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Short Report - Forecast
from October 2015
for Joan Didion [Adb], born on 5 December 1934
Text by Robert Hand, Copyright © Astrodienst AG 2015

Self-criticism * Saturn conjunction Moon: * Beginning of February 2015 until mid-November 2015:

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

In good working order * Jupiter sextile Jupiter: * From 2 October 2015 until 12 October 2015:

A matter of self-control * Jupiter square Sun: * Beginning of October 2015 until beginning of June 2016:

A sense of compassion * Jupiter conjunction Neptune: * Mid-October 2015 until mid-June 2016:

Warmth of feeling * Jupiter square Venus: * End of October 2015 until beginning of July 2016:

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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 2015 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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Saturn conjunction Moon: Self-criticism

Beginning of February 2015 until mid-November 2015: During this time you will need to engage in deep introspection, self-examination and self-criticism. Quite possibly you will feel lonely and depressed. The way in which you handle this influence will have important consequences later for your physical and psychological well-being.

This is a good time for self-searching, so long as you are not judgmental. It doesn't matter whether you are good or bad according to your ideals. The real question is what you are. This influence can help you find out. If you proceed from this point of view, it can be a very constructive time, even though it may be experienced as painful.

During this time you may withdraw from others, have difficulty in relationships - especially with women - experience depression and feel quite inferior to life's demands. The best way to deal with this is not to take it all so seriously. Your perspective is warped, so that small matters seem too important. Do not make final decisions about your emotional life now. Wait until you can see more clearly what you have learned from this time.

If you have recently broken off a relationship it may be best to leave it that way. Do not make a real effort to put it back together until this time is over.

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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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Jupiter sextile Jupiter: In good working order

From 2 October 2015 until 12 October 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 square Sun: A matter of self-control

Beginning of October 2015 until beginning of June 2016: This can be an excellent time, but you must watch out for some pitfalls that could undo all the benefits. Basically this influence is a test of your discipline and self-restraint. If you are not a restrained person, you will react to this influence by going overboard in some way, overextending yourself or living in a fool's paradise where you think nothing can go wrong. Or you might squander a valuable resource, only to find on another day that you do not have enough of what you need. Sometimes there is a feeling that luck will provide everything that you need without any effort on your part, but this, too, is a false notion.

But this time can also provide a chance for real growth and expanded opportunities. It is a matter of how much control you have over yourself. You have to know precisely where you are and what your real needs are in order to take the most advantage of this time. You also have to know when you can't handle anything more. Knowing when to stop is the real trick.

Sometimes this influence encourages ego inflation and excessive pride. Be careful not to act in an overbearing manner, for you will set people in motion who will try to knock you down a peg or two. Here too, you must know where to stop.

Under certain conditions this influence can trigger conflict with the law or with someone else in a court of law. You may or may not lose, but don't act the role of outraged honor and dignity. Try to find out exactly what the problem is and arrive at a solution that is satisfactory to all.

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Jupiter conjunction Neptune: A sense of compassion

Mid-October 2015 until mid-June 2016: During this time your ideals will be aroused as they seldom are at other times, and you will approach life with a greater sense of compassion. People who cannot help themselves will win your sympathy especially, whether you encounter them personally or through working with others in a charitable enterprise. Your primary concern is to help individuals by giving them a hand. You may be less concerned with transforming the social order that has given rise to the conditions that oppress the people you are dealing with.

Your interest in spiritual, religious and mystical philosophy is likely to grow at this time, and you may become involved in a group that is studying these subjects. This world no longer seems to meet your needs adequately, so you have to turn inward to find a world that can give you what you really need. Here, too, you will discover that the ego's drives for self-gratification and self-assertion may be the major factors in preventing you from getting what you want out of life. At this time the demands of the ego must be quieted at least a little, so you can hear what the inner self is really saying.

Unfortunately there is another side to this influence, which you should watch for. Some people develop a feeling of false happiness, like living in the dream world of an opium smoker, with no basis in reality. You may feel that everything is all right when it is not, or you may feel that you can do anything you want and get away with it. That is why this influence is often associated with gambling or taking risks with limited resources, often with disastrous results. This is not a very good time for investments, not because you will necessarily lose out, but because you just won't know for sure, and you will be tempted to gamble even when it is a poor risk. For the same reason, in business deals be sure you are not the victim of a massive misrepresentation.

With this influence it is best to avoid purely selfish concerns, for when your actions are thus motivated you are most likely to encounter its negative side.

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Jupiter square Venus: Warmth of feeling

End of October 2015 until beginning of July 2016: This influence can create within you genuine warmth of feeling and the desire to give and express love to others. Unfortunately it can also make you feel very unenterprising and passive, so that you wait for things to come to you when you ought to go out after them. It is very hard to tell which of these two broad classes of response to expect, but generally speaking, the first is more common.

On occasions this influence may mean that you will attract someone with whom you could have a significant relationship, but it may not be an easy relationship. It is likely to be quite constructive, however, and whether or not you realize it immediately, you will gain from it in wisdom and maturity.

The principal difficulty with this influence is that it inspires rather compulsive feelings, which do not leave you enough room to maneuver and handle the new relationship properly. Because you act compulsively, your feelings may overwhelm the other person. And it is very important to realize that there is always a certain tension between closeness and the love of freedom. It is quite possible to combine these into a very creative relationship that will be pleasant and constructive for both of you, but you will have to calm yourself down a bit and proceed with less excitement. If you can do this easily, this influence should be very good for you.

This influence stimulates your love of beauty. Make every effort to surround yourself with beauty, such as pleasant surroundings, art objects or beautiful scenery. With some people, this feeling becomes perverted into a love of gaudy, showy things that have no real worth. To each his or her own, of course, but do not get seduced into wasting money on some trifle that you will regret in soberer moments.

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Short Report - Forecast October 2015 to March 2016
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

Saturn conjunction Moon Beginning of February 2015 until mid-November 2015
Neptune conjunction MC Mid-April 2015 until beginning of February 2017
Jupiter sextile Jupiter From 2 October 2015 until 12 October 2015
Jupiter square Sun Beginning of October 2015 until beginning of June 2016
Jupiter conjunction Neptune Mid-October 2015 until mid-June 2016
Jupiter square Venus End of October 2015 until beginning of July 2016

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