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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!
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This Lunar Month's Theme
The Neurology of Our Relationships
& The New Solar Year
November 29, 2016 - December 29, 2016 Lunar Cycle
A Synopsis of this Lunar Month
This November 29, 2016 New Moon nests upon the foot of Ophiuchus and over the Scorpion. It conjoins Juno, asteroid of covenant partnerships. Conjoining stars include Rho Ophiuchi (ρ) and the Rho Oph Cloud, one of the closest star-forming regions to our own solar system, along with several other stars forming the left foot of Ophiuchus. North is the massive and high-velocity star Han, Zeta Ophiuchi. This star is 20 times more massive and about 80,000 times as bright as our Sun. It is traveling at about 24 kilometers per second (54,000 mph), fast enough to break the sound barrier in the surrounding interstellar material. Han expresses the power from which the left leg of Ophiuchus extends.
The left leg and foot of Ophiuchus also conjoins Al Niyat (σ) of the Scorpion, which lies south of the ecliptic. Al Niyat links Antares, the heart of the Scorpion, with the Scorpion's head. Al Niyat is of our meridians and neurology, and articulates our need to establish a refined neurological function within self and greater emotional and physical equilibrium. This is not a mere mind over matter issue, but one that requires cellular transmutation through physical and emotional inner work.
2017 Lunar Planner Journal
Lying under the dominion of Ophiuchus, whom articulates healing, self-mastery, awakening and illumination, Al Niyat impels us to bring extremes of opposite neurological polarities into balanced and stable functioning. This is related to Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which is the time interval between heartbeats, as well as the heart rate / respiratory rate ratio (heart-lung resonance). Erratic variations in heart rate reflex back into the brain via the Vagus nerve, producing erratic thought, expression and behavior, which in turn leads to physiological exhaustion and chronic disease. Establishing coherence in the heart rate variability establishes neurological coherence. This is why deep breathing and other meditative techniques used when under stress, fear and anxiety help to reestablish a coherent heart, which in turn establishes stability in brain function and neurological stability throughout the rest of the body.
The Vagus nerve is a bi-directional neurological conduit that connects many parts of the body with the brain. It, in part, effects mind-body coherence, social interaction and our ability to be in a mental state of flow, and thus is significant considering our Juno New Moon, which has to do with interpersonal response and interaction. Vagus nerve function is also controlled by our circadian rhythm, which creates our changing biological processes occurring throughout the day, and which is of course governed by Earth's daily rotation (Earth's rotation harmonic). Attunement to Earth's natural cycles is thus an important consideration for proper neurological function.
Stellar winds flowing out from this giant fast-moving star Zeta Ophiuchi are making ripples in the dust as it approaches, creating a bow shock seen as glowing gossamer threads, seen in infrared light. Zeta Ophiuchi dwarfs our own sun in many ways—it is about six times hotter, eight times wider, 20 times more massive, and about 80,000 times as bright. Even at its great distance, it would be one of the brightest stars in the sky were it not largely obscured by foreground dust clouds. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
This few degree area of the zodiak impels a high-energy passionate expression. It imparts a transmutational force and the opportunity to physically and emotionally demonstrate our choice to walk the higher path of soul, that of self-mastery and self-responsibility. It impels us to embody this capacity in our neurology such that such action becomes unquestionably natural. This new moon and this lunar cycle impels us to demonstrate this transmutation in our relations and in how we interrelate, whether those relations are personal, financial, of business or politics, or international, those between countries. Without embracing this inner metamorphic shift, we may experience a greater sense of unrest and agitation if motive to act is based from personality interest alone. It impels an emotional maturing, to embrace the emotions we experience as our own doing rather than blaming how we feel outside of self and upon others—a prerequisite to self-mastery—and to establishing a healthy neurological flow in our relationships.
The Sun-Juno conjunction also marks the mid-point of vision and realization in the current Earth-Juno synodic cycle that began in late April 2016, with a stellar theme similar to our last lunar cycle conjoining the stars of the Southern Cross and Northern Crown. Any agreements or new partnerships, occurring during Juno's previous retrograde (March through June) may come to fruition now, or realizations about our partnerships or how we interrelate may surface to conscious awareness.
Significant turnings occur in the Ceres-Uranus-Eris opposite Haumea alignment, in the crescendo leading into the December 10 Gibbous Moon. Ceres makes her direct station, completing her retrograde in a very tight conjunction with Uranus and Eris. At the same time, on December 10, the Uranus-Eris synod occurs. This is the Sun-Uranus-Eris alignment, which marks the start of the new 89-year Uranus-Eris synodic cycle. The geocentric alignments occurring over the last year with Ceres, Uranus, Eris and Haumea thus occurred in the very ending of the previous Uranus-Eris 89-year cycle, bringing it to its close. Those occurring from now onward engage the new Uranus-Eris cycle.
Eris exposes and discloses, and Uranus, the great awakener, breaks us from the confines of crystallized mind. Ceres, joining in, with all three retrograde, invites us to see and sort out what is and what is not truly nourishing. It may be easy to fall into the dramatic phenomenology produced by the disclosures Uranus and Eris catalyze, but the duality-based dramatics are not the issue, a rebirth in consciousness is, to emerge into a world that is nurturing and sustaining to a fulfilling life. See Disclosure: Uranus, Eris & Haumea with Juno & Jupiter.
The Sun and Saturn also conjoin on December 10, which marks the midpoint of vision and realization in the current Earth-Saturn synodic cycle. Saturn's current location in the constellation Ophiuchus provides opportunity to transmute life’s initiatory experiences into true personal power and wisdom. Saturn's placement here (and a part of the realizations about this Saturn cycle) impels us to surrender long-standing establish cellular constructs, our engrained memory patterns.
There are exceptionally strong geophysical and biological planetary resonances active these couple of days (Dec 9-10) that we can harness to aid making an inner transition in our lives and subsequently in our outer experience.
For those who have the Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations, working with the Saturn and Uranus Bio-harmonic audios in succession throughout these couple of days can aid to facilitate this metamorphic cellular transmutation. Meditation, invocation, ceremony, and any other healing modalities or technologies can also be especially effective at this time. See the "Lunar Cycle Timing Chart" found under the "Resources" menu on the Planetary Bio-Harmonics web page.
Jupiter is moving toward its conjunction with Haumea, conjoining the significant stars Archturus and Spica, in opposition to Uranus, Ceres and Eris. Jupiter makes its first of the three oppositions to Uranus later in the lunar cycle, on the Balsamic Moon of December 26, 2016. This produces an expansive mobilizing effect to the entire theme of the Ceres-Uranus-Eris-Haumea planetary configuration. It also begins a time of realization about the Jupiter-Uranus cycle that began in September 2010, which will continue throughout 2017—through Jupiter's retrograde in opposition to Uranus and Eris early in the year, and to another climatic conjunction as Ceres moves to create a T-Square with the Haumea opposition to Uranus-Eris in September 2017. We may begin to experience an acceleration of unexpected revelatory disclosures and exposures of Ceres related issues, specifically about what was thought to be nurturing but in fact is the exact opposite. This can be in regard to clandestine agendas and issues surrounding the fundamental care for people and all life on Earth, as well as ecological, agricultural and environmental issues.
There is need to discern and surmount what is glittery illusion, as much can be hidden behind facades. In this case, what appears real is not always real. There can also be a tendency to seek detailed answers for illusions, thus magnifying illusions with more obscuring details.
Geocentric Star Chart animation showing Mercury's Retrograde. (You can pause the video and drag the progress bar to view any section of the video.)
Mercury makes its conjunction with Ixion, Pholus and Quaoar in early sidereal Sagittarius and over Galactic Center as Mercury moves toward its conjunction with Pluto where it begins its retrograde cycle on December 19, just before the Last Quarter Moon and the Solstice. Mercury's retrograde occurs amongst the stars of the Zen Archer, a time providing opportunity to redefine how we think and the logistical aspects of our lives. It completes its retrograde, once again conjoining Pholus and Quaoar, on January 8, in the following lunar cycle—linking the energetics of Pholus and Quaoar with that of Pluto.
The Solstice occurs just hours after Last Quarter Moon, a time of "Initiating Change" in the lunar cycle. Our Last Quarter Moon impels the need to initiate change in our lives based not upon the diversionary and ever changing sociopolitical weather occurring on Earth, but upon transcendent spiritual principles and in attunement to our inner soul guidance. Occurring in our Juno Lunar cycle, this involves relationships and partnerships of all types, from those of a personal nature to those of an international nature. It brings emphasis to what is of true importance in our relations, to the values we hold in our relations, and to how we interrelate, and in this case, regarding our underlying common spiritual essence. This also extends to Exopolitics, our relationship as a world with all life in our solar system and of that from beyond our star system. The Solstice also sets the tone for the astronomical New Year. In the context of the theme of our Juno lunar cycle, "initiating change in the neurology of our relationships" is also the hallmark of the year ahead.
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.
For those who have the Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations, the duration of Mercury's retrograde is an ideal time to work with the Mercury audio meditation, especially during Mercury's stations and synod, and when there are lunar aspects to Mercury, or to your natal Mercury. See the "Lunar Cycle Timing Chart" found under the "Resources" menu on the Planetary Bio-Harmonics web page.
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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.
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.
The Introduction is a 9 page printable PDF file available to view or download (~600 kb).
2) The Monthly Lunar Calendar
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.
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.
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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• 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 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.
• 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.
New Horizons Pluto & Charon by NASA July 2015
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!."