Monthly Lunar Planner Archive 2010

Sidereal Astrology, Synodic Astrology & Galactic Star Lore articulate each Lunar Month's Theme. Each Lunar Theme weaves a continuing story line about the spiritual growth and unfoldment occurring in our lives. Each Lunar Month's Theme is posted just before each New Moon.

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December 5, 2010 New Moon Theme
Self Mastery, Personal Responsibility & Passageways of Change

The New Moon of December 5 begins the last lunar cycle of 2010. Conjoining the Centaur Pholus, the New Moon resides in sidereal Scorpio and the constellation of Ophiuchus. It conjoins Sarin, the shoulder of Hercules and Restaban of Draco, eye of the Dragon. This area of the zodiak is about self mastery and being personally responsible for our freedom and well-being, and aiding others in their pursuit of the same.

Several events occur in this lunar cycle, including a Mercury Retrograde and the start of a new 116-day Earth Mercury synodic cycle, with a theme defined by the stars in early sidereal Gemini. Juno, asteroid of colleagues, partnerships and mutual cooperation, opposes Jupiter and Uranus, which are about to make their final conjunction on the following New Moon. Juno will also conjoin Makemake, one of our newly discovered planets, bringing attention to the administration of resources in partnerships.

The Full Moon, occurring on the December 21, 2010 Solstice, produces a Total Solar Eclipse in early sidereal Gemini, on the "Gate of Man" of Earth's Precessional Cross; conjoining Betelgeuse of Orion and Menkalinan of Auriga. The eclipse is visible throughout North America and western South America. Our Solstice Full Moon Eclipse also creates a dynamic Grand Square with Juno opposite Jupiter-Uranus. The entire Solstice Grand Square Total Eclipse Full Moon creates a primary activation of Earth's Precessional Cross--our sacred geometry of evolutionary change. This produces a dynamic and potent passageway--a challenge for radical action to change and shift into a new octave of experience--especially regarding relationships and partnerships of all types.

These are just a few of many events occurring in this lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events and more, the underlying cycles upon which we evolve and which guide our daily lives--based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology.

November 6, 2010 New Moon Theme
Fulfillment or Entrapment
The Power of Pure Intent

Our New Moon of November 6, 2010 (GMT) occurs in sidereal Libra and conjoins the asteroid Vesta. The New Moon stars are Acrux and The Jewel Box star cluster of the Southern Cross; Alphecca of the Northern Crown; and Zubenelgenubi of Libra, one of the scales of the balance, which is also the southern claw of the Scorpion. The New Moon lies just in front of the Scorpion's clutches, between the claws and the feet of the Virgin. This is a point of opportunity in sidereal Libra--to choose a path from a greater clarity within, from the power of pure intent and an unadulterated sense of purpose, which leads to our greater fulfillment, or to step forth into the same ole' patterns of the past--entrapped. Vesta, the astroid of focus dedication and commitment, invites us to get clear and focused within self.

Venus and Jupiter both complete their retrogrades on the Gibbous Moon of this lunar cycle. Venus now fully engages its new Earth-Venus 584-day synodic cycle, which began in the previous lunar month. Jupiter returning direct engages the new Earth-Jupiter-Uranus Synodic Synchronization that began on the September equinox. Both events should bring a welcomed sense of movement in our lives. Venus retrogrades and the key trigger points surrounding it cause key shifts in the financial world--such as the Venus stations and two-week 3° orb following Venus's direct station; often tied in with and triggered by Mercury's nearby retrograde. Venus' financial influence is well known in astrological market forcasting.

Mars, a key player in this lunar cycle (along with Mercury), moves through sidereal Scorpio, conjoining Pallas, the Centaur Phoulus, Ixion and Quaoar (two recently discovered planets). Mars will also begin a new 694-day synodic cycle with Pluto.

These are just a few of many events occurring in this lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events and more, the underlying cycles upon which we evolve and which guide our daily lives--based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology.

October 7, 2010 New Moon Theme
Messages from the World Around Us
& the New Venus Synodic Cycle

Our New Moon of October 7, 2010 occurs in sidereal Virgo and conjoins the stars of Corvus, nature's Messenger Raven. Also conjoining is Beta Hydra and Beta Volans. This is also the zodiacal longitude of Jupiter's perihelion and Eris' perihelion (the locations in their orbits when they are closest to the Sun and Earth). This area of the Virgin brings our attention to the guiding messages expressing through the natural world around us, and our need to heed those messages.

Venus begins its several week retrograde immediately following the New Moon, during which a new 584-day Earth-Venus synodic cycle begins--occurring on the Last Quarter Moon. The next Venus synod will occur in June 2012 and will produce the second Venus Transit--the first transit occurred in June of 2004. The stars in early sidereal Aries--those of Cassiopeia and Cepheus--define the theme of our new Earth-Venus cycle. This entire several week retrograde may begin to catalyze a shift in our financial paradigm--perhaps a fresh start. Venus completes its retrograde on November 18, 2010, in the following lunar cycle. Jupiter also competes its retrograde at the same time, both of which create a new current of movement and expansion that should fully engage in early 2011, as Jupiter makes its final conjunction with Uranus.

Uranus and Makemake (pronounced MAH-keh MAH-keh), one of our new discovered Dwarf Planets, enter into a very tight orb in their long-standing opposition that began in the fall of 2008, also on the Last Quarter Moon. This tight orb will continue into early 2011, when their opposition completes, which occurs at the same time that Jupiter and Uranus make their final conjunction. This opposition has been a principal factor in the timeline of events occurring over the last few years, especially regarding the restructuring of our financial paradigm and its administration. This lunar cycle, along with the Venus retrograde begins the transition into the grand finale of the 2008-2011 timeline involving Saturn-Makemake in opposition to Uranus-Jupiter and square Pluto.

These are just a few of many events occurring in this lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events and more, based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology.

September 8, 2010 New Moon Theme
Creative Energy Must Express &
The Earth-Jupiter-Uranus Synodic Synchronization

Our New Moon of September 8, 2010 occurs in sidereal Leo and conjoins fiery and expressive Mizar of the Great Bear (Ursa Major), with adjoining Alcor, also of the Bear; and a dynamic Seyfert Galaxy in Canes Venatici. This is a windy and fiery area of the zodiak, one that can stimulate dynamic creative expression. Mizar of the Great Bear, the overseeing and predominant star, articulates raw fiery energy that must express one way or another. Mizar must have a creative outlet, but for its proper expression, we must apply it with creative vision. Mizar brings attention to use of our creative energies; creative and destructive tendencies, and the fear to create lest it may result in destruction. Here we learn the nature of such volatile forces. Mizar, with averted alignments is also known for catastrophic fires or massacres. Mizar can however express quite artistically--just as gunpowder can express as beautiful fireworks or devastating explosions. The expression of Mizar tends to express in a grand way, in character with showy and dramatic Leo.

This lunar cycle may stimulate expansive, radical, and perhaps spontaneous change. It should shift the emphasis from what has been a challenging and strenuous time to one of refreshing movement and expansion.

This lunar cycle also embodies the "Earth-Jupiter-Uranus Synodic Synchronization" (the alignment of the Sun, Earth, Jupiter, and Uranus). Jupiter and Uranus began their (geocentric) conjunction in June of 2010 and which continues into January of 2011. The Jupiter-Uranus synodic (heliocentric) conjunction, occurring now, in September, marks the ending of the previous 13.5-year Jupiter-Uranus synodic cycle, which began in March of 1997. It also marks the beginning of a new 13.5-year cycle, with an entirely new theme. Earth's coincident alignment with Jupiter and Uranus marks the start of a new Earth-Jupiter 400-day synodic cycle and the start of a new 370-day Earth-Uranus synodic cycle.

The coincidence of these three events creates a primary shift in our current planetary timeline--in the tone of the expression and unfoldment of human consciousness; and in the evolutionary events occurring in our lives and in our world. The star alignments of this planetary alignment, occurring in early sidereal Pisces, set the theme of these three new synchronized synodic cycles, which is especially significant for the new Jupiter-Uranus 13.5 year cycle ahead. This planetary alignment surrounds the Equinox Full Moon, which also conjoins Jupiter and Uranus, with the Sun and Moon residing exactly on the Earth's Precessional Cross--all promoting a dynamic and revelatory shift in the evolutionary currents upon which we ride.

These are just a few of many events occurring in this dynamic and welcomed lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events and more, based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology.

August 10, 2010 New Moon Theme
Mobilizing a New Future: The Jupiter-Pluto-Saturn T-square

Our New Moon of Aug 10, 2010 GMT (Aug 9 MST) occurs in sidereal Cancer. Cancer, commonly the crab today, is also the Egyptian Scarabaeus, an image that articulates the theme of humanity's emergence from darkness, dogma, and delusion and the reawakening back to light. The Scarab is an appropriate mythical figure, as no one knows the exact time of the emergence of the beetle from its snuggle in its own dung, because it does not seem to follow any natural cycle in nature. This theme also applies to our individual emergence from the family nest or from the collective consciousness that we co-create.

The New Moon stars setting the theme of this Lunar cycle are Acubens of Cancer; Zeta Hydra (the head of Hydra); Dubhe of Ursa Major (the primary star of the Great Bear); Naos of Argo Navis; and Merak of Ursa Major. Sidereal Cancer is about humanity's gestation and emergence process. The individual stars of Cancer articulate the nuances of this process. In particular, this area of sidereal Cancer is about the emergence from collective and personal dogmas (belief structures), as well as from our limiting or undermining life patterns that keep us bound in life scenarios that are less than those we truly want. This precedes action to break new trail in our lives so as to move in the direction we seek to go.

The Grand Jupiter-Pluto-Saturn T-square culminates in this lunar cycle. This principal planetary configuration began to form as Jupiter and Pluto created their square in the previous lunar cycle. Now in this lunar cycle, Saturn joins in to perfectly oppose Jupiter and square Pluto, creating this potent T-square. T-squares stimulate dynamic action; and this one marks a primary turning from what had been the last few years of stasis, stalemate and a feeling of suppression and limitation (dominated by massive Saturn), and now shifts in to a period of mobilization and expansion of radical change (due to the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction and the Jupiter-Pluto square). The Jupiter-Uranus synthesis also forms an energetic supportive of expanded creative thought and new discoveries, whpecially in the arts and sciences.

This lunar cycle's Crescent Moon produces wonderful sunset stellar show, with the Crescent Moon, Venus, Mars and Saturn synthesizing in the heavens, along with the Perseid meteor shower following (peaking between August 11th and 13th), which occurs when Earth passes through the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseids are so named because these sparks of light emerge from the constellation Perseus, our dynamic hero--providing a message regarding the type of action required in this potent and transformational lunar cycle.

The Full Moon of this lunar cycle occurs in sidereal Aquarius, conjoining Enif of Pegasus, while the Sun conjoins recently discovered Orcus and the star Regulus of Leo, the heart or essence of the Lion, offering a significant revelation. Our Disseminating Moon conjoins Revati of Pisces and Eris, the Great Disruptor, suggesting money and resources may play a significant role in this lunar cycle. Mercury begins its retrograde in this Lunar Cycle as well, during which a new 116-day Earth-Mercury humanitarian-focused synodic cycle will begin.

These are just a few of many events occurring in this very dynamic lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events and more, based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology

July 11, 2010 New Moon Theme
Cooperation & Co-participation For Solution

Our New Moon of July 11, 2010 produces a Total Solar Eclipse occurring in late sidereal Gemini and which conjoins Castor of the Gemini Twins. The path of totality crosses Easter Island in the South Pacific.

"The 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 sol / 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. Castor is the liaison in the world of daily human affairs, and is of partnerships and cooperation. Castor brings resources and people together that serve to get logistics accomplished in the world of business and commerce.

This New Moon Eclipse also conjoins Juno, asteroid of partnerships and interrelating, and the recently discovered planet Varuna.

This Lunar Month and the following are of extreme significance due to the Grand Jupiter-Pluto-Saturn T-square. This is a powerhouse planetary configuration that begins early in this lunar cycle with Jupiter and Pluto maintaining a perfect square for a few weeks. It extends into the following lunar cycle, at which time Saturn joins in to create the potent Grand T-square. The T-square continues for several days leading into the following Full Moon in mid-August. This two-month event will create a major turning in our current few-year planetary timeline, and in our life experience on Earth.

Stimulating Mars moves into position to create a T-square with Jupiter and Pluto in this lunar cycle, on the Last Quarter Moon, which precedes the Grand T-square of August. This entire time (now through August) may seem similar to a "healing crisis," during which we will be shot through a portal into a new octave of experience.

The fifth and final Saturn-Uranus opposition also occurs in this lunar cycle, during the Jupiter-Pluto square. The Saturn-Uranus opposition began on November 4, 2008. Dynamic Mars will act as a primary trigger to the Saturn-Uranus opposition as well as to the Jupiter-Pluto square. This entire several-week event creates a primary shift in our current few-year timeline of planetary cycles; during which the emphasis will shift from Saturn's restrictive and oppressive nature (in opposition to Uranus) to the expansive and mobilizing nature of Jupiter (in conjunction with Uranus), which continues into early 2011.

These are just a few of many events occurring in this very dynamic lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events and more, based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology.

June 12, 2010 New Moon Theme
Stimulus for Bold Individualistic Action

This New Moon occurs in late sidereal Taurus, conjoining Bellatrix of Orion, the female warrior; Capella, the messenger of light of Auriga, the charioteer; the stars Alpha and Beta of the Camel, a constellation lying north of Taurus; the energetic star AE Auriga in the Flaming Star Nebula, also of the charioteer; and several others. This is an area of zodiak inspiring enterprising execution of grand physical projects, ventures, and strategies. It is of all that supports our physical well-being and sustenance. It produces an energetic not of the timid, but of those with purpose and headstrong desire for enterprising solution and which brings good through commerce and business affairs.

The First Quarter Moon, which brings "stimulus to action" in a lunar cycle, creates a powerful and dynamic Grand Square with the Jupiter-Uranus opposition to Saturn, and Ceres. Jupiter began its several month opposition to Saturn and its several month conjunction with Uranus in the previous lunar cycle. Jupiter's prominent arrival into the few-year timeline of aspects involving Saturn, Makemake, Uranus and Pluto, brings a tremendous shift in our current planetary timeline--in essence, mobilizing and expanding upon the radical changes already occurring in our lives. Jupiter's mobilizing influence is a welcomed occurrence. This stimulus to action First Quarter Moon Grand Square, nesting in our Taurus-Orion-Auriga lunar theme, brings tremendous impetus for ambitious, adventurous, radical, and dynamic all-embracing physical action.

The Full Moon Eclipse of June 25, brings another significant shift, as the Full Moon conjoins Pluto in sidereal Sagittarius, upon the hand and bow of the Zen Archer. The planetary alignment is Sun-Earth-Moon-Pluto, which also marks the start of the next Earth-Pluto 367-day (synodic) cycle. This is also the exalted location for radical and dynamic Uranus--all bringing revelation to the nature of this lunar cycle's theme.

This Pluto Full Moon Eclipse marks entry into a very potent turning point in our planetary cycles, created by upcoming Jupiter-Pluto-Saturn T-square, which starts to form and which will fully engage in following lunar cycle and peak in August 2010. This upcoming intensification will create a crisis point in the world and in our lives, much like a "healing crisis." However, as we emerge from it, and continue into early 2011, we should experience a welcomed and refreshing expansion in consciousness and positive turning in the events of our lives.

Venus and Mars begin a new 317-day (synodic) cycle in this lunar cycle in sidereal Virgo, bringing us good advice considering our current tumultuous ride and unpredictable experience over the months ahead.

These are just a few of many events occurring in this lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events and what they mean in our lives, based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology.

May 14, 2010 New Moon Theme
Evolutionary Acceleration & Expansion of Radical Change

This New Moon occurs in the last couple degrees of sidereal Aries, and conjoins Sedna, one of our newly discovered minor planets. This part of the heavens lies under the auspices of the story of the Royal Family. This is where princess Andromeda's fate is now out of the hands of King Cepheus and Queen Cassiopeia and is being transferred to what seems to be nothing but fate. Perseus, her beloved, is about to slay Medusa in order to claim his self-mastery, a prerequisite to step into his intended soul destiny, while Andromeda is now chained to the rocks by the sea, about to be devoured by Cetus the sea monster (the technobureaucratic monster created by collective human consciousness). Tension and anticipation mounts. Perseus must slay Medusa (his inner fears), lest he will turn to stone (become frozen in fear) before he can aid his beloved Andromeda. The New Moon stars are Zaurak and Rana of Eridanus, and Botein of Aries. Zaurak marks a point of pause along the River of Life. Here we must trust our inner heart light and intuition, regain our strength, and follow through despite the path may not be entirely visible, even tumultuous. Overall, this location in the ecliptic is of a regenerative nature--primal, creative and inventive; but it can also be volatile, quickly eruptive or explosive.

Mars and newly discovered Makemake begin a new 1.9-year (synodic) cycle. Makemake continues to play a very prominent role in the ongoing global financial restructuring. In fact, it was just after the Last Quarter Moon of the previous lunar cycle when Jupiter made its first of three oppositions to Makemake. This was May 5-6, when Europe’s failure to contain Greece’s fiscal crisis triggered a 4.3 percent drop in the euro. This was the biggest weekly decline since October of 2008, when the long-standing aspects involving the Uranus opposition to Makemake and Saturn began. Mars and Saturn will also begin a new 2-year (synodic cycle) a bit later in this lunar cycle, with both cycles inspiring a new dynamic of responsible and administrative creative action.

Massive Jupiter begins its several month opposition to Saturn and its several month conjunction with Uranus in this lunar cycle. Jupiter's prominent arrival into the few-year timeline of aspects involving Saturn, Makemake, Uranus and Pluto, brings a tremendous shift in this timeline. The Jupiter-Uranus synthesis will mobilize, magnify and expand upon the radical changes already occurring in our lives. Jupiter-Saturn oppositions are generally quite potent, especially if they occur within orb to Earth's Precessional Cross, which this one does (and especially with Jupiter conjoining Uranus at the same time). For example, there were three major New Madrid Earthquakes occurring between mid-December 1811 and early-February 1812 estimated to be 7.5 to 7.7 in magnitude, all with several major aftershocks. At the time, Saturn and Jupiter were in opposition, and within a critical orb to Earth's Precessional Cross. Saturn was exactly on the Gate of God (GEN) of the precessional cross on the December 16 quake (with a 7.0 aftershock); and Jupiter was exactly on the Gate of Man of the precessional cross at the time of the second two quakes of January 23 and February 7. This is not to say our current opposition will produce major seismicity, although quite possible. We can however expect a massive and unexpected turn of events that certainly can be of beneficent nature in the long run, even if not appearing so at the onset. Although not on Earth's precessional cross, the previous Jupiter-Saturn opposition in 1989 produced two major events: The Loma Prieta (San Francisco) Earthquake, which occurred on October 17, 1989 during the Saturn-Jupiter opposition. It was triggered by a Mercury-Jupiter-Saturn T-square. The Berlin Wall was opened in November of the same year, triggered by Venus (and Uranus) in primary aspect to the Jupiter-Saturn opposition.

The regenerative tone of our New Moon theme, with need to hold our own inner light and follow our intuition, is apropos, as things are about to rock and roll. This lunar month invites us to gather our energy for the impending acceleration and expansion, and to apply it with dynamic creative action in leadership. Jupiter's standoff to Saturn and arrival to join Uranus may catalyze some intense experience. However, Jupiter's arrival is quite welcomed, one that ultimately will yield a very progressive mobilization of long awaited change--especially after we move through the August crisis point, stimulated by the upcoming Jupiter-Pluto-Saturn T-square. From then onward, and into early 2011, we will refreshingly emerge from the current long-standing set of intense planetary aspects that began in late 2008.

April 14, 2010 New Moon Theme
Relinquishment for Attainment
Redefining Logistics

This New Moon occurs on the cusp of sidereal Aries, and conjoins Acamar of Eridanus, one of several stopping points along the river of life; Al Kurah, the heart of King Cepheus; the stars forming the eastern or ascending fish of Pisces; and the Quasar 3C57 in the belly of ole' Cetus, the technobureaucratic monster of collective human consciousness. The theme of these stars, in part, motivate a desire to move forward, to attain, but to do so we must first release any residual emotional baggage or bring to completion any limiting patterns of the past.

Mercury begins and completes its retrograde in this lunar cycle, generally providing an opportunity to re-define logistics in our lives, to renegotiate, and to form new plans and strategies. Earth and Mercury begin a new 116-day (synodic) cycle in the midst of Mercury's retrograde, on the Full Moon. The new Earth-Mercury cycle's theme is defined by the stars of mid-sidereal Libra, including the stars of the Southern Cross and the Centaurus-A galaxy, a deep reflective pool of consciousness. Mars is playing a key role in the progressive acceleration for 2010, motivating clarity and integrity applied in dynamic action.

Most significantly, Saturn and Uranus make the fourth of their five oppositions just before the Full Moon of this lunar cycle. Thus we will feel another catalytic squeeze as they approach this opposition. This event also marks entry into a very dynamic and transitional four-month period occurring in 2010. Saturn, Uranus and Makemake (pronounced MAH-keh MAH-keh) (one of our newly discovered and very significant planets) have been playing a significant role in the ongoing global financial restructuring. Uranus began its opposition to Saturn (and Makemake) on November 4, 2008. Saturn will soon move out of its prominent role in our current timeline as mobilizing and expansive Jupiter takes over and begins its several month conjunction with Uranus, which begins in the following lunar cycle. The shift in emphasis from Saturn to Jupiter will catalyze a massive transition in this few year timeline; and a potent grand Jupiter-Pluto-Saturn T-square, occurring in July and August, will hallmark the climax of this transition. Makemake will continue to play a prominent role along with Jupiter and Uranus through early 2011.

These are just a few of many events occurring in this lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events and more, based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology.

March 15, 2010 New Moon Theme
Dreams & Visions - Our Bridge into the Future

This New Moon conjoins Mercury and Uranus, which lie opposite Makemake, one of our recently discovered planets (pronounced MAH-keh MAH-keh). Our New Moon planetary alignment is Uranus-Mercury-Sun-Moon-Earth-Makemake. This also marks the start of a new 367-day Earth-Makemake (synodic) cycle. Makemake plays a key role in the planetary cycles timeline that began in late 2008 and that continues through early 2011. It is part of the catalyst behind the restructuring of our world paradigm--particularly regarding the administration of resources and exposure of the manipulation of resources in government-big business and banking. The Sun-Mercury-Uranus alignment also marks the mid-point of vision and realization in the current 370-day Earth-Uranus cycle that began in mid-September 2009; the mid-point of vision and realization in the current 116-day Earth-Mercury cycle; and the start of a new Mercury-Uranus cycle; all stimulating a dynamic lunar month of welcomed but perhaps unexpected and radical change.

This Mercury-Uranus New Moon occurs on the cusp of sidereal Pisces, which is marked by "the circlet" of stars that mark the head of the western fish and the star Matar on the left forearm of Pegasus, which lies north of the circlet. Matar is from Al Sa'd al Matar, which means "the Fortunate Rain, and articulates movement from high-mental and social activity of later sidereal Aquarius into the wet, sensual, emotional, psychic and amorphous world of sidereal Pisces.

The Mercury-Uranus New Moon conjunction adds a significant dynamic to this lunar cycle's theme, as does the new Earth-Makemake synodic cycles theme, which is defined by the cuspal stars of sidereal Virgo. The Mercury-Uranus New Moon invites the expression of unconventional, original and inventive thought and concepts. It stimulates the unexpected and spontaneous; and its placement on the Piscian sidereal cusp invites us to trust in the intuitive and abstract--in essence, producing a mind-expanding lunar cycle. The new Earth-Makemake cycle theme, also a part of this lunar cycle's theme, may invite new and radical ideas regarding the administration of financial resources, as well as motivating audacious action to pursue those ideas.

On the Equinox (March 20), a new 378-day Earth-Saturn cycle begins. It also aspects Mars and the mother asteroid Ceres. Mars recently completed its retrograde, and now in this lunar cycle, stimulates movement and action once again, after a few months of what may have seemed in stasis. Hold on and let go as we now accelerate for year of dynamic and refreshing change. Attention turns toward dynamic and nurturing action.

The Full Moon occurs at the end of March in mid-sidereal Virgo, conjoining the star Diadam, the Crown or Halo of the Virgin; Porrima and Vindemiatrix, both of Virgo; and the stars of Corvus, the Raven messenger. This is also Mercury's exalted location in the zodiak as well as the location of Chrion's perihelion (the location in Chiron's orbit that is closest to the Sun). This is a place of prophetic neurological awareness and communication that invites astute attention to the signs occurring in the natural world around us; signs demanding prompt response or a loss of opportunity. Earth and Haumea, another newly discovered planet, begin a new 366-day (synodic) cycle, also under the auspice of the stars of Virgo and the Virgin's consort and protector Boötes. Haumea supports a new birth in consciousness.

The Sun conjoins Eris, the great disrupter, bringing revelation to the reasons behind any set-backs that we may have experienced over the last several months. Eris tends to open us to greater possibilities and realms of awareness.

These are just a few of many events occurring in this lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events and more, based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology.

February 14, 2010 New Moon Theme
Dreams & Visions - Our Bridge into the Future

This New Moon conjoins Neptune and the Centaur Chiron exactly on the cusp of sidereal Aquarius. The cuspal stars of sidereal Aquarius along with Chiron and Neptune set the theme of this lunar month. Sadr of Cygnus, the heart of the Swan, marks the Aquarian cusp along with the beautiful Lacework Nebula, which lies upon the wing of the Cygnus. This marks the start of the revolutionary, visionary and humanitarian facet of the zodiak. Chiron and Neptune have been conjoining for several months, and now, in this lunar cycle, they will begin their new ~85-year (synodic) cycle, with the same theme as this lunar cycle's. The Chiron-Neptune synthesis, in part, inspires us to create entirely new revolutionary and visionary alternatives to cross the vast abyss we may currently face in our lives--to create a new world paradigm.

Juno, the asteroid of covenant relations and mutual equality, begins a new ~4.4-year (synodic) cycle with Sedna, a recently discovered and distant minor planet. This occurs on the New Moon as well. Sedna embodies the essence of the feminine principle's long-standing suppression into the depths of collective consciousness, and our need for the feminine essence to re-emerge as an equal and active participant in the global arena. The stars in late sidereal Aries define the theme of this cycle--an energetically eruptive area of the zodiak, but also of a regenerative nature, where we build momentum for a new expression, one that must emerge.

Mercury plays a catalytic role in this lunar cycle as it triggers new shorter-term cycles with several planets, including Pluto, the Centaur Nessus, Chiron and Neptune, Jupiter and Uranus. Mercury's role in this lunar cycle, stimulates movement in the logistical aspects of our lives; and especially stimulates the new Chiron-Neptune theme.

Venus and Uranus also begin a new 227-day synodic cycle on the cusp of the wet, sensual, emotional, psychic and amorphous world of sidereal Pisces, the first of many Venus-Uranus synods to occur in sidereal Pisces, and on the stimulus to action First Quarter Moon. In general, Venus and Uranus inspire new explorations and expressions of the heart, and in relationships; and also new ways for creating richness in our lives.

A Jupiter-Sun Full Moon produces revelations about the current Earth-Jupiter cycle that began on August 14, 2009 in a fortuitous area of late sidereal Capricorn--defined by the star Nashira of Capricorn, and the stars of Delphinus and Guis. The Full Moon itself occurs in mid-sidereal Leo; while Jupiter (and the Sun) reside in mid-sidereal Aquarius, the angel point of the zodiak, as Jupiter makes its way from its recent conjunction with Chiron and Neptune, to prominently conjoin Uranus, which begins in early June and will continue into early 2011.

Most significantly, Mars completes its retrograde in this lunar cycle, on March 10, which brings an end to what may have seemed like a sluggish past three-month period. This marks the full commencement of the new and significant 780-day Earth-Mars synodic cycle, defined by the stars of mid-sidereal Cancer. This new Mars cycle inspires assertive and expansive creative action to help us emerge from the behavioral patterns and antiquated beliefs of the past that keep us buried in darkness or delusion. It inspires us to have the tenacity to overcome and to emerge into a new light of being. This Earth-Mars cycle will continue through March 3, 2012, into our next Mars retrograde.

These are just a few of many events occurring in this lunar cycle. The Monthly Lunar Planner explores the details of these events and more, based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology.

January 15, 2010 New Moon Theme
Manifesting Passions of the Heart

Unlike the last few lunar cycles which may have seemed a bit intense, and leaving us with a feeling of uncertainty, this lunar cycle and the next will be more progressive, restoring a sense of movement with optimism for the future. This New Moon, an Annular Solar Eclipse, occurs exactly on the cusp of sidereal Sagittarius-Capricorn. It also conjoins Venus, which also marks the mid-point of vision and realization in the current 584-day Earth-Venus cycle; and it occurs during Mercury's direct station (the completion of Mercury's retrograde). Cuspal sidereal Sagittarius-Capricorn is where we are faced with concretizing our visions and ideals (common to late Sagittarius and overseeing Lyra) into demonstrable and practical form in the physical world. Alpha Pavo, the Peacock, sums up the last degree of sidereal Sagittarius, fully radiant in its multi-colored spectrum of vision and ideals, proudly displays all that it is and brings inspiration to express the beauty that we are and that we truly envision. Here on the cusp, we find soul-level support provided by Eta Mensa (of Table Mountain) to now actualize that eloquence. We are also faced with addressing the inherent aberrations or distortions that occur when applying our ideals into practical demonstrable and physical form, revealed by a Planetary Nebula and Irregular Galaxy of Sagittarius, which reach just over the cusp into sidereal Capricorn. Two pulsars in northern Vulpecula, the elegant, but sly and cunning fox, aid us and warn us when applying the lofty ideals of the Sagittarian Zen archer into physical form.

Venus will start a new (synodic) cycles with Chiron, Neptune, and Jupiter in this lunar cycle, These are the first Venus cycles occurring with these planets after our recent Jupiter-Neptune-Chiron conjunction occurring in 2009.

Mars, currently retrograde, will begin a new and significant Earth-Mars 780-day (synodic) cycle when the Sun, Earth and Mars align on the Full Moon eve of January 29, 2010. This cycle's theme is defined by the star alignments looking from the Sun toward Earth and Mars, which occurs in the center of sidereal Cancer. Mars will complete its retrograde on March 10, 2010, in the following lunar cycle, at which time we will fully engage in the new Earth-Mars synodic cycle. During its retrograde, Mars also aspects the already occurring Saturn-Pluto square along with Jupiter, all occurring later in this lunar cycle. In a several day process, Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn and Mars create two interlocking Yods. One places a direct focus onto Mars and the new Mars synodic cycle. The other emphasis is placed upon Jupiter.

Saturn and Pluto have maintained a very tight square since the Saturn-Pluto square began in mid-November 2009 through the second conjunction occurring on January 31, 2010. As we emerge from the second Saturn-Pluto square, and the interlocking Yods (Finger of God) occur with Mars and Jupiter, we are motivated to initiate expansive action. This movement however does not occur on its own. It is up to us to creatively make this move from what may seem like a motionless and undefined opening (occurring throughout late December and January).

This entire Mars retrograde period and the interlocking Yods play a key role in establishing a new focus in the application of our creative power in the world.

These are just a few of many events occurring in this lunar cycle, one that engages a dynamic and transformative new year. The Lunar Planner explores the details of the events occurring in each lunar cycle, based in star-level astronomical astrology and synodic astrology.

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

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