The Power of the Spring Equinox

The significance of the Spring, or Vernal, Equinox is in the balancing of the day-force with the night-force. This occurs twice a year in the spring and fall. At the equinox the length of daylight is equal to the night. What I find significant about the spring equinox is not necessarily that the days and nights are of equal length, but the idea that the day-force, which has been building in strength for 6 months, over takes and begins to dominate over the night-force.

The Power of Light

One of the important aspects of light is that it supports individualized growth. We can observe this in growth patterns within nature. Light provides a purpose for life. It allows life to grow, transform, and perpetuate. It is the individualizing function of the solar system. Light illuminates so that each person can see their own path in the world. Light allows for all the differences in the world to be supported, yet at the same time it transforms life into a unified cooperation, or eco-system, in order that life can perpetuate itself through the “seed.” The Sun, our source of light on Earth, is also the creative impulse for that which is new and emerging into form. The power of light working at the Spring Equinox is in the power of the new forms emerging, signified by the day-force once again moving to dominance.

The Astrology Chart – A Springtime Kite

Spring Equinox 2013This year’s Spring Equinox astrology chart feature a spectacular kite configuration. The backbone of the Kite features a Pluto/Moon opposition (activating personal awareness of higher-self) as it pulls in the higher structuring power of the Saturn/Neptune/Mercury connections within the Kite. This three planet connection allows for a new capacity to expand in the world through both the higher self and humanity as a whole. A powerful T-square activates a 4 planet stellium, bringing abundance as an integrating factor through both your higher-self connection and your personal relationships.

Kite configurations simultaneously incorporate three powerful capacities: a powerful new awareness, the ability to envision what can be done with the new awareness, and at the same time the organizational skill to bring it into form. The new awareness of our “Spring Equinox Kite” is a powerful new capacity to explore your personal connection to your higher self. This isn’t an overnight “Ah, I’m enlightened,” type of connection. Rather, it’s an unfolding opening of new avenues for learning how to work with and expand into your higher self. This spring your relationship with your higher self has the potential to shift from only being a higher guide to more of a partner with whom you can collaborate.

What Can You Expect this Spring Season?

I see the next three spring months as having a high potential for personal abundance. This new abundance will operate first at two internal levels. It will operate through your spiritual community as a generalized feeling of compassion and connection with humanity. You will experience abundance as an expansion of compassion and connection to humanity through your relationships within your community of support. This expanded compassion will in turn nurture your relationships.

The potential for abundance will also be operating at a personal level as you learn to connect as a more integrated partner with your higher-self. No longer will you be receiving “messages” from your higher self, you will experience a new level of collaboration with the more expanded aspects of your Self. To recap, you will experience the abundance of compassion and connection through your community of support. You will also feel a new sense of richness, joy, and connection through your own expanded relationship with your higher self.

Both of these types of abundance are internal, but there is good news for prosperity in the physical world as well. The type of material abundance indicated this spring stems from a fertility and receptiveness of awareness. Pay close attention to new possibilities in which which you can be a act as a pioneer, but only if you are completely willing to rise to the occasion, meaning the opportunity won’t just fall in your lap without a committed effort. For an extra level of manifesting support this spring, rely on your social circles, as complex relationships can contribute to your flow and expansion and easily translate into additional prosperity.

Conclusion

You have a new awareness of your higher self coming into form. If you can nurture this relationship to your higher self, as well as your relationships through your community of support, this spring can be an incredible time. Expect to have a feeling of abundance operating in your life which may also transfer into manifestation in the material world.

New Astrology Classes

A new astrology class is being offered called the Lunation Birthday. To my knowledge this is the first time this information has ever been presented in a classroom setting. In my opinion, your Lunation birthday is more important than you solar birthday because it is the clearest indicator of your personal path to success and fulfillment. This three week class will be offer once in April and once again in May.

No prior knowledge of astrology is required to attend this class. For more information and registration.

A Message of Unity from Your Higher Self

Special Edition: There is a very unusual astrological configuration with the New Moon. This article was written for the Lunar Matrix website.  I’ve decided to share it with everyone at Seattle Astrology.

New Moon – Monday, March 11, at 12:51 pm

New Moon
Sun in Pisces
Moon in Pisces
Lunar Phase in New

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  • Sun and Moon are 22 degrees Pisces
  • First Quarter Moon Tues, Mar 19, 10:27 am
  • Sun enters Aries Wed, Mar 20, 4:02 am
  • Spring Equinox is Wed, Mar 20

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Lunar Summary

Captain of the Moon

Each month the New Moon releases a wave of manifesting energy, focused specifically on a new expanded sense of Cosmic purpose. This is why the New Moon provides an ideal time for setting intentions.

This week’s New Moon is unusual and powerful. We are experiencing a special activation of cosmic purpose and unity. You’ll experience this activation in a personal way, at a deep and intuitive level. Although there is a tendency now to overwhelment, especially because of the “bigness” of the energies, if you’re able to access appreciation and bring your attention to the present moment, you can receive messages from your Higher Self.

It’s important this week to use simple awareness to avoid the frustration that comes with being overwhelmed or distracted. Bring your attention back to the moment, feel eagerness and creativity, and you will receive messages. They will come in the form of synchronicities, big or small. When they occur, look and feel beneath the circumstance and you’ll experience your connection to something larger. This is your Higher Self calling you forward.

What is being initiated this week is a new level of cosmic awareness and unity consciousness. Simple actions that follow inspiration will put you alignment with the expansive potentials of what is being born.

Weekly Astrology Guide – “A Message of Unity from Your Higher Self”

Steven’s weekly astrology reading offers unique insight into the specific potentials of Cosmic support available to us at this time.

With each New Moon there is always the opportunity to build on the potentials of the previous cycle. The previous New Moon on Feb 9th released an enormous wave of energy designed as a catalyst for change. The current New Moon is building on so much potential it is no wonder many of you are feeling the special nature of this coming week. Others of you may just plain feel overwhelmed. Either way, there’s good news just ahead.

This New Moon is special, indeed. In fact, there is a once-in-a-lifetime astrological pattern that supports this building of energies and offers a new impulse for personal expansion. Even those of you who aren’t astrologers will find it interesting to look at the New Moon chart included here. Before we discuss the specifics of the New Moon, I would like to take a moment to explain this rare and unusual cosmic pattern.

A Rare Opportunity

March 11th New Moon 2013This week the Sun and the 4 inner-most planets (Mercury, Venus, Moon, and Mars) are grouped together in the constellation of Pisces and sandwiched between two powerful outer planets, Uranus and Neptune. This grouping of inner planets (a stellium) indicates the opportunity for a powerful personal experience that leads to action. Uranus offers the opportunity to pierce the veil of limited reality, while Neptune dissolves ancestral boundaries and establishes a new order of harmony. In the middle of this pattern, the New Moon (Sun and Moon conjunct) activates the stellium and the Uranus/Neptune connection. Overall, this signifies the initiation of a new creative impulse within each of us to move beyond separateness to new levels of planetary harmony.

It’s also important to understand that this week’s New Moon constellation reactivates the recent Uranus/Neptune conjunction, back in 1993, which began a new cycle of planetary unity on the planet. Every 170 years Neptune and Uranus come together. When this happens the cycle always offers a new possibility. 20 years ago the conjunction initiated a new period of unity that moved beyond separateness into realizing the reality of harmony and unity on the planet in a never-before established manner.

This earlier conjunction is an important part of the current story, considering that this week’s New Moon re-visits and re-activates this impulse and brings it to a new level. Significantly, this current impulse is especially for individual expression. That is, the potential for unity consciousness will be felt and expressed by individual people in a way that hasn’t happened before.

What is Hidden beneath the Surface

The month of Pisces often involves a certain amount of confusing energies. Pisces is vast, connecting the individual to the home of global humanity. While it’s inspiring it’s also too big to grasp in entirety.

Pisces is also about completion. As the final Zodiac sign, we are integrating everything that unfolded in the previous cycle and preparing for the birth of the new cycle that begins with Aries at next week’s Spring Equinox. Mixed in with all of the new birth and potential we are feeling, there is also some necessary disintegration and letting go.

Pisces is about feeling the vastness of the larger realms and then going within and feeling our connection. In other words, it’s about focusing our own energies to personalize the bigness of what we’re experiencing.

Imagine a person living on an island within a larger group of islands. As they look out over the ocean at the other islands they can feel separated and alone, or they can feel connected by the ocean that supports them, through an island federation supported by a rich fishing trade and the waterway of transportation connecting all the islands together. It a matter of perspective.

The personal connection to the big picture can easily be missed by focusing on the vastness of the ocean. In this regard, Pisces represents a hidden opportunity or message, obscured by its immediate outward appearance.

This Week’s Message of Inspiration

The basic message of this New Moon is that there is powerful inspiration available to you. This is a unique and personal message, coming directly from your Higher Self, a message of inspiration that you can understand only by going within and accessing your inner guidance.

The opportunity of this New Moon is also subtle and somewhat hidden. The personal message could easily be lost in the “bigness” of Pisces. In order to access your personal connection to the message of inspiration you must go beneath the outer appearance of circumstances and connect to your own bigger picture.

An example may help point this aspect out more clearly. Consider a man blowing a bugle to announce an event. Its sound is piercing to the core. But as dramatic and penetrating as the bugle sound is, the real message is not about the sound itself. The man blowing the bugle is summoning those who can hear into participation and action. The deeper and hidden meaning in the bugle’s message is its call to action.

The New Moon “bugle call” is a special opportunity this week to receive a message which will inspire you to move forward in your life. The action you take may be simple, but it will put you in alignment with the larger momentum of change. Only you can intuit the hidden inspiration. This special message will vary greatly from person to person, but you have the opportunity to use it to mobilize your own creative energies to support a new harmony and unity in the world.

This New Moon directly supports the bigger picture of planetary Unity, especially connected to what was started at the 1993 Uranus/Neptune conjunction. Moving forward you have the opportunity to participate in this time of planetary change in your own inspired way.

 

Manifesting with the Pisces Moon

This New Moon is unusual, in that the manifesting energies are throughout the coming week rather than just in the hours surrounding the New Moon. Hold the focus of the following intentions as you go about the coming days leading up to next week’s Spring Equinox.

  • Allow the letting go of what has already served it purpose. As you release the past, you can allow the present to unfold, even if it is in unexpected ways.
  • Hold the big picture in the potency of the moment.
  • Feel the bigness of your connection to the unity of humanity. Set your intention to support the future and what will benefit the highest good for you and the world.
  • Allow yourself to be inspired by what’s coming next. Feel the coming birth of new hope, and what will emerge as new life in the next cycle.
  • Listen, look, and feel for messages from your Higher Self. Pay attention to synchronicities and the personal message beneath the outer circumstance.
  • Take simple actions this week from the inspiration of what you feel.

Many Blessing,
Steven Shroyer

Understanding Your Lunar Birthday

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Your Lunation birthday or “Lunar birthday” is more important than your Solar birthday.  It is your clearest indicator of your personal path to success and fulfillment.[/blockquote]

Class Description

This 3-week class teaches you how to interpret the astrology of the Moon and your own Lunar birthday. To my knowledge, this is the first time this information has ever been released for classroom study. This class teaches you how work with and amplify the energy of the Moon in relationship to your personal astrology chart.

An important function of the Moon is teaching you how to adjust your life for maximum results. You will learn to recognize when to back-off, when to take risks, when to go with the flow, and when to fight for a new course of action. Through understanding the power hidden in your Lunar birthday, you will also develop the tools for manifesting what you want in your life.

Class Size

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Class Content

  • No prior knowledge of astrology is required
  • The significance of the Moon in astrology
  • How to use Lunar astrology in your own life
  • How to calculate your Lunar Birthday
  • What your personal Lunar Birthday means
  • How to celebrate your Lunar Birthday
  • How to calculate and use your hidden Lunar path for success
  • An individualized approach to New Moon manifesting
  • How live in tune with the Lunar cycle

Class Dates

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  • Thursdays: Sept 11, 18, 25  7-9 pm

Location: 8406 6th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98117
425-243-2101

Cost

$150 per person
Register early, limit 8
[email_link email=”steve@stevenshroyer.com”]Email Steven Shroyer[/email_link]

Claiming Your Life Instead of Reacting to Chaos

Full Moon Lunar PhaseSun in 8 Aquarius
Moon in 8 Leo
Lunar phase is Full
Full Moon Jan 26th, 8:38p Pacific

The Full Moon energies are supporting a shift toward embracing a new level of “claiming” your life experience, instead of reacting to circumstances that don’t seem to fit into your life plan. The realization that “creative response” can be used as a replacement to reaction has been building in our consciousness since the last New Moon.

The recent New Moon was focused on a new capacity for inner strength as we expand into new ways of overcoming internal resistance toward “doing the right thing.” This right thing is of course, specific to your personal life and circumstances. But one thing is clear, doing the right thing often produces unforeseen consequences and may even perhaps lead to a new level chaos in you life as new potentials emerge.

Our current Full Moon holds a new opportunity which directly addresses the consequences of how you have been handling the events and circumstances in your life during the last two weeks.

Let’s consider three possible outcomes which could have transpired as a result of how you approached your recent life circumstances and synchronicities calling for your attention.

  1. The first possible outcome is that you were faced with the opportunity to act, but didn’t. This very likely did, or will, create some additional feeling of chaos or problems, as the unresolved circumstances are waiting your attention.
  2. The second possibility is that you claimed your power and did the right thing, but doing the right created a secondary problem or related event.
  3. The third possibility is that you took care of business and your life has improved, with every aspect of your life running more smoothly than ever.

Regardless of which of the three outcomes you may have encountered, this Full Moon carries with it a powerful opportunity for you to move forward, even if you are carrying old or “unfinished business.”

This new opportunity we will explore is called “authentic living.”

You Live in a Compassionate Universe

January Full Moon ChartThe Universe is compassionate and loving. It doesn’t give you just one chance to make things right, with the result ended in failure or success. You have as many chances as you need in life, or even future lives. The old dualistic idea that life is only a choice between good and evil is now moving out of our reality. This subversive idea is rooted in fear and designed to create feelings of vulnerability. It makes us feel powerless against the inevitable challenges in life.

In contrast, the compassionate Universe offers you a new source of power and a fresh start in every moment to handle these old challenges.

The compassionate Universe presents a bigger picture. This larger view says that life, growth, and transformation is a process. Each of us has a unique path in a compassionate world of changing opportunity and unlimited chances to “get it right.” You will grow at whatever pace suits your desire and destiny for becoming more that you currently are. You will receive as many chances and opportunities as you need for success and personal transformation.

Having discussed the compassionate nature of the Universe, I feel it is important to relate it to our current Full Moon opportunity. Regardless of the choices you have made in the past, or the current level of disorder or chaos in your life circumstances, the Full Moon is providing a clear solution for moving forward in your life.

This solution is based on the realization that your ability to make new decisions rests solely on your ability to address old challenges with fresh creative ideas from a new source of inspiration. This ability is what I am calling “Authentic Living.”

The Challenge of Authentic Living – Claiming Your Power

Living a life of authenticity requires you to move forward based who you are, and not on what’s popular, easy, or acceptable to friends and family. The challenge of authentic living is that it’s often inconvenient in a world which judges your life based on national averages and consensus thinking. We are conditioned from our first schooling experiences that “fitting in” is a basic necessity of survival.

So, how do you live authentically in a world that doesn’t support unique thinking unless it is fashionable?

This Full Moon is about expressing yourself in new ways which reflect how you feel about your future success in the world. Your new ideas of success are flowing from visions of a new world, just beginning to form in your consciousness. This new vision of the world supports relationships which feel genuine and are aligned inclusiveness and unique expression. This is a world void of judgment and “average-ness.”

The qualities needed for this new level of expression and vision stem from both inner strength and the resolve to make the necessary shifts in your life toward what inspires you. As you may recall, these were the basic Lunar themes of the past two weeks.

Authentic Living is a Creative Process

Two types of creativity exist. There is creativity which flows as a personal expression of your individual identity. This creativity flows like a river of light, up from the Earth, through you and out to the world. This is your individual creative power.

There is a second type of creativity, related to larger group consciousness. Instead of flowing from your personal connection to earth, up and out, this creative light flows from above. This creative light from above flows from the collective imagination, and higher realms of awareness. When you access this energy you are tapped into creativity that’s larger than yourself. It flows down through you, and out to the world. This is the creative power of the collective.

Authentic living unlocks the power of this new creative process. Esoteric astrology offers the keys to understanding these new forms of creativity.

This realization that creative power can flow from higher to lower is anchored in the symbolism of the zodiac sign of Aquarius, the Water Bearer. As water flows it descends. Imagine this flowing creative light can produce power in the same way a hydro-electric plant harnesses the power of water, flowing from a higher to a lower source.

Descending power is a group endeavor. In order to express this new higher form of authenticity you need the feeling of personal success, however you also need the feeling of supporting the success of others.

This type of authenticity is more than just being personally genuine. It’s also being genuine in how you participate in the energies of the creative collective. This power from above, descending power, flows from the collective and becomes focused in the world through individual expression. Then it becomes available for the benefit of all.

As creative inspiration flows from above and is freely offered to the world, inspiring new inventions, new skills, and new ways of living, it is also a spiritual process. Thus, Authentic Living is also a spiritual practice.

Authenticity is also a Social Process

Full Moon Circle

Understanding your new access to creative power, you have the ability now to uniquely express your life purpose at a new level, expressing both your own individuality as well as your embodiment of the larger whole.

When you claim your authenticity and bring your ideas into form, you become a channel for a new form of creative power which is spiritual and allows to participate in a larger reality. In practical terms being authentic means embodying your creative power, your creative insight, and your unique expression of what it means to be human.

It’s important to give back to humanity your own genius and access to creative ideas. In order to participate at this higher level, you must share your new connection to creative power with your circle of friends, family, and sphere of influence your “Authentic Self.”

Ideas for a Full Moon Circle

Your Full Moon opportunity this month can be maximized by creating a Full Moon circle.

At some point after the Full Moon on Saturday at 8:38p (Pacific), ideally within 48 hours, get together with at least one other person, creating a container or circle. Sit with the intention of receiving the creative flow from the power of the Full Moon.

Living authentically now, in this moment, means to draw from the power of inspiration and to express your creative connection to the realm of humanity in which group ideas are formed.

  • Sit with at least one other person and acknowledge the power of the moment and the creative potential for authentic ideas.
  • Use spontaneity and creativity to share ideas back and forth, or through the circle.
  • Let your ideas flow like a refreshing rain from above. Imagine a waterfall of light pouring through you.
  • Use your imagination to picture and vision a better future for you and the world.
  • Allow your ideas to trigger new possible directions or choices in your life that you haven’t even yet considered.
  • Share your own experience of power as it flows from the collective through you.
  • Feel the creative power of your Ideas.

In the coming days, respond to your new creative awareness. Express your new ideas, share them, live them, Be them. Feel your own authenticity from a new perspective.

Lunar Esoteric Journal

The Lunar Esoteric Journal is a Seattle Astrology Bi-monthly PublicationThe Lunar Esoteric Journal is published bi-monthly and follows the MOON cycles from an esoteric perspective. It’s an Astrology Journal that provides practical insight and advice to allow you to work with the Lunar energies in a positive way.

From an esoteric point of view, the MOON provides the psychic energy needed to access your intuition, your connection to planetary life-force, and the ability to nourish your soul within a changing environment.

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A Graceful Inner Strength

New Moon Jan 11

New Moon lunar phaseSun 22 Capricorn
Moon 22 Capricorn
New Moon, Friday, Jan 11th, 11:44a PST

 

A Graceful Inner Strength

New Moons are really quite special in the bigger picture of life. This week’s New Moon introduces a new capacity for inner strength which is needed to move gracefully into your future. Before we look at the specifics of this month’s chart, it feels appropriate at this first Moon of the New Year to review the transformative potential that each New Moon offers us.

The Importance of Each Month’s New Moon

January New Moon 2013Each New Moon involves a powerful activation (note to astrology students below). In the Big Picture it’s becoming clear to me that if self-aware individuals fully understood the raw power of the New Moon, our entire culture could make a dramatic shift toward manifesting a beautiful future.

The Joining together of the Sun and Moon is a type of fecundation or impregnation of pure potential. This is when the magic happens. When the Moon’s orbit comes between the Sun and Earth, the Moon’s light is hidden. Past traditions have referred to this Sun-Moon conjunction as “The Dark Moon.” as if there were an absence, But the Moon’s dark period is when the activation occurs.

During the New Moon, at the moment of conjunction, the Sun fertilizes the Moon and a new purpose is born. This birth of purpose represents the opportunity to begin again with a new idea, or a new opportunity. If the previous lunation cycle was successful, then the new opportunity also builds on the previous cycle.

This idea of building each month from the previous cycle holds a special type of cosmic gracefulness. Not only is each positive step forward rewarded, but there is also an ease in moving forward in life. With growth comes integration. With integration there is the possibility for new skills or mastery. With mastery, transformation is possible.

The magic of each New Moon is that the activation holds a future possibility of self-transformation. Creativity is regarded as one of the highest attributes of Spiritual activity, and during each New Moon creativity take a new form as potential is born into the physical world.

The Jupiter Factor with This Month’s New Moon

If you have followed the previous lunation cycle, which began on December 13th and includes the Winter Solstice, there has been a powerful release of cosmic light. This light is here not only inspire you, but provides the opportunity to begin using this light in your everyday life. This month’s New Moon continues the expansion of light in your conscious being by reinforcing a new level of inner strength within you.

Jupiter SymbolJupiter occupies a significant spot in this month’s New Moon chart as a benefactor of hope and expansion. The new year, as it begins to unfold after our spectacular Winter Solstice, brings a sense of hope to all of us. The planet Jupiter carries a powerful desire for an expansion of life. Its position in the chart is driving this current lunation cycle by giving you an increased capacity for inner integrity and inner strength.

Jupiter, in its alignment at the New Moon, indicates that your search for new knowledge will lead you to a fundamental level of faith in the sustaining power of life. The life of our planet is constantly supporting and sustaining us. It is this sustaining power of life that you have a new capacity to nurture within yourself. You have a increased capacity to trust in, and cooperation with, life itself. By life, I mean the experience of feeling the energies of life coursing through your body. Energy and Chi penetrate every level of life. This is an awareness of life “as a process” in which you are integrally engaged.

This idea of life as a process is an important concept to consider. Faith is a natural by-product of life itself. Our planet is alive and individual life everywhere is sustained and nurtured by this aliveness of Earth. We all live in a larger container of planetary life which, by its very nature, is cyclic. Your capacity to rely on this ongoing cyclic process of life forms the basis for your inner strength. It directly correlates to your inner faith. In this way, faith is not reduced to a set of mental ideas or beliefs on which one projects outwardly. Faith becomes a fundamental trust in an ongoing process. It becomes a point of integration and strength, because it is no longer an outward projection, but an inward reliance.

The hope which Jupiter brings to your consciousness stems from a new level of inner strength. This strength flows from the integration of Cosmic light which you are beginning to experience (since the previous New Moon Dec 13th). This Jupiter Factor is supporting your inner realms and inner faith. The New Moon brings a new capacity to move forward in life through the gracefulness of your inner strength. Let this inner strength continue to build in you throughout this lunar cycle.

New Moon Activities

The New Moon is at 11:44a on Friday the 11th. Here is a meditative activity you can do, ideally before the conjunction of Sun and Moon, either Thursday evening or Friday morning.

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  • Sit quietly with eyes closed for 10 minutes and feel the inner sensations of being alive. The inner sensations of “Life” moving through you.
  • Contemplate how alive Earth feels. Reflect on the ways in which everything related to life is part of a cycle and a process.
  • As you sit, realize how your life is part of the Earth’s life, how you are intimately connected though your cooperation, trust, and faith in the processes of life.
  • Sense your own significance and how your life is not random. Nurture the feeling that you are as significant as the Sun and Moon. See and feel yourself as a presence in the solar system as powerful as the Sun and Moon.
  • Feel your inner strength begin to build as you feel life moving you forward with purpose and meaning.
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Note to Astrology Students

Each month there are two important cosmic activations. The first is when the Moon conjuncts the Sun. The second is when the Moon conjuncts Uranus. Both of these activations are important and represent new energies which are available for use. The understanding of why they occur and how use them in chart interpretation would be typically will be covered in my upcoming astrology classes Esoteric Astrology Level I, and Your Lunation Birthday I.

Dancing with the Light

Full Moon Dec 28

Moon in Cancer
Full Moon at 2:21a
Sun in Capricorn

Dancing with the Light

Dancing with the LightThe Full Moon is a powerful time of the month. Let examine just why it’s so powerful. To begin this discussion, let’s back up a bit and review what the New Moon energies hold. The New Moon is a cosmic initiator. It always begins a new process, or a new idea, or a new cosmic gift or ability. The entire first half of the Lunation cycle, from two weeks ago up to this week’s Full Moon, is a learning process. It’s about overcoming personal obstacles and challenges, making decisions, and taking actions to stay on your new learning path. This allows you to renew your commitment to the new ideas you embraced at the New Moon, and prepares you to “actually do something” with what you have learned. This “doing something” is what the Full Moon is all about.

The Source of Full Moon Power

Full Moon Chart Dec 28The energy of the Full Moon empowers you to take the understanding of what you have learned and apply it in your life in some meaningful or practical way. The Full Moon supports your “creative activity.” (since I moved “doing something” to the earlier paragraph, maybe just say creative action here?) This is why astrology teachings often say the Full Moon is about completion and fullness. This isn’t because you have ended a cycle, but because you have completed the initial learning curve. It means that through your learning you should now understand enough to engage in new activity while you use what you have learned.

At the last New Moon we were all supported in a rebirth of feeling and emotions, preparing us for the Cosmic birth of Light at Winter Solstice. At the Winter Solstice we entered into a new era of fulfilment. This new era will be marked with an increase in the power and quality of Light available to all. In other words, the quality of cosmic Light available to us now is more expansive and contains a higher vibration. It’s more penetrating and it brings with it a Uranian quality able to transform consciousness. Human consciousness is able to hold the new frequencies more effectively as Capricorn structures learn to hold this new quality of Light. This is the meaning of the “new” Capricorn that I wrote about in last week’s Solstice article.

The New Capricorn

The New Capricorn of the ZodiacThe aspect of the earth element resonating with the new Capricorn is that of the crystal family and all crystalline structures. The astrological symbolism and alignment of the three transcendent Planets (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) combined with the Winter Solstice, and the holistic alignment with all the other planets, suggest that consciousness itself is now able to form into crystalline grids capable of holding and using this Cosmic Light in new ways. The energy activated by the planet Uranus is able to work with Capricorn energies similarly to the way we use crystal energies. What is new with this Full Moon is the power to “do something” with your new access to this Cosmic Light.

Integrating the Light

The December New Moon initiated the new process of rebirth. As we began to learn how to live, feel, and react in new ways, the Winter Solstice gave birth to a new form of Cosmic Light. With this gift of Light we can feel inspired, encouraged, and renewed.

The days preceding the Full Moon, are more likely filled with questions. For some the question is, “Am I ready? Can I handle this?” For others, the question is, “Is this even real, what does all of this really mean, do I really feel that different? Why do I still feel overwhelmed by old patterns?”

These questions are a part of the natural process of integration. For without these questions, we don’t know where to make adjustments, or where to look for hidden strength and power just beginning to develop. You need to use your mind to make the new growth creative and joyous. Having a supportive thought process and logical mental structures provides the depth of integration necessary for new forms to completely emerge.

The Perfect Dance

This Full Moon is a time for dancing. When someone dances to music, they feel the music and respond from a place of physical creativity. During the week following the Full Moon, it is important to “do something” as a result of what you have learned, felt, and experienced. This isn’t a time to sit next to the dance floor and watch everybody else dance. You must exercise what you have integrated so far. You must use it, at whatever level you feel it.

Feel that you have access now to a higher quality of Light, and then move, act, do something which reflects this new Capricorn Light. The Full Moon is about completion, but it is the completion of a very small step in a new direction. It means you have completed just enough, and learned just enough, that you can now engage in activity which reflects your growth and understanding.

The astrological alignments this week suggest that the most appropriate dance is the dance of appreciation. This timing is perfect for expressing your joy and celebrating the new subtly of Cosmic Light in your life. Your focus is best spent on the future, and your appreciation for what the future has to offer the world. You have a new role to play, in a new world which is birthing. It’s not necessary to have it all figured out. We are all learning how to hold more Light. We’re learning how to work together in an exciting new world, and how to dance the new dance of Light.

Feel the Light and react with your own form of creative response. This week is the week to practice your new understanding of a new era of fulfillment. Your opportunity is to feel your creative response of life and Light. Celebrate with joy. This is your perfect dance.

The Magic of Winter Solstice of 2012

A Magical Solstice

I find it most fascinating that buried in the collective consciousness of the average person is the idea of the “end of the world.” This is somewhat accurate from an esoteric point of view. Allow me to explain this idea further.

This year’s Winter Solstice is occurring during a powerful and magical Uranus activation. This, coupled with the Sun conjunct Pluto, points to a cosmic situation leading to the end of current structures of power. This is the power that currently holds control through sanctioned organizations and existing power structures. By power, I mean the ability to establish, organize, and to initiate that which controls and brings to order. Power also refers to the energy to act and to accomplish new activity.

This year the Solstice is about the death of one great power, and the birth of a new great power, emerging for the first time. This is the power to create something meaningful and new, in closer alignment with Cosmic harmony.

Winter Solstice Chart Dec 20, 2012
Winter Solstice Dec 20

The Winter Solstice always represents a form of death. In this country, our preoccupation with death limits our understanding of what it means to end a cycle. With our Sun in a balsamic conjunction with Pluto on this year’s Winter Solstice (right before the exact conjunction), the ending of our current cycle is certain. Cosmic death is occurring in the most powerful and auspicious way possible. I am thankful that in our culture we have another symbol to help us understand what is occurring. That symbol is the birth of the Christ consciousness, which occurs every year in this season.

It’s important to realize that on the Winter Solstice both death and birth are happening simultaneously. As the death of one cycle occurs, the birth of another cycle begins. Life is eternal, with the promise that when one phase of life ends, a new phase of life begins. This is precisely what is occurring during the Solstice.

A Deeper Look into the Birth of Light

Uranus Moon Light

To fully understand the magic that is occurring on the Solstice, I would like to take a deeper look into the nature of light.

You and I live in a world where the balance of light is constantly shifting. In June, at the time of Summer Solstice, when the days are the longest, light predominates and the day-force is the strongest of the year. At the same time, the night-force is also the weakest. This is when a bit of cosmic magic occurs. At the moment of Summer Solstice, the night-force is awakened out of its slumber and it begins to build in strength. Over the following weeks and months, the night-force builds and builds until the time of Winter Solstice, when it is the strongest of the year.

Magically, on the Winter Solstice, the death of the night-force is foretold with the birth of the light. From Winter Solstice on, the awakened day-force will continue to build in strength, until the next Summer Solstice arrives.

Each year at Winter Solstice the Light re-awakens. And each year, a new quality of Light is born. This is the birth of the Christ consciousness. This is the light which will Light the world and guide our way. Winter Solstice each year brings the sacred birth of a new quality of illumination to Earth. We celebrate it, we rejoice, and we hold sacred this magic of Light. It is this yearly birth of Light which gives us hope and inspiration. We sense the glory which is to come when this Light comes into its full power of strength and illumination.

Feeling the Solstice Shift

Capricorn Light changes frequency on Dec 21, 2012The Winter Solstice, by its very nature, is perhaps to most powerful shifting point which occurs on a yearly basis. This year’s shift is amplified by an additional Moon-Uranus activation which is happening simultaneously with the Solstice.

The Moon represents your daily experience and adjustment to life. It’s a focal point of Cosmic integration of the changing flow of spiritual energies available to you. The Moon also gives you the ability to feel this amazing cosmic shift.

Every month the Moon experiences two activations. One is at New Moon, when it contacts the Sun and activates a new way to fulfill your purpose and potential. The other is when it contacts Uranus and activates your galactic purpose from beyond the solar system. Significantly, this year the Winter Solstice is occurring on this second of these two activations. The new phase conjunction (right after the exact conjunction) of the Moon and Uranus is the marker of a new era of time and progress.

On the Solstice you may have the feeling that something is different. It is important that you feel this on an emotional level. Without the ability to feel the shift, you may struggle with how to react. Astrologically, we are in a period of emotional rebirth, following the special activation which occurred at last month’s Full Moon. This rebirth is supporting a fundamental shift in our nature, to act and react consciously from a new emotional center. From the perspective of your new emotional center, you can feel that the past has served its role and it’s time to move on to bigger and better ways of living and being in harmony with the universe.

When you look outside on the Solstice, the Light you see and feel, the Light inspiring your actions and decisions, is not the same light as it was yesterday. This is the Light of a new era of fulfillment.

A New Era of Fulfillment

We are entering the era that we have dreamed of. A time to bring our visions to form. What was previously only an idea, what could only be dreamed of in the past, is now crystallizing. Our visions are becoming possible because of a new form of power.

The inspiration of the night-force will be fulfilled when a spiritual community of awakened people is able use the birth of Cosmic hope and Light to energize and start using this Light as a real and useful form of power. In the new era we will have the Power to “do,” and not just to dream. We will have the Power to act in the Light, not just talk about a world in the future. This new power becomes the force we will use to build the new world which was previously only a vision. The New Era of Fulfillment is arriving through the use of the power of Light, in action.

The Birth of a New Capricorn

The New Capricorn of the ZodiacEach year, on the Winter Solstice, the Sun moves into the Zodiac sign of Capricorn. Capricorn energies are those energies in which the earth, or anything with form, can hold and wield actual power. This year, with the help of Uranus, the birth of a new quality of Cosmic Light will begin to flow and energize through Capricorn, This is the birth of “The New Capricorn.”

In the past, the ability to claim, use, and embody power as an individual or a group has been directed by Capricorn in tandem with the planet Saturn. Saturn, ruler of form, structure, building, and laws has traditionally been considered the ruler of Capricorn, but that is about to change.

Some have predicted that the Earth’s poles will reverse on the Winter Solstice. This isn’t what is happening literally, but there is an important reversal in the flow of Cosmic energies. In the past, Cosmic energy tended to flow primarily outward, from Jupiter through Saturn and Uranus and the remaining outer planets, to the Galaxy.

Capricorn is an Earth sign. The New Capricorn embodies the transcendent quality of “Earth.” This can be seen in a crystal, which is the new symbol of the earth element of Capricorn. With this shift to the new era, Cosmic energy flows in two directions, like a crystal in which energy can flow in both directions at the same time. Cosmic flow now moves two ways, from galactic center to you, and also from you out to the Universe.

Because Capricorn energy can now flow in two directions, there will be a split in the world. Some will be able to move in both directions, others will be stuck in old forms. Those who struggle to feel the shift will declare, “The world didn’t end, nothing has changed, let’s continue along our previous path.” Saturn will be their ruler of power and power structures.

For others, who have cultivated subtleness and a new awareness, those who can feel more than the retail shopping spirit as an indicator of fulfillment, Uranus will be their new guide into a new understanding and expression of fulfillment.

Inspiration for Moving Forward

Uranus Symbol for the Planet

Uranus has the ability to show us what is beyond and just out of reach, guiding with a vision of the correct use of power. Uranus as the new ruler of Capricorn will show us the way to transform our world into the paradise we once only dreamed of. The use of power for the sake of power, and as a measure of success and control, will start to fade as the new ruler of Capricorn shifts the consciousness of more and more individuals.

As we enter the New Era of Fulfillment, we now have the ability to hold the inspiration of our spiritual ideals, and also build realities from them. The new Capricorn is about seizing power from those who abuse it and reclaiming it for the harmony of all. It’s is about being responsible for what we envision and then making the decisions and taking the actions which support it. Group responsibility and support will be especially powerful as we move forward.

Let us each feel this shift as deeply as possible. It’s a time for celebration and joy, a time for us to anchor the birth of this new Light.

Twelve-Twelve Esoteric Perspective

12:12 on 12/12/12

Written by Steven Shroyer

The astrology of 12-12-12 features the planet Jupiter in a prominent way. 

Depending on your point of view, either all energies are flowing through Jupiter, or Jupiter is distributing all energies to the other planets. Either way, on 12-12 Jupiter is retrograde at 10 Gemini, which is very important and significant. This is the degree of the Zodiac which is often referred to as “mind verses matter,” so the location is bringing a unique capacity to Jupiter’s expansive nature. (The effects of retrograde are complex and integrated into the totality of this article.)

Jupiter Expands Consciousness on 12 12 12

With the expansive nature of Jupiter so prominent, what’s keeping our circumstances from flying out of control? Gravitation is the universal binding power of the material realm. From the time we are born, we all have to learn to struggle and come to terms with the force of gravity. I remember learning how to ride a bicycle. At first, keeping my balance and keeping the direction of my bicycle on course felt so over-whelming — it was almost impossible. My sustained effort, through repeated failure, paid off and it became easier and easier. Before long, all I had to do was think “ride” and gravity became my best friend as I leaned through the curves and coasted down the hills.

Our struggle with gravity isn’t only physical. Your struggle against gravity also teaches you how to pierce beyond the physical realm in order to reach higher realms of existence and access other realms of consciousness. These realms are beyond the physical. They are transcendent in nature.

The deeper meaning of gravity is embodied in the lesson of how your mind has the ability to rise above the density of lower vibrations. As consciousness expands beyond the 3-D realms, it requires mental effort to transcend the apparent limits of physicality. With the New Moon occurring on the day following 12-12-12, the capacity for expanding your consciousness is becoming more evident.

Twelve Twelve Chart
Twelve Twelve Chart

Uranus is supporting you with a personal vision of what is possible, but indicates that half-measures, or anything less than a full commitment, will result in failure. Gravity is unforgiving. As you climb upward against gravity, success or failure are the clear-cut alternatives. The requirement of total commitment is clear. Expansion will occur for those who have learned the deeper lessons of physicality (gravitational force).

The 12-12-12 astrology chart is suggesting a possible spilt in how humanity will respond to the energies leading up the very important Winter Solstice. Those who embrace the lessons of gravity and expanded embodiment will rise to a higher realm of being. This requires intention and focused mental awareness. Others, who haven’t learned that it is possible to pierce beyond the limitation of matter and the physical plane, will continue to vibrate with the densities of isolation in the material world.

The shift of Solstice 2012 is beginning to come into form. There is a real opportunity now for you to experience a more transcendent and metaphysical world. This twelve-twelve theme of expansion is also an underlying theme of the New Moon on Dec13.

Steven Shroyer is an Esoteric philosopher and a prominent Seattle area astrologer. You can receive a personal astrological reading by contacting him. [email_link email=”steve@stevenshroyer.com” variation=”teal”]steve@stevenshroyer.com[/email_link]

Acceleration of Solstice Power

New Moon Dec 13, 2012 – 0:24am PST

New Moon lunar phaseMoon in Sagittarius
Sun in Sagittarius
Lunar Phase is New Moon
(Sun conjunct the Moon, an important monthly activation)

This is one of the most exciting New Moons of the entire year. To put the importance of this week’s events in perspective, let’s review some of the more significant factors involved.

Two weeks ago during the Lunar Eclipse, a cosmic portal opened which is allowing deep new emotional connections to the Earth’s life-force. Along with it is the potential for you to experience an emotionally significant feeling of rebirth. This rebirth has the potential of producing a great deal of freedom in how you choose to identify with your past. It also provides you a skill-set for emotionally dealing with the large shift which will occur on the Winter Solstice, just a week away.

The New Moon occurs one day after the famed 12-12-12, and one week before the powerful Winter Solstice on the 21st of December.

A Short, Clear Perspective

New Moon Chart Dec 13, 2012
New Moon Chart

To summarize, let’s just say that this week’s New Moon is part of an important sequence of transformational events which started at last month’s New Moon, and will continue through next month’s New Moon, as we anchor and integrate the cosmic shifts of the 2012 Solstice. As this week’s New Moon supports the larger wave of transformation, its main function is to accelerate the process so that our consciousness can more easily make the transition next week. It will also help us to identify with the expansion process so that we can feel connected at the deepest level.

Overall, it’s supporting our ability to integrate and assimilate the infusion of light that will arrive with the Solstice.

On the most basic level, your New Moon intentions this week can focus on accepting and allowing the integration and expansion process to continue. Avoid fear reactions around your own experiences of acceleration. Everything has been perfectly timed to prepare you for this moment. The more you can fully embrace your circumstances as they unfold this week, the more fully you can participate in the final preparations for the infusion of light.

The rest of this article offers more detail about the ways in which the New Moon is integrated into the larger sequence of events.

Two Important Activations

Each month there are two activations which naturally occur to support your spiritual growth and transformation. These activations occur: when the Moon is conjunct with the Sun, and when the Moon is conjunct with Uranus.

The activation we’re most aware of occurs every New Moon when the Moon passes over the Sun (a conjunction). This activation carries a new sense of Cosmic purpose. This is one of the reasons the New Moon offers such a powerful manifesting time each month, and why many of us have learned how to practice setting New Moon intentions in alignment with the Lunar Matrix. (For more information about setting New Moon intentions, visit the Lunar Matrix.)

The lesser known activation occurs when the Moon passes over the planet Uranus. Uranus activates the rhythms coming from the Galactic Center. It enables us to see and experience beyond the physical plane of reality.

This year’s Winter Solstice receives support from both of these activations. The New Moon occurs just one week before the Solstice, and the powerful Uranus activation happens the day of Solstice.

During the Winter Solstice a positive cosmic shift will occur on Earth. This is shift has been predicted by mystic seers, and is being felt world wide in various way. A misunderstanding of the energies has allowed for a certain level of panic and apprehension, but rest assured, this is a positive shift in consciousness.

A Higher Stage of Human Development

This New Moon will initiate a period of accelerated growth, accompanied by the deeply-felt anticipation of a higher stage of human development which is about to take place. The accelerated growth is supporting our ability to hold higher and higher frequencies of light. This is similar to the way a crystal holds light, with clarity and coherence. This is the capacity into which we are expanding.

In the coming week, between the New Moon and the Winter Solstice, the path of the Moon crosses Pluto, Mars, and Neptune. The significance of this is two-fold. First, the spiritual work you have done up until now will be summoned to support you moving forward, through the use of your inner strength. Secondly, your inner integrity (how you react to unforeseen circumstances), will support your actions this week, helping you move forward intentionally, and thereby anchoring your progress and acceleration.

The New Moon will also trigger a new ability in which you can begin identifying with a higher level of functioning. As you as your raise your vibration into the higher light spectrums you expand to this higher level of living and operating. You also consciously experience being connected to something larger. The capacity now exists to function, live, and react from this higher level of consciousness.

This ability will need to be nurtured. What this means on the most practical level is that some people will nurture their new ability and other won’t. Those who nurture it will gravitate toward each other and embrace a new power of group authority and the capacity to build new worlds. The ability for some to embrace this shift and others not, is bound to create a split in the world between those who live in the past and those who begin working, living, and operating in a new era of light and empowerment.

A New Era is Born of Capricorn Light

Capricorn Light changes frequency on Dec 21, 2012This new power is symbolized by the zodiac sign of Capricorn, born at the Solstice. With this year’s activation, the zodiac sign of Capricorn will, from this point forward, carry a new quality of energy. This transition will be fully activated on the Winter Solstice as the Sun moves into Capricorn. During the Uranus-Moon activation (mentioned earlier) the Sun simultaneously moves to 1 degree Capricorn and the activation of the “new Capricorn” is complete. The world split may now be defined as those living under the “Old Capricorn,” ruled by Saturn, and those living under the “New Capricorn,” ruled by Uranus.

Capricorn is pure power that is anchored by the crystalline forms which have the ability to hold light. Crystals have been a teacher for us in hold to hold light. The higher stage of development spoken of earlier also involves your ability hold this Capricornian Light within your own crystalline body.

There will be more about the New Capricorn Light in Winter Solstice 2012 article to be published in a few days. Please share this article with your friends and pass on the Cosmic gifts of the Winter Solstice.

A Final Note

There is a lot going on in the world of expanding consciousness. These activations are taking place to help you. Remember that not everyone will take advantage of the opportunities this month. Trusting who you are beyond all the hype will be a good strategy and coping mechanism in the coming days. There is a new dimension of “being-ness” coming to form, and the Universe has slowly and methodically been preparing to help us make an important shift in consciousness.

Set your New Moon intentions to welcome and nurture this powerful shift. This is an exciting time for all of us. Feel it, feel yourself changing in new ways, and support the changes. The universe is a wonderful experience. Let your consciousness expand to hold more Light.