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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
cutting-edge astrology courses and workshops.

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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The Seattle Astrology Educational System is a completely new approach to learning astrology.

This breakthrough approach provides a solid foundation to the universal principles of astrological thinking, including a new focus on Pure Principle Astrology

All of our courses will be moving to an online format in 2021.

Pure Principle Astrology

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 New Path to Self-Expression — Leo Full Moon Astrology Report Feb 16, 2022

Our Leo Full Moon occurs at the midpoint of a powerful Lunar cycle that began two weeks ago with our Aquarius New Moon. Through Leo, our halfway point is expressing the Aquarian energies that we have been describing over the past year.

Leo’s expressive nature is full of a multitude of inspiring potentials, especially when the individual has developed the necessary discipline to focus their attention in order to see their own individuated path forward.

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Steven Shroyer

A Call to the Service of Humanity — Aquarius New Moon Astrology Report Jan 31, 2022

Our Aquarius New Moon is bringing a heightened awareness of anticipation of what lies ahead. Our New Moon energies are activating a quality of forward thinking. This is building on the last several Lunar cycles which have increased our ability to feel the energies of the near future before it is yet manifest.

Along with this quality of forward thinking there’s also a sense of urgency that’s running like a silent undercurrent just below the surface of our consciousness. This urgency implies a new sense of our ability to feel the momentum of the changes that are coming.

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Steven Shroyer

The Challenge of the Next Direction — Cancer Full Moon Astrology Report Jan 17, 2022

Our Cancer Full Moon is energizing the possibility of facing a new direction in life. This new phase of momentum began 26 days ago with the Winter Solstice. Winter Solstice represents the beginning of a six month period of the increase of the light, and growing day-force. Over the past 26 days, inspiration has been building. With the Cancer Full Moon we have come to the point where we can now actually begin to feel this new direction in a “Cancerian” (feeling) way.

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Steven Shroyer

Shifting into a New Paradigm — Capricorn New Moon Astrology Report Jan 2, 2022

Our Capricorn New Moon is full of hope. This New Moon kicks off the New Year with a shift in awareness that’s inspiring and indicates there are good prospects ahead for all of us. This shift in awareness will most easily come through your ability to envision a new and positive turn of events.

The positive adjustments of the new Aquarian Age are enabling us to envision the future, including access to new solutions and new possibilities beyond what we have previously considered possible.

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Steven Shroyer

Individual Choice in the Collective Arena — Gemini Full Moon Astrology Report Dec 18, 2021

Our Gemini Full Moon is about discovering how your powerful personal choice can become to help you successfully navigate life, both personally and within the larger collective realm of circumstances.
Two weeks ago the Sagittarius Solar eclipse initiated a new Lunar cycle in which “The Wisdom in Seeing Past Patterns” (see article) emphasized the importance of taking off our blinders in order to clearly see the underlying patterns within events and activities that have occurred in our past. This ability to recognize our patterns (past karma) will enable us to make new choices.
Individual karma occurs whenever choices are made. Even when a choice isn’t made consciously, it’s still a choice. When we can develop a deeper understanding of how our past actions affect our present choices, we can liberate ourselves through the release of these unwanted patterns.

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Steven Shroyer

The Wisdom in Seeing Past Patterns — New Moon Solar Eclipse Astrology Dec 3, 2021

Our Sagittarius New Moon occurs with a Solar eclipse which allows each of us to understand the shadow patterns we hold within, especially those that relate to our current eclipse cycle. This solar eclipse will help you work with the universal principles within these patterns, and then use these new understandings to expand into a greater type of consciousness.

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Steven Shroyer

Living Beyond Perceived Limitations — Lunar Eclipse Astrology Report Nov 19, 2021

Our Taurus Full Moon opens an eclipse portal with the potential to change the way in which you see the world, especially through your relationship to all forms of perceived limitations. All of the ways in which we each create limits in our life will be directly challenged by our eclipse in Taurus.
This eclipse comes on the heels of our Scorpio New Moon, where our intense Scorpio energies, with the help of Uranus, have opened up new vistas of perception with new energies for Connecting the Unseen Dots of Life.

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Steven Shroyer

Connecting the Unseen Dots of Life — Scorpio New Moon Astrology Nov 4, 2021

Our New Moon in Scorpio brings a deeper quality of intuitive awareness to the forefront of our consciousness. This is a high level of awareness we can each use to successfully traverse the complex social dynamics that are currently playing out for all of us.
As we all move forward from this particular New Moon, successful living will be dependent on our ability to connect the dots of perception in order to access what is occurring just below the surface and beneath the outer appearance of our external world.

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