Latest News and Articles

E520A Astrologies of Soul: Psyche and Character E520A Astrologies of Soul: Psyche and Character Character, Karma and Calling: Astrologies of Soul - Psyche & Character Instructors; Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg 6 Weeks on Thursdays,... More detail
Earthlings Have Gone to Pluto! Earthlings Have Gone to Pluto! A fabulous moment in history -- Earthlings have gone to Pluto! For the first time ever, after a journey of more than 3 billion miles and 9 years, a human-made... More detail
Maggie Nalbandian, Kepler's founder Maggie Nalbandian, Kepler's founder Maggie Nalbandian was born on April 5, 1937 at 15:00 (3:00 PM) in Plainview (Hale County), Texas. She died in June 2015. Maggie founded a bookstore, an... More detail

Instructor: Lee Lehman. Learn how to find important annual themes in your chart.
 Meets Wednesday evenings from 5:00 PDT beginning July 29
 In addition to the live sessions, students will have additional resources in a course website. Live sessions are recorded and available for student download.

Solar returns are a natal technique which can be used both for highlighting important annual themes, as well as identifying longer-term themes and patterns. This course will examine these planning tools, as well as the techniques that have developed to relocate the solar return - one of the few cases in astrology where patterns may be actively created by intentional travel.

Week 1: History & variations in solar return calculation
Learning Objectives:
Memorize the definition of a solar return, and understand historically the variations in the calculation of the solar return
Consider the method of solar return and what it can demonstrate in a reading compared to other dynamic methods

Week 2: The Classical solar return as one unit in the greater Planetary Synodic Sequence
Learning Objectives:
Compare and contrast the use of the solar return within the sequence: Jupiter-Saturn, Mars-Saturn, Mars-Jupiter, Solar Return, and Lunation
Compare and contrast the use of the solar return as a personal version of the use of the Aries Ingress in mundane

Week 3: Relocating the Solar Return
Learning Objectives:
Learn to compare the natal solar return with the possibility of relocation
Examine how to turn the solar return chart for optimal effect
Examine the house effect of moving north, south, east or west

Week 4: Solar Returns for Relationships, Job, and Success
Learning Objectives:
Examine the traditional rules for three common types of solar return subjects
Compare and contrast these methods in order to extract a general rubric for solar return examination

Week 5: Solar Returns for Failure, Sickness, and Death
Learning Objectives:
Examine the traditional rules for three common types of solar return subjects which could indicate “failure”
Use this discussion to consider the extent of fate and free will open to the Native
Consider whether there are remedial measures of solar returns, and, if so, what they are

Week 6: Lifetime Solar Returns
Learning Objectives:
Examine the pattern of solar return changes from year to year
Learn to identify multi-year themes from solar returns
Consider how to use these multiple years sequences for long-term planning purposes

Required Reading:
Lehman, J. Lee. Classical Solar Returns.

Available from

Modern work on solar returns: your choice, but approved by instructor

Featured Instructor

Courses Offered Fall Term

  • Chart Calculation Labs +

    Primary Instructor: Christine Arens The math calculation Read More
  • CS102: Traditional Medical Astrology +

    Primary Instructor: J. Lee Lehman, PhDThis is Read More
  • E300 Astrological Heritage +

    Instructor: Inga Thornell Astrology has a rich Read More
  • E400 Astronomy for Astrologers (independent study) +

    Taught by Bruce ScofieldThis course is required Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


Make sure you don't miss interesting happenings and free webinars by joining our newsletter. It is published twice a month.


Contact Us

Please contact us if you have any questions. Our office hours are from 9 AM to 4 PM Pacific Time, Monday-Thursday.

  • Post Office Box: 
       17233 15th Ave NE #55834
      Shoreline, WA  98155
  • Phone: 1-425-673-4292


Free Introduction to Astrology

sky zodiac Click here for a FREE Introduction to Astrology. This course is based on the online course site that Kepler uses for its regular classes..

Connect with us