Continued from above post.
A New or Full Moon
appearing in either return chart has special significance. The New Moon shows the birth of something new and a sort of congealing of separate energies into one area that stimulates enthusiasm. The sign and house position of the New Moon gives the details, and unless there are many adverse aspects to the configuration, it is usually one to look forward to. The Full Moon is indicative of the completion of something and again it usually shows the culmination of a cooperative effort in accordance with the signs and houses involved. A Full Moon is slightly more inclined to signify an unfavorable event than a New Moon.
The first natal planet to rise to the Ascendant of any return chart will usually set the precedence for events to follow, with the Sun, Venus, and Jupiter inclining to favors, benefits, and pleasant social affairs. Saturn indicates business dealings, issues involving authorities, and possible delays involving important matters. Each of the planets will stamp their personal signature to the time period when first to rise.
A heavily tenanted sign or house
will often lead the chart according to sign characteristics and/or issues pertaining to the emphasized house. Elemental prominence as well as hemispheric prominence should also be considered. A sign's mode of expression will influence the particular house that it rules. The fixed signs show permanence and stabilizing qualities, mutable signs show fluctuations, and cardinal signs show personal action. Blending the elements with these shows an accent on the initiation of activity if a fire sign; on intellectual affairs if an air sign; and on psychological issues if a water sign. Further consideration of the particular sign will bring even more definition to each of the houses.
The houses of the return in which important natal planets fall also reveal details about the ensuing time period. If a return planet falls on a natal planet, then significant events relating to the house occupied by the pair will find the two planetary natures working together, either in harmony or discord. This is determined by the natal relationship of these planets and by the aspects made to them in the return.
In addition to the major themes showing in a return, a multitude of details adds up to a big picture. For instance, the area of the natal chart that is found occupying the 12th house of the Lunar Return is an area that is temporarily closed off from the individual, sort of in exile. There is an element of mystery here; maybe a secret or a missing piece of important data.
If it is the natal 2nd house lying within the boundaries of the 12th house of the Lunar Return, the individual may need to refrain from disclosing a financial matter or may be waiting to learn the outcome of a financial issue. This blending technique can be used for each of the houses in the return chart with reference to the traditional house meanings.
If a planet in the return is within a degree of forming a sextile or trine to the 2nd house cusp, the planet represents a line of assistance to one's income and resources, both private and cooperatively, since the 8th house cusp would also be favorably aspected. This would be the same with any planet to any house cusp, and an exact adverse aspect would show a block or challenge to the affairs of the house it is linked to. The nature of the planet along with the people and things it rules will reveal the particular type of assistance or challenge.
Wherever Gemini is found in the Solar or Lunar Return indicates an area of duplicity or multiplicity. If found on the 2nd house cusp, there may be income from two or more sources; if on the 7th, two experts may need to be consulted; if on the 6th, one may hold two jobs or be spread very thin to meet service obligations. The mutable signs always show areas that are undergoing fluctuation; whereas fixed signs show stability, and cardinal signs show initiative and enterprise.
If one of the inner planets rules the Ascendant, and is retrograde at the onset of the return, the chance for significant personal reversals is increased. This guideline can be extended to reveal potential reversals in the area of the chart ruled by Mercury, Venus, or Mars, if retrograde at the onset of the return.
Interceptions are important, since they may limit an outflow of energy involving the natal houses intercepted. For example, having the 6th and 12th natal houses intercepted in the 1st and 7th of the Return could show health/hospitalization issues. This particular enclosure of the 6th/12th axis shows that health/hospitalization matters will find an outlet through the 1st and 7th houses. The 1st reflects a physical outlet and the 7th suggests that the "other people" for the time period may be the doctors and hospital personnel as signified by the 12th.
Of course, in this particular illustration, there would be several additional indicators of illness in both the Solar and Lunar returns, and this bit of evidence would be useful to corroborate other findings. Look to the house position of the rulers of intercepted signs for an outlet of energies.
If one of the Moon's nodes falls in conjunction with a return planet, that planet will manifest more dynamically than usual, and issues associated with it will be of increased importance during the return period. The North Node falling on the Ascendant of the return provides many benefits for the period. One is easily able to lead and set the pace; and personal timing is excellent for gaining the support and cooperation of others.
Upcoming eclipses should be noted in case they stimulate an important configuration or point in the return chart. They are quite powerful even if occurring on a house cusp. In addition to the enormous significance of the nodes and eclipses, there are a few other specialized points that reveal great detail when found emphasized in the returns. The Aries Point, which actually includes the first degree of any of the cardinal signs, as well as a fixed group of stars called the Pleiades, are two of these specialized points. The Pleiades are located near the last degree of Taurus.
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