A New Horizon for Personal Peace: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Astrology April 2015

A New Horizon for Personal Peace: Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Astrology April 2015

Astrology Article Window: Apr 4 to May 3
• The Full Moon is Saturday, Apr 4, 5:05 AM PDT
• The Lunar Eclipse is Saturday, Apr 4, 5:00 AM PDT (NASA)
• Sun is 15° Aries, Moon is 15° Libra
• Current New Moon Theme (thru Apr 18): Momentum
• Next New Moon Apr 17

Current Lunar Cycle

A Lunar Eclipse opens a portal that offers a unique activation stemming from the power of the Full Moon. The portal releases a special cosmic gift resulting in a new ability you can use for inspired action in your life. The Eclipse portal will remain open until the Moon returns to 15° Libra on April 29.

The Full Moon illuminates and activates whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. In the coming two weeks look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially from whatever you have embraced or experienced since the New Moon. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.

2015 lunar Eclipse in Africa

Lunar Eclipse Astrology Article: A New Horizon for Personal Peace

A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse is a special event in astrology. With the light of the Full Moon temporarily blocked, the Eclipse opens up a portal in the Zodiac at the exact degree in which the Eclipse occurs. In this open portal, or doorway, energies far beyond our solar system have direct access to Earth.

This week’s Eclipse is delivering a Cosmic Gift of Inner Calm and Alignment. There’s also an emphasis on relationships. Inner calm comes from the opportunity to receive additional help, support, and resources from your connections with others.

The Effects of Enormous Momentum

In addition to the special opportunity of the Eclipse, the momentum we are currently experiencing from our last New Moon is still active and operating in a very powerful manner. The main theme of this month is to use this push of momentum to recognize – or even create – new opportunities for yourself.

Despite the positive nature of the change, there is so much momentum that all of us need to be aware of the possibility of becoming overwhelmed and losing focus of the opportunities at hand. The overwhelm can be related to short term practical details, as well as your focus on long term goals and dreams.

The Full Moon Eclipse is offering the opportunity to get back on track.

You have the chance to regain your focus and clarity with an inner calm. The Eclipse offers stability and counteracts the urge to be overwhelmed by the magnitude of potential you may be feeling. There’s a new horizon of possibilities just ahead, especially if you can move forward with a sense of personal peace.

Getting Back on Track

There’s no denying the powerful momentum for change. In my last New Moon article I used the analogy of a surfer riding a giant wave. (See “Riding the Great Piscean Wave: New Moon Astrology March 2015.”)

If you’ve been challenged over the past two weeks, you might be asking, “What happens if I fall off the wave, or feel completely overwhelmed or disoriented and unfocused? Do I lose my ability to take advantage of all this momentum?”

The answer is NO. If you have ‘fallen off the wave’ all is not lost. Our Full Moon Eclipse directly addresses this important question, and then offers opportunities for getting back on track without a setback.

Transpersonal Peace and the Eclipse

The momentum you’re currently feeling can be small or large, but when you’re on track you’ll most likely feel it as a type of excitement or inspiration. You might be inspired by something you’re currently doing, or it could be something new that’s coming into your life. Either way, you feel the excitement just below the surface, like static electricity building up and ready to discharge at a moment’s notice.

Once you understand the excitement beneath the surface, a Libra Lunar Eclipse can manifest as a type of transpersonal peace. This is the Cosmic Gift of this Eclipse.

The inner calm offered by the Eclipse isn’t from withdrawal or lack of interest. It’s an inner confidence and knowing that life is headed in a positive direction. You trust the momentum. You don’t need to know the details and specifics of just how it will all play out in real time. Your centeredness will keep you focused on the right things. You also feel connected, and that these opportunities belong to everyone as humanity moves forward together.

The excitement is necessary because it connects you to others. It is a frequency stemming from Libra’s gift of relationship and the realization that this powerful energy wave you’re feeling is a group experience.

If you’re having trouble experiencing the positive, and tapping into this powerful wave of energy, then you should consider the possibility that you’re experiencing the zodiac phenomenon of “Libra boredom.” If you’re not feeling inspired by momentum and positive change, then perhaps you’re feeling bored – with life, or even humanity itself. The experience of boredom or lack of focus is a shadow or depletion aspect of the current potential for change. There may be a time and place for boredom, but this is not the month!

This current wave of momentum is toward solutions, new opportunity, and progress. The highest potential comes especially through groups or relationships. If you’re feeling bored or uninspired, then perhaps you are disconnected? This experience of inner withdrawal may stem from isolation. The result of feeling isolated is to feel uninspired, and to focus on problems rather than solutions.

With the Full Moon in Libra, the force of momentum lies within your relationship to others and to life.
You know you’re on track when you experience inner peace that goes beyond the personal (you) to encompass the transpersonal (beyond you). The feeling of peace and connection comes from participating in something beyond yourself.

In short, to maximize potential and ‘get back on the wave,’ you can turn your attention toward others, to individuals or even toward a group with which you resonate.

Astrology Pattern

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Astrology Chart for April 2015.At the time of the Eclipse the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus are working together in a powerful way. Mercury and Uranus both support processes related to electricity. Mercury’s connection is through the mind and the synaptic focus necessary to learn. Uranus’ connection with electricity is at a quantum level. Combined together with the Sun, they have a tremendous effect on our nervous system and mental activity.

This electrical activation could be having an overload effect. Once you know what’s happening you can work with it positively.

This powerful activation of Sun, Mercury, and Uranus is combined into a fire grand trine with Jupiter and Saturn. This combination offers you the ability to reactivate the momentum of life and get back on track anytime you need to. You can’t lose your momentum unless you become detached – “bored” – with people and with life.

Libra always enables you to generate a new quality in all of your relationships with others. With the Eclipse in Libra, there’s additional special support to reconnect you with the energy of the group. Feeling overwhelmed is a natural response to the intensity in the momentum wave we are experiencing, but attuning yourself to group energy you’ll have the opportunity to experience relief and get back on track.

The shadow side of this Lunar Eclipse portal is boredom rooted in withdrawal and a backwards pull away from relationships. The opportunity is to move forward with a deep peace that is connecting you to life beyond your personal feelings. You have the opportunity this month to experience a new level of transpersonal peace through your connection to others.

Article Summary

This Lunar Eclipse is packed full of energy and momentum. You’ll feel the impact of the Eclipse for the next 29 days. It’s so powerful it may feel as if you’re surfing a huge wave. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or that you have fallen off the wave, it will be easy to begin again provided you are able to connect with others for support. It’s through your inner process of expanding all forms of relationships that you will reconnect with inspiration, and a renewed feeling of inner peace.

It is my deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you.
Have a wonderful Full Moon, month,
Steven

Riding the Great Piscean Wave: New Moon Astrology March 2015

Riding the Great Piscean Wave: New Moon Astrology March 2015

Article Window: Mar 20 to Apr 19
• Sun is 30° Pisces, Moon is 30° Pisces
• The New Moon is Friday, Mar 20, 2:36 AM PST (Solar Eclipse, 2:36 AM)
Vernal (Spring) Equinox March 20
• The Full Moon is Saturday, Apr 4 (Lunar Eclipse, 5:05 AM)
• New Moon Theme (Mar 20 thru Apr 19): Momentum

Current Lunar Cycle

The New Moon releases a new wave of available potential that sets the overall theme for the entire month. To experience your fullest potential in the coming month, allow this energy to guide you while adjusting to changing circumstances. This month’s Lunar Cycle will offer a new tool set that creates momentum for energizing your life’s purpose.

Solar Eclipse New Moon Astrology - Seattle Astrology.

Astrology Article: Riding the Great Piscean Wave

During this month’s New Moon astrology there will be a powerful release of energy carrying a tremendous amount of momentum. The momentum is due to the convergence of several factors, and brings the energy of positive change. This next month presents a bright future, full of optimism and some well-deserved relief from a high level of intensity many have been feeling.

The last two months have carried a level of intensity that many found difficult to navigate. In some cases, it’s been tough to make the necessary adjustments to feel successful. For those who’ve been struggling, a degree of relief is on its way. This break in the intensity will be available during the entire coming Lunar cycle. This is especially true if you can take the opportunity to feel the magnitude of the coming wave of change and just “ride the wave.”

Change and Momentum

The New Moon always brings a wave of change, however this Moon is absolutely unique because of the convergence of several other powerful factors. This month’s New Moon carries the following additional waves of new momentum:

• The New Moon is located in 30 degrees Pisces. (As the last degree of the zodiac it carries the momentum of the entire previous year.)
• Several planets are in New Phase. (There are a total of nine new-phase combinations involving the Sun, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune.)
• The Vernal Equinox. (The new momentum of the now dominate day-force.)
• A Solar Eclipse. (Adds additional energy to the New Moon.)

Those schooled in astrology can work with the specifics of each of these events. However, even if you don’t understand the specifics, you can appreciate the unique convergence and understand the extra support of the fresh start.

The combination of these factors is creating a powerful and pivotal energy source, with enough momentum behind it to sustain a long-term new cycle. The quality of energy supporting this new wave of change is positive in nature and represents your strongest ideals made real and tangible. In other words, this wave brings real change capable of benefiting everyone to some degree.

What’s most important to understand is that this New Moon is offering you the unique opportunity for a fresh start.

Integrating Current Waves of Change

The Spring Equinox always represents a powerful point of change in our yearly cycle, but when combined with the power of a New Moon and Solar Eclipse, along with the planetary power of Venus, Mars, Uranus, Sun, and Mercury all involved in various new phases … All I can say is Wow!

If you’ve been experiencing intensity over the past several weeks, then the news of impending change my bring up fear or discomfort. You might even be saying, “Please, no more change! I need some stability!”

This is a moment to take a breath and realize that you are being carried in a process that’s already begun.

The coming wave of change is all about carrying forward the process of metamorphosis that began with last month’s New Moon. You can feel relief in knowing that the current momentum is being integrated and can carry you forward, as long as you can maintain inner balance and understand the bigger picture.

The silver lining of this New Moon wave of change is that you are in complete control of how you choose to see what’s coming. There’s plenty of support for optimism, curiosity, and perhaps even plain old fun.

Surfing the Wave

The pattern of this New Moon reminds me of the story of the surfer who had been out in the ocean all day and found himself in trouble. He realized he was so far out that he didn’t have the strength to paddle to shore. He felt the breeze stiffen and noticed a shift in the rhythms of the ocean swells. He began to panic. His intuition told him to turn around and look out toward the sea.

He turned around just in time to see the largest wave he had seen all season. He mustered the last bit of strength in his weary body and caught the huge swell with perfect timing. He stayed calm and relaxed, and concentrated on nothing but balance and controlling what he could. He rode the wave all the way to shore. In retrospect, the surfer remembered that massive wave as the most intense, most satisfying and rewarding wave he ever rode.

This story highlights the perfect way to approach this wave of New Moon energy coming your way.

Watch for new opportunities. Both Jupiter and Saturn are working together to support wise choices, and Jupiter is supporting the deeper desires of your Soul as it finds new ways to express itself through your humanity and connection to others. Stay calm and relaxed, and keep your sense of balance. You can even have a little fun, trusting that this wave has the potential to take you exactly where you need to be.

Astrology Pattern

New Moon Astrology Chart for March 2015. by Steven Shroyer, Seattle Astrology.The New Moon is occurring on the very last (30th) degree of the zodiac sign of Pisces. It’s especially potent because this is the last of the sequence of twelve signs, and the next degree initiates a new annual cycle (at 1 degree Aries, also the Vernal Equinox). It’s the equivalent of bringing forward the entire previous year in one moment. In other words, at this New Moon we have an entire year’s worth of momentum condensed into a super potential seed. The 30th degree of Pisces represents the power latent in all seeds and, furthermore, the latency for self-transformation in humankind itself.

To have the New Moon occur at this point is powerful, indeed!

Neptune provides a key piece to the wave of momentum when you realize that Neptune’s energy performs two important functions. Neptune not only dissolves old boundaries, but it also provides a new matrix for successful living with harmony and spiritual principles of unity. The New Moon is continuing to support the Neptunian theme of metamorphosis (change) that began with last month’s (February 28) New Moon.

You can see from the New Moon chart that the planet Neptune sits with seven other planets (including the Moon and Sun). From our vantage point all of these are proceeding at a faster rate of momentum than Neptune. In other words, Neptune is the slowest planet of the eight planets all grouped together. It establishes the intent and foundation for the new energies moving forward.

All of this is also occurring on the Spring (Vernal) Equinox, which is another huge spring board for moving forward as energies shift toward personal development and inspiration.

Mars and Uranus in conjunction are also working together to create an optimistic outlook for inspired action. Breaking free from old, stubborn patterns that aren’t useful anymore can be easily accomplished during this Lunar cycle. This is just one of the opportunities for successful living that you’ll be able to use to your advantage this month.

Celebrating the Vernal Equinox

Spring Equinox is a key aspect of the momentum of this New Moon. On March 20 this year the day and night are of equal length. This is the yearly point when the day-force increases to become of equal strength with the night. Ever since Winter Solstice the day-force has been gaining momentum, and now it has the power to overtake the night-force and dominate for the next six months (until the Fall Equinox).

This yearly point of transition has always been a time for celebration and inspiration. It is a perfect time to set personal intentions for yourself and your growth for the coming year.

Article Summary

This month’s New Moon Astrology provides you the opportunity to relax and stay balanced as a giant wave of momentum takes you to a new level of living and success. Go with the changes which will take place this month. These changes are for your benefit and provide the extra momentum you’ll need to move forward, as well as to release whatever is not useful. Spring is here and it’s time to create your own joy in life as you experience success at new levels.

It is my deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you.
Have a wonderful New Moon,
Steven

Two Roads to Success: Full Moon Astrology March 2015

Two Roads to Success: Full Moon Astrology March 2015

Article Window: Mar 5 to Mar 20
• The Full Moon is Thursday, Mar 5, 10:05 AM PST
• Sun is 15° Pisces, Moon is 15° Virgo
• Current New Moon Theme (thru Mar 20): Metamorphosis
• Next New Moon Mar 20 (Solar Eclipse)

Current Lunar Cycle

The Full Moon illuminates and activates whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. In the coming two weeks look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially from whatever you have embraced or experienced since the New Moon. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.

Acropolis Full Moon Rising. Steven Shroyer's Full Moon Astrology Journal Article.

Article: Two Roads to Success

Our Full Moon astrology allows you to focus on new opportunities, and strategies for success, as we work with the powerful principle of metamorphosis which was initiated at the last New Moon.

(Metamorphosis defined: a profound change in form from one stage to the next. The process of a deep transformation and a new sense of being.)

During the next two weeks circumstances and events hold the possibility of contrast. Experiences for each of us could be expansive, big and dramatic, or in contrast a hard and difficult grind. Most likely you will experience a combination of both, as life moves from expansive growth with ease, to periods where it feels as if you have to grind it out just to keep your head above water.

It’s important to say that both forms of circumstance are offering the opportunities you need at this time for your own experience of metamorphosis. There are two specific astrological patterns creating this contrast. Both are clearly presented in the Full Moon astrology chart.

Pattern #1 Expansion with the Grand Fire Trine

Full Moon Chart March 5, 2015. Steven Shroyer's Full Moon Astrology Journal Article.Looking at the chart, I’ve outlined the first pattern in blue. It’s a grand trine that ties together the three fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius). The main quality of this grand trine lies in its ability to generate power. The type of power being generated is indicated in the planets making up the grand trine. Positive outcomes and super-success can be the norm with this pattern due to the quality of power being generated by these planets within the trine. It’s a unique and complex grouping, as the planets appear in their natural sequence in the Solar System (Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus).

This grand trine is supporting a rapid change at the core level of your being. Whenever both Mars and Venus are together in an astrology chart they work together to expand your horizon and create personal meaning. This can be generally understood as producing circumstances that harmonize the patterns of ’cause and effect’ with Mars supporting cause and Venus supporting effect.

What you can expect during the next two weeks are positive changes you can use to establish yourself in ways that enable you to feel more successful and wiser. Changes may be big or small depending on your particular circumstances but either way, focus on the end result. In other words, focus on the positive growth rather than the seeming significance or size of the circumstances.

Pattern #2 The Full Moon and Saturn’s Gift of Grit

Now looking at the chart again you’ll notice a red triangle referred to as a T-square. The purpose of the T-square is to provide extra help for stick–to–itiveness. Tenacity and perseverance are needed to offset a potential sense of overwhelment. Grit, character, and the courage to see things to the end may be required right now if you are experiencing any form of discouragement or stress. If you can stay aligned and avoid overwhelm during periods of challenge, there is a kind of clarity available that will help you remember the larger pattern of growth.

Having a growth mindset will help you hold to the bigger picture. This Lunar cycle is all about big growth and supporting internal change. We’re calling the process “metamorphosis.” Depending on how the process is showing up for you, there may be some aspects of growth that feel difficult. On the helpful side, there is a definite clarity available to see the larger perspective and then take advantage of the gift of “extra grit” this pattern is providing.

Astrological Summary

It’s unusual to see two patterns interwoven and yet so different. Whenever I encounter this type of divergent or contrasting energy, I always ask, “Why would the Universe, so full of symmetry and balance, provide such different types of patterns for our personal growth?”

The understanding to this question is found in the deeper meaning of the positions of the Sun, Moon, and Saturn.

The Sun in Pisces can be thought of as activating your sense of inner purpose. The Pisces purpose in this pattern offers the skillful use of power through connecting with a larger growth cycle. This can be further understood by the conjunction between the Sun and Neptune, which supports change in the form of metamorphosis.

The Full Moon in Virgo indicates that the skill to utilize the magnitude of available power will require a certain level of grit in the form of determination, courage, and discrimination. Clarity is available to help you see that this is only a temporary situation. There is help available to support the powerful energies actively transforming the core of your being for a higher purpose.

Saturn is the planet that links both of these patterns together. It’s the anchor point of the chart and also offers an anchor point to your experience of reality. Saturn offers the voice of reason during challenging circumstances, saying things aren’t as bad as they look. Saturn also offers the voice of reason during times of expansion, saying not to get too excited about new opportunities, remembering that positive changes still need to be anchored in the real world as they take on a new form.

Article Summary

This month we are all dealing with a large amount of change, fueled by powerful energies that are helping us grow at an unprecedented rate. The ups and downs are temporary and there’s a lot of help available.

Deep and lasting internal changes involving positive growth are often referred to as metamorphosis. The current Lunar month or cycle is a time when lasting metamorphosis is possible and supported. There are two seemingly different patterns available to draw upon during the next two weeks. You may experience some challenging ups and downs, or you may experience big events and super success. Or both.

The most important thing to remember is that you can avoid overwhelm by holding to the big picture. There is help available! You can also anchor positive outcomes and build upon your successes, no matter how big or small. In the coming two weeks a little grit and tenacity will go a long way.

It is my deepest privilege to share these thoughts with you.
Have a wonderful Full Moon,
Steven