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Natal Transits

Overview


The Natal Transits tool allows you to display important aspects that correlate not with another planet, but with a selected date. This essentially allows you to plot when a planet is Trine, Square Conjunct, Opposite (or any other selected angle) with its Longitude position on the selected date.

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To apply the Natal Transits tool to your chart, select the Tools menu located at the top of the Optuma screen.

From the Astro tools, select Natal Transits.

Left-click on the bar you want the tool to calculate from and the Natal Transits Orbs / Symbols will display on the chart.

Actions & Properties


Actions


Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Natal Transits to your custom toolbar.

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Natal Transits 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 Natal Transits tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.

Copy Data to Clipboard: Will copy the tool’s values to the clipboard which can then be inserted into a spreadsheet, for example, allowing for further analysis.

Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected Natal Transits, 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 Natal Transits, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Natal Transits Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Natal Transits to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.

Set Time Alert: Sets a time alert for the selected symbol. For more information on Time Alerts, click  here.

Delete: Delete the Natal Transits tool from the chart.

Properties


Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.

Natal Planets: Allows you to select the Natal planets.

Transit Planets: Allows you to select the Transit planets that are to be compared to the Natal planets.

Aspects: Allows you to select the Aspects / Angles that the tool will display between the Natal and Transit planets.

Exact Only: When selected only exact matches will be displayed. For example, if you set a 120 degree angle, only the exact angle of 120 degrees will generate a result, not other multiples such as 240.

Start Date: Can be set to use either the Natal start date or the chart start date.

Natal Date: When the Start Date is set to Natal you are then able to nominate the Natal date by left clicking the calendar icon.

Natal Time: 
When the Start Date is set to Natal you are then able to nominate the desired starting time by left clicking the adjacent calendar icon.

Geo / Helio / Sidereal: This setting allows you to change the Natal Transits setting between GeoCentric, HelioCentric and Sidereal.

GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the Natal Transits time zone setting for a specific market. Select the required GMT setting and the Natal Transits will automatically update.

Coordinate Type: Select between Ecliptic (Longitude & Latitude) or Equatorial (Right Ascension & Declination).

Line Style: Expands to display the line properties for the Natal Transits. The following properties can be adjusted:
  • Line Style - The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of line 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 line for the Natal Transits. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.
  • Line Colour -  Allows you to adjust the colour of the Natal Transits lines.

Orb Properties: Expands to display the properties of the Orb, the following items can be adjusted:
  • Show Orbs - Enables you to show or hide the orbs.
  • Orb - This setting allows you to adjust the acceptable variance for the Natal Transits.
  • Orb Transparency - Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the Orb. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency.
  • Full-Size Height - When selected the Orb will extend the full length of the chart, but not across indicators that are displayed in a separate view such as volume.
  • Orb Over All Views - When selected the Orb will extend the full length of the chart and will also extend to tools that are displayed in separate views, e.g. volume.

Show Symbols: When selected the Natal Symbols will be displayed on the chart.

Position: Use this option to adjust the position of the Natal Transits symbols. The following positions can be selected: High, Low, Top, Bottom or Floating.

Symbol Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the Natal Transits symbols. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the Symbol size.

Symbol Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Natal Symbols colour.

Stack Symbols: When multiple Natal Transit 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.

 Last updated Mon, Jul 3 2017 11:54am

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