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Short Report - Forecast

from February 2018
for Michael Shermer [Adb], born on 8 September 1954
Text by Robert Hand, Copyright © Astrodienst AG 2018
Introduction

Raw and urgent * Pluto conjunction Moon: * End of January 2018 until beginning of December 2019:

Limited warranty * Saturn sextile Saturn: * End of January 2018 until end of November 2018:

Acrimonious disputes * Saturn conjunction Mars: * Beginning of February 2018 until end of November 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:

Enjoy the present * Uranus opposition Venus: * End of May 2018 until end of April 2019:

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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 February 2018 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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Pluto conjunction Moon: Raw and urgent

End of January 2018 until beginning of December 2019: This influence signifies a time of extremely powerful emotional change in your life, which can affect your immediate personal surroundings, your home and family, and your inmost psychological development. The feelings evoked by this influence are raw and urgent. You may be surprised at the intensity of some of the internal forces that you will discover, and making yourself deal with these feelings may be the most difficult part of this time. Now this aspect of your psyche is in a state of acute transformation, and that is what makes this influence so powerful. The actual experience can vary tremendously because so many different areas of your personal and emotional life can be activated, but here are some typical manifestations. First of all, on the innermost psychological level, this influence can indicate an enormous emotional change that activates complexes within you that have lain dormant since childhood. You may repeatedly find yourself in situations in which you act as a compulsive child rather than a rational adult. The problem is that your "rational" adulthood has never dealt with these repressed energies. You may need psychotherapy or a related technique in order to handle what comes up at this time.

On another level, this influence can transform all your emotionally based relationships, such as those with your partner, family and parents, particularly your mother. One of these relationships may end completely for any number of reasons. Relationships with women in general may become particularly intense, regardless of your own sex.

On a more external level this influence can affect your home in a number of ways. You may change your residence, or you may make great changes in your present residence. Repairs may be necessary in order to prevent serious disintegration of a building.

This influence may be upsetting now, but in reality it is the preparation for a new stage of development. Keep yourself flexible so that the necessary changes can take place with a minimum of disruption.

 

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Saturn sextile Saturn: Limited warranty

End of January 2018 until end of November 2018: This is a time of equilibrium and balance in your life, because now you have a pretty good idea of how to handle your own world. Events will run along more or less easily during this time. But it is important to note that it will not necessarily be an especially happy or peaceful time. Our lives are directed by our own demands much more than we realize, but very often those demands are unconscious. We would often be horrified if we knew what we are really trying to do. We try to protect ourselves and what we feel belongs to us from "threats" that often are not real threats according to adult criteria. Yet we structure our world according to them. This influence only guarantees that you will be successful in patterning your world. If you are very unhappy at this time, you had best get in touch with what you are really doing.

This can be a time when you are successfully approaching your main conscious goals in life. Or it can be a time when you are being run largely by unconscious "programs," as if you were a computer. Usually you will experience a little of both of these effects. However, in the long run the positive possibilities are more useful to know about. Concerning the negative side of this influence, suffice it to say that the difficult and unsatisfactory aspects of your life that you are experiencing now require you to look into yourself more closely.

At this time you are particularly good at working with other people. You are able to see your individuality and differentness in a way that makes it possible for you to work with others in a complementary way so that neither you nor they feel competitive. You can work just as well with people who are above you and with those at your own level.

You approach your own goals methodically and practically, for you are not particularly idealistic at this point. You are much more concerned about how to achieve what you want in concrete practical terms. Use this time well, for it gives you the opportunity to lay a foundation that will protect you in the future.

 

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Saturn conjunction Mars: Acrimonious disputes

Beginning of February 2018 until end of November 2018: This is often a time of enormous frustration, when you really feel as if you are beating your head against a wall. It can also be a time when you accomplish a great deal of hard work. Which it will be depends on how you handle the energy of this influence. Its basic meaning is "inhibited energy," but it can also be "disciplined energy" if you don't try to do too many things over too broad a spectrum.

On the negative side, this influence can produce feelings of intense irritability. The least little thing seems to set you off, and unfortunately you are often confronted with considerably more than "little things." People or circumstances seem to get in the way of whatever you try to do.

Sometimes you will get involved in the most acrimonious ego disputes with others. It may be tempting to chalk this up to some kind of plot against you, but that is probably not the case. It is more likely that - even with the best of intentions - you put out some energy that is threatening to others. They respond by trying to stop you. Even if you don't mean to be threatening, you must try very hard not to make people feel threatened.

The problem with this period is that your energies are being curbed. You should take on only duties that are limited in scope but that require great exertion and concentrated effort within that scope. If you concentrate your efforts on relatively narrow objectives, you can make constructive use of this energy. But if you proceed with grandiose and far-reaching plans, you will probably encounter the worst effects of this influence.

 

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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.

 

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Uranus opposition Venus: Enjoy the present

End of May 2018 until end of April 2019: Your love life and relationships will be the sources of change in your life at this time. A loved one may become restless and begin to question the basis of your relationship. She may demand more freedom and ask that the relationship be changed considerably. A good relationship probably will not break up, but all kinds of tension will surface that you and your partner may not have dealt with before. You should allow this to happen and not try to smooth over feelings that should be expressed.

It is also possible that you may be the one who becomes restless and demands a change in the relationship. You may begin to feel that it has become boring, so you seek out a new relationship that will provide the excitement that you feel is lacking. Under this influence people often form relationships that would seem highly improbable to themselves and others under other circumstances. The problem is that there is a real ambiguity in your mind about yourself and your relationships. You want to be close to people and to be free at the same time. Consequently you will be attracted to relationships that either express your desire for freedom or that are impossible to consummate, as described above. For this reason you should not expect any relationship formed under this influence to last very long. It could last, but you should not expect it. This is a good time to enjoy the present. Don't live in the future!

It would be much better to use this energy to redefine and change your existing relationships, if they have anything at all to offer, so that they are a more complete expression of yourself and your loved ones. The best relationships are those in which the compromises that you make do not require you to become a different person.

If you are working in a creative art form, this will be a tremendously stimulating period. You may not get much actual work done, but you will be exposed to new ideas and techniques, which later you will be able to integrate into your overall technique.


Short Report - Forecast February 2018 to July 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
Pluto conjunction Moon End of January 2018 until beginning of December 2019
Saturn sextile Saturn End of January 2018 until end of November 2018
Saturn conjunction Mars Beginning of February 2018 until end of November 2018
Jupiter trine Jupiter Beginning of February 2018 until mid-October 2018
Neptune opposition Sun Mid-March 2018 until beginning of January 2020
Uranus opposition Venus End of May 2018 until end of April 2019

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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