2022-10-25  Scorpio New Moon Eclipse – Northern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Scorpio New Moon

Northern Hemisphere

20221025 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.

20221025 Scorpio New Moon

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 DARKNESS THAN DAYLIGHT  =   Belonging predominates

FIXED                                      =       Resists change, determined, (stubborn)

WATER                                   =       Emotional, impressionable, sensuous, judgmental.

FEMININE                              =       Reflective.

RULED BY                              =       MARS: Desire for experience/ courage.

KEYNOTE:                             =       “I desire”

PART OF BODY                    =       Generative organs, nasal bone, bladder, gall, prostate gland, testicles, colon, and rectum.

COLOUR                                 =       Blue-green.

GEMS                                       =       Topaz, malachite, jasper, bloodstone, loadstone, and flint.

METALS                                 =       Iron and Steel

HERBS                                     =       Basil, tarragon, nettles, ginger, barberry, blackberry, horehound, blessed thistle, horseradish, leek, onion, garlic, sarsaparilla, and mustard.

Some Scorpio Considerations:

Scorpio is a Fixed sign. It is where Cardinal and Mutable energies meet at 15°.

The first half of Scorpio is Cardinal or assertive and driving. There is a tendency to sit in judgement, to act on those judgements and to impose the results of those judgements on others. One pushes for trust and commitment. The second half of Scorpio is Mutable. They will be inclined to perceive the needs of others and to adjust one’s performance accordingly. Cardinal is assertive and Mutable is perceptive.  Scorpios have one foot on Cardinal ground and the other foot on Mutable ground.

Scorpio is ruled by Mars, the planet of force and action. Scorpios are competitive and tend to respond aggressively to inconvenience.

If Scorpios are sincere in their hearts and trustworthy in their actions,

they will be victorious in the struggles of life. If they embrace negative or selfish challenges, they will increase their vulnerabilities.

One is challenged to overcome anger. Revenge is hollow and self-defeating. One must prove that one can be helpful. 

Trigram  Mountain

It is the middle of Autumn. It is cool and getting colder.

Darkness is increasing. There are growing responsibilities and social consequences to one’s actions. Everyone has an effect! Not all effects are trustworthy or considerate of others. For every action there is an expectation and subsequent judgement.

Darkness is now greater than light. Nights are longer than days. Obligations take priority over freedom. It is important to find meaningful and trustworthy expressions for one’s energy. The energy of two or more people are more than the sum of its parts.

Two trigrams meet in Scorpio: Keeping Still, Mountain and The Receptive, Earth.

One holds on to one’s own judgements but is increasingly vulnerable to the judgements and circumstances of others. One keeps still and waits for deeper understanding.

Two of the Eightfold Paths meet in Scorpio: Right Effort and Right Understanding. When one understands something to be true, how long will one wait before aligning? Without understanding it becomes difficult to direct one’s energies properly.

One needs to align meaningfully with others.

Misguided efforts will impede progress.


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 Culture

Aries: Choose your company well today. There will be conflicts over cultural differences. Independent initiatives and freedom of expression will be your best options.

Taurus: Keep your opinions to yourself today. Do not let your doubts magnify. The increasing darkness is supposed to increase your inner reflection and your spirituality. Keep a song in your heart!

Gemini: If something captures your interest today you must get into it more deeply. Trust your instincts. It’s not just what you say but how you say it. Be as cultured as you can.

Cancer: Look people right in the eyes today. Follow your feelings. If you hesitate you will lose. Culture is not just an intellectual thing. Bring emotional impressions to the surface as creatively as you are able to.

Leo: Contradiction will fuel your desire to express yourself culturally. The medium is the message. Use your mind. This is a good day to teach or get a point across to someone. Accentuate the positive.

Virgo: Progress will come through action and conflict will come through words. Do what you have to do but say as little as possible about it. Do not try to explain yourself to anyone.

Libra: Thought provoking cultural experiences are in order. Trust your instincts. Initiate conversations. Say what is on your mind. You will stimulate interest and meet with appreciation.

Scorpio: You cannot take everyone at their word. There are the people who see themselves as artists and then there are the artists who are doing it. You will add extra depth to the conversation.

Sagittarius: Cultural activities will take a turn for the worst if you voice your opinion. Poor communication and improper reception will prevail. Enjoy yourself but don’t add your two cents to anyone’s understanding.

Capricorn: Talk will be superficial and cheap! Everyone will have something to say. Keep your eyes open for a person maintaining silence and try to learn something from them …. silently!

Aquarius: Many will listen attentively to you but there will be one who will disagree and challenge your authority. Respect the privacy of others. Do not gossip or drop names.

Pisces: Emotional instincts will prevail where words will not. Do not try to explain culture. Just feel it! Try to perceive the trustworthiness of your associates before you open up to them.

Hexagram Degrees

02 Scorpio 00

Main Theme:

SCO  02°-03° (IC)  OBSTRUCTION: W.39, Line 3: Active.

Special Focus:

02° 00’-02° 10’ Sco (Li  IC-lvl2)  THE WANDERER: W.56, Line 1: Yielding.

Intimate Detail:

02° 00’ 00”-02° 01’ 40” Sco (Ge IC-lvl3)  POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE: W.14,

 Line 6: Projective

Main Theme

39. OBSTRUCTION (Alt. Name: Absorbed in Thought)


Zodiac:           00° – 06° Scorpio

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

                                Southern Hemisphere: Apr 20 to Apr 26 approx.

House 5:         60° – 54° setting to IC

Time of day:    08:00 to 08:24 PM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:           60° – 54° Waning (Sextile – separating)

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

                        (7 to 10½ days after the Full Moon).


The abyss above, the mountain below.

Dangerous water on the mountain.

Problems without, patience within.

Obstacles will cause delay.

Worries will cloud the mind and disturb the peace.

Hold to the light within.


Storm on the mountain.


Keep still! Stay put!

The main challenge is internal.

Negative thoughts, worries and fears cloud up the mind.

Inner peace is disturbed.

Obstacles to meditation.

How to clear the mind?

How to clear the mind?


Difficulties without, tranquility within.

One is criticized for keeping still

But does not respond.

Thoughts are an obstruction to meditation.

Whether positive or negative

They disturb the peace.

One keeps the body still

But the mind does not follow.

Only a person of sincerity and simplicity

Can keep the mind controlled

And maintain inner peace.

Such a person does not speak of others.


The third son to the second son.

The third son waits and watches.

The second son tends to complain.

The third son rests content. The second son is discriminating.

The third son will listen patiently

And may even agree with his brother,

But he will not move into greater difficulties

Without something g to gain.

The third son senses trouble and will move away.

The second son will try to enlist his help.

The third son will wait until

His brother offers him something he wants.


Preferences lead to expectations.

Expectations lead to faulty perceptions.

Possessiveness clouds the mind and impairs judgment.

No good will come from anger.

There are chains on one’s heart.

One must keep still and be silent.

The battle is within.


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

Holding firm to what is appropriate.

One lights a candle in the darkness.

It will diminish fear.

                         The third place: 02° – 03° Scorpio:   56. The Wanderer

                         After sunset, the path becomes darker.

                         One finds a camp fire and is invited to stay.

                         There will be stories and laughter.

                                    Nine in the third place:

                                    Standing on the edge of danger

                                    One can see the difficulties.

                                    To act dutifully but not excessively

                                    Is the way to succeed.

                                    One should not bring one’s worries home.

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)

Holding Together with appropriate energy above.

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

Outer Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 6

     (Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 11 and 12)

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary          Lower Nuclear           Upper Nuclear

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

Special Focus

56. THE WANDERER (Alt. Name: Rests in the Light)


Fire above, the mountain below.

Clarity without, stillness within.

One will rest beside the fire.

One can see clearly

But will not chase after what is seen.

It will be enough to count one’s blessings

And relax until the morning.


Fire on the mountain.

A light on the path will attract wanderers.

Food, drink and stories are shared in good humour.

In the morning everyone will go their own way.

It seems as if the universe was made for this moment.

Gratitude abounds.


The body keeps still but the mind wanders

If one can maintain inner composure

Clarity will prevail.

Words can disturb the universe

And threaten peace.

Light can be seen by all.

Nothing need be said.

One is challenged to remain tranquil.


The third son to the second daughter.

He is patient. She is adaptable.

He keeps energy in reserve.

She burns her energy in many directions.

He waits for an opportunity.

She eagerly looks for her opportunities.

He will want to stay put.

She will want to see everything.

He will give a measured response.

She will want to be noticed.

He has patience. She has clarity.

He will watch. She will search.

He is inclined to rest, meditate, and stay in his room.

She wants to open the door and see what he is up to.


One wanders and searches for a place to rest.

One sees what is good and moves towards it.

There are independent voices and many insights.

One sits by the fire content to share.

A moment’s serenity is better than none.


Six in the first place: (12° – 13° Libra)

The mind is not settled.

It wanders here and there.

Little will be accomplished.

Progress will be slow.

                         The first place: 12° – 13° Libra:  14. Possession in Great Measure

                         Too many insights.

                Too many thoughts.

                         One cannot sit still.

                         One will be easily distracted.

                         Energy will be dissipated.

                                    Six in the first place:

                                    One begins in darkness

                                    And must proceed slowly.

                                    There is no need to rush

                                    Clarity will come in its own good time.

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

Outer Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 4

      (Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 7 and 8)

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary

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

Intimate Detail

14. POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE (Alt. Name: Knowing Too Much)


Fire above, heaven below.

Clarity above, strength below.

What is bright gets brighter.

What is right gains power.

The strength to overcome dependencies is available.


Light in the heavens.

Many paths open before you.

Choose the way with the greatest light.

Perceptive breakthrough.

Clarity and happiness will succeed.

Avoid unnecessary displays of force.

Victory will come simply.

Speed, alertness and agility will win the day.


Clarity without, creativity within.

One sees what one can do.

One knows exactly what to say.

One expresses oneself freely.

There will be no shortage of words.

Abundant activity.

One moves spontaneously and in many directions.

One easily gains the attention of others.

One does not pause to reflect or listen.

If one is not sincere or worthy,

Credibility will be difficult to attain.

Talk is cheap!


The father to the second daughter.

She is the apple of his eye.

He is knowledgeable. She has clarity.

He is strong. She enjoys his strength.

He acts independently. She is dependent on his attention.

He stands firm. She looks up to him.

She gains insight from his creativity.

She will notice everything he does.

He will act creatively to get noticed by her.

He revels in her attention and she in his.


Great light and great independence.

Those who hesitate will be left behind.

Express yourself freely,

But do not ridicule others.

Be of good cheer

And you will be welcome everywhere.


Nine in the sixth place: (12° – 13° Gemini)

Even the old ones smile.

The will to resist is gone.

One should be content to play with one’s children

And hug one’s partner.

                         The sixth place: 12° – 13° Gemini:  14. Possession in Great Measure

                         Creative clarity with and without.

                         There will be a breakthrough.

                         Confidence will increase.

                         Happiness abounds.

                                    Nine in the sixth place:

                                    One speaks when it would be wiser to listen.

                                    One says the wrong things

                                    To the wrong people.


Technical Considerations of Line 6:

Solid in an even place

Inappropriate action

Firmness at the wrong time

     (Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 11 and 12)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy below.

     (Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 9 and 10)

No Correspondence

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:

SCO  02°-03° (IC)  OBSTRUCTION: W.39, Line 3: 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:

SCO  02°-03° (IC)  OBSTRUCTION: W.39, Line 3: 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.


A site about the I Ching with a good history, and instructions about how to divine a hexagram using yarrow stalks, coins or dice. The mystical Great Treatise that explains the inner depths of the I Ching is also here.


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Uranus Conjunct Sun in Taurus – A Canadian Zodiac Coin

By Robin Armstrong

Zodiac Coin Canadian

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.

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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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