Here is an abbreviated issue of AUGuries to
announce a new patch for Solar Fire 6 and
corrections to our feature on Mayan Astrology.
We also are happy to annoucne that we will be
selling AstroTides for a limited time to
existing owners of Solar Fire 6 as well as
offering it free to those who purchase the
program this holiday season.
We welcome your feedback. Let us know what you'd
like to see in our monthly issues of AUGuries.
And, if you have an article or item to
contribute, please do send it along to
|Solar Fire 6.0.30 Available for Download
| In our opinion, one of the best reasons for
buying Solar Fire is the fact that it is
constantly being improved, either to fix little
glitches or to take advantage of new advances in
computer technology or astrology.
A case in point is the latest
update which changes the asteroid and new planet
to refer to dwarf planets instead of "possible
new" planets, and to "Eris" instead of UB313.
There are a number of other improvements as well
including: the addition of the Polar Ascendant and
Co-Ascendant to the chart analysis report; a new
Astrologer's Assistant task file (LifeL_SC.tsk),
based on the "Astrology of Development", forthcoming
Llewellyn book by Stephanie Clement, Ph.D. which
runs a series of merged dynamic reports
including aspects of each planet to its natal
position up to the first planetary return or end
of life; a new View menu item to send
charts for viewing in the Kepler program, if it
is installed; and a new starfile - GC.fst for
the Galactic Center.
To read the complete revision history or to
download this latest update, click on the
Download Update link.
Download Update »
|Yes, Virginia, You Can Purchase AstroTides!
| We had a great response to our special holiday
offer of a free AstroTides software program with
the purchase of a new or upgrade Solar Fire 6.
In fact, many existing owners of Solar Fire
would wrote asking to purchase the program.
By special arrangement with Esoteric
Technologies, we will offer AstroTides for sale
for one month only at $65. AstroTides is a
captivating program bringing the phases of the
Moon to life on your screen. For decades
astrology has centred on the Sun. In ancient
times the Moon took a prominent place in an
astrologer's toolkit. Now we have a simple
program that charts the phases of the Moon and
provides general and personal Lunar information
for all astrologers with a choice of TROPICAL or
SIDEREAL Zodiacs. This is ideal for anyone
wanting to make plans according to the Moon and
you can see up to 100 days at a glance!
More about AstroTides »
|Clarification and Errata from AUGuries Vol 5, Issue 5 - Moon Magic/Mayan Wisdom
| Gary's Solstice Talk
our headline read "Gary Christen's
Annual Solstice Lecture at Astrolabe," many
people have been inquiring where the lecture
will be held... hmmm... at Astrolabe in
beautiful Brewster MA on Cape Cod! Come for a
visit --December is a great time to be here! The
Cape is dressed for the holidays and hotel
rates are about as low as they go. There have
also been some questions about the $50 Solstice
readings. These readings are about 15 minutes
long and use the Winter Solstice chart combined
with your Sun and Solar Arc to give an overview
of the coming year.
The lecture is December 10, 2006 at 11:30 am.
The fee for the lecture is $25. Recorded
solstice readings are available for $50 pre-paid
and are by advance registration only. You need
not attend the lecture to reserve a reading.
But, if you want both a reading and to attend
the lecture, the cost is $70. Call Astrolabe at
1/800/843-6682 to reserve your reading.
Bruce Scofield's Article
A couple of our astute readers noticed that the
introductory paragraphs of Bruce's article on
"The Twenty Days Signs of MesoAmerican
Astrology" as it appeared in AUGuries was merged
with the introductory paragraphs from a previous
issue. Looks like someone didn't cut and
paste throroughly (my bad!). However, the
article is fine
on the website. My sincere apologies to
Those of you who appreciate irony may
have found it quite interesting that the
"leftover" thread from last time had to do with
securing the U.S. border with Mexico and the
problem of illegal immigration!
Be sure to read the article and learn about the
Day Signs. All things Mayan are hot right now.
First, Good Morning America named the Mayan
ruins one of the seven new wonders of the world.
And, there's bound to be a flurry of interest in
Mayan culture once Mel Gibson's Apocalypta hits the theatres next week.
Be ahead of the curve and amaze your friends
with your knowledge of yet another type of
Read Bruce's Article »
|Before There Were Astrolabes....
| Imagine you are an astrologer back in Ancient
Greece and your anxiety-ridden client wants to
know how the next eclipse will affect his
chart. What would you say? Well, we now know it
something like, "Hmm... let me pull out my
antikythera mechanism and check for you."
First discovered more than 100 years ago on the
ocean floor just off the island of Antikythera, a
team of international scientists declared on
November 30 that the "antikythera mechanism" was a
sophisticated device that could be used to track
the position of the sun and moon in the zodiac,
the position of eclipses and possibly the
positions of Venus and Mercury.
Read all about this ancient astronomical
calculator at Nature.com. and even hear its sound recreated on a November 30