INNER SKY ELECTRUM 2.2
Unique Astrology Software
- providing a never-before-seen Synopsis -
for operating systems
Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
Inner Sky Electrum v. 2.2 released.
New features: innovative and carefully designed Aspect display
on the Chartwheels (1ChartMode). Possibility of calling the Aspect patterns
of any celestial body/point by cursor click (1ChartMode, 2ChartsMode),
and some other extras…
View how new features work
(see on Youtube directly - Full Screen, HD Quality).
...and clicking here, watch some printed / printable Charts
I. In general
Inner Sky Electrum 2.2 is an innovative software
for both astrological and archaeoastronomical use providing
data in an almost 11000-year interval - between 5400 BC and 5400 AD - with
the accuracy of the Swiss Ephemeris meeting all requirements.
(The detailed hardware requirements can be seen below.)
We know lots of excellent softwares in the field of astrology, however,
as a result of our specially complex previous learning and the system of
our expectations we still felt that something was missing.
We were in agreement that if we solved this shortage by producing an
aesthetic and excitingly designed program which was innovative
technically as well as in its view it would be worth the great amount
of work and huge length of time invested.
II. What is original in view and implementation
1. Main /Chart/ module
To be (approximately) well-informed about ISE 2.2, you must see the
screenshots and the demo demo videos. (Pushing the Video button you can
find 10 important demo films on this software, they must be watched.)
This place is enough only for some features.
Our world view is synoptic, so our astrological outlook is the same and
the software we made cannot be different.
Our computational system consists of four modules, which are connected
with a Birth/Event Databank expandable practically with no limits, also
with a Birth/Event Input Panel considerably supporting a vast geographical
database and all necessary time conversions, as well as more kinds of Time
Step Panels (for Radix, Transits, Secondary directions, Primary directions).
We would have liked as much information as possible to be on display, but it
is restricted by the screen surface. We have got an idea to solve this
problem: all displayed items can be turned transparent to some extent with
the aid of a trackbar.
The positions of the planets can be indicated in four different systems:
Topocentric Apparent, which is connected to the actual place of the
birth/event - not taking the problem of light transmission speed into
consideration. Topocentric Theoretic, which is connected to the actual
place of the birth/event - taking the problem of light transmission
speed into consideration.
Geocentric Apparent, which is connected to the centre of the Earth - not
taking the problem of light transmission speed into consideration.
Geocentric Theoretic, which is connected to the centre of the Earth
- taking the problem of light transmission speed into consideration.
The colours of planets reflect the traditional dignities in case of the seven
'ancient' planets: blue - peregrine, grey - detriment, yellow - domicile,
mauve - fall, red - exalted. We do not pay attention to dignities in case of
the transsaturnals, the Dragon Head, the Dragon Tail and the Lunar Apogee
(Lilith) and Perigee positions, these are always blue.
(When comparing the Topo- and Geocentric planet data mainly the differences
of lunar positions are significant because of the parallax caused by
the proximity of Moon.)
One or two horoscopes can be on display at the same time in the Main Module
with or without a selected house system. The exterior and interior horoscopes
are interchangeable with just one click (Chart swap).
The innermost zodiac is always the tropical (related to the Vernal Equinox)
system, the second can be of course the equisectorial sidereal (jyotish)
context - you can choose from more than twenty ayanamshas, what is more, the
user's own ayanamsha is also possible to be input if needed.
It is a unique option that the equisectorial sidereal zodiac is convertible
into inequisectorial, in fact, in two ways. - It is this writer who is the
author of a theory about the non-equal division of true constellation sectors.
Briefly about it: a constellation sector is opened by the first 'fixed' star
(in the direction of the planets' common moving) that is clearly belonging to
the given constellation and traditionally considered so. The sector is bordered
by the first 'marker' star of the next constellation. The ecliptic plane
divides the sectors into northern and southern regions in some cases e. g.
Aries - Taurus or Aquarius - Pisces, so, for example, a planet with northern
ecliptic latitude enters the constellation of Pisces much sooner than one with
southern latitude - in this system. (See the demo film; more about this topic:
in the near future, probably.)
It is an interesting detail that we introduced the determination of dynamic
degrees (with attention to the problem of the sectors divided by the ecliptic
plane), which can be listed or asked for with a cursor click and of course you
can list them too. (More about it: demo film(s)).
There are more than 200 stars, which are visible to the naked eye, in the
outermost track containing actual constellations and their most important data
(traditional name, Bayer-letter, longitude, latitude, visual magnitude) can be
asked for with a cursor click. This is where the planets move in 'their reality'
and where the Equinoctial and Solsticial Points, the Apex and Antapex, the
Centre of the Galaxy, the Milky Way and - if needed - the imitated scintillation
can be shown as an option.
It is a unique possibility too that in the zone of the sidereal zodiacs the users
can display 12 kinds of Lunar Mansions with both theriomorphic pictograms
and traditional symbols. (Demo film!)
One of the most special and unique attribute of our software is that it offers
the option to display above the constellations their illustrations extracted
from old star atlases or other sources. You can admire the anthropomorphic and
theriomorphic ways of representation in the European culture (Hevelius,
Grotius and Kircher's 'occult' one), the Arabic ideas (Abd al-Wahid,
Abu Ma'shar, As-Sufi), the zodiacs from archaic Egypt (Esna, Athribis,
Denderah), the (reconstructed) Sumerian constellation system, that of
India or even the depictions from the Chinese Lunar Mansion system
(based on the constellations).
While creating Inner Sky Electrum 2.2 we also had the aim of emancipating
the Vertex-Antivertex axis. The First Vertical as the determining main
circle of the Toposphere has got important role besides the Horizon
and the Meridian.
(It will be an emphatic item of the in mundo context in
Primary Directions Discovery Module.)
2. Auxiliary Graphs Module
The planets and other objects can be accentuated as the user prefers them
and shown on aesthetic graphs meeting all requirements either according to
local determination (quadrants, house-triplicities, or house quaternities) or
according to cosmic situation (elemental qualities, seasonal division). More
graphs in the module: exact planet positions in the different house systems,
3. Primary Directions Discovery Module
We consider the aspects of various celestial objects to main axes inside the
system of placidian semi-arcs as well as mundane (in mundo) and ecliptical
(in ecliptico) context.
We have a special and exciting offer in mundane relation: we took the the
mundane space between the MC/IC and the Vertex/Antivertex into account.
Although this consideration is by far verfiable theoretically, it is almost
'untouched' area - in spite of the fact that there were some feelers towards
it in the history of astrology.
Keys for primary directions: besides the popular Naibod's key, Ptolemy's key
and the Cardan's key are also accessible as well as the the Simmonite's key
taking the real solar arc of birth into account and even the Synodical key.
It is a pro-user option to save the aspects already exact into a Workbook and
comment them for a later use. (On the details of this process: see demo film).
Of course, it is also possible to make a list of direct and/or converse directions
that become active during the lifetime - according to planets, aspects, types of
aspects, with improvements in intervals etc. (See demo film.)
4. Advanced Aspectaria Module
The aspects to indicate: the conventional ones on the one hand with the
well-known symbols but on the other, the so-called ISE Aspect Set with a
single click to be activated.
Let's have some more words about it here. We believe that the quality of an aspect
is determined by the arithmological characteristics of the natural number (positive
integer) which divide the circle of 360 degrees. As this writer refers to it in one
of his books, a system made up to number 12 seems to be, though, not perfectly
completed, but acceptable and suitable in any case.
We must suppose a complementary relation between the aspects (as it is the case with
colours - for more details in this respect I mention my book written on the esoterical
meaning of the colours. We may find quite remarkable occult relations in the
event-pattern of lifetime by paying attention to these complementary aspects.
(More explication about this topic: in the near future.)
The ISE Aspect Set has a quite clear system of notations. Examples:
The 45 degree aspect belongs to number 8. Its sign is 8. Its complementary aspect is
that of 135 degrees. Its sign is '8¦'.
The aspect of 120 degrees belongs to number 3. Its complementary aspect is that of
60 degrees. Its sign would be '3¦', but as the divisor is a natural number here -
we write it: 6. ( The same way: opposition has not got the sign derived from
conjunction ('1¦') - although it could have it - but its autonomous form: '2'.
The aspect of 90 degrees belongs to number 4. Its sign is '4'. Its complementary
aspect is itself. (This is why it is so violent and problematic).
Certainly, when the user does not want to deal with these basic principles it is a click to
return to the usual aspects and symbols: the semisquare, sesquisquare, trine and square.
So the complementary system of the aspects in consideration is like this:
1 (conjunction) -- 2 (opposition); 3 (trine) -- 6 (sextile); 4 (square);
5 (quintile-72°) -- 5¦ (anti-quintile-108°);
7 (septile-51,43°) -- 7¦ (anti-septile-128,57°);
8 (octile-45°) -- 8¦ (anti-octile-135°); 9 (nonile-40°) -- 9¦ (anti-nonile-140°);
10 (decile-36°) -- 10¦ (anti-decile-144°);
11 (undecile-32,73°) -- 11¦ (anti-undecile-147,27°);
12 (duodecile-30°) -- 12¦ (anti-duodecile-150°);
We indicate two types of both the applicative and separative aspects in 1chart mode
- as well as in 2charts mode as regards with the elements of Exterior horoscope and
Interior horoscope, too:
A - applicative aspect where the faster moving element is going towards the
conjunctional point of the other one.
a - applicative aspect where the faster moving element is going towards the
oppositional point of the other one.
S - separative aspect where the faster moving element is going towards the
oppositional point of the other one.
s - separative aspect where the faster moving element is going towards the
conjunctional point of the other one.
We indicate the position in the orbis in decimal degrees in the lower part of the
It is written in red if the aspect near to the exact position is advisable to
We indicate the information related to the ecliptic latitude on the upper edge
of the divided square.
Lime colour: parallel 'aspect'. Magenta colour: counterparallel 'aspect'.
(The limit is orbis of half a degree in both cases.)
Information in outer additional squares: direct planet moving - no letter sign.
The sign of retrograde character is 'R'. We deal with two kinds of stationary
character: when the planet is stationary - returning from retrograde movement - its
sign is 'SR'. When it turns from direct moving to stationary its sign is 'S'.
There is a red light in the outer additional squares if the planet comes as close as
quarter of a degree to the ecliptic plane from the north or it is inside this orbis.
There is a blue light in the outer additional squares if the planet comes as close as
quarter of a degree to the ecliptic plane from the south or it is inside this orbis.
III. A full list of the parts and options belongig to Inner Sky Electrum 2.2
* Chart module suitable for the synopses of one or two horoscopes at the same time
* Universal Geo/Date/Time Input Panel and Databank fulfilling all requirements
* Main Time Step Panel for Radix/Transit horoscopes
* Time Step Panel for Secondary Progressions and Regressions
(in both Solar and Mean Time)
* Time Step Panel for the Primary Directions
* Innovative Primary Directions Module (Primary Directions Discovery)
* Workbook for further processing data
* Flexibly usable options to make lists
* Aesthetic graphs based on user's needs (Auxiliary Graphs Module)
* Birth/Events databank with unlimited opportunity of developement
* Aspectaria with a variety of extras (Advanced Aspectaria Module)
* Tables of exact aspect data
* Information about the Solar and Lunar Eclipses (Tables)
* The conjunction of the horoscope elements with hundreds of 'fixed stars'
* Control Panel for the quick and appropriate settings
* Presentation of the 7 basic planets, Transsaturnals, the Lunar Nodes
(medium/real) and Apsides (medium/osculating) and besides these the Ecliptic,
the centre of the Galaxy, Apex-Antapex, the Milky Way, Equinoctial and Solsticial
* Points. Scintillation. Halo (bright circle of sun- and moonlight).
Showing phases of Moon
* Positions of planets 5400 BC - 5400 AD. (Topocentric Apparent/Theoretic,
Geocentric Apparent/Theoretic) - Swiss Ephemeris inside!
* Vertex - Antivertex
* 14 kinds of house system (Placidus, Regiomontanus, Campanus, Porphyrius, Koch,
Equal, Vehlow's equal, Complete sign, Azimuthal, Axis rotational, Polich-Page,
Alcabitus, Morinus, Krusinski-Pisa)
* 22 kinds of ayanamsha (Fagan-Bradley, Lahiri, De Luce, Raman, Ushashashi,
Krishnamurti, Djwal Khul, Yukteshwar, JN Bhasin, Babylonian (Kugler 1),
Babylonian (Kugler 2), Babylonian (Kugler 3), Babylonian (Huber),
Babylonian (etaPISC), Babylonian (15TAU), Hipparchos, Sassanian,
Galactic Center 0SAG, J2000, J1900, B1950 and your own input)
* The opportunities to move the celestial sphere and the horoscopes:
fixed constellation, fixed tropic sign, fixed sidereal sign, fixed Mc,
fixed Asc., fixed Vertex (See: demo film)
* Illustrations to be displayed in the celestial sphere zone: Hevelius, Grotius,
Kircher, Abu Ma'shar, Abd al-Wahid, As-Sufi, Indian, Esna, Denderah, Athribis,
reconstructed Sumerian-Babylonian, Chinese constellational lunar mansions
* Illustrations to be displayed in the sidereal zodiac zone (1): Chinese lunar mansions
(Xiu) according to Gangooly, Chinese lunar mansions (Xiu) according to Mathews,
the Chinese system of Four Symbols (Si Xiang); 'Old' and 'New' hindu lunar
mansions (Nakshatras); Arab tropical bound lunar mansions and these of
sidereal base, Arab mystic lunar mansions (Manazil); Eastern unequal lunar
mansions; Draconic, Anomalistic and Conjunctional systems of lunar mansions
* Illustrations to be displayed in the sidereal zodiac zone (2): Equal sidereal zodiac,
Unequal sidereal zodiac (of two kinds, with introduction of 'dynamic degrees'),
Mediterranean draconic zodiac, Chinese tropic bound zodiac, Eastern zodiacs
(Rat = Aries and Dog = Aries)
* The section boundaries of all illustrations mentioned above to be displayed in
the zone of the celestial sphere
* Adjusting the colours and tones of illustrations, zodiacs and section lines
* Opportunities to save and print aesthetic side pictures
IV. Software and hardware requirements
Inner Sky Electrum 2.2 was developed for operating systems
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
(works on both 32-bit and 64-bit version)
For the perfect display of some zodiac symbols
and Chinese logograms you must install Service Pack 1
to your actual operating system
(if you have not already done so)
!!! We DO NOT ADVISE using this software with
Windows XP and earlier operation systems
as the working of some display elements may be improper !!!
* 1 GB RAM at least
* 512 MB video card at least
* 120 MB free hard disk space
* 1024x768 screen resolution at least
* 15-inch screen size at least
!!! (We DO NOT ADVISE using this software with a screen
size smaller then 15-inch) !!!
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