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 house reassess their beliefs according to their interactions with others and their ability to manifest spiritual concepts in daily situations. 

This is a time when actions are defined with consideration toward others. 

Carrying this interpretation one step further, you may not want to act independently this year. Perhaps you will not initiate activities on your own, but prefer to follow others or become involved with their projects. Some individuals will be waiting for others to either make major decisions or lead the way into new experiences. During this time, you can grow more dependent on others or they become more dependent on you. The focus is on other people and what they can do for you, what you need to do for them, and what you can learn from each other. 

The danger with the western chart is that you may become too focused on others and lose sight of your own individuality. You can spend the year catering to the needs of others while your own needs are not met. The strength of any relationship you are involved in is no guarantee that the relationship will be beneficial to you personally. You could stand to lose a lot: all your initiative, independence, and self-interest. 

But there are more positive interpretations. This is a good time to consult with others. You may achieve more through compromise and cooperation than independent action. Perhaps your goals can only be accomplished through the assistance of others, and you need feed-back and guidance to stay on the right track. Consulting with someone who is an authority in your field of interest or has experienced similar situations will make your tasks easier. This is a time for listening to others and gathering objective information. 

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...

SOUTHERN HEMISPHERIC EMPHASIS in your Yearly Solar return chart

When nine or all of the planets in the solar return chart are above the horizon. This is a time when you want to succeed in a tangible external way which is measurable and obvious to others... 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.. 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...