2022-04-01 Aries New Moon – Northern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Aries New Moon

Northern Hemisphere

The New Moon

When your feelings about the past, memories, and your sense of security

conjunct or meet up with

Your confidence,  purposefulness, and your hopes for the future

A profound impression is made.

A note on the harp of the soul.

A seed moment in celestial manifestation.

The Horoscope for the New Moon is for the exact moment of the New Moon.

There are no houses in this chart because the Moon is in all 12 houses at the same time when viewed globally. So this is the true New Moon chart for anywhere on earth. You can add the houses to it according to where you live.

Most computer printouts will draw the horoscope with the houses as appropriate for where you are on the planet. This was not done here in order to focus on things valid for everyone on the planet.

New Moons are the peak  points of subjective impressionability in the month.

Receptivity to core insights and to God, are accentuated.

Chanting (or even drumming) on a New Moon will give an extra vitality to your efforts over the following month,

until the next New Moon.

A holy  environment and spiritual companions are a great blessing.

The New Moon accumulates and reflects on all of the experiences of the past month. On the New Moon the conglomerate of experiences past, creates a high tide of intuitive impressions. At the moment the Moon meets the Sun, light is  shone on these impressions creating a new sense of purpose. It is the Sun than effects the Moon.

From our worldly consciousness we cannot see the combination or aggregate of memories, but we can certainly feel it.

Unfortunately our habit patterns are too gross or physical to allow us to attune to this phenomenon consciously, but we certainly can feel it.

Only the initiate or one established in spiritual disciplines can clearly witness the New Moon within.

Zodiac Pattern Types

Zodiac Bundle Type


All planets within the space of a trine, two thirds of the charts is empty.

The course of the person’s life stays within narrow limits of opportunity. One’s interests will be gathered together intensely. The bundle type is instinctively inhibited. Most of one’s energy will be directed into a few selective concerns. One will be able to create much out of meager circumstances. One will be able to turn small beginnings into significant and unexpected outcomes. You will naturally express yourself in a few specific areas and generally stay detached from other considerations.

Aries New Moon – Bundle:

Spring has finally arrived along side gradually increasing daylight and warmer weather and the first New Moon of the season is in Aries. As the Sun and Moon connect in a moment of complete darkness, the potential for deep spiritual contemplation and intuitive insight are created. Although not visible to the naked eye, the Sun meeting the Moon is an energizing time. If you are able to quiet your mind and spirit enough you may feel the moments of heightened impressions followed by a new sense of purpose.

Aries is colouring this new beginning with courage and an innate need for more freedom. How we feel about last month’s experiences will affect our level of enthusiasm, pride and the intuitive impressions about to unfold. This is a very energetic moment coupled with a strong desire for independent activity.

This New Moon is being channeled into the intense Bundle Pattern resulting in a powerful force of energy focusing on a few select concerns which may or may not make you proud. Seeds planted during this month’s moment of New Moon stillness will have an instigative, pushy quality bound to create a big harvest out of meagre circumstances.

Use this New Moon moment to free your mind and spirit. Chanting, meditation and sacred dance are all empowering while embracing silent darkness and the voice within.



45° – 0°, 3 1/2 to 0 days before the New Moon.

            This is the last phase of the lunar cycle before the new moon. It is often called the balsamic moon phase and it lasts for three and one half days from the crescent to the new moon. The light finally disappears into the mystery of silence and darkness. Completion becomes important. Your own projections seem to disappear in the vastness of all that is happening around you.

            You are searching for something new but are unsure of how to end the old attachments. Your awareness of others begins to lose relevance as you approach renewal. Try to understand what needs to be left behind. This should be a daily meditation. You have the uncanny ability to know when anything is ending or about to fall apart. Unfortunately it is not usually wise to tell others about it. They would probably consider you to be too negative. You need to learn why things come to an end. It is important for you to mind your own business or you will keep seeing everything that is going to collapse on everyone. Learn to look within for the new vision. Trust silence. Take steps to move towards your vision. Be very selective. Listen and wait.

            Often people will not appreciate you until you have gone. Try to insure that your influence is a positive one. Watch what you say. Often you will seem overwhelmed by useless or futile commitments. Do not try to save face. Be honest and let go.

            The quality of ending will directly effect the nature of the new beginning just about to come. So be wise. No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. It may not make sense to others but if you trust your conscience, you will see the way. Hold on to your principles. Do not make promises that you cannot keep, especially long term promises.

            You have the tendency to lose yourself in others only to be left very insecure when they do not have the answers. You want to become completely involved with someone. You will constantly search for or wonder about the ultimate love of your life. Often you will feel that what you have is not enough, and then you will wonder why you bother to stay within it.

            You are looking for completion and fulfillment and are not likely to embrace freedom comfortably. You want to burn your past for future goals. It is amazing though how long you can procrastinate and wait. You want to help but often do not know what to do. You will probably not bother until somebody else cares.

            A little encouragement can have profound effects. To attract positive feedback you must be positive towards others. If you must end a situation, it is important for the reason to be correct, otherwise your problems will reoccur in the new arena.


O°- 45°, 0 to 3 1/2 days after the New Moon.

This is the beginning of the lunar cycle and lasts for three and one half days. The light is emerging gently. From the depths of the darkest moment up to the first slim crescent of light, and a little farther until the crescent is smiling brightly.

            This is a highly intuitive time filled with deep impressions and new beginnings. This is a time of seed moments and powerful insights. There is a predominant undercurrent of anxious anticipation. A new moon cycle is born.

            Born under this phase you need to feel that your life is just beginning to open up. The challenge is subjective: are you prepared to advance your own cause? You should readily adjust your lifestyle to support any new sense of direction that you feel is emerging within you. You will be constantly having to make new starts in life. You will be sensitive to new beginnings and uncertain about your present surroundings. You are inclined to leave old attachments and memories behind. You want to move forward towards your goals and will be frustrated by any setbacks.

            When you begin a project it is important to advance with care and gentleness. Make sure that you nurture and protect the germinating seed; ie. the new you. It is usually easier for you to do things than to talk about them. Remember that you do not have to achieve everything right away, but it is important for you to feel that you are advancing toward your goals.

            You are the kind of person who plants ideas in the minds of others. You will reach out and impress others subtly. You will always be able to sense the new path that should be taken. As long as you are moving along this path you will feel relatively secure. Worries and problems will surface when you crystallize or stop growing. Do not look back or hold on to the past. Nurture the light within. Protect your own development and do not throw your good ideas out to fools who will not appreciate them. Neither should you follow the dreams of others. Trust your own inner sense of direction. Whenever you can make the effort to be creative, you should. Do not try to explain the process, just do it! Consistent effort will accumulate. Reach out. Rely on your instincts. Grow. Break out of old patterns. Move on. Move on. New beginnings always seem small against the vastness of life around you, none-the-less every journey starts with one small step. Try to find friends who will support and acknowledge your efforts. Always be cautious about what you say. Words can come back to haunt you.

            You will always be trying to start something. Make certain that you take time to water the flowers and plants in your garden of hopes and dreams. The end does not always justify the means so make your daily life creative. Take time to smell the flowers along your path. You will be able to draw encouragement and inspiration by listening to birds singing.

DAYLIGHT IS INCREASING       =          Momentum towards freedom

MORE DAYLIGHT THAN DARKNESS  =          Individuality predominates.

CARDINAL   =         Makes things happen

FIRE                                     =         Needs to burn energy, enthusiastic, proud.

MASCULINE                             =         Projective

RULED BY                              =         MARS: Desire for experience/courage

KEYNOTE:                              =       “I am”

PART OF BODY                     =       Head, muscles, & male sexual organs

COLOUR                                 =       Red

GEMS                                       =       Jasper, bloodstone, and malachite (diamond)

METALS                                  =       Iron

HERBS                                     =       Garlic, hops, nettles, gentian, cayenne, broom tea,

honey suckle, blessed thistle, rosemary and horse radish.


Some Aries Considerations:

 Aries is a Cardinal Sign, the first sign of Spring.

It’s nature is assertive and impulsive.

There is a tendency to instigate or initiate things.

There is also a lack of patience.

One is ready to start anything. It is better than being bored.

There is a tendency to not finish what one starts.

Aries is ruled by Mars the planet of strength and power.

There is a strong desire to gain experience, often regardless of consequences.

One is inclined to use force and take action impulsively.

There is courage but not much forethought.

The challenge is to find a good outlet for one’s energy.

What you put out will come back!

What you don’t put out will also have consequences.

Strength can help or it can hurt.

Choose well.

This is the trigram of the Joyous Lake.

Light gains victory over darkness and light continues to increase.

This is the power and the passion of Spring.

Impulse to action prevails.

Independence takes precedence over responsibility.

One wants to enjoy the growing light.

It is easy to do things. It is difficult to be patient.

Fools rush in!

This is the Eightfold Path of Right Livelihood.

One should not work at a profession that brings harm to others;

Such as, the arms trade, intoxicating drinks, poisons,

Killing animals, cheating, etc.

One should live by a profession that is honourable, blameless

And innocent of harm to others.


Pentans are five degree divisions of the Zodiac in which the zodiac repeats itself creating a sub-level  of meaning. Sub-pentans divide each 10 degrees of the zodiac into 12 sub-sub-signs adding a third level of meaning. The Zodiac sign is the Main Theme, The Pentan is the Special Focus and the Sub-Pentan is the Intimate Detail.

To Understand Pentans watch this video: (Click on the title Pentans)

Zodiac Faces

Today we see

the Face of Coarseness

Aries: Today you need to set your ideas in motion, but remember that the end does not justify the means. Try to maintain a sense of style. Courtesy will achieve more than coarseness.

Taurus: Quality will be more important than quantity today. Don’t get greedy. Be content with the good things that you have. Concentrate on style and good manners. Avoid loud and aggressive people. Smile, don’t shout! Coarseness will attract coarseness.

Gemini: You continue to be on a positive roll today. You will be able to get what you want by simply asking, or letting people know what you like. Put out good energy and you will get good results. Smile and the world smiles with you.

Cancer: Appreciation might come your way but it is not likely to stay for long. Count your blessings for what you have. If you lose or suffer setbacks, watch what you say. Try to keep positive and don’t complain!

Leo: If you want to look good today, be direct and take the initiative. Problems will surface through the expression of arrogance and vanity. Without some moderation in your indulgences, you will appear coarse and repulsive.

Virgo: Maintain your sense of style today. Expect uncultured comments. Don’t give coarseness the benefit of a response. Strive to make things more beautiful. Trust your own tastes rather than the opinions of others.

Libra: If you have to force something today it is probably not worth doing. If someone else tries to force something on you, be civil but move out of the way. If you express your frustrations you will appear coarse and vulgar.

Scorpio: Familiarity breeds contempt. Repulsion will come quickly on the heels of attraction. Even though you will not be content with what you have, some effort to maintain civility would be wise. Do not degenerate into vulgarity.

Sagittarius: Today you will easily be led off course. It will take significant restraint on your part to avoid getting pulled into bad conversations. If you give voice to your opinions you will come across as stupid or out of touch. Silence is golden!

Capricorn: Vulgarity does not deserve respect. If you associate will coarse or uncultured people then you will be painted with the same brush. If you push for what you want, you will spoil it. Be patient. There is no need to rush to the front of the line.

Aquarius: Be careful about what you ask for……. you might get it! What looks beautiful and refined from a distance might prove to be coarse and even repulsive on close quarters. Talk is cheap but quality is not!

Pisces: A smile will accomplish much more than words will today. Coarse people will stand in your way. You will get around them easily, if you don’t try to talk to them. Be content with what you have. This is not a good day for making decisions.

Hexagram Degrees

11 Aries 31

Main Theme:

ARI  11°-12° (IC)  DECREASE: W.41, Line 6: Active.

Special Focus:

11° 30’-11° 40’ Ari (Ge  IC-lvl2)  THE POWER OF THE GREAT: W.34, Line 3: Firm.

Intimate Detail:

11° 30’ 00”-11° 31’ 40” Ari (Ta IC-lvl3)  WAITING (FOR NOURISHMENT): W.5, Line 6: Responsive.

Main Theme

41. DECREASE (Alt. Name: Keeping Still in Pleasure)


Zodiac:…………..06° – 12° Aries

Calendar:……….Northern Hemisphere: Mar 26 to Apr 1 approx

………………………Southern Hemisphere: Sep 29 to Oct 5 approx

House 12:……….96° – 102° rising from IC

Time of day:……06:24 to 06:48 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:………..96° – 102° Waxing

Moon Phase:…..Waxing Half Moon Phase (90° – 135°)

……………………..(7 to 10 ½ days after the New Moon).


The mountain above, the lake below.

Restraint without and pleasure within.

One wants to move the immovable

But in the end will have to go around it.


Spring floods.

The lake challenges its limits.

Water cannot climb the mountain,

It will flood the valley.

Great force is needed to reinforce the dams and barriers.

To impose restraints on joy is a losing battle.

The wise one will exert influence at the source.

Find good outlets for happiness.

A way must be made for the flow of joy.


Restraint without, happiness within.

Considerate initiative.

There are natural limits to self indulgence.

Without restraint, there is no music, only noise.

If one speaks inappropriately others will be offended.

And one’s fortunes will decrease.

If one’s actions disturb the peace of others

One will be decreased.

Decrease is inevitable.

The question is:

Whether one imposes decrease on oneself,

Or other people impose it?


The third daughter to the third son.

She moves, he waits.

She laughs, he listens.

She likes to have fun.

He will not contend.

They complement each other.

She diminishes his tranquility.

He will not complain.

Maybe, in time, she will learn to listen.


One is impatient

And will not wait for what one wants.

If one rushes ahead, or forces matters

Or makes demands on others

Quality will suffer.

Not every desire is worth pursuing.

Not every mountain is worth climbing.

A little restraint will improve results.


Nine in the sixth place: (11° – 12° Aries)

One acts alone.

One holds on when one should let go.

One talks when one should not.

One cannot stop the tides of change forever.

…..The sixth place: 11° – 12° Aries:  34. The Power of the Great

…..Great momentum.

…..Great change.

…..If one is not properly aligned

…..One will be removed from one’s position.

……….Nine in the sixth place:

……….One moves without disturbing others.

………Culture is an expression of elegance not vulgarity.

………To preserve peace and considerate behaviour

……….It will be necessary to set a good example.

……….If the standard is diminished, the result will be diminished.

Technical Considerations of Line 6:

Solid in an even place

Inappropriate action

Firmness at the wrong time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 11 and 12)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy below.

(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 9 and 10)

Inner Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 3

(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 5 and 6)

Trigrams of Influence:

Upper Primary

Zodiac Pentans (Sub Pentans) for the sixth place

Special Focus

34. POWER OF THE GREAT  (Alt. Name: Assertive Thinking)


Thunder above, heaven below.

Heavenly rumblings.

The arousing force above and power below.

Movement that escalates.

Creative excitement!

Do not waste time.

Seize the moment.


Strong movement.

Great advances.

Sudden breakthroughs.

Resistance falls away.

Words of power will stimulate and excite.

They will not encounter any contention.

No one will argue.

Firm in truth.

Direct in action.


Movement without, strength within.

Truth can be disturbing.

Words will shock.

One speaks.

The effect is powerful.

Everyone will hear.

Actions will follow thoughts.

There will be no turning back.

One seizes the moment. Action escalates.

There is no time for inner peace.

One is preoccupied with outer expression.


The father to the first son.

When the father speaks, the first son jumps.

When the father moves, the first son will try to keep up.

The father’s firmness encourages the first son to persevere.

The father will push the first son to take the initiative and to be stronger.

The father has power. The first son wants his own power.

Their will is to be strong and to act. Neither one is patient.

They will laugh at the unexpected.


Light and joy ascending.

Positive words will have a positive effect.

Laughter will overcome doubt.

Beauty will inspire.

If there is goodness in your heart

Push forward.

This is the time to express what is worthy.


Nine in the third place: (09° – 10° Gemini)

Easy progress.

One does more than is required.

Laughter! Success!

…..The third place: 09° – 10° Gemini:  5. Waiting For Nourishment

…..One encounters criticism.

…..Be of good cheer.

…..Obstacles will fall away

…..And critics will be silenced.

……….Nine in the third place:

……….One speaks in good cheer.

……….These are not empty words.

……….One does what one says one will do.

Technical Considerations of Line 3:

Solid in an odd place

Appropriate action

Firmness at the right time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 5 and 6)

No Holding Together

Outer Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 6

(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 11 and 12)

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary

Lower Nuclear

Upper Nuclear

Intimate Detail

5. WAITING FOR NOURISHMENT  (Alt. Name: Work to Stay Positive)


Storm clouds above, heaven below

Danger above, strength below.

The use of force will increase difficulties.

Be discriminating about what you do and when you do it.

Wait for the right time.

You will not have long to wait.


Dark clouds in the sky,

No rain.

To embark now will invite danger.

No satisfaction.

Control your temper.

Smile in the face of adversity.

Nourishment will come.

Wait for the rain.


Discontent without, creativity within.

Progress is blocked.

Too much freedom can be dangerous.

One faces difficulties.

To push forward will increase adversity.

One cannot get what one wants right away.

The voice of criticism will increase opposition.

One’s influence without will be delayed.

One can use the time for self improvement.

In this way one will be able to welcome the storms of life

And benefit from them.

Even flowers need rain.


The father to the second son.

The father is direct. The second son is not.

Any disapproval or discontent expressed by the father,

Will have an alienating effect.

The father wants the second son to solve his own problems.

The second son’s biggest obstacle is his older brother.

The father talks and laughs.

The second son analyzes and broods.

What is easy for the father will be difficult for the second son.

The father speaks freely.

The second son is critical

And will find more support from his mother.


To think that one knows is sickness.

Only when one becomes sick of this sickness

Can one become free of it.

One must listen and wait for the right time.

When your heart is in the right place

You will advance.

Until then you must wait!


Six in the sixth place: (24° – 25° Taurus)

A safe place is found.

Stay there and wait for the storm to pass.

To disturb things now

Will only make matters worse.

Be calm. Don’t complain.

Count your blessings.

…..The sixth place: 24° – 25° Taurus:  63. After Completion

…..The storm persists.

…..But it will not last forever.

…..Wait for the right time before you act.

……….Six in the sixth place:

……….The storm is passing but the difficulties have not.

……….Others will ask for help.

……….One will share what one has.

Technical Considerations of Line 6:

Broken in an even place

Appropriate receptivity

Yielding at the right time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 11 and 12)

Holding Together with appropriate energy below.

(Astrological note: Appropriate reinforcement from Houses 9 and 10)

Inner Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 3

(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 5 and 6)

Trigrams of Influence:

Upper Primary

Aspect Hexagrams

Stars By Degree

Earth Zodiac

Light of  Qabalah in this Degree

Light of  Qabalah in this Degree

Light of  Qabalah in this Degree

Ancestors by Degree

Movement by Degree

Drumming by Degree

Drumming by Degree

This hexagram reveals the drum rhythm by degree.  Play this  on your own or in a drum circle for the New Moon. Tune into the seed moment of the month. The Base at the red dot should be played louder!

Melodies (Scales) by Degree

Each degree has a very special melody or scale. You can play this with any instrument and tune into the feelings of this New Moon.

Watch the video:

ARI  11°-12° (IC)  DECREASE: W.41, Line 6: Active.

Chanting by Degrees

Chanting on the New Moon evokes a very special presence.

It is one of the most powerful and sensitive times to chant.

Chanting by Degrees

This is the Chant for the New Moon in Aquarius at 12Aqu 20.  By chanting you will tune into the essence of this New Moon in Aquarius.

——— 5 minutes of call and response chanting

——— 1 minute of continuous chanting

Watch the video:

ARI  11°-12° (IC)  DECREASE: W.41, Line 6: Active.

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