25 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR ANGELA twelve months leading up to your next birthday provide an emphasis on revolutionizing your emotional needs through a seismic alteration in your security patterns and perceptions. This implies a disruption that could be moderate or entail a complete upheaval, but 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 unexpected shifts 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 break 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. Mercury in weak opposition (within 7.3 degrees) with Neptune The planetary energies are polarized; outer events stimulate their interaction; integration is the challenge. With Mercury in dynamic aspect to Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over this twelvemonth 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
26 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR ANGELA 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. Saturn in weak trine (within 7.7 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 twelvemonth 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 weak conjunction (within 6.8 degrees) with Pluto The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets. With Saturn conjunct 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.