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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

Linking & Uniting
&
The Venus Retrograde

July 16, 2015 - August 14, 1015

This July 16, 2015 UT (July 15 MST) New Moon conjoins Pollux of the Gemini Twins. The Gemini Twins are marked by the two principal stars, Pollux and Castor. These two stars, which mark the Twins' heads, lie in the last few degrees of sidereal Gemini, with Pollux at the cusp of sidereal Cancer. The theme of the Twins was also expressed by Romulus and Remus, the founders and guardians of Rome. They were the immortal and mortal sons of Zeus in Greek mythology; and who, along with Hercules, were part of the crew of the Argo—seeing to the fulfillment of the evolutionary mission of the soul. The Twins, although sometimes at odds, are of partnerships in mutual cooperation participating in the human world, linking and uniting through their daily affairs in the world. The Twins work hand-in-hand for the betterment and evolutionary fulfillment of humankind.

Castor is the liaison in the world of daily human affairs, and is of partnerships and cooperation. Castor brings resources and people together that serve to get logistics accomplished in the world of business and commerce; whereas Pollux brings a greater awareness to the efforts of Castor, uniting individuals, groups and factions with concern for the greater evolutionary fulfillment of all parties. Pollux can be considered the ambassador, orator, link, and liaison regarding more spiritual, evolutionary and extraterrestrial matters, compared to Castor's role as a terrestrial colleague applied in business and management of daily human affairs. Pollux portends eminence and renown.

After somewhat of an intense previous lunar month, this new lunar cycle brings several changing evolutionary currents. Most significantly, Venus begins its retrograde in this lunar cycle, which occurs just after First Quarter Moon. The Venus retrograde occurs under the auspices of the Head of the Lion. The retrograde continues through September 6, during which a new 1.6-year Earth-Venus synodic cycle begins, also with an 8-year sub-cycle due to the pentagonal pattern that Venus creates with Earth. The new Venus cycle begins on August 15, just after the next New Moon, contributing significantly to the next lunar month's theme. The retrograde of Venus impels an inward journey of the heart. It is a time of reassessing and redefining our values, of evaluating what is of true worth in our lives, materially, spiritually, and in our relationships.

In addition, this Venus retrograde cycle is extra magnanimous and provides an exceptional opportunity for tremendous growth to expand and elevate our values, our capacity to be receptive, and to break trail into new realms of love and compassion, due to its triple conjunction with Jupiter. The Venus-Jupiter conjunction began on July 1, in the previous lunar cycle. The second conjunction occurs during its retrograde on August 4, and it completes, after Venus returns direct, with its third conjunction occurring on October 25, 2015. This is when we will be impelled to fully externalize and mobilize this growth in our lives and in our world.

Ceres, currently retrograde, begins its new synodic cycle at the same time as Venus stations to begin her retrograde. The Ceres synod initiates her new 1.25-year cycle with Earth under the auspices of Altair, Eye of the Eagle.

This video of Ceres was made from images as NASA Dawn spacecraft entered its first mapping orbit of Ceres. Dawn is currently in its second mapping orbit. Images will become increasingly detailed as each additional orbit brings Dawn closer to the surface.

Uranus stations to begin its retrograde the day after the Venus station and Ceres-Altair synod. The Uranus station occurs just 3° to Eris, which is a precursor of the upcoming Uranus-Eris conjunction, occurring in 2016-2017, also initiating a new and very long Uranus-Eris cycle, as well as producing the Uranus-Eris generation. The current Uranus-Eris approach and subsequent conjunction (occurring from now through 2017) is exceptionally significant, a time that, I suspect, will avalanche into massive, unprecedented, unexpected "Disclosure" that will overturn our existing concepts of reality.

Saturn completes its retrograde just after Full Moon, as does Pallas, Ixion and Quaoar, which have been in synchronous retrogrades.

Vesta also begins its retrograde, toward the end of this lunar cycle, over the thrashing tail of Cetus, which is south of Pisces and the Great Square of Pegasus.

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."

New Articles & Solar Cycles Updates
(Links Below)

• 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)

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.

July, 2015 NASA's Dawn Spacecraft orbiting Ceres

This video of Ceres was made from images as NASA Dawn spacecraft entered its first mapping orbit of Ceres. Images will become increasingly detailed as each additional orbit brings Dawn closer to the surface.

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!."


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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