URANIAN ASTROLOGY INSTITUTE

URANIAN ASTROLOGY SOFTWARE

-- DESIGNED FOR 21ST CENTURY ON-SCREEN MIDPOINT DIAL ANALYSIS -- 

 

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Informations en français

Le logiciel "Special Uranian Astrology" est un logiciel de conception récente basé sur les directives de Ruth Brummund de Hambourg, spécialiste depuis un demi-siècle de l'Astrologie Uranienne et reconnue mondialement. Il inclut des textes exclusifs du " Regelwerk - Neufassung" de Ruth Brummund sur l'interprétation des mi-points. La traduction anglaise est de Blake Finley, Webmaster du site Internet d'astrologie "Uranian Institute". Les cartes graphiques sont esthétiques et comprennent de très nombreuses fonctionalités qui permettent de faire évoluer la roue de 90° ou la mouvoir par un simple click.  Il inclut des fonctionalités exclusives comme le "Mandala Uranien" de Ruth Brummund ainsi que de nombreux autres outils pour la recherche. -- CONTACTEZ www.aureas.com

 

NOTE: 'Special Uranian' is a Specialist program for use with current Uranian Astrology techniques, and is not designed for hybrid uranian/classical admixtures still taught by traditionalist astrological organizations fused with older software company interests.  (The program does now however include a 360 dial with easily discernable 30-degree segments, accommodating to those still using the 360-degree chart to perform basic "equal house" analysis combined with midpoints. You can test all functions in the downloadable demonstration version.)

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INTRODUCING THE AUREAS    

SPECIAL URANIAN PROGRAM

 

This program was originally designed as an all-in-one package to minimize or eliminate the need for paper charts, printouts, and interpretation reference books by including the information and tools in the program -- although some may want to supplement this with a printed ephemeris. The program includes both precision calibrated 360 degree and 90 degree dials that can be used for 360, 90, and 22.5 degree midpoint analysis. It includes on-screen translations of authoritative midpoint interpretations by 60-year veteran astrologer Ruth Brummund, and an on-screen searchable Lexicon of those same midpoint interpretations, with a built-in Atlas of over 200,000 cities (being gradually expanded) and Time Change Files with notes needed for historical local ambiguities (lacking in most astrology programs). It includes a Graphic Ephemeris of your choice of harmonic, and Basic Research Functions.  Unlike other similar programs, these are included at no additional hidden add-on cost. You can run your chart on our Demo version to view interpretations for the 22.5 midpoints on your Sun.

To go directly to the Demo-version download, click here. To go directly purchase the program, click here.

This is 21st-century software designed in Europe, where astrology is, overall, precise and more often taken seriously as a science, and where midpoint/symmetrical astrology has evolved far beyond the old experimental historical stages of Uranian Astrology from the English literature of the 60s and 70s still taught as 'current' in dominant American astrological organizations preoccupied with historical astrology.  The new Special Uranian program designers include one of Germany's foremost authorities on the midpoint astrology techniques sifted out after the last 50 years of research and critical analysis, a duo of France's premier astrological software developers and research analysts, and one of America's most broadly-studied (including the original German texts) and progress-dedicated Uranian astrologers with a history of Uranian program development starting in 1984.  Special Uranian has one of the most uniquely precise and multi-functional 90° (can be used for 22.5° analysis) and now also 360° calibrated dials for precision midpoint work right on the screen, setting the dial precisely on planets or midpoints almost immediately, or forwarding quickly to specified dates, time intervals, or degrees-minutes with a couple of mouse-clicks.  You have to see it (in the demo version) in action to believe its remarkable features. Since Version 2, Special Uranian now offers midpoint listings displayed next to the chart as requested, and tables for quick access to essential information for natal or solar arc directed interpretation, access to authoritative Brummund midpoint interpretations at any point during program operation, and a clean on-screen graphic ephemeris.  No antique gadget for casual entertainment gatherings, the Special Uranian has been developed with active participation by serious research-focused astrologers who understand the special character of the more technically- and scientifically-oriented astrology validated by ongoing critical analysis.  The program clears out historical clutter, casts aside classical curios and trinkets, and sticks with what works in today's reality, in preparation for tomorrow, and has built-in features for basic research and an expanding atlas with comprehensive time zone and change data, along with authoritative midpoint interpretations, without having to buy add-ons.

 

Informationen auf Deutsch

Es gibt auf dem Markt mehrere Computer Programme, die unterschiedliche und mehrere Techniken für die uranische Astrologie gebrauchen, gemischt mit verwirrenden Optionen, unwichtig für die uranische Arbeit, frühere experimentelle Techniken der Hamburger Schule, die später auf ihren Wert geprüft wurden, überholte und fatalistische Interpretationen der frühen Jahre und Überlieferungen von der traditionellen Astrologie, die relativ unwirksam oder ungenau geprüft worden sind.Im Hinblick auf diese Situation hat die Aureas Software in Paris in Zusammenarbeit mit der uranischen Meister Astrologin Ruth Brummund in Hamburg und dem uranischen Astrologen Blake Finley in San Francisco ein neues „Special Uranian Astrology" Programm entwickelt. 

 

 Features included since Special Uranian Version 9.5 (updated to run on Windows 8 and 10, released 2014):

1) Compatibility with Windows 8 and Windows 10, including touch-screen and tablet-computer technology (and continuing to work with keyboard/mouse desktop/laptop/notebook computers);

2) Atlas of cities expanded to over 200,000 entries, still with ability to add cities manually;

3) Addition of many historic country and region names in atlas, for identifying historic locations;

4) New, optional, simplified data entry format, still retaining the older format as optional as well;

5) Size of characters in new data entry screen adjustable for easier reading (larger or smaller);

6) Optional colored, shaded, and/or patterned backgrounds for charts;

7) New planetary glyph style options;

8) Brummund secondary synastry/symmetry analysis method using the Sun positions of group members;

9) "Access interpretation" midpoint "Lexicon" planetary dictionary function moved to "Interpretation" menu;

10) Size of Uranian Mandala now adjustable;

11) Size of Uranian Mandala text separately adjustable;

12) Help screens now converted to new format (no longer requiring the post-Windows-Vista winhlp32.exe installation) and now searchable via a newer method;

 

          Features included since Special Uranian Version 8.7 (for XP, Vista, Windows 7 compatibility; released Summer 2011): 

13) Inclusion of Grimm fixed locality MC and Ascendant (LM and LA) on charts when selected;

14) Allows choice of True or Mean Lunar Node;

15) Choice of planetary glyphs or 2-letter uranian abbreviations in midpoint lists and tables;

16) Choice of uranian color-coded or black text glyphs, or abbreviations, in midpoint lists and tables;

17) Option to create your own personal midpoint interpretation file via careful editing of an internal text file; (Access to v8.7 Help screens in Vista and Windows 7 requires downloading the respective Microsoft winhelp32.exe conversion file);

 

Features included since Special Uranian Version 8.5 (released Feb 2007, for XP, Vista):

18) Added optional 360-degree dial for 1st or 4th-harmonic midpoint analysis, and marked in 30-degree segments that allow viewing of the various traditional equal 'house' segments alongside 4th-harmonic midpoints lists (in addition to the existing 90-degree dial;

19) Display/print a graphic ephemeris for any harmonic;

20) Individualized midpoint reports derived from the Brummund Rulebook can be easily printed out and then edited as you choose, to distribute to clients or friends;

21) "Lexicon" dictionary function allows you to search through the entire Brummund Rulebook for keywords or phrases, listing the related planetary combinations; 

 

Features included since Version 2 (in Aureas 8.0 group, released 2006 for W98 and XP only, will not run in Vista or W7):

22) World atlas of major cities, along with newly-developed comprehensive international time-zone/change database now surpassing previously more popular references in overall scope and thoroughness, including notes on historic time zone anomalies;

23) A 22.5 graphic ephemeris for Uranian transit analysis (illustration below);

24) Basic research functions for study of common midpoint configurations and/or 16th harmonic clusters;

25) A "multi-axial analysis" function for both routine chart analysis and research; 

26) Uranian Synastry tables for quick recognition of the key 16th harmonic cluster interrelations,

27) Size of characters in midpoint lists and tables now adjustable for easier reading (larger or smaller);

28) Fixed Local MC and Local Ascendant (per Grimm method) insertable into the chart for revealing locational midpoint and cluster analysis (for detailed mundane and relocation analysis);

29) Chart data for famous European personalities already built in, with an additional;

30) BRUMMUND RULEBOOK: Authoritative midpoint interpretations significantly evolved and expanded since the early Hamburg materials - for both mundane/event and psychological manifestations - among the most thorough and thoughtful available, based on the extended research and experience of German Uranian Astrologer Ruth Brummund (midpoint astrologer since 1956);

31) Among the most clear and functional graphics available in any technical astrology program (see examples below);

32) Vastly simplified upgrade procedures for adding new program functions as they are made available.

 

Features included since Version 1 (in Aureas 7.0 group, for Windows 98 only): 

33) Acclaimed dynamic moveable on-screen calibrated dial for precise visual location of planets and midpoints, and distances between planets -- the many features of this remarkable function not only duplicate the functions of a hand-held dial, but further facilitate midpoint work (and are listed below),

34) Uranian Mandala for holistic psychological chart assessment, with most calculations automatic,

35) Resizable charts and graphs for arranging your screen as you choose,

36) Full-screen display of Chart or Mandala to focus visually on them alone,

... and still more program features are listed below...

Q:  Why doesn't the Special Uranian program do some of the other techniques that the other midpoint programs used by traditionalist Uranian astrologers do?

A:  For the same reason that current scientific research is not based on literature and research from the 1960s or earlier.  Many of the techniques found in other similar programs are obsolete or relatively inefficient, per current research.

Q:  Why doesn't this program match up with what is taught in some established astrological organizations?

A: 1) Because major US astrology organizations are fused with commerical software interests, and their education programs and literature often designed to promote the software programs they sell; and 

2) Because some established astrological organizations are too frequently obsessed with historical approaches to astrology, promote astrology as social entertainment rather than as a science or a public service profession, pander to public assumptions about pop astrology, sell outdated astrology materials they bought or inherited from family or friends, or seek to include every possible variant of astrology over time even if the methods aren't very effective or lucid.

Read what program owners say, below: (under "TESTIMONIALS")

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Special Uranian is a new and growing program based on future-directed astrology, and this program sets new standards for midpoint astrological work and research for tomorrow, based on techniques researched and prioritized mostly in Europe since the 1970s.

The original German text of the interpretations in this program, published in 1990, include events, physical manifestations, and psychological attributes. They were developed by Hamburg astrologer Ruth Brummund, Vice-President of the Hamburg School of Astrology during its period of greatest progress in research, and one of the world's most knowledgeable and long-experienced experts on Uranian midpoint astrology. Special Uranian offers these features that most previously popular programs don't:

1.  up-to-date functions for routine analysis and professional practice (by modern standards, not traditional leftovers),

2. integrated functions for informal systematic research so you can verify and study planetary effects and interpretations for yourself in charts of the famous or charts familiar to you, researching as you go and building your own perceptions and interpretations from experience,

3. among the most comprehensive midpoint interpretations (both physical/event and psychological) written by one of the world's most eminent authorities on astrological midpoint analysis, long active in teaching and publishing for the historical Hamburg School of astrology,

4.  midpoint analysis tools that allow for both event and personality assessment, equally.

It may be significant that the strongest praise of our program has come from long-experienced and serious midpoint astrologers who are interested in current functional techniques, rather than fashionable or intriguing but inefficient historical curios.

Downloading the demo version of Special Uranian version 2 (Aureas8.x) will allow you to read a sample of the Brummund Rulebook interpretations for the Sun in your own chart, offering you the option to compare them to see the difference from older midpoint references you have access to, and see the astrological functions available to you through the program.  For information on how to do this go to the end of this page, or continue to read here for verbal descriptions, endorsements, and background.

Astrological Lexicon search function, using Brummund Rulebook, for "astrolog"; yields related keywords associated with each picture, illustrating helpful context.

TESTIMONIALS

 

Amazing!  Having all my friends' and clients' charts in the programme allows me for the first time to easily study first-hand how different midpoints manifest in their charts and match with reliable midpoint interpretations.

-- RJM, Professional Astrologer, New South Wales, Australia

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I love this program. It is definitely an eye-opener. As one who has studied Astrology since the 60’s, and Cosmobiology and Uranian Astrology since 1976,  I truly believe that Uranian Astrology adds a new insightful dimension to charts.

Blake Finley and Ruth Brummund are brilliant. The tools are fantastic. Some features I especially like are the instant transits and the Uranian Mandala which I have just started to try to figure out.

    You need time to explore this program, but it’s worth it. The next version should be even better.

The new Brummund Rulebook (translated by Blake) is amazing on the clarity it brings to planetary combinations.

-- Barbara Stein, New York USA

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Unbelieveable! Special Uranian V2 is a masterpiece.  The wheel is wonderful and the interpretations in + - are very helpful. More than I ever expected.  I've been at Uranian Astrology (behavioral astronomy) for almost 30 years. This is my dream come true. Checking out where an individual is in his life has always been a tedious process for me. This program (SUV-2) makes it not only easy but fun as well.
-- JJM, Clinical Social Worker, New Hampshire USA

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After 25 years of use of midpoint analysis in my professional work, I finally see that someone has produced an astrological midpoint analysis program that focuses on essential techniques based on serious and systematic observation and research, and allows for further first-hand research that can be carried out quickly and easily.  The addition of the Brummund Rulebook midpoint interpretations along with this program make it outstanding contribution to serious astrology for today -- its interpretations are almost unbelievably insightful and accurate, and well-rounded. Kudos to Ruth Brummund, Aureas Software, and the Uranian Institute for this fine work.

-- CKM, Counseling Psychologist, California USA.

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This is it... what I have been waiting for after all these years of talk about what Uranian Astrology is capable of.  The Special Uranian program along with the Brummund Rulebook finally does it, with effective and convincing techniques and interpretations.

--- Carolyn Smoot, Naturopathic Nurse, Colorado USA  

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I was so worried I would be without the Brummund Rulebook as it almost always answers questions I have about specific charts when RPP does not cover known events or reactions to situations I know have occurred .
    After 30 years of astrological study and practice, including extensive midpoint work, I am continually learning to expand delineations with the help of Ruth's valuable contributions to Uranian Astrology, no serious astrologer should be without the Brummund Rulebook.
-- Elva Howson, Dip FAA, Professional and research astrologer, Victoria Australia

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After getting the program, I went through the lessons. Because of the mish-mash of what I'd read from the various sources, I was trying to make things too difficult. The lessons were very clear about what you were looking for, how to get the planetary pictures some just visually, but with the program as well. That's why I was so excited that I was able to reproduce the results in the lessons.
    Because of the accuracy of the program, was able to pinpoint things that were happening in the treatment of my husband's high blood pressure. This led to more research and I was able to find a treatment that is working for him without the side effects he was experiencing.
    When you consider that I started with this branch of astrology in January and within 3 months was able to utilize this tool enough to get a real good idea of what was going on is phenomenal. This is why I said it has made a major, beneficial impact in my life. There are at least two people in this world that have benefitted from the years of study and work that you and Ruth Brummund have done. I'm thankful for that and that the Universe answered my prayer to "bring the information across my path."
-- Anadele Roulain, Student of astrology since 1992, Uranian astrology since 1998, Texas USA

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The SUP V8.0.30 is GREAT.  I enjoy working with it.  THANKYOU.

-- Uldis Bartoniks, Professional Astrologer, Liepaja, Latvia

CREDENTIALS OF THE PROGRAM DEVELOPERS

 

FRANCIS SANTONI is the owner and manager of Aureas Software, which produces some of the most widely-used French astrological software.  The programs are also available in English, Spanish, and Italian.  He holds academic Diplomas in Electronics, Engineering, and Computer Science. The internal program calculation infrastructure was created by him and then modified by him to manifest what one sees in the Special Uranian program, including some superior precision graphics for practical work that eliminate the need for printed paper and dials for routine astrological dial work. Mr Santoni created the bulk of the extensive and laborious internal calculations and formulae that produce what appears on the screen while you are using the program.

 

PHILIPPE BADENAS has worked for many years for Aureas Software as a programmer, developing the mechanics of the extensive state-of-the-art on-screen help functions and text explanations, and making various astrological technical programs available in the Spanish language.  His broad background in the technical aspects of both classical and modern astrology has contributed to the development of the Special Uranian program as well as the other astrology specialization and comprehensive programs offered by Aureas in French, Spanish, Italian, and English.

 

BLAKE FINLEY started studying and testing out classical astrology methods in 1975, progressing to Uranian astrology in 1977, while he was a teaching assistant in a beginning university astrology course. In the 1980s, he underwent a few years of Uranian astrology mentorship, learned program editing in Commodore Basic to work on an unpublished Uranian Astrology program, and began translating German articles into English. Continuing with a second Uranian mentorship under Ruth Brummund in the late 1990s, he updated earlier translations with new material, and refined his techniques to reflect Ms Brummund's research. He set up the Uranian Beacon/Institute website in 1999, and has contributed extensive language translation, text editing, and timezone updates to Aureas programs including Special Uranian.  He completed a Bachelors in French/Spanish, a Masters in Linguistics, post-masters study in German for translation, and the bulk of a doctorate in Education/Linguistics uncompleted due to chronic health problems. Like Ms Brummund, Alfred Witte, and Johannes Kepler, Mr Finley sees ongoing pragmatic testing and proof, rather than crystallized tradition or historical assumptions, as the best determiners of choice of astrological method -- guided by the precept that all sciences evolve over the centuries, and so has and should astrology continue.

 

RUTH BRUMMUND began her astrological studies in 1956 with German midpoint astrologer Edith Wangemann, and continued studies with Hamburg School astrologer/teacher/publisher Ludwig Rudolph.  Ms Brummund was on the Board of Directors of the Hamburg School of Astrology for over 20 years, during which time she served as a key coordinator of Hamburg School research projects working with Udo Rudolph, and published some of the most useful and pragmatic midpoint astrology references available in the German language (although not part of the Rudolph family properties), as well as over 30 articles in the Hamburger Hefte journal.  She holds a Diploma in Psychology, for which her thesis was a study of the uranian factor Cupido. Although not involved in any of the computer programming, Ms Brummund has served, in the continued spirit of Alfred Witte, as an expert advisor on what classical astrology techniques should be weeded out in order to produce a program focused only on the most effective and direct methods, per her viewpoint based extensive practical experience in research, pragmatic testing, and daily application. Ms Brummund chose the English program name "Special Uranian", and decided what would be included and excluded from the program in order to implement the holistic methodology she developed over the course of 40+ years.

In addition to the Lexicon search function, and interpretations displayed by double-clicking on midpoint listings, a 2- or 3-planet/point combination can be looked up at any time during program operation, eliminating the distraction of having to pick up a book and flip through pages.  The Brummund Rulebook offers among the most comprehensive-yet-succint interpretations available in a reference. (NOTE: Interpretation format will be changing in the future to display all psychological keywords at top, and manifestations below, to reflect the original German format, per the original author's request.).

PROGRAM DATA INPUT AND DATA ACCESS WINDOW OPTIONS

Version 2 simplifies search for countries, states, provinces, and cities, with an Aureas database of world cities to be broadened in Version 3. Nonetheless, uniquely thorough time change information is included. Additional notes notify you of many local deviations from standard time missing in most other astrology programs.

A second Level 2 data input sector is used for both synastrical comparisons and  data for solar arc directions, transits, New Moon charts, or Universal ingress charts.  When you are working with only one chart, this data is left unused.

The TZ+DST Help button gives you access to additional text and tables covering time change variables.

Locality longitude can be displayed in degrees and minutes, or hours and minutes from Greenwich.

Chart notes can be entered (on both sides of Data Input window) by clicking "Enter Notes" and typing in the needed data.  Return to possible time change data messages by clicking "View Messages".  Above the notes, you can enter up to 3 three-letter codes for research data classification and/or the sex.

For dates and time, you can type in data or use arrow buttons to manually increase numbers quickly.  YMD, DMY, MDY order is altered in your computer operating system to match your preference.

Special Uranian stands out as a program that is both up-to-date with current developments, and has Uranian Astrology as its main focus.  The recently written balanced interpretations by Uranian Astrology experts are more reflective of the realities of today's world than those in other programs offering interpretation texts from the first half of the 20th century when Uranian Astrology was in its early stages of insight.

Note that this is the only software program legally authorized to include the interpretation texts of the new Brummund Rulebook, or the Uranian Mandala for psychological analysis..

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