The Solar Return
One’s birthday is a special date. On this day, the Sun enters exactly the same degree of the zodiac sign as at birth. In astrology, this phenomenon is called the Solar Return. The Solar Return begins with the person’s first birthday, and repeats every year, varying within a range up to 48 hours.
Each of the 12 days after the Solar Return symbolically corresponds to one month of the next year of life.
Before your birthday
To achieve the right mood, one should perform simple home rituals a week before one’s birthday:
Forgive everyone who has offended you this year. Believers should visit the temple and pray for the good health of all of their ill-wishers and offenders. You can find recommendations on different rituals of forgiveness on the Internet as well. The key word is sincerity.
Take all possible measures to get rid of debts – not only financial, but also spiritual: ask for forgiveness from the people you have hurt. Try to complete the most important things (or at least lay the foundations for their completion).
Stay alone in the evenings: think over the past year, admit your mistakes and defeats, praise yourself for your achievements. You can write all this on a sheet, dividing it in two columns (achievements and mistakes).
The first 12 days after the Solar Return.
These days symbolically reflect next year’s microcycle (until the next birthday). It is believed that the way a person spends them determines how the following year will go. It is beneficial to stay in high spirits: go to sleep and wake up in a joyful mood and with love for everyone around.
It is no secret that the days leading up to a birthday may bring about nervousness or even depression and vague longing. Contrary to popular belief, this has nothing to do with us getting older.
1st day (your birthday) – my dear me
On their birthday, one is more open for contact with their inner world than ever. At this time, we subconsciously feel what we really want and what we need to do to achieve our desire. In the morning, find 10 minutes and write a rough plan for the year including your wishes and dreams. Fold the sheet and stash it until the next year.
As a rule, most people spend their birthday with friends, relatives, and colleagues. However, it is recommended to celebrate this holiday either in solitude or in the company of only those whom we really trust. The first 24 hours from the time of birth are ideal for planning, decision-making, and meditation. It is your time to do something for yourself, such as relax in your favorite place or do creative work. There are also five things to avoid on this day: do not involve yourself in conflict, do not spit on the ground, do not borrow money, do not blame or gossip, and do not cry.
2nd day – financial well-being
The day after the birthday corresponds to the second astrological house, which is responsible for our wealth, the ability to make money, and material well-being. It is advisable to devote this time to work on the skills that bring us profit. It is also a good day for charity. You should avoid impulsive purchases and bragging about your financial situation.
3rd day – contacts and travel
We have a unique chance to improve connections with our closest associates and to invite into our lives opportunities to travel. On the third day, astrologers recommend acting differently from what we are used to. For example, if you feel a lack of sociability, make a new acquaintance or just chat with a stranger. If you are considered an overly talkative and frivolous person, spend this day in solitude, speak only to the point and avoid recreational activities. If you want to change your place of residence or spend the year traveling, plan a short trip on this day.
4th day – mission and ancestors
At this time, the forces connecting us with our ancestors are activated. If there is an unresolved problem in your life, mentally ask your deceased relatives to help you solve it. On the fourth day after the birthday, it is recommended to visit relatives and to be engaged in household chores and family affairs. During this time, it is not advisable to make new acquaintances, get a new job or participate in adventurous events, because any innovations can distract you from the mission of your life.
5th day – children and creativity
If you already have children, immerse yourself in them. If you want to experience the joy of being a parent, observe someone else’s children and clearly imagine what your future child will look like. It is also recommended that you devote this day to creative matters, preferably those that you have never done before.
6th day – health and beauty
This day is ideal for therapy, beauty treatments, visiting doctors, and dieting. If on the sixth day after your birthday you suddenly feel unwell, this is a sign that your first priority is to take care of your physical health. This day is also favorable for changing your image.
7th day – marital relations
On the seventh day after one’s birthday, we have the opportunity to improve our relationship with our spouse or adjust our lives so that we quickly meet our destiny. Those who already have a spouse need to devote free time to communicating with them, discussing existing problems, and finding compromises for mutual understanding. On this day, it is recommended that soulmates pleasantly surprise each other and show their feelings in every way possible. If you are still at the stage of searching for your better half, devote this day to meditation on a future life partner. You can start a romantic relationship on this day only if there is hope for it to last.. A superficial romance will end in frustration.
8th day – tests
Astrologists consider this day the most critical and the most dangerous. During this period, put your mind to a reassessment of values. This will help us to understand our mistakes and to prevent their recurrence. If possible, the eighth day after the birthday should be spent in solitude. If you are forced into contact with society, avoid arguments and excessive emotionality. Do not be discouraged if on this day you part with someone or lose something valuable. This indicates that new events will arrive in your life soon.
9th day – knowledge and new acquaintances
This day is ideal for gaining new knowledge or improving existing skills. On the ninth day after the birthday, you should not sit at home, it is better to devote time to social events, museums, libraries, or theaters. Beside that, this period is favorable for communication and various contacts.
10th day – profession and social status
On the 10th day after the Solar Return, people often have a desire to make a statement, demonstrate ambitions and manifest their own ego. However, it is better to transform these qualities into determination and concentration. On this day, you need to pay attention to the quality of your professional skills. If you dream of professional growth, try right now to take the first step to fulfill this desire.
11th day – friends and the future
From the astrological point of view, this time is ideal for celebrating a birthday in a circle of friends. Since the 11th house is responsible for our friends, notice with whom you “happened” to communicate the most on this day, because on this day the stars will bring to us precisely those people who wish us well. This day also sets down the main events for the whole next year. Therefore, if on the 11th day you are invited to take part in something new, feel free to accept.
12th day – ease and rest
This day is the final day of the solar cycle. Do not be too active, but at the same time do not indulge in laziness. You need to think about your goals and plans and believe that they will come true. Believers should go to the temple. It is also beneficial, on the 12th day, to give to charity and show graciousness without expecting anything in return.
These 12 days create a platform for the near future. They encompass everything: love, work, fun, family, self-awareness — all the most important aspects of a prosperous life. Try your best to fulfill the rules for every day to make a new year of life more pleasant and rewarding.
Best of luck to you!