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Look Up! ... See Dawn's Dazzling Dance

Hello Sky Gazers,
October 12, 5:06pm PDT marked the beginning of a new lunar cycle, which peaks with the October 27 Full Moon and ends November 11, 9:47am PST. The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to participate in the Scorpio Festival Global Meditation.

Why was the Sept. 27 Full Moon eclipse was so dark? Scroll the link to find the answer.

October 15-17, Thursday-Saturday, young Luna helps one find Saturn and Antares the heart star of Scorpius the Scorpion. Look SW 45 minutes after sunset. Oct. 15-17 Dusk Map Can you see earthshine? Use binoculars for a special treat!

Lunar Theme: Rebirth "This October 13, 2015 (Oct 12 MST) New Moon ... occurs amongst the stars of the Virgin and conjoins the Dwarf Planet Haumea ... (pronounced how-MAY-ah) ... the goddess of childbirth and fertility in Hawaiian mythology ... The Uranus-Eris conjunction opposite Haumea has been and will continue to be extremely influential in the tearing down of our old world paradigm and the birthing of a new world consciousness, especially accelerant when Uranus conjoins Eris [The Great Disrupter] ... Mars, Venus and Jupiter also conjoin ... impelling us to mobilize and expand in demonstrable action upon the inner changes we have made ... in our values, in our capacity to be receptive to far greater changes coming in our lives, and in our capacity to live from the audacity of a fearless wide open heart." Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

The Dance of the Morning Planets Is Dazzling!
The Jupiter, Venus and Mars Performance Has Already Begun
Venus Joins Jupiter October 26
Venus Joins Mars November 2
Look East Before Sunrise
Look East Before Sunrise
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Look Up! ... An Eclipse Lunar Cycle

Hello Celestial Observers,
September 12, 11:41pm PDT marked the beginning of a new lunar cycle heralded by a partial solar eclipse. The cycle peaks with a Full Moon total lunar eclipse September 27 (Sept. 28 for those in England and Europe). The cycle ends October 12, 5:06pm PDT. The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to participate in the Libra Festival Global Meditation.

Join with those living in the Northern (autumn) and Southern (spring) Hemispheres to strengthen the Light Grid of planet Earth. Participate in the September 23 Equinox Global Meditations. Scroll the link and learn about the North's autumn equinox.

Lunar Theme: Winds of Change & New Beginnings - An Eclipse Lunar Cycle "This September 13, 2015 (Sep 12 MST) New Moon occurs under the tail of the Lion and the tail of the Great Bear ... This is a windy and fiery area of the zodiak, one that can stimulate dynamic creative expression, but one that can also be filled with diversionary commotion and grand spectacle. Thus discernment from a place in inner emotional and physical clarity is required ... There are a plethora of events in this lunar cycle ... The eclipses [New Moon/partial solar & Full Moon/total lunar] also surround the equinox, which occurs on September 23, an event stimulating a need to initiate change ..." Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

How Eclipse Lunar Cycles Affect Our Lives
Living An Expansion of Consciousness
New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse
Full Moon Total Solar Eclipse
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Look Up! ... The Power of an Open Heart

Hello Sky Gazers,
August 14, 7:50 am PDT marked the beginning of a new lunar cycle, which peaks at the August 29 Full Moon and ends September 12, 11:41pm PDT. The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to participate in the Virgo Festival Global Meditation.

Lunar Theme: The Power of an Open Heart "This August 14, 2015 New Moon conjoins Venus under the auspices of the Head of the Lion ... [Conjoining] stars of the Great Bear impel assertive demonstrable action to manifest a greater vision for our selves and for all life on Earth ... The stars forming the head of the Lion inspire extraordinary accomplishment. These are stars of visionaries, explorers, pioneers ... Earth and retrograde Venus begin their new 1.6-year synodic cycle the day after New Moon ... this lunar month inspires us to break trail from our true hearts' desires and take the action to live a greater vision that is truly nourishing ... " Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

The Power of an Open Heart Transforms the Planet
Earth, Retrograde Venus and the Sun Align for a New Cycle
Two Great Suns and Leo the Lion Continue to Impact Us


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Happy Day Out of Time ... July 25

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"The circle that surrounds the three spheres represents
culture, the unity of art, science, and spirituality.
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Day Out of Time
Annually July 25th

Look Up! ... Tuning to Sirius ~ Weekly Spiritual Focus July 19 - 25

Greetings Everyone,
July 15, 6:34pm PDT marked the beginning of the Sirius~Leo Cosmic lunar cycle, which peaks at the July 31 Full Moon Festival and ends August 14 at 7:53am PDT. This is the time for our soul light to become aware of the evolutionary energies emanating from Sirius our spiritual Sun and brightest star in the heavens. This cycle awakens a soulful humanity to the extraplanetary Life manifesting through Sirius.

At this time Sirius and the regulator of its energies, Regulus the heart star of Leo the Lion, are being activated and enlivened in several different ways. The interaction of these cosmic forces and their combined radiant emanations are bound to deeply transform the way humanity sees itself and manifests on this planet. Keep reading to learn more.

Lunar Theme: Linking & Uniting & The Venus Retrograde "New Moon conjoins Pollux of the Gemini Twins ... The Twins [Pollux/immortal, Castor/mortal] work hand-in-hand for the betterment and evolutionary fulfillment of humankind ... Venus retrograde [July 25-Sept. 6] occurs under the auspices of the Head of the Lion ... an inward journey of the heart ... a time of reassessing and redefining our values, of evaluating what is of true worth in our lives, materially, spiritually, and in our relationships ... an exceptional opportunity for tremendous growth to expand and elevate our values, our capacity to be receptive, and to break trail into new realms of love and compassion, due to its triple conjunction with Jupiter [7/1, 8/4, 10/25] ..." Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to participate in the Sirius~Leo Cosmic Festival Global Meditation.

July 17-19 at dusk in the west, be sure to check out the young Moon, Venus, Jupiter and Regulus.
7/17-19 Map
Can you see the Moon's earthshine? Use binoculars for a lunar treat.
Sunrise/Sunset Calculator ~ Rise/Set/Times ~ Major Bodies

Day Out of Time ~ Galactic New Year
Sirius, Vega, Pluto and NASA's New Horizons
Regulus, Venus, Jupiter, Mercury

An Artist's Impression of Sirius A and Sirius B

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Look Up! ... 2 Great Suns and 2 Great Planets Embrace

Hello Heavenly Travelers,
June 16, 7:05am PDT marked the beginning of a lunar cycle chock full of potent celestial alignments. This cycle peaks June 30-July 1/2 with the eagerly awaited June 30/July 1 embrace of 2 great planets, the Venus-Jupiter conjunction  and with the July 1/2 Full Moon. The lunar cycle ends July 15, 6:24 pm PDT.

Those living in both the Northern (summer) and Southern (winter) Hemispheres are celebrating the rhythm of Life-giving Light that our central luminary brings to our planet. They are also strengthening the Light Grid of planet Earth by participating in June's solstice meditations June 20-21.

Forces from 2 great Suns, Sirius our spiritual Sun and Sol the central luminary of our physical solar system, unite in a heavenly embrace for our freedom and liberation during this entire lunar cycle. Their combined radiant emanations shower us with Life and awaken us to the Spirit that governs our evolution. To learn more see Dog Days and Fourth of July ~ Holiday and Holy Day.

Note: Mars is also part of the Great Suns' solar embrace! Mars was in exact conjunction with Sol June 14 and in conjunction with the New Moon June 16. Mars remains hidden in Sol's glaring embrace during this lunar cycle. Nick Fiorenza says, "There is a tremendous emphasis on Mars throughout this lunar month." See Nick's Lunar Theme below.

Lunar Theme: Creative Initiative & the Horns of the Bull "Our June 16, 2015 New Moon conjoins Mars ... the alignment is Mars-Sun-Moon-Earth-Pallas-Pholus-Ixion-Quaoar. The Mars-New Moon ... conjoins the South Horn of the Bull ... Alignments with the Horns ask us to discern the difference between causes of worthy pursuit verses those driven from antiquated motive. The conjoining stars of Orion ... [plus] Mars with the New Moon ... can intensify world affairs ... can also impel audacious brave creative action and strong leadership ... [which] claim greater personal self-empowerment ... " Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to celebrate the current lunar month by participating in the Cancer Festival Global Meditation.

Dazzle Your Heart and Soul ~ Look Up!
See 2 Great Planets, Young Luna and
Regulus
the Heart of Leo the Lion
Witness Blazing Venus and Brilliant Jupiter in An
Embrace During Luna's Nearly Full Phase June 30/July 1


Image: Sky and Telescope

Look Up! ... The Galactic Goodwill Lunar Cycle Is Here

Hello Night Sky Travelers,
May 17, 9:13pm PDT marked the beginning of the 2015 Goodwill lunar cycle that ends June 16, 7:05am PDT. The Goodwill Festival is the third of the three major planetary Full Moon Festivals that occur in the spring. The first, April 4, aligned with the Christ (Easter), the second, May 3/4, aligned with the Buddha (Wesak) and the third, June 2, with the spiritual and Divine nature of humanity (Goodwill). These Festivals form a spiritual high point of the year.

The Goodwill Full Moon is exact Tuesday, June 2 at 9:19am PDT (16:19 UT)

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to celebrate the current lunar month by participating in the Goodwill Full Moon Festival of Unification.

Lunar Theme: Reflections - Slaying Fear "Our May 18 UT (May 17 MST), 2015 New Moon lies just into sidereal Taurus and under the auspices of Perseus, conjoining Algol and the Gorgoneas [Medusa] ... This mythically articulates our need to look at the monsters and adversaries apparently outside of self as a reflection of our own inner fear. It is our fear that freezes us in our tracks and is that which we must slay to claim our true personal power and fulfill our greater purpose on Earth. This lunar cycle can exacerbate confrontations in the world or challenges in our personal lives, but also offers opportunity for transformation ..." Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

Young Luna Dances with ...
Dazzling Venus and Brilliant Jupiter
Gemini and the Goodwill Festival


Image: Sky and Telescope

Look Up! ... Wesak and Saturn at Its Best

Hello Sky Watchers,
April 18, 11:57am PDT marked the beginning of the 2015 Wesak lunar cycle that ends May 17, 9:13pm PDT. Forces of enlightenment from our highest spiritual planetary center, Shamballa, are released during this lunar cycle's Full Moon Festival, May 3/4. The Wesak Festival is the second of the three major planetary Full Moon Festivals that occur in the spring. The first, April 4, aligned with the Christ (Easter), the second, May 3/4, aligns with the Buddha (Wesak) and the third, June 2, with the spiritual and Divine nature of humanity (Goodwill). These Festivals form a spiritual high point of the year.

The Wesak Full Moon exact at 8:42pm PDT Sunday, May 3 (03:42 UT Monday, May 4) can be seen traveling with Saturn across the sky. Map

Lunar Theme: Aspirations "Our April 18, 2015 New Moon ... conjoins the magnificent Andromeda Galaxy, our nearest galactic neighbor and exemplar of optimal human development ... The New Moon lies on the shores of early sidereal Aries where the eastern Piscean fish leaps upward from the waters of Pisces. This New Moon's placement impels us to actualize a far greater potential and greater personal achievement ... we must first release or bring to resolution any limiting mental-emotional patterns of the past ... by maturing internally and aspiring externally. This lunar cycle may also inspire deep emotional clearing and physical cleansing, simultaneously encouraging relinquishment and attainment—the art of becoming all we can be" Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to celebrate the current lunar month by participating in the Wesak Full Moon Festival Global Meditation, celebrating the Festival of Shamballa ~ the Festival of the Buddha.

April 19-21, Sunday-Tuesday at Dusk
Watch a sunset; look for 3 planets, Crescent Luna, a star and a star cluster!
You'll need a clear WNW horizon and right timing to see all celestial bodies.
Map: Mercury/Mars/Venus/Crescent Moon/Aldebaran/Pleiades
Venus, the Pleiades and Aldebaran get more gorgeous as the sky darkens.
Be sure to bring binoculars for a helpful viewing aid and a special treat. Look for earthshine!

Lyrid meteors best before dawn April 22 and 23

Saturn at Its Best ~ May 2015
Saturn's Ring Tilt and Satellites
The Wesak Full Moon and Saturn


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Look Up! ... Easter's Eclipses and Holy Grail

Hello Sky Gazers,
March 20, 2:36am PDT marked the Moon's new phase and its supermoon total eclipse of the equinox sun seen crossing the sea between Iceland and the UK. The New Moon's equinox solar eclipse sets in motion the 2015 Easter lunar cycle that ends April 18, 11:57am PDT.

This lunar month peaks with a second eclipse, the April 4 Full Moon total lunar eclipse! This Full Moon of the Easter lunar cycle is the first of the 3 major planetary Full Moon Festivals that occur in spring for the Northern Hemisphere and in autumn for the Southern Hemisphere. These Festivals form a spiritual high point of the year. Celebration of Light gives a brief introduction to these 3 Festivals and provides insight to the first, The Festival of the Risen One ~ Easter. As this Festival season unfolds more information will be shared about these 3 Full Moons.

The current Easter lunar cycle not only inaugurates the spiritual high season of the year, it also showers humanity with stimulating celestial energies that urge us to create a new life paradigm.

Lunar Theme: Sculpting a New Life Paradigm "Our March 20, 2015 New Moon produces a Total Solar Eclipse on the Equinox conjoining the Vernal Point of Earth’s Precessional Cross ... [It] occurs just after the seventh and final Uranus-Pluto geocentric square. [Revolution and Revelation] This is an exceptional event producing a lunar cycle that impels an action oriented fresh start, one motivating radical, innovative and progressive change—a current set in motion that will continue throughout the remainder of this decade." Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to celebrate the current lunar month by participating in the Aries Festival Global Meditation.

Mars, Venus and the Crescent Moon be sure to Look Up!
March 21-23 Mars, Venus, Crescent Moon Dusk Map
Look for earthshine. Binoculars add a special treat for your viewing pleasure.

Easter's Eclipses and Holy Grail
How Eclipse Lunar Cycles Affect Our Lives
A Heavenly Holy Grail and Our Divine Inheritance
New Moon Total Solar Eclipse
Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse
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Look Up! ... Mars and Venus Pair Up

Hello Night Sky Travelers,
A new lunar cycle began February 18, 3:47pm PST, peaks with the March 5 Full Moon and ends March 20, 2:36am PDT. Daylight Saving Time begins in the United States 2:00am March 8. Set clocks ahead 1 hour.

New Supermoon – and Black Moon – on February 18, 2015

This New Moon heralds the Chinese New Year February 19, 2015 - February 7, 2016. It's the Year of the Wood Goat ... a year to: * Perfect Your Craft * Envision New Possibilities * Embrace your Joy. Happy New Year!

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to celebrate the current lunar month by participating in the Pisces Festival Global Meditation.

Lunar Theme: Through the Hourglass "Our February 18, 2015 New Moon lies in the constellation of Aquarius, our humanitarian waterbearer ... This lunar cycle brings inspiration to participate beyond our exclusive attractions and segregated ways based on gender, race, creed, or culture, into the inclusiveness of unconditional compassion ... Venus and Mars make their conjunction in this lunar cycle, synthesizing our expressive and receptive qualities. Both conjoin Uranus and square Pluto, triggering the seventh and final Uranus-Pluto square [Revolution and Revelation] ... inspir[ing] passionate and cooperative, yet assertive action to create revolutionary change in our lives—an underlying current expressing throughout this lunar cycle." Click the lunar theme link for more insights by Nick Fiorenza.

Mars and Venus Pair Up in the West with Crescent Luna
Watch the Two Planets Join and Trade Places
Mars
Venus
Image: Hubble Heritage Project
Image: Magellan Project, JPL, NASA
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