Frequently asked questions
Charts > Chart Types
 Overview: Available chart types in the Extended Chart Selection
The following chart types can "Extended Chart Selection" be made:
Natal Chart Wheel
Natal chart, with additional tables (PDF)
Default settings: Coloured zodiac, aspects, planets and houses, table of aspects, distribution of elements, Placidus houses. Orbs (10°) according to Liz Greene, Chiron drawn in, Lilith is listed.
Synastry chart
The horoscopes of both partners are shown in one colour drawing, with aspects between the two. Includes an additional data sheet (PDF) showing chart positions for both partners and aspect table.
Synastry chart with outer circle
Two Synastry Charts in the form of a natal chart with additional circle. With additional PDF for chart data and aspect table with mutual interaspects.
Composite Chart, Midpointmethod
Using the horoscopes of both partners, a midpoint chart is calculated for all planets and house positions. The composite Ascendant is also calculated as a midpoint of both charts. With additional tables (PDF).
The Composite Chart is calculated from two natal charts and is supposed to give information on the nature of the relationship between two poeple. Each planet in the composite chart is on the midpoint between its positions in the two natal charts. E.g. the composite Sun takes its position in the zodiac exactly between the two natal Suns, the composite Moon is exactly in the middle between the two natal Moons, etc.
Unlike in a real natal chart, it is possible that composite Venus or Mercury are in opposition to the Sun or each other. Some drawing styles move the planet by 180° in such cases, so that it is close to the Sun.
There are two different calculation methods for the Ascendant, MC and the houses:
 "Midpoint method": All axes and houses are calculated in the same way as the planets: as composite points.
 "Reference place method": First, the composite MC is calculated in the same way as the composite planets. Then, from this MC the Ascendant and houses are calculated for the geographical latitude of the set reference place. It is recommended to use a place as reference place at which the connection between the two people "happens". It can be set in the "Extended Chart Selection" under "Default settings."
Composite Chart, Reference place method
Using the horoscopes of both partners, a midpoint chart is calculated for the planets. However, the axes and houses are different from the midpoint method: With this method, first the composite MC is calculated as midpoint between the two natal MCs. Then from this MC the Ascendent and house cusps are calculated for the geographical latitude of the reference place.
With additional tables (PDF).The Composite Chart is calculated from two natal charts and is supposed to give information on the nature of the relationship between two poeple. Each planet in the composite chart is on the midpoint between its positions in the two natal charts. E.g. the composite Sun takes its position in the zodiac exactly between the two natal Suns, the composite Moon is exactly in the middle between the two natal Moons, etc.
Unlike in a real natal chart, it is possible that composite Venus or Mercury are in opposition to the Sun or each other. Some drawing styles move the planet by 180° in such cases, so that it is close to the Sun.
There are two different calculation methods for the Ascendant, MC and the houses:
 "Midpoint method": All axes and houses are calculated in the same way as the planets: as composite points.
 "Reference place method": First, the composite MC is calculated in the same way as the composite planets. Then, from this MC the Ascendant and houses are calculated for the geographical latitude of the set reference place. It is recommended to use a place as reference place at which the connection between the two people "happens". It can be set in the "Extended Chart Selection" under "Default settings."
Composite + Natals, Midpointmethod
Both Natal Charts and Composite on a smaller scale in one drawing. A midpoint Ascendant is used. With additional PDF containing data for all three charts.
The Composite Chart is calculated from two natal charts and is supposed to give information on the nature of the relationship between two poeple. Each planet in the composite chart is on the midpoint between its positions in the two natal charts. E.g. the composite Sun takes its position in the zodiac exactly between the two natal Suns, the composite Moon is exactly in the middle between the two natal Moons, etc.
Unlike in a real natal chart, it is possible that composite Venus or Mercury are in opposition to the Sun or each other. Some drawing styles move the planet by 180° in such cases, so that it is close to the Sun.
There are two different calculation methods for the Ascendant, MC and the houses:
 "Midpoint method": All axes and houses are calculated in the same way as the planets: as composite points.
 "Reference place method": First, the composite MC is calculated in the same way as the composite planets. Then, from this MC the Ascendant and houses are calculated for the geographical latitude of the set reference place. It is recommended to use a place as reference place at which the connection between the two people "happens". It can be set in the "Extended Chart Selection" under "Default settings."
Davison Relationship Chart, corrected
Midpoint chart, using the mean values of both birth dates and places. The time used is corrected, so that it results in the exact midpoint of both Midheavens. This is the original method used to calculate the Davison Relationship Chart. With additional tables (PDF).
The Davison Relationship Chart is a horoscope for the midpoint of two people's birth times.
There are the following variants of the Davison Relationship Chart (DRC):

"Davison Relationship Chart, uncorrected":
The chart is calculated for the averaged geographical longitude and the
averaged geographical latitude of both natal charts.
Latitude (DRC) = (latitude chart 1 + latitude chart 2) / 2
Longitude (DRC) = (longitude chart 1 + longitude chart 2) /2.  "Davision Relationship Chart, corrected": The chart is calculated for the averaged geographical longitude and the averaged geographical latitude. However, the time is corrected in such a way that the resulting MC is the same as the composite MC of both charts. This is the classical calculation method of the Davison Relationship Chart. (see also "Composite Chart")
 "Davison Relationship Chart, reference place": The chart is calculated for a certain reference place (e.g. the common place of residence of the people concerned). The reference place can be set in the "Extended Chart Selection" under "Default settings".
 "Davison Relationship Chart, spherical midpoint": The chart is calculated for the shortest distance between both birth places, the socalled "spherical midpoint". If both birth places are a long way apart, e.g. in Hawaii and in Switzerland, the resulting spherical midpoint can lie close to the geographical north pole. This method therefore often leads to problems with the house system.
Davison Relationship Chart, uncorrected
Uncorrected Davison Relationship Chart: Midpoint chart, calculated for the exact mean in time and geographic place of both charts. With additional tables (PDF).
The Davison Relationship Chart is a horoscope for the midpoint of two people's birth times.
There are the following variants of the Davison Relationship Chart (DRC):

"Davison Relationship Chart, uncorrected":
The chart is calculated for the averaged geographical longitude and the
averaged geographical latitude of both natal charts.
Latitude (DRC) = (latitude chart 1 + latitude chart 2) / 2
Longitude (DRC) = (longitude chart 1 + longitude chart 2) /2.  "Davision Relationship Chart, corrected": The chart is calculated for the averaged geographical longitude and the averaged geographical latitude. However, the time is corrected in such a way that the resulting MC is the same as the composite MC of both charts. This is the classical calculation method of the Davison Relationship Chart. (see also "Composite Chart")
 "Davison Relationship Chart, reference place": The chart is calculated for a certain reference place (e.g. the common place of residence of the people concerned). The reference place can be set in the "Extended Chart Selection" under "Default settings".
 "Davison Relationship Chart, spherical midpoint": The chart is calculated for the shortest distance between both birth places, the socalled "spherical midpoint". If both birth places are a long way apart, e.g. in Hawaii and in Switzerland, the resulting spherical midpoint can lie close to the geographical north pole. This method therefore often leads to problems with the house system.
Davison Relationship Chart, spherical midpoint
Temporal midpoint chart, using the mean values of both birth dates and places. The mean value of the shortest distance between both birth places is used as a reference place. If classical methods are used, the mean value is calculated separately for the geographical latitude and longitude. With additional tables (PDF) .
The Davison Relationship Chart is a horoscope for the midpoint of two people's birth times.
There are the following variants of the Davison Relationship Chart (DRC):

"Davison Relationship Chart, uncorrected":
The chart is calculated for the averaged geographical longitude and the
averaged geographical latitude of both natal charts.
Latitude (DRC) = (latitude chart 1 + latitude chart 2) / 2
Longitude (DRC) = (longitude chart 1 + longitude chart 2) /2.  "Davision Relationship Chart, corrected": The chart is calculated for the averaged geographical longitude and the averaged geographical latitude. However, the time is corrected in such a way that the resulting MC is the same as the composite MC of both charts. This is the classical calculation method of the Davison Relationship Chart. (see also "Composite Chart")
 "Davison Relationship Chart, reference place": The chart is calculated for a certain reference place (e.g. the common place of residence of the people concerned). The reference place can be set in the "Extended Chart Selection" under "Default settings".
 "Davison Relationship Chart, spherical midpoint": The chart is calculated for the shortest distance between both birth places, the socalled "spherical midpoint". If both birth places are a long way apart, e.g. in Hawaii and in Switzerland, the resulting spherical midpoint can lie close to the geographical north pole. This method therefore often leads to problems with the house system.
Davison Relationship Chart, reference place
Midpoint chart, using the mean values of both birth dates and times. Instead of the mean values of the birth places the chart is calculated for a reference place, e.g. the place of residence or workplace. With additional tables (PDF).
The Davison Relationship Chart is a horoscope for the midpoint of two people's birth times.
There are the following variants of the Davison Relationship Chart (DRC):

"Davison Relationship Chart, uncorrected":
The chart is calculated for the averaged geographical longitude and the
averaged geographical latitude of both natal charts.
Latitude (DRC) = (latitude chart 1 + latitude chart 2) / 2
Longitude (DRC) = (longitude chart 1 + longitude chart 2) /2.  "Davision Relationship Chart, corrected": The chart is calculated for the averaged geographical longitude and the averaged geographical latitude. However, the time is corrected in such a way that the resulting MC is the same as the composite MC of both charts. This is the classical calculation method of the Davison Relationship Chart. (see also "Composite Chart")
 "Davison Relationship Chart, reference place": The chart is calculated for a certain reference place (e.g. the common place of residence of the people concerned). The reference place can be set in the "Extended Chart Selection" under "Default settings".
 "Davison Relationship Chart, spherical midpoint": The chart is calculated for the shortest distance between both birth places, the socalled "spherical midpoint". If both birth places are a long way apart, e.g. in Hawaii and in Switzerland, the resulting spherical midpoint can lie close to the geographical north pole. This method therefore often leads to problems with the house system.
MultiComposite, ref.place method
Composite horoscope for three or more people, experimental. With additional tables (PDF).
The MultiComposite Chart can be compared to a Composite Chart, but it is not calculated for two but for three or more people. It is supposed to give information about the respective group of people. Each planet of the multicomposite chart is placed at a "middle" position which results from the natal positions of this planet in the natal charts concerned.
Like the Composite Chart, the Ascendant, MC and houses can be calculated with two different methods: the "midpoint method" and the "reference place method".
The calculation of the composite planets can follow two different methods which we call "MultiComposite" (or "Midpoint method") and as "MultiComposite 2" (or "Centre of gravity method"). A more detailed description of both techniques can be found in this article.
MultiComposite, midpoint method
Composite horoscope for three or more people, experimental. With additional tables (PDF).
The MultiComposite Chart can be compared to a Composite Chart, but it is not calculated for two but for three or more people. It is supposed to give information about the respective group of people. Each planet of the multicomposite chart is placed at a "middle" position which results from the natal positions of this planet in the natal charts concerned.
Like the Composite Chart, the Ascendant, MC and houses can be calculated with two different methods: the "midpoint method" and the "reference place method".
The calculation of the composite planets can follow two different methods which we call "MultiComposite" (or "Midpoint method") and as "MultiComposite 2" (or "Centre of gravity method"). A more detailed description of both techniques can be found in this article.
MultiComposite 2 (Centre of gravity method, with reference place)
Composite horoscope for three or more people, experimental. With additional tables (PDF).
The MultiComposite Chart can be compared to a Composite Chart, but it is not calculated for two but for three or more people. It is supposed to give information about the respective group of people. Each planet of the multicomposite chart is placed at a "middle" position which results from the natal positions of this planet in the natal charts concerned.
Like the Composite Chart, the Ascendant, MC and houses can be calculated with two different methods: the "midpoint method" and the "reference place method".
The calculation of the composite planets can follow two different methods which we call "MultiComposite" (or "Midpoint method") and as "MultiComposite 2" (or "Centre of gravity method"). A more detailed description of both techniques can be found in this article.
MultiComposite 2 (Centre of gravity method, without reference place)
Composite horoscope for three or more people, experimental. With additional tables (PDF).
The MultiComposite Chart can be compared to a Composite Chart, but it is not calculated for two but for three or more people. It is supposed to give information about the respective group of people. Each planet of the multicomposite chart is placed at a "middle" position which results from the natal positions of this planet in the natal charts concerned.
Like the Composite Chart, the Ascendant, MC and houses can be calculated with two different methods: the "midpoint method" and the "reference place method".
The calculation of the composite planets can follow two different methods which we call "MultiComposite" (or "Midpoint method") and as "MultiComposite 2" (or "Centre of gravity method"). A more detailed description of both techniques can be found in this article.
Natal chart and transits
Natal chart with transiting planets in the outer circle. With additional tables (PDF).
A transit is the transition of a moving planet over the natal position of a planet or over a point in aspect with the natal planet. Astrologers also take transits over the axes and through houses into account.
Natal, transits and progressions combined
Natal chart with progressed planets from Sun to Mars and the transiting planets from Jupiter to Pluto in the outer circle. With additional tables (PDF).
Natal and progressed chart
Natal chart with progressed planets in the outer circle. With additional tables (PDF).
The Progression (also called Secondary Progression) is based on the idea that there is a symbolic analogy of 1 year = 1 day in the life of a person. At 30 years of age, a chart is calculated for the 30th day after birth.
This means that we determine the current age of the native in years and then calculate the chart for the same number of days after birth. This horoscope, similar to a transit chart, can be interpreted in relation to the birth chart (synastry).
Ascendant, MC and houses are moved by about 1° per year in the progressed chart. In practice, the number of years is multiplied by the mean daily motion of the Sun. The result is then added to the sidereal time of birth, and axes and houses are recalculated. The mean daily motion of the Sun (the socalled 'Naibod key') is 0.98564733°. In fact, this is a primary direction of the angles and houses.
Other astrological software may provide slightly different positions of the angles and house cusps. E.g., Solar Fire calculates them as follows: The solar arc, i.e. the ecliptic motion that the progressed Sun has made since birth, is added to the midheaven (MC), then the ascendant and the other house cusps are calculated from this new midheaven. Astrodienst offers this as an option in the section of "Display and calculation options"/"Progressions" under the designation "MC from solar arc".
Another method of calculating the progressive axes and houses is to apply the equation 1 year = 1 day to the Earth's daily rotation. Since the meridian moves forward by about 361° within a day, it would actually be logical to let the progressive MC run forward by 361° in the course of a year of life. Astrodienst offers this progression method under the designation "ARMC 361° / prog. Day". (Strictly speaking, the other two calculation methods mentioned above for the progressive axes are not real secondary progressions, but primary directions.)
Progressed chart
Chart with progressed planets, without natal chart. With additional tables (PDF).
The Progression (also called Secondary Progression) is based on the idea that there is a symbolic analogy of 1 year = 1 day in the life of a person. At 30 years of age, a chart is calculated for the 30th day after birth.
This means that we determine the current age of the native in years and then calculate the chart for the same number of days after birth. This horoscope, similar to a transit chart, can be interpreted in relation to the birth chart (synastry).
Ascendant, MC and houses are moved by about 1° per year in the progressed chart. In practice, the number of years is multiplied by the mean daily motion of the Sun. The result is then added to the sidereal time of birth, and axes and houses are recalculated. The mean daily motion of the Sun (the socalled 'Naibod key') is 0.98564733°. In fact, this is a primary direction of the angles and houses.
Other astrological software may provide slightly different positions of the angles and house cusps. E.g., Solar Fire calculates them as follows: The solar arc, i.e. the ecliptic motion that the progressed Sun has made since birth, is added to the midheaven (MC), then the ascendant and the other house cusps are calculated from this new midheaven. Astrodienst offers this as an option in the section of "Display and calculation options"/"Progressions" under the designation "MC from solar arc".
Another method of calculating the progressive axes and houses is to apply the equation 1 year = 1 day to the Earth's daily rotation. Since the meridian moves forward by about 361° within a day, it would actually be logical to let the progressive MC run forward by 361° in the course of a year of life. Astrodienst offers this progression method under the designation "ARMC 361° / prog. Day". (Strictly speaking, the other two calculation methods mentioned above for the progressive axes are not real secondary progressions, but primary directions.)
Natal and prenatal New Moon
Natal chart with the position of the planets at the time of the last New Moon before birth in the outer circle. With additional tables (PDF).
Natal and progressed New Moon
Natal chart with the planetary positions at the time of the currently valid progressed New Moon in the outer circle. With additional tables (PDF).
The Progressed New Moon Chart is calculated for the time of the last New Moon in the progressions.
The Progression is based on the idea that there is a symbolic analogy of 1 year = 1 day in a person's life. Since New Moons occur about every 29.5 days, progressed New Moons occur only about every 29.5 years. The first progressed New Moon can either occur very early in life or only just before the age of 30, depending on the phase of the Moon at the time of birth.
Natal, progressions and solar arc combined
Natal chart with progressed planets and solar arc progressions in the outer circle. With additional tables (PDF).
Read more about solar arcs in the Astro WikiThe Progression (also called Secondary Progression) is based on the idea that there is a symbolic analogy of 1 year = 1 day in the life of a person. At 30 years of age, a chart is calculated for the 30th day after birth.
This means that we determine the current age of the native in years and then calculate the chart for the same number of days after birth. This horoscope, similar to a transit chart, can be interpreted in relation to the birth chart (synastry).
Ascendant, MC and houses are moved by about 1° per year in the progressed chart. In practice, the number of years is multiplied by the mean daily motion of the Sun. The result is then added to the sidereal time of birth, and axes and houses are recalculated. The mean daily motion of the Sun (the socalled 'Naibod key') is 0.98564733°. In fact, this is a primary direction of the angles and houses.
Other astrological software may provide slightly different positions of the angles and house cusps. E.g., Solar Fire calculates them as follows: The solar arc, i.e. the ecliptic motion that the progressed Sun has made since birth, is added to the midheaven (MC), then the ascendant and the other house cusps are calculated from this new midheaven. Astrodienst offers this as an option in the section of "Display and calculation options"/"Progressions" under the designation "MC from solar arc".
Another method of calculating the progressive axes and houses is to apply the equation 1 year = 1 day to the Earth's daily rotation. Since the meridian moves forward by about 361° within a day, it would actually be logical to let the progressive MC run forward by 361° in the course of a year of life. Astrodienst offers this progression method under the designation "ARMC 361° / prog. Day". (Strictly speaking, the other two calculation methods mentioned above for the progressive axes are not real secondary progressions, but primary directions.)
The Solar Arc Direction, similar to progression, is based on the idea that there is a symbolic analogy of 1 year = 1 day in the life of a person.
The age of the native is calculated in years, and then multiplied by the mean daily motion of the Sun. The result is added to all planets, axes and houses. The solar arc chart can, like a transit chart, be interpreted in relation to the natal chart (synastry).
The mean daily motion of the Sun (the socalled 'Naibod key') is 0.98564733°.
Natal and tertiary progressions I
Natal chart with tertiary progressions I in the outer circle. With additional tables (PDF).
In the method Tertiary I, each day after the day of birth is equivalent to one lunar month in an individual's life. Key for progressions in Tertiary I: 1 day in the ephemeris = 27.32158218 days in life.
The Tertiary Progression I (also called tertiary direction I) is based on the idea that there is a symbolic analogy of 1 month = 1 day, a "month" referring to the socalled tropical month of 27.32158 days. So, the age of a person is calculated in tropical months and a chart is generated for the same number of days after birth.
Unlike the progressed chart, the tertiary chart does not change continuously, but remains identical for a whole month in a person's life, i.e. it changes after the chosen month in a person's life is completed. (Method according to E.H. Troinski)
Tertiary progressions I
Chart with Tertiary Progressions I, without natal chart. With additional tables (PDF).
In the method Tertiary I, each day after the day of birth is equivalent to one lunar month in an individual's life. Key for progressions in Tertiary I: 1 day in the ephemeris = 27.32158218 days in life.
The Tertiary Progression I (also called tertiary direction I) is based on the idea that there is a symbolic analogy of 1 month = 1 day, a "month" referring to the socalled tropical month of 27.32158 days. So, the age of a person is calculated in tropical months and a chart is generated for the same number of days after birth.
Unlike the progressed chart, the tertiary chart does not change continuously, but remains identical for a whole month in a person's life, i.e. it changes after the chosen month in a person's life is completed. (Method according to E.H. Troinski)
Natal and tertiary progressions II (Lunar return)
Natal chart with the Lunar Return of the Tertiary Progressions II in the outer circle. With additional tables (PDF).
In the Tertiary II, each synodic month after the day of birth is symbolically equivalent to one year in a person's life. Key for progressions in Tertiary II: 27.32158218 days in the ephemeris = 1 year in life.
The Tertiary Progression II (Lunar) (Lunar Return of the Tertiary Progression II) was introduced by the German astrologer Klaus Wessel. It is based on the symbolic analogy of 1 year = 1 month, a "month" referring to the socalled tropical month of 27.32158 days, a "year" to the tropical year of 365.242199 days. The age of a person is calculated in years and a chart is generated for the same number of "months" after birth.
Unlike other progressed charts, the Lunar Return of the Tertiary Progression II does not change continuously, but is calculated for the progressed lunar return. It therefore remains identical for a whole year in a person's life and changes only after a year of age is completed.
Tertiary progressions II (Lunar return)
Tertiary Progression II, without natal chart. With additional tables (PDF).
In the Tertiary II, each synodic month after the day of birth is symbolically equivalent to one year in a person's life. Key for progressions in Tertiary II: 27.32158218 days in the ephemeris = 1 year in life.
The Tertiary Progression II (Lunar) (Lunar Return of the Tertiary Progression II) was introduced by the German astrologer Klaus Wessel. It is based on the symbolic analogy of 1 year = 1 month, a "month" referring to the socalled tropical month of 27.32158 days, a "year" to the tropical year of 365.242199 days. The age of a person is calculated in years and a chart is generated for the same number of "months" after birth.
Unlike other progressed charts, the Lunar Return of the Tertiary Progression II does not change continuously, but is calculated for the progressed lunar return. It therefore remains identical for a whole year in a person's life and changes only after a year of age is completed.
Natal and solar arc direction
Natal chart with solar arc direction in the outer circle. With additional tables (PDF).
Read more about solar arcs in the Astro WikiThe Solar Arc Direction, similar to progression, is based on the idea that there is a symbolic analogy of 1 year = 1 day in the life of a person.
The age of the native is calculated in years, and then multiplied by the mean daily motion of the Sun. The result is added to all planets, axes and houses. The solar arc chart can, like a transit chart, be interpreted in relation to the natal chart (synastry).
The mean daily motion of the Sun (the socalled 'Naibod key') is 0.98564733°.
Solar arc directions
Solar arc directions, without natal. With additional tables (PDF).
Read more about solar arcs in the Astro WikiThe Solar Arc Direction, similar to progression, is based on the idea that there is a symbolic analogy of 1 year = 1 day in the life of a person.
The age of the native is calculated in years, and then multiplied by the mean daily motion of the Sun. The result is added to all planets, axes and houses. The solar arc chart can, like a transit chart, be interpreted in relation to the natal chart (synastry).
The mean daily motion of the Sun (the socalled 'Naibod key') is 0.98564733°.
Progressed Composite Chart, midpoint method
Progressed midpoint composite chart, with additional tables (PDF).
The Progression (also called Secondary Progression) is based on the idea that there is a symbolic analogy of 1 year = 1 day in the life of a person. At 30 years of age, a chart is calculated for the 30th day after birth.
This means that we determine the current age of the native in years and then calculate the chart for the same number of days after birth. This horoscope, similar to a transit chart, can be interpreted in relation to the birth chart (synastry).
Ascendant, MC and houses are moved by about 1° per year in the progressed chart. In practice, the number of years is multiplied by the mean daily motion of the Sun. The result is then added to the sidereal time of birth, and axes and houses are recalculated. The mean daily motion of the Sun (the socalled 'Naibod key') is 0.98564733°. In fact, this is a primary direction of the angles and houses.
Other astrological software may provide slightly different positions of the angles and house cusps. E.g., Solar Fire calculates them as follows: The solar arc, i.e. the ecliptic motion that the progressed Sun has made since birth, is added to the midheaven (MC), then the ascendant and the other house cusps are calculated from this new midheaven. Astrodienst offers this as an option in the section of "Display and calculation options"/"Progressions" under the designation "MC from solar arc".
Another method of calculating the progressive axes and houses is to apply the equation 1 year = 1 day to the Earth's daily rotation. Since the meridian moves forward by about 361° within a day, it would actually be logical to let the progressive MC run forward by 361° in the course of a year of life. Astrodienst offers this progression method under the designation "ARMC 361° / prog. Day". (Strictly speaking, the other two calculation methods mentioned above for the progressive axes are not real secondary progressions, but primary directions.)
Progressed Composite Chart, reference place method
Chart with progressed planets and axes of the Composite, reference place method. with additional tables (PDF).
The Progression (also called Secondary Progression) is based on the idea that there is a symbolic analogy of 1 year = 1 day in the life of a person. At 30 years of age, a chart is calculated for the 30th day after birth.
This means that we determine the current age of the native in years and then calculate the chart for the same number of days after birth. This horoscope, similar to a transit chart, can be interpreted in relation to the birth chart (synastry).
Ascendant, MC and houses are moved by about 1° per year in the progressed chart. In practice, the number of years is multiplied by the mean daily motion of the Sun. The result is then added to the sidereal time of birth, and axes and houses are recalculated. The mean daily motion of the Sun (the socalled 'Naibod key') is 0.98564733°. In fact, this is a primary direction of the angles and houses.
Other astrological software may provide slightly different positions of the angles and house cusps. E.g., Solar Fire calculates them as follows: The solar arc, i.e. the ecliptic motion that the progressed Sun has made since birth, is added to the midheaven (MC), then the ascendant and the other house cusps are calculated from this new midheaven. Astrodienst offers this as an option in the section of "Display and calculation options"/"Progressions" under the designation "MC from solar arc".
Another method of calculating the progressive axes and houses is to apply the equation 1 year = 1 day to the Earth's daily rotation. Since the meridian moves forward by about 361° within a day, it would actually be logical to let the progressive MC run forward by 361° in the course of a year of life. Astrodienst offers this progression method under the designation "ARMC 361° / prog. Day". (Strictly speaking, the other two calculation methods mentioned above for the progressive axes are not real secondary progressions, but primary directions.)
Progressed Composite + progressed charts, Midpointmethod
Three charts on one sheet: A progressed composite as well as the progressed horoscopes of both partners. With additional tables (PDF).
The Progression (also called Secondary Progression) is based on the idea that there is a symbolic analogy of 1 year = 1 day in the life of a person. At 30 years of age, a chart is calculated for the 30th day after birth.
This means that we determine the current age of the native in years and then calculate the chart for the same number of days after birth. This horoscope, similar to a transit chart, can be interpreted in relation to the birth chart (synastry).
Ascendant, MC and houses are moved by about 1° per year in the progressed chart. In practice, the number of years is multiplied by the mean daily motion of the Sun. The result is then added to the sidereal time of birth, and axes and houses are recalculated. The mean daily motion of the Sun (the socalled 'Naibod key') is 0.98564733°. In fact, this is a primary direction of the angles and houses.
Other astrological software may provide slightly different positions of the angles and house cusps. E.g., Solar Fire calculates them as follows: The solar arc, i.e. the ecliptic motion that the progressed Sun has made since birth, is added to the midheaven (MC), then the ascendant and the other house cusps are calculated from this new midheaven. Astrodienst offers this as an option in the section of "Display and calculation options"/"Progressions" under the designation "MC from solar arc".
Another method of calculating the progressive axes and houses is to apply the equation 1 year = 1 day to the Earth's daily rotation. Since the meridian moves forward by about 361° within a day, it would actually be logical to let the progressive MC run forward by 361° in the course of a year of life. Astrodienst offers this progression method under the designation "ARMC 361° / prog. Day". (Strictly speaking, the other two calculation methods mentioned above for the progressive axes are not real secondary progressions, but primary directions.)
Solar Return chart
Solar Return chart, with aspects drawn in like a natal chart. Please indicate the desired year in the "Options" and the reference place in the "Default settings". With additional tables (PDF).
The Solar Return Chart is calculated for the exact time when the Sun transits the position it occupied in the natal chart. This time is close to the birthday but is not necessarily identical with the birthday, but can be a day or even two days earlier or later. Consequently, the solar return chart only changes once a year around the birtday.
If the settings use a sidereal zodiac, the solar return is calculated in relation to the sidereal position of the Sun. The date of the solar return can therefore differ from the tropical solar return chart.
Natal + Solar Return chart
Natal chart inside, solar return chart on the outside. Additional sheet with aspect tables solarsolar and solarnatal.
The Solar Return Chart is calculated for the exact time when the Sun transits the position it occupied in the natal chart. This time is close to the birthday but is not necessarily identical with the birthday, but can be a day or even two days earlier or later. Consequently, the solar return chart only changes once a year around the birtday.
If the settings use a sidereal zodiac, the solar return is calculated in relation to the sidereal position of the Sun. The date of the solar return can therefore differ from the tropical solar return chart.
Natal + Solar Return chart, with houses
Natal chart inside, solar return chart with solar houses on the outside. Additional sheet with aspect tables solarsolar and solarnatal.
The Solar Return Chart is calculated for the exact time when the Sun transits the position it occupied in the natal chart. This time is close to the birthday but is not necessarily identical with the birthday, but can be a day or even two days earlier or later. Consequently, the solar return chart only changes once a year around the birtday.
If the settings use a sidereal zodiac, the solar return is calculated in relation to the sidereal position of the Sun. The date of the solar return can therefore differ from the tropical solar return chart.
Lunar Return chart
Lunar Return Chart, with aspects drawn in like a natal chart. Please indicate the desired month and year in the "Options" and the reference place in the "Default settings". With additional tables (PDF).
The Lunar Return Chart is calculated for the exact time when the Moon transits the position it occupied the natal chart. The lunar return chart therefore changes roughly every 2728 days.
If the settings use a sidereal zodiac, the lunar return is calculated in relation to the sidereal position of the Moon. The date of the lunar return can therefore differ from the tropical lunar return chart.
Natal + Lunar Return chart with houses
Natal chart inside, lunar return chart with houses on the outside. Additional sheet with aspect tables lunarnatal.
The Lunar Return Chart is calculated for the exact time when the Moon transits the position it occupied the natal chart. The lunar return chart therefore changes roughly every 2728 days.
If the settings use a sidereal zodiac, the lunar return is calculated in relation to the sidereal position of the Moon. The date of the lunar return can therefore differ from the tropical lunar return chart.
Lunar Opposition chart
Lunar opposition chart, with aspects drawn in like a natal chart. Please indicate the desired month and year in the "Options" and the reference place in the "Default settings". With additional tables (PDF).
The Lunar Opposition Chart is calculated for the exact time when the Moon is in opposition to its natal position. The lunar opposition chart therefore changes roughly every 2728 days.
If the settings use a sidereal zodiac, the lunar opposition is calculated in relation to the sidereal position of the Moon. The date of the lunar opposition can therefore differ from the tropical lunar opposition chart.
Natal + Lunar Opposition chart
Natal chart inside, lunar opposition chart with houses on the outside. Additional sheet with aspect tables lunarnatal.
The Lunar Opposition Chart is calculated for the exact time when the Moon is in opposition to its natal position. The lunar opposition chart therefore changes roughly every 2728 days.
If the settings use a sidereal zodiac, the lunar opposition is calculated in relation to the sidereal position of the Moon. The date of the lunar opposition can therefore differ from the tropical lunar opposition chart.
Nine Harmonic Charts
Nine harmonic charts on one sheet, harmonics 2 to 10. With additional tables (PDF) .
In the Harmonic Chart, the positions of all planets are multiplied by any natural number (1, 2, 3, 4,...) and then reduced to the 360° circle. These kinds of charts are called 'harmonic' because, in music, harmonic intervals can be generated by multiplying frequencies with natural numbers. Harmonic charts could also be called "overtones" of the natal chart.
Harmonics have the useful peculiarity that certain aspects of the natal chart are turned into conjunctions in the harmonic chart. E.g., the 4th harmonic turns oppositions and squares into conjunctions (obviously, conjunctions remain conjunctions). In the 6th harmonic, all trines and sextiles appear as conjunctions. The 10th harmonic shows all decile and quintile aspects as conjunctions.
You can find more information on harmonics in the section "All about Astrology".
Single Harmonic Chart
Harmonic chart with a number of your choice. Please enter the harmonic number (e.g. "44") in the "day" field (Options, Start date...). With additional tables (PDF).
In the Harmonic Chart, the positions of all planets are multiplied by any natural number (1, 2, 3, 4,...) and then reduced to the 360° circle. These kinds of charts are called 'harmonic' because, in music, harmonic intervals can be generated by multiplying frequencies with natural numbers. Harmonic charts could also be called "overtones" of the natal chart.
Harmonics have the useful peculiarity that certain aspects of the natal chart are turned into conjunctions in the harmonic chart. E.g., the 4th harmonic turns oppositions and squares into conjunctions (obviously, conjunctions remain conjunctions). In the 6th harmonic, all trines and sextiles appear as conjunctions. The 10th harmonic shows all decile and quintile aspects as conjunctions.
You can find more information on harmonics in the section "All about Astrology".
Nine Persona charts
The nine persona charts from Moon to Pluto on a single graphic. With additional tables (PDF).
Persona charts are a technique developed by the German astrologers Peter Orban and Ingrid Zinnel. For example, the moment when the transiting Sun reaches Mars for the first time after birth is taken as 'birth time' of the Mars persona chart.
The Persona Chart of a planet (according to Peter Orban and Ingrid Zinnel) is a chart for the point of time when the Sun transits a particular natal planet or point for the first time. Persona charts can be generated for all planets and also for the axes. They are supposed to provide information about the subpersonalities of a person that are associated with this particular planet.
More information on this method can be found in the section All about Astrology.
Persona chart
A single persona chart, with additional tables (PDF).
To select the kind of persona chart you want, please call up the chart style 'Persona chart'. You will then find an extra menu containing the individual planets and points you can select above the chart.
The Persona Chart of a planet (according to Peter Orban and Ingrid Zinnel) is a chart for the point of time when the Sun transits a particular natal planet or point for the first time. Persona charts can be generated for all planets and also for the axes. They are supposed to provide information about the subpersonalities of a person that are associated with this particular planet.
More information on this method can be found in the section All about Astrology.
Relocation chart (needs reference place)
Natal chart, calculated on the coordinates of the reference place instead of the birth place. With additional tables (PDF).
The Relocation Chart shows the horoscope for the moment of your birth, but for a different place. Some astrologers use it in order to get information about moving house or traveling. However, a significant difference between the natal and the relocation chart only occurs in longdistance travel.
The reference place for the relocation chart can be set in the section "Default settings". Please note that this reference place will then be used for all relocation charts, as well as the Daily Horoscope and other horoscopes that require a reference place. It is recommended to use the current place of residence as a standard setting for the reference place.
The AstroCartoGraphy, as offered by Astrodienst in the "Extended Chart Selection" in the "Special" section, is also based on the idea of the relocation chart.
Local Space chart
Chart drawing for the socalled "Local Space chart" according to Steve Cozzi. With additional tables (PDF).
A Local Space chart shows the compass direction of the planets at the time and place of birth. Chart drawing and data tables show the ecliptic latitude as well as the horizontal coordinates of the planets, i.e. azimuth and height.
According to astronomical tradition, the azimuth is measured along the horizon from south to west. (The fact that in naval navigation the azimuth is measured from north to east often causes some confusion.)
The indicated height is the true height of the planets above or below the horizon, not the apparent height which also contains the atmospheric refractin of light.
It is also possible to add the transiting planets to the chart drawing. In this case, the horizontal coordinates of the planets are calculated in relation to the horizon at birth.
Source: Steve Cozzi, "Planets in Locality. Exploring Local Space Astrology", 1988, Llewellyn Plublications, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
Local Space chart/Relocation
Chart drawing for the relocated "Local Space chart" according to Steve Cozzi. With additional tables (PDF).
This chart is calculated for the time of birth, however for any chosen reference place, e.g. for the current place of residence or temporary location (socalled "Relocation").
Draconic chart
The Draconic chart is calculated by placing the North Node at 0° Aries. All planets are moved by the same number of degrees that the North Node needs to get to 0° Aries. House positions and aspects stay the same, just the signs shift. With additional tables (PDF).
The Draconic Chart is the same as the natal chart but it uses the socalled draconic zodiac instead of a tropical or sidereal zodiac. The draconic chart places 0° Aries on the Moon's Node.
Comparison nataldraconic
Natal with draconic planets in the outer circle, with additional tables (PDF).
The Draconic Chart is the same as the natal chart but it uses the socalled draconic zodiac instead of a tropical or sidereal zodiac. The draconic chart places 0° Aries on the Moon's Node.