I recently bought myself a solar return report from you (which was excellent, btw!), & going over this, I noticed a theme- a substantial emphasis on 7th house related issues. For example, all my natal house cusps are switched in solar return. And then, a sun-mercury conjunction to return descendant, & return mars (in Libra!) in 7th house.
Now the simple conclusion is that there will be an uptick of 7th house related stuff, but I’m just curious, what do *you* see happen to people who face this type of upside down return charts? I’m kind of feeling blegh about this, cause I like to usually take charge & be top of things, so I don’t know, this seems a bit excessive.
Thanks for any & all help!
Gal from India
I can see why you’re not too thrilled! Hopefully, I can change your mind on this though. You’ll be dealing with it for a year!
It will be easier to understand it we look at these issues one at a time. First, the reversed houses. If I were to pull up my Solar Return and see it had Cancer rising opposing my natal Capricorn rising, I would think I was going to have a year of learning! It’s something new and ultimately expanding.
As an example, take a natal Aries rising. The person appears to be a brash, confident leader, ready to conquer all challenges! Give this person a Solar Return Libra rising and you’ve got a person showing up to please! I guess it’s disturbing but it expands the person as they learn to use another person’s tools.
Recently, I worked extensively with a super Mars-y woman, explaining over and over how her tactics were failing – try mine! My Libra tactics, I mean. Catching flies with honey but also body language and nuance.
She was adverse to this but the situation was very bad so she gave it a shot. Rather than go in and demand that morons do things, I had her go in and say these words, to the young woman, “I need your help…”
This worked but more importantly, it increased her prowess! Expansion, see? Aries headbanger, prevailing by deftly skirting ’round the problem.
As for the planets in the opposite houses, it sounds like you have a Virgo sun conjunct your ascendant. You go out there like a little maiden. Sweet, good, competent?
Now you get to be a Pisces rising, apparently with Neptune in your first house. You’re an illusion walkin’. Your can be anything. You’ve got fairy dust to throw on people this year. Are you sure it’s a problem? You don’t have to be “self-contained”!
Okay, it might be disorienting. You usually assert yourself (1st), now you may seduce the other into asserting themselves. It’s only disturbing until you decide to work with this in which case, you’ll see its educational.
You don’t have to make a huge effort. You will see things differently this year and you’ll be seen differently as well. This is good and interesting as we’re not paper dolls. We’re always evolving and this year will be exceptional on that front.
You’re a first house person, who likes a challenge. Consider you have a new way to present yourself this year. See what you can do with this opportunity.
Get your Solar Return Report here.
Have you ever had a backwards Solar Return? What was it like?