This book is based on a presentation made in August, 2005, which, after Anne Vick's death in December, 2008, her friend Nelda Louise Tanner turned into a book.
A solunar return is when the monthly moon conjuncts your natal sun. Since the solar return is the transiting sun conjunct the natal sun, lunar conjunctions to the natal sun can be seen as subsets of the year's solar return. Solunars are valid for one lunar month, there are approximately thirteen per year. Vick suggests using the solunar chart in conjunction with the natal & progressed charts
Solunar charts are read the same as any other return chart: Calculate the chart for the exact natal sun position. The house the moon falls in is the area of life that will be highlighted for the month. The sign on the ascendant is the means, as expressed by the ruler. When the solunar return has the same cusps as your natal chart, it's a significant month. Note any solunar planets making exact aspects to natal planets, etc. In particular, note any exact aspects to the solunar moon itself, since, by definition, these aspects also affect the natal sun & are amplified by the solunar moon. Vick also notes the nodes, eclipses, vertex, antiscica, which are derived from solstice points (ie, 0 degrees of Cancer/Capricorn), critical degrees, chart turning & more. As should be clear, the solunar chart is a means of timing slower moving aspects.
After the introduction, the remainder of the book is case studies. Vick gives the natal chart, takes us to a significant event in the life, gives us the progressed chart and then the solunar which timed the event, and shows the aspects in play at the time. The delineation is cursory, you are expected to know that Neptune on the ascendant means (in the case of Sandra Day O'Connor) that her husband has Alzheimers, but there is no astrological working-out of Vick's observation.
Vick worked extensively with the vertex, which is rare.
Nelda Louise Tanner, the editor/publisher, once published lovely 90 degree graphic ephemerides for the year. Easily the nicest graphic ephemerides I ever saw. But neither she nor I could sell them, and they are no more.
Vick uses standard Tropical, non-precessed charts. In other words, if your Sun is at 15 degrees of Aries in the Tropical zodiac, solunar returns will be calculated based on 15 degrees of Aries in the Tropical zodiac.
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