Solar Return Cardinal Sign Preponderance

The cardinal signs are Aries (fire), Cancer (water), Libra (air) and Capricorn (earth).

This can show a year with a tremendous amount of activity (which usually amounts to too much activity). You may expend your energy in several different directions by working on a number of projects. Each of these projects will be well defined and equated with a personal need; however, you will feel torn between all the things you want or need to do. You are trying to do too much. If you overload yourself with too many activities, you will begin to procrastinate, miss deadlines and be forced into crisis management. Your nervous system will be taxed and you will begin to make impulsive decisions with little forethought. You need to be better organized. Perhaps you should finish one project before starting another, or you should seek assistance. If you must juggle a busy schedule, learn to streamline your routine and optimize your use of time and energy.

Solar Return Fixed Sign Preponderance

The fixed signs are Taurus (earth), Leo (fire), Scorpio (water) and Aquarius (air).

When there are five or more fixed planets in the solar return chart, this is an indication that change or the lack of change is a major issue during the year. Changes are frequently viewed as all or nothing routines which can intimidate individuals into fostering approach-avoidance issues. One train of thought will emphasize stability and conservative action, while another stresses the fear of being rut-bound. Situations often appear to be either/or combinations with no options in between. Security becomes equated with familiarity even when what is familiar is difficult. A lack of stability is associated with making dramatic changes. In this sense, there is a tendency to accept things as they are and not look for alternatives.

Fear of making decisions that would greatly alter your life could keep you immobilized and stuck in stalemated conditions. If you are faced with impending major changes, but refuse to act on pressures and issues that are plaguing you, changes may be forced on you by external circumstances and these changes may be very dramatic.

Commonly, a fixed preponderance indicates you are stuck in the same old situation again, particularly if you are involved in what seems to be a never ending conflict or a déjà vu relationship. The inability to look for alternative solutions to problems manifests as the inability to find new patterns of behavior.

Stubbornness and a refusal to compromise are negative personality traits which can be particularly obstructive this year, especially if you refuse to see your own contribution to difficult situations. How easy it becomes to blame others! If only they would give in, give up or make changes for us, clearing the way for our own wants, needs, and ways of doing things. This is an unrealistic expectation. Positively, this is a time to draw on the creative insights associated with the fixed signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, to develop new alternatives which optimize corrective action and change while minimizing instability. There are alternatives to either/or, uncompromising situations for those who are willing to be creative.

If your life is already stabilized, then this is a time for building and maintaining resources. Further acquisitions can be had through creative use of what is already owned or known. It is an excellent time for finishing major projects that require plodding and sustained effort. But if major changes are occurring, this is also a good time to maintain a sense of stability and peace in the midst of disruption.

Solar Return Mutable Sign Preponderance

The mutable signs are Gemini (air), Virgo (earth), Sagittarius (fire) and Pisces (water).

The more planets you have in the mutable signs, the more likely you are to be involved in changing circumstances. This is a year when you are better able to recognize subtle fluctuations in your situation as they occur. You are also aware of major changes as they occur little by little. Major transitions are anticipated long before they occur; consequently, you are able to adapt and prepare. Think of this as ad-libbing life. New developments and information necessitate constant reassessments and adjustments to your situation; therefore, this may not be the best time to come up with a master plan of how things should proceed. It will be much easier to handle daily issues as they arise, keeping a future goal or direction in mind. The key to handling changes at this time may be learning to ride the waves and make the adjustments necessary to stay on top of the situation.

There is a greater tendency to accept and adapt to changes as they occur than to initiate new changes yourself. Many times changes that other people are making or have made in the recent past directly affect your life. In some situations, you may feel that you have little freedom of choice and must adapt to surroundings that are different from those you have been used to in the past. At times, changes may be severe enough to cause anxiety, nervous upsets, and stress, and you should remember to take time for relaxation techniques.

Solar Return Cardinal Sign Lack

A lack of cardinal planets implies a need for simplification. It is common for the focus of attention to narrow from many activities to one major project or concern that dominates your perception for the year. For example, new mothers are usually primarily concerned with the care and feeding of the infant. Where many cardinal planets can show a scattering of energy, a lack of cardinal planets is more likely to be associated with a concentration of energy in one particular area. However, the lack of cardinal planets can also imply a lack of activity. The pace of life can slow down because of external situations, or because of self-imposed limitations. You may decide that the schedule you keep is too hectic and consciously cut back on future obligations and activities. Occasionally illness will play a role, but generally this is only true if you are overtaxed and still have trouble saying "No" to new obligations. You will be less than energetic if you allow others to dictate your schedule and activities. Follow your own inner needs; this is a good time to work on the essentials only. Narrow your focus and push ahead full steam on that one project or issue that you want to concentrate on.

Solar Return Fixed Sign Lack

When fixed planets are lacking in the solar return chart, you may feel the need to initiate major changes and take greater risks. You will tend to welcome changes that come your way and actually see change as the natural way to improve your life situation. You have a desire for new experiences and can make major commitments to previously untried life-styles. You might move a great distance, have a first child, get married, or experience a similar major transition. An element of insecurity or a lack of attention to security needs is associated with this modal lack.

There is a tendency to jump now and think later. Your resistance to change may be so low that you lack stability during this time and make some changes unnecessarily. Use this year to be open to new possibilities. Prepare for times of great change by planning ahead.

Solar Return Mutable Sign Lack

The lack of mutable planets in the solar return chart implies that you are less willing to adapt to other people or situations. You have a strong desire to be yourself and refuse to modify your personality or change your plans for others. Instead, you may expect others to adapt to your needs and idiosyncrasies. If there are conflicts, you feel others should be the ones to compromise or take corrective action. This is probably not realistic or fair to all involved. More positively, you will be able to focus on a goal or task with a single-mindedness that will help you see things to completion.

Solar Return Fire Sign Preponderance

The fire signs are Aries (cardinal), Leo (fixed) and Sagittarius (mutable).

Your Solar Return has a abundance of planets in fire. There is a great similarity between the solar return with five or more cardinal planets and the one with five or more fire planets. Both charts can show a lot of activity, but there is an essential difference. Those people with cardinal solar returns and those with fire solar returns wear themselves down in different ways. Cardinal activity people tend to scatter their energy in several different directions, whether purposefully or not. They can burn them¬selves out trying to do too many things at once. Fire people will tend to concentrate all of their energy on one or two projects only, excluding everything else, but they can still proceed to burn themselves out through their single-minded intensity. The fire personality is like a kid with a new toy, obsessed with one project, one job, one idea, one goal, one relationship, or one particular issue. But the fire can bum too furiously and be quickly spent. The cardinal per¬son does a little bit of everything at once and the fire person does one thing furiously for a period of time. The danger is that neither will be productive. But the option for great achievement and productivity is there when a sense of timing is coupled with enthusiasm and inspiration.

You may need to compensate for heavy activity with quiet periods and withdrawal. Realize that you tend to exert energy in a cyclic manner and allow for slow periods. Optimize times of great activity by channeling your energy into constructive pursuits.

Intellectual spirituality and idealism are sometimes associated with a lot of fire planets in the solar return chart. There can be a love for the ideal or philosophical, but it is more common to simply feel inspired by future possibilities. This can be a time of great enthusiasm if you recognize your ability to create something new.

Solar Return Earth Sign Preponderance

The earth signs are Capricorn (cardinal), Taurus (fixed) and Virgo (mutable).

When mere are five or more earth planets in a solar return chart, basic material needs are emphasized. This is usually a year when security and stability are sought and may or may not be attained. All kinds of work and employment are emphasized, even housework and chores. Employment related changes and monetary concerns are common. Everyday survival techniques for the modern person will be stressed, i.e., how to get and maintain a good job, buy a car, pay your bills, or rent an apartment. Common sense is stressed as an important part of practical decision-making. Your ability to accomplish tasks and provide for basic material needs may be your most important goal during the year.

Solar Return Air Sign Preponderance

The air signs are Libra (cardinal), Aquarius (fixed) and Gemini (mutable).

Years with five or more air planets are generally marked by an emphasis on rational thought and a lack of emotional expression. But there is the real danger that emotions are suppressed, and this possibility might be indicated by other aspects and placements in the solar return chart. On the other hand, perhaps emotions are just not a major concern. This is a good time for organizing and planning future events. Information can be acquired through greater objectivity. You will not take life too seriously, and can learn from everything that goes on around you.

Having a large number of air planets in your solar return chart generally says more about your mental state man your mental ability. The emphasis is on rational analysis rather than genius traits. Sometimes the emphasis on air is associated with learning and attending school, but this is not the usual pattern. There is not an overwhelming love of learning or a thirst for new knowledge as one might suspect; in fact, these characteristics are more closely related to the lack of air. An emphasis on air indicates learning tends to be tedious, repetitive, or very concentrated. If you are in school, you may be studying only what you have to in order to graduate, or working on original and exacting research.

Solar Return Water Sign Preponderance

The water signs are Cancer (cardinal), Scorpio (fixed) and Pisces (mutable).

The emphasis on water in your solar return is related to an increase in unconscious impulses and psychological factors. You may be more psychic or intuitive, but some negative psychological traits such as fears, phobias, dependencies, obsessions and com¬pulsions may pop into your behavioral repertoire. These need not cause you discomfort, but you will have a tendency to react to life from a feeling level rather than from a clear avenue of conscious thought. This is a good time to work with your feelings and create a stronger bond of nurturing and caring with others.

You are apt to be more sensitive to emotional stimuli this year. A very positive manifestation would be a love relationship. Your feelings for family, parents, children and friends may be more poi-gnant. But a preponderance of water can also symbolize an over¬whelming emotional nature. You can lead with your heart, refuse to see things logically, and ignore your own best advice. There is a tendency to be more anxious or worried. If you feel overwhelmed by your own emotions and the problems of others, this is an excel¬lent time to see a counselor.

Solar Return Fire and Earth Predominance

Solar Return Fire and Air Predominance

Solar Return Fire and Water Predominance

Solar Return Earth and Air Predominance

Solar Return Earth and Water Predominance

Solar Return Air and Water Predominance

Solar Return Fire Sign Lack

A lack of fire can signal the need to work with your present possibilities and immediate issues. You may not have time for long-range plans because everyday needs must be met. For example, if you have just entered the armed services, you will be in¬volved with training for most of the year. Where your skills will take you once you are discharged will not be a concern. Now is the time to deal realistically with mundane issues needing your attention. Focus on the here and now rather than tomorrow. It is difficult to be inspired and creative with your life when your basic needs are so important. This is a good time to handle those basics and form a firm foundation.

You may not feel inspired. For some individuals, this is a year of disillusionment, lost enthusiasm and depletion of energy. If your philosophy is not consistent with your experience or is impractical, you must give up false hopes. If you have strong philosophical beliefs, test them in real life situations to see their practical application. If you have plans for the future, stop dreaming and start working. Get out of your head and into action. If you have no dream for the future, use this time to get your feet on the ground, and things in order. Your last dream may have been unrealistic, and now you are in a time meant for gaining experience and knowledge. Working with what is feasible will give you the sense of stability needed before you choose a new direction for the future.

Solar Return Earth Sign Lack

While the preponderance of earth is generally associated with attention to financial matters, the lack of earth is more closely associated with financial limitations. Implied is a lack of money, through a loss of income, mismanagement, or self-imposed limitations. If you usually have money problems, then the lack of earth in the solar return chart can indicate increasing or continuing economic difficulties during the coming year. You may find that you have reached your credit limit and can no longer spend money without planning. You will not necessarily have employment problems also, though sometimes that is the case. The lack of earth in the solar return chart suggests a lack of attention to financial concerns which can eventually lead to significant debt and overextension.

On the other hand, this is an excellent time to budget. Those individuals who are able to set their own limits use this time to become artificially poor and live on less money than earned. The lack of earth can indicate the desire to impose a strict system for saving money towards a large purchase such as a down payment on a home. In this case, the monetary pinch comes from your own savings program and not a lack of real funds or impinging debts. You can channel your money into various projects and expenses, leaving less to play with. If you are very concerned with your future financial security, vow to do something about it now.

For some individuals, the lack of money will not be a problem. You can place a greater emphasis on intangibles and therefore money is not a top priority. The quality of life is more important than the current financial state. If you are unhappy with your job, this is a good rime to quit since career satisfaction will be more important to you than the salary you are paid. You are capable of living on less.

Solar Return Air Sign Lack

The lack of air in a solar return chart is associated with several different manifestations, but basically only one underlying personality trait. It implies mat rational thinking is not the major component of your decision-making process during this year. Depending on what other element is emphasized, you may be very practical (earth), emotional (water), or inspired (fire). Because of the lack of air, you might not be objective. A personal perspective will predominate. Without the lightness of the air quality, you might take life too seriously.

Charts with little or no air can also indicate a year of little forethought. You may be impulsive, jumping first, thinking later. You respond to external events in a reactive way rather man planning your moves, especially if the water element is prominent. These reactions may be unconscious knee-jerk reflexes rather than considered responses formulated after a clear perception and assessment of the situation.

This lack can indicate inexperience if you are involved in a new activity or unfamiliar situation. Hence, it follows that you do not have the experience or knowledge necessary for what you are trying to accomplish. For example, suppose you buy art older home that needs a lot of renovation and you've never done this type of work before. You will undoubtedly spend many hours reading books and consulting with experts as you renovate the house. You learn by trial and error. Sometimes you do things well the first time and sometimes you do them over. For this reason, you may feel intellectually incompetent. This is not meant to imply that you cannot be successful in your endeavors this year. You can be very successful, but usually this will occur through a process of trial and error.

It is also common to feel uninformed. In its worst manifestation, it is a feeling of stupidity. But in its best manifestation, it is a thirst for knowledge and the courage to take risks attempting new tasks. This is an excellent time to gather information about new fields of interest, or to attend school.

Solar Return Water Sign Lack

People with a lack of water in their solar return charts may find it difficult to express emotions or respond to emotional situa¬tions in a natural way. It could be more difficult for these people to make a complete emotional circuit, one in which they are nur¬tured, and in turn, are able to nurture others. Some of these indi¬viduals are victims of the strong-woman or strong-man syndrome. They pride themselves on being emotionally self-sufficient and self-contained, but may be experiencing a new depth of emotion which they need time to learn how to express more openly. There is a tendency not to do so.

The third alternative is that the emotional side of life is just not a major consideration this year. This can be a time of intellectual or practical pursuits. A more rational orientation might be warranted. The danger is that the lack of emotional expression might be asso¬ciated with sadness, loneliness or psychological stress, but this need not be the case. Other facets of the personality can take precedence.

Aries Preponderance

Aries is the cardinal, fire sign. It is ruled by Mars.

Keywords include: active, initiating, leading, independent, aggressive, impatient, combative, energetic, pioneering, naive, assertive.

Taurus Preponderance

Taurus is the fixed, earth sign. It is ruled by Venus.

Keywords include: persevering, down-to-earth, stable, stubborn, possessive, prosperous, dependable, physical, sensual.

Gemini Preponderance

Gemini is the mutable, air sign. It is ruled by Mercury.

Keywords include: talkative, mental, adaptable, flexible, changeable, responsive, sociable, superficial.

Cancer Preponderance

Cancer is the cardinal, water sign. It is ruled by the Moon.

Keywords include: gentle, conservative, feeling, nurturing, defensive, contemplative.

Leo Preponderance

Leo is the fixed, fire sign. It is ruled by the Sun.

Keywords include: magnanimous, generous, hospitable, caring, warm, authoritative, active, open.

Virgo Preponderance

Virgo is the mutable, earth sign. It is ruled by Mercury.

Keywords include: analytical, intelligent, reserved, critical, helpful, conscientious.

Libra Preponderance

Libra is the cardinal, air sign. It is ruled by Venus.

Keywords include: just, sociable, refined, accommodating, kind, fair, diplomatic, likable, indecisive, respectful, artistic.

Scorpio Preponderance

Scorpio is the fixed, water sign. It is ruled by Pluto and Mars.

Keywords include: passionate, perceptive, resourceful, possessive, psychological, prowling, determined, probing, fixed, focused.

Sagittarius Preponderance

Sagittarius is the mutable, fire sign. It is ruled by Jupiter.

Keywords include: optimistic, restless, enthusiastic, adventurous, honest, irresponsible, outspoken, independent.

Capricorn Preponderance

Capricorn is the cardinal, earth sign. It is ruled by Saturn.

Keywords include: tenacious, conservative, resourceful, disciplined, wise, ambitious, prudent, constant.

Aquarius Preponderance

Aquarius is the fixed, air sign. It is ruled by Uranus.

Keywords include: individualistic, assertive, independent, humanitarian, inventive, original, eccentric, opinionated, intellectual, idealistic, cool, friendly, detached.

Pisces Preponderance

Pisces is the mutable, water sign. It is ruled by Neptune.

Keywords include: intuitive, dreamy, artistic, humane, sympathetic, sensitive, compassionate, perceptive, tender, impressionable.