The yearly forecast is your roadmap to the year ahead. I use the traditional technique of the sun’s ingress into the sign of Aries at the Spring equinox. This is why the chart goes from March 21 to March 21 of the following year. It can be used independently of your birth chart but will be even more beneficial if you see what houses these planets fall into in your own chart. Then you can see which topics specifically are activated by that planet in your life. You many get your natal chart for free here.
I am working on this years chart right now, coming this February!