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Solar Return Report for Emerald Mist

For year beginning November, 2016 at location: Paris, France (48N52, 2E20)
Emerald: Nov 21, 1974, 6:38pm -8.50 Yanshou, China (45N28, 128E20)
Interpretation text by Henry Seltzer
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 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.

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 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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Introduction

Your natal horoscope, or birth chart, is a snapshot of the heavens at the moment you were born. It shows what the sky actually looked like at the time and place of your birth. Astrology in modern times has renewed the ancient discovery that the symbolism of the planets that surrounded you at birth describes your character and personality. Planets that were directly overhead at the time and place of your birth are most important, and would appear at the very top of the chart or the Midheaven. Planets that were just rising above the horizon in the East at the time of your birth would appear near the horizontal line at the left hand side of the chart or the Ascendant. If the Sun appears in the top half of the chart, then you were born during daylight hours and have a more outer directed personality. All of these features reflect the factors at play in the Universe at the moment of your birth and are significant indications of the basic qualities and tendencies that continue to make up your personality.

Each planet’s relative position in the sky and significant angles that it makes to the other planets, or aspects, are examined in this report. Please keep in mind that you are not limited by these descriptions. Your natal horoscope does not prescribe your fate. The stars incline, they do not compel. Your birth chart shows potentials that you can either struggle to fulfill or deny. The choice is yours. Beneficial aspects, or planetary positions, are areas of life in which you show natural talent and achieve easy success. Challenging aspects, or planetary positions, can become your greatest asset if you can learn to be aware of how that dynamic plays out in your life and the world at large. The strongest and most important features of your chart are described first. For definitions of astrological terms, please refer to the glossary at the end of this report.

Chart Patterns

Open Angle, leading planet Moon

You have the planetary pattern type called ‘open angle’. All your planets occupy a 240` area of your chart, bridged by a trine aspect. With this pattern, you are an energetic and driving personality, with goals represented by the unoccupied area of your chart. The mid-point of the unoccupied area will be a significant point for you in seeking these goals. Also, the energies of the planet leading the occupied area will be a powerhouse driving you toward your expression of these goals.

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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 Fifth House, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday you are likely going through some dramatic emotional changes in terms of how you freely express your creativity and your love.

One thing is for certain; whether or not others respond, your need to be respected and adored is being made loud and clear. If saying “I love you” has ever been a problem in the past, then these twelve months may find you making up for lost time! In matters of romance, there is even a possibility that you will connect with a new lover on a deep emotional level. Your sexual encounters this year are likely to be enormously emotionally and physically satisfying.

The overwhelming desire to express your emotions will be a freeing experience for you on many levels, especially if you have for some reason felt stifled in the past. Over the course of these twelve months, you will be eager to convey your passion whenever possible and without apology. You are more carefree and less encumbered by the notion of what could happen if you reveal your deepest feelings.

You benefit over this year-long period when you enjoy any type of creative or artistic projects that may serve as an outlet. If you have children you are sure to experience a deeper, more exuberant emotional connection to them. Whether or not you have kids, the theme of children in your life and your instincts toward them are definitely emphasized. This year will bring out the child in you and your joy will flow more freely as a result.

Grand Trine

You have a Grand Trine in your chart. When three or more of your planets form a Grand Trine with each other, you will have an exceptional area of talent represented by the element in the trine, either Fire, Earth, Air or Water (usually these planets are in just one element). You will display a marked self-sufficiency and also will have good success in your endeavors in this area of life. You must also beware, however, of being lazy or complacent.

T-Square, focal planet Pluto

You have a T-Square in your chart. With this planetary aspect pattern, in which three planets or conjunctions are in square with one another, you have a high degree of motivation and drive. Your energies are most easily and habitually expressed by the energy of the focal point, the middle of the T-Square. You may also compensate for overdoing in the area of life represented by the focal point, by leaning toward the empty pattern element opposite the focal point, seeking to balance your activity. The lesson of this planetary aspect pattern is in learning to use your considerable energy wisely in the pursuit of your true goals. There is great tension represented by the focal planet or planets in your chart, where conflicting parts of your personality attain their focus and peak of energy, and you may observe compulsive behavior in the area of life represented here.

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With Pluto placed in the tenth house of your Solar Return chart, over the twelve-month period leading to your next birthday there is an emphasis on the transformation and regeneration of your career and reputation.

It is likely that some part of your profession or status will fall away this year in order to make room for something new to present itself. A dramatic life change could be in the offing. In the extreme, this might be the decision to leave your former vocation in order that your career be enabled to take off in an entirely new direction.

It is also possible that control and authority issues will emerge for you this year. It might be that you suffer from authority that is not well applied, or you yourself might be the source of excessive or compulsive energy for authority and control. This placement could indicate extraordinary force applied by you in order to achieve success. If you use this energy negatively and manipulate your way to the top, it is likely that the aftermath could see you tumbling to the ground to start over.

Parental authority and control that you have experienced in the past could come back to haunt you at this time. You may be able to better understand your own impulses in this direction by reviewing and examining your early conditioning in this area. Difficult experiences might have left you with the proclivity for being difficult yourself in your use of power, and the evidence could be brought forward during this year-long period.

If, on the other hand, you use your power wisely this year, then you have the potential to achieve great success and reward through your accomplishments. This is a year when you are investigating the uses of power. If your keep watch over the events that take place in what could turn out to be a climactic year for you, you will be able to learn many lessons about yourself and about your past connection with authority.

Important Features

Venus in Capricorn (10° Cap 01′)

Venus in the Ninth House

Ruler of rising sign

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 Ninth House, you are called upon to support your idea of relationship with a big-picture approach.

Your belief in love is assessed and re-evaluated over these twelve months. What ideals about love have blinded you in the past? What has affirmed your faith in the power of love? What, exactly, is love? These are some of the questions you will attempt answer this year. You are evaluating the role that relationship plays in your life and how the specifics of your existing partnerships measure up to your ideals.

It could be a defining year for your relationship since you will truly consider where you have been let down and where your expectations have been exceeded. You might be a little unrealistic about your image of a partner at this time, since you essentially seek the idea of abundant expansion of your love nature. Your ideas may alter of what makes the partnership tick.

Over the course of this year-long period, the ethics of love and of money are also likely candidates for consideration. You might need to seek counsel for a financial matter or other legal action. Fairness and balance are your watchwords now for any such action.

Travel is favored this year and you will likely fall in love with any new location that you visit. It is also possible for you to begin a new romance at this time with someone of a different religious or cultural background than yourself. Good relations will also exist between you and educational figures in your life, and new learning experiences will be pleasant and rewarding.

Mars in Aquarius (8° Aqu 24′)

Mars in the Eleventh 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 Eleventh House, this year your energy is primarily focused on achieving your goals and dreams. The initiation and fearless walk on a road less travelled is also indicated. You will no longer be able to play by the rules of others. Now you desire to break free from the traditional ways you’ve spent your energy and finally pursue what is in line with your personality’s desire.

There could be some conflict with friends or group associations over the next twelve months since your desires are more selfishly motivated than group oriented. You don’t feel a need to fit into anyone else’s box and this may serve to alienate you on some level since you are confrontational about your refusal to subscribe to anyone else’s standards.

At the same time however, you might have a friend or group be involved in the pursuit of your goals. In fact, your energy can lead and inspire others to pursue something with the potential to help others on a broad, humanitarian level.

The energy for freedom dominates and you will not be tied down this year. The freedom to express and assert your individuality is crucial to the most positive expression of energy for you.

Neptune in Pisces (9° Pis 14′)

Neptune in the Twelfth House

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With Neptune placed in the twelfth house of your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period leading up to your next birthday there is an emphasis on your ability to remain true to your inner world in spite of everything, and to affirm your connection to the divine.

This is a year when spiritual practice will guide your steps, perhaps in a way that is largely unconscious. You are engaged in finding the shape of Spirit that lies within you, and experiences that come up may result in just this, although in judging from the outer form of these events, you might never have guessed this eventual outcome. The urge to escape from the rigors of daily life could be strong this year, and yet in the end you might recognize that you cannot actually escape your life for very long.

You are also likely with this placement to have a somewhat troubling year of exploring your spiritual values and feeling a subtle sense of confusion or illusion concerning inner motivation. You will likely have no other choice but to trust your intuition and internal guidance system. If you try to avoid the truth you will be prone to some level of disturbance. If however, you embrace your inner self and attempt to be receptive to divine guidance without questioning it, it is possible for you to achieve a state of emotional serenity in place of what had previously been a difficult episode of disconnected feelings and questionings.

You are also quite sensitive to the suffering of others over this twelve-month period of time. This can be a beautiful emotion that brings rich rewards, although you might need to be careful to draw appropriate boundaries so as not to lose by giving too much of yourself. When you access your compassion and help those who cannot help themselves, without losing yourself in the process, you gain greater insight into the true nature of reality as including more than is obvious to the outer eye. Your own fulfillment could be priceless.

Angular Planets

Sun, Moon, Rising Sign Features

Taurus Rising

Saturn in sesquiquadrate

(within 0.1 degrees) with Ascendant

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; control is required.

Neptune in septile

(within 0.8 degrees) with Ascendant

The planetary energies darkly interact; incline to occult dimensions apart from socially accepted norms.

Mars in weak square

(within 6.9 degrees) with Ascendant

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

Sun in Scorpio (28° Sco 42′ 57″)

Sun in the Seventh House

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 square

(within 8.8 degrees) with Moon

Leading planet of planetary pattern

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With the Sun in dynamic 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 relatively uncommon alignment and symbolizes a year of many changes. The house placement of the Sun will have an added importance over this year-long period so read that section of this report carefully.

You are apt to experience a great many adjustments in your life direction right now that are exciting and stimulating in profound and far-reaching ways. It is not likely that you will have an easy time assimilating these changes into your current life pattern. Conflicts could appear in the areas of domestic scene versus career, private issues versus public commitments, or ego versus emotional needs, although things will eventually resolve. You might have more or less of an adjustment to make – this notion of conflict simply suggests your vital life force and emotional instincts have some work to do before they can align in harmony.

In any event, there are likely to be creative sparks that fly in terms of your conscious and unconscious awareness pertaining to areas of life in which this conjunction manifests. A significant development over the course of this year is indicated, with a goodly amount of maturation likely to be experienced in both internal and external worlds.

Sun in quintile

(within 2.3 degrees) with Mars

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

With the Sun in minor flowing 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, but in a relatively gentle way that will not seem overbearing.

There is every indication for success, especially with projects that have a spiritual dimension to them. If you initiate one this year that requires exuberance, drive and ambition to complete you are likely to do well with it.

There is also some potential for anger to manifest this year, although you will also have a good sense of control regarding outbursts. It is more likely that will channel this increased vitality, achieving more than you could initially conceive.

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 semi-square

(within 1.3 degrees) with Jupiter

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; calmness is required.

With the Sun in minor dynamic aspect to 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 could experience a taste of success and reward this year. You also could experience an over-expansion with resulting losses. If you triumph it’s likely that a renewed sense of faith and optimism in yourself will be the catalyst. In addition, your personal philosophy, sense of spirituality and belief system will likely be important factors in your growth.

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.

Sun in bi-quintile

(within 1.6 degrees) with Uranus

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

With the Sun in minor 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 becomes important.

There could be sudden enlightenment this year resulting in decisions made that alter the course of your life direction. These might seem reckless or spontaneous in some ways, but these adjustments can also be experienced as quite positive in the sense that they might force you out of an existing rut so that you will be able to embrace a more progressive part of yourself.

You are likely to become more aware of your own unique factor that you bring to the party and will be able to adapt to new situations and experiences very easily. You are also prone 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 8.0 degrees) with Chiron

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

With the Sun in flowing aspect to Chiron in your Solar Return chart, over the twelve-month period until your next birthday the emphasis is on your ability to heal old issues that have been a subliminal part of your reality.

You might find that this is a year when ancient issues stemming from a prior phase come up for recognition and for healing. These issues might have been walled away at an early age to avoid pain, and yet still form a part of your response to events that come too close and wind up triggering them. These could well involve lack of parental responsiveness or other painful circumstances of your early life. It may be that only now, in the present moment, with the perspective of time, you are able to finally look at these issues. If so, recognizing them and accepting them as a part of your make-up is at least half the battle, since no real progress can be made in the dark.

Your sense of purpose is dynamic and changing with the events of this year. It is more than likely that painful experiences will trigger such old wounds, but if so just being able to recognize that this is what is happening can be extremely valuable. Through renewed perspectives on old issues you might find the opportunity to help yourself heal through creativity and self-expression.

You will likely notice that your ability to love and give love is strengthened this year as a result of recognition and integration of these types of issues. It is through the power of love, including self-love, that old wounds are ultimately healed and you are able to reach out to others more whole of heart.

Sun in semi-square

(within 0.3 degrees) with Midheaven

The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; calmness is required.

Moon in strong trine

(within 1.2 degrees) with Uranus

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

With the Moon in flowing aspect to Uranus in your Solar Return chart, these twelve months leading up to your next birthday provide an emphasis on revolutionizing your emotional needs through a shake-up in your security patterns and perceptions.

This implies a moderate to severe disruption that is in any case necessary. Your instinctual nature reflects such a degree of restlessness and frustration that the urge to break free from perceived boundaries has become unavoidable.

It’s likely that your living situation will undergo an unexpected shift that eventually will lead to the emergence of new forms. Family patterns of interaction could change this year as well. There could either be a move or renovation or perhaps even a hiatus from an existing familial relationship. You might experience a sudden magnetic emotional connection to someone who assists you in breaking free from habitual patterns you now view as confining.

The positive aspect of this placement lies in allowing your unconscious needs to suddenly break free. This is in fact a time of powerful awakening. Although you might have to face the wreckage that a tornado leaves behind, it is also fully possible for you to create a new sense of emotional security in its wake. The framework of individuality and freedom being born in you brings with it a sense of security that is more true to who your really are.

Moon in trine

(within 7.8 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 sextile

(within 4.9 degrees) with Jupiter

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

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 trine

(within 3.4 degrees) with Saturn

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

With the Moon in flowing aspect to Saturn in your Solar Return chart, over these twelve months leading up to your next birthday, there is an emphasis on building better emotional boundaries for yourself.

This works for you rather than against you, although there could be difficulty involved and you might feel emotionally cold and distant. Over the course of this year-long period you are likely to feel that you are in some sense isolated and forced to be self-reliant.

Your feelings are likely to be more sober than expansive. Rather than feeling emotionally secure, you might tend towards feeling insecure and work hard to correct it. You might also perceive that your feelings are repressed. There is an important necessity underlying this repression, and you benefit long-term because of it. You could find through your work what it is more usual to find through others.

In the process of experiencing some level of emotional inhibition you can therefore become more dependable and better able to realistically assess complex feelings. You can move through these emotions, and come to a better sense of yourself and your inner workings. Although this might seem like a lonely path at times, the experiences of this year will reward you with the confidence you gain by making your own way.

Moon in bi-quintile

(within 0.1 degrees) with Midheaven

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

Venus in strong sextile

(within 0.8 degrees) with Neptune

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

With Venus in flowing 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 claim part of your awareness over this period of time. You may find yourself to be more sympathetic to spiritual values than to flesh and blood partners; or you may feel the 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 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. 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, which can be wonderful. It benefits you to remember to balance the equation by taking account of the human side as well.

Venus in strong trine

(within 0.9 degrees) with North Node

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

Interpreted natal aspects with North Node are not currently supported.

Venus in square

(within 5.0 degrees) with Jupiter

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With Venus in dynamic aspect to Jupiter in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday the emphasis is on expanding your consciousness through relating to others. There is the potential for great benefit or perhaps for overextending yourself in certain areas of your life.

You will likely find you have a powerful belief system that becomes activated in the way that you do relationship over the course of this year-long period. You might find a significant deepening in the level of intimacy you share with a current spouse or partner, or perhaps you will try for too much of a good thing and wind up disappointed. If you are single, this year could bring you opportunity for love.

What counts for you right now is the simple basic truth of your feelings of love and happiness. This outlook will be an important part of your make-up this year and could lead you into exploring new facets of relationship and connection with others. Your values are either lined up with attitudes of natural nobility and grace, or struggling to become so aligned.

You could very well receive a gift this year. It is also possible that your optimism will overflow in the area of your life represented by the position of Venus in either your Solar Return chart or your natal chart. For example you might need to be careful about spending more money than you can actually afford since you constantly overestimate your resources yet still feel as though the sky is the limit. You might feel as though this is a year when you are always reaching for the brass ring but finding that it somehow slips through your fingers.

Venus in conjunction

(within 5.6 degrees) with Pluto

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

With Venus conjunct or in dynamic aspect to Pluto in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday, the emphasis is on intensity in relationship, art and money situations. This is likely to be a year defined by unconscious forces and motivations – both your own and those of significant partners in your life.

If you are single you may become almost obsessively attracted to a new relationship this year. If you are in an existing relationship, the test of power between the two of you could become a crucial theme. You will likely experience such emotional intensity for a purpose; as you come to a deeper sense of intimacy with yourself and others, and a more fully established concept of your own self-worth, you will emerge with a better handle on personal power.

There could also be challenges to face in the form of financial ups and downs. These could even involve another person’s power over your money, which could have the ultimate benefit of forcing you to reclaim your own sovereignty. You and potentially your partner may also be challenged over the course of this year-long period to come into some new way of being together with each other. If either of you are unwilling to go down and do some serious digging within your psyche then the manipulation and power plays between you could become competitive or even ruthless.

On the other hand you might each be able to realize that you are only limited by your own inability to trust and to allow true intimacy. Much can be done to encourage a more positive manifestation of your relationship energy as the year unfolds. You can truly experience the power and the magic of healing love.

Venus in quintile

(within 1.3 degrees) with Chiron

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

With Venus in minor 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.

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.

Venus in conjunction

(within 4.0 degrees) with Midheaven

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

Other Natal Planets

Mercury in Sagittarius (12° Sag 11′)

Mercury in the Eighth House

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 Eighth House, you have an enigmatic perception and awareness of other people’s thoughts and motivations that can add to your intellectual depth.

Over the course of this year-long period, you possess a remarkable capacity to analyze yourself and others psychologically. You are more concerned with subtle awareness than with overt logical thought, so that knowledge of your unconscious process grows quickly this year. This can help you to heal your deepest wounds by enabling you to step out of yourself and be a witnessing onlooker, noting what needs to happen in order to promote healing.

You may also choose to study psychology in a more fundamental way or to learn more about the stock market or investments. If you’re considering an investment or business dealings with a bank or a private venture capitalist, this is a good year to strategize and negotiate. A good talk with your accountant or financial advisor this year may be well worth your time.

The power of your mind over the next twelve months is something of a double-edged sword. You might be tempted to manipulate others with mind games or sink into internal dialog. The best way to harness this acute mindset is to use it as a tool to dig into your own recesses, and to uncover an awareness of your psychological motivations. Learning more about your own inner workings enables you to be less likely to get caught up in mental power struggles with others.

Jupiter in Libra (14° Lib 59′)

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 Sagittarius (16° Sag 32′)

Saturn in the Eighth 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 Eighth House this year, there will likely be an emphasis on the potential limitation of your shared resources, a feeling of restriction in your sexuality, and a more pronounced fear of your darker side.

While it’s true that Saturn limits, it also consolidates. If you have any debt it’s possible that you will restructure your finances in such a way as to realistically plan out a way to pay it off for good.

It might not be your best year for investments since any returns could be stifled. If you’re married, you might notice your spouse’s income decrease over the course of these twelve months.

In the bedroom you might find that sexual fulfillment is more difficult to attain. This could be due to a physical limitation with you or your partner. Alternatively, it might prove to be a more psychologically troubling one.

The potential for an internal breakthrough is highly likely. If you confront your fear of the dark then you can restructure any potential control or manipulation issues others may hold on you, and build a powerful foundation of self control and personal power in its place.

Uranus in Aries (21° Ari 10’R)

Uranus in the Twelfth House

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 twelfth house this year, the emphasis for unexpected change is within your innermost self – the part of you that is hidden from the world.

You’re likely to be seen as remote or distant to others. They could possibly read your introspective demeanor in a way that might be completely opposite from your actual motivations.

There is a need to connect your individuality to the divine this year. You might break free from fears or inhibitions that you’ve grappled with in the past. At the same time, you might feel that the most emphasized appearance of your eccentricity still needs to be hidden. Alternatively, a new fear of showing who you are might come up.

Your quirks and desire for freedom is more hidden. You might be in a situation where you feel trapped and imprisoned; unable to truly be free due to circumstances of a karmic nature.

With all of this going on over the next year, remember that you do have the potential to emancipate yourself from the restrictions of your past and renew the belief in your own liberated spirit.

Chiron in Pisces (20° Pis 44’R)

Chiron in the Twelfth House

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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 Twelfth House this year, the healing emphasis is on issues of spirituality and inner work.

With this placement of Chiron in your Solar Return chart, over the course of this year-long period, you might have issues that come up for you regarding your connection to your inner world. This is a subtle energy, and not easily understood. It might be that you have been neglecting the unconscious part of your psyche for far too long, and if so this year’s events will conspire to make you sit up and pay attention. The undercurrents of motivation that you find inside affect your interpersonal relationships and your self-esteem.

This year is an ideal time to engage in psychotherapy of any kind, including self-therapy or co-counseling. There could be places within you that have been walled away and neglected consciously because they are too painful to face, or at least they have been so up until now. These might be up for greater recognition over the course of this year-long period. Events that allow you to see where your patterns of wounding come up could be fairly common this year, and this is also a year when, as opposed to outer events simply triggering you, it is more likely that internal reflection will give you the vital clues that you need to become more aware. You might be able to tune in to patterns and habitual behavior that you recognize with greater clarity than ever before, or feel in more subtle ways where your actions do not produce the results that in the end you truly want.

You also may find that this is a year when meditation or some other spiritual practice will become an important influence. It is not the more socially popular religious institutions that you draw on now, but rather those that partake of your own unique nature, and that you can discover by a process of internal inquiry. The lessons of this period of time are important, and long-lasting. Once you have opened the door to your inner world there is no closing it. It might take many months, or even years, for the effects to fully work through your life, but the eventual reward of greater wholeness and integration is well worth the effort required to get there.

Other Aspects

Jupiter in strong sextile

(within 1.5 degrees) with Saturn

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

With Jupiter in flowing aspect to Saturn in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday, any emphasis on expansion in your life must be tempered with caution and obligation.

Although basically optimistic regarding goals this year, you may find your efforts thwarted or limited in some way, perhaps forcing you to take a step back and more effectively plan out a course of action. Despite the limitations that cross you, over these twelve months you can still achieve phenomenal success. This happens by dint of hard work as well as good fortune.

There is the potential to achieve enduring and lasting growth over the course of this year-long period, since you are able to balance optimism with realism. This healthy outlook is a steadfast and realistic way to achieve your goals. You benefit by realizing that if you plan and do your work in a certain order that is called for, every step leads you closer to the ultimate prize. As long as you are willing to do the necessary work first, you will then be free to optimistically reach for the stars.

Jupiter in strong square

(within 0.7 degrees) with Pluto

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With Jupiter conjunct or in dynamic aspect to Pluto in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday, the emphasis is on your will and your ability to transform. This year you will very likely go through some major changes. There are likely be challenges but you will have the resources to handle them, and a wellspring of inner reserve that can get you through just about anything.

While it’s likely that you’ll be asked to dig deeply into your psyche this year, the potential you have for growth as a result is unsurpassed. Your ability to deal with problems is quite strong, and while control issues can arise this can also lead to healing of these issues. There is definitely the potential for you to misuse your significant powers if you aren’t careful. You may become obsessive or focus on power and control in your life or the seeming lack of it. When you overdo in his direction you foster the expansion of your own personal dark abyss, and yet when you consciously work with this energy you assure that positive transformation can indeed take place.

The changes that transpire over the course of this year might test you, but coming out the other side will affect your faith in yourself in a way that is ultimately positive. Honestly confronting your demons enriches your soul.

Jupiter in strong square

(within 0.9 degrees) with Midheaven

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

Neptune in strong opposition

(within 0.2 degrees) with North Node

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

Interpreted natal aspects with North Node are not currently supported.

Pluto in strong conjunction

(within 1.6 degrees) with Midheaven

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

Mercury in sextile

(within 3.8 degrees) with Mars

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

With Mercury in flowing 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 the active pursuit of your intellectual goals.

It is possible for your thoughts and speech to be somewhat hasty and reckless this year. You might say things in a more impassioned and rapid way than normally. The energy of your words can be stimulating to others and can get you places with them.

You might also tend to be warring and combative in your discourse and learning ability. Your mind can be so focused on your ambitions that you more or less selfishly pursue them over the course of this year. 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. It’s therefore more than likely that you will take advantage of your sharp intellect at this time in a significant way.

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 sextile

(within 2.8 degrees) with Jupiter

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

With Mercury in flowing aspect to 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 as your soul reaches for the stars you might also have to beware of too great a regard for your mind’s prowess.

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. During this year, a positive outlook provides for great advancement and success using the powers of your mind.

Mercury in conjunction

(within 4.4 degrees) with Saturn

The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets.

With Mercury conjunct 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. It’s possible that you will concentrate your mental powers on one or two specific projects or learning endeavors in order to insure they are completed with precision and perfection.

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 be made carefully, and will likely lead to long-term benefits.

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 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.

Mercury in square

(within 2.9 degrees) with Neptune

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With Mercury in dynamic aspect to Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period leading up to your next birthday your mental emphasis is on cultivating a compassionate sense of oneness with others, and connecting your mind with your heart.

Your imagination, sensitivity and creativity soar this year. This is also a potentially difficult time when you might have to choose between impossible conflicts between idealism versus down-to-earth practicality. The potential is there for you to become lost in fantasies, or to over-idealize your thinking to the point of self-deception. You could also be forced to deal with misleading information or even outright deceit on the part of others. It pays to be cautious about a possible lack of realism concerning your own communication or how others treat you. Facts are variable with mere logic taking second place to a somewhat nebulous sense of idealism.

Partly as a release of this inherent tension, artistic impulses flow this year. It’s a great time to pursue any type of activity combining visual or musical ability with communication and mind, such as art, photography, music or poetry. You might also find that you require conscious effort and eye opening to get to the bottom of events that you experience. There is an elusive nature to your thoughts right now that may sidetrack cogent analysis.

On the other hand, this is also a year when you are capable of exceptional spiritual awareness including psychic sensitivity into the true motivations of others. Your inspired mind can be put to good use as long as appropriate safeguards are kept in place. This could very well be your best year – one in which you embrace your true potential and begin to explore more fully the spiritual essence of your life vision.

Mercury in square

(within 3.1 degrees) with North Node

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

Interpreted natal aspects with North Node are not currently supported.

Mars in septile

(within 0.4 degrees) with Saturn

The planetary energies darkly interact; incline to occult dimensions apart from socially accepted norms.

With Mars in minor dynamic aspect to Saturn in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday your energy will be put to work to create structure and focus for your activity.

It’s likely that over the course of this year you become more disciplined in achieving your goals. This is not a year when you will be intimidated by hard work, although difficult. In fact, you might even dive into whatever is asked of you.

It could also be that you work to overcome certain feelings of frustration and limitation this year. You might be more anxious to move ahead with plans than it turns out to be possible. It can feel as if you’re driving with one foot on the gas pedal and the other on the brake. Or you might simply feel that, due to your current circumstances, you’re not free to act. There seems to be a wall in front of you each time you try. Progress can still be made, although slowly.

This energy can be used to your eventual benefit as you learn to condense your forceful output and work only toward that which is truly necessary to achieve your goals.

Mars in quintile

(within 0.8 degrees) with Uranus

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

With Mars in minor flowing aspect to Uranus in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday your energy to innovate will be strong, mixed with major adjustments and upheaval. You will actively pursue your own personal revolution.

You’re likely to fight for your right to keep on changing your style and being free, no matter what others might think about you. The urge to express your individuality is dominant over the course of this year. Your previously status quo world is likely to emerge in a different orientation than when you started. Due to your own actions, your life may change in ways that subtly align you with Spirit unfolding.

You are rebellious and inventive all at once and therefore life can be full of surprises this year, as you break down barriers to growth. As you make the conscious effort to work through obstacles and allow this powerful energy to take you where you already needed to go, then you can transform your life path, channeling your actions into progressive transformation.

Mars in semi-sextile

(within 0.9 degrees) with Neptune

The planetary energies attract each other, require effort, allow entry of new information.

With Mars in minor dynamic 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. It’s also possible that this year you will encounter confusion over your goals and what you want out of life in general. 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.

You are prone to second-guess your actions over the course of this year. When your goals are not easily defined you might feel as though you have no 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.

Jupiter in opposition

(within 6.2 degrees) with Uranus

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

With Jupiter in dynamic aspect to Uranus in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday, there is an emphasis on the expansion of your individuality in perhaps quirky ways.

You might be entering a brilliant phase over the course of this year when great ideas come to you. You also might find that the impulse you feel toward originality and eccentric behavior has unexpected consequences. Depending on where these two planets line up with the rest of the chart, you may experience astonishing leaps and bounds of personal growth. Change is inevitable this year.

You will value originality and actively strive towards it. You intuitively know that revolutionary activity is necessary to help you along your path of personal growth, no matter the consequences. The house position of Jupiter tells you where to watch for opportunity and strive to meet it.

Surprising twists and turns of fate are common with this configuration, and will eventually have a beneficial outcome, since you will have explored a new side of yourself. In the short term there could be issues that arise, but it helps to remember that demanding a new type of freedom in this area of your life might be necessary for your unfolding evolution. Even if they are initially disruptive or chaotic, over time the events of the year are likely to result in good fortune for you.

Jupiter in bi-quintile

(within 0.3 degrees) with Neptune

The planetary energies are positively linked, subtle, and spiritual in dimension.

With Jupiter in minor flowing aspect to Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday, there is an emphasis on your faith in all you cannot see.

The best way to consider this energy is in recognizing that forces of a different level than the physical are at work in your life. If you choose to submerge yourself into a constructive approach to your spirituality this year you can gain from a mystical perspective. Faith in your process will be on hand when you look for it. One key might be to make use of an enhanced compassionate nature to guide you in your relationships with others.

It’s likely that you could become confused over what transpires in several matters. The nebulous considerations in various areas of your life, like fog, can expand rapidly. You could even be tempted to run away from the truth of your situation. If you take the escapist route, it might be an enjoyable ride for a while.

Over time, the meaning of this year will be revealed to you. It’s helpful to focus on the eventual outcome, and to recognize that if you can trust in this illumination, it will eventually lead you to peace and happiness.

Saturn in trine

(within 4.6 degrees) with Uranus

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

With Saturn in flowing aspect to Uranus 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. This is especially true if strong aspects from Saturn or Uranus exist also to the personal planets, Sun through Mars.

This configuration in your Solar Return chart indicates a year when change becomes as likely for you as sitting still. You may be called upon to question outworn patterns that prevent you from building firmer foundations for your existence that better correlate with who you are today.

The urge to resist authority and consensus thinking is up for you right now, and for good reason. Specific matters in your life that have been requiring systematic renovation will be challenged over the course of this year. It’s possible that you will choose to consciously disrupt existing stability in favor of a renewed vision of what life could represent for you.

One thing is for certain; in this year of change the only authority that fully exists for you will be that of the structures that you alone choose, and that match your highest vision for yourself going forward.

Saturn in semi-sextile

(within 0.9 degrees) with Pluto

The planetary energies attract each other, require effort, allow entry of new information.

With Saturn in minor dynamic 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 be more obvious in your acting out, and when as a consequence you might also 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.

Saturn in square

(within 4.2 degrees) with Chiron

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With Saturn conjunct or in dynamic 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, these knee-jerk reactions 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 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.

Uranus in square

(within 5.5 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 4.8 degrees) with Midheaven

The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections.

Pluto in sextile

(within 5.1 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.

N Node in trine

(within 5.0 degrees) with Midheaven

The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial.

Sun in weak square

(within 10.5 degrees) with Neptune

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With the Sun conjunct or in dynamic aspect to Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over the twelve-month period until your next birthday the emphasis is on your awareness of your sensitive side and your sense of spirituality.

It is possible that you could suffer some type of ego loss this year, increasing your sense of the numinous otherworldly planes of existence. You could also become involved with media, visual arts, music or poetry, since all of these can be expressions of your connection to Spirit. Any of these representations of the divine could become an enormous factor for you over the course of this year-long period. This is most likely to be experienced in the area represented by the house where your Sun is placed. You also could find that you lack the ability to properly define this area in your life.

This could be a good thing, or it could prove slightly disastrous. You may become confused for example, or feel like you don’t matter in the scheme of things. In extreme instances you might endure an almost complete dissolution of your identity. This is also a year in which decisions could be difficult and unclear, or you may go back and forth. It helps to cultivate your intuition and to develop an approach that is practical but not too attached to results, leaving ultimate outcomes in the hands of the cosmos.

It is good to be aware of the potential for escaping the practical earthly plane altogether in an unhealthy way. Some examples of what you might want to consciously avoid this year include substance or alcohol abuse, or indeed any form of escapism. You also might need to be aware of feeling needy or inhabiting a victim role, one where you expect others to save you. You benefit when you guard against the potential for over-identifying as the one who must sacrifice completely for others.

The positive manifestation of this energy lies in an enhanced sense of compassion and a feeling of oneness with the universe and everyone around you. You could make tremendous spiritual progress this year, or at least feel that you more fully access the spark of divinity that lies inside you.

Sun in weak square

(within 10.4 degrees) with North Node

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

Interpreted natal aspects with North Node are not currently supported.

Moon in weak opposition

(within 11.5 degrees) with Mars

The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge.

With the Moon in 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 may find that you often feel a combination of moodiness, anger and frustration. You’re apt to experience situations that challenge your comfort level to such an extreme that action is your only choice. Still, it’s likely to be an uncomfortable compromise to lash out rather than to passively give in. 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 endowed with a spectacular emotional courage that can be coaxed to come to your aid when you need it. You will have an easy access to this energy and 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’s likely that the tension within you this year could find their best outlets in art or extreme work efforts. 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.

Saturn in weak square

(within 7.3 degrees) with Neptune

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

With Saturn in dynamic aspect to Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday there is an emphasis on dream work, grounding ideals into physical manifestation, and finding a sense of practical reality in all that you cannot touch or see. This is especially true if strong aspects from Saturn or Neptune exist also to the personal planets, Sun through Mars.

This is a problematic configuration indicating that you will likely be faced and perhaps temporarily confounded by a contrast between your ideals and hard-nosed reality.

It is also possible that at some time during the year, you will find yourself with great difficulty defining or placing limits within certain areas of your life that you know realize are in need of a more solid framework. You may feel lost and easily confused: unable to trust in anything because you are in a place where you feel that each step you take leads you deeper into quicksand. This is a sign that your approach must change. One potential consequence is that by the end of this period of time your future plans become more fully grounded into a realistic and practical approach.

Over this year-long period, as you learn to reconcile this energy, you are apt to find that you more easily “go with the flow.” You will more fully accept the idea that complete and unquestioning sanctuary is an illusion and that you must build your sense of security through faith in your own inspiration.

Saturn in weak square

(within 7.5 degrees) with North Node

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

Interpreted natal aspects with North Node are not currently supported.

Uranus in weak square

(within 7.1 degrees) with Midheaven

The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time.

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.