Coming Soon to AstroConnexions + News
This web page was updated on the 21st May 2022.
Compatible with iPadOS 15+. From iOS 10+. Landscape orientation only.
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. Thank you. I always reply to a review, but be aware that Apple do not publish replies immediately. Replies are initially reviewed by Apple before publication to the app store, so expect a delay.
AC version: 2.61 is now available from the Apple App Store to buy or to update. Please see below for details about ver 2.61.
If you have purchased AC through through the App Store or have used a promo code, you can upgrade/update to all new AC versions via Apple’s App store without any additional cost. AC will always be advert-free and intrusive-free with no in-app purchases. No subscriptions. Nada. Nothing.
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.
Updated (8th April 2022) knowledge base article – Which iPads does AC support?What iPads does AC support
New (4th Jan 2022) Knowledge base article – Connecting to DropboxConnecting to Dropbox
Updated (4th Jan 2022) knowledge base article – Composite and Comparison Charts – how to create themComposite and Comparison Charts
New (9th April 2022) knowledge base article – Extra Support
New (10th March 2022) Knowledge base article – Speculum
Knowledge Base – Speculum
New (20th March 2022) Knowledge base article – Text size
Knowledge Base – Text Size
New (8th April 2022) Knowledge base article – iPad mini 6 (6th generation), 8.3″ progress
Knowledge Base – iPad Mini 6
Version 2.61, available now.
Exact aspect date/time (or close) for tropical, geocentric bi-wheel charts:
Exact Aspects Example, with Aspect Table showing exact aspect Indicator (two converging arrows)
Knowledge Base – Exact AspectsKnowledge Base: Exact Aspects
Aspect Table showing Retrograde planets – for all charts.
Added option in iPad settings to load default AC chart on next app launch
Why? If the currently viewed AC chart gets corrupted and AC crashes and won’t subsequently load setting this switch will allow AC to load. Then you can delete the offending chart in Export/Delete AC Charts (tap Recent to show the last loaded chart).
Aspected parts (eg Part of Eros) correctly displayed in aspect table for bi-wheels.
Dwarf planet aspects to radix now shown in the aspect table for “All”
Version 2.60, available now.
Various UI fixes.
Refresh of View #1 corrected.
Removed cusp aspects to Fixed Stars and Eclipse from View #1 and Speculum.
Version 2.59, available now.
Bug Fix: for precessed and relocated lunar return dates when there are two returns in a month – only one date was sometimes returned.
Improved: speed of Lunar Return calculations.
Improved: financial chart sizes, full landscape view #6
Lunar Returns Precession Corrected Examples
Improved Financial Chart size – animated GIF, 9.7″ iPad shown. Financial sizes vary depending on screen size.
Version 2.58, available now.
Bug fix: Delete of snapshot record from settings if it’s associated with the currently displayed chart caused crash.
Added various ETF’s to the Stock listing table, View #6.
Added Search Bar to the Stock listing table, View #6.
Version 2.57, available now.
New. Solar natal charts: Sun conj Asc. For Your Charts and Provided Charts. Not for sidereal or helio charts.Solar Charts – external site
Knowledge base article: Solar ChartsKnowledge Base – Solar Charts
Version 2.56, available now.
Bi-Wheel Chart Details position, view #1, #2 – 12.9″ iPad
Financial Chart Settings view, correct size – 12.9″ iPad
Other UI improvements
Version 2.55, available now.
Updated Timezone database.
Version 2.54, available now.
DST fix for some locations.
Version 2.53, available now.
Improved Time Zone function for USA.
Relocated Natal Charts. Preview and Saving.
Fix: aspect table Trad., Trad. + Outers now shows aspects to North node, eg MC Opposite North Node
Knowledge Base: Relocated Natal Charts
Knowledge Base: Relocated Natal Chart and Time Zone tests/comparison
Relocation charts – external site
Version 2.52, available now.
Fix for crash if more than approx 30 planets/points selected.
Some anomalies fixed due to above.
More UI improvements.
Synastry File Name text field cannot be obscured by the keyboard, for iOS 13+
Improved Dropbox connection messages.
Version 2.51, available now.
Aspects to all house cusps for Natal, Transit, SA, Sec. Prog., SR, LR – single and bi-wheel charts. Tropical and Sidereal. Your Charts and Provided Charts. Speculum aspect listing.
Revised Aspect Table settings and functions.
Improved Snapshot algorithm for Sec. Prog.
More UI updates.
Chart Circle colours and lines allowed for Dark mode. Note that any colours selected will always be white. Use for circle and line sizes chart design.
Full Landscape View #10 aspect display responds to date/time changes.
Cusp/Aspect Table Settings
Cusp Aspect/Aspect Table Settings
Aspect Table showing Aspects to House Cusps
Knowledge Base – Aspects to House Cusps
Revised Aspect table
All – show all aspects to all planets/points. This is governed by the displayed planets and points in the chart (from the Displayed Planets table.
Trad. = Traditional aspects/points to Asc, MC. Traditional planets. Parts, eg Part of Fortune. Moon’s North Node. Suitable for the traditional astrologer.
Trad. + Outers = Traditional planets plus Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Plus cusps if selected from Cusps Aspect Settings, Parts eg Part of Fortune. Moon’s North Node. Chiron. Plus any additional aspects such as 135 if selected from settings.Knowledge Base – Aspect Table
Version 2.50, available now.
Fix for UI problems when using iPad light mode for Notes View, iOS 13+. Refresh AC correctly when choosing a different colour theme, iOS 13+. Note relaunch of AC solves these problems.
Some other UI fixes – overlapping and duplicated text.
New: Extra Support
New: Backup and Restore AC
Version 2.49, available now.
iPad 10.2″ (9th generation) 2021, supported. The latest iPad.iPad 10.2″ (9th gen)
Version 2.48, available now.
Fixed: comparison chart synastry crash, under certain conditions. Always backup your data.
Some UI updates.
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
Snapshot Main Page – tap over chart information top right-hand corner of the display to show the Snapshots table
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.
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.
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:
To prevent this message repeatedly appearing turn off Show Lords:
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.
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, 1906Knowledge 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.
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 to Asc, MC and Terms. With latitude options.
Version 2.37, available now.
Added Makemake asteroid glyph/font for charts/aspects.
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.
In a Chart (bi-wheel)
Makemake – AC Dark Mode
To show aspect lines to Makemake, Eris, Haumea, and Sedna
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.
Knowledge Base – Favourite ChartsKnowledge 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
Improved: Dignities View #9 and Long Press settings view. Now with original Lilly Essential Dignities table, from Christian Astrology 1647:
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
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:
- Secondary Progressions
- Solar Arc
- SR/LR (not precession-corrected)
Also available/calculated Heliocentric: Declinations (including aspects), Latitude, Right Ascension.
Earth symbol – shown in charts, and selectable from planet table. Aspects are calculated and shown.
- Zodiac Releasing
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.
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 – Aspect Table (Long-Press over aspects)
Full Landscape View #10 – Aspect Settings
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
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.
Long Press – Dignities and Debilities table. Show Settings.
Knowledge Base – Essential Dignities, updated 8th October 2020
Knowledge Base – Essential Dignities
New scrolling menu for the Full Landscape Options/Settings
Version 2.27, available now.
Bug fix: Long-press for Time Zone FixTime 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.
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
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.
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.
View database with Mac’s Finder.
Improvement in colouring planet and aspect glyphs.
Improved Zoom limit settings.
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
Full Dark Mode – non-proportional houses – plain
with user-defined line and circle widths
Full Landscape Options
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: Full Landscape, Dark Mode
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 FinderMac Finder
Improved Zoom settings
Version 2.20, available now.
Isolating bi-wheel aspects
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.
Decans now included. More accurate tapping.
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.
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.
- Double-tap anywhere to start zooming/pinching.
- Double-tap anywhere to finish zooming/pinching. The display reverts to the standard display size.
Added share icon to Speculum – all pages