WHAT IS A ONE YEAR FORECAST?
The one year forecast Gary provides is primarily based upon current
and future planetary movements (termed transits) and their angular
relationships (called aspects) to the positions of the planets when
you were born. The computer generates a list of transits of the
five slowest planets (Jupiter through Pluto) and of secondary
progressions. Then, drawing on more than 2½ decades of
experience and study, Gary interprets this list and answers your
questions. The techniques he uses, inspired by traditional,
European Renaissance astrology, have existed for centuries
and are among the most powerful tools available for
forecasting individual life conditions.
Cost: this forecast is conveyed during a one hour
appointment and costs $99 (no charge for Gary's preparation time).
If you want a one-half hour appointment (that covers a six
month period but is not as detailed and individually taylored as a
six month forecast), the
cost is $50. Other increments of time are available as well
(in whole month periods), with a four-month ($33) minimum - ask Gary
about these. If you want a recording and you choose a session
of less than 45 minutes duration, $5.00 will added to the fee to
cover the cost of the tape, padded mailer, and postage.
ENHANCE YOUR LIFE
Your forecast gives you a definite edge. Wouldn't you make more
enlightened choices by knowing, in advance, the meaning and timing of
planetary influences that will affect you? It is a wonderful
tool for knowing when to relocate, look for romance, make career
changes, start a business, travel, return to school, purchase or
sell a home, etc. A forecast can answer most questions you
have about timing and it can tell you when difficult periods will
ease or end.
Each of the planets has a cycle in relation to the positions of the
planets when you were born. The Sun is the only body that
aspects each planet in your birthchart at the same time every year.
All other transiting aspects are cyclical but not on a regular
basis. The four slowest planets retrograde, or appear to move
backwards in the zodiac, once a year. Thus, they repeat the
same aspect in two or three stages, each with a different meaning.
Because their orbits are so large and they move so slowly,
aspects of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto occur only once or twice in an
average lifetime, last for 1½-3 years, and represent spiritual
challenges and opportunities. Aspects that transiting Jupiter
and Saturn make to the planets in your birth chart occur on a
regular but infrequent basis.
FREE WILL VERSUS FATE
The planets do not compel, they impel. We are born with free
will and we determine our own fate but the planets do affect us in
a variety of ways, depending on the significance of each planet in
our birth chart. On the other hand, don't depend exclusively
on a forecast for advice. Seek other sources of insight too.
A FORECAST IS NOT A SERIES OF PRECISE PREDICTIONS
Astrological timing is close to an exact science but predicting human
behavior is not. As in a weather or economic forecast, many
variables (including free will) make all kinds of outcomes possible.
But unlike the weather or the economy, the choices you make
can change your life. When you know what's ahead, you can turn
difficult times to your advantage, spiritually grow through periods
that test you, recreate yourself when needed, and expand your
opportunities to their fullest potential.
THE ASTROLOGICAL LANGUAGE OF YOUR FORECAST
Astrology is a symbolic language and astrologers are its translators.
You will hear Gary name planetary influences and themes and
then translate them using words like energies, tendencies,
potentials, urges, and feelings. The more a theme is repeated,
the stronger its impact in your life and the more likely an event
associated with it will occur. Gary synthesizes the most
significant aspects and combines them into an over-all probability
picture. This is a distinct advantage over computer-generated
forecast interpretations. Future events may occur exactly as
Gary described them but you may also have to adapt what he said to
your circumstances at the time. Whether you are familiar with
the astrological terms Gary uses or not, he includes them because
he often refers to a particular influence more than once and it is
easier for him to attach an astrological "tag" to them than to
repeat their meaning over and over again.
Your forecast contains three types of dates. The term "peak
date" is a specific date on which the effect of a planetary aspect
is usually maximized. If an event occurs, it will often be on
or very near this date. However, the faster planets typically
modify the timing of experiences associated with peak dates of
slower planet aspects. The influences in your forecast are
usually covered in chronological order by peak date or period.
When the peak date for an influence is not mentioned, it
occurs before or after the period your forecast covers.
BEGIN AND END DATES
THE QUEST TO IMPROVE
These dates generally indicate the period when an influence is
present. However, planetary aspects don't turn on or off like
a light switch on particular dates. Instead, they move into
and out of alignment over variable periods of time based on the speed
of the planet and other factors. Begin and end dates result
from aspect thresholds, called orbs, that Gary has chosen based on
general parameters and his decades of experience. A planetary
influence may affect you before or after these dates because of your
individual sensitivity or the significance of a particular planet in
your birth chart. When a begin date for an aspect is not
mentioned, the onset of the period of strongest influence began
before your forecast period. If an end date is not given, the
period of strongest influence extends beyond the period your forecast
covers. Frequently, time frames of different influences overlap
because astrology is a reflection of the complexity of life.
We often must contend with multiple, concurrent, and sometimes
conflicting experiences and feelings. Some of the dates
included in your forecast could be inaccurate if the time of birth
you provided Gary is not the actual time you were born.
To make your forecast among the best available, Gary is learning
traditional Renaissance astrology principles practiced and taught by
the great masters of that period. He also encourages feedback
from clients, which helps him improve and fine-tune this work in the
future. A number of clients have told Gary that they "...have
had forecasts from other Astrologers but yours are the best because
they are specific, accurate, and very helpful."