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Solar Maps Features

Zodiac Types

Celestial zodiac (for normal charts)
Geodetic zodiacs (for mundane charts) with user-definable starting longitude and direction

 House Systems

Campanus, Koch, Meridian, Morinus, Placidus, Porphyry, Regiomontanus, Topocentric, Equal

 Chart Points

  • Planets: Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto
  • Asteroids: Chiron, Vesta, Pallas, Juno, Ceres, Hygeia, Astraea
  • Others: Moon’s Nodes (Mean or True), Vulcan, Transneptunians, Transpluto Dark Moon Lilith (mean position)
  •  You may select any combination of the above points for display on maps or in chart wheels
  • You may customise the colors used for each chart point.
  • Charts may be calculated for any date from 5400BC to 5400AD


Swiss Ephemeris for state-of-the-art accuracy


Contains the full ACS International and American atlas, with coordinates and timezones of over 250,000 places around the world.


  • Some sample charts of famous people are supplied
  • Existing charts may be imported from Solar Fire, Nova, Blue*Star, Kepler 2.7 or QuickCharts files
  • New charts may be cast for dates ranging from 5400BC to 5400D, and overlaid on maps
  • Charts may be progressed (by secondary or tertiary rates) or directed by Solar Arc, and overlaid on natal chart angles
  • Transiting Charts may be calculated and overlaid on natal chart angles
  • An AstroClock option allows the display of a chart which is automatically updated at regular intervals
  •  Charts may be stepped or animated with user selectable time intervals (for both natal, transiting, progressed or directed charts).
  • Charts may be viewed as overlays on any map, in a normal chart wheel, or in a local horizon wheel.


“Solar Maps is the finest program on the market for locational astrology. It allows he astrologer to use the best of the known techniques plus its features also offer the ability to access new and highly practical information.” — Steve Cozzi, author of Planets in Locality

  • Day/Night shading option allows you to see the Sun’s shadow across the earth, either for any natal chart, or moving in real time with the AstroClock.
  • Charts may be relocated by selecting a city from the database, or just by pointing and clicking on the map.Planets or Midpoints on MC
  • Planets or Midpoints on IC
  • Planets or Midpoints rising or on Asc
  • Planets or Midpoints setting or on Dsc
  • Aspects to Planets on MC, IC, Asc, Dsc lines
  • Paran lines for any one planet in combination with all others or for all planet combinations at once.
  • Planet directions (either natal or relocated)
  • Local horizon
  • Local houses
  • Ecliptic
  • Zodiacal signs
  • Total solar eclipse line
  • Partial solar eclipse lines
  • All planet lines types may also be used for any selected fixed stars.


  • You can select any solar eclipse (partial or total) from 1801AD to 2200AD, and display its path across the earth on any map.
  • Eclipse paths may be overlaid on top of astrolines for any chart.
  • Multiple eclipse paths may be plotted simultaneously.


  • You can select up to 36 stars to be displayed along with, or instead of, planets
  • A supplied fixed star editor allows you to enter data for any celestial objects of your choice


  •  More than 100 pre-defined standard maps are supplied
  • You can create and save as many new maps as you wish for any region of the world.
  • Maps may be stored in a hierarchical list organized by region.
  • You can select and adjust the required map region by zooming and panning (limit of zooming in any map is down to a map width of about 12’ of longitude – typically 30kms)
  • Map land and sea colors are fully customisable
  • You can select and adjust which city and country names are plotted on maps
  • Click and point to measure distances or angles on any map
  • You can view the world map in rectangular or Mercator view, or as a sphere or spheroid.
  • Maps (and overlaid charts) may be printed on color or monochrome printers.
  • Maps (and overlaid charts) may be copied to the clipboard or saved as graphic files
  • (BMP, GIF) or as an attachment to an email.

Solar Maps v3 – Technical Feature List Continued