Starting from today I will write, I hope, many astrological FAQ.
These are Faq #1
Why do you write, in your books, that in
the economy of the facts of a year the transits count just a little
while the positions of the celestials in the Aimed Solar Returns’
Houses count almost everything?
Once upon a time a man asked me for help. He had
a bank job and he was the first name of next fired on a list on the
director’s desk. It was three years that Saturn transited in his
tenth House and, in the following months, he would have had even
Saturn in opposition to his natal Sun. I put, for him, in the Aimed
Solar Return sky, a beautiful Jupiter joined to MC. The results: he
was not fired and he received a salary rise. When he wrote to me, I
saw, on the paper, his tears of joy.
I don’t know. I repeat that my knowledge in the
topic of the Solar and Lunar Returns comes only by a long and a big
practice. If you don’t believe it, then organize this test: put a
marvellous Mars (that receive only good planetary aspects) in the
sixth House of a Solar Return and you will observe that the year
will be very bad. In the opposite way we find that if you place a
very devastated (by many square and opposition aspects) Venus in the
second House, you will observe, one year later, that this
“devastated” Venus was very good for money.
Why do you write, in your books, as regards
the Aimed Solar Returns and the Aimed Lunar Returns, that the First,
Sixth and Twelfth Houses are so much bad?
(From a comment of mine to some reviews on Amazon.com).
I wish to thank you for
your today’s review to my book (Transits and Solar Returns, Ricerca
that, I think, put in a right light some important points of my will
when I decided to write it.
I desire to thank even the other
reviewers, women and men that wrote well of my treatise and even men
that wrote critically or quasi-critically about it. It is right that
everyone can express his or her own judgement.
I thank you also because you
inserted, in your review, the link to my webpage where everyone,
even many times in a day, can calculate, for free, the Index
of Risk for the
Year that is a good
help to follow my school of Astrology.
Then I would add, shortly, to your
good review, a single item, to precise something that is difficult
to believe for many readers that read this argument for the first
time. In my February 16th blog I wrote to an African reader of mine:
"I realize that many rules contained
in my English book “Transits and Solar Returns” are difficult to
understand, but it depends on several factors. First you have to
consider that my studies and my researches, always accompanied by
thousands of practical exercises, are contained in about 65 books,
but you English readers can read only three of these books.
Moreover, even within the book you mentioned, if not read carefully,
you cannot understand the meaning of what I mean to express. Let’s
take an example and we follow the rule that says ‘when Mars is in
the first, in the sixth or in the twelfth Houses of Solar Return, it
brings a very bad year, especially on health’. However, not everyone
reads carefully what I have written: health, both in the physical
sense and in psychological terms. Once a friend of mine was arguing
that he had Mars in the sixth House, in the last Aimed Solar Return,
and nothing had happened with his health. And I asked: “What? You
have just said to me that your girlfriend left you and you did not
want to see anyone for a month! This, according to you, doesn’t mean
Several other people, sometimes, live
for months with sadness or anxiety about an university test that did
not go very well or because they fight with a parent or a teacher at
university: this is not always suffering and ill health?
We are not always aware of the
diseases that plague us. Personally I lost two sisters for cancer.
The second of the two was hit by a terrible cancer of the bowel
which, according to the doctors, she had grown inside her for about
ten years. Finally, last but not least, let me remind that for
foreign readers is difficult to recall, in a book of about 600
pages, something that I repeat in any Italian book of mine: I never
said that every time we had Mars of Solar Return in the first, in
the sixth or in the twelfth Houses, we will be suffering from an
ulcer or we will suffer for an amputating leg. I have said, however,
that whenever we are suffering from an ulcer or an amputated leg
there are certainly, in our Solar Return, Mars or the Sun or the
Ascendant or a stellium in the first or in the sixth or in the
Surely I would try to place Venus or Jupiter or
Venus plus Jupiter in the fifth or in the seventh Houses of the
subject. But, usually, I never work trying to stimulate at least two
or three Sectors of the Return Map contemporarily.
For example even the combination Jupiter joined
to MC and Venus in the Fifth or in the seventh House, is a very good
one because the tenth House works as magnifier of the fifth or of
the seventh House.
In the same way, I can use the second House, that
is also the House of the
image, of the look, and so I give a bigger visibility to the subject
that has even Venus or Jupiter in the fifth or in the seventh House.
Obviously I will try to avoid a Mars in the
eleventh House because this position is a starter of fights in
You have to beware of Jupiter in the seventh
Return Houses for itsbistable oscillator effect.
From my book “Transits and Solar Returns”, the
chapter “Jupiter in the seventh House of the Solar Return”:
In the Seventh House of SR, Jupiter behavior
is more or less similar to that of its transit of the natal 7th House.
Usually, due to the ‘bistable’ effect that I have already described,
Jupiter lends you a helping hand and solves your troubles concerning
your love life, marriage, and anything related with stamped paper.
If you are not involved in any affair but you strongly wish to be
involved – and if there are at least the theoretical preconditions
for that to happen – you can surely hope to have a promising
encounter during the twelve months of the Solar Return. It may be an
important person with whom you might establish a quite steady
relationship. Also, if your love life has been recently spoiled by a
crisis, a temporary separation, and/or by incessant tensions, with
the arrival of a Solar Return with Jupiter in the 7th House
you stand very good chances to overcome your misunderstandings, and
to restore the nice, peaceful and loving atmosphere of the good old
times. The same happens for legal issues, lawsuits, legal
proceedings, pending issues with justice. If you are under
investigation or if you are on trial, if you are engaged in an
exhausting lawsuit, then it’s highly probable that you’ll find an
important resource, an unexpected help, a kind of miraculous
support, something or somebody who gets you out of trouble or
manages to produce a favourable judgment – or at least, a sentence
which is not so bad for you. The other way around, if you are having
a wonderful time in your love life and if you aren’t facing any
trouble at all with the law, then Jupiter in the 7th House
may bring huge quarrels, separations, even a divorce, stamped paper
of all kinds, troubles with justice, individuals or institutions
attacking you, declared enemies, and even more: with this Jupiter
one can even expect to be a victim of acts of terrorism, robberies
or attempts of robbery. Someone might wound you. As I said, it is
not clear how it really works: still, having collected and studied
thousands and thousands of charts of Solar Returns, I can assert for
certain that this rule proves to be true in the overwhelming
majority of the cases, if not in all of them.
The same reasoning can be ascribed to your
partner, husband or wife, associates in business, education,
politics, etc. Nonetheless besides the bipolarity that I have
defined as ‘bistable’ there’s another attribute that I’ve often met
with this celestial position. During the twelve months of such a SR,
your partner, boyfriend or girlfriend, husband or wife, associate or
whatever, is bound to stand out for some reason. They might recover
from bad health or they might grow in their profession or social
position, and so on. It is a good time, anyway, to take somebody
into partnership, if this is what you are looking for.