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 Astrolabe - AUGuries, Volume 4, Issue 1 . Cycles, Cycles, Cycles 
January 2005 
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Dear Madalyn,

It's 2005 -- do you know where the planets are? Download our handy and useful Planetary Highlights of 2005 to have all the important planetary phenomena for optimal forecasting in the coming year at your fingertips. We're also happy to announce the availability of Valliere's Natural Cycles Almanac, available exclusively from Astrolabe. And, finally, Gary Christen's Planetary Pictures 101 returns next issue. All of us at Astrolabe -- Gary, Pat, Madalyn, Ray, Carolyn, Cindy and Debbie -- send our best wishes to you for a happy and healthy 2005.

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

in this issue
  • Happy Anniversary Astrolabe!
  • Planetary Highlights of 2005 by Pat White
  • January 05 Tech Tip - Working with Centaurs in Solar Fire by Brian Lee
  • News from Astrolabe
  • Valliere's Natural Cycles Almanac Is Here!

  • Planetary Highlights of 2005 by Pat White
    To speed your predictive work in 2005, we've cut our way through the jungle of aspects and other planetary events in order to cull out what we think are the most important and interesting phenomena of the year.

    Besides dates, times and degrees of the obvious ingresses, aspects, stations, eclipses and Moon phases, we include often-overlooked and-hard-to-find information. If you want to know about not only the essential basics, but also things like: big planetary clusters extremes of declination maximum elongations the most important New and Full Moons when planets enter and exit their retrograde shadow stations and aspects of the outer-planet midpoints when there are no planets in a given element or mode, and the current ongoing Neptune-Pluto septile, then read on...

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    January 05 Tech Tip - Working with Centaurs in Solar Fire by Brian Lee
    Our tech tip for this issue is submitted by a Solar Fire user from the UK, Brian Lee. Our thanks to Brian Lee of the United Kingdom for writing this most helpful explanation of how to work with the Centaurs in Solar Fire v5 and for the link to centaur glyphs and to Melanie Reinhart for her inspiration!

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    News from Astrolabe
    As part of our year-long 25th Anniversary celebration, Astrolabe will offer a 25% discount on all software purchases at the Astrolabe booth at astro conference trade shows and at lectures offered by Astrolabe staff members throughout the year. Visit our Astrolabe events link at our website ( or see our Astrolabe on the Road feature (below) in Auguries.

    ASTROLABE ON THE ROAD: March 5-7, 2005 - Gary Christen and Madalyn Hillis-Dineen are lecturing at the Northern NJ Astrology Conference at the Beaver Brook Country Club in Clinton, NJ. Be sure to visit the Astrolabe booth in the conference trade show. All Astrolabe Software will be offered at a 25% discount instead of our usual 20% conference discount. Visit for more details.◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ March 8, 2005 - Madalyn Hillis-Dineen will be presenting an overview of the Uranian system (Symmetrical Astrology) at Shelley Ackerman's Creative Astrology Series at the NY Theosophical Society next to the Quest Bookshop, 240 East 53rd St. (between 2nd & 3rd Ave), NYC. Come and receive a 25% discount on your software purchases. Lecture fee: $20. For more details, contact ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ May 21, 2005 - Gary Christen will give a workshop on Astrology of Relationships for the Astrological Society of Princeton in Princeton, NJ. For more information contact Ken Negus at or phone 609/924-4311. ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ August 17-21, 2005 - Gary Christen will be lecturing at the ISAR conference in Bloomingdale, Illinois and Astrolabe will have a booth in the trade show. Visit us there for your 25% discount on software purchases. For more details, visit

    Gary Christen's Annual Solstice Lecture is FREE and available at our website. Use the link from our main page or use this url to enter the Astrolabe Library:

    Congratualations to Madalyn Hillis-Dineen who is the new Chair of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. NCGR's mission is to build community through astrological research and education. Visit their website at

    Valliere's Natural Cycles Almanac Is Here!
    2005 Valliere's Almanac Shows When Planets Are Strongest at Your Locality

    An indispensable yearly sourcebook, Valliere's Natural Cycles Almanac gives you vital planetary information that you won't find in an ephemeris.

    Detailed monthly graphs of planetary risings, settings, high and low points show when the planets will be most active at your spot on earth during 2005. The graphs are shaded to show you the all-round best times for taking action. Full instructions make them easy for even non-astrologers to understand. The graphs come in a handy size, and you can copy them for personal use.

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    Happy Anniversary Astrolabe!
    It's our 25th year in business and we'll be celebrating all year long with various specials that mean great savings for our customers. Thanks to all of you for your support through the years.

    During January and February, save $25 on your purchase of Solar Fire 5.1. Solar Fire has been highly acclaimed by reviewers and users alike since it was first released in 1992. It does all sorts of charts -- natal, progressed, returns, harmonic, composite and more. And, version 5.1 has a complete ACS Atlas with time change, latitude and longitude info for over 250,000 places in the world built right in to the program.

    When it comes to chart services, our reports are among the best-selling anywhere. Find out what 2005 has in store for you and save $25 on your order of Professional Forecaster: Daily Planning Guide (6 months) via email only. You pay only $35 -- the regular price of our 3 month guide. It's like getting 3 months free!

    To claim your discount for Solar Fire 5, enter the discount code CYCS in our online shopping cart. To claim your discount for Professional Forecaster: Daily Planning Guide for 6 months via email, enter the discount code CYCR in our online shopping cart. Sale ends 2/28/05.

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