23 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR HELEN The planetary energies flow together, open into new possibilities, new connections. With Neptune in flowing aspect to Pluto in your Solar Return chart, over this twelvemonth period until your next birthday, there is an emphasis on surrendering yourself to the magical depths of your own inner process. Depending on how these two powerhouse archetypes line up with your personal planets, there is the strong likelihood that your psychic awareness and ability to transform yourself could be opened up in a life altering fashion. Over the course of this year you have access to powerful forces that will rock your existing world. It is possible that the matters ruled by the houses in which these powerful archetypes are placed will be areas in which you might find your vision for what you want breaking down entirely before renewing into something else entirely. It might seem as if you have no hold over such extreme changes with the potential for you to become engulfed in them. You benefit from facing this challenge head-on, tapping into the energies of light and universal love. One thing is certain; you will be possessed of deep insights into the minds and the hearts of others around you over the course of an unusually demanding year. Sun in weak square (within 10.5 degrees) with Uranus The planetary energies conflict; internal and creative tensions bring rich rewards through effort over time. With the Sun in dynamic aspect to Uranus in your Solar Return chart, over the twelvemonth period until your next birthday the emphasis is on revolutionizing yourself in some capacity. The urge to break free is almost unavoidable. This configuration is so dominant that life altering changes are possible anywhere. The nature of your basic energy this year must be understood as somewhat erratic and disruptive. Change is inevitable. There could be sudden decisions made that alter the course of your life direction. These might be reckless or spontaneous. They are likely to be made in order to assert your dominating drive for freedom and individual expression. These adjustments can be experienced as quite positive in the sense they will force you out of your rut and enable you to embrace a more progressive part of yourself. You are likely to become more aware of your unique gifts and will be able to adapt to new situations and experiences very easily. You are also prone this year to be seen as rebellious in the eyes of others. Over the
24 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR HELEN course of this year-long period it is certain that you will be mutating in ways that change your characteristic existence. Sun in weak trine (within 11.7 degrees) with Chiron The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial. With the Sun in flowing aspect to Chiron in your Solar Return chart, over the twelvemonth period until your next birthday the emphasis is on your ability to heal old issues that have been a subliminal part of your reality. You might find that this is a year when ancient issues stemming from a prior phase come up for recognition and for healing. These issues might have been walled away at an early age to avoid pain, and yet still form a part of your response to events that come too close and wind up triggering them. These could well involve lack of parental responsiveness or other painful circumstances of your early life. It may be that only now, in the present moment, with the perspective of time, you are able to finally look at these issues. If so, recognizing them and accepting them as a part of your make-up is at least half the battle, since no real progress can be made in the dark. Your sense of purpose is dynamic and changing with the events of this year. It is more than likely that painful experiences will trigger such old wounds, but if so just being able to recognize that this is what is happening can be extremely valuable. Through renewed perspectives on old issues you might find the opportunity to help yourself heal through creativity and selfexpression. You will likely notice that your ability to love and give love is strengthened this year as a result of recognition and integration of these types of issues. It is through the power of love, including self-love, that old wounds are ultimately healed and you are able to reach out to others more whole of heart. Moon in weak trine (within 9.3 degrees) with Mars The planetary energies flow smoothly; the connection is easy and beneficial. With the Moon in flowing aspect to Mars in your Solar Return chart over these twelve months leading up to your next birthday, your emotional emphasis is on integrating your instincts and security needs with your desires. You are also intent on taking the proper action to ensure total security for yourself. This configuration indicates a volatile year when you're apt to experience situations that challenge your comfort level to some extent. Emotional engagement could be a hallmark of your experience.