Frequently asked questions
Charts > Settings
can I save a preferred chart setup without having to choose again
You can define a default setting for the way you would like to show your charts, including your preferred chart drawing style, options and additional objects. This default setting is saved in your profile and is used for all charts on astro.com. Please follow these steps: Define your personal default setting:
- Go to the "Extended chart selection" and choose your preferred chart method, options and additional objects.
- Click to show the chart.
- Now click the link "Save as default setting" (above the chart).
- Create a new chart with your preferred options.
- Click to show the chart.
- Click the link to save the default setting again. The previous setting will be replaced by your new one.
If you delete your personal default setting, all charts will be shown using the Astrodienst setting.
You can find the delete button in the "Extended chart selection" as well as in your profile ("My Astro", View/change preferences and subscriptions").
Another way is to do it is via bookmarks. You can also save several different settings this way:
- Display a chart in your preferred style and settings.
- Then use the link 'back to chart selection' at the top right of the chart.
- NOW create a bookmark.
This allows you to save as many different setup styles as you like. You simply name your bookmarks accordingly.
Please note that the selection of too many additional factors may turn smaller chart drawings like the "Horoscope of the moment" illegible.
can I reduce the orbs when calculating aspects?
Use the option "reduced/increased orbs (0-150%)" at the bottom of the respective column on the "Extended Chart Selection" page. The percentage you enter results in a reduction / increase TO x%, not BY x%. For example, if you want to reduce the aspects from 10° to 8°, you have to enter 80%.
it possible to adjust the orbs according to my personal
A user interface to allow full freedom in choice of orbs on this website would be far too complex. If you need that, you are better off with astrology software for your PC, like Kepler or Solar Fire.
can I show aspects to all planets, AC and MC?
Tick the option "aspect lines to all" in the right column of the Extended Chart Selection.
do conjunctions to mathematical points (e.g. Vertex, Part of Fortune,
AC, MC, North Node) not show in the chart?
Normally (in most chart styles) mathematical points like Ascendant, Nodes, Vertex etc. have no orb, which makes it extremely unlikely that an aspect will be listed between two such points. In Aspect to a planet, half of the planet's orb is taken into account.
If a web user specifies the option 'aspects to all', this rule is changed. The mathematical points then inherit the orb from the planet with the smallest orb. This means that aspects to them will appear more frequently, both to planets (larger sum of orbs) and to other mathematical points.
charts I want to print are too large for the paper. What can I
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