Abstract: The invention provides a method and system for generating a personalized horoscope compatibility metric. The method comprises the steps of receiving user information including an astrological sign corresponding to a user, and generating a perceptible horoscope compatibility metric based on the user information. The invention permits one to perceive a horoscope compatibility metric through a combination of one or more auditory or visual stimuli. Thus, the invention enhances the perception and understanding of horoscope compatibility.
Abstract: A method of charting astrological events comprises the steps of obtaining a user's date of interest which is often a birthdate and using the date to chart the position of celestial objects at the date of interest on an astrological chart divided into 12 equal segments. The user selects a celestial object of interest such as Mercury etc. and rotates the alignment until the object is on the zero point. The user then looks at specific angles called crucial points or secondary crucial points which coincide with 45 degree increments from the zero point. Crucial events are determined by the presence of celestial objects such as the Sun or Moon appearing in those crucial points. The method is repeated for another celestial object of interest by rotating until the other celestial object is at the zero point. In one embodiment, a computer is used to calculate and rotate the chart.
Abstract: An analyzing method of a zi wei dou shu system is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: generating a birth chart according to personal information of a user; quantifying the information in the birth chart; drawing a period of fortune trend curve based on transits of time, whereby the user can refer to numerical information to interpret his/her own fortune.
Abstract: The invention provides a zodiac sign horoscope mapping device, locating the coordinate positions of the twelve zodiac signs, in a manner accurately reflecting the precession of the equinoxes. The device divides the ecliptic coordinate sphere into twelve uniform longitudinal arcs, aligning an origin by a zodiac sign to degree, and thereby locating the twelve zodiac signs along the sphere. A dependent device divides the ecliptic coordinate sphere into twelve non-uniform arcs, each arc isomorphic to the longitudinal span of one of the twelve traditional zodiac constellations, and thereby locating each zodiac sign as isomorphic to its named constellation. The invention provides an astrological horoscope device, which provides the calendar dates of the year for each zodiac Sun sign. The invention provides a horoscope generating method, which can comprise a horoscope computer program's functional specification. The invention provides a horoscope generating computer program.
Abstract: An entertainment astrological and numerological system and method is provided for deriving a combined astrological and numerological classification for a subject and providing the same to the subject for enjoyment and entertainment value.
Abstract: A crystal ball enclosure is disclosed. The enclosure comprises a housing having at least one spherical chamber, at least one crystal ball and rib rim as the spherical chamber holding the crystal ball, characterized in that the interior face of the spherical chamber is provided with a slot, and the rib rim is strong and is formed as one unit and is firmly compressed at the largest diameter of the crystal ball and the crystal ball with the rib rim is placed in the slot of the spherical chamber.
Abstract: The invention provides a method determining the correspondences between astrology and tarot, wherein identifying the astrological tarot correspondences of a subject's zodiac components. The invention provides a method determining the alpha-numeric signatures of a date, and the alpha-numeric signatures of a name. The invention provides an astrological tarot spread method, to providing the tarot nature of subject's zodiac components. The invention provides a circular astrological tarot chart, wherein the chart's sectors provide an astrological tarot correspondence.
Abstract: The invention provides a process converting the positions of the stars and stellar objects from equatorial coordinates of right ascension and declination to ecliptic coordinates of celestial longitude and celestial latitude. The invention provides a map of the heavenly array of stars and planets in ecliptic coordinates. The invention provides a catalogue of stars and stellar objects of the constellations, comprising a database or data array, in ecliptic coordinates by degree, and by zodiac sign and symbol.
Abstract: The invention provides astrological charting apparatuses. The invention provides a three-dimensional chart depicting the zodiac belt encircling the earth, in ecliptic coordinates, wherein the stars and stellar objects, zodiac constellations and zodiac components are plotted. The invention further provides two circular astrological charts, the first chart defines arc sectors correspondent to celestial longitude by twelve zodiac signs which are determined either by accurately aligning twelve uniform signs for the precession of the equinoxes, or by setting the sector for each sign by its longtitudinal span as a physical constellation. The second circular astrological chart plots the individual stars and stellar objects comprising the zodiac constellations within a circular chart, connects each constellation figure in outline and illustrates the respective zodiac symbol over constellation. Each of these charts also plot zodiac planetary and axial components.
Abstract: A device for displaying an individual horoscope within a housing includes a translucent zodiac plate in front of a lamp, and a transparent planetary plate in front of the zodiac plate, to be viewed through an opening in the housing in front of the planetary plate. The zodiac plate includes wedge-shaped sections representing signs of the zodiac in a circular pattern arranged according to the horoscope, and the planetary plate includes symbols representing locations of the sun, moon, and planets relative to the signs of the zodiac according to the horoscope. The opening is preferably also divided into twelve wedge-shaped sections.
Abstract: The invention provides the methods for creating empirically valid astrological data, artifacts and information, being the data of astrological components by zodiac sign position correlated to the actual zodiac constellations, and the information, objects, tools and resources which are manufactured to reflect, house, or process this data. These component data and artifacts provide accurate, naturally factual, representations, in contrast to those provided by contemporary astrology. Once component data is established, the values can be processed into analytic charts, tables and aspect grids, displaying and representing the astrological profile of subject inquiry. The invention provides three celestial mapping systems correlated to the constellations, these based on a mapping origin at the vernal equinox in ecliptic coordinates, mapping locations named to the twelve zodiac signs in order, by 30/360 grid, by actual layout of the stars in constellation, and by zodiac symbol figured to said stars in constellation.
Abstract: Yearly psychic, tarot & love reading predictions for every astrological birth sign, is an entirely new concept of a very popular, ancient tradition. Yearly psychic, tarot & love reading predictions for every astrological birth sign will not only be looked upon as highly useful for many believers, it will also be looked upon as an enlightening experience for everyone.
Abstract: The invention provides a catalogue of the fixed stars of the zodiac constellations in ecliptic coordinates, and in degree of 360, in zodiac sign to degree of 30, in zodiac symbol and part. The invention provides astrological charting apparatuses, comprising ecliptic coordinate system, vernal equinox origin, positioning origin, zodiac signs, constellations and symbols. The invention provides three astrological system perspective charts, system and apparatus for determining zodiac components in their opposite zodiac signs. The invention improves methods for Western, Eastern and astronomy prior art data, methods, apparatuses and systems. The invention provides an ephemeris and book of houses, server-based systems, astrological processing methods, a computer-based apparatus and program, plus four turnkey astrological systems and a planetarium program. The invention describes innovative technologies in astrological tarot and alpha-numerology, for methods, processes and chart devices.
Abstract: Featured is a portable planetarium device suitable for use in projecting clear bright images of stars, planets, and other celestial objects onto a curved viewing surface. The portable planetarium devices of the invention comprise a point light source generators, a light dispersing lens assembly, and an opaque enclosure having transparent domains surrounding the light dispersing lens assembly. Also featured is a portable point light source comprising a light source, a light collection element and a light conducting conduit suitable for use in providing high intensity light with a small cross-sectional area.
Abstract: A method and apparatus for predicting characteristics of a person including a first wheel, a second wheel and connecting means. The first wheel is divided into outer divisions and includes corresponding indicia indicating the months of the year and the days of each month. The first wheel is further divided into twelve inner divisions with indicia indicating the symbols of the Zodiac. The second wheel is divided into twenty-four additional divisions and includes indicia indicating the hours of the day. The second wheel also includes an indicator window within which an operator may view a symbol of the Zodiac. The first and second wheel are arranged so that at least some indicia on the first and second wheel are simultaneously viewable by an operator. A companion guide may be consulted to predict characteristics of a person based on the viewable indicia and other criteria.
Abstract: A method and system of matchmaking search based on people's combined astrological compatibility, which is calculated as a weighted average of people's compatibilities under different astrological teachings. The matchmaking is accomplished by constructing a table of combined compatibility and allowing people to search various data sources based on this combined compatibility. Each pair of combined astrological signs within the table is assigned a combined compatibility number depending on astrological compatibility of the people within this pair. The method and software program, are based on Western and Chinese combined, cross-referenced astrological compatibility charts.
Abstract: A method and system of matchmaking based on people's combined astrological compatibility, which is calculated as a weighted average of people's compatibilities under different astrological teachings. The matchmaking is accomplished by constructing a table of combined compatibility and allowing people to search a provided database based on this combined compatibility. Each pair of combined astrological signs within the table is assigned a combined compatibility number depending on astrological compatibility of the people within this pair. The method and software program, are based on Western and Chinese combined, cross-referenced astrological compatibility charts.
Abstract: A method, system and computer readable instructions for determining astrological information for an operator of a mobile computing device is provided. Geographic position data of the operator is obtained and reported by an automatic location positioning system. Personal characteristics of the operator are correlated with the geographic position data. Astrological information is calculated based on the personal characteristics of the operator and the geographic position data.
March 29, 2001
October 3, 2002
International Business Machines Corporation
Abstract: It is described a roulette of a new type including two bowls coaxial to each other and rotating around the same axis and two small balls, each ball rolling around one of the bowls, where on each bowl are engraved data which refer to an independent event. On a first embodiment, the two independent events are: the signs of the zodiac, the numbers from 0 to 31, where the signs of the zodiac are preferably engraved on the external, ring-shaped bowl, while the numbers from 0 to 31 are preferably engraved on the internal bowl. On a second embodiment, the events engraved on the two bowls are related to one or more of the calendars used in Asiatic countries (China, Korea, Japan and so on). Furthermore, a new gambling game providing for the use of said improved roulette is described.
Abstract: An apparatus for presentation of astrological information includes a circular natal chart and a larger circular zodiac chart that are each attached to a bas. The zodiac chart includes a minimum diameter equal to or greater than the maximum diameter of the natal chart and a maximum diameter that is greater than its minimum diameter and is disposed concentrically in a predetermined alignment around the natal chart. A symbol for each desired celestial object, such as for each planet, the sun, and the moon are included along with a method for detachably attaching each of the symbols to the zodiac chart. According to a first embodiment, the base of the zodiac chart is formed of a flexible magnetic sheet material and each of the symbols are either ferrous or are themselves formed of a similar magnetic material. The symbols are each attached to the zodiac chart by the force of magnetic attraction that is developed intermediate each of the symbols and the zodiac chart.
Abstract: A game involving the Zodiac and designed to test the players' knowledge regarding astrology. The game includes a game board with a Zodiac design, the game board also having landing spaces or boxes. The game also includes dice and one or more decks of cards. Both the Zodiac design and landing spaces on the game board provide some information about the Zodiac from which questions, located on the cards, may be answered. Dice are thrown and the players move game pieces along the boxes of the game board. Landing in a box may require a player to read information and a question from a card drawn from the deck of cards. The other players are then given the opportunity to answer such questions and receive award tokens in response.
Abstract: A device for recording a series of exercises to be followed over a period of days and for indicating the order in which the exercises are to be performed on a given day. When the exercises are recorded in pencil, they may be erased and rewritten when the exercise regimen is changed by the exerciser. The device includes three flat, circular plates that are rotatable independently of one another about a common pivot point. A plurality of radially extending lines are disposed on a base plate and one exercise is written on each line. Exercises to be performed in one day are grouped together on contiguous radial lines. An intermediate plate has a window formed in it that exposes to view a group of the radial lines when the window is in registration with the group, and a pointer plate includes a pointer that points at an exercise written on a particular line of the group that is exposed to view.
Abstract: There is provided an entertainment method of evaluating a degree of astrological attractiveness between a requesting player and one of a plurality of subject players. In one aspect of the preferred embodiment, the method includes storing sets of information corresponding respectively with astrological profiles of the plurality of subject players, and providing a set of information corresponding to an astrological profile of the requesting player. In operation, the set of information corresponding with the requesting player is compared to one of the sets of information of the plurality of subject players for determining the degree of astrological attractiveness between the requesting player and the one of the subject players. If the degree of astrological compatability between the requesting player and the one of the subject players exceeds a preselected threshold, personal information about the one of the subject players is provided to the requesting player.
Abstract: An astrological comparison device for providing an astrological analysis of the relationship between two people based on the specific birth information of each person. The invention includes an assembly pair of rotatably interconnected wheels including a large diameter base wheel and a smaller diameter top wheel. Each wheel is divided into twelve equal segments which are individually provided with identical astrological indicia representing the ten planets of Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto and the two angles of Midheaven and the Ascendant. In addition, for each wheel, indicia is provided to indicate the zodiac sign and/or house position and house rulerships of each of the ten planets as well as the zodiac sign of the Ascendant and Midheaven based on the birth information of each person. Each wheel refers to one person only. Code indicia is provided in the various segments of the base wheel.
Abstract: A frame for a projection screen or the like may be fabricated of elongated round tubular members running one direction and polygonal (preferably rectangular) cross section members running in the other direction connected together into a grid by clamps at their intersections. The clamps are parallel plates affixed to the parallel surfaces of the polygonal support members and have a rounded groove in an edge generally conforming to the rounded cross section. Clamp means to hold the round members in the grooves are conveniently formed of U-bolts which are secured to flanges generally normal to the planar surfaces of the bracket. The frame is particularly useful for compound curved surfaces including generally spherical domes. In such configurations the rectangular elongated support members are arranged as latitudes and the round section members as longitudes outside of the rectangular members.
Abstract: A simple, easy-to-use astrological/educational tool is provided which allows a user to readily obtain information regarding those individuals or groups who are compatible or incompatible with the user, in accordance with astrological principles. In preferred forms, the tool of the invention includes a central circular section bearing circularly arrayed astrological sign indicia on both faces thereof, together with a compatibility wheel and an incompatibility wheel respectively rotationally coupled to the central section and oriented adjacent the separate faces of the latter. The compatibility wheel includes three equidistantly and circumferentially spaced indicators, whereas the incompatibility wheel includes four such indicators. In particularly preferred forms of the invention, the device includes a pair of planet wheels bearing circularly arrayed planet information, with a planet wheel being interposed between the compatibility and incompatibility wheel and the adjacent faces of the central section.
Abstract: An apparatus for displaying astrological information has a construction in which a first display element simulating a position on the circumference as the direction of the sun on the ecliptic and a second display element displaying the difference of the sun direction on a birthday with respect to the moon direction, that is, an aspect, or fortune information corresponding to the aspect, are coaxially disposed, and one of these display elements is rotated and set to a position by the aid of moon direction setting means so that the relation of the relative positions between the origin of the second display element and the present sun position on the first display element is substantially in agreement with the difference of directions between the present sun direction and the present moon direction.
Abstract: A celestial compass includes first and second wheels bearing like astrological reference data in the form of the Zodiac. First and second sets of data to be evaluated as to astrological significance are placed on the first and second wheels respectively. The wheels are of small and relatively large diameters so that when secured to one another at a common center in a manner such that the like reference data are aligned and the first and second sets of data are exposed to view, an empty band is observed on the second wheel just beyond the periphery of the first. A transparent dial bearing degree of arc markings and major and minor planetary aspect symbols in a band corresponding to the exposed band is provided for rotation about the common center. The dial organizes the sets of data for providing a basis for astrological predictions.
Abstract: This invention is an astrology chart apparatus operable to readily determine (1) characteristics of any of the twelve houses of astrology; (2) key words relative to any such house; (3) comparison ratings of compatability between any sun sign with another persons's sun sign. The astrology chart apparatus includes a central base means having first and second plate means rotatably connected to the central base means by a fastening means. The central base means has central plate indicia means with astrology information that can be viewed outside the outer periphery of first and second plate means plus through cut-out window means therein. Additionally, the first and second plate means are provided with plate indicia means thereon of an astrology nature which can be viewed separately or in conjunction with the central plate indicia means. The window means on the first and second plate means permit comparison of certain astrology information on the central base means and the respective first and second plate means.
Abstract: A device and method for extracting information as to when the generalized geographical potentials defined at the individual's birth are likely to manifest themselves in time. The device and method provides and utilizes a transparent overlay that is superimposed on a map having loci of constant planetary angularities. The overlay has updated loci of planetary angularities on the same scale as the map. The reference longitude on the overlay is determined such that the local sidereal time at a given location is the same as the local sidereal time at that location at the time of the individual's birth. To maximize the useful information present on a given overlay, the faster moving planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars) are progressed while the slower moving planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) are transitted.
Abstract: An astronomical chart and projection system for mapping celestial movement plots the longitudinal positions of planets, as measured along the ecliptic, against time in a rectilinear coordinate system with each of the planets being represented by a line on the chart, such a line being designated the "major line" of the planet. The major line corresponding to at least one of the planets is repeated at fixed longitudinal displacements from itself to generate harmonic reproductions, typically at 45 degree intervals. These harmonic reproductions allow a user to immediately extract aspect information between the planet whose major line is harmonically reproduced and other planets, whether or not harmonically reproduced. The longitude and time axes preferably have a common origin at respective longitude and time coordinates corresponding to the vernal equinox, thus permitting sidereal and tropical time information to be extracted from the chart by simple linear scaling of coordinates.