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 Lunarplanner.com

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. Links are above in the main menu. You are on the Lunar Planner section.

The Lunar Planner section includes the "Monthly Lunar Planner" and many other related areas about planetary cycles, astronomy, sidereal astrology, stars, new planets, centaurs and asteroids. Links are in the sub-menus above and more 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 planetary bio-harmonic audio meditations. About Me!


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

A synopsis of this lunar month is below along with Subcribers Login.
Latest articles and astronomical news - available to everyone - are also listed below.
Just scroll down the page and explore.

This Lunar Month's Theme

Desires of the Heart
&
The Total Lunar Supermoon Eclipse

The January 17, 2018 Lunar Cycle

A Synopsis of this Lunar Month

New Moon Sidereal Astrology Chart

New Moon - Sidereal Fagan-Bradley
Subtract 0° 16' for the Galactic Equatorial Ayanamsa

This January 17, 2018 UT (Jan 16 MST) New Moon occurs just into sidereal Capricorn, but not yet into the stars forming the constellation. North of the ecliptic is the wing and tail of Aquila, the Eagle, and further north is Vulpecula the sly and cunning fox. South of the ecliptic is Indus, the shaman.

The New Moon also conjoins Venus, although the actual Sun-Venus-Pluto conjunction occurred in the previous lunar cycle. Venus is just now emerging from its superior conjunction (behind the Sun), and now begins to approach its eastern elongation (Aug 17). We will soon begin to see Venus in the western sky at sunset, and it will eventually be seen with the Crescent Moon. See Venus Elongations & the Crescent Moon to learn more.

New Moon Star Chart

Cuspal Sagittarius-Capricorn is where we move from the high vision and spiritual inspiration of Sagittarius and Lyra, and concretize that vision into an achievable practical goal in the physical world. Here we find inspiration and support to manifest our ideals, but we are also faced with the distortions and challenges inherent to the material world. Early Capricorn also imparts a sense of aesthetic appreciation for physical form and impels an artful and beautiful expression, both in nature and in people, but this can also obscure the cunning motive that can be hidden within such eloquent beauty. This few degree area of the zodiak also involves all areas of esoteric science, as well as the secret places and orders associated with those artsciences, places of personal retreat, seclusion, hermitages, places strategic and conducive to manifesting our visions and strategies. It is also of hermeticism and esotericism but where the higher ideals and spiritual principles common to late sidereal Sagittarius can turn into monotonous dogmatic doctrine due to a drive to create order and structure. This few degree area of early sidereal Capricorn is exceptionally creative, providing plenty of fuel for expansive demonstrable achievement.

January 31, 2018 Total Lunar Eclipse Cancer star chart.

The Full Moon occurs on January 31 conjoining Ceres. This Full Moon produces a North Node Total Lunar Eclipse in the midst of Cancer—the Egyptian Scarabaeus. The Scarab is a symbol of regeneration, transformation and re-birth, of being self-created, or self-made, to rise from itself—hence humanity's association with the beetle's emergence. The eclipse is visible in Asia, Australia, throughout the Pacific, Micronesia, Hawaii and Alaska, and western North America. A partial Solar Eclipse will occur on the following New Moon.

This is also a Supermoon Eclipse, with the Moon being 27 hours away from its perigee (closest distance to Earth during its orbit). See Supermoons & Lunar Perigees. This means the Moon will appear about 14% larger and 30% brighter compared to when it is furthest from Earth. The eclipse will thus look spectacular, especially for those who are able to see it at either Moon Rise or Moon Set. This also intensifies geological and biological resonances, thus having greater astrological significance, as well as increasing the potential for increased seismicity. A new 482-day Earth-Ceres synodic cycle also begins on the Full Moon with the Sun-Earth-Moon-Ceres alignment. The theme of this new Ceres cycle and that of the Full Moon is one and the same (explored in this month's Lunar Planner).

The January 31, 2018 Total Lunar Supermoon Eclipse.

Universal Time (Jan 31, 2018)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 11:48 UT
Total eclipse begins: 12:52 UT
Greatest eclipse: 13:30 UT
Total eclipse ends: 14:08 UT
Partial umbral eclipse ends: 15:11 UT

Pacific / Mountain (Jan 31, 2018)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 3:48 AM PST / 4:48 AM MST
Total eclipse begins: 4:52 AM PST / 5:52 AM MST
Greatest eclipse: 5:30 AM PST / 6:30 AM MST
Total eclipse ends: 6:08 AM PST / 7:08 AM MST
Partial umbral eclipse ends: 7:11 AM PST (Moon Set)

Hawaii-Aleutian (Jan 31, 2018)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 1:48 AM HAST
Total eclipse begins: 2:52 AM HAST
Greatest eclipse: 3:30 AM HAST
Total eclipse ends: 4:08 AM HAST
Partial umbral eclipse ends: 5:11 AM HAST

Aus Eastern Daylight (Sydney) (Jan 31, 2018)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 10:48 PM AEDT
Total eclipse begins: 11:52 PM AEDT
Greatest eclipse: 12:30 AM AEDT (Feb 1)
Total eclipse ends: 1:08 AM AEDT (Feb 1)
Partial umbral eclipse ends: 2:11 AM AEDT (Feb 1)

Generally, eclipse lunar cycles mark a time of shifting into a new octave of experience. They offer a time to resynchronize our selves with the ever-changing cosmic currents supporting our evolutionary progression in consciousness. Eclipses tend to bring about endings and new beginnings. How dramatic these changes can be and in what areas of our lives is a function of star alignments and other aspecting planets occurring at the time of the eclipse, and where they occur in our natal (and especially a relocated) chart. They can have a far greater effect in our lives when they conjoin other natal planets and personal points by ±6°. Eclipses bring emphasis to issues related to the chart area and planets involved. Eclipse influences generally last about six months, until the next eclipse occurs. Eclipse lunar cycles are ideal times to set new six-month goals to create personal change in our lives, not necessarily on the solar or lunar eclipse, but based upon the realizations we have throughout the eclipse lunar cycle.

Solar eclipses offer opportunity to redefine concepts of self and the roles we play in the world, or how we articulate ourselves in life, our persona. They are about shifting octaves in the nature of our self-perception and self-expression. They bring attention to what is important to us personally and subsequently to the decisions we make in our lives. They can invite a new beginning in life or impel a new way of participating in life.

Lunar eclipses tend to be more emotionally palpable in nature, how we feel about and respond to our life experience. They are about releasing the emotional bonds within ourselves that glue us to involvements that are less than we truly want or deserve. They are also about the emotional and experiential aspects of our relations with others and with the world. Lunar eclipses provide opportunity for an emotional resynchronization and to redefine our conceptual understanding of our life experience.

The Gibbous Moon of January 28 through the Full Moon Eclipse of January 31 is especially significant. Venus conjoins the South Lunar Node and Ceres conjoins the North Lunar Node, which is a significant energetic of the Full Moon Eclipse. This brings emphasis to receptivity and to our values and finances, to redefine what is of importance to us, and to apply any changes in those areas toward that which is truly nourishing and self-sustaining.

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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.

Recent Articles & Updates

Nakshatras and the Stars.

Coming Soon: "Nakshatras & The Stars"

The 2020 Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto Synods:
A Societal Reset & The 2021 Jupiter-Uranus and Saturn-Uranus Squares: Disruptive Technologies & the emergence of an entirely new Sociopolitical-Economic Paradigm

Quaoar
Sep 1, 2017: An extensive update. See "The Astronomy and Astrology of Quaoar."

Ixion
Aug 30, 2017: An extensive update. See "The Astronomy and Astrology of Ixion."

The Haumea-Pluto Connection
Aug 30, 2017: This is especially significant for The Haumea Pluto Generation of 1952-1957, The Saturn Pluto Haumea Generation of 1947-1948, and The Uranus-Haumea Generation of 1962. See "The Haumea-Pluto Connection."

Chiron
Jul 23, 2017: Chiron has recently entered sidereal Pisces, now in the first few degrees, which brings emphasis not only to emotional healing but more so to healing of long-established behavioral patterns, which often extend beyond this lifetime. These can even be inherited genomic and epigenetic patterns not of our own making, but that have formulated over eons. I have recently added an extensive update about Chiron based upon its orbital parameters and discovery. This is entirely new material about Chiron. See "The Astronomy and Astrology of the Centaurs."

Dwarf Planet OR10
Jul 18, 2017: 2007 OR10 is the largest unnamed world in our solar system and the third largest of the currently known Dwarf Planets. Think it is worthy to consider? Were is it in your chart? See "The Astronomy and Astrology of Dwarf Planet 2007 OR10."

Searching for what can not be seen
Jul 17, 2017: Leave it to the Zen Archer to bring inspiration to search for what can not be seen. What's next for the Horizon spacecraft as it makes passage past the gatekeeper Pluto? See "The Astronomy and Astrology of 2014 MU69."

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

More articles, reference material and recent
astronomical news can be found below the following section.

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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

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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 January 17, 2018
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.

TESTIMONIAL

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So this is to tell you that I think subscribing to your work is well worth it. Your level of understanding and galactic connectivity is profound and it has opened much understanding for me...so thank you for your work and all that you carry ~ Nickki Lee Hill

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Recent Articles

A Plethora of articles for Non-Subscribers

Some new articles include:

• 2017 06 22 The third largest Dwarf Planet, 2007 OR10. An extensive update about OR10's astrological influence based on its orbital parameters and discovery chart.

• 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

• 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.

Recently Archived

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)

• For More visit Articles Archive

Some Reference Material

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

Synodic Astrology: Synodic Cycles & Planetary Retrogrades

Dispositions & Mutual Receptions

Clockwise Whole House Rotation & your Natal Cross in Sidereal Astrology

2008-2021 Annual Graphic Ephemerides

• For More visit Reference Material

Astronomical News

Ceres by Dawn

Ceres by Dawn

Dawn's Last Close Look at Ceres

• Oct 19, 2017 - For the past three years, after orbiting Vesta from 2011 to 2012, Dawn has mapped the entire surface of Ceres, providing many discoveries and detailed images of Ceres. Dawn will spend its last days orbiting Ceres at 120 miles above the surface, closer than ever before, making it possible to gather images and data of Ceres at a much higher resolution.

Dawn Mission Extended at Ceres | More about Ceres & Vesta

"Our Place in Space": Astronomy and art combine in a brand new Hubble-inspired exhibition

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. On February 1, 2017, a new exhibition called "Our Place in Space" openned in Venice, Italy. It presents 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....

Hubble: Our Place In Space

After being on display in Venice the exhibition will be shown in the medieval town of Chiavenna, Italy, from May 13 to August 20, 2017. Afterwards it will be on display in Garching, Germany, in the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre, from the spring of 2018. Further stops in other European countries, the USA and even Australia are being considered. Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge on all occasions. Hubble: Our Place in Space

Jupiter’s North Pole

• 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, 2017 - The New Horizons spacecraft, which recently made is close encounter with Pluto, providing unprecedented images and data about Pluto and Charon, is scheduled to make a close encounter flyby with the distant Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 in early January of 2019.

More about New Horizons journey to MU69.
New Horizons images and videos: NASA New Horizons.

Pluto and Charon by NASA's New Horizons

New Horizons Pluto & Charon by NASA July 2015

• For More visit Astronomical News