5 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR ANGELA 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 conjunction (within 6.4 degrees) with Mercury Ruler of rising sign 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 nonconstructive 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 conjunction (within 7.6 degrees) with Venus
6 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR ANGELA The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets. style are likely to improve. Your senses may be exquisitely heightened this year as well. With the Sun conjunct Venus in your Solar Return chart, over the twelve-month period until your next birthday the emphasis is on assimilating your values with your identity. This is an important year for art and aesthetics, perhaps for monetary gain. If you are a male, romance could also come into the picture, or connections with influential women; while if you are female the art of your own presentation becomes a potential focus. This configuration also indicates a strong desire to balance your personality and to achieve in creative ways, although you could perhaps find yourself inclined toward a more lazy or self-indulgent demeanor than usual - perhaps even tending to the narcissistic. The symbolism of Venus with Sun harmonizes your sense of self with the importance of others in your life, especially when your relationship drive is more consciously directed. This manifests most clearly in matters ruled by the house in which the Sun is placed. During this year-long period, material rewards are likely through the assertion of your talents and efforts. It is also possible for you to create new relationship dynamics and to enjoy enhanced powers of attraction. You exude a strong sense of grace and charm and tend to seek more social activity. In a very literal sense, your physical appearance and You are likely to benefit from the use of this energy for creative endeavors, pursuing artistic and cultural goals, in a year when you will appear very likable and social to others. Your ability to strive for harmony over the course of these twelve months will also work to your advantage. Sun in trine (within 4.3 degrees) with Saturn The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial. With the Sun in flowing aspect to Saturn in your Solar Return chart, over the twelvemonth period until your next birthday there is an emphasis 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 have a significant amount of responsibility to deal with this year, and you will rise to the occasion. If 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.