The Lunar Planner

Nick Anthony Fiorenza

Nick Anthony Fiorenza

Live in magnificence with the Heavens, in harmony with the natural Lunar Cycles, and in attunement to Mother Earth.
Make passage through these transformative times with inner peace and experiential wisdom.

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Welcome to The Lunar Planner

Nick Anthony Fiorenza, author and creator of

This entire web site is an educational resource for those interested in Astronomical Astrology, Sidereal Astrology, the relation between Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs, Astrology of the Stars, Planetary Synodic Cycles & Synodic Astrology, Dwarf Planets, Asteroids and Centaurs, Earth's Precessional Cycle and Earth's Precessional Cross, Solar Cycles, Planetary Resonances, Earthgrid Mapping & Seismic Prediction, Planetary Bio-Harmonics in Light, Color & Sound, 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.

The Lunar Planner section includes the "Monthly Lunar Planner" and many other related areas. Links are below. The Monthly Lunar Planner commentary, based in star-level Astronomical Sidereal 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, books and audio meditations. About Me!

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

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This Lunar Month's Theme

Decisive Action
The Resonance of Our Relationships

The June 24, 2017 Lunar Cycle

A Synopsis of this Lunar Month

New Moon Star Chart

This June 24, 2017 UT (June 23 MST) New Moon lies just past the "Gate of Man" of Earth's Precessional Cross. It conjoins the stars forming the Foot of Castor of the Gemini Twins. The New Moon also conjoins Mercury, which lies slightly north of Castor's foot. Mercury is at home in Gemini and thus is empowered and expresses clearly and confidently. Mercury's transit through Gemini heightens all Mercurial processes, such as communication and language skills. It brings clarity of mind and promotes rational thinking. It accentuates all neurological and intellectual processes. Mercury plays a significant role throughout the first half of this lunar cycle as it makes passage through the stars of Gemini.


Mercury imparts an expressive and intellectual force. It drives our need to organize, rationalize, categorize, and assemble our world into a coherent understanding. It is the significator of the intellect. Mercury governs our sequential and logistical processes, our learning and reasoning abilities, our mental focus and capacity to concentrate, our language, reading, writing, and communication skills, how we speak and articulate. Mercury's astrophysical resonance effects some motor skills associated with coordination and dexterity and governs our neurological system.

The Gemini Twins are marked by the two principal stars, Pollux, the immortal extraterrestrial one, and Castor the mortal terrestrial one, the extraterrestrial incarnate. These two stars, which mark the Twins' heads, lie in the last few degrees of sidereal Gemini. The Twins stand upon the galactic equator at a 60° angle to the ecliptic plane, with the "Feet of the Twins" lying in earlier Gemini, upon the "Gate of Man." Thus, Gemini is a galactic constellation and an ecliptical constellation, which inspires the expression of soul purpose through the daily activity of humankind—the theme of the Gate of Man. Sidereal Gemini is of high intensity intellectual communication, information, commerce, goods and services, and of their exchange. The Twins are of partnerships in mutual cooperation, linking and uniting efforts through their daily affairs in the world. The Twins work hand-in-hand for the betterment and evolutionary fulfillment of humankind.

The Foot of Castor

The Foot of Castor
"IC433 is a supernova remnant of a star that exploded about 35000 years ago. It is located approx. 5000 light years away. To the left is IC444, a large emission nebula, which also contains a small reflection nebula (the small bluish patch in the upper middle). The two bright stars are Eta and Mu of Gemini." Eta and Mu are less than 2° apart. Image Credit: NASA Hubble Space Telescope

The foot of Castor is composed of Propus (Tejat Prior, Eta Gemini), Tejat Posterior (Mu Gemini), and the large emission nebula IC444 along with the supernova remnant IC433.

Tejat portends eminence and renown, and will make visible that which has been suppressed, oppressed, hidden in the closet, but destined to be seen. Tejat impels us to come out of hiding, to become visible, to stand forth in the limelight, and to become available and shareable. This can also indicate the need to emerge from our own mental obscurations, procrastinations or illusions. It impels decisive action. The foot of Castor impels demonstrable action to claim our roles in the physical world, to show up and participate, to take the immediate steps at hand in our everyday lives that are required for what we truly want in our lives. Tejat can also indicate those who are physically marked in some way, including birthmarks, genetic marks, or other unique features or adornments.

This lunar cycle impels us to communicate, connect and involve, to become shareable from a truer, open-hearted and more self-aware level of consciousness in our daily activity amongst humankind, especially in our personal, domestic and international relations. It impels us to take the practical steps at hand, those simple actions right in front of us that lead to our empowerment in life and our place in the world. It is a time to make decisions, to leave procrastination behind. Our Mercury New Moon at the Foot of Castor creates a fresh and exploratory energetic, one that is self-centric and sagacious in dealings with people, and is very goal oriented. Castor has a more boisterous opinionated activist nature than Pollux, and here in early sidereal Gemini, at the foot of Castor, Mercury prominently arouses this nature, riling things up in sense, but with intent to create progressive change from a righteous and moralistic perspective.

Several unique events occur in this lunar cycle that may emphasize a marked turning in the nature of our experience. A primary one is the Sun-Earth-Juno-Chariklo alignment, which marks a pivotal shift for relationships of all types.

2017 Juno-Chariklo retrogrades in Sagittarius

Juno is the asteroid of covenants in relationships, mutual compatibility and is about the nature of the relationships we desire and draw to ourselves. Chariklo (pronounced Kha'riklo) is the largest of the known Centaurs, named after the nymph Chariklo from Mount Pelion in Greece, Chiron's wife. Chariklo inspires us to create an environmental resonance, a vibrational space, that encourages the manifestation and expression of the uniqueness and full potential of those we care for. Juno and Chariklo are in the midst of their synchronous retrogrades, an exceptionally rare occurrence. Their retrogrades occur amongst the higher-ideal stars of the Zen Archer, which inspire us to seek and attain our higher aspirations, our optimal human potential and unified awareness. This entire period impels a deep introspective process to reassess and redefine our relations and how we interrelate while bringing emphasis to if and how the energetic resonances we create in our relationships truly support the manifestation of our greatest potential as individuals and that of our relationships.

The alignments occurring now mark the pivotal transition point in this process. Occurring in our Mercury-empowered Gemini lunar cycle, this pivotal transition is an ideal time to make definitive decisions regarding how we interrelate at a personal level and, more importantly, about the nature of the resonance we wish to have in our relationships, as the vibrational resonance we mold is either nourishing or it is not to our greater wellbeing, our higher ideals and our longer-term goals. This planetary alignment marks not only the start of new Earth-Juno and Earth-Chariklo cycles, but also the start of the new Juno-Chariklo 4.7-year cycle, which continues through March 2022.

A more in-depth exploration of the Juno-Chariklo synthesis is presented in the article: Juno & Chariklo 2017: The Resonance of Our Relationships.

Other significant and catalyzing events include the Full Moon of July 9 UT (July 8 MST) conjoining retrograde Pluto by 1° in sidereal Sagittarius. The exact Sun-Pluto opposition occurs 24 hours later, initiating the new annual Earth-Pluto cycle. The Disseminating Moon occurs in Aquarius conjoining and nesting between the Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10 and the Centaur Nessus. 2007 OR10 is the third largest Dwarf Planet so far discovered, after Pluto and Eris, expected to be given a name this year. The Last Quarter Moon conjoins Eris, just as it stations to begin its retrograde in opposition to the Dwarf Planet Haumea, while the Sun conjoins Pollux of the Gemini Twins. Eris and Haumea are in a several year opposition, which continues well into 2018. Both play a significant role in catalyzing the awakening of Human consciousness and our transition into a new world paradigm.

Pluto's Makeover

Pluto's True Colors.

Pluto's True Colors - Image by NASA New Horizons Spacecraft

At one time, Pluto was thought to be the planet that ended the limits of our solar system. It was also consider the planet that marked the end of life, with astrologers associating it death and destruction, and something malefic to abhor. We now know this is not the case, both astronomically and astrologically. With the discovery of Eris and subsequently many more planets in orbits beyond Pluto, we are invited to explore and embody realms of consciousness far more transcendent to that of Pluto—while we are alive. So although Pluto was reclassified, some say demoted, to the Dwarf Planet category, in reality Pluto was elevated in stature, to be recognized not as a planet merely delineating endings and death, but as a gatekeeper and escort into deeper levels of self-empowerment. Pluto maintains its eminence associated with nuclear power, but he implores us to realize this nucleus of power is within self, rather than it being something to acquire through dominance and control over others or resources, or worse yet by judging and condemning others. Until realized, Pluto will continue to deconstruct immature and self-destructive behavioral patterns and attitudes that limit us from awakening to the power within. Pluto teaches us to look within self, rather than outside of self, to find our nuclear core of creative force. Pluto then teaches us to demonstrate the use of that force in ways that empower others and that awaken ourselves to new vistas of human potential, conscious awareness and experience waiting to be realized.

These 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 sidereal astrology and synodic astrology.

If you would like to learn more about the energetics of each lunar cycle, how they relate to your personal experience and the opportunity for growth each cycle offers, to learn more about the longer-term underlying cycles driving evolutionary change on our planet, and to gain more insight into star-level astrology, the meaning of the stars and constellations, and about astronomical-based synodic astrology, subscribe to the monthly Lunar Planner.

The Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary is available for a small subscription fee, merely the price of one good Cappuccino per month. New subscribers 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.

Free Lunar Calendar Downloads, Latest Articles and more are below.

Current Astronomical News

First 24-hour Global Broadcast About Asteroid Impact Hazard

On June 30, asteroids will make history as the focus of a conversation shared around the world on the first ever global 24-hour broadcast about space and the role of asteroids in our solar system. Asteroid Day LIVE, produced by Asteroid Day and sponsored by OHB, BCE and the Government of Luxembourg, will be distributed around the world via a dedicated SES satellite network. (More)

August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Map

The August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

The February 26, 2017 Solar Eclipse was precursor to the next solar eclipse to occur in the northern hemisphere on August 21, 2017. It will occur on the North Node in Leo, conjoining Regulus and Adhafera of Leo. It will be a total eclipse, and will be visible crossing the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. You must be on the eclipse path to see totality. More Solar Eclipse Information on

Details about times and locations for the August eclipse can be found here: More facts about the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

Eclipse Detailed Maps by State (

Eclipse Events and Activities (

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About Lunar Cycles

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.

Phases of the Lunar Cycle

The Lunar Calendar

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.

Lunar Planner Introduction is a free PDF.

The Introduction is a 9 page printable PDF file available to view or download (~600 kb).

2) The Monthly Lunar Calendar

Printed annual Lunar Planner writing journal

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.

The Monthly Lunar Calendar free PDF

The May 25, 2017
Lunar Calendar

The June 24, 2017
Lunar Calendar

The Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary

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 signs), 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 subscribers 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.

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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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Recent Articles

A Plethora of articles for Non-Subscribers

Some new articles include:

• 2017 04 18 Juno & Chariklo 2017 The Resonance of Our Relationships.

• 2017 03 08 The 2017 Venus Retrograde & the New Venus 1.6-year Synodic Cycle

• 2017 01 29 Will the third largest Dwarf Planner finally be given a name? R'hllor "God of Flame and Shadow"

• 2016 10 20 Out of Bounds Mars & Pluto 2003-2018

• 2016 10 05 Planets Out of Bounds

• 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 05 02 New Frontiers in Consciousness 2016-2017. Disclosure & Discovery Possibilities
Uranus-Eris opposite Haumea

We explore an unprecedented planetary configuration occurring in 2016-2017 in this commentary that may help to unravel humanity's current view of reality and that may open us to a far more embracing awareness that changes every facet of human life as well as our current world paradigm—perhaps in a radically disruptive way at first, but resulting in a progressive outcome in the longer term.

• 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.

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.

Outer-Planet Synodic Cycles Timeline (1940-2040)

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Some Reference Material

Sidereal Astrology: Earth's Precession and the Tropical and Sidereal Zodiaks

Synodic Astrology: Synodic Cycles & Planetary Retrogrades

Clockwise Whole House Rotation & your Natal Cross in Sidereal Astrology

2014-2020 Annual Graphic Ephemerides

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Astronomical News

Our Place in Space to launch in Venice
Astronomy and art combine in a brand new Hubble-inspired exhibition 20 January 2017

Hubble: Our Place In Space

For 26 years, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has been expanding our cosmic horizons. In capturing an astronomical number of images, Hubble has revealed and shared the beauty, wonder, and complexity of the Universe. Now on 1 February 2017, a new exhibition called Our Place in Space will open in Venice, Italy. It will present a breathtaking visual journey, through our Solar System and out to the edge of the known Universe, alongside Hubble-inspired works by contemporary Italian artists....

After being on display in Venice the exhibition will be shown in the medieval town of Chiavenna, Italy, from 5 May to 31 August 2017. There it will be hosted at the Palazzo Vertemate and other nearby palaces. Afterwards it will be put on display in Garching, Germany, in the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre. Further stops in other European countries, the USA and even Australia are planned. Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge on all occasions.

Ceres by Dawn

Ceres by Dawn

• Sept 1, 2016 - Ceres' Geological Activity, Ice Revealed in New Research: A lonely 3-mile-high (5-kilometer-high) mountain on Ceres is likely volcanic in origin, and the dwarf planet may have a weak, temporary atmosphere. These are just two of many new insights about Ceres from NASA's Dawn mission published this week in six papers in the journal Science. &Dawn has revealed that Ceres is a diverse world that clearly had geological activity in its recent past,& said Chris Russell, principal investigator of the Dawn mission, based at the University of California, Los Angeles....

• Sept. 2, 2016 - Jupiter’s North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered in Solar System: NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole, taken during the spacecraft’s first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on. The images show storm systems and weather activity unlike anything previously seen on any of our solar system’s gas-giant planets....

• 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.

Pluto and Charon by NASA's New Horizons

New Horizons Pluto & Charon by NASA July 2015

• 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!."

• For More visit Astronomical News