2023-05-19 Scorpio New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Scorpio 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

FIXED                                      =       Resists change, determined, (stubborn)

WATER                                   =       Emotional, impressionable, sensuous,                                    judgmental.

FEMININE                              =       Reflective.

RULED BY                              =       MARS: Desire for experience/ courage.

KEYNOTE:                             =       “I desire”

PART OF BODY                    =       Generative organs, nasal bone, bladder, gall, prostate gland, testicles, colon, and rectum.

COLOUR                                 =       Blue-green.

GEMS                                       =       Topaz, malachite, jasper, bloodstone, loadstone, and flint. 

METALS                                 =       Iron and Steel

HERBS                                     =       Basil, tarragon, nettles, ginger, barberry, blackberry, horehound,                               blessed thistle, horseradish, leek, onion, garlic, sarsaparilla,                         and mustard.

Some Scorpio Considerations:

Scorpio is a Fixed sign. It is where Cardinal and Mutable energies meet at 15°.

The first half of Scorpio is Cardinal or assertive and driving. There is a tendency to sit in judgement, to act on those judgements and to impose the results of those judgements on others. One pushes for trust and commitment. The second half of Scorpio is Mutable. They will be inclined to perceive the needs of others and to adjust one’s performance accordingly. Cardinal is assertive and Mutable is perceptive.  Scorpios have one foot on Cardinal ground and the other foot on Mutable ground.

Scorpio is ruled by Mars, the planet of force and action. Scorpios are competitive and tend to respond aggressively to inconvenience.

If Scorpios are sincere in their hearts and trustworthy in their actions,

they will be victorious in the struggles of life. If they embrace negative or selfish challenges, they will increase their vulnerabilities.

One is challenged to overcome anger. Revenge is hollow and self-defeating. One must prove that one can be helpful. 

It is the middle of Autumn. It is cool and getting colder.

Darkness is increasing. There are growing responsibilities and social consequences to one’s actions. Everyone has an effect! Not all effects are trustworthy or considerate of others. For every action there is an expectation and subsequent judgement.

Darkness is now greater than light. Nights are longer than days. Obligations take priority over freedom. It is important to find meaningful and trustworthy expressions for one’s energy. The energy of two or more people are more than the sum of its parts.

Two trigrams meet in Scorpio: Keeping Still, Mountain and The Receptive, Earth.

One holds on to one’s own judgements but is increasingly vulnerable to the judgements and circumstances of others. One keeps still and waits for deeper understanding.

Two of the Eightfold Paths meet in Scorpio: Right Effort and Right Understanding. When one understands something to be true, how long will one wait before aligning? Without understanding it becomes difficult to direct one’s energies properly.

One needs to align meaningfully with others.

Misguided efforts will impede progress.


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 Resistance

Aries:   You will have to resist the pressure to conform to the norm. Your strength will be in your courage and your nobility. Do not get pulled into the petty affairs of lesser people.

Taurus: Your good intentions will run into significant resistance today. Take care of responsibilities first before you try to help others. If you are going to help others, then make sure that you only use your own resources!

Gemini: You must resist the tendency to get involved on impulse. Some reflection is in order so that you might have a better idea of the subsequent time demands expected of you.

Cancer: You can trust emotional signals but you must be wary of intellectual demands. Those who talk the most usually know the least. Authority without some personal sensitivity does not deserve to be in charge. Resist those that tell you what to do.

Leo: The way ahead is blocked by inferior people. If you force your will on them you will be undermined and diminished. You must resist the temptation to lead today. Stay in the background!

Virgo: You will encounter someone who will try to undermine you. Opposite will attract. The only way to get what you want is to go about it silently and behind the scenes. Be careful. If you do something wrong you will get caught.

Libra: Trust the rules. Don’t resist them today. Listen to those in authority and give acknowledgement to their ideas. If you do not respect someone, why would you bother talking to them?

Scorpio: Your personal agenda will progress as long as you do not talk about it. Selfless service will be rewarded. Demands for respect will be resisted. Just mind your own business and let others do the same.

Sagittarius: Your intentions will be misconstrued today. You must be careful about what you say and to whom you say it. Do not talk about anyone behind their back! A little discretion will go a long way to making your day easier.

Capricorn: Everything comes to those who can wait. Listen well and wait for someone to make a commitment before you add your energy to it. Timing will be crucial today.

Aquarius: You must follow your own ideas regardless of the adversity. If you run into resistance it is a sign that you are on the right track. No one would care if what you have to say isn’t significant.

Pisces: Don’t listen to gossip. Trust your feelings. If something helps others it must be good. You will overcome resistance by personal magnetism and sex appeal. It’s your move!

Hexagram Degrees

28 scorpio 26

Main Theme:

SCO  28°-29° (IC)  PROGRESS: W.35, Line 2: Passive.

Special Focus:

28° 20’-28° 30’ Sco (Pi  IC-lvl2)  REVOLUTION, MOLTING: W.49, Line 4: Firm.

     Intimate Detail:

      28° 25’ 00”-28° 26’ 40” Sco (Aq IC-lvl3)  BITING THROUGH: W.21, Line 4: Projective.

Main Theme

35. PROGRESS (Alternative Name: Responds to Kindness) 


Zodiac:………..24° – 30° Scorpio

Calendar:…….Northern Hemisphere: Nov 16 to Nov 22 approx

……………….Southern Hemisphere: May 15 to May 21 approx

House 5:………36° – 30° setting to IC

Time of day:…09:36 to 10:00 PM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:………36° – 30° Waning (Semi-Sextile – applying)

Moon Phase:.. Waning New Moon Phase (45° – 00°)

………………..(10½ to 14 days after the Full Moon).


Fire above, the earth below.

The development of fire on the earth

Is the history of progress.

Clarity without, receptivity within.

It will be apparent where one needs to help.

One understands the dependencies of others.

One will offer to help.


Fire on the earth.

The way of progress.

Light and warmth bring people together.

Clarity removes obstructions.

A light in the darkness.

Do not draw attention to the faults of others.

Show kindness to all.

The whole family gathers around the fire.

Criticism will not succeed here.

Everyone must hold together.

Safety in numbers.


Clarity without, receptivity within.

One sees light in the darkness

And knows what is good and what is not.

Holding together with worthy people will bring progress and good fortune.

Choices have implications.

Who you cling to will determine how much progress will be made.

To be involved without losing virtue will set the standard.

Without the standard one will be distracted

And lose sight of the goal.

What good would come of this?


The mother to the second daughter.

The mother is busy doing whatever is needed.

The second daughter will see what is expected of her.

The mother is sensitive to the second daughter’s problems.

She will try to set a good example.

The mother will worry

About who and what the second daughter will get attached to.

The second daughter yearns for adventure.

The mother can sense when the second daughter’s choices are appropriate.

The second daughter has her own understanding.

The mother wants the girls to work together.

The second daughter keeps her eye on freedom.


24-30 SC: 35. Progress

Group insight.

Consideration within diversity.

One acknowledges the worthy and listens to advice.

One helps those less fortunate than oneself.

If one can see what is needed,

One will know what one must do.

One should not compromise principles

When facing obstruction.

Be reliable.


Six in the second place: (28° – 29° Scorpio)

Obstacles lie ahead.

One must not rush forward.

It is appropriate to pause considering the dangers,

To gather ones resources

And to reflect on the implications.

…..The second place: 28° – 29° Scorpio:  49. Revolution, Molting

…..There is a time for everything.

…..Circumstances are changing.

…..It is not comfortable or convenient,

…..But it is necessary.

……….Six in the second place:

……….One holds to the standard and is not distracted

……….By unworthy involvements.

……….Content with modest progress

……….No one is forced to follow.

Technical Considerations of Line 2:

Broken in an even place

Appropriate receptivity

Yielding at the right time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 3 and 4)

No Holding Together

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary          Lower Nuclear

Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Second Place:e

Special Focus

49: REVOLUTION, MOLTING (Alternative Name: Emotional Clarity) 


Water above, fire below.

Nothing will stay the same.

Laughter above, clarity below.

One sees what one wants.

To welcome the new and to be considerate of the old

Would be wise!

Too much pleasure will diminish credibility.

Too fanatical an approach will weaken support.


Footprints in the snow.

The temperature is rising.

One has to consider the force of water,

If one is to reach the goal.

It is important to avoid extremes.


Pleasure without, clarity within.

In anticipation of spring people are enjoying themselves.

In the midst of frivolity one becomes conscientious.

One meets laughter with sincerity.

If one does not withdraw,

One could be ridiculed for being so concerned.

One will not be heard.

The light within must be nurtured

Until others of like mind and values arrive.


The second daughter to the third daughter.

The second daughter likes to be noticed.

The third daughter likes to have fun.

Just as a flame can be put out by water,

The second daughter’s opportunities can be diminished

By the fun-loving nature of her younger sister.

Clarity versus pleasure.

Dependency versus happiness.

This is not a comfortable relationship.

The second daughter will not want the obligation

Of bringing her younger sister along.

She wants to have her own fun.

The third daughter will want to come along.

When coming to meet others,

Their approach differs and creates conflict,

Like fire and water.


18-24PI: 49. Revolution

Defending what is right.

Different people will have different priorities

And different motivations.

That things get done will seem more important than how.

Without rules, regulations and time demands

Security will be diminished.

Be cautious.

Revolution will have consequences.


Nine in the fourth place: (20° – 21° Pisces)

One takes something that is not theirs.

One pays no heed to what is appropriate.

Arrogant dragon will have cause to repent.

…..The fourth place: 20° – 21° Pisces:  21. Biting Through

…..Obstacles to peace.

…..One must bite through the obstructions.

…..To be critical of one’s own words would be wise.

……….Nine in the fourth place:

……….Too much laughter.

……….Inappropriate action.

……….One speaks to the wrong people.

……….Gentle words will not be heard.


Technical Considerations of Line 4:

Solid in an even place

Inappropriate action

Firmness at the wrong time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 7 and 8)

No Holding Together

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Nuclear           Upper Nuclear    Upper Primary

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

Intimate Detail

21: BITING THROUGH (Alternative Name: Shocking Insight) 


Lightning above and thunder below.

Clarity and excitement.

Obstacles to truth will be forcibly removed.

Inertia will be overcome.


Thunder and lightning.

Words shock.

Obstructed by a storm.

To do nothing is dangerous.

Movement towards light and clarity furthers.


Outwardly insightful, inwardly ambitious.

One can see what others are doing.

Mistakes will be dealt with immediately.

If doubt arises, it will be quickly silenced.

Opportunities abound.

One must seize the moment.

The elements of surprise and confrontation

Will overcome opposing or critical voices.

If one moves quickly and appropriately

One’s intention will not be questioned.


The first son to the second daughter.

He instigates. She clarifies.

He is the arousing force. She wants to be seen.

He explores and discovers. She gives directions.

He bites through obstacles without much forethought.

She is aware of what is appropriate and what is not.

He forces change. She clings to what is familiar.


00-06AQ: 21. Biting Through

A winter storm prevails.

Inertia must be overcome.

One does what must be done

To keep dry and stay warm.

One clearly sees what is needed and acts appropriately.

Obstacles will be dealt with as soon as they arise.


Nine in the fourth place: (03° – 04° Aquarius)

Great adversity.

The mind is clouded.

Obstacles prevail.

Do not rest in danger.

Actions will speak louder than words.

…..The fourth place: 03° – 04° Aquarius:  61. Inner Truth

…..One speaks before one has listened completely.

…..Difficulties increase.

…..Be sensitive about how others are affected.

…..Keep your thoughts to yourself.

……….Nine in the fourth place:

……….One speaks louder than one should.

……….Someone will be offended.

……….One acts severely.

……….If one has the welfare of others in their heart

……….One will find support from above and below.

Technical Considerations of Line 4:

Solid in an even place

Inappropriate action

Firmness at the wrong time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 7 and 8)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy below.

(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 5 and 6)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy above.

(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 9 and 10)

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Nuclear       Upper Nuclear        Upper Primary

Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fourth 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:

SCO  28°-29° (IC)  PROGRESS: W.35, Line 2: 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:

SCO  28°-29° (IC)  PROGRESS: W.35, Line 2: 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.


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