2023-03-21  Libra New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Libra 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


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 DECREASING     =          Momentum towards responsibility

MORE DARKNESS THAN DAYLIGHT  =  Belonging predominates

CARDINAL                             =       Makes things happen.

AIR                                           =       Communicative, intelligent, cerebral.

MASCULINE                          =       Projective.

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

KEYNOTE:                             =       “I balance” (I harmonize)

PART OF BODY                     =       Kidneys, ovaries, loins, appendix.

COLOUR                                 =       Green.

GEMS                                       =       Opal, diamond, moss agate, coral, jade, alabaster, lapis lazuli, beryl, and chrysolite.

METALS                                  =       Copper

HERBS                                     =       Dandelion, yarrow, penny royal, violet, thyme, catnip, silverweed, archangel, bearberry, burdock, and almonds.

Some Libra Considerations:

Libra is a Cardinal sign. Cardinal signs are assertive.

Libras push to be appreciated and especially to be listened to.

They want their ideas to be relevant. They are driven by

encouragement and relevance in the eyes of others.

They like to share and can talk too much.

Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of values and choices, of attraction and repulsion, of beauty and ugliness, and of love and hate.

When negative Libra can be driven by envy or vanity.

They need to develop worthy values so that they have something significant to share. There is a tendency to trivialize.

If one can’t get what or who one wants, one is inclined to take the next best choice. There is a need to cultivate proper selectiveness and self worth. Sometimes one must do without and wait for what one really wants. One needs to avoid choices of degenerating quality and escalating repercussions.

This is the beginning of Fall or the light half of Autumn.

Darkness is increasing and with it involvement and responsibilities increase. Darkness is now also greater than daylight.

The concerns of others predominate and determine priorities.

This is the trigram of Keeping Still, Mountain.

One can easily be pulled into other people’s concerns

And get nothing accomplished for oneself. Talk is cheap!

One needs to learn to wait and listen for appropriate relevance and true value before speaking or acting.

There is a tendency to do nothing unless someone else is interested or cares. Keeping still works in two ways.

Either it puts one to sleep, or it wakes one up in deep meditation.

Meditation is the cultivation of the experience of silence.

In Libra the Eightfold Path is Right Effort.

1. One needs to use their will energetically to prevent unwholesome states of mind from arising.

2. One needs to get rid of unwholesome states of mind that have already arisen.

3. One needs to produce and cause to rise good and wholesome states of mind not yet risen.

4. One needs to develop and bring to perfection the good and wholesome states of mind already present.


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 Vulgarity

Aries:   To push for what you want without asking others what they want is coarse behaviour. Under such circumstances rejection is to be expected. Expressions of vulgarity will only make matters worse.

Taurus: Vulgarity will be in the air. Do not give it any attention or energy. Be content with what you have. Those who are the loudest and also the least cultured. Vulgarity is a sign saying, “I am not satisfied”!

Gemini: This will be a good day for you whether you run into vulgarity or not. The real challenge is for you to stay active and to be as cultured and sophisticated as is possible.

Cancer: Someone will upset your peace and spoil your plans today. You are inclined to be overindulgent and vulgar. This is not a good idea. Back off. Let it go. Move away from arguments.

Leo: Smooth sailing! You need to take the high road of enthusiasm and comradery. Good will sets the right example. Take the initiative but accentuate cultural activities in the process.

Virgo: Everyone will seem like they are pushing things rather than refining them. If you hang around with vulgar and insensitive people you will deserve the subsequent hassles and head aches. that come your way.

Libra: Your priorities will get walked on today. As soon as you are attracted to something or someone, someone else will get in your way. This is enough to make even a Libra swear. Do not express your frustration in vulgar terms or matters will get much worse.

Scorpio: Do not get pulled into the arguments of others. Mind your own business or you will be the recipient of vulgarity. Let people solve their own problems. Don’t force issues.

Sagittarius: Cultural activities will be highlighted. If push comes to shove, then you are supposed to take the initiative and make things happen. You will improve your results if you avoid vulgar expressions.

Capricorn: If you exert your authority today, someone will tell you exactly what you can do with your @#&%@$@++# rules! You are inclined to be overly severe and your position could come under attack because of it.

Aquarius: A little encouragement will go a long way. This will be an assertive day when you will tend to overlook the vulgarities of others. Accentuate the positive and leave your doubts in the dust behind you.Pisces: Don’t get in the way today or you will encounter well directed vulgarities. This will be a pushy assertive day. Don’t draw attention to yourself. You are not likely to win a competition. Stay aloof.

Hexagram Degrees

0 aries 50

Main Theme:

LIB  00°-01° (IC)  RETREAT: W.33, Line 1: Passive

            Special Focus:

……………00° 00’-00° 10’ Lib (Ar  IC-lvl2)  APPROACH: W.19, Line 1: Firm.

………………….Intimate Detail:

………………….00° 08’ 20”-00° 10’ 00” Lib (Ar IC-lvl3)  APPROACH: W.19, Line 6: Responsive.

Main Theme

33. RETREAT (Alternative Name:Victory of the Dark)


Zodiac:………..00° – 06° Libra

Calendar:……..Northern Hemisphere: Sep 23 to Sep 29 approx

………………..Southern Hemisphere: Mar 20 to Mar 26 approx

House 6:………90° – 84° setting to IC

Time of day:…06:00 to 06:24 PM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:…..…..90° – 84° Waning (Square – separating)

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

……………….(7 to 10½ days after the Full Moon).


Heaven above, the mountain below.

Light above, stillness below.

Strength without, patience within.

Firm in stillness

A sage waits for a vision.


Light on the mountain.

At the summit,

One observes.

A sage on the mountain,

Who sees what others cannot.

A breakthrough in solitude.

One cannot stay here forever.

The way home becomes apparent.

Rest before you start.


One pauses

In the hustle and bustle of life.

One feels a need for inner tranquility and peace.

One breathes deeply

And takes a calm approach to time demands.

In the world one is active everywhere.

At home one rests and contemplates.

Understanding will not come from action.


The third son to the father.

The third son is slow to act. The father acts quickly.

The third son measures the effect before he speaks.

The father speaks freely.

The third son rests content. The father will force issues.

The third son will not respond quickly to his father.

He is uncertain of his capacity.

The father would like to see more confidence.

The third son will wait for his father’s attention.

The father is not always sensitive and can be aloof.

The third son is patient.

He will ask before he acts,

Or wait to be told what to do.


00-06 LI: 33. Retreat

Great changes. Darkness ascends.

If you want something, don’t just sit there

And wait for someone to get it for you.

Get it yourself.

One actively pursues what one values

Even if one must spend some time alone in the process.

If the way before one is blocked

One must retreat and wait for a more agreeable time.

Wait for the vision, and then wait no longer.

If one can see it, one can do it.


Six in the first place: (00° – 01° Libra)

Puzzled by the confusing priorities and options in life.

One searches for a place of peace

And greater relevance.

…..The first place: 00° – 01° Libra:  19. Approach

…..One is challenged to act on one’s own.

…..The right approach will guarantee progress and success.

……….Six in the first place:

……….Self contained.

……….One does not show one’s face.

……….One keeps one’s preferences to oneself.

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 First Place:

Special Focus

19. APPROACH (Alternative Name:Victory of the Light)


Earth above, the Lake below.

Receptivity without, joy within.

Yielding to pleasure.

One will act on one’s desires.

No one will oppose.

Many will want to join in.

If one does not take the right approach,

The quality of who one attracts will suffer.


Great change.

The light returns.

The earth is flooded.

Action will replace inertia.

Laughter will overcome fear!

To champion the helpless brings light to the darkness

And ensures success.

An energetic start is essential.


Receptive without, cheerful within.

Everyone is happy with the approach of spring

And the increasing light.

Happiness is the right approach.

One takes the initiative and encounters no opposition.

No one wants to be confined by the sensitivities of others.

There is a little more freedom than there was yesterday.

The darkness is fading.

Light becomes easier.

Everyone responds to happiness.

One person’s good cheer

Will have a vast effect.


The third daughter to the mother.

The mother is busy.

The third daughter likes to have fun.

The third daughter tries to cheer up her mother.

The mother would be happier

If her daughter would help more.

The third daughter will promise to return

But she is quickly tempted to do whatever is more fun.

The third daughter likes to play.

Her mother doesn’t have the time

Or the will power to oppose her.

If she approaches in good cheer,

She will get her way.


00-06AR: 19. Approach

Impulse drives.

One acts without listening to reason.

It is spring, the time of fools.

It is also a time of individual strength and courage.

Action prevails.

Movement towards freedom and laughter.


Six in the fifth place: (04° – 05° Aries)

Obstacles in the path.

The way is not clear.

Small steps.

Someone takes the lead.

One must adjust to the demands of the time.

If there are stragglers, one must help.

…..The fifth place: 04° – 05° Aries:  54. The Marrying Maiden

…..One pushes forward.

…..Too far! Too fast!

…..To take advantage of the vulnerabilities of others

…..Will cause humiliation.

………..Six in the fifth place:

………..In a position of authority,

………..One accepts the vulnerabilities of others

………..And keeps the common good in mind.

………..One is open and receptive to the good will of others.

………..If there are mistakes, one will not retaliate.

………..Good fortune.

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)

No Holding Together

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:

Intimate Detail

54. THE MARRYING MAIDEN (Alternative Name: Shocking Indulgence)


Thunder above, the lake below.

Amidst all the fun there will be dangerous warnings.

Excitement above and pleasure below.

Enjoyment that will have shocking consequences.


Thunder on the lake.

It is dangerous to be on the water.

Excess brings danger and misfortune.

The arousal of joy has great consequences.

The force of happiness cannot be stopped.

It is important to strive for appropriateness.


Movement without, pleasure within.

Impulsive desire is rarely worthy.

The more one wants, the more one does.

If one does not question what one wants

One will attract what is intolerable.

Attractions comes first, repulsion will follow.

The end does not justify the means.

This is a difficult lesson.

Inconsiderate and selfish movement will have shocking consequences.

One who behaves in this manner will be a difficult companion.

Where is the patience? Where is the restraint? Where is the tolerance?

The more one forces issues, the less contentment one will have.

If one lives by the sword, one is likely to die by the sword.


The third daughter to the first son

If the third daughter gets in trouble,

The first son will get her out of it.

She acts to have fun.

He will react quickly.

She likes excitement.

He sees danger in her behaviour.

She does what she wants.

He sees what is appropriate and what is not.

He will be undermined by her actions

And repulsed by her desires.


24-30 AR: 54. The Marrying Maiden

Carried away by a sense of self importance,

One takes the lead without listening.

One looks for helpers,

But good help is hard to find.

Criticism and impatience will make matters worse.

One would be wiser to keep busy

And improve oneself!


Six in the sixth place: (29° – 30° Aries)

One realizes one’s mistakes after the fact.

No one cares.

Deeper reflection is needed.

…..The sixth place: 29° – 30° Aries:  7. The Army

…..One reflects on the difficulties.

…..A wrong move will increase the danger.

…..One must resolve to repair the damage

…..And take a step in the right direction.

……….Six in the sixth place:

……….One senses impropriety

……….But cannot stop what has already been set in motion.


……….To accept the consequences of one’s actions without complaint

……….Would be wise.

Technical Considerations of Line 6:

Broken in an even place

Appropriate receptivity

Yielding at the right time

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

No Holding Together

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Upper Primary         

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

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.

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:

LIB  00°-01° (IC)  RETREAT: W.33, Line 1: 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:

LIB  00°-01° (IC)  RETREAT: W.33, Line 1: 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.


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.


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!


A collection of cosmic connections to the I Ching. How numbers, the Kabbalah, and the seven rays relate to the I Ching, and to many other systems of understanding.


On this site you will find applications of the I Ching to rhythm, melody and to chanting.

This takes the I Ching interpretations beyond the realm of words.

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This website has mystical musical insights.


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By Robin Armstrong

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