In the old days you had to either calculate a chart by hand. In the early 90’s, I lived in the city. I could go to the local metaphysical chart and get a chart done by a computer for about four dollars. They’d hand me a sheet of old time computer paper, with the chart done in an array of ink dots. It looked sort of like PONG.
I got a home computer in 1992. The first thing I did was purchase an astrology program. It was DOS at the time.
This allowed me to look at any chart I wanted at any time. One of the first habits I acquired was to keep an eye on my lunar returns. I’d committed to being an astrologer at this point and I was studying.
I’ve kept up this habit since. I’ve printed a year’s worth of lunar return charts at a time for close to 25 years now. I’ve learned a lot and written about it some (Lunar Return – Your Monthlong Mood).
I’ve studied Solar Returns as well, but for some reason I never look at them more than a couple years ahead. I guess that looking at them can be overwhelming. I wrote a newsletter once about how people (myself included) tended to be scared to death of their Solar Return. For some reason, people tend to look at them and see the worst. Realizing this, I’ve adjusted my perception. However, I still have never looked too far ahead…until yesterday.
Yesterday I pulled up my Solar Return chart for the next five years. This may have been because I don’t plan on moving…ever! Prior to now, I’ve lived as if I didn’t necessarily know where I would be in five years. But for whatever reason, looking ahead five years really woke me up.
For four of the five years, my Solar Return chart is striking. But rather than concern myself with that, I took the charts as a whole and what they told me is, I ain’t seen nothing yet. There is more STORY ahead. I am not done. This is not the end. There will be more pain, more chaos, more joy, more challenge, more triumph, more loss and more gain in the years to come.
I thought this was worth sharing. You can get in depth reports of your solar and/or lunar returns here. If you keep your head about you, they’ll do more than scare you!
How much attention to you pay to your lunar and solar return?