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This Lunar Month's Theme

Stewardship in the Tinyness of our Vastness
The Administration of Resources

September 24, 2014 - October 23, 2014

Our September 24, 2014 New Moon (Sept 23 MST) conjoins the Dwarf Planet Makemake (pronounced MAH-keh MAH-keh - "e" is pronounced "ay" in Polynesian), discovered in 2005. Makemake is the Polynesian name for the creator god of humanity in the mythology of the South Pacific island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Makemake is the chief god of the Tangata-Manu Ceremony at Orongo. An annual ceremonial competition was held in which islanders would compete to be the first to get a sea swallow egg from a precarious breeding site of the seabirds at the tiny islet of Moto Nui. This was a high-adventure contest requiring contestants to traverse dangerous cliffs and swim through shark-infested waters—needless to say not all contestants survived. The winner was honored with the title Tangata-Manu (bird-man). The chief of his clan was given reign to protect and provide for the Rapa Nui people for the year. More about Makemake.

Makemake and our New Moon lie in a principle geometric location amongst the stars of the Virgin, conjoining the North Pole of our galaxy. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is a whirling disc suspending and providing nourishment for hundreds of billions of stars, of which our Sun is one. The Galactic Pole and the whirling plane of our Galaxy spinning around it create the primary cosmic environment and foundation in which our solar system and all life in it evolves. This New Moon and this lunar cycle invite us to align ourselves with the core strength and guidance the galactic pole represents, to participate in concert with and respect for all life and the creation process itself. Makemake brings emphasis to the administration of resources in our personal lives and more so for our entire planet. It impels extraordinary feats of achievement to demonstrate we are worthy to steward our beloved home, and to protect and care for all life.

The New Moon Star Chart

The September 24, 2014 New Moon.

The North Galactic Pole also conjoins a point in the heavens called Super Galactic Center, just 2° further in ecliptical longitude, a galaxy-rich area of the heavens. Our Galaxy, the Milky Way, is one of about 30 galaxies comprising a cluster of galaxies called our "Local Group." The galaxies in our Local Group gently revolve around each other much like organisms floating in a protective embryonic fluid.

Our Local Group is merely one galactic cluster of many that comprise yet a large group we call our "Local Super Cluster." All of these embryonic clusters, harboring many evolving galaxies, each with billions of stars, are like protective cocoons floating within the care of our Local Super Cluster.

The Virgo Cluster is one of the larger members of the Local Super Cluster, the closest to us, and has about 2000 member galaxies. "Sub-clusters of galaxies" are seen to be forming around the major galaxies in the Virgo Cluster, which have yet to coalesce into new galaxy clusters of their own, revealing the continuing creative unfoldment of the Virgo Cluster. The Virgo Cluster lies at the center of our Local Super Cluster—hence the location of our "Super Galactic Center"—or so we thought. However, we may now need to reconsider this name, and perhaps change it to our "Local Super Galactic Center," or simply the "Virgo Cluster Center."

For the last 50 years, until this year (2014), astronomers associated our Galaxy and its Local Group with the Virgo Cluster nesting within the Local Super Cluster, but thanks to new techniques that map the motion of galaxies lead by researcher R. Brent Tully, an astronomer at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, we can now see that what we thought was our Local Super Cluster may be a just tiny island nesting upon a mere filament in the outskirts of a unfathomably vast super galactic cluster, now named Laniakea. The Hawaiian name Laniakea means "immense heaven," a name that honors Polynesian sailors who navigated the vast Pacific Ocean from their knowledge of the stars in the heavens. The Laniakea Supercluster is believed to contain about 100,000 large galaxies. This model also reveals the relationship of Laniakea, our supercluster, with many other observable superclusters, like the Great Attractor.

The unprecedented modeling of Laniakea is the cover story of the September 4, 2014 issue of the journal Nature, curiously published during the previous lunar cycle, which I entitled "Navigating New Directions." Nature has also published a wonderful 4-minute video about Laniakea (YouTube version shown below). The research about Laniakea, with a film preview by Daniel Pomarède, who is responsible for the animations, can be found on National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO): Newly Identified Galactic Supercluster Is Home to the Milky Way.

More about Galactic Superclusters

The rapidly increasing rate of discovery of new planets in our solar system and of other astronomical objects in our universe is a direct statement of humanity's rapidly expanding consciousness occurring on Earth. The discovery of new planetary bodies in the far reaches of our solar system is a recognition of more transcendent facets of ourselves becoming consciously available for us to acknowledge, explore, work with, and be responsible for. Life on any planet uniquely evolves in a harmonic environment created by the planets and their interacting orbital cycles occurring in the star system they nest within. Thus we are not separate from these planetary resonances or from their cycles, no more than we are separate from the environment of Earth herself. These resonances drive the cycles of our Sun, the climate and weather on Earth, and our biological rhythms. They express through the very nature of our entire mental, emotional and physical lives. To explore the astrological nature of the astronomical reality in which we live is to explore our very own consciousness—and this is the nature of astrology. The modeling of Laniakea is profound. Its discovery alone is a statement inviting us to shed our limiting perceptual bubbles of our own lives and the universe in which we live, to look at and see things in new ways. It invites us to expand our awareness to a much greater reality as the veils lift before our eyes to reveal the unbounded potential we can become. This too becomes part of this lunar month's theme.

Several significant events occur in this lunar cycle, which continue to expound upon our need to stand centered in core spiritual principles in the midst of the whirling tempest around us, and to take heroic action in the outer world that serves to protect and nourish.

Eta Carinae of Argo Navis

Eta Carinae of Argo Navis
Image Credit: Chandra X-Ray Observatory / Harvard
NASA/HST - J. Morse/K. Davidson

Mercury's retrograde occurs in this lunar cycle, also beginning a new Earth-Mercury 116-day synodic cycle. Mercury's synod also occurs at a very principle location, conjoining Venus, the Dwarf Planet Haumea and the North Lunar Node, all which lie opposite to Eris on the South Lunar Node. The Sun-Mercury-Venus-Haumea-North Lunar Node conjunction aligns with Eta Carinae, the most luminous, massive, and energetic star known in our galaxy—estimated to be 100 times the mass of our Sun, and to radiate five million times more energy than our Sun. A gas shell surrounding Eta extends 4000 times the size of our solar system. Eta Carinae is highly unstable, is prone to violent outbursts, and may explode as a supernova at any time. Eta Carinae, Lord of the Waves, the Akkadian Ea (Ia), the Sumerian Enki, chief god of the city Eridhu (Eridu) (he who warned Zuisudra, the Sumerian Noah), generally is considered the foreteller of an impending catastrophic change or event, but is also the instructor of the way through such evolutionary transition.

Eta Carinae brought us its message in the previous lunar cycle with the initiation of a new 4.6-year Pallas-Haumea synodic cycle, a message about social justice. Haumea conjoins Eta Carinae from 2014 through 2016. This Mercury retrograde, its Eta Carinae synod and the ensuing ~116-day cycle brings yet another message—perhaps one humanity may sooner or later be forced to heed.

Earth and Eris also begin a new annual cycle in this lunar month, and Venus begins new cycles with the Dwarf Planets Makemake and Haumea.

The most prominent event is the Total Lunar Eclipse conjoining Uranus on the South Lunar Node occurring on October 7-8. This is the second of four consecutive Total Lunar Eclipses, called a Tetrad, a unique series of eclipses all visible from North America. The Uranus Lunar Eclipse is significant and potent. It impels a radical departure from the patterns and conformity of the past. It inspires unexpected, radical, spontaneous, innovate and progressive change, especially at an emotional and experiential level. A new Earth-Uranus annual synodic cycle also begins on the Full Moon eclipse, as Uranus and Pluto continue to tighten their orb toward the sixth of their seven Uranus-Pluto squares, occurring in mid-December. The eclipse sets a 6-month current in motion and the Uranus cycle sets a 370-day current in motion regarding the theme of these events defined by Uranus and the primary conjoining stars, Alderamin of Cepheus and Alpheratz of Andromeda.

"At the instant of greatest eclipse (10:54:36 UT) the Moon lies near the zenith from a location in the Pacific Ocean about 2000 km southwest of Hawaii. The entire eclipse is visible from the Pacific Ocean and regions immediately bordering it. The northwestern 1/3 of North America also witnesses all stages. Farther east, various phases occur after moonset. For instance, the Moon sets during totality from eastern Canada and the USA. Observers in South America also experience moonset during the early stages of the eclipse. All phases are visible from New Zealand and eastern 1/4 of Australia - the Moon rises during the early partial phases from Australia's west coast. Most of Japan and easternmost Asia catch the entire eclipse as well. Farther west in Asia, various stages of the eclipse occur before moonrise. None of the eclipse is visible from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East." Eclipse Information.

Total Lunar Eclipse of October 8, 2014

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 astrology and synodic astrology.

Makemake & The Bash Shellshock Disclosure

New astrological considerations for the Dwarf Planet Makemake based on the Unix Bash Shellshock Vulnerability and the Makemake New Moon of September 24, 2104.


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Emergence of the Feminine into Relationships and Partnerships of all Types.
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Perspectives in Space & Time
The Proper Motion of the Stars of Ursa Major

Relationships: Making Passage through the April 2014
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Your Natal Eris and the 2012 - 2015 Uranus-Pluto Square

Uranus transits your natal Eris while Pluto squares Uranus and your natal Eris for people born from 1944 through 1988. Find out when this occurs for you. Also on the horizon is the new Uranus-Eris Generation birthing in 2016.

Revolution & Revelation:
The Uranus-Pluto Square 2012-2015

This article is an in-depth exploration of the 2012-2015 Uranus-Pluto Square, the initial Uranus-Pluto synodic cycle that began in the mid-1960s, and the energetics of these events catalyzing what should become another major evolutionary transition for us all.

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September 10, 2014

"The current prediction for Sunspot Cycle 24 gives a smoothed sunspot number maximum of about 70 in late 2013. The smoothed sunspot number reached 75.4 in November 2013) so the official maximum will be at least this high. The smoothed sunspot number has been rising again towards this second peak over the last five months and has now surpassed the level of the first peak (66.9 in February 2012). Many cycles are double peaked but this is the first in which the second peak in sunspot number was larger than the first. We are currently over five years into Cycle 24. The current predicted and observed size makes this the smallest sunspot cycle since Cycle 14 which had a maximum of 64.2 in February of 1906...."

Solar Cycle 25 is expected to be the smallest in over 300 years, if it even shows up, suggesting the end of the Modern Warm Period, plummeting Earth into a period of global cooling, expected to catalyze a Mini Ice Age, like occurred during the Sun's last Grand Minimum of solar activity, known as the Maunder Minimum.

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Saturn's Super-sized Vortex

May 29, 2013
New Asteroid Familes Discovered

Astronomers using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) have identified 28 new families of asteroids.

April 29, 2013
Saturn's Unrest; Inside Saturn's Hex stirs a massive super-sized Huricane Vortex.

NASA's Dawn Spacecraft, while orbiting Vesta, found some surprising things on the giant asteroid—things that have prompted this statement from Chris Russell, Dawn principal investigator from UCLA: "We're seeing enormous mountains, valleys, hills, cliffs, troughs, ridges, craters of all sizes, and plains. Vesta is not a simple ball of rock. This is a world with a rich geochemical history. It has quite a story to tell!." Dawn is now on its way to orbit Ceres, expected to arrive in early 2015.


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"It was but yesterday I thought myself a fragment quivering without rhythm in the sphere of life.

Now I know that I am the sphere, and all life in rhythmic fragments moves within me."

Kahlil Gibran

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

Nick Anthony Fiorenza

About the Monthly Lunar Planner

Planetary cycles create the evolutionary currents of growth occurring within ourselves and our lives. To know what these cycles of life are asking of us is to consciously participate in life from a place of personal empowerment and inner peace. In this awareness and attunement, we can walk the path leading to our highest fulfillment—physically, emotionally and spiritually.

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

There are three parts to the Monthly Lunar Planner Publication:

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

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

The "Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary," also made available just before each New Moon, is available by subscription. This monthly publication articulates the opportunity for growth in consciousness each lunar month offers and how each month's lunar theme unfolds throughout the changing phases of the Lunar Calendar. I explore the theme of each lunar month and its unfoldment in our lives with "astronomical star-level astrology" which I have evolved over many years. This is not sign-based astrology (topical or sidereal), but is experientially-based astrology exploring alignments with individual stars and constellations much like one would naturally learn by living and sleeping under the starry heavens.

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

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


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

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

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Contents for the Lunar Planner section of this Web site

What the Lunar Planner can do for You

How to live in attunement to the Lunar Cycle and the eight Lunar Phases.
The Lunar Planner Introduction & the Monthly Lunar Calendar.
About Astronomical Astrology and the Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary.
Soul Infusion and DNA Illumination - getting grounded.


The Lunar Planner Material

The Moon's phases There are three parts to the Monthly Lunar Planner:

1) The Lunar Planner Introduction - How to Use the Lunar Planner

This printable document provides simple and empowering instructions on how to live in attunement to the natural lunar phases. Includes a detailed explanation of the characteristics of each lunar phase, how one lunar phase shifts to another, creating an experiential monthly rhythm of our 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. Noting and observing your experiences and feelings on a daily basis—in the context of the lunar phase characteristics as presented in this Introduction—is the key. Doing so quickly reveals how your life experience, inner feelings, and realizations already occur in tune with the lunar phases. 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 only 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.

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2) This Month's Lunar Calendar

The two page Lunar Calendar is posted just before each NEW MOON. The Lunar Calendar reveals the dates and times of each lunar phase shift 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.

• An "Aspects Version" of the Lunar Calendar is still 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 "Journal Version" of the Lunar Calendar is FREE to all visitors. It has all aspects removed, thus making room to use it as a journal. Writing your experiences in the Lunar Calendar and correlating them with the changing lunar phases is the best way to learn how the lunar cycle of growth works at an experiential level.

The Monthly Lunar Calendar free PDF

3) For Members: This Month's Lunar Planner
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The monthly Lunar Planner 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. Each New Moon Theme articulates the cycles of growth unfolding in our lives. The theme of each lunar month weaves a story line of our evolutionary unfoldment and spiritual awakening. Each New Moon theme is posted just before each New Moon, along with the new month's Lunar Calendar.

Looking at the astrology of individual stars rather than that of mere astrological signs (whether tropical or sidereal), is like adjusting an out of focus camera lens into crystal clarity.

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 to learn to live in attunement to the lunar calendar as offered in the above free Lunar Planner Introduction and by using each month's free Lunar Calendar. The monthly lunar theme is also a wonderful educational tool for the sidereal astrologer wishing to learn more about astronomy, synodic cycles, the fixed stars and their influence in astrology.


Lunar Planner Reference Matterial

Star Level Sidereal Astrology & other Related Material

Main Reference Areas & Archives

The Montly Lunar Planner Archive

Previous Lunar Month Comentaries can found here.
Lunar Planners older than six months become availabe to non-subscribers.

Lunar Planner Articles

Links to all articles about astrological and astronoimcal events.

Lunar Planner Reference Material

All other educational material can be found here.


Lunar Planner Sections

Health & Healing Material

Bio-harmonics: Light, Color and Sound

Learn about the conversion of musical notes (or any tone) to specific colors in the visible octave of the light spectrum. See a color piano keyboard. Learn about planetary harmonics in brain wave frequencies, audible sound and visible colors of light. Also discussed are the biological and psychological effects of frequencies in general and when used for healing and health.

Additional sections include Planetary Bio-harmonic Audio Meditations, and the correlation of planets to mental patterns, emotional tones, and bio-energy centers of the body (chakras); awakening of the chakras and soul-infusion.



Primary Astrological Reference Material

Sidereal Astrology: The Tropical and Sidereal Zodiaks
& Earth's Precessional Cross

Learn about Earth's Precession; the relationship between the tropical and sidereal zodiacs; the astrological ages, the intercession of Earth's Precessional Cross; measurement of the precessional rate, and introducing the Galactic Equatorial Ayanamsa: Reckoning of the sidereal zodiak to the galactic axis of Earth's Precessional Cross is based upon the spherical geometry created by Earth's precessional orientation in the solar system and our solar system's current location and orientation in the galaxy), rather than merely on star locations as seen from Earth.


Synodic Astrology
Synodic Cycles & Planetary Retrogrades

A retrograde period of a planet marks the time when we disengage from a planet's previous synodic cycle and engage in its next one. Learn more about these underlying cycles of growth—the musical score creating the symphony upon which we evolve. In addition to an introduction to Synodic Cycles, there are links to several articles about specific synodic cycles with the main planets as well as with the newly discover dwarf planets: Eris, Quaoar, Ixion, Orcus, etc.


The Sidereal Heavens Star Map: Under the Stars

Getting to know the heavens: This is a sky map of the heavens that shows the stars, constellations, and the sidereal signs. Visually learn how the stars and constellations interrelate and blend to create each sidereal sign. This is a wonderful tool for the novice or seasoned sidereal astrologer, for the astronomer, for the casual sky watcher, or simply for those wishing to know more of the Greater Heavens under which we live. The Sky Chart is also a wonderful reference for the material presented in each month's Lunar Planner.


The Asteroids, Centaurs & Dwarf Planets

Learn about the four primary Asteroids - Ceres, Juno, Vesta, and Pallas; the Centaurs - Chiron, Phollus and Nessus; and the recently discovered "Dwarf Planets of the Kuiper Belt" - The Friends of Pluto: Quaoar, Ixion, Varuna, Orcus and Eris (which was discovered on January 5, 2005 and is larger than Pluto), Haumea & Makemake; and very distant Sedna and 2012 VP113, temporalily named Biden, discovered near Sedna.


Venus Synodic Cycles and The Venus Transits

There are two Venus Transit occurring in this millennium, also called a Venus Passage. The Venus Transit presently upon us comes in a pair, with each transit in the pair spaced eight years apart. One transit occurs on June 8, 2004 and the other on June 6, 2012. This is a rare once in a life time event. The last Venus Transit (pair) occurred 129.5 years ago in 1874 and 1882. The next pair will occur 113.5 years from this one, in 2117 and 2125.

During a Venus Transit, Venus lies directly in front of the Sun and in line with Earth, at which time Venus acts like a gravitational lens focusing the sun's rays through Venus onto Earth. Thus, the Venus Transit creates a condition where the harmonizing and beneficent resonances of Venus are highly focused (emblazoned) upon the Earth—inspiring a new level of Venusian qualities to permeate Earth and spread throughout human consciousness. This specific transit pair (2004-2012), because it coincides with Earth's current Precessional Cross, strongly supports the reintegration and emergence of the Divine Feminine in our world—which desperately awaits the guidance and balance of the Goddess. In addition, the direct Sun-Earth-Venus alignemnet makes the new Earth-Venus 584-day synodic cycle of extra significance.

This article explores the eight-year pentagonal cycle of Venus; how the retrogrades of Venus are created; the 243-year Venus Passage cycle; why the transits in this cycle come in pairs for a while and why they then become singular; the drift of this cycle through the zodiak; the star alignments of the 2004/2012 transits in the sidereal zodiak; the psychophysiology (mental-emotional-physical facets) of Venus in our lives; and the astrophysical resonances of Venus in light (color), sound, and brain wave frequencies.


E-Motions of the Heart: Venus Elongations & the Crescent Moon

Learn about the Venus Elongations and their correspondences with the Crescent and Balsamic Moons.


The Cycles of Mars and the 2003 Close Encounter

The Astronomy and the Astrology: In August 2003, Mars was closer to Earth than it has ever been in about 73,000 years. It appeared more than six times larger than normal and 85 times brighter—brighter than Jupiter. Learn about the significance and astronomy of this event, and about the future cycles of Mars.

There is an email that seems to circulate about this 2003 event, erroneously claiming it is occurring each year the email circulates; as well as a statement that Mars will appear larger than the moon - pretty silly eh?. Learn the facts here.


Bibliography: Books on the Fixed Stars & Sidereal Astrology

A reference list of books on Star Names, Star Lore, Sidereal Astrology, and associated topics.


Publications

Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations

Designed for the Attunement, Transformation,
and the Evolution of Consciousness

Get Attuned: A planet does not merely resonate to one frequency, as is sometimes thought, it is a complex rotating dynamic system composed of many astrophysical parameters that together create a planet's unique "harmonic signature."

The entire composition created by all of the individual planetary harmonic signatures, as well as the cycles they create with each other, establishes the musical symphony of our solar system, the harmonic environment in which life on Earth evolves. Thus we are not separate from these harmonic resonances, our biological and neurological systems function in attunement to this astrophysical symphony. Each planetary harmonic signature thus resonates with its corresponding neurological aspect of our selves—our entire mental, emotional and physical composition—the science behind the astrology.

Each 15-minute audio meditation is meticulously designed to incorporate a planet's harmonic signature in a way that brings the listener through a profound inner journey. Get in touch with and resolve issues you may have surrounding a specific planetary quality, strength and harmonize that planetary quality within self and in your life.


The Star Catalog

The Star Catalog has 2 parts: It is a step-by-step instruction manual teaching how to create a Sidereal Astrology Chart, complete with fixed stars and deep-space objects.

The Star Catalog also lists the sidereal longitudes and latitudes of over 600 stars and deep-space objects in a unique format making it easy for the astrologer to add stars to any astrology chart.

Your Personalized Star Chart : Photo Realistic Fine Art

Fine Art quality Astronomical Star Charts

Meaningful Art for a Lifetime

Did you ever wonder where the planets and asteroids were in the heavens when you were born? This made to order chart of the sidereal heavens shows their actual location at the time of YOUR birth. Visually learn which stars conjoin your natal planets; and see where they reside in the constellations and sidereal signs. Learn about your Horizon Plane, Meridian, and Prime Vertical, how these great circles create your Personal (Natal Cross), and how it nests upon Earth's Precessional Cross—all creating your personal sacred geometry. This is your personal astronomy from which an astrology chart is derived. These great circles create your Ascendant, Descendant, Mid-heaven, Anti-Mid-heaven, Zenith, Nadir, East Point, and Vertex. Your Personalized Star Chart reveals exactly where these great circles and points lie in the heavens, and which stars and constellations they align with. This chart will provide insight into your greater self for years to come—and it is now available in Photo Realistic Fine Art quality. You can also learn about the Great Circles and Personal Points in the Star Chart via this link.

Astrological Aspect Art: Your Personal Sacred Geometry

Sacred Geometry Astrological Aspect Art

Meaningful Art for a Lifetime

Your Personal Aspect Art is a unique Sacred Geometry based upon your birth location and time. This one-of-a-kind sacred geometry holds the energetic makeup of your individuality. It is a symbolic representation of who you are, and because of this, it bypasses the analytical mind and directly accesses your subtle energy field through bio-genetic resonance. We can also create aspect art for any event such as a marriage or the founding of a company, even a composite of two individuals. We offer a variety of styles and colors. They look great printed on Gallery Wrap Canvas or Premium Photo Paper. They also look stunning on Acrylic or Aluminum. Your Personal Aspect Art is meticulously co-created for you by Nick Anthony Fiorenza and Barbara Brunner. We offer an interactive design process with you to ensure that you receive art that you will love.

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Earth's Precessional Cycle: The Sacred Geometry of Global Change

Earth's Precessional Cycle and Precessional Cross

The cross in a circle, is not only a spiritual symbol, it is also the astronomical symbol for planet Earth. The cosmic significance of this symbol is that it marks the timing of a primary transition or turning in the natural evolutionary cycle of the Earth. hidden within this symbol is a map referring to a unique occurrence of a specific geometric relationship between Earth, the solar system, and our galaxy—an astrophysical event occurring NOW, within Earth's ~25,000 year, precessional cycle. The precessional movement of the Earth governs the evolutionary unfoldment of consciousness on Earth. This portal of evolutionary change, occurring now in Earth's Precessional Cycle, propels human consciousness into Galactic (Unified Field) Awareness.


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