Joanne Wickenburg, Astrologer

The Solar Return Chart

The Solar Return Chart, sometimes called the "Birthday Chart", is based on the date each year when the Sun returns to the exact degree it occupied at the moment of birth. This chart sets the tone for the year, describing the major opportunities as well as where challenges will be met.

LESSON I:
What is a Solar Return Chart?
How does the information available from a Solar Return Chart differ from what is found with Transits and Progressions?
Quality and Element emphasis in the Solar Return Chart to determine the overall energy requirements of the year.
Emphasis of planets in the Solar Return, including:
Hemispheric emphasis
Solar Return Chart Pattern
The Sign on the Solar Return Ascendant.
Example charts are evaluated to show how techniques are applied in chart analysis.
Test

LESSON II:
Where the Solar Return Ascendant is located in the natal chart shows what activities will be brought to the foreground of the year.
The importance of the Ruler of the Solar Return Ascendant.
The importance of the natal House ruled by the Solar Return Ascendant
Example charts are evaluated to show how techniques are applied in chart analysis.
Test

LESSON III:
The signs Aries through Virgo on the Solar Return houses
Their planetary rulers in the Solar Return houses.
Viewing Aries through Virgo in the Solar Return Chart with their placements in the Natal Chart provides a link between the natal promise and the events of the year in question.
Finding where Solar Return planets fall within the House structure of the Natal Chart.
Example charts are evaluated to show how techniques are applied in chart analysis.
Test

LESSON IV:
The signs Libra through Pisces on the Solar Return houses.
Their planetary rulers in the Solar Return houses.
Viewing Libra through Pisces in the Solar Return Chart with the Natal Chart provides a link between the natal promise and the events of the year in question.
Finding where Solar Return planets fall within the House structure of the Natal Chart.
Example charts are evaluated to show how techniques are applied in chart analysis.
Test

LESSON V:
The Moon's Nodes in the Solar Return Chart.
Retrograde Planets in the Solar Return Chart.
Aspects between planets in the Solar Return Chart.
Aspects between Solar Return planets to those in the Natal Chart.
Arabic Parts in the Solar Return Chart.
Calculating the Solar Return Chart.
Test.

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