Editor: Robin Armstrong
Sagittarius 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.
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 DECREASING = Momentum towards responsibility
MORE DARKNESS THAN DAYLIGHT = Belonging predominates
MUTABLE = Adaptable, perceptive, manipulative.
FIRE = Needs to burn energy, enthusiastic, proud
MASCULINE = Projective.
RULED BY = JUPITER: needs principles, tends to exaggerate.
KEYNOTE: = “I see” or ” I understand”
PART OF BODY = Hips, thighs, and sacral region.
COLOUR = Blue.
GEMS = Carbuncle, turquoise, amethyst, topaz, and moonstone.
METALS = Tin
HERBS = Asparagus, sage, leek, nutmeg, cloves, rhubarb, strawberries, mints, sugar cane, currants, agrimony, red clover, and chicory.
Some Sagittarius Considerations:
Sagittarius is a Mutable sign. Mutable implies being adaptable and perceptive. Sagittarians are multifaceted individuals who want to see everything. There are billions of people on the planet and everyone has their own story. Sagittarians have the ability to adjust and learn from everyone they meet.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of principles and philosophy. Jupiter is the guiding light of one’s perspective on life. There are many right and many wrong ways. It takes wisdom to discern the difference. The more inclusive and conscientious Sagittarians are, the greater their successes will be. There is so much to do and so little time! Sagittarians are inclined to exaggerate and to overextend themselves. Too much joviality will diminish accomplishments. Where one aligns and with whom, will have consequences. Too much of a good thing will spoil it.
This is the dark half of Autumn. Darkness increases to its maximum and daylight recedes. Responsibilities and vulnerabilities ascend to prominence. Individuality and freedom recedes. Darkness is also greater than daylight. Social factors predominate.
This is the spirit of the team and of motherhood. Plans can easily get dissipated. Gossip can be dangerous. Do not encourage misunderstanding. It is better to work with the team than against it. Understand that everyone has vulnerabilities. Be considerate and inclusive. Help others and your heart will stay open.
This is the trigram of The Receptive, Earth. It is the trigram of the mother and no sign represents motherhood more than Sagittarius. One is busy everywhere. Everyone wants a piece of your time or needs something. If one has to take care of everyone anyways, one may as well do it with enthusiasm and make it as much fun as possible. There is little time for oneself, but humble service to others will bring its own rewards. If anyone goes hungry or is mistreated it will deeply affect your consciousness, and sleep will suffer. One takes one’s moments when they come, but one cannot force one’s own will on others. It is enough to be of service and help in little ways.
The Eightfold Path for Sagittarius is the Right Understanding.
One needs to understand things as they are. One needs to see a thing in its true nature without a name or a label. This is only possible when the mind is free from all impurities and is fully developed through meditation. Right Thoughts and Right Understanding go to constitute wisdom.
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 Excess
Aries: What you want you will go for. Getting it is not the problem, but knowing where to stop will be. You are inclined to spend more than you can afford to. Restrain your excess, if you can, and you will have more long term peace.
Taurus: Your personal instincts will click into gear today and you will attract things of real value. There is no need to chase after anything, what is yours will come to you. Quality over quantity. Excess will diminish quality.
Gemini: You will be inclined to go to needless excess today. If you follow others you will be misled. If you try to lead you will be opposed. Try to understand that this is not a good time for you to take the initiative.
Cancer: You will come under attack for your excesses. It will be easy for you to attract what you want but difficult to be content with moderation. If anyone gets in your way you will probably snap at them!
Leo: Today you will have to pay for your excesses. In the midst of a personal vanity attack, you are inclined to blow a bundle. Try to finish your meal one mouthful before you are satisfied. At least cut out the second dessert!
Virgo: Quality should prevail over quantity today. You will be undermined by the excessive opinions of others. Do not express criticism. A good defense will be the best offense.
Libra: You will be distracted by beauty today. You are inclined to make stupid purchases on a moments impulse. Try to calm down. Don’t just say yes at the first inclination. There is no music without restraint.
Scorpio: You will be bothered by dissatisfaction today. You can’t always get what you want. To keep ahead of the game, cut back on your own excesses and expectations before someone else suggests it to you.
Sagittarius: A fool an his money will soon be parted. There will be an excess of pride and enthusiasm at the expense of reason. He or she who talks the most will know the least.
Capricorn: Haste makes waste. If you can wait till the rush is over, then you will find a deal worth making. If you want quality you must be prepared to pay for it. There is no sense in arguing!
Aquarius: Enthusiasm abounds but the subsequent excesses will prove costly to you. Your assertion level will be high and positive. Your sense of charm will be out of touch!
Pisces: This is a good day to hide your love away. The last thing you need is other people minding your business. Don’t expect to be understood. You will be embarrassed by your excesses today.
02 Scorpio 00
SAG 01°-02° (IC) ENTHUSIASM: W.16, Line 5: Passive.
…………..01° 30’-01° 40’ Sag (Ar IC-lvl2) DECREASE: W.41, Line 4: Yielding.
…………………..01° 36’ 40”-01° 38’ 20” Sag (Ta IC-lvl3) WAITING (FOR NOURISHMENT): W.5, Line 2: Projective.
16. ENTHUSIASM (Alt. Name: Quick to Respond)
Zodiac:………..00° – 06° Sagittarius
Calendar:……..Northern Hemisphere: Nov 22 to Nov 27 approx.
……………….Southern Hemisphere: May 21 to May 27 approx.
House 4:……..30° – 24° setting to IC
Time of day:…10:00 to 10:24 PM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)
Aspect:………..30° – 24° Waning (Semi-Sextile – separating)
Moon Phase:.. Waning New Moon Phase (45° – 00°)
……………………(10½ to 14 days after the Full Moon).
ABOVE AND BELOW:
Thunder above, the earth below.
One is receptive to shock.
There will be many sudden changes.
One will adapt.
Understanding the need for excitement,
One will give encouragement
To those who lift the spirits of others.
Thunder on the earth.
Team spirit is aroused.
The eldest son appears.
He is guided by the needs of the mother.
To make the way easier is good.
Give hearty applause and encourage the efforts of others.
Music heals the soul and brings peace to the family.
Worries get left behind.
Life is good.
Outer shock, inner receptivity.
When something unique happens
Everyone will notice.
Excitement that inspires enthusiasm can change the world.
Positive excitement, like music and theatre,
Can take people beyond their miseries.
If one is worthy one will encourage others.
The mother to the first son.
She understands that he will get into trouble.
She will try to hold it all together and watch over him.
He is the arousing force.
He will have a shocking effect.
She understands and is concerned over what he will do next.
He will jump at any opportunity for excitement.
There is never a dull moment.
She keeps the whole family together.
He has to learn from his own experience.
She is receptive to his enthusiasm.
He is always starting something.
She will run when it is too quiet!
She will run when she hears thunder!
00-06 SA: 16. Enthusiasm
Vulnerable to impatience, one takes the initiative.
Properly directed effort will make things better for everyone.
Action will inspire enthusiasm and encourage others.
One must fight against criticism
And prove the value of optimism.
Show enthusiasm in all that you do
And your efforts will be appreciated.
Six in the fifth place: (01° – 02° Sagittarius)
Events follow definite trends.
Thunder is rumbling.
Change is eminent.
One gathers others together
For support and encouragement.
…..The fifth place: 01° – 02° Sagittarius: 41. Decrease
…..Sacrifice for the team.
…..One is decreased.
…..Others are helped.
……….Six in the fifth place:
……….Momentum has begun.
……….One is responsible and sees the vulnerabilities.
……….There will be much inconvenience.
……….The momentum will not stop.
……….One will have to work hard to minimize the dangers.
Technical Considerations of Line 5:
Broken in an odd place
Yielding at the wrong time
(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 9 and 10)
Holding Together with inappropriate energy below.
(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 7 and 8)
Trigrams of Influence:
Upper Nuclear Upper Primary
Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fifth Place:
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.
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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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By Robin Armstrong
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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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