Astrology is the Language of The Cosmos

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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.

Astrology Education

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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Astrology Articles

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.

Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Lunar Eclipse Energies all Month Long

  Lunar Eclipse Summary A Lunar Eclipse opens a portal, or energetic doorway, that offers a unique activation. The portal acts with the Full Moon to release a special cosmic gift, offering a new ability you can use for inspired action in your life. The Full Moon Eclipse is offering a cosmic gift of courage.

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New Moon Night Sky
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

How to Energize Your Life Purpose

This New Moon in Aries contains more potency than I’ve seen in a long time. This special “potency” is a type of concentrated power with great potential. Aries potency propels activity forward. This is focused power that’s been concentrated for a specific purpose. In one sense, it’s a cosmic boost of pure potential just waiting to be used.

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Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

The Power of the Spring Equinox

The significance of the Spring, or Vernal, Equinox is in the balancing of the day-force with the night-force. This occurs twice a year in the spring and fall. At the equinox the length of daylight is equal to the night. What I find significant about the spring equinox is not necessarily that the days and

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Captain of the Full Moon
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

A Message of Unity from Your Higher Self

Special Edition: There is a very unusual astrological configuration with the New Moon. This article was written for the Lunar Matrix website. I’ve decided to share it with everyone at Seattle Astrology. This New Moon is special, indeed. In fact, there is a once-in-a-lifetime astrological pattern that supports this building of energies and offers a new impulse for personal expansion.

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Lunation Birthday Moon
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Understanding Your Lunar Birthday

[blockquote align=”left” variation=”teal”] Your Lunation birthday or “Lunar birthday” is more important than your Solar birthday.  It is your clearest indicator of your personal path to success and fulfillment.[/blockquote] Class Description This 3-week class teaches you how to interpret the astrology of the Moon and your own Lunar birthday. To my knowledge, this is the

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Leo Full Moon Opposed by an Aquarius Sun
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Claiming Your Life Instead of Reacting to Chaos

The Full Moon energies are supporting a shift toward embracing a new level of “claiming” your life experience, instead of reacting to circumstances that don’t seem to fit into your life plan. The realization that “creative response” can be used as a replacement to reaction has been building in our consciousness since the last New Moon.

The recent New Moon was focused on a new capacity for inner strength as we expand into new ways of overcoming internal resistance toward “doing the right thing.” This right thing is of course, specific to your personal life and circumstances. But one thing is clear, doing the right thing often produces unforeseen consequences and may even perhaps lead to a new level chaos in you life as new potentials emerge.

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The Lunar Esoteric Journal is a Seattle Astrology Bi-monthly Publication
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

Lunar Esoteric Journal

The Lunar Esoteric Journal is published bi-monthly and follows the MOON cycles from an esoteric perspective. It’s an Astrology Journal that provides practical insight and advice to allow you to work with the Lunar energies in a positive way. From an esoteric point of view, the MOON provides the psychic energy needed to access your

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January New Moon
Astrology Articles
Steven Shroyer

A Graceful Inner Strength

New Moon, Friday, Jan 11th, 11:44a PST. This is when the magic happens. When the Moon’s orbit comes between the Sun and Earth, the Moon’s light is hidden. Past traditions have referred to this Sun-Moon conjunction as “The Dark Moon.” as if there were an absence, But the Moon’s dark period is when the activation occurs.

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