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Short Report - Forecast
from May 2016
for Michael Shermer [Adb], born on 8 September 1954
Text by Robert Hand, Copyright © Astrodienst AG 2016
Introduction

Exuberant optimism * Jupiter conjunction Sun: * Mid-October 2015 until end of June 2016:

With little effort * Jupiter trine Moon: * Mid-November 2015 until end of July 2016:

In good working order * Jupiter sextile Jupiter: * Mid-December 2015 until mid-August 2016:

Unexpected expenses * Uranus square Jupiter: * Beginning of May 2016 until beginning of April 2017:

Higher dimensions * Uranus opposition Neptune: * Beginning of June 2016 until mid-February 2018:

Beware of airs * Jupiter conjunction Ascendant: * From 21 August 2016 until 31 August 2016:

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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 the 1st of May 2016 with the following birth data: male, born on 8 September 1954 at 7:30 am in Glendale (Los Angeles County), California.

Your sun sign is Virgo. This is the sign in which the Sun is in your birth chart. Your Ascendant is also in Virgo, and your Moon is in Capricorn.

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Jupiter conjunction Sun: Exuberant optimism

Mid-October 2015 until end of June 2016: Traditionally this is considered one of the most marvelous influences, and indeed it is quite good. At the very least, you will feel good at this time. Your health is good, and you feel very optimistic. For a while it may seem that everything is working out perfectly, and if you make an effort, it will. But if you simply sit back and enjoy this time, its beneficent influence will pass away with little to show for it afterward.

This is the beginning of a new twelve-year cycle of growth in your life. It is a time to initiate new projects and expand your activities so that you can experience life from a broader perspective. You may find that you can escape from some narrowing and inhibiting circumstance that has prevented you from realizing your full potential as a human being. Sometimes people travel under this configuration, but usually the traveling is more in the mind.

This is a good time to study a subject that raises your consciousness or expands your view of the world, and it is an excellent time for going back to school. You may also meet new people who expose you to aspects of life that you have never known before. Your freedom will certainly increase.

Even with this influence there are some pitfalls. First of all, your exuberant optimism can cause you to overdo or overreach yourself, so that when this time is over, you find yourself out on the proverbial limb. Exercise a certain amount of restraint and build upon what you have rather than trying to increase your holdings beyond your ability to handle them. Be careful of extravagance, and if you invest money, remember that today's luck is not permanent.

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Jupiter trine Moon: With little effort

Mid-November 2015 until end of July 2016: Usually you will feel very good with this influence, quite optimistic and generous. You will be concerned about the welfare of those around you and will want to protect the people you love. At this time you will attract favorable circumstances and resources with little effort, which will seem very pleasant now. But you should not expect this to keep on happening indefinitely. In particular, people may come after you to meet you for some reason, and these people could be quite beneficial to you in business or personal affairs. Regardless of your own sex, you may very well benefit from women during this time.

In some people this influence may stimulate an interest in religious and spiritual thought, but your views would be more strongly concerned with ethics and morality than with a more mystical approach to religion.

At the very least you can expect to feel quite good at this time, and even if nothing tremendous comes out of it, you will have a feeling of satisfaction and of being at peace with yourself.

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Jupiter sextile Jupiter: In good working order

Mid-December 2015 until mid-August 2016: 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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Uranus square Jupiter: Unexpected expenses

Beginning of May 2016 until beginning of April 2017: This period brings a great feeling of exuberance and optimism, which is fine, but it can lead you to be foolishly overconfident and to take unwarranted financial and material risks. This influence brings out the gambler in almost anyone. However, it is hard to know exactly what to expect from this one, and you may find yourself in trouble if you don't restrain your optimism a bit. Nothing at all may happen, but you just don't know. So proceed with caution, especially in financial matters, and be careful not to leave any loose ends.

Even if you don't take risks, this influence can sometimes cause unexpected expenses or financial shortages. But that happens because you have failed to take into account some factor that could cause trouble for you at this time.

If you have a realistic attitude toward the way the world works, what you can and cannot do effectively, especially in financial matters, this influence will not do any particular damage. It may even bring a sudden chance to take advantage of a situation. Just make sure that it's a real opportunity. If you are not clear about your limitations, this transit could bring some unpleasant surprises.

At the same time, this influence may symbolize striking out against the system. You may adopt a different set of values from the prevailing culture and pursue a lifestyle that is quite different from the way you have lived. If you do, you may experience considerable disapproval from your friends and others around you at this time. But this is not a violent rebellion, it is just that you have begun to experience the world differently from those around you. As a result your point of view is different. You wish to be free of the narrowness that you see in others.

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Uranus opposition Neptune: Higher dimensions

Beginning of June 2016 until mid-February 2018: How you will react to this influence will depend upon how well you have learned certain of life's lessons. If you are extremely materialistic and so caught up in the mundane concerns of daily life that you cannot see or conceive of anything higher - whether it be a religion, a system of ideals or whatever - you will experience this time as extremely confusing. Events will occur that simply do not fit into your scheme, and you will become confused and perhaps act in ways that you consider very unwise. You may suddenly start chasing after wild and impractical dreams, become involved with persons who are very out of touch with reality and generally get your goals thoroughly scrambled.

All of this arises because this influence exposes you to higher dimensions of existence, to a world that doesn't work like the one you have been taught to see. Nevertheless this higher world is real and important, in that it gives life meaning even though seemingly far removed from it. If you have always frowned on idealistic notions of higher metaphysical dimensions, this influence will confuse and upset you, because it reveals these dimensions to you. But if you have learned that the universe does not stop with what you can see and feel with your senses, this influence will allow you to experience profound revelations and understanding. Your degree of enlightenment or confusion depends entirely upon how well prepared you are.

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Jupiter conjunction Ascendant: Beware of airs

From 21 August 2016 until 31 August 2016: During this period you feel good and project warm positive energies out into the world. This in turn affects your relationships very positively and enables you to encounter people who can be good for you precisely because you are good for them. In all transactions with others you will give and receive in equal measure.

Personal relationships expand under this influence. If you have been living in a relatively small circle of friends and acquaintances, you will expand your circle and meet people whom you wouldn't ordinarily, possibly including the rich and famous or people in power. Just be careful that you don't become involved with these people for superficial reasons; make sure that you can grow through them. The fact that a person is socially significant may not have any relevance to your relationship.

The basis for all this is that in a very real sense you are growing and taking more and more of the outer world into your personal sphere. You are trying to include more of the world in your experience. Properly handled, this process can make you a much wiser and more mature individual. Your view of life should expand, and you should become increasingly tolerant of the wide differences among people in the world. You have the opportunity to become a man of the world to a much greater extent.

At this time, you should be careful not to assume arrogant airs or to think that you are better than you are. You are probably a fine person, but that does not mean that you are necessarily better than everyone else. Think in terms of your personal growth, not in terms of your status with respect to others.


Short Report - Forecast May 2016 to October 2016
for Michael Shermer [Adb] (male)
born on 8 September 1954 local time: 7:30 am
in Glendale (Los Angeles County), CA (US) U.T.: 14:30
118w15, 34n09 sid. time: 05:45:28

Planetary positions
planet sign degree motion
Sun Virgo 15°23'57 in house 12 direct
Moon Capricorn 20°42'46 in house 4 direct
Mercury Libra 0°26'14 in house 1 direct
Venus Scorpio 1°33'10 in house 2 direct
Mars Capricorn 5°50'36 in house 4 direct
Jupiter Cancer 23°03'46 in house 10 direct
Saturn Scorpio 5°45'31 in house 2 direct
Uranus Cancer 26°22'13 in house 10 direct
Neptune Libra 24°21'36 in house 2 direct
Pluto Leo 25°21'26 in house 11 direct
True Node Capricorn 12°49'49 in house 4 retrograde

House positions (Placidus)
Ascendant Virgo 26°56'29
2nd House Libra 23°54'11
3rd House Scorpio 24°16'34
Imum Coeli Sagittarius 26°40'03
5th House Capricorn 29°04'53
6th House Aquarius 29°36'10
Descendant Pisces 26°56'29
8th House Aries 23°54'11
9th House Taurus 24°16'34
Medium Coeli Gemini 26°40'03
11th House Cancer 29°04'53
12th House Leo 29°36'10

Transits
Jupiter conjunction Sun Mid-October 2015 until end of June 2016
Jupiter trine Moon Mid-November 2015 until end of July 2016
Jupiter sextile Jupiter Mid-December 2015 until mid-August 2016
Uranus square Jupiter Beginning of May 2016 until beginning of April 2017
Uranus opposition Neptune Beginning of June 2016 until mid-February 2018
Jupiter conjunction Ascendant From 21 August 2016 until 31 August 2016

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