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AstroShop > Astro*Intelligence vs. AstroText

  1. What is the difference between the Astro*Intelligence reports and the AstroText reports or free horoscopes?

    The two types of reports are constructed according to different techniques.
    Astro*Intelligence reports synthesise the information of a chart into a complex and comprehensive report. The individual planetary placings and aspects merge into a whole, and the texts cannot be pinned down to one or two particular points of the chart. Astro*Intelligence is a synthesis. Therefore, with most Astro*Intelligence reports you don't get information on the placements or aspects concerned, except with the Yearly Horoscope Analysis, the Long-term Perspectives, the Transits of the Year, and the Horoscope Calendar, which are all based on particular planets making particular aspects to your natal chart.
    The AstroText reports and the free horoscopes are based on a much simpler technique: they merely list individual planetary placings and aspects - without attempting a synthesis. The texts for different positions in your horoscope may contradict each other, but as humans we are contradictory by nature. With all AstroText reports, free short reports and AstroClick reports, you will get a mosaic of lots of different sides of your personality which you will have to put together for yourself.
    If you compare it to music, Astro*Intelligence would be a symphony while AstroText / Free Horoscopes are simple tunes. Both have their place but cannot really be compared.

  2. Why do you give different transit times in Transits of the Year and AstroText Forecast?

    We use different techniques in computing the Transits of the Year and the Horoscope Calendar on the one hand, and the AstroText Forecast on the other.
    AstroText Forecast considers only a 1-degree orb of a transiting planet. When it goes out of orb, the transit ends, and it appears again when the planet changes direction and goes into orb again. The first two reports make a more detailed analysis of the motion pattern and consider the transit to be active from the first entry into orb up to the last exit. In the graphics, the times in orb are shown as a solid line and the times inbetween as a dotted line. A transit theme is really over only after the last exit.
    Both approaches are valid. Transits cannot be nailed down so precisely, the choice of orb is relative, depending on the method used. What is really reliable is the date when a transit is exact. The building up and calming down periods before and after can vary.

 

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