Cochrane, David (1949-)

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Cochrane, David (1949-)

David Cochrane, a leader in the development of computerized astrological programs, was born on May 1, 1949, in East Meadow, New York. He received a B.A. degree in psychology in 1972, and was offered a scholarship to continue his graduate studies in the field. However, he chose to become a professional astrologer and for the next decade devoted his time to a private practice. He also did some speculation over harmonics (the research initiated by John Addey ) and midpoints (integral to Uranian astrology ), the subject of several articles.

In the early 1980s he turned his attention to the computer and the new astrological computer programs that were emerging as tools for the professional astrologer. He developed the Kepler program that made its initial appearance in 1986. Over the next 15 years he developed Kepler into a comprehensive astrological tool that works for all astrologers, from the beginner who wishes to learn astrology, to the professional who needs assistance in constructing charts, to the advanced researcher who needs to make a variety of calculations beyond the average horoscope. The ephemeris contains the positions of the planets from 1000 B.C.E. to 2300 C.E. and for the asteroids from 1000 C.E. to 2300 C.E. It has a world atlas for locating birthplaces and complete information on daylight savings time and its variations since instituted.

Recently, Cochrane has created Avalon College, a nonresidential course of study attached to Kepler that offers complete beginning and intermediate training in astrology in 27 lessons. The step-by-step program is designed so that upon completion one will have a thorough grasp of astrological principles and be prepared to pass the tests that are offered as a requirement for certification by various astrological associations.

Cochrane heads Cosmic Patterns, the company that produces and distributes Kepler. It may be reached through its website at


Cosmic Patterns. May 20, 2000.

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