Bindu Astrology Software Newsletter
No. 1, June- July 2018
Bindu Astrology Software is growing very fast, and we are developing ways to provide assistance and information to users better. We decided to publish a newsletter to inform you about recent changes, some useful functions of the software and a bit of information about astrological events around the globe.
The latest stable release of Bindu is version 22.214.171.124 (May 21, 2018). This date and version appear on the splash screen when you run the program. If you don’t see it, it means that you are using an older version. If you use any of older versions, Please download the latest version from the same link sent to you in the registration email. If you don’t have the email, write to us and we resend the email.
Free Android App
The Cosmic Patterns Software and Bindu Astrology Software team have now entered the world of mobile apps, and we expect to be coming out with more mobile apps in the near future. We recently released a Free edition of Bindu Astrology Software for Android phones. This version powered by ultra-accurate Cosmic Patterns Atlas and DST Tables. A significant feature of this app is the ability to import and export from and to format as well as Cosmic Pattern QuickChart so you can easily have your data on both your App and Desktop program.
- Compatible with different screens
- North and South Indian styles
- World atlas powered by Cosmic Patterns
- Full DST tables provided by Cosmic Patterns
- 16 Parasharidivisional Charts
- Vimshottari dasa up to 3 Levels (Maha, Antar, Pranti Antar)
- Planetary data including Degree, Sign, Nakshatra, Nakshatra Lord
- Optional Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
- Sidereal and Tropical Zodiacs
- True and Mean nodes.
- Sarva Ashtakavarga
- Easy Transport tools
- Profile Manager
- Find locations by GPS
- 9 Ayanamsa systems
In KP Astrology, you need to rotate the chart based on the given number from 1 to 249. In Classic Prasna, the querrant being asked for a number of 1 to 108 which are the Navamsa Padas. Very often the KP Astrologer rotates the chart to a certain house or planet to be the first house. This panel does all of them with a single click!
Although interpreting heliocentric planetary position is not a part of traditional astrology, some astrologers including people who are working on Market Forecasting use this position.
Every day from Sunrise to Sunset is divided into 12 parts each ruled by a planet commencing from Lord of the day. Planetary hours can be used in birth analysis as well as electing auspicious time.
Antiscia is considered to be the mirror image, or shadow, of a planet based upon a line of reference, which is the axis of Zero Cancer/Zero Capricorn. Another point that is equally distant from the other side of the Aries/Libra axis called Contra-Antiscia. In traditional astrology, these points work as a kind of aspect.
Rahu and Ketu are, of course, two important points. Two other important points are the apogee of the Moon (known as Black Moon Lilith) and the perigee of the Moon. According to Brazilian astrologer Vanessa Guazelli Paim, and other astrologers both the True and Mean Black Moon Lilith points can be interpreted to provide important information. This new feature allows you to see these two additional points in what Vanessa and other astrologers analyze as a kind of Lunar web.
Fixed Star Catalog
Fixed stars are an important area of all schools of astrology. When you select the “Bright Fixed Stars” from the Combo box above the Dasas, a list of some important fixed starts appears. By clicking on “Fixed Stars Catalog” the Catalog of Fixed stars shows up. You can filter the list by Constellation, Sign, Nakshatras, Magnitude or Names.
Bindu automatically informs you to keep your software up-to-date with the latest corrections and improvements! Built into Bindu is an automatic updater feature that informs the user when a minor or major update is available. Our policy is to fix any minor and major bug as soon as possible. Therefore, we frequently fix any possible bug, calculation problem, display issue or error messages as soon as reported by users or discovered by our testers and developer team.
Every time you run Bindu, it connects to update server to check for available updates. If there is something new, a message appears and asks your permission to run the updater. If you don’t like to update immediately (for example, you are with a client and do not want to be interrupted), you can postpone updating. Then the update orange Icon shows up on the top bar, and you can run the updater from there later.
When the updater runs, it connects to the server and checks the available updates. After a short time, the name and version of updated files will be listed. By pressing the big button under the form, the download process starts. Usually, for minor updates, it takes only a few seconds. For main parts of the program, it may take one or two minutes depending on your internet bandwidth. You can avoid this process by simply download the installer file and install
Some users had problems running the updater. Some Antivirus programs were preventing the updater from working properly, and we solved this problem by implementing what is called a “code signing certificate.” You need not be concerned about the technical details of this, and the bottom line is that as Bindu software has grown, we are finding solutions to problems that have come up.
We noticed that some astrologers don’t like to distract continuously by receiving update message at startup so, after installing the recent update (Version 126.96.36.199 – 21, May 2018) You will not receive the message box at startup, but the orange notification Icon appears on top to let you know the update is available. Besides, starting with this version a direct link to the latest installer will also be provided so you can decide if to use the online updater or download and install the full package. We usually release a major update bimonthly and describe the changes in the newsletter.
If you faced or reported one of these problems the during last month, you will find that these problems are fixed by the Updater program.
- Bindu Updater now works perfectly in a different way.
- Sirius/Kepler Automatically runs when you click on Cosmic Pattern Icon in Bindu(Make sure that you have the latest update of Kepler or Sirius installed).
- Some Non-English users had difficulties in changing Length of the year in Vimshottari Dasa which is now solved.
- Yogini Dasa years are now corrected.
- Some unusual error messages were shown to some users. All are fixed now.
- Charts sent from Kepler/Sirius to Bindu were being saved twice. This is fixed.
- KP Planet and KP Cusps table calculations fixed.
- Fatal Degrees of Jupiter corrected.
- The format of the degrees in Bhava Chart changed. Now it shows the Sign name as well to prevent confusion.
- Editing and Making new charts from Profiles is now working properly.
For astrologers, every single birth data is very important. We suggest you periodically backup your data. There are two easy ways to make a backup and restore.
1In Bindu Astrology software, In Setting Menu, Click on Backup and Restore From there you can save your backup file in your desired place or restore your earlier database file.
2You can also manually make a back from the file “Bindu.mdb” from Database folder in Bindu installed directory.
Please note that when you restore a Database, All existing data will be removed and backed up file will replace so it is suggested that only restore your database on a freshly installed program. If you have some stored profiles which are not saved in the previous backup, first make a backup of that data too. There is another method to export selective profiles which will be explained later.
Sedona Vedic Astrology Conference
SVAC2018 is a superb conference organized by Dr. Dennis Harness in beautiful Sedona-Arizona. Many distinguished Vedic astrologers come together to share their knowledge. Ehsan Khazeni, Developer of Bindu Astrology Software, will also lecture on Perso-Indian Astrology. Don’t miss this fantastic event.