2022-08-27  Virgo New Moon  – Northern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Virgo New Moon

Northern Hemisphere

New Moon in Virgo

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


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 areasright 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.


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

MUTABLE                             =        Adaptable, perceptive, manipulative.

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

FEMININE                             =        Reflective

RULED BY                             =        MERCURY: need to communicate and  make connections.

KEYNOTE:                            =        “I analyze”

PART OF BODY                    =        Intestines, Alimentary canal, spleen.

COLOUR                                =        Yellow-green.

GEMS                                      =        Pink jasper, hyacinth, agate, marble, topaz, and aquamarine..

METALS                                 =        Mercury

HERBS                                    =        Fennel, dill, licorice, endive, mandrake, skullcap, savory, southern wood, valerian, walnuts.

Some Virgo Considerations:

Virgo is a Mutable sign. Mutable is adaptable and perceptive.

Virgo is where critical perception manifests.

There is a continual challenge to improve and make things better.

Virgo’s place importance on health and youthfulness.

There is always something to be concerned about!

They are very tactile and easily discomforted.

Their special gift is to improve the quality of life.

They are intolerant of those who do not help

And of those who make things more difficult.

They are continually making adjustments and improvements.

Virgo is ruled by Mercury, or the mind.

This is the critical or discriminating mind. When positive this shows a brilliant intelligence. When negative it can degenerate into constant complaints and excessive criticism.

The challenge is to practice what one preaches

And to keep one’s mind positive and clear.

This is the dark half of Summer.

Darkness increases and with it

Comes growing responsibilities and fading freedoms.

Daylight is still greater than darkness but it’s predominance will soon be neutralized. One needs to prepare for the future and improve one’s capacity for relationship. One needs to be useful and helpful to others or difficulties will increase.

This is the trigram of The Abysmal, Water.

Too much water will destroy the crops; too little will diminish the harvest. Virgo’s are vulnerable to the abyss of discrimination.

They can isolate themselves by too much criticism,

And they can impair their progress by too little criticism.

There is a need to improve or perfect.

The job is rarely ever completed. There is always more to be done.

They do too much or too little. It is difficult to find a balance here.

The Eightfold Path for Virgo is Right Mindfulness or Right Attentiveness.

One needs to be diligently aware, mindful and attentive with regards to: the activities of the body (focus on breathing and exercise), sensations and feelings, activities of the mind, and ideas, thoughts and conception of things.


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 Enthusiasm

Aries: This will be a complicated day. Mixed signals prevail. Do not get carried away in the enthusiasm of the moment. Moderate enthusiasm will be in your best interest. Not everyone will want the same things as you.

Taurus: You will gain more through discrimination than through enthusiasm today. Stick to the work at hand and don’t be fooled by the dramatic gestures of others. Those that make the most noise often know the least.

Gemini: Contrasts will heighten your sense of humour today. Accentuate the positive. Align with affirmative people. Minimize your association with critical people. Laughter can be healing.

Cancer: In the fire of enthusiasm it will be easy for people to forget where they are coming from. Do not expect special attention. If you feel left out or ignored, don’t cast blame. It will pass.

Leo: A positive attitude and an energetic enthusiasm will win you applause and appreciation. Walk tall. Reach out and encourage others whenever you can. Dress for style and attention!

Virgo: Just be yourself today. If you get the chance, then you should show people how to do things. To be a good teacher you must make a game of it. Meet enthusiasm with applause.

Libra: Your enthusiasm will meet with a happy response. This is a day for you to be entertaining and playful. Encourage creative activities and take the lead if the opportunity arises.

Scorpio: Don’t mix business and pleasure today. You will make progress in business if you keep working at it. You will run into resistance and competition in matters of play. Arrogant dragon will have cause to repent!

Sagittarius: There are the party poopers and the party players. You will not be able to please everyone, but your enthusiasm will be appreciated by a good majority. Accentuate the positive.

Capricorn: This will be a showy day full of abundant demonstration. Be careful that you do not put a damper on the enthusiastic spirit of others. Be courteous and give applause where it is due, especially to children.

Aquarius: If you show favouritism in your friendliness to others, you will run into opposition. Enjoy the enthusiasm of others but do not state your opinions about it.

Pisces: People will seem self centred today. You will be draw off course by the enthusiasm of others. Let people have their day without trying to one-up or compete with them.

Hexagram Degrees

04 Virgo 04

Main Theme:

VIR  04°-05° (IC)  DELIVERANCE: W.40, Line 2: Active.

Special Focus:

04° 00’-04° 10’ Vir (Li  IC-lvl2)  DEVELOPMENT, GRADUAL PROGRESS: W.53, Line 1: Yielding.

Intimate Detail:

04° 03’ 20”-04° 05’ 00” Vir (Le IC-lvl3)  BEFORE COMPLETION: W.64, Line 4: Projective.

Main Theme

40. DELIVERANCE (Alt. Name: 20. Self Improvement)


Zodiac:………00° – 06° Virgo

Calendar:……..Northern Hemisphere: Aug 23 to Aug 29 approx

……………………Southern Hemisphere: Feb 19 to Feb 25 approx

House 7:……..120° – 114° setting to IC

Time of day:…04:00 to 04:24 PM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:………120° – 114° Waning (Trine – separating)

Moon Phase:.. Waning Half Moon Phase (135° – 90°)

……………….(3½ to 7 days after the Full Moon).


Thunder above, water below.

Thunder in the storm.

Excitement without and discrimination within.

Any sudden movement will invoke criticism.

To get free of danger, one must move away from it.

If there are damages, one must fix them quickly.


Freedom from the storm.

Lightning and thunder.

One is shaken to the core.

Obscure emotions are released.

Shock!  Danger!

Sudden movement.

To rest in danger would be folly.

Don’t stay where you don’t belong.

If there is bad company move away.

Fears will not depart.

They are too big to face.

Move away!


Shock without, danger within.

Affirmative action.

Movement out of inadequacy.

Refusing to be held back by fear,

One moves before one feels ready.

If one sets doubts in motion,

One will encounter obstacles in every direction.

Through movement, worries will be left behind.


The second son to the first son.

The second son lives in the older brother’s shadow.

The second son is not strong enough to refuse.

The first son will challenge the second son’s limits.

The second son will be threatened by his older brother’s advances.

The second son will be critical about what the older brother does.

The first son will take advantage of the second son.

The second son will exercise discrimination. The first son will not follow.

The second son knows he will be threatened if he follows

And threatened if he does not.

Life will be better for the second son when the first son leaves home.

In time there will be deliverance.


00-06 VI: 40. Deliverance

One looks for freedom but is drawn to relationships.

One is pulled into critical thought and worry.

It becomes difficult to accept the faults of others.

Do everything required of you.

Do not leave it for another day.

Get it done so that you do not have to think about it.

Freedom will come when thoughts cease.


Nine in the second place: (04° – 05° Virgo)

Difficulties increase.

One tries to catch up and makes an extra effort.

There is no one to lean on.

Do not blame others.

It will be enough not to fall further behind.

                         The second place: 04° – 05° Virgo:  53. Gradual Progress

                         Coming from a difficult foundation.

                         One must secure one’s position

                         Before accomplishments are recognized.

                                    Nine in the second place:

                                    Firm in one’s motive

                                    Intolerant of weakness

                                    In spite of obstacles one cannot sit still.

Technical Considerations of Line 2:

Solid in an even place

Inappropriate action

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)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy above.

     (Astrological note: Inappropriate 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:

Lower Primary 

Lower Nuclear

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

Special Focus

53. DEVELOPMENT, GRADUAL PROGRESS (Alt Name: 11. Listens to the Wind)


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

And non-pretentious.

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

Ignoring responsibilities.

The mind is weak and will be distracted.

…..The first place: 24° – 25° Libra:  64. Before Completion

…..Inappropriate actions.

…..Inappropriate thoughts.

…..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

Inappropriate receptivity

Yielding at the wrong time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 1 and 2)

No Holding Together

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary

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

Intimate Detail

64. BEFORE COMPLETION (INAPPROPRIATENESS ) (Alt. Name: 21. Premature Conclusions)


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.

Examine problems.

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

Poor timing.

Inappropriate behaviour.

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

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)

Inner Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 1

(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 1 and 2)

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Nuclear

Upper Nuclear 

Upper Primary

Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fourth 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:

VIR  04°-05° (IC)  DELIVERANCE: W.40, Line 2: 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:

VIR  04°-05° (IC)  DELIVERANCE: W.40, Line 2: 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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