The Original DayWatch Astrological Calendars
Two formats: Monthly Calendars OR Weekly Calendars
(Includes both Transit to Natal & Transit to Transit)
For (Transit to Transit only) Astro*Calendars - See: Mini-Reports. Sample: Monthly Astro*Calendar $5. or Weekly Astro*Calendar $5
Personalized Monthly Astro*Calendars $15.
12 Months Personal Calendar: $15. (CAD $ Tax Incl.)
24 Months Personal Calendar: $20. (CAD $ Tax Incl.)
* Purchase a Personal Daywatch Monthly Astrological Calendar, and get a Designer Wheel plus Symbol-Key Free.
These Personalized DayWatch Astrological Monthly Calendars are for the professional. They are calculated using the 'Ptolemy' Aspect set, and include the daily Transit to Transit aspects, void of course moon, plus your daily Personal Transit to Natal aspects, personal void of course Moon, monthly eclipses, stations, New and Full Moon Chart, Mercury Retrograde aspects, Progressed and Solar Arc aspects, plus a Monthly Ephemeris for your time zone - all in symbol format. (Exact Birth Time, and City of Residence location required).
Note: The monthly format does not include the exact times for the Moon transits. For exact times, please order the weekly format below. If you would like a different aspect set, please request in the comments section of the order form.
#1 Choose: Portrait or Landscape
#2 Choose Red/Green Days: On or Off
* Red days represent high physical energy.
* Green days represent high mental energy.
* Black days are neither more physical or mental.
How Do I Know What the Red/Green Days Mean? Day Watch shows you two views of your Red/Green Days.
Calendar Page For every aspect formed on a given day a value is determined based on the aspect and the two planets involved. This value is either red (negative) or green (positive) using the traditional interpretations of the planets and aspects. Red generally indicates change or physical activity and green is ease or mental activity. The top scoring red and green days are used on the main calendar page.
Red/Green Days Report For Sun Signs, each of the planets involved in these aspects are scored according to their sign positions of the planets involved and the relationship they make to the Sun Sign. Each sun sign will then have a different perspective on the aspects of each day.
Two Additional Options: #1 Red/Green Additonal Calendar Page
For every aspect formed on a given day a value is determined based on the aspect and the two planets involved. This value is either RED (negative)or GREEN (positive) using the traditional interpretations of the planets and aspects. Red generally indicates change or physical activity and green ease or mental activity. The top scoring red and green days are used on the main calendar page.
#2 Transiting ephemeris on separate page.
Personalized Weekly Astro*Calendars $15.
* Includes both Transit to Natal (Tr/Na) & Transit to Transit (Tr/Tr) aspects.
12 Months Personal Calendar: $15. (CAD $ Tax Incl.)
24 Months Personal Calendar: $20. (CAD $ Tax Incl.)
* Purchase a personalized Daywatch Weekly Calendar, and get a FREE Designer Wheel ($5.) & Symbol-Key - PLUS (for a limited time) a FREE Mini Monthly-Calendar
These Personalized Astrological Weekly Calendars are for the professional. They are calculated using the 'Ptolemy' Aspect set, and include the exact times for all daily Transit to Transit aspects with the void of course moon, plus the exact time of all personal Transit to Natal aspects; the Progressed and Solar Arc aspects, and personal void of course moon - all in symbol format. No interpretation text is included, but plenty of room to write your appointments and make notes.(Exact Birth Time, and City of Residence location required). Report length approximately one page per week (12 Mo.= 48 Pages). If you would like a different aspect set, please request in the comments section of the order form.
#1 Orientation: Portrait or Landscape
#2 Residence Location.
Sample weekly-calendar PDF Portrait
Sample weekly-landscape PDF Landscape
Daywatch Astrology Calendar Features
Both Transit to Transit & Transit to Natal Aspects
Most printed calendars can only provide Transit to Transit information (in black); these are the Aspects that will happen for everyone on the planet; that will set the general tone for the day as you go through it. Day Watch also gives you Transit to Natal (in blue) Aspects; these are the aspects that will be happening only to you, and not to everyone else.
Standard USA Time Zones
This calendar provides the lunar phase and zodiac sign change in the time zone in use for your city. The zone in use can be found at the bottom of the “Events” box. You may adjust times to other zones by subtracting one hour for each zone to the west, or adding one hour for each zone to the east. For the continental United States, the time zones are: Eastern (EST), Central (CST), Mountain (MST), and Pacific (PST).
Daylight Saving Time
Times in this calendar automatically change to Daylight Time (EDT, CDT, MDT, PDT) and return to Standard Time on the appropriate dates.
Periods during which the Moon is void-of-course are listed at the beginning of each month. Times are given for your current zone: on the left are the date and time when the Moon’s void-of-course period begins and on the right are the date and time when that period ends. An “a” indicates a.m. and a “p” indicates p.m. The Moon is said to be void-of-course from the time it completes the last major Ptolemaic aspect in a given sign until it leaves that sign.
Stationary and Direct
Stationary times (direct and retrograde) for the planets are given along with their ingresses (sign changes) at the beginning or end of each month. These are calculated for the time when the planet appears to be stationary and changing direction in longitude and are given for your current zone. The stationary times on the phenomena page are when the planets appear to be stationary as observed in right ascension and do not always coincide exactly with longitude calculations.
The moon's quarter, 1 through 4, are given in the lower left corner of each day. Times are given when a change occurs at the New and Full moons and the first and last quarters.
The angle in longitude between the Sun and the Moon is given for the beginning of each day. When the Sun and Moon form the same angle they held at her birth it marks the beginning of a new personal lunar cycle. That day may be called a lunar birthday and the angle is printed in red. Calendar Features by Michael Erlewine
Monthly Cycle of the Moon
The Moon cycle is a good place to begin learning to use this calendar. The Moon builds through the First Quarter to the brightness of the Full Moon(start of Third Quarter) and then passing to the diminished light of the Fourth quarter and back to another New Moon. The Moon cycle is longer than the cycle of a day and shorter than the cycle of a year. Even the non-astrologer notices the Full Moon each month when the full disk passes overhead around midnight. Many have trouble sleeping when the Full Moon makes this overhead transit. Often sleep will not come until the Moon finishes rising, finishes overhead and begins to set. This can be a way to determine whether a late-night party or bout of TV watching will be a satisfying experience. In general you can plan on a building of tension (and attention) while the Full Moon is rising and an easing of that state just after the Moon crests overhead. A good time to bring activities to a close is after the Moon crests and begins to set. Sleep often comes with ease at this point.
Learning to get in step with and make use of the Moon cycle is apart of astrological basic training. There has been general agreement among astrologers for thousands of years as to how the lunar cycle functions and the uses to which it can be put. The lunar cycle extends from the New Moon (Moon and Sun at the same point in the zodiac) through the Full Moon (Moon and Sun on opposite sides of the earth), and back to another New Moon.
The New Moon is a time of conception and a beginning; the Full Moon a time of fruition or fullness. An idea or insight obtained at the New Moon is externalized through the first two Quarters and reaches completion or fullness at the Full Moon. After the Full Moon the implications or meaning of what was achieved at the Full Moon is appreciated, the lesson is learned and one prepares for a new and perhaps more perfect idea to form at the next New Moon.
The cycle of the Moon resembles all cycles; it has a point of greatest inwardness or conception (New Moon) and a point of greatest externalization or fullness (Full Moon). The Moon cycle increases (inspires) to a fullness (Full Moon) and decreases or wanes (expires) to a new beginning (New Moon). Projects begun at the New Moon reach fulfillment at the Full Moon. The first two Quarters when the Moon is waxing and growing with light represent a period to strive and to build into reality a project that has been conceived, probably during the New Moon. This is the time to project outward and make real something visualized in the mind: projects—a new effort, a new lawn, a new start, a new anything.
The New Moon and the First Quarter are for making the push from an insight outward. The New Moon point is similar to the Capricorn part of the zodiac cycle (a time for vision), and the Second Quarter (end of first) corresponds to the Aries part of that cycle: a time when the idea breaks into reality and is launched. The First Quarter is a time to get underway and make dreams (ideas) come true. The end of the First Quarter and beginning of the Second Quarter mark that point in the lunar cycle when some portion of an idea can become reality. The Second Quarter though the Full Moon (beginning Third Quarter) achieves outward realization or actualization of what was seen or felt at the New Moon impulse. It is a time for physical work and input. It is during the Second Quarter that one puts into a project the energy and material that gives it substance and form.
The Full Moon makes outward extension or completion of the project. For better or worse, this is it! If one has tuned into the insight available at the New Moon—and worked to that end—the Full Moon can represent a time of fruition and completion. What has been dreamed or seen in the mind is now real and experienced in the flesh. If one has worked at cross purposes to that New Moon message, then the Full Moon might bring home that fact as well. One can reap the reward of a misguided effort. Above all, the Full Moon represents an experience—a fullness.
The Third Quarter is a time during which one can appreciate and begin to reflect on the experience that peaked at the time of the Full Moon. This Quarter is traditionally a time for learning and assimilation. The Full Moon impact and experience begins to pass, and there are thoughts about that experience. One is able to appreciate whatever that experience was, drawing conclusions of one sort or another—taking a lesson. The Calendar Features Continued end of the Third Quarter and start of the Fourth Quarter represents the responses to the thoughts that came during the reflection possible in the Third Quarter. It is during the Fourth Quarter that one prunes and weeds out what is of no value or use. It is a time for constructive elimination and release. It is often referred to as “seed time,” the time when one takes to heart the seed or kernel of the experiences had at the Full Moon. That experience and the cycle for that month are drawing to a close, and nearing another new cycle.
Since this is a cycle or circle, there is no beginning or end. The lunar cycle (phases of the Moon) is something one learns to use; as described above in theory, it is seldom experienced in such clarity in everyday life. Over time one recognizes parts of the cycle and learns to use them. It is hard to push or begin projects during the Fourth Quarter—in particular the three days or so before a New Moon. Get-togethers, parties and social events seem to come off well around or just before the Full Moon. One learns to take advantage of qualities and opportunities of each section of the Moon cycle, thereby developing an awareness.
Astrology consists of the sum total of all of the various planetary cycles and their interrelationship. Aspect analysis is an important way to give a shorthand account of this interrelationship. Aspects between two planets refer to the angular separation or angle formed by two planets in relation to some common center (as measured from the Earth, Sun, etc.). For instance, if one stands on the Earth and takes a look at the angle or aspect formed by the Sun and Moon at the time of the First Quarter, it is a 90° or square aspect. The Sun and Moon would be separated (angular separation) by an angle (aspect) of 90°. This 90° angle is termed a square aspect in the language of astrology.
Angles or aspects can range from literally no angular separation (when two planets are conjunct or occupy the same point in the heavens) to the maximum aspect or angular separation of 180° (an opposition), when two planets are on opposite sides of the measuring point (Earth or Sun). All possible angles between the conjunction (0°) and the opposition (180°) may also be considered. In general, only certain major angles or aspects are used by astrologers. These are the conjunction (0°), opposition (180°), trine (120°), square (90°), sextile (60°) and semisquare (45°). There are many other minor aspects used by astrologers and some of them are listed in the Instruction Summary page.
The major aspects are most often divided into two categories: the soft aspects and the hard aspects (also called good/bad, easy/difficult, etc.). In general, the square and semisquare aspects are considered hard aspects, and the trine and sextile aspects as easy. The conjunction and its reverse, the opposition, are not considered as belonging to either the hard or the easy categories, but comprise a third category: emphatic aspects, standing for emphasis, impact and prominence. The hard aspects (square and semisquare) are indications of physicality, materiality and incarnation (of one sort or another) in general. The soft aspects (trines and sextiles) refer to thought, reflection, ideas about something and spirituality.
In the tradition of astrology, squares and other hard aspects have been unwelcome when found in a chart, while trines and the so-called soft aspects are desirable. The soft aspects are the facilitators of action. They ease or help a process.
The hard aspects represent the physical building up of the life process itself, the materiality and physical processes of life. Since the soft aspects ease and work with the physical, they have been seen as desirable by most people. The hard aspects have been unwelcome in a natal chart since they refer to effort and a more physical existence. Modern astrology understands that life would be impossible without both types of aspects, and a chart without hard aspects is just as difficult as one without soft aspects. What is needed is balance between the physical (hard aspects) and non-physical (soft aspects) in each chart.
The emphatic aspects (conjunction and opposition) combine with either hard or soft aspects to provide increased emphasis and importance. For example, the opposition combines with the square to form the powerful T-square aspect (a third planet square to two in opposition), and with the trine to Calendar Features Continued form the wedge (a third planet trine/sextile to two in opposition), or even the famous kite aspect (grand trine with an opposition to one of its points). The conjunction and opposition add emphasis and importance to either hard or soft aspects.
Aspects between planets are important indicators of astrological activity. Multiple aspects that occur simultaneously to link planets together to form a larger pattern assume even greater importance. Examples of these larger patterns are the T-cross, grand trine and wedge patterns. These great linking aspect patters or archetypes, as they are called, are a mainstay of modern astrological analysis.
Major planets and lunar aspects are given for each calendar date. The lunar aspects are listed at the bottom of the box, while the planetary aspects are given in the center of the box.
Each year there are usually four eclipses, two of the Sun and two of the Moon. These eclipses represent times when an exact line-up of the Earth and Sun takes place. So exact is the alignment that one body casts a shadow on another (lunar eclipse) or a body passes between another to block the view of the Sun (solar eclipse). Eclipses are simply New or Full Moons with extraordinary alignment or focus. They have been considered for centuries to be astrological events of the first magnitude. If we consider New and Full Moons to be of importance, then eclipses represent the keys to the lunar cycle for any year.
Vision of the Eclipse
Mentioned earlier (Phases of the Moon) was the idea about the New Moon containing an impulse or insight that grows to fruition at the Full Moon. Eclipses, then, provide moments of extraordinary vision. It is possible for some people, at least at certain times in their lives, to experience what is called the Vision of the Eclipse, and to remember or keep that vision in mind. There appears to be a theme or principal insight connected with major eclipses. The word vision does not mean the fairy tale dream picture—but it is related. A vision is a moment of extreme clarity or understanding when “in a flash” one knows or experiences something in its fullness. What is seen or known in a moment may take months to appreciate or digest in its entirety. There are times in everyone’s live when he or she has vision or sees some intrinsic truth about life.
There appears to be a common or communal vision that occurs around the time of major eclipses. While each individual interprets the insight or vision in a personal way, the theme or essence of the vision is a common experience. It is possible to share that vision. Everyone experiences it at once. However, only some people are capable of remembering the experience in a conscious fashion. Often these people are privileged to be consciously aware of the vision of an eclipse at special or crucial moments in their lifetimes. The message or vision of any given eclipse will tend to dominate the deeper or subconscious mind for months surrounding that eclipse. It is a peculiarity of these eclipse moments that they can happen days or even weeks before or after the actual moment of the eclipse. That is, the eclipse theme pervades the time prior to and after the actual physical event.
The above information is intended to aid the individual in awareness of some of these important moments. Learning to recognize a moment of vision is important. Take advantage of these enhanced moments of vision surrounding an eclipse. If the point in the zodiac where an eclipse occurs is in high focus in the natal chart, then the particular eclipse may have special importance. If you have planets at, near, or in major aspect to the eclipse points, you may be in store for a momentous life experience. In general, eclipses of the Sun (New Moons) represent vision into the nature of life (ideas about life), while eclipses of the Moon (Full Moons) represent a waking experience—a sensational event.