5. Should you place the Solar Return chart outside the natal chart?
The Solar Return chart can be read by itself. If you can begin to read a natal chart, you can begin to read a Solar Return chart. The placement of the planets in the houses is very important and you would lose this positioning if you merely place the SR chart around the natal like a secondary progression. You can use a two chart technique for the Solar Return, but in this case, place the Solar Return chart on the inside and put the natal chart around the outside. Then be sure to read the solar return as a complete chart in itself.