Your Solar Return occurs around your birthday (the day before, of, or after), and is when the transit (moving) Sun returns to the exact same position it was at when you were born.
You can create a chart for the moment of the return called the Solar Return Chart, and from that chart, you can glean some information about how the next year of your life will go, until your next birthday.
What is ruled by the sign of the Solar Return Ascendant can become more important in your life during that year, and it can seep into your personality as well.
Solar Return Ascendant in the Signs:
Solar Return Ascendant in Aries
The next year can have more energy, enthusiasm, and can be more active. You can be more take-charge, impulsive, and excited. You can take the lead or have the courage you need to take the initiative, and you can have a lot of energy that needs to be directed somewhere, otherwise you may be more hot-headed, defensive, or accident-prone.
Solar Return Ascendant in Taurus
The next year can be focused on stability, and you can focus on bringing stability and security to the areas of life that need it. You can be less impulsive, more grounded, and want to take your time. It can be a good year to focus on your finances, your resources, and your possessions, and you can surround yourself with comfort.
Solar Return Ascendant in Gemini
The next year can be a mentally-active one, and you can come up with a lot of new ideas, and want to think about things before you do anything. You can be more open and expressive, and you can be more active and sociable. You can open your mind to new information, and you can share what you know and think with others.
Solar Return Ascendant in Cancer
The next year can be focused on your emotions and foundation, and you can work on connecting to your emotions, tending to emotional needs, and strengthening yourself internally. You may be more sensitive, and need more support and encouragement. You can also be more supportive of others. There may be a bottoming-out of something in your life.
Solar Return Ascendant in Leo
The next year can be more playful, fun-loving, and creative, and you can focus on bringing more joy into your life. You can be less serious and more positive, and want to connect to your inner child and spend more time doing what you love or being with the people you love. You can also find yourself in the spotlight or getting more attention.
Solar Return Ascendant in Virgo
The next year can be focused on the details, work, and daily life. You can bring more structure and order into your life, pay more attention to the fine print, and strive to be more productive and efficient. Work can be more important to you, both professionally and the work of daily life. It can also be a year focused on your health.
Solar Return Ascendant in Libra
The next year can be more about your relationships and the people in your life than it is about you. You can give more time and attention to others, and can be there for them. One or more relationships can be elevated or eliminated. You can also focus on trying to be more balanced, and bring more harmony and peace into your life.
Solar Return Ascendant in Scorpio
The next year can be focused on transformations, of yourself or of your life, and they can start at the core. They may take a while to take root, but can stick around. You can also focus on more serious matters, and address issues that are deeply-held or a little dark. You may be more intense and passionate in your approach to life.
Solar Return Ascendant in Sagittarius
The next year can be all about expansion in many ways, and you can pursue opportunities that are presented to you to have new experiences, open your mind, and explore the world. You may travel, take a course, or be open to an adventure. You can take a more optimistic view of the world and try to see the silver lining in situations.
Solar Return Ascendant in Capricorn
The next year can be focused on your goals, and you can work harder for what you want, and strive to make progress. You can be more ambitious and disciplined in your approach, and you can feel that success is more important to you. You may experience a high point with something in your life or get praise of recognition over the next year.
Solar Return Ascendant in Aquarius
The next year can be one where you step outside of your comfort zone a little bit, willing to do things in an unconventional way. You can be more independent, and you can be true to the quirkier parts of yourself. You can also expand your social circle and focus more on your place in the world and how you can contribute. There can be many changes in your life over the next year.
Solar Return Ascendant in Pisces
The next year can be focused on letting go and clearing out your life in many ways. You can deal with issues from the past, subconscious issues, or secrets that need to be brought out. Things that have been hidden to you may come to light. You can also connect more to your spiritual side, intuition, or imagination. You may need more time alone over the next year.
Suggested Reading: Lunar Returns & the Moon in the Solar Return Chart