I am happy to report that I had an absolutely smashing birthday. If the rest of the year is as good as it began, I will have nothing to complain about (other than the usual; I am, after all, a confirmed curmudgeon). People from far and wide extended kind and thoughtful birthday wishes, and I had a thoroughly wonderful reign as Birthday Queen. Huzzah!
I didn’t end up leaving town after all, though. In the end, I just couldn’t get behind the idea of trying to outwit the Solar Return gods with a brief, false relocation. Dana offered me a great alternative, though. She claims a friend of hers swears by using her birthplace to cast her solar return chart, instead of the coordinates for her current location. So I set mine up for southern Indiana from whence I sprang, and voila! Libra ascendant! Sun/Saturn in the 10th house – ideal for world domination! And gone, gone are the pesky 29/0 degree house cusps.
A whole new solar return chart, and I didn’t even have to fill the gas tank.