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Planetary Decans

Overview


The standard Ephemeris is broken into 12 sections commonly known as the Zodiac, or houses (Aries, Leo, etc) which each cover a 30-degree section. Planetary Decans take these 30-degree houses and divides them by 3, giving you 36 sections made up of 10 degrees each.

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

From the Astro tools, select Planetary Decans.

Left-click on the chart and the Planetary Decans Orbs / Symbols will display on the chart.

Actions & Properties


Actions


Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Planetary Decans to your custom toolbar.

Apply Settings to All: When multiple Planetary Decans 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 Planetary Decans 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 Planetary Decans, 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 Planetary Decans, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.

Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Planetary Decans Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Planetary Decans 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 Planetary Decans tool from the chart.

Properties


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

Planet: Sets what planet will be used for the Planetary Decans calculation.

Sign – Ruler: Allows you to select what Zodiac signs will be displayed for the Planetary Decans.

Decans Style: Select between Triplicity or Chaldean.

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

GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the Planetary Decans time zone setting for a specific market. Select the required GMT setting and the
Planetary Decans 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 Planetary Decans.
  • 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 Planetary Decans symbols will be displayed on the chart.

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

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

Symbol Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Planetary Decans colour.

Stack Symbols: When multiple Planetary Decans 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 Sat, Mar 25 2017 5:50am

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