To open the Settings
select the Settings/Settings
various tabbed panels that group all the available settings options
into the following categories:
- Arabic parts
This panel allows you to configure rules for Dignities calculations:
- Rulership systems:
- Exaltation system:
- Triplicity rulership systems (Dorothean and Ptolemey).
- Scoring and Almutem (mubtazz)
- Lilly scoring system (5 points added for rulership, 4 for
exaltation, 3 for triplicity, 2 for term or bound, 1 for face)
- Medieval - based on Bonatti. 1 point is awarded for each
- Chris Warnock. Rules used by Christopher Warnock in his Magic
and Election classes. Only essential dignities are used for scoring,
peregrine planets are always given the score of 0.
- Almutem Triplicity rulers calculations:
- All - all rulers for a given triplicity will be used in
- Sect - rulers are used based on the chart's sect (diurnal
rulers for diurnal charts and nocturnal rulers for nocturnal charts).
- Decans (Classical or Chaldean).
- Iberian (Ptolemaic version found in some Iberian sources).
- Anywhere (default) - this is the default option, it will
consider combustion condition based on the distance between the planet
and the Sun.
- Not in different signs - this option will calculate
combustion conditions only if the planet and the Sun share the same
sign (in the traditional 12 signs Zodiac).
Moon void of Course (VOC) rules:
- No Dignities - the planet will be considered peregrine if it
does not have any essential dignities.
- No Dignities/Debilities - the planet will be considered
peregrine if it does not have any essential dignities and also does not
have any essential debilities (Fall or Detriment conditions).
- Medieval: Medieval / Renaissance rules - the Moon is void if
not forming a ptolemaic aspect before leaving the sign.
- Lilly / Bonatti - according to William Lilly with Bonatti's 146 Considerations exceptions.
- Lilly - according to William Lilly
- Hellenistic (30 degrees, based on Dorotheus, Antiochus,
- Hellenistic Rhetorius (no aspects within orb)
- Modern: same as Medieval rules but with modern planets
- Lunar Motion: 13 degrees orb with traditional planets only
- Lunar Motion/Modern: 13 degrees orb with traditional and
Localization and Security
You can customize your Locale settings, such as:
- Date Format:
- European (DD/MM/YYYY)
- European (DD.MM.YYYY) Note: this format will be used for displaying and
entering dates. However, by default the Date Input fields will still
observe the European (DD/MM/YYYY) format with slashes instead of dots.
- Localized. Dates will be shown spelled in your browser
language. Date Input fields will expect the USA (MM/DD/YYYY) format.
- ISO dates.
- Time Format (AM/PM and 24-hours format options)
- Default language. You can select English, French, Spanish,
Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Polish,
Romanian, Hungarian, and Tamil and set any of those as your default
any changes made in this tab will
be available next time you log in to AstroApp.
- Moon's Nodes: True or Mean lunar node.
- Ephemeris: high speed or high precision ephemeris. Currently,
only the high precision ephemeris option is allowed.
- Galactic Center. Three methods of calculating the Galactic Center
- Generalized Planetary Hours. There are two methods that can be
used for all Generalized Planetary Hours calculations: Topocentric and
- Zodiac Variations. How to present objects/planets positions in
tables that support multi-Zodiac conversions. The following variations
- Tropical Classical - 12 signs Zodiac starting from 0 Aries.
- 13 Signs
- Argo Zodiac - 12 unequal signs, starting from 0 Aries
- Stern - 12 unequal signs, starting from 0 Aries
- Wachmuth - 12 unequal signs, starting from 0 Aries
- Vreede - 12 unequal signs, starting from 0 Aries (aka Schultz
- Tucker - 12 unequal signs, starting from 0 Aries
- Synoptical - 12 unequal signs, not bound to 0 Aries (no
- 13 Signs Zodiac versions:
- Show Stationary Indicator: select Show to display "s" symbol next to
planets that are stationary.
- Style. This is the default style that will be used when creating
- Fonts. You can select various astrology fonts to use in chart
- Fit Screen. This settings allows you to control how the charts
appear on screens of various sizes. They can either fit the entire
available screen area (default) or they can always appear as
perfect circles while not occupying all the available screen estate.
- House: Line Width. Use it to override default styles settings for house cusps separator lines.
- House: Line Style: This field becomes visible if the House: Line
Width is set to anything other than Hide or Style Defaults. You can use
it to define how house cusp separator lines will be drawn.
This screen allows you to customize the following aspects settings:
- Aspect angle
- Orb (aspect orb will only be used if planets moeties setting is
disabled in the Calculations tab).
- Aspect symbol
- Aspect line
- The Show checkbox is used to enable or disable the given aspect
calculation. If you want an aspect to be shown in charts, please check
the corresponding Show
You can also add your own aspects. Please note that after changing
any settings here you may need to redraw your existing charts.
This screen allows you to customize the following aspects settings:
- Orb or Moety: select the Aspect
Orbs option for calculating aspect orbs based on values defined
for each aspect; select the Moety
option for calculating aspect orbs based on planet's moetis. The Moety option is default.
In the Aspects Highlighting
area you can customize
the way aspects are shown in most of the wheel styles and art wheels:
- To change aspects highlighting based on the aspect tightness
select one of the following in the Aspects Highlighting
- None. This option will avoid highlighting.
- Partile Aspects. Only partile aspects will be highlighted.
- By relative orb tightness. Aspect lines will appear thicker
proportionally to the tightness of the aspect angle.
- To distinguish between applying and separating aspects select the
App->Solid; Sep->Dotted option in the Line:
Applying/Separating list box. Applying aspects will be shown
using solid lines and separating aspects will be drawn with the dotted
- To show or hide Aspect Glyphs, select Yes or No option in the Show
Glyphs list box.
Note: changing any of the aspects
highlighting settings will require you to log out and log back in or
simply reloading AstroApp in your browser. Some of the changes will not
be available in certain wheel styles (Moon Aspects/Horary style, French
and Zodiac Circle styles and certain Art Wheels).
Here you can set the following properties for planets:
- Orb (moety). This value will be used in aspects calculations if
the Moeties option is enabled in the Calculations
- Color of the planet or planet's glyph.
- Visibility. If the Show check box is unchecked, the planet will
not be shown in any of the charts or tables.
Using this screen, you can add, edit or remove your own Arabic parts. Note:
predefined Arabic parts are shared by
all the users and therefore cannot be modified.
This tab allows you to set default colors for Zodiac Signs glyphs,
for House cusps numbers, and also specify the default color for charts
Additionally, you can customize the entire "Look and Feel"
of AstroApp. There are 11 versions of AstroApp UI
that you can choose from.
To change the UI of AstroApp, select one of the options in the "Look
and Feel" list box, click OK and then reload AstroApp in your
browser. You can also click on the magnifier button to preview the UI
before changing it.
any changes you make in this tab
will only be applicable to the Oriental Edition
- Zodiac Sign and hexagram correspondences table allows you to
assign I Ching hexagrams to Zodiac Signs.
- Houses and hexagram correspondences table allows you to assign I
Ching hexagrams to the houses of the chart.
- Planets and trigrams correspondences table allows you to assign I
Ching trigrams to the major planets.
- Degrees attribution - this section allows you to configure the
starting hexagram and the sequence of the hexagrams as they follow
Zodiac. The first hexagram will be placed at 0 Aries (of either
12-signs tropical or 13-signs sidereal Zodiac).
- Chinese Element and Colors table lets you set colors for Chinese
Elements. These settings will be used when drawing Chinese Wheel charts.
- Allow Sharing. When enabled, this option will allow other paying AstroApp subscribers
to share their AstroScribe reports and charts with you. When sharing
reports, other users will be able to see your username and email. We
recommend enabling this option for those who are engaged in the
teamwork and collaboration activities with other AstroApp users.
- Show Chart Details in Images. If this option is set to Yes, most
of the images will be shown with chart details information such as
First/Last Name(s), Date, Time, Time Zone, and Location. You should
consider setting this option to No if you are sharing charts from
AstroApp on social networks (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and so on) and
do not want to disclose your charts' details. Note:
art wheels that use frame backgrounds will ignore this
option and will always show chart details.
- For additional security you may decide to store your clients'
charts information in an encrypted format.
- It's strongly recommended to change this setting at the very
beginning. If you change from encrypted format to the plain text format
or vise versa after you have already saved charts, names for those
charts will need to be updated!! Otherwise, after such a change the
names for the previously saved charts will appear as blank spaces or
masked with the word "Encrypted"!
How to work with the Settings tables:
All setting tables will save your changes automatically as soon as you
navigate to the next row. For example, if you edit the settings for the
Moon, you can click on any row (Sun, Mercury, Venus, etc) to save the
changes done to the Moon's row.
depending on your browser
configuration in order for new settings to take effect, you may need to
log out and then log in back again after applying the changes.
in order to apply the new settings
such as colors or aspect orbs to the previously calculated charts,
please follow these steps:
- Select a chart you wish to re-calculate either from the File/Open window or from any of the
charts in the current session.
- Click on the Redraw
button. The button is located in the left pane below the Chart Details section.
- The Settings functionality is available in AstroApp
Traditional Basic, AstroApp
Vedic, AstroApp Oriental, AstroApp
Pro and AstroApp
Financial Gold Editions.