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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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General 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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Eclipse
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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Eclipse
Steven Shroyer

Cooperation as the Foundation for a New Era — Scorpio New Moon Oct 25, 2022

Our Scorpio New Moon is expanding our personal feelings of social consciousness into new connections, through activities that are productive and supportive of world peace. With this New Moon, social consciousness is shifting away from a competitive focus on division and “winning”, toward a more cooperative Aquarian Age concept of cooperation and interconnectedness. 
 
As world events unfold and circumstances seem unstable, remember that the Aquarian Age energies of change we are currently experiencing are necessary for the consciousness of the planet to embrace and implement a new level cooperation and community. What is important is to stay out of fear and remain in frequencies of trust and inspiration.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

The Wisdom of Active Peace Energy — Aries Full Moon Astrology Report Oct 9, 2022

Our Aries Full Moon is creating an opportunity to experience a new level of calmness and inner peace, including whenever challenging circumstances are presented.
 

The energies of change are embedded within our current Lunar cycle, and our life experiences are continuing to shift on a daily basis. Change and uncertainty is naturally challenging. It’s helpful to remember that these changes and shifts are normal as all of us continue transitioning into the higher frequencies of the Aquarian Age of enlightenment.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

Change is in the Air — Libra New Moon Astrology Report Sept 25, 2022

Our Libra New Moon is connecting all of us to a higher frequency as we experience the coming changes to our world. This specific lunar cycle is standing out in an extraordinary way. With its spectacular kite pattern, this New Moon chart has the potential to activate a clear transition to the next phase of personal and planetary evolution and changes worldwide.
 

This New Moon is directly supporting us, not only in the short term but in the longer term effects of the Aquarian Age, which is rapidly changing the tide of our reality and the consciousness of our planet.

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The Lunar Journal
Shroyer

Discerning Your Inner Voice — Pisces Full Moon Astrology Report Sept 10, 2022

Our Pisces Full Moon brings a quality of sensitivity to our consciousness that can stir a new impulse and ability to discern your own inner voice of guidance. This new potential comes at the midpoint of our lunar cycle, after our Virgo New Moon provided a jump in consciousness and a shift to inner awareness.
 
The spilt in consciousness that we witnessed at the beginning of this lunar cycle is now being refined through a new level of discernment.
 
This new level of discernment allows us to feel what’s true from our inner awareness as opposed to external influences. This quality enables us to discern outside thoughts, beliefs and ideas, from those thoughts that originate in your heart center as inspired inner guidance.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

Consciousness Takes a Spiritual Leap — New Moon Virgo Astrology Report Aug 27, 2022

Our Virgo New Moon is stimulating a rise in worldwide awareness through a spiritual jump in consciousness. This is a momentous rise that represents a direct shift in human evolution. On the personal level, what this means for each of us is that we’ll be able to more easily see the shifts as they are occurring.
 
It’s important to remember that we are in the midst of extraordinary times in world history. The shifts we speak of are related to the coming Aquarian Age, as well as larger Cosmic cycles that are also converging. Because this is unprecedented, there is no way to foresee what and how world events will unfold. We are beginning, however, to see the tell-tail signs of these major shifts from our first-hand vantage point.

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The Lunar Journal
Shroyer

Victory Over Inertia and Fear — Aquarius Full Moon Report Aug 11, 2022

Our Aquarius Full Moon is the most powerful of our current year. There has been a tremendous amount of momentum building toward this Full Moon, beginning six months ago with the Aquarius New Moon which occurred on January 31st. When I wrote about the Aquarius New Moon back in January (A Call to the Service of Humanity) I was inspired. I could see then how that New Moon astrology chart was directly connected to larger Aquarian energies, and would overlap with our current Aquarius Full Moon.
 
Over the past six months, from the Aquarius New Moon in January until our current Aquarius Full Moon, there has been a definite momentum shift in the energies of the world. The description is not easy to quickly synthesize but we are all aware of how much the world is changing at a rapid rate. The Lunar cycles of the past six months have created momentum that supports the rapid change we’re seeing in the world today.

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