Solar Return: When Your Birthday Is Not Your Birthday

In astrology, the Solar Return is the exact moment the sun returns on our birth day but it may or may not be your birthday. Depending on the year, it could be the day before or the day after. Our solar return isn’t just about making birthday wishes but a powerful time of exploring themes and issues in the coming year. The new year isn’t in January but really from solar return to solar return.

It feels like I’ve been away from this blog for a year and while it’s only been a couple months,

it’s as been my longest break from blogging in 8 years. Geez, I missed my blogoversary but all my energy has gone to completing my Black Cats Tell All: True Tales and Inspiring Images book.

Ironically, this time last year, I was in the thick of crowdfunding the project and early stages of development. Apparently my solar return was yesterday and I celebrated the completion of the book by writing the acknowledgments page.

Find out when your real birthday or solar return is this year or next with a handy calculator  from I was thrilled to find free transits or planetary influences and other goodies that far outweigh basic horoscopes.

While on a blog break, I’ve been posting more or less daily on our Boomer Muse Instagram so do follow us there.

For all my fellow Leos, have a sunny solar return!  Nothing feels more Leoish than sunflowers and this was a fun photo quote to create. I’ve never met a Leo who wasn’t creative. How do you express your creativity?