2022-09-25  Libra New Moon  – Northern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Libra New Moon

Northern Hemisphere

New Moon Libra 20220925

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.

Libra Title

DAYLIGHT IS DECREASING     =          Momentum towards responsibility

MORE DARKNESS THAN DAYLIGHT  =  Belonging predominates

CARDINAL                             =       Makes things happen.

AIR                                           =       Communicative, intelligent, cerebral.

MASCULINE                          =       Projective.

RULED BY                              =       VENUS: Desire for satisfaction and appreciation/ self worth..

KEYNOTE:                             =       “I balance” (I harmonize)

PART OF BODY                     =       Kidneys, ovaries, loins, appendix.

COLOUR                                 =       Green.

GEMS                                       =       Opal, diamond, moss agate, coral, jade, alabaster, lapis lazuli, beryl, and chrysolite.

METALS                                  =       Copper

HERBS                                     =       Dandelion, yarrow, penny royal, violet, thyme, catnip, silverweed, archangel, bearberry, burdock, and almonds.


Some Libra Considerations:

Libra is a Cardinal sign. Cardinal signs are assertive.

Libras push to be appreciated and especially to be listened to.

They want their ideas to be relevant. They are driven by

encouragement and relevance in the eyes of others.

They like to share and can talk too much.


Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of values and choices, of attraction and repulsion, of beauty and ugliness, and of love and hate.

When negative Libra can be driven by envy or vanity.

They need to develop worthy values so that they have something significant to share. There is a tendency to trivialize.

If one can’t get what or who one wants, one is inclined to take the next best choice. There is a need to cultivate proper selectiveness and self worth. Sometimes one must do without and wait for what one really wants. One needs to avoid choices of degenerating quality and escalating repercussions.

Trigram  Mountain

This is the beginning of Fall or the light half of Autumn.

Darkness is increasing and with it involvement and responsibilities increase. Darkness is now also greater than daylight.

The concerns of others predominate and determine priorities.

This is the trigram of Keeping Still, Mountain.

One can easily be pulled into other people’s concerns

And get nothing accomplished for oneself. Talk is cheap!

One needs to learn to wait and listen for appropriate relevance and true value before speaking or acting.

There is a tendency to do nothing unless someone else is interested or cares. Keeping still works in two ways.

Either it puts one to sleep, or it wakes one up in deep meditation.

Meditation is the cultivation of the experience of silence.

In Libra the Eightfold Path is Right Effort.

1. One needs to use their will energetically to prevent unwholesome states of mind from arising.

2. One needs to get rid of unwholesome states of mind that have already arisen.

3. One needs to produce and cause to rise good and wholesome states of mind not yet risen.

4. One needs to develop and bring to perfection the good and wholesome states of mind already present.

New Moon Libra NH data
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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.

Libra Pentans 0230-0320

Pentans 3

To Understand Pentans watch this video: (Click on the title Pentans)

Zodiac Faces

Today we see

the Face of Indulgence

Aries: Someone will take offense at the way you indulge. If you make a scene you will only make matters worse. Just move out of the way. Eat on your own and don’t try to plan for others.

Taurus: Keep your eye on your own plate today or someone might help themselves. Trust in your own tastes and appetites. Do not try to follow or keep up with the demands of others. Quality cannot be forced!

Gemini: Be prepared to eat on the run today. Indulgences will have to be enjoyed rapidly or not at all. Other people will be inclined to force their agendas on you. Once someone insists you would be wise to go along with it. It is not worth arguing about.

Cancer: Your personal impulse to indulge is likely to get out of hand today. Your cravings are likely to disturb the equilibrium of the people around you. Don’t talk while you eat.

Leo: Indulgence shared will stimulate good friendships and enthusiastic initiatives. Your main concern today, should be to make sure that there is enough of everything to go around.

Virgo: Familiarity breeds contempt. Keep absorbed in what you are doing and you may be able to avoid having the questionable indulgences of others imposed upon you.

Libra: Personal indulgence will start with attraction and end up with repulsion. Don’t fight over which restaurant to go to or what you want for dessert. No one will want to hear about your broken diet!

Scorpio: Don’t rush things today. Take your time and enjoy what you are doing. Concentrate on comfort, yours and anyone’s around you, and your indulgences will be supported.

Sagittarius: The more the merrier. The more socially active you are, the more you will be inclined to indulge your sweet tooth. Your initiatives will be appreciated. Your appetite will be exaggerated.

Capricorn: You are likely to be grossed out by the blatant indulgence of others. Stay aloof. Don’t get involved. If you challenge anyone’s preferences you will get an earful of dissonance.

Aquarius: Choose your indulgences and the company you wish to keep. You need to be sociable and to accentuate cultured taste. Go out to eat and select the food of a different nationality than your own.

Pisces: A sympathetic ear, a bag of chips and a cold beer will go a long way to make you popular today. The way to a person heart will be through their stomach. Bring gifts that inspire indulgence!

Hexagram Degrees

02 Libra 49

Main Theme:

LIB  02°-03° (IC)  RETREAT: W.33, Line 3: Active.

            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

33. RETREAT (Alt. Name: 33. Victory of the Dark)

Hexagram 33 Line 3


Zodiac:           00° – 06° Libra

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

                                Southern Hemisphere: Mar 20 to Mar 26 approx.

House 6:         90° – 84° setting to IC

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

Aspect:           90° – 84° Waning (Square – separating)

Moon Phase:   Waning Crescent Moon Phase (90° – 45°)

                        (7 to 10½ days after the Full Moon).


Heaven above, the mountain below.

Light above, stillness below.

Strength without, patience within.

Firm in stillness

A sage waits for a vision.


Light on the mountain.

At the summit,

One observes.

A sage on the mountain,

Who sees what others cannot.

A breakthrough in solitude.

One cannot stay here forever.

The way home becomes apparent.

Rest before you start.


One pauses

In the hustle and bustle of life.

One feels a need for inner tranquility and peace.

One breathes deeply

And takes a calm approach to time demands.

In the world one is active everywhere.

At home one rests and contemplates.

Understanding will not come from action.


The third son to the father.

The third son is slow to act. The father acts quickly.

The third son measures the effect before he speaks.

The father speaks freely.

The third son rests content. The father will force issues.

The third son will not respond quickly to his father.

He is uncertain of his capacity.

The father would like to see more confidence.

The third son will wait for his father’s attention.

The father is not always sensitive and can be aloof.

The third son is patient.

He will ask before he acts,

Or wait to be told what to do.


Hx-33 Retreat

Great changes. Darkness ascends.

If you want something, don’t just sit there

And wait for someone to get it for you.

Get it yourself.

One actively pursues what one values

Even if one must spend some time alone in the process.

If the way before one is blocked

One must retreat and wait for a more agreeable time.

Wait for the vision, and then wait no longer.

If one can see it, one can do it.


Nine in the third place: (02° – 03° Libra)

Movements of the mind.

Silence is challenged.

One moves higher on the mountain

And strives for greater insights.

Progress is made.

                         The third place: 02° – 03° Libra:  60. Limitation

                         Critical thoughts and overindulgence

                         Will limit progress.

                         Do not explain!

                         Do not talk!

                         Silence is golden.

                                      Nine in the third place:

                                      Firm in duty.

                                      One actively helps when the need arises.

                                      Nothing is left undone.

                                      Still there is a greater mystery.

                                      One works hard on self-improvement.

Technical Considerations of Line 3:

Solid in an odd place

Appropriate action

Firmness at the right time

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

Holding Together with appropriate energy below.

     (Astrological note: Appropriate 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.

Watch the video:

LIB  02°-03° (IC)  RETREAT: W.33, Line 3:

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:

LIB  02°-03° (IC)  RETREAT: W.33, Line 3:

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