Finding Your Path to Love, Health, and Purpose: New Moon Astrology June 2016

Finding Your Path to Love, Health, and Purpose: New Moon Astrology June 2016

Article Window: June 4 to July 4
• The New Moon is June 4, 2016  7:59pm PDT
• Sun is 15° Gemini, Moon is 15° Gemini
• New Moon Theme (June 4 to July 4):  Your Path to Health, Purpose and Love
• Next Full Moon is July 4, 2016

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.

New Moon Astrology by Seattle Astrology and Steven Shroyer

Astrology Article: Finding Your Path to Love, Health, and Purpose

The New Moon astrology for this month is unusual and powerful. Venus is exactly conjunct the New Moon, and releasing its magic of love and beauty into a perfect grand square astrology pattern. You can expect to find health, stability, and a new sense of purpose as this incredible month unfolds.

With the Sun, Moon, and Venus all perfectly aligned at the New Moon, there is a definite emphasis on health, love, and beauty. The Sun is bringing a new vitalizing energy to everything that Venus represents in your life and circumstances. The Moon, throughout this month’s Lunar cycle, will distribute this magical energy, in the form of whatever you treasure the most.

With the New Moon occurring in the zodiac sign of Gemini, expect new information to play a significant role in your life.

There are two distinct patterns that form our New Moon chart. I will go into more detail later in this article, but it’s important to point out that there are two distinct paths that these energies can play out in your life. What I will focus on here is the way to maximize the opportunity, and the very real possibility for combining the two patterns for optimal personal success.

With Venus playing a very rare role in the New Moon energies I feel it’s necessary first to discuss how Venus and the New Moon will mirror what’s most important to you, especially in regards to the bigger picture of life and your connection to your higher purpose. Let’s take a closer look at the magic that Venus bring to our lives.

The Magic of Venus

At the core, Venus represents the guiding principle of your heart. Venus is the very essence of life’s meaning as expressed through creativity, beauty, relationship, art, and love. It extracts the bigger picture and holistic view from your circumstances in order to guide you toward fulfillment.

Life is always moving and changing. Venus judges that movement and provides you with emotional responses that help to guide your decisions and actions by feeling what is most important. Venus also organizes all intuitive experiences of the heart (including art, beauty, music, and love), into patterns that become pathways to guide you toward inner alignment and fulfillment.

When it comes to your personal health and stability, Venus plays a big role. Because Venus is able to extract beauty and love from anything you experience, health is included as one of the significant qualities Venus provides. Vibrant health comes through harmony and something that needs to be extracted from living and life.

Your experience of Wholeness, Source energy, and the Divine are all made possible through the planet Venus. The idea that integration is something that’s good, arises from Venus’ ability to pull meaning from the bigger picture. It sees the highest good within the moment and gives it personal meaning.

Through all of these functions, Venus gives rise to the desires of the heart as well as the essence of what we call “purpose,” for higher purpose and meaning come from alignment with Wholeness. We experience this Wholeness by extracting the love, beauty, health, and art from our circumstances and activity.

With Venus conjunct the New Moon this month, you have the opportunity to “extract” your heart’s desire from your circumstances, and then follow that path toward personal fulfillment and health. In fact, this a perfect example of the deeper meaning of the word we use for “success.”

Astrology Pattern

New Moon Astrology Chart for June 2016The New Moon chart for this month has two distinct patterns. One pattern is a prominent Grand Square and the other is Grand Trine. What I find super interesting about these two patterns are the planets from which they’re formed. The common denominator between the two is Jupiter and the North Node, suggesting an underlying optimism and an integrative way to work with these two patterns in your life.

Let’s take a closer look at the two basic patterns.

The Grand Square can be expressed in two very different ways. Either it can bring stability and grounding, and a realistic way to expand into this stable pattern, or it can reinforce rigidity and negative patterns of feeling stuck. The result of the “fixed” energy leads to the feeling that whatever you do just makes thing worse.

The Grand Trine can also be experienced in two different ways. It can bring fresh insight, new information, and a new perspective. This new freshness leads to the potential for transforming the way you see the world. Alternately, it can result in a kind of laziness where you relax into status quo. Then the official or traditional narrative controls your perspective and there’s no attempt to experience anything new.

The Jupiter/Venus factor is the wild card in understanding the New Moon energies this month and the way in which these two patterns can be integrated. Jupiter’s energy requires the use of discrimination (Virgo) and a willingness to relate everything to the bigger picture. Venus not only supports aligning yourself with what you value the most in life, but it also demands clarity in determining what’s truly important.

Venus supports a clean, fresh, and open-minded approach that enables you to eagerly test new experiences and information to see if they are in alignment with your highest good.

Putting it all Together

Sometimes it easiest to continue down the same path, regardless of how ordinary or stuck it makes one feel because it’s familiar and takes little energy and work. However, this isn’t the month for such an approach.

Health, love, and following your heart’s desire are all at stake this month. The energies this month can take you down several paths, but the New Moon will provide you with the information and insight to choose your own path of highest alignment.

Ultimately, this month is all about expanding into something new that promises a firm foundation and structure for moving forward. It’s important to honor your guidance and set your intentions on alignment with what holds your personal sense of value.

Best Wishes for an Amazing Month.
See You Again at the Full Moon,

Steven Shroyer

Seeing Clearly with Courage to Act: Full Moon Astrology May 2016

Seeing Clearly with Courage to Act: Full Moon Astrology May 2016

Article Window: May 21 to June 4
• The Full Moon is Saturday, May 21, 2:14 PM PDT
• Sun is 2° Gemini, Moon is 2° Sagittarius
• Current New Moon Theme (May 6 thru June 4): Inspiration During Challenge
• Next New Moon: June 4

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 Over Ancient Temple Photo

Astrology Article: Seeing Clearly with Courage to Act

Our Full Moon astrology for the next two weeks is extremely dynamic and full of intensity. It’s this very intensity that is helping provide the energy needed to expand your awareness to enable you to clearly see what you want and then discern the best course of action needed to pursue it.

During the past six weeks the Lunar cycle has brought into focus a shift in power. This shift in power is through all levels, from global to personal, and includes personal access to a new level of Inspiration During Challenging Times. With our current Full Moon the energies are aligning to provide you with a clear direction and purpose for moving forward. The main challenge between now and the next New Moon on June 4th is the very powerful, yet subtle, undercurrent that’s operating beneath your conscious awareness.

This powerful undercurrent is stirring deep below the surface of your everyday experience. Its purpose is to move you toward a greater sense of harmony. One of the themes emphasized this month with the Sagittarius (Moon) and Gemini (Sun) polarity is the natural reward that comes from working through challenging circumstances with harmony. This harmonizing factor is activated through an understanding of a larger reality (Sagittarius) and the faith that the changing (perhaps challenging) details (Gemini ) of your current situation aren’t the whole picture.

Your experience of harmony becomes prosperity, which is your natural reward, for feeling this undercurrent and then acting with courage to move forward.

At certain points in your life conflict becomes necessary to mobilize the correct solution, or to push you forward in alignment with spirit and your higher self.  The current opportunity within contrast is in seeing the true nature of conflict in order to better understand what you want or need. Experiences of challenge open the door to enable you to access a clear direction in moving forward.

Over the coming two weeks, as you move forward to the next New Moon, be mindful of the underlying stirrings of power and intensity that you can feel at the deeper levels of your awareness.

As you connect with this inner awareness, it’s important to recognize the subtle difference between “power” and “intensity.”  The undercurrent of “power” is available as energy for you to use  as you mobilize your own inner power for new action and activity. The “intensity” you’re feeling just beneath the surface of awareness may be uncomfortable, but it is simply an indicator of just how much energy is available for you to access.

As such, be aware when you’re feeling intensity this month, that it’s from a combination of your receptivity to this great movement of energy, and at the same time, your attempt to analyze or rationally explain away what you are feeling without a full understanding of the details of the bigger picture.

Your opportunity is in a clear understanding that there is power available as energy to act, but only if you connect within and nurture your courage and faith in the universe.

Astrology Pattern

Full Moon Astrology Chart for May 2016What I find interesting about our current astrology pattern is that Mars and Venus are in direct opposition. This opposition represents the polarity of the relationship between activity (Mars) and desire (Venus). Mars and Venus in a position of opposition isn’t particularly unusual. What IS unusual is that Mars (action) is currently also conjunct the Moon (fulfillment), and Venus (desire) is also conjunct the Sun (pure energy). This dual combination is very rare and emphasizes the nature of conflict between what we as individuals want (desire) and the challenge of how to best go about pursuing our desire (action).

Unfortunately, the human tendency is to miss the opportunity of seeing challenge as a positive phase of a cycle. Instead we often focus on the narrow perspective of only the perceived conflict.

I like the contrast this astrological pattern provides. Venus represents the personal value and meaning we are able to extract from any given situation. On the other hand, Mars represents how we are able to expand and transform our experiences through action in order to reflect the true beauty, value, and worth of what is important to us.

In astrological terms, this pattern expresses love in action and represents how we can follow our heart, pursue want we want, and act in harmony and alignment with what is most important to us. Often times we pursue what’s expected, or perhaps most logical, or even have the experience of being forced, and not necessarily what we love and what’s in alignment with our heart. This Full Moon is focused on nurturing this process in a dynamic way by forcing us to look more closely at the relationship between what we desire and how to take steps to experience our heart’s desire more fully in the world. This is an underlying theme of the challenges and conflicts people are experiencing.

The final astrology element I would like to touch on is our current “astrology kite pattern.” As noted in this month’s New Moon article, the kite indicates a deep pattern of energy, power, and potential. When you look at the Full Moon astrology chart you’ll notice that the kite pattern that was activating the New Moon is no longer directly connected to Lunar cycle or the Mars / Venus opposition.

This apparent disconnection is only to emphasize that we are all experiencing something that is much bigger than we can perceive on the surface of things. The kite pattern in relationship to the current Mars/Moon and Venus/Sun opposition represents a very dynamic and potentially intense pattern of power that can be converted directly into personal energy for action and activity.

Your tools this month center on understanding the scale of the bigger pattern operating as an undercurrent. Courage and faith are practical tools you can use to turn potential into activity. This Full Moon is supporting the larger planetary changes and shifts in power. As you learn about these powerful energies, you become the harmonizing factor and come into alignment with a greater use of your own inner power.

As you move through the next two weeks, remember to focus on the opportunity/challenge aspect of your circumstances instead of the conflict. Use your courage and faith to sustain you in the positive movement of the universe. Your choice of perspective is necessary in mobilizing your own energies in a positive way.

Happy Full Moon
Steven Shroyer

Inspiration During Times of Challenge: New Moon Astrology May 2016

Inspiration During Times of Challenge: New Moon Astrology May 2016

Article Window: May 6 to June 4
• The New Moon is May 6, 2016  12:29 pm PDT
• Sun is 17° Taurus, Moon is 17° Taurus
• New Moon Theme (May 6 to June 4):  Inspiration During Times of Challenge
• Next Full Moon is May 21, 2016

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.

Purple Mountain New Moon Photo

Astrology Article: Inspiration During Times of Challenge

The New Moon astrology for this month builds on last month’s “Shift in Power” to help keep you inspired with tools for coping with the natural challenges or conflicts that may arise from changes and shifts that occur as life begins to re-balance.

Our New Moon energies will help you gain insight and perspective on just how extensive last month’s energy shifts actually were. In fact, any backlash you experience in your life this month is extremely beneficial in the large scheme of personal growth and development.

The Significance of Retrograde Planets

The dominant theme of the current re-balancing is indicated by the predominance of five planets in retrograde motion at the time of the New Moon.

I’m aware that the concept of “retrograde” has a negative connotation among many modern astrologers, but in my opinion this is only due to a misunderstanding of the positive opportunities that are associated with the retrograde motion of a planet.

In general terms, a retrograding planet allows for a period of introspection, turning inward for the purpose of personal growth. Retrograde planets amplify inner awareness and thus are extremely beneficial for those individuals with a spiritual orientation toward life. The spiritual orientation arises from the fact that, during retrograde periods, it’s more important to pay attention to inner guidance. At these times, problems can be amplified if we respond to circumstances or make decisions in a purely reactionary way.

The innate opportunity of a retrograde planet is to strengthen inner guidance. With this month’s New Moon energies, our five retrograde planets bring a powerful self-reflecting perspective and insight that is beyond what’s normally possible. In fact, the opportunities this month require the extra support of these retrograde influences. When the opportunities are well utilized, and the internal gestation period of retrograde is completed, there will be a resulting burst of growth. This new growth wouldn’t have been possible without these retrograding energies.

It’s precisely this burst of new growth that our New Moon energies of inner awareness are supporting.

Astrology Pattern

New Moon Astrology Chart for May 2016It’s significant to have five of our eight planets simultaneously in retrograde at the New Moon.  In addition to the strong retrograde influence, the positive opportunities of this month can also be seen in the powerful grand trine, bringing the New Moon into relationship with Mercury, Jupiter, and Pluto.

The particular combination of these planets with the grand trine retrograde influence brings a strong factor of internal stabilization. This stabilizing influence is built on a quality of self-reflection that leads to insight into your own resources of personal power. For those who are able to hold this internal awareness, any experiences of conflict and stress will be operating at a high level of awareness in order to help integrate the major changes that are occurring.

Jupiter is in a significant position to manage the potentially conflicting energies by integrating and amplifying the natural influx of both optimism and inspiration available from Mercury, Uranus, and Neptune. With Jupiter conjunct the North Node of the Moon, last month’s positive shift is reinforced with inner guidance and the proven character developed from past successes. This translates directly into personal confidence with the ability to operate from a new level of personal mastery.

To help put into perspective the powerful opportunities of this particular New Moon, Neptune also completes a “Kite Pattern” that emphasizes the importance of appreciation for the past. There is a need now to approach life, including current changes or challenges, with an appreciation of your past actions.

As you look at the iconic pattern of the Kite, you’ll notice that the kite spine has Neptune at one end and Jupiter at the opposite. The significance of this opposition is an additional focus on Jupiter’s management quality, which is supporting your own development through appreciation of your past.

There are times in our life where we need to depend on the past, and there are times where it is necessary to release the dependence on past perspectives. This is a time when perspective from the past holds value, and appreciation is a natural way to bring this value forward.

While the New Moon energies suggest maintaining an appreciation of the past, at the same time it’s still important to be flexible and open to new perspectives. Rather than allowing yourself to be controlled by the past, I invite you to embrace a new perspective that integrates the ability to work with present opportunities while drawing from past experience. This new understanding and discernment is derived from the expansion and inspiration that’s felt as you turn inward and reflect on your own sense of personal power.

This is a month to integrate some very powerful energies that are available for personal growth. As you move forward this month, keep in mind that there are often naturally occurring backlashes that result from changes and shifts in power. This is a month to focus on the positive through appreciation so that unexpected challenges don’t become discouraging.

I invite you to take some time to reflect on your personal spiritual tools and resources, and hold curiosity for the practical results that can flow from a new and inspired perspective. It’s not often that there is so much potential available for personal growth.

This Lunar month promises to be amazing.

Happy New Moon.

An Expansion of Consciousness: Full Moon Astrology Apr 2016

An Expansion of Consciousness: Full Moon Astrology Apr 2016

  • Article Window: Apr 21 to May 6
  • The Full Moon is Thursday, Apr 21, 10:24 PM PST
  • Sun is 3° Taurus, Moon is 3° Scorpio
  • Current New Moon Theme (Apr 7 thru May 6): A Shift in Power
  • Next New Moon: May 6

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 Tranquility Beach 2014 Moonrise_

Astrology Article: An Expansion of Consciousness

Our Full Moon astrology is bringing our awareness beyond the “shift in power” which was initiated two weeks ago at the New Moon.  Over the past few days there’s been substantial shift in power, and now the Full Moon is using this new energy in a very specific way, for the expansion of consciousness.

The term “expansion of consciousness” is somewhat ambiguous so let me offer some specifics. With our current Full Moon, this expansion is occurring at both the individual level as well as the social level. By social I mean the collective expansion of our society. At the personal level, consciousness will expand through the ways in which you choose to experience shifts currently taking place, and how you choose to cooperate with the expansion through your own use of power.

A Spark of Cosmic Optimism

We all have the opportunity for expansion but it will only be available if we cooperate with the energies that are here to move us forward. The easiest way to come into cooperation is by connecting with a positive perspective. The position of Uranus at 22° ARIES suggests that there’s a massive spark of cosmic optimism being released at the Full Moon. This spark of optimism will assist you in keeping a positive perspective. This is true even if you are experiencing uncomfortable intensity in your life as a result of the current shifts which are taking place.

The significance of cooperation can’t be emphasized enough. In your personal life, the opportunity for cooperation can be recognized by those relationships and circumstances with which you naturally align, as well as those that trigger you. In fact, you might want to pay extra attention to experiences that evoke some form of internal activation or trigger. These experiences will be events that indicate a personal shift in your thinking. Especially pay attention to experiences that allow for a shift in personal values, or even a change in what you choose to identify with it terms of family, traditions, and heritage.

During the next two weeks, there are very positive energies available for tapping into an expanding level of optimism. This optimism can be used as a catalyst for personal expansion, especially when expressed in tandem with an attitude of cooperation with others around you.

The bottom line of this month’s Full Moon is personal growth through your own expansion of consciousness,  and expressed through cooperation with the major shift that’s occurring at a global level.

Astrology Pattern

Full Moon Astrology Chart for Apr 2016Every Full Moon in Scorpio brings a certain amount of intensity and this Full Moon is no exception. The intensity that is being felt now is directly related to an undercurrent of social concern. That undercurrent is being emphasized by the conjunction of Mars and Saturn in Sagittarius.

The conjunction of Venus and Uranus is also adding to the intensity of this Full Moon, but in a different way. As mentioned earlier, Uranus brings new heights of optimism to the overall energies. What wasn’t emphasized earlier is that Venus is also adding the power of emotional aggression which can be used in either a positive or negative manner. The added power of this emotional force is brought to the forefront with a powerful trine between the fire signs of Sagittarius (Mars/Saturn) and Aries (Venus/Uranus).

Overall, our astrology pattern is dynamic enough that a shift in power could manifest at a positive level worldwide, provided there is a sufficient amount of cooperation and alignment with our Full Moon energies. That cooperation begins at the individual level with each of us, and then expands outward with a social concern that supports an opportunity for real change.

Cosmic optimism is a powerful tool for positive change. This Full Moon has the potential to make a very positive shift in consciousness as we all expand into our greater potential.

A Positive Shift in Power: New Moon Astrology Apr 2016

A Positive Shift in Power: New Moon Astrology Apr 2016

• Article Window: Apr 7 to May 6
• The New Moon is Apr 7, 2016  4:24am PDT
• Sun is 19° Aries, Moon is 19° Aries
• New Moon Theme (Apr 7 to May 6):  A Shift in Power
• Next Full Moon is Apr 21, 2016

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.

Night New Moon in Seattle Photo

Astrology Article: A Positive Shift in Power

The New Moon astrology for this month points to a major shift in the power structures in the circumstances around you. This shift refers to a release of pent-up energy capable of transforming personal power, social power, and even perhaps the political powers of the world.

This dramatic triggering and release of energies has far-reaching implications. There is potentially much at stake. I will attempt to explain this energy shift and outline a practical strategy that will enable you to take advantage of changes that you may experience in your life as a result of this release.

The first thing to consider is that there is no need to feel overwhelmed or anxious about potential changes coming to you, or even possibly to the world. Power structures exist everywhere. If power structures are healthy they are constantly adapting, growing and evolving with the new potentials and possibilities that the Universe provides. This New Moon energy offers you the personal opportunity for a positive shift in the structures that support your life. You have the opportunity to begin anew, with an abundance of energy for positive change, even to the very core structures of your life.

In the world sense, political power structures are continuously offered the opportunity for positive change, however they are often concerned with maintaining status quo rather than positive change.  It is this lack of response to the opportunity for significant change that creates a log jam of energies. When change does occur, it can be explosive, such as the bursting of a log jam. This large scale change also creates a trickle down drama that affects our personal lives.

Although there may be drama, the overall energies of this chart hold a theme of very positive transformation, with the possibility for very positive outcome, including within your personal opportunities. The New Moon is supporting a type of personal transformation that can provide inspired growth and a new level of momentum to improve your life and make the world a better place for all.

In short, the good news is that there is positive creative support in these New Moon energies. The transformation they are triggering in the world is overdue. At the same time, they are also offering personal opportunities in the form of a new skill set you can use to transform your life by releasing obstacles and preventing your own patterns of stagnation from slowing down your growth and opportunities for success.

A View from Above

Life and circumstances appear quite different when you can rise above the fray and strife. From above the view changes, circumstances look different, and your imagination becomes activated in ways that can only be explained by this shift in perspective.

The creative imagination and creative mind have this ability to rise above circumstances to gain a greater perspective.  Imagine that you had the tool of a magic carpet to rise above your life and see the bigger picture.

A shift in life’s perspective is precisely what is occurring at the New Moon. The New Moon is providing a shift in consciousness that allows you to see the world from an unattached point of view. Imagine surveying the countryside from a small plane, with a much larger context than you have standing on the ground. It is this ability to transcend the strife of everyday reality that the New Moon is offering you.

Regardless of what type of social transformations are beginning to take place, or even significant political changes in power that appear to be happening, you can use your creative imagination and your creative mind to rise above the fray with a perspective that says, “everything is going to be alright.”

Imagine yourself viewing your life from above, floating on your magic carpet, engaged but without any stress and strife. Imagine your creative mind actively looking at your circumstances from a larger vantage point. This is a perfect view from above with an entirely new perspective capable of seeing a fuller picture and holding a positive outcome.

The New Moon offers you this technique of an expanded and larger perspective that enables you to cope with personal changes as well as any social and political transformations which will be triggered in the weeks to come.

Astrology Pattern

New Moon Astrology Chart Apr 2016Our New Moon occurs at 19°Aries just 2° before Uranus.  This is quite significant considering Pluto’s position at 17° Capricorn and the conjunction of Saturn and Mars also activating Uranus.

With the New Moon occurring in front of Uranus (balsamic phase),  the long-term outcome is quite positive, provided we take advantage of the new technique being introduced at 19° Aries.

An extremely positive indicator is revealed in the Sabian archetype of 19° Aries.

Sabian 19° ARIES — THE “MAGIC CARPET” OF ORIENTAL IMAGERY
THEME: A Strife-Transcending and Unattached Outlook Upon Everyday Reality
ARCHETYPE: The Use of Creative Imagination to Change Perspective

The overall astrology pattern is packed with the element of fire. This brings to the forefront the volatility of Uranus. Fortunately, Aries holds an inherent optimism and momentum that begins the new growth cycle launched at Spring Equinox. Although we may very likely see some major changes, both personally and in the larger world scene, in the larger perspective the changes will be good, for oftentimes Uranus clears out the old dysfunction of past generations to make way for new possibilities to arrive.

In Summary

To take advantage of the opportunities pay attention to what is being activated. Some of you will notice triggers in external circumstances, and for some the release of stagnation will trigger inner processes. The emphasis depends on your personal astrology chart. Just pay attention to the ways in which you experience change being “forced” upon you. Ask yourself: “What is stagnant and what is being released to make room for the new?”

Inspiration is Born as Personalized Purpose: Lunar Eclipse Astrology March 2016

Inspiration is Born as Personalized Purpose: Lunar Eclipse Astrology March 2016

Article Window: Mar 23 to Apr 7
• The Full Moon is Wed, Mar 23, 5:01 AM PST
• Sun is 4° Aries, Moon is 4° Libra
• Current New Moon Theme (Mar 8 thru Apr 7): New Information
• Next New Moon: Apr 7

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.

March 2016 Lunar Eclipse Photo

Lunar Eclipse Astrology Article: Inspiration is Born as Personalized Purpose

A Lunar Eclipse opens a portal that offers a unique activation stemming from the power of the Full Moon. The portal releases a special cosmic gift resulting in a new ability, or insight, you can use for inspired action in your life. The Eclipse portal will remain active until the Moon passes the through the eclipse location during the next Lunar cycle.

Our Lunar Eclipse astrology is packed with energies that directly reflect the undercurrents that are rippling beneath the surface of the status quo and world events. The uneasiness many of us are feeling is the result of larger forces converging and perhaps even coming to a tipping point. This week’s Lunar Eclipse is extremely beneficial during these uncertain times.

The last New Moon introduced “new information” capable of triggering a positive change. It set the stage, so to speak, for a greater receptivity to the positive energies being released during the Lunar Eclipse. In addition, this preparatory phase of the last two weeks was also very helpful in creating an energetic field that will sustain the Eclipse energies moving forward.

During the two weeks since the New Moon, part of the undercurrent that is being experienced is an element of dissatisfaction, or at the very least a better understanding of some of the world’s dysfunction. In a positive way this new awareness helps to fuel passion and activity for positive change moving forward.

Many of you may be able to correlate aspects of your personal struggles to the larger energy patterns that are currently being played out in our society. You can understand the way these larger elements in society and your personal circumstances are connected by paying attention to what’s currently triggering you. In other words, pay attention to what’s bugging you about the state of the world you live in and you’ll begin to understand the underlying correlations.

The Gift of the Eclipse

The Lunar Eclipse portal that opens on March 23rd and closes on April 20th contains hope and a new set of values capable of inspiring substantial change, or even the beginnings of a new type of society.

The gift of this Lunar Eclipse is the inspiration that brings like-minded people together to create a new type of society capable of providing prosperity and hope for everyone. It contains a new set of values that serve both the individual and the greater good, and will inspire people to work together for this common good.

This Eclipse gift of inspiration supports a coming together in a spirit of positive thinking with the potential for movement toward a more inclusive society, where lack and division aren’t empowered by an elitist power structure (the shadow element of Saturn.) Instead of elitist power structures, the Eclipse offers an active polarization toward the positive, especially as it relates to working together in service to others and humanity as a whole.

Astrology Pattern

Lunar Eclipse Astrology Chart for Mar 2016To better understand the special cosmic gift that’s being released during the Lunar Eclipse, let’s explore the significance of the Eclipse astrology pattern. The March 20th Spring Equinox at 1° Aries is a huge transition from the group energy of Pisces into a more individualized expression.

These new energies of Aries is capable of focusing all the positive energies of the collective (Pisces) into an individualized purpose and passion. Aries is full of passion looking for identity and purpose. The Eclipse harnesses that passion by it turning it into inspiration to be used for mobilizing your ability to function with a new quality of energy.

SABIAN Archetype

4° ARIES — TWO LOVERS STROLLING ON A SECLUDED WALK
THEME: Discovering Dynamic And Unresolved Polarization
4° LIBRA — AROUND A CAMPFIRE A GROUP OF YOUNG ADULTS CONNECT IN SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
THEME: Reception of Creative Inspiration

To look at the Eclipse more closely, the Sabian degree for the Sun at 4° Aries suggests that there is a definite separation between the positive and negative energies that are occurring. Coupled with the Sabian degree for the Moon at 4° Libra, there’s the possibility for experiencing a new level of inspiration that’s powerful enough to spark a new type of society where prosperity abounds within the common good for all.

Practical Eclipse Insights

The practical application of this Lunar Eclipse will enable you to connect in spirit with those who inspire you and those who share your vision for a new and better tomorrow. It is through this sharing of inspiriting ideas for a better world that Eclipse synergies come alive, creating passion and activity. It’s also this shared vision that energizes your personalized purpose for the greater good.

These Lunar energies will combine nicely with your own particular life passion. In this way, the positive manner in which you receive this Eclipse gift can be fully experienced as you respond creatively with your own passion and purpose, and receive the inspiration you need to move forward in a positive way during these uncertain times.

Experience the Initiation of New Information: New Moon Astrology Mar 2016

Experience the Initiation of New Information: New Moon Astrology Mar 2016

  • Article Window: Mar 8 to Apr 7
  • The New Moon is March 8, 2016  5:54pm PST (Solar Eclipse)
  • Sun is 19° Pisces, Moon is 19° Pisces
  • New Moon Theme (Mar 8 to Apr 7): New Information
  • Next Full Moon is March 23, 2016 (Lunar Eclipse)

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.

A Solar Eclipse emphasizes the power supporting the upcoming Lunar Eclipse by focusing solar energy (individual purpose and function) in preparation for an influx of growth and cosmic help from beyond the solar system.

New Moon Photo Through Trees

Astrology Article: Experience the Initiation of New Information

The New Moon astrology for this month helps us prepare for the extremely powerful Lunar Eclipse that will occur on March 23rd. During this entire Lunar month there will be a continuous release of new cosmic information. This new information will support your ability to work with others more effectively as you move your life in a positive direction.

We each need a practical way to integrate and understand how to incorporate this New Moon energy into our current circumstances. Without some necessary context the meaning of your personal message could be obscured and perhaps even distorted.

First, it’s important to understand that the purpose of this New Moon information is to prepare the way for a growth spurt with new insights. I also want emphasize that this growth will be a month-long process. It will unfold over time, so as not to overwhelm and to help each of us to better connect with the opportunities.

New Moon Astrology Chart March 2016The critical alignment occurring this month will happen during the Lunar Eclipse on the 23rd. This week’s New Moon prepares the overall energy field for the coming Lunar Eclipse by providing a type of pre-initiation. The new information that is being delivered with the New Moon  will provide you with an inspired direction, focus, and the necessary intensity to take action  and make a REAL difference.

In two weeks the Lunar Eclipse will reveal the significance of what the New Moon has initiated by delivering a new cosmic gift.

The practicality of this New Moon lies in the understanding that your intentions need to include being receptive to receiving new insights that will inspire your direction in life. Even if you’re already headed in the right direction, you can still receive new clarity and confirmation to focus your purpose and your actions. In addition, activities that in the past have seemed insignificant may suddenly take on new or deeper meaning.

Through this process the entire energy field of the Earth is shifting in a positive direction. This includes the frequencies of your own personal energy field. Because of this expansion some of you will experience a new level of intensity in your life. This may be disconcerting, especially because intensity can occur in so many different forms, but rest assured that it is both positive and necessary in order for you and all of humanity to move forward in a mutually beneficial way. Be patient with yourself and others and realize that we are all in this together.

In summary, each of us will be receiving new information and insights in preparation for gifts we’ll receive at the Lunar Eclipse later this month. Here are some practical ways that you can approach the New Moon:

  • Be consciously receptive to new insights.
  • Prepare for positive changes, synchronicities and/or affirmations that indicate that you’re headed in the right direction.
  • Allow the deeper meaning of life’s activities to become more significant and meaningful.
  • The significance of new information or insights you receive between now and the Full Moon may not be apparent until later in the Lunar month.
  • Expect the intensity of life to increase without judgment and without fear.

I’m personally expecting an incredible Lunar month. My mind-set moving forward is to expect the unexpected, to be open to an increased intensity, and to understand that life often unfolds in new ways after receiving new information and insight.

Happy New Moon and blessings to all my friends.

Living in Harmony During Times of Stress: Full Moon Astrology Feb 2016

Living in Harmony During Times of Stress: Full Moon Astrology Feb 2016

  • Article Window: Feb 22 to Mar 8
  • The Full Moon is Monday, Feb 22, 10:20 AM PST
  • Sun is 4° Pisces, Moon is 4° Virgo
  • Current New Moon Theme (Feb 8 thru Mar 8): Messages of Personal Truth
  • Next New Moon: Mar 8

Current Lunar Cycle

Full Moon Astrology Feb 2016

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 Astrology Article: Living in Harmony During Times of Stress

This month’s Full Moon astrology brings a new awareness to what it means to live in harmony and to cooperate with those who are in rhythm with your own personal truth.

Two weeks have transpired since the last New Moon, which introduced a new energy in the form of a personal message of truth. What’s now being activated at the Full Moon is a deeper understanding of what is means to cooperate with others, while staying grounded in your new sense of personal truth.

The Full Moon chart also presents a specific signature that indicates the possibility for additional stress and conflict. This is over and above life’s typical ups and downs. It further suggests that the source of stress could be coming from being at odds with an overly dominate status quo.

This stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. We all understand that conflict and stress arise from time to time in our personal lives. Stress is part of the natural cycle of adaptation and can actually indicate a point of growth. On the physical level, for example, stress is required to increase physical strength. As you exercise your muscles are stressed. With proper nutrition and rest these stressed muscles recover with the benefit of being stronger and more resilient. The point I’m making is that the stress or conflict that may appear this month can be used as an opportunity for growth.

Emotional and social stress can work the same way as physical exercise, through the principle of adaptation. Cooperation and conflict resolution can create a larger possibility, however this is only possible if differences are seen as a necessary function of the entire whole. During times of stress you have the opportunity to become emotionally stronger by striving to live in harmony.

What often contributes to stress is our own bias, or limited perspective. Bias is based in your personal truth, but goes beyond truth into the realm of negative judgement based on superficial differences.

What the Full Moon brings into a sharper focus is the need for freedom. This is freedom based on a mutual respect for individual self-determination that honors the differences between people without impinging on another’s free will.

Over the coming two weeks, between the Full Moon and the next New Moon, set your focus on the harmony that brings people together. It is precisely this harmony and the ability to be in rhythm with each other that will inspire you to expand into larger understandings of truth and what is possible.

Astrology Pattern

Full Moon Astrology Chart for Feb 2016One of the more significant Solar alignments this year is the Sun’s conjunction with Neptune. During this Full Moon Neptune, contributes its ability to dissolve away whatever isn’t creating harmony in your life. It also brings to light the ways in which your personal truth must be in alignment with others in a spirit of cooperation. In this way, Neptune supports your ability to be of service.

The Virgo Moon within this chart activates a new level of freedom from negative bias. This emphasizes that we must honor each other’s individual truths as long as those truths don’t trample on the free-will of others. Virgo supports this process as it seeks to master the art of bringing greater discrimination to all of your actions. This includes doing the right thing in service to others.

The planet Mars is making a T-Square with the Full Moon. This is significant in that Mars demands action. That action can go either way – it can create conflict or promote harmony. Mars itself doesn’t discriminate between the two extremes. There’s a time and a place for everything. Mars in this configuration is more concerned with the efficient functioning of a new course of action. This is definitely indicating an energy shift to make available the actions necessary to swiftly adapt to any new situations in order to live more harmoniously.

Have a great Full Moon,
Steven Shroyer

Discovering Your Personal Message: New Moon Astrology Feb 2016

Discovering Your Personal Message: New Moon Astrology Feb 2016

Article Window: Feb 8 to Mar 8
• The New Moon is February 8, 2016  6:39am PST
• Sun is 20° Aquarius , Moon is 20° Aquarius
• New Moon Theme (Feb 8 to Mar 8): Messages of Personal Truth
• Next Full Moon is February 22, 2016

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.

New Moon Feb 2016

Astrology Article: Discovering Your Personal Message

This month’s New Moon energies bring a personal message to each of us. This message will vary from person to person, depending on  circumstances and where you are in your life’s journey.  In this article I hope to shed some light on the breadth of possibility available, and help you discover what your personal message might be.

To begin, remember that each New Moon represents an opportunity for a new type of growth. The Moon is all about growth. Studying the Lunar cycle for personal and practical support allows you to more fully incorporate these energies into your life. When you can intentionally assimilate these New Moon energies, your growth can be more rapid, more complete, and more rewarding.

Let’s take a closer look at seven specific messages being introduced during this New Moon. These seven messages are embedded in the planetary positions and arrangement of the astrological chart. Each of the following patterns are readily available for your personal growth. As you read each one, reflect on those which most resonate.  In order to stimulate your personal growth pattern this month, focus on those messages that most directly speak to your own truth.

Seven Distinct New Moon Messages to Consider

  1. There is a paradoxical nature to inner freedom. Freedom requires limits. In order to experience freedom in one area of your life, it’s often necessary to apply self-discipline in another. To limit, withhold or deny something in one area of your life in order produce freedom in another is a paradox that is worth mastering.
  2. Nurture silence. When the mind learns how to be attentive, silence ceases to be empty. This month you have new access to transcendental knowledge.  The fullness experienced in silence has the power to sustain your faith in guidance and the type of knowledge that transcends mere information.
  3. You are ready to accept your own nobility. In the spiritual sense, nobility is only truly attained once a person feels deserving. This experience of receiving one’s worth and true nobility leads to inspiration and the acceptance of responsibility that comes with one’s  inspiration to fulfill their potential.  When you accept your nobility, you also experience that your potential is deserved and something to be respected as an instrument for good.
  4. Planetary rhythms support your visionary perspective. When you are able to strengthen your sensitivity toward the larger planetary rhythms, you can align with the consciousness necessary for planning future endeavors that serve the highest good.
  5. Personal balance is an important step toward success. There is opportunity to find new levels of personal equilibrium between the natural rhythms of rest and activity. Another way to speak of this is the necessary balance between inner silence and outward action.
  6. It’s time to release your inhibitions. Releasing what has been repressed is closely related to releasing distorted values that have, over time, become warped by a subservience to traditions that are no longer needed. By taking a closer look at your inhibitions, you have the opportunity to release these distorted patterns.
  7. This is a time for self-quickening. The term “self-quickening” refers to a deep process of inner activation in which you experience the integration and full vitality of your life force. This current lunar cycle holds the opportunity to release and direct your vital energies toward the mobilization of your spiritual goals.

Moving Forward

New Moon Astrology Chart for Feb 2016One or more of the above seven message will resonate with you. Work with these messages over the coming lunar month in order to experience your maximum growth potential.

In two weeks, the Full Moon in Virgo will help you further integrate these messages into your life and continue to expand in positive growth and prosperity.

Moving forward, I would also like to point you toward the Lunar Eclipse that will occur on March 23rd with the Libra Full Moon. Your particular Lunar messages during this New Moon won’t be fully realized until the Lunar Eclipse in March when the energies will fully coalesce, unfolding with a ripple effect throughout the remainder of the year.

Blessings to all my friends.

A Positive Outcome and Bright Future: New Moon Astrology Jan 2016

A Positive Outcome and Bright Future: New Moon Astrology Jan 2016

Article Window: Jan 9 to Feb 8
• The New Moon is Saturday, Jan 9th, 5:30 PM PST
• Sun is 20° Capricorn, Moon is 20° Capricorn
• New Moon Theme (Jan 9 to Feb 8): A Positive Outlook
• The next Full Moon is Saturday, Jan 23

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: A Positive Outcome and Bright Future

This New Moon is the perfect time to pull up a chair and to sit down with the intent to recount all the good that’s taking place in your life. You’ll feel a natural urge to recognize the harmony surrounding your circumstances. With the right focus, you will be able to see how your past activities and decisions have shaped your current situation toward a positive outcome.

Full Moon over the Cascades in Washington State

This isn’t the appropriate time to look for mistakes or to embrace any regrets or negative ideas about karma. Instead, feel and appreciate the positive indicators of your progress. These may be hiding, even in plain view, so look beyond the obvious. The New Moon is bringing this positive type of awareness to your consciousness for the purpose of expanding your sense of plenitude and abundance. What’s actually expanding within this awareness is your own creativity, as it begins functioning in harmonious ways.

Focus your attention on any experiences of fulfillment as well as any new developments that may be occurring around you. As we enter the new year there is a definite buzz, or feeling, that there is a positive shift taking place in the world. Not all of us will experience the shift in a positive way, but with a little bit of “occult” knowledge, and the innocent expression of love and joy, you can begin to shift things in a more positive frame of reference.

“Occult” knowledge in this case is nothing more than a recognition of spiritual forces working behind the scenes for the betterment of humanity. It’s also a measure of the practical development of your own higher sensitivities, resulting from regular practices of seeking higher consciousness.

As you move deep into this Lunar month and closer to the Full Moon, spend some time reflecting on your positive achievements and your goals for the year ahead. The world is plentiful, full of harmony and love. Use your occult knowledge of the spiritual force of good to embrace your hidden source of plenitude and inner wealth.

Astrology Pattern

New Moon Astrology Chart for January 2016Whenever four or more planets are tightly packed together astrologers refer to the formation as a stellium. This New Moon has the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Pluto all working together for a very positive outcome. (The Sun and Moon are technically not planets, but in this case the term “planets” refers to all celestial bodies.)

The New Moon always introduces a new type of positive energy for humanity to embrace and then integrate. Adding Mercury and Pluto to the archetype of Capricorn makes this New Moon stand out because of the way these planets interact with the natural practicality contained in the Earth element of Capricorn.

One of the practical aspects of Capricorn lies in the ability to mobilize your own power as an expression of personal wealth. This wealth is valuable as it brings together a sense of group effort for a harmonious and common good. Pluto adds the pure power of transforming body, mind, and spirit to work with Mercury. This Pluto / Mercury combination allows for good decision-making as you count your blessings and see the positive results.

Over the past two weeks, I have looked ahead at every New Moon and Full Moon for the entire coming year. We all have a powerful year ahead of us, with some incredibly positive energies coming in March and April. I’m looking forward to a fantastic year and wish the same for you. Blessing to all my friends.