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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

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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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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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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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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Steven Shroyer

The Freedom to Fully Express Yourself without Fear — Leo New Moon July 28, 2022

Our Leo New Moon is generating the potential to live life on your own terms, with the freedom to fully express your individuality regardless of external pressures. The New Moon chart indicates new insights and new willpower to honor your personal choices and to live the life you choose, without the fear of others disapproving of your outlook on life.

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Steven Shroyer

The Power of Personal Potential — Capricorn Full Moon July 13, 2022

Our Full Moon in Capricorn holds a tremendous of power that each person can use to leverage their personal potential for a better life. Each Lunar cycle is a unique formula for success. The Lunar cycle starts with the release of a new impulse (New Moon) that benefits all of humanity.
 
The recent Cancer New Moon released an impulse of a new paradigm of individuality, showing us how to balance between the old and the new. (Cancer New Moon: The Point Between What Was and What’s to Come). Now, at the Full Moon we are at the midpoint of the Lunar cycle. The Full Moon illuminates and activates new awareness. This a time when each person must realize and put into practice the newly released energy of the current cycle.

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The Point Between What Was and What’s to Come — Cancer New Moon Astrology June 28, 2022

Our Cancer New Moon represents a balancing point between the past and the future, and the opportunity for a new direction in life based on what inspires you. The New Moon follows last week’s  summer solstice. This combination sets the stage for a shift in the overall astrological energies of the year. With this shift, we are all heading into an uncharted territory of new potential in which self-determination and the power of choice will be a premium quality to possess.
 
The June 21st solstice ushered in a heightened awareness of the importance of individuality, with the need to re-balance one’s relationship between selfhood and the larger collective. This quality of self-correction addresses the current cultural imbalances, setting to right the collective’s attempts to control our world by seizing and holding more power and influence than is warranted.

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Steven Shroyer

The Power of Total Commitment to Life — Gemini New Moon Astrology Report May 30, 2022

Our Gemini New Moon is bringing into play a new level of contrast, both personal and global, through the focus of opportunity, contrast and challenge. This is an extraordinary period of time. The potential challenges that lie ahead cannot be underestimated and may have unexpected impacts on our lives.
 
This Lunar cycle is an important time in which to discover a greater personal commitment to life. This new level of commitment includes your ability to focus on what, and where and with whom you’re willing to place your trust.
 
As individuals, we can off-set any unexpected events and disruptive influences by seeking supportive relationships and environments, especially those that reaffirm your individualized worth.

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