Virtual Google Earth — A Great Resource for Astrologers


Virtual Google Earth is a website that allows you to enter a street address in order to find its latitude and longitude.  This is very useful information for astrologers.  If a client was born at home or in a particular hospital, you can find the exact coordinate of birth.  It is also useful for calculating return charts.

Suppose you knew that President Obama spent his solar return birthday at the White House and you wanted to cast the chart for his actual location at the time of the return.  You could plug 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC into Virtual Google Earth and get the coordinates of the White House (in the upper right-hand corner).  The image would look like this:

Virtual Google Earth image for address of the White House.

Virtual Google Earth image for address of the White House.

The link for Virtual Google Earth is http://www.pixeldevelopment.com/virtualgoogleearth.asp.

Enjoy!

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About Anthony Louis

Author of books about astrology and tarot, including TAROT PLAIN AND SIMPLE, HORARY ASTROLOGY, and THE ART OF FORECASTING WITH SOLAR RETURNS.
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5 Responses to Virtual Google Earth — A Great Resource for Astrologers

  1. wickers1@myfairpoint.net says:

    Very cool!  THANKS!

    On Wed, 18 Sep 2013 12:06:05 +0000, Anthony Louis – Astrology & Tarot Blog wrote:

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    Anthony Louis posted: “Virtual Google Earth is a website that allows you to enter a street address in order to find its latitude and longitude.  This is very useful information for astrologers.  If a client was born at home or in a particular hospital, you can find the exact co”

  2. Pamela Gibson says:

    Thank you!

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  3. james says:

    hi tony,
    on a related note – you mention getting help from google maps for calculating return charts. in your book on solar returns did you talk much if any on the difference between casting a return chart to a relocated place, verses the place of birth? i am interested in reading about the differences associated with that. i know morin used relocated data. i don’t know that other older astrologers prior to him did. any thoughts?
    what is the software you are using to enter in the data you’d get off google maps with those type digits? 38.899316… solar fire doesn’t let me do much with that type of data.
    thanks!

  4. James,

    Off the top of my head I don’t recall if astrologers earlier than Morin used relocated return charts. James Holden may discuss that in one of his books. Morin believed that the return chart belonged to the person rather than to the location of his birth. In practice, I think that both charts are valid and simply give different perspectives on the return.

    Regarding the digits, they are just a decimal form of expressing degrees. Since 1 degree = 60 minutes of arc, to convert 38.899316 degrees you would multiply .899316 x 60 = 53.96 minutes of arc, rounded to 54 minutes.

    Thus, 38.899316 degrees = 38 degrees 54 minutes.

    If you want to be more precise, 53.96 minutes = 53 minute and .96 x 60 seconds =
    53 minutes 57.6 seconds. Many calculators allow you to do this conversion automatically.

    Tony

  5. james says:

    thanks tony! essentially when morin relocated the solar return to the location, as opposed to the birth location, he was doing what jim lewis spent a lot of time working on – astrocartography, or relocation astrology. my personal experience with relocation astrology is that it is difficult to do for solar returns as one never knows where someone(famous in particular) might have been for their actual solar return. i have resorted to working mostly with natal solar return charts. nothing i have read prior to morin points to the use of relocation.
    thanks for the explanation on how you use those digits!!

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