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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.

Astrology Education

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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Astrology Articles

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 Educational System is a completely new approach to learning astrology.

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

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General Astrology
Steven Shroyer

The Instinctual Awakening of Faith — Aries Full Moon Astrology Report Oct 20, 2021

Our Full Moon in Aires brings us face to face with the unseen forces within our reality. Our ability to see these unseen forces is energized by our Libra Sun which is in opposition to the Moon during the mid-point of our current Lunar cycle. It is at the Full Moon that our conscious realization begins to settle in to an understanding of what was introduced at the New Moon.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

The Calm Before the Storm — Libra New Moon Astrology Report Oct 6, 2021

Our New Moon in Libra brings the energy of preparation to your daily routine. This is a time to relax, fortify, rejuvenate, and generally to prepare for what’s approaching. The theme of this article, taking advantage of the calm before the storm, is not meant to bring alarm or fear, but instead, an attitude of expectation and the corresponding practical activities one might engage in to prepare for the future.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

The Neptune Effect and a Spiritual Mandate — Pisces Full Moon Astrology Report Sept 20, 2021

Full Moon Astrology Report Sept 20 to Oct 6 • Pisces Full Moon is Monday, Sept 20, 4:55 PM PDT• Current Full Moon Theme (Sept 20 to Oct 6):  Illumination• 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. Astrology Article — The Neptune Effect and

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

The Quintessence of Noble Character — Virgo New Moon Astrology Report Sept 6, 2021

Our New Moon in Virgo  brings a new quality we’re calling the “nobility of quintessence.” This quality represents your ability to embody your pure essence and bring it into your everyday life.
 
The concept of quintessence we’ll be using in today’s article comes from the ancient philosophy of a spiritual consciousness or essence that permeates all of nature. This consciousness we call quintessence is the same intelligent essence that composes the celestial bodies. I like this traditional definition because of the spiritual connotation that connects personal astrology with the astrology of celestial bodies.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

The Shifting Balance of Reality — Aquarius Full Moon Astrology Report July 23, 2021

Our Full Moon in Aquarius is highlighting a new awareness of our shift into the Aquarian Age. This new Age that we are stepping into is beginning to change our individual concepts of reality and this Full Moon is facilitating that shift. The modern understanding of Aquarius, ruled by the planet Uranus, stems from the Uranian energies of independence, freedom and individuality. These are the qualities of Aquarius that will blossom into a new Age of collective cooperation, based on mutual respect and appreciation for individualized contribution.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

Discovering Your Place in the World — New Moon Astrology Report July 2021

Our New Moon in Cancer is focusing our attention on how we go about finding our place in the world.
 
In Cancer, there’s an underlying need to establish one’s identity as an independent and empathic individual. For this reason, our New Moon energies are ideal for expanding your sense of individuality and how that relates to your place in the world.

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