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. I 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.
Moons: November 3 (2
days away from exact and a Solar Eclipse), December 3 2013 and January 1
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
DATES/PERIODS for DECEMBER 2013:
All times are EST
Venus will be retrograde until January 31 2014
30-December 1: The Moon is
in the sign of Scorpio and it is extremely well aspected, portending
success in whatever is initiated during the period.
There is a conjunction with Saturn that can cause delays so wait
until after 4:30am EST on December 1 if you want to avoid delays.
A delay can be good as it allows you to better organize your
plans or work with responsible people who may take longer in order to be
5: The Moon is in the sign
of Capricorn and there are many crises afflictions (and a Crisis New
Moon on the 2nd) but there is a window of good aspects from
9am until midnight on the 5th.
At this time, the Moon crosses Venus and trines Mars.
This is an excellent period for relationship matters, especially
with practical, responsible and organized people.
9: The Moon is in the sign
of Pisces and the period after 10:30am has all favorable aspects,
especially favoring relationships and cooperation with others,
especially those who share a common vision or dream.
14: The Moon is in the sign
of Taurus has a series of excellent aspects from the time that it enters
Taurus at 3:41pm on the 12th but, just before it leaves this
sign, there is an opposition to Saturn.
This means that, while the ending aspect to Venus portends a
favorable outcome, Saturn will introduce delays, rules, regulations and
red tape creates impediments. Someone
in authority will withhold what you need.
To miss this aspect, commence only AFTER 4am EST and conclude
24: The Moon is in the sign
of Virgo and it makes very good aspects from 5:30am through 10:45pm.
Since the Moon is exalted in an Earth sign (Taurus), the Moon
will always be strong in other Earth signs – Virgo is an Earth sign.
The theme at this time and all month emphasizes relationships,
practical relationships and favorable connections with others.
However, at this time, Venus is Retrograde.
It does favor coming together with some type of agreement – a
different agreement than the one initially started.
27-28: The Moon is in the
sign of Scorpio and it makes excellent aspects.
There is a conjunction with Saturn, causing delays, but the
conjunction can provide assistance from a wise or practical person.
It can be to your advantage to wait and you can succeed without
having to give up anything.
TO READER: These
dates are based upon electional techniques.
All of the dates apply to all of the signs.
I select certain dates for each sign but these dates apply to all
of the signs. Do not simply
read your own Moon sign – read all of the signs for what I say about
the specific dates. When
I say that, “...the Moon is in a sign...,” this information applies
have separated the Moon sign information.
It is important to read this, regardless of your Sun Sign.
The Moon sign will NOT describe the day, only the outcome if you
initiate on that day.