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

New Directions

September 1, 2016 - October 1, 2016
Eclipse Lunar Cycle

A Synopsis of this Lunar Month

This September 1, 2016 Lunar Cycle is packed full with non-stop significant planetary aspects occurring one after another, producing an exceptionally dynamic lunar month. It begins with an Annular Solar Eclipse on the North Lunar Node, visible in Africa and Madagascar. Following is a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse occurring on September 16, which is visible throughout Asia, India, Eastern Africa, and Western Australia.

The New Moons occurring in March, April and May 2016 synchronize with the Lunar Perigees. The March 9 Total Solar Eclipse is critical, making it and this lunar cycle more impactive. It can also add to stronger geophysical resonances.

September 1, 2016 Solar Eclipse Map

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

Solar eclipses offer opportunity to redefine concepts of self and the roles we play in the world, or how we articulate ourselves in life. They are about shifting octaves in the nature of our self-perception and self-expression, and addressing issues that keep us from doing so. They can invite a new beginning, way of life, or new way of participating in life.

Introduction to Astronomical Astrology

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

This New Moon eclipse lies in the midst of the stars of Leo and under the auspices of Thuban of Draco and Alioth of the Great Bear. It also conjoins the stars of the Sextant, and Suhail Velorum of Argo Navis in the very southern heavens. The stars in this area of the heavens are about personal and global leadership, transcendent evolutionary currents, and the use of personal will to direct our evolutionary course with impetus to reassess changing conditions and to change our tack in life accordingly to reach our desired destinations. Several very significant events occur in this lunar cycle. The following are just a few.

Mercury's retrograde with Jupiter and the Dwarf Planet Makemake kicks in strong as the lunar cycle begins, which will continue through October 11. Mercury began its retrograde just before the New Moon (on August 30). This is an extremely catalytic few week dynamic impelling us to redefine how we think and the logistical aspects of our lives. It creates a mobilizing and expansive force that can dramatize diversionary rhetoric but also expose transcendent truth it obscures. It brings emphasis to self-leadership as well as to leadership in the world and those seeking it, to what we are willing to risk, and to self-assertion for achievement.

Jupiter's conjunction with Makemake on September 19-20 can bring far more insight into Makemake's astrological nature as Jupiter inflates Makemake's energetic. The Equinox occurs just after, on September 22, with the Sun then conjoining Makemake and Jupiter. Mercury also completes its retrograde at this time as it then heads for its final conjunction with Makemake and Jupiter in early October. Jupiter and Makemake complete the their previous ~12-year synodic cycle at this time, which began in 1994, and begin their new 12-year cycle under the auspices of the Super Galactic Center in the Virgo Cluster of Galaxies, which continues through 2028. This new cycle has a significantly different energetic than the one that began in 1994.

Mercury Retrograde, Jupiter and Makemake Video

Makemake seems to impart a strong motive for personal achievement and exhibits a high-risk adventurous quality, willing to go for all or nothing, even at the cost of life itself. It invites us to consider what we are willing to put at risk to achieve what we pursue. Yet here, under the auspices of the Super Galactic Center and its tremendous galactic emanations, we find impetus to align that motive for achievement with far greater spiritual awareness, with concern for all life and for more embracing evolutionary and ecological matters. In addition, we find impetus to take a stand against the meddling of old-paradigm totalitarian powers. This is quite different from the 2004 synod where impetus was more about covert affairs obscured by diversionary dramatics for personal accomplishment. Here, leadership cannot be driven from self-interest alone, common to previous political-religious figureheads and demonstrated by their grand diversionary antics upon the global stage, it must mature with true concern to help others and for our highest evolutionary attainment as a world.

Jupiter will magnify and mobilize Makemake's energetic in our lives and this (supergalactic) light will illuminate and make visible details previously unseen. So diversionary antics and motive of those seeking leadership positions in power may become far more transparent. See the video: "Mercury Retrograde, Jupiter & Makemake."

Mars, Satrun, Antares and Neptune

The third and final Saturn-Neptune geocentric square occurs, fully propelling us into the last quarter of the Saturn-Neptune 36.4-year synodic cycle that began in 1989, which continues through December of 2025. Entry into the last quarter of this cycle creates a significant shift in our longer-term evolutionary currents, now engaging us to actively create change in our personal and sociopolitical ideals and in what have now become antiquated structures we have created around them. See the Saturn-Uranus and Saturn-Neptune cycles that began in 1989 in the article "Sociopolitical & Personal Explorations 2016-2020."

Uranus and Eris, now both retrograde, make their second geocentric conjunction. Upsetting the apple cart is certainly a phrase that applies. The Uranus-Eris conjunction (opposite the Dwarf Planet Haumea) began a few months ago in 2016 and continues into 2017. Radical, unexpected and unprecedented actions and disclosures that eventually lead to progressive rebirth is the hallmark. See the article "New Frontiers in Consciousness 2016-2017 Disclosure & Discovery Possibilities."

Solar Eclipse Saturn-Neptune T-Square

This New Moon, on the North Lunar Node, lies opposite retrograde Neptune on the South Lunar Node, creating a T-square to Saturn, which still conjoins the red supergiant star Antares. This creates a strong resonance not only to the theme of the Saturn-Neptune square, but also creates a strong stimulus for Saturn to express, which can manifest as the overt expression of established authoritarian power, especially in the big-business of politics. It also impels movement from the south to north node energetics, which means movement from antiquated ideals, veils of illusion and unfulfilled dreams of the past to the new directions and opportunities this eclipse inspires.

This is one potent and catalytic lunar cycle. It, along with all of these events, impels self-expression driven from an intensely focused inner purpose. It impels a reorganization of those in leadership roles and the use of power in the world, as well as how we lead our own lives or give our power away to the illusory reasons we create to justify disempowerment. It impels a turning or redirection of the affairs in our personal lives and those occurring in the world.

Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations

For those who have the Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations, the New Moon through September 10 is an ideal time to work with the Saturn and Neptune audio meditations., is an ideal time to work with the Saturn, Mars and Neptune audio meditations. See the "Lunar Cycle Timing Chart" for exact aspect times, found under the "Resources" menu on the Planetary Bio-Harmonics web page.

Solar Eclipse Saturn-Neptune T-Square

Jupiter and Makemake have been in a quintile aspect (72°) with Saturn. This becomes a part of a Grand Quintile, completed by Pallas, Ceres, and Vesta. It forms just before the Crescent Moon and continues through the First Quarter Moon of September 9. A Grand Quintile is a pentagram, or 5-sided star. This resonance represents the fully developed awakened and unique humanoid. A Grand Quintile impels an expansion of consciousness from the bounds of the quaternary world of opposites and standoffs. From my communications decades ago, Earthians are quarantined from interstellar participation until we mature beyond warring amongst each other. Unfortunately, that is still the case, although our planetary cycles certainly support us to get on with it. What will it take?

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.

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

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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.

The Monthly Lunar Calendar free PDF

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 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