Each year, right around the time of your birthday, the Sun returns to the exact position it was in at the moment of your birth. This is considered to be your own personal New Year, and it's known as the Solar Return. Astrologers have found that if you study the positioning of all the planets at that moment -- their relationships to each other and their placements in the signs -- you can gain insight into the upcoming year, until the Sun returns again.
As you may have noticed, most people tend to feel pretty good on their birthdays, and that's because of the positioning of the Sun. It's a time of gifts, celebrations, milestones and reuniting with old (and new) friends and family. It's a time to rejoice in all that's happened in the past and to prepare for what's to come. And the Solar Return reading (also known as a Solar Resolution) can help you prepare by providing explanations and advice about the influences of the year to come. More than a typical astrology forecast, the Solar Return is all about you and your place in this world. It offers a revealing look into the progression of your life and how you can make the most of the events to come -- it's a great way to celebrate your future!
Solar Return Year : 2013
Recognition and Rewards: The Sun
Sun square Pluto: Major Life Changes
Your life is about to change, whether you like it or not. But the transformation will be easier if you help it along rather than resist.
Sun opposition Uranus: The Battle For Freedom
You'll struggle with your desire for freedom and the need to commit. An awareness of the dilemma will be your first step toward solving it.
Sun quincunx Neptune: Turn Within For The Answers
You'll have a hard time focusing and you'll be tempted to find means of escape, but you'll have to discover yourself before you can move on.
Mind Expansion: Mercury
Mercury in Scorpio: Mysterious Minds
Your mind will seek out mysteries like a bird hunts for worms. You'll investigate from afar, and then swoop in, unexpected, for the kill.
Mercury conjunct Saturn: A Critical Mind
Your cold, calculating mind will be great for sorting through facts, but relationships could be a challenge. Try not to get too detached.
Mercury trine Neptune: Create Your Perfect World
You'll instinctively know just what to say to make everyone around you happy. And you'll intuitively draw the best life has to offer to you.
Love and Romance: Venus
Venus in Scorpio: Deep Love
Your passions and emotions will run deep and strong in you, and there will be a mysterious and attractive aura emanating from within.
Venus trine Jupiter: Perfect Contentment
You'll feel completely content with your life. Romantically things will be pretty good and all other aspects of your life will go well too.
Venus square Mars: Struggling To Get Along
Easy relationships won't be your thing. It could be a struggle for you to get along with those you love most. Try to mellow out a bit.
Ambition and Desire: Mars
Mars in Leo: The Good Fight
You are a warrior for good, battling hard to keep evil at bay. Follow your heart's direction as it will take you where you need to go.
Travel and Finding Truth: Jupiter
Jupiter in Cancer: The Big, Big Picture
You'll be able to understand the bigger picture in the largest possible context, and to grasp the future implications you and yours.
Jupiter opposition Pluto: Your Hidden Truths
Tempting as it is to make this year about digging up hidden truths about others, you really need to spend the time figuring out yourself.
Jupiter square Uranus: Taking Autonomy Too Far
Independence is great, but if you go too far in your efforts to be free, you could end up committing self-sabotage and losing freedom.
Responsibilities and Restriction: Saturn
Saturn in Scorpio: Sexual Control
Who's in control will be an important factor in all of your personal interactions, particularly those pertaining to sexual relationships.
Saturn trine Neptune: Two Worlds Merge
Your conscious and unconscious worlds are merging harmoniously, and your dreams will become a reality. Creative endeavors will succeed.
Saturn sextile Pluto: Increased Inner Strength
Your inner strength will increase exponentially, and you'll be able to handle any catastrophe -- or pleasantry -- that comes your way.
This Year's Karma: North Node
North Node in Scorpio: Plunging Into The Future
Your future is powerful and intense, and you will only reach your full potential if you approach it with a powerful and intense energy.
Neptune in Pisces: Altruistic Motives
Unconditional compassion and enlightenment are what you can expect to achieve as you develop a connection with everything around you.
Pluto in Capricorn: Societal Transformation
It's up to you to try to take on some of society's most sticky issues. You should start small this year and focus on your family or town.
Uranus in Aries: The Energy Of Life
The energy coursing through you has the power to bring about radical change. Your ideas will be creative, and you'll easily take action.
Neptune sextile Pluto: The Cycle Of Life
You will come face to face with the cycle of life, and you will try to understand it. Will you succeed? The effort is really more important.
Uranus square Pluto: Pressure Buildup
Your life's like a tea kettle that's about to start whistling. There's so much buildup that it must explode. But then you can start afresh.