The Astro-Ref section of the updated website portal has been in place for awhile now, as well as it’s also been moved to a different Host. The move seems to have helped a bit, particularly as there’s a little more leeway for traffic to the new location.
Having noted that some visitors have been looking at the available listings for the phases of the Moon (New Moon, Full Moon, and Quarter Phases) as well as the new section for Lunar Eclipses, the initial offering was available through 2015. I’ve recently updated that section to include dates through 2029. In addition, the new tables have been updated to include additional info for the Quarter Phases.
For those of you familiar with the basics of planet aspects, the square (90 degree) aspect that makes up any Quarter Moon Phase can occur twice for any Lunar Cycle. As the Moon goes from New to Full, the first quarter as the square aspect is a Lower Square (also known as a dexter or opening square). Similarly, when the Moon makes her dance from the Full Moon back to the next New Moon, the third quarter (or second square within this cycle) is known as an Upper Square (also known as a sinister or closing square).
In the new tables you will note that there is an ‘L’ or ‘U’ for these quarter phases, as either an upper or lower square phase. The New and Full Moon listings are marked by an asterisk ( * ). This then also allows an easier way to spot the New and Full Moons within the listings for each Lunar Cycle throughout the range of dates selected. Hopefully this addition will help some of you who make use of these tables.
I’d also remind that the Lunar section also has tables and catalogues of Lunar Eclipses as well as tables when the Moon goes Void Of Course. Of course, some astrologers may insist that no planet really ever goes ‘Void’ – that it can be making some sort of aspect, even if it’s a minor one. The Void Tables are based on Ptolemaic aspects as they are more used within the scope of Horary Astrology work. While I’d agree that in some broader sense the issue of Void Moon (or other planets) may be valid, over the years I’ve found that within the use of aspects, Void Moon periods can be at best a little tricky and at worst an item that needs to be taken into account!
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