2022-09-25  Aries New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Aries 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


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 INCREASING       =          Momentum towards freedom

MORE DAYLIGHT THAN DARKNESS  =           Individuality predominates.

CARDINAL                             =       Makes things happen

FIRE                                         =       Needs to burn energy, enthusiastic, proud.

MASCULINE                          =       Projective

RULED BY                              =       MARS: Desire for experience/courage

KEYNOTE:                              =       “I am”

PART OF BODY                     =       Head, muscles, & male sexual organs

COLOUR                                 =       Red

GEMS                                       =       Jasper, bloodstone, and malachite (diamond)

METALS                                  =       Iron

HERBS                                     =       Garlic, hops, nettles, gentian, cayenne,

                                                            broom  tea, honey suckle, blessed thistle,rosemary and horse radish.

Some Aries Considerations:

Aries is a Cardinal Sign, the first sign of Spring.

It’s nature is assertive and impulsive.

There is a tendency to instigate or initiate things.

There is also a lack of patience.

One is ready to start anything. It is better than being bored.

There is a tendency to not finish what one starts.

Aries is ruled by Mars the planet of strength and power.

There is a strong desire to gain experience, often regardless of consequences.

One is inclined to use force and take action impulsively.

There is courage but not much forethought.

The challenge is to find a good outlet for one’s energy.

What you put out will come back!

What you don’t put out will also have consequences.

Strength can help or it can hurt.

Choose well.

This is the trigram of the Joyous Lake.

Light gains victory over darkness and light continues to increase.

This is the power and the passion of Spring.

Impulse to action prevails.

Independence takes precedence over responsibility.

One wants to enjoy the growing light.

It is easy to do things. It is difficult to be patient.

Fools rush in!

This is the Eightfold Path of Right Livelihood.

One should not work at a profession that brings harm to others;

Such as, the arms trade, intoxicating drinks, poisons,

Killing animals, cheating, etc.

One should live by a profession that is honourable, blameless

And innocent of harm to others.


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 Impulse

Aries: This is a positive day. Trust your instincts and make your move. Be direct and right up front. If you have to do something do it immediately. Take care that you do not hurt those closest to you! Move fast but aim well.

Taurus: Everyone will be pushing faster than you want to go. It is not worth getting in their way or resisting the momentum. You would be wiser to simply move out of the way. Don’t speed through your meals. Take your time.

Gemini: This is another fast moving and positive day. You are on a roll. Your impulses will succeed. Once you get started in a certain direction nothing will stop you. Pay attention to what you eat along your way.

Cancer: The impulsive actions of others will be personally invasive. If you respond instinctively you are likely to make matters worse. Sudden aggression on your part will meet strong resistance. Don’t binge!

Leo: This is another high energy day. Follow your impulses but make an extra effort to take care of family needs. Do something for your mother or the kids! Once you get started things will happen fast. Keep up the momentum.

Virgo: You may get a little rattled by the impulse of others but if you move out of the way, it won’t bother you. Focus on being supportive today. Help other people along their path. Align with others. Don’t compete.

Libra: Indecision will cripple impulse. Any hesitation on your part and you will be bowled over. Your timing is off. Initiatives are likely to be misguided. Impulsive actions on your part will be misinterpreted.

Scorpio: Impulses are in high gear today. If you get carried away you will pay. Sometimes it is worth it! Trust your instincts! If something feels rights then go for it! Remember that the end does not justify the means.

Sagittarius: Good vibrations prevail today. Your energy is positive. Enthusiasm will open doors for you and get things accomplished easily. Get an early start on the day. Follow your impulses.

Capricorn: Impulse challenges self-restraint. Your patience is running thin. If you force your desires on others you will make mistakes. If you are too severe in your reactions you will create enemies. Work hard. Mind your own business.

Aquarius: You won’t need much encouragement today. You are ready to make moves and set goals in motion. Some concern is needed so that you do not trample upon or ignore the feelings others around you. This will be a positive day so do something with it!

Pisces: Amidst the hustle and bustle you will find sympathy from someone. Trust your feelings. Any impulses to care for or help others should be followed. Big schemes will not be needed just personal sensitivity.

Hexagram Degrees

2 aries 49

Main Theme:

ARI  02°-03° (IC)  APPROACH: W.19, Line 3: Passive.

Special Focus:

02° 40’-02° 50’ Lib (Ar  IC-lvl2)  LIMITATION: W.60, Line 5: Firm.

Intimate Detail:

02° 48’ 20”-02° 50’ 00” Lib (Cn IC-lvl3)  PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT: W.28, Line 6: Responsive.

Main Theme

19. APPROACH (Alt. Name: Victory of the Light)


Zodiac:……..00° – 06° Aries

Calendar:……Northern Hemisphere: Mar 20 to Mar 26 approx.

………………Southern Hemisphere: Sep 23 to Sep 29 approx.

House 12:…..90° – 96° rising from IC

Time of day:..06:00 to 06:24 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:……..90° – 96° Waxing (Square – separating)

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

………………(7 to 10 ½ days after the New Moon).


Earth above, the Lake below.

Receptivity without, joy within.

Yielding to pleasure.

One will act on one’s desires.

No one will oppose.

Many will want to join in.

If one does not take the right approach,

The quality of who one attracts will suffer.


Great change.

The light returns.

The earth is flooded.

Action will replace inertia.

Laughter will overcome fear!

To champion the helpless brings light to the darkness

And ensures success.

An energetic start is essential.


Receptive without, cheerful within.

Everyone is happy with the approach of spring

And the increasing light.

Happiness is the right approach.

One takes the initiative and encounters no opposition.

No one wants to be confined by the sensitivities of others.

There is a little more freedom than there was yesterday.

The darkness is fading.

Light becomes easier.

Everyone responds to happiness.

One person’s good cheer

Will have a vast effect.


The third daughter to the mother.

The mother is busy.

The third daughter likes to have fun.

The third daughter tries to cheer up her mother.

The mother would be happier

If her daughter would help more.

The third daughter will promise to return

But she is quickly tempted to do whatever is more fun.

The third daughter likes to play.

Her mother doesn’t have the time

Or the will power to oppose her.

If she approaches in good cheer,

She will get her way.


 00-06AR: 19. Approach

Impulse drives.

One acts without listening to reason.

It is spring, the time of fools.

It is also a time of individual strength and courage.

Action prevails.

Movement towards freedom and laughter.


Six in the third place: (02° – 03° Aries)

A field of mud.

There is doubt but no hesitation.

One walks through it.

One’s feet get wet.

There is mud on one’s clothes

And a smile on one’s face.

…..The third place: 02° – 03° Aries:  60. Limitation

…..The water is deeper than it appears.

…..The path is difficult.

…..The more prepared one is, the better it will be.

…..To consider limits would be wise.

……….Six in the third place:

……….One gets too happy.

……….There will be a lapse in duty

……….And others will be inconvenienced.

……….If one’s intention is good

..………And one is prepared to make an extra effort to compensate,

..………One will be forgiven.

Technical Considerations of Line 3:

Broken in an odd place

Inappropriate receptivity

Yielding at the wrong time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 5 and 6)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy below.

(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 3 and 4)

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary  Lower Nuclear    Upper Nuclear

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

Special Focus

60. LIMITATION (Alt. Name: Difficulties With Pleasure)


A storm above the lake.

To persevere would be dangerous.

Even the river bank is dangerous to traverse.

Danger above, pleasure below.

One needs to be discriminating

About the depths of one’s indulgences.

Joy should not come at someone else’s expense.


Dangerous waters.

Too much fun will attract danger.

Caution is needed concerning what goes into the mouth and what comes out,

Choose your activities well.

Be cautious about the company you keep.

Inconsiderate people will invite disaster.

It will be easy to attract bad people,

But it will be very difficult to get rid of them.


Discrimination without, pleasure within.

Not everything that is enjoyable is worthy.

To impose personal preferences will only make matters worse.

There is much that needs to be done.

This is not the time for frivolity.

Too much of anything will spoil it.

To laugh without consideration.

To indulge without sharing.

What good can come of this?

Overindulgence will have dangerous consequences.

To take on more than one can accomplish

Or to do less than one is capable of

Will have dire consequences.


The third daughter to the second son.

She laughs. He will criticize.

She throws herself into the game of life.

He tends to brood and disassociate.

He will impose limits on her enthusiasm.

Her playfulness will rarely find approval.

She pushes the limits of what is right,

He will be blamed.

She says what she should not.

He says what he does not want to say.

Silence would be an improvement.


12-18 AR: 60. Limitation

Dangerous impulse.

One puts one’s own ideas first

And moves forward at any cost.

One steps on the sensitivities of others

And even threatens their security.

One laughs at criticism.

Performance will suffer.



Nine in the fifth place: (16° – 17° Aries)

Flirting with disaster.

Surrounded by thieves.

Forward progress is blocked.

Does not discriminate.

Enjoys oneself.

Knows not when to stop.

Enemies draw near. Retaliation is eminent.

It is important to move away from bad associates.

…..The fifth place: 16° – 17° Aries:  28. Preponderance of the great

…..Consider the implications.

…..Good character and great achievements go hand in hand.

…..How much corruption will one tolerate?

……….Nine in the fifth place:

……….One listens to criticism.

……….One faces difficulties oneself.

……….No one in inconvenienced.

……….Something is accomplished.

……….A good example is set.

……….Perseverance furthers.

Technical Considerations of Line 5:

Solid in an odd place

Appropriate action

Firmness at the right time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 9 and 10)

Holding Together with appropriate energy below.

(Astrological note: Appropriate reinforcement from Houses 7 and 8)

Holding Together with appropriate energy above.

(Astrological note: Appropriate reinforcement from Houses 11 and 12)

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Upper Nuclear    Upper Primary

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

Intimate Detail

28. PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT (Alt. Name: Personal Sensitivity)


The lake above, wood below.

One can enjoy the water

But must be careful to watch for hidden tree stumps.

Happy without, sensitive within.

Positive persuasion.

It is important to encourage the efforts of others.


Rain in the forest.

Abundant growth.

Watch where you are going.

Don’t step too strongly.

Don’t stand too tall.

Don’t walk too fast.

What if you get lost?

One only has so much strength.


Happiness without, gentleness within.

Words of encouragement.

Confidence will increase.

When worries fade, there will be laughter.

Once begun it will be difficult to stop.

Little comments will have great repercussions.

Thoughts will lead to actions.

It will be easy to overemphasize one’s own importance.


The first daughter to the third daughter.

The first daughter is perceptive.

The third daughter likes to have fun.

The first daughter expects to be heard.

The third daughter does not want to be serious.

The first daughter moves towards commitments.

The third daughter moves away from them.

The first daughter takes on responsibilities.

The third daughter wants to be free.

The first daughter talks with authority.

The third daughter laughs at authority.

The first daughter is persuasive.

The third daughter is charming and flirtatious.


06-12 CN: 28. Preponderance of the Great

For every action there is a reaction.

For every strength there is a weakness.

Can one assess the implications of one’s actions?

Can one be aware of who one is affecting and how?

Understanding the implications of change.

If one cannot transform oneself,

Sooner or later circumstances will arise

That demand that one does.

Every action and even every thought

Is a force that goes out.

What one puts out will come back!



Six in the sixth place: (11° – 12° Cancer)

You can relax.

Be content with what has been done.

Encourage others,

And give rewards.

…..The sixth place: 11° – 12° Cancer:  20. Contemplation, View

…..Perspective is gained.

…..One can see what others cannot.

…..One sticks with the team

…..And helps others to understand.

…..One will watch for stragglers.

……….Six in the sixth place:

……….One is grateful and content.

……….One will listen

……….And enjoy the company of others.

……….There is no need to talk.

……….A simple smile will be sufficient.

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:

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.

ARI  02°-03° (IC)  APPROACH: W.19, Line 3: 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:

ARI  02°-03° (IC)  APPROACH: W.19, Line 3: Passive.


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How to use your horoscope to access the I Ching. The 64 Hexagrams as a Zodiac of 64 divisions.


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