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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.
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Our New Moon astrology is bringing a wave of energy that’s promoting self-reliance and independence to help us orient toward a larger perspective that’s in alignment with new worlds. This same wave of energy can also have an opposite effect, especially if it’s centered around a drive to independence that is consumed by trivial details and immature attitudes. This article will help you understand how to navigate your personal choices and maximize your opportunities in the coming month.
If you have been following the Lunar Journal, you know that I’ve been writing about a major shift that is currently playing out through the astrology of our solar system. The New Moon themes over the past several months have described a coherent story of expansion, including new abilities and awareness that is leading humanity to a new and previously unknown territory of experience.
Our Full Moon Astrology brings all of us to a crossroads of realization regarding the nature of our reality. These realizations include the awareness that our true power lies within in the choices we make. This is a time when our choices have the power to set the direction and chart a new path into our future.
Even the most ordinary of choices can and will have far-reaching impacts. In retrospect we may well look back to this time as being a pivotal turning point in our path. The choices we make now, no matter how ordinary they seem, can and will have far-reaching impacts in our personal lives and also for the larger scope of humanity.
Our New Moon astrology occurs only three days after the Summer Solstice, creating a consolidation of potentials that are needed to push all of us toward new territory in our lives. This expansion doesn’t mean your life direction necessarily needs to change, but you must be willing to make adjustments and possibly reorient yourself to the possibility that you are entering uncharted terrain. While it’s possible that this new territory may result in the expansion of a completely new life direction, it may also simply result in a new orientation and new awareness within the direction you’re already headed
Our Sagittarius Full Moon astrology is giving each of us insight into how best to prepare for a better future. For the coming two weeks your focus on preparation for your future is the best tool you have in your journey to reach farther and beyond your current circumstances (our New Moon theme). This article illustrates the key forms of preparation that are available to you now.
The New Moon theme of reaching farther and beyond, requires a certain kind of letting go, especially in regards to what we believe, what we think is true, and our understanding of reality. To reach farther than our current understanding, we need the practice of letting go while still holding to our personal truth. This entire lunar month is about the activation of a seed idea, or seed wisdom if you prefer, that enables us to transcend and go farther than we ever thought possible, and to do this without sacrificing the essential truth of who we are.
Our New Moon astrology is focused through the lens of Gemini. The archetype of the Gemini twins expresses the dualistic nature of Gemini. It is the nature of contrast inherent to Gemini that is constantly bringing the divergent elements of life to our awareness so that we can better understand and participate in the inherent duality of the natural world.
Our New Moon astrology brings a new focus to the idea of inner freedom. This short article expands on the New Moon theme of what it takes to breakthrough to a new quality of being.
With the Full Moon in Scorpio, there is a deep need to relate your experiences to the social structures that are occurring around you. With all of the rapid changes taking place within society, the Full Moon is addressing your individual response to external controls, including the increasingly authoritarian approach and control within our own culture at large.
Our New Moon Astrology is coming into view through the lens of our experiences of several months of increasing intensity in our world. We have experienced this intensity in a variety of ways. From an astrological perspective, the reasons for the intensity are the result of an overall trend of increasing frequencies on Earth. These increasing frequencies are a form of expanded consciousness and are directly related to the influence of Uranus over the past several months.
With our current New Moon there is the opportunity now for a huge shift. This shift comes in the form of a breakthrough. The build-up of intensity has led to this opportunity for a new shift in consciousness. This is really good news for everyone who has the desire to tap into their own higher states of awareness, and corresponds to a very positive New Moon message for all.
Our New Moon Astrology is coming into view through the lens of several months of increasing intensity in our world. We have each experienced this intensity in a variety of ways. From an astrological perspective, the reasons for the intensity we are experiencing can be summarized as an overall trend of increasing frequencies on Earth. These frequencies are the result of expanded consciousness and are directly related to the influence of Uranus over the past several months.