by Lynn Koiner
(All Rights Reserved)
Lunation periods occurs when, at the time that the Moon is New or Full,
the Moon is physically very close to the earth. This closeness-lunation
parallel will amplify our emotional reactions, bringing matters to a
crisis point. This Crisis Moon period usually begins about one week
before the New/Full Moon and lasts several days afterward.
find that you are only affected by one of the Crisis Moon periods,
usually one that falls close to a natal planet.
a crisis arises, my advice is always to "stay calm, relax and make
no impulsive decisions for at least a week." The most critical are
eclipses. The most potent occurred on April 15, 1995, because it
occurred at the time of a Lunar Eclipse. Of course, the event it
portended was the Oklahoma City bombing as the Eclipse fell on the ASC/DESC
axis over that city. The WTC/Pentagon attack occurred within a wide orb
of a Crisis Lunation. The US invaded Iraq on a Crisis Full
Moon in March 2003.
remember one example - a father called about his daughter who had run
away from home about 4 days before the CFM. I told him what was
occurring and that he should wait for about a week and she would likely
return home....and she did. After the effects of the CFM were over, she
became rational again. Hormones and a CFM are not a good mix!
the year, there are generally 4 Crisis New Moons and 4 Crisis Full Moons.
There is usually only ONE of these CFMs that hits you -- generally, not
all of them ... and you cannot always tell which one it is going to be.
it hits, you go crazy and your emotions are magnified. But, when the
Moon begins to move away from the earth, we calm down. I am a
Virgo so a rational explanation is very satisfying for me. If I know
that I am feeling this way because of some astrological/astronomical
configuration, it makes it seem OK and I feel much better.
first noticed this lunation in the early 1970s when my grandfather was
in a nursing home. I saw that there were certain lunations in which the
patients, called the Walkers, would pace more than usual. At that time,
all I had was the Farmers Almanac to determine what was going on with
the Moon. At first, I only used the Full Moon. Many years later, I saw
that another astrologer, Richard Nolle, used the Perigee New Moon...and
he is absolutely correct. These work the same.
MOON: March 8 (Total Solar Eclipse), April 7, May 6, June 3
FULL MOON: September 16 (Lunar Eclipse), October 16, November 14
FULL MOON: September 16 (Lunar Eclipse), October 16, November 14
EXPERIENCES: Full Moon: The Full Moon of July 3 2012 was 2 days
away from perigee. It seemed like the worst Crises Lunation to me
with the horrible storm, loss of power and the loss of my beautiful Yard
Tractor when a huge tree fell on it, crushing all but the headlights.
Moon/Lunar Eclipse: On April 25 2013, the Perigee Moon occurred at
the time of the lunar eclipse. This has been a terrible time with
fires, explosions and political crises. Around May 25, another
eclipse, bridges collapsed and earthquakes brought destruction.
Personally, I have had health issues around these eclipses and
mechanical problems – a DVD got stuck in my TV with a DVD combo and
then a CD got stuck in my car CD player (at least, the car is still on
Moon: I have been experiencing endocrine-related health issues
since last November (2012). After finding a wonderful doctor and
feeling much improved, the July 20 2013 Full Moon brought a big-time
relapse for reasons I do not understand. It could have been
stress-related - the impending county fair, a friend visiting, and NCGR
conference – but I improved by August 13.
Moon: The Full Moon Crises Lunation of August 21 2013 was the one
that hit me with a vengeance. I am a very cautious driver and, on
the 20th, despite wonderful transits and progressions in my
chart for this period, I had a very bad accident pulling out of the
visitors’ center in Wildwood New Jersey. I was so cautious
pulling out because the road visibility was poor. A truck filled
with young people, who were obviously speeding, hit my car. If the
good aspects helped, the worse did not happen. We were fine, no
damage to the truck (the driver claimed I did all kinds of damage but I
clued the insurance company of what he was trying to pull and I had
photos to prove my point), and the kind folks at the visitors’ center
came out and helped tie the bumper back onto the car so that I could
continue my trip. Everyone was so kind there. I learned on
this trip that any visitors’ center can arrange discount rooms.
For the CFM of June 2014, my small female cat developed sinusitis.
At first, the vet did not diagnose it properly so the medication I was
giving her did not work. Finally, I just took the cat to stay over
with the vet until he could observe her properly. This was a very
stressful time when the cat was in crisis!
October 8 2014 Crisis Lunation hit people closest to me – my partner
had a second eye stroke from high blood pressure. We are hoping
that his sight will return in early 2015 but he can no longer work –
this is a big crisis!
One of my best friends hired a group to work on her house – they did
nothing correctly and it was a disaster! And, because they did not
speak much English, she could not tell them what she wanted.
Crises New Moon of February 18 2015 was horrible and long lasting.
What I thought was a sinus infection turned out to be a tooth issue and
did not resolve easily or quickly. Enough said about this!
before the Crises Full Moon of August 29, 2015, I was served papers
stating that I was being sued. I was traumatized. As I read
the papers, the lawsuit was regarding a minor accident I had at the
Crises Full Moon on August 21 2013 (see above). The only damage
was to my car but the lawsuit states that he has suffered permanent
disability and he will never be able to work again. A good friend,
with a Stellium in Virgo in the 12th (she should have been a
detective), researched Adam V. Walker on the internet. The paper
said that he “resides in Delmont NJ.” Delmont is the location
of the state prison. He has been in jail for a year, filed the
papers while in jail and now he needs money when he was up for parole on
August 18 (papers filed on August 12). Yes, he will probably never
be able to work with his criminal record. I was sent a list of New
Jersey lawyers, thinking I would try to buy him off as opposed to
calling my insurance company. It is being handled by their fraud
department and, if they simply call the jail warden, he may be heading
back to jail to finish his sentence.
When Adam realized that I was not going to pay him off, he has not
responded to my insurance company. He knows that, if he goes to
trial, he will lose and then have to pay court costs. I will
travel to New Jersey for the deposition.
thought that the August 29 Crises Lunation was bad but October 27 2015
is as bad as it can get. If I listed all of the crises and things
that have gone wrong, you would be crying too. This set off my
trip in which I had no flexibility for any mishap. On future trips,
I will remember that NOTHING BAD has ever happened to me.
Guardian Angels are always with me – just go with the flow.
– The Crises New Moon on March 8 was a solar eclipse. During
this time, my oldest cat and only female became very ill. She had
lost so much weight and, despite heroic efforts by my Vet, she passed
away in my arms in the bed covered with an electric blanket.
Even worse, there was the crises in Brussels and other parts of the
world with terrorists killing many people.
– The Crises Lunation of August 2013 keeps coming back like a bad
penny. Around the April 2016 CNM, not only did I have car problems
due to a bad recall repair, I received a notice to appear in New Jersey
again for a deposition on the last CNM in June. See the Adam
Walker link above.
DATES/PERIODS for MAY – All times are EDT
Do take into consideration that Mars and Mercury will be Retrograde.
2: The Moon is in the sign of Pisces and, from 2pm EDT on, it
sextiles Pluto and Mercury R and the Sun trines Jupiter R. When
the final aspect is to a Retrograde planet, “you can successfully
repeat a project or task. Even though you have failed before, this
is a good time to try again and succeed.” With a first-time
project, there can be delays or success is qualified in some way.
This is actually a good day for research and investigation, to go over
facts or information in a new, insightful manner. It is
excellent for this type of writing and communication or getting another
to change his/her opinion through persuasion and convincing facts.
5: The Moon is in the sign of Aries and, while the Moon is heavily
afflicted to Pluto-Uranus, it does form 2 strong parallels to
Jupiter-Uranus from about 2am to 9:30 am EDT. During this period,
you will catch both parallels. These aspects bring people together,
even if they are not always compatible. Success comes from the
alliances formed through the parallel aspects. Jupiter-Uranus are
progressive planets that support new, inventive ideas and thinking.
6: The Moon is in the sign of Taurus where it only forms favorable
aspects – very unusual. However, there is a Crises New Moon at
3:30pm EDT. If there is a crisis in your life, you will know it
BEFORE the 6th. Still, if there are crises leading up
to this date, the 6th is a good day to work on cooperating
and making a success of a project or task where you have failed before.
This is because the last aspect is a conjunction to Mercury R. An
applying conjunction supports a “coming together by agreement.”
There is a Grand Earth Trine at this time so success comes from a 2nd
effort and cooperating with others. The test for Taurus is to
actually cooperate, to actually LISTEN to others and not CONTROL.
8: The Moon is in the sign of Gemini and, while heavily afflicted
to Mars-Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune, there is a brief period from 1pm for the
rest of the day when the Moon parallels Mercury and sextiles Uranus.
This period supports forming an alliance to transform ideas and
decisions. By the 9th, Jupiter turns Direct and you
will be able to move forward on a project or a relationship.
15: The Moon is in the sign of Virgo and, from 7am EDT onward, it
forms a series of favorable aspects to Mercury R-Pluto R-Venus-Sun.
This is a good time to review projects or tasks and work cooperatively
with others, especially one in authority.
22-23: The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius and there is a brief
period from 7pm on the 22nd to 11:30 am on the 23rd
when the Moon forms a trine to Uranus in Aries. The Fire element
is emphasized so this is an excellent period for inspired thinking,
communicating and enterprises.
29 (late)-30: The Moon is in the sign of Pisces again and there is
a brief period when the Moon is out of the difficult Mutable Cross.
From 6pm on the 29th to 7pm EDT on the 30th, the
Moon sextiles Mercury (Direct) and Pluto R and it ends with a trine to
Mars R in Scorpio at 28 degrees. Since the last aspect is to a
retrograde planet, this period favors finishing up a prior task or
project, possibly one that has not been successful in the past, and draw
the matter to a conclusion. Do not start something new with Mars
R! The late degrees mark and Ending Cycle.
These dates are based upon
electional techniques. All of the Moon sign dates apply to everyone.
The Moon sign information will NOT describe the day, only the outcome if you initiate on that day.