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    AstrologyJS is a NodeJs package that provides functionality for including astrological charts in projects.


    To use AstrologyJS in a project, run the following in a terminal from the root of your project. This will save AstrologyJS as a dependency within your package.json file.

    npm install astrologyjs --save


    Although there are a number of classes included in the package, the main ones that you'll need are Person, Chart, ChartFactory, and ChartType. Import them as follows:

    // Typescript/ES6 style
    import { Person, Chart, ChartFactory, ChartType } from "astrologyjs";
    // Node.js style
    let Person = require("astrologyjs").Person;
    let Chart = require("astrologyjs").Chart;
    let ChartFactory = require("astrologyjs").ChartFactory;

    Create a Person

    To create a new chart, first you have to create one or more Person objects. Since creating a person may require some asynchronous calls, you need to use either the Promise style or async/await:

    // Using Promise
    let person;
    Person.create("Kenji", "1974-02-17T23:30Z", {lat: 37.4381927, lng: -79.18932}).then(
        p => {
            person = p;
            // other stuff, i.e. create a chart
        err => "Ruh, roh. Something went wrong."
    // Using async/await
    let person;
    try {
        person = await Person.create("Kenji", "1974-02-17T23:30Z", {lat: 37.4381927, lng: -79.18932});
    } catch (err) {
        // uh-oh...
    // other stuff, i.e. create a chart

    The parameters for Person.create() are:

    • The name of the person (or event, if this is an event chart): string
    • The (precise as possible) date and time for the chart: Date or string in ISO 8601 format Be very careful when setting dates to make sure you've properly accounted for the timezone. Using a UTC datetime in the ISO 8601 format is recommended since this format includes accurate timezone information. If you use a Date object, be aware that it usually defaults to the timezone in which the computer creating it is located. If this is not the same as the timezone for the chart, your data may come back inaccurate.
    • The location for the chart: an Object like {lat: 37.4381927, lng: -79.18932} or a string address If you submit a string addres, e.g. "221B Baker St, Marylebone, London NW1 6XE, UK", behind the scenes AstrologyJS will use Google's geocoding service to convert that into a latitude and longitude. If you already know the lat/lng, however, passing them will prevent Person.create() from being asynchronous.

    If you are creating a Synastry, Combined, or Davison chart, you'll need to create two Person objects.

    Create a Chart

    Chart data is loaded from a remote online ephemeris REST service. As such, when creating a new Chart you should use ChartFactory. If building an app that stores charts for later viewing, it is recommended that the instantiated Chart objects be serialized and stored so that they can be retrieved again later without having to use the factory.

    // Using Promise
    let chart;
    ChartFactory.create("Kenji's natal chart", person).then(
        c => {
            chart = c;
            // ... do stuff with your chart ...
        err => "Ruh, roh. Something went wrong."
    // Using async/await
    let chart;
    try {
        chart = await ChartFactory.create("Kenji's natal chart", person);
    } catch (err) {
        // uh-oh... (probably means web service was unavailable for some reason)
    // ... do stuff with your chart ...

    Parameters for ChartFactory.create() are:

    • A name for your chart: string
    • A person (or event): Person
    • A second person: Person
    • The chart type: one of ChartType.{Basic, Transits, Synastry, Combined, Davison, CombinedTransits, DavisonTransits}

    Here are some example call signatures. (I've left out the try/catch for brevity.)

    let jack = Person.create("Jack", "1970-01-01T00:00Z", {lat: 37.4381927, lng: -79.18932});
    let jill = Person.create("Jill", "1975-05-05T05:05Z", {lat: 42.2462633, lng:  18.26468});
    let natal = await ChartFactory.create("Basic natal", jack);
    let txits = await ChartFactory.create("Jack with current transits", jack, null, ChartType.Transits);
    let snsty = await ChartFactory.create("Jack and Jill's Synastry",   jack, jill, ChartType.Synastry);
    let cmbnd = await ChartFactory.create("Jack and Jill Combined",     jack, jill, ChartType.Combined);
    let cmbtx = await ChartFactory.create("J/J Combined w/ Transits",   jack, jill, ChartType.CombinedTransits);
    let davsn = await ChartFactory.create("Jack and Jill's Davison",    jack, jill, ChartType.Davison);
    let davtx = await ChartFactory.create("J/J Davison w/ Transits",    jack, jill, ChartType.DavisonTransits);

    Charts with transits default to the current time with the location set to the location of the first Person passed into the create() function. If you'd like to set transit to a specific time, that can be done after the chart has been created by using the Chart.refreshTransits() function:

    // create a chart with transits
    let txits = await ChartFactory.create("Jack with current transits", jack, null, ChartType.Transits);
    // update them to a specific time, e.g. New Year's eve this year
    await txits.refreshTransits("2015-12-31T11:59:59Z");

    The order of the Person objects submitted to the chart determines whether they are considered "inner" or "outer", as follows:

    • If there's only one "person", i.e. Basic, Combined, Davison, the planets are "outer"
    • If there are transits, the transiting planets are "outer" and the "main" planets are "inner"
    • For Synastry, the first Person is "inner" and the second Person is "outer"

    Using a Chart

    Once the chart has been instantiated, you can make use of it's data however you like via the Chart class' accessor properties:

    • Chart.houses: returns an array of longitudes corresponding to the house cusps, starting with the 1st
    • Chart.aspects: returns an array of Aspect objects
    • Chart.ascendant: returns the longitude of the ascendant; same as the 1st house cusp
    • Chart.innerPlanets/Chart.outerPlanets: arrays of Planet objects

    The interfaces for the Aspect and Planet classes are as follows:

    interface Aspect {
        type: string;        // e.g. trine, square, sextile, etc.
        orb: number;         // number of degrees (decimal) from making a "perfect" aspect
        symbol: string;      // character corresponding to the symbol for the aspect in the Kairon Semiserif font
        isMajor: boolean;    // "major" aspects: conjunct, sextile, square, trine, opposition; all others are "minor"
        isApplying: boolean; // is the aspect applying or separating?
    interface Planet {
        name: string;          // name of the planet
        longitude: number;     // position in the sky
        latitude: number;      // degrees above or below the ecliptic
        speed: number;         // mainly used to determine if the planet is retrograde
        symbol: string;        // character corresponding to the symbol for the planet in the Kairon Semiserif font
        isMajor: boolean;      // "major" planets: Sun, Moon, Mercury-Pluto; all others considered "minor"
        isRetrograde: boolean; // this.speed < 0

    What Else?

    There are probably lots of other things you can do with the code. I've endeavored to make the source code fairly well documented. Please feel free to ask questions via the issues page as well as alerting me to bugs or other problems.


    AstrologyJS is open-sourced software licensed under the MIT license.



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