The Planetary Geometry tool is used to highlight dates on a chat where various geometric aspects of selected Planets and other astrological objects have occurred. The geometric aspects range from fairly simple formations, such as a T-Square, to more complex and rare alignments, such as the Grand Sextile and Flying Eagle.
To apply the Planetary Geometry tool to your chart, select the Tools menu located at the top of the Optuma screen.
From the Astro tools, select Planetary Geometry.
Left-click on the chart and the Planetary Geometry Orbs / Symbols will display on the chart.
Actions & Properties
Add to Toolbar: Click this action to add the selected custom Planetary Geometry to your custom toolbar.
Apply Settings to All: When multiple Planetary Geometry 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 Geometry 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 Geometry, 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 Geometry, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.
Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the Planetary Geometry Properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Planetary Geometry 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 Geometry tool from the chart.
Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.
Planets: Selects what planets and/or planetary bodies are to be included in the Planetary Geometry calculation.
Note: The planet selection in this tool has a unique feature, where clicking a planets checkbox twice will display a double tick icon.
When a planet displays a double tick, it means it must be included in any of the selected geometries that display on the chart.
For example, it is possible to select 6 planets when you search for a Grand Trine. With only single tick planets the Grand Trine can be between any combination of the 6 planets. The double tick mark means that planet must be one of the three used in the Grand Trine.
Geometries: If the Geometry Type is set to Standard then the following Geometries can be selected: Grand Trine, T-Square, Yod, Mystic Triangle, Cardinal Cross, Golden Rectangle, Kite, Grand Sextile, Flying Eagle, Pentagram, Star of David, and Gann Emblem.
Geometry Type: Set the Geometry type between either Standard or Custom.
Geo / Helio / Sidereal: This setting allows you to change the Planetary Geometry setting between GeoCentric, HelioCentric, and Sidereal.
GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the Planetary Geometry time zone setting for a specific market. Select the required GMT setting and the
Planetary Geometry 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 Geometry.
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.
Number of Planets: If the Geometry Type is set to Custom then you can manually configure the number of planets to be used in the Planetary Geometry calculation.
Angle 1: If the Geometry Type is set to Custom then you are able to manually nominate the Angle 1 value.
Angle 2: If the Geometry Type is set to Custom then you are able to manually nominate the Angle 2 value.
Angle 3: If the Geometry Type is set to Custom then you are able to manually nominate the Angle 3 value. The Angle 3 value can only be adjusted when the number of planets is set to 4 or higher.
Show Symbols: When selected the Natal Symbols will be displayed on the chart.
Position: Use this option to adjust the position of the Planetary Geometry symbols. The following positions can be selected: High, Low, Top, Bottom or Floating.
Symbol Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the Planetary Geometry symbols. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the Symbol size.
Symbol Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Planetary Geometry symbols colour.
Stack Symbols: When multiple Planetary Geometry 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.