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The Lunar Planner

Nick Anthony Fiorenza, author and creator of Lunarplanner.com

This entire web site is an educational resource for those interested in art-sciences including Astronomical Astrology and the relation between Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs; Planetary Synodic Cycles, Dwarf Planets and the asteroids, Earth's Precessional Cycle, Solar Cycles, Earth 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. Earth's Precessional Cycle has its own table of contents.

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.


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

A synopsis of this lunar month is below along with Subcribers Login. Latest articles and astronomical news - available to everyone - are also below. Just scroll down the page.

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 and dependable 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 and 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 and simple.

The Lunar Phases by Nick Anthony Fiorenza
An Introduction to Astronomical Astrology by Nick Anthony Fiorenza
Astronomical Star Charts showing your natal stars and planets.

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Learn to live attuned to the Lunar Cycles.
Planetary BioHarmonic Audio Meditations by Nick Anthony Fiorenza


This Lunar Month's Theme

Navigating World Events, International Affairs & Personal Relations

July 4, 2016 - August 2, 2016

New Moon July 4, 2016

This July 4, 2016 New Moon lies amongst the stars of the Gemini Twins. Conjoining stars include Alzirr of the foot of Pollux, and from the southern heavens, the very prominent stars Sirius of Canis Major and Canopus of Argo Navis.

The stars of the Twins are of high intensity intellectual communication, information, commerce, goods and services, and of their exchange. The Twins are of partnerships in mutual cooperation, linking and uniting efforts through their daily affairs in the world. The Twins work hand-in-hand for the betterment and evolutionary fulfillment of humankind.

Sirius, Alpha Canis Major, is the impetuous and blazing Great World Teacher, knowledge-holder of ancient hermetic wisdom. Significant alignments with Sirius can bring teachings, lessons, or events of a global or profound proportion, those that can catalyze tremendous evolutionary change. Sirius inspires a quest for liberty and human rights. Canopus, Alpha Carina of Argo Navis, is the second brightest star in the heavens after Sirius, and conjoins Sirius from the south. As a galactic equatorial star, Canopus is director / navigator of the Argo (Jason and the Argonauts)—of the greater galactic mission of souls in our solar system. Canopus imparts a concern for the repercussions of global events affecting evolutionary change, as well as a sense of responsibility to steer Earth’s evolutionary course. An older derivation of Canopus is the Egyptian Kahi Nub, "Golden Earth," representative of the exalted vision held for Earth, meaning an illumined soul-awakened world.

Mercury makes its superior conjunction with the Sun (on the far side of the Sun) on July 6. Hours later the Sun, Earth and Pluto align, creating the Earth-Pluto synod and initiating the new annual Pluto synodic cycle, occurring hours before the Crescent Moon. Thus, the overall alignment is Mercury-Sun-Earth-Pluto.

The superior conjunction of Mercury marks the mid-point in the current Mercury cycle, which began with the Mercury Transit, presented in the previous Lunar Planner. The superior conjunction is analogous to the Full Moon in a lunar cycle. The time from Mercury's western elongation, occurring just after Mercury completed its retrograde, to the superior conjunction, was the second quarter of the Mercury cycle. It is a time when mind is more impulsive and focused on external events in the world. The superior conjunction is the climax of this quarter, a time of heightened realization regarding the meaning of the original synodic theme in our lives. As we move into the third quarter, from the superior conjunction to the eastern elongation, occurring just before the next Mercury retrograde, mental processes tend to be more pragmatic, deliberate and reflective upon past experiences occurring in the second quarter.

Typical Mercury Cycle


The Mercury-Pluto opposition part of this planetary alignment also marks the midpoint in the current Mercury-Pluto cycle. At the same time, the Sun-Earth-Pluto alignment initiates the new Earth-Pluto cycle. All of this brings emphasis to issues about the use of power, specifically motive and intent behind such. Is motive driving communication based on power perceived as something outside of self to acquire, as in being in positions of power and authority, the acquisition on money and influence used for control and dominance, and/or acquiescing to such dominance, or is motive based upon power perceived as something within self, seeking self-empowerment to live in a more healthy sustainable modality of being, with an ability to help empower others? These are some issues we might look at underlying events in world, especially in the sociopolitical arenas and in international affairs.

Eta Carinae of Argo Navis

Eta Carina of Argo Navis

The First Quarter Moon of July 11 conjoins the Dwarf Planet Haumea impelling action to reinvent our selves or expression in life. The Moon and Haumea conjoin 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. Eta Carinae is a portent of evolutionary change. The Gibbous Moon of July 15 conjoins retrograde Saturn-Antares, a pre-trigger to the upcoming revolutionary Mars-Saturn-Antares conjunction, which occurs in August.

Eris and Uranus begin their retrogrades in this lunar cycle. Eris begins her retrograde on July 19, with Eris and Uranus creating T-square to the pre-Full Moon, which can bring the unexpected or impetus to create radical change. The two made their first conjunction early in the previous lunar cycle along with Ceres. They make their second conjunction, as the two are retrograde, in late September, and their third in March of 2017 (with Ceres and Mars), presented in the article " New Frontiers in Consciousness: Uranus-Eris opposite Haumea 2016-2017."

The Pluto bio-harmonic audio meditation

For those who have the Planetary Bio-Harmonic Audio Meditations, these few days from New Moon to Crescent, is an ideal time to work with the Mercury and Pluto audio meditations. See the "Lunar Cycle Timing Chart" for exact aspect times, found under the "Resources" menu on the Planetary Bio-Harmonics web page.

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.


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

Newest Articles are listed below

Recent Articles, Solar Cycles & Astronomical News
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• Recent Articles & Updates (click here for all articles)
A Plethora of articles for Non-Subscribers

Some new articles include:

New Article 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! [Feel free to post this - DM.]

New Article 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.

New Article 2016 05 02 New Frontiers in Consciousness 2016-2017
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.

New Article 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.

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. An excerpt from the June 27, 2014 Lunar Planner

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.

Outer-Planet Synodic Cycles Timeline (1940-2040)

2014-2015-2016-2017 Graphic Ephemeris

• Solar Cycles & Global Climate (Latest Update - August 2015)

Solar Cycle # 25 & #26 Predictions & the Coming Mini Ice Age

Solar Cycle 25 (2020 / 2025-peak) is expected to be the smallest in over 300 years, if it even shows up. The Modern Warm Period is over as we now enter a Solar Minima, 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.

Irregular heartbeat of the Sun driven by double dynamo.

Montage of images of solar activity between August 1991 and September 2001.

Montage of images of solar activity between August 1991 and September 2001. Credit: Yohkoh/ISAS/Lockheed-Martin/NAOJ/U. Tokyo/NASA.

"A new model of the Sun’s solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun’s 11-year heartbeat. The model draws on dynamo effects in two layers of the Sun, one close to the surface and one deep within its convection zone. Predictions from the model suggest that solar activity will fall by 60 per cent during the 2030s to conditions last seen during the ‘mini ice age’ that began in 1645....

Looking ahead to the next solar cycles, the model predicts that the pair of waves become increasingly offset during Cycle 25, which peaks in 2022. During Cycle 26, which covers the decade from 2030-2040, the two waves will become exactly out of synch and this will cause a significant reduction in solar activity...."

Presented by Prof Valentina Zharkova at the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno, July 2015.

Geoengineering, Climate Manipulation, Ionospheric Heating,
Stratospheric Aerosol Spraying

Jupiter-Saturn Cycles, Solar Cycles and Climate Change

A primary fact that many climatologists and environmentalists ignore is that planetary cycles synchronize with Solar Cycles, which in turn drives Climate Cycles. Jupiter's cycles synchronize with the solar cycles, modulated by Saturn, and somewhat by the Gas Giants Uranus, and Neptune. The Jupiter cycle is 11.8 years. The Sunspot cycle is 11-12 years....

Putting ill-founded Anthropogenic Global Warming Hysteria into Perspective.

Long Term Climate Cycles and the end of our Modern Warm Period.

• Current Astronomical News (click here for all articles)

July, 2015 - New Horizons Pluto Flyby

Pluto and Charon by NASA's New Horizons

New Horizons Pluto & Charon by NASA July 2015

The New Horizons spacecraft made its long awaited flyby past Pluto and Charon on July 14, 2015, bringing unprecedented images of Pluto and Charon. See images and videos at NASA New Horizons.

Ceres by Dawn

Ceres by Dawn

Dec 9, 2015 - New Clues to Ceres' Bright Spots and Origins

As of this week, Dawn has reached its final orbital altitude at Ceres, about 240 miles (385 kilometers) from the surface of the dwarf planet. In mid-December, Dawn will begin taking observations from this orbit, including images at a resolution of 120 feet (35 meters) per pixel, infrared, gamma ray and neutron spectra, and high-resolution gravity data.


March, 2015 - ESA's Gaia Mission (billion-star surveyor)

"Gaia is an ambitious mission to chart a three-dimensional map of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, in the process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of the Galaxy. Gaia will provide unprecedented positional and radial velocity measurements with the accuracies needed to produce a stereoscopic and kinematic census of about one billion stars in our Galaxy and throughout the Local Group. This amounts to about 1 per cent of the Galactic stellar population. The mission's ultimate goal is to create the largest, most precise 3D map of our Galaxy ever made." (ESA)

Our Galaxy, the Milky Way

July 3, 2015 - "This image, based on housekeeping data from ESA's Gaia satellite, is no ordinary depiction of the heavens. While the image portrays the outline of our Galaxy, the Milky Way, and of its neighbouring Magellanic Clouds, it was obtained in a rather unusual way...."

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!."


Non-subscriber Lunar Planner issues and many other articles can be found in the Lunar Planner Archive. Lunar Planners older than a few months are available to non-subscribers.

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.

Lunar Planner Members


The Monthly Lunar Planner Commentary available on each New Moon (based in sidereal / star level astrology) is available for a small subscription fee—merely the price of one good Cappuccino per month.

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.

Lunar Planner Forum for subscribers and non-subscribers.


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

The Lunar Planner Forum is intended to be a fun and educational way for Lunar Planner visitors to learn from each other's experiences.

Discuss the Lunar Planner, Sidereal Astrology, Earth's Precessional Cross, and all other Lunar Planner related topics—from bio-harmonics to the stars; private messaging for forum participants, and much more.


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—a continuing story-line revealing the monthly energetics creating our evolutionary spiral of growth, articulated through sidereal star-level astrology, synodic astrology, and astronomical mythology, the picture-language of the Greater Heavens. Lunar Planners older than 6 months are available to non-subscribers.

TESTIMONIAL


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