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Janus 5

The Definitive Guide

by Hank Friedman

Updated Monday, September 25, 2023

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Janus 6

I am happy to announce the release of a major upgrade to Janus called Janus 6.

Version 6 has many great new features, as well as major improvements of previous ones.

Among the amazing innovations are:

The Dasa Report -- written by me (and given to them) -- this report interprets the Vedic forces that shaped you from birth, as well as your current Dasa and Bhukti.

A powerful Electional Search module for scanning time for a wide range of astrological configurations.

Shadow Periods finder, the ability to find the shadow periods for every planet. This is unique to Janus.

Constellation Planting Guide tells you the best time for various gardening activities.

Planetary Stations now are incorporated into the Time Line transit graph.

and many, many more

You can learn about all of the new features and improvements in Janus 6 here.

As well as purchase it, or upgrade to it, here.


The release of Janus 5.0 was a major breakthrough, and the result of many years of extensive work. With version 5, Janus became the foremost professional astrology program priced under $300.

It is a major revision of Janus, with both new modules and major enhancements of existing functions.

Note: The latest versions of Janus are very simple to install and are fully compatible with all versions of Windows from Windows 7 on.

I am regularly adding to the information on all of its capabilities.

Janus 5.5 has just been issued
Here are the release notes

My The Mountain Astrologer review of Janus 5.3

The Great New Features of Janus 5.2

New Changes and Enhancements in Janus 5.1

My new video introduction to Janus 5.1

How to set the Ayanamsha in Janus
and how to create a custom one

The new features and fixes in Janus 5.1

Samples of all of the Janus Reports

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Never buy a Windows "S mode" computer

Internal and External Aspects

The Most Transformative Transits

Beyond Contradictions in Astrology
my new tutorial

A stunning array of Jupiter photos
from the new Juno space mission

The Second House: Ownership and Self Esteem


Reviews and Screenshots

You can read both Part One and Part Two of my The Mountain Astrologer reviews of Janus 5 here.

You can see some images of Janus 5's new modules and screens here.


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