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Io Cartography (Astro-Cartography)
Locational Astrology Software


The Io Cartography module from Time Cycles Research adds a powerful, flexible and easy to use set of astrocartography tools to the Io Edition module.

Click on any of the images below to see sample map images reduced in scale from the program.

Mundane setting
This setting enables the program to display the classical “astrocartography” lines. These lines include the Ascendant and Descendant Lines, jointly called the Rising Lines. Also included are the Meridian Lines.


Meridian Lines
The Meridian Lines include the Mid Heaven and the I.C. Lines. The Mid Heaven Lines are indicated by an upward pointing triangle at the top of the map. The I.C. Lines are indicated by an downward pointing triangle at the bottom of the map. The lines are perpendicular to the equator.


Rising Lines
The Rising Lines are comprised of the Ascendant and Descendant Lines. These lines are a locus of points where the planet in question is at the horizon, east horizon for ascending, west horizon for descending. If the Line is an Ascendant Line the triangle points to the East; if the line is a Descendant Line the triangle points to the west. These lines are not perpendicular to the equator in most cases.


In Mundo
This setting will include the planetary ecliptic latitude as a factor. In Mundo Lines are the real true lines as they reference the physical planet not the planet’s position on the ecliptic plane.


Trine Lines
The Trine Lines, which include the I.C. , the M.C., the Ascendant, and Descendant, are twice as numerous as the classic Meridian lines and Rising lines. The Trine lines are considered to be much less powerful than the classic Meridian lines and Rising lines. The program displays these lines by using thinner lines than the classic lines.


Square Lines
The Square Lines, represent an unusual case. Any Square Rising line that you may see actually represents 2 lines. A Line is one square’s ascendant line but also the other square’s descendant line. So they are twice as powerful as the trine lines. This principal also applies to the Square Meridian lines. A Line is one square’s M.C. line but also the other square’s I.C. line. Consequently no indication that a line is ascendant or descendant is necessary as the line represents both aspects. These lines are considered to have a discordant or stressful influence. They are considered to be almost as powerful as the classic lines.


Local Space
Local Space Lines are great circle circles around the globe originating usually at the place of birth or place of domicile. If you were to follow the planet from your origin eventually you would find a place on the surface of the Earth where that planet would be directly overhead. That path is the great circle route and represents potential adventures corresponding to the nature of the planet. These lines converge on the exact opposite point on the globe.


Birth Locale
If the Local Space button is selected this button will place the origin of the local space lines at the birthplace as defined by the longitude and latitude in the chart record. Any other locals space lines with another origin will be erased.


Crosshair Button
You may choose your own local space location with this option. There is even an active longitude and longitude display to give you precise coordinates.


System Requirements
Macintosh System Software: Macintosh OS 10.2 or later. (Please note: Io Cartography is not suitable for OS 9 or earlier systems)
RAM: 128 Megabytes

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See also: Io Edition   Io Interpreter    Io Sprite   Io Detective   Io Atlas






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