The Best Free Astrology Programs

Updated Saturday, September 1, 2018

I have spent hundreds of hours evaluating virtually all of the free astrology programs available for the Windows platform, and share with you the results of my analyses.

May these programs serve you well!

[You can find out about mobile apps, for iOS and Android, here.]


Note: I have also helped most of the major astrology software companies develop and improve their software, and you can read my published reviews and learn more about the best commercial programs on my website:

My Ultimate Guide to Astrology Software, for free demos, tutorials, videos, and more, by clicking here.

My published reviews of over 50 astrology programs, here

My articles exploring and comparing the top astrology programs here and here.

And "The Optimal Use of Astrology Software" here

If you decide that you want to purchase a more powerful astrology program, click here for my secure astrology software order form.

Here are links to the best free astrology software.

(If you find any free programs that I've missed, please email me and let me know.)

Note: unless otherwise indicated, the programs listed below run on Windows PCs.


Western astrology freeware.

Important Note: While almost all free astrology programs lack a time-change atlas, and therefore require users to look up time changes elsewhere, the following three programs actually do have time-change atlases built in, and therefore are the best free astrology programs available.

Planetdance is a surprisingly powerful free astrology program for both the Windows and Android platforms, with Quick*Chart importing (so you can transfer your chart files from most astrology programs to this one), all of the basic charts and calculations, and many additional features. Version 6 now has a full time-change atlas for the World. Learn more about it here, and download it here. It is the best free astrology program available.

The Freeware Astrology For Windows 3.0 is one of the only free astrology programs with a time-change atlas built in and an interface in 15 languages. It also offers composite charts, natal and transit reports, and an 8000 year ephemeris. You can download Astrology for Windows here.

Similarly, Starfisher is an open-source free astrology program that also has a built-in time-change atlas, and an interface in 5 languages. You can read my short write-up here, and go to the Starfisher website to download the latest version here.

ZET Lite is an incredibly powerful free program. It is quite challenging to use, but has more capabilities than most other free software. Click here to download it.

Here's a cute little program called StarLove that calculates the compatibility between two charts. To download it, click here.

A free program Morinus -- recently updated to version 8.1.0 -- for Linux, Windows, and the MacOS is devoted to Tradional Astrology, including the calculation of Primary Directions. The original site discussing it is here, and you can download the latest version here.

Want to see the current Planetary Hour in your system tray? ChronosXP keeps you current. Download it by clicking here.

Want to see the strength of specific harmonic aspects over time? Download the Harmogram by clicking here.

Here's a screen program that shows traditional, modern, and esoteric rulerships. Download Esoteric Astrological Rulerships Freeware by clicking here.

Riyal for Windows calculates many astronomical bodies, e.g. centaurs, has Sabian symbols and more. Download it by by clicking here.

Free Astrology Software from Allen Edwall              Download Allen's Freeware

Get the latest version of Astrolog for Windows          Download Astrolog Free.

Get the latest version of Astrolog for Macintosh        Download Astrolog Free.

Get the latest version of Astrolog for DOS or Unix    Download Astrolog Free.

Get the latest version of What Watch for Windows     Download What Watch Free.

Get the new version of Lunabar for Windows which shows the current phase and sign of the Moon (and more) in your taskbar     Download Lunabar free

AstroClock allows you to view an updating chart of the transiting planets, Download AstroClock free.

The Mayan Aztec Astrology Program creates a Mayan horoscopes. (Note: you will need to follow the program's instructions carefully to get accurate results) Click here to download it.


Free Astrological Icons.

While an internet search for icons for astrology reveals a large number of results, I found a set of 207 bitmapped astrology icons that are outstanding. They were created by an anonymous Russian author and you can download them by clicking here.

        Note: If you don't know how to open and use the icon library -- .icl file, you can get instructions here.


Vedic astrology freeware.

The new Saptarishis Research Software includes a huge chart collection and great set of search features. Learn about it and get it here.

Get the latest version of Jr. Jyotish for Windows 9x    Download Junior Jyotish Free.

The powerful Vedic program Jagannatha Hora 8.0 New version April 2016      Click here to go to their website and download the full version

Jyotishya Deepika is a Vedic program with KP features and much more. Download Jyotishya Deepika by clicking here.

Maitreya's Dream is an excellent Vedic astrology program with Western astrological features too. Download the latest version by clicking here.

Want a small quick calculator of Vedic charts? Get Junior Jyotish for Windows by clicking here.

Want a fast, free look at a Vedic Chart? Especially for Prashna? Quick Jyotish runs on PCs, Macs, Linux, and Pocket Pcs. Download it by clicking here.

KPStarOne is a Krishnamurti Paddhati-oriented Vedic astrology program with many capabilities including house rotation, Varshaphala, and an Advanced Event Finder. Get it here.

LifeSign Mini is an unusual mix of Vedic features and advertisements and incentives to buy more. The interpretations vary from very poor to good, but the astrological details about the chart are extensive. The program has a small atlas and no time zones or time changes, so use with care. You can get it here.

I cannot recommend AstroLoka Basic as it has a small fixed number of cities and you can't enter any new place. This makes it useless in most cases.

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Linux programs

Click Here for a listing of the top Linux astrology programs. I have not tested them as I don't run Linux.


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