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 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.

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

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

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

Current Lunar Cycle

The Full Moon illuminates and activates new awareness, especially corresponding to whatever was released with the manifesting wave of New Moon energy two weeks ago. In the coming two weeks look for ways to celebrate and take inspired action, especially from whatever you have embraced or experienced since the New Moon. Be patient with challenges that emerge in the coming days, recognizing that they are also a necessary part of your expansion.

Christmas Full Moon 2015

Full Moon Astrology Article: A Royal Banquet for the Soul

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winter Solstice 2015: The Next Cosmic Trigger

Winter Solstice 2015: The Next Cosmic Trigger

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

Solstice Mountain Moon 2015

The Reason this Winter Solstice is so Important

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

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

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

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

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

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

Planetary Influences within the Kite

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

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

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

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

The Unique and Special Nature of the Astrology Kite Pattern

The Unique and Special Nature of the Astrology Kite Pattern

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

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

Is there a Fate Aspect to the Astrology Kite Formation?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Overview of the Patterns within the Kite Formation

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

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

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

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

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

Neptune holds the Key to Metamorphosis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Free Will” verses “Fate”

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preparing for Future Events: New Moon Astrology Dec 2015

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

Current Lunar Cycle

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

Astrology Article: Preparing for Future Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

Astrology Pattern: Personal Foresight through Understanding

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

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

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

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

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