The Lunar Theme for the
August 12, 2007 New Moon


Including the New Venus Synodic Cycle,
the New Saturn Orcus 32-year Synodic Cycle,
& the Full Moon Total Eclipse

The Lunar Month of
Aug 12, 2007 - Sept 11, 2007

Nick Anthony Fiorenza

Astronomical Myth is a "picture language," imagery that articulates the qualities of cosmic intelligence expressing throughout the greater heavens and through our lives. We are not separate from the greater heavens, from the stars and planets around us, or from our beloved Earth, but are intimate parts of this dynamic, continually unfolding heavenly symphony. This entirety is our cosmic consciousness, the totality of our being. To explore the greater heavens and the heavenly cycles is to explore that which we are--our embracing consciousness and our spiritual evolution.

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

Please remember that the purpose of the Lunar Planner is to learn to live in the experiential awareness of the present. Although the material below can provide philosophical context for your personal experience, the New Moon is the ideal time to experientially "tune in" to get your unique new lunar month theme. Then, consciously participate with the changing Lunar Phase Characteristics in the unfoldment of that theme in your daily life using the Lunar Calendar and Lunar Planner Introduction (links at the bottom).

New Moon Phase Characteristics

The New Moon

This New Moon of August 12, 2007 occurs in late sidereal Cancer, under the auspices Merak, the Second brightest star of the Great Bear (Ursa Major) and Algenubi, the Eye of the Lion. The events occurring from the New Moon of Aug 12 through the First Quarter Moon of Aug 20 set off a dynamic lunar month.

Adventurism, exploration, breaking new trail, to go where we have not gone before, to get on with it--simply, to engage.

Not for the faint hearted, this lunar cycle requires the courage of self-conviction, of belief in self, in our paths in life, to have the inner confidence to step way from the convention of mass consensus, beyond the boundaries of known self.

Algenubi, Eye of the Lion, best embodies the theme of this few degree band of the ecliptic. Algenubi is of "breaking trail." These are the explorers and adventurers with interest beyond mere egoic importance to fit in with those performing on the worldly stage. Algenubi provides an opening into inner–dimensional chambers of the "Heart of the Lion"--embodied by Regulus. To enter this entrance to the inner sanctuary of the Lion Path, and to find the hidden, golden treasures within, we must have integrity within--to live true to our hearts, to our soul purpose on Earth.

Dubhe, Alpha Ursa Major and Merak, Beta Ursa Major, are the two brightest stars of Ursa Major. At this time in Earth's precessional cycle, a line drawn from Dubhe through Merak leads directly to Earth's current North Celestial Pole (near the star, Polaris, of the Little Bear, Ursa Minor). Merak and Dubhe represent the alignment of personal will and divine will in allegiance to the evolutionary fulfillment of Earth's polar precessional cycle--to the fulfillment of evolutionary cycle of the soul. Merak provides the motivation to get on with it, to engage.

Also conjoining Algenubi and Merak is the hind-foot of the Great Bear composed of Tania Bor and Tania Aus, implying the power of our convictions is what propels ourselves beyond our current, accepted stance in life. This is a power point in the zodiak; a place to leave the comforts of our existing reality behind and to confidently surge into new territory.

 The Veil (Lacework) Nebula

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
Cassini Imaging Team
CICLOPS/Space Science Institute
Boulder, Colorado

Saturn, Venus & Orcus

Immediately as we commence this lunar cycle, the Moon first conjoins Saturn, retrograde Venus, and Orcus (one of newly discovered planets). This is significant because within this lunar cycle these three planets conjoin and also create the start a new 32-year Saturn-Orcus Synodic Cycle. Venus being retrograde during this New Moon and lunar cycle indicates a time of redefining our hearts' desire, shifting gears from a previous cycle of the heart into one anew.

Earth, Venus & Neptune Synodic Cycles

Earth and Neptune start a new 367-day synodic cycle in late Capricorn on August 13, 2007. (This occurs when retrograde Neptune and the Sun are opposite in a geo-centric astrology chart.) The last Earth-Neptune synodic cycle (along with Ceres) began on August 11, 2006. Its theme was presented in the July 24, 2006 Luanr Planner.

Venus and Neptune start their new 225-day synodic cycle two days later on Aug 15, 2007. Thus, Earth, Venus and Neptune create a compounded synodic cycle.

This Earth-Venus-Neptune synodic cycle's theme is defined by Nashira of Capricorn, and Beta Gruis.

Gruis the crane enters the ecliptic from the south as an underling and eloquently supportive influence especially to the last decan of sidereal Capricorn, between Alpha and Beta Gruis and extending through the Aquarius Capricorn overlap. The stellar influence of Gruis brings brilliance in grammatical arts, is a contributor to the excellence in law and associated disciplines requiring articulation of the written word or law.

Beta Gruis conjoins Nashira of Capricorn, which lies just south of the ecliptic. Nashira, a fortuitous star, is bringer of good news, especially regarding legal, business, and constitutional matters, as well as sanctioned matters of the soul.

Gruis as the stork, is carrier of bodies of knowledge, information, and news associated with new life and new beginnings. Prominent alignments with Beta Gruis and Nashira are exemplary of carriers of good tidings associated with legalities. The Toucan’s loquacious and gregarious qualities also underlie Gruis as well contributing to the expressive and articulate nature of this area of the zodiak.

The last decan of Capricorn is of libraries, courts, publishing houses, literary agencies, or where any legalities are formulated, agreed upon and concretized. Here lies the constructive character of Saturn, which is at home in Capricorn. Al Nair, Alpha Gruis and the northern Delphinus constellation mark the beginning of the last decan of Capricorn, while Beta Gruis and Nashira of Capricorn lie in the midst of the last decan. Al Nair conjoins Alpha and Beta Delphinus, Sualocin and Rotanev of the northern Dolphin star system. The Dolphins are angelic guides who safely make passage for the wayward. Alignments with Sualocin can indicate the need to allow one’s self to be led and / or expressing the guiding nature for others. Al Nair embodies the wisdom and knowledge itself, where as Beta Gruis is applicable expression of that wisdom.

Another mythical image that nicely articulates the qualities expressing here is by astronomer Jullius Schiller who combined the Crane with the Phoenix as “Aaron” the High Priest (Allen). In its entirety, this greater “constellation” then encompasses the last decan of Capricorn, all of Aquarius, and into the first decan of Pisces. Aaron thus stands under Fomalhaut (of Pisces Aus), with his amulet of the messianic mission (the Anka, Alpha Phoenix), in support of the people; and under Achernar (end of the river). Aaron, the articulate high priest, applying his wisdom, underwrites the essence of Fomalhaut (future vision of an evolved humanitarian based society) and stands for the humanitarian vision and quality of life that Aquarius expresses. Aaron is instrumental in freeing the people to walk the river of life.

In this imaging, Alpha Gruis, the primary star of Gruis, is Aaron’s head, which embodies the pure wisdom (wise-dome) and knowledge of the high priest. Alpha Gruis is also called "the Bright One," and as Aaron’s head is of the crown and third eye chakras. Alpha Gruis conjoins (synthesizes with) the way-showers of the Dolphin star system, Delphinus. Alpha Gruis brings a capacity "to know" the way through the labyrinth of law, a way from the past, from what has been established.

Beta Gruis, the star of concern in our new Earth-Neptune cycle, is Aaron’s throat chakra, his voice--expressing through Nashira of Capricorn (bringer of good news)--which embody a masterful capacity to articulate the pure and extensive wisdom and knowledge (the divine truth and higher law of the priest-scientist. Beta Gruis is Aaron's intelligence in eloquent expression.

Beta Gruis (in keeping with astronomer Jullius Schiller's imaging, I dub as the throat chakra of Aaron. Here we find the quality of intelligent eloquence--the ability to articulate the extensive wisdom of the priest-scientist, the awareness of higher law. Beta Gruis conjoins Nashira, a fortuitous star, bringer of good news, especially regarding legal and constitutional matters, as well as sanctioned matters of the soul.

This Earth-Venus-Neptune synodic cycle's theme is about the articulation and concretization regarding our "Visions of the Heart" at the experiential (Earthian) level.

A Mercurial Stimulus

Mercury roles through early Leo, conjoining the Sun, Venus, Saturn and Orcus. Mercury first conjoins the Sun (Mercury is on the far side of the Sun) just before the Crescent Moon on August 15. Mercury later conjoins Saturn, retrograde Venus, and Orcus, dynamically activating this entire scene from the New Moon throughout the First Quarter Moon of this lunar cycle.

PERU 8.0 QUAKE (added Aug 18)

Just a few hours after the Mercury Sun conjunction (marking the midpoint in the current 116-day Earth-Mercury synodic cycle) in the crescendo of the Crescent Moon and the principal Saturn-Orcus-Sun-Earth-Venus alignment[/url], a 8.0 Quake hit central Peru, 105 km (65 miles) northwest of Ica, the capital. Several aftershocks around 6.0 continue for a few days.

Quake time and location:
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 at 23:40:57 UTC / 13.353°S, 76.510°W

Saturn, Orcus, Venus, Sun, and Mercury were setting at the time of the quake. Mars-Hyades on the IC (0°55' orb). Jupiter and Vesta MC; Lunar Nodes on the horizon plane (ASC-DSC). Mars was also in a potent T-square to lunar nodes and horizon plane--thus, creating a grand square on the event meridian (Earth longitude). The POF trine Moon in 1/2 degree orb (typical in Earthgrid event timing). This configuration holds for a few days--also typical when there are a strong series of aftershocks. (See post on the LP Forum: Earthgrid)

Crescent Moon Phase Characteristics

Expanding on the Theme

The hours before the Crescent Moon provide a time when we relinquish patterns of the past that would limit our creative ability to expand on the theme now unfolding. The Crescent Moon is the time when the sprouting seedling sloughs off its protective coat of the past and emerges in its new expression. As the Crescent Moon unfolds, the growing phase of the lunar cycle begins as we start to amalgamate our personal creativity with the original lunar theme.

The Mercury-Sun combustion on the Crescent Moon highlights communication and logistics; and brings any issues regarding communication, personal expression, the throat and thyroid to the forefront in our consciousness.

The Crescent Moon of Aug 16 resides in the first degree of sidereal Virgo. Summing up the cusp and entryway into sidereal Virgo are Cor Caroli, the alpha star of Canes Venatici, the barking dogs; the Super-giant Whirlpool Galaxy M51, also of Canes Venatici; Benatnasch, the tail of the Great Bear; and Zavijava, Beta Virgo.

The essence of the barking dogs is of grand commotion, the communication of ideas and brainstorming, like that which precedes any big event, project or endeavor. Such commotion can also be of a diversionary nature, thus discernment is required to see through the dramatics occurring around us.

Benatnasch is of the old and established business and political arena, of large business organizations and their figureheads. Conjoining is Zavijava, which is of their (sometimes blind) followers.

Our Mercury-Sun Crescent Moon thus expands our original theme of "engagement" into the busyness and communicative commotion common to the preparatory phases of participating with larger business organizations or grander political involvements.


Venus is the Roman name for the Greek Aphrodite, goddess of love, grace, beauty and sexual rapture. Venus has also been called the "jewel of the sky."

Image: Aphrodite (circa 100 BC): Found on the Aegean island of Melos in 1820.

The Earth Venus Synodic Cycle

Earth and Venus begin their new 584-day synodic cycle in the midst of the Venus retrograde period just after the Crescent Moon on Aug 17-18. The synchronization of these synods surrounding the Crescent Moon involving Earth Venus and Neptune (and Mercury) lead into and open the way for the very significant 32-year Saturn-Orcus synodic cycle starting on Aug 20, 2007.

This very significant 584-day Earth-Venus Synodic cycle of August 18 occurs when from Earth's view, retrograde Venus conjoins the Sun. The synod is defined when Venus and Earth conjoin form the suns' view--when they synchronize in their orbits around the Sun. The stars found at this heliocentric conjunction create the new Earth-Venus synodic cycle theme. This occurs on the cusp of sidereal Capricorn/Aquarius. The primary star here is Sadr, the Heart of the Cygnus.

The cusp of sidereal Aquarius is marked by the wing of Cygnus the Swan, which extends from Sadr, the heart of the Swan, to Gienah, the tip of the wing. We also have the Veil (Lacework) Nebula residing on the wing near Gienah as well.

This point in the ecliptic is where we are motivated to strip off the cloaks of personality-based facades and shenanigans to reveal true heart-level self and to live from our deeper hearts' truth for the greater nourishment of all. The wing of Cygnus picks us up to a more embracing and inclusive level of participation. This marks the start of the true humanitarian facet of the zodiak.

The Saturn Orcus 32-year Synodic Cycle

On Aug 20, Saturn and Orcus begin a new 32-year synodic cycle in early sidereal Leo. Orcus moving much slower than Saturn is south of the ecliptic in Hydra. Saturn in Leo, resides under auspices of the Head of the Lion, just before it conjoins with Regulus, Heart of the Lion.

This event is presented in detail in "The New 32-year Saturn-Orcus Synodic Cycle."

First Quarter Moon Phase Characteristics

Initiate Action

The First Quarter Moon of each lunar cycle draws an external stimulus to initiate action as we move from the inspirational quarter of the lunar cycle into the action quarter.

The First Quarter Moon occurs on Aug 20 just hours after the Saturn Orcus synod. Thus, the Earth Venus synodic theme and the Saturn Orcus synodic theme starting on Aug 18-20 create a strong undercurrent for external stimulus to action for our First Quarter Moon.

Our First Quarter Moon resides in first couple degrees of sidereal Scorpio, approaching the head of the Scorpion. The Moon is now in the domain the Centaur, teacher of self-mastery; also under the neck of the Serpent, held in the hand of Ophiuchus, that is reaching for the Northern Crown, symbol of attaining freedom from the clutches of the Scorpion, from being entrapped in cyclic patterns of growth. Here at cuspal Scorpio the theme of sacrifice and offerings arise, but sacrifice does not mean self-sacrifice, in the true sense of the word it means to give up a lower office for a higher office. When offering up lesser self, we are also faced with taking on a greater responsibility, moving from victim consciousness, where we merely acquiesce to the conditions of life in which we find ourselves--caught in the clutches of the Scorpion--to taking responsibility for creating our life scenarios and choosing a new path that supports our experiential growth, physical fulfillment, and spiritual maturity.

Sun Saturn

The Sun and Saturn conjoin a day after First Quarter Moon. This being a part of the Earth Venus Saturn Orcus scenario marks the midway point in the current Earth-Saturn synodic cycle, the point of realization in the synodic cycle. The Earth-Saturn cycle started on Feb 10, 2007 and which was presented in the January 18, 2007 Lunar Cycle.

Gibbous Moon Phase Characteristics

Attraction & Involvement

The 24-hour period just before the Gibbous Moon is a time of perseverance, of pushing through in the midst of the action quarter of the lunar cycle. The Gibbous Moon is when the pressure releases and we enter the Pollinating Phase of the lunar cycle, which begins a social and communicative time of magnetic attraction.

Our Gibbous Moon occurs on August 24 in late sidereal Sagittarius and conjoins Arkab, Beta Sag; and Alrami, Alpha Sag. North is Vega of Lyra.

Arkab and Alrami embody the foundation of the Zen Archer. Arkab inspires action on our greater spiritual truth, a truth upheld and fought for by the Zen Archer. Arkab supports us to act energetically upon the myriad of opportunities leading to the fulfillment our souls. Alrami, the knee of the archer, indicates the spiritual transmutation made possible by such demonstrable action.

Overseeing is Vega of Lyra, the harp star. Vega opens a myriad of potential doorways, a multiplicity of opportunity for the fulfillment of our missions.

Full Moon Phase Characteristics

A Total Lunar Eclipse
Vision, Enthusiasm, & Realization of the Theme

The Full Moon marks the culmination point in the lunar cycle, the climax, the point of excitement and celebration. The hours leading up to the Full Moon provide a time of "vision and enthusiasm." The time just after Full Moon is a one of "realization of the lunar month's theme," a time to kick back and relax, to allow our realizations to surface in consciousness.

A Full Moon Total Eclipse occurs on August 28 conjoining the principle and fortuitous stars Fomalhaut and Deneb in sidereal Aquarius. This eclipse should be spectacular and is "widely visible from the United States and Canada as well as South America, the Pacific Ocean, western Asia, and Australia."

"August's lunar eclipse is well-placed for North and South America as well as the Pacific, eastern Asia and Australia. All of North America will witness some portion of the eclipse, but western observers are favored. The early umbral phases will be in progress at moonset for observers in Maritime Canada. From the eastern USA, the Great Lakes region and Ontario, the Moon sets in total eclipse. Only observers to the west of the Rockies (including Alaska) will be treated to the entire event. All phases of the eclipse are also visible from islands of the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand and eastern Australia. Various stages of the eclipse are in progress at moonrise for eastern Asia. No eclipse is visible from Europe, Africa and western Asia."
(Eclipse Predictions by Fred Espenak, NASA's GSFC)

Details and maps about the Total Lunar Eclipse can be found here:

In the northern heavens lying upon the galactic equator is Cygnus the swan, also called the Northern Cross. Deneb, tail of the swan, is the principal star of Cygnus and marks and the top (head) of the northern cross. Like Sadr, Deneb lies along the galactic plane, but is quite close to the most northern point along the galactic plane--the primordial origin. Deneb is the first primary star that Earth's pole encounters in Earth's ~25,000-year precessional cycle, it thus is the messianic head of the precessional Cycle of the Holy Cross--of the evolutionary cycle of the soul. Deneb governs the first of the seven heavens (evolutionary epochs) in the Earth's precessional cycle. Deneb embodies our God-essence; our unadulterated androgynous pure soul essence before fragmentation into race, sex, or creed. Deneb inspires us to stand in the awareness of our pure soul essence, in our God-self wholeness and to participate from the maturity of this awareness, from beyond the segregations and categorizations common to modern-day mass-consciousness. Deneb of Cygnus embodies the principle of unity consciousness.

Fomalhaut, one the "Four Royal Architects" is the administrative seat of the aquatic quadrant of the heavens. Fomalhaut embodies the essence of sidereal Aquarius--inspiring future vision for an evolved humanitarian-based society. Fomalhaut inspires new ideas and pursuits in the art-sciences and in social issues of the world. It is of the human populous and the flow within that populous that creates a wholesome human condition.

Lunar eclipses provide a release or disengagement from the moon's magnetic emotional component that allows a re-synchronization in consciousness to occur--offering us an emotional fresh start. Why then, some ask, are the several days leading into a lunar eclipse so emotionally intensified? Natural to any principal astronomical shift, we first ride the wave into its crescendo, where we experience an intensification of that which we need to surrender / are hesitant to step into, the exhilaration point where we must embrace that which we need to let go of before moving into its epitome and ride the crest of the wave. That is why its called a high. This is where the actual rapture occurs, the relinquishment into bliss, before we are carried into a new octave of experience.

Our Eclipse Full Moon brings the enthusiastic realization regarding the embracing fulfillment this lunar month's cycle offers at a deep emotional level.

Disseminating Moon Phase Characteristics

Manifestation & Demonstration

The hours leading up to the Disseminating Moon generally is an accelerated and busy time of last minute preparation that leads into the birth point in the lunar cycle, the time of bearing the fruit in the cycle, of claiming its gift.

The Disseminating Moon occurs on Aug 31 in late sidereal Pisces and conjoins Baten Kaitos of Cetus and Acamar of Eridanus, on the river of life.

Cetus, the technobureaucratic monster of collective human consciousness, is the whale of human emotional experience. South of Baten Kaitos is Fornax (the furnace), which provides the perpetual fire (digestive juices) for our transmutation while participating in the belly of ole' Cetus, in the wet, sensual, and emotional world of human affairs. Baten's ecliptical longitude also marks the exaltation of Venus--bringing attention to the relation of the flow of abundance and living from the Heart. Alignments with Baten can indicate the need to embrace the emotional aspects of mortal life and to emerge in transmuted form. The value here is to be able to participate from the wisdom of having been there, and to claim the potential rewards, the abundance life has to offer in all of its forms.

Acamar, Theta 1,2 of Eridanus, is a primary stop or stoppage along the long and winding river of Life. Acamar is the dam, and indicates that emergence from the belly of Cetus (the technobureaucratic monster of collective human consciousness) requires a breakthrough that will lead us from the foul digestive juices of Cetus and into a greater freedom of being. Alignments here can fool one in thinking the forging they have just gone through in the belly, and their emergence marks the end of their journey, when in fact it is but the door merely opening to be worthy to begin the real work.

Last Quarter Moon Phase Characteristics

Time for Change

The Last Quarter Moon creates our "inner need to initiate change" in the lunar cycle as we move into the cycle's last and transitional quarter.

Our Last Quarter Moon of Sept 3 resides in mid-sidereal Taurus conjoining Aldebaran. Just past Aldebaran in ecliptical longitude and also conjoining is Tabit, one the stars of the Shield of Orion. Both stars bring attention to the physical infrastructures supporting our lives.

Aldebaran, Eye of the Bull, is one of the ""Four Royal Architects." Directly opposite Aldebaran is Antares, Heart of the Scorpion. Both of these stars mark the centers of their respective signs. The other Royals are Regulus, Heart of the Lion (Leo), the law-giver; and Fomalhaut our Full Moon star.

Aldebaran holds the vision for global leaders and world servers inspiring the administrative planning of world affairs, specifically for physical logistics and a global infrastructure designed to support humanity through evolutionary unfoldment and global change. Prominent alignments with the Aldebaran / Antares axis can express into the political and global business arena. At a personal level, Aldebaran can indicate involvement with physical places, abodes, and projects supportive of alternative modalities of living. Aldebaran also inspires business that supports family and friends. Aldebaran inspires us to take the physical action required to manifest our visions in the physical world.

Tabit (Pi 3) is one of several stars composing the Shield, a sub constellation of Orion. The theme of the Shield is one of providing protection in the world of human affairs, associated with the essence of Aldebran. The Shield also supports endurance and victory in this pursuit.

Jupiter & Ixion

The two conjoin with Antares in sidereal Scorpio on Sep 6. Although conjoining now from Earth's perspective, Jupiter and Ixion began their new 13-year synodic cycle in early May of 2007. This was the first of three significant and mobilizing Jupiter synodic cycles starting this year. The second occurred with Quaoar in June, and the third will occur with Pluto in November. A much broader discussion about Jupiter and Ixion can be found at "The Synodic Cycles of Pluto, Ixion & Quaoar: The Synods of 2007 - Expansive Mobilization."

Balsamic Moon Phase Characteristics

Focus to the Future

The Balsamic Moon marks the time in lunar cycle when we coalesce the experience of the lunar cycle into its seed essence, which will then sprout through the theme of the following lunar cycle. It is when we turn our attention from this lunar cycle in anticipation of the next to come. The hours before the Balsamic Moon provide our time of coalescence while those after mark the time when we turn 180° from looking back over the past cycle and look forward toward the next cycle to come.

Pluto completes its retrograde a just before the Balsamic Moon of Sept 7 and Venus completes its retrograde just after this Moon shift.

The Balsamic Moon of Sept 7 occurs in early sidereal Cancer conjoining Alsciaukat of the Lynx; Alpha Monoceris, and Aludra of Canis Major.

Alsciaukat is the proverbial thorn in our side. However this is a blessing that brings us into a place and time where a unique and unexpected portal of opportunity can present itself. The thorn is to remind us to be in ever-present attentive alertness to see the opportunity and seize the moment.

Aludra, Wezen, and Adhara lie under latter sidereal Gemini and early Cancer, and create the hindquarter of the Canis Major. Although of this Sirian constellation, Aludra and Wezen are a pair of their own class. They lie much further in distance than the other stars thus being of their own realm. Aludra served Hipparchus to make his famous astronomical reckoning. Aludra is also the only one of constellation that lies across the Gemini-Cancer cusp. Aludra is the singular of Al Adhara, the Virgins--hence, a pure one of the breed. This is the white stallion, the black sheep, the unique person who does not fit in. Aludra most often time manifests a person who appears through unexpected space-time portals, with the magik provided by Alsciaukat and Alpha Monoceris. The Aludra individual seems strikingly unique in some way--out of the ordinary.

Alpha Monoceris, the Unicorn, is of a species not common to earth--one magikal and mystical. Alpha Monoceris brings fortuitous situations or involvements quite out of the ordinary. Accepting and honoring our special or odd uniqueness is a must. The spiral of the Unicorn's horn creates magic, but for it to manifest we must be in the power of our unique essence or nature, not afraid of it. We must draw forth the totality of it and relate beyond seeking commonalty, without need to fit in with the masses or to the norm, from principles that embrace and express our individuality and uniqueness.

Here as we coalesce the experience of this lunar cycle into its seed essence and turn our attention toward the future we are asked to be attentive moment-by-moment for the magical and unexpected gift of beauty to appear in our lives.

As we start to anticipate the new lunar cycle to start, Venus returns direct on Sept 8 just as the Moon conjoins Venus. This marks the full commencement of the new Earth-Venus (Sadr) synodic cycle.

The next lunar cycle begins on the New Moon of Sept 11 in late sidereal Leo--more to come then.

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To learn how one lunar phase shifts and changes into the next, and to learn how to live in attunement to the lunar cycles, in the experiential empowerment doing so offers, please download the Lunar Planner Introduction and each monthly Lunar Calendar, and use them daily (PDF file links below)--its all a gift.

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We need not live in endless struggle, overwhelmed by the surface turbulence of our growth and awakening process. We can establish an inner peace instead, with life becoming a graceful dance when we attune ourselves to the natural spiral of growth that is guiding our lives. Living in attunement to the natural Lunar Cycles is an effective and empowering way to do this. Living in attunement to the natural astronomical cycles of life is living in faith and trust in the Divine Creative Intelligence expressing throughout our lives.

The Lunar Planner is an experiential tool teaching us how to live in attunement to the natural lunar cycles. Astronomical Sidereal Astrology and Star Lore reveal each lunar month's theme, and the planetary themes unfolding throughout the year. Each lunar month's theme weaves a continuing story line of the patterns of growth unfolding in our lives.

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