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Janus 4.3 Atlas Update Installation Instructions

Janus 4.3 must be installed first

  • Click this link to download the update: Download Janus 4.3 Atlas Update
  • Size: 9 mb
  • Filename: InstallJanus4P3AtlasUpdate.exe
  • Type: Self-Extracting Zip file
  1. Windows XP and Vista users open Windows Explorer (Go Start > Computer). Windows 7 & 8 users open Libraries Window.
  2. Select the folder you have downloaded the file into (typically Users > Name > Downloads).
  3. Double click on the file InstallJanus4P3AtlasUpdate.exe to start the installation.
  4. Follow the instructions on your screen.
  5. Click Setup to continue, or Cancel to terminate installation.
  6. The installation files will self-extract and the Janus 4.3 Atlas Update Setup will automatically start.
  7. The next message recommends that you close any running applications/programs, if you have not already done so.
  8. Click OK to continue or Exit Setup to terminate installation.
  9. Read the License Agreement and click Accept to continue or Disagree to terminate the installation.
  10. The next message gives you the option of changing the drive and path to where the program should be installed. The default directory is: c:\Program Files\Janus4 (Win 32 Bit) or c:\Program Files(x86)\Janus4 (Win 64 Bit). It is important that you install this Update to the same drive and path that Janus 4.3 is installed in.
  11. Click the big button to continue.
  12. The updated files will be copied to your computer's hard drive.
  13. The next message will advise you that Setup was completed successfully.
  14. Click the OK button.
  15. Janus 4.3 is now ready to use.
  16. To start Janus 4 in Windows XP, Vista & 7, go Start, Programs and click Janus 4, or in Windows 8 click the Janus 4 icon on the Start page.

This update includes revised time change history files and corresponding atlas files as of 20 Feb 2012.



Updating from Janus 4.0, 4.1 & 4.2 to Janus 4.3

Janus 4.0 & Janus 4.1 users must install the Janus 4.2 Update before installing the Janus 4.3 Update

  • Click this link to download the update: Download Janus 4.2 Update
  • Size 39 MB
  • Filename: InstallJanus4P2Update.exe
  • Type: Self-extracting Zip file
Janus 4.2 users
  • Click this link to download the update: Download Janus 4.3 Update
  • Size 9 MB
  • Filename: InstallJanus4P3Update.exe
  • Type: Self-extracting Zip file

NB: Please print this page before downloading the updates

Note: Both updates are also available on CD for $20 USD from our Buy Now page



Janus 4.2 Update Installation Instructions 

Janus 4.0 or 4.1 must be installed first

  1. Open Windows Explorer (Go Start > Computer).
  2. Select the folder you have downloaded the file into.
  3. Double click on the file InstallJanus4P2Update.exe to start the installation.
  4. Follow the instructions on your screen.
  5. Click Setup to continue, or Cancel to terminate installation. 
  6. The installation files will self-extract and the Janus 4.2 Update Setup will automatically start.
  7. The next message recommends that you close any running applications/programs, if you have not already done so.
  8. Click OK to continue or Exit Setup to terminate installation.
  9. Read the License Agreement and click Accept to continue or Disagree to terminate the installation.
  10. The next message gives you the option of changing the drive and path to where the program should be installed. The default directory is: c:\Program Files\Janus4. It is important that you install this Update to the same drive and path that Janus 4.0 or 4.1 is installed in.
  11. Click the big button to continue.
  12. The updated files will be copied to your computer's hard drive.
  13. The next message will advise you that Setup was completed successfully.
  14. Click the OK button.
  15. Janus 4.2 is now ready to use.
  16. To start Janus 4, go Start, Programs and click Janus 4.

Janus 4.1 Update Revisions

  1. Final dispositor calculation fixed in Traditional, Election and Horary Chart.
  2. Cast Progressed Solar Return Chart calculation fixed.
  3. Help file added for Cast Progressed Solar Return Chart.
  4. Search button is now the default button in the Find Chart Utility.
  5. Election module runtime error 380 invalid property value fixed.
  6. Progression and direction hits extending beyond time frame in Transit List fixed.
  7. Casting a Return Chart when selecting date from Previous, Nearest or Next display options fixed.
  8. Print Planetary Cycles combined list symbols fixed.
  9. Whole Signs house cusps zero degrees of zodiac sign fixed.
  10. Natal Chart Report, Transit Report and Synastry Report fixed when using symbols and Galactic Centre is turned on.
  11. Progressions fixed in Declination Graph, Graphic Ephemeris and Uranian Graph when get another chart.
  12. Uranian Graph print in color and formula symbols fixed in printouts.
  13. Color fill fixed in Square Chart, ACG Map, Election, Horary, Page Designer and Wheel + Grid when screen properties set to font size 120 dpi.
  14. Transit Report now picks up Transiting Midpoints to Natal Planets.
  15. Traditional Chart. Height of Results box increased in printouts so all 4 temperaments are included. Aspect list overflow now prints in 2nd column. Date and Time of chart corrected in printouts.
  16. Julian Calendar charts in the chart file J4charts.chb have been recalculated.
  17. Repetition of the word 'chart' has been removed from chart description when casting a return chart.
  18. Quick Interpretation utility now remembers Mode and Area settings.
  19. Quick Interpretation utility now picks up 21st 22nd and 23rd degree of a sign for Sabian Symbols.
  20. Check Interpretation Format Integrity Utility. Selected filename now correctly shown in report.
  21. Importing Janus 3 charts using Julian Calendar dates fixed.
  22. Uranian Wheel. Event Name increased to 120 characters. You will need to re-select your Uranian Wheel settings after installing this update.
  23. New time zone added. VST Venezuela standard time +04:30:00
  24. Time change file updated for Venezuela.
  25. Bi-Wheel module. Print Zodiac Wheel fixed.
  26. Uranian Wheel module. Print custom wheel size now prints natal, solar arc and transits for all dial diameter settings. Planet table can turned On/Off.
  27. Julian calendar date calculations have been fixed for cast ingress chart, cast lunar phase chart, cast planet on angle chart, cast relocated chart, cast return chart, bi-wheel animation, declination graph, graphic ephemeris, uranian graph, calculate transits, single wheel, tri-wheel, quad wheel, traditional chart and generate ephemeris.
  28. Time zones for Argentina have been updated.
  29. Search button added to main screen tool bar.
  30. Font Name can now be selected in Generate Natal Chart Report, Generate Transit Report, Generate Synastry Report and ACG Map report options.
  31. Electional Chart and Horary Chart. Print Chart options and Copy Chart options dialog box title fixed.
  32. New utility. Calculate Chart Origin.

Janus 4.2 Update Revisions

  1. The Graphic Ephemeris, Uranian Graph and Declination Graph now picks up the default time zone when opening first time in a session.
  2. Calculate Asteroid midpoint trees modulus selection has been fixed.
  3. Rectify Chart Single Wheel now shows the correct local sidereal time.
  4. Cast Progressed Solar Return Chart. Progressed Lunar Return and Progressed Solar Moon options have been added. Progressed Mc calculation has been fixed. Precessed Tropical Return option has been added.
  5. Find a chart for View Graphic Ephemeris, View Uranian Graph and View Declination Graph has been fixed.
  6. 50 new stars have been added to the star data base.
  7. Stations, Solar.Lunar Eclipses and New.Full Moon headings can now be added to the Transit Report.
  8. Get Place from Atlas. Find city option has been added.
  9. Progressed Angles have been fixed in the Calculate Transits module.
  10. New feature. Create Wheel Bitmap Image. It can be found under Tools in the main screen menu.
  11. New feature. Cast a Progressed Lunar Phase Chart.
  12. Dynamic Quad Wheel now prints correctly when planet table is turned off.
  13. Get time zone has been fixed in Cast Progressed Solar Return Chart.
  14. Primary Directions module has been completely over-hauled.
  15. Copy help to clipboard now supports plain text or rich text options.
  16. Rectify Quad Wheel. Improved error handling when entering invalid event data.
  17. Traditional method VOC Moon calculation has been fixed in the Electional and Horary modules.
  18. Cast Progressed Solar Return chart window now closes when select NO to cast another chart.
  19. Financial Significator calculation has been fixed in the Traditional Chart.
  20. Import / Export Natal Charts. New file is now created in selected drive and folder.
  21. Moon's True or Mean Node selection has been added to parameter settings in the Traditional Chart module.
  22. Moon's aspect sequence has been fixed in the Horary and Electional chart modules when Moon crosses zero Aries.
  23. Calculate Ayanamsa module now handles MDY date format correctly.
  24. Solar and Lunar Eclipse calculation improved to pick up small magnitude partial eclipses in declination, longitude and uranian graph modules.
  25. Get Chart window now remembers previously selected chart file.
  26. Copy Bi-Wheel to clipboard. Wheel reduced to correct size when planet and house cusp tables are turned off.
  27. Calculate Transits module now calculates Moon events independently of planet selection.
  28. Calculate Transits module. Invalid progressed to natal and directed to natal hits at end of transit list have been fixed.
  29. Time change files have been extended from 2010 to 2020.
  30. Lilly term rulers added to Edit Term Rulers utility.
  31. Lilly term rulers option added to set parameters in Electional, Horary and Traditional chart modules.
  32. Save Chart window now remembers last file selected.
  33. Octoscope. Print wheel has been fixed when get another chart. Placidus house cusps have been fixed.
  34. The Traditional Chart now shows the Ascendant if it is not the 1st house cusp and the Midheaven if it is not the 10th house cusp.
  35. New Swiss Ephemeris calculation engine.
  36. Improved handling of the Moon's true or mean node in cast a combined chart.
  37. Improved Moon VOC calculations in Election, Horary and Traditional chart modules.
  38. Improved Moon's Aspects Sequence calculations in Election and Horary modules.
  39. Oriental/Occidental definitions and calculation methods are now consistent between the Election, Horary and Traditional chart modules.
  40. Moiety of Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, North and South Moon's Node, Ascendant, Midheaven and Part of Fortune can now be defined in Traditional Chart Set Parameters.
  41. Transiting Moon's South Node is now correctly calculated when the Moon's North Node is turned off in the Declination Graph, Transit Graph and Uranian Graph modules.
  42. If the chart files clients.chb, family.chb, friends.chb or mundane.chb are deleted they are no longer automatically re-created when Janus starts.


Janus 4.3 Update Installation Instructions

Janus 4.2 must be installed first

  1. Open Windows Explorer (Go Start > Computer)
  2. Select the folder you have downloaded the file into.
  3. Double click on the file InstallJanus4P3Update.exe to start the installation.
  4. Follow the instructions on your screen.
  5. Click Setup to continue, or Cancel to terminate installation.
  6. The installation files will self-extract and the Janus 4.3 Update Setup will automatically start.
  7. The next message recommends that you close any running applications/programs, if you have not already done so.
  8. Click OK to continue or Exit Setup to terminate installation.
  9. Read the License Agreement and click Accept to continue or Disagree to terminate the installation.
  10. The next message gives you the option of changing the drive and path to where the program should be installed. The default directory is: c:\Program Files\Janus4. It is important that you install this Update to the same drive and path that Janus 4.2 is installed in.
  11. Click the big button to continue.
  12. The updated files will be copied to your computer's hard drive.
  13. The next message will advise you that Setup was completed successfully.
  14. Click the OK button.
  15. Janus 4.3 is now ready to use.
  16. To start Janus 4, go Start, Programs and click Janus 4.

Janus 4.3 Update Revisions

  1. Primary Directions module. Improvements have been made to the Zodiac Placidus Semi-Arc calculation formulas. Updated help file. Correct font is now used when printing primary directions when extra points or stars are turned on. Bianchini Latitude Circle option has been added. Updated settings file. If you have saved custom settings definitions we recommend that you make a note of these settings before installing the update. After the update is installed, you will need to re-create your custom settings.
  2. Message box fixed when cast a Progressed Solar Return or Progressed Lunar Return or Progressed Solar Lunar Return Chart.
  3. Traditional Chart module. Print and copy chart to clipboard now includes Asc and Mc in the chart if they are not the 1st and 10th house cusp.
  4. Import / Export Natal Charts utility. Export to, and import from Quick Charts file format has been fixed.
  5. Color settings in the Create Wheel Bitmap Image module has been fixed.
  6. Search Module. Harmonic Aspect orb is now defined as orb divided by the harmonic number. If you have saved search definitions using harmonic aspects we recommend that you open your search file and make a note of the orbs before installing this update. After you install the update, open these files again, re-select the orb, and save the file.

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