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Short Report - Forecast
from October 2016
for Joan Didion [Adb], born on 5 December 1934
Text by Robert Hand, Copyright © Astrodienst AG 2016

Lost on the way * Neptune conjunction MC: * Mid-April 2015 until beginning of February 2017:

Concentrating energy * Saturn conjunction Sun: * Mid-January 2016 until end of October 2016:

How the universe works * Neptune trine Jupiter: * Mid-April 2016 until beginning of February 2018:

A chance for change * Uranus sextile Saturn: * Beginning of May 2016 until beginning of April 2017:

Growth and optimism * Jupiter sextile Sun: * Beginning of November 2016 until beginning of July 2017:

Clarity of intention * Jupiter trine Saturn: * Beginning of January 2017 until mid-September 2017:

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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 October 2016 with the following birth data: female, born on 5 December 1934 at 5:55 pm in Sacramento, California.

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

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Neptune conjunction MC: Lost on the way

Mid-April 2015 until beginning of February 2017: Very commonly this influence brings sudden confusion to people who have had a pretty clear idea of what they want to do with their lives. You may feel as if you have suddenly become lost, although the way had seemed very clear. If possible, do not make any permanent decisions about your long-term direction during this time.

Among the problems you may encounter is a feeling that what you have been doing is inadequate. You may feel that your public or social life is too restrictive, that you have to be too concerned with ordinary mundane reality. You may suddenly be attracted to a wildly romantic, idealized way of life that seems very plausible to you now, although later it will seem ridiculous. You may be attracted to working with people in hospitals, charities or other social-service institutions. This is a perfectly positive direction, but you should examine your motives for doing this work.

During this period you may also be attracted to mystical and spiritual subjects, especially philosophies of ego-denial and abandonment such as are taught in many Eastern sects. You may be particularly attracted to a movement led by a charismatic guru-father figure. Little harm is likely to come of this, and there may be great benefits, but do not make a permanent commitment until this period is over.

If feelings of defeat and weariness arise during this transit, do not allow yourself to succumb to them. You are no worse than what you have always been. You may discover that you have been excessively concerned about yourself and made yourself too important, but you shouldn't berate yourself for that. Everyone does it at some time. Meanwhile open yourself up to the very splendid influences that can come into your life now and teach you much about the nature of the cosmos. Much of what you learn now will later prove to be of permanent value.

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Saturn conjunction Sun: Concentrating energy

Mid-January 2016 until end of October 2016: This influence can bring both fulfillment and difficulty. Roughly fourteen years ago you went through a period of adversity and low vitality. But at the same time you made new beginnings, which are having results now. These efforts will either reach a climax and be successful, or you will realize that they have failed. In any case this is a time of tremendous responsibility and hard work, either to guarantee the successful conclusion of your old projects and endeavors or to salvage the best from the failures.

In those areas of your life that you have handled successfully - in your public life, your domestic life, or whatever - the responsibility of bringing your activities to a successful climax will limit your freedom of movement. Even if you know that events are turning out as you want, you may feel restless under the burdens. Try to be patient and concentrate wholly upon the tasks at hand.

Do not take on any new projects at this time that are not directly connected to what you are already doing. The additional responsibility could be too much for you and could cause health problems, especially with your heart and circulatory system. When you have successfully completed all your current projects, you may start new ones. This is a time of perseverance, hard work and heavy responsibility.

Those areas of your life that have not worked out as expected should not be regarded as complete failures. Several years ago when you embarked on these projects, you may not have understood as much as you understand now. This influence will make you aware of this fact. Don't start out on a new course until you have cleared up whatever has not worked out.

During this time you may feel cut off from others and lonely, but do not be too concerned about this. Even if this influence coincides with the breaking up of a relationship, which it may, it means that the relationship itself is distracting you from matters that you must attend to now. This is a time for concentrating energy, not scattering it.

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Neptune trine Jupiter: How the universe works

Mid-April 2016 until beginning of February 2018: This influence can affect you in several ways, but in any case it will make you feel optimistic and hopeful about the future. You will feel that everything is going to be all right, and that is not a delusion, because during this time you will gain insights that can make your life much better.

You will feel very idealistic but also very concerned about understanding, so your idealism will not get in the way of perceiving the truth. In fact truth is very important in your life now - not so much facts, but understanding how the universe works. Just be careful not to make truth into such an abstract consideration that you cannot experience it in everyday life. However, given that warning, you do have the opportunity to gain insights through the study of philosophy, metaphysics and the occult.

At another level, this influence works to increase your optimism and self-confidence to the point that you are willing to take risks you would not ordinarily take. This may happen through gambling or speculation, or it may happen through getting rid of the elements of your life that you have always depended on for security. You now recognize that they have also limited the expansion of your consciousness, and you want to be free to experience the world. You realize that some material considerations you have thought necessary in the past are now clearly expendable.

You may decide to travel, particularly by sea or by air. However, the main purpose of this travel will be learning, not recreation. It would be best to take a long trip and get to know the land and people without the structure of a guided tour. You need and want direct experience.

Your desire to help underdog elements of society is great at this time. You have a strong feeling of social justice, and you do not want people to get the short end of the stick. Justice, you feel, should be tempered with mercy and compassion.

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Uranus sextile Saturn: A chance for change

Beginning of May 2016 until beginning of April 2017: During this time you have the opportunity to make creative changes through a system. It can be any kind of system, such as the government or other aspects of the social system, or it can be the "systems" you have created in your personal world with your friends, family and loved ones. At other times you may feel that the system you are involved with gets in the way of your individual freedom and self-expression. But now the rules of the game afford you the chance to make whatever changes are necessary for your own personal growth.

You are now unusually willing to learn new techniques, and you have the discipline to master them.

You will work for change in the organizations you deal with, but you will not be satisfied with airy schemes that have little practical value. Instead you will try to achieve a carefully thought-out, rigorously planned course of action. Others will have no doubt about how your plans are to work. Consequently there is potential for much solid achievement under this influence.

All structures in your life serve two purposes. First, they eliminate chaos from your perception of the world so that you can deal with it more easily. But these structures also present a constant challenge to grow and change within them. If you do not accept the challenge, the structures in your life can become extremely limiting and deadening. Eventually this results in a crisis situation in which you must either strike out or die psychologically, if not literally. But this influence gives you the chance to make creative changes under relatively favorable conditions so that structures in your life do not become stifling. You should use this opportunity to ensure that you can always work within the structures of your life.

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Jupiter sextile Sun: Growth and optimism

Beginning of November 2016 until beginning of July 2017: This is a time when life seems to flow very easily. With little effort, you are able to move in the direction that you intend, and even your ideals seem to be within reach of fulfillment. It is a period of growth, optimism and taking it easy. In many respects this is a good time to sit back and take a long look at how well your life is working out.

Because you feel vigorous and energetic, this is an excellent time to advance your interests in almost any area, although that impetus may be lacking.

Relationships with others are usually quite good now, and you enjoy being with friends. This influence often indicates good times, as your enthusiasm for life bubbles over and affects everyone around you.

This is also a good time for making plans, for you are inclined to "think big," which is a general function of your optimism. While you can overdo this tendency, you will probably be alert to opportunities that you would normally overlook or be afraid to take.

You feel generous and tolerant, and not easily bothered when something goes wrong in your world. You recognize that there is plenty of time to correct the problem, so you don't get upset. You aren't annoyed by persons who usually irritate you, and you may even feel like patching up relationships that have gone bad or become difficult.

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Jupiter trine Saturn: Clarity of intention

Beginning of January 2017 until mid-September 2017: During this time you can work patiently and slowly to build something up. You are able to keep in mind your long-range goals while dealing with all the everyday concerns that arise. Consequently the work that you undertake now is usually very well done. You have an unusual understanding of the relationship between the parts and the whole.

This is an appropriate time to handle all manner of practical concerns. Your mind is earthbound, but you don't lack vision and foresight. After you find the most practical solution to any problem, you move immediately in that direction. Clarity of intention is one of the strongest points of this influence.

During this time you will not want to be with other people especially. It is a good time to go off by yourself and think things over so that you can arrive at the clearest idea of what you want to do. But don't worry about feeling lonely. The seclusion will be good for you and not at all unpleasant.

All your actions are governed by a strong sense of duty. You recognize the many responsibilities that you have in the world, and you are willing to live up to them as best you can. You may take a rather paternal attitude toward the people around you, wanting to protect them and take on their troubles as your own. Be careful not to overdo this, however, because even though you have good intentions, beyond a point you have no right to take over people's lives. They must deal with their own problems.

Even if you encounter setbacks during this time, they are not likely to affect you seriously. You will take them philosophically, cut your losses and move on to the next phase. You will keep in mind where you want to go, and you will not be easily dissuaded from following your objective.

Short Report - Forecast October 2016 to March 2017
for Joan Didion [Adb] (female)
born on 5 December 1934 local time: 5:55 pm
in Sacramento, CA (US) U.T.: 01+55
121w30, 38n35 sid. time: 22:45:41

Planetary positions
planet sign degree motion
Sun Sagittarius 13°15'48 in house 6 direct
Moon Sagittarius 4°43'24 in house 6 direct
Mercury Scorpio 29°41'51 in house 6 direct
Venus Sagittarius 17°26'23 in house 6 direct
Mars Virgo 27°17'56 in house 4 direct
Jupiter Scorpio 11°58'51 in house 5 direct
Saturn Aquarius 22°51'53 in house 9 direct
Uranus Aries 27°54'21 in house 11 retrograde
Neptune Virgo 14°32'49 in house 4 direct
Pluto Cancer 25°46'10 in house 2 retrograde
True Node Aquarius 2°08'39 in house 8 retrograde

House positions (Placidus)
Ascendant Cancer 1°31'11
2nd House Cancer 21°57'56
3rd House Leo 13°34'58
Imum Coeli Virgo 9°52'33
5th House Libra 14°00'45
6th House Scorpio 24°19'58
Descendant Capricorn 1°31'11
8th House Capricorn 21°57'56
9th House Aquarius 13°34'58
Medium Coeli Pisces 9°52'33
11th House Aries 14°00'45
12th House Taurus 24°19'58

Neptune conjunction MC Mid-April 2015 until beginning of February 2017
Saturn conjunction Sun Mid-January 2016 until end of October 2016
Neptune trine Jupiter Mid-April 2016 until beginning of February 2018
Uranus sextile Saturn Beginning of May 2016 until beginning of April 2017
Jupiter sextile Sun Beginning of November 2016 until beginning of July 2017
Jupiter trine Saturn Beginning of January 2017 until mid-September 2017

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