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Here's what people are saying about TimePassages...
Henry Seltzer's TimePassages astrology software is the one for you. This affordable computer program, which plays on both the PC and the Mac, allows you to create and understand your own chart, and to create charts for your friends and family, with no need to be an astrologer."
Susan Miller, Astrologer and Author of AstrologyZone.com.
TimePassages has to be one of the best astrology programs available today. Its graphics are superb, its content accurate and excellently presented. In addition, the program is very 'user friendly' as is the technical support team at astrograph.com. I highly recommend TimePassages for both the astrological student and professional."
Alan Oken, Astrologer and Author of Soul–Centered Astrology, Rulers of the Horoscope and other works.
I am a complete cyber-dunce. I want my astrological software to be intuitive, easy to learn, and to never get in the way. TimePassages fills the bill elegantly and cost-effectively. I recommend it."
Steven Forrest, Astrologer and Author of The Inner Sky and other works.
The Astrograph Software is a superb tool for anyone interested in astrology as well as for those who are practicing astrologers. The interpretations of the natal charts are explicit and beautifully worded, giving profound insights detailed with simplicity and clarity.
I would highly recommend this software to anyone who is seeking to deepen their understanding of astrology."
Elizabeth Frith, Astrologer and Psychic Consultant.
What I like about TimePassages is you don't need a Ph.D. to use it. Henry has created what I believe is the most intuitive astrology program available. Just point your mouse virtually anywhere on the screen and get a wealth of information. Click the button and get more. I recommend this program for beginners for its simplicity and for professionals because you don't have to jump back and forth to access different types of data while doing readings. Superb!"
James Coleman, Astrologer and Musician.
Costing less than some footwear and lasting a lot longer, TimePassages is suitable for both novices and professionals who need easy and accurate calculations of natal charts, transits, and much, much more. It's my favorite astrological software."
Rob Brezsny, Astrologer and Author of the syndicated column Free Will Astrology.
I really find your interpretations to be so profound. I love the way you see all the challenges in a positive light and that you integrate karmic patterns and esoteric meaning into the aspects and the sign placements.
It is also so wonderful that you highlight Chiron as most people don't even address it in their books. Your Chiron aspect descriptions 'hit the nail right on the head.' It's uncanny!"
AY, Satisfied Customer.
Thank you for spending 20 years learning Astrology so I didn't have to!"
Megan David, Hypnotherapist.
In my twenty-plus years as a professional astrologer, I've tested and applied numerous software for horoscope construction.
Some programs come with so many bells & whistles they are simply too cumbersome to use in my work with horoscope interpretation. Of the programs used over the years, Henry Seltzer's TimePassages stands out as the most intuitive and simplest to use and, more importantly, the only one I still employ today. I highly recommend TimePassages to amateurs and professionals alike."
Antero Alli, Astrologer and Author of Astrologik, other books, and The Vertical Oracle divinatory cards.
I was favourably impressed by the printouts which I read on our travels. All in all its amazing, great work. The writeups were wonderful the best for a computer programme, for though I found them to weigh a bit much on the positive side for a one on one reading, for a printout with no astrologer present I think it's essential not to instill negative belief patterns. I think you did a great job with that balance in the interpretations. I would feel much more comfortable giving your printouts out to a client than the ones in ... because of this."
Michael Moon, Astrologer and Sound-healer.
Even though I have other astrology software, I find that yours is the one to which I nearly always want to turn. I love the way that it zeros in on the most important patterns and techniques and your interpretations are overall so much more insightful than the typical reportwriter that I can use them readily for teaching without any qualifications.
What I'm saying is that your program is the kind of thing I had been looking for several years. And it has certainly turned out to be the best part of last year's UAC experience for me.
So, naturally I want this latest upgrade of yours and would also like to take advantage of your special price on the Synastry Add-On, which I had been meaning to purchase anyway.
Thanks again for your wonderful work. I look forward to being able to play with my new astro-tools soon.
A very satisfied customer,"
Lynn Borsodi, Astrologer.
TimePassages Basic Edition
TimePassages can help you understand astrology—the belief that celestial bodies (stars, planets, and so on) influence events on Earth and your daily life. Even though the Basic Edition of TimePassages is limited in its features, it's still a great way to learn the heavenly ropes.
If you're new to astrology, you'll need to give the manual a thorough read before diving into TimePassages. The manual outlines all the important concepts in astrology (the meaning behind Capricorn's half-goat/half-fish representation, for example) and how they're presented in the app.
Natal charts purport to tell you about certain characteristics of your natural being in relation to celestial bodies, and TimePassages allows you to create a personal natal chart that shows you the alignment of celestial bodies at the exact time of your birth. Enter you name, location, and birth date, and you're done—easy. Exploring the chart is a matter of simple point and clicks, and pop-up windows give you interpretations of specific elements such as planetary aspects and the significance of a sign in a particular house of the zodiac.
You can also create a dual-wheel chart that compares your natal chart with another person's, generate a chart that shows the relation of your natal chart to a specified date, and view transit timelines for a vertical view of transiting planets (we reiterate: Read the manual). There are preloaded charts of Hollywood celebs, political figures, and more. To access additional features such as detailed interpretive reports and chart relocation, you'll need to upgrade to either the Standard ($85 upgrade) or Advanced ($160 upgrade) Edition.
The bottom line. TimePassages has the astrological guidance that your local newspaper can't provide."
Gil Loyola for Mac Addict
Most astrology software fits into one of two categories: programs that calculate a variety of astrological charts and tables, and programs that interpret chart factors. TimePassages is one of the very few that excels in both areas.
For the practicing astrologer, TimePassages offers natal, Secondary progressed, Solar Arc directed, Solar and Lunar return, Composite, relocated, and transit charts. You can choose from Equal, Koch, Placidus, and Campanus house systems, display the four major asteroids and the comet Chiron, and create sets of different aspect orbs for natal, transiting, progressed, and comparison work. The program displays additional information about charts, such as the sole dispositor, leading planet, focus planet, ascendant ruler, the major aspect pattern (e.g. t-square), overall chart pattern (e.g. funnel chart), and a table of elements and modes. The program has excellent accuracy and covers the period from 1500-2150.
Among the many unique capabilities of TimePassages is its depiction of the strength of aspect lines by varying their thickness. Stronger aspects are displayed as thicker lines, and weaker aspects as thinner lines. You can select the orbs at which thicker lines are shown, as well as the amount of thickness at each level.
TimePassages does a very good job of showing bi-wheels, with a second person's chart, or the progressed, directed, or transiting planets, around a natal chart, complete with interaspect lines between the two charts. Even more powerful, and also uniquely implemented, is the program's ability to animate the biwheels of transits, progressions, and directions around a natal chart. You can select the rate of animation (a minute, hour, day, week, month, quarter, or year per tick) forward or backwards in time, adjust the animation rate slower or faster as you watch the changes take place, and see all of the aspects forming and subsiding.
Also unique is the inclusion of the complete ACS U.S. and World electronic atlases for such a low additional price. Most companies charge $100 for the ACS Atlas. People who purchase the TimePassages version without the atlas can also upgrade for $59 later. The ACS electronic atlas is an essential utility that automatically enters the correct longitude, latitude, time zone, and time changes (e.g. daylight savings time) for about 300,000 cities throughout the world.
It is the inclusion of interpretations for both natal factors and transiting events that makes TimePassages an incredibly valuable program for both the general public and students of astrology. All of the interpretations can be viewed either one at a time by clicking on planets, aspect lines, or interaspect lines in a chart wheel or biwheel, or as full reports that can be both viewed and printed out.
Lengthy and often well-written paragraphs interpret not only each natal planet, chiron, and the asteroids by sign and house, but also aspect lines between planets. The natal report also thoughtfully focuses the reader on the planets which are activated by chart patterns and aspect patterns, and the aspects that are the strongest in the chart. Here's an example:
The Sun represents will and purpose, the sense of vitality, and the evolving higher Self. In Cancer it is Cardinal-Water and rules the stomach and breasts. Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others. Your ruling planet is the Moon, and you tend to be moody, with your emotions constantly changing. Cancer people are usually security-conscious. Your home is important to you. You are apt to appear passive, and to rely on your feelings. You are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around you. You are likely to be involved with the past in some way, because the sign of Cancer, the sign of nurturing, protecting, sustaining, is strongly tied to the past, and the principle of Karma. As a Cancer person, you tend to collect the residue of past experience and hold onto it, as a coloration of present activities, leading you to instinctual action. You can benefit from shedding the light of conscious reason on your habitual patterns, and focusing on your true goals.
TimePassages can create transit hit lists for transits by Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, with or without interpretive text. The transit reports can be 3, 6, or 12 months in length, sorted by beginning or exact date or transiting planet, for any time zone, entering orb, and date. The program lists (and interprets) both the ingresses of these planets into houses and the major and minor aspects they make to other planets (and to Chiron) in the chart. The interpretations are definitely worth including, and elucidate the meaning of each event. Here's an example:
Transiting Neptune in semi-square with natal Chiron
This can be a somewhat stressful period of time for you. What is affected that part of yourself that is a dissolver of old structures, for the purpose of making way for some hitherto unseen aspect of yourself to emerge, and you are likely to undergo a transformation of your spiritual values at this time. You may experience a tension between an old and outmoded way of being and a new vision of what could be possible. The shadow side is disappointment with yourself, for not being further along on the path you envision, and there could be confusion about what you truly want at this time. But the joy of this spiritual journey of discovery comes from making peace with yourself and beginning to fulfill your dreams. Something new, deep inside you, is awaiting birth. There are angels in the woodwork calling out for you to listen with your inner senses. You are dreaming a new realization into being for yourself, ultimately a new world, since the world is really what we are dreaming into being with each new moment. If you dream wisely at this time, you can make a difference, for yourself, and for others around you as well.
The crown jewel of the interpretations offered by TimePassages is the optional ($119) Synastry Module. This may very well be the best chart comparison report on the market, with in-depth and stunningly accurate delineations of all of the interaspects between two people's charts.
The report also reveals both general and romantic meanings to each interaspect. Many of the interpretations are too lengthy (up to 25 lines!) to quote here. Here's one of the shorter sections:
Hank's Mars in strong sextile (within 0.6 degrees) with Penny's Sun
This aspect, of Sun in flowing relation with partner's Mars, symbolizes positive self-expression, action, and mobility in your partnership energy, together with a sense of shared purpose. Together, you will be capable of rapid progress toward your goals, with up attitudes, helpfulness and just going for it. You will find abundant support by Hank for the strong leadership of Penny, as you keep focus on the mutual awareness of vital life pursuits, and your drive to succeed together.
In a romantic context, physical attraction and sexual compatibility is strong. You may be inclined as a couple toward exercise and athletics. Together, you are fiery and determined, and ignite each other with drive and passion. This aspect symbolizes the principle of energy and motivation. You may be destined to accomplish much as a partnership, especially since there is likely to be support for permitting self-expression and independence in each other. Your passionate drive together leads to much doing, and enjoyable physical expression. There can be a sense of leading others as well, or taking charge of life together.
For those who wish to sell the reports that TimePassages creates, a one-time commercial license is available for $300. Considering the quality of the reports, this is a very good deal. The program also comes with a 30 day money back guarantee, which is unheard of in the astrology business. Clearly its author cares about his customers.
TimePassages succeeds wonderfully as the only program offering both a good range of charts and calculations, and a fine set of interpretive reports. It is also the only Western program offered for both PC and Mac users, and therefore will please a much wider audience. We are fortunate to have this software available to us.
Hank Friedman - as seen in the May, 2000 issue of American Astrology.
The Sun represents the Self, one's way of being in the world. It can represent, on different levels, both the ego and the higher Self or soul purpose. It rules Leo and is exalted in Aries. The Sun is the most important 'planet' in the chart and symbolizes one's will and sense of vitality. When the Sun is afflicted (poorly placed or poorly aspected) it could indicate problems with the father, or male role model. The Sun energizes your entire chart, and planets in close relationship to the Sun (by planetary aspect) are emphasized in your personality. If your Sun is prominent in your chart, you will exhibit great power to do and to be.
The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun. The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself. In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the 'anima' and also indicates the type of partner you will attract. The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life.
Mercury represents the mind and intellect, and rules Gemini, sign of duality also Virgo, and has its exaltation in Aquarius. Mercury is an airy planet, associated with all forms of communication and the in-flow and out-flow of intelligence. Its position indicates how your mental function will be expressed, and where techniques and skills are available to you.
Venus is the planet of love and relationship. Venus is in-taking, rather than out-going (as represented by Mars), and rules the signs Libra and Taurus. Venus has its exaltation in Pisces, and is associated with aesthetics, beauty, refinement and romance. Its position in the chart indicates the area in which the give and take of love, affection and sensual pleasure will be expressed.
Mars is the planet of outward activity and animal passion. It rules Aries and is exalted in Capricorn. This fiery planet is masculine in action, versus softer more receptive Venus. When strong in the chart it can indicate a volatile temper, and also great courage. Its position indicates how your personality will assert itself, and what modes of activity will stimulate your physical energies.
Jupiter is the planet of faith, positivism and optimism. It rules Sagittarius and is exalted in Cancer. Jupiter represents the principle of expansion, versus contraction (as represented by Saturn) and the aspirations of the higher self. Its position in the chart indicates how your faith will be expressed, and what modes of activity will stimulate self-confidence.
Saturn is the planet of limitation and contraction, and the trials of life experience. This includes disciplive, punctuality, and the conservation of material resources. Saturn rules Capricorn and is exalted in Libra, and is limited and material, versus unlimited faith (as represented by Jupiter). It indicates areas where the personality will be restricted by fears and lack of confidence, and also areas which are important to be worked on in this lifetime.
Uranus is the planet of freedom and revolutionary vision, the urge for change and the ability to visualize new possibilities. Uranus rules Aquarius, and is exalted in Scorpio. It is also associated with mental studies, electricity and astrology. Its position indicates the arena of originality and freedom from conventional thinking in your life.
Neptune represents the universal ocean of oneness with all beings. It is thus highly compassionate, also idealistic, imaginative and self login or even self undoing, and can be associated with drugs or media, as fantasy expressions. Neptune rules Pisces, and finds its exaltation in Cancer. Its position indicates where there may be confusion and also great creativity in poetic or musical fields. Neptune has been called the higher octave of Venus.
Pluto is a force for change that can be destructive in its power. Pluto rules Scorpio, and is exalted in Leo. Pluto is related to will, and intense passion, and has a reputation for ruthlessness. As god of the underworld Pluto brings the deepest compulsions into the light. Its position indicates areas of life that must ultimately become transformed as part of the soul's evolution.
Chiron is a small planet, or 'planetoid' that was only discovered in 1977, and which has already shown itself to be quite powerful in an individual's chart. Occupying an eccentric orbit between Saturn and Uranus, and named for the centaur physician of Greek myth who taught ancient wisdom to mankind, Chiron represents the archetype of the "Wounded Healer" and is associated with shamanism and going within to heal oneself. Its discovery is synchronous with the rise of the holistic health movement. Chiron's position in the chart reveals where one has been wounded, and where also there is the opportunity for discovering healing from within and sharing this discovery with other people, since from our wounds arises our compassion for the suffering of others. The position of Chiron, by house and sign, can also show where we have talent and access to ancient wisdom, as well as where we may depart from the mainstream in service to a higher practicality. Those with prominent Chiron are likely to be educators and spiritual healers.
As goddess of the harvest and the natural process of fertility and renewal, Ceres represents the process of nurturing and motherhood in an individual chart, and has been attributed to the sign Cancer as a co-ruler with the Moon, as well as to the signs of Taurus, Scorpio and Virgo.
The astrology of the asteroid Pallas indicates the creative use of the mental faculty in combination with ageless wisdom, and is also involved with the arts, especially the plastic arts such as sculpture and pottery, and with medicinal remedies.
The astrology of Juno indicates partnering energy of intimate relationships, as in the more modern issues of where the boundaries are with another person, how much sharing is appropriate, versus holding back, are there issues of bitterness and jealousy, or projected authority and control onto another person, and intimacy needs in general.
In the astrology of Vesta issues of sexuality and completeness unto oneself predominate. Possible associations are the woman (or man) who chooses celibacy, but as a nun or monk takes on a higher purpose than normal family life, also issues of sexuality and who is ultimately served in the process, self or other.
While the lower expression of Eris might manifest as the lust for struggle and violence, there is also a more positive manifestation in the most basic defense of one's rights in standing up to established power, by violence if necessary. By recognizing and coming to terms with this potentially violent factor in ourselves we can grow as humans and become more whole.
The astrology of Haumea seems to be related to love of the natural world and to the fecundity of natural process. This archetype thus signals profound connection to Nature, connection to Source, and a form of natural charisma.
The astrology of Makemake is related to love of the natural world and to the activism associated with defending the environment. This archetype thus signals a profound connection to nature that is quite similar to the archetype of Haumea, his fellow traveler in the Kuiper Belt, with the same astronomical designation and also named from the pantheon of indigenous gods and goddesses.
The Part of Fortune (from the Latin Pars Fortuna) is the only Arabian astrology part still commonly used in modern astrology. It indicates an area of life that is a fortunate one for the native. The house in which the Part of Fortune is placed indicates an area of your life which is likely to be a successful one for you; an area where the applications of your skill will bear fruit. Its is where you will find good luck and happiness.
The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also referred to as the dragon's head, The North Node indicates your goals. The placement of the North Node indicates work that needs to be done in your life, or new faculties that need to be developed in the present lifetime.
The Nodes of the Moon indicate areas of life that are of special concern to you. Also known as the dragon's tail, the South Node indicates areas of mastery, often from a previous lifetime.
Aries people tend to be energetic, forceful and outgoing. They are good at getting things done, although they prefer starting to finishing. Like the energy of the first rush of spring, they move into the world in a headstrong, pioneering way. Aries people are likely to rush into things before reflecting, and may also be impatient or unwilling to sit back and allow events to mature.
Taureans revel in the pleasures of life. They crave the security and comfort of relaxing in the warmth of their home environment. They value the senses and the enjoyment of material things. Taureans are likely to work hard to make their home an attractive one. They also have the makings of a healer and have a large capacity for kindness.
Gemini is the sign associated with communication, logical thought processes (based on duality) and the conscious mind. Gemini people tend to be airy and intellectual, glib of tongue and curious about life and other people. They can experience two sides of things at the same time, and may tend to be flighty.
Cancerians are nurturing and protective of others. Their ruling planet is the Moon, and they tend to be moody, with constantly changing emotions. Cancerians are also likely to be security-conscious and highly value their home life. They may appear passive, and tend to rely on their feelings to make decisions. They are subtle, rather than direct, and are likely to reflect the moods of those around them.
Leos are likely to express themselves in dramatic, creative and assertive ways. They are also likely to enjoy the warmth of the physical Sun. Leos have great energy, courage and honesty. They are likely to be self-confident and maybe even a bit self-indulgent as they expect to be the center of attention, and often are. Leos can be quite determined and usually get their way when they really want to. They also possess great integrity, and are a natural leader.
Virgos love work, service to others and the gathering of the fruits of the material world, as symbolized by the harvest. They are also likely to be a good conversationalist, with wide-ranging knowledge and interesting ideas. They can be analytical and perhaps overly fond of detail, with perfectionist tendencies, and they may miss out on the big picture by concentrating on the micro. It also benefits them to learn the fine line between discrimination and criticism.
Libra is the sign of harmony and relationship. The Sun in Libra is at the time of the Equinox, when day equals night, and similarly Libra strives for balance between polarities. Librans are known for their good taste, elegance and charm. They are seekers of harmony and beauty.
Scorpio is the most intense sign of the Zodiac, and is associated with sexual activity and with the symbolism of death and rebirth. Their emotions run deep. Scorpios have great personal magnetism and great powers of persuasion or even the ability to coerce others.
Sagittarius is an optimistic, positive-thinking sign associated with the quest for freedom from all restriction as well as idealism, religion and philosophy. Sagittarians are direct and forthright, good-natured and affirmative in their outlook.
Capricorn people are ambitious and practical, and are likely to have an excellent sense of social responsibility. They also tend to be conscious of social mores, perhaps to the point of over-concern. Their natural caution allows them to advance slowly and steadily to the top.
Aquarians have a rebellious nature, and are eccentric, spontaneous and original. They are forward thinking and detached, and can seem conservative though they really are not very much so. They are scientifically minded and logical, and confident in manner.
Pisceans are friendly and likable, and yet can be very moody and introspective as well. Pisces is a watery sign, concerned with subtle emotions and secret mystical depths. Pisceans are not entirely at home in this world.