April 02, 2020, 12:00 GMT
Julian date: 2,458,942.00
Ecliptic longitudes Planet Geocentric Heliocentric Sun 13°12' 13Ari12 Mercury 347°16' 17Pis16 275°4' 5Cap4 Venus 58°54' 28Tau54 153°29' 3Vir29 Earth 193°13' 13Lib13 Mars 301°52' 1Aqu52 261°52' 21Sag52 Jupiter 294°35' 24Cap35 283°43' 13Cap43 Saturn 300°46' 0Aqu46 295°19' 25Cap19 Uranus 35°15' 5Tau15 36°20' 6Tau20 Neptune 349°19' 19Pis19 348°34' 18Pis34 Pluto 294°52' 24Cap52 293°13' 23Cap13 Moon 116°19' 26Can19
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There are several different types of astrology program. One difference is whether the program concerns geocentric astrology, heliocentric astrology, or both. In geocentric astrology the zodiac is viewed with the Earth at the center, whereas in heliocentric astrology the Sun is at the center. Most astrological software is geocentric. Among the four astrology programs shown below, two are purely geocentric, one is purely heliocentric, and one supports both types of astrology
The four programs displayed below run under all versions of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 10. Trial versions are freely downloadable can be made fully-functional by means of an activation key after purchase of a user license. Updates to new versions are free. For more details and to purchase a license either click on an image below or visit our Software Shop.
What's a planetary transit?
Planetary aspects occur when two planets possess a particular angular relationship with each other (e.g. conjunction, opposition, trine, square, etc.) with respect to a central point. This point is either the Earth (in geocentric astrology) or the Sun (in heliocentric astrology). A planetary transit is the period during which two planets remain continuously in a particular aspect with each other.
The programs described here either display planetary aspects and transits or calculate the exact dates and times at which transits occur (begin and end) between selected planets. Click on any of the program titles or screenshots for more information about a particular program (and the user manual). Or to get short descriptions of these programs visit our software shop.
Astrology without houses
The reason that none of these four programs involve an ascendant, or astrological houses, is that the ascendant (and thus any house system) depends on a geographical position (usually a birthplace). But aspects between planets, and thus planetary transits, depend only on the motion of the planets along the ecliptic as viewed from the Earth (or the Sun). Thus a planetary transit does not require, or imply, an ascendant (and thus no house system). Aspects and transits have their own astrological meaning. (Yes, astrology without houses is possible — see here.) Signs (derived from the equal division of the ecliptic) are as usual, for example, Neptune is in Pisces from April 4, 2011, through March 30, 2025; and see this Su‑Me‑Sa‑Pl 4‑stellium in Capricorn on January 12, 2020). For a heliocentric example see this double kite.
There are 7 house systems commonly used by astrologers, and over 20 are possible. They give different results when interpreting a horoscope (and the Koch and Placidus systems don't even work for all latitudes). Which gives the "correct" interpretation? Or should we just conclude that the meaning given to houses are arbitrary products of old astrologers' imaginations, uncritically passed from generation to generation, and that only aspects (especially aspect patterns) and transits are important (and still to be properly interpreted)?
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