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swinkelp
08-04-2008, 23:30
I just noticed the following open source software package: SymSolon, created by Bela Mihalik.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/symsolon/

From its webpage:

"Astrology software inspired by the SYMBOLON deck.
This software calculates the planet positions and make symbolon card tables according to the calculated constellation.
It can draw the classical circular horoscope also."

The corresponding (Hungarian) webpage is
http://jurtaplanetarium.hu/symsolon/

Enjoy,
Patrick

dadsnook2000
09-04-2008, 04:19
Can you tell me what the concept is behind this software? It looks as if the horoscope (natal) is being somehow "translated" into a spread which contains some number of tarot cards. Is this linked to just one tarot deck in particular, or can other decks be "swapped" into the program? What is the basis for turning a chart into a spread? Is the tarot deck shown in the "screen shots" more of an Oracle deck than a Tarot deck or does the spread-position titles come from the program's conversion of th horoscope into a spread? Dave

swinkelp
09-04-2008, 19:44
Hi Dave,

This software is designed specifically for the Symbolon Deck. That deck is based on astrology.

I wrote more on this in the following thread: http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?t=58718

Normally, you would use the symbolon deck to investigate your natal chart, but now this software can be used to make the investigations in a quick and detailed manner...

Detailed instructions on how to use the deck to interpret your natal chart are desccribed in Peter Orban's books (in german only)

I hope this info helps,
Patrick