How it works
If the files exist the program plays:
or if those don't exist it will play 'planet.wav' at the appropriate
event. To use the program replace the word 'planet' in the actual
WAV file names above with one or more of the following planet names
depending on which events you want to be notified of on this list:
For example if you create the following WAV files somehow and place
them in the CAL93 folder the program will play the waves specified
when the events occur. All venus events will play the same WAV and
all mars events will play the mars.wav.
The program ships with a set of WAV files which are meant as samples
only, I haven’t had time to search out appropriate sounds for each
event, so I just downloaded a bunch of random WAV files from the Internet
and renamed them.
Select File/Batch from Main Menu and you will be prompted for and
input and output file name. Or to run cal93 from another program,
execute it with two command line parameters.
cal93.exe input.txt output.txt
The format for the input text is a comma delimitted file:
The format for the output text is a comma delimitted file:
Info1 and 2 are simply passed along to help you figure out what you
are talking about.
Any string in the list that include spaces, commas or quotes
must be contained in double quotes.
Here is an example input.txt:
Here is the output produced:
14° Capricorn, 5°Aries,Sunday,
Betty Boop,Minneapolis,3/4/98,6:41PM,6,93W21,45N05,IVv,14° Pisces,10°Gemini,Wednesday,
When you launch the program it calculates the Thelemic date based
on the current date. If you want to calculate a different date, simply
enter it into the fields and hit enter. Use the right mouse or the
menu options or toolbar to access the Windows clipboard. The Now button
sets the date and time to the present moment and calculates the date.
Planetary rise zenith set and nadir information is extracted from
the calculations for your convienience and calculation of planetary
All the calculations are done by a seperate program called "Astrolog"
which is free for personal use and freely available on the Internet.
An installation of Astrolog is included when you installed the Cal93
program. See the readme files for more information on this fine program
which you can also use for other astrological purposes directly from
the command line, and by customizing ASTROLOG.DAT to your own preferences.
You will need to determine your correct latitude and longitude and
time zone in order for the program to come up with the correct calculations.
For example the settings I use for where I live near Minneapolis Minnesota
93W21 Longitude 45N05 Latitude Time Zone 6.
- You can set Cal93 to use your local time zone and daylight savings
time settings automatically? Check the System Locale Opions on the
- If you run Cal93 with a command line option of x the program will
run, place the Thelemic Date for that present time into the clipboard
and exit immediately. The Setup program created such a Shortcut
when you installed the program on your Desktop and Start Menu Called
"Cal93 Fast Exit"
- You expand the display of Cal93 to include multiple months at
once. Clicking on any day visible calculates information for that
- You can use Cal93 to calculate the Planetary Hours based on the
number of Day and Night hours.
- A complete astrological chart is generated each time you initiate
the computations. You can view this information by selecting, View
- You can set the program up to trigger the playing of WAV files
at various astrological events. For example you could make the program
play a certain sound at Sun Rise, Zenith, Set and Nadir.
- If you are using the Alarm and you do not have a specific WAV
file for a given planet's events such as sun_rises.wav, the program
will play sun.wav as a default.
- You can changes these tips by editing tips.txt in the Cal93 folder
to say anything you want.
- You can change the program to display a random verse from your
favorite book or text by placing it in verses.txt and setting the
proper checkbox on the Options page. The program comes preloaded
with the verses from The Book of the Law.
- Cal93 can be run in a batch mode using an input file of multiple
calculations. You can use this feature if you wanted to call cal93
from another program application, such as a Database.
- All the calculations in Cal93 are performed using the freeware
program Astrolog. In many respects Cal93 is a Windows front end
for the command line version of astrolog.
- Astrolog us available in a native Windows version which you can
download from the Astrolog Home page at http://www.astrolog.org
This is a set of WAV files for the planetary alarm feature. This
is just a set of more or less random sounds I downloaded from the
Net of animal sounds and renamed them according to the necssary scheme.
I am including these as a fun sample of what could be done. Better
would be a set of WAV files selected by hand to reflect relevant associations
of the various events. This is a lot of work and as yet I have not
attempted it. If anyone does PLEASE consider sharing your files as
this would really enhance the program. It would for example be really
neat to have WAV files of a human voice saying "The Sun has risen"
"The Sun has set" etc.. for each event wouldn't it. Another
neat idea would be to have selected musical passages play for each
event. If anyone is interested in developing something like that I
would really encourage it, and hope someday to offer sets of sounds
here for sharing.
Cal93 2.91b older version which includes 16bit DOS graphics
libs for wheel displays.
An even older version