2022-07-28  Leo New Moon  – Northern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Leo 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


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 DECREASING           =         Momentum towards responsibility

MORE DAYLIGHT THAN DARKNESS  =  Individuality predominates

FIXED           =         Resists change, determined, (stubborn)

FIRE = Needs to burn energy, enthusiastic, proud.

MASCULINE = Projective

RULED BY = SUN: Creative confidence, self-esteem, sense of purpose.

KEYNOTE: = “I will”

PART OF BODY = Heart,  spinal column,  marrow, and spinal cord.

COLOUR = Yellow.

 GEMS = Ruby, (diamond), hyacinth, carbuncle, and cat’s eye.


 HERBS = Sunflowers, chamomile, marigold, saffron, cinnamon,

bay tree, rue, mistletoe, and St John’s wort.

Some Leo Considerations:

 Leo is a fixed sign. It is where Cardinal and Mutable energies meet (at 15º Leo).

The first half of Leo is Cardinal or assertive and driving. There is a tendency to make things happen and to get attention.

The second half of Leo is Mutable and will be inclined to adapt or adjust their perception rather than push forward. Cardinal is assertive. Mutable is perceptive. Leos have one foot on Cardinal ground and the other foot on Mutable ground.

Ruled by the Sun, Leos are willful and proud.

They are inclined to lead or be best at what they do.

The first half of Leo is affected by the Moon and will act on their feelings and instincts.

The second half of Leo is influenced by Mercury. They will have to learn to adjust their ideas about themselves and others.

It is the middle of Summer. It is warm but getting cooler.

The darkness is increasing. Every action will have repercussions and will affect others. Responsibilities are increasing. One wants to do as much as one can before the colder days arrive. Daylight is still greater than darkness and Leos will do their own thing as long as they can. They like to play and lead and win! There is a need to be proud of oneself and to maintain a high sense of self-esteem.

In Leo two trigrams meet at the fifteen degree point. They are The Gentle, the Penetrating, Wind and Wood; and The Abysmal, Water. Leos have the ability to penetrate to the centre of any group or situation, and they also are vulnerable to the dangers of delusions of grandeur.

Two of the Eightfold Paths meet in Leo.

They are Right Concentration and Right Mindfulness.

If one is too focused on oneself, one will be a hindrance rather than a help.

If one is not alert to one’s effect on others, great errors can be made.

How can one be properly aligned and champion the right cause?

On what does worthiness and nobility depend?


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 Preference

Aries: You will trip over the preferences of others today. You will not live up to their expectations in any case. So if you can’t please everyone, make sure that you please yourself..

Taurus: Your preferences will generate controversy and disagreement today. If you want to get what you want, then don’t talk about it. If you act out of pride, you will be embarrassed.

Gemini: Smile and the world will smile with you. You will be able to get what you want easily. You simply have to go for it. Be polite. Ask first and then take the initiative.

Cancer: You will feel excluded by the preferences and actions of others. On the one side you will find aggression and anger. On the other side you will find sloth and inertia. This will be a good day to remain aloof.

Leo: If you have a preference then you must act upon it. Be courteous and direct, and your initiatives will be appreciated. It is not what you say that matters but how you deliver it.

Virgo: You will be appreciated for what you do more than for what you say. If you can create beauty or culture in the face of all the hustle and bustle around you, then you will be applauded.

Libra: Much that is beautiful will be seen but not touched. Let it be. Do not take the initiative or force issues. Your timing is off and you are inclined to be accident prone.

Scorpio: Someone will get on your nerves today. Give preference to cultural expressions and beauty. If you try too hard to win attention you will appear to be vulgar.

Sagittarius: This will be a positive and supportive day. Your will have to maneuver between individual initiative and cultural sensitivity. Your preferences will be popular.

Capricorn: Bad timing prevails today. Your preferences will be ignored or walked upon. In the face of adversity it is important for you to be diplomatic and noble. Dress well but say little.

Aquarius: If you listen too much you will appear indecisive. If you act too much you will appear uncouth. Be careful about who you flirt with, because you might have to back it up with action.

Pisces: You will be forced to respond to the preferences of others without being able to express your own. Do not put your first choice on the line today. Be patient. Bide your time.

Hexagram Degrees

05 Leo 39

Main Theme:

LEO  05°-06° (IC)  THE WELL:W.48, Line 6: Passive.

           Special Focus:

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

Intimate Detail:

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

Main Theme

48. THE WELL, (Alt. Name: Heartfelt Expression))


Zodiac:             00° – 06° Leo

Calendar: Northern Hemisphere: Jul 23 to Jul 29 approx.

Southern Hemisphere: Jan 21 to Jan 26 approx.

House 8: 150° – 144° setting to IC

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

Aspect: 150° – 144° Waning (Inconjunct – separating)

Moon Phase: Waning Full Moon Phase (180° – 135°)

(0 to 3½ days after the Full Moon).


The abyss above, wood below.

Deep water, penetrating wood.

The water is there but the roots may not reach it.

The well is there but it is not in good order.

It will be difficult to drink.

Danger without, gentleness within.

There is work to be done.

Criticism will not help!


To penetrate the depths,

To find light in the darkness,

And to bring joy to the world.

If you want to teach, positive content is important.

Maintenance of the vehicle is critical.

To be discriminating will ensure good fortune.

Set a good example.

If the body gets sick, who will follow it?

Good water, good life!


Difficulties without, sensitivities within.

There are problems to be solved.

Words of caution will not suffice.

Talk is cheap.

What is needed can be seen.

To help others furthers.

To help oneself will draw criticism.

The best leaders walk in the rear.

In this way dangers can be seen

And the vulnerable can be helped.

To be content with one’s own self-worth,

One must have the welfare of others in one’s heart

And act accordingly.


The first daughter to the  second son.

She is sensitive to his problems.

She will offer advice. He will listen.

She penetrates. He withdraws.

She will express what is needed.

He will help is he has to.

The gentle she is, the more helpful he will be.

She is perceptive. He is critical.

She will be persuasive. He will be discriminating.


If one places one’s own self importance

Over the needs of others,

And rushes forward,

There will be humiliation.

To reap rewards, one must approach patiently

And give preference to the difficulties of others.

True leaders will take care of themselves last.


Six in the sixth place: (05° – 06° Leo)

Opposition has passed.

Obstructions are fading away.

The battle’s been won.

You can now rest content

And count your blessings.

One never loses by sharing.

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

              There will be pushing and shoving.

There will be complaining.

Do not show favouritism.

Only the young, the sick, and the old

Deserve preferential treatment.

Six in the sixth place:

The way is clear.

The work is accomplished.

Criticism has been silenced.

One expressed gratitude for the efforts of others.

  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

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

Special Focus

5. 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

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

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:

LEO  05°-06° (IC)  THE WELL:W.48, Line 6: Passive.

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:

LEO  05°-06° (IC)  THE WELL:W.48, Line 6: Passive.

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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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By Robin Armstrong

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