This entire web site is an educational resource for those interested in art-sciences including Astronomy, Sidereal Astrology, the relation between Tropical and Sidereal Zodiacs; Planetary Synodic Cycles; Venus Transits, asteroids, new planets, Earth Resonances, Earth's Precessional Cycle & the Evolutionary Cycle of the Soul, Solar Cycles, Bio-Harmonics, Light, Color & Sound, Sacred Geometry, 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. A part of the Lunar Planner (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 and personalized sacred geometry art.
"The stars would not be in the heavens if we
were meant to walk in darkness."
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The August 25, 2014 New Moon in Leo
Our August 25, 2014 New Moon occurs amongst the stars of the Lion. The New Moon also conjoins the recently discovered Dwarf Planet Orcus by 3°. The New Moon lies just past Regulus of Leo and conjoins Megrez and Al Kaphrah of The Great Bear; Alpha and Gamma of the Sextant; and the Vela Pulsar, an extremely old Super Nova remnant on the sail of Argo Navis.
This area of the zodiak is about personal integrity, a vertical alignment within self such that are thoughts and actions are in alignment with our hearts. It is also about changing winds and our need to adjust our approach toward our desired destination based upon the changing conditions occurring in the world around us, without losing site of our long-term goals. It may require that we look at things in a new way or from a different perspective. This New Moon and lunar cycle brings emphasis to our long-term evolutionary sojourn on Earth, to the ramifications of the directions we set regarding how we use our creative power, especially reflecting upon the past destructive scenarios for Earth and her peoples. It impels us to reassess our present actions and the tactics we apply in life to change our evolutionary outcome to one that does not repeat a discordant and destructive past, but that leads to a prosperous and harmonious future.
Mars and Saturn conjoin just after the New Moon. This conjunction creates a challenging aspect to Uranus and Eris on the South Lunar Node. Mars and Saturn recently began a new cycle in June. Their heliocentric conjunction was also in the same aspect to the Dwarf Planet Eris. Later in this lunar cycle, Mars and Pluto begin a new 2-year cycle amongst the stars of the Zen Archer.
For many fear-based and control-minded people, these Mars, Saturn and Pluto alignments, their cycles, their challenging aspects, and the high-tension energetics they produce can fuel hostile, aggressive, and radically reactive behavior. For those who are more emotionally and spiritually mature, who are focused upon personal growth, progressive change, love and compassion, they impel audacious leadership and creative action to evolve new structural foundations and ways of participating in life based upon greater universal truths.
Eta Carinae of Argo Navis
Image Credit: Chandra X-Ray Observatory / Harvard
NASA/HST - J. Morse/K. Davidson
In addition to the Mars-Pluto cycle, several new planetary cycles begin in this lunar month, engaging a plethora of new evolutionary currents in our lives. Earth and Neptune begin a new annual cycle, also Earth and Chiron, both in the humanitarian and future-minded Aqauarian Waterbearer. The Full Moon also conjoins Chrion in Aquarius. A new Venus-Jupiter 236-day cycle and a new Pallas-Haumea 4.7-year cycle begin just before First Quarter Moon conjoining massive Eta Carina. Venus and Orcus begin a new 225-day cycle in Leo toward the end of the lunar cycle, also conjoining the stars of the Sextant, all bringing emphasis to feminine-oriented forces in the world and in our lives. The message of and currents set in motion by the Pallas-Haumea cycle may prove to be quite significant over the remainder of this decade. Eta Carinae is 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, Lord of the Waves, the Akkadian Ea (Ia), the Sumerian Enki, chief god of the city Eridhu (he who warned Noah), is the foreteller of impending evolutionary change, but also the instructor of the way through such change.
In contrast to the upsurge of aggressive atrocities occurring in the world that are emphasized by the media, these cycles impel progressive heart-oriented action to birth a new consciousness on Earth, which hundreds of millions of people, the culturally and spiritually creative, continue to do. This is the growing group of people who see through the media's emphasis on fear, war, calamity and despair, and take action to create innovative social, ecological, economic, political, technological and spiritual change.
Pluto completes its retrograde on the Equinox, occurring late in this lunar cycle. Pluto and retrograde Uranus once again begin to tighten their orb leading into the sixth of the seven geocentric Uranus-Pluto squares, which occurs in mid-December.
The Sun and Moon approach their conjunction with the Dwarf Planet Makemake (pronounced MAH-keh MAH-keh) in sidereal Virgo, just after the Equinox at the very end of the lunar cycle. Makemake adds a significant energetic to the following New Moon and lunar cycle.
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.
"The stars would not be in the heavens if we were meant to walk in darkness."
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exploration of each Lunar Cycle and the planetary cycles ahead.
Sample Monthly Lunar Planners
Previous issues are available to non-subscribers.
Some new articles include:
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
"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."
The stars would not be in the Heavens
if we were meant to walk in darkness.
Nick Anthony Fiorenza
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.
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.
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.
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New to this Site? See what the Lunar Planner can do for you via the "Table of Contents" below.
And of course, whether you subscribe to the Monthly Lunar Planner or not, the rest of this site is a FREE educational resource. So please feel welcome to explore.
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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.
There are three parts to the Monthly 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.
PDF (portable document format) files are a standard, cross-platform, easy to download, printable file format. Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or greater (or an equivalent PDF reader like MAC's Preview) is required to view and print the Lunar Planner PDF files. Acrobat Reader is available to download FREE for any platform (MAC, Windows...) from Adobe Software.
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 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.
Previous Lunar Month Comentaries can found here.
Lunar Planners older than six months become availabe to non-subscribers.
Links to all articles about astrological and astronoimcal events.
All other educational material can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn about the Venus Elongations and their correspondences with the Crescent and Balsamic Moons.
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.
A reference list of books on Star Names, Star Lore, Sidereal Astrology, and associated topics.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Earth's Precessional Cycle WEB page has its own Table of Contents
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