Understanding and Directing Solar Return Energies Part Two: Interpreting Jupiter and Saturn in the Solar ReturnSubmitted by gabkins on 18 December, 2010 - 22:42.
Understanding and Directing Solar Return Energies Part One: How to Interpret Your Solar Return Chart AscendantSubmitted by ciuboda on 15 December, 2010 - 08:16.
'I prefer to think of the Solar Return Chart in the same way I do the Natal Chart, which is that it does not determine outcomes or destinies in an inflexible way, but instead serves to highlight the ENERGIES available to you in the form of opportunities and/or frustrations that we can choose to take advantage of and navigate to the best of our abilities. We are not victims to fate, but living, conscious beings with power to direct our lives by the choices we make. In this post, I would like to focus at how to interpret your own Solar Return (SR) chart with a mind towards
'Turning 57 today and reaching his third Metonic Solar Return, your correspondent is happy to be alive. Having been given a terminal prognosis in December 2009, with the oncologist stating that there were only ten months left to live, this retired astrologer has spent the past year spiritually preparing for death, while practicing gratitude for each day that he is still alive and able to appreciate life.'
Sun's placement designates the hour, which is the basis for the calculation of the Solar Return (SR) chart. Yet, in that chart the Sun may be weak by sign, house or aspects, involving insignificant issues. This is the reason why I gave priority to the SR Asc (see previous article). Nevertheless, the Sun worths our consideration as follows.
Solar return (SR) must be interpreted in the same manner as the natal chart. Arranged according to their importance the interpretative elements are: (1) Ascendant (2) MC (3) Sun (4) Planets (5) Several rules.
Solar Return (SR) is a chart of heavens, annual and anniversary, cast for the hour when the Sun returns to its natal position, in other words to the same degree and minute of longitude that occupied on birthday. Solar return is an additional tool which aids in determining the time when the events forecast in the nativity must be accomplished. The most important tool is, of course, the primary directions in which one degree of longitude equals one year of life. SR cannot announce events that are not indicated in the nativity.
"If the primary directions were surely the favourite tool of the traditional astrologer, they generally were used together with solar returns and profections. Only combining the three tools together a prediction is possible- something very far from the modern use of transits.
"Being an enthusiastic student of history and having the habit of scrutining ancient chronicles in search of the birth data of historical figures, I am always thrilled when I eventually find such data. This is the case of the Portuguese Duke Dom Pedro, whose birth data can be found in the Chronicle of Fernão Lopes. Dom Pedro was the second son of King João I and Queen Philippa of Lancaster (herself the first child of duke John of Gaunt and Blanche, Duchess of Lancaster).
"Car accidents are events that are occuring very often and generates a lot of pain and suffering for all person involved. In my opinion most of this accidents can be avoided and a good astrologer can advice his clients how to avoid this high risks time moments. That's why I consider that is very usefull for all astrologers to study and share their knowledge.
Recently I've found out about a fatal car accident and one of the person involved was kind enough to provide necesarry data's and also the approval for writting this analysis"
"What is the place for where the Solar Return is cast? The place of birth or the place where the native actually is on the very moment of the Solar Return?