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The Lunar Planner

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."

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

Reflections
Slaying Fear

May 18,2015 - June 16, 2015

Perseus and Medusa by Benvenuto Cellini

Perseus and Medusa by Benvenuto Cellini stands in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Florence.
Bronze, 18 feet high 1545-54.
Photo Credit: © 1999 Mary Ann Sullivan

Our May 18 UT (May 17 MST), 2015 New Moon lies just into sidereal Taurus and under the auspices of Perseus, conjoining Algol and the Gorgoneas. This is also near the Moon's exalted location in the ecliptic, thus creating and extra-significant lunar resonance. Perseus, in the story of Andromeda and the Royal Family, is the hero who slays Medusa, the Gorgon with seven snakes for hair, and then frees the princess Andromeda from being devoured by Cetus the Sea Monster.

Algol is the head of slain Medusa, held by Perseus. Of the Gorgons, Medusa represents the chaotic self-defeating forces within self, which are driven by fear. Perseus cannot look at Medusa directly lest he will turn to stone. He instead uses his shield to see her reflection. This mythically articulates our need to look at the monsters and adversaries apparently outside of self as a reflection of our own inner fear. It is our fear that freezes us in our tracks and is that which we must slay to claim our true personal power and fulfill our greater purpose on Earth.

This lunar cycle can exacerbate confrontations in the world or challenges in our personal lives, but also offers opportunity for transformation if we embrace them as reflections that serve us to face any fears that may arise.

Mercury's retrograde occurs in this lunar cycle, beginning just after the New Moon in mid-sidereal Taurus conjoining the Hyades and Aldebaran. It impels a time of reassessment and reorganization of our daily affairs, especially regarding the administrative planning of world affairs, and specifically for physical logistics and infrastructures designed to support humanity through what may become an avalanche of unparalleled change over the immediate few years ahead.

Earth and Saturn begin their new annual synodic cycle at the head of the Scorpion. This is a significant cycle in the current progression of Saturn cycles, one demanding we take responsibility to evolve out of antiquated patterns of the past that perpetuate an experience of entrapment and a sense of victim consciousness.

Mars begins to play a significant role in this lunar cycle, and in the next as well, aligning with and coinciding with a few other planetary alignments that create periods of intense geophysical and biological resonances. The primary period of intensity occurs between May 22 through the June 2 Full Moon, which may heighten the possibility for accentuated seismicity or volcanism, and psychophysiological unrest.

This lunar cycle, and the next with a Mars-New Moon in the horns of the Bull, may also intensify world affairs, especially those of a militaristic nature, but also offer opportunity to claim greater personal self-empowerment and awareness. Curiously, the controversial military special operation "Jade Helm," to be staged in the southwestern United States, is supposed to start toward the end of the following Mars Lunar Cycle, and as the Moon conjoins Mars (on July 15).

This lunar cycle is of earthy and material matters. It brings attention to the home and family, property, stability and balance. It impels industrious, persistent, determined, enterprising and heroic action. It impels us to face any fundamental fears that may keep us from claiming greater mastery and fulfillment in our lives, and it may bring experiences that support an inner transformation from fear-based reaction to compassion-based creative action that ensures safety, wellbeing and sustainability.

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."

Perseus and Medusa by Benvenuto Cellini

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New Articles & Solar Cycles Updates
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• Newest Articles & Updates (click for more)
A Plethora of articles for Non-Subscribers

Some new articles include:

New: Saturn 2014-2020 and The 2020 Jupiter Saturn Pluto Synods Saturn's Retrogrades 2014-2020
& The 2020 Jupiter Saturn Pluto Synods

This video shows Saturn's retrogrades occurring from 2014 through 2020. Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto conjoin in 2020. The second part of the video shows the Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto synods occurring in 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.

New: Outer Planet Synodic Cycles Timeline Outer-Planet Synodic Cycles Timeline (1940-2040)

New: The Juno-Jupiter Synchronous Retrogrades. December 2014 - May 2015. Relationships & The Juno-Jupiter Synchronous Retrogrades. December 2014 - May 2015. An excerpt from the November 22, 2014 Lunar Planner

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

Perspectives in Space & Time
The Proper Motion of the Stars of Ursa Major

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.

New Annual Graphic Ephemeris 2014-2015-2016-2017 Graphic Ephemeris

• Solar Cycles & Global Climate (Updates - December 2014)

Arctic Sea Ice Measurements

ESA's "CryoSat" measures the annual fluctuations in Arctic sea ice, not only the area of ice coverage but more importantly the volume of sea ice. Images from CryoSat shows a downward trend in sea ice occurring up until 2012, but with a dramatic increase starting in 2013 by about 50% compared to the same time in 2012.

Putting ill-founded Anthropogenic Global Warming Hysteria into Perspective.

Geoengineering, Climate Manipulation, Ionospheric Heating,
Stratospheric Aerosol Spraying

Solar Cycle # 25 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.

Jupiter-Saturn Cycles, Solar Cycles and Climate Change

A primary fact that many climatologists and environmentalists ignore is that planetary cycles drive Solar Cycles, which in turn drives Climate Cycles. The Jupiter cycles govern 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....

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

• Current Astronomical News (click for all articles)

March, 2015 - ALMA - In Search for our Cosmic Origins

"The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), an international partnership of the European Organisation for Astronomical Research in the Southern Hemisphere (ESO), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS) of Japan in cooperation with the Republic of Chile, is the largest astronomical project in existence. ALMA is a single telescope of revolutionary design, composed initially of 66 high precision antennas located on the Chajnantor plateau, 5000 meters altitude in northern Chile." (ALMA)

ALMA Opens For Public Visits March 17, 2015

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)

Mission Conception: 2000
Payload launched: Dec 19, 2013
Calibration and testing phase, First test Images: Early 2014
Science phase begins: Mid 2014 (five year operational phase)
First catalogue release, planned for summer 2016

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.

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.

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