Solar Returns: Sun Aspects
Interpreting solar returns
Predictive Astrology – Techniques for Predicting the Future
On this Page:
- Solar Return Sun: Aspects to other Solar Return planets and points: the Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, the Ascendant, and the Midheaven
Solar Returns Feature: Page 5
On page 1 of our Solar Returns Feature, we offered our preferred techniques and key points to consider when interpreting Solar Returns, as well as an example Solar Return.
On page 2 of our Solar Returns Feature, we offered a second example of a Solar Return at work.
On page 3 of our Solar Returns Feature, we discuss more techniques for fine-tuning a Solar Return analysis.
On page 4 of our Solar Returns Feature, we offer interpretations of the Ascendant sign in the Solar Return chart, as well as the natal house brought to the Solar Ascendant.
On page 6 of our Solar Returns Feature, we discuss the importance of the Moon in the Solar Return chart, by sign, house, and aspect.
On page 7 of our Solar Returns Feature, we compare books and suggest resources for interpreting Solar Returns.
On this fifth page of our Solar Returns Feature, the Solar Return Sun in aspect to other Solar Return planets and points is featured.
Solar Return Sun in Aspect
The following interpretations of the aspects between the Sun in the Solar Return chart with other Solar Return planets and points come from the Solar Return Report.
Solar Return Sun Aspects with Solar Return Moon
When the Sun conjuncts, opposes, or squares the Moon in the Solar Return chart, this points to a key period in the native’s life when major new beginnings, endings, and activities occur. For example, marriages or births of a first child occur frequently when the Sun conjuncts the Moon in the SR chart. Culminations often occur when a Full Moon occurs in the SR chart.
These hard aspects of the Sun and Moon often point to relationships and/or significant times in the native’s life when his or her actions receive real reactions in the life. There is little moderation in the native’s life during these periods. The Sun-Moon conjunction is a dynamic aspect, but besides signifying new beginnings, it is also a very receptive energy. Things tend to come to the native, while things appear to be taken from the native when the Sun is in opposition to the Moon in the natal chart.
Hard Sun-Moon aspects in the Solar Return signify turning points in the native’s life. Connections are made or ended. With a square between the Sun and the Moon, either there is an event that changes the native’s life significantly, or there is some kind of conflict arising from a great urge to do something different. All hard aspects point to a very busy, dynamic, and significant period in the life.
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Moon
This astrological influence is very strong and accentuates the possibilities of the Sun’s position by house. The energy of these two adjacent luminaries could be very intense. You will be more sensitive and will react more strongly to things around you. The New Moon under which your birthday falls indicates new experiences, initiatives, and success in projects that are begun in this period. This energy is concentrated in the house that the Sun occupies during this year and will benefit you immensely.
You may also become more sentimental and have the need to strengthen your family ties. Your interest in discovering your roots will increase and you will feel more connected and attached to those who have had an influence on your childhood and your early home environment. This influence also favors contact with the public, especially women.
Solar Return Sun opposition or square Solar Return Moon
This influence could bring tension in your home which will disturb your tranquility during this period. Don’t get too emotional about the problems you have, and try to analyze them more rationally. You could experience disagreements or tension in the relationship with your mother or other female relatives, and you may not always get your family’s approval for what you do or say. You also could have some problems with your health because of your need for emotional balance. Watch out for nervous tension and eat a healthy diet.
You could feel weaker and less effective than usual, and you may find yourself at odds with relatives who are difficult to get along with at this time. You could lose patience with people and if your work exposes you to the public, you should be careful to avoid unnecessary disagreements and misunderstandings, especially with women who won’t tend to approve of your ideas. You will probably be dissatisfied with your daily routine and may even have the desire to change your residence.
Solar Return Sun trine or sextile Solar Return Moon
You will show more enthusiasm and vitality during this year. Your thinking will be very positive and you will want to take the initiative and make decisions that you have not considered before. Your confidence in yourself will be recognized by others and you will receive support from your family and friends in general. It will be easy to carry out the changes that you propose which will benefit you in the future. You also could receive help from powerful or very influential women. Your popularity will increase and you will feel comfortable in your surroundings in spite of any difficulties that you encounter.
Your physical body will be very resistant to any type of illness. If you have some kind of on-going health problem at this time, it is probable that it will be successfully treated during this year. This is mainly due to the fact that you will find it easier to deal with your emotions, thereby putting less stress on your mind and body.
Solar Return Sun semi-square, quincunx, or sesquiquadrate Solar Return Moon
Minor problems and conflicts in your home could alter the peace during this year. There is a possibility that problems from the past that haven’t been resolved yet will resurface. You can’t expect much support from your family in carrying out your plans.
It also is possible that you will have moments of doubt and indecision. You will be less decisive and practical, and you will tend to be more influenced by your feelings and emotions.
Solar Return Sun semisextile Solar Return Moon
You will receive aid and collaboration from places where you least expect it. Your decision-making powers, emotional control, and friendship ties will be strengthened. Your energy will increase and it is advisable that you use it positively.
Solar Return Sun in Aspect with Solar Return Mercury
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Mercury (3 degrees or less)
You could be more impatient and react too quickly or unwisely to situations you are not happy with. You will tend to cling stubbornly to your ideas, which could cause you to have disagreements and confrontations with people around you. You may impulsively decide to take a short trip, which may not work out to your advantage. There also is a tendency to get behind in your correspondence and to neglect to communicate as well with your friends.
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Mercury (more than 3 degrees)
Your ideas will be on the right track this year. You will be able to understand situations better and put things in their proper place. Communication will be important to you and this influence will prompt you to keep your correspondence up to date and to stay in contact with your friends. You probably will take one or several short trips, especially if other astrological factors in this report indicate the same.
Solar Return Sun in Aspect with Solar Return Venus
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Venus
You will be very sensitive and sociable during this period. Your circle of friends will increase, and you will be much more concerned with enjoying pleasant activities in your daily life. You also will be more concerned with making personal improvements, especially in your looks. You may find yourself getting more interested than normal in acquiring luxuries and bringing comfort into your life, so be careful about overspending. It also increases your personal magnetism, causing others to take special interest in you. You will have opportunities for romantic relationships. One person (or several!) may court you intensely. You will receive innumerable invitations, and the choice of accepting will be yours. This will not be a year of solitude. If you already have someone in your life, your relationship will be harmonious and you will share many pleasant moments. This will be a pleasant year and you will have a good time in spite of any problems that you may have. You will be more agreeable, happy, and creative. If you have artistic inclinations, you will produce a lot during this year. Your need to express yourself will be very strong. This influence will manifest with intensity in the area influenced by the Sun during this year (where the Sun is placed by house).
Solar Return Sun sextile Solar Return Venus
This year will be a very pleasant one for you. No matter what problems you are confronted with you will be able to deal with them in a positive and constructive way. Due to your positive attitude toward your friends and companions, you will be able to rely on their help when you need it. You will probably have an busy social life during this period. You will receive countless invitations to parties and events where you will meet new people. There is also the possibility for a new romantic relationship to develop this year. If you are already involved with someone, you will enjoy each other’s company and share many very pleasant moments. Your capacity to show affection as well as your creativity will increase. If you have artistic inclinations, you will accomplish a lot during this time.
Solar Return Sun semi-square Solar Return Venus
You may encounter, and have to deal with, some unresolved romantic problems from the past. Stay calm and develop a positive attitude toward your partner, as well as your social life in general. The irritations and displeasures caused by others could be the reflection of your own inner uneasiness. This aspect generates a desire for comfort and pleasure, which could lead to disruptions in your routine, followed by a possible loss of income. Do your best to control these yearnings and search for a creative solution for your inner dissatisfaction.
Solar Return Sun semisextile Solar Return Venus
Your artistic inclinations will surface during this year and also your more romantic side. You will express your emotions in an open and direct manner. There is a possibility for a romance in your life that will come about in a way and in a location where you don’t expect it.
Solar Return Sun in Aspect with Solar Return Mars
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Mars
This is an excellent year to begin new projects, especially those that involve dynamic activity or some risk. You will feel full of vitality and vigor to confront life. You won’t enjoy sitting down too much or spending time in one room for a prolonged period and will resist maintaining a daily routine. You will need to find an outlet for your increased dynamic energy. One possibility would be participating in some sport or some work that requires physical effort.
But this influence could also cause you to be more aggressive,, impulsive, and impatient. You will be prone to overreact to the smallest things. It would be wise to be more aware than usual to how you act in situations which trigger off your negative side. This behavior could effect your social relationships and bring about conflicts with people who don’t agree with your way of thinking. Your confidence will be strong and you will defend your ideas with great vigor. Try to maintain a certain amount of flexibility. You will be inclined to express yourself most aggressively in the house that is occupied by the Sun this year.
There also is danger of accidents, falls, blows, burns and cuts. This is due to your inclination to take chances and to act hastily or impulsively.
Solar Return Sun opposition or square Solar Return Mars
You will demonstrate more aggressiveness, rashness and lack of patience during this period. It will more difficult to control your anger when crossed or frustrated. Try to keep a lid on this so that you don’t do or say anything that you will later regret. The practice of some type of sport or gymnastics would be very beneficial to maintain your balance. You will get bored with routine, especially if it is sedentary or slow. You could also be impatient with people who don’t share your way of thinking or even those who just cross your path. This aspect could bring fights, confrontations, conflicts and ruptures in relationships in general. In your personal life, there could be jealousy and the possibility of some kind of scandal because of it. You will be the most aggressive and intense in that area of your life represented by the house your Sun is in this year and in the house occupied by Mars.
You also should be very cautious, because you could be prone to accidents, blows, falls, or burns. The main reason for that could be your impulsive haste, your lack of control over your reactions, and your excessive rashness.
Solar Return Sun trine or sextile Solar Return Mars
You will be full of enthusiasm and vitality. Your high energy level will make it possible for you to set and attain many of your goals during this year. You will trust and believe in yourself, feel good about yourself and deal constructively with any situation you encounter. Your positive attitude will enable you to use your physical energy appropriately. You shouldn’t have to deal with many physical problems this year. Anything that does trouble you will be dealt with easily and quickly.
This astrological influence emphasizes your leadership ability. It is likely that you will take on a new position at work, one that lets you work more independently. You will easily be able to communicate and convey your ideas to others. Your enthusiasm for your work will be contagious.
In addition, you will show a protective attitude toward your loved ones. You will be very open and sincere with your friends and will be willing to lend a helping hand to those who need it. You will also feel quite adventurous, wanting to travel and explore new and fascinating places.
In conclusion, this will be a very active year and one of big accomplishments.
Solar Return Sun semi-square, quincunx, or sesquiquadrate Solar Return Mars
There is a strong tendency to be aggressive and to lose your patience easily. Problems you may have overlooked in the past could arise and hinder you in your present business activity. It will be necessary to put your life in order so that you can have a calmer year.
This aspect can also cause you to be careless, thereby making you subject to accidents, blows, falls or burns. Be alert and use caution. These impulsive and rash actions will be your worst enemy. You could also very easily get entangled in discussions or arguments with others, which might lead to fights or quarrels that will be difficult to reconcile.
In order to have a good year, you should keep physically active. Practice some sport or gymnastics, which will use up some of your excess physical energy and will break up your usual daily routine.
Solar Return Sun semisextile Solar Return Mars
Your enthusiasm will be contagious and you will always be ready for action. You will receive support and protection from people with certain power in your environment, although you most likely will not need it. It is advisable to direct your dynamic and constructive energy appropriately during this period. Put more emphasis on your own ambitions than to those things which could cause you to worry. Trust your own resources.
Solar Return Sun in Aspect with Solar Return Jupiter
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Jupiter
This influence is extremely beneficial and the promise of a happy year and increased growth. Your attitude toward life will be very positive and at the same time a touch of luck will be with you to help you resolve your problems. You will have a smile on your face and will be surrounded by happy and positive people. Your good humor will be contagious and will create enthusiasm in the people around you.
But you also will feel a great desire for expansion and growth in your life in general. You will be concerned with improving your status in life and your income, increasing your knowledge and enlarging your social world. This expansion and growth will manifest the strongest in the house influenced by the Sun during this year. If you have some legal case pending, it should be resolved very favorably at this time. Justice will be on your side.
It is possible that you may develop a more philosophical sense of life and may become interested in studying certain new subjects. You could also have an urge to take some trips during this year.
A warning: this influence of expansion could also affect your physical body, bringing a tendency to gain weight. Be sure to maintain a proper diet.
Solar Return Sun opposition or square Solar Return Jupiter
There is a tendency to get involved in projects that could be beyond your capacity. Be realistic and don’t get carried away with your exaggerated enthusiasm. Your positive attitude and your imagination will increase. This influence encourages you to undertake tasks or to run risks that you have not dared to do before. It is important that you don’t overextend your energy so that you will be able to finish what you have started.
You could also become too generous and extravagant. This will be more noticeable if by nature you are a conservative person. You probably won’t pay much attention to details or the opinions of others, which could lead to some sort of trouble. You also could become somewhat careless with your paper work and neglect to do what is expected of you.
This could be reflected in your daily diet as well, which consequently could lead to gaining weight. It is important to watch your nutrition and your liver. Don’t indulge in food excessively.
Solar Return Sun trine or sextile Solar Return Jupiter
This will be a very favorable and happy year. You will be experiencing some very positive energy that will enable you to resolve your problems very easily. As a matter of fact, because of your enthusiasm and optimistic outlook, this could be a very lucky year. You will be very willing to work hard and eager to take action with a smile on your face. The area of your life where you will experience a period of general expansion and growth is to be found in the house that is occupied by the Sun this year (described in the previous paragraph) and in the house occupied by Jupiter (described later on). Your social life will increase and bring you in contact with more influential and powerful people.
If you are involved in some type of litigation or legal process, it will be settled in your favor. Your sense of justice will increase along with the desire to acquire more knowledge. You will seek out new experiences and will have a strong desire to travel this year.
This will be a year to harvest all that was cultivated in previous years.
Solar Return Sun semi-square, quincunx, or sesquiquadrate Solar Return Jupiter
You could become involved in projects or tasks that go beyond your ability and energy level. Try to be realistic and sensible. You could be overly optimistic, thereby unduly minimizing the very real obstacles and situations confronting you. You should also take care not to neglect any legal matters that need your attention. Doing so could bring losses, fines, or law suits.
You also run the risk of being physically lazy, not paying much attention to your diet, which could cause weight gain or problems with the liver.
Solar Return Sun semisextile Solar Return Jupiter
You will have lucky streaks during this year and can rely on the support of other people. Your optimism and your positive attitude toward life in general will increase. You probably will have a desire to increase your knowledge about certain subjects and will learn more by studying. There also is a possibility of some travel during this year. Don’t place too much trust in your imagination, but use your energies to accomplish the work that is important. Resist the tendency to look for comfort and ease.
Solar Return Sun in Aspect with Solar Return Saturn
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Saturn
The weight of responsibilities and obligation could limit your freedom. You will have to organize your life during this year and tackle situations that you have put aside before. This astrological conjunction forces you to see things realistically. It is important that you become aware of this because, the more realistic you are, the more profit you will gain this year. You will probably have to forego, or limit, the time you normally spend on amusement and entertainment. You will have a more serious and responsible attitude; this will be a year of maturation.
But you could also feel alone and isolated from others, experiencing great difficulty in expressing your emotions. You may feel inhibited and have doubts about where you’re going, which could bring about distress or depression. It is important to see things with good humor and optimism, and to work in a persevering way in order to achieve your goals.
This influence could weaken your energy level, and it is advisable that during this time you concentrate your efforts on the most necessary and important tasks.
Solar Return Sun opposition or square Solar Return Saturn
During this year you could experience obstacles that will be difficult to overcome. The duties and responsibilities of your daily life will seem to choke you. On the other hand, you won’t be so willing to gratify your every wish. You will be inclined to take things too seriously and to limit yourself unduly. Try to keep your good humor in spite of the problems you may have and maintain a positive and optimistic attitude.
You will find that other people will interfere in your life and those in authority over you will be difficult. The relationship with your father, or with some paternal figure in your life, could be very disturbing during this time. You could feel isolated and alone, generating inner feelings of bitterness and frustration. The opposition of others won’t be easy to deal with and will require much patience and perseverance on your part.
During this period your physical energy will diminish and you will discover your own weaknesses and faults. It is important to become aware of them and work on overcoming them. Don’t expect immediate results from your efforts because under this influence success in any enterprise is delayed, sometimes for a long period of time. Feelings of frustration could discourage you and lead you to abandon your objectives. Your consistency and perseverance is being tested.
Solar Return Sun trine or sextile Solar Return Saturn
During this year you will put your life in order. Your energy will be used in a practical manner and your efforts will be rewarded positively. Your concentration will increase and you will be very objective and realistic, which will enable you to advance in a concrete way and on solid ground. During this time you could review your work habits and decide to discard those that are negative and incorporate new habits that improve you as a person. One of the qualities that will stand out is your ability to persevere against any obstacles.
This astrological aspect brings order into your life. You will be able to organize your time better and to take advantage of the time that is gained. You will have a serious and responsible attitude toward the events and happenings which come your way this year, thereby bringing you support from people in authority as well as your friends in general.
In addition, because of your great desire at this time for stability in your life, you might want to invest in furniture or improvements in your home. The actions you take during this year will benefit you a great deal in later years. Studies or intellectual work that requires a maximum of concentration and attention to detail will also be very favored.
You will have strong, consistent physical energy which will make it possible for you to meet your responsibilities calmly and surely. Remember that your key to success for this year is discipline, order, and action.
Solar Return Sun semi-square, quincunx, or sesquiquadrate Solar Return Saturn
Your energy level could fluctuate during this year which could lead to moments of depression or general fatigue. You will probably have the desire to isolate yourself to some extent even from a close companion or live-in partner. You should maintain a positive attitude and face life in a positive way. Otherwise, you will become very frustrated and unhappy.
It is important for you to develop your sense of responsibility, examining your life more objectively. The obstacles that you will encounter are due to your own negligence and disorder. During this time you will experience some opposition or lack of support from those around you, especially those who are authority or parental figures for you.
Solar Return Sun semisextile Solar Return Saturn
Stability and perseverance in achieving your objectives will stand out during this time. You will be more realistic and objective, which will allow you to organize and direct your energies better. Success this year depends on being constant in that which you propose to do.
You will rely on the support of close friends and those in authority, and you will receive it because of your responsible and trustworthy attitude.
Solar Return Sun in Aspect with Solar Return Uranus
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Uranus
You will have a strong desire to make some changes and will look for different ways to break up your daily routine. You will rebel against everything or anyone who limits your freedom. Your relatives and friends will comment on your being different, and indeed you will be. Your ideas will surge during this year and you will have a number of special projects. It is important that you choose them wisely. You will eliminate old patterns that you have been following until now and embark on a new course. Your creativity and intuition will be accentuated during this time.
This astrological aspect will produce a great change and revolution in your life. Basically, what is happening is the passing away of something that has prevented you from being free. You will need more freedom and space. As a consequence, it could cause a breaking off of certain relationships, a change of job or residence, or a lot of travel. You will be electrified and will feel a great deal of energy in your body that will need to be burned up. Otherwise, you will become very anxious and nervous. Be careful, however, as there is also a tendency to get into accidents. Be especially careful with high speed driving and with electricity. Don’t expose yourself to dangerous conditions.
You will feel a strong attraction to the new and unusual. You will meet new people and will visit places that you have never been to before. Your reactions will be unpredictable and changeable, and you won’t adhere to any kind of routine during this time.
Solar Return Sun opposition or square Solar Return Uranus
You will feel dissatisfied with your daily routine and will attempt to change it in some way. Your behavior probably will be more abrupt and less patient than at other times. Your reactions will be unexpected and more violent. Watch your nervous system, since there is a strong tendency to suffer stress during this time. You will want to cut off many of your social or work connections if you feel that they limit your freedom in some way, or they are not in accordance with your new needs. Your relationships could also be affected and could suffer as a consequence of your need to make changes.
It is important during this time that you are permitted to pursue new experiences, sever relations with those who are prejudiced, or break traditions that were limiting your freedom. Your rebellious nature will show itself, and it is better to leave you a clear path. Most of the events and problems will appear suddenly, and it is advisable that you respond in a constructive way. Take care to moderate your reactions to events so that you won’t lose control over your actions.
It is also important that you remain flexible to change and not waste your energies during this year. There is a strong tendency to be too nervous and impatient, thereby attracting to you violence and accidents. Be careful with speed and with electricity.
Solar Return Sun trine or sextile Solar Return Uranus
Your creativity will increase considerably and it will be reflected positively in your activities. During this year you will be attracted to new and out of the ordinary activities. You will be interested in studying such disciplines as science, technology, or astrology. Your intuition will increase and will be your best guide when called on to make decisions. If you are attracted to the occult sciences, you will spend more time studying these subjects in depth during this year and also could develop your powers of perception.
You won’t feel very comfortable following any kind of routine and will want to introduce changes in your life. These changes will be very favorable and will make you feel more free. It will be a year loaded with positive surprises that will benefit you. Always keep in mind that because of your eagerness to learn, it is wise to alternate your mental activities with a certain amount of physical activity.
This astrological aspect points to and encourages travel for this year. You might even decide to get up and go on the spur of the moment without making any plans. Social contacts and communication also will increase, and you will benefit from associating more with friends or social groups that you are already involved with.
Solar Return Sun semi-square, quincunx, or sesquiquadrate Solar Return Uranus
You will be very nervous and impatient during this year. You will get tired of your daily routine which could cause you to make quick and erroneous decisions. It is important that you moderate your impulses and act intelligently. You will require more freedom of action and you may become short and abrupt with people who interfere. You should try to direct your energies consciously, because reacting explosively will only complicate matters.
You also could be prone to accidents involving speed or electricity. Drive carefully. It will be very difficult to remain calm and tranquil during this year.
Solar Return Sun semisextile Solar Return Uranus
Your creativity will increase and you will have new ideas about how to change your daily routine. This year will offer some very beneficial surprises. Also, you will feel renewed interest in the occult sciences and the mysteries of life. Your intuition will increase. It would be a good time to concentrate on developing it even more.
Solar Return Sun in Aspect with Solar Return Neptune
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Neptune
Your sensibility and power of perception will increase a lot during this period, and your first impression of those you meet will usually be right. By following your intuition you will know in advance what is going to happen. Trust your inner voice. You also may become interested in many subjects related to the occult or paranormal and manage to develop deeper perceptions. Some of these interesting psychic experiences will probably affect you for a long time.
On the other hand, your desire to help other people in a charitable manner will also increase. You will probably participate in some charitable organization in your community.
On the negative side, this astrological aspect brings a tendency to want to escape reality. If you have a very difficult life, you could easily acquire some kind of a bad habit or escapist activity in order to free yourself from tensions. You must try to control your habits, such as cigarettes, alcohol or drugs, or even the mere habit of sleeping too much. At times, you may not see things as clearly as you should. It would be better to confront yourself and find out who you really are than to try to run away or escape.
Solar Return Sun opposition or square Solar Return Neptune
Your idealism will be accentuated during this time and could cause you to be deceived by people in certain situations. Try to be realistic and keep your feet on the ground. There is a tendency to exaggerate reality and to develop insecurities or groundless fears. Under this influence, you are also inclined to daydream and to be careless with money and other things of value, which could expose you to robberies and other losses. You could find yourself in a state of confusion and uncertainty. This could affect your social or romantic relationships, bringing disillusionment, but also could very easily make you the victim. Don’t avoid your responsibilities and become aware of your own errors.
Your level of energy will be low, and you could tire easily. Select your efforts and demands properly. Don’t start projects or tasks that from the beginning seem impossible or very difficult to complete. You may have unusual or very strong reactions to medications, so don’t hesitate to consult your physician as soon as it appears that the medication is not working properly for you, or the negative side effects are too great. When possible, use treatments that are very safe and free of side effects, such as homeopathic remedies, for problems with your health.
The most adverse effect this influence could produce is becoming rather noncommittal in dealing with people or issues. You could shy away from problems and confrontations, which sometimes could complicate matters. This same noncommittal tendency could generate bad habits or an increase in your consumption of cigarettes, alcohol or drugs if you are accustomed to using them. You must keep these habits under control and resist the desire to escape or run away. One solution could be to strengthen your spirituality, providing you don’t carry it to extremes and become a religious fanatic.
Solar Return Sun trine or sextile Solar Return Neptune
During this year you will develop a great deal of idealism. You will have a very keen perception that will allow you to judge people correctly on your first impression and you will be able to sense their reactions in advance. This is a good year for the studies of metaphysical or occult sciences in general. You might think about developing your intuition or powers of perception.
You will actively participate in groups or institutions that help people in need. Your desire to help others will be very strong and will incline you to put your own interests aside during this year. The activities that you undertake in this period will give you much pleasure on the spiritual level. Your approach to God and religion also will be very important. You could get much benefit from prayer or meditation.
As far as relationships are concerned, you are more likely to be looking for a platonic relationship rather a romantic one. It’s important for you to be realistic and do your best to see people clearly, with all their faults as well as virtues, in order to guard against being deceived or hurt.
In addition, if you are devoted to music or the art world, you will have many moments of inspiration that will benefit you in your work.
During this period you could benefit considerably from being around water. Every time you become tense or unbalanced, you should go to some place where you can be near water, such as a river, ocean, or lake. If that is not possible, you could take long showers or baths to revive your energy.
Solar Return Sun semi-square, quincunx, or sesquiquadrate Solar Return Neptune
There is a possibility of developing an escapist attitude during this time. Take care that you don’t try to relieve your tensions by acquiring a new bad habit and consequently become addicted to it. Your strength could weaken a little and it is important that you don’t commit yourself to projects or tasks that are more than you can handle.
Your sensitivity will also increase, and you can easily be disappointed, hurt, or victimized. Be aware of your own behavior in order to avoid being deceived or disillusioned by others.
Solar Return Sun semisextile Solar Return Neptune
Your intuition, imagination, and inspiration will increase. Your idealism will be balanced and you will feel in harmony with yourself. Trust your perceptions and your intuition. Your interest in the occult sciences will be renewed and it would be good time to practice meditation exercises or those that help to develop your spirituality.
Solar Return Sun in Aspect with Solar Return Pluto
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Pluto
This astrological aspect will bring profound changes in your life. Hidden, repressed feelings and desires will come to the surface, causing a change in your personality. It is important that you accept these emotions and don’t attempt to repress them again, because, if you do, you will only feel more anxious and tense. You will be more aggressive and impatient than at other times, and you will be working more from the subconscious level. This will be a year of transformation and profound changes for you and could bring you a wide range of new experiences.
Under this influence, you will also be inclined to worry about repairing and fixing the things that don’t work in your life, both at home and at work. You also may be concerned with replacing or repairing those things that don’t give good service anymore or things that have already served their useful purpose, for example, your car, home furnishings, or clothing.
You may experience tensions with people who attempt to control you or exercise authority in your life. You will be confronted with people of very strong character who think they know what is best for you but are not taking into consideration your needs or interests. Be careful not to react too aggressively in return.
The negative side of this influence is that it could bring unsavory elements or risky, violent situations into your life. It would be wise to avoid parts of your city where robberies and violence are common.
Solar Return Sun opposition or square Solar Return Pluto
You will be confronted with people or powerful situations that will put all of your strength to the test. Some of these situations will be inner conflicts and you will have to fight your own habits or negative memories that are deeply ingrained inside you. This is a year of transformation and profound changes in your personality. Don’t lose your balance and don’t react aggressively or with violence to tense situations. If you undertake some type of therapy or consultation with a professional, you will manage these energies more positively.
The principal conflicts are brought on by people who exercise authority over you. You will fight for power in order to determine who dominates who. You could be confronted with a person who is overbearing or tyrannical, or it may be you who will dominate and be inflexible when dealing with others. This could cause ruptures in relationships and total changes in your social circle. In addition, this influence could cause breakdowns or problems with machines or equipment owned by you and could lead to disputes over the repairs.
On the more negative side, this astrological aspect could expose you to some kind of physical violence. Control your speed and stay away from people or places that could be dangerous for you.
Solar Return Sun trine or sextile Solar Return Pluto
During this time you will feel the desire to investigate and study the mysteries of life in depth. You will be interested in the occult and also will bring to the surface memories or impressions of your past that affect your present conduct. It is a year of positive transformation and of freedom. All changes that begin now will enable you to live with more freedom in the future. If you were contemplating some type of therapy, it would be a good time to start and would be very beneficial. You will be attracted to any type of activity that tests your ability and level of energy. You will need to reaffirm and rely on your own strength, and during this year you will be willing to move ahead.
You will express yourself with authority and strength in your relationships with others, causing a strong impact and making a very good impression. Due to the strength of your great inner convictions, you will more easily persuade others to adopt your ideas. Your authority will be notable and you could become a leader in the group that you are affiliated with.
This astrological influence brings concrete action and will solve many aspects of your life. Once you have made a decision, you will be devoted to working toward your goal. You will experience a transformation and renewal of your life in general.
Solar Return Sun semi-square, quincunx, or sesquiquadrate Solar Return Pluto
You could be inclined to be more impatient and inflexible than usual during this time. Be careful not to lose control when your will is opposed by others. You could have conflicts with people in authority. There is a possibility that someone in power will try to control you or, on the other hand, you may want to dominate others.
It is important to stay away from people or places where you might find yourself getting into some kind of trouble or difficulty.
Solar Return Sun semisextile Solar Return Pluto
You will feel a desire to renew and change your life. The changes will be beneficial and will help you to live with more freedom in the future. You will have enormous energy that will incite you to concrete action. Once you have made a decision, you will act on it.
During this year you will change many aspects of your life. This applies to the material as well as to the emotional and spiritual areas. You won’t need to worry about having the strength to move ahead on carrying out your projects. Just when you think that you may have run out of steam, you will soon feel a surge of energy that will make you feel reborn.
Solar Return Sun in Aspect with Solar Return Ascendant
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return Ascendant
You will have a lot of energy during this period and you should be quite healthy. If you do have a health problem, you will recover quite quickly. It is important to get a lot of fresh air and sunshine.
You will be confident, grounded, and able to impress others with your authority at this time. People will respond to you favorably and you will be able to achieve your goals easily. You will express yourself with much frankness, and will expect the same from others. You will be very active and won’t wait for others to act first. Your goal will be to express your true self. Unless there are very adverse aspects elsewhere in the chart this year, you will have a successful and satisfying year. However, if there are adverse influences, you will be determined to overcome them, because at this time you will feel very sure of yourself. You will stand up for your natural right to be a leader.
This influence is very positive, and it doesn’t matter what your activity or your current situation is. You will progress and fulfill your goals to the end of this cycle. This success will mainly be due to the fact that you will allow no one to control your life or stand in your way.
Solar Return Sun opposition or square Solar Return Ascendant
During this period your energy will increase a lot. However, you might use it ineffectively. You could use your energy trying to impose your will on others or fighting with people who try to dominate you. You could also become more selfish and rigid in your way of thinking. Your interests and desires will probably collide with those around you. Be careful to act in good conscience. Your personal vanity or your excessive pride will be your enemy during this time. You will blame everything on others because you won’t be able to recognize and acknowledge your own errors.
The relationship with your father, or with other people who represent a certain type of authority, will be difficult. You will feel unjustly imposed upon. You will find it very difficult to live peaceably with others during this year.
It is important to watch your energy level and your nutrition. You should not allow yourself to get to the point of physical exhaustion. It is advisable to adopt a diet that supplies your body with the proper nutrition to keep your strength up.
Solar Return Sun trine or sextile Solar Return Ascendant
During this year you will feel very good. You will enjoy the company of others and, therefore, your relationships will be very favorable. You will show great enthusiasm in your work and everything you do. You will be full of vitality, joviality, and energy. You will be attracted to happy and amusing people and events. There also is a possibility of planning some trips during this year.
Physically, you will have the necessary strength to combat any problems you may have. If you have some physical ailment, you will move toward healing it this year. The improvement will be due to your positive attitude and to your search for gratification and personal satisfaction. You will be revitalized and relaxed and, in return, will induce a similar response from your environment.
The relationship with your father, or with people who represent authority figures in your life, will be very favorable. You could receive the support and collaboration of people in high positions.
Solar Return Sun semi-square, quincunx, or sesquiquadrate Solar Return Ascendant
Your vanity and personal pride could increase considerably during this time, causing problems with communication and relationships with people in your environment. This applies especially to people in authority. You could have disagreements with your boss at work or male family members or friends. Be aware of your actions and take care not to act too impulsively.
You could waste a lot of energy trying to impose your ideas on others and fighting with those who attempt to dominate you. Your physical body could be affected because you may drive yourself to exhaustion. It would be advisable to maintain an adequate diet during this time that gives you the necessary nutrition to keep up your energy level.
Solar Return Sun semisextile Solar Return Ascendant
You will be very dynamic, alert, and positive during this time. You will express yourself strongly, thereby making a very solid impression on others. You will probably have a big financial improvement and could receive the support of people in higher positions.
This year’s success will primarily be due to the trust you have in yourself and the strength you put into achieving your own goals.
Solar Return Sun in aspect with Solar Return Midheaven
Solar Return Sun conjunct Solar Return MC
Your ambitions and desire for progress will be accented. You will concentrate your energy on your work, search for a higher position, and fight to achieve your objectives with a strong will. This year your ego will dictate and will be expressed as never before. Your relationship with your superiors could be beneficial or detrimental to your progress. If your boss agrees with your goals, you will get all the support you need. But if he is not supportive of your ideas, you will face opposition and restriction. Try to use diplomacy and tact in dealing with this. This influence also favors your personal plans and goals. If you were to undertake an independent activity, it would work out very well.
As a result of this year you will have a more impressive reputation. You will be more exposed to the public than usual. You may receive criticism or opposition, but it will only strengthen your position. Put all your energy into your professional or work projects, and you will get the success and progress that is due you. This is a year of action and big achievements.
Solar Return Sun opposition or square Solar Return MC
You could meet with obstacles or oppositions in your profession during this year. You will have to work and sacrifice more in order to achieve the position that you desire. Don’t get too obsessed with blaming others though because it could be due, in part, to the fact that you reject the ideas and opinions of others. Due to your negative attitude, your social life could also be affected. You will feel that your objectives are not in tune with others and will insist on doing things your own way. You will probably prefer working alone as much as possible this year so you will not have to deal with opposition from others.
Situations not related to your profession could also be problematical for you. These could be things like disagreements with your partner or business associates, problems in your home life, or your own lack of enthusiasm for and trust in your own projects. It is important that you define your goals and that you work with perseverance to achieve them without letting anything get in your way.
Solar Return Sun trine or sextile Solar Return MC
You will have a year of great progress and professional success. Your trust, enthusiasm, and the ability to channel your energies correctly will bring transformation and general improvement. There could be an increase in your income, and you also could resume an prior interest in some promising business opportunity. Your future goals will be very clear to you, and you will work efficiently to attain them. You will feel the satisfaction and pride of having done things well.
You won’t find it necessary to rely on anybody. You could become centered, sure of yourself, and enthusiastic, thereby capturing the attention of others and making you their leader. You will know how to earn the respect of others. During all this time you will be a very responsible worker and at the same time will maintain a healthy social life without neglecting your own purposes.
Your creative capacity will increase as well as your ability to coordinate your efforts with that of others. Regardless of how much opposition you may receive, the final success will be yours. You will know how to choose people around you who are able to give you support. In your personal arena, your relationship with your father, or with someone who represents a father figure for you, will be a point of important support for the achievement of your goals.
Solar Return Sun semi-square, quincunx, or sesquiquadrate Solar Return MC
You will feel some dissatisfaction with your job and start looking for something else. You could experience opposition from others or problems that keep you from realizing your principal goals during this year. Direct your energies appropriately so that you don’t drive yourself to physical exhaustion. Don’t expect much approval from others now and don’t just assume that everything will go the way you want it to.
It is important be realistic, practical, and persevering in order to achieve your goals. You should not try to go it alone or to be too inflexible. If you succeed in coordinating your efforts with others, you will have success this year.
Solar Return Sun semisextile Solar Return MC
During this year you will concentrate your energies on the achievement of your professional goals. Your enthusiasm and vitality will be noticed and will capture the attention of others in a positive way. You will probably receive support from friends and associates. Your spiritual strength will be your principal guide.
You will express yourself in a frank and direct manner and will have great power to convince others. You probably will acquire a position of leadership and will make great professional progress.
These interpretations of the Solar Return Sun’s aspects are from the Solar Return Report.
References & suggested further reading:
Cycles of Destiny: Understanding Return Charts by Ronald C. Davison.
Interpreting Solar Returns by James A. Eshelman.
Planets in Solar Returns: Yearly Cycles of Transformation & Growth by Mary Fortier Shea.
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