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:
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 Moon periods
FEBRUARY 2018 EVENTS:
JANUARY 26: Mars enters Sagittarius
JANUARY 31: Crises Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse at 11 Leo 37 at
8:27 am EST
FEBRUARY 15: New Moon Solar Eclipse at 27 Aquarius at
GOOD DATES/PERIODS for FEBRUARY – All times are ET
FEBRUARY 1: The Moon is in the sign of Leo and there is a brief
period from 12:00am to 5:50 am EST when the Moon makes a trine to Uranus
and this is bracketed by Mercury parallel Pluto and Sun parallel Jupiter.
This is a time for spirited inspiration, creative thinking and feeling
that there is background support for your efforts. The Moon is
ONLY well aspected during this period.
FEBRUARY 2: The Moon is in the sign of Virgo and the Moon favors
Pluto and Jupiter from 12 pm to 2am on February 3. This is an
excellent time for practical affairs and long-range decisions that have
a positive outcome. Ethics pay off.
FEBRUARY 9-early 10: The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius and it
makes favorable aspects to Mercury-Sun-Uranus from the 9th
through 11:30am EST on the 10th. Fire sign aspects
always favor creative inspiration, education and motivational activities.
After these aspects are over and the Moon is VOC, Venus changes into its
exaltation sign so, after these events, one can make a change for the
better. The Sun squares Jupiter so, after the success, do not
FEBRUARY 17: The Moon is in the sign of Pisces and, from 7am to
5pm EST, the Moon favors Pluto and Jupiter. This is an excellent
time for psychic, intuitive and creative activities. It favors
metaphysical pursuits as intuition tends to be stronger now. After
the project is completed, one is in danger of leaving a strong situation
for a lesser one. Keep this in mind when making choices “post”
FEBRUARY 24: The Moon is in the sign of Gemini and there is a
period from 2am to 2:45pm EST when the Moon sextiles Uranus. This
is a good time for progressive activities, getting around red tape and
lucky breaks. The Moon in Gemini supports mental activity and
creative problem solving.
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 dates.
The Moon sign information will NOT describe the day, only
the outcome if you initiate something important on that day.