In appreciation of the book Annual Predictive Techniques by Martin Gansten. Showing how to use AC with the chart examples given. With comments and observations.
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Primary Directions Module (Tropical and Sidereal)
Radix/natal only. Your Charts and Provided Charts
Keys: Naibod, Ptolemy, Cardan
Type: Zodiacal, Placidus semi-arc
Aspects of Promissors to Significators
Direct And Converse
Terms (bounds) to Asc
Latitude: None, Promissor, Significator, Both
Inspiration and calculation comparison:
Primary Directions book – Martin Gansten
Astrological Prediction book – Oner Doser
Valens astrology app (Mac)
Morinus astrology program (MS Windows)
Solar Fire Gold ver 9, astrology program (MS Windows)
Primary Directions Menu
Primary Directions Example
Primary Directions Example annotated
Here’s a link to many AC Primary Directions examples
Notes and Caveats
Promissor: applying planet/point
Significator: stationary planet/point
Terms: if Terms is selected (ie ticked) as a promissor – see above, no other promissor is allowed. Also Asc and IC should be the only Significators selected. Conjunction is the aspect that should be selected. See below for video. Egyptian Terms used in all examples.
Not advisable for Primary Directions
Not available for Primary Directions
if the results are sorted Print Preview (icon bottom right) shows the sorted results.
The last Primary Directions operation (provided the Calculation button is tapped) is automatically saved to the AC database so that on returning to use Primary Directions again the last operation is reloaded.
Calculating the Primary Directions – the Calculate/Calculated button
Note that the tick in the Calculate button only appears after the primary directions have been calculated and displayed ie the button has been tapped. The Calculate button text changes to Calculated and a tick appears. Tapping on the Key or Lat choices or Promissor or Significator or Aspects or D/C table records removes the Calculated button tick and changes the Calculated button text to Calculate.
Basically, changes to anything that might alter/affect the calculated results removes the Calculated tick and changes the text to Calculate. Tap the button again to re-calculate your choices. Please see video below.
Direct and Converse PD aspects
Results illustrating the above chart