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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.

The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

The Epiphany of a Completely New Direction — Capricorn New Moon Astrology Jan 12, 2021

Our Capricorn New Moon will go down in history among astrologers as the cosmic event that triggered an alternate reality and a divergence in the historic timeline. This Lunar cycle marks the end of the historic Capricorn conjunction and the beginning of something completely new. Our remarkable New Moon chart indicates that humanity is about to experience the biggest shift in consciousness and world events since the beginning of modern recorded history.  This big statement isn’t meant to be an exaggeration. What’s being activated with this New Moon is the dynamic momentum of an extraordinary concentration. Within the chart itself, you can see the remarkable stellium, which includes our Capricorn New Moon making a 1° conjunction with Pluto, the most powerful planet in our solar system.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

Something Big is on the Horizon — Cancer Full Moon Astrology Report Dec 29, 2020

Our Full Moon in Cancer has a unique quality which is highlighting our use of individual awareness and the power to trust our alignment through inner security (Cancer). Each of us has access now to the power and faith needed to navigate the coming events in order to align with potentials that will result in the highest good for humanity (Capricorn). Cancer as an archetype can provide each of us now with a tremendous amount of personal focus. As we work and live through the final two weeks of this historic Lunar cycle, each of us has the opportunity to focus on a more independent approach to life and what it means to live successfully.

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Equinox/Solstice
Steven Shroyer

The Moment of Cosmic Inspiration — Winter Solstice 2020

Greetings and best wishes on this magnificent Winter Solstice day of 2020. Each year on the Winter Solstice there is a bit of magic that occurs in the world, and this year is no exception. This quality of magic represents a moment of cosmic alignment when seeds of light and new potentials germinate. On occasion, when the alignments are extraordinary, as they are this year, each of us has the opportunity to experience a moment of cosmic inspiration. Furthermore, if and when conditions are just right, the impossible becomes possible.

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Eclipse
Steven Shroyer

Good News: Experiencing the Hidden Reality of Life — New Moon Solar Eclipse Dec 14, 2020

Our Sagittarius New Moon brings some long overdue good news as we approach the final phase of our historic Capricorn conjunctions, which will culminate in January 2021. Sagittarius is the zodiac sign immediately before Capricorn. It’s associated with philosophy, wisdom, and the ideals that we hold as being true. Sagittarius truth is not absolute. Instead, it’s constantly evolving and always relative to our current understanding, including the current cultural trends of the times in which we live.

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Eclipse
Steven Shroyer

Piercing Distortion Using the Rational Mind — Gemini Lunar Eclipse Nov 30, 2020

Our Full Moon Eclipse In Gemini follows one of the most powerful New Moons of the year, with an emphasis on accessing new depths of knowledge, both emotional and rational, in order to embrace new abilities to respond to events and circumstances in your life. The Full Moon takes on extra power with the addition of a Lunar eclipse. When the Earth casts a shadow over the face of the Moon, the Moon’s connection to the Sun is temporarily suspended. This creates a new quantum portal of opportunity that opens in the zodiac at the exact degree of the eclipse.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

The Tightrope Walker’s Dilemma — Scorpio New Moon Astrology Report Nov 2020

Our Scorpio New Moon brings forward emotions from the depths of our own highly charged experiences. These charged experiences include all those events and realizations throughout life that carry a high degree of emotional intensity. These can include experiences from the past that, whether conscious or not, contain enough raw energy and charge that they are still anchored in the depths of our being. Some of these we refer to as “peak experiences.” A peak experience is one that holds a long-term emotional charge, regardless of whether it is experienced as positive or negative.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

Freedom through Facing the Dark Night of the Soul — Full Moon Astrology Report Oct 31, 2020

Our Full Moon In Taurus occurs directly opposite of our Scorpio Sun. This powerful pattern between Taurus and Scorpio is bringing to the surface all that is hidden or suppressed within the depths of our emotional bodies.

This Full Moon in Taurus is not a typical Full Moon. In fact, it’s far from it. That is because our Full Moon holds an unexpected factor that comes from an exact conjunction with Uranus.

This Full Moon represents the potential for a peak experience that each of us can use as a personal turning point at a very pivotal point in time. The turning point of this Full Moon is not just for us as individuals but perhaps even the entire world on a collective level.

What’s coming to the surface for the world, and for each of us as individuals, is an awareness of what has been suppressed, censored, hidden, or simply emotionally held beneath the surface. The energies of Scorpio, as we will see, play a big part in exposing whatever has been hidden.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

Revitalizing Your Life-force for Greatness — Libra New Moon Oct 2020

Our New Moon Libra energy holds a tremendous amount of creativity that will have a direct impact on how you feel about your circumstances, the people around you, and your own participation within a society pushing toward something better.

This article explores how to access this abundance of creative energy to revitalize and energize your own life-force. You will be accessing this energy through the Libra archetype which holds some very useful energies that aren’t often talked about in astrology.

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