2023-02-20  Pisces New Moon – Northern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Pisces New Moon

Northern Hemisphere

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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


All the planets on one side of a chart, within an opposition. One half to almost two thirds of the chart is empty.

The Bowl Type has a deep sense of being separated from one half of existence. Half seems to be with you and the other half not. Because this pattern is based on the op­position there is an inherent awareness of duality. You will embrace your concerns strongly. You will also be powerfully aware of what does not concern you. You clearly see who you are, and who you are not! You tend to champion causes and will usually go out of your way to give to others on one level or another. Your sensitivity to duality will find you questioning the purpose of existence.


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 DARKNESS THAN DAYLIGHT =   Belonging predominates

MUTABLE                              =       Adaptable, perceptive, manipulative.

WATER                                    =       Emotional, impressionable, sensual, judgmental.

FEMININE                              =       Reflective.

RULED BY                              =       JUPITER: needs principles, tends to exaggerate.

KEYNOTE:                              =       “I believe”

PART OF BODY                     =       Feet and toes.

COLOUR                                 =       Purple-red, crimson.

GEMS                                       =       Chrysolite, moonstone, amethyst, topaz.

METALS                                  =       Tin

HERBS                                     =       Asparagus, sage, leeks, nutmeg, rosehips, bilberries, meadowsweet, lungwort, Irish moss, seaweed, rhubarb, strawberries, and mulberries.

Some Pisces Considerations:

Pisces is a Mutable sign.

This makes it perceptive and adaptable.

Opportunities for adventure arise.

There is much to perceive and much to manipulate.

One can easily get pulled into complications

Or be overwhelmed by expectations.

It will be difficult for you to live up to both your own and other people’s expectations.

Life will often seem unfair and inconsiderate.

Strive for self-reliance. Increase faith.

Diminish guilt.

Pisces is ruled by Jupiter.

One’s understanding will condition one’s actions

And determine the results.

Hold to your moral principles and beliefs.

Kindness and compassion will lead to fulfillment.

Degeneration and corruption will have its appropriate consequences.

The challenge is to remain without blame.

This is the trigram of the Clinging Fire.

This is the light or last phase of Winter.

Light is increasing

But darkness maintains its dominance.

Freedoms are increasing

But responsibilities must be taken care of first.

This is a time of personal sacrifice.

One should cling to what is right

And avoid unworthy company.

To maintain personal clarity

One must let go of bad habits and personal dependencies.

This is the Eightfold Path of Right Action.

One is advised to maintain peaceful and honourable conduct.

Do not destroy life.

Do not steal. Avoid all dishonest dealings.

One should avoid improper sexual intercourse.

One should try to help others to maintain these same standards.


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 Influence

Aries:   Your influence will be held in check or undermined today. More will be accomplished through charm than through the use of force. Be patient and avoid vulgar expressions.

Taurus: If you are sincere and ready to share what you have with others you will make a positive impression. A little kindness on your part will have long term benefits. Give hugs and smiles!

Gemini: You will not be able to please everyone today. For every person you charm or sweet talk, there will be another whom you will upset. Stick to practical matters and be courteous.

Cancer: Poor social manners will diminish your influence today. Be polite and courteous. Do not express your dissatisfaction. If you are considerate of others, others will be considerate of you. Hugs will accomplish more than words.

Leo: Sharing what you have with others will increase your influence. Expressions of vanity or selfishness will create aversion and disgust. Dress neatly and pick up the tab!

Virgo: You will be supported in matters of style and value, but you will be opposed in matters of principle and morality. Concentrate on making things beautiful. Do not cast blame!

Libra: Trust your instincts today. Your success will depend upon your ability to say the things that other people really want to hear. In visiting others it will be good for you to bring a gift!

Scorpio: Your timing will be off today. You will try to help where your help is not wanted. Do not force your will on others. Let social conscience prevail over personal selfishness.

Sagittarius: Your integrity will come into question today. It is not what you get that matters but what motivates you to get it! You will be tempted to toss your principles to the wind. You will attract what you deserve. Do not abuse your influence.

Capricorn: The end does not justify the means. Go out of your way to make the world more comfortable or more beautiful for yourself and for others. A smile will help your more than words will.

Aquarius: Your personal tastes will not be accepted, but your ideas will be appreciated as long as they are noble and high minded. Avoid prejudicial comments and gossip!

Pisces: Things are looking good for you today. Your charm and romantic prowess will be highlighted. You will be able to attract the things that you want. Your style will increase your influence.

Hexagram Degrees

01 Capricorn 33

Main Theme:

PIS  01°-02° (IC)  THE FAMILY,THE CLAN: W.37, Line 5: Active.

            Special Focus:

01° 20’-01° 30’ Pis (Li  IC-lvl2)  INFLUENCE, WOOING: W.31, Line 3: Firm.

            Intimate Detail:

     01° 21’ 40”-01° 23’ 20” Pis (Ta IC-lvl3)  TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT: W.26, Line 5: Responsive.

Main Theme

37: THE FAMILY, THE CLAN (Alternative Name: Consideration) 


Zodiac:………..00° – 06° Pisces

Calendar:………Northern Hemisphere: Feb 19 to Feb 25 approx.

…………………….Southern Hemisphere: Aug 23 to Aug 29 approx.

House 1:……….60° – 66° rising from IC

Time of day:….04:00 to 04:24 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:……….60° – 66° Waxing (Sextile Separating)

Moon Phase:.. Waxing Crescent Moon Phase (45° – 90°)

………………..(3 ½ to 7 days after the New Moon).


Wood above, fire below.

The wind will fan the flames.

The pot will heat properly.

The meal will soon be ready.

Gentleness without, clarity within.

Encouragement will succeed where criticism will not.


Wind keeps the fire burning.

If difficulties arise

Be gracious.

Accept the help that comes.

Two can accomplish more than one.


Gentleness without, clarity within.

Time demands and critical expectations.

One sees what must be done

But harbours doubts and worries.

Encouraging words will attract helpers.

Resistance will be overcome through gentleness.

Difficulties will be resolved through teamwork.


The second daughter to the first daughter.

The second daughter sees what to avoid.

The first daughter sees what needs to be done.

The second daughter will need to be watched

If the job is to be done properly.

The second daughter can avoid an argument

But cannot win one.

What is right for the family will determine the outcome.


00-06PI: 37. The Family

Light is increasing

But there are still dangers from wind and snow.

One looks for more warmth and anticipates spring.

There are still many obligations to take care of.

Life will be simpler if one avoids inappropriate behaviour

And is considerate of others.

Be content to share what you have.


Nine in the fifth place: (01° – 02° Pisces)

To fill the stomach and empty the mind

Will bring happiness and clarity.

One serves the food.

Everyone is taken care of.

No one goes hungry.

…..The fifth place: 01° – 02° Pisces:  31. Influence, Wooing

…..One is content with what one has.

…..And is even ready to share it with others.

…..In this way, one will have a great influence on others.

……….Nine in the fifth place:

……….The table is set.

……….The dinner is ready.

……….Words of praise and gratitude.

Technical Considerations of Line 5:

Solid in an odd place

Appropriate action

Firmness at the right time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 9 and 10)

Holding Together with appropriate energy below.

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

Inner Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 2

(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 3 and 4)

Trigrams of Influence:

Upper Nuclear           Upper Primary

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

Special Focus

31. INFLUENCE, WOOING (Alternative Name: Persuasion) 


The lake above, the mountain below.

Joy above, stillness below.

Pleasure without and calm within.

Contentment will settle in or

One will be tempted to leave the stillness.


A lake on the mountain.

One must be impressed.

The mountain gives to the lake.

The lake returns the favour.

The effect of water on the mountain is wonderful.

Who can resist the effect of happiness?

One will stay for awhile.

Good humour with restraint.

Romantic elegance.


Pleasure without, tranquility within.

In the midst of enjoyment

One is challenged to be calm,

Exercise restraint and maintain inner composure.

To be carried away in the happiness of the moment

Will diminish character,

And one’s ability to make sound decisions.

Even moderate pleasure can disturb one’s peace of mind.

A proper balance must be maintained

If one is to enjoy tranquility.


The third son to the third daughter.

The third son will keep still.

The third daughter will want his attention.

He is patient. She is reckless.

He will follow. She will lead.

He aspires to stay calm and placid.

She wants to dance and laugh.

He will back her up. She will encourage him.

He will rest content. She will want to have fun.

He pauses and hesitates. She is quick to exert influence.

He will not always agree with her, and he will be slow to follow.

She is confident about getting his attention.

She will make him laugh.


06-12 LI: 31. Influence, Wooing

The influence of voices increases.

The art of persuasion prevails.

One enjoys comforts and wants to share.

If someone does not hold the same values,

Can they be persuaded?

Expressions of beauty will have great appeal.

One is happy and is ready to share.

Little effort is needed.

Someone will come.


Nine in the third place: (08° – 09° Libra)

The situation is positive.

One easily gains what one wants.

One does not take this to excess.

Perspective is maintained.

…..The third place: 08° – 09° Libra:  26. Taming Power of the Great

…..Creative restraint.

…..One does not make demands on others.

…..A smile will accomplish more than words.

……….Nine in the third place:

……….To do one’s duty with a positive attitude

……….Will bring good fortune.

……….Attention must be given

……….To appropriate measure and means.

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)

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:

Intimate Detail

26. TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT (Alternative Name: Restraint)


The mountain above, heaven below.

The heavenly mountain.

One cannot reach the kingdom of heaven by force.

To be firm in what is right

And patient about receiving benefits

Is appropriate.

Do not speak until you are spoken to.


The mountain causes one to delay.

To force the moment is folly.

To cross the great water is fortunate.

Be patient.

Be prepared.

Rest before you start.


Restraint without, creativity within.

One does not overstep the limits of one’s position.

One maintains restraint.

One pauses before one starts.

One breathes in and pauses before one breathes out.

One thinks before one speaks.

There is no music without restraint.

To gain quality one must limit quantity.


The father to the third son.

The father is firm. The third son is patient.

The father is creative. The third son shows restraint.

The father talks freely.

The third son has a measured approach

And is selective in what he says.

The father learns not to force his way on the third son.

He must make a quiet approach.

If he laughs too loud or is insensitive,

The third son will not respond.


18-24 TA: 26. The Taming Power of the Great

The effects of light are increasing.

The power of warmth ascends.

There is much to be happy about.

Life is good.

Some restraint is in order.

Hasty and insensitive words can spoil the day.


Six in the fifth place: (19° – 20° Taurus)

No unnecessary movement.

If one moves at all,

One moves quietly

And with great restraint.

…..The fifth place: 19° – 20° Taurus:  51. The Arousing Force

…..The sound of thunder. Shock!

…..The slightest movement will cause a great disturbance.

…..Choose your words carefully.

……….Six in the fifth place:

……….In a position of authority.

……….One keeps the jaw still

……….And takes one’s own good time.

……….Nothing is done without consideration.

Technical Considerations of Line 5:

Broken in an odd place

Inappropriate receptivity

Yielding at the wrong time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 9 and 10)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy above.

(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 11 and 12)

Inner Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 2

(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 3 and 4)

Trigrams of Influence:

Upper Nuclear           Upper Primary

Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Second 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:

PIS  01°-02° (IC)  THE FAMILY,THE CLAN: W.37, Line 5: 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:

PIS  01°-02° (IC)  THE FAMILY,THE CLAN: W.37, Line 5: Active.

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By Robin Armstrong

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……Robin Armstrong, President RASA School of Astrology

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