your list.
  2. Editing Astro data
    To edit any Astro data entry, simply click on the "Edit" link at the end of the row. This takes you to a page where you can modify all the properties of that item.
  3. To top
    By clicking on any of the upward arrows next to a particular Astro data entry, you can move it to the top of the list. This is your default entry from now on, and is used for all services of the website as long as you do not choose a different one of your Astro data.
  4. Deleting Astro data
    In order to delete any number of Astro data from your list, click the respective checkbox in the column "Mark for deletion" next to the entry. Once you have selected all the entries you wish to delete, click on the button marked "delete" at the bottom of the column.

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My registration data

The page "Registration Data" shows you all the personal details of your registered user profile. You can edit any of these details at any time. In order to do this, you need to enter your password.
For security reasons, your password is never openly displayed.

To learn more about the various fields, please click on the [i]-Links besides the fields.

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E-mail

Please enter your valid e-mail address, under which you can really receive e-mail. Astrodienst will use this e-mail address only to send you a link for setting a new password, should you ever forget it. One other reason to send you an e-mail might be to give you information about important events related to our online services. Under no circumstances Astrodienst will reveal your e-mail address to third parties (see also "The information you give us").

The e-mail address is the primary means of identification on our online service website (not your name). If you want to create more than one registered users profile (which is allowed), you need to use a different e-mail address for each. You can easily set up additional valid e-mail addresses at sites like Yahoo or hotmail.com.

Astrodienst reserves the right to test e-mail addresses for validity and to delete registered profiles which were created with an invalid e-mail address (i.e. an address to which no e-mail can be sent).

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Password

If you create a free registered user profile: Please choose a password which you can easily remember but which others will not be able to guess. A good way to find a password is to use the initials of a memorable sentence. For example: The sentence "My granny is called Louise" gives you the password: MgicL.
Please note that upper and lower case letters are distinct in passwords.

By entering your address information in the Astro Shop, our system creates such a registered profile for you. You will not have to re-enter your data for future orders again, as they remain stored on the server.
To protect the data in this profile from access by others, or from unauthorized changes, the password, which you can choose, is required.

Please do NOT use a password which you have already used for other security purposes, for example your email access or for online banking!

Should you ever forget your password, and provided that your e-mail address is valid, we can send you a link for setting a new password. Simply click on the respective link below the password input field.
See also "The information you give us"

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The information you give us

We at Astrodienst have been serving our customers around the world for nearly 22 years. These customers entrust us with information that they expect to be held in confidence. We take this trust seriously.

The information you provide to Astrodienst is not released to any other party, neither company nor individual. It is used internally to process the orders you place with us, no matter whether you are using a free service or making a purchase.

Astrodienst owns and maintains its own servers, including the secure shopping cart features. Nobody outside Astrodienst has access to our software or data.
We thank you for honoring Astrodienst with your patronage. We will always do our best to provide you with our finest products and service.

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Country

Please select your home country. Sometimes we have offers or options which differ from country to country; if we know your country of residence, we can preselect appropriate offers for you.

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Preferred language

Please select the language in which we can communicate with you, should we ever need to send you an e-mail.

We hope that you will understand that we may not be able to offer your mother tongue. Please choose the language which poses the least problems for you, should your native language not be in the selection.

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High security access

The option "high security" is available to users who wish to have extra protection on their registered user profiles.

It is important to note that when you do not use this high security mode, it is much easier for others to gain access to your account. For example, if you e-mail somebody a link or bookmark to a horoscope generated from one of your Astro data entries, they may be able to gain access to the whole of your user profile.

The high security option allows others to view individual horoscopes and charts generated from your collection of Astro data, but no one will be able to access your profile and the full collection of your Astro data without logging in with your password.

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Changing your password

If you wish to change your password, select the link "Want to change your password? Click here." at the bottom of the registration page.

Please enter your old password first, and then enter your new one which you need to confirm by entering it twice.

Click on the "Continue" button to save your new password.

Mailing your password
If you have forgotten your password, you can have it e-mailed to you by clicking on the button marked "email it to me" next to "Forgotten your password?". You may have to wait a few minutes for the e-mail to arrive.

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Preferences

The link "View/edit preferences" takes you to a page which allows you to view and modify certain preferences.

  1. You can choose a reference place for your Personal Daily Horoscope and for a few of the drawings (for example: the Solar Return, the Composite, and the Relocation Chart). We recommend you to choose your place of residence as reference location.
  2. The option "Display extra help texts" does not fulfil a function at the moment.
  3. You can switch the icons on the horoscope selection page on and off.
  4. If you want to switch off the images which accompany your Daily Horoscope, you can tick the box "Suppress images in Daily Horoscope".
  5. You can suppress the link "login/logout".
  6. You can check the state of and renew subscriptions you have purchased.

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Create a free registered user profile

If you do not possess a registered user profile, this link will take you to a page where you can create one.

There are many advantages to a registered user profile:
You can log in to your "My Astro" registered user profile from any computer, and use your stored horoscopes even when travelling.

Registered users can store up to 100 Astro data (birth dates), whereas users who only possess a guest profile can store but 4 sets of Astro data.

Moreover, as a registered user you have the possibility to choose high security access to your data.

If you already possess a registered user profile, but you are currently connected to your guest profile, you can also use this link.
In this case, please just enter the e-mail address and astro.com password of your registered user profile. The data of your guest profile will be transferred and added to your registered profile.

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Using the upward arrow to change your default Astro data

The Astro data entry which is highlighted at the top of your list is your default. It is used for generating charts and reports when no other entries have been specifically selected.

You can change your default to any in your list by clicking on the upward arrow next to the entry.

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Using "Mark for deletion" as a first step to delete Astro data

You can delete any of your Astro data entries from your collection by clicking in the checkboxes next to them beneath the heading "mark for deletion". Once you have selected all the entries you wish to delete, you click on the button marked "delete" at the very bottom of that same column. You will be prompted to confirm the deletion of your selected entries. If you choose yes, all those data will be removed from your collection; if you choose no, nothing will be deleted.

By deleting data, the bookmarks leading to these data become invalid as well.

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Which horoscopes are available?

In order to see which horoscopes are availble, simply click on "Free Horoscopes" in the main navigation bar at the top of the website.

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How to create a new horoscope

You can enter the birth data of a person by clicking on the link "Create a new horoscope immediately, as a Guest User". After entering the data, the "continue" button will take you to the selection of free horoscopes.

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Quick access to your horoscope

Before you leave the website, you may wish to bookmark a horoscope page so that you can return to it. You could, for example, bookmark the page "Personal Daily Horoscope" or "Free Horoscopes".

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Logging in to your registered user profile

If you already have one or more registered user profiles, you can log in by entering your e-mail address (for identification) and your astro.com password. Then click on the "login" button to get to your Astro data.

If you do not possess a registered user profile yet, you can use the link "Create a free registered user profile" to create one. Data you have stored in your guest profile are taken over to your registered profile.

There are many advantages to a registered user profile:
You can log in to your "My Astro" registered user profile from any computer, and use your stored horoscopes even when travelling.

Registered users can store up to 100 Astro data (birth dates), whereas users who only possess a guest profile can store but 4 sets of Astro data.

Moreover, as a registered user you have the possibility to choose high security access to your data.

If you already possess a registered user profile, but you are currently connected to your guest profile, you can also use this link.
In this case, please just enter the e-mail address and astro.com password of your registered user profile. The data of your guest profile will be transferred and added to your registered profile.

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Your personal data collection

In order to start your personal data collection, simply click on the link marked "Create a free registered user profile".

There are many advantages to a registered user profile:
You can log in to your "My Astro" registered user profile from any computer, and use your stored horoscopes even when travelling.

Registered users can store up to 100 Astro data (birth dates), whereas users who only possess a guest profile can store but 4 sets of Astro data.

Moreover, as a registered user you have the possibility to choose high security access to your data.

If you already possess a registered user profile, but you are currently connected to your guest profile, you can also use this link.
In this case, please just enter the e-mail address and astro.com password of your registered user profile. The data of your guest profile will be transferred and added to your registered profile.

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How to select horoscope data

To select the horoscope data of a particular person in your list just click on the entry containing the person's Astro data.

The first entry in your list is the default entry; if you choose a horoscope without selecting a particular person, it will be generated for the default entry.

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How to delete horoscope data

To delete one or more entries from your list, tick the checkbox in the right column next to the entries and click on the link "Delete marked data" at the bottom of the list.

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Create a free registered user profile

If you do not possess a registered user profile, this link will take you to a page where you can create one.

There are many advantages to a registered user profile:
You can log in to your "My Astro" registered user profile from any computer, and use your stored horoscopes even when travelling.

Registered users can store up to 100 Astro data (birth dates), whereas users who only possess a guest profile can store but 4 sets of Astro data.

Moreover, as a registered user you have the possibility to choose high security access to your data.

If you already possess a registered user profile, but you are currently connected to your guest profile, you can also use this link.
In this case, please just enter the e-mail address and astro.com password of your registered user profile. The data of your guest profile will be transferred and added to your registered profile.

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Leave this profile / Log in to a different profile

The link "Leave this profile / Log in to a different profile" allows you to leave your current user profile. Of course, you can log in to a different profile straight away, if you wish to do so.

Leaving the profile destroys all astro.com cookies placed on your computer. If you want to return to your data at a later point, you need to log in, giving your e-mail address and astro.com password.

Being able to leave your profile and all data is useful if you visit www.astro.com from a computer that is accessed by other people with whom you may not want to share your Astro data.

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How to select horoscope data

To select the horoscope data of a particular person in your list just click on the entry containing the person's Astro data.

The first entry in your list is the default entry; if you choose a horoscope without selecting a particular person, it will be generated for the default entry.

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How to delete horoscope data

To delete one or more entries from your list, tick the checkbox in the right column next to the entries and click on the link "Delete marked data" at the bottom of the list.

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View/edit registered user data

The link "View/edit registered user data" takes you to a page which allows you to view and edit the details of your registered user profile.

To change your details you will need your astro.com password.

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Preferences

The link "View/edit preferences" takes you to a page which allows you to view and modify certain preferences.

  1. You can choose a reference place for your Personal Daily Horoscope and for a few of the drawings (for example: the Solar Return, the Composite, and the Relocation Chart). We recommend you to choose your place of residence as reference location.
  2. The option "Display extra help texts" does not fulfil a function at the moment.
  3. You can switch the icons on the horoscope selection page on and off.
  4. If you want to switch off the images which accompany your Daily Horoscope, you can tick the box "Suppress images in Daily Horoscope".
  5. You can suppress the link "login/logout".
  6. You can check the state of and renew subscriptions you have purchased.

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How to disable help messages

The option "Display extra help texts" does not fulfil a function at the moment.

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How to create a new horoscope

You can enter the birth data of a person by clicking on the link "Add new Astro data".

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Reconstructing camouflaged e-mail addresses

E-mail addresses are camouflaged in order to make misuse by spammers more difficult.

To find the original e-mail address, proceed as follows:

  • Take the letter sequence in the brackets [ ]
  • Remove the first characters until the first slash ( '/' )
  • Replace all slashes by dots ( '/' by '.' )
  • Replace the alienated 'at' ( 'ät', 'ét', etc.) by an '@' character
  • Remove white spaces in the address.

Example:

lanod/donald/duck àt aol/com

-> donald/duck àt aol/com

-> donald.duck àt aol.com

-> donald.duck@aol.com

[$dbms_down The database with all stored data of www.astro.com is currently not accessible.

While the informational web pages at www.astro.com can be used, the personal user data and horoscope data cannot be accessed at this time.

Astrodienst staff has alreay been notified about the problem.

Please try again in a few minutes.

If you find this message repeated over more than one hour, please try again later today or tomorrow. Please be aware that the Astrodienst server is located in Europe, and staff may not be working there at this time to correct the database interruption.

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Which horoscopes are available?

In order to see which horoscopes are availble, simply click on "Free Horoscopes" in the main navigation bar at the top of the website.

How to create a new horoscope

You can enter the birth data of a person by clicking on the link "Create a new horoscope immediately, as a Guest User". After entering the data, the "continue" button will take you to the selection of free horoscopes.

Your personal data collection

In order to start your personal data collection, simply click on the link marked "Create a free registered user profile".

There are many advantages to a registered user profile:
You can log in to your "My Astro" registered user profile from any computer, and use your stored horoscopes even when travelling.

Registered users can store up to 100 Astro data (birth dates), whereas users who only possess a guest profile can store but 4 sets of Astro data.

Moreover, as a registered user you have the possibility to choose high security access to your data.

If you already possess a registered user profile, but you are currently connected to your guest profile, you can also use this link.
In this case, please just enter the e-mail address and astro.com password of your registered user profile. The data of your guest profile will be transferred and added to your registered profile.

Logging in to your registered user profile

If you already have one or more registered user profiles, you can log in by entering your e-mail address (for identification) and your astro.com password. Then click on the "login" button to get to your Astro data.

If you do not possess a registered user profile yet, you can use the link "Create a free registered user profile" to create one. Data you have stored in your guest profile are taken over to your registered profile.

Quick access to your horoscope

Before you leave the website, you may wish to bookmark a horoscope page so that you can return to it. You could, for example, bookmark the page "Personal Daily Horoscope" or "Free Horoscopes".

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