CRISIS LUNATIONS 2017:
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.
CRISIS LUNATIONS 2017:
FULL MOON: November 4, December 3 and January 2 (2018)
NEW: At the June 2017 Crises Lunation, 2 ties on my yard tractor
blew – this means I have to use a push mower until July 13 when Sears
comes to fix the tires. I have a service contract so it will not
cost anything but cutting this big lawn with a push mower is not fun!
OCTOBER 2017 EVENTS:
OCTOBER 5: Full Moon at 12 Aries 42 at 2:40pm EDT
OCTOBER 19: New Moon at 26 Libra 35 at 3:12 pm EDT
OCTOBER 22: Mars enters Libra (see my website)
OCTOBER 26: Sun-Jupiter conjunct at 3 Scorpio – look where the
alignment occurs in your chart to see where the energies are strongest.
NOTE: Last year the Sun-Jupiter conjunct was on my 2nd House
planets and it highlighted a year of financial activity and decisions.
This alignment is strongest when it conjuncts a natal planet and this is
actually a very rare event.
GOOD DATES/PERIODS for OCTOBER – All times are EDT –
NOT A STRONG PERIOD FOR GOOD DAYS
SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 1-2: The Moon enters the sign of Aquarius
where the Moon only makes favorable aspects, ending with a trine to
Jupiter at 29 Libra at 7:12 am EDT on the 2nd of September. This
is an excellent date for social events, as well as practical affairs,
since Mars in Virgo trines Pluto in Capricorn. It is excellent for
financial dealings, making decisions based upon logic and objectivity.
Moon is in the sign of Aquarius from October 27 through early October
29. There is a series of favorable aspects on October 29 until
12:20pm EDT. Start as early in the morning as possible to catch
all of the favorable aspects with a sextile to Saturn, a parallel to the
Sun and ending with a sextile to Uranus at 26 degrees. This is an
excellent time for organizing progressive ideas, working with an
authority figure and coming to a successful conclusion.
OCTOBER 7: The Moon is in the sign of Taurus where it only makes
favorable aspects until 9:30am EDT on the 8th. This is a good
period for financial matters, socializing and relationships in general.
I would emphasize social and cultural activities rather than spending.
Just as the Moon ends with a trine to Venus, Venus is square Saturn so
there can be some disappointment or expenses.
OCTOBER 13-14: The Moon is in the sign of Leo and it makes great
aspects on the 14th but it is best utilized in mediating conflicts
between others not connected to you. It favors problem-solving and
mediation, using progressive and innovative ideas. I hesitate with
this date as, after the Moon goes VOC, Mercury opposes Uranus.
This could mean that, after all of your hard work, the two individuals
may agree to separate. This, of course, may have been what you
OCTOBER 20-21: The Moon is in the sign of Scorpio where it makes
only favorable aspects. It culminates with a sextile to Mars at 29
Virgo, portending a successful conclusion to some project. Matters
will run smoothly without a glitch since there are no “hard” aspects.
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.