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 conjunct Mercury: Think Fast Your mind and mouth will be moving a mile a minute for an entire year -- and you'll be able to use that to get the job or the romance.
Sun quincunx Jupiter: Rebuilding Your Self-esteem The person you see in yourself isn't the real you. Keep reminding yourself that you're smart and capable, no matter how else you feel.
Mind Expansion: Mercury
Mercury in Sagittarius: Journey Of Understanding You're on a journey of understanding with no map and no destination. You're traveling through the realm of ideas, learning all you can.
Mercury trine Uranus: Putting Your Imprint On The Future With your mental abilities as strong as they are, you'll have ideal conditions to reach a higher level of success. It's your year to shine!
Mercury square Neptune: Confusion Is A State Of Mind Confusion will become a constant state of mind. There's not much you can do to improve the situation besides just going with the flow.
Love and Romance: Venus
Venus in Capricorn: A Mountain Of Love Love is a great mountain that you must climb, and the more you resist opening yourself up to real affection, the harder the trek will be.
Venus trine Mars: Love Works For You With Cupid in your corner, you can bet this will be a wonderful year for romance, and that's true whether you're in a couple now or not.
Venus opposition Jupiter: Temptation At Every Corner Temptation will be hard to avoid, and you'll be impatient to get what you want. You'll turn to others for a deeper knowledge of yourself.
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 opposition Uranus: Angry Rebellion You can't handle the public, and, frankly, they can't handle you. You're just too different. That doesn't mean it's okay to taunt them.
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 retrograde: Open Your Mind You'll need to remain open-minded when it comes to the values of others because you never know when they could actually be right.
Jupiter trine Saturn: Realizing Life Goals You have the ability to dream up just about any goal, and then work with all your might to make it a reality. Set your sights high.
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.
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.
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.
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.