New release: Astrocalc 188.8.131.52 on 12 April 2020
The end and new beginnings
To support astrology for everyone who wishes to study and practice this ancient and beautiful art, I have decided to change the licensing of Astrocalc. As a result, it’s now licensed as non-commercial free software. This decision is at the core the conclusion of an 18-months transit of Pluto to my natal Sun. If you are interested in reading in more depth about how this came about, I have described the whole process in the article “Free astrology software as in Astrology for Everyone – How Astrocalc transformed from commercial to free software”. Therefore, Astrocalc is now free to download and use without any restrictions at all.
Upon taking this move, I would also like to reach out to the user community for some support in return. I have put together some suggestions of How you can help this project. In summary, I see sharing as a mechanism of balancing the dynamic force of change and development. Astrology is the big devotion of my life and now seems to be the right time to take that devotion to a new level. In essence, by giving back more of what it has given me.
Astrocalc 6.5 brings Astrology for Everyone
Astrocalc 6.5 is the first release of our now free astrology software, suitable for beginners as well as professionals. It is easy to use, covers most traditional astrological calculations from natal charts to transits, progressions, returns (of all major planets), midpoints, synastry etc. It can also do most Huber calculations and charts. You can read a detailed description of its functionality and feature set here.
Over the years, Astrocalc has found its way to well over 10 000 astrology students and professionals since its first release as commercial software in 1982. Starting with Astrocalc 6.5, we are now changing licensing to release it under the ‘Astrocalc Astrology for Everyone License’. In short, this means that it is free to download and use, in full functionality and with no time limit – for everyone, for one and for all.
So what’s the ‘hook’? As there have to be a hook, right? No, there is no hook. Instead, there is a whish and aim for more people doing astrology – wherever they are, as long as they have access to a PC, no Internet access needed. Of course, if you are satisfied with the software, satisfied with what we provide here or feel it enriches your life, even makes you feel happier, then you are more than welcome to make a donation or support the project in other ways.
So why am I doing this?
Simple, I believe astrology is unbeatable when it comes to increase your understanding of yourself. Not, by reading daily horoscopes, magazines or even books. Not by visiting one astrologer after the other, but by study and follow, the development of yourself through the progression of your birth chart. Yes, it’s a daunting and daring task, just as daring as to live to your full potential. To do this you need an astrology software that can serve your needs.
On another note, this planet has become a mess and the reason is most likely that a majority of its population feels their life is a mess and has no clue of why they are here. Astrology can offer a road map that anyone can read with some training. However, not everyone can afford an astrology software, though. They are obliged to resort to free web services, loaded with ads, distractions, playing on their souls urge for salvation, need of guidance.
When it comes to finding the path ahead as navigator of life, when it comes to shove, trusting your own judgment is the only safe way to go. However, this shouldn’t be interpreted as if there is no need of sharing and exchange, as in fact, this is indeed crucial to reach your goal. That’s why Astrocalc, and Astrology for everyone, is free and for one and for all.
Now, without further ado, here is the download.
A note of caution
If you are using any of our software Astrogeography, Transit Forecaster or Starword in version 6.2 and are dependent on the functionality of any of these? Please, hold off from installing Astrocalc 6.5 on the same computer. Due to circumstances that largely are out of our control, installing the new version of Astrocalc 6.5 will prevent these programs from running properly. This holds true until these programs have been updated and their compatibility are in align with Astrocalc 6.5, but this may take some time still.