4. How long is the Solar Return in effect?
The Solar Return interpretations begin to apply about three months before your birthday, last the year, and usually fade by the time of your following birthday. Three months to the day before your birthday is usually a significant time for new issues to arise. The month before your birthday marks a time of great transition to the new chart. If you tend to procrastinate, a Solar Return chart can stretch three months past your birthday. Each Solar Return year is built on the last. The more you accomplish this year, the more options you will have next year. The effect is cumulative.