Guidelines for Interpreting t/Moon-to-n/Sun Return Charts

Guidelines for evaluating

t/Moon-to-n/Sun Return Charts.

David Monroe, Nov. 2, 2014 ©

Moon-to-Sun Return diagram

Transiting Moon-to/opposite-natal Sun Returns (Moon-to-Sun Returns) are “cyclic” charts.  I differentiate Return charts from Cyclic charts on the basis that Return charts are advanced or progressed using any of several Moon-opp-Sun Return diagramcommon methods such as secondary progressions while Cyclic charts are advanced diurnally (which is a sort of day-for-a-day

Both Return and Cyclic charts, of the nature of those presented on this blog site differ from transits-to-natal charts.

  • The ‘return’ point is determined by the specified transiting planet conjoining the specified natal planet, thus the time of the day on the event-date determines the MC of the chart and house position(s) of the planet-pair.

  • The house position(s) of the planet-pair mark a temporary imprint on the subject much like the natal chart imprints its owner.  This house orientation shapes the nature of the imprint for the remainder of the cycle.

  • The natal chart is re-oriented (in most cases) from its normal house positions to the Return charts house positions.  These changed houses correlates with the nature of the experiences that the subject will encounter.

  • This type of charting lends itself to event-expression and effort to maintain or re-balance one’s life style as changes seek to intrude on our intended course of life.

The following is a list of Interpretive considerations that the author uses in his evaluation of a Moon-to-Sun Return or Advanced chart.

  • Angular planets are the focus of the chart interpretation, causing the chart reading to take on an action-response-experience “event” nature.  It may be that focusing upon succeeding houses would indicate a “feeling” nature while the cadent houses might reveal a “thinking” nature for interpretation.

  •  The Moon and Sun House position provides the basis for a generic statement that will be found to overlay all/any of the daily advanced chart indications.   Use Sun-in-a-house and Moon-in-a-house meanings to synthesize a generic theme for the cycle’s follow-on period.

  • The t/Part of Fortune (t/PoF) plays a prominent role in these charts.  The phase relationship of the Moon-to-the-Sun is displayed by the t/PoF relative to the chart’s Ascendant.  What ever the t/PoF contacts becomes part of the nature of how “chance and change” is introduced into the chart.  An orb of seven degrees is suggested due to the PoF movement being linked to the Moon’s daily rate of advance.  If the Ascendant is un-aspected or has no planets conjoining it, the t/PoF may be seen as an expressional outlet for the Ascendant.

  • The chart’s houses need to be evaluated in terms of “every day” events within the common life style of the subject.  For this reason it becomes necessary for the astrologer to either study a public-figures life record or to engage in dialog with a client to determine the broad nature of one’s lifestyle.  Life context must be understood.

  • t/Moon-to-n/Sun Return charts are diurnally advanced for any day following the Return date.  This is done by changing the chart’s date, retaining the chart’s time, and updating the chart.  The MC will advance about a degree per day and the planets will have that date’s positions govern their placement.

  • Timing in Advanced charts is determined by the advancing angles making contact with a planet, by the always changing PoF and Moon positions, and by the Sun and faster moving planets contacting other bodies in the chart.

  • Doubled-up planets occur when an angular planet contacts another planet (natal or transiting) and it natal/transiting counterpart planet also contacts or aspects the same planet of the planet-pair.   Example:  t/Mercury at the Asc., conjoining n/Mars also is mirrored by n/Mercury square n/Asc. and t/Mars.  In this case, all three natal-transiting planets would be doubled up. Great focus is placed on any doubled up planet for the purpose of interpretation.





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