Create Your First Chart

There are two (2) ways to create a chart:

1. The New Chart Button

The most direct way to create a new chart is by using the “New Chart” button. This button appears on every screen of LUNA so you can access the chart creation screen at any time.

Complete the form on this screen and your new chart will show automatically when you’re finished. Note that LUNA comes with three (3) built-in chart types that you can use to help categorize your charts:

  1. Natal
  2. Event
  3. Horary

You can use the “Add Tags…” field to create custom tags/labels of your own (see below).

Date & Time Formats

At this time, LUNA only supports American standard date formats that place the month before the day. This means February 11, 1999 should be entered as 02/11/1999 and not 11/02/1999 which LUNA will interpret as November 2nd. We plan to add support for non-American date formats in the near future.

Please note that you can use either the 12-hour or 24-hour clock format when entering times in LUNA.

2. The Spacetime Navigator

When viewing transit charts you will notice the Spacetime Navigator form that’s used for animating to various times and locations. The transits Info Panel will show the transit chart data. As you animate the chart, the Info Panel will auto-update. Select “Save” to jump into the chart creation screen and save the current chart.

Composite image of the chart Info Panel in desktop and mobile view alongside the Spacetime Navigator.
The far left image is the chart Info Panel in desktop view, while the far right image shows the Info Panel expanded on a mobile screen. The center image is an example of the Spacetime Navigator.

Notice the date, time and location data is automatically filled in for you as it’s from the transit chart. You only need to name it to save it as a new chart profile.

Want to edit or delete a chart?

Visit the Create, Edit & Delete Charts article for additional details on chart management.

Updated on February 18, 2024

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