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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 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

A Time to Stand for What Inspires You — Aries Full Moon Report Oct 1, 2020

Our Full Moon In Aries brings an air of inspiration to our Libra energies. This Moon is full of courage, inspiration, hope, and healing. The key for each of us is to feel the shift, and then take inspired action, based on our own inner authority.

Aries’ pioneering spirit is rooted in action that comes from something deeper. Taking off in your own direction or taking an unpopular stand requires the courage found in Aries’ pioneering spirit. It is the Aries element of “Fire” that inspires you to take action from the depths of your soul.

The Full Moon brings a greater awareness to the Virgo New Moon energies that occurred two weeks ago. (See previous New Moon article, The Conquest of Illusion.) This increased awareness we’re now receiving at the Full Moon is enhanced by our Sun moving into the sign of Libra.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

The Conquest of Illusion — Virgo New Moon Astrology Report Sept, 2020

Our Virgo New Moon will have a powerful impact on those individuals who are learning to harness the self-discipline necessary to practice a new quality of self-awareness. This quality of awareness is more than simple observation. The quality of awareness our New Moon is introducing far exceeds what our popular culture typically thinks of as being “awake” or being “woke,” as is commonly presented on social media.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

The Tale of Two Cosmic Kites — Pisces Full Moon Astrology Report Sept 1, 2020

Our Full Moon In Pisces is part of a special Kite Pattern that features a secondary shadow Kite just beneath it. This rare lunar configuration mirrors the unusual historical times we live in. In this article, I’ll be discussing how these two kites are related, including how the shadow is being fed by our historic Capricorn conjunctions and the way in which we are seeing these powerful shadow elements being brought out into the open worldwide.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

The Lion is About to Roar — Leo New Moon Astrology Report Aug 2020

Our Leo New Moon brings the Leo archetype of fiery energy to life. Now that the Leo archetype is fully active as we enter the final degrees of Leo, you might be able to feel it moving deep inside your psyche. You may experience urges to act, or undercurrents to respond to feelings that something isn’t quite right, or a level of inspiration in which something deep feels ready to bubble up. These energies may be moving quietly, but they’re about to reveal themselves in a big way.

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The Lunar Journal
Steven Shroyer

Inspired Rebellion — Aquarius Full Moon Astrology Report Aug 2020

Our Aquarius Full Moon brings us a complex state of inspiration that allows us to more fully express our own inspired ideas and perspectives. As national and world events continue to unfold, we are seeing rebellion on the rise. When individuals find themselves in circumstances where the expression of freedom is censored or curtailed there is a natural desire to rebel or at least resist. 

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Eclipse
Steven Shroyer

Preserving the Vision of Freedom and Liberty — Capricorn Lunar Eclipse Astrology Report July 4th, 2020

Our Cancer Full Moon eclipse is highlighting an imbalance in power and drawing our attention to a historical perspective that will inspire us all to achieve an excellence that patriots fought and died for. Our current Lunar eclipse carries both an opportunity of preserving our vision as well as a shadow element of deception that this article will explore as these astrological events coincide with the 4th of July, and the birth of the idea called America.

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Eclipse
Steven Shroyer

A Point of No Return — Cancer New Moon & Solstice Eclipse Astrology Report June 21, 2020

Our Cancer New Moon occurs dramatically on the summer solstice and during a solar eclipse. This convergence of energies will initiate a powerful opportunity to revaluate your individual alignment in the world. In particular, the eclipse and summer solstice is initiating a new level of individuality that will bring a higher level of equality between you and the rest of humanity.

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