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Huber-stye charts and the related chart data are different from other astrological charts, so require special software to produce them. Currently, there is a set of Windows programs and web services that have been validated to produce these charts to the required standard, as outlined in the following. Any of these can be used for assignments in the APA Diploma Course.
The following programs, all from Cathar Software are all suitable for producing Huber-style charts, and are approved for use with APA Courses. All the programs are compatible with Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista and Windows 7 and 8 (32 and 64 Bits). Modern PCs will be able to run this software. Minimum system requirements are: processor 300 Mhz+, HD Space 150 MB+, Screen 800 x 600+. Memory 512 MB+.
Apple MAC users need additional Software to emulate Windows and enable the running of Windows based programs (MAC Virtual PC).
These programs can be purchased as a download by credit card direct from Juan Saba’s web site: www.catharsoftware.com. Current prices are shown on the website.
It includes radix, house, and nodal analyses, dynamic calculations, Age Point progressions, family model. Also integration chart, personal rays, synastry, solar and lunar returns. Named aspect patterns can be displayed separately from the chart. There is considerable flexibility in the way a chart is presented, and a choice of two glyph styles – Huber and standard. Other Techniques Include: Draconic Charts, Lunations, Fixed Stars, Midpoints, Arabic Parts, Transits, Primary and Secondary Progressions, Harmonics.
The program incorporates a worldwide gazetteer, with automatic summer time correction. There is a Research option, which enables the database to be scanned in order to answer to such questions as “How many clients have sun in Libra and Moon in Scorpio?”
This version also includes Sabian Symbols and Profile Chart.
MegaStar is a comprehensive program, catering for both traditional astrology and Huber style astrology. Includes AstroCora features, plus soul analysis, local analysis, Integral charts and Karma clicks. The Ephemeris includes the asteroids.
In addition to the Koch house system, Topocentric, Placidus, Campanus, Regiomontanus and Equal house systems are available. Chart presentation can be tailored to the user’s taste.
Regulus Platinum consist of three packages, each one made up of different combinations of features and designed to meet various preferences. Details are on the Cathar Web Site. The fully featured professional version is almost identical to MegaStar.
This program, specially produced for APA, enables our students to complete the Diploma Course without going to the expense of purchasing Astrocora or MegaStar.
This program can be purchased from the www.catharsoftware.com. The price at time of writing is $200 USD, the equivalent of around £138.
NB Before purchasing this program you must fill in the relevant tick-box on your Diploma or Foundation Course enrolment form that authorises your details to be given to Cathar Software to enable validation of your student status.
If you have difficulty with this program, contact Cathar Software at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is not strictly necessary to use a PC in order to complete our courses, although one of the above software programs is used by most practising Huber astrologers. You can also generate Huber-style charts and data using web-based services, which have the advantage that they can be used on modern phones and tablets as well as PCs.
A ‘free Huber chart’ facility is available on www.astro.com (from front page go to ‘extended chart selection’, and don’t forget to select ‘Koch houses’). This provides free Huber-style natal, house and nodal charts plus chart data and age progression dates, which can be viewed on screen or printed off. The charts are not to the highest standards, and do not have the flexibility of the MegaStar, Regulus and AstroCora, but they should prove adequate for many purposes. Tailoring is limited, so for example the glyph used for Pluto is not that recommended in the APA courses.
You can store the data for a limited number of charts without registering, more if you register. There is also a range of subscription options for higher quality etc.