dadsnook2000

02-02-2005, 23:31

Minderwiz jokingly refered in one of his posts that there would be a test! So, now there is going to be a test for anyone who wants to have some fun.

This test requires you to use your own chart. Here is what you need to do:

1) Relative to your birthday, determine the approximate calendar dates that represent an interval of 4 months and 3 weeks, and an inverval of 9 months and 2 weeks.

Example: My birthday occurs on Sept. 13th. An interval of 4 months and 3 weeks later brings me to a period at/near Feb. 7th. An interval of 9 months and 2 weeks later brings me to a period at/near July 1st.

2) Examine your life and find an important event, crises, achievment or whatever-esperience that occured at either/both of those dates.

3) When we examine the prior precession-corrected Solar Return chart, we will examine it using two criteria. A) The first date (4 mo. & 3 wks later) will be looked at as a "crises" or "challenge point" relative to what the solar return chart indicated. B) The second date (9 mo & 2 wks later) will be looked at as a "resolvement" or "solultion point" to what the solar return chart indicated.

4) Construct a prior and following precession corrected solar return chart.

5) Move the angles forward using the calculation method that I provided in another thread/posting to the two event dates.

5) Two things can be observed. First, the angles for the date chart will be populated by planets or by the natal angles and will be symbolic of the type of event you experienced. Second, the angles for the date chart will relate to the solar return chart's meanings. For this second aspect you can use "more typical" planetary, aspectual and house meanings" similar to the practice of interpreting a natal chart. See the following comment.

FOLLOWING COMMENT.

As we learn about this process, we will be unfolding "layers of understanding" in that what I share with you will become more evident and be expanded as we move forward. I have to first get everyone to see things in a "simple" manner before I can break you away from old habits and see/do things in a different manner. I had told you that when doing Solar Returns that we just look at the angles and primary aspects of conjunctions, oppositions, squares and paran-squares. This is true -- but only as a first step. Once you have taken the simple view and gotten the primary thrust of the Solar Return chart you can then use more typical techniques to fill in the details. These more typical techniques can involve much or all of what you have previously used. BUT DO NOT CONFUSE THE DETAIL WITH THE OVERVIEW. THE DETAIL IS JUST THAT -- DETAIL, AUGMENTING INFORMATION, ETC.

In following posts I will share with you some of the interpretive techniques I use. Dave

EDITED TO ADD: When you do this exercise, please share your findings with the list. Anyone can comment, but I will try to check, assess and comment on your chart and interpretation. These two calendar dates that you find will be the dates, within a week or so, where the angles of the solar return chart are (first) opposite their birthday position and (second) return to their birthday position before moving onward another one-quarter of the chart circle to their next solar return position. THIS IS HOW WE KNOW THAT THE ANGLES MOVE ONE AND ONE-QUARTER OF THE WAY AROUND THE SOLAR RETURN CHART FROM YEAR TO YEAR. Dave.

This test requires you to use your own chart. Here is what you need to do:

1) Relative to your birthday, determine the approximate calendar dates that represent an interval of 4 months and 3 weeks, and an inverval of 9 months and 2 weeks.

Example: My birthday occurs on Sept. 13th. An interval of 4 months and 3 weeks later brings me to a period at/near Feb. 7th. An interval of 9 months and 2 weeks later brings me to a period at/near July 1st.

2) Examine your life and find an important event, crises, achievment or whatever-esperience that occured at either/both of those dates.

3) When we examine the prior precession-corrected Solar Return chart, we will examine it using two criteria. A) The first date (4 mo. & 3 wks later) will be looked at as a "crises" or "challenge point" relative to what the solar return chart indicated. B) The second date (9 mo & 2 wks later) will be looked at as a "resolvement" or "solultion point" to what the solar return chart indicated.

4) Construct a prior and following precession corrected solar return chart.

5) Move the angles forward using the calculation method that I provided in another thread/posting to the two event dates.

5) Two things can be observed. First, the angles for the date chart will be populated by planets or by the natal angles and will be symbolic of the type of event you experienced. Second, the angles for the date chart will relate to the solar return chart's meanings. For this second aspect you can use "more typical" planetary, aspectual and house meanings" similar to the practice of interpreting a natal chart. See the following comment.

FOLLOWING COMMENT.

As we learn about this process, we will be unfolding "layers of understanding" in that what I share with you will become more evident and be expanded as we move forward. I have to first get everyone to see things in a "simple" manner before I can break you away from old habits and see/do things in a different manner. I had told you that when doing Solar Returns that we just look at the angles and primary aspects of conjunctions, oppositions, squares and paran-squares. This is true -- but only as a first step. Once you have taken the simple view and gotten the primary thrust of the Solar Return chart you can then use more typical techniques to fill in the details. These more typical techniques can involve much or all of what you have previously used. BUT DO NOT CONFUSE THE DETAIL WITH THE OVERVIEW. THE DETAIL IS JUST THAT -- DETAIL, AUGMENTING INFORMATION, ETC.

In following posts I will share with you some of the interpretive techniques I use. Dave

EDITED TO ADD: When you do this exercise, please share your findings with the list. Anyone can comment, but I will try to check, assess and comment on your chart and interpretation. These two calendar dates that you find will be the dates, within a week or so, where the angles of the solar return chart are (first) opposite their birthday position and (second) return to their birthday position before moving onward another one-quarter of the chart circle to their next solar return position. THIS IS HOW WE KNOW THAT THE ANGLES MOVE ONE AND ONE-QUARTER OF THE WAY AROUND THE SOLAR RETURN CHART FROM YEAR TO YEAR. Dave.