June 14, 2016

iPhemeris Update for iOS and Mac – New Graphic Ephemeris

iPhemeris for iOS and Mac updated today and include a major new feature: the Graphic Ephemeris. This update includes: NEW: Graphic Ephemeris Display Longitude and Declination. Display harmonic degree ranges. Good for finding weird aspects like 45 degrees. Overlay chart data. Added: Composite +Now. When 2 charts are selected an option to display a Composite and a now chart has been added. Added: 7 day time step. Charts can now be time-stepped in 7 day increments. Fixed: Vertex and Descendant display issues on Transit Calendar. Fixed: “Slow typing” issue for chart date entry (Mac version). This only happened on the Mac version and was related to a minimum date condition set on the date entry fields. The mac has some built in timer and if users entered dates too slowly it would decide the minimum date (Jan 1, 1700) was not met and replace what was being typed with Jan. 1 1700. I couldn’t control the timer and had to simply remove the condition. Check out it out:
April 17, 2016

iPhemeris Update v10.1 for iOS

A free update for iPhemeris v10.1 was released today. The following new features, improvements and bug fixes were added: New: Lunar Return. New: Eclipse tables with more data. New: Tri-wheel option – 2 Chart +Now. Improved: Dotted lines for secondary aspects. Improved: Display of points on wheel. Fixed: Ayanamsa settings crash. Fixed: Kuala Lumpur TimeZone issue. Fixed: Time-stepping progressed charts. Fixed: Small screen wheel display (iPhone 4). Enjoy and don’t forget to tell your friends about iPhemeris of iOS and Mac. More good things are always in the works!
March 31, 2016

iPhemeris v2.2 for Mac OSX Released – Lunar Return

Version 2.2 of iPhemeris for Mac OSX with the new Lunar Return feature is now available as an update from the Mac App store! You asked for it, and we delivered!  This version also has some other great new features like a new and improved Eclipse table added to the bottom of Ephemeris pages. v2.2 Features New: Lunar Return New: 2 Charts +Now convenience button for Tri-Wheel. New: Local Mean Time (LMT) button for researchers. Improved: Improved Eclipse Tables. For a complete list see of additions, improvements and bug fixes see the What’s New section here: Mac Version – What’s New. Lunar Returns You can find the new Lunar Return feature in the same place in Chart Details where you set Solar Return data. It has a handy little tool that will let you pick a date and then find the lunar returns after that date or previous to it. It’s super easy to use and will only take  a few seconds to figure out.
March 9, 2016

iPhemeris Version 10 for iOS Released!

iPhemeris Version 10 for iOS Released! Version 10 was just released and is available from the iOS App Store now! It has lots of new features including: Available as In-App Purchase:   – Tri-Wheel – Mid-Point Reports – Void of Course Moon tables   Other free features and enhancements in this update:   – Aries 0 House System. – Print Options. – Printing improved. – Progressed charts can be time stepped. – App works well when users have text set larger for improved visibility. – Lots of other little minor issues fixed! Get it NOW!
March 1, 2016

Void of Course Moon Added to iPhemeris

One of our most oft requested features was to add Void of Course Moon to iPhemeris. We are happy to announce that Version 2.1 of iPhemeris for Mac OSX was released March 1, 2016 and adds this feature. You’ll find it at the bottom of the monthly Ephemeris and Dec/Lat tables. It shows the date, time, planet and aspect of the last major aspect made by the Moon (Conjunction, Sextile, Square, Trine, Opposition) to a major planet, and the subsequent time of Lunar Ingress into the next Sign. Times are given for GMT and Local Time (whatever that is on your device). The Void of Course Moon period is the period of time between the last aspect made and the time of subsequent Lunar ingress into the next sign. In the illustration shown above, on the first row you can see that the last aspect was a conjunction to Mars at 14:55 EST followed by the subsequent Lunar ingress into Sagittarius at 18:56 EST. The Void of Course period was between 14:55 and 18:56, or about 4 hours and 1 minute.
September 17, 2015

iPhemeris, iOS 9 and iCloud

As people migrate to iOS 9 from earlier versions of iOS, we’ve been getting an increased number of accusatory emails and feedback asserting things like: “your App lost all my Astrology charts in iCloud”. First, let me assure you, iPhemeris did not lose your chart data. It is most likely all still there in iCloud. In fact nothing has changed in our code relative to iCloud and the way Astrology Charts are stored in over a year! Here is what likely did happen and some solutions for fixing it. In both iOS 8 and iOS 9, Apple made changes to the way iCloud worked to improve stability and reliability. In both these versions of iOS, users have been required to upgrade all the data (not just iPhemeris data) in their iCloud accounts to newer formats. After you’ve upgraded to the new version of iOS and when signing into iCloud for the first time, a message about this pops up, unfortunately many don’t bother to read it and don’t realize what is about to happen. And during both of these conversions (to iOS 8 or iOS 9) when you convert one device, you must convert all devices else data on unconverted devices will no longer sync with data on newer devices and vice versa. […]
September 1, 2015

v9.7 iPhemeris Astrology App For iPhone Update Available Now

iPhemeris Astrology App for iPhone was just updated to Version 9.7 and is available now in the iTunes App store. Get the update here: iPhemeris in iTunes App Store v9.7 Release Notes New – Report listing all points on charts, includes House and Declination. New – Settings for toggling things on or off on the astrology chart wheels: Toggle display of aspects on the wheel. Toggle display of astrological House numbers. Toggle display of astrological decanates. Toggle display of Mc, Asc, Ic when they are same as the house cusps. New – Sky Now Features: Sky Now got it’s own independent Orb settings. Sky Now chart wheel can be time stepped. New – Added 2 more house systems: Alcabitious & Vedic. Improved – Chart display has bigger fonts and better spacing. Improved – Use a long press de-select all selected charts and select the pressed. Fixed – iOS 8 chart sizing issue in landscape.
January 15, 2015

Part of Fortune Calculation

After I added Part of Fortune to iPhemeris I began getting emails from users complaining that their “Part of Fortune was wrong”. It was rather annoying and demonstrated that many do not do their homework, and simply use the tools without really understanding the why’s and wherefore’s. Here’s hoping I can get people sorted out on this…. The history of the Part of Fortune is really quite interesting and the calculation commonly considered correct is a perfect example of an error in translation becoming a fact! The Part of Fortune is one of the Arabic Parts, which are quite old and according to this WikiPedia article date back to Pre-Hellenistic times. How old they really are is not clear and cannot be proven by conventional means, but all good students of the Ageless Wiz, know that Astrology is very, very, very ancient indeed (probably as old as humanity itself) and that certain schools of Astrologers in India, claim to have written records of their Astrological observations going back over 100,000 years! Personally I don’t doubt them, and of course dead brained academics think that is ridiculous, but what do they know! Most of them still say we were running around in tiger skins a mere 7 or 8,000 years ago…. Then we found Göbekli […]