Astrology Mapping with Intuitive Ease
(from Esoteric Technologies)
"Solar Maps is the finest program on the market for locational
astrology. It allows the astrologer to use the best of the known
techniques plus its features also offer the ability to access new
and highly practical information."
—Steve Cozzi, author of Planets in Locality.
Solar Maps v3 for
Microsoft Windows combines simple yet elegant programming with
cutting-edge astrological techniques. The result is the easiest and
most useful astrological mapping program on the market. With
Solar Maps you can find the best locales for work,
optimum health, love, or
even for planning the perfect vacation; and
you can use the mundane features to know where
significant events are likely to occur. View the interpretations on
the screen or print out a relocation report. This software is ideal
for your own personal use, for mundane work and for enhancing your
Solar Maps v3
provides tools for astro-mapping, relocational astrology and local
space astrology. Creative programming gives Solar Maps ultra-clear
graphic displays and easy Windows operation putting the fun and ease
back into following yourself around the world. Everything is
accessible through clear and simple Windows screens and menus. It
also has context-sensitive online help and an illustrated, indexed
manual of more than 100 pages.
The new Solar Maps v3
has improved mapping detail and includes the ACS PC Atlas complete
with 250,000+ places around the world!
Other features include:
You can select any combination of the following lines to be
displayed on any map: planet on MC; planet on IC; planet rising or
on Asc; planet setting or on Dsc; paran lines for any one planet in
combination with all others; planet directions; local horizon; local
houses; ecliptic; zodiacal signs; total solar eclipse line; partial
solar eclipse lines.
Now in version 3 of
Solar Maps you can select aspect lines or midpoint lines
as well. All planet line types may also be used for any selected
These easy-to-read interpretations may be viewed as a report by
clicking on a location! You click on the interpretations mouse mode
button and then point to a symbol plotted over or around the map and
click. Voila! An interpretations report appears. This includes an
introduction to Astro-mapping with interpretations for the
following: planet on MC/IC/Asc/Dsc; planets in paran; planet
direction lines. You can also read individual interpretations by
double clicking on a line of any data-listing report. All of the
supplied text is editable with an included utility program. The text
has been written by Esoteric Technologies co-director and astrologer
Stephanie Johnson and enhanced for Version 3.
A selection of pre-defined standard maps is supplied. You can create
and save as many new maps as you wish for any region of the world.
You can select and adjust the required map region by zooming and
panning. Map land and sea colours are fully customisable. You can
select and adjust which city and country names are plotted on maps.
Click and point to measure distances or angles on any map. You can
view the world map in rectangular or Mercator view, or as a sphere.
New and improved maps in version 3. You can now zoom in to much
greater precision of coastlines and lakes PLUS an enhanced process
of navigating maps—Zoom in and out with greater ease.
This new feature in version 3 allows you to study geographical hot
spots with Solar Maps. The program comes with an
installed database of Atlantic hurricanes from 1851 to 2002—and with
the capability to download additional hurricanes from the UniSys web
pages. This same system can be used for graphing the locations of
earthquakes (or fault lines), volcanoes, or the tornadoes of a
You now have the ability to:
Create new track/event
Import an individual storm
track into a collection file (from the UniSys hurricane tracking
Import a collection of
earthquakes into a collection file (from the NEIC web site)
Manually enter new hurricane
tracks or earthquake events
Manually enter tracks other
than for hurricanes (eg. balloon trip, ship’s course, bird
migration path, etc.)
Manually enter events other
than earthquakes (eg. volcanic eruptions, natural disasters,
accidents, political summits, etc.)
You can select any solar eclipse (partial or total) from 1951AD to
2200AD, and display its path across the earth on any map. Eclipse
paths may be overlaid on top of astro-lines for any chart.
You can select up to 36 stars to be displayed along with, or instead
of, planets. A supplied fixed star editor allows you to enter data
for any celestial objects of your choice.
For any chart, the following data listings may be viewed: parans
interspersed with city names for the current map region; parans
interspersed with city names near the latitude of the chart
location; cities conjunct or opposite planet lines for the current
chart. A one to three-page formatted printable report of
interpretive text may also be generated for the relocation of any
chart to any location on earth. This includes the following
sections: planets which are near angles; conjunction with planet
direction lines; paran lines around the latitude of relocation.
Celestial zodiac (for normal charts); geodetic zodiac (for mundane
charts) with user-definable starting longitude.
Campanus, Koch, Meridian, Morinus, Placidus, Porphyry, Regiomontanus,
Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune,
Pluto, Moon's Nodes (mean or true), Chiron, Vesta, Pallas, Juno,
Ceres, Hygeia, Astraea, Vulcan, Transpluto, Transneptunians, Black
Moon Lilith (mean position). Charts may be calculated for any date
from 4000BC to 9999AD. Planets are accurate to several seconds of
arc in most cases. The accuracy of Pluto decreases significantly
outside the years 1885-2099. Asteroids are accurate to about one
minute of arc for 1800 to 2050. You may select any combination of
the above points for display on maps or in chartwheels. You may
customize the colors used for each chart point.
Solar Maps v3 makes
it possible to use all of the following methods of geographical
astrology, with a view to helping astrologers to explore the world
of planetary energies as they relate to humans and events in
different places in the world.
Time Zones and Places:
Solar Maps v3 now comes with the full ACS PC Atlas
with places and time zones from around the world.
New charts may be cast for dates ranging from 4000 BCE to 9999 CE,
and overlaid on maps. Existing charts may be imported from Solar
Fire, Nova, Blue*Star, Kepler 2.7 or QuickCharts files. More than
120 charts of famous people are supplied. Charts may be viewed as
overlays on any map, in a normal chart wheel, or in a local horizon
wheel. Charts may be progressed (by secondary or tertiary rates) or
directed by solar arc and overlaid on natal chart angles. Transiting
charts may be calculated and overlaid on natal chart angles. Charts
may be relocated by selecting a city from the database, or just by
pointing and clicking on the map. An AstroClock option allows the
display of a chart which is automatically updated at regular
intervals. A day/night shading option allows you to see the sun's
shadow across the earth, either for any natal chart, or moving in
real time with the AstroClock.
Geodetic (Mundane) Charts:
Several mundane astrologers of note, such as Sepharial and Johndro,
have developed a different astro-locality mapping technique, which
uses a symbolic projection of the zodiacal signs onto bands of
longitude around the Earth. Typically the 0† Aries point is
projected onto the Greenwich meridian (0° of longitude), and the
sign divisions fall every 30† around the equator. This projection
method is often used in the astrology of national and international
politics and events, using charts of nations and cities and is
available in Solar Maps v3.
Transits, Progressions &
Solar Arc Directions:
In addition to viewing the planetary lines of a natal chart over a
map, a technique that can be used is to view the planetary lines of
progressions or transits or solar arc directions to that natal
chart. As these charts vary with time (ie. they are dynamic), it is
possible to use this technique as a predictive tool, by looking at
how planetary lines change over a period of time. This fascinating
technique is a feature of Solar Maps version 3.
Local Space Astrology:
Local Space Astrology uses a measurement system based on the local
horizon and meridian, and was pioneered by Michael Erlewine. Whilst
the positions of the planets, as measured in right ascension and
declination, or celestial latitude and longitude, remain almost
constant regardless of the observerís location, measurements of the
planetsí azimuth and altitude changes dramatically according to
where on Earth they are observed from. The azimuths of the planets
can be plotted, viewed and printed as a local horizon chart in
Solar Maps v3. The same technique can also be used on
maps of large areas.
You can step or run a chart through time while your astro-mapping
lines are displayed on any map of the world. You can animate any
type of chart, either natal or subsidiary (transits to natal,
secondary progressed, tertiary progressed and solar arc directed).
You can also use this animation
To view the general movement of
transiting planets and astro-lines through time to familiarise
yourself with the typical speeds and patterns of movement of the
planets and astro-lines.
To view the movement of
transiting planets and astro-lines through a particular period of
time to determine when certain mundane astrological events occur.
To view the movement of a
person's subsidiary chart planets and astro-lines through a
particular period of time to determine when certain astrological
events occur in relation to the natal chart.
To view the movement of the
day/night boundary during the course of the day to determine the
times of sunrise and sunset at various locations.
To make adjustments to (ie.
rectify) a natal chart, by stepping the chart through times close
to the probable birth time, and noting when various astro-line
contacts occur on the map.
"Solar Maps is the best all-round mapping program I have used,
especially for the beauty of the maps, the zoom and move features to
create maps, the fact that you have included Nodes, asteroids,
Chiron and even geodetics!"
—Ariel Guttman, co-author of the Astro*Carto*Graphy
Book of Maps
"One of the best things for routine use is that the buttons
for the plane, calipers, zoom, etc. are now sticky. They hang out
until changed. Depending on which button you select (and the
interpretations report is now one of them), you only have to click
and there is your relocation report, or chart relocation, or zoomed
map. You don't even have to draw out the zoom feature!"
—US Astrologer Lee Lehman
PC or compatible computer with
Pentium processor (or equivalent)
CD ROM drive
RAM depends on which version of
Windows you have: Windows 95, 98, 98SE - 32 MB of RAM minimum - 64
MB of RAM or more recommended; Windows ME, NT4 - 40 MB of RAM
minimum - 80 MB of RAM or more recommended; Windows 2000 - 72 MB
of RAM minimum - 144 MB of RAM or more recommended; Windows XP/Vista -
128 MB of RAM minimum - 256 MB of RAM or more recommended
About 70 MB of disk space for a
VGA video resolution - XGA or
better is recommended
A mouse pointing device
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