Frequently asked questions
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the natal horoscope taken into account when interpreting transits and progressions
in the Yearly Horoscope Analysis?
The natal horoscope is strongly taken into account in the Yearly Horoscope. There are elements which are directly connected with the dominant "archetypal themes" in the Psychological Horoscope. With all transits and progressions that are discussed, the relative weight of the natal factors is considered.
Each time a Yearly Horoscope is generated, our computer calculates a Psychological Horoscope behind the scenes as a basis for decisions which transits and progressions have to be selected.
We do not publish the logic behind our calculations and interpretations. Therefore this is not directly visible in the Yearly Analysis. It is mentioned in the appendix however.
do not all the transits and progressions which are active turn up in the
Yearly Horoscope Analysis or the Long-Term Perspectives?
If all transits and progressions were included in these forecast horoscopes, they would be several hundred pages long and very confusing.
The interpretation model of these reports makes a finely balanced selection according to the rules Liz Greene has developed with Astrodienst. The balancing and selection process is very complex and cannot be explained in detail here.
We cannot guarantee that a particular transit or progression is covered in Liz Greene's reports. Please also note the "Technical information" at the end of the Yearly Horoscope Analysis where it says: "Not all transits or progressions which occur during a year are included in the printed report, only those selected by Liz Greene's model of interpretation." You can find this information in our full sample reports.
are some paragraphs in the Long-Term Perspectives which are identical in
the reports for two different people. How is that possible?
If two persons have the same transit or the same planetary progression during that period, they will get a similar or even identical description for that event.
The Long-Term Horoscope also contains sections which describe developments of particular age groups which share certain "generation aspects" in their natal charts. If the two people belong to the same age group, these sections will probably be identical in their reports.
does my printed Horoscope Calendar show other transits than
the online Daily Horoscope?
The lists of transits for each day are the same in the online Daily Horoscope and the printed Calendar. What can differ is the current transit selected for a particular day.
The reason is: The software of the online Daily Horoscope calculates the transits for a whole calendar year, from January 1st until December 31st. From this list a current transit is selected for each day.
The printed Horoscope Calendar, on the other hand, may start on any given month during the calendar year (e.g. June 1st) and last for a whole year (till May 31st). The distribution of transits is then made for this period rather than the calendar year (January-December). Therefore, it is possible that a different transit is selected in each version for the same day.
The distribution of transits is such that the different transits are spread relatively equally throughout the year, in order to avoid repetitions. It is impossible to always select the most important transit, because it could be the same for weeks. In a way, the choice of the current transit is arbitrary, but it is no coincidence. It is a very carefully balanced system (see above).
Which orbs do you use for transits in your forecast reports?
Robert Hand and Liz Greene use different orbs for their forecast reports.
The Horoscope Calendar / (Extended) Daily Horoscope, Transits of the Year, and Astrotext Forecast by Robert Hand use an orb of 1° for all transits to all natal planets.
Liz Greene uses a more complex system which considers different factors, such as pre-orb / post-orb, aspect type, and the planets involved. It would be too complex to list all the orbs individually. The least we can say is that her orbs are generally wider, and therefore the activity period is usually longer than it would be with a 1° orb.