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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 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.

The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

Discovering New-Found Freedom in Self Expression — New Moon Astrology Aug 2016

The New Moon astrology for this month brings a new quality of energy that thrives on self-expression and the experience of spontaneous freedom to engage in new types of creative activities.

The particular type of spontaneous activity that’s being supported this month isn’t necessarily carefree, nor is it free from the consequences of poor judgement. Rather it arises from a new sense of mental clarity. This is the spontaneity of a balanced mind capable of thinking clearly, able to make good decisions, readily able to express itself, and energized by feelings of freedom and self-expression.

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Full Moon Over Hawaii Photo
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

The Art of Living in Harmony: Full Moon Astrology July 2016

Our Full Moon astrology holds good news. Since our last New Moon, energies have been consolidating to create feelings of stability that enable us to bring a more mature response to living and to life itself. The Full Moon continues this momentum by creating a dramatic and positive shift toward greater harmony. Not only is this good news for us personally, but it’s good news for the planet. The New Moon two weeks ago introduced energies that were readily available for building personal character. (My last New Moon article explores this idea in greater depth.) Now with the Full Moon there’s a clear and definite change. The Full Moon is not only offering the opportunity to experience a shift toward positivity, but to do so with a mature understanding of what is authentically right and true for each of us at the personal level.

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New Moon Photograph on July 4th 2016
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

The Development of Personal Character: New Moon July 4th, 2016

The New Moon astrology for this month establishes a new level of focus within each of us. During this next Lunar cycle expect to develop your will power to new heights. Whether your focus in life right now is learning new skills or developing and integrating previously learned skills, this is the time to bring a powerful integrating energy into your life in the form of increased focus.

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Full Moon Summer Solstice
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

The Challenge of True Transformation: Full Moon Summer Solstice June 2016

Our Full Moon astrology for the next two weeks continues to focus on the planet Venus, personal freedom, and the Summer Solstice with an additional focus on the challenges that arise where our desire for personal freedom unexpectedly clashes with everyday circumstances.

The Summer Solstice occurs on the Full Moon and is providing that extra push we all need in order to experience more freedom and a personal influx of beauty, truth, and what we value in life. This is the time to cut loose, shine bright, and to hold yourself to your highest standards.

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New Moon Astrology Photograph
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Finding Your Path to Love, Health, and Purpose: New Moon Astrology June 2016

The New Moon astrology for this month is unusual and powerful. Venus is exactly conjunct the New Moon, and releasing its magic of love and beauty into a perfect grand square astrology pattern. You can expect to find health, stability, and a new sense of purpose as this incredible month unfolds.

With the Sun, Moon, and Venus all perfectly aligned at the New Moon, there is a definite emphasis on health, love, and beauty. The Sun is bringing a new vitalizing energy to everything that Venus represents in your life and circumstances. The Moon, throughout this month’s Lunar cycle, will distribute this magical energy, in the form of whatever you treasure the most.

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Full Moon Over Ancient Temple Photo
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Seeing Clearly with Courage to Act: Full Moon Astrology May 2016

Our Full Moon astrology for the next two weeks is extremely dynamic and full of intensity. It’s this very intensity that is helping provide the energy needed to expand your awareness to enable you to clearly see what you want and then discern the best course of action needed to pursue it. During the past six weeks the Lunar cycle has brought into focus a shift in power. This shift in power is through all levels, from global to personal, and includes personal access to a new level of Inspiration During Challenging Times.

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Purple Mountain New Moon Photo
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Inspiration During Times of Challenge: New Moon Astrology May 2016

The New Moon astrology for this month builds on last month’s “Shift in Power” to help keep you inspired with tools for coping with the natural challenges or conflicts that may arise from changes and shifts that occur as life begins to re-balance.

Our New Moon energies will help you gain insight and perspective on just how extensive last month’s energy shifts actually were. In fact, any backlash you experience in your life this month is extremely beneficial in the large scheme of personal growth and development.

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California Moon Rockaway Beach
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

An Expansion of Consciousness: Full Moon Astrology Apr 2016

Our Full Moon astrology is bringing our awareness beyond the “shift in power” which was initiated to weeks ago at the New Moon. Over the past few days there’s been substantial shift in power, and now the Full Moon is using this new energy in a very specific way, for the expansion of consciousness.

The term “expansion of consciousness” is somewhat ambiguous so let me offer some specifics. With our current Full Moon, this expansion is occurring at both the individual level as well as the social level. By social I mean the collective expansion of our society.

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