New Directions
This book is my first contribution to the science of Astrology.
It is only for those that want to learn more about Astrocartography
beyond what is in
many current text books.  The astronomy behind the new techniques are explained
which will reveal some
deeper and more meaningful interpretations about the angles.
This invites a deeper study or examination of the natal horoscope, specifically the
importance of the angles.  It will increase accuracy in both the natal chart and with
the maps.

A working knowledge of natal astrology is required to implement the ideas it

It shows how the maps as essential to an accurate natal horoscope reading.   

There is an interpretation uncertainty in the basic interpretation of the natal
horoscope all astrologers are aware of, in that planets that appear in the end of the
9th and 12th sometimes seem to be strong as if they are in the 10th and 1st. Some
call those areas of the chart the 'Gauquelin Zones'.  It explains why they appear the
way the do and will eliminate that uncertainly by showing, with 100% accuracy,
which house a planet is actually affecting.

It explains the coloring of the maps, which explains planetary 'areas' rather that just
the lines.

It also explains the 'whole chart' interpretation of the Maps, not just the lines close
to the area in question.  In all places, and anywhere you are, there always is an MC,
IC, DC, and AC. All four factors are in play at any place you are and at any one place
on the Astrocartography map.  How to see all four angles at anyplace at anytime is

Send your check or money order, made out to:
Darrell Steen,
PO Box 1337,
Angier, NC 27501.

Astrocartography: New Directions, is only:................... $ 24.95

If you have any questions email me at

Thanks,                                                               Darrell Steen

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A delicate ribbon of gas floats eerily in our galaxy.  This photo, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, is a
remnant of SN 1006, a stellar explosion that occurred more than 1000 years ago.  On or around May 1st,
1006 A.D., observers from Africa to Europe to the Far East witnessed and recorded the arrival of light from
a supernova explosion caused by the final death throes of a white dwarf star nearly 7,000 light years away,
and surpassed Venus as the brightest object in the night time sky, only to be surpassed by the moon.  It
was visible even during the day for weeks, and remained visible to the naked eye for at least 2.5 years
before fading away.  The size of the remnant implied that the blast wave from the supernova had expanded
at nearly 20 million miles per hour over the nearly 1000 years since the explosion occurred.  The twisting
filament ribbon of light shows where the expanding blast wave is now sweeping into very tenuous
surrounding gas.  The bright edges within the ribbon correspond to places where the shock wave is seen
exactly edge on to our line of sight.  SN 1006 has a diameter of nearly 60 light years, and is still expanding
at roughly 6 million miles per hour.  In this image, many background galaxies (orange extended objects) far
off in the distant universe can be seen dotting the image.  The white dots are foreground or background
stars in our galaxy.

       One light-year = traveling @ 186,000 miles per second,
            x 60 seconds per minute, x 60 minutes per hour,
                x 24 hours in one day, x 365 days per year!
            Multiplied By 7,000 To Reach Remnant SN 1006!

To walk 1 light-year, at a moderate pace of 20 minutes a mile, it would take you 225 million years to
complete your journey, (not including stops for meals or the restroom).  If you started just before
appeared on Earth, you'd probably be finishing your hike just about now.  Even if you hitched a
ride on N.A.S.A.'s Mach 9.68x- 43A Hypersonic Scram Jet, the fastest aircraft in the world, it would take
about 95,000 years to cover the distance.

You'll need a pretty big travel bag too; for walking such a distance requires substantial supplies.  You'd
need 2 trillion Power Bars to fuel your trip.  You'd also produce a heap of worn-out shoes.  The typical pair
of sneakers will last you 500 miles, so you'd burn through some 11.8 billion pairs of shoes; and all that
effort wouldn't get you very far, astronomically speaking, because the closest star to our Sun, is Proxima
Centauri which is 4.22 light-years away!