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: March 28, April 26, May
25, June 24 and July 23
MOON: January 12, November 4,
December 3 and January 2 (2018)
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 she wanted.
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 2016 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.
Crises New Moon on March 8 2016 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
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
September 16 Lunar Eclipse was a CFM and the crises really snuck up on me!
It started out with a lot of things had to be done at the last
minute – a meeting with our County Council to give my testimony on the
Urban Farm Tax Credit Bill (see my Facebook page) so I had to send emails
to customers and local civic groups to write to the Council members.
My late aunt’s apartment had to be cleaned out and the elevator
to the 4th floor did not work so I had to run down to the 1st
floor and take the elevator to the 4th to have it open.
There was a laundry crisis with my dad, there was a PayPal
misunderstanding and, the worst, I hid my wallet in a safe place and it
took 4 days before I found it.
7-8: Mercury turns Direct at
28 Sagittarius (this will occur in
12: Crises Full Moon at 22:27
Cancer/Capricorn at 6:35am EST
Mars in Pisces squares Saturn in Sagittarius
27: New Moon at 8:15 Aquarius
at 7:08 pm
28: Mars enters the sign of
Aries, crossing the World Point
DATES/PERIODS for JANUARY – All times are ET
Mercury is Retrograde through January 8 so take this into
consideration when using the good dates in early January.
1: The Moon is in the sign of
Aquarius where it is extremely well aspected.
It is best to wait until the Mars-Neptune aspect is over and
commence from 4am EST through the rest of the day.
Actually, the Moon crosses Venus in Aquarius at 3am EST on January
2 but this is only relevant for people living in
6: The Moon is in the sign of
Aries and it only has good aspects after 1:30am EST.
The last aspect is a trine to Mercury Retrograde so this is a
better preparation time, a time to go over information, writing and ideas,
to re-evaluate for a future action. It
is a good time to get another to re-consider their ideas or opinions.
7: The Moon is in the sign of
Taurus and it makes all great aspects, ending with a trine to the Sun,
portending support from one in authority.
However, Mercury will turn Direct 7 hours after the trine to the
Sun. This may be better if
you hold back until Mercury turns Direct.
With Pluto, this period favors dealing with powerful people or
doing the work yourself.
13-very early 14: The Moon is
in the sign of Leo and it forms all favorable aspects until the trine to
Saturn at 10am EST on the 14th.
Fire signs favor motivational actions and encouraging support from
others. Saturn in Sagittarius
wants high standards, codes and ethics in the endeavor.
Being honest and forthright is important.
16: The Moon is in the sign
of Virgo and it trines the Sun at 27 degrees after 6pm EST.
There are many difficult aspects preceding this period so there may
have been problems early on. During
the Moon trine Sun period, it favors drawing some matter to a successful
conclusion and finding support from one in authority.
19-21: The Moon is in the
sign of Scorpio and it is well aspected from 6pm EST on the 19th
to 8:15pm on the 21st. During
this period, Venus is well aspected to Pluto and the Moon is well aspected
to Pluto-Venus-Mars. This is
an excellent relationship period and it also favors financial activities.
26: The Moon is in the sign
of Capricorn and there is a period after 2:30 pm EST when the Moon
sextiles Venus-Mars. Mars is
at 29 degrees of Pisces so it favors drawing some matter to a successful
conclusion. This period is
good for relationships, psychic and intuitive activities and business
28: The Moon is in the sign
of Aquarius and, after 1am EST, the Moon only makes favorable aspects and
Mars has entered a positive sign, Aries.
Preceding this period, something may be dropped for something much
better and this sets the tone for the favorable aspects to
is an excellent period for progressive business activities – all
progressive and educational activities in general.
30-very early 31: The Moon is
in the sign of Pisces and it makes great aspects on the 30th
but it squares Saturn at 7:11am EST on the 31st.
Rules, regulations, red tape and other obstacles will slow down
your progress, if you initiate before this time.
It is better to initiate between 8am and 12pm EST when the only
aspect is a conjunction with Venus at 27 degrees in Pisces.
This favors relationships, cooperation and successful agreements,
as well as creative endeavors.