27 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR BRENDA leading up to your next birthday there is an emphasis on harmonious and diplomatic communication patterns, particularly in your closest relationships. This is a year in which you are prone to a genuine love of learning. You speak and think like a polished official and are able to effectively charm your way out of just about anything. You're likely to be able to influence the opinions and decisions of others thanks to your ability to balance any topic with effortless grace. If you are in sales you should have a fortunate year! Indeed, this is a good year for you to make any major purchase that requires negotiation. In general, financial matters will tend to flow more smoothly this year, and with better planning. Your relationships benefit as well. You're likely to be more interested in learning from your partner as well as simply talking and inspiring each other with your words. If you are a writer or teacher, or are in the arts or communication fields you will enjoy the gift of beautiful words combined with stylish expression. This is a good year to push yourself in these areas, one in which you are almost certain to be happy with the outcome. In any event, this year your ability to increase your sense of self-worth through applying your intellect is strong. Mercury in weak trine (within 6.7 degrees) with Neptune The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial. With Mercury in flowing 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. It's a wonderful time to pursue any type of activity combining visual or musical ability with communication and mind, such as art, photography, music or poetry. This is also a year when compassion and idealism could become paramount in your thought process, replacing 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. 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. You might also find that you require conscious effort and eye opening to get to the bottom of events that you experience.
28 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR BRENDA 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 conjunction (within 6.3 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. 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. You may begin this period of time by feeling bitterly restricted in some capacity, as if the universe were stripping you to bare bones and forcing to do "do without.". The structure of your life is changing in some profound way, and this may frustrate you at first. Over the course of this year however, what you will learn is that this paucity is actually a blessing in disguise. You might discover how to take the most humble material setting and transform it into bounty through sheer will. If you choose to dwell in your limits and your resentment, you might feel as if your back is against the wall and you cannot make a single move toward achievement. 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 aweinspiring.