StarLogin 8

Tools and configuration

The button Tools and configuration of the main window opens the following one:


This allows access to the following features:

Basic options

The basic options (language, date format, and time) that have been defined at the first use can be changed here (before clicking any button) by pressing the Ctrl, Alt and P keys.

Configuration of chart options

Kind of chart


  • A: tabs for different categories of options.
  • B: Option for selecting a single chart (which is then checked in column E).
  • C: Option for possible selection of multiple charts.
  • D: In the case of the C option button, to select all kinds of charts.
  • E: chart types selected or not.
  • F: Area of options for the different types of charts.
  • G: Options for astronomical map (initial view of the celestial sphere toward the horizon or toward the zenith).
  • H: Options for charts of directions, to specify the correspondence established between the years passed and the degrees or days on the chart.
  • I: Option for precession or not in planetary revolutions. A precessioned revolution takes into account the precession of the equinoxes when determining the return position of the considered planet. With the option for precession, the solar revolution of 72 years, for example, gives the position of the sun at 1 degree beyond its native position, if you look at the chart in tropical coordinates.
  • J: Choice of the planet (in combo) as the default for the global revolution.
  • K: Default Location to consider in the planetary revolutions (for a birthday and its corresponding solar revolution, the revolution place is where you are at the time of the anniversary).
    Note that all options specified in this window can then be modified in the selection of charts or even once the charts themselves are established.
  • L: Number of charts to combine in composite (usually a combination of two charts is established, so the recommended number in this case is 2).
  • M: Option for the position of the houses in the composite chart (based on the combination of the Ascendants or of the MCs).
  • N: Number of harmonics by default for the initial display of harmonic charts.
  • O: Button to access the first of the saved configurations of options. The application is provided with two configurations of options and the default is called config1. If you are already on the first configuration in the list, this button has no effect.
  • P: Button to go to the previous configuration. If you are on the first configuration in the list, this button has no effect.
  • Q: Specifies the number of configurations of options on the number of saved configurations (here config1 is the second of two configurations).
  • R: Access to the next configuration. If you are on the latest one, the button has no effect, of course.
  • S: Access to the latest configuration of the list. Same as above.
  • T: Remove the currently displayed configuration.
  • U: To add a configuration of options.
  • V: Saving the changes in the current configuration or the new configuration.
  • W: Cancel changes.
  • X: Text field for entering the name of the current configuration.
  • Y: Default event that is used in the main window.
  • Z: Default location to be used in various parts of the software, especially when creating a new event.

Coordinates systems


  • A : geocentric coordinates (the Earth at the center) or heliocentric (the Sun at the center). The option selected here is the default when determining charts.
  • B : types of available coordinates depending on the choice made in A and selection of the one that is the default when doing the charts.

Houses systems


  • A : Options of house systems valid on all places of the earth..
  • B : Options of house systems the calculation of which can be done only for places that are not located in the polar latitudes.

The house system selected here is the one proposed by default when setting charts.

Chart look


  • A: selection area of the color to display for different planets and other elements of the sky chart. Clicking a colored rectangle provides access to a window to select colors.
  • B: Slider setting the size of the zodiac displayed in the charts.
  • C: Setting the size of zodiacal signs in the charts.
  • D: Setting the size of the planetary symbols.
  • E: Setting the size of information written on the charts (position in degrees and minutes, etc.).



  • A: the area for main planets to show on the charts.
  • B: area of other planets and sky points to be displayed on the charts.
  • C: definition of the other point that will be displayed by default on the charts (here, Fortune arabian part).
  • D: number of stars to be considered in the case of displaying stars. The more the cursor is moved to the right and the more stars will be displayed.
  • E: area to select various items to display.
  • F: whether to display the barycenter and choice of the method for its calculation.
  • G: display either Aries or Ascendant to the left, by default, on the charts. Note that you can then turn the chart manually with the mouse or change this option in the chart itself.
  • H: other viewable options set by default.



  • A: column of planetary aspects to consider by default in the charts.
  • B: dynamic, neutral or harmonic value defined by default for every aspect.
  • C: color aspects of the chart for the definition option For each aspect but not By aspect kind (in the upper part). Clicking on a colored rectangle (here initially black) shows the window for color selection.
  • D: value of the exact aspect in degrees.
  • E: symbol used for the aspect on the charts.
  • F: Value of an Other aspect chosen by the user.
  • G: name of this other aspect.
  • H: planets for which we will display by default the aspects in the charts.



  • A : value of orbs (or inaccuracy allowed in relation to the exact aspects) according to the types of considered planets or points of the sky.
  • B : dividers of the orb value depending on the types of aspects.

Example: A sextile between Mars and Saturn will be displayed if their angular separation is between 60 degrees minus 6 degrees and 60 degrees plus 6 degrees, or for angular deviations between 54 and 66 degrees.
6 degrees of resulting orb comes from the following calculation: 7.5 degrees orb between Mars (Group: Mercury, Venus, Mars) and Saturn (Jupiter, Saturn group) divided by 1.25 in the case of a sextile, this which is 7.5 degrees / 1.25 = 6 degrees.

Configuration of colors

  • A: The name of the elements (text color and background ...) of which we want to set the color.
  • B: current default colors for the various elements. Clicking a colored rectangle shows the window for color selection.
  • C: resulting representation.

Example: in C, the background color for the disabled boxes appears light gray, because it is the color chosen in the rectangle B for the type Background of the disabled boxes. And text to these boxes appears gray because this is the color of the rectangle B for type Text of disabled input boxes.

When we scroll down (at the right vertical scroll in the window), it shows the rest of the considered graphic elements:

  • If the box is checked for Appointment with background having the same color as its status, in the window for Scheduler in the Organizer part, the appointment will appear with a background having the same color as its border (see the first image below). Otherwise, only the border will have the color of the status, but the background color will be same as the one for input boxes background (white here) (see second image below):

Selected dates.
Single appointment.
Recurring appointments (here we increased the duration of the second one after the establishment of the recurrence). The recurrence of appointments can be used for regular meetings, birthdays, etc..
A special status (eg monthly meeting) may be created for the occasion.
The green state is initially the default for confirmed appointments.

  Here the appointments (A) have a color only for the border, but their background is white.

Working days


  • A: Validation of changes.
  • B: Cancel changes.
  • C: Days of the working week. In the picture above, only Sunday is not a business day.
  • D: Hours to consider for each selected day in the week.
  • E: Closing hours.



  • A: Name of columns or information fields related to the places.
  • B: Button to delete the selected location.
  • C: Button to add a new place.
  • D: Selected place (blue here).
  • E: Number of places in the shown order.
  • F: Area of detailed location information (name, latitude and longitude).

Appointments state


  • A: Button to add an appointment state (this one may as well be the name of a particular person, to identify him or her specifically in the schedule, or that of a particular event such as a birthday).
  • B: Remove the current status. Note that the states defined at start in the application can not be deleted. But, one can always change their color or avoid assigning them to appointments.
  • C: Validation of changes of the current state (in the window) or of the newly created state.
  • D: Cancel changes.
  • E: List of states to choose, for example to change one.
  • F: Text field for entering the name of the state (in the case of modified or new state).
  • G: Color of the state. A click on the colored rectangle shows the window for color selection:

Methods for selecting the color
Zone of color selection for the considered method
Preview of the selected color
Buttons for validation of the choice of for cancellation

Opening an HTML document

A clic on the Open a HTML document button opens the following window:

Note that the captions in the window depends on the System language (here a French one).

Once the HTML file is selected, you access the following HTML editor that allows you to edit the document:


  • A : area of buttons for editing, printing and saving the HTML document.
  • B : area for the title of the document if it is derived from internal StarLogin 8 features (especially the tool data processing).
  • C : area for detailed result (here in tabular form).

Parts A and B can be modified through the various buttons on the area A. Maintaining a few seconds on a given button displays a tooltip that provides a brief description of the button's function.

Editing astrological meanings


  • A: Type of interpreted astrological data (planets in house, houses in signs, planets in sign or aspects).
  • B: selection of two elements the interpretation of which we want to edit or read, according to the selected option A. Here, the Moon is in the sign of Aries. And the meaning displayed in C provides the interpretation of the Moon in Aries.
  • C: signification of the combination selected in B, depending on the choice of data type in A.
    StarLogin offers a brief signification for most combinations to then facilitate the interpretation of the chart. Here you can change the meanings proposed by default.