Solar Fire 5.1


Solar Fire version 5 is an exciting culmination of years of hard work and creativity. This astrology program for Windows was first produced in 1992 and has been expanding ever since to become a world leader. Earlier versions brought an unprecedented level of ease to casting and working with astrological charts.


The current version adds many more calculations, extra convenience features, more interpretive text, and exciting new kinds of graphic displays.

SOLAR FIRE version 5 contains something for everyone. For Advanced Astrologers and professionals, it has a great variety of high-precision astrological calculations, and an exceptional degree of user-customization. For Novices, its innovative point-and-click chart interpretations provide an enjoyable way to learn, and its many easily-explored options are an invitation to experiment with new techniques.

SOLAR FIRE version 5 covers many schools, styles and areas of study including:

  • Predictive Astrology (with a full range of progressed, directed and return charts and dynamic listings) as well as a linear time map, graphic ephemeris and transit text reports.
  • Relationship Astrology (with NEW synastry text reports, synastry aspect grids, positions from two charts sorted together in various types of lists, combined charts of two to 15 people, Davison relationship charts and coalescent charts).
  • Classical and Horary Astrology with almutens, NEW term directions, NEW traditional square charts, NEW Arabic lunar mansions, NEW profections—planetary hour and day, NEW chart hylegs, Alcabitius Houses, planetary sect, firdaria and primary directions, user-editable Arabic parts, and the unique ability to score dignities and calculate single or compound almutens.
  • Cosmobiology and Uranian Astrology (with dials and pointers, modulus sorts, midpoints trees and listings, dial printouts, transneptunian planets, the Vernal Point, Ebertin-style medical degree interpretations, transits to midpoints in the graphic ephemeris and an Arabic parts section that can be adapted for other types of A+B+C sensitive points).
  • Esoteric Astrology (with ray interpretations for the planets, esoteric and hierarchical rulerships, E.H. Bailey and Jayne pre-natal charts, and esoteric planets and points, 45 asteroids and access to potentially hundreds more).
  • Locational astrology (with NEW world mapping features, relocated, Johndro and Geodetic charts, and links to the comprehensive astro-locality program, Solar Maps).
  • Vedic astrology (with North Indian and South Indian square charts, dasas, bhuktis, Hindu Bhava Houses, Fagan Allen and Lahiri Zodiacs).

SOLAR FIRE is designed for both novice and expert astrologers providing easy access to high quality chart production—easy in the Windows environment; version 5 uses state of the art planetary calculations from the highly accurate Swiss Ephemeris. You can create charts galore!

Solar Fire's capabilities include natal, progression, directed, any planet or asteroid return, pre-natal, rising/setting, lunar phase, locality, heliocentric, composite, harmonic and harmonic arc transform charts and more…

NEW: Email

Now you can Email your SOLAR FIRE charts with ease. Simply click on the Chart Email button and SOLAR FIRE will help you send your chart as a graphic, chart file or as text with chart comments (requires MAPI compliant email program such as Microsoft Outlook or Eudora).

The program also features a flexible selection of aspect and chart point sets, and database files for chart and place storage. It also includes flexible transit and progressions reporting over any specified time period.

Chart viewing

Chart viewing is simple. You can simply click on the chart list to view a single chart on its own or explore the wealth of wheels, biwheels, triwheels and quadriwheels for displaying combinations of two or more charts. And don't forget the synastry grids, points and zodiac sign glyphs in a range of colours.

NEW: Extra chart points

Now you can view your own fixed points in a second chart ring—Arabic Parts, Fixed Stars, Asteroids and more.

Chart Points

Chart points include all planets, lunar nodes (true or mean), the Ascendant, Midheaven, Chiron, Part of Fortune (day or day/night formula), Vertex, East Point, and a selection of transneptunians and asteroids. Selectable aspects are any from the 1st to the 12th Harmonic inclusive, with graphical glyphs and colours for each one.

Chart Reports

Choose from an array of reports ranging from a simple chart or aspects report to the more complicated horary, fixed stars, arabic parts, mid-point and esoteric reports—to name only a few!

A Pageant of Pages

Take your pick from a range of high quality page layouts or design your own page complete with unique wheels, reports and even your own logo. You can find a page to suit your needs whether you are a horary, medieval, psychological or esoteric astrologer! Astrological publishing has never been this easy.

NEW: Animated chart

Step your charts through time with ease. Fix your base chart, select your surrounding charts and away you go. You can select natal, transit, progressed, solar arc, directed and annual profection charts. You can even step through a page of your topic! Watch the aspects, dignities, stars, arabic, parts, rays, transits, progressions, directions, modulus and more change before your eyes. All at a click of a button.

Graphic ephemeris

Elegant, visual time graphs making the most of the Windows environment. At a click of a button your transits and progressions appear as a graphic time map. Both you and your clients will love the colourful simplicity.

NEW: Eclipse Search

Search for lunar and solar eclipses from 2000BC to 3000AD Match them to your natal chart. Search for Saros series. This unique tool gives you the flexibility to explore the wonderful world of eclipses.

Planet Search

You can work through your chart file at the click of a button discovering charts with similar features. You can look for planets in the same signs, houses, aspects and/or position. It is all so easy and the results are fascinating.

NEW: Astrological Clock

View the current clock in chart form and watch your displayed point tick through time.


45 asteroids are included in SOLAR FIRE, as well as the ability to link up with thousands more, available for free.

NEW: Vedic features

North indian and South Indian square charts, dasas and bhuktis.

New: Page Topic Index

Now you can select pages related to your specialist topic. View your favorite pages from our wide selection. Basic astrology, Classical, Cosmobiology, Esoteric, Grids, Horary, Multiwheels and more…

Primary Directions Plus

SOLAR FIRE comes with a variety of progression and direction methods. You can also explore the world of primary directions with Ptolemy's method.

Chart Data

500 charts of internationally famous people are bundled with SOLAR FIRE in the Clifford Data Compendium. UK astrologer and data collector Frank Clifford has collated these accurate charts. Plus 250 Australian charts are also featured in an Australian Chart Collection. This is your opportunity to obtain accurate data for your reference.


Watch the celestial sphere appear before your very eyes. A unique method to rediscover the ancient realm of the Fixed Stars. Plus text for 50 stars by Bernadette Brady, Author of Brady's Book of Fixed Stars, and co-author of JigSaw, the astrology program for rectification, research and family patterns.

Linear Time Maps

Transform your dynamic reports into colourful time maps. Select your own planets, aspects and time span and watch the map appear.

New: Interpretation Reports including Synastry Text

Easy-to-read interpretations can be produced for your birth chart, your future trends and now your relationships! Written by renowned astrologer Stephanie Johnson this text provides an ideal introduction to different concepts of astrology. You can learn more about astrology by reading the reports or give natal, transit, and synastry reports to friends, family and clients.

NEW: The astrologer's assistant

What a little Wizard! This wonderful new feature makes the astrology practitioner's job a breeze. This unique tool enables you to record your tasks as you work. Once recorded all you have to do is click on your assistant's record button and the software will do the job for you. Natal charts, Solar returns, Progressions, Transits—whatever you have recorded—all whiz before your eyes with one click of the mouse. This feature has to be seen to be believed!

Dials plus…

Enjoy the range of Cosmobiology Dials with rotating pointers. Designed for ease-of-use these pointers are a bonus for astrologers. Cosmobiologists can also feast on a range of techniques such as new Transits to Midpoints and transiting Midpoints both in the dynamic report and the Graphic Ephemeris.

The Munkasey Midpoint Weighting Analysis report has been added to the midpoint features.


SOLAR FIRE 5.1 now comes with the full ACS PC Atlas,  which cover the world with their instant place and time zone information built right into the program.

NEW: Astrolocality mapping

Light mapping features are now included in SOLAR FIRE version 5. Astro*Carto*Graphy™ and Local Space lines can be viewed on maps of the world and printed. For extra features look for our comprehensive Solar Maps software.

Computer Requirements

Software Requirements:

  • Windows 95, 98, NT4 or later.

Hardware Requirements:

  • IBM PC or compatible computer. Pentium or higher.
  • CD drive
  • 16 MB of RAM or more is recommended.
  • About 65 MB of disk space for a full installation.
  • VGA video resolution or better—SuperVGA is recommended.
  • A mouse pointing device.
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