Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I've progressed a chart (or similar). I want to create a snapshot of this chart so I can easily return to it later. How? Sorry. This is currently not possible. But it is on my to do list.  
Available now. Please see:
Sidereal Zodiac
Available for precessed SR/LR charts and sidereal charts.
Ayanamsha

Ayanamsha

"Fagan/Bradley", "Lahiri", "De Luce", "Raman", "Usha/Shashi", "Krishnamurti", "Djwhal Khul", "Yukteshwar", "J.N. Bhasin", "SS Revati", "SS Citra", "True Citra", "True Revati"]
From ver 2.28 these buttons  are not disabled. However they still cannot be used to show the selected full landscape views. A warning is given when clicking one of the buttons that you should go to full landscape. To be specific the buttons at the bottom of the Full Landscape Options/View are disabled when selecting/tapping its icon from the main menu. Why? Because the Full Landscape Options/View should be selected after the full landscape option (left-slanted double headed arrow - top of screenshot) is selected/tapped.
Full landscape Settings Disabled Full landscape Settings Disabled
Full landscape Settings enabled
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  • Natal/Horary
  • Transit
  • Secondary Progressed (Naibod by RA, or Long or Quotidian)
  • Solar Arc (by Long or RA)
  • Solar Returns (with relocation, and/or precession correction)
  • Lunar Returns (with relocation, and/or precession correction)
  • Comparison
  • Composite (inc transit/progressed)
  • Antiscia
  • Profections
  • Pre-Natal Syzygy
  • Eclipse (Maximum eclipse or Exact Lunar Phase)
  • Ingress - all major planets, inc Solar and Lunar
  • Gauquelin Sectors
  • Sidereal
Zodiacal Releasing from Spirit listings - Full Landscape View #4
Midpoint Trees - Full Landscape View #3
Gauquelin Sectors - Full Landscape View #8
Full landscape option - ZR

Full landscape option - ZR

Add a fixed star to the prominent list
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Knowledge Base: Fixed Stars
Many are set up to be use immediately by default but you might want to add or remove others? See
Add/remove a Fixed Star
  • Placidus
  • Regiomontanus
  • Equal
  • Topocentric
  • Campanus
  • Porphyrius
  • Koch
  • Alcabitus
  • Morinus
  • Whole Sign
  • APC
Note that temporary house systems can be deployed. See the main menu (tap the house icon):
Main Menu - without Export AC Charts button
House Systems

House Systems

  Tap or click over the screenshot to enlarge.
Transits, progressions, directions, returns

Transits, progressions, directions, returns, synastry (hidden) menu

Secondary Progressions: Long-press on the Solar Arc Directions menu button
Solar Arc: Long-press on the Secondary Progressions menu button
Transit and Returns bi-wheel orbs
Transits and Returns
Antiscia: Tap Lightning Bolt icon, top menu when an Antiscia chart is displayed or from Chart Calcs menu.
OR Transit bi-wheel orb settings. Long-press over Transit menu button to show the Transit bi-wheel orb settings view. 
Transit bi-wheel Orb

Transit bi-wheel Orb

Transit bi-wheel orb (Long-press)
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Beginners

Beginners  

Email Support

Support
It depends. If the bug report comes with screenshots and a way to replicate the bug, I will fix asap, probably the same day.
Note that once I deploy it to Apple they take about 6-12 hours (or less) to release it to the app store after they review AC. They are a lot quicker these days.
Fixed stars in conjunction, by long or parallel, to planets or points.
To view the Fixed Star aspects for the currently displayed chart:
Fixed Stars Aspects Table

Fixed Stars Aspects Table

Given that a natal or horary chart is fixed, how is this possible?
Easy. Just tap the advance in time button once and the chart will change to a transit chart with the same date/time/place of the horary chart. Now you can advance/progress the chart in real-time.
 
Go forward/backward in time buttons

Go forward/backward in time buttons

See: Advance chart in real-time
Ask me.
support@astroconnexions.com
or
email support
It may not happen for a few weeks or months, but if it's something that other people would find useful I'm sure it would get implemented.
For all types of charts.
Please note Synastry comparison charts are bi-wheels by default as are Antiscia charts. Gauquelin charts are by default natal. Bi-wheel is therefore not applicable.
Yes, if you mean can the outer wheel be moved (while the inner chart remains stationary) by whatever time scale is chosen.
For example, if a secondary progressed (Naibod by long) chart is selected as a bi-wheel, the outer chart is progressed using that time scale, as would be expected.
Apart from Returns and Synastry comparison charts. These cannot be animated in that way. However, Return charts can be saved (as radix charts) which allows them to be animated.
Saving a Return chart
Aspects for midpoints are calculated for all charts.
Aspects to Midpoint Trees No Orb or Aspect Shown

Aspects to Midpoint Trees No Orb or Aspect Shown

Aspects to Midpoint Trees - Air Print Table

Aspects to Midpoint Trees - Air Print Table

See also: Knowledge Base: Midpoints
Knowledge Base - Midpoint Aspect Lines
Knowledge Base - Landscape View #3 - Midpoints
Yes, if you mean can the outer wheel be moved (while the inner chart remains stationary).
Animated Charts 
Tap bottom right.
Knowledge Base: Chart Notes
There is also an extended Chart/Finance Notes:
Chart Notes
Your pop-up notes can also be viewed in Your Charts table. See:
Chart Listing. Show Simple Notes

Chart Listing. Show Simple Notes

 
Eleven (from AC ver 2.28). They are:
1. Long-press over the aspect grid in full landscape brings up the aspects table
Long-press: full landscape
2. Time Zone Update.
Long-press: time zone update
3. Long-press Synastry button
Long-press: Synastry Button
4. Long-press Secondary Progressions button
Long Press - Secondary Progressions settings

Long Press - Secondary Progressions settings

5. Long-press Solar Arc button
Long Press - Solar Arc settings

Long Press - Solar Arc settings

6. Long-press Natal button
This brings up the Edit Chart view
Long Press Natal Button brings Edit Chart Details

Long Press Natal Button brings Edit Chart Details

Aspect Hit List - long press centre of chart/wheel when a natal chart is displayed (retired. Not available after ver 1.79). Now available from the top menu as a Lightning Bolt icon
7. Antiscia settings. Long-press centre of an Antiscia chart. Tap the Lightning Bolt icon, top menu when an Antiscia chart is displayed.
8. Save a Solar or Lunar return chart as a radix chart. Long-press centre of chart Tap the Lightning Bolt ico, top menu when a Solar or Lunar Return chart is displayed
Long-press: Saving a SR chart
7. Full landscape #3 Midpoint settings. Long-press over midpoint listings to show Midpoint Settings view.
8. Profections Settings. Long-press over Profection button to show the Profection Settings view. Long Press for Profection settings
Profection menu button

Profection menu button

9. Pre-Natal Syzygy Settings. Long-press over Pre-Natal Syzygy button to show the Pre-Natal Syzygy Settings view.
10. Transit bi-wheel orb settings. Long-press over Transit menu button to show the Transit bi-wheel orb settings view.
Transit bi-wheel Orb

Transit bi-wheel Orb

Tap or click over the screenshot to enlarge.
11. Essential Dignities and Debilities Settings view. From AC ver 2.28
Yes.
Aspect lines

See also Filtered Aspects

Filtered Aspects    
Un-select the declination aspects from the Displayed Aspects/Lines table.
Displayed Aspects menu

Displayed Aspects menu

Clock time. Your local time. The time on your wristwatch or smart mobile phone. If a birth occurred in the evening, say 8 pm local time, then the time entered should be 8 pm. AstroConnexions takes care of the time zone and/or Summer time or Daylight saving time.
Tap the Lightning Bolt icon, when a natal/radix chart is being viewed top menu. The Time Map can be invoked from the Aspect Hit View.
Knowledge Base - Aspect Hits
Note that Aspect Hits for Secondary Progressions "Mean Quotidian" is not currently available.
Tap the Lightning Bolt icon, top menu, when a Solar or Lunar Return is displayed.
Saving a SR chart
The most likely reason is that the orb setting is too small. By default AC's orb setting for a transit bi-wheel is one degree. Similarly, this orb size is used for many bi-wheels. To change the Transit or Returns bi-wheel Orb go to Chart Calculations/Miscellaneous and change there.
Miscellaneous Settings for Transit bi-wheel

Miscellaneous Settings for Transit bi-wheel[dt_gap height="10" /]

Or

Transit bi-wheel orb settings. Long-press over Transit menu button to show the Transit bi-wheel orb settings view.
Transit bi-wheel Orb

Transit bi-wheel Orb

Blog - Configure AstroConnexions
Knowledge Base - Aspect Grids
Here are some example screenshots
Aspect Table Example #1

Aspect Table Example #1

Aspect Table Example #2, Applying and Traditional aspects and Traditional planets

Aspect Table Example #2, Applying and Traditional aspects and Traditional planets

Aspect Table Example #3 - Applying, and Uranian

Aspect Table Example #3 - Applying, and Uranian

Aspect Table Example #4 - Fixed Stars

Aspect Table Example #4 - Fixed Stars

Aspect Table Example #5

Aspect Table Example #5 Moon's aspects

AspectTable Example #6 - eclipse

AspectTable Example #6 - eclipse

Filtered Aspects:

Planet/Point Filter Table

Planet/Point Filter Table

See:
Filtered Aspects
No, but there is an alternative which you may like. here are some screenshots and links:
Midpoint aspects table and midpoint aspect lines

Midpoint aspects table and midpoint aspect lines

Midpoint Trees Full Landscape

Midpoint Trees Full Landscape

  Knowledge Base - Midpoint Trees
Knowledge Base - Midpoint Tree Aspect Lines  
Yes, AstroConnexions is Ad free. And always will be.
No analytics are incorporated into AC. Many apps send data from their app with details of when and how you use it. AC does not.
Here's a summary of the methods provided by AC to import you chart files from other astrology programs.
Import Menu with explanation

Import Menu with explanation

No. They are classed as Natal/Radix charts, therefore, they use the natal chart (variable) orbs for single-wheel charts, and (fixed) orbs for bi-wheel charts. Variable orbs - this means that an orb for a square may be set at 8 degrees, whilst a sextile may be set at 4 degrees, etc. For bi-wheels, the setting is fixed often at 1 degree, so that a square orb is the same as a sextile orb.
AC's documentation refers to variable and fixed orbs. What does that mean? Variable orbs - this means that an orb for a square may be set at 8 degrees, whilst a sextile may be set at 4 degrees, etc. Used by Natal/Radix charts. An antiscia chart may have a fixed or variable orb setting. For bi-wheels, the setting is fixed often at 1 degree, so that a square orb is the same as a sextile orb. For secondary progressions and solar arc, etc. This is common astrological practice, I believe.
These aspects are what's happening in the sky at any given moment.
Don't own an iPad? Want to use AstroConnexions? I recommend the iPad Air 2 or the new 9.7" iPad. AC works best with 9.7" iPads. However the 10.2" looks good.
iPad 2 is NOT recommended.
Thinking of getting an old iPad? Used iPad 2's can be bought for as little as £65.00 from eBay.
The iPad 2, although a great iPad in its day is now approx 9 years old, and can't be upgraded past iOS 9.35.
AC is a somewhat sluggish on an iPad 2 but still usable - with no features missing.
My thinking is that when it becomes too difficult to support an iPad 2 (for many reasons - maybe lack of support from Apple will be the main cause) I will develop AstroConnexions 2. AC will continue to work on the iPad 2 as long as Apple allow this. AC 2 will work on more recent versions of iOS. This is speculative.
Do I recommend buying a used iPad 2 for AC? No. Better to get a more recent iPad, such as an iPad Air 2. From about £145.00 on eBay. (June 2020)
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I've got 2 iPads. Are my saved AC chart files shared? Or another way of putting it would be: if I save a chart file on one device will I be able to load it on the other?
No. Each instance of the app has its own separate database. Of course AC chart files can be exported to DropBox and then imported into AC which goes some way in alleviating the lack of shared/common chart files. 1. Export AC chart files from iPad #1 to dropbox. Note AC chart files are copied to your dropbox. 2. Import AC files from dropbox into iPad #2. That's it. Done.
No.
But. A free dropbox account - which you will have to get yourself - is necessary for import and export.
Get DropBox account (US)
No.
Are there any in-app purchases or other things to buy after I have purchased AC?
No.
That depends.
If you are an influential or popular astrologer, probably.
If you have an influential or popular astrology website, probably.
Otherwise, no.
No. iOS, iPad only
But, when iOS merges with the Mac OS a version for the Mac may happen.
One, me. Roger Pearson. It keeps things simple.
No chart analysis, but a later version, ver 2.30 will have aspect analysis for progressed and directed charts to the radix (not every aspect though).
AC Knowledge Base - Reports/Analysis
No. AC is specifically designed for the iPad in landscape orientation.
Where can I find the Decans?
Wheel Choice for Decans

Wheel Choice for Decans

Wheel Type and Decans

Wheel Type and Decans

     
Only the AC app is updated. Your data, settings and charts do not get altered.
Terms/Trip Settings

Terms/Trip Settings

Note that the plain chart does not show Terms or Triplicities as it would be impractical to do so.

Bi-wheel's do not show the Terms or Triplicities.
Screenshot taken from AC ver 2.28
From AC ver 2.28 there is a full landscape view of the Essential Dignities and Debilities of the planets, view #9.
Once installed or updated via wi-fi from the Apple app store AC does not require wi-fi or to be connected to the internet, except for:
  • Finance Graph, view #6
  • Fixed Stars table web link
  • AC routines that require a connection to dropbox, eg exporting or importing chart files.
and the various web links to other web sites for help/explanation, mainly skyscript. http://www.skyscript.co.uk/
This is possible because AC connects to a SQLite database on your iPad to store and retrieve data and does not rely on external servers
No. AC can only be legally purchased via the iOS Apple app store.
For those interested Apple take 30% of the selling price, and then there's VAT if applicable.