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One of the simplest and yet fundamental methods of forecasting is to look at the transits (movements) planets will make in the current time and in the years ahead to planets in the natal chart. This is known in astrology as the transit forecast. If someone says, "I want my 2004 forecast" then this is most likely the kind of forecast they are referring to. For example, if Pluto is in Sagittarius, it is a simple matter to check the position of Pluto in an ephemeris and see if it is in aspect (making an angle) to a natal planet. Anyone with planets in Sagittarius will have a conjunction of Pluto while it is in this sign. Anyone with planets in Gemini will have an opposition of Pluto.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|