21 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR BRENDA or another to your patterns of relating in order to help you reassess your love orientation and realign your needs. You may transform in other areas as well. This year could represent a sudden break from an existing partnership, or a change in its direction. This will be more pronounced if you are struggling to reconcile your evolving relationship energy with a partner who might not be able to fully accommodate you. Another possibility is that you will meet someone with whom you share a sudden electric attraction. This could be quite exciting if you're single, and of course could present a problem if already committed to someone else. It may be important to realize that although the intensity of your magnetism to this person is undeniable, the stability of any relationship begun under this influence is in question. It might be best to wait for as long a time as possible before making any major decisions. There could also be some disruptions to your finances. You might want to be prepared for potential fluctuations in either direction. This is a year when easy come can also become easy go. You are seeking space and a new sense of freedom over the course of this year, both within the context of relationship and outside of it. This is a time to really express your individuality. You may also find that you crave unusual relationships during this period. You are opening up to new sides of yourself right now and it helps not to set artificial limits. You will only be able to thrive on friendships or romantic partnerships where your requirements for independence are honored. Venus in sesquiquadrate (within 0.8 degrees) with Neptune The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; control is required. With Venus in minor dynamic aspect to Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday there is an emphasis on spirituality in relationship. An otherworldly art form could also rise to the top of your awareness over this period of time. You may find yourself to be more intimately connected to spiritual values than to any one person; or you may become swept away by an intense desire for an elusive soul mate connection that does not easily find its resolution. You could wind up meeting someone over the course of this year-long period that makes you certain that you've found your cosmic other half, so that you feel as though the two of you generate sparks of the divine each time you connect. This can also happen with an existing partner. It is also possible that you feel completely lost in your connection, as being more ethereal than realistic. You could suffer from deception in some instances.
22 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR BRENDA Equally, your relationship could reach a new level of mutual compassion. In terms of resources, you might feel that your finances are undefined in some way. There could be some change in your circumstances this year that demands your eyes remain wide open despite your tendency to want to escape. You might need to take a closer look. The positive side of this aspect is the potential for you to see the divine through your experience or through the eyes of your partner, and the negative is in giving over too completely to the illusion. It benefits you to remember to balance the equation by taking account of the more realistic and cautious side as well. Venus in inconjunct (within 0.8 degrees) with Chiron The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed. With Venus 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 absorbing the lessons of any relationship trauma that you might have experienced in your early life, and on using your spiritual and receptive skills to assimilate a higher and more integrated viewpoint. It is possible that over the course of this year you will have experiences that call your attention to early woundings in the area of one-on-one partnership. These experiences, while painful, might serve to connect you more fully to your own deeper issues, and to allow you to go beyond the pain into acceptance of yourself in all your parts. Your emotions and your ability to heal are fundamental to your nature and can no longer be denied. In terms of romance you have the potential to encounter a truly healing intimacy with another. Ancient wounds that are exhibited also in past relationships are likely to be brought up for the purpose of understanding them and moving beyond them. You will no longer be complacent with old patterns that have held you back from the fullest expression of your love. Your values and your sense of self-worth are also likely to be perceived from a more spiritual perspective as this year unfolds. Money might not be as important to you as you used to think. All of your relationships, romantic or otherwise, will provide helpful guideposts when you look at them right. You might have an almost erotic connection to the universe at this time. You benefit when you learn to acknowledge your intense receptivity to others so that you can channel your relationship energy in a tangible way that leads to profound and lasting healing.