Reference Library

Since its inception Esoteric Technologies has cemented its place among the world’s best astrology software companies.

In this section we would like to acknowledge some of the people who have supported the company with valuable reference material. In this way we can also help you discover more about the wonderful array of techniques in our range of products.


Our Solar Maps version 5 (contained within Solar Fire v9) contains a variety of techniques which enable astrologers to explore the world of Astrolocality astrology. Jim Lewis’ Astro*Carto*Graphy and Cyclo*Carto*Graphy as well as Local Space and Geodetics. To explore these techniques further you can visit the following sites:

Seachange Astrology Consultations – Moving to a new town, city or country can affect the way you feel about yourself and your life. Whether you want to relocate, have a holiday, look for love, plan a seachange or pursue a business venture you can find the best place for your purpose by using astrology. Seeing With Stars astrology consultations can help you plan ahead by looking at which parts of this beautiful world are best suited for you and your goals.

US Astrologer Arielle Guttman offers both an Introduction to Astro Mapping Techniques as well as an Advanced Astro Mapping Techniques Course. For more information please visit

Astrology Consultations

Do you want to learn more about your own astrology chart, the ebb and flow of your life or that of your children? Or perhaps you are wanting to move to a different location? You can find out more by consulting a professional astrologer.

Stephanie Johnson specialises in personal and business readings with her Seeing with Stars consultation business. Stephanie’s consulting room is based in Adelaide’s Eastern suburbs. She has run her own astrology consultation and software business for more than 13 years and specialises in helping women and men achieve their personal and business goals. She is committed to astrology as a means of gaining greater understanding to live more effectively.

Astrology Schools

Do you want to learn more about the basics of astrology, or simply refresh your existing knowledge? The following schools can help you with information on the latest classes, qualifications and advanced astrology courses.

Astro*Synthesis was founded in Melbourne, Australia in 1986 as an astrological education program. In 1989 Astro*Synthesis became relocated at The Chiron Centre where it continues to conduct its training program. Astro*Synthesis offers courses at the Chiron Centre and via correspondence.

Internationally acclaimed Canopus Academy of Astrology offers many different types of astrology courses. The Director of Studies is Linda Reid and Principal Mentor is Scott Whitters, who are supported by a team of dedicated teaching astrologers, all of whom give individual tuition.

Astro Mundi offers astrological education to the beginner and the professional with an emphasis on astrological excellence. Courses are provided through structured classes and workshops for the attending student. A Distance Education option is also available for some of the courses.

Mercurial Connections strives to bring quality learning through classes, workshops and seminars, through the Mercurial Connections School of Astrology and our industry’s top international and national teachers.

Situated in Sydney, Australia, Mercurial Connections aims to provide quality information & teaching based on the principles of psychological, mythological, & evolutionary astrology.

Kepler College, based in the USA, is the only college of astrology in the western hemisphere authorized to issue BA and MA degrees. The entire curriculum is based on astrology. Kepler’s first freshman class began in July 2000.

Kepler offers a Distance Learning with Symposia Program. Each academic term is twelve weeks in duration… eleven of which of are presented online. Students complete reading, writing and research assignments under the email guidance of the faculty. One week each term, students gather in Seattle, Washington for a 7-day onsite symposium. The Symposia are the “centrepieces” of the academic program and attendance is required.

The Sirius School of Astrology uses the latest in technology to make your astrological learning experience as rich and enjoyable as possible. Astrology classes are accompanied by multimedia presentations, where needed, to help demonstrate the more difficult aspects of astrology. A range of interactive CDs are supplied throughout the course and teachers also supply a range of comprehensive text books, written by Ed Tamplin and Sherrynne Dalby, that cover modules taught. All of these extras are included in the course.

Chinese Astrology

Malvin Artley’s site is devoted to Oriental systems of astrology, especially Chinese astrology, and has two distinct leanings: Fate Calculation (Four Pillars, Tzu Wei, 9 Star Ki, etc.) and true Chinese astrology – the lunar mansions, the Chinese asterisms, comets, eclipses and the like, and the Celestial Messengers (the planets).

Esoteric Resources

Solar Fire has more Esoteric Astrology features than any other astrology program that we know of. For more information about this fascinating realm of astrology see the following links.

Esoteric Astrologer is a website that brings together the leading thinkers and commentators in the field of Esoteric Astrology and the Seven Rays. Phillip Lindsay  has been teaching Astrology and the Ageless Wisdom, working as an astrological counselor for the past 20 years. He has recently published several books:  The Shamballa Impacts , Masters of the Seven Rays , The Initiations of Krishnamurti , Soul Cycles of the Seven Rays and The Destiny of Races and Nations . .

The University of the Seven Rays is a non-profit alternative institution of higher education granting degrees in the esoteric arts and sciences. The mission of the University of the Seven Rays is spiritual and its programs of study are primarily designed to strengthen spiritual will, spiritual love and practical spiritual intelligence in its students. Its programs are essentially designed towards producing graduates who understand the subjective causes behind external events, and can thus operate more effectively, not only in their day-to-day lives but also at the planetary level to aid human upliftment and fulfilment. All academic curricula are based upon the esoteric doctrine known as the “Ageless Wisdom” or the “Trans-Himalayan Wisdom”, derived from the teachings of the Christ, the Buddha, and other spiritual masters, with special emphasis on the writings of the Tibetan Master Djwhal Khul.

Fixed Stars

The night sky, with its eternal fixed stars and majestic constellations, is the ancient root of all astrology and the deepest source of the creation myths of mankind. Through its Planetarium and other reports Solar Fire enables you to enter a world where Fixed Stars were centre stage of emerging astrology. The following websites enable you to understand the world of Fixed Stars and make the most of your Solar Fire.

The late Diana Rosenberg has been claimed as the world’s foremost authorities on Fixed Stars. She has written articles for the The Mountain Astrologer, NCGR Journal, Geocosmic News, Ingress, Heliogram, Member letter, Urania, Dell Horoscope & American Astrology magazines. She is the author of The New Fixed Star Workbook and has co-authored Asteroid Names and Nodes and Ephemeris of the Asteroid Diana. Llewellyn’s “The Astrology of the Macrocosm” includes her chapter on earthquake prediction, NCGR’s Essentials of Intermediate Astrology contains her essay on Fixed Stars, and her chapter on Fixed Stars and the Hindu Lunar Mansions appears in Richard Houck’s Hindu Astrology Lessons.

Medieval Astrology Techniques

The realm of ancient techniques is a treasure trove for astrologers. The following traditional astrologers and schools can help you uncover astrological gems from the past.

Dr Lee Lehman holds MS and PhD degrees in Botany from Rutgers University. Her astrological interests have included new asteroids, historical methods, heliocentric astrology, horary and homosexuality. She has published four books to date: The Ultimate Asteroid Book (1988), Essential Dignities (1989), The Book of Rulerships (1992) and Classical Astrology for Modern Living (1996). She was the recipient of the 1995 Marc Edmund Jones Award, the first Horary Astrologer to be so honoured.  Dr Lehman runs several correspondence courses on Classical Astrology and is the author of Solar Writer—Classical and Solar Writer—Medicus.

Robert Corre, author of The Forum of Astrology provides a classical approach to astrology based on the works of the 17th Century astrologer Morin de Villefranche as was taught by Zoltan Mason of New York. This approach stresses seeing the chart as a whole intergrated unit.

Professional Organisations

Cosmic Intelligence Agency


You are interested in astrology but you don’t know your birth time. What do you do? You can consult a qualified astrologer or use software to find your birth time. Astrologers running their own business often also need to rectify charts. Esoteric Technologies recommends the professional astrology rectification software JigSaw.

Finding the correct birth time is vital to an accurate astrology chart but many people don’t know their birth time. The first step is to exhaust all possibilities ­ ask a living relative, search for baby records, phone the hospital or phone the local library if your hospital has since closed. If you still can’t discover your time of birth then you will need to partake in a special process called “Rectification”. This is a complex process during which the astrologer will ask you for major life events, timed as closely as possible to a day. The astrologer will then undertake a complex procedure of matching dates to astrological events with the view to finding a time for you. Once you have a ‘rectified’ chart by a qualified astrologer then you are able to start your astrological journey. Seeing with Stars Astrology offers professional rectification.

Relationship Astrology

One of the most frequent questions from clients is about relationships astrology. Astrolgers also are fascinated by the different techniques which shed light on relationships. Solar Fire has many tools for relationship astrology and Synastry interpretations have been included in Solar Fire and Solar Writer – Synastry. The following websites have specifalised and also offers insights into the 7th house and other related tools.