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Solar Return Sun Aspects with Solar Return Moon.
When the Sun conjuncts, opposes, or squares
the Moon in the Solar Return chart, this points to a key period in the native's life when major new beginnings, endings, and
activities occur. For example, marriages or births of a first child occur frequently when the Sun conjuncts the Moon in the
SR chart. Culminations often occur when a Full Moon occurs in the SR chart.
These hard aspects of the Sun and
Moon often point to relationships and/or significant times in the native's life when his or her actions receive real reactions
in the life. There is little moderation in the native's life during these periods. The Sun-Moon conjunction is a dynamic aspect,
but besides signifying new beginnings, it is also a very receptive energy. Things tend to come to the native, while things
appear to be taken from the native when the Sun is in opposition to the Moon in the natal chart.
aspects in the Solar Return signify turning points in the native's life. Connections are made or ended. With a square between
the Sun and the Moon, either there is an event that changes the native's life significantly, or there is some kind of conflict
arising from a great urge to do something different. All hard aspects point to a very busy, dynamic, and significant period
in the life.
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Moon
This astrological influence is very strong
and accentuates the possibilities of the Sun's position by house. The energy of these two adjacent luminaries could be very
intense. You will be more sensitive and will react more strongly to things around you. The New Moon under which your birthday
falls indicates new experiences, initiatives, and success in projects that are begun in this period. This energy is concentrated
in the house that the Sun occupies during this year and will benefit you immensely.
You may also become more sentimental
and have the need to strengthen your family ties. Your interest in discovering your roots will increase and you will feel
more connected and attached to those who have had an influence on your childhood and your early home environment. This influence
also favors contact with the public, especially women.
Solar Return Sun opposition or square Solar Return Moon
This influence could bring tension in your home which will disturb your tranquility during this period. Don't get too
emotional about the problems you have, and try to analyze them more rationally. You could experience disagreements or tension
in the relationship with your mother or other female relatives, and you may not always get your family's approval for what
you do or say. You also could have some problems with your health because of your need for emotional balance. Watch out for
nervous tension and eat a healthy diet.
You could feel weaker and less effective than usual, and you may find yourself
at odds with relatives who are difficult to get along with at this time. You could lose patience with people and if your work
exposes you to the public, you should be careful to avoid unnecessary disagreements and misunderstandings, especially with
women who won't tend to approve of your ideas. You will probably be dissatisfied with your daily routine and may even have
the desire to change your residence.
Solar Return Sun trine or sextile Solar Return Moon
You will show more
enthusiasm and vitality during this year. Your thinking will be very positive and you will want to take the initiative and
make decisions that you have not considered before. Your confidence in yourself will be recognized by others and you will
receive support from your family and friends in general. It will be easy to carry out the changes that you propose which will
benefit you in the future. You also could receive help from powerful or very influential women. Your popularity will increase
and you will feel comfortable in your surroundings in spite of any difficulties that you encounter.
body will be very resistant to any type of illness. If you have some kind of on-going health problem at this time, it is probable
that it will be successfully treated during this year. This is mainly due to the fact that you will find it easier to deal
with your emotions, thereby putting less stress on your mind and body.
Solar Return Sun semi-square, quincunx,
or sesquiquadrate Solar Return Moon
Minor problems and conflicts in your home could alter the peace during this year.
There is a possibility that problems from the past that haven't been resolved yet will resurface. You can't expect much support
from your family in carrying out your plans.
It also is possible that you will have moments of doubt and indecision.
You will be less decisive and practical, and you will tend to be more influenced by your feelings and emotions.
Return Sun semisextile Solar Return Moon
You will receive aid and collaboration from places where you least expect it.
Your decision-making powers, emotional control, and friendship ties will be strengthened. Your energy will increase and it
is advisable that you use it positively.
The Solar Return Ascendant sign shows your overall temperament, attitude, and
approach to life in the year ahead.
In Aries, you may take initiative in the area of life where Aries falls in your natal chart.
You could also be impatient or impulsive in this area. This is a year of opportunities, in that you will be more adventurous
and you will have the courage to make changes. You are more likely to attract new circumstances, people, and experiences into
your life. Your approach to life is more direct than usual, and others might complain that you are more self-absorbed than
usual! Decision-making is quick this year, and you are likely to be more physically active.
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
In Gemini, you are outgoing, sociable, and very curious. Your attention span may be short, however,
and you might have your finger in too many pies. Your interests are vast, and it can be hard finishing projects you complete
before your attention moves elsewhere! You open yourself up to many possibilities, and perhaps too many. You may find it hard
to keep commitments.
In Cancer, you wear your emotions on your sleeve this year. More sensitive than usual, you
have your eye on security. Your attention turns to your home front, your family, and domestic issues. You may be more introspective
than usual. Oversensitivity and defensiveness may be a problem. Security is a driving force this year. As Cancer's ruler,
the Moon holds important clues as to what area of life in which you may encounter instability and change, and why you feel
protective of your sense of security as a result.
In Leo, your urge to create is strong. There may be more involvement
with children or especially romantic inclinations. Your physical appearance and your manner become very important, especially
since Leo is on the first house and it rules the "star" of the Solar Return chart--the Sun. You may be more dramatic
and expressive this year, or this could point to a focus on children, hobbies, or other Leo-ruled areas of life, depending
on your personal inclinations as well as your life circumstances. I had Leo rising in my Solar Return charts in the years
I had two of my children (both born with Leo Ascendants), for example. Be sure to look to the house position of the Sun for
areas of life where you have a strong opportunity to express yourself and your creativity.
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.
In Libra, this is a year when you find the need to compromise, deliberate, and accommodate. Your goal is to find
balance and achieve harmony. Venus' position can provide clues as to which areas of life prompt you to feel this need. There
can be a strong focus on relationships and partnerships, or you can begin a new partnership that demands a lot of your attention.
You may find yourself accommodating or appeasing others much of your time, and you have to watch that you don't become too
compromising or overly concerned with not rocking the boat. Interestingly, this Ascendant can be present in a year when people
marry as much as one in which people divorce. In many cases, it can be a very happy year--one in which the individual feels
like life is running very smoothly, likely because he or she is keeping peace at all costs.
In Scorpio, powerful
feelings come to the surface. It can be a very introspective year when you cut off the areas of your life that seem to be
superficial or unsatisfying on a deep level. It can be a year when you alienate others with a seemingly hardhearted manner,
or when you break friendships or cut off specific social activities. Much depends on the natal house that is brought to the
SR Ascendant. It could also be a year when you are extremely focused on specific things, possibly to the point of obsession.
Whatever the case may be, you have donned a strong persona in order to deal effectively with the changes that you know need
to take place in your life.
In Sagittarius, you feel more adventurous and possibly restless this year. This may
be because you have been feeling limited or "caged in" recently, and your desire is to break out of that rut. You
may not know where it is exactly that you want to go, but a restless feeling is present. In some cases, legal issues need
to be attended to. You may attract support from others, or have a reason to be more hopeful and optimistic about life. Jupiter's
position can hold some clues as to what exactly is feeding your spirit, giving you a new lease on life, or providing you with
hopefulness. You have to be careful that you don't overestimate your capabilities this year. Try not to gloss over important
details, such as the bills that need to be paid.
In Capricorn, you focus on your responsibilities, career or business
concerns, and the material world. You may feel a real need to buckle down this year, and Saturn's position can provide clues
as to why and where this need is coming from. You become aware of a need for more control or self-control this year. You may
feel undervalued and could don a more serious persona this year. Be careful not to let responsibility turn into negative,
In Aquarius, your need for independence and individuality is strong this year. You may
break out of your shell this year and express a "new you". Some level of emotional detachment and stability is likely.
If you are not normally stubborn or individualistic, people around you might be surprised by your behavior this year. Be careful
not to alienate those close to you as you branch out and feel the need to express your individuality.
this could be a very dreamy, possibly directionless year when you tend to prefer to live in a dream world rather than attend
to picky details of everyday life. It could be a time when you hide yourself away a little, work on something behind the scenes,
or have a greater need for solitude. It could also be a real "escapist" year. Something hidden or private may occupy
a good portion of your thoughts and your time this year. Some restlessness is likely, and you may have some concerns about
what lies ahead of you, which could be at the root of your need to escape.
Of course, the natal chart always
has to be taken into account. Nobody
"becomes" a Pisces rising for just one year, for example, so the natal
Ascendant should be considered. Also, if the Solar Return Ascendant is in the same sign as the natal Ascendant, it promises
to be a power year. If the SR Ascendant is the sign of your Descendant, you may feel somewhat at the mercy of others.
See Solar Return Part 2.