An Introduction to Eris on May 20


Brigitte Helm as an Eris figure in “Metropolis” (1927)

On May 20, the Seacoast Astrological Association will be meeting at the ACS offices at 68a Fogg Road, Epping, NH. Tom Canfield will be speaking on “An Introduction to Eris: the mythology, the dwarf planet, and the Frenemy Principle.” He is the author of “Yankee Doodle Discord: A walk with planet Eris through USA history” and “Eris in Signs, Houses, and Aspects.” The lecture will begin at 10 am. Admission at the door is $10.00.

Guests are invited to stay after the lecture to browse through the ACS bookstore, to admire the art work in the new gallery, and to examine the gift items on sale.

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May matters

1Eris1Things are getting stirred up at ACS. Tom Canfield is giving his Eris lecture on May 20.  On April 15, Maria Kay Simms gave her lecture on Astrology and the Power of Eight, which is out in a new edition. We are busy selling East Joins West, which introduces Western Astrologers to Chinese Astrology.

To celebrate May and Mother’s Day, we are having 15% off on the Your Magical Child report, Compatibility Profile for Mother and Child, Compatibility Profile for Grandparent and Child, and Compatibility Profile for Other Relatives.

For 15% book sales in May, we have the Third Edition of Your Magical Child, Understanding Children through Astrology, Astrology for the Light Side of the Brain, and The Only Way to Learn Astrology Vol. 1.

Be sure to study the May ACS Newsletter for the article on “Eris and the Octaves.”


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April Specials

EJW288We finally have East Joins West, a decorative look at Chinese Astrology. For Western Astrologers who want an introduction t0 the Chinese system, this title reveals a lot about the symbolism and mythology of the Chinese Zodiac.

In April, we are emphasizing a sale on natal reports. Planetary Profile is our most in-depth report, the next best thing to a personal reading with an astrologer. Your Astro Analysis offers you a description of your personality while explaining the basics of astrology. The Sky Within is a well-written report by Steven Forrest, giving an explanation of your natal chart with the archetypes involved. Spotlight on You focuses a spotlight on the basic descriptions in your chart, offering the simplest explanations of the planets  in a beginner’s chart. Get these reports for 15AA% off for April.

It has been a year since the passing of our friend Simonne Murphy. We want to encourage people to read her works on Ceres and Pluto, as well as her astrological fairy tales, Acceptance and Friendship. We are offering her works for 15% off for April so that more people will enjoy her creativity.

Be sure to read the April ACS Newsletter.


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Seacoast Astrological Association Meeting on March 18

new office 1On Saturday, March 18, Astro Computing Services/Starcrafts LLC will be hosting a meeting by the Seacoast Astrological Association at our new offices at 68a Fogg Road, Epping, NH 03042. The meeting starts at 10 am. Dusty Bunker will be speaking about Uranus. Admission at the door is $10. It is best to RSVP to save a seat ahead of time.

This is the first in a series of lectures by the Seacoast Astrological Association. The next lecture will be on April 15 with Maria Kay Simms speaking on “The Power of Eight.” Upcoming lectures will be on the third Saturday of the month, with breaks during the months of July, August, January, and February.

For those astrologers in Eastern New Hampshire, Northern Massachusetts, and Southern Maine, we hope you will be able to join us for future lectures.

Coming down Route 125: We are at the corner of the first traffic light going South into Epping. Our building is on the right at the corner of  Route 125 and Fogg Road,  across the road from NAPA Auto parts.

Coming from Route 101: Take Exit 7 for Epping and Route 125. Turn on to Route 125 North, and go 1.5 miles. You will see our building on the left as you approach the traffic light. Turn left onto Fogg Road, and we are immediately on the right.

If you need further directions, please call us at 603 734 4300.


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New Events in March


ACS/Starcrafts announces a new title this month. East Joins West explains Chinese Astrology for Western Astrologers, giving them a well-rounded look at astrology with a study of the symbolism and mythology of the Chinese zodiac. This book is filled with lovely pen and ink illustrations. The price is $12.00

ACS has come to an agreement with the Seacoast Astrological Association  to help them find a new home for their Astrological lecture series. Starting in March, the SAA will be meeting at our new location 68a Fogg Road, Epping, NH, on the third Saturday morning of each month (excepting July, August, January, February.) The first lecture is on March 18 with Dusty Bunker speaking on Uranus. Maria Kay Simms will be speaking in April, Tom Canfield will be speaking in May, and Dorothy Morgan will speak in June. Aside from having books to sell, ACS also has a lending library, and we are willing to lend out books on a monthly basis to the SAA members.  Get the details in our March ACS newsletter.

As we approach the Vernal Equinox, people are thinking over new plans, and may be wondering about the what and where in their lives. We have some reports on sale for 15% off that might help them.  To determine if you are in the right place, Astro Map Analysis can help you find your best spot in the civilized world to settle down. Once you have found that spot, the Relocation Profile can help you determine if it is a good place for you. If you are thinking of switching professions, Professional Profile might come in handy for a career change. If you have some health questions, Body and Soul uses the lessons of Ayurvedic medicine along with your natal chart to determine your body type.

This is the time of year to put calendars on sale for 15% off, and if you did not get your 2017 calendar yet, now is the time to order one while supplies last. Also in March, this is the 44th anniversary of the founding of ACS, and to pay tribute to the work of Neil Michelsen, we are having a sale on the American Ephemeris series. Get an Ephemeris for 15% off.

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Happy February from our new location

new office 1ACS has moved to new offices at 68a Fogg Road in Epping, NH. The new building will offer us some space for potential retail sales.  Check out the February ACS newsletter for more pictures of our new home.

February is the month of Romance with Valentine’s Day approaching. On sale this month are appropriate reports: Romance Report, Rate Your Relationship, Time for Love, Relationship Report, Themes for Two, and Compatibility Profile for Romantic Partners.

Also on sale in February are the booklet for Venus, the software for The Electronic Astrologer Reveals Your Romance, and the book The Only Way to Learn about Relationships.

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Happy (somewhat) New Year!



The New Year 2017 has finally arrived, but the question is whether it was worth waiting for. Check out the ACS January Newsletter for an examination of the Jan. 12 Full Moon and the unusual Cardinal Grand Cross.  Looking ahead to the coming year, ACS has future reports on sale. Your Year Ahead is our Solar Return report, which helps you plan from birthday to birthday. If you want something just for the month, Your Month Ahead offers your Lunar Return to examine the transits.  Progressed Profile gives you an interpretation of your progressed natal chart as your count your age down the lines in the ephemeris from your birth. Your Future: Outer Planet Transits helps you track the long-term trends in your life with the slower outer bodies.

We are having an inventory clearing sale on the following overstocked items.

Astrological Alchemy

Astrology for Career Success

Astrological Discoveries

Planets on the Move

We finally have copies of Lady Deane’s Mystical Card Reading Handbook. Lady Deane has autographed copies of the first edition, as well as offered free playing cards and a scroll blessing for the cards. Get yours while supplies last.

The other big news of the month is that ACS is moving to a new location. By Feb.1, our new address will be 68a Fogg Road, Epping, NH 03042. We may be shut down by the last week in January when we move our computers. We will place a notice on our website when our network is up and running.

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Welcome to the Season of Giving and Getting

JP17With December, the Season of Giving really gets going strong. Make sure you have enough astrological calendars for 2017. In particular, Janet’s Plan-its 2017 offers weekly interpretations of the the transits.  Jim Maynard’s calendars have transit listings for the whole year. Don’t forget the Llewellyn calendars for artistic beauty in your life.

December is the month we put on sale the Planetary Guide to Your Future, for those who want to look ahead at the coming year. Also on sale is Steven Forrest’s report, Skylog, giving transits and progressions to the natal chart.  In addition we have a sale on the Personal Astrological Life Calendar, which offers daily horoscopes that are set for each individual

If you are in need of stocking stuffers, the All About Astrology booklet series is on sale. Fill stockings with such topics as Uranus, Mars, Eris, and others.

In the December ACS newsletter, Marcia Masino offers some advice on looking ahead, and using the Tarot for divination. For those trying to find hope in 2017, it might be a matter of choosing the right card.


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The Season of Giving is starting

2017.CIP_For November, the season of giving is starting, and you might want to do some shopping for those astrologer friends. Astrological calendars for 2017 are popular, with the Jim Maynard wall calendars, Celestial Guides, Astrologer’s Datebook, and the Pocket Astrologers. We also have the Llewellyn selection of calendars. Also, Janet Booth has come out with her 2017 edition of Janet’s Plan-its.

To promote self-understanding in a friend, you might want to consider a natal chart report for the holiday season. The Magical Child report is popular with parents of newborn babies for revealing the strengths and potentials of the child. However, the report is good for children of all ages, and it is never too late to discover strengths and potentials. A more in-detail report is Your Planetary Profile, which is the closest you can get to an actual reading by an astrologer.  For beginners, Spotlight on You, helps you discover your basic personality, as well as introduce you to the basics of Astrology.  For further study, Your Astro Analysis helps you with personal growth as well as giving lessons on Astrology on the planetary placements in your chart.

For November, ACS is having an Ephemeris sale with 15% off the American Ephemeris series. For the Astrologer in your life, a good Ephemeris is a needed tool. Do your holiday shopping early and get all the gifts you need before the December rush.

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The Metaphysical Month

spirit-guidesOctober is the time for metaphysical events, some prediction in the ACS newsletter,  and special sales from ACS.  Wondering about reincarnation? Check out our report Your Past Lives to figure our your previous existence. Have a question about events coming up? Check out the Tarot Report, with four different card spread designs available (the Celtic Cross, the Horoscope, the Future, and Progressions.) If you want a humorous look at the future, check out Passing Fancies with its zany aphorisms, cockeyed advice, and some sensible advice as well in dealing with the transits. For a long-term study of the outer planets, check out Your Future: Outer Planet Transits, and see how those outer planets will be aspecting your natal planets for the coming year.

ACS will be having a sale on metaphysical books as well. Do you think you would be able to get along with your spirit guide? Find out by reading the book Spirit Guides. Trying to find out more about the Tarot? Learn more from Easy Tarot Guide. Still asking about reincarnation? Study the book Past Lives, Future Choices. Finally, do you ever think you might have a treasure in the palm of your hands? Learn the secrets from The Palmistry Textbook.

ACS has a new book coming out in October by Lady Deane, The Mystical Card Reading Handbook. If you order a copy of this book in October, you will receive a free deck of cards, and a special incantation by Lady Deane for blessing the cards.

We have received word that Jim Maynard’s calendars will be here by the last week in October. ACS is accepting advance orders for the calendars, which will be shipped out as soon as they arrive.


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