Although some of the major transitions will last from month to month if they involve the outer planets making alliances to the inner planets, a lunar return is good for one month and one month only.
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The Moon, of course, will always be in the same sign and position as at birth, but the aspects will change from month to month. The houses are of prime importance in a lunar return reading, as is the ascendant on the chart of the lunar return. The first thing to examine in the lunar return chart is the ascendant. The ascendant will show how the individual undergoing the lunar return will show or manifest his or her personality in relation to his or her sun sign.
That—along with the aspects and the angles of the chart—are where we start the reading.
Lunar Return Reading
To give you a feel for how a lunar return reading would go, I will describe a lunar return for Harry, Prince of Wales. This particular lunar return begins at the end of the month of December and is applicable until his next one at the end of January First, we look at the chart for when the moon returned to its place in the heavens according to Prince Harry's birth on September 15, , at pm in the Paddington district of London, England. His lunar return for his moon, which is at 21 degrees of Taurus , took place on December 22, at pm.
He was in London at the time of the lunar return and stayed there for that month, so the reading is locationally accurate.
About Lunar Returns
The first thing I see when I look at this chart is the ascendant, which is in Virgo , two degrees away from the natal Sun. Right away this tells me that, during this month, Harry would feel very caught up in who he is and in how he thinks of himself. He would have a strong sense of ego and confidence at this time.
Perhaps too much so, especially if his thoughts or actions spilled over into arrogance something a person with a strong Sun can be prone to do. His ascendant is in accord with the energies that make him tick, as it were. That's important, since an ascendant that is far removed from ourselves for instance, a lunar return Piscean ascendant when we are natally an Aquarius Sun would bring forth a more emotional kind of energy than we may be used to.
We can and should work with that, and go where it takes us—but it is something to be aware of.
Progressed Lunar Returns
The ruler of Harry's ascendant in this lunar return is Mercury, the planet that rules commutation of all kinds. Mercury is placed in the third house of the lunar return, the house governing communications. A double-whammy, so to speak. Next, I look at the aspects made to the ruler of the chart Mercury. I see that Uranus, the planet of surprise and quirky thinking and behavior, is square to Mercury.
Uranus can cause erratic thinking and sometimes bizarre and unusual thought processes. A square aspect is similar to an opposition aspect, which involves energies that are not flowing harmoniously together, but instead are at loggerheads to each other. The relationship of the lunar return ruler Mercury to Uranus is again echoed by the natal chart comparison.
Natal chart Mercury is opposite Lunar return Uranus, and natal chart Uranus is conjunct lunar return Mercury. Next I see Pluto. Pluto is right on the nadir of Harry's lunar return chart, conjunct its cusp. That means it is opposite the tenth house cusp and its energies extend to both houses and areas of life. The fourth house rules the family of one's origin, and the tenth rules our careers and our place in the world. Most importantly, the tenth house rules how others see us.
To have Pluto on the fourth house cusp could mean Harry might be confronted with some unpleasant family skeletons in the closet and have to deal with them. Pluto opposite the tenth could mean his reputation might undergo some drastic or dark transformations. Pluto is the planet of the dark lord, the underworld's god, the ruler of Hades. He is our deepest darkest secrets made manifest. To make predictions in our lives based on the astrological forces in play, we need to identify a theme echoed throughout the chart.
If something is shown over and over, we can be sure we are looking at a trend. We look to see what house of the natal chart is bought to the cusp of the ascendant in the lunar return because that will determine what part of our life—cut up into 12 slices by the zodiac board of trustees—will be the focal point of our month. In this analysis of Prince Harry's lunar return, it comes to be the eighth house, the house of Scorpio , which is ruled by Pluto.
Here now we have our themes for the month. Thinking is erratic, unpredictable, and doesn't follow a linear path.
Harry is undergoing some dark thoughts or exposure to dark elements right now, and how he deals with them is up to him. He is ultimately in control of what he does or does not do. Nothing and nobody can make decisions for him or about him. Every one of us must do that no matter what the theme of the month is. So, in summary, we can say that anyone having the lunar return and comparison listed above would be very egocentric this month; not thinking straight; and prone to wanting to explore the dark side of life.
A Lunar return is the astrological depiction of the new beginning you make each month and what results from it until the next cycle begins. Thus, give yourself a little time and space to rest and meditate if you can in the few hours surrounding the time of your Lunar return each month. Take the time to think about what lies ahead, plan your strategies, and gather your resources so you can make the best of what's offered. Look over the aspects in your Lunar return chart and the days and times ahead where they individually kick in.
Once you've got a calm picture of the challenges and openings to come, you can rise to seize the day, one moment at a time, and make the most of the month. The planetary positions in a Lunar return are locked in at the moment the Moon returns to its natal place. Where these positions fall in relation to the local horizon, and thus the areas of life in which they work, is entirely dependent upon where you are at the time. Thus, if you see that your Lunar return is going to develop a picture you'd like to rearrange, that can be accomplished by placing yourself at the right spot on the globe to fine-tune the event.
Many astrologers travel widely in order to adjust both Solar and Lunar returns - I have done so repeatedly over the last 35 years with apparent great success, so I recommend it when necessary. Moving about extensively every month is not easy for everyone, but being aware that it affects the Lunar return is a plus if you normally travel on business and have some say as to where.
The Lunar return is a large piece of the astrological picture of what happens with your life every month, but it is not the only one. Lunar transits, New and Full Moons, and other factors also weigh in, so they have been included in this report so you can have a more complete picture of what to expect and what you have to work with. You should remember, however, that factors whose timing is as short as a monthly cycle are more like the minute or second hands on your life's clock face. Don't forget to stand back every now and then and refresh yourself with the big picture of where you are and where you're going, which are described by long-term transit and progression cycles.
After that, you can get back down to the day-to-day nitty-gritty which the Lunar return offers and know that your focus is tracking and every moment is enjoyed and utilized to its best advantage.
Your Lunar return can be read in a manner similar to many other types of horoscopes, except that in doing interpretations it must be kept in mind that it has an unusually short life. Thus, where the middle and outer planets are concerned, there is little or no change of sign over literally dozens of Lunar returns. This makes the overall influence of signs more of a long-term, barely changing backdrop and thus negligible in effect. The house placements and the mutual aspects of the planets and Angles thus become where all the action is, fueled mostly by the faster-changing positions of the inner planets.
That may be just as well, as trying to stuff too much interpretive information into a description of a single month leads to diminishing returns, and what is important gets lost in the shuffle. So what is most important in a Lunar return? Certainly the house positions of the Sun and Moon, and the sign of the Ascendant, which represent the main areas of focus for the month, along with the house positions of the planets.
After that comes the aspects of the Lights, Angles, and inner planets to each other and to the middle and outer planets, which describes the dynamics of the month. Last comes the aspects of the middle and outer planets to each other, which provide a background dynamic upon which the rest play out.
Even though these events repeat themselves each month, the playing field changes, and thus the basic transits have a different role to play every month, all the while retaining their core implications. Interpretation of the individual transits begins with the symbolism of the degree at which they occur, followed by an interpretation of their general meaning, and finishing with an outlay of the specific issues and influences they may bring into your life.
Finally, although your personal Void-of-Course Moon periods will vary widely, they are important timing factors in the daily decision-making process — so, keep a close eye on them! Professional Astrologers: You understand the advantage to be gained by being aware of these monthly lunar influences; now, share this knowledge with your clients: They will come to depend on these monthly guides for providing information they can put to use immediately. Technical Facts about Lunar Return. Note: All Matrix reports are shipped with default presets selected by the author of the particular program and our astrologers.
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