by Lynn Koiner
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CRISIS LUNATIONS 2018:
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 afterward.
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 March 2003.
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 good mix!
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
MAY 2018 EVENTS:
APRIL 29: Full Moon at 9 Scorpio at 8:58 pm EDT
MAY 15: CRISES NEW MOON at 5:48am EDT at 24 Taurus 36
MAY 15: Uranus enters Taurus (Uranus will Retrograde back and forth all year until it permanently enters Taurus permanently in March 2019). This is a great Ending and Beginning Cycle for all
MAY 15: Mars enters Aquarius (see may website for an interpretation) it is difficult because it squares Uranus at 0 Taurus
MAY 20: The Sun enters Gemini at 8:15pm EDT
MAY 25: Jupiter in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces
MAY 29: Full Moon at 8 Sagittarius 10 at 8:20am
GOOD DATES/PERIODS for MAY All times are EDT
APRIL 29-30: The Moon is in the sign of Scorpio and, after the Full Moon at 8:58 pm EDT on the 29th, it forms all favorable aspects, ending with a sextile to Pluto-Mars. This is an excellent time for practical activities, taking charge and empowering yourself.
MAY 2-3: The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius and, from 5pm on May 2 through 6:45pm on the 3rd, the Moon only makes a trine to Uranus but it is at 29 degrees. This is a significant time to draw some matter to a creative conclusion.
MAY 8: The Moon is in the sign of Aquarius and there is a brief period from 7pm to 8:25 pm EDT when Mercury is contra-parallel Neptune (a temporary connection) and sextile Uranus at 29 degrees. This is a significant time to draw some matter to a creative conclusion. Intuition can be a factor.
MAY 10: The Moon is in the sign of Pisces and, from 11am on the 10th to 3am on the 11th EDT, the Moon makes a series of favorable aspects to the Sun-Pluto-Mars. This is an excellent time to finish up important projects with the support from one in authority. Mars is exalted in Capricorn so you can achieve recognition for your efforts.
MAY 15: The Moon is in the sign of Taurus and there is a Crises New Moon. After 9:30am, Uranus has changed signs and the Moon trines Mars at 29 Capricorn. This is an excellent time to finish up projects and possibly receive recognition for your efforts. DO NOT start earlier than 9:30am EDT!
MAY 16-early 17: The Moon is in the sign of Gemini and, from 7pm on the 16th to 12 pm EDT on the 17th, the Moon is parallel the Sun (a permanent coming together) and conjunct Venus at 27 degrees. This is an ending cycle but Venus concludes with fairness, persuasiveness and effective negotiations. It is a good social time as well.
MAY 19: The Moon is in the sign of Cancer and there is an excellent series of favorable aspects from 8am to 3pm EDT. The Moon is parallel the Sun (a permanent coming together), Venus sextile Uranus and concluding with the Moon sextile the Sun at 28 degrees. This is another ending cycle and one that offers the support from one in authority. It may even be a good time to change jobs for some.
MAY 23: The Moon is in the sign of Virgo and until 8:45am EDT the Moon favors Jupiter-Mercury-Pluto, actually forming a Grand Earth Trine during this period. This is an excellent time for initiating practical affairs, making important decisions and even working with large groups. There is a continuation of other favorable aspects, such as a trine to Mars so this is one of the best periods in May.
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.