Solar returns are also called birthday charts. In fact, it’s from the solar return that we get the expression "many happy returns" which we say when wishing someone a happy birthday.
Your solar return is calculated for the exact date and time when the Sun returns to the place it was in when you were born. This means that your true birthday may fall on the same date you were born, or it may fall the day before or after, depending on when the Sun reaches the correct degree. For example, if you were born on September 28, 1950, when the Sun was at 05ELIB 00', your solar return would have fallen on September 27th in the years 2004, 2005, and 2006.
Many reputable astrologers believe you can affect the outcome of your solar return by being in a place other than your birthplace or your place of residence at the time of the return. Some people will go to extraordinary lengths to visit another town or country for their solar return. This is because calculating a solar return for a different location can cause certain desirable planetary aspects to appear, and certain undesirable planetary aspects to disappear, or a planet or planets can change houses if the chart is erected for a different place. However, while the ancients believed in erecting a solar return for the location in which a person is at the time of the return, people back then did not travel much, and they could not have anticipated our highly mobile lifestyles.
The solar return takes the single day of the return and uses the 24 hours that follow the return to predict the future events for that year. But, we can argue that, like progressions, we need to recalculate the solar return for the place where the person lives once they return home.
Why is the solar return any different than a progression in that respect? After all, if I went to New York in June, I wouldn’t erect my progressions there and then return to the West Coast and rely on those New York calculations. When I progress the planets in my solar returns to predict events, it has always been the solar return chart erected for my residence that has been reliable.
Each sign of the Zodiac is represented by a planet. Here are the Planets and some of what they mean:
Sun: The Sun is associated with a sense of power. The house that the Sun occupies will be strongly emphasized. The activities of that house will be of great importance to the subject throughout her life. The characteristics of the sign associated with the Sun are usually intensified. The positive aspect of the Sun is creativity, affection and generosity. The negative trait of the Sun is arrogance.
Moon: The Moon conveys the sense of instinct and cyclic changes. The Moon is the second most important planet aside from the Sun. The characteristics of the Moon sign usually reflects the personality of the subject. Habits, emotions, motherhood, family and social response are the associations of the moon. Positiveness of the Moon is imaginativeness, business shrewdness, maternal instinct and patience. Negative traits include stubbornness, unreliability and irrational behavior.
Mercury: Mercury is communication. Mercury is associated with computers, intellect, science and mental perception. The positive characteristics of Mercury are good memory, logical, communicative and clever. The negative traits are mental constipation, argumentative, nervous and sarcastic.
Venus: The keywords of Venus are love and harmony. Venus is associated with feelings, love, beauty, arts, and fashion. The positiveness of Venus is friendly, well mannered, artistic and lovable. The negative traits are selfish, and unrealistically romantic.
Mars: Fire and energy come to mind with Mars. In ancient times, Mars was regarded as the bringer of wars. It has been perceived as the most powerful planet. Aggression, quickness in action, war and weapons and masculinity are always associated with Mars. The negative traits are boisterous, war-like and quarrelsome.
Jupiter: The keyword of Jupiter is expansion. Jupiter is sometimes known as the good planet. The House in which Jupiter is found usually is associated with very favorable outcomes in that department of life. The expanding quality of the planet can also be associated with the physical size of Jupiter...the largest planet in the solar system. Positive traits are compassionate, optimistic, and sportive. Negative traits are extravagance, irresponsible, indulgent, over-optimistic, and care-free.
Saturn: Limitation and hardship are the main attributes of Saturn. A subject always encounters limitations on the activities in life that are characteristics of the House where Saturn is. Saturn is always associated with slow moving, difficulty, and tension. Because Saturn is a planet that tests the success or tenacity of a subject's action, Saturn is positively associated with perseverance and fortitude. As well, Saturn sometimes is associated with ill health. The positive traits are trustworthiness, tenacity, and discipline. The negative traits are self-pitying, depressive, and difficult.
Uranus: Sudden changes best represent Uranus. Uranus is associated with modern science, medicine, sex and tele-communication radio systems. The positive traits are inventive and original. The negative traits are sexually perverted, abnormal and impulsive.
Neptune: The keyword of Neptune is unknown. Neptune may reflect the hidden potential capability of a person. The positive traits are subtle, artistic and sensitive. The negative traits are indecisive, careless, and unworldly.
Pluto: Due to its recent discovery (1930), astrologers have not been certain of what Pluto is best to associate with a subject's characteristics. The best to associate with Pluto is the marking of a new beginning (the end of a cycle) of a life event. Pluto very often is symbolically associated with business, the hidden and unconscious power. The positive traits are financial astuteness, able to start new in unfavorable circumstances. The negative traits are underworld association, and seediness.
Hey Good Vibe Tribe! I hope you all had an amazing week last week! I was away on holiday, no work, no phone service, no internet and no TV for a week! I am feeling grounded, rested and full of energy. I am glad to be back in California and back to work at The Daily Vibe. There’s something about being disconnected from the outside world that makes you grateful for all that you have when you return.
So let’s take a look at the Vibes of the Week:
Vibes of the Week - As I tuned into the Vibe Cards, I heard this message: As you ground your energy you uncover parts of your inner child that still need healing. Healing these parts of yourself releases blocks to your creative energy and success.
Monday - The Two of Pentacles and Milk & Honey in protection mode. You may have many things to juggle at once today, which causes you to feel overwhelmed. Be careful of the Temptation to just throw your hands in the air and reach for something to make you feel better. Don’t put off for tomorrow what can be done today. It’s not the time to indulge, stay focused and keep going.
Tuesday - The Three of Pentacles & Never Ending Story in protection mode. Resist the temptation to engage in workplace drama today. Put your nose to the grind and stay in your own lane. Sometimes people just like to stir up drama and if you get pull you into it, you’ll go round and round and it will never end. Stay present and don’t get sucked in. Focus on yourself. If you have to work closely with others, don’t take anything personally. Let the small things go.
Wednesday - The magician & All That Glitters. Today, make sure that you're focusing on what you WANT and not what you DON’T want because you’re creating it all. Remember your attention is like a laser beam. You will powerfully draw to you whatever you’re focusing on so make it count. Check in with yourself regularly to make sure your mindset is in the right place. Think lovely thoughts and believe in yourself!
Thursday - The Six of Cups & To the Sea in protection mode. You might find yourself getting emotional thinking about the past today. The past is the past for a reason. Be grateful for the lessons and the blessings that were a result of this situation and keep moving forward. Remember, what you focus on expands. If your attention is focused on the past, you are taking energy away from the present moment. Feel gratitude in your heart for everything that’s going right in your life right now.
Friday & the Weekend - The King of Swords & Round and Round in protection mode. This weekend, we finally take back our power. You will have an aha! moment as you breakthrough a cycle that previously kept repeating itself. You receive a moment of clarity as you realize that you’ve been the common denominator the whole time. This aha moment gives you a fresh perspective on how to move forward and transcend this situation. It’s like you finally got the lesson, now you get to pass GO and collect your $200 ;).
“As I ground my energy, I create a more stable foundation. As I heal my inner child I release the blocks to my creativity and success. So be it, and so it is.”
Sending you love, light and positive energy,
Hey Good Vibe Tribe! Happy Monday? I asked that in the form of a question because I believe that happiness is a choice we make. We can either look forward to Monday or we can dread it. Either way we are choosing an energy vibration. Something to think about! I hope you continue to choose good vibes.
So let's take a look at The Vibes of the Week:
The Vibe Cards for the week are "The Queen of Pentacles and Truth Be Told" with The Root Chakra Energy Activation coming through. The universe is guiding you to ground your energy and step into the most authentic version of yourself for happiness and success.
In the New Earth, things operate differently. We can no longer succeed at things that don't truly fulfill us. The New Earth is all about success through being your authentic self. We are shifting away from the old way of doing things and into the fulfillment of our heart's desire. You see evidence of this when you notice the children who are becoming millionaires by unwrapping toys on youtube and the bloggers who land multi-million dollar deals with large companies just for being themselves.
In the New Earth, we operate in POWER... not FORCE. We can no longer force our way to the top, force our way to success, force ourselves to do something we don't want to do.
It doesn't work that way anymore. Today, we achieve the most success following our SOUL'S call. Listening to our HEART'S desire and fulfilling our true life purpose.
Monday - "4 of Swords and Mending in Protection Mode" You are are being guided to wait. It's not time to make moves just yet, the universe is guiding you to go within to ask for guidance. You will find the answers you seek in meditation. You might have an aha! moment during your meditation on what's been holding you back or blocking your healing and transcendance. When receive this download, THEN it's time to act! Take action to overcome whatever has been blocking you.
Tuesday - "8 of Pentacles and Not For You." You might get turned down for a job offer or promotion or something that you've been working on doesn't work out. But don't freak out-- this is actually for your highest good. This situation was never for you. So it's best to just let it go. The universe has something better in store for you.
Wednesday - "The Tower and Deep Knowing" in protection mode. Be careful of an emotional breakdown today. This can happen when we aren't taking care of ourselves and our energy. We have 4 energy reserves or "tanks" mental, emotional, physical and spiritual. IF we are mindful about what drains our energy and stay away from that or take the necessary steps to fill our tanks back up-- we can avoid burnout. But if we never cleanse our energy, we don't fill ourselves back up and we aren't good at energy maintenance then you can forget it. Your energy will become blocked, unbalanced, dirty and dissonant. So be good to yourself and take good care of yourself too.
Thursday - "7 of Cups and To the Sea" in protection mode. You're trying to clean up the mess of Wednesday but you're still hitting a wall. Perhaps you have too many choices or too much going on right now so you can't access that clarity. Grounding will help in this situation. Maybe it's time for you to take off your shoes and step outside in nature. Nature has a brilliant way of grounding and cleansing our energy and he plant spirits love to help. Take some time to get away and clear your head. Afterwards you'll feel much better and then the answers that you need will arrive.
Friday - "3 of Wands and All That Glitters." You finally shifted out of that unbalanced energy and are ready to make those future plans. The path has become clear and things have settled. But the universe offers one last bit of advice, be careful of things that seem "too good to be true." Sometimes things look bright and shiny on the surface and really, they're rotten inside. Go within and use your inner guidance. If you need help learning how to get into heart coherence, head to my IGTV and watch my tutorial The Heart Space Meditation.
"I tune into my heart for guidance and to live my truth. I follow my the guidance to my deepest heart's desire."
So be it, and so it is.
Love Shannon Nicole
Hey Good Vibe Tribe! Happy New Moon and total solar eclipse in Cancer!
Today, we must be very honest with ourselves about what is working in our lives and what isn't. Now is not the time to sugar coat, the New Moon and total solar eclipse is going to expose it anyways, so you might as well get it over with and tap into radical self-honesty.
Have you noticed lately that things are changing rapidly? The energy is shifting and we are becoming more sensitive to the information that exists in the Akasha, or Life-Force Energy. Lately we have been picking up on other people's thoughts and feelings, receiving the same guidance, downloads and ideas. We have been connecting in ways that weren't possible before.
In the New Earth, eventually we will all become psychic or telepathic. We will communicate through the heart and with energy. It's already happening all around you and if you haven't experienced it yet... you will as soon as you raise your vibration.
Because of this new ability to tap into non physical information we can no longer hide things or be inauthentic. Humans are becoming so sensitive to energy that we can FEEL when someone isn't being honest.
That being said it's time to get honest with yourself. What is it about your life that is not in harmony with your heart's desire? What is it that you need to let go of? The first thing you think about is what you need to let go of most.
Tonight, take some time to go within and ask your soul to show you everything that is no longer in alignment with who you're meant to become, and listen for the guidance. Radical self-honesty isn't easy, but it's definitely worth it.
"Under the light of the New Moon total eclipse my heart is my guide. I let go of the things that are ready to leave my life and welcome in the new."
So be it, and so it is.
Sending you so much love, light and positive energy!
Hey Good vibe Tribe! Happy July 1st! This week, your energy is strong and you are ready to receive.
This is the perfect week to tap into your Divine Feminine Energy and step into receiving mode. Allowing ourselves to receive isn't always easy because we were taught to do more for others than we do for ourselves. However, the universe want you to know that way of thinking is outdated. In order to stay balanced, you must be both a good giver and a good receiver.
Most of you have learned how to do this already but some of you are still working on this. As I looked at these cards for the week I heard "Receiving is like a muscle, the more you allow it and use it, the stronger it becomes." The universe want you to know that as you practice allowing and receiving it gets easier.
Monday - We pulled the Six of Wands and Come to the Edge. The universe says "Go all the way in. As you do so, you will attract authentic people into your life and become more successful." Now is the time to throw your whole self into your passion and your purpose. There's no time for holding back, playing small or pretending to be someone you're not. It's time for you to be your true authentic self, unapologetically. As you do so, you radite authentic vibes which will attract the match. You will begin to attract authentic people to you which will become your new tribe. With this new authentic tribe you will arrive at success because you are in harmony, flow and alignment with who you really are.
Tuesday - We pulled the Ace of Swords and Truth Be Told. Again, the universe is asking you to be authentic. Tell yourself the truth. is there some part of your life that is not lining up with who you really are? Maybe you're in the wrong relationship but you have been denying it, hoping that things get better instead of breaking things off. Maybe you hate your job and dream of a career where you can make a living doing something your heart enjoys. Whatever the imbalance, you can't run from it. The truth is coming out no matter what so it's best to just admit your true feelings and do something about it. Ask yourself, "What part of my life isn't authentic? What do I need to let go of to bring my life into harmony and balance?" Take action accordingly.
Wednesday - We pulled The Devil and Message in a Bottle in protection mode. Something toxic is blocking the connection to your higher self. This is time to take an inventory of what no longer serves you. How is your mindset? Are you thinking negative thoughts on repeat? How about your diet? Are you eating healthy foods or filling up on junk? Are toxic substances like drugs or alcohol messing up your vibe? Or maybe you're obsessing about someone and you aren't listening to the guidance that's trying to reach you. Something has to give here. Your higher self has been trying to communicate with you but the messages cannot get through because the toxic substances or circumstances are creating a block. As you eliminate the things that don't serve you, you raise your vibration and strengthen the connection to your higher self.
Thursday - We pulled The Hermit and Yin in protection mode. There is a block to feminine, or "Yin" energy in your life and you are being guided to go within to clear it. It's easy to block Yin energy because this is the energy of receiving. We don't allow ourselves to receive because it feels selfish. We mistakenly think that we are only supposed to help others and that it's greedy or selfish to allow others to give to us. This type of thinking is outdated. In the New Earth, life is all about energy, harmony and balance. You must learn to be both a good giver and receiver. Giving is a masculine or Yang energy, and receiving is a feminine or Yin energy. When you only give, this is an outward flow. Eventually you will become depleted. When you allow yourself to receive, this is an inward flow, and you fill your energy back up. When you give, you must also receive. This maintains energetic balance.
FriYay and the Weekend - We pulled the Six of Pentacles and By the Book. Follow your plans to a T this weekend and don't bend the rules or try something new. Staying balanced is key this weekend and the universe says the way to stay balanced is to keep doing what's working and eliminate the things that aren't. So stick to what you know works best.
Affirmation: "I am open to receiving all of the sweetness the universe has to offer."
Want more good vibes? Click the link below to watch this weeks Vibes of the Week IGTV video!!
P.S. Hey Good vibe Tribe! happy Summer Solstice! Today we celebrate the longest day of the year and the shortest night. I hope you get out into nature to soak up the sun and call back your power.
The energy of Summer Solstice is yang. We are channeling that fire. If you have felt your energy slip away over the last 6 months, today is the perfect time to empower yourself by calling your energy back to you.
In the Spring Equinox, we planted the seeds of our intentions. We have worked hard tending to our manifestations and now it's time to be patient and wait. Soon, we will harvest our abundance but for now, our only job is to open ourselves up to the power of the sun and ALLOW. Allow what you've planted to grow and flourish and strat opening yourself up to receive.
Affirmation: "I call upon Mother Earth and Father Sun to create my Heart's Desire. I let go of darkness and welcome the light and plant the seeds of creation for manifestation."
So be it, and so it is.
Love, Light & Positive Energy,
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Hey Good Vibe Tribe! Happy Tuesday! I hope you all enjoyed the yummy Full Moon in Sagittarius!
Let's take a look at The Daily Vibe:
The recent Full Moon shed some light upon a fork in the road. Which path will you choose? Is there something hidden along one of the paths that you aren't seeing? It's time to make decisions based on your intuition and your Heart's Desire.
FEEL into each situation before you make a decision. Ask yourself, "If I take this path, what will I encounter along the way?" Can you see yourself happy if you take this path? Choose the path that lights you up. Here's a hint: Your deepest Heart's Desire is the SAME desire the Universe has for you! So if you listen to your heart, you can't screw this up.
"When I don't know which path to take, I tune into my intuition and aks my heart for guidance. I pick the choice that makes my heart the happiest."
Love, Light & Positive Energy,
P.S. If you haven't watched the Vibes of the Week you can watch the replay, click here!
This week you are being guided to tune into your intuition to figure out what truly makes you happy and fulfilled.
On Monday you are being guided to think about your future with your current partner. Does this relationship fulfill you? Are you compatible? Is this person "the one"? It's time to figure this out so that you can make plans for your future.
On Tuesday you arrive at a fork in the road. Is there something hidden along the path that you aren't seeing? Which path should you choose? Tune into your heart for guidance to be sure that you are making the best choice.
On Wednesday you really need to ground yourself and get your shit together so what you're working on an manifest. If your energy is imbalanced it creates a block so what you want can't reach you. Clean up your vibration by becoming the "King of Pentacles." The energy of the King of Pentacles is grounded, solid & stable. Operating from a place of groundedness helps you activate the energy of the King and become the ruler of your reality.
Thursday you might be feeling like everyone has a "one up" on you. This might make you want to go into Hermit mode and withdraw from those around you. Understand that feelings are only temporary and will pass. Perhaps you are being a little too hard on yourself? Remember its progress that's important, not perfection.
As the weekend rolls around you are being guided to be strong and stay centered in giving and receiving. Sometimes is tempting to be a giver and not allow ourselves to receive because we feel guilty doing so. However, this creates an energy imbalance which enables things to get even more off track. Help yourself out by allowing yourself to receive. Do not feel guilty for this. Allowing yourself to receive is not a sign of weakness, it's a sigh of strength.
“I tune into my heart for truth and guidance. I ask my higher self to show me what truly fulfills me and I take action accordingly."
Love, light & Positive Energy,
Check out the Vibes of the Week video on my IGTV
Hey Good Vibe Tribe! Happy Thursday! Today you will receive that quality time you've been looking for with your special someone!
The Daily Vibe:
Today you receive something you've been hoping for... that much needed quality time with your lover. Maybe you've been busy with work and romance has been put on the back burner. Deep down you've hoped for your schedule to open up so you have time for those who mean the most to you.
Today is finally the day. Enjoy this beautiful energy that's here for you.
You can see in the image the energy is filled with love and light and there is a lot of affection between this couple. You're feeling so thankful for this time with your lover or someone special to you.
Enjoy this time and feel appreciation in your heart for this gift. When we are grateful for something, that gratitude radiates into the universe and the then universe reflects more of it back to us.
"I savor every delicious moment with my lover, in gratitude and appreciation. So be it, and so it is."
Sending you love, light & positive energy,