Reading from an actual report is the best way to get a feel for Steven Forrest’s style. Here’s some text from an introductory portion of a Sky Within report:
“How can the planets possibly affect us? They’re millions of miles away.” Astrology’s critics are fond of rolling out that argument. But it doesn’t hold water. Go out and gaze at the moon. What’s really happening? Incomprehensible energies are plunging across a quarter million miles of void, crashing through your eyeballs and creating electro-chemical changes in your brain. We call the process “seeing the moon.” Certainly the planets affect us. The question is, where do we draw the boundaries around those effects?
Let’s go a step further.
Open your eyes on a starry night. What do you see? A vast, luminous space, full of shadows and light. Now close your eyes so tight they ache. Where are you now? What do you see? Again, a vast luminous space, full of shadows and light. Consciousness and cosmos are structured around the same laws, follow the same patterns, and even feel pretty much the same…”
Now let’s take a look at some text as it appears in a natal report for Paul Newman. This page is describing the Sun position in Mr. Newman’s chart:
“…With your Sun in Aquarius, the experiences that feed your solar vitality happen to be ones that most people will think are strange. There’s nothing spiritually dead about “normalcy;” it just happens that you’ve come to a point in the soul’s journey in which the path wanders through the cultural and social fringes. Don’t let that stop you! Be yourself, even if doing that annoys every figure of authority for miles around.
Society will try to coerce you into living a living a life that’s more mainstream than what’s good for you. It will bribe, threaten, cajole, and intimidate you. As though that weren’t enough, it will send spies inside your fortress-walls: people who love you saying, “Please compromise on this! It tears me up to think what will happen to you if you don’t!” They’re sincere, but don’t let them sway you. Be yourself. You’re sailing in the thin, high atmosphere of true individuality. And one of the prices you pay is that, sadly, you’ll have to hurt some people to do it.
We can take our analysis of your natal Sun a step further. When you were born, that solar light illuminated the 1st house. What does that signify?
Start by realizing that Houses represent twelve basic arenas of life. There’s a House of Marriage, for example, and a House of Career. Always, we find an element of “fate” in our House structures; the “Hand of God” continually presents us with existential and moral questions connected with our emphasized Houses. How we react and what we learn — or fail to learn — is our own business.”