How to edit and display chart points

Modified on Wed, 04 Oct 2023 at 08:44 PM

There are a few ways to edit and display chart points in the Mac desktop software.  We encourage you to play around and see what works best for you.

There are two menus in the software we will be using:
  1. TimePassages>Preferences>Edit Chart Points
  2. Display>Chart Points

Let's start with the first menu:  TimePassages>Preferences>Edit Chart Points


Under Edit Chart Points, you have submenus:  General Points, Major Asteroids, Major Centaurs, Eris and TNOs, and Custom Points.  All chart points that we currently offer are included in the General Points submenu.  Any selection you make in General Points will always be turned on in the chart until you turn it off in the General Points menu.  Think of it as your master switchboard.  

Chart points chosen from the other four submenus (Major Asteroids, Major Centaurs, Eris and TNOs, and Custom Points) will only be displayed if you check them on in the second menu we mentioned at the beginning (Display>Chart Points).

Please note, there is no way to turn off planets, lunar nodes, Ascendant, and MC.  They are always on.

Display>Chart Points

Here is an example workflow:
  1. Deselect all items in TimePassages>Preferences>Edit Chart Points>General Points
  2. Select all items in TimePassages>Preferences>Edit Chart Points>Major Asteroids (You'll notice they don't show up in your chart.  Why?)
  3. Go to Display>Chart Points and check Display Major Asteroids
  4. They will now show up in the chart!

It is engineered this way so you can turn on/off multiple items in a category at the same time.  You can always use the General Points menu to turn on/off different chart points and it won't require you to also use the Display menu in conjunction to see your selections.  However, you can't turn on/off multiple chart points from General Points at the same time. 

Here is a video demonstrating the information above.

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