When nine or all of the planets in the solar return chart are above the horizon,
this suggests that you are more interested in external manifestation and achievement than you are in internal processes.
This is true even if the planets are mostly in the 8th or 12th house. When the planets are in the 8th, the emphasis is on change.
Granted these changes are brought about by an increased perception, but still the emphasis is on external modifications in lifestyle and the need to gain power over one's situation. When most of the planets are in the 12th house, the emphasis is on a year-long project which can lead to recognition in the following year. The project is generally a product of personal integration; however, the external manifestation is still noteworthy.
This is a time when you want to succeed in a tangible external way which is measurable and obvious to others.
You evaluate your success by what others think of you and are less satisfied with subjective appreciation. Peer pressure influences you, and you can feel compelled to modify your personality, or be-have in a certain manner.
This is even true of 11th house placements where the two themes, one of individuality and the other of peer pressure, play off each other. What feelings and thoughts you do have may be controlled or lost in a flurry of activity as you strive for external achievement. The focus of attention is on what you can do and accomplish and not on how you feel about yourself internally. This is a good time to acquire objective information while testing your abilities to succeed in an external way.
Since you might devalue your own subjective thoughts and opinions this year, it is possible that you will seek advice from others rather than using your own head. You may even believe everything you are told, and can be deceived easily. Hollow goals built upon the expectations of others rather than personal fulfillment are possible if you lose touch with your own emotional roots and spiritual purpose. In extreme cases, this southern emphasis could denote the workaholic who sacrifices everything for success.
But if you consciously remember your roots, this can be a very productive time, one in which you use information and feelings to achieve goals that were formulated when many of the planets were in the northern hemisphere. This is a time for action, the counterpart to the planning stage. You may not need to focus inward at this time if you already have a solid inner base for the activity you are involved in now.
Hemispheric Emphasis in Solar Return chart
Presented below are the interpretations for hemispheric emphasis, quadrant emphasis, mode, and element preponderances and lacks. The reader should remember that narrow interpretations of singular astrological data are never the ideal. It is difficult to isolate one factor for interpretation without considering the rest of the chart. This is especially true of the following factors which tend to be general and particularly susceptible to contraindications in the rest of the solar return chart. It is important that you weigh the following factors according to their consistency or lack thereof with significant themes in the interpretation.
NORTHERN HEMISPHERIC EMPHASIS in your yearly Solar return chart
Charts with nine or all of the planets below the horizon indicate a period of internalization rather than a push for outward achievement.. This is a time for building the foundation necessary for a new cycle of external achievement. Although you may actually be very successful during this period, you will still be laying the groundwork for a new round of activity. Learn More...
EASTERN HEMISPHERIC EMPHASIS in your yearly Solar Return Chart
With nine or all of the planets in the eastern half of the chart, one is either self-motivated or not motivated at all. Use this year to develop self-motivation, self-direction, and self-reliance. This does not mean that important others are missing from your life; but it Learn More..
WESTERN HEMISPHERIC EMPHASIS in your yearly Solar Return chart
Nine or all of the planets in the western part of the solar return chart signify that actions are not based on independent needs since you respond in combination with others. Even those with numerous placements in the 5th house push for self-expression while maintaining relationships. Those with placements in the 9th ... Learn More...