This chart is  created at the time when transiting Sun is exact in degrees to your birth Sun. A predictive chart is made for the whole year (from birthday to next birthday). The location you will celebrate your birthday is very important since it influences your whole SR (solar return). Here we can use Astrocartography to see where in the world it would be best to celebrate your birthday and inorder to provide you with the best SR chart for a whole year. To get more in depth about highlighted months within the upcoming year, you have to check the Lunar Return chart.

How to interpret a Solar Return Chart :

1) In what house does the SR Sun fall into
2) What is the SR ASC
3) Where is the ruler of the SR ASC placed
4) Which aspects does the Sun receive
5) What houses or Signs have a stellium
6) Are there Planets conjunct to the Axis
7) In what House & Sign is the NorthNode
8) What aspects are made in the chart
9) What houses are connected
10) Which hemisphere has the most concentration of planets
11) Which Quadrant has the most concentration of planets

• Next step is to do a synastry of the SR with your Natal chart,
to get more in depth about the themes and how things could manifest:

1) In what house falls the SR ASC in the Natal chart
2) In what house falls the SR ASC ruler in of the Natal chart
3) What planets or Points of the SR are conjunct with the Natal Axis
4) What aspects are made between SR planets and Natal planets

• Next step is to use Lunar Return chart to find important months within that year,
Or to predict a certain event. You can make 13 Lunar return charts for a whole year.

Meaning planets & houses

What the planets represent in the Solar Return chart :

• ASC = Approach to life and how others see you
• Sun = Main focus of that year
• Moon = Your needs and emotions, Fluctuations
• Mercury = Your playground and contacts, Focused thoughts
• Venus = Where you want harmony, attraction
• Mars = Your actions, passions and effort
• Jupiter = Your expansions, protection
• Uranus = The changes that will happen and your freedom
• Neptune = Your spiritual connections, looking inwards, healing
• Saturn = The area you will be challenged at, delays/restrictions, karma
• Pluto = Transformation, desire, opportunities. Area of ending & beginning
• NorthNode = The area you should be focused at
• SouthNode = What you need to let go
• POF = Where your luck is

What the houses represent in the Solar Return chart :

• 1st = How you present yourself
• 2nd = How your income, possessions, values will be
• 3rd = How you communicate, contacts with others
• 4th = How your home situation will be
• 5th = How you will express yourself, possibilities for romance and creativity
• 6th = How your daily routine, health and work will be
• 7th = How your relationships with others will be
• 8th = How you will transform, get money from others
• 9th = How your attitude is towards higher education and travel
• 10th = How the outside world will see you, possibilities for building career
• 11th = How your communications will be, your desires and goals
• 12th = How you will seek peace, isolation, spirituality. condition of health

The Hemispheres :

Southern (Top half) :
Focus on the outer world, other people, relationships, being recognized, your career, leadership
Northern (Bottom half) :

Introspective, self-reliant, out of the public eye, focus on home and family, work, your job, service to others, the community and neighbors
Western (Right half) :
Other people, family, the partner, coworkers, being responsive to others
Eastern (Left half) :
Self-awareness, self-reliant, self-motivation, career, friendships

The Quadrants :

The quadrant with the most occupation by planets symbolize what area of life
will be more highlighted within that year.

1st-4th house : Personal needs
5th-8th house : Involvement with others
9th-12th house : Personal wishes and hopes, isolation and thinking

Most occupied houses or Stellium :

Angular (1, 4, 7, 10) : New projects/relationship could take place. New beginnings
Succedent (2, 5, 8, 11) : Things you have started could / need to be finished
Cadent (3, 6, 9, 12) : A year of change or mental activity

The Ascendant = Highlights, important themes & approach :

Aries = Initiative, impulsive, opportunities, courage, new beginnings, active
Taurus = Finances, home, stability, practical, patience, beauty, improving
Gemini = Outgoing, sociable, curious, busy, hard to commit
Cancer = Emotional, sensitive, security, defensive, protective
Leo = Creating, children, romance, appearance, drama, expressive, hobbies
Virgo = Work, habits, health, routine, busy, practical, analytical
Libra = Compromising, balance, relationships, creativity
Scorpio = Intensity, introspective, alienating, extreme focus, changes
Sagittarius = Adventure, restless, breaking free, optimistic
Capricorn = Responsibilities, career, business, black-and-white thinking
Aquarius = Independence, Breaking out, renewal
Pisces = Dreamy, directionless, escapism, artistic, addictions

The ruler of the SR ASC can provide you with clues as in which area of life you’re most likely experience the focus. Such as ASC ruler placed in 7th house brings the focus onto relationships. ASC ruler placed in 12th house brings the focus onto going inward and isolation.

The signs represent the nature of the activities and areas :

• The energy of the SR starts to effect 20 days to 3 months prior to your birthday
• Situations and experiences around your birthday will be the theme of the next year
• The Ascendant sign = your personality in the upcoming 12 months
• A stellium, Sun or Mars in 1st, 6th or 12th house are considered difficult
• Connections between the houses. For example : If the ruler of the 2nd house is placed in the 7th house, it indicates financial loss to a partner
• 11th house relates to death and mourning most of the time
• Trines/ Sextiles to Uranus and Neptune are considered bad luck
• Saturn = shows the area where you will be tested in the next 12 months
• NorthNode = highlighted area that needs care, where your focus will be
• ASC ruler or natal chart ruler placed on the Rising side = person will have a lot of power that year
• SR ASC the same as ASC of natal chart = a very important year
• SR ASC the same as DSC of natal chart = a difficult year
• SR ASC falling into Natal 6th, 8th or 12th house = difficult year
• SR ASC the same as ASC of Natal chart = Fulfilling the promise
• Sun & Moon conjunct = an important year of new beginnings
• House where the SR ASC falls into your birthchart is the area that will be highlighted
• A lot of aspects to the Sun = Active year and other way around

Predicting :

Using the Moon :
Check what last aspect it makes before leaving the sign it’s placed in the Solar Return.

• Void of course = Nothing much will change
• Opposition = A separation
• Square = Challenges are met successfully 
• Trine/Sextile = Good outcome
• Conjunct = Good outcome, only if it’s to a benefic planet

Using the Lunar Return :
Check for the Lunar Return chart that has the same Ascendant as the Solar Return.
This will show the month(s) that are key to the whole year.
Important events could take place during these time periods.

Using the Transit Sun  :
The house it transits through shows the area of focus. 
For example : transit Sun conjunct to the Solar ASC could bring a lot of vital energy and courage to take back power or to undertake certain things which you otherwise wouldn’t feel strong enough for.

Using the Transit SR ASC ruler :
If the Solar Return shows a year of love (Libra rising), than Venus is the ruling planet of the ASC and therefore represents you.  Often an event with a lover takes place when the Transit Venus is trine, sextile or conjunct to Mars (7th house ruler in this example).

Using the Timelord (Profections) :
Depending in what profected house year you are, will give you a Planet that is of importance during the whole year. 
At first it is important to look at where this planet is placed in the Solar Return, as the house position will show the area of focus. Look at the aspects it receives from other planets to see how much it’s supported during the year.
Next step is to keep an eye on the transits of your Timelord to solar return planets, and transits that aspect your timelord.

Example :

Profected 4th house year = Moon 
The Moon becomes a very important planet. So aspects from the transit Moon and aspects from transit planets to the natal Moon will indicate important events.

Solar Return + Love :

• Sun / Moon in 7th = Very strong indication for a new relationship, if you are single
• Venus / Mars in 7th = Strong indication for a new relationship
• Jupiter conjunct Moon in 7th = heavenly in love
• Venus conjunct Neptune in 7th = Deeply in love, idealization
• Uranus in 7th = difficulty manifesting a relationship with the person you are interested in
• Saturn in 7th = Barriers in a relationship or for commitment
• Stellium in 5th = Good time for dating and romance, affairs
• Mercury in 7th = A proposal can come your way
• Venus in 6th = Can attract a mate into your life

More information regards finding Love in the Solar Return chart : Click here