This Solar Return speaks to the year ahead and actually to a bit of the year behind. It tends to cover an 18 month time frame.
So let's take a look at what it indicates for our nation in this most crucial election year.
Here is the United States Solar Return Chart for 2012. As you can see the actual return took place on the 3rd of July at 3:37 pm ET.
Please remember that astrology is based in consciousness, it is not fate. We as a nation can take these pictures and find new ways of manifesting them, all still in alignment with the planetary actions. We do not have to bring out the negative energies but can use our own awareness to activate a more positive change.
I love that Mercury is the most elevated planet and that it is in Leo with Leo at the Midheaven. It is a bright signature of leadership, joyful talk and when you consider that it is in the house of the legislature and media, you may want to dismiss this statement as off target completely. We certainly have seen little but arguments and derisiveness in our Congress since President Obama was inaugurated. But this signature is not without some conflict that must be and will be resolved.