Coming Soon to AstroConnexions + News

This web page was updated on the 16th September 2021.

Compatible with iPadOS 14+. From iOS 9+.

Coming Soon (and the Knowledge Base) is regularly updated to reflect the progress of the new features/updates for AstroConnexions that are in development. And to announce when the next release of AC is available in the Apple App Store.

AC does not prompt for an App Store review. If you find the app useful, please rate or review it in the App Store, or recommend it to other astrologers/students. This makes a big difference to me and the future of the app.

AC version: 2.47 now available from the Apple app store to buy or to update. Please see below for details about ver 2.47.

If you have purchased AC, or have used a promo code, you can upgrade to all new versions via Apple’s App store without any additional cost. AC will always be advert-free and intrusive-free with no in-app purchases.

Tap or click over an image to enlarge. All Coming Soon images/designs/procedures subject to change without notice. Most screenshots/gifs iPad Air 2 with landscape orientation or from a simulated iPad.

Are EU time zones changing?

EU Time Zones

Updated knowledge base article – Which iPads does AC support?

What iPads does AC support

Updated knowledge base article – What version of AC are you using?

What iPads does AC support

Version 2.47, available now.

Fixed crash if snapshot record from the previously viewed chart was tapped after the creation of a New Chart. The Snapshot View shouldn’t be displayed with snapshot records for a new chart!

Version 2.46, available now.

Snapshots. Available for transits, secondary progressions, solar arcs. Single and bi-wheel charts. For Your Charts.

This new feature allows any manipulated chart to be saved and retrieved easily. For instance, you might be examining aspects over a ten year period. Snapshots allow you to easily go from a chart view to a different chart view – no limit on how many snapshots can be created/deleted. A text field for your notes is available for each snapshot. Available on the main opening page. It’s somewhat like AC’s Aspect Hits eg a list of the saved snapshot pages/views is displayed top right of the main view. But the table is embedded so other views can be shown eg Aspects table, without closing the Snapshot table.

Snapshots Main Page – tap over the chart information top right-hand corner of the display to show the Snapshots Table. Tap or double-tap a snapshot record to view the chart
Snapshots Main Page

Snapshots Main Page

Snapshot Main Page – tap over chart information top right-hand corner of the display to show the Snapshots table

Snapshot Table/View

Snapshot Help

Note that the date of the snapshot refers to the Chart progressed/directed data NOT the date the snapshot was taken.

Knowledge Base – Snapshots

iPad Pro 12.9″, 5th generation – supported by AC. This is the latest iPad Pro, on sale from Apple June 2021 approx.

Updated and more accurate Debug Info View for more iPad models and generations

Version 2.45, available now.

New: orbs/moiety of planets used in traditional astrology.

Traditional Planetary Orbs Settings Button

Traditional Planetary Orbs Settings Button

Traditional Planetary Orbs Settings

Traditional Planetary Orbs Settings

 

Skyscript: moiety
Knowledge Base: Traditional Planetary Orbs

Fixed: missing Terms score calculation for Essential Dignities and Debilities table.

Improved: append AC Chart Type to Chart Text Details View (Top-left Main page). Animated GIF.

 

Chart Type

Chart Type

 

Knowledge Base: Chart List text

Version 2.44, available now.

Added 3rd Generation iPad Pro 11″ to compatible AC devices.

Version 2.43, available now.

Bug fix. (Rare) Error in Day/Hour Lord calculation could cause AC to crash on loading a chart  or opening AC. Added the following:

 

 

Day Hour Lords message

Day/Hour Lords message

 

To prevent this message repeatedly appearing turn off Show Lords:

 

Show day/hour Lord menu

Show day/hour Lord menu

Version 2.42, available now. 

Improved DropBox connectivity. Depending your iPad OS you may have to tap the Export or Import button/icon again to see the changes after initially connecting to DropBox.

Note that changes to the DropBox API Sept 2021 will reduce the length that you can stay logged in to DropBox via AC. To be implemented by AC soon – currently testing.

 

Version 2.41, available now. (This is a big update – thank you for your patience!)

Reports/Analysis, including basic strength and debility calculations for Progressions and Directions to Radix.

  • Aspect Table.

  • Bi-wheel only.

  • View/Inspect Reports Database anytime.

  • Full landscape – all views that show an aspect grid – long-press 

  • Your Charts and Provided Chart

  • Excludes Antiscia and Midpoint aspects

  • 439 reports from Lilly, Partridge, and Leo

Reports/Analysis: for Your Charts, and Provided Charts.

Report text taken from:

Christian Astrology, William Lilly, 1647 

Micropanastron, Effects of Directions, by John Partridge, 1679

The Progressed Horoscope by Alan Leo, 1906

Knowledge Base – Aspect Table – Reports

Version 2.40, available now.

Two bug fixes:

1. Changing the time for Transits – fixed for better accuracy.

2. Editing a synastry chart crash – fixed.

Knowledge Base – Changing the Time for Transits

Version 2.39, available now.

Bug introduced ver 2.38. House system changed to Equal if not natal/transit chart. Fixed.

Version 2.38, available now.

Improved Day and Hour lords algorithm. Thanks to Adrian for his help and clarity.

Version 2.xx, available soon.

Primary Directions (Placidus semi-arc)

Primary Directions – and New Menu. From Lightening Bolt icon.

Primary Directions - and New Menu

Primary Directions – and New Menu

Primary Directions to Asc, MC and Terms. With latitude options.

Primary Directions with Terms option

Primary Directions with Terms option

Version 2.37, available now.

Added Makemake asteroid glyph/font for charts/aspects.

Makemake symbol

Makemake symbol

 

By Original: NavarretedfVectorization: Carnby – This file was derived from:  Makemake symbol.png:, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46583688

Improved: included asteroids Makemake, Eris, Haumea, and Sedna in Speculum.

Speculum showing some asteroid positions

Speculum showing some asteroid positions

In a Chart (bi-wheel)

In the chart

Makemake – AC Dark Mode

Makemake - AC Dark Mode

Makemake – AC Dark Mode

To show aspect lines to Makemake, Eris, Haumea, and Sedna

Asteroids - show aspect lines

Asteroids – show aspect lines

Fixed obscure bug. If Moon was parallax, and Zodiac was Sidereal, the Moon’s applying or separating aspects could be listed incorrectly. For example Moon should be listed in the Aspect Table as applying to Mars, but was shown as separating. This did not affect the position of the sidereal parallax Moon which was always calculated correctly, or any other calculations.

Version 2.36, available now.

Improved Essential Dignities and Debilities algorithm.

Version 2.35, available now.

Improved: More than one chart can be tagged as a favourite. Maximum number that can be displayed is 15. Your Charts only.

Favourites - more than one

Favourites – more than one

Knowledge Base – Favourite Charts

Knowledge Base – Favourite Charts

Version 2.34, available now.

Bug Fix: Long Press Aspect View #10 didn’t always work.

Improved: Long Press Aspect View #10 – added Refresh button

Long-press Aspect Table View #10 with Refresh Button

Long-press Aspect Table View #10 with Refresh Button

Improved: Dignities View #9 and Long Press settings view. Now with original Lilly Essential Dignities table, from Christian Astrology 1647:

Lilly's Essential Dignities

Lilly’s Essential Dignities

Version 2.33, available now. 

Correction to Terms and Triplicity font size – bottom left of chart.

Version 2.32, available now. 

New: Heliocentric Charts, and a some bug fixes.

Updated Knowledge Base 8th Jan 2021

Knowledge Base – Heliocentric Charts
Heliocentric natal chart

Heliocentric natal chart

Note that heliocentric charts do not show positions or aspects to/from:

Asc, MC, Vertex, house positions, house spokes, Arabian parts, day/hour lords, sun, moon’s nodes, apogees, solar/lunar eclipse.

Available – single and bi-wheel:

  • Radix/Natal
  • Transit
  • Secondary Progressions
  • Solar Arc
  • SR/LR (not precession-corrected)
  • Synastry
  • Antiscia
  • Ingress

Also available/calculated Heliocentric: Declinations (including aspects), Latitude, Right Ascension.

 

Earth Symbol

Earth symbol – shown in charts, and selectable from planet table. Aspects are calculated and shown.

 

Not available/applicable/appropriate:

  • Sidereal
  • Zodiac Releasing
  • Gauquelin

Please note:

Charts are not saved as Heliocentric charts. Charts are displayed as heliocentric charts when the Heliocentric setting is selected.

Eclipse tables and calculations continue to be available but are always geocentric.

Earth

Earth symbol selection

Earth symbol selection

Example Chart

A G Bell - Solar Return

A G Bell – Solar Return

Bug Fixes

UI bug fix for Finance Chart icons for 10.9″ screens. They were partially obscured – fixed.

Antiscia chart settings available by long-press from main menu (left-hand side of screen)

Long-press aspects table for full landscape view #9 Dignities now shows applying only aspects.

Chart category crash. Fixed.

 

Version 2.31, available now. 

New: Full Landscape View #10 – Chart Aspects Listing. For: single and bi-wheel, Your Charts and Provided. Dark mode view available.

Settings – top left icon of long-press Aspect Table:

  • Restrict aspects from outer planets for secondary progressions, bi-wheel. Why would you want to do this? The outer planets hardly move from their natal positions when progressed so their aspects can be potentially disregarded. 
  • Allow only Jupiter to Pluto for Transits, bi-wheel. Why would you want to do this? Aspects from the faster moving planets (Sun, Moon etc) are often considered inconsequential as transits.
  • Three font sizes for aspect listing.
  • Auto save settings of Aspect Table for a chart.
  • Auto save Settings choices – globally

The Aspect Listing responds to long-press Aspect Table choices – excluding antiscia and midpoint

Full Landscape View #10 – Aspects sorted by separation

 

Full Landscape View #10 - Aspects by separation

Full Landscape View #10 – Aspects sorted by separation

Full Landscape View #10 – Aspect Table (Long-Press over aspects)

Full Landscape View #10 - Aspect Table

Full Landscape View #10 – Aspect Table

Full Landscape View #10 – Aspect Settings

Full Landscape View #10 - Aspect Settings

Full Landscape View #10 – Aspect Settings

Full Landscape View #10 – Aspects sorted by planet

Full Landscape View #10 - Aspects by planet

Full Landscape View #10 – Aspects sorted by planet

Version 2.30, available now. 

Bug fix: selecting Applying Aspects from Speculum may crash AC. Fixed.

Fixed slightly protruding horizontal lines Essential Dignities and Debilities table for 9.7″ iPads, full landscape view, single wheel.

Version 2.29, available now. 

Bug fix: Essential Dignities calculations

If, for example Venus is in her Fall, and in her Face, and in her Trip, the calculation would be

Fall -4

Face +1, Trip +3

Which = 0 when added together. The current AC function would then give -5p, which is an error. Now corrected in ver 2.29 to show the value 0 and not peregrine.

Version 2.28, available now.

Improved Essential Dignities and Debilities table and new full landscape view for Essential Dignities

New: AC designed specifically for for new iPad Air (10.9″) 

Scrolling menu for full landscape

Changed: Essential Dignities settings

Apropos Reporting for AC.

Reporting uses the Terms and Triplicities of planets for scoring. AC has three terms available: Ptolemy, Egyptian, Chaldean and two triplicities: Lilly and Dorotheus. The Essential Dignities table now shows all different terms/triplicities as does full landscape view #9 Essential Dignities and Debilities.

Full landscape View #9, ver 2.28 – shown here in dark mode. For all charts, single and bi-wheel, excluding Gauquelin. For Your Charts and Provided charts.

Full Landscape for Essential Dignities

Full Landscape for Essential Dignities

Long Press – Dignities and Debilities table. Show Settings.

Long press Terms Triplicities settings

Long press Terms Triplicities settings

Knowledge Base – Essential Dignities, updated 8th October 2020

Knowledge Base – Essential Dignities

New scrolling menu for the Full Landscape Options/Settings

Scrolling Full Landscape Menu

Scrolling Full Landscape Menu

Version 2.27, available now.

Bug fix: Long-press for Time Zone Fix

Time Zone Fix

 

Version 2.26, available now.

iPadOS 14 compatibility

AC for 10.2″ iPad (8th generation). iPad available September 2020.

Developer reaction to iOS 14

Version 2.25, available now. 

Improved Database Inspector functionality.

Please note these settings may have to be configured again:
Zoom, Swipe, Retain Chart list colours (for Dark Mode).
Knowledge Base – Database Inspector

Version 2.24, available now. 

Improved loading/launch times and stability for older iPads or those iPads not updated to iPadOS 13+, or those iPads that can’t upgrade to iPadOS 13+. Eg iPad 2.

Improved colour contrast for some search controls. Eg Fixed Star list.

 

Version 2.23, available now.

Bug fix for older iPads, eg iPad 2

Some older iPads crashing – fixed. Sorry, not my finest hour!

Switch off degrees and minutes for planets/points in the currently displayed chart

Degrees and Minutes - simulated - simulated iPad 10.2"

Degrees and Minutes – simulated iPad 10.2″

 

1. Degs & Mins = show degrees and minutes – the default

2. Degs = just show degrees. Minutes are truncated; degrees are not rounded up.

3. None = don’t show degrees or minutes.

Note that the Aries point is handled separately.

Version 2.22, available now.

Crash fix.

Version 2.21, available now.

  • Dark Mode – available for all iPads. iOS 13+ required.

  • AC for 10.2″ iPad (7th generation). AC available for all iPad screens.

  • Bug fixes.

  • View database with Mac’s Finder.

  • Improvement in colouring planet and aspect glyphs.

  • Improved Zoom limit settings.

Dark Mode

This will require some significant changes to AC’s colour theming. In other words, it’s going to take a while to implement. Done.

Please note Dark Mode cannot be selected with AC. Use the iPad’s pull-down menu or Settings.

Requirements: iOS 13+

Dark Mode examples:

Full Dark Mode, with user-defined circle and line widths – full landscape, bi-wheel

Dark Mode bi-wheel

Dark Mode bi-wheel

Full Dark Mode – non-proportional houses – plain

with user-defined line and circle widths

Non-proportional houses

Non-proportional houses

Proportional houses

Proportional houses - radix with terms

Proportional houses – radix

Options

Options Dark Mode

Options Dark Mode

Aspect Grid

Dark Mode Aspect Grid

Dark Mode Aspect Grid

Aspect Table

Dark Mode Aspect Table

Dark Mode Aspect Table

Full Landscape Options

Full Landscape Dark Mode

Full Landscape Dark Mode

All iPad’s supported inc 10.2″

According to an email from Apple to developers all iPad apps must support all iPad screens by June 30th 2020. Ac will support all iPad screens before that date.

iPad 10.2″ (7th gen iPad) now supported from AC version 2.21 (coming soon).

Simulator Screen Shots

iPad 10.2 Inch simulator screenshot

iPad 10.2 Inch simulator screenshot

iPad 10.2 inch: Full Landscape, Dark Mode

Full Landscape 10.2 inch iPad

Full Landscape 10.2 inch iPad

Bug Fixes:

Obscure bug that prevented AC from running. Now fixed.

Crypto/Notes: Tapping the Save button does not dismiss the Notes view. Tapping the Close button does that.

Improvements – for Dark mode and Light mode.

Ingress/Eclipse/FixedStars colouring of planets and aspects glyphs. Full landscape View #1, #2, etc

View AC’s database via Mac Finder

Mac Finder

Improved Zoom settings

Zoom - improved settings

Zoom – improved settings

Version 2.20, available now.

Isolating bi-wheel aspects

Isolate Bi-Wheel aspect

Tap the aspect table record to isolate the aspect. Tap the same record to display all aspects or tap another aspect record to view an isolated aspect.

Why might this be useful? Aspects to radical positions from transiting/progress/directed planets/points can be difficult to see – this helps.

Single-Tap

Decans now included. More accurate tapping.

 

Single Tap Decan shown

Single Tap Decan shown

 

Added Chaldean Terms

Added Chaldean Terms

Added Chaldean Terms

New – Swipe left/Right over chart or aspect grids. Main view and full landscape view.

Swipe left  – go backwards in time using the current step value.

Swipe right – go forwards in time using the current step value.

Useful when examining a chart’s progressions/transits.

Step Value

Step Value

To change the step value, eg to 2 Months – tap the value display.

 

Zoom and Gesture settings

Updated and improved Zooming and Pinching.

Zooming and pinching is available on the Main view and the Full Landscape views, with some caveats.

  • The Financial chart does not zoom. Full landscape view #6.
  • It’s not perfect! Text collides and obscures sometimes.
  1. Double-tap anywhere to start zooming/pinching.
  2. Explore…
  3. Double-tap anywhere to finish zooming/pinching. The display reverts to the standard display size.

 

Zoom and Gesture Settings

Zoom and Gesture Settings

Added share icon to Speculum – all pages

Share icon for Speculum

Share icon for Speculum

 

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