A Solar Return or SR chart is calculated for the precise time when the Sun returns to its Natal position. The Solar Return chart has to be looked at in connection to the Natal chart. Depending on where you spend your birthday, it will change the Ascendant and the Houses for the year to come. This is why some people go far away from their birth place to celebrate their birthday, bringing another element, sign and energy for the following twelve months. It could bring a whole new phase of your life into existence. It will give you a different perspective and what you can achieve!
The SR Ascendant will show what kind of attitude you will adopt for the year. It will point out what you want and how you intend to get it. How you will express yourself. The SR MC will show your goals and the SR IC will tell how things can turn out.
The Quadrants mostly occupied by the Planets will indicate which areas of your life will be activated.
Houses 1 to 4 will depict your personal needs.
House 5 to 8 will tell how much you relate and are committed to others.
House 9 to 12 will announce a time of reclusion and heavy thinking.
The Planets in Angular Houses such as the 1st, 4th, 7th and 10th make a stronger impact on life. They show where action is, and what are the potential of new projects. The Succedent Houses such as the 2,5,8 and 11 will show where the opportunities for growth are. The Cadent Houses such as the 3, 6, 9 and 12 will indicate mental activity, mainly linked to change.
If the Planets are placed in the Upper part of the SR chart, it will show the motivations and growth related to interaction with others. If most of them are under the SR horizon, they will focus on their personal needs and the one of their family. If most of the planets are on the left side of the SR chart, you will initiate change more easily, take the leadership and go for it. On the right side of the SR chart, other people needs and interests will be taken on board. They will influence your decisions.
If more than 3 Planets occupy the same House, it is called a Stellium. It will put an emphasis on the house and therefore on a specific sector of your life. The RS Sun represents honor, popularity, prestige and achievement. The sign in which the RS Moon is positioned reflects your emotional responses, for the coming year. It might be totally different from your normal self. It represents your home and your close ones.
The RS Mercury will point out communication, travel, studies and young people around.
The RS Venus represents romance, love and marriage but financial gains.
The RS Mars is about drive, passion, motivation and action. But conflicts, arguments and accidents.
The RS Jupiter indicates legal matters, enthusiasm, expansion and excesses.
The RS Saturn is about limitation, frustration and maturation. Hard work and responsibilities rewarded.
The RS Uranus reveals unexpected events, need for new and sudden changes.
The RS Neptune announces disappointment, long distance travel, self-sacrifice.
The RS Pluto suggest transformation and new beginnings, destruction and rebirth.
The Sign in which the RS Planets are placed will give the energy and the characteristics of your personality this year.
Cardinal Signs such as Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn will concentrate on motivation, action and ambition.
Fixed Signs such as Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius will favor determination, persistence and stubbornness.
Mutable Signs such as Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces will go with the flow, they’ll be diplomatic and flexible.
These are only a few key words for a SR report but an astrologer will be able to interpret your SR more deeply and give you precious indications for the twelve following months. But if you don’t like this new version of you, don’t panic, the SR will be different next year, for your birthday!