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.
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.
MOON: September 16 (Lunar
Eclipse), October 16, November 14
EXPERIENCES: Full 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 2013, the Perigee Moon occurred at the time of the lunar
eclipse. This has been a
terrible time with fires, explosions and political crises.
Around May 25, another eclipse, bridges collapsed and earthquakes
brought destruction. Personally,
I have had health issues around these eclipses and mechanical problems
– a DVD got stuck in my TV with a DVD combo and then a CD got stuck in
my car CD player (at least, the car is still on warranty).
Moon: I have been
experiencing endocrine-related health issues since last November (2012).
After finding a wonderful doctor and feeling much improved, the
July 20 2013 Full Moon brought a big-time relapse for reasons I do not
understand. It could have
been stress-related - the impending county fair, a friend visiting, and
NCGR conference – but I improved by August 13.
Moon: The Full Moon Crises
Lunation of August 21 2013 was the one that hit me with a vengeance.
I am a very cautious driver and, on the 20th, despite
wonderful transits and progressions in my chart for this period, I had a
very bad accident pulling out of the visitors’ center in Wildwood
For the CFM of June
2014, my small female cat developed sinusitis.
At first, the vet did not diagnose it properly so the medication
I was giving her did not work. Finally,
I just took the cat to stay over with the vet until he could observe her
properly. This was a very
stressful time when the cat was in crisis!
October 8 2014 Crisis Lunation hit people closest to me – my partner
had a second eye stroke from high blood pressure.
We are hoping that his sight will return in early 2015 but he can
no longer work – this is a big crisis!
One of my best
friends hired a group to work on her house – they did nothing
correctly and it was a disaster! And,
because they did not speak much English, she could not tell them what
Crises New Moon of February 18 2015 was horrible and long lasting.
What I thought was a sinus infection turned out to be a tooth
issue and did not resolve easily or quickly.
Enough said about this!
before the Crises Full Moon of August 29, 2015, I was served papers
stating that I was being sued. I
was traumatized. As I read
the papers, the lawsuit was regarding a minor accident I had at the
Crises Full Moon on August 21 2013 (see above).
The only damage was to my car but the lawsuit states that he has
suffered permanent disability and he will never be able to work again.
A good friend, with a Stellium in Virgo in the 12th (she
should have been a detective), researched Adam V. Walker on the
internet. The paper said
that he “resides in
Adam is still looking for money.
At the June CNM, I traveled to
thought that the August 29 Crises Lunation was bad but October 27 2015
is as bad as it can get. If
I listed all of the crises and things that have gone wrong, you would be
crying too. This set off my
trip in which I had no flexibility for any mishap.
On future trips, I will remember that NOTHING BAD has ever
happened to me. Guardian
Angels are always with me – just go with the flow.
– The Crises New Moon on March 8 was a solar eclipse.
During this time, my oldest cat and only female became very ill.
She had lost so much weight and, despite heroic efforts by my Vet,
she passed away in my arms in the bed covered with an electric blanket.
Even worse, there was
the crises in
– The Crises Lunation of August 2013 keeps coming back like a bad
penny. Around the April
2016 CNM, not only did I have car problems due to a bad recall repair, I
received a notice to appear in
2016 EVENTS: Remember,
Mercury is Retrograde until September 22!
September 1: Annular
Solar Eclipse at 9 Virgo 21 at 5:04am EDT
September 9: Jupiter
enters the sign of Libra
September 10: Saturn
in Sagittarius squares
September 16: Appulse
Lunar Eclipse and Crises Lunation at 24 Pisces/24 Virgo at 3:06pm EDT
September 22: Mercury
turns Direct at Stations at 14 Virgo
September 26: Pluto
turns Direct and Stations at 14 Capricorn
September 27: Mars
enters the sign of Capricorn at 4:07am (see my website about this
transit in Capricorn)
September 30: New
Moon at 8 Libra 15
my website for transiting Retrogrades
DATES/PERIODS for SEPTEMBER – All times are EDT
2: The Moon is in the sign
of Virgo and from 1pm to 6 pm EDT Mercury R will conjunct Jupiter and
the Moon will cross MercuryR-Jupiter.
This is an excellent date for the positive Mercury Retrograde
activities – to review, re-negotiate – that are mental in nature.
Because these aspects occur at 28 degrees Virgo, it is a time to
draw a matter to a successful conclusion, to submit a final draft and to
finalize some agreement that has been re-negotiated.
Any final aspect with Jupiter favors publications but, with
Mercury R, a 2nd try after revisions is best.
5-7: The Moon is in the sig
of Scorpio and it only makes favorable transits, culminating with a
sextile to Jupiter at 29 degrees at 8:44pm EDT on the 7th.
Activities commenced at this time will reach a successful
conclusion with the sextile to Jupiter.
Any final aspect with Jupiter favors publications but, with
Mercury R, a 2nd try after revisions.
I have chosen to commence my Medical Astrology course on the 6th.
I have started a course with Mercury R twice – the first time,
there was a power outage twice so we could not meet; the second time
went without a hitch. Being
flexible is important.
13-early 14: The Moon is in
the sign of Aquarius and it forms a series of favorable aspects from
September 13 at 6pm EDT to September 14 until 11:30am EDT.
The Moon trines Venus in Libra and sextiles Mars in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries R. This is an excellent time for working cooperatively with others, especially on a progressive and innovative project.
19-20: The Moon is in the sign of Taurus and it only makes
favorable aspects. Plus, the Moon is exalted in Taurus, making
this a highly propitious day. The Moon actually forms a Grand
Earth Trine with Pluto in Capricorn and Mercury R-Sun in Virgo.
The last aspect is a trine to the Sun, denoting support from one in
authority and a successful outcome in practical affairs and activities.
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.