Editor: Robin Armstrong
Gemini 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.
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Zodiac Pattern Types
THE BUCKET TYPE:
Nine planets are on one side of the chart with one planet on the other side. (The bowl gets a handle) (Note: If one planet gets past the bowl’s opposition, even by a few degrees, it becomes the handle of the bucket!)
This reveals a person who delves deeply into life and enthusiastically pours forth the results of experience. One’s personal efforts will go out in an uncompromising or rigid manner.
You will have a basic interest in a purpose or cause but you will have little concern over the final results. You will use whatever is at your disposal as you see fit. You are inclined to make allegiances that will be of the most benefit to you.
The handle planet shows the main focus or outlet in life. Here Pluto is the handle putting a focus on fear and truth.
WANING CRESCENT MOON PHASE
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.
THE WAXING NEW MOON PHASE
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
MUTABLE = Adaptable, perceptive, manipulative.
AIR = Communicative, intelligent, cerebral.
MASCULINE = Projective
RULED BY = MERCURY: Need to communicate and make connections
KEYNOTE: = “I think”
PART OF BODY = Lungs, arms, shoulders, and hands.
COLOUR = Orange
GEMS = Agate, marble, topaz, aquamarine, glass,
METALS = Mercury
HERBS = Parsley, caraway, lavender, dill, mulberry, walnuts, flax, ferns, linseed, lily of the valley, and skullcap.
Some Gemini Considerations:
Gemini is a Mutable sign.
To be mutable is to be adaptable and perceptive.
Geminis live for their own independent perceptions.
They are free spirits who will indulge their curiosity to its limits.
The can usually find several ways to approach any situation.
They like change, they adapt quickly and they are easily bored.
They will embrace diversity rather than consistency.
They choose freedom and tend to avoid obligations.
Gemini is ruled by Mercury or the mind.
Ideas are empowered.
They pride themselves on their intelligence and their wit.
They are the champions of freedom
And the rebels of responsibility.
They act on their ideas without reflecting on the implications.
They can laugh in the face of adversity.
They will find their own way.
This is the trigram of The Creative, Heaven.
Daylight is greater than darkness
And daylight is increasing to its maximum.
With daylight comes freedom and independence.
The power of creativity ascends.
Actions follow thoughts.
There is no room for sensitive reflection here.
One must put one’s ideas into action.
The Creative leads up to the longest day
And the greatest expression of light and individuality.
One must see how far one can take things
And how much one can actualize one’s ideas and dreams.
The power of creative thought is great!
The Eightfold Path of Right Thought is the path for Gemini.
On this path one is encouraged to promote thoughts
Of selfless renunciation and detachment.
One is advised to strive for thoughts of love and thoughts of non-violence.
These loving thoughts need to be extended to all beings.
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)
Today we see
the Face of Acquisition
Aries: If you wish to acquire anything today you will need to think quickly and act quickly. Try to stay one step ahead of the game. If you can afford it, then go for it! This is not the time to be meek at heart. Be direct and make your move.
Taurus: Maintain your own sense of style today. Do things your way. There is no need to explain. Taste and quality will justify itself. If you package yourself right, others will do things for you without hidden conditions.
Gemini: Stay alert. Be ready to act on your own behalf, the minute an opportunity arises. In any sale, the good things go first. Be direct, be decisive, and go for it! If nothing ventured, nothing will be gained!
Cancer: Haste makes waste. If you move too fast you will make mistake. The more you force issues, the more you hassles you will run into. You will be able to acquire what you want if you can avoid drawing attention to your initiatives.
Leo: Acquiring momentum will be easy. Acquiring substance and finances will be difficult. Others will not see things the same way you do. Don’t allow yourself to get too comfortable. Don’t show favouritism to anyone.
Virgo: If you go on impulse you will make mistakes. This is a potentially contentious day. Watch what you say. Don’t get tangled up in bickering. You would be wiser to protect what is already yours than to risk an investment.
Libra: If you act on impulse you will suffer losses. If you use your head you will succeed. Communication will prevail over the use of force. It will be good to know where your adversity lies, because then you will be able to avoid opposition.
Scorpio: Everyone has their price. Be careful! If you are not patient in your evaluation, you will acquire something of lesser quality and you will live to regret it! If you want something too much, you would be better to leave it alone.
Sagittarius: This is a day of positive and spontaneous initiatives. Unfortunately, you will suffer from hoof-in-mouth disease. Tactless comments will work against you. You could convince yourself of anything! If you don’t say anything you won’t come across as stupid.
Capricorn: You will have a good eye for quality today. If you rush you will make mistakes. If you can be patient and maintain a personal sense of calm, you will attract what you want without hassles.
Aquarius: This will be a better day for you to sell something, than to make an acquisition. You will be inclined to indulge the bad side of taste. You would be wiser to keep active, put energy out, and save satisfaction for another day.
Pisces: The hand is faster than the eye. You could easily be duped today. If you have to rationalize or argue for what you want, then it is probably not worth it. Do not explain why you are doing something, or you will create your own adversity.
2 taurus 00
GEM 01°-02° (IC) TAMING POWER OF THE SMALL: W.9, Line 5: Active.
01° 30’-01° 40’ Gem (Ar IC-lvl2) DECREASE: W.41, Line 4: Yielding.
………………..01° 36’ 40”-01° 38’ 20” Gem (Ta IC-lvl3) WAITING (FOR NOURISHMENT): W.5, Line 2: Projective.
9. TAMING POWER OF THE SMALL (Alt. Name: Penetrating Words)
Zodiac:………..00° – 06° Gemini
Calendar:…….Northern Hemisphere: May 21 to May 27 approx.
……………….Southern Hemisphere: Nov 22 to Nov 27 approx.
House 10:……150° – 156° rising from IC
Time of day:…10:00 to 10:24 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)
Aspect:………..150° – 156° Waxing (Inconjunct – separating)
Moon Phase:.. Waxing Full Moon Phase (135° – 180°)
………………..(10 ½ to 14 days after the New Moon).
ABOVE AND BELOW:
Wind above, Heaven below.
Gentleness on the outside, strength within.
Words of gentleness will have power.
Creative expression is highlighted,
But it must be sensibly presented
If maximum effect is to be achieved.
Wind in the heavens.
A strong perceptive person.
Kind words will open the way.
Speak before you act.
Gentle discussion will diminish opposition.
Hasty impulse will impede progress.
Gentleness without, strength within.
Gentle words will have influence.
Expressions of kindness will touch the hearts of all.
One is happy and spreads good cheer.
A smile can heal.
There will be no complaints.
A courteous question will be answered.
Good ideas when expressed gently are like a breath of fresh air.
The father to the first daughter.
He is strong. She is gentle.
He talks freely. She is persuasive.
His demands will not change her.
He will be profoundly affected by her.
If he is not sensitive, he will run into opposition.
He must learn how to talk to her.
She knows how to penetrate and reach his heart.
ZODIAC CONSIDERATIONS (Pentans):
00-06 GE: 9. The Taming Power of the Small
One need not push the river or rush the growing warmth.
One wants to run and play.
It is important not to inconvenience others.
Do not let your impulses disturb the peace.
Be of good cheer.
Champion happiness and beauty.
Nine in the fifth place: (01° – 02° Gemini)
Consider the implications first, then act.
If you stick to what is right,
There will be helpers to rely on.
The way of thieves and robbers must be opposed.
…..The fifth place: 01° – 02° Gemini: 41. Decrease
…..One restrains one’s desires
…..In consideration of others.
…..One goes out of one’s way to help.
……….Nine in the fifth place:
……….One sees what is appropriate
……….And acts accordingly.
……….One’s words have clarity.
Technical Considerations of Line 5:
Solid in an odd place
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)
Trigrams of Influence:
Upper Nuclear Upper Primary
Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fifth Place:lace:
41. DECREASE (Alternative Name: Keeping Still in Pleasure.)t)
ABOVE AND BELOW:
The mountain above, the lake below.
Restraint without and pleasure within.
One wants to move the immovable
But in the end will have to go around it.
The lake challenges its limits.
Water cannot climb the mountain,
It will flood the valley.
Great force is needed to reinforce the dams and barriers.
To impose restraints on joy is a losing battle.
The wise one will exert influence at the source.
Find good outlets for happiness.
A way must be made for the flow of joy.
Restraint without, happiness within.
There are natural limits to self indulgence.
Without restraint, there is no music, only noise.
If one speaks inappropriately others will be offended.
And one’s fortunes will decrease.
If one’s actions disturb the peace of others
One will be decreased.
Decrease is inevitable.
The question is:
Whether one imposes decrease on oneself,
Or other people impose it?
The third daughter to the third son.
She moves, he waits.
She laughs, he listens.
She likes to have fun.
He will not contend.
They complement each other.
She diminishes his tranquility.
He will not complain.
Maybe, in time, she will learn to listen.
ZODIAC CONSIDERATIONS (Pentans):
One is impatient
And will not wait for what one wants.
If one rushes ahead, or forces matters
Or makes demands on others
Quality will suffer.
Not every desire is worth pursuing.
Not every mountain is worth climbing.
A little restraint will improve results.
Six in the fourth place: (09° – 10° Aries)
One is not strong enough to resist.
Do not criticize or ridicule.
Help those who are afraid.
…..The fourth place: 09° – 10° Aries: 5. Waiting For Nourishment
…..To use force would be folly.
…..One must wait for the tension to ease.
………..Six in the fourth place:
……….One does not get the response one expects.
……….Excitement invokes resistance.
……….A new approach is needed.
….……If one listens before one speaks,
………..Or one simply listens,
……….There will be good fortune.
Technical Considerations of Line 4:
Broken in an even place
Yielding at the right time
(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 7 and 8)
No Holding Together
Inner Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 1
(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 1 and 2)
Trigrams of Influence:
Lower Nuclear Upper Nuclear Upper Primary
Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fourth Place:ace:
5. WAITING FOR NOURISHMENT (Alt. Name: Work to Stay Positive)
ABOVE AND BELOW:
Storm clouds above, heaven below
Danger above, strength below.
The use of force will increase difficulties.
Be discriminating about what you do and when you do it.
Wait for the right time.
You will not have long to wait.
Dark clouds in the sky,
To embark now will invite danger.
Control your temper.
Smile in the face of adversity.
Nourishment will come.
Wait for the rain.
Discontent without, creativity within.
Progress is blocked.
Too much freedom can be dangerous.
One faces difficulties.
To push forward will increase adversity.
One cannot get what one wants right away.
The voice of criticism will increase opposition.
One’s influence without will be delayed.
One can use the time for self-improvement.
In this way one will be able to welcome the storms of life
And benefit from them.
Even flowers need rain.
The father to the second son.
The father is direct. The second son is not.
Any disapproval or discontent expressed by the father,
Will have an alienating effect.
The father wants the second son to solve his own problems.
The second son’s biggest obstacle is his older brother.
The father talks and laughs.
The second son analyzes and broods.
What is easy for the father will be difficult for the second son.
The father speaks freely.
The second son is critical
And will find more support from his mother.
ZODIAC CONSIDERATIONS (Pentans):
To think that one knows is sickness.
Only when one becomes sick of this sickness
Can one become free of it.
One must listen and wait for the right time.
When your heart is in the right place
You will advance.
Until then you must wait!
Nine in the second place: (28° – 29° Taurus)
Firm in the face of adversity
But without support.
To push forward will create opposition.
Do not challenge authority.
Do not increase adversity.
…..The second place: 28° – 29° Taurus: 49. Revolution, Molting
…..Water is boiling. Food is cooking.
…..If it is not watched
…..It will boil dry or burn.
……….Nine in the second place:
……….And speaks freely in the face of adversity.
……….Someone will take offense.
……….To ridicule or criticize others
……….Will only make matters worse.
Technical Considerations of Line 2:
Solid in an even place
Firmness at the wrong time
(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 3 and 4)
No Holding Together
Trigrams of Influence:
Lower Primary Lower Nuclear
Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Second Place:
Stars By Degree
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.
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.
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I Ching Links
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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This takes the I Ching interpretations beyond the realm of words.
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Uranus Conjunct Sun in Taurus – A Canadian Zodiac Coin
By Robin Armstrong
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.
The Zodiac coin was minted and made available in May 2022 just as the Sun and Uranus were in Taurus. Innovative astrological money! How appropriate! To add to the Uranus factor, the Zodiac side of the coin lights up under a black light and reveals the constellations. Without the black light the symbols of the Zodiac signs are seen.
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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