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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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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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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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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Remembering Your Past: Full Moon Astrology, Nov 2015

This Full Moon opens up and reveals a personal opportunity that may have been hidden from you until now. The energies that are coming through our Gemini Moon are centered around a new discovery in your life. Specifically, this discovery represents an ability to summon and retrieve old memories that are held underneath the surface of your consciousness. These may be forgotten memories from this lifetime, or even past life memories. Whatever the source, these memories will connect you to the very source of your being and your highest purpose.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

A Hidden Opportunity — New Moon Astrology Nov 2015

The New Moon energy from this week’s November 20° Scorpio Sun and Moon conjunction is focused on the discovery of hidden opportunity.

New Moon Nov 2015New choices and opportunities may be directly in front of you, yet remain undiscovered. In order to actualize these undiscovered potentials you must find your own hidden pathway.

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Full Moon in October 2015
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

The Power of Wealth is Coming Your Way: Full Moon Astrology Oct 27, 2015

The Taurus Full Moon is offering you the opportunity to open up to receive new forms of wealth at every level of life.

Taurus represents all forms of health and abundant well-being, including the gathering of resources that are important for personal success. The Sun is opposite in Scorpio. Scorpio brings a depth of power and personal meaning to this Full Moon, with the ability to connect to the deeper level of what wealth represents.

This symbology of wealth is individual to each person and can be experienced in many ways

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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

A Solid Step Forward: New Moon Astrology Oct 2015

We are currently in a phase of growth initiated by the Lunar Eclipse two weeks ago. The New Moon supports this opportunity for growth by bringing a stabilizing force to your life enabling you to step into a larger relationship with your community, and by extension, the entire universe. During the coming Lunar month, circumstances will provide opportunities to take action that will allow you to inspire others and serve your fellow human beings in a larger, even spectacular, way.

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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Expanding Through the Vitality of Life-Force: New Moon Sept 2015

This month’s New Moon in Virgo is supported by a strong astrological pattern with a powerful energizing effect to support positive changes in your life. This month your expansion will come as you learn new mastery of your life force. The biggest opportunity for practicing this new mastery is through your ability to integrate and expand through personal relationships and combined group efforts.

Improving and refining are two things Virgo excels at. A third aspect of Virgo excellence is finding meaning through your work. This is effort or work that expands your life force and activates an emotional response that supports you working toward a greater purpose. There’s the potential to expand into a new sense of personal fulfillment, as you align with greater purpose to your own dharma.

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Captain of the Full Moon
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Standing for Your Own Truth: Full Moon Astrology Aug 2015

This month’s Full Moon is extraordinary and can have a positive long term effect in your life path moving forward. The New Moon theme this month is “creative leadership.” The current Pisces Full Moon is building on that theme with the realization that true leadership honors the truth of your inner being. This truth of your being, your essence, has the strength come what may to stand uncompromisingly for your personal truth within the circumstances of your life.

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New Moon and Venus Sparking Leo Creativity
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Leadership as a Creative Response: New Moon Astrology Aug 2015

The New Moon this month is packed with creative energy capable of elevating your natural gifts into the realm of personal leadership. Creativity, leadership, and service to the greater good are related and are being activated now in an integrated way. Leo, being a fire sign, incorporates the areas of your life where there is some sort of energy that’s capable of creating a spark. The creative spark must come from activity, from some type of interaction or friction that produces fuel for the Leo fire to burn. This is Leo’s creative process. It requires circumstances in your life to spark the flame of your self-expression.

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