Planetary Return Charts

LUNA supports casting Planetary Return charts for the luminaries, the major planets, the outer planets, the Lunar Nodes, Black Moon Lilith, the main asteroids and the hypothetical planets from the school of Uranian Astrology (a.k.a. Cosmobiology).

In the Auxiliary Charts panel, the Return Navigator requires that you first select which planet to use for the return. By default, today’s date and the radix chart’s location will be used. This will tell LUNA to calculate the current return for the planet you select. You can change the date and/or location here by selecting the “Calculation Options” link. You can also change them after the chart is cast with the Return Navigator.

Use the “Save” link to save the Planetary Return chart to the chart profile; use “Return to Natal Chart” to close the Planetary Return chart; and use the directional arrows in the Return Navigator to automatically cast the previous or next return, based on the selected date and planet.

Once the Planetary Return chart is cast, you can easily navigate forwards and backwards in time to quickly see the next and previous returns for the selected planet. You can also use the Return Navigator to change the planet for the return, and to change the date and location for whichever return you want to calculate next. Use the “Current Return” button as a shortcut for calculating the return for the selected planet based on today’s date.

  • To close the Planetary Return chart, select the Return to Natal Chart option from the info panel (highlighted above).
  • To save the current Planetary Return chart, select the Save option (highlighted above).

When viewing the radix chart, any of your previously saved Planetary Return charts are available from the Saved Charts button. You can save as many Planetary Return charts as you like; they will appear in this menu in chronological order (highlighted above).

Select the trash icon to delete a previously saved Planetary Return chart (highlighted above). LUNA will ask you to confirm the delete operation which will also delete any associated chart notes you may have saved with it.

Updated on August 4, 2023

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