A Call to Action: New Moon Astrology Dec 28, 2016

A Call to Action: New Moon Astrology Dec 28, 2016

Article Window: Dec 28 to Jan 27
• The New Moon is Dec 28, 2016  10:53 PM PDT
• Sun is 8° Capricorn, Moon is 8° Capricorn
• New Moon Theme (Dec 28 to Jan 27): A Call to Action
• Next Full Moon is Jan 12, 2017

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 purpose. To experience your fullest potential in the coming month allow this energy to guide you, especially while adjusting to changing circumstances.

Starry Night New Moon Photograph

Astrology Article: A Call to Action

This month’s New Moon Astrology is unusual in that each individual’s experience will be quite different. The reason for such a high degree of variability in our New Moon energies stems from a highly compact group of planets working together. In astrology terms, we call this planetary grouping a “stellium.”

Stelliums, with their nature of competing and diverse energies, are complex and as such are often inherently difficult to work with.

The overall signature of this stellium includes an underlying experience of happiness and joy. When looking closely at the pattern of current New Moon energies, two possible paths emerge. The first is a superficial and generalized response to this impulse of happiness, while the second is more complex and personal.

The first path of superficial response leads to a superficial kind of happiness. This will come from a tendency to bury one’s head in the sand as a way to ignore the deeper call to action. This surface level of happiness leads to distraction as a way to avoid working with the complexities of energies contained in this New Moon.

A Diversity of Individual Response

New Moon Astrology Chart for Dec 28, 2016Happiness and joy are available to everyone this coming month, however the potential for lasting change will rise  from the individual response to a deep sense of participation and call to action. Each person will hear and respond to this call in very different ways.

The most significant thing to understand about this astrological stellium is that these energies are highly structured. They are specifically designed to activate a certain area of life for the purpose of creating new change and growth.

You can identify the nature of the activation in your life by paying attention to what you’re drawn to and the ways in which you’re called to take action.

You can also understand your personal form of activation by finding the location of the New Moon stellium in your own birth chart. To determine this area of activation simply identify the houses in your natal chart that span the last half of Sagittarius through the first half of Capricorn. More specifically, this is the section of your chart from 22° Sagittarius (Saturn) to 17° Capricorn (Pluto).

Here is a generalized list of twelve possible ways that you might feel this New Moon activation in your personal life. This general overview highlights the ways the twelve individual houses are activated by the current New Moon stellium.

1. A commitment toward self-care and your inner world.
2. Standing up to family pressures and following your own path.
3. Searching out new information about what is really going on in the world, beyond the reality propagated by status quo and corporate media.
4. Cooperating and supporting the bigger picture of what’s important to those you love.
5. Seeking out new levels of creative involvement, especially where you see a clear and present need.
6. Re-evaluating what you have been told about your role and purpose in life.
7. Noticing what others are doing to find meaning in their life and seeking out new relationships that support your expansion.
8. Looking beyond and beneath the surface of things and feeling moved by the positive, yet unseen forces for good.
9. Looking at the general state of the world and seeking to expand those values and principles that guide you.
10. Standing up to the abuse of power and covert control, including those individuals who think they know what’s best for you.
11. Identifying actions you can take to undermine corruption and deceit by policy makers.
12. Contributing to solutions that perpetuate world peace, including grassroots attempts toward cooperation with those of like-mindedness.

This list is general in scope, but does show the diversity of experience we can all expect during this coming Lunar month. By holding mindfulness for the complexity of the possibilities, and taking action on your insights, you can expect to experience new meaning in your life.


This month’s Lunar cycle will be very diverse, including the way that circumstances in our lives are highlighted. The stellium of energies that are being activated by the New Moon is producing a high degree of happiness and joy. For those who choose the path of distraction, this happiness will be superficial and temporary.  For those, however, who choose to respond to a deeper and personal call to action, this is a happiness that can result in lasting change.

This deeper activation is designed to help you expand personally as you
also contribute to the collective good. As you read through the generalized list of possible experiences, notice if one or more of them speak to you. By responding to new awareness in these areas, you’ll experience a personal call to action that can result in lasting change and deeper meaning in your life.

Happy New Year,

Harmonizing Unresolved Conflict: Full Moon Astrology Dec 2016

Harmonizing Unresolved Conflict: Full Moon Astrology Dec 2016

Article Window: Dec 13 to Dec 28
• The Full Moon is Tuesday, Dec 13, 4:05 PM PST
• Sun is 23° Sagittarius, Moon is 23° Gemini
• Next New Moon: Dec 29
• Current New Moon Theme (Nov 29 – Dec 28): The True Nature of Reality

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.

Full Moon Photograph on a Misty Solstice Night

Astrology Article: Harmonizing Unresolved Conflict

Our Full Moon astrology for the next two weeks holds a rare configuration referred to as a “Temple Pattern.” The temple pattern, as outlined in our current astrology chart, takes the shape of a building. The name comes from its ability to hold and distribute high frequency energies. With the Full Moon in Gemini, these frequencies will contribute and support a greater understanding and perspective in all areas of life.

This Full Moon temple pattern is the dominate signature for the next two weeks and sets the stage for a new level of experience and opportunity. This is the culmination and full expression of our New Moon theme for the month, releasing new insights into “the true nature of reality.”

The new levels of awareness and understanding we can achieve this month will, at the highest level, enable humanity to work together to create, build, and establish new social structures that serve the world in ways that our current systems don’t. For more details on the significance of this Lunar month, review my New Moon article, “The True Nature of Reality.”

A New Harmonizing Factor

Full Moon Astrology Chart for Dec 2016The most unique feature of the temple pattern is that it contains two separate oppositions, which in this case are easily harmonized, and working together to resolve conflict. Oppositions, in general, require you to resolve two forces that are by their nature opposed.

The only way to accomplish this task is through a greater understanding or perspective that’s large enough to hold the two competing energies. This greater understanding and perspective is what the temple pattern provides.

Another interesting feature of this configuration is the fact that each of the five points that make up this unique pattern unite all four quadrants of the chart. This is true not only of the Full Moon chart itself, but also of your personal astrology chart.

By spanning all four quadrants, each of these five planets is working together in an organized way to create an overall harmonizing effect in your life. The pattern is extremely beneficial for resolving all forms of conflict in order to expand into more transcendent perspectives.

Working with the Temple Pattern in Your Life

During the next two weeks, conflicts in your life may be highlighted or activated. There are extraordinary energies available now to help with resolving any and all types of conflict. It’s important to realize that the activation is only occurring until a new perspective and understanding can be reached.

The key is to remember that the energies that are being activated in your life want to be harmonized and balanced.

If you can understand the opportunity, then any conflict within your personal circumstances will be temporary. Think of this as a transition period to greater understanding and higher frequencies within your circumstances.

With this Full Moon temple pattern, there’s a high degree of creative integration taking place on the entire planet. This should have some very positive effects, not only in your own life, but worldwide as well.


Our Full Moon this month is part of a powerful astrological configuration called a temple pattern. Its purpose is to provide a harmonizing effect in every area of your life, especially where there is unresolved conflict.

During the next two weeks you are entering a new stage of experience where creativity is being integrated at the highest levels of consciousness. Look for new opportunities to expand your awareness and expect to enter into a new stage of personal development.

Revealing The True Nature of Reality: New Moon Astrology Nov 29, 2016

Revealing The True Nature of Reality: New Moon Astrology Nov 29, 2016

Article Window: Nov 29 to Dec 28
• The New Moon is Nov 29, 2016  4:18am PST
• Sun is 8° Sagittarius, Moon is 8° Sagittarius
• Next Full Moon is Dec 13, 2016
• New Moon Theme (Nov 29 to Dec 28): The True Nature of Reality

Current Lunar Cycle

“This month I am departing from the usual article format because this month’s New Moon energy is unusually powerful and significant. I hope that this month’s New Moon insight helps to connect you with the larger potentials and the new possibilities that are becoming available to us now.” -Steven

A Sagittarius New Moon Photograph

Written by Steven Shroyer
Co-authored by Elizabeth Schermer

Astrology Article: Revealing The True Nature of Reality

This month’s New Moon Astrology is infused with a powerful signature of new awareness and understanding that will enable humanity to work together to create, build, and establish new social structures that serve humanity in ways that our current systems don’t.

We are at a threshold of new possibility. Many of the current systems in our world are completely broken. Circumstances are trending to reveal previously hidden shadow elements with remarkable clarity.

Recent events have been a wake-up call and as a collective mind we are ready to see things that we weren’t able or willing to see before. The New Moon on Nov. 29 launched a new cycle that is designed to help us see clearly so that we can access new solutions to the problems we face.

The first two weeks of the current cycle, from the New Moon on Nov. 29 to the Full Moon on Dec. 13, are all about revealing new understandings regarding the “nature of reality.” What I mean by this is the ability to see circumstances for what they truly are as well as the deeper meaning and patterns hidden within. The energy of this month then will build momentum in the direction of these new insights.

Significantly, Winter Solstice follows the Full Moon and falls in the middle of the second half of the cycle which ends with the Capricorn New Moon on Dec 28th. This entire period will reveal new ideas and insights into possible solutions regarding our current collective trends.

Now that you have a sense of the significance of the entire 4-week cycle, the remainder of this article will offer insight into the first half, leading up to the Full Moon. It’s my intention to help you recognize the opportunities that are available and understand practical ways to incorporate the new understandings that you can expect from this new Lunar wave.

Understanding the Mystery of Sagittarius

To understand the significance of the current Lunar month, it’s first important to explore the deeper significance of Sagittarius. Sagittarius is perhaps to the most difficult of the Zodiac signs to understand. The reason for this difficulty is related to the level of abstraction that is required for deeper understanding to occur. This is one of the two key processes embedded within Sagittarius. The other is transmission.

Abstraction refers to the way we access the ‘deeper meaning’ of things. It is also connected to the idea of a higher vibration or frequency. The quality of abstraction leads to archetypal symbols, which imply a relationship that’s scalable and/or fractal in connection. It’s this abstract archetypal understanding that provides the true power behind symbols.

The word Transmission refers to the energy signature of what’s being passed along. What’s significant is not mere information. What’s significant in Sagittarius is the meaning of the information. What’s transmitted is the energy signature embedded within the meaning.

It’s this concept of higher-frequency and deeper understanding that is most important about Sagittarius.  Sagittarius is all about connecting with the principle of truth.

Here are two traditional ways that you can easily recognize Sagittarius in your life.

Sagittarius is traditionally associated with philosophy. That’s because we experience deeper meaning as ‘truth’ through the symbolic languages of philosophy, poetry, spiritual teachings, mathematics and music. With all of these systems it’s the transmission of the core truth or principle that is the key.

All authentic truths are rooted in holism and work at all levels. The “Golden Rule” for example is a container of a philosophical truth. It holds its integrity from the level of the personal to the family, group, community and nation. It’s scalable because of the simple truth that’s being transmitted at the core.

Sagittarius is also traditionally associated with travel. That’s because travel expands understanding by allowing us to see new connections within a new context and over a larger area. Travel provides a larger context than personal life and these expanded frames of reference allow us to experience a larger connection to our world. The result is an expanded understanding of personal truth that’s scalable and connects us to a larger reality.

It’s our capacity for abstraction that connects both travel and philosophy and enables us to expand into a higher vibration. This is because they are both scalable; they are connected to bigger picture and deeper meaning, and they are capable of holding their integrity while they expand.

The Mystery of Sagittarius lies in our experiences of connection, truth, transmission, deeper meaning, and higher frequency.

The Nature of Reality

Astrology New Moon Chart for Nov 2016This month’s Lunar theme is centered around an increased capacity to see the true nature of reality, specifically from the stand point of a higher frequency and perspective.

With four significant planets in Sagittarius (Sun, Moon, Saturn, and Mercury), humanity now has an increased ability to recognize these higher frequencies in action. Saturn’s position between the New Moon and Mercury is highlighting the qualities in our lives that are NOT in alignment with higher truth.

Now, more than ever, we are able to see governmental, religious, and corporate corruption, as forces of greed actively try to frame our reality according to their own agenda. It’s extremely easy right now to see the attempts to block, control, and distort those groups and individuals who are working with higher frequency toward new social structures.

In the US, for example, we’re able to see these forces at play in the situation at Standing Rock, in the recent elections, and in the distortion of truth through corporate media. With the New Moon occurring just before Saturn (balsamic phase) there’s a opportunity to re-think  how much protection we really need from those who want to control our lives.

Saturn is supporting our ability to see clearly what does and doesn’t work within our current social structures. We are able to clearly see the lack of harmony within corporate narratives and governmental assertions that tell us that everything is trending in a positive way. We are also able to see and experience the transmission of higher truth through circumstances that create true harmony, unity, and cooperation. This aspect is also Saturn at work in the creation of institutions that promote connections with others through deeper meaning and understanding.

During this new cycle, we are all able to experience a greater understanding and clearer perception of these higher vibrations. The New Moon is providing momentum so that we can act and think accordingly. You have the opportunity now to expand into something larger by recognizing your own truth and then using that truth to connect with the deeper meaning of life and reality.

There are many avenues for exploration. You can gravitate toward anything that holds deeper truth and brings greater harmony to your life. Spiritual teachings contain transmissions capable of expanding your consciousness and helping you connect to larger realities. All forms of travel support expansion through your ability to understand your own connection to the larger world. Whatever the action, remember that you’re intending to align yourself with a higher frequency and therefore guiding principles.

Speaking Truth to Power

Speaking truth to power is another significant way to align yourself to a higher frequency and participate in new awareness of the true nature of reality.

The importance of speaking truth to power (Mercury new phase to Saturn) comes directly from our understanding of Sagittarius. Our new awareness of the nature of reality has in some ways been forced through current events, and we are witnessing the need to speak out both in large scale circumstances as well as within our own groups.

A powerful placement of Pluto and Venus working together as a conjunction also supports the New Moon theme. It suggests the necessity to rethink how even the most basic values within a culture can become compromised if left unchallenged. For example, the long term relevance of what is unfolding at Standing Rock speaks to the true integrity of our values.

Saturn’s position to the New Moon represents our general awareness of how our access to information can become distorted. The Sabian symbol for Saturn speaks to the need to discern appropriate types of leadership and raises the question of how much a society should be controlled under the guise of ‘protection.’

All of this speaks very much to current circumstances. With Saturn and Mercury working together with the Sagittarius New Moon there’s a clear opportunity to transform current structures and elevate systems of power, especially through connecting with a higher vibration and guiding principles aligned with wholeness and truth.


I can’t stress enough the importance of this particular Lunar cycle and the energies that are being introduced. These first two weeks of the cycle are all about revealing new understandings about the “true nature of reality” in our world, and using these new understandings to build positive momentum.

Understanding the mystery of Sagittarius reveals the guiding principle of a higher frequency of consciousness. When we become aware of higher frequencies being blocked or distorted it’s important to speak out. Speaking truth to power is an expression of the Sagittarius principle of expansion.

Our New Moon energies of Sagittarius will continue to build until they are fully developed and ready for full integration at the Full Moon.

Happy New Moon