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?
I generally use my home city for my solar return but a lot of astrologers do believe that travel will change your year. This is very hard to test. 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. With than forty years experience with astrology. I’ve never come across anything convincing in regards to this theory. I am not saying it’s not valid. I’m saying it’s hard to prove, one way or the other.
You have to travel across time zones to have it make a significant difference so this is the first thing to consider. Assuming that’s possible, let’s say someone tells you if you travel to Italy for your birthday, you will have a great year. And then you do travel and you do have a good year! Would you have had a good year anyway? This is the hard-to-answer question!
I tend to think, wherever you go, there you are? But when people ask me to, I’m happy to evaluate two (or more) solar return charts so they can choose.
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?