A Solar Return represents a blueprint for the year to come by confirming the new Solar infusion of power and possibility. That’s the moment when the transiting Sun returns to the exact degree and minute of the birth chart. Yes, of course there is controversy as to what the true birthchart is of the Unites States. At the same time, July 4th has been embedded in the national psyche and celebrated as such since the beginning of the country—and that is significant. Using the Sibley chart, we will examine the outlook for this pivotal year in the American democratic experiment.