- 1990: Features, features, features! Under a new
management, Cosmic Patterns grows rapidly, hires an additional
office help. Customers are enthusiastic about Kepler and
send in requests nearly every day. Cosmic Patterns does little
advertising and grows by word of mouth.
- 1997: Windows 3.1 arrives and DOS gradually becomes
extinct. It takes several years to convert the large amount
of code to Windows and it is not until 1996 that the Windows
version of Kepler is made available. Windows 3.1 is not completely
stable and the release of Windows 95 in 1995, which is more
stable and easier to use than Windows 3.1 brings the DOS
operating system to be nearly completely superceded by Windows.
Patterns begins advertising more and has a larger presence
at conference trade shows in the USA and around the world.
The increased advertising helps Kepler reach the attention
unaware of the program. The number of features in Kepler continues
to grow and now includes many technical calculations and calculations
for many schools of astrology.
Patterns Software moves into a new office building.
- 2002: Kepler continues to expand and improve,
with breakthroughs like powerful and breathtaking AstroMaps,
a free online chart service, the Live Mini Reading, comprehensive
research features, etc.
2003: Kepler 6, the Fulfillment of a Dream. With
Version 6, Kepler's user interface was redesigned and modernized.
The clean, sharp, and elegant screens transform Kepler and
set a new standard for software. Also, the number of features
in Kepler has now grown to almost an extraordinary level,
with very powerful and extensive research features, AstroMaps,
graphic forecasts, Vedic astrology, etc. A team of programmers
at Cosmic Patterns worked intensively to make this possible.
The cost for developing this new level of software was very
high, but worth it.
2004: Kepler 7: With Kepler 7 final touchups to
the user interface were made. The range of calculations and
innovations in Kepler becomes even more impresive. Kepler
7 introduces the extraordinarily powerful and elegant AstroSignature
forecast as well as the compatibilty, pairs, and natal AstroSignature
research, and huge improvements to the Vedic calculations,
sky map, fixed stars analysis, fixed stars analysis, asteroids,
etc. We are now transitioning to a new level of software
that reaches beyond the software of the 20th century. The
range of features has expanded what we had originally imagined
could be offered in any one program without requiring customers
to purchase options. A marketing decision to keep Kepler
extremely inexpensive by including all features in one product
for a relatively very low price was made, with an interest
in making Kepler available to as many astrologers as possible.
This "generosity" may have not been the wisest
decision from a business standpoint but customers do appreciate
having a magnificent program for a low price.
6 and Kepler 7 are arguably the most important updates
in the history of the Kepler program.
1, 2008: Sirius was released. Sirius is
so comprehensive, elegant, and easy-to-use that astrologers
who have specialized needs such as using primarily Vedic, Huber,
symmetrical, Hellenistic, or Medieval techniques or who work
primarily in research or financial astrology no longer need
to purchase specialized astrology software. Sirius surpasses
most of these specialized programs in features and ease of
use. Sirius represents a new concept in astrology software:
extraordinary comprehensiveness that eliminates the need for
almost any other software. Kepler 7 is still available for
people who do not need the power of Sirius, and Kepler 7 owners
can upgrade to Sirius.
Future: We are continuing to make excellent progress in developing
superb astrology software. Most of the features we have added
are inspired by suggestions from our customers. Continue to
let us know what you would like our next step to be. Astrology
is an almost endless field, and there is always more that can