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    Current Planets
    31-Oct-2014, 07:59 UT/GMT
    Sun7Scorpio49' 6"14s07
    Moon10Aquarius39'19"12s51
    Mercury19Libra20'46"5s39
    Venus9Scorpio21'12"13s49
    Mars3Capricorn37'20"24s54
    Jupiter20Leo20'20"15n18
    Saturn23Scorpio47'47"16s51
    Uranus13Aries36' 0"r4n44
    Neptune4Pisces52'11"r10s25
    Pluto11Capricorn22' 4"20s40
    TrueNode19Libra7'50"7s29
    Chiron13Pisces21'37"r1s58
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Frequently asked questions

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  1. Why does my chart at www.astro.com look different to the chart I got somewhere else?

    A birth chart can look different for a number of reasons - usually, it does so because a different astrological technique was used. The basic information remains the same while a different system can make the drawing look different.
    Hindu systems, for example, are based on sidereal astrology, which causes shifts in the planets and ascendant. The interpretation can be different as well.
    Sometimes errors are made - the calculation could be wrong, perhaps the wrong place or time zone were used. Please check your data! With a given set of data, there can be no ambiguity. The result you get at Astrodienst is correct. Our calculations for astronomical facts are the most reliable in the whole "industry". For further reference, please see the "Full Documentation" of the Swiss Ephemeris.

  2. Do the aspect colours have a particular meaning or are they arbitrary?

    The colours of the aspects show which kind of aspect group they belong to.
    Red aspects belong to the group of "analytical" or "disharmonious" aspects (the main ones are Square and Opposition), blue ones are considered "synthetic" or "harmonious" (Sextile and Trine), and green is used for the minor aspects of Quinkunx and Semisextile.
    For more information on the aspects used in our charts, please read the respective chapter in our Introduction to Astrology.

  3. Do you offer blank chart forms so that I can draw up the chart by hand?

    No, we don't offer blank charts.

  4. Why is the South Node not displayed in the charts?

    It is unnecessary because the South Node is always 180° opposite the North Node (which is given). Adding the South Node would clutter the chart drawing unnecessarily.

 

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