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Astrology Software: A Complete Guide

For over 37 years, I've evaluated and reviewed virtually every astrology software program created in the U.S., and many international programs. After writing my book Astrology on Your Personal Computer, I began reviewing astrology software for The Mountain Astrologer, the AFA Bulletin, and American Astrology.

Thousands of astrologers rely on my expertise in choosing exactly the right astrology software to meet their needs, and I continue to help and guide people around the world at no charge. Please feel free to contact me via email to let me know what you are looking for.

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The Solar System and Beyond Poster Set

My new tutorial:
The Meaning of the Modes in astrology

Levels of Analysis
How to approach a Vedic chart

My new Shelter-in-Place
Astrology Software Sale

between the birth chart and other influences
Part One

The Far Side of the Moon
Astrocalc 6.5
Jupiter's Magnetic Fields
Time Zone issues in China
An amazing set of Chart Images

A Lovely Photo of the Moon's Phases

Astrolabe's 2020 Hot Degrees and Retrograde Shadows

Dasa Interpretation -- revised

My The Mountain Astrologer review of Janus 5.3

The Optimal Use of Astrology Software

Where to get Vedic astrology books

What is the right Zodiac to use for astrological work?

The Analemma at Sunset

A lovely Solar System model for your desk top

A NASA video of
The Tilts and Spins of the Planets

NASA's Mercury in Depth

My latest tutorial:
The Importance of an Accurate Birth Time

An amazing video:
Earth's motion around the Sun
not as simple as I thought

My New Tutorial:
The Most Important Transits And Dashas

Astronomy Highlights in Autumn 2018

Can Planets be Strong in Dusthana Houses?

The Great 2018 Mars Opposition

The Very Basic Elements of Astrology -- Revised!

When Subs really count
(my new Vedic tutorial)

Astrology Apps for the Mobile Devices -- Revised!

The great new Janus 5 astrology program

Eclipses, the North Node,
and the Election of Donald Trump

Stop using your inaccurate astrology programs now!

What astrology software can't do

My new tutorial:
The Way of the Jyotishi

The great book: It's About Time-- reissued

Astrological Techniques and Uncertain Birth Times
My must-read article --Updated!

Great Solar Writer Sale
through December 23, 2016

Running Solar Fire on a Mac

Factors to consider in assessing a life theme
My new Vedic tutorial

The Blessings and Challenges of
a Planet in its own Sign

A Journey into the World of Oudh

Finding the Themes: The Art of Synthesis

Understanding Houses: Part One

The Art of Nakshatra Analysis"
and Jyotish Star's interview with me.

The Meaning of Exaggerated Condition

Approaching a Transit Biwheel

General Principles of Yoga Formation

Listening to the Story: The true art of the astrologer

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced astrologers have all praised my over 150 free tutorials in Western and Vedic astrology, which you can read by clicking here.

Please also visit my companion website: where I offer:

The Ultimate Guide to Astrology Software   free astrological programs & demos of professional programs, comprehensive tutorials, lowest prices, and more.

The Latest News about Astrology Software       Updated Weekly          SoftStar News

My New Secure Astrology Software Order Form with discount pricing, links to reviews, and free extras.

Recent Columns in my SoftStar Weblog:

Rectifying Charts using Astrology Software

Introducing Sirius 2.0 -- The Review Starts!

When you order software via download...

The New Solar Fire 9

Tonight's Sky -- From the Hubble website

Choosing Astrological Report Software

The Optimal Use of Astrology Software -- Updated!

The Astronomy Picture of the Day

Getting more accurate results with Kepler & Sirius hit lists

To read the latest SoftStar Weblog: click here.

You can also read my latest tutorial articles:

The Keystones in Astrology - My latest tutorial

Listening to the Story: The true art of the astrologer

A Flowchart of Dasa & Bhukti Analysis

Vedic Astrology: An Oral Tradition

Ending the War Between the Astrologers -- Updated

A Tale of Three Explosions

The Differences between Western & Vedic Astrology   New!

Context is Everything: How Charts really work

on my Learn Astrology Free website
with over 100 free tutorials in Western & Vedic astrology.

Read my answers to Frequently Asked Questions, by clicking here.   Updated Wednesday, May 11, 2011 also offers:

New Video Tutorials on the best professional astrology programs including Solar Fire Gold, Kepler, Sirius, Millennium, and more.

Teachings on Astrology:

a. Teachings in Western and Vedic Astrology Over 100 tutorials in both Western and Vedic astrology. Articles include: What Every Student Should Know, Understanding the Signs, A Gentler Approach to Chart Readings, Why Chart Readings Fail and how they can work, How to approach a Vedic chart, Blending Western & Vedic astrology, and much more.

b. The Signs of the Zodiac: A page for each sign, with attributes, the results of each sign in balance, insufficiency, and excess, medical correlates, famous exemplars of each sign, and the house(s) correlated with the sign and its themes.

c. A Voyage to the Planets: Beautiful photos of each of the planets, plus a very detailed description of the planet, including its astronomy, correspondences, principles, actions, gifts, and lessons.

d. The Bridge of Skies TMA article which examines a variety of Vedic techniques that actually work when transplanted to Western astrological work, including deeper meanings of the houses, nodes, combustion, and retrogradation.

e. A reading list of the best astrological books, including brief commentary.

f. A series of articles including How to Approach A Chart, Understanding The Midheaven, On Nakshatras, Shocks and Personal Transformation (the 6th, 8th, and 12th houses and their meanings) and more.

g. The Heart of Astrology, an Astrological Manifesto. An essay on the politics of astrology.

Additional Tools for working with Astrological Programs including Internet links to enable users of every major program to easily update their software, how to get software through me at great discounts, and more.

My companion website also has literally over a hundred psychic channelings on the path to Spirit, gourmet chocolate recipes that I've invented, tools for individuals and couples to heal and transform, and more.

I hope that both of my websites enrich your experience of astrology. I have been practicing astrology for 35 years, and have been working with astrological programs -- and reviewing them for publication -- for most of that time. I cannot tell you have incredibly far we have come in terms of the power and ease of use of software for astrology. Just a few examples are the lovely artistic chart wheels that have recently become available, the huge databases of famous peoples' charts -- complete with their biographies --, the diverse range of research features, and the incredible number of well-written interpretive reports. There are tools for assisting astrologers with rectification, extensive capabilities for the Vedic Astrologer, powerful astro-mapping capabilities, and much more.

For those learning astrology, my website also has over 100 free tutorials and articles for both beginning and more advanced students. I add additional tutorials bimonthly, and also have a weekly weblog which offers the latest news about programs, video tutorials, reports on the latest bugs, tips and tricks to get the most out of your software, and much more.

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