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
Image Source: EarthSky.org
Image Description & Credit

September 13, 2015 New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse
Event heralding this lunar cycle
Seen from southern Africa, Antarctica and the ocean between them.

September 27-28 Full Moon: Most “super” supermoon of 2015
It's a Harvest Moon, Biggest & Closest for 2015, a Total "Blood Moon" Eclipse

September 27-28, 2015 Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse
Seen from the Americas, the Atlantic, Greenland, Europe, Africa & Middle East
Click link for Times/Location Details ~ Be sure to mark your calendar!

The Science of Solar Eclipses ~ The Science of Lunar Eclipses


How Eclipse Lunar Cycles Affect Our Lives

The following excerpts came from Nick Fiorenza's Lunar Planners: September 13, 2015 - October 13, 2015 and March 20 - April 18 2015.

Generally, eclipse lunar cycles mark a time of shifting into a new octave of experience. They offer a time to resynchronize our selves with the ever-changing cosmic currents supporting our evolutionary progression in consciousness.

Eclipses tend to bring about endings and new beginnings ... Eclipse influences generally last about six months, until the next eclipse occurs.

Solar eclipses offer opportunity to redefine concepts of self and the roles we play in the world, or how we articulate ourselves in life. They are about shifting octaves in the nature of our self-perception and self-expression, and addressing issues that keep us from doing so. They can invite a new beginning, way of life, or new way of participating in life.

Lunar eclipses tend to be more emotionally palpable in nature, how we feel about things on the inner and how we respond to our life experience. They are about releasing the emotional bonds within ourselves that glue us to involvements that are less than we truly want or deserve. They are also about the emotional and experiential aspects of our relations with others and with the world. Lunar eclipses provide opportunity for an emotional resynchronization.

Eclipse lunar cycles are ideal times to set new six-month goals to create personal change in our lives, not necessarily on the solar or lunar eclipse, but based upon the realizations we have throughout the eclipse lunar cycles.

Note: The September 27-28 Full Moon total eclipse is part of the 2014-2015 Tetrad, a series of four total lunar eclipses in a row, each separated from the other by six lunar months (six full moons). This eclipse is the fourth of 4. The first occurred April 15, 2014, the second October 8, 2014 and the third April 4, 2015. Learn more about tetrads and the Christian "Blood Moon" prophesy that is being linked to the current tetrad.

Hmmm ... This Full Moon is the "Harvest Moon" and the most "Super Supermoon" of 2015, and a "Blood Moon" and a tetrad completing total eclipse. Fasten your seatbelts! Or better yet put your foot on the breaks and slow down, breathe deep and find a place of balance, then welcome the new incoming energies with an open heart.

BTW: How To Deal With Eclipses gives one insights, tools and guidance for dealing with eclipse energies.

Living An Expansion of Consciousness

The darkness of eclipses demands we be receptive to the infinite unknown. We must stretch to expand our consciousness.

Look around. Our familiar structured reality is disappearing. Our known world is breaking down. We must change the way we think about life and our world. The old paradigms of competition and "out-thinking" life, as well as our relationship to struggle must evolve.

We cannot hope to return to what was. We are walking across a bridge to a brand new place, with no turning back from where we started.

The 2014-2015 Tetrad with its six month pulses of eclipse stimulation, over the past one and a half years, continues to intensify our lives and crack open our consciousness to a high state of awareness. Now is the time to invoke, welcome and embrace an expansion of consciousness.

A concentration of subtle activism during this lunar cycle fosters an expansion of consciousness. Tens of thousands of people around the world are uniting in meditation during the 9/19 Be the Peace Meditation, the 9/20 EarthDance Synchronized Prayer for Peace, the 9/21 International Day of Peace Vigil, the 9/23 Equinox, the 9/25-27 UN Sustainable Development Summit, as well as during 9/27-28 Full Moon total eclipse. Take action and join in.

Over time humanity has moved from survival consciousness to a self reflective consciousness. We are now venturing into a time of conscious group evolution. This new stage of human transformation calls for a compassionate recognition of the Whole and the part we play in that Whole. These intense evolutionary times require us to keep our hearts open no matter what.

Walk the Love. You can't worry and be a lover at the same time.

Explore. Hold what you know very lightly and allow it to be whisked away in an instant.
Truth is developmental. It's one frontier after the other.

Become friends of uncertainty.

Take off the training wheels of consciousness and create frequencies/energies that are causal.

Thank you for being the change.

- Barnet Bain / Humanity's Living In Oneness Summit (Sept. 10, 2015 talk)

Be an open hearted trailblazer moving toward Oneness, unity consciousness and cooperation with all of Life. Ask, "What can I contribute?" not "What can I get?" Cultivate these practices and experience the synchronous Whole of Life cooperating for the greatest good of all.

Hmmm ...Take deep breaths, slow down and Feel the Force around you.

Luminous beings are we ...

- Yoda


Mark Your Calendar!

The Five Visible Planets
The Moon's Phases guide us to the planets and help us grow in consciousness.

Saturn Delight Nights
Binoculars make vivid the hues of yellowish Saturn and reddish Antares.
Binoculars show the waxing Crescent Moon's earthshine and its lunar terrain.
- Sept. 17-19 Moon/Saturn/Antares Map SW Evening
- Sept. 18 Moon near Saturn and star Antares Maps/Text SW Evening
- Sept. 18-20 Moon/Saturn/Antares Map SW 1hr. after sunset

Evening Sky
Use binoculars for a lunar treat and to see the colors of planets and stars.
- Sept 21 Year’s fastest sunsets happen around the equinoxes
- Sept. 26 Prepare for the Full Moon Total Eclipse.
Review eclipse links/info found under the eclipse graphics above.
Super Moon, Harvest Moon, Lunar Eclipse (5 min. fun video)
- Sept. 27/28 Libra Full Moon Festival Meditation
- Sept. 28 - Oct. 4 Cygnus The Spectacular Swan (5 min. fun video)
- Oct. 8-10 Draco the Dragon Comes Alive with Fiery Breath (9pm-dawn)
Draconid meteors best after sunset Oct. 8.
- Any night How to find Fomalhaut, the loneliest star
- Where is the Big Dipper on these autumn evenings?

Late Evening & Early Morning Sky
- October 1-2 Waning Gibbous Moon’s lit side points to Aldebaran

Morning Sky
Venus is spectacularly big and bright! You gotta see this glorious planet!
- Belt stars of Orion point to Sirius. Look high in SE before dawn. Helpful Map
- Venus, Mars, Regulus and Jupiter line-up before sunrise.
Click the link below to see a map of the line-up
- Sept. 21 Venus at its brightest as the morning “star”
- Sept. 29 Look for daytime moon in west after sunrise next few mornings
- October Constellations before dawn. Map Looking South ~ Map Looking SE
Mercury and the waning Crescent Moon join the morning line-up of planets:
- Oct. 8 Waning Crescent Moon/Venus/Mars/Jupiter/Mercury
- Oct. 9 Venus/Waning Crescent Moon/Mars/Jupiter/Mercury
- Oct. 10 Slim moon, four planets, bright star before sunrise
- Oct. 11 Mercury and a whisker thin moon together before sunrise


The Planets
- Night Sky Info ... finder charts and info on each planet.
- The Planets in Esoteric Astrology ... scroll 1/2 way down

Rise and Set Times
Rise/Set/Transit Times ~ Major Bodies
Use this link to find exact times for the
planets, Sun and Moon in your area.
Sunrise Sunset Calculator

Charting the Heavens
EarthSky Tonight ... nightly highlights/maps
This Week's Sky at a Glance ... weekly highlights/maps


This lunar cycle peaks with the September 27-28 Full "Harvest Moon" "Super Supermoon" "Blood Moon" tetrad completing total lunar eclipse. Whew! The lunar month ends October 12. The lunar cycle with its New Moon eclipse, out-of-the-ordinary Full Moon eclipse, equinox and subtle activism cracks open humanity to the winds of change, new beginnings and an expansion of consciousness.

The quest for truth evolves into the development of wisdom, understanding, and discrimination. We see that all truths are but fractions of greater wholes ... and our present search is for more inclusive ways to be.

Self will relates us to form, Divine Will relates our Soul to Spirit. We seek now to align with this Creative Will, leading to the evolution of consciousness.

We are the becoming Ones. We are Transforming our world.

- Excerpt: 2015 Libra Festival Global Meditation

The folks at SouledOut.org invite you to participate in the 2015 Libra Festival Global Meditation.


Look Up! ... Look Within,
Susan Sun at The Night Sky