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.