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. I 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
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.
Moons: November 3 (2
days away from exact), December 3 2013
and January 1 (2014)
Moons: April 25, May 25, June
23, Jul 22 and August 21
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, the Perigee Moon occurred at the time of the lunar eclipse.
This has been a terrible time with fires, explosions and political
Mars will be in the sign of Taurus from April 20 through May 31
2013. I have an article on
this topic on my website.
I find this a time when I incur a lot of medical and veterinarian bills.
Indeed, this has been the case.
I am having a serious health crisis (heart and thyroid).
My feral cats are having trips to the vet.
first doctor that I saw, while as excellent doctor, who gave me important
medications, no longer takes insurance!
What a surprise but not for Mars in Taurus.
– New Moon/Solar Eclipse at 8:29pm EDT at 19 Taurus
May 20 – Pluto squares Uranus
May 25 – Crisis Full Moon at 4 Sagittarius/Gemini
May 31 – Mars enters Gemini – see my website for
DATES/PERIODS for MAY 2013:
All times are EDT
5: The Moon in Pisces offers
a very narrow window of time for initiating.
This period is 8am to 12pm EDT, with an ending aspect sextiling
Venus in Taurus and Mars trine Pluto.
This is a favorable relationship period.
It favors working with others in a cooperative manner.
It favors working on creative and metaphysical projects.
The Mars-Pluto aspect is a type of “icing on the cake’ benefit.
6-7: The Moon in Aries has a
tiny window of opportunity from May 6 at 6:40 pm to May 7 at 8:40am EDT.
The Moon in Gemini is truly a good day with all favorable aspects
until the conjunction with Jupiter in Gemini.
This favors travel, mental stimulation and communications.
The Moon in Cancer leaves the Cardinal afflictions at 5am EDT and
it continues to make favorable aspects throughout the day.
The Moon makes favorable aspects to Mars and the Sun, favoring
dealings with authority figures and initiation projects.
After all is finished, Mercury leaves Taurus and enters Gemini –
after the conclusion, one leaves for something better.
19-20: The Moon in Virgo has
a very narrow window of opportunity.
From May 19 at 10pm EDT to May 20 at 12:45pm EDT, the Moon makes
favorable aspects. Again, the
favorable aspects to the Sun and Mars favor dealings with those in
authority and initiating projects.
21: The Moon in Libra forms
all favorable aspects after 9am EDT.
This is a period that favors relationships, working cooperative
with others and all forms of communications.
27-28: The Moon in Capricorn
makes a favorable aspect to Mars from May 27 at 12pm until May 28 at
2:40pm EDT. This is an
excellent time for initiating projects.
TO READER: These
dates are based upon electional techniques.
All of the dates apply to all of the signs.
I select certain dates for each sign but these dates apply to all
of the signs. Do not simply
read your own Moon sign – read all of the signs for what I say about the
specific dates. When I say
that, “...the Moon is in a sign...,” this information applies to