Editor: Robin Armstrong
Cancer New Moon
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
THE BOWL TYPE:
All the planets on one side of a chart, within an opposition. One half to almost two thirds of the chart is empty.
The Bowl Type has a deep sense of being separated from one half of existence. Half seems to be with you and the other half not. Because this pattern is based on the opposition there is an inherent awareness of duality. You will embrace your concerns strongly. You will also be powerfully aware of what does not concern you. You clearly see who you are, and who you are not! You tend to champion causes and will usually go out of your way to give to others on one level or another. Your sensitivity to duality will find you questioning the purpose of existence.
WANING CRESCENT MOON PHASE
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.
THE WAXING NEW MOON PHASE
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 DECREASING = Momentum towards responsibility
MORE DAYLIGHT THAN DARKNESS = Individuality predominates
CARDINAL = Makes things happen.
WATER = Emotional, impressionable, sensuous, judgmental.
FEMININE = Reflective
RULED BY = MOON: Need to be healthy, nurtured, and secure.
KEYNOTE: = “I feel”
PART OF BODY = Stomach, breasts, armpits, solar plexus, and pancreas.
COLOUR = Orange-yellow, amber.
GEMS = Pearl, crystal, selenite, and black onyx.
METALS = Silver
HERBS = Lettuce, Water lily, chickweed, honeysuckle, agrimony, balm, cucumbers, melons, gourds, watercress, endive, seaweed, and mushrooms.
Some Cancer Considerations:
Cancer is a Cardinal sign. Cardinal is assertive and driving.
While Cancers may seem shy, they empower feelings and act on them. They respond personally to every situation.
They can hold feelings in but cannot ignore them.
Whether positive or negative, Cancers have their own way of doing things.
Cancer is ruled by the Moon which represents Mother, memory, nurturing, habits, feelings and one’s sense of security. Cancers are driven by their need for security.
When secure they are humorous and nurturing
But their moods, like the moon, can change quickly.
They have their own way of doing things and are sensitive about it.
They are profoundly effected by memories and past performances.
This is the beginning of Summer.
As darkness begins to increase, responsibilities grow.
Cancers are increasingly sensitive to the source of commitments and responsibilities.
Daylight is still greater than darkness
And one’s individual path holds a greater significance than the path of others.
This is the light half of Summer
And the trigram is The Gentle, The Penetrating, Wind and Wood.
One should not underestimate the sensitivity and penetrating effect
Of one born in the sign of Cancer.
A sympathetic approach will have a powerful influence.
The Eightfold Path for Cancer is the path of Right Concentration.
This involves the four stages of trance:
1. One discards passionate desires and unwholesome thoughts, such as lust, ill-will, worry, restlessness and doubt.
2. One suppresses intellectual activities. Tranquility and one pointedness of mind are developed. Joy and happiness are retained.
3. Joy disappears and happiness remains along with mindful equanimity.
All sensations, like happiness and unhappiness, joy and sorrow disappear. Only pure equanimity and awareness remain
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)
Today we see
the Face of Consumption
Aries: Your energy level will pick up somewhat today, but you must take care that you do not consume all of it too quickly. Stay alert there are still sharks in them there waters.
Taurus: Look carefully at what you consume today. Not everyone will take the care that you do in preparing food. Do not let yourself be forced into doing something you don’t want to do. Stick to what is familiar.
Gemini: You will suffer from poor judgment and poor timing. People will read into your actions more than they should. Play it straight today because if anything goes wrong, you will be blamed.
Cancer: Your energy level will stay high, and so will your ability to consume any food or drink left within your reach! The danger today is that your stomach will be bigger than your eyes.
Leo: A positive momentum will build up today, in spite of the prevailing adversity. Do not eat anything that is not served with good vibrations. Accentuate the positive.
Virgo: It will be important for you to go about your business discreetly today. Do what you have to do, but don’t ask anyone for an opinion. Like wise don’t offer any criticism about other people’s style of consumption.
Libra: Problems will arise from the munchies! This will be a sociable and indulgent day. It will be difficult for you to say no today, especially if someone passes the chocolate around!
Scorpio: The good vibrations continue. Follow your instincts. Your initiatives will meet with a supportive response. Make sure that everyone is comfortable and relaxed. Give care where it is needed.
Sagittarius: Bet you can’t just eat one! Today you are inclined to overindulge. You are capable of consuming everything within reach. Don’t get carried away with yourself. Some physical activity is advisable.
Capricorn: Timing is everything. Yours is likely to be a little off today. You will have difficulty at close quarters. Teamwork will prevail over individual efforts. Be defensive about what you consume.
Aquarius: There will be many sociable people around. Be wary of fair-weather friends. Do not pontificate or you will arouse resentment. Do not give in to your obsessions today.
Pisces: Peaceful waters will be disturbed. Do not aggravate matters by consuming intoxicants. Avoid loud and aggressive people for they are a vexation to the soul. Stay calm.
07 Cancer 23
CAN 07°-08° (IC) PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT: W.28, Line 2: Active.
07° 20’-07° 30’ Can (Sc IC-lvl2) MODESTY: W.15, Line 3: Firm.
07° 21’ 40”-07° 23’ 20” Cap (Sa IC-lvl3) THE RECEPTIVE, EARTH: W.2, Line 5: Responsive.
28. PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT (Alt. Name: Personal Sensitivity )
Zodiac: 06° – 12° Cancer
Calendar: Northern Hemisphere: Jun 28 to Jul 4 approx
Southern Hemisphere: Dec. 28 to Jan 3 approx
House 9: 174° – 168° setting to IC
Time of day: 12:24 to 12:48 PM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)
Aspect: 174° – 168° Waning
Moon Phase: Waning Full Moon Phase (180° – 135°)
(0 to 3½ days after the Full Moon).
ABOVE AND BELOW:
The lake above, wood below.
One can enjoy the water
But must be careful to watch for hidden tree stumps.
Happy without, sensitive within.
It is important to encourage the efforts of others.
Rain in the forest.
Watch where you are going.
Don’t step too strongly.
Don’t stand too tall.
Don’t walk too fast.
What if you get lost?
One only has so much strength.
Happiness without, gentleness within.
Words of encouragement.
Confidence will increase.
When worries fade, there will be laughter.
Once begun it will be difficult to stop.
Little comments will have great repercussions.
Thoughts will lead to actions.
It will be easy to overemphasize one’s own importance.
The first daughter to the third daughter.
The first daughter is perceptive.
The third daughter likes to have fun.
The first daughter expects to be heard.
The third daughter does not want to be serious.
The first daughter moves towards commitments.
The third daughter moves away from them.
The first daughter takes on responsibilities.
The third daughter wants to be free.
The first daughter talks with authority.
The third daughter laughs at authority.
The first daughter is persuasive.
The third daughter is charming and flirtatious.
ZODIAC CONSIDERATIONS (Pentans):
06-12 Cancer. Preponderance of the Great
For every action there is a reaction.
For every strength there is a weakness.
Can one assess the implications of one’s actions?
Can one be aware of who one is affecting and how?
Understanding the implications of change.
If one cannot transform oneself,
Sooner or later circumstances will arise
That demand that one does.
Every action and even every thought
Is a force that goes out.
What one puts out will come back!
Nine in the second place: (07° – 08° Cancer)
One grabs a coffee and rushes out the door.
Something will be forgotten.
You will have to do without and improvise.
Leave your worries at home.
Put on a happy face.
The second place: 07° – 08° Cancer: 15. Modesty + 12. Stagnation
One cannot help oneself.
One is sensitive to the power of others.
One must direct energy and resources
To help those with a greater need.
Nine in the second place:
One steps with confidence
And speaks with extra emphasis.
One’s activities will increase.
One’s patience will not!
Technical Considerations of Line 2:
Solid in an even place
Firmness at the wrong time
(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 3 and 4)
Holding Together with inappropriate energy below.
(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 1 and 2)
Trigrams of Influence:
Lower Primary Lower Nuclear
Zodiac Pentans (Sub Pentans) for the Third Place
15. MODESTY, (Alt. Name: Waits For a Response)
ABOVE AND BELOW:
The earth above, the mountain below.
Receptive on the outside, keeping still on the inside.
The mind surrenders and the body stays still.
One does not talk of one’s accomplishments.
One will respond to the needs of others.
One will let others go first and wait one’s turn.
A mountain that cannot be seen is modest indeed.
The mountain does not show preference.
People come and go.
The mountain does not act.
In meditation, thoughts come and go.
The wise one does not act.
To judge or show favour will generate danger
And increase difficulties.
Calm the mind!
Outer receptivity, inner tranquility.
Open to the influences of others
One does not contend.
One sits peacefully in the midst of vulnerabilities.
Keeping still, the mind is free from attachments.
Content with simplicity
One does not consider what is unworthy.
The third son to the mother.
He keeps still. She is always busy.
She wants the older boys to play with him.
They would rather go by themselves.
He learns to wait and be patient.
She will try to find things for him to do.
He waits for her encouragement.
She does not want to be delayed.
He complicates her life.
She will try to keep him secure and comfortable.
She encourages him to keep busy.
He takes his own time.
He will not force his way.
He will wait for her encouragement.
When older, he will not want to move out of the house.
She will not be free until he goes.
ZODIAC CONSIDERATIONS (Pentans):
14-15 SC 15. Modesty
One understands vulnerability
But makes no judgments.
One holds to silence
And remains trustworthy.
One does not let the weakness of others
Disturb one’s peace.
One remains open minded
And does not contend.
Nine in the third place: (14° – 15° Scorpio)
Firm and resolute.
There are problems.
One is surrounded by incompetence.
One maintains self reliance and works silently
To solve the problems of others.
One claims no reward.
The third place: 14° – 15° Scorpio: 2. The Receptive
Receptive to the needs of others
One does not judge
But gives help wherever it is needed.
Nine in the third place:
Mindful of duty
One does not let difficulties increase.
One step at a time. No one is threatened.
One does not over react and will be trusted.
Technical Considerations of Line 3:
Solid in an odd place
Firmness at the right time
(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 5 and 6)
Holding Together with appropriate energy below.
(Astrological note: Appropriate reinforcement from Houses 3 and 4)
Holding Together with appropriate energy above.
(Astrological note: Appropriate reinforcement from Houses 7 and 8)
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
A2. THE RECEPTIVE, EARTH , (Alt. Name: Open Heart)
ABOVE AND BELOW:
The earth above, the earth below. Yielding without, receptive within.
There is a great mystery here for those who can listen.
One surrenders to the universe. In openness, everyone and every thing is included.
There is no time for oneself, and yet there is nothing but Self!
Silent night. The longest night. Receptivity prevails.
If there is a close bond between friends and family,
There will be no need for words. Consider everyone. Leave no one out in the cold.
If the child goes hungry, no one will sleep.
The way of the humble.
Take care of the small things, and the big things will take care of themselves.
Avoid being insensitive.
Surrender to the needs of others and you will sleep well.
Silent contentment. Peace.
Yielding without and yielding within. Outer acceptance, inner virtue.
This is the way of the mother.
Individuality is encompassed by the needs of others. Responsibilities prevail over freedom.
By including everyone, no one will be left out.
Adjusting without and within.
There is no limit to the vastness of the universe.
Without contending, it becomes possible to comprehend the virtue of emptiness.
Without knowing, one understands.
This is the gateway to profundity
Although it appears to be nothing at all.
How can one be responsible for life?
This is not something one does. It just happens.
Virtue is not won or lost by others.
The mother to herself.
Many vulnerabilities. Many responsibilities.
Everyone comes to her for help.
She is always busy and rarely has time for herself.
Because she is sensitive to everyone’s needs,
She develops an understanding of life.
She may try to explain or advise, but her power is in her silence.
She is the spirit of the family.
She is inclusive and not separative.
She will not force her will, but she will take her moments when they come.
At home she will rarely be acknowledge for who she is,
But her sense of belonging is profound.
ZODIAC CONSIDERATIONS (Pentans):
24 -30SA: 2. The Earth
The needs of the group.
So many people, so much to do.
One is easily distracted and runs here and there.
Time can be wasted.
Criticism of others is unproductive.
Good efforts will heal or help.
There can be great vulnerability.
There is also a great mystery in silence and surrender.
One can be pulled out or in.
This is a time for belonging and for participation.
One must be careful not to lose inner composure
Aspire to peace and good will.
Many things are better off left unsaid.
One cannot ignore the needs of others.
To sleep with a clean conscience is to sleep well.
Six in the fifth place: (25° – 26° Sagittarius)
One is pulled in many directions.
Energy is drained.
There are many who are worthy.
There are many who are needy.
Too much talk will accomplish nothing.
The fifth place: 25° – 26° Sagittarius: 40. Deliverance
Deliverance will come
When criticism ceases.
If you see a problem
Get up and help.
Six in the fifth place:
Personal progress will be delayed.
The weight of responsibility is more than one can handle alone.
Success will come through teamwork.
Take care of the little things
And the big things will take care of themselves.
United we stand. Divided we fall.
Technical Considerations of Line 5:
Broken in an odd place
Yielding at the wrong time
(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 9 and 10)
No Holding Together
Trigrams of Influence:
Upper Nuclear Upper Primary
Stars By Degree
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.
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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.
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I Ching Links
How to use your horoscope to access the I Ching. The 64 Hexagrams as a Zodiac of 64 divisions.
The relationship of the three main cycles: the year (sun), the month (moon) and the day (earth) to both the I Ching and astrology.
A site about the I Ching with a good history, and instructions about how to divine a hexagram using yarrow stalks, coins or dice. The mystical Great Treatise that explains the inner depths of the I Ching is also here.
A new interpretation of the I Ching Hexagrams. References to the Superior Man have been removed. In its place the accentuation is on the individual. One does this, one does that, one remains free of blame!
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By Robin Armstrong
In 2021 I was an adviser to the Royal Canadian Mint for the production of a Canadian Zodiac coin.
They had their own artists and production manager. My work was to make sure that the information presented was correct and inclusive of both astronomical and astrological perspectives in a lucid and informed manner. The artist for the Zodiac side of the coin was Jori van der Linde. She created the Zodiac design. She used her own creative license to present the Zodiac images and the constellations.The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the front of the coin was done by Susanna Blunt.
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The once in 165 years Jupiter-Neptune conjunction, which is also happening this May 2022, enhances the acceptance and approval of astrology in Canada. It ushers in an era of renewed mysticism and understanding for the 21st century.
……Robin Armstrong, President RASA School of Astrology
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