The Lunar Planner

Nick Anthony Fiorenza

Nick Anthony Fiorenza

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

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Welcome to The Lunar Planner

Nick Anthony Fiorenza, author and creator of

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

There are several sections to this web site. The two main sections are: The Lunar Planner, and Earth's Precessional Cycle. You are on the Lunar Planner section.

The Lunar Planner section includes the "Monthly Lunar Planner" and many other related areas. Links are below. The Monthly Lunar Planner commentary, based in star-level Astronomical Astrology, is available to subscribers, while the rest of this web site, which is quite voluminous, is FREE. I also offer various publications including personalized star charts, books and audio meditations. About Me!

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

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This Lunar Month's Theme

Expect the Unexpected & The Right Use of Will

October 1, 2016 - October 30, 2016
Lunar Cycle

A Synopsis of this Lunar Month

The October 1, 2016 New with Jupiter and Zaniah

This October 1, 2016 New Moon occurs slightly past Jupiter amongst the stars of the Virgin. The Moon, having crossed its north node in the last eclipse lunar cycle, is now a little over 2° north of the ecliptic (and the Sun) nesting exactly between Zaniah and Porrima of Virgo. Jupiter conjoins Zaniah within a fraction of a degree in both elliptical longitude and latitude. This marks a progressive transition in Jupiter's movement during the Mercury-Jupiter-Makemake synthesis occurring throughout the last lunar month and its expression in this lunar month. Jupiter is of higher law, that is, natural law over man-made laws that violate fundamental human rights. The Jupiter-Makemake synthesis had been, in part, illuminating issues surrounding the use of raw creative power by those in leadership positions at the cost of people's freedom and wellbeing, and at the cost of natural resources. We are now at a point in the progression of these planetary cycles that impels a reestablishment of natural law over man-made oligarchical powers that manipulate and control freedom and justice.

Zaniah impels the right use of personal will, and conjoining it from the very southern heavens is Turais of Argo Navis, bringing emphasis and attention to the long-term evolutionary ramifications regarding the use of will. The stars Porrima and Videmiatrix of Virgo and Diadem of Coma Berenices also influence the expression of this New Moon and the energetic of this lunar cycle, emphasizing premonition, foresight, timing and guidance. Mercury, having completed its retrograde, begins its movement to make its third and final conjunction with Jupiter, which will occur several days into this lunar cycle, near the location of the New Moon, also between Zaniah and Porrima.

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Mercury's retrograde and its conjunctions with Jupiter occurring in the last lunar cycle impelled a redefining period to expand how we think and to align our thoughts with the higher principals of Jupiter's massive force. Now, amongst these stars of the Virgin, we have impetus to actualized this energetic through the use of personal will, and in attunement to societal justice, higher intellectual principals and to the natural world. It is also worthy to note that Mercury will arrive to its exalted location in the ecliptic, which conjoins Porrima and Zaniah. This too impels the refined or exalted expression of Mercurial qualities, that is, expressing morally righteous and integrous intellectual capacities, and also of heightened mental capacities.

The New Moon also conjoins the distant planet 2010 GB174, which is a member of what I call The Transcultural Planets along with Sedna and several other recently discovered planets. All of these planets lie in the far distant region of our solar system, and all have very long orbital periods, in the thousands of years, that is, nesting in the time span of Earth's Precessional Cycle. GB174 has an orbital period of 6344 years. Thus, the transcultural planets are more associated with the greater evolutionary process occurring on Earth. GB174 has not been given a name nor do we have much if any comprehension of its astrological character, so perhaps adding somewhat of a wildcard dynamic to this lunar cycle. GB174 was discovered in April of 2010 conjoining the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies (Super Galactic Center).

Mercury conjoins GB174 on October 12, 03:16 UT (Oct 11 MST), just after the final Mercury-Jupiter conjunction occurring on Oct 11. Jupiter conjoins GB174 on October 17, 17:45 UT, the day after the Full Moon. Perhaps this New Moon, this lunar cycle, and the Mercury-Jupiter-GB174 conjunctions will bring some insight into the astrological nature of GB174.

Highlighting this lunar cycle is the Uranus-Eris-Haumea alignment, with Ceres approaching its second conjunction with Uranus and Eris. The Moon conjoins Haumea opposite the Uranus-Eris conjunction hours after the New Moon, initiating this dynamic lunar month. Uranus and Eris, both in the midst of their retrogrades, just made the second of their three conjunctions toward the end of the last lunar cycle. Uranus and Eris will now make their oppositions to Haumea, which lies in late sidereal Virgo conjoining massive Eta Carinae of Argo Navis, foreteller of impending evolutionary change. These planets move rather slowly so their aspects remain active far longer than those made by faster moving planets. This second Uranus-Eris conjunction marks a dramatic turning point in the Uranus-Eris-Haumea 2016-2017 energetic, which I suspect will unleash an avalanche of radical, unexpected, illuminating disclosures and exposures that will ultimately support a rebirth in consciousness and the reestablishment of what is right and just. The Uranus-Eris-Haumea alignment creates a significant energetic throughout this lunar cycle.

Uranus-Eris-Haumea Graphic Emphemeris

A dynamic and revelatory Full Moon occurs on October 16 UT (Oct 15 MST) due to the Haumea-Sun-Earth-Moon-Uranus-Eris alignment. This also marks the midpoint of the annual Earth-Haumea cycle and initiates the new compounded Earth-Uranus and Earth-Eris cycles.

The Saturn Lunar Nodes T-square.

Saturn, now just a couple of degrees past its alignment with Antares, makes its exact square to the Lunar Nodes on October 8 (Oct 7 MST), although this alignment is quite active for weeks surrounding this date. Neptune will make its exact conjunction to the Lunar Nodes in mid-November of 2016. Saturn and Neptune have recently made their final geocentric square in the previous lunar cycle propelling us fully into the last quarter of their 36.4-year synodic cycle, discussed at length in the article "Sociopolitical & Personal Explorations 2016-2020." The emphasis here is the relinquishment of antiquated sociopolitical ideologies and the societal structures built around those ideologies.

This Saturn Lunar Nodes T-square brings a strong emphasis to change the structure and functionality of long-standing sociopolitical bureaucracies and their agents, which include clandestine orders, big business, political factions and syndicated media, to mention just a few. This is especially true if they do not serve the new sociopolitical ideals forming (Neptune's passage through Aquarius)—a mature and evolved humanitarian-based society that truly nourishes all people and all life. This Saturn Lunar Nodes T-square may express as a last gasp for those structures to change, as well as stimulating authoritarian revolutionary action to change them.

In our personal lives this T-square impels us to look at our own resistances to change and to examine that which we have established in our lives that holds us back in our evolutionary progression. This is a powerful karmic configuration that can accentuate deep-seated patterns of the past as well as the manifestations of those patterns in our lives, in addition to the karmic-based patterns of authoritarian establishments in the world.

The Mars T-square with the Uranus-Eris-Ceres-Haumea alignment.

Mars moves into position to produce a climatic finale to this lunar cycle. Occurring on October 28 and 29. Mars, in the last few degrees of Sagittarius, creates a T-square to the Uranus-Eris-Ceres opposition to Haumea, with Mars separating in square from Haumea (action upon Haumea theme) and approaching square to Uranus-Eris-Ceres (to effect change). This occurs as the Moon conjoins Haumea in opposition to Uranus, Eris and Ceres, providing a potent lunar stimulus. Ceres is approaching its second conjunction with Eris and Uranus, which occurs in November, but with significant influence in this lunar month. This configuration along with the Saturn-Neptune-Lunar Nodes configuration can create strong geophysical resonances along with environmental upsets.

Do not expect the intensity from the last lunar cycle to abate in this lunar cycle, but do expect unexpected events, perhaps of a disruptive nature, but also providing opportunity for progressive change.

Theses 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.

Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations

For those who have the Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations, this lunar cycle is an ideal time to work with the Uranus audio meditation. See the "Lunar Cycle Timing Chart" for exact aspect times, found under the "Resources" menu on the Planetary Bio-Harmonics web page.

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About Lunar Cycles

You need not know a thing about astrology to live in attunement to the natural Lunar Cycles. The progressing lunar cycles and their changing eight lunar phases is a natural time piece of spiraling creative expression. Participating and acting in time with the changing lunar phases can enhance your creative process, synchronize your mind and body, teach you how to breathe with your emotions, to live in the power of the present, and help you to become more productive and follow through with your plans and ideals. Most of all, it can drastically reduce stress that is so prominent when living in our modern-day mechanized and synthetic world that is out of touch with our natural biological rhythms. Simply download the Lunar Planner Introduction and each month's Lunar Calendar to learn how. It is free, simple and fun.

Phases of the Lunar Cycle

The Lunar Calendar

There are two parts to the Monthly Lunar Calendar:

1) The Lunar Calendar Introduction - The Lunar Cycle & Lunar Phases

This FREE printable document provides simple and empowering instructions on how to live in attunement to the natural lunar phases. It includes a detailed explanation of the characteristics of each lunar phase, how one lunar phase shifts to another, creating an experiential spiral of personal growth.

The Lunar Planner Introduction is not something to just read, it is an experiential and participatory tool that can empower you to live in harmony and balance with your emotional and physical experience. To gain full benefit from the Lunar Planner, use it along with each month's lunar calendar on a daily basis: write down your experiences and feelings in each month's calendar, especially before and after each lunar phase shift. Observe and and take note of your experiences and feelings on a daily basis in the context of the lunar phase characteristics as presented in this Introduction. Doing so quickly reveals how your life experience, inner feelings, and realizations are colored by lunar phases and their transitions. As you observe the synchronicity between your life experience, inner feelings, and the changing lunar phases, you can then learn to consciously live attuned to the natural spiral of growth rather than just observe it, not merely scheduling your activities within the lunar spiral of growth, but more importantly, embracing your life experience in its fullness, living in the present and thus gaining greater self-empowerment through the inner growth your life experience has to offer.

Lunar Planner Introduction is a free PDF.

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

2) The Monthly Lunar Calendar

Printed annual Lunar Planner writing journal

You can also order the Annual Lunar Planner Writing Journal. Printed and shipped to you.

The two page Lunar Calendar is posted a few days before each NEW MOON. The Lunar Calendar reveals the dates and times of each lunar phase shifts and their changing characteristics. You can use the lunar calendar as a daily planner as well as a journal to record your experiences and feelings as the changing lunar phase occur.

Writing your experiences in the Lunar Calendar and correlating them with the changing lunar phases is the best way to learn how the lunar cycles and their changes phases work at an experiential level. Working with the Lunar Planner Introduction along with each month's lunar calendar can help you to become consciously aware of the lunar rhythm in your life and how to participate with it in empowerment. The Lunar Calendar goes hand-in-hand with the above Lunar Planner Introductory pdf file.

• The "Journal Version" of the Lunar Calendar is FREE to all visitors.

• An "Aspects Version" of the Lunar Calendar is available to subscribers, It has the principal lunar aspects and other planetary cycles listed under each lunar phase, for those wishing to have this additional information.

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The Sept 1, 2016
Lunar Calendar

The Oct 1, 2016
Lunar Calendar

The Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary

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

The "Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary," also made available just before each New Moon, articulates the opportunity for growth in consciousness each lunar month offers and how each month's lunar theme unfolds throughout the changing phases of the Lunar Calendar. I explore the theme of each lunar month and its unfoldment in our lives with "astronomical star-level astrology" which I have evolved over decades. This is not sign-based astrology reducing the heavens to twelve archetypes, but is experientially-based astrology, much like one would naturally learn by living and sleeping under the starry heavens. I explore planetary alignments with all of the individual stars and constellations in the entire celestial sphere, along with the myriad of interweaving planetary cycles, their themes and where we are in those cycles. Looking at the astrology of individual stars rather than that of mere astrological signs (whether tropical or sidereal), is like adjusting an out of focus camera lens into crystal clarity. Each lunar cycle nesting within the longer-term planetary cycles, weaves a story line of our evolutionary unfoldment and spiritual awakening.

The monthly Lunar Planner Commentary is based in star level, Sidereal Astrology and Synodic Astrology with unique and original Galactic Star Lore—the mythology (picture language) of the Greater Heavens.

The Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary is available for a small subscription fee, merely the price of one good Cappuccino per month. New subscribes have a five-day trial period to explore the current Monthly Lunar Planner before committing to the 6-month subscription. You can also visit the Lunar Planner Archive to view previous issues of the Lunar Planner so you can get a feel for what the monthly Lunar Planners are all about. Lunar Planners older than a couple of months are made available to non-subscribers.

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Although each lunar month's astrological commentary reveals the dynamics of the unfolding lunar theme and provides an embracing context to our experience, it is adjunct material. It is not necessary to read the monthly astrology in order to learn to live in attunement to the lunar cycles, as offered in the above free Lunar Planner Introduction and by using each month's free Lunar Calendar. The monthly Lunar Planner Commentary is also a wonderful educational tool for astrologers wishing to learn more about astronomy, synodic cycles, the fixed stars and their influence in astrology.

Whether you subscribe to the Monthly Lunar Planner or not, the rest of the Lunar Planner web site is packed full of educational resources, which are free and available to everyone. So please feel welcome to explore.


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Recent Articles

A Plethora of articles for Non-Subscribers

Some new articles include:

• 2016 10 05 Planets Out of Bounds

• 2016 09 01 Jupiter & Makemake

• 2016 06 23 Mars Retrograde, its Completion, the New Mars 780-day Synodic Cycle, the New Saturn Cycle, the New Mars-Saturn 2-year cycle, and Mars and Saturn in Ophiuchus conjoining Antares, Heart of the Scorpion
Completion of the Mars retrograde and the Mars-Saturn conjunction act as a stimulus to action as we enter the last quarters of the Saturn-Neptune 36.4-year cycle and the last quarter of the Jupiter-Saturn 20-year cycle, a time to initiate change in those cycles—in the sociopolitical structures in the world and in the modalities of our personal lives that are based upon antiquated ideologies.

Amazing, insightful, inspirational; the perfect blend of mind blowing possibilities with a balanced, loving and reasoned approach—thank you, Nick! [DM.]

• 2016 06 23 Video: The 2020 Jupiter Saturn Pluto Planetary Alignment & Saturn's Retrogrades 2014-2020
The Saturn-Pluto (Ceres) synod initiates a new 34-year cycle. The Jupiter-Pluto (Pallas) synod initiates a new 12.5-year cycle. The Jupiter-Saturn synod initiates a new 20-year cycle, under the auspices of Altair, Eye of the Eagle. The Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto conjunctions, and the new synodic cycles all occurring in 2020, engage a significantly new evolutionary energetic for humanity. The second video shows Saturn's retrogrades occurring from 2014 through 2020.

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

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

• 2016 03 23 Sociopolitical & Personal Explorations 2016-2020.
The Saturn-Neptune Square & the Saturn-Neptune 36.4-year synodic cycle & the Saturn-Uranus 45-year cycle. The Jupiter-Saturn Square and the Jupiter-Saturn 20-year cycle, the Jupiter-Neptune-Chiron opposition and their synodic cycles. The Neptune-Orcus opposition & the Neptune-Orcus 498-year synodic cycle.

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

Although we are now through the transition (2012-2015 geocentric square), we are just into the first few degrees of the second "creative action quarter" of this 138-year cycle. This quarter continues through the Uranus-Pluto opposition, which occurs in 2047. The escalation of radical and revolutionary actions occuring in the world today are, in part, a product of our entry into the action quarter of the Uranus-Pluto cycle.

Your Natal Eris and the 2012 - 2015 Uranus-Pluto Square
Uranus transits your natal Eris while Pluto squares Uranus and your natal Eris for people born from 1944 through 1988. Find out when this occurs for you. Also on the horizon is the new Uranus-Eris Generation birthing in 2016.

The Juno-Sedna Synodic Cycles at the Juno-Sedna Orbital Plane Crossing 2014-2018. Emergence of the Feminine into Relationships and Partnerships of all Types.

Outer-Planet Synodic Cycles Timeline (1940-2040)

2014-2015-2016-2017 Graphic Ephemerides

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Astronomical News

• July, 2015 - The New Horizons spacecraft made its long awaited flyby past Pluto and Charon, bringing unprecedented images of Pluto and Charon. See images and videos at NASA New Horizons.

Pluto and Charon by NASA's New Horizons

New Horizons Pluto & Charon by NASA July 2015

Ceres by Dawn

Ceres by Dawn

• Dec, 2015 - NASA's Dawn Spacecraft has reached its final orbital altitude at Ceres, about 240 miles from the surface of the dwarf planet, bringing new clues to Ceres' Bright Spots and Origins

• Dec, 2011 - NASA's Dawn Spacecraft, while orbiting Vesta, found some surprising things on the giant asteroid—things that have prompted this statement from Chris Russell, Dawn principal investigator from UCLA: "We're seeing enormous mountains, valleys, hills, cliffs, troughs, ridges, craters of all sizes, and plains. Vesta is not a simple ball of rock. This is a world with a rich geochemical history. It has quite a story to tell!."

• For More visit Astronomical News