Does Traveling On Your Birthday Change Your Solar Return Chart?

funny solar t shirtHello Elsa,

Wondering what your opinion is on having a solar return chart “altered” by traveling  somewhere far from home to change the rising/start point of the chart? I have read that it doesn’t actually change the chart because you come home and are at your home for the majority of the year.

What is your take on this? And have you or someone you know ever tried this? What was the result if so?

United States

Hi Curious.

There are many astrologers who swear by this method. I’m not one of them.

This is not because I know that traveling to change the nature of your year doesn’t work. It’s because I don’t know if it works or not!

I am a skeptic by nature. This is includes being skeptical about astrology.  In order to believe something is valid, I need solid evidence and personal experience.

I have more than forty years experience with astrology. I have never come across anything convincing in regards to this theory.  I know this will piss people off. But in reality this is hard to prove, one way or the other.

It’s hard to prove because you can’t live both charts at the same time. People who believe one way or the other, will tend to interpret events in a way that validates their ideas. This is human nature!

Outside of having no evidence this method works, I admit I resist the concept in general. This is because it seems inflated and maybe even delusional, to believe a person can gain control of a planet by spending their  birthday in a different city. I’m more inclined to think, “you can run but you can’t hide.”

Bottom line, if someone asks me which solar return chart they should consider, I recommend they use the chart for the city where they live / spend the most time. If they want me to use the travel chart, I do.

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How do you feel about traveling on your birthday, to impact the year ahead?

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