Solar Returns

Solar Returns

Solar Returns, or “Revolutions,” is a forecasting technique based on the chart for the moment the Sun returns to the natal position at any year of inquiry. This predictive method has been used for centuries, with many interpretive techniques evolving from this system.

Instructor: Shu Yap
RP204 (5 weeks) – Winter 2023-24
Begins August 6, 2024
Advance pricing ends July 23, 2024

NOTE: If this is your first academic course with Kepler College or you have not paid the one-time registration fee ($40) in the past, please add this to your order. This fee payment is required for all academic students.

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This course is taught in English. Proficiency in English is required for all students.

Original price was: $295.00.Current price is: $280.25.

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Instructor: Shu Yap
Day: Tuesday, beginning August 6, 2024
Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Course Length : 5 weeks – All live sessions are recorded



Solar Returns is appealing because it neatly encapsulates a 12-month perspective into one chart, in relation to a natal chart. As it also draws from the same fundamental principles of natal chart analysis, Solar Returns is great way to extend and build on your existing skills in natal astrology.

In this 5-week short course, we will explore some fundamental principles behind Solar Return charts to help you build some skills to start working with them in your study and practice. Many of the core principles used in natal chart analysis are also used within the Solar Returns system, but some adjustments are required to reframe these principles within the context of a one-year time slice.

The outcome is that students will be able to look at any Solar Returns chart and draw out some significant themes for the year based on the techniques delivered during this course.

Chart examples, reading resources and quizzes will be provided, and students will also be working on their own Solar Returns chart during the course.

Weekly Topics:

  • The historical evolution of the Solar Returns technique

  • Basic Solar Return interpretive chart principles

  • Comparing natal chart signatures to the Solar Returns chart

  • Combining Annual Profections

  • Analysing Solar Return charts over multiple years

  • Tracking the Solar Return chart over the current year

  • Formulating a judgement about the Solar Returns chart



Foundational skills in natal astrology are required.

Required Reading:

To be provided by the instructor.

Recommended Texts:

  • Classical Solar Returns – J. Lee Lehman Ph.D
  • The Art of Forecasting Using Solar Returns – Anthony Louis
  • Abu Ma’shar On The Revolutions Of The Years of Nativities – translated by Benjamin N. Dykes Ph.D
  • Dorotheus of Sidon Carmen Astrologicum Book IV – translated by Benjamin N. Dykes
  • Astrology & The Authentic Self – Demetra George
  • Julius Firmicus Maternus Mathesis – translated by James Herschel Holden
  • The Astrology of Saul B. Bisher (Chapter On Nativities) – translated by Benjamin N. Dykes Ph.D



View Shu’s bio here

Registration closes at 7:00pm on Saturday August 10th, 2024


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