19 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR HELEN being more ethereal than realistic. Equally, your relationship could reach a new level of mutual compassion. The planetary energies do not flow smoothly, one or the other predominates; discrimination must be employed. Or your chosen partner might seem impossible to reach. There might be a heavy cloud of bewilderment that takes place between you, even deception in some instances. There might also be the confusion of not knowing whether one of you truly wants a commitment. At the same time you may be tempted to put your partner on a pedestal and close your eyes to potential problems. 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. With Mars conjunct or in dynamic aspect to Pluto in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday your actions are heavily influenced by your unconscious desires. Issues of power and control could manifest. This can be a good thing if you use this potent energy wisely, without ego, as a means to achieve major success in life. Your ambition is powerful this year. In fact, if you are not careful it can even become compulsive. You could find that you are more prone to step on anyone or anything that dares to get in the way of what you want. Be cautious if this is where you guess that you might be heading; it's likely that you will only hurt yourself if you get caught up in such major power struggles. 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. Mars in inconjunct (within 3.5 degrees) with Pluto It is possible as well that you become entangled over the course of this year with issues of sexual power and control. Your sexuality is almost certain to be intensified. It might benefit you to be on guard against using sex as a weapon. This is a year-long period when events may transpire that lead you to gain a better understanding of your own deeper psychological motivations. This can help you to achieve an active breakthrough that ultimately promotes your own well-being.
20 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR HELEN The urge to better know yourself and the drive to dig into deeper levels of your psyche can lead you to a profound awareness of your inner strength. It is a truism that if you can master your will, great things are possible. This is a time for you of great transformation, of remembering that no one needs to control you and nor do you need to control anyone else to achieve what you want out of life. Jupiter in semi-sextile (within 0.6 degrees) with Saturn The planetary energies attract each other, require effort, allow entry of new information. With Jupiter in minor dynamic aspect to Saturn in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday, any emphasis on expansion in your life might be tempered with caution and obligation. In some way this year, your basic optimism might be offset by the realization that you need to move forward more slowly. You might feel your efforts thwarted, or find that you must take a step or two back and plan out a better course of action. Your faith in yourself and in your project might be tried, but despite the limitations that cross you, over these twelve months you can still achieve phenomenal success. This happens by dint of hard work rather than the path of ease however. There is the potential to achieve enduring and lasting growth over the course of this yearlong period, since you are able to balance optimism with realism. This healthy outlook is a steadfast and realistic way to achieve your goals. You benefit by realizing that if you plan and do your work in a certain order that is called for, every step leads you closer to the ultimate prize. As long as you are willing to do the necessary work first, you will then be free to optimistically reach for the stars. Jupiter in square (within 3.6 degrees) with Neptune The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. With Jupiter conjunct or in dynamic aspect to Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over this twelve-month period until your next birthday, there is an emphasis on your faith in all you cannot see. You may need to surrender yourself to a higher power this year if you want to keep your sanity. It's likely that you could become exceedingly confused over what transpires in several matters. The nebulous considerations in various areas of your life, like fog, can expand rapidly. You could even be tempted to run away from the truth of your situation. If you take the escapist route, it might be an enjoyable ride