A Royal Banquet for the Soul: Full Moon Astrology Dec 2015

A Royal Banquet for the Soul: Full Moon Astrology Dec 2015

  • Article Window: Dec 25 to Jan 11
  • The Full Moon is Friday, Dec 25, 3:11 AM PST, Universal Time 11:11
  • Sun is 3° Capricorn, Moon is 3° Cancer
  • Current New Moon Theme (Dec 11 thru Jan 11): Preparing for Future Events
  • Next New Moon: Jan 11

Current Lunar Cycle

The Full Moon illuminates and activates new awareness, especially corresponding to 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.

Christmas Full Moon 2015

Full Moon Astrology Article: A Royal Banquet for the Soul

Our Christmas Full Moon of 2015 will be an event to be remembered, not only for the glittering lights and gifts that accompany the season, but for the coalescing of all the energies that have come together on this auspicious day. It is precisely this energetic coming-together that creates the larger opportunity for a “royal banquet,” rather than a mere social gathering.

The astrology of this year’s Christmas Day is quite fascinating. There are three main elements that stand out in our Christmas astrology chart. Together they create this special celebration and opportunity.

The first element relates to the word “royal” that I have specifically chosen to describe the special significance of what’s being celebrated beyond the traditional festivities of the day. The exact Sabian Degree for the Moon suggests that the Christmas energies are illuminating your own connection to your higher-self and Soul.

SABIAN 3° CAPRICORN — THE HIGHER-SELF, IN EAGERNESS FOR NEW EXPERIENCES, SEEKS GREATER EMBODIMENT IN HUMAN FORM

This implies that this Full Moon is creating a higher connection and an awareness of your soul that accompanies your Christmas celebration this year. This is the deeper meaning of A royal banquet for the soul.”

Christmas Full Moon Astrology Chart for Dec 25, 2015The second element that stands out is a prominent opposition between Mars and Uranus. There is much craziness in the world right now, and that is being reflected in this opposition position between Mars & Uranus. However, along with this craziness, there are also neutralizing energies providing the opportunity for a positive choice and outcome.

Since the middle of November, with each New and Full Moon, I have observed these competing energies and they have clearly been available for a higher purpose. These current experiences of contrast are enabling us the access to transforming types of activities that neutralize conflict and support a more positive outcome.

Our Christmas astrology chart indicates this same neutralizing energy to the potentially disrupting Mars/Uranus pattern. Instead of the typical unexpected conflict often associated with this Mars/Uranus configuration, we have for a brief time (Christmas Day) the ability to see beneath the outer phenomenon of the world, to the inner structure of events, with their hidden reality.

Throughout the ages, glimpsing the deeper meaning of Christmas has been a cherished part of our traditions. This Christmas provides the energies to make “seeing beyond” even easier. This provides a practical way to see beyond any conflicting energies you may experience, both on a personal level and also larger global circumstances.

The third and last element I find super interesting is in the coincidence of the exact Universal Time of the Full Moon. The Full Moon occurs at 3:11 AM on the west coast, but the Universal Time is “11:11”. When we also take into consideration that our current Lunar cycle is “Dec 11 to Jan 11,” we another 11:11 synchronicity. This pattern is definitely worth noting.

Although there are many interesting and varied ideas and interpretations for the numerological meaning of the 11:11 pattern, let’s keep it simple and just focus on the current context of it occurring on Christmas Day, at the Full Moon, and with a specific astrological pattern of turning conflict into peace, with an ability to see beyond our normal perceptions of what we call ‘reality.’

Taking in all of this current context, our “11:11” coincidence takes on a more significant meaning which can be summarized with the title of this article, “A Royal Banquet for the Soul.” What’s implied with “11:11” is an energetic doorway or “portal” to a larger and divine aspect of yourself. This aspect is your “Royal Self” seeking embodiment in human form. This is also what’s often referred to as embracing the Christ Consciousness.

Christmas Day this year is indeed a special day. Celebrate, rejoice, and connect with that aspect of your own divinity which is reborn at each and every Winter Solstice.

Blessings to all, and have a wonderful Christmas.
Steven Shroyer

Winter Solstice 2015: The Next Cosmic Trigger

Winter Solstice 2015: The Next Cosmic Trigger

Winter Solstice each and every year is an important and powerful milestone. This year’s Winter Solstice is perhaps the most spectacular event I’ve covered since the ending of the Mayan Calendar on Dec 21, 2012. I believe it’s more than just a coincidence that the Mayan calendar ended exactly three years ago. The number three (3) holds the same frequency as the planet Venus, which gives us some important insight into a special opportunity that goes beyond what is already special about this holiday season.

Solstice Mountain Moon 2015

The Reason this Winter Solstice is so Important

This year’s Winter Solstice is activating an awakening of consciousness that has the potential to be a game changer. What is implied is a dramatic and fundamental change in how we response to our own authoritarian patterns of aggression and how this pattern is reinforced within society. This cosmic trigger is awakening all of human consciousness to the potential for healing internal personal patterns, especially those that result from aggression and imbalance of power. In the biggest picture, this Solstice gives us the power and possibility for world peace.

Winter Solstice Kite Astrology Chart 2015I would like to bring to your attention our magnificent astrology chart for Dec 21, 2015. Contained within the overall astrological pattern is a very special configuration called an “Astrological Kite Formation.”  If you look at the Winter Solstice astrology chart you can see the unmistakable outline of a kite. An astrological kite is one of the most powerful astrological patterns that exists.

For those who are interested in what makes an astrological kite pattern so special, be sure to read my companion article “The Unique and Special Nature of the Astrology Kite Pattern.” This  advanced article breaks down in complete detail the astrology behind the powerful kite.

The nature of this Winter Solstice kite presents a powerful paradox. On one hand, there is the opportunity to experience new levels of peace, not just on a personal but also a planetary level. On the other hand, in addition to peace there is an equal opportunity for conflict. This conflict takes the form of deep patterns of aggression, and must be resolved in order to move forward in life with love and understanding.

What is required is that we collectively say “No” to the aggressive elements within ourselves and within society. “Aggressive elements” in this case pertain to anything or anyone holding authority over you with the intent to control or suppress. On a global scale we release this pattern by accessing peace within and then working together to create peace in the world.

Within the paradox that must resolved, the Winter Solstice kite pattern offers a spiritual outcome that has the potential to be a life-changing event.  The fact that this powerful kite occurs at the exact moment of Winter Solstice  provides the additional energetic shift that inspires and activates the full potential. As the solar day-force awakens and reverses the trend of lengthening night, so the basic energies of Winter Solstice reawaken our individual potential for power and personal authority.

Planetary Influences within the Kite

Solstice Planetary Alignment Dec 21 2015This reawakening that always accompanies Solstice is also embedded within this year’s kite pattern theme of  claiming your authentic authority in the world. The spiritual activation of the kite pattern represents an intense acceleration in growth. This acceleration is indicated by the Mercury/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn. As the Zodiac sign for winter solstice, Capricorn grounds this capacity for stepping into personal power.

Venus and Jupiter also have very significant roles in the kite. Venus in Scorpio indicates that if a life full of “harmony” is seen as something of value, then what must be incorporated and integrated is a complete resistance and refusal to accept all aggressive forms of authority, both within and without. Freedom, both inner and outer, must now become a forefront value that anchors your individual actions with a positive attitude grounded in service to others and the greater good.

Jupiter expresses that same sentiment of service, as well as the sentiment of freedom from aggression, by reconditioning your emotional response against all forms of aggression.   Jupiter in Virgo awakens and activates the character within each of us to shape the world towards cooperation for all people everywhere. On a global level there are currently powerful factions polarizing and escalating conflict. This solstice kite gives you the power to add your influence for peace.

The Moon’s position in the kite pattern is most unusual in that it brings a purity to this amazing configuration. The Moon’s position in Taurus makes this Winter Solstice very personal in order to purify and clear away and all internal programming that is fear-based. Specifically, these are any conscious or subconscious beliefs that tell you  who, what, and when to fear. Aggressive power rules and dominates by creating fear. By stepping out of fear you are able to more fully receive the gift of this Solstice, which is your own power and authority to contribute to Peace in the world.

The Unique and Special Nature of the Astrology Kite Pattern

The Unique and Special Nature of the Astrology Kite Pattern

The most intriguing of the geometric astrology patterns is called the “Kite Pattern ” or the “Astrology Kite Formation.” Its most distinct feature is the actual shape outlining a simple kite. (See image below.)

The inspiration for this article is the upcoming kite formation occurring on at the exact moment of the Winter Solstice of 2015. My prediction is that, in retrospect, astrologer’s will look back to this date, and in particular this astrology kite pattern of Dec 2015 and say that it was a major turning point 21st century history. Will history reflect an element of fate or free will?

Is there a Fate Aspect to the Astrology Kite Formation?

The Kite Pattern is much more than a recognizable shape. It also has a traditional association with fate and/or destiny.

This correlation with fate and destiny results from the combination of geometric relationships formed between three distinct astrological patterns. Together these key patterns and the basic root meanings of the different planets involved activate key astrological concepts.

Because of its unusual power, this an energy that is often experienced as fate. An appropriate question to ask at this point is whether or not what is really happening is true “Fate,” or something else? I would assert that in order to understand the meaning of the kite and answer this question about Fate, we first need to breakdown the meaning of the pattern by examining the three individual components of the formation.

The key patterns of the kite are composed of three types of astrological aspects or angles. These angles are formed by the individual planets that create the pattern.

• The first aspect is a grand trine, consisting of three planets approximately 120° from each other. The grand trine is special within its own right and is considered a major astrology pattern.
• The second pattern is a partial grand sextile consisting of three planets. Two of these planets are separated by  approximately 120.° The third planet is located at their mid-point, and forms two separate angles of 60°.
• The third and final aspect is an opposition, in which two planets are approximately 180° from each other.

When all of these patterns are perfectly aligned they form the kite. This pattern can contain as few planets as four. In the sample astrology chart for Winter Solstice 2015, you’ll notice a total of six astrology points consisting of the Moon, Jupiter, North Node, Venus, Mercury, and Pluto. The main point to take away from this discussion thus far is that an astrology kite is uncommon. It’s rare for this many planets to be located at these exact positions in the zodiac.

Overview of the Patterns within the Kite Formation

Winter Solstice Kite Astrology Chart 2015Each pattern within the kite contributes a specific aspect to the formula.  The Grand Trine pattern holds the overall energy of the planet Venus and the number three (3). The planet Venus , with the vibration of (3), holds a tremendous amount of power that translates directly to that we experience as “Love.” In general, this Venus-type of energy is harmonious, with a balancing element that inspires something full of beauty and form, and attracts to  life a vision of something greater.

The power of the Grand Trine can be understood by working with the three elements, or sides of the triangle, which represent three fundamental areas of life. These three fundamental cornerstones are: the generation of power, the concentration of power, and the distribution of power.  One of the mysteries of “Love” is the process whereby Love can be generated, concentrated into something that is cherished, and then distributed to others. This generative process explains why life cannot exist without love.

The second pattern, the Partial Grand Sextile, holds the magic of Jupiter and the frequency of six (6) embedded within its astrological pattern. The full grand sextile pattern consists of six planets, each separated by a 60° phase within the entire cycle of 360° (6 x 60°=360°).  Each individual phase of the six Jupiter phases represents a distinct stage of any sequential development. Understanding these six Jupiter phases is the key to understanding one of the more hidden secrets of Jupiter.

The Six (6) Jupiter Phases of 60°
1. Emergence
2. Development
3. Expression
4. Incorporation
5. Cooperation
6. Full Maturity

The partial grand sextile of the Kite Pattern consists of three of the six phases of the full Grand Sextile. Determining which of the three phases are involved in the partial grand sextile is the key to understanding its deepest meaning. For example, the three phases of the partial grand sextile in the 2015 Winter Solstice chart are calculated to be 3rd, 4th, and 5th phases. As you can see from the list above, these phases correspond to the processes of Expression, Incorporation, and Cooperation.

Neptune holds the Key to Metamorphosis

The Opposition is the third pattern of the kite, and forms the backbone that holds together the entire configuration. It is created by the combination of the partial grand sextile together with the Grand Trine. Working together the two patterns create an opposition which forms the backbone of the kite.

When we break down the energies, we have Venus (3) plus Jupiter (6) combined together to create something larger and even more encompassing.

Venus (3) + Jupiter (6) = Neptune (9)

The overall energy of the astrology kite pattern is that of the planet (9) Neptune. This Neptunian energy is the secret to understanding the significance of the kite.

The activation factor is triggered by the opposition of two of the planets located in the kite at 180°.  This opposition factor of the kite needs to be reconciled as a way of coming into relationship with two opposites.

Neptune is the final key to unlocking the full meaning of the astrology kite configuration.  At the most basic level, Neptune activates metamorphosis and creative change that is either spiritual in nature, or illusionary within the 3D realm. When we understand the transcendent elements of Neptune, we can see the way that Neptune’s  spiritual perspective is being activated within the Astrology Kite Formation.

What’s activated by the opposition created by the patterns of Venus (3) and Jupiter (9) is a paradox resulting in two opposites that need to be reconciled. This is the same paradox that occurs within the meaning of the Neptunian concept of metamorphosis. There is a Mystery embedded here. How can a crawling caterpillar completely transform into a flying butterfly? Metamorphosis is the single work that describes this mysterious process and is the key to understanding both Neptune and the pattern of the astrology kite.

Now that we have broken down the numerological and geometrical meanings  of the kite, let’s explore the overall meaning a practical way to understand its application within a chart.

What is the Overall Astrological Meaning of a Kite Pattern in a Chart?

The meaning of a kite configuration in an astrology chart can vary depending on which planets are in the four main kite locations. Remember, for a kite pattern to exist, it must contain planets in each of the locations that create the correct geometric formation.

The basic generic meaning of the kite is an active and dynamic demonstration or expression of how an individual can use the power of “life and love” to expand into a greater role of responsibility through cooperation and maturity.

Each person that experiences an astrological kite will also have the chance to activate their own paradox in order to solve it. The solution for unraveling the paradox will point to each of the two sides of the opposition that occurs within the kite. One side of the opposition will correspond to the grand trine, while the opposite side will correspond to the partial grand sextile. The conflict is symbolized by the opposition’s theme and acts as the activation trigger.

The only viable solution to the apparent contradiction of the opposition or paradox, is to creatively act through the power of love, harmony, and beauty (the trine of (3) Venus) through an active and organized type of integration (the partial grand sextile of (6) Jupiter). From the individual perspective, this solution seems so natural, engrained and compelling that it’s often mistaken for “Fate.”

“Free Will” verses “Fate”

The energy operating behind the astrology kite pattern is so geometrically dynamic that the corresponding details and events that play out in one’s life can feel as if they are scripted. To the contrary, life is not scripted, nor are we controlled by fate.

There is a phenomenon, however, that surrounds the astrology kite pattern that resembles fate. This occurs when individual “free will” isn’t exercised and the astrological opposition or paradox within the kite cannot be resolved.

This can be clearly seen within the (6) Jupiter energy of the kite, found within the partial grand sextile. Jupiter’s expansion within human consciousness only occurs through a type of integration that ends in maturity. This can also be seen within the naturally occurring six phases of Jupiter mentioned earlier, where the cycle ends in a state of “full maturity,” indicating that the cycle of expansion was complete or successful.

Activation of the “kite principle” in one’s life occurs through a free will attempt to reconcile the paradox contained within the astrological kite pattern itself. Each time this free will exercise occurs, it creates an ease or flow that allows for Neptunian types of creative change to occur. As such, whenever the paradox cannot be resolved, the shadow side of Neptunian illusion can also manifest in a negative way that may resemble a fated outcome.

Overall, the Astrology Kite Formation represents an extraordinary opportunity for growth, creative change, and even a Neptunian type of total metamorphosis and transformation.

Written by Steven Shroyer, an astrologer writing and working on cutting-edge of the new Quantum Astrology field. Inquiries: quantumastrology@stevenshroyer.com

Preparing for Future Events: New Moon Astrology Dec 2015

  • Article Window: Dec 11 to Jan 9
  • The New Moon is Friday, Dec 11, 2:29 AM PST
  • Sun is 20° Sagittarius, Moon is 20° Sagittarius
  • New Moon Theme (Dec 11 to Jan 9): Preparing for Future Events
  • The next Full Moon is Wednesday, Dec 25

Current Lunar Cycle

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

Astrology Article: Preparing for Future Events

Our New Moon Astrology is focused on the Sun and Moon at 20° Sagittarius. The integrated energy of this New Moon will help you on an individual level to prepare for upcoming future events. This type of supporting energy is designed to help you manage future circumstances in your life in a positive and loving way.

The raw energy of Sagittarius is supporting the New Moon through new levels of understanding. One element of this understanding is an awareness of the unfolding of events through the ebb and flow of larger currents and cycles of time.

With this understanding comes a responsibility to act on this new awareness. Your actions this month are supported with this New Moon’s quality of ingenuity that brings a creative mindset to how you interact with your life, both now and moving forward.

Taking action now with the energy of foresight will help you prepare for the future so that the future doesn’t catch you unawares.

This entire Lunar month, ending with the next New Moon on January 9th, you can focus on your circumstances with a creative mindset that leads to the ingenuity and foresight that will prepare you for future events. This is not a dire warning of impending doom, but encouragement for a type of foresight that’s enabled by an understanding of the ebb and flow of patterns and cycles and the direction of events. This perspective of foresight connects your personal circumstances to larger events that are happening in the world.

The practical message contained within December’s New Moon helps you to connect with and understand the patterns of what’s happening around you. Ask yourself, “What are the larger patterns developing in my circle of influence? How are these patterns connected to the larger patterns in my life, and how do these patterns connect me to the larger patterns on earth?”

Astrology Pattern: Personal Foresight through Understanding

New Moon astrology chart for Dec 11, 2015Our New Moon astrology pattern is powerfully positioned to aid in developing a deeper understanding of your personal circumstances, and then using both ingenuity and foresight to initiate your response.

Saturn is directly influencing the New Moon through awareness of your concerns with society and your culture. Saturn represents an anchor and a point of reference enabling you to put into action your own style of ingenuity. As you move forward this month, you can act from a place of understanding the direction things are going. This allows you to act with foresight, or at least react with the expectation of a positive outcome.

Uranus and Jupiter are positioned to make the overall pattern extremely powerful. Uranus brings insight and foresight, available through an inward withdrawal of your outward attention. You’ll be able to clearly observe outer events from an internal perspective. Jupiter’s’ position in our astrology chart gives you access to a new level of ingenuity, combined with the patience to plan ahead and anticipate circumstance.

Overall, our New Moon astrology chart demonstrates new energy that you can access for the purpose of anticipating future events in a prepared way.

I’m looking forward to an inspiring Full Moon which falls on Christmas Day, December 25th. As we also anticipate Winter Solstice, I send blessings and positive energies to all my friends.