What Watch
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First Steps

What Watch always starts with the current date and time at the default location (which you can modify on the "Preferences" tab). You may freely modify all input fields, press "Radix" and the positions are recalculated.

Since version 3, What Watch has an atlas and time zone information. If a country's data is not in the atlas, you can also use Astrodienst's great free service at www.astro.com.

On the "Wheel One" tab, all graphical information is shown: the chart wheel and the aspectarian. You can display all aspects, selected by groups, in the wheel itself.

In the input area, switch to the "Two" tab and select another chart. Press "Radix" again to calculate the new chart. Some more tabs appear: "Wheel Two" and "Composite Wheel". "Wheel Two" now shows the wheel that is based on the data you just provided. You can easily switch between the different wheels to make comparisons.

If you want to have a look at current transits, you can use this as well: load a birth chart in one wheel, and the current chart in the other. You can now compare them in synastry and analyze the current pattern. If you want to know more about a specific transit, on the top panel of What Watch, select a "Birth Planet" and a "Transit / Progression" planet. Press "List" and a long list will be calculated. It shows the exact dates of transits over the "Birth Planet" you selected, with stations and sign changes for a full lifespan of a hundred years.

Basically, that's it. There are many details to explore in the next chapters.

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