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 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.
CRISIS LUNATIONS 2018:
CRISES NEW MOON: July 13 (Eclipse), August 11 and September 9
AUGUST 2018 EVENTS:
AUGUST 1-2: Mars in Aquarius squares Uranus in Taurus near the Lunar
Eclipse degree of July
AUGUST 7: Uranus turns Retrograde (see my website)
AUGUST 11: Solar Eclipse at 18 Leo at 5:58pm EDT
AUGUST 12: Mars Retrograde re-enters Capricorn with Saturn and Pluto
AUGUST 19: Mercury turns Direct at 11 Leo
AUGUST 19: Jupiter in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces at 15 degrees
AUGUST 26: Full Moon at 3 Pisces 12 at 7:57 am
AUGUST 27: Mars turns Direct at 28 Capricorn
GOOD DATES/PERIODS for AUGUST – All times are EDT - Keep in mind that
Mars and Mercury are Retrograde (see article on my website
www.lynnkoiner.com) The link is also posted on my Facebook Page
AUGUST 2: The Moon is in the sign of Aries on August 1-2. There
are some disruptive aspects but there is a brief period between 8:30pm
and 10:45pm EDT on the 2nd that favors reviewing ideas and
materials. You might even get someone to reconsider a prior
AUGUST 5: The Moon is in the sign of Taurus from 3am to 7:45 pm EDT and,
during this period, it makes a Grand Earth Trine with Pluto in Capricorn
and Venus in Virgo (28 degrees). This is an excellent time for
making practical decisions, possibly financial. With Mercury R, it
is a better time to re-view your finances and make an adjusted decision.
AUGUST 13 (after 2am EDT): The Moon is in the sign of Virgo and it forms
trines to Pluto and then Mars at 29 Capricorn R. This is a great
aspect for second chances – if you have not been successful before,
now is a time to try again, especially with some practical project.
Pluto prefers to work alone. Do not allow others to
interfere, as they may have done in the past.
AUGUST 18: The Moon is in the sig of Scorpio and, from 4am to 11am EDT,
the Moon’s sole aspect is a sextile to Mars R. Like the 13th,
this is a time for second chances - to try again and not allow others to
AUGUST 24: The Moon is in the sign of Aquarius and there is a brief
period from 10pm to 12am (25th) when the Moon makes a trine to Venus in
Libra. This is a time for social contacts, even if online. It
favors a Social Media announcement or calling a friend. There is a
parallel to Jupiter that occurs around 6am on the 25th so the benefits
do carry over.
AUGUST 28: The Moon is in the sign of Pisces and there is a brief period
from 2am to 9:30am when the Moon makes a sole aspect to Mars in
Capricorn DIRECT at 28 degrees. This is a excellent time to draw
some matter/project to a successful conclusion. You may have gone
over this matter several times, making improvements. Now is the
time to finalize.
SEPTEMBER 1: The Moon is in the sign of Taurus once again. There
is a brief period after 3:30pm when the Moon makes a parallel to Mercury
and a trine to Mars. This is a much better period for initiating
action and coming together on an important decision.
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.