A solar return chart is cast for the day and time the Sun (solar) returns to the exact place it was when you were born. Generally this occurs on your birthday but on occasion it happens the day before or the day after. Although I know of one notable exception most astrologers feel these charts are useful in providing a map of the year ahead.
I fall in the group who uses a solar return chart but not in the group who travels on their birthday to affect the year ahead. Yes, some people feel you can manipulate your experience by spending your birthday in a specific location so the planets fall into the houses (areas of life experience) you prefer.
Now they may be right about this but personally I have never experimented so I couldn’t tell you. I have children and it has been a long time since I was able to travel at will which basically means I am stuck with what’s on my plate on this front.
I was chagrined last year when I first laid eyes on my current solar return. There was such a profound emphasis on the 6th house, I wondered if someone might shoot me now but no one complied and consequently I have had to work like a slave over this last year.
Never mind the trips all over town and to nearby states to see the soldier, the hospitals to see my daughter, the dieting of the soldier, the managing of his truck via my computer, my working behind the scenes (6th house) to make sure things ran smoothly with his job in transportation, etc. and on and on.
Because there was this blog (writing / 6th house) and more work behind the scenes on the top 10 site, never mind I have to clean the house and take care of dogs and children.
Also have done many consultations (helping work on the phone) and I could go on and on and on about my 6th house life over this last year. It has been nothing but non-stop and never-ending tasks and thankfully this year is coming to a close.
Now I am equally horrified with my next solar return and I will tell you about it but first, do you pay attention to your solar return chart? Or if you are new to astrology, have you ever noticed a major shift around your birthday?
For example, the soldier quit his truck job within a few days of his birthday and of course his life changed radically. My son, also a Taurus experienced the same thing when the soldier moved in full time. You get the idea.
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