Frequently asked questions
Astrodienst round > Return Charts
can I choose the starting date for a Solar Return chart?
The 'Extended Chart Selection' page contains a field for the start
date. Use the year field there to choose your solar return year
- the day and month have no effect on the calculation of the Solar
can I change the reference place for a Solar Return
Just follow the link "modify reference place"
in the section "Default settings" of the page Extended Chart Selection.
Now, you can choose the chart type "Solar Return chart". Please,
remember that your reference place remains changed after this, and
the Personal Daily Horoscope, for example, will be done for the
date and time of this new reference place. This might turn out as
a bit of a surprise, if your reference place for the solar return
chart was on the other side of the world.
If you haven't chosen a reference place before, uncheck the box
"use birth place" and click on "continue". Now choose a country and
enter the name of the place where you have spent or will spend your
Then press the "continue" button twice, and you will get
back to the extended chart selection .
- If you have chosen a reference place before, click on the
link "other town" beside your current
reference place and change it to the place where you have spent or will
your birthday. Then press the "continue" button twice, and you will get
back to the extended chart selection.
can I run return charts for planets other than the Sun and the
For return charts, you can always check the ephemeris first, and
find the date of the return of a particular planet. Then play a
little with the time to get it precise.
Otherwise, there are great astrology programs like Kepler or Solar
Fire out there which you can buy and which probably take care of
any special technical needs.