Frequently asked questions
Charts > Extra Chart Factors
I have Lilith shown in a chart?
Yes, you can. Please, choose the chart type "Natal Chart Wheel", and the style "Astrodienst w. Asteroids". The resulting chart shows Chiron, Lilith (the Dark Moon), and the major asteroids (Ceres, Eros, Juno, Nessus, Pallas, Pholus and Vesta). Lilith is the mean lunar apogee, unless something else is stated explicitly.
There are additional data on Lilith in the "additional data sheet". For interpretational information on Lilith, you may want to read the article on the Dark Moon in our "Understanding Astrology" section.
can I enter more than one asteroid?
To select the asteroids you wish to include in your chart, find the numbers on the asteroid name/number list with over 10000 named asteroids at the bottom of the Extended Chart Selection page.
You then enter the asteroid numbers in the asteroid field, separating the numbers with commas, e.g. "34, 6, 49".
you give information on declinations in the chart?
The declinations are given in the "additional data tables" (Please, click on the link Click to get the additional tables above the chart).
You can also find them visualised in the 3-dimensional chart drawing in the group Astrodienst special -> 3-dimensional chart.
- Is it
to get a chart with true BML (Black Moon Lilith)?
Yes, you can show true Lilith by entering "h13" in the asteroid field at the bottom of the Extended Horoscope Selection page.
The so-called "true Lilith" appears in the chart drawing with the abbreviation "osc.", and in the aspect table below as "osc. Apogee".
How can I show hypothetical planets in a chart?
At the bottom of the "Extended Horoscope Selection" page, you can find a link called List of "hypothetical" planets which opens a window with this list. Now, choose the numbers of the factors you would like to show in the chart and enter them in the asteroid and hypothetical planet field at the bottom of the Extended Horoscope page. In order to add more than one factor, please separate the numbers by commas.
You can now click to view the chart, and the selected factors will be shown. (Please note, that only up to ten extra factors from these lists can be shown in the chart.)
How can I show sensitive or arabic points in a chart?
Please go to the Extended Chart Selection and select the chart drawing type: 'Astrodienst with Arabic Points'.
When the chart drawing is displayed, click on the link 'Additional Tables (PDF)'.
You will find a whole page with around 50 different arabic or sensitive points.
How can I show the Pars Substanciae (Point of Substance) in the chart?
You can show the Pars Substanciae by first showing the chart you would like to see. When the chart is shown, please enter the following at the end of the URL at the top of your browser:
The chart will be re-calculated, showing the Pars Substanciae.
You can also calculate the part yourself by using the following formula:
- First, calculate the distance between Sun and Ascendant (d), in order to find out whether you are dealing with a day or night birth. Should this result in a negative value, please add 360°.
- Night birth (d < 180°):
Pars Substanciae = Ascendant + Saturn - Mars
- Day birth (d > 180°):
Pars Substanciae = Ascendant + Mars - Saturn
There is an interesting article by Robert Hand which deals with the so-called sensitive (or Arabian) points:
The Lot or Part of Fortune.
The Pars Substanciae appears as the "Lot of Accusation". This is all the information we have got on this point at the moment.
Can the South Node be displayed in the charts?
Yes, there is an option to show the South node on the "Extended Chart Selection" page. Just tick the box "show Descending Node" in the Additional objects section.