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The Lunar Journal

The Lunar Journal is an astrology report covering each Lunar cycle. Author Steven Shroyer has written more about Lunar astrology than any of his contemporaries in the field of astrology.

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Seattle Astrology is a pioneer in the field of pure principle astrological thinking. We have teamed up with the Sapphire Initiative to provide
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The Seattle Astrology library and archive contains an extensive index of astrology articles dating back to 2011. The depth of insight within these articles presents a rare look into the value of Lunar astrology.

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What is Lunar Astrology?

Lunar astrology is the study of the eight phases of the Sun/Moon relationship in the monthly lunar cycle.

Each New Moon there is a release of cosmic energy to the Earth. This new energy transforms life and consciousness through eight phases of development.

What is The Lunar Journal?

The Lunar Journal follows the lunar cycle. This bi-monthly astrology publication maps personal success to lunar astrology and the lunar cycle. 

The Sun and the Moon work in harmony to energize all new successful growth. The Sun provides the energy, while the Moon supports integration through natural processes of time.

The Lunar Journal helps you connect to these potentials in your daily life.

The Lunar Cycle

The lunar cycle is divided into four quarters. The Moon travels through these quarters during its orbit around the Earth. The Moon’s movement consists of the following quarters, each representing 90°.

  • New Quarter
  • First Quarter
  • Full Quarter
  • Last Quarter

In addition to the four quarters, the Moon also presents in eight lunation phases as the result of the Sun and Moon working together.

The truest meaning of the Moon in any astrology chart takes into consideration the significance of the Sun/Moon phase. For example, to fully understand the success and growth dynamics of an individual we use both the lunar cycle and the eight phases of the Moon.

The Eight Lunar Phases

The New Phase

The 1st phase of the cycle releases a new pattern with the momentum and zest to discover its potential. Each New Moon is unique and follows an organic and instinctual pattern of growth. 

The Crescent Phase

In the 2nd phase the original momentum begins to slow, with a natural willingness to overcome any obstacle that is in the way. A spontaneous approach with small successful steps ensures steady and continued growth.

The First Quarter Phase

The 3rd phase is critical to the quality of growth throughout the remaining cycle. Practical and decisive activity is critical in establishing the best outcome or direction forward. Choices and circumstances will shape the individual character, determining what and how life unfolds. 

The Gibbous Phase

The 4th phase is creatively in sync with the rational and analytical processes of making adjustments. Aligning with the intelligent design of Nature allows inquisitiveness to become one’s teacher of success. This phase prepares for the coming shift in consciousness and the realization of purpose.

The Full Phase

The 5th phase activates a new level of awareness with the realization, or full picture, of the purpose of what was originally released at the beginning of the cycle. Objectivity and clarity are in full operation. There is an understanding of what must be done to successfully relate circumstances to personal potential.

The Disseminating Phase

The 6th phase consciously expands one’s individual awareness to include more of the world around them. Past learning, including experiences and challenges that were overcome, become markers of success to be shared. Common experiences then unite like minds to participate and share in a larger process, expanding one’s success to include others.

The Last Quarter Phase

The 7th phase is critical to the development of consciousness. It supports mature thinking, where the bigger picture of life is firmly grasped. There is a great power that lies within the choice to change one’s own perspective. The quickness of an individualized mind understands the ways that growth and success have been conditioned by society. Changing one’s perspective has the power to change one’s reality.

The Balsamic Phase

The 8th phase brings to conclusion the current growth cycle. The potential of what was originally released has now reached its pinnacle and all that’s left is the future. At this phase, each cycle incorporates its success, growth, and understanding into the seed of the cycle to come.

This final phase is full of hope and new potential. It inspires forward thinking. Letting go of past failures allows for unfettered momentum to nourish the soul that desires growth.

A Complete Astrology Reading

A “Complete Astrology Reading” is highly recommended in order to move forward in life with a solid understanding of how you function as an individual.

This reading covers many important aspects not typically included in a traditional natal chart reading, including an introduction to your Cross of Dharma, and how your specific type of intuition operates.

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The Seattle Astrology University is an online astrology school specializing in Pure Principle Astrology techniques.

The Pure Principle Astrology system uses universal principles of natural law, geometry, numerology, and cutting-edge astrological thinking. It’s designed to teach the student how to think, rather than what to think.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

An Unexpected Challenge to Individuality — Leo Full Moon Report Feb 5, 2023

Our Leo Full Moon is generating a dedicated connection to what sustains us beyond our physical form. When the Full Moon is in Leo, we receive a direct reflection of the solar principle that we can feel and utilize for health, well-being, and a stronger sense of our own individuality.

The Leo energy that is available to us now is increasing our connection to the sustaining power of self. This sustaining power is being further activated by our Aquarian Sun, which offers additional protections to our individuality which may be challenged by external situations.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

You Experience the Unexpected. Now What? — Aquarius New Moon Jan 21, 2023

Our Aquarius New Moon marks another milestone in the unfolding developments of the Aquarian Age. With the current influx of the New Moon Aquarian energies flooding our consciousness, you can expect business-as-usual to be altered in unexpected ways.

Our Aquarius Moon is showing you an alternative way to face unexpected circumstances in order to maximize your forward momentum. When life doesn’t go as planned and the unexpected occurs, the New Moon is offering each of us the opportunity to free ourselves from our old habits and expectations.

This article explores how a new quality of energy is available for you to use as you encounter the unexpected.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

The Exhilarating Spark of Freedom — Full Moon Astrology Report Jan 6, 2023

Our Cancer Full Moon holds a feeling of exhilaration and freedom. This feeling is in direct contrast to anything that feels restrictive or suppressive. These feelings of exhilaration and freedom are especially true for those of us who have begun the individuation process.

With the advent of our Full Moon, the urge toward experiencing a greater amount of freedom in our lives has never been more important. This feeling or urge to experience less restriction is a direct result of the new Aquarian Age energies we are all currently experiencing. Cancer, with its incredible feeling nature, allows us to experience freedom by bypassing external controls of the mind, especially anything that has a restrictive or authoritarian feeling.

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Steven Shroyer

The Wise Use of Personal Power — New Moon Astrology Report Dec 23, 2022

Our Capricorn New Moon involves a tangible shift in power, both personally and within the larger collective. This Moon marks a pivotal point within the much larger Capricorn cycle of energy that has been at play for several years. This cycle of Capricorn energy represents a recalibration of power structures throughout our world.

Astrologically, the cycle began when Pluto first entered Capricorn in 2008. One of the most significant aspects of the cycle started in January of 2020 with our historic Capricorn conjunctions involving Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter. It will officially conclude next year when Pluto leaves the sign of Capricorn, beginning on the 23rd of March.

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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

An Astrological Guide to Prosperity in the Aquarian Age

We are currently in the beginning years of the long anticipated Age of Aquarius, which has also been referred to as the Golden Age of Enlightenment for Humanity. In astrological terms, the new Aquarian Age is a 2000+ year period of enlightenment and prosperity here on Earth.

During the first years of the Aquarian Age, an increase in the frequency of consciousness will occur worldwide. This frequency increase will continue until humanity is stabilized in a higher dimension. Some refer to this higher frequency as the 5th dimension, or 5D.

In this article I’m inspired to share my astrological perspective of the current shifts that we’re going through and how they’re directly related to our transition to prosperity in the new age. To understand the emphasis on prosperity we can look to Uranus. Uranus, as the ruler of the Aquarius, is one of the main driving forces of the transition to the Aquarian Age. Since Uranus is currently moving through Taurus, one of the first shifts humanity will experience is toward a more sustainable global financial system.

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Lunar Astrology
Steven Shroyer

The Evolution of Personal Perspective — Full Moon Astrology Report Dec 7, 2022

Our Gemini Full Moon is bringing to our awareness a new perspective of all that is changing in the world around us. Through this new awareness, your own circumstances and experiences will become opportunities to create new perspectives. Discovering how you are beginning to see our changing world differently will elevate your relationship to the world and move you toward a higher frequency point of view.

During this Full Moon look for ways to energize your consciousness, especially through experiences that are capable of inspiring new meaning and a new perspective of your life.

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Lunar Astrology
Steven Shroyer

Subtle Rhythms of Unexpected Opportunity — New Moon Astrology Report Nov 23, 2022

Our Sagittarius New Moon is initiating subtle rhythmic waves of change that may represent unexpected opportunities for you and for all of humanity.

This energy is stirring the collective consciousness in ways that are not fully understood at this time. What we do know, however, is that the more consciousness becomes individualized and expanded through each of us, the greater the opportunity will be.

Our New Moon energies will be stirring individuals around the world in unexpected ways. The opportunity for growth lies in our ability to recognize the deeper stirrings of Prime Creation as it is moving and activating the next phases of creative change that are about to occur.

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Steven Shroyer

An Eclipse Portal of Shadows and Light — Taurus Lunar Eclipse Nov 8, 2022

Our Taurus lunar eclipse holds an extremely significant sense of cosmic timing. A full eclipse cycle usually involves the combined effects of solar and lunar events which occur two weeks apart. This cycle always creates an opportunity for a leap of consciousness. This particular lunar eclipse is beyond even the usual leap, and potentially much bigger than our logical minds can appreciate.
This eclipse will occur on what some are calling a world changing election in the U.S. When we look at the big picture, the correlation of these two events isn’t simply a coincidence. It is another indication of larger patterns of convergence. Indeed, our Aquarian Age energies have been building to this very moment since we first entered the Aquarian Age back in 2012.

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