When we think of the solar return, we think of the Sun and our birthday. But the solar return moon offers insight into our emotions, home and family life, birthday to birthday.
For example I learned to can food with my solar return moon in Cancer. I baked all the time as well!
Here are mini-interpretations of the solar return moon in each of the signs:
Solar Return Moon in Aries
You have an emotional need to start something new this year—to make a fresh start somehow. Impulsive decisions characterize the period. This promises to be an active and energetic year in which you feel renewed self-confidence. You are more assertive and enthusiastic, and also more willing to let go of the past.
Solar Return Moon in Taurus
You have a greater than average need for security and for establishing roots this year. You focus on acquiring things, especially for the home, and stabilizing your domestic environment. If there are any difficulties this year, you have the emotional strength to face them without cracking under pressure.
Solar Return Moon in Gemini
This is a year of emotional adjustments. You may feel pulled in a number of directions, and you could find yourself very busy and perhaps in demand. If the Moon is afflicted, you may feel behind schedule and you may have difficulty keeping up with the pace of your life.
Solar Return Moon in Cancer
Your heart is with your family and your home this year. This position is sometimes associated with a birth. If the Moon forms mostly challenging aspects, there is a tendency to dwell on emotional hurts from the past.
Solar Return Moon in Leo
You project a more confident and warm manner during this period of your life, and could very well attract romance into your life. You feel more playful than ever, and you look for opportunities to “play”. This can be a highly creative year, and whatever you do is colored by at least a little bit of drama.
Solar Return Moon in Virgo
This is a busy period in your life when you might work behind the scenes. It will be easier than most years to stick to a diet or health regime. Keeping “on top” of things in terms of staying organized is likely a focus. More responsibilities than usual are likely.
Solar Return Moon in Libra
You are emotionally tied up in relationships, partnerships, and issues of cooperation and collaboration this year. Your power of attraction is stronger than usual. You may be more socially active or do some work with the public. If the Moon is mostly challenged, you may experience some problems in one-to-one relationships that you actively work on in order to restore harmony and balance.
Solar Return Moon in Scorpio
Your emotions are intense but controlled this year. You may feel somewhat like a warrior on an emotional level, able to handle problems perhaps better than ever. You are not as given to quick emotional reactions. Rather, you can sit back, watch, and wait. You are likely to be particularly perceptive when it comes to sizing up people and situations.
Solar Return Moon in Sagittarius
You are emotionally restless, looking for new experiences. You are more able to have fun, and you seek out new adventures. Restlessness is probable. You may feel somewhat unsettled this year, and travel is possible. Legal matters may need to be attended to. If the Moon is mostly challenged, you could be struggling with indecision about where your life is headed.
Solar Return Moon in Capricorn
Focus this year is mainly on work. You might withdraw on an emotional level within your family and home life, either to focus your energy on work or because of increased responsibilities with work or the family itself. Your desire for a certain level of solitude and your emotional reserve this year might be cause for concern for others around you, depending on your usual personality. The condition of the Moon by aspect can suggest whether your reputation changes for the better or for the worse.
Solar Return Moon in Aquarius
The need for emotional “space” this year is evident. You are emotionally curious and somewhat detached. Your emotional reactions this year may be quirky, but you are not ruled by your emotions as much as other years. New friendships or group activity, or changes in these areas, may be part of the picture.
Solar Return Moon in Pisces
This can be a year of endings of some sort, especially with regards to something that has become very much a part of everyday life. You are more sensitive to your environment than usual, and you may not feel quite as “equipped” emotionally to handle the ups and downs of life. You are more sensitive to others as well. If the Moon is mostly challenged, emotional chaos may be the theme of the year–feeling “put upon”, ignored, or deceived by others.
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Where is your solar return moon?
Thanks so much for the Moon tips. I must admit that solar returns lately scare the s…t out of me and I wish to forget them..🤣🤣🤣 .My progressed chart is not easy either now.
Are solar returns having the same impact as transits?
No, they don’t. It’s an auxiliary chart; a way to see things from a different perspective. 🙂
Thank you, Dear Elsa, that ‘s comforting…
Do you mean a lunar return? What is a solar return moon exactly. The post doesn’t explain what it is exactly.
Thanks in advance!
I’m sorry I wasn’t clear. I am referring the the moon in a Solar Return chart.
Gah! I feel attacked, lol. I get it now! My return moon is in Sag but does it depend on the house it’s in? That can explain my restlessness around certain things. This solar return I noticed I kind of “double check” myself even if I think I’m right about certain things. My sag moon is squaring my rising sign. With the recent transits to sag, I’ve had a burst of energy and now I see why. I keep forgetting to check my solar return. Thanks Elsa! Your post are really helping my anxiety.
I’m glad! 🙂
I had a solar return and moon return this year on my birthday.My sun at 3 Leo and moon at 12 cancer.
So is this a solar moon return?
A solar return and a lunar return are separate charts, independent from each other.
In each chart, there is a moon. In this post I am referring to the MOON sign in your solar return chart, which has nothing to do with a “lunar return”.
This might further clarify:
In my solar return this year the transiting moon was conjunct the natal moon. I thought this was special.
Thank you for the clarification.
It is in that your solar and lunar return is occurring on the same day.