Thank you Aquarius Moon, Dana and Leila for your input re: solar returns. Very enlightening and helpful in understanding for me. Thank you Kat for posing the question. C1, I sure hope you get a reply soon. From the vibrations of your posts, it seems like you are having some interesting restructuring going on in your life.
Now I have a question or two (ok, probably a lot more, blame my Gemini sun/merc). When interpreting the solar return, do you superimpose the solar chart over the natal chart? I'm stumped here. Read Mary Shea's e-booklet and am attempting to interpret my father's solar return. When I plugged in the birthdata and the chart came up, I was quite startled by what it shows. Then, drew up the natal chart with current transits. That also had some important transits which astrodienst focussed on with their short forecast.
He was diagnosed with lymphoma about 6 weeks ago. Subsequently has been fitted with a port and has just completed the first cycle of chemo. He will continue the cycles until December and then in January will begin radiation. The surgeon stated that his type of cancer is 'cured' with 70% success rate. Surgery is contraindicated. Earlier this year and late last year he sucessfully received seed radiation for prostate cancer and put the tumor into submission. But, obviously cancer had metastasized to the lymph system.
I plugged in the prior (2003-2004) years solar return data and it shows an entirely different focus than 12th house or even the sixth house. Pondered this for a bit and then thought, well, since that bout of cancer wasnt the main focus of the whole year and thus, perhaps wouldnt be the focus of the SR?
His birth data: July 9, 1940 @ 33:30 pm, EST in Sanford, FL, USA in regards to a relocation chart, none is needed, he still resides in the same area.
What startled me with the 2005/2006 SR, was the stellium in Leo in the 12th house and knowing the state of his health.
So, would it be more informative to go back to the actual date that he was diagnosed?
As a novice I only know enough to know that I dont know, ya know?
Any input or advice is greatly appreciated, thank you...
Link for Solar Return:
Link for natal chart with current transits: