A Deeper Peak into Current Events: Full Moon Astrology Nov 2016

A Deeper Peak into Current Events: Full Moon Astrology Nov 2016

Dear Friends,

Given the unusual nature of the past week’s events I want to connect personally with each of you to acknowledge the significance of what we as a culture are currently moving into. This is a pivotal time. We are being asked to let go of all forms and systems that limit our connection to ‘freedom and wholeness’, and to join together to create new systems that support the essence of our human spirit.

In light of the importance of working together, I want to acknowledge the contributions of Elizabeth Schermer who acts as my editor and sounding board to help clarify my messages. Her work was especially valuable in bringing forward this particular article.

As such, I offer this Full Moon message with the intention of contributing to collective healing of all, by speaking to the higher opportunities for positive change that are being offered.

Article Window: Nov 14 to Nov 29
• The Full Moon is Monday, Nov 14, 5:52 AM PST
• Sun is 23° Scorpio, Moon is 23° Taurus
• Next New Moon: Nov 29
• Current New Moon Theme (Oct 30 – Nov 29): Inner Calmness

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.

Supermoon Nov 2016

Astrology Article: A Deeper Peak into Current Events

Our Full Moon astrology is riding a powerful wave of energy that was introduced at the New Moon on Oct 30th. The primary frequency is calm and stability under the surface, and now the wave is cresting. To use a surfing term, it’s time to ride in the pocket. The pocket is the most powerful part of the wave, just ahead of where the wave is breaking. The point here is to trust the momentum and see the beauty of the ride, understanding that the power beneath the wave is predictable and stable, however much the surface may be full of intensity and thrills.

A Taurus Full Moon

This Full Moon holds the theme of discovering wealth and treasure through the depth of inner experience. On the surface it may seem like the world is full of chaos and nothing much is happening in a constructive way. Because of this intensity it’s easy for your attention to be drawn to what is happening externally, especially those events that seem chaotic and out of control.

Be aware that what matters most right now is not in external events, rather what’s significant lies in what’s happening beneath the surface. For each of us to tap into the potentials of this cycle it’s necessary to connect within and use the power of inner calm. You must access inner calm in order to connect with what’s happening at the deepest level of your being. (For more on the overall theme of the current Lunar month see previous New Moon article.)

In short, our Taurus Moon is about YOU, and what YOU need to do to maintain your personal perspective.

What Matters Now is Beneath the Surface of Things

Astrologically speaking, this is an unusual Full Moon in that no highly significant pattern is apparent (through planetary aspects) either now at the Full Moon or in the two weeks following. You may remember from the New Moon reading that the external activity this month has all been in the previous two weeks of the cycle, leading up to the Full Moon. The action has all led up to where we are now. This is now a time for full integration. There is also a signature of underlying optimism, initiated by Uranus on November 12, if we’re able to connect with the frequency of inner calm.

With our Sun’s position in Scorpio, there’s a powerful process of metamorphosis occurring deep beneath the surface of things. In her own way, Mother Earth (Gaia) is offering support with what’s going on in our world.

The importance of this time can’t be ignored. The process that we’re involved in as a culture and human family has deep significance and value.

What’s happening now under the surface is important and will have far-reaching impact, including authentic beauty that needs to be recognized and brought forward. It’s easy to disregard these deeper energies, since  they aren’t necessarily seen or experienced through external events. What is happening under the surface can only be felt from a place of internal alignment.

What matters now is to value the existence and importance of your deep inner feelings and realizations. It’s only by honoring inner calmness (New Moon article) that you even have access to these underlying subtle signatures.

From this place of inner calm there is a potential to connect with the importance of your own worth. National circumstances have aligned to help us recognize and to confirm, now more than ever, the value of our personal worth. This is a new type of personal and social confirmation that’s coming from within, and through which we are able to acquire the skill to transform our culture.

Four Important Themes of our Taurus Full Moon

The following themes are predominate now and throughout the remaining two weeks of the current cycle.

  1. It’s necessary now to move past all forms of dependencies that keep us from growing.
  2. We must understand and focus the internal spiritual energies that are being activated  toward growth.
  3. There is support for our connection to our Higher Self who is wanting to participate with us at a greater level of embodiment.
  4. Finally and most importantly, this cycle is supporting internal freedom by enabling us to release old patterns and habits of dependency.  We are  releasing long-held psychic and social imprinting that holds us back. These imprints are snares that keep us from moving forward and limit our personal ability to align with current opportunity.

Again, these current energies are beneath the surface, subtle and yet super powerful.

Because of the subtly and under-the-surface nature of the positive force for change it will be easy to discount and/or negate the opportunity.  This could unfold in two contrasting ways:

  • Either you will experience too much distraction through external events that will preoccupy your attention, or conversely
  • On the surface it will seem like nothing important is happening and so there’s nothing significant to pay attention to.

Either way, you need to remember that the surface of things isn’t what’s important right now. What matters lies deep within, where you are safe, protected and cherished.

Astrological Pattern

Supermoon Astrology Chart for Nov 2016As mentioned earlier, the majority of significant planetary aspects this month have already occurred, ending with the Moon’s transit of Uranus on November 12. Due to this influence, the Sun is contributing stronger than usual emphasis to the Full Moon.

The process that the Sun is delivering is all about metamorphosis. This speaks to the importance of connecting within, to the depths of your own nature. You have heightened access now to the ‘guiding intelligence’ of Mother Earth, rising from her depths in order to connect all of life on Earth within the current cycles of growth.

The favorable position of Saturn in relationship to Jupiter and Uranus, is significant to understanding the positive momentum that’s available now.  Saturn’s significance can be understood through its sequential position between Jupiter and Uranus. This current sequence mirrors  the planets’ natural order in the solar system, and allows them to work harmoniously together in special ways.

Saturn in the fire sign of Sagittarius suggests that the restless ambition that can dominate through organizations can now be offset through a stronger connection to spiritual teachings that give life a deeper meaning. This is especially true of those teachings that help us transcend unhealthy external dependencies.

The Capricorn energy operating through Pluto is triggering the shadow of existing structures in the world. This shadow is experienced as an ongoing resistance to change, especially within those institutions which cling to their own power structure and are unwilling or able to adapt to the needs of the world.

Pluto has been in this position for a while and it speaks to all the deeper patterns of transformation that have been going on in our world. In an abstract sense, Pluto brings to light what’s wrong with the world and illuminates what is in need of transformation.

What’s happening with Pluto is part of our long-term pattern of change. This pattern of change feels familiar because it’s what we’ve been dealing with as a collective for some time. It’s not necessary to highlight this any further except to mention that Pluto’s transformational energy is unavoidable and will completely transform any and all in its wake.

The bigger picture that Pluto offers us is a total and complete transformation of all obsolete Capricorn power structures world-wide.

Neptune’s energy is both powerful and subtle at the same time. Its power is tied to the intuitive feeling or presence of a larger field of activity. There is also a more subtle aspect which is the sense of losing oneself  to something great. This is why Neptune is associated with both spirituality and escapism. It is “spiritual” in the sense of helping us lose perceived isolation of the smaller self to the higher-self, and “escapist” through its association with drug addiction and other attempts to neutralize stress by minimizing one’s consciousness.

In our current pattern Neptune supports your ability to see beyond your current limitations. Specifically, it’s activating a heightened sense that even though the bigger picture of your circumstances can’t always be seen, like an internal sense of radar, it can always be felt.

Finally, remember that the Sun activates this Full Moon by delivering opportunities for metamorphosis through your ability to connect more deeply to your inner nature and the guiding intelligence of Mother Earth. The support of Mother Earth and the connection to internal treasure is further activated by the occurrence of the Super Moon.

The Significance of the Supermoon

As explained above, given the relative absence of dynamic aspects in this chart, the influence of the Sun to this Full Moon becomes more important than usual. This significance is further emphasized through the additional power of the Supermoon.

Perigee and Apogee

The Moon’s orbit around Earth is not a perfect circle, but elliptical, with one side of the orbit closer to Earth than the other. As a result of the Moon’s elliptical orbit, the distance between the Moon and Earth varies throughout the month and the year. The point on the Moon’s orbit closest to Earth is called the ‘perigee’ and the point farthest away is the ‘apogee.’

A ‘Supermoon’ occurs when the Moon’s perigee occurs at the time of Full Moon. The Moon not only appears larger visually, but more significantly it also delivers more light. The current Supermoon is unusually close. The last time a Full Moon was this close to Earth was  January 25, 1948 and we won’t have a Full Moon this close to Earth again until November 25, 2034.  During this Full Moon the Earth will receive 30% more light than we normally receive.

Our  Supermoon is emphasizing the truth that there’s more light available to us in the form of consciousness, to activate and enhance every astrological theme that this cycle represents. Astrologically, remember that the Moon represents your ability to adjust, adapt, and integrate the processes of life into growth, so you are now receiving all of the help you need to adapt and adjust to these new challenges and opportunities.

The next two weeks are powerful. A huge growth spurt is available to all who can embrace the idea of metamorphous and step into something larger. This is a process of integrating yourself into the larger picture of what is possible for you and the world.

Conclusion

This Supermoon creates an opportunity to connect with and utilize the power of inner calm. This inner calm, the theme of the current Lunar month, allows you to connect with the bigger picture of what’s happening at a deeper level, not only in your personal life, but with all of humanity and the guiding Spirit of the Earth herself, whom we know as Gaia.

Our Taurus Moon requires you to realize the deeper connection and true value of current events. There’s deep desire to embrace the larger values of appreciation, beauty, and a deeper internal process of refinement. The Taurus Moon requires that this transformative change is connected to your personal value. Those who are able to connect within have the capacity to rise together as a collective and claim a higher good for all of humanity. Each person in this process is valuable and necessary and contributes to the whole.

I encourage you now, in this time of change, to recognize the value of this deeper process of metamorphosis. What’s happening under the surface is important and will have far reaching results. Mother Earth is stepping forward now to help with what’s going on. This is an intense time and it’s only by honoring inner calmness and inner alignment that we each even have access to these underlying subtle signatures.

Just remember that the activity that matters most now is beneath the surface. It’s full of optimism and the potential for positive change. Align now with the bigger picture of who you are and of what you trust to be true and right. All of these potentials can be accessed through your own frequency of inner calm.

Happy Full Moon.

For further reference and practical advice that accompanies this article, I recommend Elizabeth Schermer’s Full Moon Tarot reading.

Winter Solstice 2015: The Next Cosmic Trigger

Winter Solstice 2015: The Next Cosmic Trigger

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

Solstice Mountain Moon 2015

The Reason this Winter Solstice is so Important

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

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

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

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

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

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

Planetary Influences within the Kite

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

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

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

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

The Unique and Special Nature of the Astrology Kite Pattern

The Unique and Special Nature of the Astrology Kite Pattern

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

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

Is there a Fate Aspect to the Astrology Kite Formation?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overview of the Patterns within the Kite Formation

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

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

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

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

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

Neptune holds the Key to Metamorphosis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Free Will” verses “Fate”

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Age of Aquarius: Has the Quickening Begun?

by Steven Shroyer

The age of Aquarius will last approximately 2160 years. What is yet to be known is when this period will actually begins and the idea that perhaps it already has. This article explores the energies that drive Aquarius so that we can better understand what humankind can expect during the imminent Aquarian age.

The Aquarius Quickening: The Meaning of a Double Aquarian New Moon

Double New Moon Period
January 20, 2015 to February 18, 2015

The Double Aquarian New Moon is a rare astrological event. Astrological records don’t go back far enough to find the last double Aquarian New Moon with a second New Moon conjunction with Neptune in Pisces.

The significance of the second New Moon conjunction is enhanced by Neptune’s relationship to Pisces. Neptune is the natural ruler of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius is transitioning from the Age of Pisces. Also significant, is the precession of equinox, which occurs opposite the direction of the Sun. The Sun is moving from Aquarius to Pisces to Aries while the precession of equinox is moving from Aries to Pisces to Aquarius. While the precession of equinox is an interesting phenomenon, this article will only focus on the Aquarian energies that are being expressed.

A Double New Moon encompasses the entire Lunar cycle occurring in a single zodiac sign which condenses the power of a single sign into a Lunar cycle creating organic growth. The development of our brains and consciousness is intimately tied the Lunar cycle through this same organic process.

The significance of this organic process lies in the understanding that each zodiac sign has 30 degrees. Each degree is its own chapter and tells an entire story that functions as an important archetype to explain the flow of energy.

The 1° of Aquarius starts an important new energy process. It begins with a new principle emerging with the need to unfold and develop, next it expresses what’s been learned, followed by a period where these new principles are incorporated into strategies for success, and then new ways to cooperate with others before maturation of the initial process is completed which ends at 30°. In Sabian Astrology this referred to as the six-fold realm of maturity. It is closely linked to the cyclic numerology of six. These cyclic principles of unfolding can be broken down into the following.

1. Emerge
2. Develop
3. Express
4. Incorporate
5. Cooperate
6. Mature

The completion of this six-fold process, is the equivalent of the Lunar cycle consuming, or using, the energy of a complete zodiac sign and can be one of the most powerful periods of time during an one’s entire lifetime.

The key to using this information lies in understanding the quickening process of Aquarius. It is very likely that the zodiac month of Aquarius is in fact the quickening event to initiate the Age of Aquarius. We are not exactly sure when this event will take place, however it is an unprecedented event that will help usher in the Age of Aquarius.

The Energy Signature of Aquarius

Aquarius-water-bearerTo better understand the energy signature of Aquarius and the opportunity it offers, we can turn to its traditional symbol, the water bearer. Even though Aquarius is an air sign, it is associated with the flow of water that represents the  downward flow of spiritual energy. The energy flows as light from the cosmos into our consciousness.

Another important aspect to understanding Aquarian energy is the significance of Uranus which is the ruler of Aquarius. Uranus is involved in the receiving of non-linear information which is often referred to as a download. This “download” is the water symbol depicted as the flowing water archetype of Aquarius. The “air” in Aquarius represents the quickening of consciousness and therefore the need to discipline the mind in order maximize the Aquarian ability to organize and contribute through skill and management.

The story of Aquarius begins with “pure energy” flowing from above. It’s power is vitalizing and expresses itself through the planetary ruler for Aquarius which is Uranus. Uranus functions through the principle of “creative change” and therefore quickens whatever it touches by transforming it into the individual in order to create something unique.

The Aquarian Story

Through Aquarian energy, the individual is “vitalized” by universal values. These are the expansive archetypes of the cosmos which the individual allows to flow directly into their consciousness from the universe.

This flow is the process known by many names: innovation, brilliance, inspiration, inner guidance, and the higher-Self. Aquarian energy is so powerful that unless this quickening and vitalizing flow of energy has an adequate outlet for expression, then the shadow side emerges becoming erratic, volatile, and unstable.

Aquarian energy is meant to be experienced as the internal evolutionary urge that exists as one’s inspired contribution to Self and others. Coming to terms with the responsibility and the management required to make an evolutionary difference in the world requires discipline, even if it has to take the form of revolutionary action.

Once discipline is applied to this Aquarian energy, then organization and management begins to transform the individual and whatever the individual has chosen to manage. As a result, consciousness itself is then quickened to a higher evolutionary level of inspiration that can be experienced as a higher purpose in the world.

Success is the by-product of this quickening and transformative process. Success permeates one’s life through a new and natural reorientation based on the evolutionary changes taking place in one’s consciousness.

Discipline can then transform into mental efficiency and becomes a new type of illumination which is rooted in new meaning and significance. The final result of this vitalizing and quickening process prepares us for the possibility of a metamorphosis through creative change that operates at the transpersonal level.

Living life beyond the personal level (transpersonal) carries the responsibility of understanding that your personal involvement does make a difference, and has significance that is beyond your life span, or immediate results. The final result is a complete cycle of creative change, or metamorphosis, to higher level of planetary contribution. The ability to experience any level of significant creative change is a important cycle in the evolution of consciousness. This is the deeper meaning of the “Age of Aquarius.”

The Zodiac sign of Aquarius ends with the positive embodiment of “creative change” and the possibility for metamorphosis, but the actual process of metamorphosis is governed by Neptune, the ruler of Pisces.

Aquarian energy flows into Pisces with Neptune acting as the activator of Piscean energy. Aquarian energy paves the way by vitalizing energies that when disciplined by the mind becomes the quality of brilliance and inspiration that become easily expressed. The deeper challenge is learning to express this transpersonal energy with increased permanency. The mind, once trained and disciplined, is able to execute the strategy of management and organization that becomes a preferred avenue for expressing Aquarian energies.

Aquarius comes to final completion at 30° and is considered a metamorphosis because the organic nature of the Moon is capable of consuming an entire energy ray of a zodiac sign, which in our case starts at 1° Aquarius and finishes at 30° Aquarius. In other words, what was started at last months New Moon was completed in its entirety during one Lunar cycle. The Double New Moon in Aquarius is the quickening of a lifetime and benefits those that utilize the energy in the Age of Aquarius.

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A Complete Astrology Reading is also referred to as a Natal Chart Reading or [tooltip trigger=”birth chart reading”]Your Natal Chart or Birth Chart is calculated for the moment of your first breath.[/tooltip]. This is perhaps the most powerful reading available with its focus on identifying new access to your [tooltip trigger=”intuitive gifts” width=”220″]Most people have an intuitive gift they’re unaware of possessing. The Gate of Intuition explores how you can access your inner realm for greater intuitive guidance.[/tooltip],  your life path, life purpose, and highest potential. The power of this reading stems from Steven’s gift of past-life vision. Included in this reading is a look at your past life, your karmic which is supporting you in a positive way once you understand its significance. When you have a complete picture of your life with the continuity of who you are through time, your current circumstances take on a deeper significance and purpose. Releasing the past becomes easier as you embrace your role in the bigger picture. There’s plenty of time for specific questions to be answered. This reading has the long-term effect of harmony and fulfillment through a deeper understanding of yourself and circumstances.

  • Price $250
  • Reading Length 1.5 – 2 hours by Steven Shroyer
  • Includes your “Cross of Dharma” Overview
  • Past Life Vision (Steven’s psychic gift)
  • Gate of Intuition
  • All Your Questions
  • Steven’s Preparation Time is 3 hours due to the level of interpretation.

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How to Energize Your Life Purpose

New MoonNew Moon is Wed, Apr 10, 2:35a PDT
Sun is 21 Aries
Moon is 21 Aries
Monthly Theme – Energizing Your Life Purpose

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

Energize Your Life Purpose:
The Aries New Moon

New Moon Night Sky

This New Moon in Aries contains more potency than I’ve seen in a long time. This special “potency” is a type of concentrated power with great potential.

Aries potency propels activity forward. This is focused power that’s been concentrated  for a specific purpose. In one sense, it’s a cosmic boost of pure potential just waiting to be used.

This cosmic boost of the New Moon in Aries is about providing the thrust you’ll need to move forward this year. It is always advantageous to get off you a good start in any endeavor and this coming year is no exception. The potency available should successfully jump-start all your new projects, new ideas, new relationships, and even new intuitive abilities, including ways you can relate to the universe as cosmic consciousness.

Now that you’re aware of the tremendous potency of the of the New Moon energies, two important questions come to mind.

  • First, if this potency is concentrated for a purpose, how do you determine what that purpose is?
  • Second, what’s the best way to release all this potent potential?

Clarifying Your Purpose

Every astrological cycle begins with a purpose. The same is true of each individual person. Everyone begins life with a unique life purpose. As your consciousness develops from a youth into an adult, life takes on meaning and significance and your purpose begins to unfold. As the desires of your youth undergo their natural maturing process, a deeper understanding develops around your activities and how they relate to your purpose in your life. At some point in life your purpose provides an outlet and a context for your desires. This helps you move forward in greater alignment through the integration of your life’s purpose with your desires.

The potency discussed earlier contains the activating power needed to energize your actions and desires in alignment with your core purpose. As you continue with this article, it will become clearer how to use the potency of this New Moon to propel your own unique purpose forward.

Releasing Your Potential

The planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars are offering key insights into how to release your potency and work with your unique life purpose during this New Moon phase.

Mars and Venus are working together to provide a substantial influx of harmonizing energies to help you make sense of all this available potency. This will be through a heightened receptivity to your positive life’s desires (Venus). At the same time, Mars is providing you with a new-found assertiveness to act on those desires. Relationships in general will also have a new ease that supports this process.

During the next week, things may feel somewhat impulsive or spontaneous, but it’s not random. More likely, the universe is providing you the potency to activate a new level of purposeful activity. If you’re uncertain about the spontaneity of new opportunities, key into the feelings of the moment. Ask yourself: “Do I feel the eagerness of moving forward in life, or am I playing it safe by retreating in the comfort of the old and familiar?”

The powerful energy of Aries can trigger fear, but Aries also contains an abundance of courage. This courage is easily be tapped into when you’re moving forward. If you’re feeling insecure, like it’s important to “play it safe”, consider that you may be rationalizing your own fear of moving forward.

Astrological Details

New Moon Chart Apr 2013These harmonizing energies of Venus and Mars are being freed up with the help of Mercury. Mercury’s function in this case is to sort through past actions and beliefs, especially those which surfaced during the previous month. This is a time to identify and discard what’s unnecessary. Ask, “What’s holding me back from fully embracing my life purpose?” Pay specific attention to any ways you have organized your daily life around habits and dogmatic rules which have lost their vitality and are naturally void of any personal meaning.

Moving forward now requires following the momentum of this concentrated Aries New Moon power. Releasing old habits and crystallized or dogmatic attitudes opens up your consciousness to receive new intuitive guidance.

This New Moon is a critical point in this year’s cycle. The energies signify that there is a quickening of Spirit which is available to your consciousness, but only if you are receptive to a new direction.

What this Means for You

To experience success, nurture the feeling that your life can benefit from a new infusion of energy. Be available to the cosmic support of a new boost of potency. In Aries, there is a new sense of happiness that comes from the larger vision of your whole life. All you must do is act on the opportunities that come your way.

Venus and Mars are working together this week to create an ease in expressing yourself in your relationships with others. The key to relationships this week is in keeping them dynamic. Practice both give and take. If you can be both receptive to what others need and at the same time be assertive in areas where everyone benefits, then your relationships will provide inner growth and fulfillment as you move forward.

Moving forward means letting go of all the little ways in which you unconsciously live your live by dogmatic rules. This New Moon will offer potency to propel you forward in a more meaningful life direction, but only through your conscious choice of purposeful action. As you replace dogmatic rules with your own unique requirements for purpose and meaning in your life, fulfillment and happiness will grow from within.

This is a powerful New Moon. Feel the momentum surrounding you. It’s just waiting for your go-ahead, and then you’ll be included in the flow. The intentions you set during this powerful time can propel you to new heights, new personal growth, and a life with more confidence, meaning, and purpose.

Manifesting with the New Moon

  • Tap into the feeling of power. Specifically, the power to moving forward in life with momentum.
  • Recognize that your unique life purpose is being supported by your deepest desires.
    For maximum results, this month align your manifesting intentions with your higher life purpose.
  • Set intentions to take simple actions that help you move forward in important areas of your life.
  • Ask for courage and confidence around issues that bring up fear, and support to release of old patterns that hold you back.
  • Spring Cleaning – Let go of clutter in all areas of your life. This includes the self-imposed rules which don’t support personal meaning in your life. Letting go in this way will help you to release your potency in an individualized way. Spring cleaning your home is a powerful way to make space for new energy to enter your life.
  • Manifest through your relationships. In your conversations, listen and provide support, and also ask for what you need. Communicate your eagerness about the big picture possibilities for you and others! These connections will support your inner feeling of ease and fulfillment.
  • Fear at this juncture is amplified by moving backwards or standing still in life. Intend to recognize these patterns, so that they become opportunities for making a shift.

Astrology Consultations:
Understanding Your Life Purpose

If you’re struggling with any aspect of understanding or releasing your life purpose, I would be happy to help. As you discover the finer details of your unique purpose you can more easily take advantage of your gifts and opportunities as you move forward in life. Check Steven Shroyer’s Availability

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

[icon_teaser type=”Calendar” style=”teal” align=”left”]This 3-Week class starting Sept 11

  • 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
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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.