Version History

AstrolDeluxe Version 6 Astrology Software


Version 6.0.2 fixed an overflow error that occurred on Windows 2000 systems when attempting to display the graphic aspects wheel.

Version 6.0.3 fixed a problem getting the correct Planetary Hour Lord at Display, Chart Analysis. The program was not getting the correct hour lord for the unequal hour before sunset. This problem has existed since we added the Planetary Hour Lord to version 2 of AstrolDeluxe.

Version 6.0.4 updated the Microsoft Jet Data Access engine that is integrated with the 32-bit AstrolDeluxe. This should prevent "Out of Memory" errors when trying to read the interpretations on hardware systems that have 1 Gigabyte or more of RAM memory.

This version also worked on the font display for Chinese Windows, needing to alternate fonts in order to have the date and time displayed correctly versus displaying the degree symbol correctly.

Version 6.0.5 fixed a bug inadvertently introduced with the previous version which led to Small Fonts being memorized and used for inappropriate parts of the biwheel on-screen graphic wheel.

This version also introduced separate astro maps for printing versus screen display only. A separate U.S. map was the first to be introduced at Options, Astro-Mapping, Map for Print, United States. If the separate map for printing is not found, nothing will happen. When the maps are printed, the program sets the printer to Landscape mode and then sets it back to the previous mode (usually Portrait), when map printing is done.

The maps for printing use wide-spread dot and cross-hatch patterns for the different states and countries, so that one can see the planet lines crossing those regions. But if one has a color printer and wants to print the color screen maps, with their dark colors and backgrounds, one can do so. You just click on File and Print, regardless of whether you have displayed the Astro-Mapping to a screen map or to a printer map.

It fixed a bug whereby if at Customization, Chart Colors, Sign & Aspect Colors, Apply to Center Images was turned off, the program was still getting the all-black WB_???.BMP image files instead of the all-yellow WA_???.BMP image files.

It fixed a bug whereby if Customization, Initial Chart Display were set to Graphic Aspects Wheel and one selected Compare This Chart to Third Chart the program would display a synastry biwheel with the legends for three charts. Now it displays a normal triple wheel.

Testing showed that when the program was set to display a chart center image whose color had been customized at Customization, Chart Colors, Sign & Aspect Colors, and the checkbox Apply to Center Image was checked, that images were printing to the printer as black images, instead of as the customized color that was displayed on screen. The color transformation needed to be applied to the images before sending them to the printed chartwheel.

Version 6.0.5 also applies consistent headers to the printed pages, especially making sure that the printer font is reset and prints correctly on pages following the first page of a printed list.

Version 6.0.6 added back to the CD the old version Microsoft Access files because the Data Access listbox in the Edit Interpretations program still requires these files.

This version recalibrated where on the Europe and World maps the sign for 0 degrees longitude and latitude should be marked with the minus sign.

Version 6.0.7 adds the printable Europe map to the U.S.A. and World printable maps.

Version 6.0.8 fixes a stop statement bug in version 6.0.7 and causes the astro maps to all print correctly regardless of the screen display resolution. On the printable maps, each country has its own fill pattern - these patterns print as intended at screen display resolutions of 800 by 600 and higher, although to avoid having the glyphs at the bottom be chopped off it is necessary on some maps at 800 by 600 for the user to drag the Windows taskbar down to nothing in order to give the client window more display room. The ability to drag the control with the state name, longitude, latitude, and standard time zone around and reposition the control on the screen was not working in recent versions, so this version restored that ability. While the control does not appear on the screen when one selects the pattern-filled astro maps for printing, one might want instead to print the colored astro maps and this allows the control to be dragged down to where it will not be captured onto the printed maps.

Version 6.0.8 also fixed a problem whereby when one printed the Planets/Houses Aspects table, the heading said Current Transits.

Version 6.0.8 fixed another problem with the Planets/Houses Aspects table that was rounding defined aspects to the nearest integer, thereby losing the decimal values of the septile and semi-octile aspects. The result is that the displayed orbs for these minor aspects were a few minutes off.

Version 6.0.9 moved the bottom of the World astro map to 56 degrees South latitude in order to get more of a spread among the Asc/Desc lines and their glyph labels. This version also switched to a different formula for evenly spreading apart scrunched together glyph labels.

Version 6.0.10 fixed a version 6 bug that was preventing the lunar return calculations from working.

Version 6.0.11 cleaned up which aspect orb sets are used by the aspect lines on the graphic aspects biwheel. There are three sets of aspect lines on this biwheel, and the program did not always use the right set of aspect orbs for a particular set of lines, or when one double-clicked to see the Single Planet Aspects window.

Version 6.0.12 added the ability to import charts saved by Solar Fire 5.

Version 6.0.12 added a Birthplace button to the Return Chart calculation form. The default location for calculating a return chart is the astrologer's location - the Birthplace button will automatically insert the client's birthplace as the return chart location, which is useful if the client still lives in the town of birth.

Version 6.0.12 added the ability to rotate/rectify a return chart.

Version 6.0.13 added support for converting charts saved by Jig Saw 2.

Version 6.0.13 fixed a bug that could make progressed charts wrong - if the user had pulled the mouse down the Options menu and hit Astro Maps so that the submenu with the names of the different regional maps appeared, that click set a map switch that caused the progressed chart planet positions not to be calculated. Made sure that the switch is not accidentally set and is turned off before calculating progressed charts.

Version 6.0.14 added the HSC6032.DLL calculation library for the sake of its more precise declination calculations. The declinations have always been calculated to one minute accuracy, but this was not precise enough for the declination to longitude conversion charts. If one converts a chart for the summer solstice, the sun in the Dec-L.E. chart should be at 0 Cancer 0 minutes. The new DLL ensures that this is the case.

Version 6.0.14 added calculation of the Antiscia Ascendant and Midheaven to the Declination Antiscia chart - these calculated points will appear on the chart wheel as A and M. This version also added calculation of the Part of Fortune from the Declination conversion sun, moon, and ascendant.

Version 6.0.14 added a Combined Chart option at the bottom of the biwheel Display menu for calculating a single time/space midpoint chart that combines the two compared charts. The Combined Chart appears to have been independently invented by Philip Schiffmann in Vienna in 1976 and by Ronald C. Davison in London and described in his 1977 book Synastry. It is an actual chart calculated for the midway point in time between the two birthcharts and for the geographical point that is midway between the shortest distance between the two birthplaces. According to the astrologer Gwynne Mayer, the Combined Chart shows the actual here-and-now interaction between the two people, whereas the Composite Chart shows the potential after a commitment has been made. Synastry shows how each will benefit from the relationship in the areas signified by the different planets and houses. The astrologer Bob Marks on his web site claims that if you do a Combined Chart between the Combined Chart and the individual's chart, that the resulting chart describes how the relationship affects or benefits the individual.

Version 6.0.14 adds support for Composite/Combined interpretation reports both to the Edit Interpretations program and to the ReportWriter that is built into AstrolDeluxe. The extension or ending of Composite type interpretation files is *.hcc. The commands that are available for the Composite report are the same as the commands that are available for the natal report. The composite report Standard template is very similar to the natal report Standard template.

Started clearing the More Chart Data so that if one saves the composite chart or combined chart, these will not have the More Chart Data left over from the last chart in the comparison. This problem could have affected saved composite charts in earlier program versions.

The HSC6032.DLL calculation library that is new with version 6.0.14 has a routine that calculates highly accurate planetary velocities on the fly. The immediate practical effect is that the retrograde flags for Mercury through Pluto and Chiron through Vesta will be reliable within a much narrower time period than was previously the case. If you want to see exactly when a planet changes direction, run Options, Ephemeris Generator for the planet in question for Screen Display in Zodiac Format and note for what date and time the letter R for Retrograde or D for Direct occurs.

You can run the Ephemeris Generator for progressively smaller time units. There will probably be a couple of hours difference among different program's planetary calculation routines for the exact time when a planet changes direction, so there is no point in trying to get the time to the minute.

Version 6.0.14 fixed a problem with the graphic aspects wheel that only manifested on Windows 98 systems with the Bold Glyphs turned off. Windows 98 was not drawing the sign border lines all the way to the outer circle in every case, so when a pixel-size gap remained, the color from one sign would leak into and fill the adjacent sign's space. This problem was not detected for a while because it did not occur on Windows 95 or on Windows XP systems.

Version 6.0.14 renamed the extension for the saved Returns aspect orb files from "aon", which is used for natal aspect orb files, to "aoe". The logical extension "aor" is already in use for asteroid aspect orb files.

Version 6.0.15 fixed a problem with the fonts for the different categories of text if one has the Spanish natal interpretations file and at Interpret, Report Options one uses File and Save Template As to create a new template for report types other than natal.

Version 6.0.15 fixed a problem with the Return to Natal planet aspects in the new solar return report. Before this fix, the solar return report was capable of mislabeling an aspect between a natal planet and a return planet as being between a return planet and a natal planet, and would put such an aspect in the wrong report section. This means that when we release the $100 solar return report interpretations, users will need to have this or a later program version.

Version 6.0.15 added the Combined type of derived chart to the Derived Charts search function at Options, Research Charts.

Version 6.0.15 removed some inappropriate items from the Display menu when a saved or calculated Composite chart is on the screen, such as Declination Aspects and Asteroids.

Version 6.0.16 added the ability to calculate timed lists to the end of a solar return interpretation report, including: 1) transiting sun aspects to the return chart; and 2) progressed ascendant and/or midheaven aspects to the return and natal charts. These commands at the bottom of the Report Items list for a return chart include:

ShowUninterpTransits
DoSunTransits
IncludeHouseIngresses
DoProgAscMC,
DoJustProgAsc
DoJustProgMC.

Normally, if the Report Writer does not find an interpretation paragraph in the database, it skips to the next item, but if you have the command ShowUninterpTransits placed above DoSunTransits, DoProgAscMC, DoJustProgAsc, or DoJustProgMC in the Report Order list, the Report Writer will print a delineation heading of each Search Title with the date and time for the transiting or progressed aspect, with each aspect heading separated by a blank line. The Sun transits will include house ingresses if IncludeHouseIngresses is turned on and will feature conjunctions, oppositions, and squares to Return chart planets. The Ascendant and Midheaven commands will progress the Return chart Ascendant and Midheaven by one complete revolution during the course of the solar return year, indicating conjunctions, oppositions, and squares to the planets of both the return chart and the natal chart. The Ascendant and Midheaven oppositions can be delineated, if desired, as conjunctions by the progressed Descendant and I.C.

Version 6.0.17 fixed a problem with getting the dates when Moon, Mercury, and Venus aspects perfect in the solar return report. It also fixed a problem with getting any planets in the 10th house in the solar return template. It adds calculation of square aspects to the progressed angles list. It adds commands for turning off both the opposition and square aspects, which would leave just the conjunction aspects in the progressed angles list.

Version 6.0.18 fixed a bug getting the progressed angles for the Advanced template in the Solar Return report - the special progressions rate was not being set to the right default value.

Version 6.0.18 added the ability to print the regular style chart with the triangular grid of aspects at the bottom of the printed page. Also included are grids identifying the sign and planet symbols with their spelled out names. These grids will be included when the regular chart that has the degrees and minutes for the planets and houses is on the screen and the user either selects Print with Grids to go to the printer or when the user selects Save Page as Image with Grids to print to an image file type such as GIF, PNG, or JPG.

Version 6.0.18 added the User Cusp house type. The user can specify the starting degree and minute for an equal set of houses. This is similar to the Aries house system, except that instead of starting at 0 degrees, the houses can start at any degree.

The electronic Windows Help for version 6.1 of AstrolDeluxe was up-to-date as of June 27, 2002. If you want this 330-page manual in printed form, there is a printable Adobe Acrobat PDF file in a \MANUAL folder on the AstrolDeluxe ReportWriter CD.

Please see the readme.txt file or click on the AstrolDeluxe ReportWriter New Info for a description of any new features that have been added to AstrolDeluxe.

The program was stable at version 6.1.7 from September, 2002 to February, 2003, when we released version 6.1.9. In addition to supporting the Canada, Mexico, and Australia maps, this version reduces the font size on the printed biwheel charts to better accomodate planets that are crowded into a house.

Version 6.1.10, released April 7, 2003, improves how the Chart Information screen File menu option, Save Screen as Image File handles screens that are not maximized. Previously, if the Chart Information form with the screen wheel was smaller than the screen as a whole, the saved image file would have unnecessary white space underneath and to the right of the wheel. This fix trims that white space, allowing the user to size the form to the desired wheel resolution and then get an image file such as GIF with just that size chart wheel.

Version 6.1.10 also fixes a problem in which, for the on-screen triple wheel, the bottom line of the chart legend for the middle circle chart could be too close to the bottom of the form and get cut off in the saved screen image.

Version 6.1.10 fixes an apparent doubling of the menu bar for the Chart Information screen on some Windows versions when the user selects to print to the printer.

Version 6.1.11 trapped an out of memory error that could occur in More Chart Data.

Version 6.1.12 implemented the features of the $1,000 web-enabled AstrolDeluxe ReportWriter and outputs a log of events when the web-enabled program is called.

Version 6.1.13 added support for the solar return reports to the web-enabled program and enables calculated charts to be added to a permanent database as part of the job. On Windows XP, the common dialog for file save and file open was defaulting to My Documents, not to the application path as in earlier Windows versions, so for saving and loading settings, had to code the application path as the initial directory.

Version 6.1.14 fixed a problem with saving Page format image files to a different folder than the application folder after saving a different image file in the same program session, a problem that could cause overlapping chart circles in the resulting image. This problem can no longer happen.

Version 6.2.1 bundles on the CD all new PC Atlas files from ACS, dated June, 2003.

Version 6.2.1 added Gauquelin sector calculations to the Display menu and three new Gauquelin zone searches on tab three of the Research Charts module.

Version 6.2.1 also added Kt Boehrer's oval-shaped declination graph of the planet positions to the Display menu. It added searches for charts with Out-Of-Bounds declination planets to the Research Charts module.

Version 6.2.2 improved the Boehrer Graphic Declination Chart by, among other things, including labels of each planet's longitude and declination in rounded degrees.

Version 6.2.3 added calculation of Hermetic Minor Progressions.

Version 6.2.4 added the quad wheel. It also added printing of the planet position minutes on the printed page triwheels and quad wheels. This includes the File menu option Save Page as Image File.

Version 6.2.5 added the ability to automatically compare any of the lesser progressed charts to the Major progressed chart in a triwheel.

Version 6.2.6 increased the size of the planet sign glyphs on the printed single chart wheel, as well as improving the sizes of the letter glyphs such as A, M, E, and V on the graphic aspects wheel and biwheel.

Version 6.2.7 fixed a problem with calculation of the geocentric planetary node charts. Version 6.1 broke these calculations when it switched away from the single-precision HSC3032.DLL calculation library to the double-precision HSC6032.DLL library for planet positions. Throughout version 6.1, the program delivered the default heliocentric planetary node positions even if the user had customized the program to deliver the geocentric planetary nodes.

Version 6.2.7 enabled the pop-up single planet aspects window for more than just the single wheel and it added the sign placement degree and minute to the title bar of this pop-up window. This was especially necessary for the rounded degree planet positions of the on-screen triple wheel and quad wheel, to give some visibility into the actual minute positions of the planets. Also, if the user double-clicks a second, third, or fourth time on the same planet glyph on the double, triple, or quad wheel, the single planet aspects window will cycle away from showing aspects to that chart's planets to showing the synastry aspects to the planets of each other chart in the multi-wheel, with the title bar indicating to which other chart the synastry aspects are being formed.

Version 6.2.7 also fixed some weirdness left over from creating the quad wheel, such as when the user tried to display a quad wheel and on the Customization menu the Initial Display Mode was set to the Graphic Aspects Wheel. There was also some weirdness connected with trying to do a quad wheel for certain derived charts such as return charts.

Version 6.2.8 fixed some problems with certain searches in Research Charts. For example, the Intercepted Signs search and the Intercepted Planets search were not finding instances of Aries intercepted and together with the House planet search were not handling circumpolar charts correctly.

Version 6.2.8 fixed a problem whereby the program was not saving composite charts with the proper code number for composite derived charts and so the Derived Charts search could not find recently saved composite charts.

Version 6.2.9 fixed a display problem with the quad wheel that only happened when the astrological font was turned on at the Customization menu.

Version 6.3.1 adds to Edit, Rotate/Rectify Chart, the ability to rotate or auto animate progressed charts forward and backward in time, including in a triple wheel or quad wheel.

The Display menu of version 6.3.1 adds the following aspect list choices when a quad wheel is on the screen:

Outer to Natal
Outer Middle to Natal
Inner Middle to Natal
Outer to Inner Middle
Outer Middle to Inner Middle
Outer to Outer Middle
Outer to Outer
Outer Middle to Outer Middle
Inner Middle to Inner Middle

The triple wheel offers similar choices, involving Natal, Middle, and Outer.

There is a new choice at Customization, Miscellaneous Preferences:

'Sort Parallels into Aspect Lists', which can be On or Off.

When this is turned On, parallel and contraparallel aspects between the declinations of the planets in the different charts will be calculated and automatically sorted by orb into the aspect lists as well as into the Single Planet Aspects window.

Version 6.3.1 added a list box allowing the user to select which set of Midheaven and Ascendant angles should appear on the pop-up Rotate Chart form for a multi-wheel chart.

Version 6.3.1 adds a checkbox to include planet declinations in the ephemeris tables generated by the Options menu Ephemeris Generator, and changes the default time period to be the current month.

Version 6.3.1 adds a checkbox to Customization, Aspect Orbs, to Use Sliding Scale Orbs of Declination. If you turn on this checkbox, then AstrolDeluxe will calculate the orbs from a formula. This formula would set the orb to 1.2 degrees at 0 degrees declination and fall to an orb of about 10 minutes at 23 degrees 26 minutes declination. If you have the Parallel and Contraparallel orbs set to 1.2 degrees, and you turn on the sliding scale, then these are the orbs that you will see. If you increase or decrease the Parallel and Contraparallel orbs above or below 1.2 degrees, then your figure will be used for planets at zero degrees declination and the sliding scale for greater declinations will be relative to that.

Version 6.3.2 fixed some problems with Edit, Rotate Charts.

Version 6.3.2 bundles on the CD new international PC Atlas files from ACS, dated January, 2004.

Version 6.3.3 added at the bottom of the Rotate Charts form some radio buttons to indicate and change the Auto Increment Amount and Direction. This is for users who may not have read the documentation, who do not know that the program memorizes whatever was the last used increment amount, either Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute, Second, MC Sign, Degree, Minute, Second, Ascendant Sign, Degree, Minute, or Second, as well as the last used backward or forward spin button. The increment amount and direction in effect when one clicks on the Auto button for automatic animation of the chartwheel will now be evident and more easily controlled.

Version 6.3.3 also added an Auto Redraw checkbox to the Rotate form. When this box is checked, changing a time or angle value with its corresponding spin button will automatically redraw the chartwheel, allowing one to keep the mouse cursor on the spin button and see the resulting positions without having to move back and forth to and from the Redraw button.

Version 6.3.4 fixed a problem with the Declination Synastry table showing the wrong values. This problem got introduced with the version 6.3 multi-wheel aspect tables that can include declination. This minor version also added to the Display menu an option for a pop-up bar graph display of planetary strengths for the single wheel and the biwheel. This pop-up graph will remain on the screen and show the changing strengths during Auto animation from Edit, Rotate Chart. The program adds all the aspects involving each planet in order to calculate the bar graph of planetary strengths.

Version 6.3.5 extended the Planet Strengths form to include the triwheel and quadwheel charts.

Version 6.3.6 fixed a problem with the Declination Aspects table showing the wrong values, this time for progressed charts. The table was showing the synastry parallels to the natal chart, even for the single progressed wheel. This minor version also fixed a problem with the Multi-Wheel Aspects List when the Customization, Miscellaneous Preferences option to add parallels to the lists is turned on, in which planets were shown parallel to themselves for the three lists, Inner Middle to Inner Middle, Outer Middle to Outer Middle, and Outer to Outer. Both of these problems could have affected the graph of Planet Strengths, although in the case of the latter problem, the relative strengths of the planets were correct, it was just the size of the harmony sections that would have been exaggerated. Also fixed a problem in which the declination parallels were not contributing to the Planet Strengths graph for a single chart. Fixed two problems with the northern edge of the Canada map display.

Version 6.3.7 fixed a problem with the Declination Synastry table showing the wrong values for progressed charts. Also, the program was not using the natal aspect orbs when the user double-clicked on a planet glyph in the inner natal wheel for a progressed chart biwheel. The aspect orb widths were correct when double-clicking to see aspects in triple and quad wheels, but needed greater specification as to the type or category of chart when using aspect orbs for biwheels.

Version 6.3.8 fixed more problems with the Single Planet aspects window not using the custom aspect orbs set for that category of chart on biwheel charts.

Version 6.3.9 improved the appearance of the Planet Strengths bar graph. Fixed a problem involving which set of aspect orbs the Planet Strengths used for part of the triple wheel. Found and fixed a problem in which declination aspects to the planets' own positions could appear in the Planet Strengths table for a progressed single wheel or biwheel. Fixed a triple wheel problem in which Display, Middle to Natal, was not comparing the correct two charts.

Version 6.3.10 switched to a new formula for calculating the average height of the bars in the Planet Strengths bar graph. The previous formula was not allowing for widely varying strengths due to user customization of the aspect orbs. Also increased the array sizes to allow for all possible 24 progressed aspects being set to a wide orb of three degrees. The strengths calculated for a quad wheel can now come from as many as 600 different aspects. Modified the color contrast routine to make light gray the color that contrasts to black, instead of white, which was not showing up as a bar against the white background of the Planet Strengths form.

Version 6.3.11 further increased the array sizes for the Planet Strengths bar graph to 600 aspects, with 800 aspects allowed for a quad wheel.

Version 6.3.12 modified the reportwriting engine to handle insertion of Moon/Ascendant combo interpretations in the body of Sun/Moon combo interpretations, a feature of the new set of KidZone child natal interpretations, which includes an additional 300 pages of text devoted to combo interpretations.

Version 6.3.12 fixed a problem drawing the aspect symbol colors under Windows XP.

Version 6.3.12 fixed problems with the logic for doing composite and combined interpretation reports, both for the report header and for including aspect interpretations in the body of the report.

Version 6.3.13 fixed a problem in which the child's first name was not being inserted into the Moon/Ascendant combos in the expanded child interpretations.

Version 6.3.14 added to the natal reportwriter the ability to substitute an interpretation for the Moon/Decan combination when a Moon/Ascendant combination would not be inserted, either because the Ascendant is the same as the Sun sign or because due to an unknown time of birth the Ascendant is unknown. The program will only insert the Moon/Decan combination if the native's Sun is in the second or third decan of the Sun sign, since the first decan is the same sign as the Sun sign itself. This feature will be active in the new expanded KidZone with Sun/Moon combo interpretations, but could be part of other natal reports in the future.

Version 6.3.14 fixes a problem with the PC Atlas lookup for return charts when the location city has a duplicate name and is not the primary instance of that city name. If the city is a duplicate, the program will now append the county name to the city name after a PC Atlas lookup from the Return Info form. This causes the return chart to be calculated for the desired city.

Version 6.3.15 enables the declination aspects to be included in the list of aspects on which the interpretation report draws, if 'Sort Parallels into Aspect Lists' at Customization, Miscellaneous Preferences, is turned on. The immediate effect will be to include parallel and contraparallel aspects in the calculation of planet strengths in the DoDominantPlanets calculations, which are part of the Career and KidZone reports.

Version 6.3.16 corrects the numerical strengths that appear in a natal interpretation report to all be positive numbers. When I added the planet strengths bar graph feature, the strength numbers on the natal report began appearing as either positive or negative.

Version 6.3.17 fixed a reportwriter problem in which when the Delineation Heading document part at Interpret, Report Options was set to a Justification of Center, the format was not being reflected in reports.

Version 6.3.18 added the choice Sort by Planets to the bottom of the grid when the aspects list has been sorted by orb. So the caption on the button underneath the aspects list will toggle between saying Sort by Orbs and Sort by Planets. This was made necessary by the new option at Customization, Miscellaneous Preferences, where the program can be told to sort declination parallel and contraparallel aspects into the zodiacal aspects list. When this preference is turned on, when the user selects Display, Aspects List, the program automatically sorts the different types of aspects together by orb. There was no way from the Chart Information screen or the Display menu to sort the aspects list by planet order. The toggle button which now supplies this will also work for the Multi-Wheel Aspects list, available when a triple wheel or quad wheel is on the screen. The preference to sort the declination aspects into the aspect lists should not have been the default for a new version 6.3 user - this minor version corrects that.

Version 6.3.19 added a Sort button underneath the Display table grid for Planet to House Aspects. The table initially displays in planet order - the button will sort this table of aspects to the house cusps first by House and then by Orb.

Version 6.3.19 also fixed small problems with the Applying and Separating tags in the Direction column of the different Planet to House Aspects tables. The program will always show these tags for a single wheel, but now will only show them for a biwheel comparison if the natal chart has been compared to a Current Transits chart or to a progressed or return chart. It does not make sense to speak of Applying or Separating when it is just the houses of one person's chart that are being compared to the planets of another person's chart.

Version 6.3.19 appends the complete date and time after #2: "Current Transits" when one has done a biwheel comparison. This will be both on the screen and on the printed page of comparison aspect tables.

Version 6.3.20 fixes a problem calculating the Ascendant and Midheaven positions in the Secondary Progressions middle chart when one generates a triple wheel using the new Compare to Majors option on the Chart Information screen File menu after one has created a Minor Progressions biwheel and one is using a Naibod MC, either the R.A.M.S. or the Naibod in Longitude amount for the directed midheaven. This problem did not surface before because most astrologers are using the Solar Arc method for the directed midheaven.

Version 6.3.21 fixes a problem that has always been present with Edit, Rotate Chart. If one rotated the Graphic Aspects wheel, cancelled the rotation, then displayed the normal chart wheel, and then tried to rotate the normal chart, the program would instead show and rotate the Graphic Aspects wheel again.

Version 6.3.21 also ensures that the Astro Clock can be done for whatever location is entered at the Natal Information Screen, even if that location is different from the astrologer's location saved in User Information. To watch the aspects forming in real time as you watch a televised sporting event occurring in another city, including Ascendant and Midheaven aspects, keep on the Natal Information screen the time zone for your computer clock and just relocate the longitude and latitude to be that for the city of the event. You can do that by first clicking on Here & Now and then clicking on the PC Atlas Express, selecting the distant city, NOT clicking on Read Atlas, and clicking TWICE on the Transfer to Natal button. Then calculate the chart, select Display, Graphic Aspects if desired, select Edit, Rotate/Rectify Chart, Auto, and click on the checkbox for Astro Clock.

Version 6.3.22 adds code to support a new Parent-Child compatibility report. The report will draw on two separate *.hsm interpretation files, ending with *y.hsm or *yc.hsm for Youth and *a.hsm or *ac.hsm for Adult.

Version 6.3.22 fixes a problem that could happen if the user Quick Displays an old chart record saved with version 1 of AstrolDeluxe for Windows, prior to the addition of asteroid declinations to the saved chart record. For such a record, with the Miscellaneous Preferences choice to 'Sort Parallels into Aspect Lists' turned on, when the user double-clicks on an asteroid glyph in the chart wheel, the displayed single planet aspects list was displaying after the normal zodiacal aspects for the asteroid, all the parallels for that chart, not parallels for the asteroid. To see any declination parallels for asteroids, the user should Calculate the old saved chart instead of Quick Displaying it, or the user should update the chart record's information by clicking on Calculate and then on Save.

Version 6.3.22 fixes a problem that caused declination parallel and contraparallel aspects for a natal chart to use the orbs set for synastry declination aspects.

Version 6.3.23 fixes a problem displaying the West Siberian time zone name.

Version 6.3.23 fixes a problem where the grid toggle bar appeared on the Chart Information screen in the wrong place after generating and closing a solar return report.

Version 6.3.23 adds the ability to automatically select the gender correct pronoun in text of an interpretation report. Pronoun options must be separated with two caret characters, as for example, he^^she or his^^her. The male pronoun must be on the left and the female pronoun on the right.

Version 6.3.23 adds a natal report command that the program user can insert into a report template to use major aspect interpretations to interpret minor aspects, such as using the square interpretations for missing 45-degree semi-square or 135-degree sesquiquadrate aspect interpretations, or using the trine interpretations for missing 60-degree sextile or 30-degree semi-sextile interpretations. This command is called SubstituteMajorForMinorAspects. The associated commands, MinorSubLanguage1 and MinorSubLanguage2, are only for reports that are written in a non-English language. The SubstituteMajorForMinorAspects command must precede the DoAspectsStrengthSorted command in the report order section of the Standard template or precede any of the DoPointAspects commands in the Intermediate templates.

Version 6.3.23 also adds a natal report command that the user can insert into a report template to use 60-degree sextile aspect interpretations to interpret missing 72-degree quintile aspect or biquintile aspect interpretations. This command is called SubstituteSextileForQuintileAspects. The associated command, QuintileLanguage3, is only for reports that are written in a non-English language. The SubstituteSextileForQuintileAspects command must precede the DoAspectsStrengthSorted command in the report order section of the Standard template or the DoPointAspects commands in the Intermediate templates.


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