The Parallel Transits tool displays the dates where two selected planets have a declination parallel to each other or a declination contra-parallel to each other.
To apply the Parallel Transits tool to your chart, select the Tools menu located at the top of the Optuma screen.
From the Astro tools, select Parallel Transits.
Left-click on the chart and the Parallel Transit Orbs / Symbols will display on the chart.
Actions & Properties
Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Parallel Transits to your custom toolbar.
Apply Settings to All: When multiple Parallel 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 Parallel 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 Parallel 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 Parallel Transits, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.
Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Parallel Transits Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Parallel 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 Parallel Transits tool from the chart.
Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.
Planet 1: Selects the first planet to be used in the calculation of the Parallel Transits.
Planet 2: Selects the second planet to be used in the calculation of the Parallel Transits.
Show Transits: Allows you to display either Parallel, Contra-Parallel or both.
Geo / Helio / Sidereal: This setting allows you to change the Parallel Transits setting between GeoCentric, HelioCentric and Sidereal.
GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the Parallel Transits time zone setting for a specific market. Select the required GMT setting and the Parallel Transits will automatically update.
Coordinate Type: Select between Ecliptic (Longitude & Latitude) or Equatorial (Right Ascension & Declination).
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 Parallel 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.
Line Style: The Line Style property allows you to adjust the type of line displayed for the Parallel Transits. There are 8 options available: Solid, Dots, Dash, Dash Dots, Long Dash, Long Dash Dot, Long Dash Dot Dot, Stippled.
Show Symbols: When selected the Parallel Transits symbols will be displayed on the chart.
Position: Use this option to adjust the position of the Parallel Transits symbols. The following positions can be selected: High, Low, Top, Bottom or Floating.
Symbol Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the Parallel Transits symbols. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the Symbol size.
Symbol Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Parallel Transits symbols.
Stack Symbols: When multiple Parallel 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.