Introduction to Partial Fixed Star Elections
Using AstroApp Paid Subscription Online Software for Fixed Star Elections
Using the Ascendant Calculator at AstrologyCafe.com
Learning More about the Fixed Stars
On this page I will discuss a number of different online partial fixed star elections which are alternatives to full chart fixed star elections. Partial fixed star elections are usable for creating fixed star talismans and excellent for reconsecrating fixed star talismans that were previously made using a full chart election.
You can learn how to do full chart elections in my Astrological Magic Course.
Originally on this page I had explained how to use the US Naval Observatory website which has online software that gives the rising and transiting or culminating times for fixed stars. Unfortunately, I discovered that the USNO site uses a different methodology than astrological software and thus sometimes the times line up and other times the elections are widely divergent, making the USNO website unuseable for astrological fixed star elections.
This is not to say that the USNO website was giving "wrong" answers, it's just using a methodology that we as traditional astrologers don't use. So you don't need to panic if you been using the USNO site for elections. I just think we are better going forward using traditional astrological methodology.
So my first suggestion is not free, but is an excellent resource for traditional astrology and fixed star elections, the online astrological software AstroApp. There is a special traditional astrology edition that I provided suggestions for that includes fixed star elections that are the equivalent of full chart elections. You need to subscribe and spend a bit of time learning how to use AstroApp, but you do not need to learn how to do full chart elections, AstroApp does this for you. Here is a video I made explaining how to use AstroApp for fixed star elections.
The other alternative is to use free online astrological software to determine the rising degree. Each fixed star is at a particular degree and if you get the time that that degree rises or culminates at your location, you have the rising or culminating time of the fixed star and can use it for creation and consecration elections. You can use any software that will accurately provide the time that a specific degree rises or culminates at your chosen location. I am going to give examples using two different online software programs, but once you learn the method you can use any program that provides the necessary information. My first example is the "Calculate your Ascendant" calculator at astrologycafe.com.
Procyon talisman election example. Procyon is at 26 Cancer. So starting with July 23, 2017 at 12:30 am at my location, Iowa City, IA, we have an Ascendant of 7 Taurus. We can move forward 2 hours to 2:30 am on July 23, 2017 and get an Ascendant of 15 Gemini. Then 2 more hours to 4:30 am, which is 13 Cancer. Almost there. Now let's try smaller increments, a degree usually takes about 2-3 minutes to rise and we are 13 degrees away so let's try 30 minutes, which would be 5 am. 5am is 19 Cancer. Let's try 5:30 am, that's 25 Cancer. Very close! Let's try 5:33 am, that's exactly 26 Cancer. We would start our consecration at 5:23 am, ten minutes before the rising degree time and end the consecration at 5:43 am 10 minutes after the degree rising time.
For more information check out my fixed stars page which has lots of information and many links to specific pages on the astrology and magic of the fixed stars. You can learn how to do full chart fixed star elections and create fixed stars talismans in my Astrological Magic Course.
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