Solar Return Sample

* H.M.A. ASTROLOGY *

Solar Return Report for Andrea For year beginning August, 2014 at location: Paris, France (48N52, 2E20)
Andrea: Aug 6, 1966, 6.05 am CET La RochelleFrance (46N10, 1W10)
Interpretation text by Henry Seltzer and Maria DeSimone
AstroGraph Software
Introduced and prepared by: Greg Clarke

A report has its levels of interpretation. What is written in a report will vary according to a person’s level of self-awareness.
Some parts of it you will find curious and intuitively strike a chord—other pieces you may find you have already worked through the respective challenges for example and know how to handle them, or they don’t apply any more—while in other parts of the report you’ll know where you still have some work to do in a personal development sense or in terms of clarity and purpose—and yet again in other parts you’ll be able to see the benefits clearly described—or a message it conveys to do with something in a certain area of life—or in relation to direction and purpose perhaps—or even a query about something you may have wanted to find out about.
In all this report, because it’s based on a direct link with your chart which in turn is a symbolical representation of your astro/psychological DNA makeup will resonate with you on different levels of meaning that correspond to a degree with your soul’s receptivity and sense of self purpose and awareness.

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Your Solar Return chart is a snapshot of the heavens at the moment that the Sun returns to its natal position each year. The chart is cast for the exact date and time of day for this event, which might be one day before or after your actual birthday. Note that an accurate birth time for your own chart is necessary for an accurate Solar Return chart. This chart speaks to your year, from birthday to birthday. Analyzing the planetary positions, and the aspects that they make to each other, gives extremely accurate and valuable information regarding the qualities and the key challenges for this year-long period of time. The feeling of this new Solar Return phase kicks in a few months before your birthday each year.

Sun and Moon
Sun in Leo (13° Leo 17′ 38″)
Sun in the Seventh House
Ruler of sun sign – sun’s ruler
The Sun is the most important planet to consider in a Solar Return chart since it tells you where and how you’re likely to focus your basic energy over this twelve-month period until your next birthday. With the Sun placed in the Seventh House, the emphasis is on relationships and partnerships.
You are called upon at this time to collaborate and cooperate with others. You might even tend to look at the perspective of those closest to you before considering your own. If you do find that your relationships hold precedence over your individual expression for the next twelve months, you might want to take corrective measures to achieve balance. After all, in the end you cannot define your whole identity based on other people’s perceptions.
There is also a brilliant possibility to business success this year through forming new partnerships and sharing your knowledge and energy with others. Although this year-long period could actually be a time of engaging in a new personal relationship such as marriage, it may also be that you refine and come to a better understanding of your existing connections.
If a close relationship is not receiving your undivided attention, this Solar Return year could witness it actually falling apart. The key is to understanding this is that where your focus lies, so lies your heart, especially for this twelve-month period of time. If your focus moves elsewhere, the relationship is likely to suffer under the strain. At the same time, you must of course take care not to center so much on your partnership that you surrender yourself in the process.
Sun in strong conjunction
(within 3.2 degrees) with Mercury
The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.
With the Sun conjunct Mercury in your Solar Return chart, over the twelve-month period until your next birthday there will be an emphasis on using your intellect in favorable ways to put yourself forward and to promote your goals.
This can be a very productive alignment. If your mindset is positive your mental abilities will be sharp and quick and much can be accomplished over the course of this year. If on the other hand you are struggling somewhat it is certain that thinking will play a large part for either constructive or non-constructive purposes. If you can use your mental powers wisely this year the potency of your mind and voice becomes a way to truly assert yourself. You are apt to carefully think and plan. It is a good year to pursue all types of writing, speaking engagements or learning activities since the energy of your Solar Return Sun brightens the potential for success.
Indeed, the energy you have to make others understand your ideas is strong during this year-long time period. When Mercury is in the same sign as the Sun, the manner of your thinking is in greater harmony with your spirit but you also might find yourself thinking only from your own perspective. If on the other hand these two planets appear in different signs, your ability will be stronger to think objectively and to separate your ideas from your own narrow point of view.
This year you have high standards for intellect and are likely to expect more from yourself mentally than in recent years. It’s an excellent time for writing or journaling. You can develop new ideas with less effort than usual and will learn just about any subject matter with greater ease.
Sun in strong trine
(within 3.1 degrees) with Uranus
Ruler of rising sign
The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.
With the Sun in flowing aspect to Uranus in your Solar Return chart, over the twelve-month period until your next birthday the emphasis is on revolutionizing yourself in some capacity. The urge to break free is almost unavoidable.
Change is likely this year as you assert your individuality in novel fashion.
There could be sudden decisions made that alter the course of your life direction. These might seem reckless or spontaneous, but might prove in the end to vital for your continued growth as a human being. These adjustments can be experienced as quite positive in the sense that they will force you out of your rut and enable you to embrace a more progressive part of yourself.
You are likely to become more aware of your unique side and will be able to adapt to new situations and experiences very easily. You are also prone this year to be seen as a bit rebellious in the eyes of others. Over the course of this year-long period it is certain that you will be mutating in ways that change your characteristic existence.
Sun in trine
(within 8.2 degrees) with Moon
The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.
With the Sun in flowing aspect to the Moon in your Solar Return chart, over the twelve-month period until your next birthday there will be an emphasis on personal transformation. This is a pleasant alignment and symbolizes a year of many changes that will be relatively easy to assimilate. The house placement of the Sun will have an added importance over this year-long period so read that section of this report carefully.
There will be perhaps subtle changes that take place over the course of this year in the areas of domestic scene versus career, private versus public commitments, or ego versus emotional needs. Things are likely to proceed smoothly and with little conflict, allowing you to arrive at an agreeable solution to these issues.
Because you are likely to have good agreement in terms of your conscious and unconscious awareness pertaining to the area of life in which this alignment manifests, you might not notice the changes that you are in the midst of until you look back with the perspective of time. Still, a significant development over the course of this year is indicated, experienced in both internal and external worlds.
Sun in square
(within 7.5 degrees) with Mars
The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.
With the Sun in dynamic aspect to Mars in your Solar Return chart, over the twelve-month period until your next birthday there is an emphasis on asserting your identity with increased vitality and force. Your will is strong right now and might even be seen by others as overpowering.
If you initiate a project this year that requires exuberance, drive and ambition to complete you will likely do well with it in the end. You might run into conflicts in getting it off the ground either internally or with respect to others. There is also the potential for anger and selfishness to manifest this year so it is advisable to be watchful about aggressive actions or displays of temper. If you are not careful with the extraordinary forcefulness you have at your disposal right now you might act out in some situation with ruthlessness or reckless abandon, sabotaging your efforts.
If however, you channel this enormous vitality, you are likely to achieve more than you could initially conceive. Your sex drive might tend to increase as well, which could be enjoyable.
This is likely to be a year for you to combine your powers of assertion and courage towards self-development. You will fight for your right to express the very essence of who you are and there is every indication that you will do so.
Sun in conjunction
(within 8.8 degrees) with Jupiter
The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.
With the Sun conjunct Jupiter in your Solar Return chart, over the twelve-month period until your next birthday the emphasis is on expanding your personality and identity into a more enlightened awareness.
You are apt to experience a great deal of success and reward this year. It is as if the universe has granted you a lucky break. It’s likely that a renewed sense of faith and optimism in yourself will be the catalyst for your triumph over these twelve months. In addition, your personal philosophy, sense of spirituality and belief system will likely be important factors in your growth and in the growth of your attainments.
The department in which these gains and increased self-confidence will take place depends on the house where the Sun is located. This area of life could also witness an over-expansion as well, so that it is prudent to maintain a sense of cautious rather than fully exuberant optimism in order to create greater balance in this area.
You have the potential to truly improve yourself in many areas of life this year so that you do well to take advantage of whatever opportunities come your way. There is likely to be an air of nobility and dignity in the way that you go about things, so that you might also be seen as wiser and more honorable by others.
Sun in square
(within 3.6 degrees) with Saturn
The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.
With the Sun conjunct or in dynamic aspect to Saturn in your Solar Return chart, over the twelve-month period until your next birthday the emphasis will be on the very foundation of your identity, the framework around your basic character.
You are building structure over this year-long period. You will be likely to take life and yourself quite seriously and will use your energy in such a way that promotes clarity for your goals. You tend to have a significant amount of responsibility placed on you this year, possibly by yourself.
If you are not harnessing this energy constructively or are somehow not willing to do the work required then it could feel as if you are weighed down with impossible limitations and burdens. If on the other hand you can see this year as a time of necessary boundaries then you are more likely to take joy in your increased duties and the respect that it commands. You might find that this is the year that you wind up becoming a respected authority figure in some capacity.
Over the course of this year you might overcome a major fear that has inhibited your self-expression in the past. In any case you will work diligently toward self-improvement. In the most positive manifestation of this energy the extra focus that you bring to bear will help to crystallize the most enduring and mature parts of yourself.
Moon in Sagittarius (5° Sag 05′ 26″)
Moon in the Tenth House
Angular planet – conjunct Midheaven
The Moon in your Solar Return chart indicates an area of emotional intensity and challenge, which is also part of a process of purposeful evolution. There is progress from year to year, so that this year’s placement builds on earlier ones. With the Moon in the Tenth House, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday you are likely to experience fluctuations in your career and professional status.
Despite the fact that you likely feel a degree of insecurity concerning your professional direction at this time, do not underestimate the potential of this year-long period for you. You may achieve brilliant success. In fact, recognition is nearly guaranteed, although that nagging sense of it all being taken away may still haunt you. If so, it helps if you can recognize this feeling as an illusion and put it behind you.
You will be given many opportunities over the course of this year, as the instincts and the ambition that you have drive you toward honor and success. You might become noted, renowned or even famous in your field. Your emotional receptivity to the public is one of the secrets to your success at this time. The more upstanding your reputation has been in the past, the more public recognition you can expect to gain.
There may be downs as well as ups in career to contend with over these twelve months, but they will turn out to be in your best interest overall. You could also be challenged by authority figures to make more security-oriented moves which interfere with your own inner voice. If this is the case, you benefit when you listen to your inner voice.
This is not a static year for career, and your success at this time relies on your ability to change and go with the flow. Ready or not, destiny is calling, and you win when you rise to the occasion.
Moon in strong trine
(within 0.6 degrees) with Jupiter
The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.
With the Moon in flowing aspect to Jupiter in your Solar Return chart, over these twelve months leading up to your next birthday, your emotional emphasis is on expansion as well as enjoying a better sense of instinctive faith in yourself.
Your emotions may be powerful and joyful over the course of this year-long period since more of everything is one of Jupiter’s favorite themes. As a result, you could well experience an amazing level of soul growth.
It’s likely that you will feel a strong degree of emotion this year. Your sensitivity is enhanced while your faith in the good of mankind and the universe is abundantly present. Your enthusiasm and sense of hope is likely to be quite inspiring.
You are indeed rich in faith and idealism right now. The conviction that rainbows are behind every cloud will be likely to color your attitude over these twelve months.
Your values and ethics are also deeply felt this year. There is a sense of dignity and wisdom that surrounds your soul. You may find that you search for increased security during this period but if you do so it will be in the most moral way possible. An instinctive knowledge of the spiritual workings of the universe is available to you for the asking.
Moon in strong square
(within 1.7 degrees) with Neptune
The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.
With the Moon in dynamic aspect to Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over these twelve months leading up to your next birthday, your emotional emphasis is on gaining a deeper awareness of yourself at soul-level. You will likely experience some degree of dissolution of the boundaries between yourself and others and need to work through issues of illusion or even of outright deception.
The boundaries between the spiritual world and your own soul are so deeply connected right now that you might spend more time out of this world than in it. Your intuition is could also to be enhanced this year although you may have difficulty trusting in that. You might find that your feelings are confused, or embrace illusory notions that blur the distinction between your dreams and your insights, or you might suffer actual emotional deception or manipulation this year as a result of being dreamier than usual and more willing to blindly trust.
You also might be tempted to see potential or actual relationships through rose-colored glasses and therefore evade the reality of the situation, or in some other way escape what is really going on with you. It helps when you can consistently return to the rock-bottom truth of your own standpoint. This is not an obvious path since it might also be easy for you to attempt to avoid your innermost self or the truth of who you truly are.
After working through these issues, you can use the gift of your enhanced sensitivity this year to extend compassion and understanding to people around you. When you feel the power of unconditional love you can both see someone for all that they are and then forgive and love them despite their flaws. Although you must guard against being taken advantage of, you are in an essentially beautiful space right now regarding the world and those that you encounter in it.
Moon in trine
(within 5.0 degrees) with Mercury
The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.
With the Moon in flowing aspect Mercury in your Solar Return chart, over these twelve months leading up to your next birthday, your emotional emphasis is on connecting your thoughts and your feelings. Your mind and feelings will work together as a team, for better or worse.
Over this year you will be adept in analyzing your needs and expressing your feelings to others. It’s likely that you will be able to use a logical frame of reference to understand the reasons behind your emotions and instinctual patterns.
This is a wonderful year to journal your thoughts, feelings and especially your dreams. The power of intellect could work in your favor now to translate the symbolic meaning behind your unconscious images so that they come into view.
It’s also possible that this will be a favorable year to make decisions using your instincts as a guide. Sensitive communication will be a hallmark for you over these twelve months. You might beware of complacency in this area.
Most likely however these disparate factors of thinking and feeling will combine well. Your powers of observation and memory as well as your common sense in general are significantly improved now and serve you well.
Moon in semi-sextile
(within 0.7 degrees) with Mars
The planetary energies attract each other, require effort, allow entry of new information.
With the Moon in minor dynamic aspect to Mars in your Solar Return chart over these twelve months leading up to your next birthday, your emotional emphasis is on integrating your instincts and security needs with your desires. You are also intent on taking the proper action to ensure total security for yourself.
This might be easier said than done. You could find that you sometimes feel a combination of moodiness, anger and frustration. In some cases you might actually experience situations that challenge your comfort level to such an extreme that action is your only choice. Emotional volatility could be a hallmark of your life as you move through the experiences of an interesting year.
The good news is that for this year you are also endowed with courage that can be coaxed to come to your aid when you need it. You will have a tendency to fearlessly attack anything that jeopardizes your sense of comfort. Just be aware that you also might find in yourself the potential to lash out and attack when you are feeling threatened.
It is also possible you will be able to use this enhanced passion to help or nurture someone – or some project – that requires direct action. In this case your emotional excitement and powerful feeling nature can be of great service to a larger plan. It is also the road to a better integration of these energies in your life.

Important Features
Uranus in Aries (16° Ari 25’R)
Uranus in the Second House
Ruler of rising sign
Uranus in your Solar Return chart indicates an area of enlightenment, change and freedom-seeking activity over this twelve-month period until your next birthday. With Uranus placed in the second house this year, the emphasis for unexpected change is on your financial security, self worth and values.
Unstable fluctuations in your revenue are likely. Income could rise and fall in either a positive or negative trend, depending on other influences. It’s possible for you to experience chaotic flows in both directions all in the same year. The erratic nature of Uranus assures change, but one can never be quite sure of the details.
You might notice a drastic change in your value system as well. This is likely to be in terms of the material possessions you value as well as your more personal value structure. What was important to you at the start of this twelve month cycle might not matter a bit by the end.
You will also likely have a strong need to freely express your talents and abilities. In addition, you won’t be concerned about whether or not they align with the norms of society. As a result, a more unusual talent might be cultivated that would alter your self worth profile in the process.
Jupiter in Leo (4° Leo 31′)
Jupiter in the Sixth House
Jupiter in your Solar Return chart indicates an area of positive attitude and favorable circumstances over this twelve-month period until your next birthday. With Jupiter placed in the Sixth House, you can expect an expansion in terms of daily life and the work that you do, as well as an idealized focus on your calling.
In terms of health, these twelve months could prove to be quite beneficial. You might decide to expand your awareness of health practices in general or learn more about mind, body and spirit connections. However, since Jupiter expands whatever it touches, there is also the potential for your diet and habits to move in the direction of greater and greater excess, especially if this is a path that you are already on. If you become aware that this is the case, there is still time to reverse this tendency by using your acute powers of the higher mind that is yours to apply to this important area of your life.
It’s also probable that your workload will increase, but at the same time you will find greater fulfillment in your job and even in relationships with your co-workers or employees. Although you will be busy, it is not likely that you will mind. There is a strong capacity for you to find joy through work this year.
In addition to your normal work, you might decide to be of service in other ways. There is great potential for an enhanced perspective tending toward a sense of duty toward others that could prompt you to take on a more active role in helping those in need. You also might develop over the course of this year a new sense of your mission that you came into this lifetime to fulfill.
Saturn in Scorpio (16° Sco 51′)
Saturn in the Ninth House
Saturn in your Solar Return chart indicates an area of additional responsibility and concentration, perhaps contraction, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday. With Saturn placed in the Ninth House this year, there will likely be an emphasis on the structuring a responsible and realistic belief system and crystallizing your higher mind to reflect a more careful thought process.
This development might occur in several ways. One possible scenario is that you will be involved in a formal learning situation that you might initially find restricting or formidable. Once you accept the need to work hard in the realm of your intellect it’s likely such studies will become quite enriching.
In general, these twelve months will put you in situations where your beliefs are tested. You’ll be forced to assimilate whether or not these ideas are still realistic for your present life situation. In some rare cases, your faith in spiritual matters will be tested and you might lose conviction for anything you cannot bind in tangible ways.
After you’ve done the internal work necessary to gain this new practical wisdom and insight, you are likely to spread this knowledge to others with confident authority. In addition, you can focus the expansion of your own consciousness in a very sensible way.
Mercury in Leo (10° Leo 06′)
Mercury in the Sixth House
Angular planet – conjunct Descendant
Mercury in your Solar Return chart indicates an area of mental intensity and focus over this twelve-month period until your next birthday. With Mercury in the Sixth House, your health and maintaining your physical body and surroundings become a focal point of concern. The myriad details of day-to-day life take on added importance, together with your awareness of in what way you are of service to others.
This is a year when you are likely to think day and night about the details of your working world or tasks around the house. It’s a great time for improving organization in these areas. It’s also possible that over the next twelve months you could find in yourself a tendency to excessively worry about getting everything checked off your list of endless tasks. Try to resist this temptation because it will not serve you well. Instead think about how well equipped your mind is to accomplish any task.
You may be required to learn something new in order to keep up with your current line of work, or you could find that the details for everything are being passed onto you. Your mind can have a tendency to become over compartmentalized and analytical this year. On the other hand, you are capable of applying great detail to managing every step.
In terms of health, you are mentally conditioning yourself during this period to evaluate and make important decisions for your body. Alternative health practices are appealing to you right now. You will generally apply more awareness to exercise and nutrition and this information will be easily integrated into your daily routine. This is also a year when you might also want to lift your gaze to the bigger picture of where this life is taking you, and why.

Other Natal Planets
Venus in Cancer (22° Can 04′)
Venus in the Sixth House
Venus in your Solar Return chart indicates an area of relationship intensity and focus over this twelve-month period until your next birthday. With Venus in the Sixth House, you will experience harmony in your daily routine and work environment. The love that you have for your job will become more obvious, and you might even seek to redefine what you consider to be your mission in this lifetime.
This year you will likely notice improved relationships between you and your co-workers or employees. You may encounter the desire to redecorate your workplace or to make it more aesthetically pleasing. New policies or negotiations might also take place that enhance the conditions of your work. Perhaps you will enjoy more health benefits or a pay raise.
Health-wise this should be a positive year. There is an indication of wellness in general but at the same time you may overindulge in sweets or give into other desires that could cause weight gain. Still, the importance of feeling good in relation to looking good is emphasized so you are likely to catch this potential pitfall early. If discovering good healthcare providers has proven to be difficult in the past, this year you might finally find the perfect one.
Relationships at work take on more significance over the next twelve months. If you are single, you could begin a new office romance. Your relationship with anyone who provides you service will generally improve this year as well. You are also likely to value more the service that you provide in daily living, either to loved ones or to the world in general.
Mars in Scorpio (5° Sco 49′)
Mars in the Eighth House
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Mars in your Solar Return chart indicates an area of outwardly expressed energy and focus over this twelve-month period until your next birthday. With Mars in the Eighth House, this year you are driven toward life changes and personal transformation and could also find yourself struggling with internal conflicts or with partners.
The energy you have for others is strong at this time, and the sexual aspects of intimate relationships are invested with extra power, or could alter in some way, over the course of this yearlong period. You might need to become more aware of the negative potential you have to use sex as a weapon or as a means to control and manipulate.
There could be power struggles concerning your finances as well. In the case of money however it is more likely that another person holds the financial power over you and this could create resentment. You may struggle with a partner over funds or you could find yourself in a battle over inheritance money or a settlement of some kind.
As you go through the personal transformation that is possible for you this year, you may be called upon to destroy some part of yourself; the old snakeskin must be shed in order to regenerate the new possibility. You are courageous enough right now to initiate this kind of destruction and must remain brave during the renewal process as well.
The most brilliant gift of release could be yours if you confront any deep anger issues that in you might have stored away in the past. Forgiveness and healing are achievable if you directly address the source of your anger. Only then can you gain more integrated control of your own internal strength.
Neptune in Pisces (6° Pis 49’R)
Neptune in the First House
With Neptune placed in the first house of your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period leading up to your next birthday there is an emphasis on spiritual growth and on new ways of looking at your interactions with the world around you.
This is likely to be a confusing time, as you mull over life events in a way that ultimately takes you into a higher vibration with everything that you do. The key to this period of time is that you suspend judgment, let go of preconceptions and just see where your process takes you.
As you go through the course of this year there will be idealizations or even illusions that you will be forced to deal with. You are somewhat subject to self-deception at this time or possibly deceptions practiced upon you by others. You also have a good conduit to your own intuition, and to the power of grace acting on you and through you, and that can save the situation when you allow yourself to go along with it.
An element of self-sacrifice could come into the picture during this year-long period. There will be great opportunity to help others. Your compassion is up and you might find that you see more clearly where people that you come into contact with are stuck and where they might need to focus their energies. It is good that you adopt a principle of self-empowerment and draw proper boundaries, in order to take care of yourself as well.
Although this energy is essentially beneficial, there also could be a certain fuzziness to your goal orientation and a tremendous psychic sensitivity to others that can become almost too insistently distracting. It helps that you keep your eyes open during this time and conceive the highest priority to be your personal evolution. Spiritual advancement might be your most important product and can serve as a healthy buffer this year between the physical world and the intangible impressions that come through your highly developed interpersonal radar.
Pluto in Capricorn (11° Cap 32’R)
Pluto in the Eleventh House
With Pluto placed in the eleventh house of your Solar Return chart, over the twelve-month period leading to your next birthday there is an emphasis on transformation and regeneration of your ability to reconcile your personal power within group situations.
This is a year when friends and group affiliations are likely to present potential power struggles. It could be that you challenge the leadership of a group that is important to you or that of a significant group of friends, or that you feel under a compulsion to continue a particular group affiliation. It also might be that you need certain people to help you achieve a significant goal of yours and this factor threatens your sense of personal control. Alternatively, you might feel that the presence of certain organizations or group of friends is inhibiting your progress in some capacity. This is a year that could see radical changes in your group or friendship connections.
Your hopes and goals are also likely to receive a profound boost of will power this year. It will seem as if your drive to reach the finish line for one or more of these is so intense that it might become somewhat of a compulsion. You also might find yourself in the process of eliminating some of your previously cherished goals because you determine that they are no longer serving your highest good. Once you settle upon the dreams and goals that really matter to you, the relentless pursuit that you can bring to pursuing them during this period of time is likely to yield rewards.
It is important to recognize the psychological connections to friends and groups or to your goal-orientation during this year-long period. Whether or not you are entirely comfortable with the process of dredging up dark material from your innermost psyche, friends and group associations are likely to provide some of the necessary keys. It is also possible that a particular friend will prove instrumental to you in better understanding yourself at these deeper levels. A year of changes with respect to the friendship associations in your life might make you better prepared for the ongoing act of discovering important information concerning your true makeup.
Chiron in Pisces (16° Pis 51’R)
Chiron in the First House
Chiron in your Solar Return chart indicates an area of difficulty that is likely to come up over this twelve-month period until your next birthday where there will be also an opportunity to heal. With Chiron placed in the First House this year, the healing emphasis is on issues of identity and self-worth.
With this placement of Chiron in your Solar Return chart, your very sense of who you are could be up for revision and change over the course of this year-long period. You will likely encounter events in your life that enable you to see where issues of self-sabotage have prevented you in the past from reaching your full potential. These likely have arisen during your formative years when you were wounded in some way in your sense of self-esteem. The choice is yours whether to address these issues now or later, but if you ignore a problem of course it will continue to return to haunt you until you do choose to address it.
The issues that you encounter could be subtle ones, especially if you have been doing your homework all along as you have gone through the life experiences that have built your character. Usually with the Chiron return at age fifty there is a chance to see more clearly into these kinds of early trauma. It is also possible that you may have some severe difficulties to be worked through, and if so, this is a terrific year for doing just that. You might for example keenly feel a lack of achievement in your own life, or compensate by trying hard to help others, putting yourself in the background.
This might be a good year to engage in therapy or to journal and practice self-therapy. Any progress that you can make on witnessing behaviors that you feel are dysfunctional in any way will be helpful. With a more conscious understanding of your own inner dynamics you can make friends with walled-off parts of yourself and come into better balance and greater integration. This makes you more available for life, giving you a better shot at facing squarely the true challenges of your existence as a whole.

Other Aspects
Mars in strong square
(within 1.3 degrees) with Jupiter
The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.
With Mars in dynamic aspect to Jupiter in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday the emphasis is on your actions and beliefs. You may very well take actions this year that support or are consistent with your beliefs, and your activity level is high.
This is an essentially positive year when you are likely to enjoy an abundance of energy and spirit to help you push ahead and achieve your goals. It is also possible that events will conspire to create stressful or even dangerous situations for you to deal with that will, in the end, enhance your understanding of yourself. You also could serve as inspiration to others this year, depending on how well you handle your drive and your opportunities. You are likely to be successful in the actions that you take, and your instinctive optimism could be contagious. This is also a time when you will likely be extremely motivated to pursue your visions. You might need to guard against too much unbridled optimism, or biting off more than you can chew.
It’s also likely that you will be placed in situations where you are impelled to assert or defend your beliefs and ideals. You might feel the need over the course of this year to defend a noble cause, or you might be seen as a leader who acts in ways that are consistent with your beliefs, and with dignity.
It’s possible that you will enjoy quite an improvement in your level of fulfillment this year in sexual matters as well. In fact, your general level of energy and vitality is increased now, leading you to get more done in one day than you might think. All in all, this is great year with chances for personal success and for you to demonstrate just how much can be accomplished with a positive attitude.
Mars in strong trine
(within 1.0 degrees) with Neptune
The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.
With Mars in flowing aspect to Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday your energy could be directed towards spiritual or musical aims. You also might need to clarify feelings of bewilderment over where you are heading in your life.
This is a year-long period when you might need to constantly remind yourself to take care of the normal day-to-day requirements for living. Your head is in the clouds and your body would like to join it and leave the earth plane entirely. This is the perfect time for attending retreats or for more fully engaging in a spiritual practice.
It’s also possible that this year you will encounter a degree of confusion over your goals and what you want out of life in general. You might have trouble finding your inner compass and as a result become somewhat lost in some area of your life. It’s possible that your actions and efforts might be perceived as nebulous by others also. Alternatively, you might find that you never stop believing in yourself; that you have an inspired focus of action where you know that your dream will eventually manifest.
When your goals are not easily defined, nor even easy to guess what they in truth are, you might question your sense of purpose in life. Still, if you use this energy wisely, you can recognize that your actions are actually being lead by a higher power. You have the ability this year to be a spiritual pioneer and to conquer the world through your dreams.
Saturn in strong trine
(exact) with Chiron
The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.
With Saturn in flowing aspect to Chiron in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday there is an emphasis on re-examining the existing structures of your life with regard to any suffering you might have experienced through being overly constrained. Issues with early trauma received from parental discipline or the lack of it might also come up for healing and renewal. This is especially true if strong aspects from Saturn or Chiron exist also to the personal planets, Sun through Mars.
You might over the course of this year encounter issues with self-discipline or with rebellion versus knuckling under to authority figures. If so, any reactivity your harbor can yield to a more balanced and integrated approach whereby you reassert your own authority, independent of outside influences, yet still honoring the rights of others. These experiences become road markers in your journey toward wholeness.
It is a favorable time to address old wounds with your father or other powerful figures from your early years. After working through these ancient traumas you might be more inclined to forgive yourself and move on, perhaps growing through the process into becoming a self-confident and authoritative teacher or healer in your own right.
The increased stability resulting from this year of growth can lead you to greater self-acceptance and toward becoming a guiding force for others as well as for yourself.
Mercury in square
(within 4.3 degrees) with Mars
The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.
With Mercury in dynamic aspect to Mars in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period leading up to your next birthday there is an emphasis on the speed and agility of your mind as well as on the active pursuit of your intellectual goals.
It is possible for your speech to be somewhat hasty and reckless. You might say something out of anger or before editing yourself first, only to regret your words or a decision after it’s already too late to change it. Your active thoughts this year can be creative but it is well to watch that they do not verge on the destructive also.
There could also be warring and combative element in your discourse and learning ability. You might expect to have a mind focused on your ambitions so that you can more or less selfishly pursue them over the course of this year. It’s also possible that you will take advantage of your sharp intellect at this time in a significant way. You have the power of rapid assessment fueled with the courage to speak your mind and can therefore benefit, especially when the situation calls for a decisive response.
Nothing is more stimulating for you right now than a meeting of the minds. You enjoy just talking things over with friends and associates or the competitive fun of intellectual battle. Over these twelve months you could quite possibly build up the muscle of your mind to an entirely new level of strength.
Mercury in conjunction
(within 5.6 degrees) with Jupiter
The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.
With Mercury conjunct Jupiter in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period leading up to your next birthday your mental emphasis reflects an expansion of consciousness. During this year-long period your soul reaches for the stars and optimism shines in your mind’s eye.
If you are considering a return to school or taking up some new course of study, this will be a favorable year to do so. You will also likely garner superior results from all variety of communication projects such as writing, teaching, public speaking or sales.
You might also want to be aware of the potential for an overactive mind causing you to take on too much or branch out in too many directions all at once, so that you wind up being overwhelmed. Despite this possibility there is every indication of astounding success with higher mind activities this year.
You are apt to explore philosophy, religion, language or other cultures in some capacity. You could find yourself caught up in a great interest in ethics and justice. As you search for meaning in your life, you will likely place yourself on the path of coming to a better idea of what you are up to.
In conversation you’re likely to overflow with enthusiasm. The glass will appear to be half full at all times. You have a terrific ability to strategize and think yourself into accomplishment right now and it is not to be taken lightly. During this year, a positive outlook provides for great advancement and success in wisely using the powers of your mind.
Mercury in bi-quintile
(within 0.8 degrees) with Chiron
The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.
With Mercury in minor flowing aspect to Chiron in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period there is an emphasis on your ability recognize your own internal areas of trauma, and to heal others through your analytical and perceptive ability.
This is a year when the awareness of early wounding might tend to come to the surface through experiences in using your mental powers, for example in communication or in how you express your ideas. There could be painful realizations in your background that only now come to light, regarding the way that you expressed yourself as a youngster. You will gain mightily in spiritual as well as in intellectual development when you begin to gain more conscious understanding of the ways in which you have been wounded, and also unconsciously wounded others in this area. You can heal through the power of your thinking.
If you can trust your intuition with this combination and trust your mind’s potential, this year-long period could be nothing short of inspiring. Much can be achieved when you remove your own limitations and get out of your own way. It is also possible that you might begin to heal others in a profound way through teaching or speaking endeavors, or through your writing.
Venus in trine
(within 5.2 degrees) with Saturn
The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.
With Venus in flowing aspect to Saturn in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday the emphasis is on creating boundaries and a sense of realism within the context of relationships.
If your partnership was heading in a positive direction up until this year, it will likely become more stable and enduring. If, however, the relationship was already on shaky ground, then this year could be the time when you have to play catch up, defining for yourselves exactly what your priorities and agreements are. If you are not currently in relationship, this year will could represent a time of inner work that ends up making you more ready for finding someone, if that is your goal. It is always a good idea to find happiness just being on your own.
You might also feel restricted in terms of finances this year. You could have fewer funds to work with, for a variety of reasons. Or, it could also be that you deny yourself the nicer things in life because of diligently budgeting your money or saving for something important. In terms of your self-worth, you could find that you deny yourself a love experience because you are feeling unworthy on some level.
This year will bring you lasting value in terms of eventual understanding, but you must work for it. Expressing affection could be slower to appear but longer lasting as a result. You are more likely than ever to be cautious, because you take love and communication more seriously during this period. Your sense of duty, responsibility and expectation in matters of money and relationship are certain to become more clearly defined through the course of this year.
Venus in square
(within 5.6 degrees) with Uranus
The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.
With Venus in dynamic aspect to Uranus in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday the emphasis could be on disruption of one kind or another to your patterns of relating in order to help you reassess your love orientation and realign your needs. You may transform in other areas as well.
This year could represent a sudden break from an existing partnership, or a change in its direction. This will be more pronounced if you are struggling to reconcile your evolving relationship energy with a partner who might not be able to fully accommodate you. Another possibility is that you will meet someone with whom you share a sudden electric attraction. This could be quite exciting if you’re single, and of course could present a problem if already committed to someone else. It may be important to realize that although the intensity of your magnetism to this person is undeniable, the stability of any relationship begun under this influence is in question. It might be best to wait for as long a time as possible before making any major decisions.
There could also be some disruptions to your finances. You might want to be prepared for potential fluctuations in either direction. This is a year when easy come can also become easy go.
You are seeking space and a new sense of freedom over the course of this year, both within the context of relationship and outside of it. This is a time to really express your individuality. You may also find that you crave unusual relationships during this period. You are opening up to new sides of yourself right now and it helps not to set artificial limits. You will only be able to thrive on friendships or romantic partnerships where your requirements for independence are honored.
Venus in sesquiquadrate
(within 0.3 degrees) with Neptune
The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; control is required.
With Venus in minor dynamic aspect to Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday there is an emphasis on spirituality in relationship. An otherworldly art form could also rise to the top of your awareness over this period of time. You may find yourself to be more intimately connected to spiritual values than to any one person; or you may become swept away by an intense desire for an elusive soul mate connection that does not easily find its resolution.
You could wind up meeting someone over the course of this year-long period that makes you certain that you’ve found your cosmic other half, so that you feel as though the two of you generate sparks of the divine each time you connect. This can also happen with an existing partner. It is also possible that you feel completely lost in your connection, as being more ethereal than realistic. You could suffer from deception in some instances. Equally, your relationship could reach a new level of mutual compassion.
In terms of resources, you might feel that your finances are undefined in some way. There could be some change in your circumstances this year that demands your eyes remain wide open despite your tendency to want to escape. You might need to take a closer look.
The positive side of this aspect is the potential for you to see the divine through your experience or through the eyes of your partner, and the negative is in giving over too completely to the illusion. It benefits you to remember to balance the equation by taking account of the more realistic and cautious side as well.
Venus in trine
(within 5.2 degrees) with Chiron
The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.
With Venus in flowing aspect to Chiron in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday there is an emphasis on absorbing the lessons of any relationship trauma that you might have experienced in your early life, and on using your spiritual and receptive skills to assimilate a higher and more integrated viewpoint.
It is possible that over the course of this year you will have experiences that call your attention to early woundings in the area of one-on-one partnership. These experiences, while painful, might serve to connect you more fully to your own deeper issues, and to allow you to go beyond the pain into acceptance of yourself in all your parts. Your emotions and your ability to heal are fundamental to your nature and can no longer be denied.
In terms of romance you have the potential to encounter a truly healing intimacy with another. Ancient wounds that are exhibited also in past relationships are likely to be brought up for the purpose of understanding them and moving beyond them. You will no longer be complacent with old patterns that have held you back from the fullest expression of your love.
Your values and your sense of self-worth are also likely to be perceived from a more spiritual perspective as this year unfolds. Money might not be as important to you as you used to think. All of your relationships, romantic or otherwise, will provide helpful guideposts when you look at them right.
You might have an almost erotic connection to the universe at this time. You benefit when you learn to acknowledge your intense receptivity to others so that you can channel your relationship energy in a tangible way that leads to profound and lasting healing.
Mars in sextile
(within 5.7 degrees) with Pluto
The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.
With Mars in flowing aspect to Pluto in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday your actions are heavily influenced by your unconscious desires. Issues of power and control could manifest.
This can definitely be a good thing if you use this potent energy wisely, without ego, as a means to achieve major success in life. Your ambition is powerful this year. In fact, you could find that you are more prone than normally to step on anyone or anything that gets in the way of what you want. Be cautious if this is where you guess that you might be heading; it’s a great time to temper your strong willpower with restraint.
It is also possible that you become entangled over the course of this year in issues of sexual power and control. Your sexuality is almost certain to be intensified.
This is a year-long period when events may transpire that lead you to gain a better understanding of your own deeper psychological motivations. This can help you to achieve an active breakthrough that ultimately promotes your own well-being. The urge to better know yourself and the drive to dig into deeper levels of your psyche can lead you to a profound awareness of your inner strength. It is a truism that if you can master your will, great things are possible. This is a time for you of great transformation, of remembering that no one needs to control you and nor do you need to control anyone else to achieve what you want out of life.
Saturn in sextile
(within 5.3 degrees) with Pluto
The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.
With Saturn in flowing aspect to Pluto in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday there is an emphasis on understanding the limitations of your urge to be in command, including the power you really have to control the circumstances of your world. This is especially true if strong aspects from Saturn or Pluto exist also to the personal planets, Sun through Mars.
If you have the urge to dominate or to be in complete control, there could be issues simmering under the surface which are only now coming to light, as signaled by the presence of this configuration. This is a time when you might begin to transform your desire for control into a more integrated and normalized approach that allows healthy skepticism to replace the clenched fist of rebellion. The only way forward is to let go of previous assumptions and allow change to flow through you more willingly.
The potential for you to reach enduring regeneration is high this year, but only by learning to work within the limits of your personal control and authority. When you do so, your progress is nothing less than awe-inspiring.
Uranus in square
(within 4.9 degrees) with Pluto
The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.
With Uranus in dynamic aspect to Pluto in your Solar Return chart, over these twelve months leading up to your next birthday, the emphasis is on personal transformation, and on combining intellectual freedom with fundamental life changes.
Especially if personal planets are involved in this configuration, over this yearlong period of time you have the power to use your mind to split open the shackles that bind you, and this is not a power to be taken lightly. The matters ruled by the house placement of these two powerhouse planets tell you where it is most necessary and also likely that you break free from your more deeply entrenched blueprints of behavior.
In fact, the disruption could be nothing short of revolutionary. There will be little that can contain you or keep you settled and quiet for long in these areas. If you are forced backwards by circumstances you will tend to abruptly liberate yourself and dispel the shadows of attempted suppression.
Be aware of the potential toward intense inner struggle if, as you yearn for the ultimate freedom, you fail to meet its requirements. It might be that out of a sense of rigidity you are sporadic in your movement forward. It is also possible in certain instances that your unconscious desires come out into the light of day in intermittent outbursts that are so eccentric that they go beyond taboo into the socially unacceptable. If so, these are the warning signs fired across the bow of your ship of state when it sticks to business as usual.
This is a year of unusual business that demands much of you, but which can have in the end an ultimately positive outcome. This is work that seems almost impossible but which nevertheless needs to be done so that you can escape from well-established and stultified patterns that have long outworn their usefulness to you, and in order that you continue to grow as a human being.
Uranus in semi-sextile
(within 0.4 degrees) with Chiron
The planetary energies attract each other, require effort, allow entry of new information.
With Uranus in minor dynamic aspect to Chiron in your Solar Return chart, over these twelve months leading up to your next birthday, the emphasis is on using your most individuated self to reexamine any traumas that might still be lurking in your subconscious and move beyond these ancient wounds toward healing.
You have the power to engage in a move toward healing with the potential to assist humanity in the process. The required insight and the courage to pursue it could come over you quite suddenly, some time during the course of this year.
Neptune in sextile
(within 4.7 degrees) with Pluto
The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.
With Neptune in flowing aspect to Pluto in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday, there is an emphasis on surrendering yourself to the magical depths of your own inner process.
Depending on how these two powerhouse archetypes line up with your personal planets, there is the strong likelihood that your psychic awareness and ability to transform yourself could be opened up in a life altering fashion. Over the course of this year you have access to powerful forces that will rock your existing world.
It is possible that the matters ruled by the houses in which these powerful archetypes are placed will be areas in which you might find your vision for what you want breaking down entirely before renewing into something else entirely. It might seem as if you have no hold over such extreme changes with the potential for you to become engulfed in them. You benefit from facing this challenge head-on, tapping into the energies of light and universal love.
One thing is certain; you will be possessed of deep insights into the minds and the hearts of others around you over the course of an unusually demanding year.
Pluto in sextile
(within 5.3 degrees) with Chiron
The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.
With Pluto in flowing aspect to Chiron in your Solar Return chart, over this next twelve month period the emphasis is on healing that comes to you through having to dwell into the most purely intense and terrifying depths of your greatest fears and scars, past and present.
It might be of help to look to the matters ruled by the houses in which these planets are placed, which describe the area where your most intense experience is likely to occur. If you make the effort in the times of your greatest need to intimately connect with the deeper part of yourself and access its potency then you can heal from dysfunctional pattering and find the path of renewal.
It is possible to increase your level of awareness this year with regard to ancient trauma that has been walled away and which is no longer serving your highest good. Accepting and then letting go of controlling and manipulative habitual behavior can actually promote self-healing through understanding, and this is the major message of this powerful year for you.
Moon in weak square
(within 11.8 degrees) with Chiron
The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.
With the Moon in dynamic aspect to Chiron in your Solar Return chart, over these twelve months leading up to your next birthday, your emotional emphasis is on tuning in to your instincts in a positive way to promote healing, in spite of issues that might arise. Emotional woundings from the past could come up for you and your challenge is to move beyond your original hurt and to understand yourself much better at your deeper levels.
Your emotions might be intensified dramatically this year. Painful issues could arise within the areas of relationship in particular, and with parental nurturing you received or its lack. You might also have a difficult time drawing boundaries between yourself and others. You are being called to investigate old and perhaps dysfunctional patterns of relating. If you stick to the task, the eventual effect of all the attention that you are able to bring to this area will be greater self-reliance and a better acceptance of the feminine and nurturing side of yourself.
It is also possible for you to have a profound healing experience with your mother or an important female figure in your life over these twelve months. Wounds from prior associations that left you feeling raw, unsafe or not nurtured in some way could be released in a powerful catharsis. The positive manifestation of this energy you could also promote a healing relationship between those you nurture most in your own intimate relationships.
Over the course of a year of powerful emotional healing, and one in which your feelings are also enlivened by a growing sense of your spirituality, you have the potential of being able to make a better connection with your deeper needs and with the more integrated self within you that is struggling to emerge.
Mercury in weak square
(within 6.8 degrees) with Saturn
The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.
With Mercury in dynamic aspect to Saturn in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period leading up to your next birthday there is an emphasis on structuring your mind.
This is a year-long period when you will take a turn towards more serious thoughts. You could also encounter limitations to your mental projects that you undertake at this time, so that you have to work much harder to accomplish them. It might seem that these difficulties are inherent in your environment or stemming from others, and yet they are in some sense self-imposed for the purpose of gaining a more concrete manifestation of your ideas.
You could also have a major decision to make this year, perhaps concerning a matter ruled by the house in which Mercury is placed. It could be a difficult judgment; one where you feel constrained or limited no matter how you choose. The decision you do make must therefore be made carefully, with long-term benefit the most important consideration.
This serious cast of mind is sobering. You could even become depressed over the limitations you encounter over the course of this year. If this does occur, it is for the purpose of growth. You are being called to realistically assess a situation and make necessary adjustments that will eventually lead you toward greater mental maturity.
After this twelve-month period when you are able to so concentrate your thinking and your focus has passed, you are likely to be forever changed. You might look back on this time period to find that you retain the gift of a systematic mindset that continues to help you ground your ideas into tangible reality.
Glossary
Ascendant
The point in the sky of the Eastern horizon. In the chart, the Ascendant is represented by the horizontal line at the left hand side of the chart which crosses between the Twelfth and First Houses. The sign on the Ascendant is also referred to as the Rising Sign.
Aspects
When the relative positions of two planets in the horoscope form a significant angle with each other, they are said to be in aspect with one another. The type and quality of the aspect is determined by the number of degrees between the two planets and is only considered significant if it is within a narrow range of degrees, or orb. A list of the most commonly used aspects is given below.
Conjunction: 0 degrees
Opposition: 180 degrees
Square: 90 degrees
Sextile: 60 degrees
Trine: 120 degrees
Inconjunct: 150 degrees
Chart Comparison
An astrological technique in which the planets of two individuals are shown in a bi-wheel chart, one within the other. This allows the inter-aspects between the two charts to be examined.
Composite Chart
An astrological technique in which the midpoints of two individuals’ planetary positions are used to create a third chart, the composite chart, which is then interpreted as the chart of the relationship itself as an independent entity.
Horoscope
Originally horoscope referred to the astrological chart itself, but is now popularly used to refer to the description of how current planetary positions are affecting you personally, as in ‘your monthly horoscope.’
Midheaven
The point in the sky directly overhead relative to the position on Earth. In the chart, the Midheaven is represented by the vertical line at the top of the chart between the Ninth and Tenth Houses.
Natal
From Latin, meaning of or pertaining to birth; therefore your birth chart, or planetary positions at birth.
Lunar Nodes
The Lunar Nodes are the two points where the Moon’s orbital path crosses the plane of the ecliptic (the plane of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun). Symbolically they represent talents and life path, or destiny.
Planets
In astrology, the word planets is used to describe astrologically significant points in the sky which includes the Sun and Moon, as well as many objects that are not currently astronomically defined as planets such as Chiron and Pluto.
Transits
Aspects formed between the current positions of the planets and the positions of your natal planets at the time and place you were born.