Just checking through the website, I notice that no one has recorded any review of the first Huber software on Android – Astro Mirror, so I thought I’d take a quick look. The idea is seductive: just imagine, you could be chatting to someone and quickly throw up their birth chart on your smartphone or tablet!
The good news is that, once set up, the programme appears to work correctly and will throw up apparently correct Huber-style birth charts – radix, house and nodal charts. And it’s easy to swipe across from one to the other. Much more intuitive than using Windows software.
The featured chart image extract shows that the quality of image is pretty good.
Data input is easy – simpler than for MegaStar as you only have to input the place name, when a list of possible places from across the world appears for you to select from. And there are capabilities to import and export your contact data, which I did not try out.
There is nothing like the plethora of analytical options offered by MegaStar or online services, but the options available do include a scrollable list of age point aspects, speciality charts for single click, karma click and integration, aspect patterns, dynamic counting, dynamic quadrants and various data. In fact, probably as much as you would need for most purposes when you don’t have a Laptop or PC handy. There are also options for Chiron and Lilith, fixed stars, moon phases and so on… Whatever you have on screen there appears to be the capability to create a pdf file, and hence transfer and print the information.
From my perspective there are also disadvantages. The setup is not via the Google Play Store, as for most Android apps. It involves you learning a new way through the Android system, which is at least adequately explained. Also, you have to take courage and give the app access to your data, which feels slightly dodgy.
Minor irritants include that the glyphs used for Uranus and Pluto are the continental glyphs, and don’t appear to be changeable. Also, the list of age progression dates only extends to age 72. And the default ‘now’ chart was set at Frankfurt, rather than my own location, but that could be my settings! I haven’t checked the calculations in detail, but they do appear to differ from those in my Megastar charts by the odd seconds of arc, nothing significant. [Update 24/10/22: a new version 1.37.2 provides age progression dates after 72, and gives optional English glyphs for Uranus and Pluto. Also, I realise that you can set the locaiotn for the ‘now’ chart; it is not automatic by your device’s location.]
I used the free 30-day ‘demo’ version of Astro Mirror, after which you can pay 132 euros for unlimited use. The program works in German, English or Spanish. It does not appear to be available for Apple devices.
Overall, this seems a good tool to help your journey in astrological psychology.
If anyone wants to offer a more detailed review, please do!
Here are sample screenshots from my smartphone and tablet (reduced resolution).