Note with Dee’s (wife) SSR there are no planets "exceptionally close to the angles." Note: SSR Moon is close 90 SSR Neptune. At the time of her husband’s death, p. SSR Moon partile 90 SSR Neptune. I have talked to one of Dee’s daughters asking how her mother Dee is holding-up. Daughter said she is terribly dazed & confused with lots of hysterics, typical for incidents of this type, and all par-excellent symbolism for Moon-Neptune, which will persist for months through-out the solar year.This, then, isolates the Moon as the most crucial agent in a Solar Return, after the angles. Lunar aspects to natal and solar planets can never be treated lightly, even when rather wide in orb. So remarkable is this single factor that, if lunar aspects are nearly exact while the foreground planets are not exceptionally close to the angles, the solar Moon can be considered the primary theme-setter of the chart for the year ahead, bar none.
Jim teaches from his book to pay close attention to any Natal Planets which may fall near/on the angles of a SSR, these in many cases will describe how the native will react to the SSR itself. Note in link 2 (bi-wheel, inner SSR, outer Natal) Dee’s Natal Saturn falls ON the Dsc of the SSR. She lost her closest mate (relationship) in life.