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 : 2014
Recognition and Rewards: The Sun
Sun trine Saturn: Disciplined And Dependable
You're disciplined, you're dependable and you're ready for a real, committed love. Those first two attributes will help with the third.
Sun quincunx Mars: Discover The Art Of Compromise
You're awfully tempted to react quickly and aggressively to anything and everything. If you don't tone it down, relationships may suffer.
Mind Expansion: Mercury
Mercury in Aquarius: A Visionary
Your mind is so unbelievably far ahead that you can look into the future and predict nearly every possible outcome. That's impressive.
Mercury trine Mars: Tackling The Biggest Challenges
Your creative brilliance and confidence will win you many suitors, while your powerful authority will take you far with your career.
Mercury conjunct Neptune: Reality Vs Daydreams
Reality's not so bad, especially when you have such a beautiful dream world to escape to from time to time. Just remember to come back, too.
Mercury square Saturn: Mind Over Matter
Your mind is more powerful than you realize, but if you aren't careful, your pessimism could make this year harder than necessary.
Love and Romance: Venus
Venus in Aquarius: Unconventional Love
Conventional love just won't do much for you. You'll have a hard time finding just one person to share your love, and then you'll get bored.
Venus sextile Uranus: A Unique Take On Others
You'll be brilliant and intuitive, and there will be little that can get past you. New people and experiences will help you avoid boredom.
Ambition and Desire: Mars
Mars in Libra: The Great Mediator
Mediating all conflicts will be your specialty. You'll be quite talented when it comes to finding the middle ground in any situation.
Mars retrograde: A Shift In Energy You'll feel a push-pull going on, as you'll have a desire to be assertive and a yearning to be more introspective. Keep yourself motivated.
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 trine Neptune: A Functional Imagination
Your creative abilities are incredibly powerful, and you'll find that with your imagination, you can produce a much stronger future.
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 retrograde: Back To The Drawing Board Relax, follow the rules, and spend a lot of time at the drawing board this year. The time will soon come to turn your plans into actions.
This Year's Karma: North Node
North Node in Libra: Relationships For The Future Your future will be determined by your relationships and partnerships, and as you practice relating to others, you'll grow into yourself.
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.
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.