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Planetary Labels


The Planetary Labels tool allows you to quickly and easily measure planetary movements (in degrees) between two or more selected dates.


Select the Planetary Labels tool from the Astro tool group, and then left-click on the bar you want the first label to be placed. Under Actions select Add New Label and click on the bar you wish to measure from the first label.

When applying a third label the Overall Angle will display from the first label, and the Last Angle will be from the previous label.

In the example above, the third label on 2/1/2016 measured Venus as 159"59' Overall Angle from the Start Label on 8/5/2015, and 143"45' Last Angle from the previous label on 9/17/2015.

Actions & Properties


Add New Label: Left-click this action to add additional Planetary Labels to the chart.

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

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

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

Delete: Delete the Planetary Labels tool from the chart.


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

Planets: Nominates which planets and/or planetary bodies are to be included in the Planetary Labels.

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

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

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

Show Line: Uncheck this box to remove the label lines.

Show Labels: Allows you to select either Overall Angle, Last Angle or both for the selected Planets.

Font Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the text displayed for each Planetary Label. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the font size.

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. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the thickness of the line.

Line Colour: Allows you to select the colour of the label. Clicking on the drop down arrow will display a colour swatch. Locate the desired colour and left-click it once to select it.

Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency.

Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.

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