The required software would convert data presented in the form of a simple table into aymbols arranged around an astrological chart.
Each planet or horoscope component would be assigned a value from 0° to 359°59' by the user, corresponding to a degree of right ascension. With this information, the horoscope component could appear on the astrological chart as symbol, or glyph, in a position from 0° Aries to 29°59 Pisces.
Because in some circumstances it would be necessary to synthesise data pertaining to two nativities or situations, I would like for the user to be able to specify a colour for the glyphs from a grayscale spectrum, or selection. This capability should be extended to individual components – it may be that the outer planets and the moon's ascendant and descendant need to be given less emphasis, for example.
It would also be preferable if the user was able to choose whether the the signs and chart structure was black or white, as it would be useful to have the option of presenting the chart on a white or a black background.
There should also be the option of changing the orientation of the chart.
It would be useful if the user could choose between:
medium coeli being at the top of the chart
the ascendant being situated on the exact left-hand side (90° from the top of the chart)
the cusp between Gemini and Cancer being at the top of the chart
the cusp of Sagitarrius and Capricorn being at the top of the chart
For all the above options, there being the choice between the sequence of signs running counter-clockwise (for northern hemisphere charts) and the sequence of signs running clockwise (for southern hemisphere charts).
Alternatively, please could it be made so the user can select what degree of right ascension (sign, cusp) is at the uppermost point of the chart, and so the user can select whether the orientation is clockwise or counter-clockwise.
I have attached an hand-drawn horoscope which corresponds to an input table (also attached).
The proportions for the chart should be as follows:
Radius of chart = 100%
Band of zodiac signs = 12.5% (of which the signs compose about 60% of the height, and are about as bold as the structure of the chart)
Height of horoscope component symbols = 12.5% (should be slightly bolder than the signs)
Height of fixed stars = 1/3 of other components
Moon's nodes = 2/3 height of other components.
In the case of conjunctions, components can be drawn over each other. Fixed stars can be drawn above the component in conjunction.