This report is based on an astrological technique known as solar returns. This report is a very comprehensive analysis of the solar return. The influences begin approximately  on your birthday and last until the following birthday.


Many Happy Returns

Solar Return Report for:

Margaret McElroy

October 19, 1946

5:31 AM

Nottingham, England


Solar Return calculated for:

October 18, 2000

8:38:33 AM

Nottingham, England



*** Astrological Data of Birth ***

Sun     25 Lib 14                Neptune   8 Lib 59

Moon    16 Leo 30                Pluto    13 Leo 12

Mercury 16 Sco 16                Asc.     12 Lib 55

Venus    1 Sag 00                MC       17 Can 14

Mars    16 Sco 51                2nd cusp 11 Sco 04

Jupiter  5 Sco 02                3rd cusp 10 Sag 01

Saturn   7 Leo 56                5th cusp 16 Aqu 26

Uranus  21 Gem 36                6th cusp 14 Pis 34

Tropical  Koch   Standard Time observed

October 19, 1946   5:31 AM

GMT: 05:31:00   Time Zone: 0 hours West

Lat. and Long. of birth place: 52 N 58    1 W 10   

Astrological Data of Solar Return:

Sun     25 Lib 14                Neptune   3 Aqu 48

Moon    28 Gem 51                Pluto    11 Sag 03

Mercury 15 Sco 48                Asc.      4 Sco 50

Venus   28 Sco 51                MC       18 Leo 08

Mars    19 Vir 37                2nd cusp  0 Sag 34

Jupiter 10 Gem 39                3rd cusp 29 Sag 47

Saturn  29 Tau 52                5th cusp 13 Pis 37

Uranus  16 Aqu 55                6th cusp  9 Ari 18

October 18, 2000   GMT: 07:38:33

Nottingham, England 52 N 58    1 W 10   

Aspects and orbs:

Conjunction   :  7 Deg. 00 Min

Opposition    :  6 Deg. 00 Min

Square        :  6 Deg. 00 Min

Trine         :  6 Deg. 00 Min

Sextile       :  4 Deg. 00 Min

Semisextile   :  2 Deg. 00 Min

Semisquare    :  2 Deg. 00 Min

Sesquiquadrate:  2 Deg. 00 Min

Quincunx      :  3 Deg. 00 Min

Midpoints: Conjunction and Opposition: 2 Deg. 00 Min


This astrological forecast report is based on an astrological technique known as solar returns. The influences begin approximately on your birthday and last until the following birthday.

Your Solar Return Forecast Report begins on October 18, 2000.

Zodiac Signs on the Ascendant and MC, and the Ascendant Ruler

The zodiac signs on the Ascendant and MC, and the house position of the Ascendant ruler at the time of the solar return are described below. Your social and career opportunities for the coming year are influenced by these signs and house placement.

Solar Return Ascendant Scorpio :



    You  can  either  be  the  devil  bringing  destruction  and  ruin,  or  an  angel  bestowing  blessings  on  your  fellow  human  beings.  Those  are  the  only  two  options  this  year,  and  there  are  no  in-betweens.  You  will  be  extremely  courageous,  strong  willed,  sensitive,  and  emotionally  deep  inside.  The  capacity  you  have  to  overcome  any  obstacle  or  adversity  that  comes  to  you  is  unequaled  by  any  other  sign.

    You  are  not  easy  to  understand  this  year  due  to  your  complex  makeup.  No  one  would  ever  say  that  you  don’t  go  after  what  you  want,  even  if  what  you  want  is  no  good  for  you,  that  is  beside  the  point.  You  do  so  in  a  quiet  an  unassuming  way  and  usually  get  what  you  want.  You  live  life  to  the  fullest  and  dislike  people  who  are  superficial.  Life  has  a  certain  passion  and  intensity  that  loves  a  good  challenge,  fight,  or  dare  to  do  the  unmentionable  no  matter  where  it  may  take  you.  For  you  the  struggles  in  life  and  the  pain  it  brings  are  normal  daily  occurrences  and  you  take  them  in  stride.

    With  Scorpio  on  the  Ascendant  this  year,    your  physical  stamina  will  increase,  staying  with  projects  until  the  very  end,  and  can  be  somewhat  obsessed  with  strengthening  the  body.  You  will  stay  with  your  goals  to  the  bitter  end  now  as  long  as  there  is  a  glimmer  of  hope  at  success.  Scorpio  is  ruled  by  Pluto  and,  secondarily,  by  this  sign’s  ancient  ruler,  the  planet  Mars.  You  will  be  attracted  to  people  who  are  also  strong  and  magnetic.  In  your  personal  affairs  you  will  become  more  secretive,  not  willing  to  reveal  to  the  public  your  private  business.  Should  you  have  any  bouts  with  illness  during  this  time,  your  recuperative  abilities  are  strong,  adversities  that  would  befall  many  others.  Health  wise,  vulnerable  areas  are  the  head,  face  and  illnesses  of  the  reproductive  organs.

    Psychic  abilities  and  insights  into  other  peoples  motives  along  with  knowledge  of  the  hidden  side  of  their  personality  are  a  natural  gift  you  share.  You  are  not  wishy-washy  about  people,  so  when  you  meet  someone  you  go  on  first  impressions,  and  how  they  feel  to  you.  You  go  through  life  using  an  on  board  radar  that  defies  explanation,  as  if  you  could,  and  that  is  the  way  it  was  meant  to  be.

    Whether  it  is  a  career,  love,  relationships,  decisions,  hunches,  jealousy  or  hatred,  you  do  so  with  your  whole  heart.  You  have  a  special  kinship  to  the  animal  world  and  I  would  be  surprised  not  to  see  dogs  and  cats  scattered  around  the  property  this  year.  You  seem  to  communicate  with  pets  on  a  much  different  level  then  you  do  with  your  fellow  humans.  You  are  intensely  loyal  in  your  relationships  and  your  partner  had  better  understand  that  before  they  get  involved  or  they  will  suffer  the  wrath  of  your  revenge.  Look  to  where  PLUTO  is  located  to  see  where  your  OBSESSIONS  will  be  this  year.

            Ascendant is in Scorpio, Scorpio Decanate

    Ruled by the planet Mars/Pluto,  you are inwardly emotional, shy, modest and secretive and you will either be the devil incarnate or a saint, there can be no in-between. The possibility of going from one extreme to the other in area of your life is a strong possibility. You will be very active and changeable by the moment, and taken negatively, you can take everything way too seriously and may find that you have to learn to lighten up.

Ruler of Ascendant in 2nd house

    With the Solar Ascendant Ruler in the Solar 2nd house, the focus is on security, material possessions, values and where your income or resources can be found this year.

Solar Return MC Leo:

    Since this is the most “visible” part of the solar chart, it represents how you are actually seen in the world by others. It represents your more outward or public face and where you are likely to encounter success, and your reputation in the world. Your goals will be courageous, proud and somewhat egotistical. In your career you need a position where all of that Leo energy can shine through. A job in the background would stunt your growth and creativity leaving you bored to death. You are a born leader and because of this you do not take direction or orders from others very well. Careers that allow your creative energy to shine, that bring forth your outstanding and dramatic abilities are what you seek.

    With Leo on the Midheaven, your strong ego needs will look for expression in the public in some way. You may find that assistance comes from the father or an authority figure this year. Careers for Leo include acting, politic, lecturing or a spokesperson for others. You may decide to start working for yourself or rise to a new position in your company.

    You are known for your courage and strength of character, and other people recognize it and you draw them to you for their own support and source of inspiration. Yes, you are somewhat self centered and what mark you can make on the world in the name of self expression is your forte. Do the best that you can, and the world can use you as a model for their own gain and inspiration.

Zodiac Signs on the Other House Cusps

The zodiac signs on the other house cusps affect your attitude to many areas of your life, and have a significant impact on what kinds of opportunities and challenges will present themselves in the coming year.

Sagittarius on 2nd cusp:

     With Sagittarius on the second house cusp you will not have to worry about being reserved, cheap or secretive in financial affairs. You will be generous, willing to share what you have with people in need. For you, your interest in finances extends only to taking care of your needs and sharing, therefore you may not accumulate very much because of your extravagant nature. You are likely to draw success and finances to you because of your naturally lucky personality. You are likely to take risks and suffer some financial losses from time to time. Look to the house containing Jupiter for some insight as to where money can be made. There might be some travel associated with the money that you make as well.

Sagittarius on 3rd cusp:

     With Sagittarius on the cusp of the third house,  you are very talkative, with an ease in expressing a myriad of subjects on a broad scale. Jupiter, the ruling planet of Sagittarius confirms your naturally happy, optimistic and outgoing nature, being a friend to everyone. Sagittarius has domain over politics, religion, spirituality, and education, and much of your communication will be primarily in these areas. Friends, family, neighbors and the public will share your interests in some degree. You will have a great interest in learning and expanding your life, growing from the experience. This is travel related energy, so visiting places long distances away, or having family and friends at a great distance is normal here. Organization is your key to success, and you are prepared for all that life has to offer. You also are an excellent judge of character, and first impressions to you are very important. Look to the house where Jupiter is located to see where your interests can be found.

Aquarius on 4th cusp:

     With Aquarius on the fourth house of the home, family, roots, real estate, property and security,  you will stress a great deal of freedom within the structure of the home. You will not want to be tied down to a daily routine, and domestic chores will be decided when you get to it. You will experience many domestic upsets, may move frequently and find it difficult to settle in one place. To say the least, your living arrangements may be unusual, be it bomb shelter, school bus, pup tent or camper that you hang your names on. On a positive note your home may be filled with electronic devices, computers, Internet, security and toys to keep you busy. You can come up with some great innovative ideas that should spice up your home life. Look to the house where Uranus is located to see where your home security can be found.

Pisces on 5th cusp:

    You have Pisces on the fifth house of Children, recreation, romance and creativity, artistic abilities, hobbies, writing books (creatively), speculation and investments. You can be somewhat frustrated in creativity, romance and children as constant disappointment and disillusionment accompany Pisces here because of Neptune, the ruler. Nevertheless, there is a strong determination to make some difference in the world through your creativity, maybe in film or photography, art and music. Making sacrifices for children is a requirement for Pisces in the fifth house. Look to the house where Neptune is located to see where you might find your recreation and romance potential.

Aries on 6th cusp:

     You have Aries on the cusp of the sixth house of Work, Work environment, responsibilities, health, work and service for others, relationships with employees and co-workers, and your interest in physical fitness. You are very hard working, and get great satisfaction from the work that you do, but can get lost in your work, excluding everything else. Sometimes you can have difficulties with people around you because of your enthusiastic attitude, where you may be critical of people who are not up to your standards. You may work each other very hard at home or on the job and take a very stern view of health and diet. Look to the house where Mars is located to see where you might find work or service to others.

Taurus on 7th cusp:

     Relationships, partnerships, marriage, people you have close associations with, cooperation or lack of, contracts, and legal matters are all part of the seventh house, with Taurus located here. Loyalty but jealousy and possessiveness will play a strong role in relationships now. You may be involved in a relationship that took a long time to get started, and the process of marriage can only come about after careful scrutiny. Stubbornness exists in relationships, and some stormy days can be expected. Material benefits can easily come to relationships, and security not extravagance is the key to success. Look to the house that contains Venus to see how you will deal with partnerships.

Gemini on 8th cusp:

    The eighth house deals with joint resources. Possessions that are not earned directly by you, but obtained through the relationship, wills, or pensions. It also has to do with money belonging to others such as taxes, corporate money, insurance, and the stock market. The eighth house also relates to the mysteries of life and sex. Gemini will have an influence on the above matters by discussing matters by the hour until you uncover every last detail of what is before you. You always have some pretty good ideas how you should invest or spend money, and the bigger the challenge the better. Look to see which house Mercury is located in, to see where your joint money can be found.

Gemini on 9th cusp:

    The ninth house is the house of long range goals and long distance travel. Religion, philosophy and higher education are ninth house matters. With Gemini ruling the ninth house, you will be serious in your approach to religion, philosophy and education. You will be very restless to do something, and will always be on the lookout for something to stimulate your mind. Travel, visiting people and talking the night away with new people on new adventures are just what the doctor called for. Look to the house where Mercury is located to see where your interests in higher aspirations can be found.

Virgo on 11th cusp:

     The eleventh house has domain over achievement of goals and objectives, and hopes and wishes. Humanitarian efforts, clubs, groups, associations, sharing ideals are also associated with the eleventh house. People that support your efforts, friends and connections to the outside world can be found in this house. With Virgo located in the eleventh house, the focus turns to serving friends, groups and organizations. You will be somewhat detached, but work very hard for the welfare of each other, and friends. Crowds are not your forte, and your immediate friends will be few in number. Look to the house where Mercury is located to see where you might find your friends, associations and group involvements and interests.

Libra on 12th cusp:

     The twelfth house rules the subconscious mind, problems arising from unseen causes, and limitations in our lives. This house has rulership over behind the scenes activities, emotional problems, secrets, deceptions, problems to overcome, the side of ourselves away from public view, where the soul can step back and take a look at the world around us. The twelfth house also has rulership over prisons, hospitals, and other institutions that would remove you from society. Libra energy on the twelfth house indicates you can easily become a loner, and feel that your relationships in some way can be fated right from the very beginning. Working together or with others may not work out as you want it to, and lessons in cooperation and working in harmony are the culprits. Look to the house where Venus is located to find that area in which you retire from public view.

The Sun

The placement of the Sun in the solar return chart is very important and affects almost every area of your life!

Sun in 12th house:

    The Solar Sun is now in your 12th house. But what does the  position of the Solar Sun mean to you and how will it affect your life this year? The Sun indicates where the greatest growth will take place during the Solar Year and how it can express itself through creative means, success and recognition in life, or where it can be best identified.

    Private time will be needed so you can spend some quality time by yourself rather than sharing it with the outside world this year. This is not the time to gamble, speculate or take chances with your resources. The intuition is heightened and perhaps you will gain insights into hidden or secret matters that you are curious about. Any secret activities or secret love affairs are much more important to you this year. You may notice an illness can arise, sometimes minor, that forces you to take some rest to recuperate. Look at the aspects to the Solar Sun this year to see what you will accomplish.

Sun trine Moon:

    The creative juices are flowing this year! What can you use that creativity on? Let your mind go free and experience something perhaps for the first time.

    Don’t be so easygoing this year that people take advantage of you unless you want them to, that is the only real danger this here. Romance and Real Estate matters are also favored.

    Satisfaction with working conditions allows a better product to be produced and a more traditional type of entertainment will prove more satisfying to you in your off time.

Sun sesquiquadrate Jupiter:

    Practical considerations go out the window and large scale errors in judgement can easily be made, so don’t count on anything until you have it firmly in your hand. This can be a great time to diet because you can lose weight easily.

    You may very well quit your job because of ego conflicts with authority figures. This is not a good year for gambling, romance or business as FOOLISH OPTIMISM can be your downfall.

    Be careful not to promise more than you can deliver because you can fall short of your promises leaving you marked unreliable. Confrontations with others can breed hurt feelings especially this year and overinflated egos can get in the way of your progress.

    Transportation accident levels are on the rise so keep an eye on the road at all times. The need to spend money on needless items, or spending just for the sake of spending will be very strong. Very extravagant, materialistic and arrogant behavior emerges. You may feel frustrated over financial shortages which is the result of your spending.

Sun semisquare Pluto:

    Don’t get caught up in statements that breed misunderstandings and out and out quarrels, because that will be easy to do this year. Major problems can arise in your dealings with others. Coping with contradictory feelings is a necessary evil this year and stay away from those people who try to pressure you into doing something.

    Overdue penalties are impossible to escape and can be called due at this time. Things that come to pass this year can seem inevitable and disturbing. Avoid fanatical people and protect your valuables against loss Encounters involving power struggles arise.

    Relationships can be terminated if they aren’t going well, or fail the test of endurance. Avoid being overbearing in your dealings with others. Tension can also arrive in your life to be dealt with.

    Don’t try to dominate or remake others, because people just won’t take it as well as other times. Problems will be noted in joint finances, insurance claims or policies, taxes and business. There is a very strong sexual energy present. Do something creative with it.

Sun square Node:

    Don’t expect communications to be easy with the rest of the world this year. A withdrawal from social activities can be expected. Problems with the nervous system can develop and physical exercise may be the key to relieving the tension.

    Relationships between men and women will not do well and creative endeavors should be left alone, for a more fortunate time. You may want to be a leader, but the timing is very wrong.

The Moon

The placement of the Moon in the solar return chart affects emotions, moods, domestic affairs and relationships with women during the coming year.

Solar Return Moon in 8th house:

    The Solar Moon is now in your 8th house. The Solar Moon rules your emotional needs and the specific houses show where your needs will lie and be met for the next 12 months.  The Moon shows where significant changes will take place during the year, and where relationships are formed.

    Deep feelings and relationships are aroused of the very intense kind. Any activity that spices us up emotionally will be exactly what the doctor ordered and as to exactly what spices you have in mind is personal and even I don’t want to know. Lovers and love relationships that are possessive find their home with this Solar position of the Moon. If we hear of the death of someone, it will touch us very deeply, as this is the house of passing to a higher plane.

Moon sesquiquadrate Mercury:

    Communication will be difficult this year so delay anything inportant as much as you can for a more auspicious time. There will be an increased interest in people and their inner motivations, feelings, personal lives and experiences. This is a bad time for buying anything, because your EMOTIONS will rule what you buy.

Moon quincunx Venus:

    You are in the mood for loving this year, but don’t ruin the moment by being possessive. There is a strong need to share your feelings with another and moodiness, overindulgence in food, drink and the finer luxuries in life are the only dangers.

Moon semisextile Saturn:

    Love has a stable and enduring quality to it this year. This is the time to go shopping because what you are looking for may be on sale. This year can bring back people, women, and older friends from the past. You will experience calm and stable emotions when dealing with others in your environment. This is an excellent influence for settling down with someone, finding support and security.

Moon trine Asc.:

    Improved relations with family members and emotional harmony in self expression are favored. Harmony will be found in partnerships, marital and domestic affairs. Favors business dealings with women, public relations, family finances and money making endeavors.


The placement of Mercury in the solar return chart affects communication, and your ability to learn and express yourself during the coming year.

Solar Return Mercury in 1st house:

    Mercury is in your 1st house, and indicates areas of interests in your life this year, as well as health matters or where your thoughts are likely to be focused. Because Mercury “is” communication of every form, it shows where transactions, business deals, service to others, writing and communication will be focused.

    You will be opening up verbally to the outside world now and this will be a welcomed change after last year when communication was not only difficult but unwanted. People will react to you now just shaking their heads as you talk with such speed that they never get a word in edgewise. Because of this be careful of confusing yourself and others at the same time. This is a favorable year for negotiating and forming contracts with others and short distance travels are emphasized. Stressful aspects to Mercury while in the 1st house can bring on nervous problems and irritations, a very rigid self righteous attitude can develop or the communicative ability interferes with working conditions.

Mercury sextile Mars:

    People involved in sales or communications will prosper and the home, property and family interests will be activated. Mental alertness this year will bring quick decisions resulting in success. Total recall of past events aids you in discovering hidden elements of yourself. This is one of those influences that supports sticking to your guns for what you believe in.

    Winning arguments can be easy this year and any communications, study, writing and research of any kind will be fortunate. This is an excellent placement for the formulation of agreements and contracts and any military and police activities.

    This is an excellent year to make peace with others, not war. Teach, council and help others. Short trips related to work are emphasized and last minute invitations to sporting events can arrive. This is an excellent time to do some investigative work into something you are curious about.

Mercury square Uranus:

    Trying to reach people this year may be an exercise in futility, or increases in communications with verbal confrontations that can get out of control or get carried away due to your own impatience. Hasty words or intolerance of others over apparent stupidity on someone¦s part, of which you are partially to blame. This will not be a dull time for you, as sudden events can occur that increase your workload and appointments dramatically as well, leaving you scattering to tie up all of the loose ends or do some quick reorganizing of priorities.

    Disappointments are to be expected and quite suddenly and the people you deal with either personally or in business will prove to be unreliable. This is an unfavorable time to make any decisions about money, whether it is joint financial ventures, insurance, investment, taxes or corporate funds.

    Plans will have a tendency to go haywire now, and legal technicalities can prove upsetting and costly. Don’t rush projects, let them go along at their own pace. Be careful going up or down anything that can cause you injury. URANUS has a lot to do with Explosions or electrical problems, or problems that arise without warning. Remember that if you make a promise to someone, keep it!

Mercury trine Node:

    Communications increase with harmonious results this year. This is also a favorable time for public relations, advertising, short trips and contacts with the general public and it is also a very sociable time for the exchange of ideas. You have a good grasp of any situation at hand and your judgement is sound, so use it for any form of the written or oral word. Joint plans and the exchange of ideas will prosper, and the same goes for any intellectual pursuits, social or business communications.

Mercury square MC:

    Disagreements are likely with others in your environment, so make decisions and stick to them. Things can easily get blown out of proportion so keep the issues in focus. This is a difficult year for people to meddle in your affairs, gossiping, health, dealing with the public or matters on the job. Your home and life are out of sync with each other.


The placement of Venus in the solar return chart affects romance and friendship over the coming year.

Solar Return Venus in 1st house:

    Venus is in your 1st house this year. Venus is the Goddess of  love and where you might find it, and money matters and how you will handle it or what you might spend money on. Venus shows where you are likely to find compatibility with love or money, or where favors can be found from others.

    You are very sociable now and you love making a good impression on others, making peace with the world around you, taking vacations, attracting people and having a good time. Your environment is happy and content and a romantic admirer may take a shine to you. If Venus receives a stressful aspect while in the 1st house, you are likely to be more self indulgent and spend more on extravagant items and in some cases be a little bit more “HYPER” than usual. Venus in the 1st house in the solar chart is an excellent indication of marriage, but not the only one to be considered.

Venus opposition Saturn:

    Separations from friends or loved ones is possible this year and the possibility of having extra cash for that good deal will be non-existent. This is not the time to ask favors from others, as they will be opposed to your ideas. Obligations should not be accepted now as this is a bad time for buying anything for lasting value.

    You will be feeling somewhat unloved and lonely, and being out and among friends can be empty and unfulfilling. Love relationships are better off left alone now and in business matters do not sign anything or get involved in financial ventures or matters of expanding your present situation. You will find that people in authority or older than you will not be supportive to your ideas.

    Disappointments with long-term effects can occur, especially if there are karmic ties to be worked out with other people in your life. Promises rendered to others will go unfulfilled, so be careful what you promise. Restrictions and frustrations can be experienced in love, and this is a good time to wait and see what happens!


The placement of Mars in the solar return chart affects your drive, ambition, and vitality during the coming year.

Solar Return Mars in 11th house:

    Mars is in your 11th house this year. Mars is the planet of intense activity and the house it occupies by placement shows where that activity will take place. Mars is aggressive and can be quite selfish in its needs and desires, so be careful how you utilize this tremendous energy. Mars also indicates where new ventures or projects can begin, where you will be highly motivated, where you can expect to be much more competitive, but also quarrels if aspected poorly.

    The pursuit of goals, activities with groups of people, and efforts requiring team efforts are highlighted. A productive and physically active time when humanitarian goals will prosper. Tolerances for old friends will be very low and resentments can occur if Mars forms harsh aspects, friends may take unnecessary and dangerous risks and in extreme instances feel a need to reform the world by whatever means necessary.

Mars Quincunx Uranus:

    You will find that projects you are working on or activities STOP temporarily and your health may not be at its best. Have you been overdoing it physically? An Illness is a strong possibility now, arriving quite suddenly to remind us that we are human and we need a break

    Explosive situations can easily get out of control this year, and changes will seem to be imposed on you rather than chosen. Be aware that freak accidents are very possible.

    An influence of this energy is one of being enveloped in a cloud of constant negativity and you may find yourself just trying to get a break from yourself. Money becomes nonexistent, but like all things there is a positive side. It forces you to finish tasks that you have been working on and bring them to a successful conclusion. Once this year ends, then everything goes back to normal, whatever normal is.

    Expect nervous tension and an irritable nature to be your friend for now, so spend some time by yourself and avoid getting into tiffs with close friends and associates.

    You will be very erratic in your actions for no apparent reason. Avoid working on or near electrical equipment, wiring, appliances, machinery, sharp tools, fireworks or automobiles until after this year passes. Do not give into the peer pressure that dares you to do something out of the ordinary. If this situation does arise, you might want to consider new friends. Your behavior might cause separations or permanent breakups of relationships, friends and family.

Mars Sesquiquadrate Neptune:

    You may discover that you have been betrayed by someone very dear to you this year, as deceptions can be found at the highest levels of work, government or domestic life. Getting the truth from others is not promising, and avoid potential hazards to your health or well being by using care in what you do.

    It is likely that you will be easily discouraged in your attempts to succeed and find your vitality is on the low side. Avoid wasted and destructive energies, impulsive actions, failures, misuse and abuse of others, criminal behavior and infections which are all side effects. Remember, your ENERGY LEVELS WILL BE NON-EXISTENT.

    Keep away from drugs or drinking because they will react adversely on your body and misunderstandings with others will be easy to come by, you won’t have to go looking for them, they will find you.

    Confusion and chaotic conditions can easily arrive in your life now and new ventures or business should wait until the fog you call a mind clears. Dangerous conditions CAN exist around areas where escaping gas, toxic chemical or fumes, flammable liquids and gases are stored or located.

Mars sextile Node:

    Harmonious social occasions in any sphere of life can occur this year as your popularity is on the rise. There is a strong urge to be united and belong with others and your personality will bubble with enthusiasm and you will be much more obliging to others.

    The emphasis is on love and artistic pursuits and your physical attraction level is high. There is a sense of harmony and a very positive outlook on life. Love unions are probable as well as a love of humanity. Your associations will be with people who are out of the norm or somewhat bohemian in nature. Relationships that are formed can be quite obsessive, and relationships that are going along well this year can become obsessive as well.

Mars SemiSquare Asc.:

    You have harnessed tremendous energy now, what productive work are you going to do with it? You will be very impulsive in your actions this year because you are ready for any activity that requires physical fortitude. Without a plan though, you can grind up your gears on the starting line, all go with no show!

    There will be a longing to get a move on in any field or endeavor you choose, but at the same time learn to mind your own business and stay out of other peoples affairs. In other words no gossiping.

Mars Semisextile MC:

    This is a great year for work in the mental or intellectual areas. Any task that requires careful thinking will be of great benefit to you now. This is not a favorable time for hot and heavy negotiations, but it is an excellent one for any physical activities. Repairs needed around the home can be accomplished with ease.


The placement of Jupiter in the solar return chart determines in what areas of your life you are likely to have opportunities for growth and expansion during the coming year.

Solar Return Jupiter in 8th house:

    Jupiter is in your 8th house this year. Jupiter tends to expand your efforts and brings good fortune and positive change to the house it occupies. Jupiter shows where favor will be found from others, education, spiritual matters, learning and teaching.

    The emphasis is on inheritances, combining resources, requesting loans, enjoying occult or mystical subjects, benefits from joint finances, insurance, taxes, foreign travel for business or real estate. If Jupiter receives difficult aspects while in the 8th house, there can be legal difficulties, and difficulties in business and finances.

Jupiter opposition Pluto:

    Whatever you do keep your motives, intentions and dealings with others honest, above board and on the right side of the law this year. You may burn bridges to your past in favor of the future and new beginnings. There will be an overwhelming need for power over others, just be careful that you don’t use people for your own purposes and then discard them. You will notice that you pick up some very bad eating habits as well. Jealousy is a danger with this placement.

    Reforming others comes under the gun of influences as well, so be careful of who you are trying to reform as well as your motives for doing so.. Even though you aren’t the authority here, that won’t stop you from thinking you are. Expect very radical changes in thinking and attitudes which may have you a bit baffled as well as those around you. Other conflicts will be seen in litigation, joint finances, insurance, taxes and alimony. In your work practices, make sure to take care of all the little details and be especially careful not to overlook anything, because missing the finer points of any project can be your downfall.


The placement of Saturn in the solar return chart determines where you will encounter obstacles, difficult lessons, and where discipline will be needed in your life during the coming year.

Solar Return Saturn in 7th house:

    Saturn is in your 7th house this year. The purpose of the planet Saturn is to teach us and help us to mature in the houses associated with Saturn. The stronger we resist these changes, the stronger the effects will be felt until we submit to a more structured way of life.  Saturn brings with it obligation, commitment, responsibility and a more serious demeanor. An increase in work, self control and discipline, as well as disappointment and delays, matters from the past returning, people in authority or government agencies.

    Relationships and business partnerships can take on a very serious tone or become burdensome. Expect tests of relationships to arise and some relationships will end because they demand more than they give. Marital and business breakups are possible this year, so handle confrontations instead of avoiding them. If Saturn forms a difficult aspect while in the 7th house, there can be legal matters to be dealt with, lawsuits or suffer from temporary unpopularity.

Saturn trine Neptune:

    You can easily uncover some fraudulent circumstances in your life this year. This is a stabilizing influence for behavior that up until now has been very careless, because you will act with caution. This is an excellent time to start a research project, or an older person may bring some mystical or romantic feelings into your life and you may find it somehow very special.

    This is a most fortunate placement as the inner self becomes your teacher, so listen carefully so you can hear it when the time comes. DO NOT seek council from others, take time to investigate your inner self. It is a very perceptive time where religious, metaphysical and intuitive insights are gained.

    Disciplined spiritual growth can be gained through meditation and determined efforts and this is an excellent year for focusing and steadying the mind. Past acquaintances can present opportunities for advancement as well.

Uranus, Neptune and Pluto

The placement of the 3 outer planets in the solar return chart indicates areas in your life that are likely to take surprising twists and turns, where idealism and illusion may enter your life, or where compulsive or extreme situations may arise in your life during the coming year.

Solar Return Uranus in 3rd house:

    Uranus is in your 3rd house this year. Uranus is the planet that causes us to make changes of the sudden and electric kind in our lives with very little regard as to whether we want to or not.  Where matters are apt to be unpredictable, where we separate ourselves from our environment as well as attractions to the new and untried. Original ideas, awakening to new concepts and unconventional behavior highlight Uranus in the houses.

    Life will pick up to a very quick pace this year and driving should be done with the greatest of care. Unexpected and surprising events involving relatives, education, communications, neighbors and travel and the mind will race with ideas. If Uranus makes a difficult aspect while in the 3rd house, the manner in which you drive should be more cautious, nervous tension is evident, you become very restless and impractical and communications can come in very unexpectedly.

Uranus Quincunx Node:

    STRESS has entered your life this year, so use any means to get rid of it before it gets the best of you. You will not appreciate any sexual advances made towards you this year and any assistance that is offered by others will be refused.

    You may find that during this time matters of sexuality become less important to you and matters of pure intimacy without being sexually active become more important and necessary. You can also find that people can come to you for consolation and you can do so without the threat of sexual advancement on your part coming into play, instead enjoying people for their company.

    Upsetting circumstances arrive in group and individual relationships and freedom will cause setbacks. Pig headedness is a negative use of this energy and arguments are a positive outlet for this energy because it gets everything out on the open.

Uranus opposition MC:

    You will feel the need to rebel against people to make sure they understand that you want to be left alone. You need more freedom and because of this it will be very difficult to make commitments to others.

    You will experience clashes of wills with people in authority, in business relationships and political associations. Unpredictable business, professional and domestic occurrences can arise and your relationship with friends can change as they become annoying to you, whether they are your family or  associates. Unexpected conflicts are sure to arise that not only affect your working environment, but your domestic one as well.

    Rather than a voluntary change of residence, here is an involuntary change of residence, whether through your job, some kind of disaster or loss of lease. On the other hand, people may suddenly move into your home this year, which was not in the game plan.

    Each persons circumstances will be different with this year, but your need for “freedom” from domestic or working conditions will be challenged to some degree, especially in the retrograde. Has it always been easy for you to walk out of situations in the past? Well then this challenge may be in the form of working out circumstances in your life rather than turning and walking away from them one more time.

Solar Return Neptune in 3rd house:

    Neptune is in your 3rd house this year. Neptune is the Grand Master of illusion, deception, imagination and inspiration, perhaps all at the same time. Psychic and intuitive aspects can emerge from our personalities either consciously or subconsciously and new concepts that are somewhat poetic, compassionate and humanitarian can easily arise. As long as we remain realistic in our approach to life, we shouldn’t encounter too many lessons though. Expect Neptune to put you through many changes of perceptions and your views or reality will be altered several times as well. Neptune is where you are vulnerable, gullible, and where mis-information, false hopes but spiritual enlightenment can be found.

    Communications with kin, neighbors and close family members can become confusing and perhaps somewhat deceptive this year, so speak precisely and realistically as possible under this cloud of confusion. If Neptune makes a difficult aspect while in the 3rd house, dishonesty can be employed in speaking and thinking can become very foggy. Appointments can be missed altogether and communications with you can be very confusing.

Neptune square Asc.:

    Partners can easily deceive partners this year, so rely more on your intuition about others. You will find others fudging the truth in a very convincing way and there will be an increased craving for stimulants like drugs, alcohol or caffeine.

    Be careful in consulting others for advice as well, as they may not have your interests at heart. Information received may be untrue from doctors, lawyers and counselors as they may conceal matters from you.

    Once you can unmask the illusion that surrounds your relationship and you can recognize it for what it really is you can avoid a deceptive and unsatisfactory experience. Do not enter into any marriage or business commitments because they are not what they “seem” to be. Unfortunately there should be a sign on you that says “please use me, I can use the abuse!”

    You are way too trusting, easily influenced and setting yourself up for financial and business losses. People who are emotionally or mentally troubled will find you like a radio antenna set to your frequency who will “dump” all of their troubles on you. Let your imagination be just that this year and put no importance on it. Perhaps what this year is showing you is yourself in a past life and what you have done to others. This year it is your turn and you have the same vulnerability they did.

Solar Return Pluto in 2nd house:

    Pluto is in your 2nd  house this year. Pluto is the master of digging down beneath the surface of who you are and bring some very powerful yet subtle changes into your life. Pluto is where your OBSESSIONS can be found this year, where your personal “power” can be found, major changes in life, and changes in life with regard to groups of people.

    Drastic changes can take place with your material possessions and income. If you allow status or material matters to hold power over you there can be losses. If Pluto makes a difficult aspect while in the 2nd house, you may attempt underhanded methods to make money or be subjected to dishonest people yourself.

Midpoint Influences for the Next Year

     Midpoints are an astrological technique that became popular among astrologers in the latter half of the 20th century. They are very important in the solar return chart.

Asc. Conjunct Sun/Mercury  Orb: 0 Deg 41 Min

    You will be actively sharing your ideas and thoughts with people around you; the ability to concentrate on a subject; disciplined mind and thoughts; curiosity shared with others; finding ways to reach others with your thoughts and ideas.

Uranus Opposition Sun/Jupiter   Orb: 1 Deg 01 Min

    Success that comes with lightning speed; you can sense that luck is with you this year, and your outlook on the world is wonderful; sudden benefits may come to you; UNEXPECTED LUCK; success in difficult endeavors; unexpected disruptions; BUY SCRATCH AND WIN TICKETS.

MC Conjunct Sun/Jupiter  Orb: 0 Deg 12 Min

    A time of good fortune, success and achievement; be prepared to receive recognition for your efforts; forward movement against all obstacles; using luck and skills to succeed; enthusiasm to win approval in domestic and professional areas; excellent insights; feeling somehow superior to others; SPECULATION, LOTTERY TICKETS AND SCRATCH AND WINS.

Mars Conjunct Moon/Pluto  Orb: 0 Deg 20 Min

    You can expect some sort of emotional urgency to arrive in your life this year; an abundance of energy and tension is present that desperately needs some POSITIVE direction; be careful who you dump all that anger and disappointments on.

Venus Conjunct Mercury/Pluto  Orb: 0 Deg 26 Min

    If you are looking for a year to advertise or promote your projects or self, this is the time to do so; communications with others will be filled with flair and artistic beauty; your needs for sexual expression will be honest and forward with others; ruthless desires to control people.

Saturn Opposition Mercury/Pluto   Orb: 1 Deg 27 Min

    Your viewpoint isn’t the only one available, so remember that when you interject your enthusiastic remarks; don’t make demands on others this year, they will not appreciate your intensity; a year to get your life back into control and stop letting the fear of failure dictate your motives.

Sun Conjunct Venus/Mars  Orb: 1 Deg 00 Min

    Your creative abilities will be quite strong, and you will experience a strong need for love of the physical kind; physical attractiveness to others is quite strong.

Mercury Conjunct Venus/Asc.  Orb: 1 Deg 03 Min

    You are in a very sociable mood, sharing good times and good stories with others; you will also attract people to you, making you very popular; taking notice of others and how they dress and present themselves.

MC Conjunct Mars/Node  Orb: 1 Deg 21 Min

    You can successfully work in cooperation and harmony with others; other peoples feelings become as important as yours.

Moon Conjunct Jupiter/Node  Orb: 1 Deg 10 Min

    Your positive emotional attitude will work to your advantage this year; important women who are helpful to you; an increased ability to read the intentions and motives of others.

Uranus Opposition Saturn/Asc.   Orb: 0 Deg 26 Min

    A frustrating time in your environment because what you really want is your freedom, which will not sit well with others; changes instituted this year will not go over very well; your perceptions will astound people; studying silently.

MC Conjunct Saturn/Asc.  Orb: 0 Deg 47 Min

    You may feel victimized by others this year while trying to keep the status quo; career goals that are achieved very slowly, but steady.

Asc. Opposition Uranus/Node   Orb: 1 Deg 41 Min

    You can expect to meet some new people in your this year, and quite suddenly; need for feedback from others; sudden and new associates.

Mercury Conjunct Uranus/MC  Orb: 1 Deg 44 Min

    New ideas and plans can manifest; nervous and excitable; creative insights; sudden upsetting communications from home or connected to the career; sudden trips or a great deal accomplished in a short of time.

Sun Opposition Neptune/Node   Orb: 1 Deg 21 Min

    Disappointments can come from anyone in your environment; strange contacts with men.

Neptune Opposition Node/MC   Orb: 0 Deg 03 Min

    Watch your dealings with others now because you will be extremely unrealistic and impractical.

Interaction of the Solar Return and Natal Chart

     The following influences are based on the relationship of the solar return to the natal chart. These influences tend to bring about changes in attitudes and your perspective on life.

Natal 1st on solar Asc:

    With your Natal 1st house on the Solar Ascendant, a fighting and very aggressive spirit will demand to be heard, and fighting for your rights, hard work and accidents are accident prone behavior is highlighted. You are bound to be a bit pithy if things don’t happen fast enough for you, just remember to bend in situations and give in where needed or accidents, injuries and illness will find you.

Natal Asc in solar 12th house:

     With your Natal Ascendant now in the Solar 12th house, the things that you must do daily to maintain a spiritual and soul identity become a strong focus. The 12th house is related to secret enemies and the unconscious, as well as service to others, behind the scenes activities, as well as your retired and private side. Most importantly, it is where you as an individual fit this year.