Precession-corrected Lunar Return

The precession-corrected Tropical Lunar Return.

This chart is somewhat similar to the conventional Tropical Lunar Return chart, the angles having shifted only a few degrees.  But, let us look at those changes.

  • Natal Saturn is now much closer to the Ascendant-Descendant axis; the self-discipline of a professional swimmer is now in focus.
  • Natal Venus is close to the L/R Asc., bringing Marilyn’s desires and values into personal focus.  Transiting Venus is also in the first house, adding to the importance of this angular placement.
  • Transiting Mars is on the IC angle, great effort is put into a venture that impacts one’s basic lifestyle.

What we have here is a much sharper focus than is found in the conventional Tropical Lunar Return.  Now, let us look at the transits to this chart’s angles on the date of her great achievement.

  • Transiting Mercury is at 1 Libra, close to the Ascendant.  Close-at-hand travel and manual dexterity or actions are involved.
  • Transiting Venus is at 1 Scorpio, conjuncting transiting Saturn, and reflecting the natal Venus-Saturn opposition — a “Similarity Pattern”.

Again, one chart doesn’t prove anything.  What it does do is to suggest those factors that we need to look for in other charts so as to build up a base of expectations and concurring factors that lend confidence and effectiveness to our work.

Our next exploration will look at additional techniques to consider, one little used, the other is little known.  I hope that teases you into coming back for another look at these methods.  As always, I can be contacted directly by e-mail at or through the use of a “comment” attached to this post.  Dave


About dadsnook

Dave has been exploring cyclic astrology since the mid-1970's. CYCLIC astrology utilizes both Return charts and planetary-pair cycles for short-term prediction. These practices and nine years of archived material are available for study or reading at A new book, Personal Prediction ISBN 978-9-615-63033-5, has been published and the MC-Solar Cycle technique is now supported through a recognized software provider so that all students and practicing astrologers can apply these techniques for their own use. Recently, Dave has been exploring a new charting format:, transiting Moon to natal Sun Return charts. These moon-sun returns show how we can maintain or deal with change in our lives. A book, Personal Moon-to-Sun Returns 2 has been released in 2015. Contact Dave for details at Dave is a retired business systems analyst and automation systems engineer, enjoys woodcarving and tarot in addition to astrology.
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