2022-10-25  Taurus New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Taurus 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

FIXED                                       =      Resists change, determined, (stubborn)

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

FEMININE                               =      Reflective

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

KEYNOTE:                              =      “I have”

PART OF BODY                     =      Throat, & female sexual organs

COLOUR                                  =      Red-orange

GEMS                                        =      Emerald, coral, moss agate, jade,

                                                            and lapis lazuli.

METALS                                  =      Copper

HERBS                                      =      Sage, thyme, plantain, coltsfoot,                                            goldenrod, silver weed, bearberry, and garden mint.

Some Taurus Considerations:

Taurus is a Fixed sign. Because it is a Fixed sign, it is where Cardinal and Mutable energies meet (at 15º Taurus).

The first half of Taurus is Cardinal or assertive and driving. There is a tendency to make things happen and to act on one’s desires.

The second half of Taurus is Mutable and will be inclined to adapt, adjust and talk rather than force issues.

Cardinal is assertive. Mutable is perceptive. Taurus has one foot on Cardinal ground and the other foot on Mutable ground.

It is Spring and as days get longer and warmer, there will be increasingly more things to do. Taurus will forcefully impose their desires but will adjust their performance whenever it will improve their choices or their quality of life, or when they have a better opportunity to express themselves and their values.

Taurus is ruled by Venus the planet of choices, values, and of attraction and repulsion. This is Taurus: strong magnetism and increasing curiosity.

They will not push for something that they do not value.

If something they don’t want is forced on them, they will express anger.

But why force issues when one can accomplish more through the use of charm?

The first half of Taurus is Martian by nature. Mars is the planet of power, impulse, strength and aggression. The first half of Taurus is inclined to be forceful and blatant.

The second half of Taurus is Mercurial by nature. There is a need to communicate and express oneself freely.

As daylight increases so will the value of independence. The freedom and confidence to make one’s own choices and to express oneself will also increase. There is a tendency to direct ones energy into independent and creative pursuits.

Two trigrams meet in Taurus. They are The Joyous and The Creative; pleasure and freedom. There is a need to enjoy oneself and increase personal creative expression.

Two paths converge in Taurus:

Right Livelihood and Right Thought.

The challenge is to avoid causing harm (Mars) and to maintain noble thoughts (Mercury).

Negative actions and negative thoughts will precipitate humiliation and ruin.

One must strive to qualify one’s use of energy and to express what is worthy.


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 Enterprise

Aries: You are inclined to put your money where your mouth is today. Fortunately there are good ideas to be had. Unfortunately you are not likely to profit from them. A successful enterprise will require financial prudence.

Taurus: You will not be able to take everyone at their word today. Don’t pay for things until you see them and know that they are worth it. Other people in their enterprises will not have the same values or concern over quality that you have.

Gemini: Ride the wind! You are in your element today. Communications are highlighted and you are alert and ready. It is not what you do or say, as much as delivering it in a positive way, that will determine the success of your enterprises.

Cancer: You will have the chance to profit through personal enterprise, however there is also potential for losses due to social extravagances. If you can control your vanity spending, there is a significant opportunity to make gains. Be practical.

Leo: You will be encouraged in your enterprises by the ideas of others. Idealism will have its price tag. Don’t buy into more than you can afford. Personal style may negatively affect your delivery. Don’t mix business and pleasure.

Virgo: Your heart and your head will be at cross purposes. If you can control your impulse to talk or respond to stupid comments then your chance of making gains is high. Quick judgments will work against you. Be calm. Wait and watch!

Libra: Take the initiative and start up conversations. If your enterprises are to succeed today it will require good communications. Charm and clarity will be on your side. Happiness is contagious.

Scorpio: There is a sucker born every minute. This is no time for investment. Don’t let others know what you want or what you have. Familiarity will breed contempt. Bide your time. Don’t settle for less than what you started out for.

Sagittarius: You will be undermined by your ability to procrastinate today. If challenged you will have problems finding the proper perspective. Your lack of tact could cause losses. Bite your tongue, don’t wag it!

Capricorn: Play your cards close to your body today. Don’t get distracted by idle chatter or gossip. Flattery will cause embarrassment. Protect what you have and don’t buy anything, unless it is a step up in quality from what you have now.

Aquarius: Talk will be abundant and stimulating but your choices will be of a questionable character. This will not be a good day for financial exchange. Focus on long term strategy and your enterprises will evolve successfully.

Pisces: Your comfort level will be high, but your ability to express yourself well, will not. Your words will be contested and your decisions will look stupid! Don’t try to explain. Silence is golden!

Hexagram Degrees

2 taurus 00

Main Theme:

TAU  02°-03° (IC)  OPPOSITION: W.38, Line 3: Passive

            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

38. OPPOSITION (Alt. Name: Burning Desire)


Zodiac:           00° – 06° Taurus

Calendar:              Northern Hemisphere: Apr 20 to Apr 26 approx.

                                Southern Hemisphere: Oct 23 to Oct 29 approx.

House 11:       120° – 126° rising from IC

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

Aspect:           120° – 126° Waxing (Trine – separating)

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

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


Fire above, water below.

Fire burns up and water flows down.

There are two opposing momentums.

Clarity above and without.

Pleasure below and within.

Neither one will follow the other.

Each one will diminish the other.


Warmth increases.

The waters cannot run off forever.


Struggles between clarity and pleasure.

Choose well.

Knowing when to stop is fortunate.

Not knowing leads to misfortune.

Awareness of opposing desires is crucial.

Coarseness impedes culture.


Clarity without, pleasure within.

The more one enjoys, the less clarity one will have.

The greater the clarity, the less enjoyment one will have.

The effects of overindulgence can be seen by all,

As can the effects of discontent.

When such extremes predominate,

The value of the middle way becomes apparent.

Through opposition one struggles to understand.

It becomes important to evaluate the worthiness

Of what one wants.


The third daughter to the second daughter.

She challenges her older sister’s sense of what is appropriate.

Difficulties will brood within.

They are far from the surface.

The second daughter likes to be noticed.

The third daughter will steal the attention of others

Away from the second daughter.

This will cause opposition.

The third daughter is more seductive than the second.

She is ready for a good time.

The second daughter will be threatened or inconvenienced.

The third daughter aligns with pleasure.

The second daughter aligns with clarity.


Daylight continues to be greater than darkness.

The waters are getting warmer.

With more light, more can be done.

Not everything is worth doing.

It is important to be selective.

If one acts on one’s own desires alone

There will be opposition and isolation.

Where there is beauty, there is also ugliness.

Knowing when to stop is appropriate.


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

Appearances can be deceiving.

Do not buy from thieves.

Do not accompany the unworthy.

Discrimination is needed.

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

                         There is a path through the mountain.

                         There are others on the path.

                         A small fire will attract much attention.

                         One will have to share what one has.

                                    Six in the third place:

                                    One wants results

                                    But is not prepared to work hard.

                                    Quality will suffer.

                                    Sincerity will be lost.

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)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy above.

     (Astrological note: Inappropriate 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.

TAU  02°-03° (IC)  OPPOSITION: W.38, 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:

TAU  02°-03° (IC)  OPPOSITION: W.38, 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.


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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A new interpretation of the I Ching Hexagrams. References to the Superior Man have been removed. In its place the accentuation is on the individual. One does this, one does that, one remains free of blame!


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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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