Continuing; Exploring Lunar Returns — part 2


Pictured here is Jan and I at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, PA a few weeks ago.  In this posting I will be advancing the previous Lunar Return for June 4, 2014 to reflect the chart & events for each specific date.

This is done by creating derived charts for following days using the same “chart time” used by the Lunar Return chart.  This advances the MC and Ascendant by about a degree and also re-positions the transiting planets for that date. What is often overlooked in these Return/Advanced charts is that the chart houses do not reflect the natal chart houses.  The natal houses and planets are positioned differently, now having to express themselves through the Return/Advanced chart’s houses.  This reflects the ever-changing nature of our daily lives.  Let us look at June 5th, the day following my June 4th Lunar Return:


This partial chart illustrates the meaningful t/Moon contacting n/Neptune.  On this day I was doing volunteer work for the town’s Health Department, scanning large plans of septic systems and all of the small supporting documentation so that on-screen electronic images could be retrieved in lieu of trying to recover paper files for storage.  On this date the scanning equipment gave me many problems; refusing to scan any paper, then producing dark images and stretched out images, then intermittently working and not-working.  This process proved to be un-productive and lost time from my currently busy schedule.  The scanner, as I see it, is represented by Neptune and the resulting images.  The Moon represents the fast changing reactions by myself to the on-going problems of getting this equipment to function.

The advanced chart for June 9th is shown below.
















This advanced chart utilizes the same chart time as the Lunar Return of June 4th.  Note that t/Moon is at, and will contact, the Ascendant angle.  n/Uranus is on the 7th house cusp, the Descendant.  t/Moon indicates that I will very personally be interacting with another.  n/Uranus can denote an astrological reading — which is just what was being done that evening for a somewhat skeptical (at first) client.  We should take note of t/Part of Fortune in the 5th.  PoF represents “chance and change” situations and outcomes — would the multiple chart readings for various events in this woman’s life bring her to an acceptance of astrology’s usefulness?  Of course it did.

We might choose to note that t/Sun squares n/Sun-n/Neptune midpoint, and that the n/Ascendant is being closely approached by a retrograding Mercury.  This Mercury reflects the slow build-up and care taken to substantiate the practice of astrology before moving on the future issues.

Following posts will reflect other daily events.  Later on I will utilize the “Nicewander” method of Lunar Return Progressions/Daily charting to see how it compares to this very basic method.  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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