For Uranian, Cosmobiology,&  Midpoint Work
 Witte, Ebertin, Hamburg Schule School
Updated  11 July 1999

Uranian and related books are often difficult to find.  This page gives many
suggestions and addresses to make the search easier.


 Basic recommended books:

     The Dial Detective
     The Uranian Astrology Manual (Phoenix Workshop) 
    Rules for Planetary Pictures
    The Language of Uranian Astrology
    Combination of Stellar Influences

          The Astrology Center of America
                (Jan. 1998 information, Copyright by William R. Roell) 

Astrology Center of America, 714 Baca Street, Santa Fe NM 87501-3518 
Our new phone: 505-989-1857,  Our new fax: 505-989-1858 
Toll-free (orders only): 800-475-2272 
                         **Note new address & ph/fax as of 5 Jan 98
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                       Uranian Books

Uranian astrology (a term which has nothing to do with the planet Uranus) 
was an invention of the German astrology school in the 1920's. Its chief 
claim to fame are a number of "Uranian/Transneptunian" points, hypothetical 
planets located far beyond the orbit of Pluto, which, surprisingly enough, 
often turn up in the foreground of charts of natural disasters. 
Cosmobiology, a near relative, is a "scientific" reworking of astrological 
basics (we doubt western science is up to the demands of astrology, hence 
the quotes). Reinhold Ebertin, while renouncing the hypothetical 
Transneptunian, became the principal exponent of this school. 
RULES FOR PLANETARY PICTURES: The Astrology of Tomorrow - Alfred Witte & 
Hermann Lefeldt, $27.50 
        The original book of midpoint structures & analysis, including the 
        Meridian, together with the 8 Transneptunian (Cupido, Hades, 
        Zeus, Kronos, Apollon, Admetos, Vulcanus & Poseidon). Introductory 
        notes include 4 planets of life, 4 planets of time, 4 planets of 
        space, 4 planets of power & matter. Paper. 
URANIAN ASTROLOGY GUIDE plus Ephemeris (Transneptunians only, 1900-2000) - 
Sherman & Frank-Manske, $17.95 
        A brief, matter-of-fact approach to the fundamentals of the 
        Uranian system. Roger Jacobson's book (see below) has more 
        details, this one is easier to understand & more direct. Sensitive 
        points, house systems, planetary symmetry, antiscia, 
        predictability & more. Small ring binder, 360 & 90 degree wheels & 
        graph for doing half-sums. 
        Uranian astrology was invented by the German school in the 1920's, 
        partly as a response to W.W.I. It is a bizarre, but marvelous 
        system, well worth study. This is the best of the few introductory 
        books available & hard to get, too. Transneptunian/Uranian planets 
        are covered, but sketchily. Hardcover. 
DIAL DETECTIVE: Investigation with the 90 degree dial - Maria Kay Simms, 
        An illustrated introduction to Uranian astrology. Over 100 
        illustrations of the dial (many with red highlights) graphically 
        show how the dial is used & read. Appendices include a list of 
        planetary pictures, a short list of the 'grim' ones with 
        alternative delineations & tips & terminology of Uranian 
        astrology. Dials for surgery, relocation, composites, events & 
        more. Paper. 
FUNDAMENTALS OF COSMOBIOLOGY - Eleonora & Manfred Kimmel, $14 
        Contents: Is the house system really necessary?, the 90 degree 
        circle, midpoints, 45 degree ephemeris & midpoints, solar arc 
        directions, contact cosmograms, life diagrams by progression & 
        solar arc, linear diagram, declinations. Paper. 
        Explains the basics of astrology & cosmobiology (as in Reinhold 
        Ebertin) & how to get the best of both. How to use midpoints & the 
        dials to interpret quickly and accurately. Paper. 
MIDPOINTS - Unleashing the power of the planets - Michael Munkasey, $19.95 
        The best book on planetary midpoints since Ebertin, & much easier 
        to use. Midpoints are the point halfway between two pairs of 
        planets in the chart. The Mars/Saturn midpoint, for example, is 
        halfway between Mars & Saturn. Knowledge of midpoints is essential 
        in natal, predictive & relationship work. In a natal chart, a 
        planet sitting on the mid-point of two other planets has its value 
        changed. A transiting planet on a natal mid-point may trigger both 
        planets simultaneously. In relationships, a planet in one person's 
        chart may trigger a midpoint in another. An essential book for the 
        serious. Midpoint calculation is a service available from The 
        Astrology Center. Paper. 
JOURNEY INTO DEATH - Robert Donath, $7 
        The author's admiration for Bishop James A. Pike (St. John the 
        Divine, NYC) serves as a springboard for an advanced study of 
        Uranian rectification methods. Paper. 
URANIAN TRANSNEPTUNIAN EPHEMERIS, 1850-2050 - Neil F. Michelsen, $12.95 
        Positions given every five days for Cupid, Hades, Zeus, Kronos, 
        Apollo, Admetus, Vulcanus & Poseidon, the eight hypothetical 
        planets discovered by Alfred Witte & Friedrich Sieggruen. And if 
        you don't think they're really there, check them out in charts of 
        natural disasters - earthquakes, for example. Paper. 

                  Cosmobiology Books


FUNDAMENTALS OF COSMOBIOLOGY - Eleonora & Manfred Kimmel, 

APPLIED COSMOBIOLOGY - (90 Degree Dial in Practice, revised) 
Reinhold Ebertin, 

ASTROLOGICAL HEALING - The history & practice of Astromedicine - 
Reinhold Ebertin, 

TRANSITS: What days favor you? - Reinhold Ebertin 

TRANSITS: Forecasting using the 45 degree graphic ephemeris 
- Reinhold Ebertin 

MAN IN THE UNIVERSE - An introduction to Cosmobiology 
- Reinhold Ebertin, $8.50 

THE ANNUAL DIAGRAM AS AN AID IN LIFE, A Preview Based on the Graphic 
45 Degree Ephemerides - Reinhold Ebertin, 

DIRECTIONS, Co-Determinants of Fate - Reinhold Ebertin, $14.50 


RAPID & RELIABLE ANALYSIS - Reinhold Ebertin, 


FIXED STARS & their interpretation - Ebertin-Hoffman, 

Established 1993, The Astrology Center of America is owned & operated by 
David Roell. Copyright 1997/8  by William R. Roell. 
Web Site:

 24 Dec 1997
The following list is of books which I believe are very useful and the only 
books one needs for a start, and, most importantly, THEY ARE ALL CURRENTLY 

1)  Dial Detective  Maria Kay Simms  $US12.95 
     Excellent explanations of dial technique. 

2)  Handbook of techniques for the Hamburg School.  Ruth Brummund and Udo 
Rudolph.  $21.95  Explains several important current Hamburg School 
techniques, especially the concept of "Trends", to my knowledge, not 
explained elsewhere. 

3)  The Uranian Astrology Manual,   (Phoenix Workshop)from the Cosmobiology 
Conference.  Penny Bertucelli.   $US19.95   This makes an excellent study 
book.  Lots of descriptions of sensitive point and halfsum meanings.   In my 
view, Penny has one of the best writing styles in English language Uranian 
Astrology.     Highly recommended

4)  Friends, Family, Romance and the Uranian Astrology Picture, also by 
Penny Bertucelli.  $US5.00. Some very useful techniques are explained in 
this booklet. 

Penny also has dials as noted in her recent post. 

   Penelope Publications 
   937 Crestview Circle 
   Weston, Florida  33327 
     Phone  (954)  349  0141 
     Fax  (954)  349  0142 
     Credit cards accepted. 
     Web site:
For mailing outside USA, the US have a "Global Priority Mail".  The package 
can probably hold all the above books.  My package arrived here in New Zealand 
in 6 days, at a cost of $US9.00. 

Armed with the above books, a software programme that will generate the 
TNP,s, and a 90deg disk, in a few months you will all be experts! :-) 

26 Oct 1997
Here is a list of Uranian Books, tools and software from my files, with 
my comments.  I quote some German prices, BUT THESE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, 
so will need checking.  The software prices are current for Australasia, 
but depend on the exchange rate at time of purchase. 

It's probably advisable to get updated lists and prices from one of these 
sources, depending on your location. 

Books and tools available from either: 

24/26 22415 HAMBURG GERMANY. 
FAX (40) 520 4367 

Or from: 
Penelope Publications, 937 Crestview Circle, Florida 33327  USA. 
phone (954) 349  0141  or Fax  (954)  349 0142 
(** this is her current 'new' address & ph/fax  -  as of 16 Dec 97) 
Penny supplies books, dials, and the Astrologic PC software. 
View the web site that she and Michael have:

1.Handbook of Techniques for the Hamburg School by Ruth Brummund 
 and Udo Rudolph.                                              DM 39.00 
 Useful for those with some UR experience.  There are some errors in my 
English edition , so if you get this, I can give details. 
                                                                                   (DM = German currency) 

2. Rules for Planetary Pictures by Witte and Lefeldt.         DM 48.00 
Probably considered an essential book in any UR. library. 

My personal opinion is that one needs to be very careful with the rather 
extreme interpretations. Need to keep in mind the period when it was 
written.  More useful for experienced UR Astrol's.  If beginners rely 
heavily on this book, it can hinder interpretive development. 

3. Meaning of Planets in the Houses, by Ludwig Rudolph.       DM 18.00 
Very useful. 

4. Language of Uranian Astrology by Roger Jacobson.        DM 45.00 

Excellent.  Probably the best book for beginners, but also useful for 
experienced UR astrologers.  Contains detailed explanations of the 
meanings of the all the Horoscope factors including TNP's. Good 
explanation on use of the 90 deg dial. Jacobson is a Canadian, (I think), 
who is fluent in German. 

5.  Transneptunian Ephemeris from  1850 - 2050 by 
      Neil Michelsen.   DM 32.00 
      Essential if you haven't software to generate these points. 

6.  Dial Detective - Investigation with the 90deg Dial 
     by Mary Kay Sims.                                       DM 32.00 

An excellent book for learning to read and work with the dial. Mary is a 
graphic artist so the diagrams are tops.  I personally have misgivings 
about some of the Uranian methods used in this book - again purely a personal view. 
If you want to become skilled with the dial - this is the one!

 JULIE reviews books by Martha Lang-Wescott
The Mechanics of Free Will
The Astrology of Perception, Reality & Will
"Incredible amount of research, experience and keen philosophical insight. 
Serious students and professionals will find it practical and fascinating!" 

 Mechanics Of The Future: Asteroids
"The modern-day Witte..her contribution to astrology is nothing less than 
phenomenal!"         Uranian Forum 
"This book is the ultimate tool for incorporating asteroids into the 
horoscope."  Joan McEvers 

 The Orders Of Light
"A  masterpiece by the most brilliant astrologer in the world today." 
Uranian Forum 

Also you can order Alfred Witte's  "The Rules for Planetary Pictures" through 
Martha Lang-Wescott 

You can email her at for more information she also carries 
other products and has a monthly newsletter called 
Tools of the Trade, (affectionately known as TOOT!) the monthly newsletter 
since 1987 of natal interpretation and an ongoing tour of predictive systems 
using conventional and dial techniques with 49+ asteroids, the TNP's, and 
5-day asteroid ephemeris. 

This woman is a wealth of information! She is wonderful. If by chance, any of 
you have AOL (American Online) you can find chats that she teaches there in a 
forum called Astronet.   Hope this information is useful to you all! 


         FROM STEVE
Working With Astrology by Harvey and Harding, Arkana 1990 
This book is really 'mind blowing'!  After reading this book your view of midpoints, 
harmonic charts, and astrocartography will be forever changed. 

" The use of midpoints and harmonics reveals new information about familiar horoscopes that can dramatically alter the interpretation of a chart. These fast-growing techniques, based on the division of the 360-degree Zodiac by whole numbers, reveal some of the underlying principles of astrology in action. Together with AstroCartoGraphy they offer astrologers 'a moment-by-moment source of revelation that can bring us closer than anything to the real nature of astrology'. 
The dynamics of the new astrology, the authors claim, help point the way towards 'the next major revolution in human awareness'." 

'The product of many years' painstaking and detailed research comprises 450 pages of fascinating, compulsive reading. Therefore I highly recommended it as an "instant classic"' - Prediction

'Should go a long way to dispel any myth of these techniques being inaccessible ... The work is likely to become a classic and makes compulsive reading for those who seek in-depth knowledge of the craft' - The Astrological Association Journal

Hymns to the Ancient Gods by M. Harding, 1992, Arkana 
     After the above book, you will want more, so here it is. 

These books can probably be ordered from ACA - top of this page. 
You can also order via this web site:

  Rules for Planetary Pictures by Hans Niggeman 
  Special Note:  My personal advice is to avoid this edition entirely as it is a plagiarized 
  version.  This illegal copy is more expensive than the $27.95 USD authorized book 
  and it avoids the roaylty rightly due to The Hamburg School of Astrology. 

   FROM CHERYL    22 Dec 97
The Uranian Astrology Guide by SylviaSherman

This is a very nicely done, textbook style book done in loose-leaf format in a yellow binder. 

The authors begin by covering the basics of Uranian astrology, starting with basic meanings for the sensitive points (Intrinsic Points--Visible Planets--Transneptunian Planets).There are some interpretations for combinations of the Transneptunians with the Sun, Moon, Meridian, Ascendant, Nodes, and Cardinals. 

There is a chapter which explains the five main house systems, how these are set up, and what each system indicates.   Next comes instructions on setting up360 degree and 90 degree wheels as well as info as aspects.   Figuring half-sums is covered along with some sample interpretations to get you started. 

Included is a copy of a 360 degree wheel, a 90 degree wheel, as well as a graph for half-sums. 
The ephemeris which is included covers the transneptunians from 1900 to 2000. 

        FROM CATHY  4 Dec 97
There are 2 copies of "Language of Uranian Astrology" available from
Interloc  a used-book exchange.


           FROM VERONICA     27 Dec 97
Cosmobiology into the 21st Century by Doris Greaves. 1997.

Student edition, Coil bound.  A$30 (does not include postage)
Published by and available from: Spica Publications PO Box 203, Salisbury
Queensland 4107 Australia E-mail:

The author, Doris Greaves, wrote "Cosmobiology, a Modern Approach" in 1978.
Many astrologers requested a reprint of this work, so Doris wrote
"Cosmobiology into the 21st Century" which was completed in Canberra,
December 1997.

This book is filled with astrological knowledge and wisdom. It combines traditional methods with Cosmobiology and therefore takes an holistic approach to the interpretation of the horoscope or Cosmogram.

Doris has also included some of her own research into the use of the Vertex, Equatorial ascendant and the Part of Fortune, giving descriptions of transiting planets to these points.

Explanations are given throughout the chapters, making it easy for students
to follow, however, practitioners who would like to know more about
Cosmobiology, as well as using midpoints, transits, solar arc directions for
predictive work would also find this work invaluable.

The book uses charts which relate mainly to Australian life, personalities
and politics, however, Doris has included the chart of Princess Diana's
fatal car crash. Charts of Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry
are also included and these charts are all interpreted using methods of Cosmobiology.

The book has 16 chapters, which are as follows:
1. Basic Factors of the Horoscope
2. The House System in Traditional Astrology
3. Charting the Horoscope by Cosmobiology
4. Aspects and Midpoints
5. Solar Arc Directions
6. The Graphic Ephemeris & Interpretations
7. Life Diagram for Secondary Directions
8. Mundane Astrology
9. Ingress and Solstice Charts and Interpretations
10 Solar Return in Cosmobiology
11 Rectification of the Natal Chart
12 Fixed Stars and Eclipses
13 Part of Fortune, Vertex and Equatorial Ascendant
14 Modern Case Histories Applying Cosmobiology
15 Personalities in 20th Century Cosmobiology
16 How to Calculate a Chart Without the Use of Computers

Looking down this list, students will certainly get a very good overview of
the basic to the advanced techniques of astrology!

For the practitioner, perhaps the most useful chapter is "The Graphic Ephemeris and Interpretations". Doris has included an interpretation of transiting Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and the Moon's Node to all planets, and points including the Vertex, Part of Fortune and Equatorial Ascendant.  The interpretations of the transits take on a distinctive modern tone, and also reveal that Doris has shared the knowledge and wisdom she has learned from applying Cosmobiology throughout her long and distinguished astrological career.

   Cheshire Rose Books

 From Bill        Date: 12 Nov 1997 

Cheshire Rose Books in Fair Oaks, California, has several hard-to-get 
Uranian astrology books our members will be interested in.  As far as 
I know, they are the only book store source for books by the Uranian 
astrologer, Hans Niggemann. They carry three of his books: 

"The Key to Uranian Astrology" (about US$35.00).  This is a helpful 
index of planetary pictures (A+B-C), half-sums (A/B), and sums (A+B) 
listed by subject (murder, marriage, happiness, illness, profession, 
etc.).  It is quite detailed.  Even though some of you will have the 
add-on planetary pictures module provided in the "Astrologic" Uranian 
computer program, you may be more comfortable referencing an index in 
book form.  I have found "typos" here and there, so you definitely 
will want to cross-reference the index with another source, such as 
the "Astrologic" program or Witte-Lefeldt's "Rules for Planetary Pictures", with each use. 
 In spite of the errors, this book has saved me a lot of time.  There is also helpful instructional/theoretical material in the introduction. 

"The Principles of the Uranian System" (about US$30.00).  I would 
consider this book to be of interest mainly to the intermediate or 
advanced student, but you may want to get a copy while it is still 
available, regardless of your present level of understanding.  Topics 
of discussion: 90- and 360-degree dials (mainly the 360-deg dial); 
computation of planetary pictures, half-sums, and differences; use of 
antiscia, solar-arc directions, and transits; "systematic composition 
of the delineation"; the Meridian system of houses as well as the 
other house arrays based on each of the personal points; 
planet-in-house interpretations; "delineation of the natal chart" with 
example; computation and delineation of an event chart; timing of 
events; plus a smattering of history of the Hamburg School and Alfred 
Witte, and a little material on the historical use of midpoints and planetary pictures. 

"Rules for Planetary Pictures" : see note from Steve on this page - click here

All books are in the English language, soft cover, loose leaf, spiral 
bound.  Cheshire Rose Books will ship outside of the United States. 
Any questions regarding shipping charges, book availability, etc., ask for Sam Heaton. 

Cheshire Rose Books
10227 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628 USA
(FAX) 1-916-863-1064
Cheshire Rose e-mail

and website:

  From Paula     4 Dec 1997 
  I was able to get Rules for Planetary Pictures, and a printout copy of the 
  TNP Ephemeris from Cheshire. 


Astrololgy  Book  Reviews
July 1999

Navigating By The Stars - 
Astrology And The Art Of Decision-Making - Edith Hathaway

The Hathaway book "Navigating By The Stars" is not primarily a Uranian text. I got it for the information on Astro Mapping. It does have a lot of other stuff in it though. It is NOT too basic. Just was looking through this book. Uranian Astrology is referred too, but I haven't found anything on the TNPs. She does cover the six personal points however.
Edith Hathaway’s book "Navigating By the Stars" was published by Llewellyn in 1991. I would repeat, however, that it is NOT primarily a Uranian Astrology book. I believe it is very good for a number of other subjects, particularly Astro Mapping. I recall that Edith Hathaway is a certified Astro-Cart-Graphy interpreter. She also has a number of other Astrological appellations.  I did enjoy the book and gained quite a bit from it. Not in Uranian Astrology however.
Jerry Foulger

Hathaway’s book...speaks some to Uranian Astrology...The 45 Graphic Ephemeris and the 90 degree dial. Hope this helps some.
Dixie Turner

Regarding Navigating by the Stars by Edith Hathaway I have the text and have used it as a reference, not having time to read it in its entirety.   It was recommended at UAC and I am not disappointed to have it in my library.  The book is well INDEXed with substantial footnotes and references.    As for its use in Uranian astrology I recommend it as it has pretty substantial Uranian material plus some very good information on history/validation, special tools, and for me the Meridian House Tables which I have not found elsewhere.  The price is 14.95 US from Llewellyn Publications.   I give it a YES + overall and really handy too.

Roger Jacobson's "The Language of Uranian Astrology"

For anyone starting in Uranian Astrology, I would recommend Roger Jacobson's "The Language of Uranian Astrology". I am not sure if it's still in print, however. It does cover a lot of beginning steps in Uranian astrology, though. It discusses the Uranian use of houses. (One needs to go through this section a few times, slowly, and work with a 360 dial to then understand what is going on. I would suggest working with the dial set from Penelope Publications.) It does have the one thing I find annoying in too many basic books, in that it goes into exquisite detail on casting a chart. However, the book was written before everyone had PCs and good astrological software. So one can forgive that. (I find details on chart erection annoying in some beginning books, because I favor teaching that quite separately from interpretive lessons.)

I think we really do need a good, comprehensive, Introduction to Uranian Astrology book. One that covers all the basics and explains the techniques clearly. An emphasis on its use in natal analysis would be really useful.
Jerry Foulger

"The Principles of the Uranian System" by Hans Niggeman

"The Principles of the Uranian System" by Hans Niggeman. Index: Planetary Pictures, How to Find the Planetary Pictures in a Horoscope, The Witte Disc and its Application, The Finding of the Planetary Pictures by Systematic Computation, Computation of Halfsums and Differences, Computing Examples by Disc, The Ascendant, the Moon and the Nodes in Delineation, The Evaluation of the Planetary Pictures, Combinations of Planets, Use of the "Rules" with Orthodox Astrology Directions, How Mr. Witte Discovered the Trans Nejptunian Planets, .......and so on.

Due to time constrictions I haven't been fully able to investigate this book...but it looks wonderful. "The Key To Uranian Astrology" is fantastic. It has 100's of formulas for planetary pictures...indexed according to subject, ie, childbirth, etc.
Dixie Turner

If this is the original Key, and not the edited-by-Gary-Christen Key, it is a difficult book to use but very rare.  Certainly if the party is able to purchase it they should.  It is no longer in print.

The problem with both books is Hans Niggemann's use of English.  I speak some German, so it doesn't confuse me to look up "work" under M for "make work".  However, that isn't what most English-speakers expect.  It's also mimeographed on rather low quality paper that is beginning to crumble.

I would recommend Principles (for Uranian only) however; since there simply aren't that many other books available and it is comprehensive. It isn't particularly clear. I had studied with Hans long before I bought the Principles (and I was already a cosmobiologist!) -- but I still don't consider it clear. The Key is the only work of its kind in English.  There is a cosmobiology "key" in German.

The way the key works:

If you want formulas for "accident".  You look it up and find general and specific combinations under accident and subcategories; i.e. accident --- "while traveling", "by a fall", "Lucky", etc.

I've found it very useful when trying to disprove something. If someone says they have been diagnosed as having a specific medical condition and I can't see indications in the chart, I'll go to the key and investigate every combination that should relate to it.

The one problem with republishing Hans Niggerman's books is that he had some of his works copywritten. I had some of my associates in MD check it out and discovered that if someone dies and had only piece of work copywritten, everything written by that person is protected by the copywrite for 50 years after his/her death. That is why it is being sold under wrapes. We know that Hans had a son and a daughter and that the daugther is a nun. No one know where they are or how to contact them so that the astrological community could reproduce Han's works. All this happened right after Han's died.

I was very interested and surprised to read the above info. From Arlene.  Whilst we need to acknowledge the role that Niggemann played, (along with Richard Svela) in introducing Hamburg School Astrology to the USA and the rest of the English speaking world, we should also realise that Niggemann (unlike Svela) refused to pay any royalties to Hamburg for the texts that he plagiarised to translate into English. (Relatvely little in the books he published were his own work, but were largely his translations from German texts).

Udo Rudolph told me that he and his father, Ludwig, arranged to meet Hans in London to come to some agreement over royalties. They met him at the airport as arranged, but Hans hadn't obtained an entry visa and was immediately sent back to New York!

In view of this it's surprising that there could be any legal difficulties in republishing this work. I've seen copies of the "Dictionary" here in NZ, published by Charles Emerson, and this has obviously been photo-copied from the Niggemann publication, as it has exactly the same identifiable marks on the pages as in the  one which I bought from Hans in 1978 (Copyright 1977, Hans Niggemann)  - so I guess this is what Arlene refers to as "being sold under wraps".

Maria Simms "Dial Detective"

Concerning good beginners texts:  I highly recommend Maria Simms "Dial Detective" published by ACS for both Cosmobiology and Uranian, and "Applied Cosmobiology" and "Rapid and Reliable Analysis" for Cosmobiology.

 Both system are visual, and unfortunately most books don't approach the explanations in a visual fashion with the exception of Simms.

Uranian Astrology Tools & Techniques by Martha P. Taub

IMO this book is an ok basic instruction manual but I really would recommend Roger Jacobson's instead, much, much more information in there for your money.

I own Martha Taub's book entitled " Uranian Astrology -Tools and Techniques" and I personally think it is a book worth having. She gives a good explaination of using the 90 degree dial, plus planetary conbinations.

She explains how to put a horoscope around the 90 degree dial and how to find midpoints. She then gives basic meanings of the TNP's.

Martha then takes the MC, AR, ASC and all of the other planets and TNP's with meanings. She goes down the line, example: MC with AR A moment of time on the earth. MC with Sun The " I", body and soul etc.

What I like is that she uses the expression MC with AR. that means that they can be 11 1/4 or 22 1/2 from each other, or touching each other by solar arch not only forming a midpoint.

Martha then uses example charts and shows events in the example charts using solar archs.
As I had said I think it is a book worth having.

Yes, for bacis and learning about the 360 degree dial, Roger Jacobson's book " The Language of Uranian Astrology" is better, so is the book "Uranian Astrology" by Sylvia Sherman. That does not mean that Martha's book is not good.
Arlene Marcia Nimark

Marha Taub's book is a good, basic book for the conventional astrologer wanting to learn Uranian techniques. There is a strong emphasis on setting up the chart(s) and a lot of good information on supplies (pens, colors, work boards, etc.) and techniques for drawing up the chart.

This is truly a workbook and is meant to be interacted with and is formatted in Six sections, plus additions, as follows:
Section 1 -- An Overview of Uranian Astrology
Section 2 -- Making and marking Uranian Charts
Section 3 -- Finding midpoints and equations
Section 4 -- The planet-with-planet lists (meanings of all planetary pairs)
Section 5 -- Using Uranian Astrology (The Kennedy Charts)
Section 6 -- Ephemeris for the Transneptunian planets (1880 through 1990)
Questions & Answers
    The Notation Tree
    Finding Anticions
Ms. Taub works exclusively with the 90 degree dial, although she includes a traditional, Tropical-Placidus wheel chart---including TNPs---for each example she gives in the Kennedy section.

There is a large 90 stiff paper dial included, as well as a paper ruler to draw circles outside the basic 90 chart.

She also includes a smaller 90 dial which is meant to be cut out and used with the Kennedy 90 example charts in the book itself, a useful and unique approach.

My copy is 8 1/2 by 11 inches and 150 pages, copyrighted 1981; perhaps later additions include a TNP ephemers which extends beyond 1990.

I would recommend the book to any conventional astrologer who wants to learn Uranian through self study, or as a source to any Uranian astrologer looking for class material in a teaching environment.

As for the experienced UA, there might not be much new in the book but, as there is so little available in English (read "readable"), on the system, it would probably be nice to have.
Buz Overbeck


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If you are serious about Uranian or Cosmobiology you must use a dial, even if you have a relevant computer program.  Start with a 90 degree dial; later on you may want to try a 45 or even the old 360.  If you don't know how to use a dial, get the book "Dial Detective".

Dials - Penelope Publications

17 Dec 1997 

    Yes, Penelope Publications has a total line of dials - 7 in all. 
These are plastic laminated dials (6 inches) and include 15, 22.30, 30, 
45, 60, 90 and 360 degree dial formats. These dials work with all the 
astrology programs as far as I know. However, they are expressly 
designed for the AstrologicPC Uranian program. 
((Note from Steve:  Solar Fire 4 can print dials to any size.  I have not 
done this myself yet, but I have been told that it is possible, so Penny's 
dials should work with SF 4.)) 

    The dials come in three sizes when this computer program is ordered 
in English. Therefore, they will receive 15 dials, 3 of each size and a 
1/2 inch foam work board and large-handle center-pin that anchors the 
dial and the chart in the middle. The foam board is an excellent idea 
for working with charts as one need not make a crooked hole in the 
middle of the paper that is generally messed up and must constantly be 
readjusted laboriously with a center screw that . . .  often tears the 
paper at that. 

    Further, the chart can be changed quickly. The economy of the foam 
board used for the dial base allows one to have multiple charts 
available for study at one time. 
the dials sell for - 

$3.00 each or $24.00 for a set of 7 dials and a work board. The 
worldpost rate to mail  the set fast-mail air to New Zealand is $9.00. 

    Our web site is not nearly complete as yet either. I am working on 
setting up a review of each book on my mailing list. I will scan in the 
dial pictures so that you can take a look at them. 

    Tip for using your dials:
Make a picture of your 90 degree dial on a copy paper. Cut out 
the dial. Use a clothing fastener called a "snap" in the middle to 
anchor the dial onto the printed 90 degree horoscope and then file your 
chart away. These will be found in any fabric shop. The next time you 
must read for that person, you will already have a dial anchored on the 
chart for analysis. 

Thank you for your kind response Steve, love your site! 

For further information see this web site:

From Scott:

For working with the 90deg dial, one needs the following; 

1. Base plate with brass screw fitting. 
2. Centre plastic ruler. 
3. plastic dials, 360, 90, 30 deg etc as desired. 

Re the dials, if you use the AstrologicPC software, you need a 4.8" dial 
to use with the triple charts that this programme creates. That is, 
radix, directed and transits on the one page.  It's useful to have both a 
6" and 4.8" dials. 

These are also available from the German and Florida addresses given on the 'Books' page. 

      -  Scott 

Dials - Arlene Kramer

From Jeane:

Date:          Mon, 10 Nov 1997 02:30:38 -0500 (EST) 

Hi All, 

         Arlene Kramer is one of our foremost Uranian astrologers in the USA. 
I  ordered her Star Dial some time ago and found it very helpful and 
informative  for a beginner, also useful for intermediate and 
advanced astrologers (naturally). I have her Planetary Hours program 
and her Part of Fortune program(not Uranian but very helpful), and 
have talked to her about other Uranian 
 astrology programs. We talked about others, but since I had BlueStar for dos 
 with Quickcharts, I decided to stay with those for awhile. 
 She has been most helpful. 


>>>I am always happy to learn of more people studying Uranian Astrology.  The 
>best approach to getting proper software is to call me, tell me the 
>type of hardware, and then I can describe what is available, and the 

>In my opinion, the best 90 degree dial is the Star*Dial System.  It 
>has excellent instructions, pad of appropriate paper, back-board, 
>etc, etc.  I can send you a flyer by snail-mail or by FAX.  Everyone 
>who uses it loves it. Price $36 for complete System, postpaid. 
I> am in Southern California.  Number is  (818)  999 - 2389. 

>Best wishes to you, 
>Arlene Kramer 


 >Does anyone know if there is there a program available that runs the 
 >90 degree chart that will fit Arlene Kramer's StarDial? I would be 
 >willing to buy *any* dial as long as it fits a computer generated 
 >chart. Could you help us here ? 
Dear Steve, 

Yes, I can help.  The Blue Star DOS program from Matrix prints the chart that 
fits the Star*Dial.  It is excellent.  Matrix is still working on perfecting 
the chart form in their Winstar Program.  Until that is ready, to my 
satisfaction, I shall continue to use the DOS Blue Star program when I need 
the 90¦ chart.  I provided input to Matrix for their  design of midpoint sorts 
in Blue Star Plus.  All of the above provide beautiful results on my H-P III 
Laser printer. 

You could check with Matrix to see how far along they are in duplicating all 
of this in their Winstar program. 

I sent flyers today about the Star*Dial to a member of your 

Best regards, 
Arlene Kramer 

Dials - ACS

From Steve:

A dial is necessary for doing Uranian work, but some people may be reluctant to order an
expensive dial from Germany.  An inexpensive laminated dial can be ordered from ACS.  If you do a lot of Uranian work a proper dial will be needed, but this will be a cheap way to

Astro Communications Services,  5521 Ruffin Rd,  San Diego, CA   92123    ph 619-492-9919, 
fax 619-492-9917,   freephone:  1-800-888-9983 for orders.

Ask for a free catalogue - they send internationally.

Does ACS  have a website?  I have not checked yet.

I do not have a current price list, but this 90 degree dial will only be a few dollars. 
When I was last in the USA, my order was delivered to the door 19 hours after I placed the
phone call - and that was from California to Florida.

While you are at it, also order "The Dial Detective" by Maria Simms.  There is a 90 degree dial in the back of the book, but you would be better off to get the laminated version for a few dollars more.

If you're thinking of side-stepping dials by getting a computer program like Astologic, then think again as users of both will tell you that dial work is indispensable to really understand and feel the Uranian system.

     -  Steve


Date:          Tue, 21 Oct 1997 16:29:17 +0000 
Subject:       Cosmobiology Journal 
Priority:      normal 

Hello, Fellow Uranians,       21Oct97 

 Talk about synchronicity!  I just came across this post in another 
astrological list I subscribe to and thought it might be of interest. 


> Any one interested in a free copy of Cosmobiology Journal. 
   E-Mail Catherine Holcomb    <  > 

> Leave your    Name 
>                     Address 
>                     City, State and Zip   (also sent internationally - Steve) 

> The Journal is a collection of articles using Cosmobiology and 
> sometimes other Techniques in an event study, personality studies, or 
> current affairs....On the back is also listed Books used for the study 
> of Cosmobiology, and where to send for them. 


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