19 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR EVA actions, your life may change in ways that you were not even aware that you had in you. You are rebellious and inventive all at once and therefore life can be full of surprises this year, as you break down barriers to growth. It's a challenge, but if you make the conscious effort to work through obstacles and allow this powerful energy to take you where you already needed to go, then you can transform your life path, channeling your actions into positive transformation. Mars in strong trine (within 0.3 degrees) with Chiron The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial. With Mars in flowing aspect to Chiron in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday there is an emphasis on healing deep-seated wounds you may have regarding self-assertion. This is a year when you might find that painful issues emerge with the way that you assert your will. In the past you might have been afraid of really stepping out and showing yourself in your true colors, for a variety of reasons, and this could be the year that you get closer to acknowledging this past, and finally moving beyond it. What comes forward into the light of day for better understanding and acceptance may also include problems in handling aggression from others. It could be that these types of issues stem from early experiences either as a child with parental trauma or as a young person dealing with your peers. It's likely that you will now confront your own past wounds in this area in a more assertive and proactive way. You are beginning to learn firsthand how to become more assertive, not from the standpoint of bluff and bluster, but rather from the standpoint of a deeper sense of selfconfidence. Saturn in strong sextile (within 1.5 degrees) with Neptune The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections. With Saturn in flowing aspect to Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over this twelvemonth period until your next birthday there is an emphasis on dream work, grounding ideals into physical manifestation, and finding a sense of practical reality in all that you cannot touch or see. This is especially true if strong aspects from Saturn or Neptune exist also to the personal planets, Sun through Mars. It is possible that at some time during the year, you will find yourself defining or placing limits within certain areas of your life that you know realize are in need of a more solida framework. One potential consequence is that by the end of this period of time your future plans become more fully grounded
20 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR EVA into a realistic and practical approach.With Saturn conjunct Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over this next twelve month period there is an emphasis on placing structures and a sense of grounding to all that you cannot touch or see. Over this year-long period, as you learn to reconcile this energy, you are apt to find that you more easily "go with the flow". You will more fully accept the idea that complete and unquestioning sanctuary is an illusion and that you must build your sense of security through faith in your own inspiration. Mercury in sesquiquadrate (within 0.5 degrees) with Neptune The planetary energies conflict in determined subtle tension; control is required. With Mercury in minor dynamic aspect to Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month 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 are high this year. This is also a potentially difficult time when you might have to resolve 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. It pays to be cautious about a possible lack of realism concerning your own communication or how others treat you. Partly as a release of this inherent tension, artistic impulses flow this year. 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. Your inspired mind can be put to good use as long as appropriate safeguards are kept in place. This could be a great year - one in which you embrace your true potential and begin to explore more fully the spiritual essence of your life vision. Venus in sextile (within 2.6 degrees) with Uranus The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections. With Venus in flowing aspect to Uranus in your Solar Return chart, over this twelvemonth period until your next birthday the emphasis might be on disruption rather than on union regarding your patterns of relating. Even is you are getting along well with your partner or your potential love interests, you will find that growth and insight accompanies your experiences in this area. This might have the beneficial result of helping you reassess your love orientation and realign your needs, and grow in other ways as well.