Crisis 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
I find that you are only affected by one of the Crisis Moon periods,
usually one that falls close to a natal planet.
When 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
I 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
During 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.
When 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.
I 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.
NOTE: Because it is long, I have posted more Personal Experiences
at the bottom of this Column.
CRISIS LUNATIONS 2018:
FULL MOON: January 1 and 31
NEW MOON: May 15 (2 days away from Perigee), June 13, July 13,
August 11 and September 9 this is a very long series of Crises New
JANUARY 2018 EVENTS:
JANUARY 1: Crises Full Moon at 11 Cancer 37 at 9:52 pm EST
JANUARY 2: Uranus turns Direct at 18 Cancer 34
JANUARY 16: New Moon at 26 Capricorn 54 at9:17 pm EST
JANUARY 26: Mars enters Sagittarius
JANUARY 31: Crises Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse at 11 Leo 37 at 8:27 am
NOTE: This is a Blue Moon month that is bracketed with Crises
Lunations. This usually means that the entire month can have
crises in the world.
I wrote this years ago.
GOOD DATES/PERIODS for JANUARY All times are ET
JANUARY 4: The Moon is in the sign of Leo and, from 7am to 6 pm
EST, the Moon forms a Grand Fire Trine with Mercury in Sagittarius and
Uranus in Aries. This is a period for inspired thinking, creative
writing and enthusiastic communication. Those with planets in Fire
signs from 21-24 degrees will be especially inspired at this time.
JANUARY 9: The Moon will be in the sign of Libra and there is a
brief period from 5am to 11 am EST when the Moon makes a sextile to
Mercury in Sagittarius. This is a good period for mental activity
and communications but Mercury is in its detriment so you must exercise
caution in your decision making.
JANUARY 9 through early 11: The Moon is in the sign of Scorpio
from 3:06 pm EST on the 9th to 9:50 am EST on the 11th. The Moon
on makes favorable aspects although around midnight on the 11th (EST)
Mercury changes signs, leaving its detriment for the sign of Capricorn.
Since Mercury rules an Earth sign (Virgo), it marks a time of leaving a
difficult situation for something more comfortable. The Moon ends
with a favorable aspect to the Sun-Venus conjunction at 21 Capricorn.
It is an excellent time to initiate an activity, one requiring much
energy, and ending with positive relationships and support from one in
NOTE: I will be leaving on the 10th for Europe. Something
will be dropped soon after I arrive in Europe or possibly on the flight
but this will be an improvement.
JANUARY 13: The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius and this is a
brief period when the Moon only trines Uranus from 3pm on the 13th
to 3:45am on the 14th. This period is best used for working alone
on some unique or progressive project. It favors cutting through
any red tape and lucky breaks help you to achieve your goals.
JANUARY 14 (after 3pm EST) - 16: The Moon is in the sign of
Capricorn but there is a square to Uranus between 4-5pm on the 16th.
For smooth sailing, initiate AFTER 5pm EST on the 16th when the Moon
forms a New Moon, ending with a conjunction with Venus. This
favors finalizing any financial activities or business affairs.
JANUARY 20-21: The Moon is in the sign of Pisces and it is well
aspected. The ending aspects are a trine to Jupiter-Mars in
Scorpio. This is an excellent time for creative and intuitive
projects and activities. Assistance comes from an assertive and
enterprising individual. Intuition gives you the edge in achieving
success. The ending aspect occurs at 8pm on the 21st.
NOTE TO READER: These dates are based upon electional techniques. All of
the Moon sign dates apply to everyone. Do not simply read your own
Moon sign read all of the signs for what I say about the specific
The Moon sign information will NOT describe the day, only the outcome if
you initiate something important on that day.