Zodiac settings. Geocentric only. Sidereal or Tropical.
Please note that the Tropical zodiac is the default setting when first installing AC on your iPad. If you have no intention of using the sidereal option there is no need to do anything. Please continue as usual.
All chart screenshots use the Fagan/Bradley ayanamsha.
This is a chart setting so that if a chart is created or edited (and saved) the zodiac will either be Tropical or Sidereal depending on the setting. Tropical is the default, which is mostly used in Europe/USA. The sidereal option is used for Vedic charts – mostly used in India, but not exclusively. Please note that the last two sentences do not reflect the complicated/contentious choice of a zodiac by astrologers!
To change the currently viewed chart to sidereal:
- Tap Sidereal on the Zodiac Settings – see screenshot above. Exit settings.
- Go to Options and tap Edit Chart, and then tap Save – see screenshots below. All done.
Example Natal Chart – Albert Einstein
if you haven’t named your charts either tropical or sidereal as in the above chart which is named Albert Einstein – Sidereal, how to recognise if a chart is tropical or sidereal?
Look to the top right, if it doesn’t say Tropical then it’s Sidereal. You’ll see an ayanamsha if it’s sidereal. In this case Fagan/Bradley.
Filter Your Charts
Tap All, Tropical or Sidereal and tap away on the chart area to dismiss the Filter Chart record dialog. The Chart record table will then be updated with your choice of filter.
The Filter Chart Records setting does not apply to the Provided Charts table listing.
New and Edit Chart helpful Zodiac indicator
This can be useful if Sidereal charts and/or Tropical charts are being created.
This can be turned off. By default this setting is off.