New Interpretation File (in Microsoft Word)

Because so many of us use Solar Fire, this space will collate the various tips & custom templates. (Some free downloads are scattered around the forum in other locations where they make more sense.)
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New Interpretation File (in Microsoft Word)

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:26 pm

Attached is a Microsoft Word file you can download. It has the entire set of interpretive notes contained in one file. Basically, just delete what doesn't apply to the chart, and you have a complete report.
https://1drv.ms/w/s!Ansnmu2xbktam4U_VQb ... w?e=hCZeLq

Here is a sample report on me:
https://1drv.ms/b/s!Ansnmu2xbktamMAMnEk ... Q?e=mhTxn8

Here is how I recommend you use it:

Download the file, Customize it as you see fit, for example: Put your name at the top. But your name and contact information at the bottom. If you don't like what I wrote (in the introduction, the interpretations, etc.), change it. You may use this text freely for reports; if you make the text yours instead of just using my text, feel free to change or remove the copyright notice in the footer.

Next, to do a report for a particular individual, MAKE A COPY OF THE FILE (so that your customized original is undamaged) and edit it. Write their name and birth data at the top. Delete the paragraphs that don't apply to them. For example, under Angular Planets, delete the paragraphs for any non-angular planets (and then organize the remaining paragraphs in the sequence you want, say prioritized by closeness). In the Moon, Sun, Mars, Mercury, and Venus sections, delete the sign and aspects that don't apply. Under each aspect, delete the aspect type that doesn't apply; for example, with a couple of quick deletions, change Venus Conjunct Opposite Square Pluto to Venus Square Pluto. (For each aspect, there is one paragraph for Conjunctions, Oppositions, and Squares; another for Trines and Sextiles; and another for Octiles (semi-squares and sesqui-squares).)

BTW, for wider conjunctions, oppositions, and squares (say, past 3°) I'll usually substitute the briefer text for the octiles.

If (as in most charts) there is no stellium, delete the entire stellium section.

This is faster than it might sound. After you have a chart calculated and have typed the native's birth data at the top, it takes about 2 minutes to delete the unnecessary paragraphs and have a finished report (or one you can, if you wish, start editing and customizing).

PRO TIP: If you want to have a crisp, tight report on only the most confirmed, most reliable, most important factors, delete the sign positions of Mercury and Venus and set your orbs to Class 1 aspects. This will give a tighter report with angular planets; Sun, Moon, and Mars signs; and close aspects.

Let me know what you think. Does this work for you? Is there something that can make it better? Notice that the aspects and orbs are whatever you want them to be.
Jim Eshelman
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Re: New Interpretation File (in Microsoft Word)

Post by Lance » Sat Jun 22, 2019 3:20 pm

Awesome! Thanks!

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Re: New Interpretation File (in Microsoft Word)

Post by Freya » Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:54 am

Thank you!!! Helps me jog my memory :)

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Re: New Interpretation File (in Microsoft Word)

Post by ScottG » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:01 pm

Thank you. I am new to Sidereal Astrology so this helps me to get begin to get a grasp on it. Can you recommend any other posts that would be helpful to a beginner?
Thanks,
Scott

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