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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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This breakthrough approach provides a solid foundation to the universal principles of astrological thinking, including a new focus on Pure Principle Astrology

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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.

The result is a break-through approach to learning astrology leading to new levels of mastery.

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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Facing the Consequences: Full Moon Astrology Apr 2017

• Article Window: Apr 10 to Apr 26 • The Full Moon is Monday, April 10, 11:08 PM PDT • Sun is 22° Aries, Moon is 22° Libra • Next New Moon: Apr 26 • Current New Moon Theme (Mar 27 – Apr 26): Intuitive Sensitivity Current Lunar Cycle The Full Moon illuminates and activates

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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

An Increasing Sensitivity to Intuition: New Moon Astrology March 2017

Our New Moon Astrology for this month indicates the potential for a major transformational shift in consciousness. On the personal level the shift is facilitating an increased psychic sensitivity and connection to your innate intuitive processes. In short, what you can expect during this coming Lunar month is a jump in your intuitive abilities.

At this point in history it is crucial that we each connect with and expand our intuitive potential. There are many different forms of psychic abilities, however basic intuition is the starting point for all other extra-sensory perceptions. All more highly refined psychic perceptions, such as clairaudience and clairvoyance, stem from your basic innate intuitive processes.

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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

An Intense Mobilization of Energy: New Moon Astrology Feb 2017

This month’s New Moon Astrology is focused through the broad lens of Pisces. The expansive scope of Pisces’ power is focused on accessing inner strength while also working with the broader range and depth of Pisces energy. Your ability to connect with inner strength in order to mobilize these positive energies within Pisces plays an important role in in accessing the power of our New Moon.

My intention with this New Moon discussion is to offer you a clear understanding of how to best maximize your particular circumstances. To explore this further, I invite you to delve a little deeper with me into the vastness of the Pisces archetype and what it means in your life.

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Photo of Lunar Eclipse over Reflection Lake
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Claiming Your Future: Lunar Eclipse Astrology Feb 2017

Our Lunar eclipse in Virgo is perhaps the most significant and important Full Moon in a multi-year span. A Lunar eclipse is rare, but even more rare is the astrological “temple pattern” in which it occurs. THIS Lunar eclipse, housed as it is within its temple pattern, is significant for what it sets into motion. The reason that this eclipse is so important is that it has the potential to enable us to create an entirely new future, different that anything we have ever know

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New Moon Photo at Aquarius Beach
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

How to Personalize Your Power: New Moon Astrology Jan 2017

This month’s New Moon Astrology is bringing all of us to a crossroad of sorts. It’s a crossroad where one’s personal life choices intersect with the direction in which the world is headed. This is an annual event that occurs each year at the Aquarius Moon, when our personal vision comes into alignment with the larger Aquarian potentials for change. The Aquarius Moon marks such a significant shift in consciousness that it is celebrated as the time of Chinese New Year.

Each of us holds a personal vision of a better tomorrow. The most significant question now, at this year’s Aquarius New Moon, is whether your vision for a better tomorrow will become fully activated when it reaches our New Moon tipping point. The more you’re able to connect with your internal feeling of power, the more you will be able to add your personalized contribution to the arena of a better future for us all.

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Solstice Village 2015 Seattle
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

A Balancing of Accounts: Full Moon Astrology Jan 2017

Our Full Moon astrology has an unusual emphasis this month based on the natural conflict between the energies of Capricorn (Sun) and Cancer (Moon). When these two powerful zodiac energies collide, there is often a showdown between what’s best for the individual, and what’s best for the established order. This is the case with our current Cancer Full Moon.

The specific showdown this month is especially related to systems of political power within the establishment. What the individual needs for success in the world can oftentimes be at odds with those who make the rules, especially if those rules are for political gain and not the greater good. This is the classic conflict between the individual and collective, specifically that portion of the collective with agendas set by a ruling elite that isn’t in alignment with the greater good. When goals and agendas collide, the individual’s power can be squashed with the power of a co-opted collective.

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Starry Night New Moon Photograph
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

A Call to Action: New Moon Astrology Dec 28, 2016

This month’s New Moon Astrology is unusual in that each individual’s experience will be quite different. The reason for such a high degree of variability in our New Moon energies stems from a highly compact group of planets working together. In astrology terms, we call this planetary grouping a “stellium.”

Stelliums, with their nature of competing and diverse energies, are complex and as such are often inherently difficult to work with.

The overall signature of this stellium includes an underlying experience of happiness and joy. When looking closely at the pattern of current New Moon energies, two possible paths emerge. The first is a superficial and generalized response to this impulse of happiness, while the second is more complex and personal.

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Full Moon Photograph on a Misty Solstice Night
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Harmonizing Unresolved Conflict: Full Moon Astrology Dec 2016

Our Full Moon astrology for the next two weeks holds a rare configuration referred to as a “Temple Pattern.” The temple pattern, as outlined in our current astrology chart, takes the shape of a building. The name comes from its ability to hold and distribute high frequency energies. With the Full Moon in Gemini, these frequencies will contribute to support for greater understanding and perspective in all areas of life.

This Full Moon temple pattern is the dominate signature for the next two weeks and sets the stage for a new level of experience and opportunity. This is the culmination and full expression of our New Moon theme for the month, releasing new insights into “the true nature of reality.”

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