9 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR BRENDA Moon in conjunction (within 6.1 degrees) with Neptune The strongest blend of the energies represented by these two planets. With the Moon conjunct 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 come to a deeper understanding of your own sensitivity and compassion. 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 also likely to be enhanced this year although you may have difficulty trusting it. 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. In a more positive manifestation, 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 septile (within 1.7 degrees) with Pluto The planetary energies darkly interact; incline to occult dimensions apart from socially accepted norms. With the Moon in minor dynamic aspect to Pluto in your Solar Return chart, over these twelve months leading up to your next birthday, your emotional emphasis is on better understanding your own unconscious psychological motivations. Aligning your emotions and instincts is tricky, and could involve others around you in power struggles or issues of control. Perhaps during the course of this year you will have to confront a relationship where you are
10 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR BRENDA being emotionally blackmailed; or it is also possible that you are the one doing the manipulation. It helps when you can recognize that these emotional games are the sign of deeper psychological battles in which one person attempts to control the other only in order to preserve their own sense of security. There are undoubtedly lessons for you in terms of embracing the need to be in control of your own situation and at the same time to use your power wisely. There could also be dramatic transformations in your security needs and your emotional connections to others. It's up to you to make certain that these changes, rather than enabling a power hungry persona, engender instead a newly empowered sense of self. The ruler of your Sun Sign is Venus in Scorpio (2° Sco 17') Angular planet - conjunct Nadir The ruler of your Sun sign is characteristic of your personality: 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 Fourth House, you will tend to appreciate and cooperate easily with family members. Surrounding yourself with the comforts and beauty of your physical environment is important to your sense of well being at this time, and it's very likely that your decorating tastes in your home will change as a result. You could also make money through real estate. The desire for more extravagant physical surroundings may be present as well during this year-long period. You will have the urge to redecorate and to improve the sensual appeal of your domicile in a large or subtle ways. Just be sure your wallet can afford your taste! You may also find that you want to be home more often. The value you place on your sense of family is important over these twelve months. You might gain an entire new sense of appreciation for your family and especially the relationship you have with your mother or a dominant female family member. In any event, the love for your family and traditions will be pleasing to you over the course of this year. The potential for your soul to heal itself at this time is also not to be underestimated. As you hunger for complete peace and harmony, you may finally resolve a situation from your past. During this important internal process you could easily feel the need for home or for family members, and the desire to be more closely connected with them. In the end, this promotes stronger feelings of security that will last far beyond the bounds of this particular period.