Advanced Graphics / Astrology Example VB5/6


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This code demonstrates many different graphical techniques and wraps them up in an Astrology program.

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  • All arrowed buttons remain active until the mouse is released. So you can click them once or continuously.
  • There is a popu menu avialable, accessable with the right mouse button in the radix zone.
  • When you enter the date manually, you comfirm it tapping the Enter-key.
  • Names of the used symbols you'll find moving the mouse over the positions list. For each row some information will pop up.
  • When you move the local position (the earth's viewpoint), then you should adjust the Time Zone accordingly (manually in textbox between latidute & longitude).
  • Summer Time correction is disgarded by the program. If you want to check a horoscoop of birth, you should take account of this by adding or substracting the proper amount of hours.
  • The houses here are calculated according to the system of Koch (you can turn the houses on & off by (un)checking the menu item 'Houses').
  • The Ascendant is the point on the horizon in the East, projected on the zodiak. Medium Coeli is the place where the sun will be at its highest point that particular day.
  • You're provided with the choise to fix either the zodiac or the Ascendant (you can set your choise by (un)checking the menu item 'Fixed Zodiak'). When the Ascendant is fixed, the line between Ascendant - Descendant stays horizontal, with the Ascendant on the left side. When the sun is above this line, it's day-time, otherwise its night-time. The checked 'Fixed Zodiak' modus state, is most useful when you go through time by month or year, so you can see the slow planets moving ritme.
  • The used colors for aspect-lines are:
    • conjunction (00) - black (doesn't show in drawings)
    • sextile (600) - blue
    • square (900) - red
    • triangle (1200) - green
    • inconjunct (1500) - yellow
    • opposition (1800) - purple
  • If you want to see a really fluid flicker-free motion, you should set your screen-modus to 256 colors, if necesarry.

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  • astrology made easy

    Posted by Legacy on 05/06/2003 12:00am

    Originally posted by: m.s.joglekar

    wondrful work
    option for month's ephemeries will be added advantage to the astrologers.

  • A Real Cute Astro Programme

    Posted by Legacy on 07/25/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Subrat Rout

    This is no doubt a nice little programme. Though the programme is based on helliocentric position, It could have been better if there was a choice to see star's geo-eleptical postion. I hope author will add the necessary little code for this purpose.

  • abc

    Posted by Legacy on 01/29/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Blue Allen

    I don't normally take the time to comment... however, I am very impressed with your skill.

  • Enhancement of the Uranus Glyph

    Posted by Legacy on 12/14/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Jamie

    There is also a need to enhance the pluto glyph.  The earth cross should be on the bottom... but the Uranus fixed looked more challenging.  I used the bezier to bend the two ears (moon sickles) of the uranus glyph around the cross and pushed the solar circle down toward the base of the pattern:

    "Uranus ",6

    Like your enhancements using the API
    Thanks Again

  • Astrology Wonderland

    Posted by Legacy on 12/08/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Jamie Longstreet

    I found it interesting that you use a 1950 epoch for calculations. Indeed, you have done incredible work creating the virtual fonts, putting together the positioning system... very impressive.

  • Astrology Example

    Posted by Legacy on 08/12/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Ed Wagner

    Excellent work. I don't do much with astrology, but can see the professionalism of the project.

    You obviously put a great deal of time and effort into your program. It really shows. Good job.

  • Wow! Incredible work!

    Posted by Legacy on 07/24/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Tom Archer - CodeGuru

    Great job!

  • Advanced Graphics / Astrology Example VB5/6

    Posted by Legacy on 04/12/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Deepak Kulkarni

    Great Job, My best wishes to you, The Astrology example is great creation

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