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Short Report - Forecast
from April 2015
for Iain Banks [Adb], born on 16 February 1954
Text by Robert Hand, Copyright © Astrodienst AG 2015
Introduction

Transient relationships * Uranus trine Ascendant: * Mid-June 2014 until end of February 2016:

In good working order * Jupiter sextile Jupiter: * End of September 2014 until beginning of June 2015:

People at their best * Jupiter trine Ascendant: * Beginning of October 2014 until mid-June 2015:

Future necessities * Neptune trine Saturn: * End of March 2015 until end of January 2017:

On a pivot * Uranus square Uranus: * Mid-May 2015 until mid-January 2017:

A turning point * Jupiter opposition Sun: * From 23 July 2015 until 2 August 2015:

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Introduction

This report is a short edition of the Forecast Horoscope. It is meant as a sample and advertisement for the full version of the Forecast Horoscope which can be ordered from Astrodienst as a bound report of about 15 - 20 pages.

In the short edition, only a few, but nevertheless important transits over your natal chart are considered. It is likely however that some important transits of this six month period have been omitted in this abbreviated report.

If you are interested in the full pattern of relevant themes, please order the full version of this report. Your best choice of report will be Liz Greene's Yearly Horoscope Analysis or Robert Hand's Transits of the Year. These reports will select the really relevant themes of a 12-month period for you, and deal with them in depth and style.

The report was generated for 6 months starting from April 2015 with the following birth data: male, born on 16 February 1954 at 4:10 am in Dunfermline,.

Your sun sign is Aquarius. This is the sign in which the Sun is in your birth chart. Your Ascendant is in Sagittarius, and your Moon is in Leo.

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Uranus trine Ascendant: Transient relationships

Mid-June 2014 until end of February 2016: This is a time of increased freedom in and through your personal relationships. You are able to express yourself to others in ways that have never before been possible for you. This may take the form of a new interest or hobby or a new field of study. You may be attracted to technical and scientific subjects, as well as to occult studies such as astrology.

You respond much more quickly to people around you now and generally give the impression of being more alive and willing to challenge life, and you are. You may also seem somewhat impulsive and perhaps a bit nervous, but most people will not find you upsetting.

Sudden new contacts with others may provide opportunities to branch out and do things that you have never done before. You may have a chance to travel, for example, or to take up some completely new activity. Your old way of life no longer interests you, and if someone tries to convince you to keep to your old ways, you just get bored.

New relationships may begin now that challenge you creatively, but they may not last longer than this influence, so it is well not to make any permanent commitment until later. Even though the relationships may be transient, they will have a liberating effect upon you and increase your capacity to experience life. Often the other person will act as a "guru," that is, he or she will open up spiritual dimensions that you have never experienced before. However, do not expect this person to come in standard guru clothing. It could be anyone, and very often he or she will not look at all like the conventional notion of a spiritual teacher. Enlightenment takes as many forms as there are teachers and students.

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Jupiter sextile Jupiter: In good working order

End of September 2014 until beginning of June 2015: This is a time of balance and equilibrium in your life, when all your affairs seem to run smoothly and without much effort on your part. It is a time when you can relax and take it easy for a while, knowing that your life is in good working order. This is also a time when growth seems to occur without much effort - growth in consciousness, in your social life or wherever you feel that personal growth is important.

But this is not really a time when you should just enjoy yourself. You should do that, to be sure, but you should also be examining your life to see what needs to be done. It is important to think this way now because the equilibrium that is characteristic of this period enables you to look about yourself with reasonable calm and detachment. It is much harder to achieve a perspective when you are in the middle of some major and possibly chaotic change.

This is a good time to achieve perspective in all possible senses of the word. It is a good time for education, either formal or informal, for getting in touch with yourself through self-awareness studies, or for seeing the larger world through travel.

Business transactions or negotiations are also favored now. Legal affairs also usually run quite smoothly.

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Jupiter trine Ascendant: People at their best

Beginning of October 2014 until mid-June 2015: This influence signifies your willingness to grow in consciousness and experience through your contacts with others and to be more magnanimous and willing to help others. In this you are helped by the fact that your relations with others are very good at this time, and you experience people at their best. This makes you more optimistic, and you rightly believe that whatever you give to others will be returned with interest. A person may enter your life now who really helps you out in various ways, especially by teaching you something about the universe and your role in it. This learning will be on whatever level you are ready for, perhaps simply learning to be more tolerant and open to new ideas or even encountering deep spiritual and religious truths through this relationship. Certainly you are ready for a greater spiritual understanding of the world now. You need to experience more than the superficial banality of life that many people become mired in. Although you are inclined to idealize the world in general and certain persons in particular, in the long run you will find that this is not a delusion but a period of truly expanding knowledge.

Your learning at this time is not limited to spiritual truths, for you are in general more intellectually eager and willing to learn. This is an excellent time to go to school or take a course in a subject that will give you greater insight into the questions that interest you.

On occasion this influence will signify the beginning of a relationship that can bring you great emotional happiness. It could be a new love, although that is much more likely if indicated more specifically by another influence at about this time. Any new love that comes now will be very beneficial to your personal growth, whether or not it lasts.

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Neptune trine Saturn: Future necessities

End of March 2015 until end of January 2017: During this period there is a balance between idealism and reality in your life, which enables you to work very hard in the most thorough and practical manner to actualize your ideals. You understand exactly what is true for you, and you are able to work within that structure to make changes. Your attitude toward the world is not pessimistic.

Because of your vast experience, you have come to know what you need and what you don't need. You are reluctant to saddle yourself with possessions that may be pleasant to own but that complicate your life. Others may think of you as rather abstemious and self-denying, but you don't deny yourself anything you really need; it is just that now you have a clearer idea of your future necessities.

This is an extremely good time to become involved in psychic, spiritual and occult studies. Your sense of reality is strong enough now to withstand the disorienting shock that many people receive when they begin to study these subjects, and it won't get in the way of your understanding. Under this influence your spiritual development is measured and disciplined. You may feel that work is the best path toward understanding.

No matter what your situation demands, you can make the necessary sacrifices now. You can work very hard in the pursuit of an ideal or be very self-denying in order to accomplish a task. But again, you are not really denying yourself - you simply have a very well-developed sense of priorities, which you follow carefully.

Others will feel that they can depend on you, because you do not seem to get upset by problems that make most people feel lost and disoriented. No matter how confused the situation, you can see and work with the underlying pattern. Because of this ability, you have a capacity for creative organization now that you may have lacked at other times.

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Uranus square Uranus: On a pivot

Mid-May 2015 until mid-January 2017: This influence signifies the changes that take place as you approach old age. There is often a crisis associated with this period, when you suddenly realize that you are getting old. Roughly twenty-one years ago you confronted a crisis of reorientation. At that time you should have turned your attention toward your inner values, those that were important to you alone. If you handled that time properly, this period will not be especially upsetting. Your life as an individual will have enough richness that you will know how to handle the years ahead.

A common problem for people approaching retirement is that they have no idea what to do with their coming leisure time. All they know is their work, and when that ends, their life effectively ends. This is the crisis presented by this influence. You must realize that the richness of your life does not come only from your achievements in the outer world of business and society, but also from what you know and understand about life.

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Jupiter opposition Sun: A turning point

From 23 July 2015 until 2 August 2015: This can be and usually is a very positive time. But you can make more or less out of it, depending upon how you handle it. In most ways it represents a period of culmination in your life, and you will be tempted to expand beyond any reasonable limit. There is no question that you have a good chance for success in any one of a number of endeavors at this time and, within reason, you should pursue them. However, you should not restrict yourself solely to material and physical growth now. Even if you don't have all the material goods that you want, you should turn your attention to spiritual and inner needs. Ultimately, nothing satisfies like satisfaction. Objects that you acquire, possessions, money, and even social prestige are merely devices to make you feel that you have satisfaction. They are not the state of satisfaction itself. It is your inner difficulties that make your life less than it could be, even if you have corresponding problems in the material world. You must look for the solutions within yourself, and this time represents a turning point, where you should begin to look for the answers.

Under this influence, the tendency is to go after everything that you want in the material world without caring especially about whoever is in your way, to gather as much stuff as you can and indulge yourself in what you want. Then, as the influence subsides, you may feel that this effort has failed, leaving your life as empty as it was before.

Do not be arrogant toward others or assume that you have everything right. Through meaningful encounters with others, especially intimate one-to-one encounters, you can find out which way you should go at this time. Work with another person and think in terms of mutual growth. By trying to achieve goals set by both of you and by trying to be a twosome, you each will become more conscious of what you are as an individual. If you can recognize the real meaning of this influence in terms of your own life, this can be an extremely productive and growth-oriented time, a period that will always have meaning for you.

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Short Report - Forecast April 2015 to September 2015
for Iain Banks [Adb] (male)
born on 16 February 1954 local time: 4:10 am
in Dunfermline, Scotland U.T.: 04:10
3w29, 56n04 sid. time: 13:38:33

Planetary positions
planet sign degree motion
Sun Aquarius 26°57'32 in house 2 direct
Moon Leo 8°14'26 in house 8 direct
Mercury Pisces 14°41'44 in house 2 direct
Venus Pisces 1°06'13 in house 2 direct
Mars Sagittarius 3°31'10 in house 11 direct
Jupiter Gemini 16°28'10 in house 6 direct
Saturn Scorpio 9°21'07 in house 10 stationary (R)
Uranus Cancer 19°39'57 in house 7 retrograde
Neptune Libra 25°57'19 in house 9 retrograde
Pluto Leo 23°43'12 in house 8 retrograde
True Node Capricorn 23°47'05 in house 1 retrograde

House positions (Placidus)
Ascendant Sagittarius 17°03'23
2nd House Aquarius 0°32'55
3rd House Pisces 22°33'58
Imum Coeli Aries 26°33'42
5th House Taurus 17°58'33
6th House Gemini 3°37'25
Descendant Gemini 17°03'23
8th House Leo 0°32'55
9th House Virgo 22°33'58
Medium Coeli Libra 26°33'42
11th House Scorpio 17°58'33
12th House Sagittarius 3°37'25

Transits
Uranus trine Ascendant Mid-June 2014 until end of February 2016
Jupiter sextile Jupiter End of September 2014 until beginning of June 2015
Jupiter trine Ascendant Beginning of October 2014 until mid-June 2015
Neptune trine Saturn End of March 2015 until end of January 2017
Uranus square Uranus Mid-May 2015 until mid-January 2017
Jupiter opposition Sun From 23 July 2015 until 2 August 2015

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