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Astrodienst Online Guestbook Archive January 1999

Thanks for adding even more to your wonderful site! The addition of progressed charts, especially in comparison to the natal chart, is excellent! My $29 software program doesn't even do that.

Lara W. [ * ]
Philadelphia, USA --- Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 22:37 Swiss time

Hello, I am an Amature Radio Operator "HAM" and searching for my locations Latitude and Longitude, I came across you web page. I will have to look around the site some more...

Daniel V. Mackey [ * ]
Baldwinsville, USA --- Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 16:27 Swiss time

I have been studying astrology for a year now and your website gives me even more to work with. A fantastic choice of charts to be able to compare with each other and interpret. Thanks heaps.

Gary Horwitz [ * ]
Tauranga, New Zealand --- Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 11:01 Swiss time

It isn't that I haven't appreciated the opportunity to visit this site and to obtain information, (I do and I thank you), however, after reading your responses to people, I find it very disturbing that you are negative to people and, in fact, rude to them, in most of your responses. Why is that? No need to respond, however, just my observation. Again, thank you for information.

Karen Wallace [ Brshp1 ]
Springfield, MO, USA --- Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 05:46 Swiss time

Alois adds: Dear Karen, I admit that I am sometimes annoyed when visitors are very quick to accuse us - or astrologers in general - of ignorance; I do not always 'keep my tongue.' I have a strongly placed Saturn in my chart.

But to claim that I reply in most of my respsonses, as you say, in a negative and rude way seems not correct to me. I am probably biased in my perception of myself, so please be so kind to point out what exactly you refer to.

Please make a count of where you think I have been rude, and where not, and then reflect about your term 'most responses'. You might also want to say what you think about false public accusations - do you think they are positive and polite, just because you frame them with thank you notes?

I lost my long and lat. Thanks for being there. how great!

S. R. Henderson [ * ]
S.F., USA --- Sunday, January 31, 1999 at 02:21 Swiss time

This is my first time using the site. I needed the long. & lat. for Dalhousie NB. The city wasn't included in my astrology software. I was thrilled to find the info. here. You saved me from doing an inaccurate chart or taking more time searching for the precise data. Thank you!

Heidi Lasser [ * ]
Arlington Heights,IL, USA --- Saturday, January 30, 1999 at 22:54 Swiss time

I am 1st time at your website. I had a Hindu astrologer to read my horoscope the Hindu astrology way. It was said that my star is actually acquarius and not Capricon and so far some of his readings on my personal future events at that time had proven true now. How different is Hindu astrology from the western astrology like yours? How accurate is horoscope on a person's life events, in terms of percentage?

Gan Bee Suat [ * ]
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia --- Saturday, January 30, 1999 at 15:50 Swiss time

Alois adds: You can build your own opinion. Get your Hindu astrologer to read some of the charts in our sample section, and compare with our samples. Collect information and study the subject in depth, to be able to build your own opinion. Then you have real knowledge. Don't make yourself dependent on what others tell you.

i think it really rules. thankyou for the FREE chart, because i paid $40 for mine (with interpretation), but now I can tell a little bit more about my friends, well, unproffessionally

melbourne, australia --- Saturday, January 30, 1999 at 08:01 Swiss time

this has helped my studies tremedously!!!! thank you so much

babygit [ queen_* ]
orlando, fl --- Saturday, January 30, 1999 at 07:35 Swiss time

Thank you for your generous gift of energy and time.

Deborah Benton [ * ]
Gentry,AR, USA --- Saturday, January 30, 1999 at 05:57 Swiss time

Thanks guys- this is a great service and and noble use of the world wide web. Without you, the web would be a total bore!!! keep up the fine work.

Ronald Thomas [ * ]
New York, USA --- Friday, January 29, 1999 at 18:30 Swiss time

Being an amatuer in astrology, I've done a lot of reading with little progress as I am unsure if my chart I made was correct or not. Now that I have stumbled upon such a good site that offers an unbelievable free charting, I am very very happy. I am finally enlightened without much doubt of my Asc (Aq) now. Will continue in my study of the metaphysical world of astrology...To u astro enthusiasts out there.."The answer is in the stars"

Kenson [ ken_* ]
Singapore, Singapore --- Friday, January 29, 1999 at 17:40 Swiss time

I think it's wonderful that you offer this free information, that in the past was so hard to obtain. I will use again. Please send me any information you can about what else you do.

Helene Shikoff [ * ]
Dallas, USA --- Friday, January 29, 1999 at 05:02 Swiss time

In a progressed chart, how fast does each planet move? Do they move in the same direction? Do they retrograde as well? What is Chiron known for? What is the part of fortune known for? Thank you very much for your site.

TrishM* [ TrishMas26* ]
--- Friday, January 29, 1999 at 04:02 Swiss time

Alois: Progressions are based on he rule: one day in the ephemeris = ome year of life. If you are 40 years old, the progressed planets are at the positions of 40 days after your birth.

Chiron can be seen as 'the wound and the healing', Pars Fortunae means luck.

I'm new at this and your site is terrific. answers most of my questions. keep up the good work.

bren [ * ]
ny, us --- Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 21:47 Swiss time


SOMERS, USA --- Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 18:31 Swiss time


SOMERS, USA --- Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 18:25 Swiss time

Alois adds: I had in fact answered but the message was lost due to a server error. I did not have the time to repeat my message.

In most countries of the world birth time is registered when a birth is officially registered. Please contact the birth registry office in the town your were born. The main exception for this rule is England.

I'd like to receive more information about my natal chart. I was born Buenos aires, Argentina 07/14/66 at 15.15 p.m. The sun is in the sign Cancer, The Ascendant is Sagittarius I enjoyed with this page, I love you!!! Laura (please answer to me!!)

Laura [ * ]
Buenos Aires, Argentina --- Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 15:16 Swiss time

Alois adds: I am afraid I cannot give personal chart readings here.

what a wonderful site.I have always wanted my chart done and i,ve looked in books but I know that this one is right!

shelly darby [ m.*uwic.a.c.u.k ]
cardiff, wales --- Thursday, January 28, 1999 at 12:09 Swiss time

I would like to know how it effects one to have a overrepresentation of planets in the twelwth house. Thank you. Susann

Susann [ Susann_R* ]
Bredsjö, Sweden --- Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 23:54 Swiss time

As a recent 'convertee', I am fascinated by it all, especially when one considers that such a science has been in use for thousands of years. I would be very interested to learn more. Thanks for the introduction!

Jennifer Upton [ J* ]
Southsea, Hants.UK --- Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 22:45 Swiss time

I want to know something about Transpluto

José Cibils [ * ]
Berlin, Germany --- Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 20:02 Swiss time

Alois adds: it does not exist.

i have recently discovered your website but i am a bit at a loss in trying to understand all these heiroglyphics? where can i get a step by step interpretation/understanding of what the chart actually means? or how do i interpret my own future/ thank you and regards

Stan Wijenje [ stan.* ]
Nairobi, Kenya --- Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 09:36 Swiss time

Thank you for your site. It will save even experienced astrologers countless hours of calculation - especially when a chart is needed quickly. Wonderful site!

John R. Milam [ * ]
Lafferty, OH, USA --- Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 07:17 Swiss time

I can't believe the variety of chart types you're offering--for free! Call me greedy, but how about adding solar return charts? Please and thanks.

Baltimore, USA --- Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 18:23 Swiss time

ALois adds: we will soon. The current software does not allow such an option in an easy way.
We will also soon add a variety of ree chart readings, authored both by Liz Greene and Robert Hand.


Linda F. McNamara
--- Tuesday, January 26, 1999 at 18:16 Swiss time

a few messages have been lost do to an operator error
I have seen a couple of messages posted about not knowing the exact time of birth, but no answer. So I will ask again. What if I do not know my exact birth time? Thanks

Judy [ * ]
Orange Park, USA --- Monday, January 25, 1999 at 02:52 Swiss time

Thanks for an very interesting variation to most other astrological websites! Will be returning with friends!! ~~***moondust gypsy***~~

~~***moondust gypsy***~~~
Windsor, Ontario, Canada --- Sunday, January 24, 1999 at 05:37 Swiss time


SAKSUN, TURKEY --- Saturday, January 23, 1999 at 08:25 Swiss time

Many thanks for a brilliant site and for your patient answers to our questions. What is the significance of dotted ....... lines as opposed to solid __________ ones for aspects?

Graham Timmins [ * ]
Wales, UK --- Friday, January 22, 1999 at 22:39 Swiss time

I need some feedback on pluto-mars oppositions.I'm finally learning to surf! I wish I would of found this earlier.

Gayle [ * ]
Fishtail, usa --- Friday, January 22, 1999 at 21:18 Swiss time

This site is fabulous! It is so refreshing to be able to choose which chart(s) one wants done, and not to be charged for it. Now that's true Astrology for you!

Mrs. Christina Brunkhorst [ * ]
Shepherd, MT, USA --- Friday, January 22, 1999 at 20:55 Swiss time

Great site. Wonderful to be able to print out a chart via the web

Steve Tanner [ steve.* ]
Geneva, Switzerland --- Friday, January 22, 1999 at 13:03 Swiss time

Good stuff mate, what a learning experience this stuff is! Thanks

Don Cullen [ * ]
Melbourne, Australia --- Friday, January 22, 1999 at 11:47 Swiss time

YEA! I've been making all my friends punch their info in and see the results. It's been a pleasure, and your computer print out prices are very reasonable. thank you!

meechie [ * ]
atlanta, usa --- Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 22:44 Swiss time

I dont understand so much of this yet, but it`s inteesting, and in a while I hope I will find a clue

Eldrid Furset [ eldrid.skudal.* ]
, Norway --- Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 22:13 Swiss time

Thank you so much for the chart.I have really enjoyed your site. I would realy like if possible to get a free copy of the 1999 Moon Calendar, and hoped you could tell me of a site. Thank you :)

Sally [ * ]
--- Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 21:49 Swiss time

Thanks for the chart I lost mine and my books and tables. Your website to the rescue!! Thanks again

--- Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 21:21 Swiss time

Is there a program to help find the Ascendent without the exact birth time or any memory of the birth time. Is there a way to figure it out when there is knowledge of the person which includes knowing cerain dates such as parental deaths, marriages etc

P. Harriman [ * ]
Tunbridge Wells, Kent --- Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 20:22 Swiss time

The site is good.I'll surely be back. Keep up the good work guys!!!!!!!!

--- Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 19:36 Swiss time

I'm very interested to have somebody analyse my birthchart.Could you suggest me the name of the best astrologer in New-York city? Thank you (in advance)

joelle [ * ]
new-york, usa --- Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 17:46 Swiss time

I have just recently taken an interest in astrology in the past few weeks so I'm very new to this. I don't really believe in horoscopes, but I find the whole thing with the sun, moon, and stars fascinating. I have a feeling I'll be visiting this site a lot more in the future. Thanks!

Hollie Ingalls [ * ]
Washington, NC, USA --- Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 14:47 Swiss time

Alois adds: In my opinion astrology was never a question of what I believe. When I started with the subject in 1979, I made very impressing experiences by looking at charts of family members and close friends, and this experience has form my view. I am not a believer, but would be an ignorant if I denied the validity of my own experience.

Just wanted to say hello and that I found your site very informative and interesting. Thank you for making this easily accessible to all internet users. Keep up the good work!

Brandy Bonnette [ * ]
Dry Prong, La., U.S.A. --- Thursday, January 21, 1999 at 05:29 Swiss time

I need to apologize since I have found an error in the way I was using your website to calculate my son's chart. There was something that I've missed out in the process of inputting the information. Thanx!

Linda F. McNamara
--- Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 20:16 Swiss time

The information that I received while inserting the necessary information was inaccurated. I have inserted 3/12/84, New York, NY, * 5:03a.m., which is the birth date of my son. The data I've received was that his sun sign is in Aquarius and his rising sign is Gemini. We all know that in the earlier part of March is in Picses. Also by having his chart read earlier in his years, I was informed that his rising sign is Aquarius. If I were you, I would check to see if there is a glitch in the astrological software you are using.

Linda F. McNamara [ * ]
new york, USA --- Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 19:53 Swiss time

Alois adds: If I were you, I would read the instructions printed in red which say 'enter data and PRESS THE UPDATE TIMEZONE BUTTON'. Apparently you did not.


epoi [ * ]
ipoh, malaysia --- Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 15:09 Swiss time

Thank you for the wonderful information. I'm gaining a lot of insights and interest in astrology. Keep up the good work. Congratulations. Best wishes for your continued success.

Rene Brion [ * ]
Manila, Philippines --- Wednesday, January 20, 1999 at 04:45 Swiss time

This is a question (probably a stupid one). Do your charts take into account "daylight saving time" for us northern folks. My software program produces different rising signs from yours for people born in the winter months, so something (probably the program - it's shareware0 is wrong. I love the website. Thank you. Pat

Pat Stuart [ * ]
Toronto, Canada --- Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 23:45 Swiss time

Alois adds: It does indeed - providing correct timezone data is one of the primary purposes of our server.

I have been studying astrological placements for about six months now. I have a computer program that prepared a natal chart, but nothing as exact and colorfull as the ones produced by your page. I also enjoy the access to transits and progressions too. I can track the world around me much better. Thank you for this valuable site and the tools it offers.

Richard D. Black
Vernon, USA --- Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 19:40 Swiss time

This is a really useful site with loads of easy to find and use stuff! I think it's great, as I have looking for a site with a chart creation facility for ages. Cool!

Davina Acquah Kwakye [ d.r.acquah-* ]
Barnsley, United Kingdom --- Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 19:28 Swiss time

Thanks for making this site avaialable! I accessed it as a result of receiving an astrological cd -rom as a gift. It's from the U.K. and I was confused as to whether I had to put in the actual time of my birth ( sydney time 3.58am on October 31 1964) or adjust it to U.T. ( 5.58pm on October 30) In any case, the geographic location given for Sydney Australia on your site is 151e13,33s52 whereas on my cd-rom it is 151e13,35s52. Which is correct, and does 2 degrees make any difference? It must, because your site gives my ascendant as Libra, and my program gives me Pisces. Aaaaaaggghhhhh!!!
Help me please! Your site is excellent especially for a confused novice like me. Thanks!
P.S. The charts I printed out were a Natal Chart Wheel (placidus) and an Aspect/Midpoint Grid Chart, Western geocentric, tropical.

Caterina Giannetti [ * ]
Sydney, Australia --- Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 10:29 Swiss time

Alois adds: I think your CDROM software has a program bug and handles southern latitudes incorrectly. I hope you pressed the 'update timezone' button on our web page after entering your data and time.

I gave the same information to a site named: Astroadvice. My birth chart (placidus) is different. Some planets are in different houses and so forth. Why? Which site should I trust. I like yours better, but I really need answers on this. I´M CONFUSED, BIG TIME! Please give me your comments soon, they´re extremely important to me. THANKS.

Isabel Quevedo [ * ]
Mexico, Mexico City --- Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 07:02 Swiss time

Alois adds: You must be more specific: Which data did you enter, which output did you get (Sun, Moon, Ascendant position )?

Thank you for creating & working for this site. It is an excellent resource, as valuable as any dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas or ephemerus.

John Lyons Beck [ * ]
Olympia, WA, USA --- Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 04:57 Swiss time

This is a very good site....I enjoyed it very much Congratulations

Luis Felipe [ M* ]
Poços de Caldas, Brazil --- Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 03:36 Swiss time

I would like to see this program you have developed work with Active Server pages. Do you have anything in mind? Jamie

Jamie Longstreet [ * ]
Big Rapids, MI, USA --- Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 02:35 Swiss time

Alois adds: What exactly do you mean?

this is a wonderful site and a fine gift that you make to the people. this sight has re-aroused my interest in astrology. by making it a little easy for me I'm now ready to tackle more challenges in this wonderful study. thanks you all.

daniel eli [ * ]
charlottesville, viginia --- Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 01:44 Swiss time

Just recently came upon your site. having been reading and studying astrology for my own interest for about 10 years...I love Liz Greene's writing and am impressed to see her at your, of course, my next step is a reading with her!

mary [ * ]
punta gorda.fl, USA --- Tuesday, January 19, 1999 at 01:00 Swiss time

I would be absolutely lost without this sight. I am trying to learn the calculations, times, etc. so that I can do it "free-hand", and this helps to confirm what I am already learning. When I'm in a crunch, I could not do without this site.

Brynn BB
--- Monday, January 18, 1999 at 22:26 Swiss time

I'm just getting into astrology i love it and this helps thanx!!!!!

Gina [ Bug0412 ]
Apple Valley, USA --- Monday, January 18, 1999 at 22:21 Swiss time

I think that these charts are awesome.. is there any way I can find out more about how to read them? Thanks!

Lori [ DasyA* ]
Ft. Myers, USA --- Monday, January 18, 1999 at 18:33 Swiss time

Your site is wonderful for a beginner in astrology, but as such, I find some of the recent additions to the chart more than I need or want... I rather liked it better before Chiron and the Node were unavoidable.

Clint Foster [ * ]
Maplewood, USA --- Monday, January 18, 1999 at 06:34 Swiss time

I'm just beginning to navigate and so happy to have just found your site: serious and professional. Congratulations!

SANTIAGO, CHILE --- Monday, January 18, 1999 at 03:42 Swiss time

Good site. I will came back. adeus

Daniel Baltazar [ * ]
Lisboa, Portugal --- Monday, January 18, 1999 at 01:18 Swiss time

I enjoyed browsing through your pages and, obviously, your pleasant service. i'll be visiting your site again - and making some propaganda between friends.

Vittorio [ v.* ]
Roma, Italia --- Monday, January 18, 1999 at 00:19 Swiss time

This site is very nice!But,I rather like the last year version,was much more simple!

Beta Moraes [ * ]
Los Angeles, USA --- Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 23:53 Swiss time

martin astro [ astro ]
--- Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 23:23 Swiss time

I need to explore this further more. So far I am amazed and plan to come back to your site every day. Thanks.

Carlos Maldonado [ * ]
Simi Valley, USA --- Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 18:56 Swiss time

I love your free chart. Thank you very much.

Flavia Poltronieri [ * ]
Ipatinga, Brasil --- Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 17:00 Swiss time

I really appreciate this site and the chart service that accompanies it. I have a question I've never found the answer to. Instructions on calculating composite charts all say to use the latitude where the 2 (or more) people live. What latitude do you use when the people live in different cities/states? Thanks again.

Kim Dunworth [ * ]
Concord, USA --- Sunday, January 17, 1999 at 03:32 Swiss time

Alois adds: There are various ways to compute composite charts, not all use a reference place. Some astrologers (Liz Greene is one of them) compute also the Ascendent and all other house cusps as midpoints between the two charts.

If you want to use the reference-latitude technique, take the place where the relationship is actually lived, or take your place, as this is where you experience the relationship most of the time (even when the partner is absent).

Bitte senden Sie mir mein pers. Jahreshoroskop von 1999. (17.Feb. 1978, Geburtsort: Linz a. d. Donau, Austria, 20.00 Uhr MEZ)

Kirstin Reiter
--- Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 21:47 Swiss time

Alois adds: Das Gaestebuch ist nicht der ideale Ort für Bestellungen. Bitte senden Sie eine email an * oder benutzen Sie unser Online-Bestellsystem. Wir brauchen auch die Lieferadresse und Angaben zum Zahlungsmodus.

nice and very informative for beginners.

janna pronk [ ]
amsterdam, the netherlands --- Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 15:42 Swiss time


Donna Parent [ * ]
Hammond, La., USA --- Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 08:56 Swiss time

i'm confused, or i'm not following instructions how to get my chart read.

michelle lederman [ * ]
chicago, usa --- Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 07:12 Swiss time

Alois adds: who promised you to get your chart read? We promise only to compute and draw it for you, not to read it (for free).

How would I go about developing a chart for someone born before the Common Era?

Jamie Enlow [ * ]
Columbia, South Carolina, USA --- Saturday, January 16, 1999 at 05:35 Swiss time

Alois adds: you enter a negative year number. We use astronomical your counting which differs from historical year counting because the historical counting has no year zero.

For 10 BC you enter -9, for 333 BC you enter -332, i.e. always shifted by one. The calculations are good for down to -5400.

I like your new chart selection page. Well done.

Antonia Martinez [ * ]
New York, NY --- Friday, January 15, 1999 at 22:03 Swiss time

when i input my data to receive the free chart, the birthdate on the chart shows jan. 15. My birthday is in sept. When i check the page where you input data, my birthday is correct. help!

jessica [ * ]
miami beach, usa --- Friday, January 15, 1999 at 19:28 Swiss time

Alois adds: you must press the UPDATE TIMEZONE button after entering your data

i love your free charts. however, it would be great if we could also calculate solar and lunar return charts.

Monica Roman [ * ]
new york, usa --- Friday, January 15, 1999 at 18:12 Swiss time

Alois adds: Once we have our own chart generation software running on the web server, we will provide this. As it is, ASTROLOG - the program we currently use - has no convenient command line feature to create a return chart.


tina koonter-banks [ * ]
east lansing , mi, usa --- Friday, January 15, 1999 at 16:29 Swiss time

Thank you for a wonderful service! Have a very nice and kind year! A BIG HUG FROM ME TO YOU.

Marianne Ziessow [ lilla-* ]
Halmstad, Sverige --- Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 23:05 Swiss time

just a word of thanks for your wonderful service for us astrologers with no coputers at home. I have been coming to the local library for over a year to get charts done and have all of Liz Greene's books which are my bibles for referances & self-help with my own chart. Please tell us why the progressed charts are no longer available ? Happy new year from America and many thanks !

g. rush
mays landing n.j., usa --- Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 19:33 Swiss time

Alois adds: They are available, with more options than before.

I have a question. My birthday is February 12,1979. I know ordinarily, that would make me an aquarius. However, I was a c-section. One of my friends said that because it was not a natural birth (the labor was induced), and I was a couple weeks early, I may not necessarily be an aquarius. Is there anyway to figure out if I'm really an Aquarius or a Pisces? What are common characteristics of each? Maybe I would fit one more than the other. ??? Any response I could get would be helpful. thanks.

Robin Annette Williams [ RW* ]
Brockport, USA --- Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 17:29 Swiss time

Alois adds: Astrology always uses the effective birth time - whatever the circumstances were which determined the time, even planned Caesareans. Of course you are an Aquarius, when you are born on feb 12.

What fantastic detail! I came in to a chart specific to me, and I was stalled by the dedication of elaborate options. So many charts to choose from. With each choice, there are great readable patterns and symbols: nice and neat, too. "Right On!" and thank you. *

A.T. Divine [ * ]
Sacramento, CA, USA --- Thursday, January 14, 1999 at 00:07 Swiss time

Nice pages,thanks about them!

emmi Lyytikäinen [ * ]
Helsinki, Finland --- Wednesday, January 13, 1999 at 18:35 Swiss time

I wish to extends my gratitude for the great service you are providing. I have only in the last 2 years started becoming familiar with astrology, vedic astrology in particular and this enables people like myself a fantastic opportunity to learn more and try some basic applications. I hope you will continue this service, and I will tell friends about it. Best Regards, Don

Donald Forsyth [ * ]
Delta, BC, Canada --- Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 21:51 Swiss time

Thanks a lot for a marvellous site and the very generous free chart service. I know you don't answer this type of question, but i was hoping anyway that you would give me some basic idea. How important are the twelve houses in comparison to the influence of the planets in signs? Thanks anyway even if you don't tell me, this site is wonderful and very professional!

--- Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 08:01 Swiss time

Alois Trendl! I am astounded at the degree of accuracy in your chart calculation program. I have been using a variety of chart calculation programs and house systems, but, it wasn't until yesterday, when I ran both Koch and Placidus that I was utterly convinced of the precision of accuracy in your calculations. Beautiful!! Congratulations! I also appreciate the recent additions of goddess asteroids, vertex and Chiron. Would you ever consider a newsletter???

Maryanne Razzo [ * ]
San Bruno, CA --- Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 04:07 Swiss time

This site is WONDERFUL! Thanks!

Goran Toplek [ goran.* ]
Zagreb, Croatia --- Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 03:02 Swiss time

I like your new format--would it be possible to add a solar arc category, please?!

Jim Williams [ JKPSHW* ]
Modesto, USA --- Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 02:29 Swiss time

Thank you for a wonderful service!

Dana J. Thornley [ * ]
--- Tuesday, January 12, 1999 at 00:59 Swiss time

Thanks for the free chart generator. I would appreciate if you could provide an option for displaying the chart data as a square chart too for Hindu Geocentric(sidereal) charts, where there are 12 squares and each square corresponds to 30degrees.

--- Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 16:01 Swiss time

Alois adds: I am afraid we do not want to expand in the area of Hindu style charts. Our site is dedicated to western astrology, which is mostly incompatible with Hindu astrology. Mixing both will create confusion for most visitors. Even the current option of doing sidereal charts may be dropped again.

The Internet has a lot of space for Vedic enthusiasts to set up their own sites and free services.

Is there any way to view the text/info (to the right of the chart) without viewing the chart itself?

Virginia Stickney [ * ]
, USA --- Sunday, January 10, 1999 at 01:56 Swiss time

Alois adds: no, but you can save the GIF chart image on your local disk and use any image editor to cut it apart and do whatever you like with it.

I was wondering whether the chart also calculates for locllised time difference from the nearest longtitude? This can throw off calculations by a coule of minutes, and seeing how quickly Cusps can change it could be drastic... Please E-mail me & let me know. Also, I would like your opinion on Relocated charts, and their corellation to Progressed Charts.

Simon Playford [ * ]
Brisbane, Australia --- Saturday, January 9, 1999 at 22:52 Swiss time

thanks for this information now i guess i'll have to do lots of reading to suss my chart out i'm a bit freaked that my chart is almost identical to kurt cobains great site bright blessings e xx

iain sheard [ * ]
london, uk --- Saturday, January 9, 1999 at 13:30 Swiss time

you guys are awesome, just wish i knew a little more about what those charts mean. thanks

Paul Evans [ * ]
, US --- Saturday, January 9, 1999 at 04:58 Swiss time

I liked your "old" format better where you could pull up all the asteroids on one chart... now it seems you have to choose only one or make several charts???? How can I get all on one chart?? adv tnx

Dorothy K. Carter [ * ]
Anchorage AK, USA --- Saturday, January 9, 1999 at 02:17 Swiss time

Alois adds: The asteroid list allows multiple selection. Depending on your browser, try selecting while holding Shift or Ctrl pressed.

Dear Alois, Thank you for the updated addition for the part of fortune, now it is working just like it did before the format change was made, it's just perfect!! Thanks, Deb C

Deb Caputo [ * ]
--- Saturday, January 9, 1999 at 01:01 Swiss time

Dear Alois, In regard to the formula you sent me there still seems to be some confusion on the night part of fortune. I have "100's" of charts that I had done by Astro Communications in Califoria, all used what you termed the day method. Prior to this change of format I used Astrodienst extensively and the part of fortune always agreed with the formulas--- asc+moon-sun ---- no matter what the birth time was. Also, Joan Negus, Marion March, Joan McEvers and Martin Schulman state in their books and all agree with the previous method that was always used by Astrodienst which is the method I have stated above. Can you lend any further light on this situation? Thank You so much. Confusion(Dcaputo)

Deb Caputo [ DCAPUTO* ]
--- Friday, January 8, 1999 at 23:39 Swiss time

Alois adds: It is a new feature in Astrolog 5.40 to use the different day/night rules for the arabic parts. I have added an option so that you now can choose to always use the day formula with Pars Fortunae. We will end up with an option müsli like Astrolog itself if this goes on.

I have a question: does the birthchart making program take care of the 'legal hour'? I ask it because I was born at 6:50 a.m. (legal) but it makes a big difference if i put in 5:50 a.m (solar). Thanks in advance.

stefano [ * ]
torino, italy --- Friday, January 8, 1999 at 17:41 Swiss time

Alois adds: you must put in the legal hour (the time shown by a clock on the wall).

I have been looking for this type of info. for a very long time.With a little help from your site, I can now finish a long time research goal of were I'm at, and what path in life I should be on for a long time to come. Thanks Ron S.

Ron S. [ * ]
Sheboygan,Wi., U.S.A. --- Friday, January 8, 1999 at 10:18 Swiss time

I really like the new format. It is direct and to the point. There is a bug with the pars fortunes. It doesn't seem to be calculating properly. Not for any of my charts, not even mine and if you figure it out mathematicand for night birth: p.f. = asc + Sun - Moon.
Asc, Sun, Moon are the zodiac positions in the value range 0 .. 360 degrees; if the result is negative, you add 360.

Click on the 'Astro Dictionary' link on top of this page, and enter the search term 'Arabic Parts'. Then scroll down in the resulting page and you will find the definitions of VERY MANY such parts, including what I quoted above.

For the visitor's amusement I quote it below. Please don't believe all this medi-eval nonsense and don't start asking questions about it. I only quote from a named source; if you want to know more, please research the area yourself. C7 means cusp of house 7, just to give a little help. I do not know what R7 is. I also do not know the origin of this list; obviously it cannot be all from the Arabic medieval astrologers as Uranus, Neptune and Pluto were not known at that time.


Accomplishment        AS+SU-JU                           
Advancement           AS+SU-SA    same as Father         
Appreciation          AS+VE-SU    same as Love           
Assassination 1       AS+R12-NE                          
Assassination 2       MA+NE-UR                           
Astrology             AS+ME-UR                           
Bereavement           C12+R12-NE                         
Bondage               AS+MO-RMO                          
Business Injury       AS+PF-R1    same as Sorrow         
Cancer (Malignant)    AS+NE-JU          
Catastrophe           AS+UR-SU                           
Change                AS+UR-PL                           
Commerce              AS+ME-SU                           
Cooperation           C7+MO-SU                           
Damage                AS+NE-MA                           
Danger                AS+ME-SA                           
Daughters             AS+VE-MO    same as Female Children
Death                 AS+C8-MO                           
Death (Medval)        C8+SA-MO                           
Death Parents         AS+JU-SA                           
Death (Point)         MA+SA-MC    Watters & Emerson      
Death Siblings        AS+10°GE-SU                        
Decapitation          C8+MA-MO                           
Deceit                AS+VE-NE                           
Delays                AS+C8-MO    same as Death          
Disappointment        AS+MA-NE                           
Discord               AS+JU-MA                           
Disputes              AS+ME-MA             
Distress-Upset        AS+MA-SA    same as Sickness       
Divorce               AS+VE-C7                           
Economy               AS+SA-VE    Husbandry (Frugality)  
Exile                 AS+UR-SA    Catastrophe & Exile    
Faith & Trust         AS+ME-MO                           
False Love            AS+NE-VE                           
Fate                  AS+SA-SU                           
Father                AS+SU-SA                           
Female Children       AS+VE-MO                           
Find (Lost Obj)       MO+C4-RAS                          
Fortune (Day)         AS+MO-SU                           
Fortune (Night)       AS+SU-MO                           
Fraud                 AS+NE-ME    
Friends               AS+MO-UR                           
Gossip*               AS+ME-NE                           
Higher Educatation    AS+C9-ME                           
Homosexuality         AS+MA-UR                           
Hopes & Wishes        AS+C11-R11                         
Imagination           AS+C11-UR                          
Imprisonment & Sorrow AS+PF-NE                           
Increase              AS+JU-SU                           
Individuality         AS+SU-UR                           
Inheritance           AS+MO-SA                           
Insincerity           AS+MO-NE                           
Killing Planet        AS+MO-R1                           
Lawsuits              AS+ME-MA    same as Disputes       
Leave Job (Dismissal) SA+JU-SU                           
Legal Affairs         C3+C9-VE                           
Legalizing            C9+C3-VE                           
Lost Animal           AS+MA-SU    same as Passion        
Love                  AS+VE-SU                           
Love & Marriage       AS+JU-VE                           
Lovers                MA+VE-C5                           
Luck                  AS+MO-JU           
Male Children         AS+JU-MO                           
Man's Marriage        AS+VE-SA                           
Marriage              AS+C7-VE                           
Merchandise           AS+PF-PS                           
Mind- Captivity       AS+C3-ME    same as Travels (Short)
Mother                AS+MO-VE                           
Mother & Family       AS+JU-VE    same as Love & Marriage
Obstruction           AS+NE-SA                           
Occultism             AS+NE-UR                           
Organization          AS+PL-SU     
Partners              AS+C7-VE    same as Marriage       
Passion               AS+MA-SU                           
Peril                 AS+R8-SA                           
Play                  AS+VE-MA                           
Police-Army           AS+SA-MA    same as Surgery        
Popularity            AS+VE-PL                           
Possessions           AS+C2-R2                           
Profession            AS+MO-SA    same as Inheritance    
Proprty Movable       AS+C2-R2    same as Possessions    
Radical Change        AS+PL-UR                           
Real Estate           AS+MO-SA    same as Inheritance    
Repression            AS+SA-PL                           
Retribution           AS+SU-MA                           
Ritual Ceremonony     C9+C3-VE    same as Legalizing     
Secret Enemies        AS+C12-R12                         
Self-Undoing          AS+C12-NE                          
Servants              AS+MO-ME                           
Sex & Love            AS+VE-SU    same as Love           
Sex Drive (Libido)    AS+PL-VE   
Sickness              AS+MA-SA                           
Slander               AS+SA-NE                           
Slyness               AS+NE-PL                           
Sons                  AS+JU-MO    same as Male Children  
Sorrow                AS+PF-R1                           
Speculation           AS+JU-NE                           
Success               AS+JU-PF                           
Sudden Luck           AS+JU-UR                           
Sudden Parting        AS+SA-UR                           
Suicide               AS+C8-NE                           
Surgery               AS+SA-MA                           
Sweet Foods           AS+VE-SU                           
Time for Action       AS+JU-SU    same as Increase       
Torture               C10+SA-MO                          
Tragedy               AS+SA-SU    same as Fate           
Travel by Air         AS+C9-UR                           
Travel by Water       AS+15CA-SA                         
Travels (Long)        AS+C9-R9                           
Travels (Short)       AS+C3-ME                           
Travels by Land       AS+C9-R9    same as Travels (Long) 
Treachery             AS+NE-SU                
Treasure              AS+VE-ME                           
Trickery              AS+MA-MO                           
Understanding         AS+MA-ME                           
Unusual Events        AS+UR-MO                           
Weddings              C9+C3-VE    same as Legalizing     
& Ritual Ceremony     

Find Place is good. If you add city's time zone, the find place is perfect.

Allen Tsai [ * ]
La palma, USA --- Friday, January 8, 1999 at 06:18 Swiss time

okay, i found out about CHI and NOD...just had to look in the dictionary :::blushes:::

j. collins
--- Friday, January 8, 1999 at 02:45 Swiss time

what is "CHI" and "NOD"? Are those new planets? (I'm joking about the "new planets" thing, but I really need to know what they mean)

j. collins
los angeles, ca --- Friday, January 8, 1999 at 02:41 Swiss time

I think that this is the best astrology web page around. I love to visit this site and find out about the planets and such. I suggest everyone visit this site and recommmend it to friends. Thanks Guys! :)

Marianna Mayer [ * ]
New York, U.S.A --- Friday, January 8, 1999 at 01:21 Swiss time

Marianna Mayer [ Mayer6 ]
--- Friday, January 8, 1999 at 01:19 Swiss time

This is a great site. I recently got back to reading birth charts and found this site. Thanks for the free chart generator.

Ricky Bates [ Ricky.B* ]
Sydney, Australia --- Thursday, January 7, 1999 at 06:51 Swiss time

What a great site. I think I'll be able to figure out my goal in life. Your charts are excellent and easy to read. THANKS!!!!

sammie t.
--- Thursday, January 7, 1999 at 06:09 Swiss time

I must thank you, Alois, and your associates for a terrific site. It is much easier to work with this site than to have to slog through Astrolog and its DOS-like commands. Having a jpg to work with off-line is also incredibly helpful. Many thanks for your time and efforts. Allow me one tech question: when constructing a progressed chart for an adult native, is it appropriate to use the place of birth or place of residence? Thanks for any help you can give me!

Robyn [ RobynR* ]
Miami --- Wednesday, January 6, 1999 at 21:27 Swiss time

Alois adds: For progressed charts, use always the place of birth.

SORRY....My mistake. I went back after I posted my last comment figuring it was my mistake not yours.....Sure enough, I didn't extend the list under Natal Charts. That's where the Progressed ccharts are.....Now I have to say that the list is great.....This is the only free site I've found that does charts on Progressions.....They're so many people don't know about them. "THANKS" for keeping them on line. Gratefully Eliza

Eliza [ * ]
Diamond Springs, USA --- Wednesday, January 6, 1999 at 08:00 Swiss time

Concerning the new settings for chart selection. I liked the new WARNINGS....But what happened to the Progressions. Did I miss them ? "Thanks" for this free site !!! I believe it helps in helping many in beginning their journey into the realm of real Astrology. Gratefully Eliza

Eliza [ * ]
Diamond Springs, USA --- Wednesday, January 6, 1999 at 07:49 Swiss time

I think this chart creator is great. You can really understand more about yourself. It's a great thing.

Sherri Reidy [ * ]
Rutland, USA --- Wednesday, January 6, 1999 at 03:23 Swiss time

Thanks a million for for free astro charts. It is so helpful for a novice like myself who is learning to calculate charts on my own. I am able to compair mine with yours and I have been correct each time. Could you explain what exactly is a T-Square and a Grand Cross?

darla [ DMELERI* ]
Slidell, U.S.A. --- Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at 18:22 Swiss time

I am just sarting to be interested in Astrology and would like very much to know what types of charts would be easiest for me to read or understand. I am very excited by the things i have found so far and would realy like some guidence in how to grow in this area

Trina [ T* ]
Federalway, Wa. , U.S.A. --- Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at 04:33 Swiss time

What if I don't know my birth time??

Michelle [ * ]
--- Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at 03:54 Swiss time

Thanks a lot for a great site!! I have just started to study my own chart and visiting you has been most helpful.

Diane Biet [ * ]
Buenos Aires, Argentina --- Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at 03:39 Swiss time

What if I do not know the time of birth?

N [ * ]
--- Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at 02:59 Swiss time

Great Site. I even do solar and lunar returns on it. All you have to do is get to the right degree, and it won't be more than a minute off. Beats going to the local astrology center and paying $5.00.

Dianne Lipson [ * ]
New York, New York --- Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at 02:00 Swiss time


INDEPENDENCE,KY, USA --- Monday, January 4, 1999 at 23:29 Swiss time

Very good website. Very useful. Thanks.

Barbara Shinton [ * ]
Toronto, Canada --- Monday, January 4, 1999 at 22:26 Swiss time

Very GOOD ! ! !

Pedro Miguel Lauria Meira e Sá [ * ]
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil --- Monday, January 4, 1999 at 21:16 Swiss time

Thank you! It's good to know you're out there on the Web!

Sarah [ * ]
Webster Groves, USA --- Monday, January 4, 1999 at 19:15 Swiss time

i was looking for a chart all my life. thanks for making it easy for me. thank you very very much.

melina kyprianides katsouri
, cyprus --- Monday, January 4, 1999 at 19:10 Swiss time

thank you so much for being 11 out of 10. Superb site, i will be sure to visit more often. Congratulations!!!!

joost kayser [ ]
luz tavira, portugal --- Monday, January 4, 1999 at 12:54 Swiss time

I enjoyed your site very much. Do you do Synastry charts or progressed charts for two people in a relationship?

Libby Quackenbush [ * ]
--- Monday, January 4, 1999 at 10:15 Swiss time

Thank you for a wonderful service, it has been fascinating to explore astrological charts through your site. What is the significance of the dotted as opposed to solid lines for aspects in your charts? I originally thought this might relate to relative influence but I now realise that even quite significant aspects are sometimes shown dotted. best wishes Graham Timmins

Graham Timmins [ * ]
North Wales, UK --- Monday, January 4, 1999 at 01:28 Swiss time

A chart constructed for Rockford, Il, September 18, 1949 calculated in CST. According to Doane Time Changes, Illinois had local ordinance then and Rockford was in CDT until the 24th.

Michael McClain [ * ]
Flower Mound, Texas, USA --- Monday, January 4, 1999 at 00:15 Swiss time

Alois adds: We consider Doane Time Changes as much less reliable and much less detailed than our main source, Thomas Shank's American Atlas (by ACS).

thanks for your prompt response. the error happens when i select a house sytem and add asteriods. then the progressed chart reverts to positions of the planets for todays date. See what you get. Toni

Toni Thomas-Johns [ * ]
Toronto, Canada --- Sunday, January 3, 1999 at 21:21 Swiss time

Alois adds: With this info I found the bug; I think it is fixed now. I had searched with chart type 'natal and progressed' but the bug was only with 'progressed' chart.

Your code for "natal progressed chart for today" is screwed up. It shows a chart for today's date. Ex. my natal chart for 10,17,52 progressed to todays sun in cap. for 1,03,99. That did not happen when i progressed my chart 3 nites ago. Truly, Toni T-J

Toni Thomas-Johns [ * ]
Toronto, Canada --- Sunday, January 3, 1999 at 20:19 Swiss time

Alois adds: I just checked (using your data). Everything works fine as it should. The natal is in the inner, the progressed chart in the outer circle of planets.

Could it be that you ran the chart without pressing the 'upate timezone' after you had entered your birthdata?

The other possible error is that you selected 'natal and transit chart' instead of 'naal and progressed' from the pulldown-list.

perfect "10"

bev nichols [ * ]
hildebran, usa --- Sunday, January 3, 1999 at 16:13 Swiss time

i have got'ne a report free before

shannon zale jones
--- Sunday, January 3, 1999 at 12:51 Swiss time

This site has been a useful tool for me when I needed to find those longitudes and latitudes for cities or villages that I couldn't find in any atlas. Thank you!

Maria Jonsson
, Sweden --- Sunday, January 3, 1999 at 02:04 Swiss time

Thansk you for this very professional site - it is a huge help in finding Longitudes and latitudes of obscure as well as large cities/towns.

Erin [ * ]
Calgary, Canada --- Saturday, January 2, 1999 at 21:11 Swiss time

Hello. I enjoy your web site, and am truly interested in learning more about reading the charts. Which books do you find the most informative? Also what does the Ascendant represent, in someones astrological sign? I would also like an analysis of my chart. 7-1-62; Mariemont Oh;7:27 a.m.

melissa l. harris [ * ]
Yellow Springs, USA --- Saturday, January 2, 1999 at 18:54 Swiss time

Dear AstroDienst, The changes were a surprise. I was quite happy with the professional results I got before, and this was even better. Thank you!

Janice Van Cleve [ * ]
Seattle, USA --- Saturday, January 2, 1999 at 18:26 Swiss time

Your site is really interesting and I printed my astrology chart, but the problem is I don't know what it means? What are houses and what does the things written next to them mean? Is there another site that I can find this information? Thanks Happy 99

Erin Kenworthy [ * ]
Katanning, Australia --- Saturday, January 2, 1999 at 15:18 Swiss time

Alois adds: With all dues respect for the web as source of information, there are astrology books in bookshops. A printed book page runs usually cheaper than a web page printed out with expensive ink on expensive paper.

Thank you very much indeed!!! I found the old Kairon 2.14 for Macintosh, and that's exactly what I was looking for! I wanted to have Chiron, Fortuna and Vertex into the same chart! This is a professional program! The only problem is that the planets are a little small in the graph, but I think we can't have a personnal programm especially for one person...

Gilles Morzier [ * ]
Versoix/GE, Swizerland --- Saturday, January 2, 1999 at 10:10 Swiss time

Dear Alois, Perhaps you will recall my objections to the previous chart selection page and the difficulty in accessing asteroidal data for charts other than natal charts. I am absolutely thrilled that you have made these very helpful emendations! Having not visited your wonderful site in a while, it was a most pleasant New Year's surprise. Many thanks. Harriett Tyson

Harriett Tyson [ * ]
Holly Springs, MS, US --- Saturday, January 2, 1999 at 09:43 Swiss time

To whom it mat concern, Last week I ordered a psychological horoscope analysis in english at I received it and was very surprised with the results. However, today I saw that it was also possible to have this analysis in dutch. Would it be possible to receive a copy in dutch and what could be arranged with you with respect to the price I would have to pay for that? There are so many words that I do not understand completely and that is why I am asking this. Please be so kind as to respond as soon as possible.
Kind regards,
Jeroen Onstein

Jeroen Onstein [ J* ]
Amsterdam, Netherlands --- Saturday, January 2, 1999 at 00:34 Swiss time

Alois adds: Our policy is to offer a second copy in another language at half price.

Just wanted to say thanks for the additional options you have added to your chart selection page. The range of possibilities you offer now is just great, and as a Campanus user, I really appreciate being able to add the Part of Fortune and the Vertex, etc., to my charts. You have made your already excellent service downright terrific!

Pamela Young [ pam.* ]
Guelph, Canada --- Friday, January 1, 1999 at 23:38 Swiss time

What a great New Year's present!! I am absolutely in a state of ecstasy over now having choices for the Houses Systems in all charts!! And I love having the choice of putting Chiron, etc in too.

You deserve the Nobel Prize for helping people on this planet understand themselves and others better.. You've got my vote!

, USA --- Friday, January 1, 1999 at 19:46 Swiss time

Alois adds: thank you!

Unna ist im Atlas blöd zu finden...

Thomas Müller [ * ]
--- Friday, January 1, 1999 at 16:47 Swiss time

Alois adds: Wieso?

Just now I was informed about your site. I don´t understand about astrology, but I though you would provide us with a forecast for a certain period. Do I have to order it? If so, could you please inform the amount? Thank you very much. Send my regards to all people in Switzerland!

Marisa Pinto de Carvalho [ * ]
São Paulo, Brazil --- Friday, January 1, 1999 at 14:39 Swiss time

Alois adds: We have free charts (horoscope drawings) but for chart readings we charge. Please visit our online catalogue or directly the order page .