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This entire web site is an educational resource for those interested in Astronomical Astrology, the relation between Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs, Astrology of the Stars, Planetary Synodic Cycles, Dwarf Planets and Asteroids, Earth's Precessional Cycle and Precessional Cross, Solar Cycles, Planetary Resonances, Earthgrid Mapping and Seismic Prediction, Planetary Bio-Harmonics in Light, Color & Sound, Health & Healing, and the Evolution of Human Consciousness. Please Enjoy!
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This Lunar Month's Theme
Aspirations & Authenticity
December 29, 2016 - January 28, 2017 Lunar Cycle
A Synopsis of this Lunar Month
This December 29, 2016 (Dec 28 MST) New Moon resides amongst the stars of the Zen Archer. It occurs the day after the Sun-Mercury conjunction, thus still conjoining retrograde Mercury within a degree, and just as Uranus stations to complete its retrograde. It is also allied in strength with Mars and Neptune, which lie amongst the flowing waters of the progressive humanitarian waterbearer. Mars makes its exact conjunction with Neptune in opposition to Orcus a couple of days later, on New Years Eve. Venus will conjoin Neptune in opposition to Orcus later in the lunar cycle. This is a significant placement upon the axis of the previous Solar Eclipse that occurred on September 1, 2016, placements that classically tend to produce outward manifestations that are in concert with the eclipse energetic (New Moon theme). This eclipse was exceptionally significant in that it created a T-square with Saturn and Neptune, also initiating a new annual Earth-Neptune cycle, imparting a strong resonance with our entry into the last quarter of the 36.4-year Saturn-Neptune synodic cycle that began in 1989 and completes in 2025. Our opportunity as we enter and move into the last quarter of this cycle is to recognize that the sociopolitical structures we have created in our lives are the solidification of ideologies we began to formulate starting in 1989. Those structures have served their purpose and now impose limits that do not support our changing ideologies. Thus we begin a several year period of dissolving those structures. At a personal level, it brings impetus to shed an old mold of self and the outdated images we hold of ourselves and for our lives built around our antiquated ideologies. The Saturn-Neptune cycle and the Neptune-Orcus opposition are presented in detail in the article "Sociopolitical & Personal Explorations 2016-2020."
2017 Lunar Planner Journal
The New Moon lies upon the Archer's outstretched arm holding the bow, and his drawn arrow, which points toward Galactic Center, articulating the strength, focus and determination to hit the target of our higher ideals and aspirations, and to embody a greater unified (galactic) awareness. The New Moon also lies under the stars of Scutum, the Galactic Shield of Earth's Precessional Cross, articulating the archer's nature to stand for and defend the Cycle of Earth's Precessional Cross, which governs the Evolutionary Cycle of the Soul collective on Earth, that is, to ensure the evolutionary awakening of human consciousness.
Inside Facies, the Globular Cluster M22 in Sagittarius. The Sun conjoins Facies within 1°. Facies is considered to be one of the finest globular cluster of stars in the heavens. It is elliptical in form and contains approximately 500,000 stars. It lies less than one degree from the ecliptic, thus the planets frequently occult and synthesize with its essence. M22 marks the face of the Zen Archer and looks over the bow and hand of the Zen Archer. Facies radiates incredible light and thus illuminates all this false. Facies impels us to be authentic, to have total honesty with self and to manifest our higher ideals from that honesty. Facies imparts a sense of undaunted conviction, stability and confidence within self. Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and K. Sahu (STScI)
Overall, this New Moon imparts an exceptionally progressive energetic, impelling strength and determination to focus upon and pursue our long-term aspirations in life, to find greater purpose or meaning in life, to become authentic, more self-aware. It is inspirational and brings hope for the future. It invites us to believe in and have faith in self, to trust heart, and to live true to our higher ideals or to embody a greater unified awareness. It impels us to seek truth beyond blind belief. The New Moon also lies under the stars of Scutum, the Galactic Shield of Earth's Precessional Cross, articulating the archer's nature to stand for and defend the Cycle of Earth's Precessional Cross, which governs the Evolutionary Cycle of the Soul collective on Earth, that is, to ensure the evolutionary awakening of human consciousness. Mercury's retrograde influence and the completion of the Uranus retrograde impels us to establish new communications, to deprogram blind beliefs, to redefine our daily activities so they are in line with our long-term aspirations, and to actualize inventive creativity in ways that serve to advance our personal lives and the human populous.
This is also the first lunar cycle as we enter the new 89-year Uranus-Eris cycle. This, along with the other significant shifts in the cycles created by Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune occurring throughout 2016, create an entirely different energetic throughout 2017, with more emphasis to initiate change rather than merely realizing the need for change. Actions we take throughout this year, expressing through each forthcoming lunar cycle, may be definitive of the nature of our personal experience in the more embracing transition occurring throughout the remainder of this decade, which culminates with the climatic completion of the Jupiter-Saturn, Jupiter-Pluto and Saturn-Pluto cycles occurring in 2020.
Geocentric Star Chart animation showing Mercury's Retrograde. (You can pause the video and drag the progress bar to view any section of the video.)
Mercury completes its retrograde in this lunar cycle as the Sun conjoins Pluto. Mercury then speeds up to make its conjunction with Pluto, where it began its retrograde.
Juno, asteroid of covenants and partnerships conjoins Saturn on the leg of Ophiuchus leading into the Full Moon of January 12, creating an intense but sobering energetic for relationships of all types. This conjunction also aspects the Full Moon (Sun-Moon opposition), which creates a dynamic Grand Square with Jupiter and Haumea's opposition to Uranus, Eris and Ceres.
Jupiter made it first opposition to Uranus in the previous lunar cycle, and will make its opposition to Eris in this lunar cycle just after Eris stations to complete its retrograde, continuing to add its mobilizing and expansive force to the Uranus-Eris opposition to Haumea in a revelatory way.
Mars creates an extremely rare compounded synodic cycle with Uranus and Eris in this lunar cycle, which will tend to precipitate into palpable experience as Mars makes its dynamic geocentric conjunction with Uranus and Eris on February 26-27, 2017, exactly opposite retrograde Jupiter (shown in the graphic emphemeris above), at which time we may get more of an experiential apprehension of this dynamic, and certainly to be a catalytic, planetary synthesis.
In general, a Mars-Uranus synthesis impels radical assertive action in leadership that breaks us away from conforming conditions of the past. It can express as volcanic, eruptive, high-risk, rebellious and anarchic, but it can also stimulate progressive liberating advancements, personally, socially and technologically. The alignments occuring now, with Eris in the mix, and with the geocentric Uranus-Eris opposition to Jupiter-Haumea, produces an entirely unprecedented dynamic.
The heliocentric conjunction (synod) of Mars and Eris occurs just one half hour after the Full Moon on January 12. The Mars-Uranus synod follows several hours later. This also adds a significantly strong resonance to the energetics of Full Moon Grand Square. (The Sun-Mars-Uranus-Eris alignment is square to the Sun-Earth-Moon alignment.) The Venus-Neptune conjunction also occurs on January 12, just hours after the Full Moon.
Theses are but a few of many events occurring in this lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events, their meaning and more—the underlying cosmic currents upon which we evolve and which guide our daily lives—based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology.
For those who have the Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations, the duration of Mercury's retrograde is an ideal time to work with the Mercury audio meditation, especially during Mercury's stations and synod, and when there are lunar aspects to Mercury, or to your natal Mercury. See the "Lunar Cycle Timing Chart" found under the "Resources" menu on the Planetary Bio-Harmonics web page.
Free Lunar Calendar Downloads, Latest Articles and more are below.
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August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse
This will be the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years. The last one occurred February 26, 1979. The path of the Moon’s umbral shadow across land begins in Oregon and ends in South Carolina. The longest duration of totality (2 min. 41.6 sec.) occurs at Giant City State Park in Illinois. Everyone in the mainland U.S. will see at least a partial eclipse.
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You need not know a thing about astrology to live in attunement to the natural Lunar Cycles. The progressing lunar cycles and their changing eight lunar phases is a natural time piece of spiraling creative expression. Participating and acting in time with the changing lunar phases can enhance your creative process, synchronize your mind and body, teach you how to breathe with your emotions, to live in the power of the present, and help you to become more productive and follow through with your plans and ideals. Most of all, it can drastically reduce stress that is so prominent when living in our modern-day mechanized and synthetic world that is out of touch with our natural biological rhythms. Simply download the Lunar Planner Introduction and each month's Lunar Calendar to learn how. It is free, simple and fun.
There are two parts to the Monthly Lunar Calendar:
1) The Lunar Calendar Introduction - The Lunar Cycle & Lunar Phases
This FREE printable document provides simple and empowering instructions on how to live in attunement to the natural lunar phases. It includes a detailed explanation of the characteristics of each lunar phase, how one lunar phase shifts to another, creating an experiential spiral of personal growth.
The Lunar Planner Introduction is not something to just read, it is an experiential and participatory tool that can empower you to live in harmony and balance with your emotional and physical experience. To gain full benefit from the Lunar Planner, use it along with each month's lunar calendar on a daily basis: write down your experiences and feelings in each month's calendar, especially before and after each lunar phase shift. Observe and and take note of your experiences and feelings on a daily basis in the context of the lunar phase characteristics as presented in this Introduction. Doing so quickly reveals how your life experience, inner feelings, and realizations are colored by lunar phases and their transitions. As you observe the synchronicity between your life experience, inner feelings, and the changing lunar phases, you can then learn to consciously live attuned to the natural spiral of growth rather than just observe it, not merely scheduling your activities within the lunar spiral of growth, but more importantly, embracing your life experience in its fullness, living in the present and thus gaining greater self-empowerment through the inner growth your life experience has to offer.
The Introduction is a 9 page printable PDF file available to view or download (~600 kb).
2) The Monthly Lunar Calendar
You can also order the Annual Lunar Planner Writing Journal. Printed and shipped to you.
The two page Lunar Calendar is posted a few days before each NEW MOON. The Lunar Calendar reveals the dates and times of each lunar phase shifts and their changing characteristics. You can use the lunar calendar as a daily planner as well as a journal to record your experiences and feelings as the changing lunar phase occur.
Writing your experiences in the Lunar Calendar and correlating them with the changing lunar phases is the best way to learn how the lunar cycles and their changes phases work at an experiential level. Working with the Lunar Planner Introduction along with each month's lunar calendar can help you to become consciously aware of the lunar rhythm in your life and how to participate with it in empowerment. The Lunar Calendar goes hand-in-hand with the above Lunar Planner Introductory pdf file.
• The "Journal Version" of the Lunar Calendar is FREE to all visitors.
• An "Aspects Version" of the Lunar Calendar is available to subscribers, It has the principal lunar aspects and other planetary cycles listed under each lunar phase, for those wishing to have this additional information.
Planetary cycles create the evolutionary currents of growth occurring within ourselves and our lives. To know what these cycles of life are asking of us is to consciously participate in life from a place of personal empowerment and inner peace. In this awareness and attunement, we can walk the path leading to our highest fulfillment—physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The "Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary," also made available just before each New Moon, articulates the opportunity for growth in consciousness each lunar month offers and how each month's lunar theme unfolds throughout the changing phases of the Lunar Calendar. I explore the theme of each lunar month and its unfoldment in our lives with "astronomical star-level astrology" which I have evolved over decades. This is not sign-based astrology reducing the heavens to twelve archetypes, but is experientially-based astrology, much like one would naturally learn by living and sleeping under the starry heavens. I explore planetary alignments with all of the individual stars and constellations in the entire celestial sphere, along with the myriad of interweaving planetary cycles, their themes and where we are in those cycles. Looking at the astrology of individual stars rather than that of mere astrological signs (whether tropical or sidereal), is like adjusting an out of focus camera lens into crystal clarity. Each lunar cycle nesting within the longer-term planetary cycles, weaves a story line of our evolutionary unfoldment and spiritual awakening.
The monthly Lunar Planner Commentary is based in star level, Sidereal Astrology and Synodic Astrology with unique and original Galactic Star Lore—the mythology (picture language) of the Greater Heavens.
The Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary is available for a small subscription fee, merely the price of one good Cappuccino per month. New subscribes have a five-day trial period to explore the current Monthly Lunar Planner before committing to the 6-month subscription. You can also visit the Lunar Planner Archive to view previous issues of the Lunar Planner so you can get a feel for what the monthly Lunar Planners are all about. Lunar Planners older than a couple of months are made available to non-subscribers.
Although each lunar month's astrological commentary reveals the dynamics of the unfolding lunar theme and provides an embracing context to our experience, it is adjunct material. It is not necessary to read the monthly astrology in order to learn to live in attunement to the lunar cycles, as offered in the above free Lunar Planner Introduction and by using each month's free Lunar Calendar. The monthly Lunar Planner Commentary is also a wonderful educational tool for astrologers wishing to learn more about astronomy, synodic cycles, the fixed stars and their influence in astrology.
Whether you subscribe to the Monthly Lunar Planner or not, the rest of the Lunar Planner web site is packed full of educational resources, which are free and available to everyone. So please feel welcome to explore.
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• 2016 06 23 Video: The 2020 Jupiter Saturn Pluto Planetary Alignment& Saturn's Retrogrades 2014-2020
The Saturn-Pluto (Ceres) synod initiates a new 34-year cycle. The Jupiter-Pluto (Pallas) synod initiates a new 12.5-year cycle. The Jupiter-Saturn synod initiates a new 20-year cycle, under the auspices of Altair, Eye of the Eagle. The Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto conjunctions, and the new synodic cycles all occurring in 2020, engage a significantly new evolutionary energetic for humanity. The second video shows Saturn's retrogrades occurring from 2014 through 2020.
• 2016 03 23 Sociopolitical & Personal Explorations 2016-2020.
The Saturn-Neptune Square & the Saturn-Neptune 36.4-year synodic cycle & the Saturn-Uranus 45-year cycle. The Jupiter-Saturn Square and the Jupiter-Saturn 20-year cycle, the Jupiter-Neptune-Chiron opposition and their synodic cycles. The Neptune-Orcus opposition & the Neptune-Orcus 498-year synodic cycle.
Revolution & Revelation:The Uranus-Pluto Square 2012-2015
This article is an in-depth exploration of the 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto Square, the initial Uranus-Pluto synodic cycle that began in the mid-1960s, and the energetics of these events catalyzing what should become another major evolutionary transition for us all.
Although we are now through the transition (2012-2015 geocentric square), we are just into the first few degrees of the second "creative action quarter" of this 138-year cycle. This quarter continues through the Uranus-Pluto opposition, which occurs in 2047. The escalation of radical and revolutionary actions occuring in the world today are, in part, a product of our entry into the action quarter of the Uranus-Pluto cycle.
Your Natal Eris and the 2012 - 2015 Uranus-Pluto Square
Uranus transits your natal Eris while Pluto squares Uranus and your natal Eris for people born from 1944 through 1988. Find out when this occurs for you. Also on the horizon is the new Uranus-Eris Generation birthing in 2016.
• July, 2015 - The New Horizons spacecraft made its long awaited flyby past Pluto and Charon, bringing unprecedented images of Pluto and Charon. See images and videos at NASA New Horizons.
New Horizons Pluto & Charon by NASA July 2015
Ceres by Dawn
• Dec, 2015 - NASA's Dawn Spacecraft has reached its final orbital altitude at Ceres, about 240 miles from the surface of the dwarf planet, bringing new clues to Ceres' Bright Spots and Origins
• Dec, 2011 - NASA's Dawn Spacecraft, while orbiting Vesta, found some surprising things on the giant asteroid—things that have prompted this statement from Chris Russell, Dawn principal investigator from UCLA: "We're seeing enormous mountains, valleys, hills, cliffs, troughs, ridges, craters of all sizes, and plains. Vesta is not a simple ball of rock. This is a world with a rich geochemical history. It has quite a story to tell!."