Io Cartography (Astro-Cartography)
Locational Astrology Software
The Io Cartography
module from Time Cycles Research adds a powerful, flexible and
easy to use set of astrocartography tools to the Io Edition
Click on any of the images below to see
sample map images reduced in scale from the program.
This setting enables the program to display the classical
“astrocartography” lines. These lines include the Ascendant
and Descendant Lines, jointly called the Rising Lines. Also
included are the Meridian Lines.
The Meridian Lines include the Mid Heaven and the I.C. Lines.
The Mid Heaven Lines are indicated by an upward pointing
triangle at the top of the map. The I.C. Lines are indicated
by an downward pointing triangle at the bottom of the map. The
lines are perpendicular to the equator.
The Rising Lines are comprised of the Ascendant and Descendant
Lines. These lines are a locus of points where the planet in
question is at the horizon, east horizon for ascending, west
horizon for descending. If the Line is an Ascendant Line the
triangle points to the East; if the line is a Descendant Line
the triangle points to the west. These lines are not
perpendicular to the equator in most cases.
This setting will include the planetary ecliptic latitude as a
factor. In Mundo Lines are the real true lines as they
reference the physical planet not the planet’s position on the
The Trine Lines, which include the I.C. , the M.C., the
Ascendant, and Descendant, are twice as numerous as the
classic Meridian lines and Rising lines. The Trine lines are
considered to be much less powerful than the classic Meridian
lines and Rising lines. The program displays these lines by
using thinner lines than the classic lines.
The Square Lines, represent an unusual case. Any Square Rising
line that you may see actually represents 2 lines. A Line is
one square’s ascendant line but also the other square’s
descendant line. So they are twice as powerful as the trine
lines. This principal also applies to the Square Meridian
lines. A Line is one square’s M.C. line but also the other
square’s I.C. line. Consequently no indication that a line is
ascendant or descendant is necessary as the line represents
both aspects. These lines are considered to have a discordant or
stressful influence. They are considered to be almost as
powerful as the classic lines.
Local Space Lines are great circle circles around the globe
originating usually at the place of birth or place of
domicile. If you were to follow the planet from your origin
eventually you would find a place on the surface of the Earth
where that planet would be directly overhead. That path is the
great circle route and represents potential adventures
corresponding to the nature of the planet. These lines
converge on the exact opposite point on the globe.
If the Local Space button is selected this button will place
the origin of the local space lines at the birthplace as
defined by the longitude and latitude in the chart record. Any
other locals space lines with another origin will be erased.
You may choose your own local space location with this option.
There is even an active longitude and longitude display to
give you precise coordinates.
System Software: Macintosh OS 10.2 or later. (Please
note: Io Cartography is not suitable for OS 9 or earlier
RAM: 128 Megabytes
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