The standard Ephemeris is broken into 12 sections commonly known as the Zodiac, or houses (Aries, Leo, etc) which each cover a 30-degree section. Planetary Decans take these 30-degree houses and divides them by 3, giving you 36 sections made up of 10 degrees each.
To add the tool to your chart, select the tool from the Astro tool group, and left-click on the chart or indicator on which you wish to add the tool. Optuma will then draw the tool using the default settings.
Scripting Function: PLD()
Actions & Properties
Copy Data to Clipboard: Will copy the tool’s values to the clipboard which can then be inserted into a spreadsheet, for example, allowing for further analysis.
Add to Toolbar: Adds the selected tool to your custom toolbar.
Apply Settings to All: When multiple Planetary Decans tools have been applied to a chart, page or workbook, this action can be used to apply the settings of the one selected to other instances of the tool. This is a great time saver if an adjustment is made to the tool - such as line colour - as this allows all the other Planetary Decans tools in the chart, page or entire workbook to be updated instantly.
Copy Tool: Allows you to copy the selected tool, which can then be pasted onto a different chart window.
Move to Back: If the tool is displaying in front of other tools or indicators clicking this action will move the tool view to the background.
Move to Front: If the tool is displaying behind other tools or indicators on the chart, clicking this action will bring the tool to the forefront.
Set Time Alert: Selecting this action will set a Time Alert at the value the Vertical Line is positioned.
Restore Default Settings: Click this action if you have adjusted the default settings of the tool, and wish to return to the standard properties originally installed with Optuma.
Save Settings as Default: If you have adjusted any of the tool’s properties (colour, for example) you can save the adjustments as your new default setting. Each time you apply a new Planetary Decans to a chart, the tool will display using the new settings.
Delete: Deletes the tool from the chart.
Tool Name: Allows you to adjust the name of the tool, as it’s displayed in the Structure Panel.
Planet: Sets what planet will be used for the Planetary Decans calculation.
Sign – Ruler: Allows you to select what Zodiac signs will be displayed for the Planetary Decans.
Decans Style: Select between Triplicity or Chaldean.
Geo / Helio / Sidereal: This setting allows you to change the Planetary Decans setting between GeoCentric, HelioCentric and Sidereal.
GMT Offset: Use this option to adjust the Planetary Decans time zone setting for a specific market. Select the required GMT setting and the
Planetary Decans will automatically update.
Coordinate Type:Select between Ecliptic (Longitude & Latitude) or Equatorial (Right Ascension & Declination).
Orb Properties: Expands to display the properties of the Orb, the following items can be adjusted:
- Show Orbs - Enables you to show or hide the orbs.
- Orb - This setting allows you to adjust the acceptable variance for the Planetary Decans.
- Orb Transparency - Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the Orb. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency.
- Full-Size Height - When selected the Orb will extend the full length of the chart, but not across indicators that are displayed in a separate view such as volume.
- Orb Over All Views - When selected the Orb will extend the full length of the chart and will also extend to tools that are displayed in separate views, e.g. volume.
Show Symbols: When selected the Planetary Decans symbols will be displayed on the chart.
Position: Use this option to adjust the position of the Planetary Decans symbols. The following positions can be selected: High, Low, Top, Bottom or Floating.
Symbol Size: Allows you to adjust the size of the Planetary Decans symbols. Moving the slider bar to the right increases the Symbol size.
Symbol Colour: Allows you to adjust the colour of the Planetary Decans colour.
Stack Symbols: When multiple Planetary Decans symbols are added to a chart, this property allows you to stack them instead of having them appear in front of each other.
Tool Transparency: Use this slider bar to adjust the transparency of the tool. Moving the slider to the left will increase the transparency of the tool.
Visible: Un-tick this checkbox to hide the tool from the chart.