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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.

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