How to enable and use the user-defined aspect
Updated 13th August 2022
Available for all charts. You Charts, Provided Charts. Single-wheel, bi-wheel. Natal, Transit, Sec. Progs., Solar Arcs, Returns etc.
User-defined aspect value. It can be any value from > = 0.00 degrees to < = 190.00 degrees, eg 4:25:00 or 127:56:03 or 86:00:00.
This could be useful for financial/crypto charts.
AC default user-defined aspect is 124.25 – easily changed, of course. Applies globally.
Assign a user aspect from the main Aspect Table. The last Aspect Table record tapped is used. This takes the degree of separation of two planets/points and automatically assigns it as a user aspect to the User Aspect picker. Or manually assign any value. The aspect between the two planets/points will be 00:00:00 degrees os separation and set to separating in the Aspect Table.
Note that setting the User Aspect to a standard aspect eg 90, 120 will result in a duplication of that aspect and the User Aspect (U) in the Aspect Table will not be displayed.
Manually set the User-Defined Aspect.
Tap Displayed Aspects. Then tap the User-Defined Aspect button. (90:30:30 is initially displayed, being approx half-way)
Select an aspect size using the aspect size picker.
Tap Set to use the selected aspect size.
Tap Aspect Orbs and set the orb for the user aspect – single-wheel charts only.
Automatically set the User-Defined Aspect.
Select an aspect record from the main Aspect Table. See Al Pacino’s chart screenshot below.
Tap Displayed Aspects. Then tap the User-Defined Aspect button. The picker will display the last automatically user aspect or the default of setting of 90:30:30
Note the aspect size which has been automatically calculated and assigned to the aspect size picker. Change the aspect value if you wish.
Tap Set to use the calculated/selected aspect size.
Tap Aspect Orbs and set the orb for the user aspect – single-wheel charts only. You may have already done this.
Note that the aspect degree of separation in the Aspect Table should now be shown as 00:00:00 degrees. The screenshot below shows that the Saturn sextile Neptune aspect separation was initially selected and setup as a User Aspect.
Other considerations and screenshots.
To see a User Aspect in the Aspect Table
Allow all aspects for Trad + Outers must be selected in the Aspect Cusp & Aspect Table Settings. This allows all aspects including User aspects to be shown in the Aspect Table.
Show a User Aspect line in the chart (here it’s enabled). See below to see a user aspect line (a U indicates that it is a user aspect) shown in Al Pacino’s chart.
Aspect line colour assigned by AC – green. Not user-configurable.
User-defined aspect picker. An aspect of 18:16:13 has been selected. To proceed with this aspect tap the Set button. To cancel this action tap the Cancel button
The main Aspect Table. Notice that Trad + Outers has been tapped. An applying Sun aspects the Asc with a separation of 00:43:28 degrees, the user aspect size is 100:00:00 degrees. The U indicates that the aspect is user-defined.
Available in long-press aspect tables too.
Enable the use of the user-defined aspect. A tick next to an aspect indicates that it will be used by AC. Without this tick you will never see the aspect in use by AC. This is useful if a user aspect becomes superfluous or required – it can switched on/off easily.
A User-Defined aspect of 100:00:00 degrees shown in Al Pacino’s chart. Note the user aspect record selected in the Aspect Table.
User-defined aspect picker – it shows the last aspect record selected and its separation. If necessary it can be adjusted manually using the aspect picker.
Aspect Hits and User Aspects
Speculum showing some User aspects
Bi-wheel User Aspects in the Aspect Table
- App. = Applying
- Sep. = Separating
Added User Aspect to Speculum Header Settings
Speculum – Aspects Tab
Aspect Hits sync’d to BTC chart and crypto graph
Aspect Hits displayed in dark mode
User Aspect: not available for
User-defined aspect colour