It's been nine months since our last issue and
during that long interval we've had staff
changes and the release of two new programs!
This issue of AUGuries brings you all the
details as well as
two wonderful articles.
Astrolabe customer and past AUGuries
contributor, reveals the astrological symbolism
behind 2004's Great Tsunami and 2005's Hurricane
Katrina. Her article, Water World, is even more
appropriate since, as this issue of AUGuries is
being prepared, the U.S. Gulf Coast is awaiting
Our Astrolabe dealer in Serbia, Branka
Stamenkovic, fills us in on her Fall forecast for
the U.S. that she presented at the ISAR 2005
conference in Chicago. Branka's article is a
wonderful illustration of the mundane techniques
used by classical Renaissance astrologers.
ISAR conference was, by the way, a great success
for us. With four people working the booth, we
still had a backlog of people waiting to place
their orders for Solar Fire 6 and Nova
Chartwheels. And, it is always so wonderful to
reconnect with many old and new friends and
customers from all over the globe.
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
|Water World - Deluge of the Dragon God by Judith Goldberg
"Water World", the 1995 multi-million dollar
futuristic saga about a planet Earth with no dry
land, may have bombed at the box office, but a
decade later it can seem strangely prescient. At
the very least, events over the past year have
left many of us floating in a sea of
uncertainty, searching for any safe harbor.
Water, water is everywhere, from the putrid
non-potable toxic gumbo that engulfed New
Orleans, to tidal waves along Asian coastlines,
massive floods in Central Europe, East Coast ice
storms and even snow in the Arabian Desert!
While the impact on our physical geography is
perceptible, less obvious is the concurrent
transformation of our inner landscape, the
subtle expansion of the boundaries of our
The December 26, 2004 earthquake/tsunami was one
of the greatest natural disasters in recorded
history. While not the deadliest quake (the
earthquake in Tangshan China in 1976 is rumored
to have killed 750,000) it was distinctive in
its global reach. Tidal waves washed ashore in
thirteen countries, and mass tourism during the
holiday season affected citizens of dozens more.
An aerial photograph of the wave that attacked
the shore of Sri Lanka appeared in a Japanese
newspaper the following day. (See full article.) A
figure resembling a dragon can clearly be seen
in the waves. An article entitledx Rampage of
the Dragon Godx accompanied the photo. In Japan,
dragons have long been worshipped as the god for
water. Similarly, in Chinese mythology, dragons
are charged with controlling the rains. Since
time immemorial, across all cultures, natural
disasters have been ascribed to the anger of one
or another of a whole host of gods. In fact,
following the recent tragic hurricane that hit
the Gulf States, callers to Christian talk radio
stations in the area (remember its part of the
bible Belt) were calling for residents of New
Orleans and Biloxi, both havens for gambling, to
repent. Clearly, the wrath of God was an
operative cause of the disaster in their belief
Full story »
|Traditional Mundane Forecast Methods by Branka Stamenkovic
Five years ago, the main celestial event that
was on the lips of every astrologer was the May
conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Taurus.
Today, rarely anyone mentions it anymore,
although it is that very conjunction of two
Great Chronocrators that signals the main theme
for the subsequent 20 years. The traditional
approach to mundane astrology always used the
chart for the latest Jupiter/Saturn conjunction
as a starting point for prediction the course of
events for a nation.
Of course, planetary placements by sign and
their aspects at the moment of the conjunction
are the same for all the countries of the world.
But, the house placement will differ from
country to country. Traditional rules state that
the upcoming 20-year cycle which the conjunction
signals will be particularly felt and focused in
those places on Earth where the conjunction is
Full article »
|News from Astrolabe
Goodbye Cindy, Hello Terri and Bethe!
Sullivan, our chart services/tech support person
for the last eight years decided to explore new
horizons and has resigned from Astrolabe.
happy to announce that Terri McCartney is now
the Director of Technical Services. In addition
to tech support, Terri will be working on our
user guides, developing FAQs for the web and
monitoring our online forums. Terri, a
practicing astrologer, hails (most
recently) from Vero Beach FL and is the Research
Director for both NCGR and Astrodatabank.
Brown returns part time to Astrolabe in the
position of customer/chart services. Bethe is
also a talented jewelry designer.
ASTROLABE ON THE ROAD:
9/30-10/4: AA Conference, York England. Gary
Christen will be in the trade show at Roy
Gillett's booth showing off all our latest
software and Madalyn Hillis-Dineen will be at
the NCGR table and also going to lectures!!!
10/8: Istanbul Turkey NCGR. Madalyn
Hillis-Dineen will give a workshop on
symmetrical astrology. Details can be found at
10/15: Orlando FL. Gary Christen will give a
workshop on symmetrical astrology. For more
information, contact Bonnie Fillow,
10/22-10/23: Clearwater FL. Gary Christen will
give a workshop on symmetrical astrology. For
more information, contact David Beazley,
10/26-10/30: SOTA Conference, St. Catherines Canada.
Madalyn Hillis-Dineen will lecture on
astro*carto*graphy and will be doing software
demos at the Astrolabe booth in the trade show.
12/3-12/4: NYC NCGR, Hunter College. Madalyn
Hillis-Dineen will lecture on "Financial Giants"
- Explore the charts of entrepreneurs, tycoons,
and financial giants, self-made and otherwise,
using the techniques of symmetrical astrology.
Gary Christen's Annual Winter Solstice readings.
Gary will again be doing his annual Winter
Solstice workshop and personal readings on Cape
Cod at Astrolabe and in the
Boston and SE Massachussetts area. Dates T/B/A.
Call Astrolabe for more details.
|September 05 Solar Fire Tech Tip - Page Designer Redux
Nakshatras are one of the new Vedic features in
6. But, they can only be accessed as an object
in the Page Designer. Below you'll find a link
to get a copy of a
Vedic page design, which includes a South Indian
style chart, dasas and nakshatras. When you
click on the link, you'll get a message
indicating that your computer does not know how
to open the file. Choose the option to Save to
your hard drive and put the file in the userdata
subdirectory of your Solar Fire 6. To view this
file in Solar Fire 6, go to View/Page Topic
Index. Expand the General topic and choose the
newvedic.pag. You may drag this file to the
Vedic topic if you like or leave it under
general. To view the page, select it and click
on View. This file can only be used with Solar
Fire 6. Do not attempt to use it with an earlier
version of Solar Fire. If you haven't got Solar
Fire 6, take advantage of our sale and get it now!
One of Solar Fire 6's new additions is the
ability to resize your chart viewing window, a
feature many of you have requested for some
time. However, this creates some interesting new
issues with the page designer. If you have
multiple page sizes and you only edit one of
them and then you resize your window, your page
may not appear as desired. This information from
the Solar Fire Help File may be important to
keep in mind.
Read More... »
|Save on New Software from Astrolabe!
Solar Fire 6 - The Deluxe Edition is now
available from Astrolabe. Whether a new user or
a long-time Solar Fire maven, you'll love the
new features in this latest version. First
produced in 1992, Solar Fire has been expanding
ever since to become the most popular
astrological calculation package for
professionals, amateurs and students alike.
Earlier versions brought an unprecedented level
of ease to casting and working with astrological
charts. The current version adds many more
calculations, extra convenience features, more
interpretive text, and exciting new kinds of
graphic displays. And, with the built-in ACS PC
Atlas, you'll have access to the most up-to-date
time zone, latitude and longitude information
for over 252,000 places in the world! To
commemorate our 25th anniversary, take $25 off
the purchase of Solar Fire 6 or $12.50 off the
price of an upgrade. To claim your discount for
a first time purchase of Solar Fire 6, enter the
discount code SF25 in our online shopping cart.
To claim your discount on an upgrade to Solar
Fire 6, enter the discount code SFUP25 in our
online shopping card. Sale ends 10/21/05.
We're also pleased to announce the release of
the highly anticipated Nova Chartwheels for
Windows. With its cutting edge design, technical
excellence and brilliant implementation of
astrological techniques, Nova Chartwheels is
uniquely positioned in the astrological software
marketplace. There simply is no other program
like it in the marketplace for the advanced
student or working astrologer. The
high precision calculation routines in Nova
Chartwheels are based on Robert Hand's venerable
Nova and Chartwheels programs for DOS. However,
everything has been updated and added to in the
light of the graphic possibilities available for
the Windows operating system. Nova Chartwheels
provides a highly interactive environment that
allows you to manipulate on the screen what you
previously did on paper. Nova Chartwheels also
includes multi-media capabilities. In short, Nova
Chartwheels works the way you do - and lets you
investigate a chart with ease and spontaneity.
Order it now at our pre-release price of $155.
After release, the program will be $220. The
upgrade price for previous owners of Nova,
Chartwheels or Timegraphs is $119 in pre- or
When it comes to chart services, our reports are
among the best-selling anywhere. Take advantage
of our two for $25 Astrolabe Reports blow-out.
Buy Professional Natal Report and either a
Synastry or Transit report and get both for only
$25!!!! To claim your discount on the Astrolabe
enter the discount code ARS25 in our online
Sale ends 10/21/05
To claim your discount for a first time purchase
of Solar Fire 6, enter the discount code SF25 in
our online shopping cart. To claim your discount
on an upgrade to Solar Fire 6, enter the
discount code SFUP25 in our online shopping
card. Sale ends 10/21/05.
To claim your discount on the Astrolabe Reports
enter the discount code ARS25 in our online
Sale ends 10/21/05.
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