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The Lunar Planner

This entire web site is an educational resource for those interested in art-sciences including Astronomy, Sidereal Astrology, the relation between Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs; Planetary Synodic Cycles; Venus Transits, asteroids, new planets, Earth Resonances, Earth's Precessional Cycle & the Evolutionary Cycle of the Soul, Solar Cycles, Bio-Harmonics, Light, Color & Sound, Sacred Geometry, Health & Healing, and the Evolution of Human Consciousness. Please Enjoy!

There are several sections to this web site. The two main sections are: The Lunar Planner, and Earth's Precessional Cycle. You are on the Lunar Planner section. Earth's Precessional Cycle has its own table of contents.

The Lunar Planner section includes the Monthly Lunar Planner and many other related areas. Links are below. A part of the Lunar Planner (the Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary based in star-level Astronomical Astrology) is available to subscribers, while the rest of this web site, which is quite voluminous, is FREE. I also offer various publications including personalized star charts and personalized sacred geometry art.


"The stars would not be in the heavens if we
were meant to walk in darkness."

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 and dependable 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 and 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 and simple.

The Lunar Phases by Nick Anthony Fiorenza
An Introduction to Astronomical Astrology by Nick Anthony Fiorenza
Astronomical Star Charts showing your natal stars and planets.

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The New 2016 Lunar Planner Journal
Learn to live attuned to the Lunar Cycles.
Planetary BioHarmonic Audio Meditations by Nick Anthony Fiorenza

This Lunar Month's Theme

New Beginnings

May 6, 2016 - June 5, 2016

This May 6, 2016 New Moon resides amongst the stars of the Ram. Conjoining stars include Menkar of Cetus; Almach, the foot of Andromeda; Tish and Ruchbah of Cassiopeia…. The Sun is not only at home in Aries, but this New Moon also resides at the ecliptical location of the Sun's exaltation, making this an empowering lunar cycle.

New Moon May 6, 2016

Classically, Aries is figured as a reclining ram with its head looking back over itself, admiring his own golden fleece. The theme of Aries the Ram, whether articulated by Andromeda and the Royal Family or Jason and the Argonauts search for the Golden Fleece, is about the initiatory challenges that continually create obstacles and limitations across life's path. These obstacles, often created by our righteous attitudes of arrogance or greed, can create painful and repetitive lessons in the fires of life, lessons that ultimately produce the alchemical honing of self. The lessons of Aries awaken us from our denial and naiveté regarding how arrogance and greed create our own entrapment in the Jaws of Cetus—the jaws continually pulling us into the transmutational fires of human experience. In essence, the stars of sidereal Aries articulate our journey through life. They impel self-initiated action for personal attainment. The journey through Aries ultimately awakens us from a self-consuming focus upon our personal needs to one of selfless creative leadership.

This area of Aries, and this lunar cycle, impels us to step forth into a more appropriate position in life, to gain greater freedom in life, or to create some type of transformation in our lives to do so. It is of new beginnings. A sense of impending time intensifies the need to take action. However, it also requires surrendering any righteous attitudes we may hold about deserving more or becoming more than we are, which creates an inner tension that keeps us from the very thing we seek. Overall, this location in the ecliptic is of a regenerative nature—primal, sexual, erotic, creative and inventive. It can also be volatile, quickly eruptive or explosive like a volcano, penetrating, sharp-tongued, competitive, even somewhat hostile. Thus it requires a need to channel this energy.

Jupiter completes its retrograde on May 9, just before the Crescent Moon. This is a very welcomed shift in our planetary cycles, as we have had several planets, along with Juno, simultaneously retrograde, making for an exceptionally inward-focused time. Jupiter's direct station impels us to begin externalized movement upon any inner expansion of awareness we have embodied over the past few months. Mars, however, continues its retrograde through June, which continues an inward focus to redefine how we are using our creative energy and asserting ourselves in the world.

Mercury, in the midst of its retrograde conjoins the Sun in Aries, also on May 9, a couple of hours after Jupiter's direct station. This is an extra significant conjunction because Earth, Mercury and the Sun create an exact alignment, both in ecliptical longitude and latitude, creating a Mercury Transit across the face of the Sun. Mercury transits occur about 13 times every century. The last Mercury Transit occurred on November 8, 2006, and the next will occur on November 11, 2019. This transit will be visible in most parts of the world except Japan, parts of eastern Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Viewing details can be found courtesy of Fred Espenak at http://eclipsewise.com/oh/tm2016.html

Jupiter Satrun Neptune 2016 T-square

Mercury's retrograde provides a time to reassess and redefine how we think, also providing an ideal time for planning and renegotiating the logistical aspects of our lives. Mercury completes its retrograde just after the Full Moon of May 21. This Mercury retrograde, involving Vesta and occurring during the Juno retrograde and Mars retrograde, is especially favorable for establishing a new clarity of focus in partnerships, for creating new or renegotiating existing agreements and commitments, for establishing new relationships, and for formulating new plans and creative pursuits in our relations.

Jupiter makes its third geocentric square with Saturn in this lunar cycle, fully propelling us into the last quarter of the 20-year Jupiter-Saturn cycle, that began in June of 2000 and that completes in 2020, presented in the article: Sociopolitical & Personal Explorations 2016-2020. The first annual Earth-Jupiter annual cycle of the last quarter of the 20-year Jupiter-Saturn cycle impels us to discern for ourselves and to mobilize our own creative potential based from our own wisdom rather than reacting to and continuing to blindly follow the antic propaganda of antiquated sociopolitical structures.

The Jupiter bio-harmonic audio meditation

For those who have the Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations, This lunar cycle is an ideal time to work with the Saturn, Neptune and Jupiter audio meditations. See the "Lunar Cycle Timing Chart" for exact aspect times, found under the "Resources" menu on the Planetary Bio-Harmonics web page.

Saturn also begins its new annual synodic cycle, later in the lunar cycle, in a potent area of sidereal Scorpio and in the constellation of Ophiuchus, conjoining a Supercluster of galaxies called The Great Attractor. As we enter the last quarter of the 20-year Jupiter-Saturn cycle, we come to realize that the existing sociopolitical structures we have created no longer serve but now restrict the movement and expansion of consciousness Jupiter impels, thus arousing the need to begin to change those structures and their imposing limitations. This first Earth-Saturn cycle (like the first Earth-Jupiter cycle) occurring in the last quarter of the 20-year Jupiter-Saturn cycle augments how the energetic of the Jupiter-Saturn square expresses on Earth. This first Earth-Saturn cycle impels us to begin to change sociopolitical structures in ways that support the freedom and self-empowerment of the people, sociopolitical systems that are in service to, rather than those that dominate and control.

The sustained Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune T-square along with the Ceres-Pluto square and the Uranus-Eris conjunction can create strong geophysical resonances throughout this lunar cycle.

Uranus makes its first opposition Haumea in this lunar cycle, as Uranus approaches its conjunction with Eris. The Uranus-Haumea opposition also occurs as Jupiter stations on the Crescent Moon. The Uranus-Eris opposition to Haumea is presented in the article: New Frontiers in Consciousness: Uranus-Eris opposite Haumea 2016-2017.

Uranus Eris Haumea Graphic Ephemeris

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.


"The stars would not be in the heavens if we were meant to walk in darkness."

Newest Articles

New Frontiers in Consciousness:
Uranus-Eris opposite Haumea 2016-2017

&

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, the Jupiter-Neptune-Chiron
Oppositions and their Synodic Cycles

The Neptune-Orcus Opposition &
the Neptune-Orcus 498-year Synodic Cycle

New Articles & Solar Cycles Updates
(Links Below)

• Newest Articles & Updates (click here for all articles)
A Plethora of articles for Non-Subscribers

Some new articles include:

Saturn's Retrogrades 2014-2020
& The 2020 Jupiter Saturn Pluto Synods

This video shows Saturn's retrogrades occurring from 2014 through 2020. Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto conjoin in 2020. The second part of the video shows the Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto synods occurring in 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.

Outer-Planet Synodic Cycles Timeline (1940-2040)

The Juno-Sedna Synodic Cycles at the Juno-Sedna Orbital Plane Crossing 2014 - 2018. Emergence of the Feminine into Relationships and Partnerships of all Types. An excerpt from the June 27, 2014 Lunar Planner

Perspectives in Space & Time
The Proper Motion of the Stars of Ursa Major

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.

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.

New Annual Graphic Ephemeris 2014-2015-2016-2017 Graphic Ephemeris

• Solar Cycles & Global Climate (Latest Update - August 2015)

Solar Cycle # 25 & #26 Predictions & the Coming Mini Ice Age

Solar Cycle 25 (2020 / 2025-peak) is expected to be the smallest in over 300 years, if it even shows up. The Modern Warm Period is over as we now enter a Solar Minima, plummeting Earth into a period of global cooling, expected to catalyze a Mini Ice Age, like occurred during the Sun's last Grand Minimum of solar activity, known as the Maunder Minimum.

Irregular heartbeat of the Sun driven by double dynamo.

Montage of images of solar activity between August 1991 and September 2001.

Montage of images of solar activity between August 1991 and September 2001. Credit: Yohkoh/ISAS/Lockheed-Martin/NAOJ/U. Tokyo/NASA.

"A new model of the Sun’s solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun’s 11-year heartbeat. The model draws on dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun, one close to the surface and one deep within its convection zone. Predictions from the model suggest that solar activity will fall by 60 per cent during the 2030s to conditions last seen during the ‘mini ice age’ that began in 1645....

Looking ahead to the next solar cycles, the model predicts that the pair of waves become increasingly offset during Cycle 25, which peaks in 2022. During Cycle 26, which covers the decade from 2030-2040, the two waves will become exactly out of synch and this will cause a significant reduction in solar activity...."

Presented by Prof Valentina Zharkova at the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno, July 2015.

Geoengineering, Climate Manipulation, Ionospheric Heating,
Stratospheric Aerosol Spraying

Jupiter-Saturn Cycles, Solar Cycles and Climate Change

A primary fact that many climatologists and environmentalists ignore is that planetary cycles synchronize with Solar Cycles, which in turn drives Climate Cycles. Jupiter's cycles synchronize with the solar cycles, modulated by Saturn, and somewhat by the Gas Giants Uranus, and Neptune. The Jupiter cycle is 11.8 years. The Sunspot cycle is 11-12 years....

Putting ill-founded Anthropogenic Global Warming Hysteria into Perspective.

Long Term Climate Cycles and the end of our Modern Warm Period.

• Current Astronomical News (click here for all articles)

July, 2015 - New Horizons Pluto Flyby

Pluto and Charon by NASA's New Horizons

New Horizons Pluto & Charon by NASA July 2015

The New Horizons spacecraft made its long awaited flyby past Pluto and Charon on July 14, 2015, bringing unprecedented images of Pluto and Charon. See images and videos at NASA New Horizons.

Ceres by Dawn

Ceres by Dawn

Dec 9, 2015 - New Clues to Ceres' Bright Spots and Origins

As of this week, Dawn has reached its final orbital altitude at Ceres, about 240 miles (385 kilometers) from the surface of the dwarf planet. In mid-December, Dawn will begin taking observations from this orbit, including images at a resolution of 120 feet (35 meters) per pixel, infrared, gamma ray and neutron spectra, and high-resolution gravity data.


March, 2015 - ESA's Gaia Mission (billion-star surveyor)

"Gaia is an ambitious mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Gaia will provide unprecedented positional and radial velocity measurements with the accuracies needed to produce a stereoscopic and kinematic census of about one billion stars in our Galaxy and throughout the Local Group. This amounts to about 1 per cent of the Galactic stellar population. The mission's ultimate goal is to create the largest, most precise 3D map of our Galaxy ever made." (ESA)

Our Galaxy, the Milky Way

July 3, 2015 - "This image, based on housekeeping data from ESA's Gaia satellite, is no ordinary depiction of the heavens. While the image portrays the outline of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, and of its neighbouring Magellanic Clouds, it was obtained in a rather unusual way...."

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!."


Non-subscriber Lunar Planner issues and many other articles can be found in the Lunar Planner Archive. Lunar Planners older than a few months are available to non-subscribers.

About the Monthly Lunar Planner

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 Lunar Planner is an experiential tool teaching how to live in attunement to the natural Lunar & Planetary Cycles—supplemented with astronomical star-level astrology and much more.

There are three parts to the Monthly Lunar Planner Publication:

• The Lunar Planner Introduction
• The Monthly Lunar Calendar
• The Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary

The Monthly "Lunar Calendar" and the "Lunar Planner Introduction" PDF downloads are FREE to all visitors to this web site. These two documents will teach you how to live in attunement to the Lunar Cycles. (Links to these files can be found below.) A new "Lunar Calendar" is made available just before each New Moon. If you use the Monthly Lunar Calendar like a daily journal while using the Lunar Planner Introduction as guide, you can quickly learn how to participate in harmony with the natural lunar spiral of growth and gain an entirely new understanding and perspective of your life experience.

The "Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary," also made available just before each New Moon, is available by subscription. This monthly publication 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 many years. This is not sign-based astrology (topical or sidereal), but is experientially-based astrology exploring alignments with individual stars and constellations much like one would naturally learn by living and sleeping under the starry heavens.

The rest of the Lunar Planner web site including the "Lunar Planner Forum," and many other educational resources are free and are available to everyone.

I also offer a few other publications available to purchase: Planetary Bio-harmonic Audio Meditations, Personalized Star Charts, and other educational material.

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The Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary available on each New Moon (based in sidereal / star level astrology) is available for a small subscription fee—merely the price of one good Cappuccino per month.

I hope my existing visitors, as well as new visitors, find the subscription of value. After offering the monthly Lunar Planner Commentary for free for many years, I now ask for this small subscription fee to allow me the ability to continue to host and evolve what has become a rather voluminous web site.

Lunar Planner Forum for subscribers and non-subscribers.


The Lunar Planner Forum is an exciting addition to the Lunar Planner Web Site available to everyone—to subscribers and non-subscribers.

The Lunar Planner Forum is intended to be a fun and educational way for Lunar Planner visitors to learn from each other's experiences.

Discuss the Lunar Planner, Sidereal Astrology, Earth's Precessional Cross, and all other Lunar Planner related topics—from bio-harmonics to the stars; private messaging for forum participants, and much more.


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—a continuing story-line revealing the monthly energetics creating our evolutionary spiral of growth, articulated through sidereal star-level astrology, synodic astrology, and astronomical mythology, the picture-language of the Greater Heavens. Lunar Planners older than 6 months are available to non-subscribers.

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