The phrase "acute awareness'' encapsulates the interpretation of Mercury in the 8th house of the solar return.
Your mind is more insightful and reflective during this year, and there will be times when you will see more or know more than you were previously aware of. Knowledge of the unconscious mind grows quicky, leaving you overwhelmed by the change.You are more aware of nuances, motives, and psychological conflicts in yourself and others. Subtle shifts in power and power plays will be more obvious to you now. The interpretation of Mercury in the 8th house is very similar to the interpretation of the Sun or the Moon in this house, but there is an important difference.
When Mercury is in the 8th, you are more apt to gain an understanding of psychological issues as a result of training and education.
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SOLAR RETURN CHART FROM 1ST HOUSE TO 12TH HOUSE :
From year to year, the Sun passes through the solar return chart in a clockwise direction, falling into every third house for those people who remain in the same location. For example,
the Sun in the 1st house in this year's solar return will probably move up to the 10th house next year, assuming certain conditions: the individual must remain in the same location and this location should not be too far north or too far south in terms of latitude.