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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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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.

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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Finding the Elusive Inner Calm: New Moon Astrology Oct 2016

Our New Moon Astrology for the coming month brings a new cycle of mental clarity. This new level of clear thinking will utilize a calmness and inner peace, especially available to those who can access the emotional depths of Scorpio’s archetype of inner power.

Scorpio, being a water sign, has great depth of feeling and connectedness. This depth of feeling can be harnessed into a powerful social force to be used for common goals and group purpose. On occasion Scorpio gets a bad rap for being controlling and/or emotionally out of control, but this shadow element only becomes an obstacle for those who haven’t learned to connect with the power of their own depths.

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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

A Frequency Boost in Consciousness: Full Moon Oct 2016

Our Full Moon astrology holds huge new potential for all of us. The planet Uranus is powerfully positioned to assist you in a significant energy jump forward. This article will explore why this Full Moon is so significant and how you can personally take advantage of this massive boost in energy. Looking at our current astrology chart you’ll see the highlighted Full Moon/Uranus conjunction in Aries. The current Lunar cycle is building on the Libra New Moon theme of “Ideas for a Better Future.” This theme of new awareness and higher-level insight has now come into its full potency and the potential for new growth at a higher frequency has become fully activated. It’s time to initiate what began at the New Moon. Your opportunity for growth is about to be accelerated, fueled by an influx of Uranian energy.

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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

An Idea that Sparks the Future: New Moon Astrology Sept 30, 2016

The New Moon astrology for this month is centered around a new seed idea entering our conscious field of perception and overall thinking process. This new seed idea will come in the form of a foundational vision or insight. The combined impact of this expanded seed idea has the potential to change and impact the world far into the future.

The overall New Moon pattern supports the importance of the “NOW.” The energies that are combining now are bringing a huge seed of potential that will grow into the future. This potential is way beyond what we would normally experience, bringing together the past and the future into this very moment of New Moon energy.

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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

The Gift of Positive Outcome: Lunar Eclipse Astrology for Sept 2016

Our Lunar Eclipse astrology for September 2016 is quite possibly the most dramatic astrological pattern I’ve seen in my entire lifetime. The significance of this pattern is amplified by the fact that it occurs during the second of two consecutive Lunar eclipses.

I would like to state from the outset that, despite what others may claim, this astrology chart doesn’t contain doom and gloom. What our astrology chart does contain is a significant pattern signifying the opportunity for a possible split from normal conscious perceptions. This would be a positive and good split. There is powerful opportunity in the days ahead.

Before I go into the details of the current chart I would like to describe what happened astrologically on August 24th, 2016. This date is significant as it relates to the initiation of a possible split in conscious perception and the ways in which reality is fundamentally understood.

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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

The Dawning of New Intuition: New Moon Astrology Sept 1, 2016

The New Moon astrology for this month is focused on new developments in your personal intuitive processes. These new intuitive abilities will enable your mind to operate at a higher frequency. It will be as if your mind has more processing power, especially around your capacity to simultaneously process and integrate both emotional and intellectual information.

These intuitive capacities of the New Moon are supporting the expansion of Higher Mind that’s available to each of us this month as a result of the August 18th Lunar Eclipse. (See previous article for more information on the Lunar Eclipse portal.)

To better understand this new connection to your intuition it is helpful to review the archetype of Virgo, an Earth sign ruled by Mercury. Virgo’s ability to intellectualize and analyze is commonly understood. What is not always represented in astrological literature is Virgo’s equally important emotional component. In addition to Virgo’s key intellectual perceptions, Virgo is also in constant emotional response to life’s circumstances. Virgo uses these dual abilities of intellect and emotion to respond to life from a place of personal mastery.

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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

New Levels of Mental Peak Performance: Lunar Eclipse Astrology Article Aug 2016

Our Lunar Eclipse astrology is providing you with new levels of mental clarity. This includes a more efficient way to process information and the ability to react to your circumstances with an increased sense of possibility. This will enable you to make decisions from a more expanded perspective than before.

Every Lunar Eclipse is unique, delivering something special and useful and available for you to use in your life. This Eclipse is no exception. With the Olympic games in full swing, we are collectively aware of the experience of peak performance within sporting events. The energies that are being released at this Eclipse can be experienced as a kind of “peak performance” of the Mind. What this Full Moon Eclipse provides is an avenue for accessing peak levels of mental efficiency, especially through the arena of mental clarity and expanded perspective.

With the Full Moon and in the days to come you can expect to experience an extra jolt of mental efficiency offering new gifts of mental awareness and perception. These abilities begin with the Full Moon and continue throughout the upcoming four weeks, until Sept. 14th when the Moon returns to 26° Aquarius and the Eclipse portal closes.

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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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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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