Fancy as it sounds, 'solar return' is another way of saying 'birthday.' You may have heard astro-savvy types saying 'Happy solar return!' instead of 'Happy birthday!' .
Eve, thank you for your question. A solar return is the graph for the moment of each year when the sun returns to the position it is in your natal chart. The solar return diagram gives a snapshot of the major energies and issues of the coming year can be a very useful forecasting tool, but you need to understand how to work with it.
First and foremost, the solar return diagram must always be interpreted in the context of the natal chart . The general rule is that the more solar return diagram has in common with the birth diagram, the “better” the year will be. In practice, I've found that this mainly affects the view of weakened planets in the SolarReturn.
In interpreting a solar return chart, you are evaluating the conditions of the planets using the more traditional 2-dimensional approach of dignity and weakness. A weakened or retrograde planet on the natal chart is not a cause for concern, but a weakened or retrograde planet on a solar return chart can cause problems For example, if you have Mercury retrograde on your natal chart, Mercury retrograde on your solar return chart is no big deal. But if your natal Mercury is direct and Mercury is retrograde on the return graph, you may experience some challenges over the year with the areas of life that Mercury represents on the return graph.
You are looking at the sun return diagram on its own and you are also looking at it as transits to the natal chart, and that brings us to your question - and to another digression. While transits are the most popular modern day prediction tool, they are extremely overrated and have very limited practical value. Transits help you limit the TIMING of events, but they DO NOT CREATE events.
It is for this reason that so many “large” transits pass unnoticed, and some of the most significant events are only associated with minor transits. The potential of an event must be present in the natal chart, and then that potential must be activated through primary directions or progressions. Transits can then fire the fuse and trigger the event themselves.
When working with predictive astrology, always use the rule of three. It takes at least three combined triggers to indicate any type of significant event or experience. This can mean that the same planets are activated by a direction, a progression and a transit, or a single planet receives three transits, a single aspect in a solar return or a single transit and expects it to be significant.
So come back to your real question ...
One aspect of a solar return chart is active all year round. It counts as a 'hit' and it means that everything concerning this planet pair is in a potential state for the year. Any natal chart triggers that affect these planets will matter as multiple triggers during the year could activate the aspect's potential other than se de in Solar Return.
To a lesser extent, this also applies to aspects between planets in the Solar Return and the natal chart. At one level, this aspect is just a simple transit that you probably won't notice. But on another level, because this energy is also contained in the Solar Return, the potential of this aspect is active all year round.
In your situation, you would be paying close attention to any additional aspects between Venus and Pluto or Saturn - either through transit, progression, or direction. If there are more or more triggers affecting these planets it is more likely that it represents something significant. If You work with dynamic aspects (aspects that move and change), squares represent a change of direction.
You need to make an adjustment to meet a challenge. It may affect your values or your relationships (the areas that Venus is by nature from represents), but it is more likely that it affects the houses that Venus rules, both in your natal chart and in the Solar Return.
The meaning of your solar return is far more straightforward and less traumatic than your Saturn return. Specifically, it's the moment that the sun comes back to the same spot it was when you were born. While this can occur on your actual birthday, Gailing says some years it can be the day before or after. .
In a natal chart you have this imprint for an entire lifetime, whereas your Solar Return chart is only active for one year. A Solar Return chart is read much like a birth chart, with an emphasis on the house placements of planets and their aspects. .
Solar Returns: First House
The Solar Return First House is where you see yourself. The First House in an Astrological Chart has always been described as the face you show to the world. In Solar Returns, that remains true. .
The happy returns on your birthday refer to solar returns - the moment when the sun returns to the zodiac sign and degree it occupied at your birth. You are wishing them that their birthday will 'return' again - many times i.e. that they will have a long life. .
Your Saturn Return is an astrological event that occurs every 27 to 29.5 years, when the planet Saturn returns to the sign and degree that it was at when you were born. It's associated with major life changes, like career changes, breakups, engagements, and relocations. It's a lot! .
Solar power systems are finite resourcesthey can only produce so much energy consistent with the size of the system, and most utilities limit system size to the historical energy usage average at the site. .
Solar panel systems are incredibly durable and require little to no maintenance over their productive lifetime, which can span 25 years or more. In the event that something does go wrong, your solar PV system components have very long warranties that would cover replacement and repair costs. .
Grab your birth chart. Look at which sign Saturn is in. When Saturn enters that sign again, you're beginning (or you began) your Saturn Return. Like, if you were born when Saturn was in Aquarius (that's from 1991 to 1994), you're going through your Saturn Return right TF now. .
With the first Saturn return, a person leaves youth behind and enters adulthood. With the second return, maturity. And with the third and usually final return, a person enters wise old age. These periods are estimated to occur at roughly the ages of 2731, 5660 and 8490.