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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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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.

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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.

Steven Shroyer

When New Information Becomes Knowledge — New Moon Gemini Eclipse June 10, 2021

Our New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini marks a turning point in the ways in which we receive information, and then what we are able to do with that information once we get it. Whenever we encounter something new it challenges what we have known in the past. This experience of exposure to new information can be met with either excitement or resistance.

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Redefining what it Means to Rise to the Occasion — Sagittarius Full Moon Eclipse May 26, 2021

Our Full Moon eclipse in Sagittarius brings a particular quality of new insight to what it means to rise to the occasion. Most cultural references to this quality center on the idea of responsibility. However, this Lunar eclipse expands this idea of rising to the occasion to include new opportunities in your life that you may not have noticed or understood up until this eclipse cycle.

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Steven Shroyer

A Time for Calmness— Scorpio Full Moon Report Apr 26, 2021

Our Scorpio Full Moon is the halfway point of our Aries Lunar cycle. When the Full Moon is in Scorpio emotions can run high within the collective. Calmness is the antidote. The more individuated one has become, the less they will experience the emotional roller coaster that the Scorpio Moon has been known to trigger.

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Steven Shroyer

Grounding Oneself in the Midst of Chaos and Change — Full Moon Astrology Report Mar 28, 2021

Our Libra Full Moon is part of a magnificent astrological kite pattern. This extraordinary planetary configuration takes the shape of a “kite” with key planets positioned to create the famous kite outline.
A kite pattern is a highly organized and harmonious pattern. When it occurs in a Full Moon chart it can signify a grounding energy that’s able to transcend your current circumstances. With the current Full Moon, our kite is directly activating a particular type of focus that’s needed in order to ground ourselves to something larger.

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Steven Shroyer

A New Quality of Hope is Revealed — Pisces New Moon Astrology Report Mar 13, 2021

Our New Moon in Pisces is very expansive in its nature, with spiritual overtones that indicate the potential rise of a great historical movement of like-minded people. This quality of expansive thinking is both a quality of Pisces and of its ruler Neptune.

In astrology there are no coincidences, so when we consider that our Pisces New Moon and its ruler Neptune are less than 3° conjunct, we pay very close attention.

With the New Moon conjunct Neptune we will begin experiencing an unexpected positive shift toward a better future. The past months have brought a drastic shift in the trajectory of humanity. With our historic Capricorn conjunctions of 2020 we saw the rise of totalitarianism in the United States and around the world. Many began to wonder exactly where the world was heading.

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Steven Shroyer

A Release of Unfettered Creative Power — Virgo Full Moon Astrology Report Feb 2021

Our Virgo Full Moon energies contain a tremendous amount of creative power that is well suited for both personal and professional success. The typical qualities of success associated with Virgo include high levels of practical mastery, especially through the skillful use of energies focused toward improving your current situation.  Our current Virgo Moon takes these qualities of focused improvement to the next level. This Full Moon enables you to embody a new level of success, especially through a new connection to creativity that is linked to the freedom of expression.  This Full Moon’s expression of Virgo utilizes mastery and skill to tap into a quality of emotional creativity that gives you the potential to work outside of traditional restrictions.

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