31 March 2006 (-> En français)
Fallon Astro Graphics, 2005
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The Precise Planetary Phenomena 1920-2020
"Many of us will be familiar with Astrid Fallon's Fallon Astro Graphics, wether the Rainbow Ephemeris, Planetary Cycles at a glance, or one of her other publications. Her latest work, compiled with André Vander Linden, is The Precise Planetary Phenomena series, consisting of ten booklets, each covering a ten-year period from 1920 to 2020. [...]
Astrologers require access to planetary phenomena, but it is difficult to present lists of data in an engaging manner. The advantage of this series is that they are engagiong, and as with her previous publications, both clear and easy to read because of their sensible use of colour and well organised design. The are a pleasure to hold and aestetically pleasing to look at ; the sort of book you want on your bookshelf and would want an excuse to consult."
James Brockbank, Astrological Journal, Vol 48 n°1 - Jan/Feb 2006. (UK)
"Detailed & carefully considered hard copy displays of the vital data are available."
Roy Gillett, in Crucila Astro Tools - November 2005. (UK)
Rainbow Ephemeris 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006"Clear, colorful, and crammed with useful stuff including circular longitudes, lunation charts, declination, and daily ephemeris."
Donna Van Toen, NCGR memberletter - Februray-March 2005. (Usa)
"Don't miss out on a fabulous resource! Data is analyzed & visualized in multiplicity: declination & longitude graphs & tables, aspect tables, astro*carot*graphy, eclipses, new moons, full moons, cazimi, occultations, tight conjunctions, heliocentric info, and so much more... it just gets better and better every year!"
Leigh Westin, NCGR Declination Sig - The Other Dimension - Vol. 9 n°4 - Winter 2004. (Usa)
"Ask the Rainbow Ephemeris for Christmas and no one will get a word out of you for hours because you'll be so engrossed in this fascinating collection of astrological and astronomical data for 2005. [...] It can take a while to acclimatize yourself to this vast cache of information, but it's great fun working it all out. And a bonus for us in the UK, all the times are in GMT. [...] You won't care how much bad TV is on over the holidays because you simply won't have time to watch it."
Frank Clifford ? , LSA Astro-Review - December 2004. (UK)
"This is a colorful and graphically rich tool for tracking cosmic patterns. There are longitude charts, circular graphs, and tables illustrating planetary motion. Also included are New and Full Moon charts, declination graphs, aspect tables, heliocentric graphs, geographic maps showing planetary eclipse paths, and maps showing parans at eclipses and other important phenomena."
Mary Plumb, mountainastrologer.com/2005calendars.html - November 2004. (Usa)
"This monthly ephemeris itself is lovely - in colour with month by month planetary positions, a graphic ephemeris and aspect grid, as well as declinations, ingress and the lunations - all are in GMT, which is great for immediate use since the mental calculations of GMT is pretty straightforward. Each page is full of information in graphics and text.[...] Highly recommended for novice to practicing astrologer."
Erin Sullivan, ISAR International Astrologer - Summer-Fall 2004. (Usa)
"Ephemerides, selected astromap phenomena, heliocentric data and much more. The diary includes ephemeris and major aspects only. These are among my favorites."
Donna Van Toen, NCGR memberletter - December 2003-January 2004. (Usa)
"Things get better every year. In the Rainbow Ephemeris, Astrid Fallon ("22 years of astrology and still in love") achieves the near impossible feat of giving you just about everything you could require from an annual ephemeris without swamping you in detail. As the title Rainbow suggests, it is a colourful, easy on the eye experience, and comfortably spacious too. It's hard to believe that tables of longitude (shown in both normal and circular form), declination, heliocentric data, cartography maps, New and Full Moon charts, aspectarians, -and goodness knows what else- are contained in such a such a relatively small space and for each month of the year.
Any eclipses are treated to a page apiece with maps, charts, times, parans -you name i - but still without appearing cluttered or bogged down in black type. The equal importance paid to declination means that other events in 2004 treated to page spreads include occultations and certain planets cazimi.This is more than an ephemeris, it's a learning experience.
From our point of view we can see the value of an annual ephemeris designed by a 21st century working astrologer. It gives you what you want to know and all in one place. We trust the accuracy too. Everything is fully sourced and referenced and the author's collaborators include respected names in Denmark, Belgium and Germany."
Paul Newman, The Astrological Journal - Vol 45 n°6 - Nov 2003. (Uk)
"Here is a product dear to the heart of every astrologer who uses declination. Astrid Fallon's useful annual Astro Graphic Calendars have evolved into the Rainbow Ephemeris - a colourful graphic tool to keep track of current cosmic patterns.The format of this annual ephemeris is large - the same size as this magazine - but with 48 pages and a stiff waterproof cover. A double-page spread for each month of the year is easily viewed as the pages lie flat when opened, and what a wealth of information they display. Circular graphs in longitude, standard longitude tables, ingress info. and charts of each month's New and Full Moon lead on to declination graphs, aspect grids and a comprehensive aspectarian. The declination graphs clearly show the 4 moon phases and when planets are out of bounds or when they cross the equator, and the utilisation of colour throughout avoids the confusion of losing track of which planet is which.
But all this is just the beginning. Extra 2-page spreads are devoted to important astrological happenings during the year. For example Solar and Lunar eclipses are given a page each with precise declinations, longitudes and astrocartography maps. Occultations and planets cazimi are also treated to a page a piece with the same comprehensive coverage. The declination information by the way always includes Chiron, Ceres and the Black Moon. All data is in GMT.
The front and back of the book give more graphs and charts as yearly over-views, including a heliocentric section. The genius though is in the layout and design. It is clear and uncluttered and is obviously the end product of much thought and previous experience. One detail particularly interesting to us is that the normal zodiac longitude charts are chosen to be shown with Libra rather than Aries rising. Astrid explains that this better matches declination and our visual understanding of the Sun at the northern solstice standing at the top of the chart as on the Cancer tropic, while at the southern solstice in December it stands below as on the tropic of Capricorn."
Paul Newman , The Other Dimension - Vol 8 n°3 - Autumn 2003, NCGR-Declination Sig.(Usa)
"A currently available computer-generated astro-tool to help us work with the planets deserves a special mention. In her Rainbow Ephemeris, Astrid Fallon has worked with Jurgen Hoppmann, Laurids Pedersen and Andre Vander Linden to present a range of charts, graphs, lists and graphic ephemerides in a most usable way."
Roy Gillett, The Astrological Journal - Vol 45 n°3 - May 2003. (Uk)
"If you somehow neglected to get yourself an astrological calendar, you might want to check out Astrid Fallon's website. She has produced a full-colour graphic ephemeris that includes circular planetary motion for the month, ingress and declination tables, Astro*Cart*Graphy maps showing the culmination of cazimi planets and eclipse patths, and much, much more. All diagrams are clear and well laid out... Even if you have your calendar for this year, you micht want to check this out for 2004. It's useful, colorful, and well worth having."
Donna Van Toen, NCGR memberletter, - February-March 2003. (Usa)
"This excellent visual ephemeris is beautifully presented in colour, displaying a variety of graphics. Included here are the authors unique circular diagrams of the planets movements: the longitude of the planets, Moons node and Chiron for each day; Moon phases and ingresses; declination; graphic ephemerides; cartography maps, and much more. The Rainbow Ephemeris integrates many of the features that were previously included in Astrids smaller booklets. The majority of the computer generated graphics have been generated by Astrid's customised version of Electric Ephemeris. The book is in colour and has 48 pages."
John Etherington, Midheaven Bookshop's Website - December 2002. (Uk)
Astro Fun Diary 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006"The Astro Fun Diary is a smaller and less comprehensive version of the above in the soft-cover form of a compact desk diary, 2 pages to a month, with basic astro-phenomena listed for each day. There is space enough for notes and a circular overview of planetary movements each month. As in the Rainbow Ephemeris above, these charts are innovatively Aries right orientated to match declination and reflect collective mood. The diary also contains an annual overview of planetary motions, a complete ephemeris, Sidereal Time table, table of houses for 51 North plus a brief aspectarian etc."
Paul Newman, The Astrological Journal - Vol 45 n°6 - Nov 2003. (Uk) >
A smaller product from the same stable is the 2004 Astro Fun Diary, which as its name suggests is a desk diary with certain basic astrological data (Moon positions, lunations, ingresses etc.) given each day. Again there are yearly overviews at front and back but the declination information is necessarily more limited. However there is an annual graph of planetary movements north and south and a table of transits giving the declinational mid-point of the year's major planetary conjunctions."
Paul Newman , The Other Dimension - Vol 8 n°3 - Autumn 2003, NCGR-Declination Sig. (Usa)
"Plan your year ahead with the Astro Fun Diary 2002. As well as there being plenty of space in which to write this month-to-a-spread planner includes a colourfull daily ephemeris and GMT is used throughout. This handy little guide is specially useful when combined with calendars from the same collection."
Jo Logan. Prediction, January 2002. (Uk)
"Astrid's Astro Fun Diary is a delightful planning aid that works nicely with the other booklets. And she includes declination in everything !!!"
Leigh Westin, The Other Dimension - Vol 6 n°3 - Autumn 2001, NCGR-Declination Sig. (Usa)
Planetary Cycles at a glance
"Also available is Planetary Cycles at a Glance, a nifty little pocket book astrological tool that includes graphic depiction of planetary cycles, nodal cycles, lunation cycles, eclipses, and more. Excellent for serious student and more seasoned astrologers, this handbook packs a lot into a small package. This is the sort of publication that you end up wearing out from use, so consider protecting it in a protected sleeve."
Astro Graphic Calendar 2000, 2001, 2002
Astro Graphic Calendar 2002 & CartoGraphic Phenomena 2002
"... Lugging along an ephemeris or lap top computer just isn't practical for most of us, but this delightfull booklets are. By putting the information you need at your fingertips, this series makes it easy to access information concerning the planetary movements wherever you go, whenever you need it. Included are tables of longitude and latitude, declination, major aspects, cartography maps, and more, this is both fun and useful series most astrologers will appreciate."
Suzan Hopper, Geocosmic Journal (NCGR), Summer 2002. (Usa)
"... There is however a handy booklet from astrologer Astrid Fallon which provides the cazimi and occultation data for the current year. ...This is no advertisment, but just interesting to know that this information IS available to astrologers."
Joyce Hoen, "The Weakahead", Vol 205 - Feb 2002. (Nl)
"Keep track of current cosmic patterns with the Astro Graphic Calendar 2002. this 44-page booklet includes easily viewed planetary movements, month by month or by the year. This information-packed publication costs £7 and includes tables of longitudes, declination, major aspects and heliocentric data.
The Carto graphic Phenomena 2002 illustratyes in colour the main events of the year. it focuses on the cartographic maps that display the parans and help to locate the parallels of declination geographically."
Jo Logan. Prediction, January 2002. (Uk)
"Tools fro astrology is Astrid's speciality, from an appointment diary to sevral comprehensive booklets all done in colour, adding greatly to clarity. The Astro graphic Calendar, with it's data shown in several graphic formats, give a great holistic view of the year. Carto Graphic Phenomena focuses on ingresses and the tightest conjunctions with charts, data, and Astro*Carto*Graphy of each event, 18 for 2002, another one that would be hard to turn down."
Leigh Westin, The Other Dimension (NCGR-Degination Sig), Autumn 2001. (Usa)
Astro Graphic Calendar 2001
"Graphic movements - Astrid Fallon, author of the Graphic Ephemeris 1920-2040, has now produced a calendar along similar lines. The 2001 Astro Graphic Calendar is an A5 44-page booklet, printed in colour, with lots of astrological information shown graphically, making it very easy to discern planetary movements at a glance month by month or by the year.
The calendar section has a double-page spread to a month format showing Lunar phases and daily positions, planetary ingresses and stations plus New and Full Moon charts, longitude and declination diagrams as well as a graphic aspectarian. Other pages provide more useful information for 2001 and over a 70-year period, again shown graphically, including some heliocentric data. This invaluable quick reference is ideal for anyone interested in predictive astrology and well worth the £7 it costs."
Jo Logan. Prediction, January 2001. (Uk)
"This colorful monthly calendar and astrological reference is based on GMT, suitable for the serious or trained astrologer, and highly technical. Planetary stations and ingresses are noted on the daily calendar area as well as the lunar positions at midnight. Charts for the new and full rnoons are presented for each month as well as lunar ingress times, declination graphs, and aspect tables. Other technical data in addendum form includes a longitude graph using a 30-degree vertical rule, longitude tables for the new and full moons, lists of major parallels and contraparallels for the year, the lunar apogee and perigee in geocentric data section, and heliocentric distances and data. There is no space for notes, but there is more data included than we have room to describe.
This is a, handy, lightweight booklet to carry in lieu of a fully bound ephemeris or hang on the wall for quick reference. It has quite a lot of information packed into a small space and is especially useful if you are visually oriented and prefer data in graphic form."
Bette Denlinger. The International Astrologer (ISAR), Vol. XXIX n° 3, Fall 2000. (Usa)
Astro Graphic Calendar 2000
"Our favourite 'astrologue internationale' has produced yet another impressive collection of tabulated and graphic data. As the title suggests, this covers planetary movements during the current year. The calendar section opens to give an sized spread to each month. The calendar itself notes sign changes, lunar phases and stations. There are also graphic ephemerides of longitude and declination, charts for New and Full moons and a graphic table of aspects. Elsewhere, there are further graphic ephemerides of declination, longitude, lunar ingresses and Moon-earth distance. It is all in pretty colours, … As with Ms Fallon's other work, those who find this useful will find this very useful - notably, we expect, those who find information conveyed graphically more accessible than given in conventional numerical form."
John Frawley. The Astrologer's Apprentice, Issue 16, June 2000. (Uk)
Graphic Ephemeris for Forecasts 1920-2040"The format of the ephemeris is innovative and creative, unlike the format we are used to seeing in the traditional ephemeris. Eachyear is assigned two pags: the first page is a graphic overview of the year demonstrating the zodiacal travel of the superior planets throughout the year, their direct burst and their retrograde motion. The inferior planets mercury and Venus are shown in their retrograde phase. needless to say, this quick overview of the transits for the year and the zodiacal ground they will cover. I was thrilled to see this as each year I map this planetary travel and the planetary stations and encourage students to do the same when working with transits... As visual outlay of the year, this is a great reference. The second page is the more standard ephemeris, although presented differently. The value of this ephemeris is the visual feel of the planetary movements.
Brian Clark, The FAA Journal Vol 29 n°1 - March 1999. (Australia)
"This is a visual ephemeris that devotes a two-page spread to each year from 1920 to 2040; the left page shows the zodiac wheel and planetary motions, and its facing page is a table with planetary positions… There are lots of Appendices with all manner of useful information… The book is very cleanly designed with artistically presented charts. …This will be a well-used book in my library and I recommend it as a reference to all who do mundane work or forecasting for clients."
Mary Plumb, The Mountain Astrologer n°82 - Dec. 98 (Usa).
"This graphic ephemeris is a boon to those who want a year at-a-glance method of plotting planetary movements (including Chiron) - it so quick and easy to see retrograde periods when these are depicted graphically - especially mundane and predictive astrologers. Each spread shows Lunations and eclipses, major and minor aspects plus a list of key degrees' that will be emphasised during a particular year."
Jo Logan - Prediction, Dec.98 (Uk).
"This is a great graphic ephemeris, made to order for anybody who likes to predict or does a lot of mundane astrology. Very useful... Fallon provides an easy overview of the yearly planetary movements seen in one fell swoop. ... Aside from the aforementioned ease of finding transits and other yearly phenomena, there are some additional 'goodies' in the appendix such as Planetary cycles, Life cycles,... and much more. "
Marion March - Aspects (Usa) and The Astrological Journal Vol. 40 n° 3 - 1998 (Uk).
"Astrid Fallon's ephemeris is a useful quick reference for the years 1920-2040."
Nicholas Campion - The Astrological Journal (AAGB) Vol.40 n°3 - 1998 (Uk).br>
"…This is one of the few books that remain on my desk all the time. … Wonderful information for us tech freaks who wants to be able to follow a planet year after year to get a pattern. Say for example, we can flip through the book and watch Pluto move from Cancer to Aquarius. … It's an invaluable work tool."
Lois M. Rodden - Data News n° 72 (Usa).
"... Anyone working extensively with transits might find this repays investigation : a large amount of information is rendered clearly... This has the air of a book which, for those who do have use for it, would quickly become indispensable. "
John Frawley - The Astrologer's Apprentice n° 8 (Uk).
Fallon Astro Graphics - Website
"Astrologer Astrid Fallon's work is a wonderful combination of practical astrology (she exhibits a broad understanding of cycles and planetary movement) and a lovely, whimsical sense of design. Although her Web site is primarily a place to order the various astrological tools that she makes, sample graphs and tables are reproduced here, to provide a visual glance at various astrological phenomena - for example, Mercury's three retrograde periods each year (from 2000 to 2016), Mars retrograde cycles (from 1988 to 2020), and the Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions (from 1702 to 2159). Fallon writes a short newsletter, posts a monthly calendar in her unique graphic format, and offers articles on the importance of occultation and cazimi. She has a very interesting article demonstrating the importance of parans in the world map for an eclipse. She also explains her thorough grounding in astrology's third dimension, declination. Not all of the designs reproduce clearly in this digital format; however, if you are a visual learner, you will enjoy Fallon's approach."
Mary Plumb, The Mountain Astrologer n°108 - April/May 2003 (Usa).
"Fallon Astro Graphics is for the fairly experienced astrologer. This site shows a range of useful data, diaries, and ephemerides (tables of planetary positions) and calendars available by mail order at resonable prices. There are informative and well written articles and news items on the world of astrology. The site is beautifully presented and easy to navigate."
Peter Watson, The Daily Mail - Weekend, 22nd March 2003 (Uk).
Conference - Lecture
At The Lodge Lecture: Astrology in 3D - 2nd February 2004
"The enigmatic Astrid Fallon stood before us this evening and gave us a lesson in Declination - the third dimension of Astrology. She made the trip from Sheffield to talk to us about Astrology in 3D. She is, of course, talking about declination - the factor which we can't represent on flat paper.
After taking us through an introduction and overview of the references she used (this information is on her website), she began by explaining the most obvious point: if a planet has high declination (in the northern hemisphere) then it will spend more time above the horizon in the day. Indeed this is also true of the signs of the zodiac which have higher declination. Declination, she explained is simply the distance a body can be away from the celestial equator. Now planets don't travel along the celestial equator but along the ecliptic and we know that these two great circles cross at 0 degrees Aries, therefore, anything in Aries must have a declination approaching zero and the same must go for Libra. Following the same logic, the solstice signs (Cancer and Capricorn) must have high declination. Astrid then took us through the cycle of the year, starting in mid winter with maximum southern declination and matched the season's to the increasing altitude of the sun in the sky: higher declination more hours in sky during day. She then showed us a slide of the Anelema, which is a time lapse photograph of the position of the sun through the year. It traces a figure of eight which is very like the symbol for infinity.
We looked at out of bounds planets - that is planets with declination higher than 22 degrees. These have a purer, wild, untamed character about then as if they were able to avoid playing by the agreed rules. The nodal cycle ties in to whether we have an out of bounds Moon. When the node is at 0 Capricorn or Cancer things are "normal", the Sun and the Moon have equal declination, when the node approaches 0 Libra the Sun is higher than the Moon and rationality rules, but when it gets towards 0 Aries the Moon is OOB (out-of-bound), higher than the Sun - this is where we are presently folks - and our emotional nature has the upper hand.
After valiantly packing in so much material and stunningly beautiful graphics we finished with a quick look at declination cycles across the last century. No surprise to see a peak in the early 1940's but we also saw that the recent Jupiter Saturn conjunction - being in Taurus - also was at a peak.
We hope to see Astrid again soon as we just know we haven't even scratched the surface. Her many years of research into this subject showed in the wonderful graphics and charts she showed during the evening. Check out her website and see all the wonderful tools on offer for yourself. Thank you Astrid."
Claire Chandler - The Astrological Lodge of London - http://www.astrolodge.co.uk/astro/atthelodge/2004/spring/2feb.htm
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