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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

Winds of Change & New Beginnings
An Eclipse Lunar Cycle

September 13, 2015 - October 13, 2015

This September 13, 2015 (Sep 12 MST) New Moon occurs under the tail of the Lion and the tail of the Great Bear. Conjoining stars include Denebola and Shishimai of Leo; Delta Velorum of Argo Navis; Alpha Antlia; and Asterion of Canes Venatici.

This is a windy and fiery area of the zodiak, one that can stimulate dynamic creative expression, but one that can also be filled with diversionary commotion and grand spectacle. Thus discernment from a place in inner emotional and physical clarity is required to attune to the transcendent currents guiding our lives rather than defining our actions based upon the diversionary and dramatic winds swirling about.

There are a plethora of events in this lunar cycle that make this a dynamic and exciting lunar month.

This is also an eclipse lunar cycle, with a Partial Solar Eclipse and a Total Lunar Eclipse, which is the last of the Total Lunar Eclipse Tetrad (four consecutive total eclipses). The Total Lunar Eclipse occurs on September 28. The eclipses also surround the equinox, which occurs on September 23, an event stimulating a need to initiate change in our annual solar cycle.

This New Moon Eclipse occurs with Juno and the Dwarf Planet Makemake on the North Lunar Node conjoining the anti-vernal point of Earth's Precessional Cross and the North Galactic Pole. This brings significant emphasis to relationships and partnerships of all types, the administration of resources in relations, and impelling new beginnings in relationships.

The Partial Solar Eclipse will be visible in South Africa, the south Indian Ocean, and the Antarctica. The Total Lunar Eclipse will be visible throughout the Americas and Europe. The lunar eclipse will be seen in its entirety from eastern North America, South America, the Atlantic Ocean, Western Europe and Western Africa.

Full Moon: Sun, Sep 27, 10:50 PM EDT (Mon, Sep 28, 02:50 UT)

Lunar Eclipse Map

Generally, eclipse lunar cycles mark a time of shifting into a new octave of experience. They offer a time to resynchronize our selves with the ever-changing cosmic currents supporting our evolutionary progression in consciousness. Eclipses tend to bring about endings and new beginnings. How dramatic these changes can be and in what areas of our lives is a function of star alignments and other aspecting planets occurring at the time of the eclipse, and where they occur in our natal (and especially a relocated) chart. They can have a far greater effect in our lives when they conjoin other natal planets and personal points by ±6°. Eclipses bring emphasis to issues related to the chart area and planets involved. Eclipse influences generally last about six months, until the next eclipse occurs. Eclipse lunar cycles are ideal times to set new six-month goals to create personal change in our lives, not necessarily on the solar or lunar eclipse, but based upon the realizations we have throughout the eclipse lunar cycles.

Ceres completes her retrograde on September 14, the day after the New Moon, thus also contributing to this lunar month's theme. This fully engages the new 1.2-year Earth-Ceres synodic cycle that began under Altair, Eye of the Eagle. This New Moon theme and the new Ceres cycle theme also express as an underlying eclipse current continuing throughout the next six months.


"This cycle may seem somewhat paradoxical but is quite to the point, as it brings attention to the use of militaristic force and to the extreme arsenals of weapons of war, while impelling us to examine how this is nourishing to and caring for humanity, the land and the environment. It also impels us to shift the focus of humanity's destructive tendencies to one that is constructive, that cares for all life and that has concern for future generations to come. This cycle could not be more timely, as a dramatic shift in the use of power on Earth is imminently essential. On a personal level, this cycle invites us to participate with global awareness, and to apply our unique attributes, talents and tools in ways that nourish all life, and that ensure the healthy wellbeing of our environment, agriculture, food and all that sustains life."

The entire Mercury retrograde occurs in this lunar cycle, starting on the Crescent Moon and completing after the Balsamic Moon. Mercury's direct station conjoins the Dwarf Planet Makemake, bringing emphasis to the administration of resources and areas involving economics, ecology and humanity's wellbeing and survival. There are a few other events involving Makemake, emphasizing this theme as well. This Mercury retrograde in sidereal Virgo, and entire lunar cycle, is ideal for redefining logistics in our lives, especially regarding work, home and health.

Mercury and Vesta, both in their retrogrades, begin new synodic cycles with Earth after the Total Lunar Eclipse. Mercury's retrograde and synod occur at Mercury's exalted location in the ecliptic, also involving Juno and Vesta conjoining the Lunar Nodes. This creates a dynamic and extra significant energetic, especially effecting relationships and partnerships of all types.

Pluto also completes its retrograde, engaging the new annual Earth-Pluto cycle, and Uranus begins its new annual synodic cycle conjoining Revati of Pisces, suggesting unexpected and radical change in the world of economics in the upcoming year.

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
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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 (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.

New Solar News 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 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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