2022-07-28  Aquarius New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Aquarius New Moon

Southern 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.

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Zodiac Pattern Types


Nine planets are on one side of the chart with one planet on the other side. (The bowl gets a handle) (Note: If one planet gets past the bowl’s opposition, even by a few degrees, it becomes the handle of the bucket!)

This reveals a person who delves deeply into life and enthusiastically pours forth the results of experience. One’s personal efforts will go out in an uncompromising or rigid manner.

You will have a basic interest in a purpose or cause but you will have little concern over the final results. You will use whatever is at your disposal as you see fit. You are inclined to make allegiances that will be of the most benefit to you.

The handle planet shows the main focus or outlet in life. Here Pluto is the handle putting a focus on fear and truth.



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 DARKNESS THAN DAYLIGHT   =           Belonging predominates

CARDINAL         =            Makes things happen.

EARTH = Practical, materialistic, down to earth, tactile.

FEMININE = Reflective.

RULED BY = SATURN: Self discipline, maturity, restraint, and ability to listen.

KEYNOTE: = “I use”

PART OF BODY = Knees, bones, joints, teeth and skin.

COLOUR = Royal or dark blue.

GEMS = White onyx, moonstone, garnet, jet, sapphire, and non-precious stones.


HERBS = Comfrey root, slippery elm, knotgrass, thuja, wintergreen, shepherd’s purse, thyme, fumitory, red beets, sorrel, Solomon’s seal, barley, parsnip, spinach, nightshade, hemp, tamarisk, and ivy.

Some Aquarius Considerations:

 Aquarius is a fixed sign.

Because it is a fixed sign, it is where cardinal and mutable energies meet at 15º Aquarius.

The first half of Aquarius is cardinal or assertive and driving. 

There is a tendency to make things happen and to set thoughts and plans in motion.

The second half of Aquarius is mutable.

It is inclined to adapt and adjust rather than push forward.

Cardinal is assertive and mutable is perceptive.

Aquarius has one foot on cardinal ground and the other foot on mutable ground. It is still winter and a cold time.

It will take preparation and forethought to achieve something.

It will take perception accompanied by adaptability to maintain it.

This is Aquarius: calculated action and insightful assessments of the effects of action.

Selective deliberation and strategy prevail

And remain dependent on the quality of insight.

Aquarius is ruled by Saturn. It is winter and a cold barren time.

There is a tendency to be reserved and aloof.

There is a need to be respected for one’s ideas and knowledge.

One is inclined to idealize authority.

One strives to be well informed and responsible.

The first half of Aquarius is affected by Saturn which reinforces the already reserved qualities.

The second half is affected by Jupiter bringing out a more adventurous and speculative quality.

Aquarius is the place where two trigrams meet at 15º.

They are the Shocking Arousing Force and the Clinging Fire.

Thunder and lightning.

There is both a need for change and the clarity to perceive it,

As long as one does not cling to unworthy ideas.

Two paths meet in Aquarius.

They are Right Speech and Right Action.

One must be cautious about what one says

and honourable in what one does.


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 Affection

Aries: You are likely to misinterpret affection for encouragement. Be careful. Your initiatives will threaten the sensitivities of others. Charm will accomplish more than force today.

Taurus: Honest affections expressed sincerely will be appreciated. Foolish words will invoke scorn and contempt. Give plenty of hugs and smiles but say as little as possible.

Gemini: Stimulating conversation and a little sweet talk will win you abundant affection. Show appreciation for the concerns of others and encourage them to share their ideas with you.

Cancer: You will have to pay special attention to the idiosyncrasies of others. Show affection for others and make them feel at home even if they are not paying special attention to you. It’s all karma. It will come around sooner or later.

Leo: This is a day that requires modest but will invoke vanity. You are inclined to over-indulge and get rather lazy. Do not make presumptions about the affections of others. Be courteous.

Virgo: Hugs will accomplish more than words. Don’t concentrate on what people have to say. Focus on the practical things like comfort and taste. Good music and quality food will invoke affection.

Libra: Trust your instincts today. You will get what you want and with a little charm there will be icing on top! If beauty is not shared it becomes close to worthless!

Scorpio: Your affections will not be acknowledged today so do not project them. What you want will probably cost your much more than it is worth. Control your expenditures. Short term pain for long term gain!

Sagittarius: Cultural activities are highlighted. There is a need to share ideas with friends. This is an excellent time to take your partner or a friend out to a nice dinner and a show!

Capricorn: With a little courtesy and tact you will be able to improve your material circumstances. This is a good day to buy something of quality but don’t take your partner shopping with you!

Aquarius: Too much of a good thing can spoil it. You will be able to get your ideas across easily today, but you are also inclined to throw money away under the influence of beauty.

Pisces: Your will attract physical affection but do not expect much sincerity. Just take things for what they are and don’t read extra agendas into it. A hug is just a hug! Enjoy it while it lasts! If you want a hug, give one.

Hexagram Degrees

5 Aquarius 39

Main Theme:

Main Theme:

AQU  05°-06° (IC)  BITING THROUGH: W.21, Line 6: Active.

           Special Focus:

05° 30’-05° 40’ Aqu (Ta  IC-lvl2)  OPPOSITION: W.38, Line 4: Firm

Intimate Detail:

05° 38’ 20”-05° 40’ 00” Aqu (Li IC-lvl3)  PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL: W.62, Line 6: Responsive.

Main Theme

21: BITING THROUGH, (Alt. Name: Shocking Insight)


Zodiac:             00° – 06° Aquarius

Calendar: Northern Hemisphere: Jan 21 to Jan 26 approx

Southern Hemisphere: Jul 23 to Jul 29 approx

House 2: 30° – 36° rising from IC

Time of day: 02:00 to 02:24 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect: 30° – 36° Waxing (Semi-Sextile Separating)

Moon Phase: Waxing New Moon Phase (0° – 45°)

(0 to 3 ½ days after the New Moon).


Lightning above and thunder below.

Clarity and excitement.

Obstacles to truth will be forcibly removed.

Inertia will be overcome.


Thunder and lightning.

Words shock.

Obstructed by a storm.

To do nothing is dangerous.

Movement towards light and clarity furthers.


Outwardly insightful, inwardly ambitious.

One can see what others are doing.

Mistakes will be dealt with immediately.

If doubt arises, it will be quickly silenced.

Opportunities abound.

One must seize the moment.

The elements of surprise and confrontation

Will overcome opposing or critical voices.

If one moves quickly and appropriately

One’s intention will not be questioned.


The first son to the second daughter.

He instigates. She clarifies.

He is the arousing force. She wants to be seen.

He explores and discovers. She gives directions.

He bites through obstacles without much forethought.

She is aware of what is appropriate and what is not.

He forces change. She clings to what is familiar.


A winter storm prevails.

Inertia must be overcome.

One does what must be done

To keep dry and stay warm.

One clearly sees what is needed and acts appropriately.

Obstacles will be dealt with as soon as they arise.


Nine in the sixth place: (05° – 06° Aquarius)

Much has been accomplished.

Obstructions removed.

Be grateful. Show appreciation for efforts made.

Hug your children before they go to sleep.

              The sixth place: 05° – 06° Aquarius:  38. Opposition

              Conflicting choices.


              Moderation is appropriate.

              Do not contend!

                            Nine in the sixth place:

                            One goes beyond proper conduct

                            And aligns with unworthy people.

                            One’s behaviour will be noticed.

                            There will be unfortunate consequences.

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

38. OPPOSITION, (Alt. Name: Burning Desire)


Fire above, water below.

Fire burns up and water flows down.

There are two opposing momentums.

Clarity above and without.

Pleasure below and within.

Neither one will follow the other.

Each one will diminish the other.


Warmth increases.

The waters cannot run off forever.


Struggles between clarity and pleasure.

Choose well.

Knowing when to stop is fortunate.

Not knowing leads to misfortune.

Awareness of opposing desires is crucial.

Coarseness impedes culture.


Clarity without, pleasure within.

The more one enjoys, the less clarity one will have.

The greater the clarity, the less enjoyment one will have.

The effects of overindulgence can be seen by all,

As can the effects of discontent.

When such extremes predominate,

The value of the middle way becomes apparent.

Through opposition one struggles to understand.

It becomes important to evaluate the worthiness

Of what one wants.


The third daughter to the second daughter.

She challenges her older sister’s sense of what is appropriate.

Difficulties will brood within.

They are far from the surface.

The second daughter likes to be noticed.

The third daughter will steal the attention of others

Away from the second daughter.

This will cause opposition.

The third daughter is more seductive than the second.

She is ready for a good time.

The second daughter will be threatened or inconvenienced.

The third daughter aligns with pleasure.

The second daughter aligns with clarity.


Daylight continues to be greater than darkness.

The waters are getting warmer.

With more light, more can be done.

Not everything is worth doing.

It is important to be selective.

If one acts on one’s own desires alone

There will be opposition and isolation.

Where there is beauty, there is also ugliness.

Knowing when to stop is appropriate.


Nine in the fourth place: (03° – 04° Taurus)

Biting off more than one can chew.

One reaches beyond one’s limits.

There is no one to rely on.

Someone even opposes you.


Do not cause harm to others.

The fourth place: 03° – 04° Taurus:  62. Preponderance of the Small

The bird should not fly too high.

It would be wise to consider the implications of small things,

And to stay firm in what is right.

Nine in the fourth place:

In the company of others one is assertive

And makes demands before securing relationships.

Worthy people will be offended.

Unworthy people will draw near.

Technical Considerations of Line 4:

Solid in an even place

Inappropriate action

Firmness at the wrong time

     (Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 7 and 8)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy below.

     (Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 5 and 6)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy above.

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

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Nuclear Upper Nuclear Upper Primary

Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fourth  Place:

Intimate Detail


(Alt. Name: In Stillness Thoughts Arise)


Thunder above, the mountain below.

The arousing force without and stillness within.

Sudden change is threatening.

One will wait until one is ready.

To rush ahead would be folly.

Get yourself together before you move.


Thunder on the mountain.

Movement is demanded.

One cannot see.

There is no secure footing.

Find a resting spot.

Secure your safety.

A bird on the wing,

Flies through the air.

Nothing above, nothing below.

Still it would be dangerous to fly higher!

It is wiser to stay close to the nest!


Outer stimulation, inner restraint.

The mind is active, while the body is still.

Creative everywhere

But not well received.

One draws attention to oneself

Before securing relationships.

To speak will cause shock and disturb the peace.

One must be cautious about expressing excitement.


The third son to the first son.

The third son keeps still.

The first son is the arousing force.

The third son waits calmly.

The first son is shocking like thunder.

The third son will listen, but will be slow to follow.

The first son will act on impulse.

He will tell his younger brother what to do.

The third son will not keep up with the first son.

He will consider the implications and rest content with simpler actions.

The third son will be difficult to get out of the house.

The first son will be quick to leave.


The body sits still but the mind does not!

One thinks of noble things to do,

But one must be patient.

If one feels supported, one will take the lead.

If one becomes proud of what one knows,

One will lose the foundation.

It would be wiser to encourage others to lead.


Six in the sixth place: (23° – 24° Libra)

One sits and listens.

One observes the power of the mind

But does not speak.

Some things are meant to be kept to oneself.

              The sixth place: 23° – 24° Libra:  47. Oppression, Exhaustion

              Too much of a good thing will spoil it.

              Too much pleasure will corrupt.

If one continues in this,

One will get exhausted and oppressed.

Six in the sixth place:

Unreliable friends.

Castles made of sand.

There is little one can do.

Change is apparent.

One does not align.

One will have to let go.

Silence is appropriate.

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)

No Holding Together

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.

AQU  05°-06° (IC)  BITING THROUGH: W.21, 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:

AQU  05°-06° (IC)  BITING THROUGH: W.21, Line 6: Active.


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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.


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Uranus Conjunct Sun in Taurus – A Canadian Zodiac Coin

By Robin Armstrong

Zodiac Coin Canadian

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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