2018 - Solar Return

I like to broaden the meaning when I read. House and meaning not only the one of bricks and planks, but also the 'mental home'. Father meaning not only the physical father, but also 'rationality'. Mother meaning not only the physical mother, but also intuition. Travelling can be outside as well as inside. Just like dreams talk in symbolism.
And so on, and so forth.

THE ANNUAL ASCENDANT IN THE NATAL TWELFTH HOUSE

The Twelfth House about the unseen, unknown, aspects of yourself and your life. It is what is hidden in the ocean of the unconscious. It represents where we are alone in the world, some say it's the weakest part of the chart, or where we feel most vulnerable. This is a house with the Latin name carcer, meaning "prison".

"This brings a year of ordeal, chronic illnesses emerge or become worse. Brings trouble from secret enemies, people doing things behind your back, gossip. Lawsuits are common with this placement. There is possibility of arrest, false accusations, psychological collapse, worry, anxiety. Check if malefic or benefic." (link)

"There's no use denying it: this is a position that is rather insidious. There are people who say that suffering helps your development and in a certain sense it can be true, but there are also other different ways without going trough hell. This year will be difficult and tiring from all points of view. It is probable that in the next 12 months you will have big problems at work or with your partner. You will always have to force yourself to take a deep breath if you do not want to run the risk of a breakdown in relationships every time there is a moment of difficulty. 
    Also, your health will be "intercepted" by the position of the Ascendant in radix 12th house quite a lot. We therefore recommend a greater level of attention in this sense and to take care of yourself
." (www.astrologyonline.eu)

THE ANNUAL ASCENDANT IN VIRGO

"There is little freedom of choice this year and the year is generally one which is more serving. Brings conflicts of interest, especially in the work environment, with co-workers, employees, employers. Brings servitude, menial tasks, added responsibilities, boring detail, and a position subordinate to others. Success demands being diplomatic and cunning. Everyday work dominates practical matters, insuring comfort, well being, maintaining the status quo, and usual habits of living. Infectious or viral diseases are common especially with unfavourable aspects." (link)

"In Virgo, focus is on your work, your habits, your health, and your routines. It may be a rather unspectacular year-a year when you may be caught up in making adjustments to your life and/or worrying about problems. It can be a rather mundane year (unless your Sun or Ascendant is Virgo natally), but one that is quite busy. You may feel like you are doing a lot of preparing but don't exactly know what it is you are preparing for. Mercury's placement can provide some clues as to which areas of life require adjustments (Sagittarius - freedom).

Your mental or intellectual activity will increase considerably this year. Your capacity to analyze and your attention to detail will be greater. You may feel the desire to study something new, or improve the way you do your present work. You may get more interested in service projects which improve the lives of others. You may concentrate on helping those around you by solving problems, distributing information on health issues, or getting involved in environmental concerns. It's important for you not to neglect your own interests. However, you will find that, in one way or another, the things you do for the benefit of others will bear fruit for you in the future.

You could get so engrossed in your work that you lose yourself in details. Having a practical outlook is the key to finding good solutions. Don't spend too much time unnecessarily analyzing data and avoid wasting time on unimportant things. Deal only once with matters that you have to attend to. Then come to a conclusion and don't turn back again to analyze the topic in question. This only wastes a lot of time, entangles you in your own thoughts and has an immobilizing effect on you. If by nature you are less than meticulous in your work, you may find it easier to organize your thoughts and your work this year. If you are already very detailed and analytical, you should try to take time for some kind of physical activity so that you can remain more balanced between mind and body.

You could become less inclined toward a lot of social activity and be more drawn in and thoughtful. However, it is not good to be too reclusive and isolate yourself too much. This would give you too much time for self-criticism and dissatisfaction. You should see that you have a balance again between work and play.

Physically, you could be more nervous than usual which could result in intestinal disorders or other illnesses caused by nervous tension. It could also cause insomnia, brought on by too much mental work and excessive worry. It would be advisable to practice techniques such as Yoga to calm and focus the body and the mind. Highly competitive activities should be avoided if possible. You also should maintain a balanced diet of foods that are easy to digest. You will be inclined to want to improve your body and your health this year. It will come naturally to you now, and it would be a good time to go on a diet, if you feel you need to. You could benefit by boning up on subjects such as nutrition and the various kinds of alternate medicine that are available to you. Good health is one of the themes for this year.

During this period you may come in contact with intuitive and sensitive people who will share with you their hunches and visions of things to come. It would be wise for you to listen to what they say to you if you believe they might be relevant and true for you. Examine them carefully and determine their value. But, on the other hand, don't accept everything you hear without question. Be discerning and evaluate everything.

You will find yourself being more cautious and critical in your relationships. Things that never used to bother you will now become issues for you. You may not see your partner as clearly as before. You may find Pisces natives entering your life this year. Although you will find them appealing, you could also be annoyed by their emotional approach. And you may find them too dreamy and impractical for your Virgoan thinking". (https://cafeastrology.com - interpretingsolarreturns)

"You have a fine eye for the details and may suddenly become quite aware of things that are ascetically pleasing. You might turn into a perfectionist during this time, never feeling satisfied with your work, and are prone to overworking. You are gaining skills in the details now, which is very helpful if you have not been a detailed person in the past.
You do need to watch for being too critical of yourself or of others, and when it comes to your work as well being to picky to where you don't produce anything in fear of it not being good enough.You will have higher standards everything you do, and that includes relationships. If you are in a relationship you may start to find fault in your partner, try to remember you are using a microscope and to let things go.Health also may be a focus, you will want to take better care of yourself, and may even choose a healthy living diet. It is also possible you will become very critical of the way you look, and want to clean up your appearance, and polish out your wardrobe.
Try not to isolate yourself, by being to introspective but use your ability to focus on details in areas of which you may not have been able to in the past. You could get a lot done this year, but try not to be too rigid.
If you were normally a very confident person you may suddenly develop feelings of insecurity, Virgo has a fine eye and can tend to overdo any faults. There is also a possibility of you worrying too much so taking on some form of release such as Yoga or meditation will be good, if your not into those you could just work out, just be sure to burn energy anyway you can. You may over think, excessively worry and if this happens,then you know it's time to get active.
You will find yourself being more cautious and critical in your relationships as well, and may become rather picky or more selective than you may have been in the past when it comes to dating. Things that never used to bother you more than likely will become issues now.

You do need to watch for being too critical of yourself or of others, and when it comes to your work as well being to picky to where you don't produce anything in fear of it not being good enough.You will have higher standards everything you do, and that includes relationships. If you are in a relationship you may start to find fault in your partner, try to remember you are using a microscope and to let things go.Health also may be a focus, you will want to take better care of yourself, and may even choose a healthy living diet. It is also possible you will become very critical of the way you look, and want to clean up your appearance, and polish out your wardrobe.
Try not to isolate yourself, by being to introspective but use your ability to focus on details in areas of which you may not have been able to in the past. You could get a lot done this year, but try not to be too rigid.
If you were normally a very confident person you may suddenly develop feelings of insecurity, Virgo has a fine eye and can tend to overdo any faults. There is also a possibility of you worrying too much so taking on some form of release such as Yoga or meditation will be good, if your not into those you could just work out, just be sure to burn energy anyway you can. You may over think, excessively worry and if this happens,then you know it's time to get active.
You will find yourself being more cautious and critical in your relationships as well, and may become rather picky or more selective than you may have been in the past when it comes to dating. Things that never used to bother you more than likely will become issues now
.
 "(link

THE ANNUAL MC IN THE NATAL NINTH HOUSE

"The House of Philosophy and Higher Knowledge"

"This indicates that your career will require a journey, usually of some distance unless Gemini is involved in either house, then the trips could be short, medium, or long distance. It can also mean that a journey will influence your career. Sometimes this superimposition shows that your business dealings will involve foreign persons or countries or overseas matters. or that success will come from a distance. For authors it sometimes show their works being translated into foreign languages. It can also show you being placed in diplomatic service. During wars, it can show being arrested in a foreign country. When this happens the annual ASC is usually in the natal Twelfth house with strong planetary afflictions". (link)

SOLAR RETURN HOUSES

4TH SOLAR RETURN HOUSE

The 4th house in astrology rules everything that has to do with the person's foundations. Commonly referred to as the House of Home 

Sun

"Does not only emphasise the normal things of this house... home, parents, roots, property... but also seems to have it's greatest impact in the last quarter of the year. Depending on the aspects to the Sun here, this could be a year of changing homes or involving oneself in real estate." (link)

"The [returning] Sun in the Fourth House: The Sun in the 4th house calls you to redefine your physical, emotional and spiritual niche on the planet. You might start by redecorating your residence or moving. There is usually something about your home or office that needs to be reorganized, repaired, or changed if you are to do what you need to do. Changes in the physical home mirror your inner emotional changes. For example, remodeling the bathroom correlates with cleansing and elimination. The kitchen has to do with the ability to nurture. This is a good time to surround yourself with supportive people by being emotionally assertive and nurturing. As you discover your likes, dislikes, desires, and needs, your spiritual purpose will emerge. You will plant your roots this year and begin a new journey which will come to fruition in two years time when the Sun moves into the Solar Return 10th. The CHALLENGE for the coming year when the Sun moves to the 1st is to translate spiritual purpose, emotional support and the physical environment into the right combination for personal development and success. The ASSETS carried over from the previous year when the Sun was in the 7th house are strong partnerships and a sense of cooperation." (link

"Your parents are to some extent the focal point of your attention in a year with the Sun in this position: your attention will be dedicated to them and to their health, probable assistance to be given to one or even both of them. You will improve - although at times they nevertheless get worse - your personal relations with them, particularly with your father. Your house and properties in general are also involved in this year. The probable buying or selling of a property, or the possible total or partial restructuring of your house or even a temporary transfer to relatives an/or friends. And again, the probable sale of some land or a second holiday home, and lastly the possible letting of a property that you decide to use as an office". (www.astrologyonline.eu)

Mercury

Mercury is about a quick wit, quick thinking, possibilities, opinions, reasoning and the ability to rationalise things. Mercury is the messenger in Astrology as it is in Mythology.

"The question of your house will become particularly important this year. It will generally also be your relationship with your parents, in particular with your father, which will characterice the next 12 months. This  Mercury position in the 4th SR house might also mean work of an intellectual nature sustained in favour for your family; frequent movements to and from your house or from one house to another." (www.astrologyonline.eu)

Saturn

Saturn is the whistle-blowing taskmaster of the skies. The planet of concentration, permanence, tangible rewards, tenacity, ambition, and productivity. All about hard-won lessons of discipline, authority, and perseverance.

"Saturn in the house of the father most probably tells us about a health problem for him: of a pathology that has now become chronic and thus a reason for hospitalisation and an operation [can be symbolically]. In this year, with this Saturn position, you will be called upon to look after your parents. However, Saturn in the fourth SR house could also tell us about considerable sacrifices and financial efforts almost to the limit of your possibilities for buing (or the restructuring) a new house. [with the body, and mental 'house' being possible symbolic houses] or even about a particularly difficult move to go and live elsewhere ["finding my own place" - physically or symbolically].  Dampness penalises the environment in which you live. Possible stomach problems." (www.astrologyonline.eu)

2ND SOLAR RETURN HOUSE

The 2nd house is the house of Value. All about possessions, money, material things that the native own, gain and expenditures.

Mars

Mars, the God of War, is in astrology the planet of energy, action, and desire.  The action planet of the zodiac. 

"Mars in this position tells us about a considerable flow of money [resources], but almost always it concerns a severe loss of money, so be careful not to let things get out of hand.
   ...unexpected journeys or moves and also expensive health care for you and those close to you.
" (www.astrologyonline.eu)

3RD SOLAR RETURN HOUSE

The house of intellect and of all low-level knowledge that a native obtains in his life. Communication, transport, and skills are also represented in this specific part of the chart.

Jupiter

Jupiter, the King of the Gods, is the ruler of Sagittarius. In Astrology, Jupiter is a planet of plenty. It is tolerant and expansive. The first of the social planets, Jupiter seeks insight through knowledge. Additionally, Jupiter brings vision, faith, optimism, loyalty, justice, confidence and wisdom. 

"Very positive news could reach you by e-mail, letter, or by phone; this new will create opportunities regarding important contacts, both  in relation to studying and work, especially if you are involved in publishing or the web. You pass one or more examinations with excellent grades, especially if they are about foreign languages an/or computerised systems." (www.astrologyonline.eu)

Venus

Venus is all about pleasure, especially pleasure shared with someone else. This planet concerns itself with love, romance and harmony in our emotional attachments, marriages, friendships and other unions (like business partnerships). 

"In this year you will probably start travelling frequently (which means little trips) for romantic reasons. 
    Even your studies will be favoured quite a lot, so take advantage of it to start studying again or take an examination that you keep putting off: this could be the time you will pass.
"  (www.astrologyonline.eu)

5TH SOLAR HOUSE

The house is responsible for pleasure, love, and entertainment; all those shiny little moments, things and circumstances that make the native's reality beautiful. The place that pulls us strongly with its gravity .

Pluto

God of the Underworld. In Astrology, the energies of Pluto are transforming. Pluto represents subconscious forces, ruling all that is "below the surface". 
"Larger than life: Omnipotent, alchemical Pluto may have been dubbed a dwarf planet by astronomers, but according to astrology, its force is among the most intense of all the heavenly bodies in the solar system." (link)

"A considerable change in your love life may potentially be announced by Pluto in your fifth SR House. In fact, in the next twelve months you may meet someone who changes your life "forever" (in a positive or negative sense) or at least your way of loving and of living with your loved one will undergo profound transformations. A particularly "hard" love-sickness will momentarily get you down or absorb all your psychological and physical energy. Strong and intense sexual passion. You will begin to devote yourself to "unconventional" hobbies." (www.astrologyonline.eu)

6TH SOLAR RETURN HOUSE

The general life areas that the house refers to are job and service, health and personal hygiene, pets, daily routines, and responsibilities.

Moon

"Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears" are the thoughts of your Moon's nature. The wordless ecstasy, the mute sorrow, the secret dream, the esoteric picture of yourself that you can't get across to the world, or which the world doesn't comprehend or value - these are the products of the Moon in your horoscope - link

"You will tend to be interested in details, to small things, in other words to daily activities and probably your work environment will capture attention and/or efforts more than usual. This may also mean a job to be done in your home. Highs and lows in your work relationships and with your employees, colleagues and/or domestic collaborators, or also simply with the porter of the apartment block you live in. This position of the Moon in the sixth SR House can also express itself with a higher level of interest in health(yours or of other) and for everything to do with aesthetic treatments; in general greater attention or interest in the medical field." (www.astrologyonline.eu)

7TH SOLAR RETURN HOUSE

The seventh house rules marriage, business partnerships and any serious contractual agreement between two people or entities. 

Neptune

God of the Sea. In astrology, Neptune is considered a planet of inspiration, dreams, psychic receptivity, illusion, and confusion. Neptune rules spirituality, and all things subtle. 

"A neurotic relationship with your partner, characterised by inexplicable incomprehension or "subtle" unease that affects your life as a couple, or again a stressful period for your partner. If instead you are about to start up a company in the twelve months to characterised by the presence of Neptune in the seventh house, be careful about what you sign: you may run the risk of being conned and of suffering the consequences of unpleasantness. In any case in general, apart from the companies, anyone who is about to sign any kind if agreement with this position of Neptune in the twelve months to come, should examine it very attentively, clause by clause. Fears or anguishes because of legal matters where it is not clear where they may lead you or they will turn out." (www.astrologyonline.eu)

8TH SOLAR RETURN HOUSE

"It is considered the house of sex, taboos, of other people's money, death and rebirth. It rules inheritances, legacies, and wills. In addition, the house is one of the gates towards the occult world and is mostly connected with conscious magick and mysticism. The 8th house is the great teacher of the mysteries of life and existence. It is the realm of transformative experiences." (link)

Uranus

"Uranus rules surprise and all things unexpected. It also rules the future and new technology, including all that is newly invented and all that is unimagined and yet to come. Uranus is the father of electricity.
    Innovative, unpredictable, resourceful, imaginative, idiosyncratic and experimental, Uranus also rules creativity and scientific genius. Uranus' job is to break rules and demolish established patterns or structures, creating sudden-even radical-change. Uranus always works in sudden ways, and is called the Great Awakener."
(link)

"A real risk of loss of money that you were not expecting: this will probably be due to theft or robbery but also a dept you contracted without being aware of it from a close relative, which you will be called upon to settle. Bad luck in gambling could put you into a difficult position but you could also suddenly have an unexpected gambling win or the arrival of an inheritance, a bequest, a donation and so on (often Uranus, by its nature, offers this double interpretation. An unexpected and radical change in your life might lead to an inner rebirth. If beforehand you somehow or other suffered others or "life" in general, with this Uranus position in your eigth SR house this will undergo a U-turn. A possible creative flow for all those who work in sectors that involve creativity." (www.astrologyonline.eu)