Editor: Robin Armstrong
Pisces 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.
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Zodiac Pattern Types
THE SEE–SAW TYPE:
Two planets on one side with eight on the other, three on one side with seven on the other, four on one side with six on the other, five on one side with five on the other;
……. there must be two empty areas that divide the chart in half. You can draw a line through the two empty areas–right across the chart and going through the centre. One area must be a square or larger, and the other area must be a sextile or larger. If the large empty area is a square, then the other empty area must be larger than a sextile.
The See-saw type is sensitive to both sides of any situation. You will be continuously challenged to empower one side or the other. As soon as one side predominates, the other will make demands. You live in a world of polarities and conflicts. You are capable of a vast understanding but too often waste your energies by being incorrectly aligned.
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 INCREASING = Momentum towards freedom
MORE DARKNESS THAN DAYLIGHT = Belonging predominates
MUTABLE = Adaptable, perceptive, manipulative.
WATER = Emotional, impressionable, sensual, judgmental.
FEMININE = Reflective.
RULED BY = JUPITER: needs principles, tends to exaggerate.
KEYNOTE: = “I believe”
PART OF BODY = Feet and toes.
COLOUR = Purple-red, crimson.
GEMS = Chrysolite, moonstone, amethyst, topaz.
METALS = Tin
HERBS = Asparagus, sage, leeks, nutmeg, rosehips, bilberries, meadowsweet, lungwort, Irish moss, seaweed, rhubarb, strawberries, and mulberries.
Some Pisces Considerations:
Pisces is a Mutable sign.
This makes it perceptive and adaptable.
Opportunities for adventure arise.
There is much to perceive and much to manipulate.
One can easily get pulled into complications
Or be overwhelmed by expectations.
It will be difficult for you to live up to both your own and other people’s expectations.
Life will often seem unfair and inconsiderate.
Strive for self-reliance. Increase faith.
Pisces is ruled by Jupiter.
One’s understanding will condition one’s actions
And determine the results.
Hold to your moral principles and beliefs.
Kindness and compassion will lead to fulfillment.
Degeneration and corruption will have its appropriate consequences.
The challenge is to remain without blame.
This is the trigram of the Clinging Fire.
This is the light or last phase of Winter.
Light is increasing
But darkness maintains its dominance.
Freedoms are increasing
But responsibilities must be taken care of first.
This is a time of personal sacrifice.
One should cling to what is right
And avoid unworthy company.
To maintain personal clarity
One must let go of bad habits and personal dependencies.
This is the Eightfold Path of Right Action.
One is advised to maintain peaceful and honourable conduct.
Do not destroy life.
Do not steal. Avoid all dishonest dealings.
One should avoid improper sexual intercourse.
One should try to help others to maintain these same standards.
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.
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Today we see
the Face of Completion
Aries: Try to stick to one vision today. You will be challenged to be consistent and to finish what you start. Stay focused and do not be distracted by the comments of others.
Taurus: Try to go with the flow and not against it today. It will not help if you try to push the river. Protect what is yours and enjoy it. Do not argue over matters of pride.
Gemini: You will get by with a little help from your friends. Broken promises and unfulfilled expectations will cause your to be humbled. Accentuate the positive and finish what you start.
Cancer: The more that you socialize the less you will be able to complete. Try to stay concentrated on what you are doing today. Worry about tomorrow tomorrow. Trust your feelings and be sincere.
Leo: You will be good at starting things today but lousy at finishing what you have started. A good leader will be considerate of the feelings of people and will go out of their way to help out wherever and whenever they can.
Virgo: Talk will be cheap. Promises are likely to come to naught. Keep your expectations low and complete what you can. Loose ends will trip you up and diminish your independence.
Libra: Your ideas will be appreciated and applauded today. Do not try to talk too much. In the end the only ideas that will count will be the ones that you will follow through to completion. Talk will be cheap if you do not act on it!
Scorpio: This will be a day when you have to complete loose ends. You will accomplish more by working behind the scenes than you will from trying to take centre stage. Stay cool and maintain a low profile.
Sagittarius: You will have your supporters and your detractors. Try to appease those that are against you and encourage those that are on your side. You will not look good unless you finish what you start.
Capricorn: Some diplomacy will be required on your part today. Do not get pulled into frivolous conversations and do not gossip. Applaud the efforts of those who follow up on their promises.
Aquarius: Someone will try to steal the glory from you for work that you have already completed. Protect what is yours. A good defense will be your best offense. Stay calm and do not show that you are ruffled!
Pisces: You will have to rely on yourself today if you expect to complete anything. Your instincts will prove true. It will be easy for you to get distracted and pulled off course. Try to stay focused on what you are doing until you are finished.
4 pisces 04
PIS 04°-05° (IC) THE FAMILY,THE CLAN: W.37, Line 2: Passive.
04° 00’-04° 10’ Pis (Li IC-lvl2) DEVELOPMENT, GRADUAL PROGRESS: W.53, Line 1: Yielding.
04° 03’ 20”-04° 05’ 00” Pis (Le IC-lvl3) BEFORE COMPLETION: W.64, Line 4: Projective.
37: THE FAMILY, THE CLAN (Alt. Name: 43- Consideration)
Zodiac:………..00° – 06° Pisces
Calendar:………Northern Hemisphere: Feb 19 to Feb 25 approx.
…………………….Southern Hemisphere: Aug 23 to Aug 29 approx.
House 1:……….60° – 66° rising from IC
Time of day:….04:00 to 04:24 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)
Aspect:……….60° – 66° Waxing (Sextile Separating)
Moon Phase:.. Waxing Crescent Moon Phase (45° – 90°)
………………..(3 ½ to 7 days after the New Moon).
ABOVE AND BELOW:
Wood above, fire below.
The wind will fan the flames.
The pot will heat properly.
The meal will soon be ready.
Gentleness without, clarity within.
Encouragement will succeed where criticism will not.
Wind keeps the fire burning.
If difficulties arise
Accept the help that comes.
Two can accomplish more than one.
Gentleness without, clarity within.
Time demands and critical expectations.
One sees what must be done
But harbours doubts and worries.
Encouraging words will attract helpers.
Resistance will be overcome through gentleness.
Difficulties will be resolved through teamwork.
The second daughter to the first daughter.
The second daughter sees what to avoid.
The first daughter sees what needs to be done.
The second daughter will need to be watched
If the job is to be done properly.
The second daughter can avoid an argument
But cannot win one.
What is right for the family will determine the outcome.
00-06PI: 37. The Family
Light is increasing
But there are still dangers from wind and snow.
One looks for more warmth and anticipates spring.
There are still many obligations to take care of.
Life will be simpler if one avoids inappropriate behaviour
And is considerate of others.
Be content to share what you have.
Six in the second place: (04° – 05° Pisces)
One gathers supplies and prepares the food.
A big pot of water is put on the fire.
The wood is damp.
The fire flickers.
Help is needed.
…..The second place: 04° – 05° Pisces: 53. Development, Gradual Progress.
…..There is no need to rush.
…..Progress will be made gradually.
…..It will be helpful to fan the flames.
……….Six in the second place:
……….One cannot accomplish much alone.
……….One’s influence is restricted.
……….By taking care of little things a good example is set,
……….Even if no one notices.
Technical Considerations of Line 2:
Broken in an even place
Yielding at the right time
(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 3 and 4)
Holding Together with appropriate energy below.
(Astrological note: Appropriate reinforcement from Houses 1 and 2)
Holding Together with appropriate energy above.
(Astrological note: Appropriate reinforcement from Houses 5 and 6)
Outer Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 5
(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 9 and 10)
Trigrams of Influence:
Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Second Place:
53. DEVELOPMENT, GRADUAL PROGRESS (Alt Name: 11. Listens to the Wind)
ABOVE AND BELOW:
The wood above, the mountain below.
The penetrating wind on the immovable mountain.
The wind will have an effect but it is difficult to measure.
Gentleness without and patience within.
Be selective about what you say
And wait for the right moment to say it.
A tree on the mountain grows slowly,
But it will survive the axe.
The tree can be seen by all.
Its roots penetrate the rocks.
It will not fall.
The fruits of such a tree are not easily obtained.
Nurture your visions.
Take time to develop them.
In this way they may survive the affairs of others.
Gentleness without, stillness within.
Sensitive when dealing with others
One threatens no one.
And no one threatens.
Relationships will develop at their own appropriate pace.
Tranquility will prevail even in difficult situations.
The third son to the first daughter.
He is patient. She is gentle.
She will be quick to advise. He will be slow to react.
She has much to do. He does not want to bother.
He will keep still or meditate.
She will penetrate his silence with words.
Even though he is slow to respond, she knows how to reach him.
She also knows what needs to be done.
He is sensitive to the demands on his time.
She is sensitive to the demands of the time.
She will have to approach him in the right way
If she wants him to respond.
He needs encouragement and a good reason to act.
If she is persistent, he will come around in time.
24-30 LI: 53. Gradual Progress
Wind on the mountain.
One sits still but the mind moves in many directions.
It is inappropriate to follow the wind.
If one watches one’s thoughts
And works steadily to stop thinking,
One’s ability to meditate
Will gradually develop.
Six in the first place: (24° – 25° Libra)
One sits still
The mind is weak and will be distracted.
…..The first place: 24° – 25° Libra: 64. Before Completion
…..What can be gained from this?
……….Six in the first place:
……….One takes time to reflect
……….Before one speaks.
……….If circumstances are not appropriate
……….No initiative will be taken.
Technical Considerations of Line 1:
Broken in an odd place
Yielding at the wrong time
(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 1 and 2)
No Holding Together
Trigrams of Influence:
Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the First Place:
64. BEFORE COMPLETION (INAPPROPRIATENESS ) (Alt. Name: 21. Premature Conclusions)
ABOVE AND BELOW:
Fire above, water below.
Lightning in a storm.
Clarity without and discrimination within.
What is appropriate is obvious
One can be intolerant of the smallest faults.
The challenge is to improve one’s own character
Before questioning the character of others.
Surrender to the greater good.
Inappropriate action cannot be maintained for long.
A time of holding together.
Let need determine the action.
One must be worthy to take the lead.
Words must be heard.
The strong need guidance!
Clarity without, doubt within.
One’s inadequacies become apparent.
To succeed one must work on the roots of character.
Good intentions are not enough.
If one does not practice what one preaches
Humiliation will soon follow.
One can see the danger.
One is challenged to take the right approach.
The second son to the second daughter.
He is dark. She is light.
He withdraws. She radiates.
He is critical. She is considerate.
He will analyze. She will clarify.
He will not do what she does.
She will not follow him.
He will disassociate. She will cling.
They are both perceptive
But he tends to keep to himself
and she likes to be noticed.
He is discriminating. She is forgiving.
24-30 LE: 64. Before Completion
Responsibilities will increase with the darkness.
One wants freedom and glory
But is not inclined to work for it.
Out of touch with the priorities of others
Mistakes in judgment will be made.
One needs to exercise discrimination
And make an effort to help where it is needed.
Nine in the fourth place: (26° – 27° Leo)
One assumes responsibilities greater than one can handle.
Mistakes will be made.
People will be inconvenienced.
Those in authority will be undermined.
…..The fourth place: 26° – 27° Leo: 59. Dispersion, Dissolution
…..Words over water
…..Can be heard at a great distance.
…..If there are enemies
…..They will hear.
……….Nine in the fourth place:
……….Ones actions diminish the welfare of others.
……….One speaks without listening.
……….To persist will bring sorrow and shame!
Technical Considerations of Line 4:
Solid in an even place
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)
Inner Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 1
(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 1 and 2)
Trigrams of Influence:
Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fourth Place:
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.
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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Uranus Conjunct Sun in Taurus – A Canadian Zodiac Coin
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.
The Zodiac coin was minted and made available in May 2022 just as the Sun and Uranus were in Taurus. Innovative astrological money! How appropriate! To add to the Uranus factor, the Zodiac side of the coin lights up under a black light and reveals the constellations. Without the black light the symbols of the Zodiac signs are seen.
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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