9 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR ANGELA It is also the road to a better integration of these energies in your life. Moon in semi-sextile (within 2.1 degrees) with Saturn The planetary energies attract each other, require effort, allow entry of new information. With the Moon in minor dynamic aspect to Saturn in your Solar Return chart, over these twelve months leading up to your next birthday, there is an emphasis on building better emotional boundaries for yourself. This can work for you rather than against you, depending on how you choose to integrate the energy. If you are not in touch with your needs you could potentially become emotionally cold and distant. In any case, over the course of this year-long period you are likely to feel that you are in some sense isolated and forced to be self-reliant. Your feelings are likely to be more sober than expansive. Rather than feeling emotionally secure, you might tend towards feeling insecure and need to work hard to correct it. You might also perceive that your feelings are repressed. There could be a necessity underlying this repression, and you might benefit long-term because of it, but it is still difficult. You could therefore find through your work what it is more usual to find through others. It is likely that over the course of this year you will encounter a sense of needing to make the best out of limited choices. Although this might seem like a lonely path at times, the experiences of this year will reward you with the confidence you gain by making your own way. Moon in semi-sextile (within 1.2 degrees) with Neptune The planetary energies attract each other, require effort, allow entry of new information. With the Moon in minor dynamic aspect to Neptune in your Solar Return chart, over these twelve months leading up to your next birthday, your emotional emphasis is on gaining a deeper awareness of yourself at soul-level. You will likely experience some degree of dissolution of the boundaries between yourself and others and may need to work through issues of illusion or even of outright deception. The boundaries between the spiritual world and your own soul are so deeply connected right now that you might spend more time out of this world than in it. Your intuition is also likely to be enhanced this year although you may have difficulty trusting it. You might find that your feelings are confused, or embrace illusory notions that blur the distinction between your dreams and your insights, or you might suffer actual emotional deception
10 SOLAR RETURN REPORT FOR ANGELA or manipulation this year as a result of being dreamier than usual and more willing to blindly trust. You also might be tempted to see potential or actual relationships through rose-colored glasses and therefore evade the reality of the situation, or in some other way escape what is really going on with you. It helps when you can consistently return to the rock-bottom truth of your own standpoint. This is not an obvious path since it might also be easy for you to attempt to avoid your innermost self or the truth of who you truly are. In a more positive manifestation, you can use the gift of your enhanced sensitivity this year to extend compassion and understanding to people around you. Although you must guard against being taken advantage of, you are in an essentially beautiful space right now regarding the world and those that you encounter in it. The ruler of your Sun Sign is Mercury in Virgo (24° Vir 35') Ruler of rising sign The ruler of your Sun sign is characteristic of your personality: Mercury in your Solar Return chart indicates an area of mental intensity and focus over this twelve-month period until your next birthday. With Mercury in the First House, your mind is running faster than usual, so that you are thinking, learning and speaking at an accelerated rate. There is the definite potential for impulsive thinking and reckless speech since your thoughts may have a tendency to come out before you've had the chance to edit them. Your mind will be quite productive over the course of the year-long period. Your needs and wants are front and center in your mental focus and you may wind up spending a great deal of time thinking about yourself. Indeed, it could be time for you to make important decisions regarding the assertion of your independent thoughts. On the other hand, this is not a good year for collaboration with others. The strength of your mind at this time is a powerful factor. It will not be easy for anyone to bend you or get you to change your viewpoints. Having the conviction to match your decisions can be quite a good thing in terms of personal empowerment. It's nice that you won't bother to second guess yourself once you've put a plan out into the universe. This is a favorable year for all writing, reading, studying or public speaking endeavors. You have amazing intellectual courage right now and if you use it well, your mind can truly reach for new heights of brilliance and expression.