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Short Report - Forecast

from December 2017
for Michael Shermer [Adb], born on 8 September 1954
Text by Robert Hand, Copyright © Astrodienst AG 2017
Introduction

On a pivot * Uranus square Uranus: * End of April 2017 until end of March 2018:

The wood for the trees * Saturn square Mercury: * From 15 December 2017 until 1 January 2018:

Growth and optimism * Jupiter sextile Sun: * Mid-December 2017 until end of August 2018:

Warmth and generosity * Jupiter sextile Moon: * Mid-January 2018 until end of September 2018:

An opportunity * Jupiter trine Jupiter: * Beginning of February 2018 until mid-October 2018:

Snares and delusions * Neptune opposition Sun: * Mid-March 2018 until beginning of January 2020:

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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.

The report was generated for 6 months starting from the 1st of December 2017 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.

About this short report

As you read your short report, or any other astrological report, keep in mind that the energies interpreted here are your birth potentials. However, you may or may not choose to actualize these energies in the manner described. Your age, sex, socio-economic situation, education, environment, level of development, and many other factors contribute to the ways in which you express your natal energies. Remember, the planets do not compel you to do or be anything. They influence you, but you still have the free will to determine your own life.

 

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Uranus square Uranus: On a pivot

End of April 2017 until end of March 2018: 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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Saturn square Mercury: The wood for the trees

From 15 December 2017 until 1 January 2018: This can be a time of difficulties in communicating with others and of problems arising from a serious conflict of viewpoints. During this time your ideas and opinions, as well as your ways of communicating with people, will be seriously challenged by others. Disagreements may lead you to sever relationships or at least to consider doing so. You may feel gloomy, depressed and worried because people do not seem to share your ideas. This makes you feel alone, and at the same time you may withdraw from communicating with others. Therefore this is usually a poor time to make any decisions unless you have to. In your present frame of mind you are incapable of seeing the whole picture upon which any decision must be based. Also your tendency toward pessimism makes you underestimate the real possibilities.

Instead of withdrawing from intellectual conflict with others, you should try to recognize the sources of conflict and help everyone clarify the problems. The differences between you and others are real. Your ideas are fixed and clear enough that others may feel called upon to challenge them. You are in the position of having to defend and justify to others what you believe and think.

It may be that your thinking has become too rigid over the last several years. Challenges by other people can force you to examine your ideas and opinions to see whether they are broad enough to encompass your experience. If you discover that they are not, this should be a time of radical mental reconstruction. If you do not succeed in incorporating other people's challenges into your idea structure and instead just ignore them, you will undergo a much more serious period of mental confusion and readjustment in about seven years.

 

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Jupiter sextile Sun: Growth and optimism

Mid-December 2017 until end of August 2018: 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 sextile Moon: Warmth and generosity

Mid-January 2018 until end of September 2018: This influence makes you feel quite good, optimistic and positive about life in general. You have strong feelings of warmth and generosity toward others, particularly friends and those whom you encounter on a day-to-day basis. You feel that you would like to protect and care for everyone you meet.

You will derive uncommonly deep experiences from what appear to be ordinary, routine interactions with others. Your everyday surroundings, your family and relatives will provide satisfactions that may be missing at other times. And these encounters will provide opportunities to grow and to enlarge your life. The usually confined limits of daily routine can actually become the vehicle for new chances and opportunities.

Cultivate your friendships, for there is a good chance that a friend will be able to perform a valuable service for you at this time. And it is just as likely that you will do the same for a friend. In either case you will come out ahead. Friendships or other relationships with women quite often prove rewarding at this time, with various benefits. You could have an emotional experience that enriches you, or a business opportunity, or she could act as a guide to aspects of yourself that you do not normally experience, but which help you come to complete self-understanding.

This influence may stimulate your interest in spiritual or religious matters, usually in the form of a renewed interest in the religious or spiritual beliefs that you learned as a child. Such experiences from your past can be very valuable to you now. Reliving them does not mean you are backsliding to attitudes that you have outgrown. There is still something there for you to realize and learn from.

On occasion this influence signifies that you are in the public eye or that you have to deal with large groups of people in some way. In either case, you should be successful.

 

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Jupiter trine Jupiter: An opportunity

Beginning of February 2018 until mid-October 2018: This influence usually represents a time of optimism and positive thinking in your life. You seem to be at a quiet point of balance that enables you to look over the affairs of your life and get a good perspective on them. Therefore, it is a good time to make long-range plans and to reorganize. You should use this time to gain new perspectives through education or travel or by participating in one of the consciousness raising activities or groups that exist now.

This is a time of psychological and physical equilibrium. If you have recently been ill in either body or mind, this influence will help tremendously with the healing process.

This is also a good time to examine your ideals and your goals, for it may be possible to actualize them in various ways now. At other times there is too much tension in your life or too much resistance from others. If you are involved in any movement for reform, now is a good time to take some positive action. Or you might become more involved in religion or philosophy, because you need to know much that is beyond the apparent order of things.

It is quite possible that you will do nothing during this time, because it gives you a feeling of balance but no drive to do anything in particular. You have an unusual sense of ease and relaxation now. This is also a good time to travel, both for relaxation and for educational reasons.

The important point to remember with this influence is that it is fundamentally an opportunity. You will not feel driven by any energies, nor will you feel any resistance to your efforts to do something. You can make great use of this time, but you have to take the initiative.

 

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Neptune opposition Sun: Snares and delusions

Mid-March 2018 until beginning of January 2020: This influence may be quite challenging in some areas of life. In your relationships, make absolutely certain that you present yourself to others as clearly and as straightforwardly as you can. Do not leave people in any doubt about your intentions or your position on any matter. If others have any reason to misunderstand you, they will, and they are likely to work against you because misunderstanding easily turns to fear or mistrust. For the same reason, avoid any involvement in underhanded or devious schemes, for they probably will work to your detriment. Work only with people whom you can trust and communicate with, so that if there are any accidental misunderstandings, you and they can straighten them out without becoming suspicious of each other. Give anyone who enters your life now plenty of time to prove that he or she is honest before you place a great deal of trust in that person.

The problem at this time is that defeats in connection with others can be unusually debilitating. Feelings of discouragement and futility are a great danger and can make you want to give up, thus creating even worse results. If you are not careful, you may come out of this period feeling very badly about yourself.

If you follow these precautions, this influence can show you a very spiritual dimension to life. You can become aware of a deeper meaning in life than you have ever been aware of before. The problem is that the road to this understanding is full of snares and delusions that you must carefully find your way through.


Short Report - Forecast December 2017 to May 2018
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
Uranus square Uranus End of April 2017 until end of March 2018
Saturn square Mercury From 15 December 2017 until 1 January 2018
Jupiter sextile Sun Mid-December 2017 until end of August 2018
Jupiter sextile Moon Mid-January 2018 until end of September 2018
Jupiter trine Jupiter Beginning of February 2018 until mid-October 2018
Neptune opposition Sun Mid-March 2018 until beginning of January 2020

About this short report

As you read your short report, or any other astrological report, keep in mind that the energies interpreted here are your birth potentials. However, you may or may not choose to actualize these energies in the manner described. Your age, sex, socio-economic situation, education, environment, level of development, and many other factors contribute to the ways in which you express your natal energies. Remember, the planets do not compel you to do or be anything. They influence you, but you still have the free will to determine your own life.

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