The Moon Phases tool graphically displays on the chart the dates for the First Quarter, Full Moon, Third Quarter and New Moons. Additional labels can be added for Waxing and Waning Crescents and Gibbous.
To apply the Moon Phases tool to your chart, select the Tools menu located at the top of the Optuma screen.
From the Astro tools, select Moon Phases.
Left-click on the chart area, the Moon Phases tool will display the Moon cycles.
Actions & Properties
Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Moon Phases to your custom toolbar.
Apply Settings to All: When multiple Moon Phases tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the
settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool – such as hiding or adding levels- as this allows all the other Moon Phases tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.
Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected Moon Phases, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.
Move to Back: If the symbols of the tool are displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the symbols view to the background.
Move to Front: If the symbols of the tool are displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the symbols to the forefront.
Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the Moon Phases, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.
Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Moon Phases Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Moon Phases tool to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.
Delete: Delete the Moon Phases tool from the chart.
Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.
Phases: Allows you to add / remove a specific phase symbol (New Moon, Full Moon, etc) from the chart.
Show Lines: Adds a Vertical Line to the tools symbols.
Lines Over All Views: Check this box to ensure the that the Phase lines extend over all tools or indicators that are placed on the chart. For example, the lines will run through the volume indicator if this box is checked.
Line Style: Expands to display the line properties of the Phase Lines. The following properties can be adjusted:
- Line Style - The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of Phase Lines displayed. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot, Stippled
- Line Width - Allows you to adjust the width of the Phase Lines. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
- Line Colour - Allows you to adjust the colour of the Phase Lines.
- Transparency - Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the Phase Lines. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency.
GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the Moon Phases time zone setting for a specific market. Select the required GMT setting and the Moon Phases will automatically update.
Coordinate Type: Select between Ecliptic (Longitude & Latitude) or Equatorial (Right Ascension & Declination).
Position: Use this option to adjust the position of the Moon Phases symbols. The following positions can be selected: High, Low, Top, Bottom or Floating.
Symbol Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the Moon Phases symbols. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the Symbol size.
Symbol Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Moon Phases colour.
Stack Symbols: When multiple Moon Phase symbols are added to a chart, this property allows you to stack them instead of having them appear in front of each other.
Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.
Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.