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 2017:
FULL MOON: November 4, December 3 and January 2 (2018)
NOVEMBER 2017 EVENTS:
NOVEMBER 4: Crises Full Moon at Scorpio/Taurus at 1:23am EDT
NOVEMBER 5: Eastern Standard Time begins – turn clocks back 1
NOVEMBER 11: Saturn trines Uranus and the Moon forming a Grand
NOVEMBER 18: New Moon at 26 Scorpio at 6:42 am EST
NOVEMBER 21: Sun enters Sagittarius
NOVEMBER 22: Neptune Turns Direct
DECEMBER 3: Mercury turns Retrograde
GOOD DATES/PERIODS for NOVEMBER – All times are ET
NOVEMBER 2: The Moon is in the sign of Aries and there is a brief
period when the Moon activates the trine between Saturn/Uranus.
This occurs from 9:45pm to 11:59 pm EDT. This is a favorable time
for inventive, progressive and creative ideas and projects. Since
the final aspect is a conjunction with Uranus, be prepared for
events to move quickly. It is a time to cut through red tape.
NOVEMBER 6-7: The Moon is in the sign of Gemini and there is a
brief period from 10:15pm EST to 5:30am EST on the 7th when the Moon
sextiles Uranus and trine Venus at 29 Libra. This is an excellent
period for relationships, working cooperatively with others and drawing
some matter to a successful conclusion.
NOVEMBER 10-11: The Moon is in the sign of Leo and there is a
brief period from 4pm EST on the 10th to 3:50am EST on the 11th when the
Moon forms a Grand Fire Trine with Uranus and Saturn. This is an
excellent time for activities that are promotional, inspirational and
even educational. There is great enthusiasm with the Fire signs
that supports motivational activities.
NOVEMBER 16-17: The Moon is in the sign of Scorpio where it only
forms favorable aspects, ending with a conjunction with the Sun and a
parallel with Venus. Matters initiated now will run smoothly.
The Sun denotes support from someone in authority and Venus favors
relationships and cooperative activities.
NOVEMBER 20: The Moon is in the sign of Sagittarius and it is well
aspected until 7:20 pm EST. It favors Mars-Mercury-Uranus-Saturn
so new activities will be successful due to enthusiasm and focus.
The ending conjunction with Saturn indicates the matter may take longer
but the delays can work to your benefit. The matter will be
finalized successfully with Saturn at 26 degrees.
NOVEMBER 25: The Moon is in the sign of Aquarius where it is well
aspect from 2pm to 9:30pm EST on the 25th, ending with a sextile to
Mercury-Uranus-Saturn. Communications are favored. Saturn
favors honesty as well as careful planning in drawing some matter to a
successful conclusion. This is a good time to finish your writing
NOVEMBER 30: The Moon is in the sign of Aries and the Moon makes
favorable aspects from 7:30am to 1:30pm EST, ending with a favorable
trine to Mercury in Sagittarius. This period is good for
communications and important decision-making. Mercury at 28
degrees favors finalizing an important communication or contract.
DECEMBER 1: The Moon is in Taurus and there is a favorable period
from 10:30am to 8:45pm EST. This period portends success in
practical affairs. The last trine to Pluto usually favors working
alone in order to achieve success. This is the last favorable
period before Mercury turns Retrograde.
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.