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In Taurus, domestic issues and finances will be on your mind. This is a year of overall stability. Your approach to life is markedly conservative and practical. You are resistant to making big changes, and you are skeptical of new initiatives. You are generally content to leave things as they are, and you are not inclined to seek out brand new experiences (or people!). Inertia and resistance to making changes may characterize the period. You have the power to attract this year, especially through patience. You may also feel the need to have more beauty in your life, via your surroundings and perhaps with regards to a desire to improve your appearance.
Solar Return Ascendant in Taurus
Material matters will be very important to you this year. This is a favorable period for increasing your financial position. You may start looking for new ways to increase your income and, if other indications are favorable, you will find the means to do so.
You could find yourself being more realistic and stubborn than usual. You will be more tenacious and persevering in pursuing your dreams. It is important, however, to not be so obstinate and unwilling to compromise that you cause undue tension and resentment in others. You may find yourself having the desire to acquire beautiful or expensive things to a greater degree than you are used to.
This year will bring you in contact with practical people with whom you could possibly form a productive business arrangement. But you should be cautious about moving too fast in these ventures as you might find that the results do not meet your expectations.
If you have artistic inclinations, it will be a positive year for expanding your creative talents. This influence may attract you to begin to study such fields as art, interior decorating and design, or crafts such as pottery, which could ultimately result in material profit.
Physically, Taurus rules the throat, the neck, the vocal cords and the thyroid glands. You will be more inclined than usual to have sore throats, colds, or laryngitis. You may be more tempted than usual to over-indulge in rich foods which could cause you to gain unwanted weight. You will find yourself having the desire for comfort and ease rather than wanting to get involved in sports or physical exercise.
During this period you will find yourself wanting more stability in your life. Emotionally you could experience contradictory feelings. You will find yourself encountering Scorpio types of people who could have a strong influence on you. Be careful not to get involved in scenarios which create tension, jealousy or possessiveness in you or those you are dealing with. You should select your friends carefully and try to keep cool and calm when a difficult situation presents itself.
Solar Return Ascendant in natal 7th house
You will announce an important union during this year. If you have plans for marriage, it would be the right time to tie the knot. On the other hand, you also could get involved with some new business associations.
Your personality will be favored by the public and you will make a very good impression. This will benefit you, if your activities are related to dealing with the public or to politics. You also could get involved in some type of litigation or legal suit during this year.
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Venus
You will be very sensitive and sociable during this period. Your circle of friends will increase, and you will be much more concerned with enjoying pleasant activities in your daily life. You also will be more concerned with making personal improvements, especially in your looks. You may find yourself getting more interested than normal in acquiring luxuries and bringing comfort into your life, so be careful about overspending. It also increases your personal magnetism, causing others to take special interest in you. You will have opportunities for romantic relationships. One person (or several!) may court you intensely. You will receive innumerable invitations, and the choice of accepting will be yours. This will not be a year of solitude. If you already have someone in your life, your relationship will be harmonious and you will share many pleasant moments. This will be a pleasant year and you will have a good time in spite of any problems that you may have. You will be more agreeable, happy, and creative. If you have artistic inclinations, you will produce a lot during this year. Your need to express yourself will be very strong. This influence will manifest with intensity in the area influenced by the Sun during this year (where the Sun is placed by house).
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Mars
This is an excellent year to begin new projects, especially those that involve dynamic activity or some risk. You will feel full of vitality and vigor to confront life. You won't enjoy sitting down too much or spending time in one room for a prolonged period and will resist maintaining a daily routine. You will need to find an outlet for your increased dynamic energy. One possibility would be participating in some sport or some work that requires physical effort.
But this influence could also cause you to be more aggressive,, impulsive, and impatient. You will be prone to overreact to the smallest things. It would be wise to be more aware than usual to how you act in situations which trigger off your negative side. This behavior could effect your social relationships and bring about conflicts with people who don't agree with your way of thinking. Your confidence will be strong and you will defend your ideas with great vigor. Try to maintain a certain amount of flexibility. You will be inclined to express yourself most aggressively in the house that is occupied by the Sun this year.
There also is danger of accidents, falls, blows, burns and cuts. This is due to your inclination to take chances and to act hastily or impulsively.
Solar Return Sun opposition or square Solar Return Saturn
During this year you could experience obstacles that will be difficult to overcome. The duties and responsibilities of your daily life will seem to choke you. On the other hand, you won't be so willing to gratify your every wish. You will be inclined to take things too seriously and to limit yourself unduly. Try to keep your good humor in spite of the problems you may have and maintain a positive and optimistic attitude.
You will find that other people will interfere in your life and those in authority over you will be difficult. The relationship with your father, or with some paternal figure in your life, could be very disturbing during this time. You could feel isolated and alone, generating inner feelings of bitterness and frustration. The opposition of others won't be easy to deal with and will require much patience and perseverance on your part.
During this period your physical energy will diminish and you will discover your own weaknesses and faults. It is important to become aware of them and work on overcoming them. Don't expect immediate results from your efforts because under this influence success in any enterprise is delayed, sometimes for a long period of time. Feelings of frustration could discourage you and lead you to abandon your objectives. Your consistency and perseverance is being tested.
Solar Return Sun trine or sextile Solar Return Neptune
During this year you will develop a great deal of idealism. You will have a very keen perception that will allow you to judge people correctly on your first impression and you will be able to sense their reactions in advance. This is a good year for the studies of metaphysical or occult sciences in general. You might think about developing your intuition or powers of perception.
You will actively participate in groups or institutions that help people in need. Your desire to help others will be very strong and will incline you to put your own interests aside during this year. The activities that you undertake in this period will give you much pleasure on the spiritual level. Your approach to God and religion also will be very important. You could get much benefit from prayer or meditation.
As far as relationships are concerned, you are more likely to be looking for a platonic relationship rather a romantic one. It's important for you to be realistic and do your best to see people clearly, with all their faults as well as virtues, in order to guard against being deceived or hurt.
In addition, if you are devoted to music or the art world, you will have many moments of inspiration that will benefit you in your work.
During this period you could benefit considerably from being around water. Every time you become tense or unbalanced, you should go to some place where you can be near water, such as a river, ocean, or lake. If that is not possible, you could take long showers or baths to revive your energy.
Solar Return Sun trine or sextile Solar Return Pluto
During this time you will feel the desire to investigate and study the mysteries of life in depth. You will be interested in the occult and also will bring to the surface memories or impressions of your past that affect your present conduct. It is a year of positive transformation and of freedom. All changes that begin now will enable you to live with more freedom in the future. If you were contemplating some type of therapy, it would be a good time to start and would be very beneficial. You will be attracted to any type of activity that tests your ability and level of energy. You will need to reaffirm and rely on your own strength, and during this year you will be willing to move ahead.
You will express yourself with authority and strength in your relationships with others, causing a strong impact and making a very good impression. Due to the strength of your great inner convictions, you will more easily persuade others to adopt your ideas. Your authority will be notable and you could become a leader in the group that you are affiliated with.
This astrological influence brings concrete action and will solve many aspects of your life. Once you have made a decision, you will be devoted to working toward your goal. You will experience a transformation and renewal of your life in general.
If your Solar Return Sun is in the 12th house, healing, helping others, letting go of individual ego, meditation, and connecting directly with your spiritual reality are part of your focus.
Solar Return Moon in Libra
You are emotionally tied up in relationships, partnerships, and issues of cooperation and collaboration this year. Your power of attraction is stronger than usual. You may be more socially active or do some work with the public. If the Moon is mostly challenged, you may experience some problems in one-to-one relationships that you actively work on in order to restore harmony and balance.
Hard aspects to Mercury point to a general "busy-ness", expressiveness, and mental activity. Travel may be in order. Some form of publicity is likely. This can take the form of being called upon to express yourself. For example, in a year when a woman announced her separation from her husband, she was in the position to explain herself and her situation to those around her. Alternatively, there can be an increased need to express yourself and to discuss your personal life with others. You might find that you are less in touch with your emotions simply because you feel the need to, or are pressed to, define them! There can also be some tendency towards being nervous and restless. Most of the time, there is an outside interest in your activities during this period. More attention to schedules and deadlines is also in order.
Hard aspects to Uranus have the effect of "speeding up" the emotional reactions. You are more willing to take risks this year. Surprises come your way, and you may do things or experience things that you never imagined. This is a year when you can expect the unexpected. You are seeking emotional excitement, whether this is a deliberate or subconscious thing.
Hard aspects to Pluto suggest very intense emotions and a strong will. You may find yourself attempting to resist changes in your routines, or the complete opposite: you have a great need to make changes on the domestic front. Either way, this is a year of breaking of established routines. You may feel that others attempt to manipulate you. Your emotional state is one in which you may feel isolated on an emotional level, and it is a time when you need to gather strength. In some cases, some sort of crisis, separation, loss, or shock occurs, but this is not a given.
If your solar return North Node is in Scorpio, your path this year likely to take the form of intensely felt intimate emotional experiences which have the potential to transform your life in the areas indicated by the North Node’s house placement. You lessons will develop your abilities to trust your instincts, keep secrets while penetrating to the essence of matters. Inheritance, mutual resources, other people’s money as well as mystical or psychic experiences could become a part of your journey. When your North Node is in Scorpio, your South Node is in Taurus. Your love of gentle creativity and familiar routines will be challenged by Scorpio’s passion. Money matters may raise your possessive tendencies. When you master the lessons indicated by your North Node in Scorpio, you create spiritual transformation through Earthly cathartic experience.
Sun Aspects Mars
Mars symbolizes the energy necessary for successful accomplishments. When Mars aspects the Sun, it is a good time to work on a project that requires a great deal of energy to complete. Success can come in the form of personal or professional achievement, or with defense. Relationships tend to be competitive, and you need to balance self-centered drives with the needs of others. Learning to deal with aggression, conflict, and anger in an effective rather than detrimental way can enable the individual to handle negative situations positively. Less spiritual themes involve destructive or self-destructive urges. Prolonged anger creates blockages which waste energy in a cycle of negative emotions that have no real purpose or goal. It is better to direct efforts into positive endeavors.
Venus Aspects Pluto
Pluto-Venus contacts show intense emotional involvements and complicated financial situations. New relationships can be especially compelling, and like the moth to the flame, you are drawn to particular individuals without understanding why. Unconscious forces play a major role in this type of relationship. Eventually you may discover that you have met the perfect mate, but in the beginning, the perceived loss of control and diminished rationality is disconcerting. Regardless of what you think or plan, you end up reacting to situations in a spontaneous and revealing manner. Your usual psychological defenses don't seem to work, while all your unconscious complexes are laid bare for the world to see; consequently, a persistent sense of vulnerability becomes coupled with your growing need for intimacy.
In both new and old relationships, Pluto-Venus aspects can indicate considerable emotional growth, but not without a good understanding of the unconscious urges and psychological games that are impediments to intimacy. Awareness of these intimacy barriers is crucial to the Plutonian process, while learning to deal effectively with these influences affects the success of the relationship. Obviously, this is a good time for counseling of any kind.
Situational barriers include involvement with married, gay or bisexual partners, those living in a different locality, or those who realistically cannot be fully present or involved for one reason or another. These factors represent preexisting impediments to intimacy that were probably known or suspected before the relationship even began.
Psychological impediments to intimacy are those unconscious complexes which distort reality and destroy trust. These include, but are not limited to, possessiveness, obsessive thinking, sexual preferences, compulsive behaviors and controlling attitudes. Potential or existing partners can exhibit a new or troubling flaw (which may or may not be serious). For example, a very extravagant young lady was totally in love with her boyfriend, but troubled by his lack of wealth. She wanted him to meet her material expectations by earning more money; consequently, she sought to motivate (control and manipulate) his behavior.
Power can be an issue in both intimate and casual relationships. Individuals who learn to trust, compromise, and share power see their relationships deepen and strengthen. Accommodating the emotional needs of others breeds increased understanding. Those who are unable to reach compromises become locked in power struggles, and feel powerless to control their own destiny. They view their fates as dependent on the whims of others and resort to controlling behaviors as the only solution. Within this struggle, manipulative techniques are the main weapons; sex and money become the main issues.
Financially, Pluto-Venus aspects indicate strong financial changes or complex monetary arrangements. Salary changes are common and may be the result of a career move, relocation, leave without pay, cutback in hours, or retirement. Ambition can cause your salary to rise dramatically, especially if your earnings are based on commissions or profit-sharing. Those who are self-employed experience fluctuations in earnings. Relationship problems may directly affect your ability to concentrate and work, or your financial status may depend on the resources of others. Struggles over money are not uncommon. A college-bound student sought to manipulate her grandfather into paying for her education, while a married couple traded money for sex.
The emphasis here is on personal power in relationships and power over your own financial situation. By gaining insight into your behavior and the behavior of others, you can master both areas of concern.