2023-06-18 Gemini New Moon – Northern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Gemini New Moon

Northern 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.

Zodiac Pattern Types


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.


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 DAYLIGHT THAN DARKNESS  =  Individuality predominates

MUTABLE                               =      Adaptable, perceptive, manipulative.

AIR                                            =      Communicative, intelligent, cerebral.

MASCULINE                           =      Projective

RULED BY                               =      MERCURY: Need to communicate                                       and make connections

KEYNOTE:                              =      “I think”

PART OF BODY                      =      Lungs, arms, shoulders, and hands.

COLOUR                                  =      Orange

GEMS                                        =      Agate, marble, topaz, aquamarine, glass,

                                                            and crystal.

METALS                                   =      Mercury

HERBS                                      =      Parsley, caraway, lavender, dill,  mulberry, walnuts, flax, ferns, linseed, lily of the valley, and skullcap.


Some Gemini Considerations:

Gemini is a Mutable sign.

To be mutable is to be adaptable and perceptive.

Geminis live for their own independent perceptions.

They are free spirits who will indulge their curiosity to its limits.

The can usually find several ways to approach any situation.

They like change, they adapt quickly and they are easily bored.

They will embrace diversity rather than consistency.

They choose freedom and tend to avoid obligations.

Gemini is ruled by Mercury or the mind.

Ideas are empowered.

They pride themselves on their intelligence and their wit.

They are the champions of freedom

And the rebels of responsibility.

They act on their ideas without reflecting on the implications.

They can laugh in the face of adversity.

They will find their own way.

This is the trigram of The Creative, Heaven.

Daylight is greater than darkness

And daylight is increasing to its maximum.

With daylight comes freedom and independence.

The power of creativity ascends.

Actions follow thoughts.

There is no room for sensitive reflection here.

One must put one’s ideas into action.

The Creative leads up to the longest day

And the greatest expression of light and individuality.

One must see how far one can take things

And how much one can actualize one’s ideas and dreams.

The power of creative thought is great!

The Eightfold Path of Right Thought is the path for Gemini.

On this path one is encouraged to promote thoughts

Of selfless renunciation and detachment.

One is advised to strive for thoughts of love and thoughts of non-violence.

These loving thoughts need to be extended to all beings.


Pentans are five degree divisions of the Zodiac in which the zodiac repeats itself creating a sub-level  of meaning. Sub-pentans divide each 10 degrees of the zodiac into 12 sub-sub-signs adding a third level of meaning. The Zodiac sign is the Main Theme, The Pentan is the Special Focus and the Sub-Pentan is the Intimate Detail.

To Understand Pentans watch this video: (Click on the title Pentans)

Zodiac Faces

Today we see

the Face of Reminiscence

Aries:   The power of suggestion will be strong today. There will be two voices; one will be freedom loving and the other will be critical. Your every move will be measured and analyzed.

Taurus: There will be an abundance of small talk and arguments. Criticism will only increase the arguments and the volume of the speakers. Be discriminating of the information that gets to you.

Gemini: Double talk will run into twice the criticism. Pontification will abound. It will be hard to get a word in. This will be a noisy and a muddled day. One action will be worth a thousand words.

Cancer: Reflections on the past will abound. Contradictory opinions should be expected. People will exaggerate to embellish their stories. Too much talking will diminish the memories.

Leo: Accept the divergent stories of people around you. This is one of those times when you will clearly see things from both sides. Let others have their say today.

Virgo: Surrounded by slobs and idiots! It will be difficult for you to reason with anyone today. No one will prepared to follow your system or clean up after themselves.

Libra: Multiple implications of the past surface. There will be divergent and opposing views. Agree to differ. If you show favouritism to anyone, arguments will escalate.

Scorpio: Silent reminiscence is preferable. People will not see things the same way as you do. Idle chatter and a general fussiness prevails. Keep your sensitivities and secrets as a private matter.

Sagittarius: Procrastination will prevail. The will be plenty of opinions but little or no action for all the fuss and bother. You will be expected to dot your “i”s and cross your “t”s.

Capricorn: Someone will try to put a new interpretation on a past event. Listen well but say little. Question the source of generalizations. Demand specific details. Be discriminating.

Aquarius: The specific details in stories will change and be exaggerated through repetition. Make sure that you have the correct facts before you start to talk or you will incite controversy.

Pisces: Distorted reflections will prevail. No one will agree with your interpretation of events. Their views will not seem any better to you. This will be a contentious day. Watch what you say. There are sharks in them there waters!

Hexagram Degrees

26 Gemini 43

Main Theme:

GEM  26°-27° (IC)  THE CREATIVE, INDIVIDUAL: W.1, Line 4: Active.

            Special Focus:

26° 40’-26° 50’  Gem (Vi  IC-lvl2)  DISPERSION, DISSOLUTION: W.59, Line 2: Firm.

     Intimate Detail:

26° 43’ 20”-26° 45’ 00” Gem (Sa IC-lvl3)  ENTHUSIASM: W.16, Line 4: Projective.

Main Theme

  1. THE CREATIVE, HEAVEN (Alternative: Creative Thinking


Zodiac:………..24° – 30° Gemini

Calendar:…….Northern Hemisphere: Jun 15 to Jun 21 approx

……………….Southern Hemisphere: Dec 16 to Dec 22 approx

House 10:…….174° – 180° rising from IC

Time of day:…11:36 to 11:60 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:………..174° – 180° Waxing (Opposition – applying)

Moon Phase:…Waxing Full Moon Phase (135° – 180°)

……………………(10 ½ to 14 days after the New Moon).


Heaven above and heaven below.

Strength above and below.

Firm within and without,

There will be much to say.

Confident in freedom one will act and laugh!


Great light in the heavens.

Creative strength.

The way of freedom.

There is no room for doubt or compromise here.

Actions follow thoughts.

Noble thoughts, noble actions.

There is no sensitivity here.

Practice what you preach.

Seize the moment.

If you cannot make your ideas real now, when will you?

If you are wrongly aligned, you need to find out.

Push!…..Assert yourself! Make it happen!

The way of individual strength prevails.

If you have something to prove, prove it!

To champion a worthy cause is noble indeed.

Anything less invites collapse and failure.

Who can hold the world on their back?

And for how long?

Truth fights ignorance.


Creative without, creative within.

Creative strength.

Words are spoken freely. Ideas are put into action.

One is confident. One moves firmly and quickly.

In such a state of action emphasis is on personal advancement.

There is no time to consider the ignorant.

Knowledge is power.

Personal freedom has its rewards and consequences.

One gains experience but loses relevance.

One gains knowledge but loses meaning.

To think that one knows is sickness,

Only when one becomes sick of this sickness,

Can one become free of it.


The father to himself.

He does what he decides to do.

He is strong and independently active.

He gives orders and says what is on his mind.

He expects to be heard.

He is not by nature receptive.

He may try to accomplish too much.

He is creative but not always responsible.

He is inclined to take things too far

And to enjoy himself too much.

When his heart is in the right place

He will accomplish greatness.

When it is not, his arrogance will cause humiliation

And alienation.


24-30 GE: 1. The Creative, Heaven

The longest day. Light claims its victory.

Independence prevails. Free thinking blossoms.

Freedom is rarely perfect.

Do not criticize or belittle others.

Some attention to health and hygiene is wise.

Do not convince yourself that you could do anything you want!

No one is beyond the law and order of the universe.

What you put out will come back!

Freedom has its costs. Talk is cheap!


Nine in the fourth place: (26° – 27° Gemini)

One talks and laughs

And gets carried away in the moment.

No one listens.

One runs here and there.

No one notices.

…..The fourth place: 26° – 27° Gemini:  59. Dispersion, Dissolution

…..Words over water can be heard for miles.

…..One’s enemies will hear.

……….Nine in the fourth place:

……….One rushes ahead and steps on the toes of others.

……….Inconsiderate action will rarely escape consequences.

……….One lacks the virtue to stand against

……….The temptations of unrestrained freedom.

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:

Special Focus

59. DISPERSION, DISSOLUTION (Alternative Name: Expressing Concerns)



Wind above, water below.

Wood above, water below.

Gentleness without, discrimination within.

Words over water can be heard from a great distance.

Must not one then be cautious about what one says?


Wind over the water.

A ship at sea.

Wind on the sails.

Good movement.

Great ideas must be presented gently.

Many problems can be solved through sympathetic discussions.

Do not cast blame.

Get on board.

Follow the momentum.


Gentle without, discriminating within.

Sensitive in one’s interaction with others.

Critical about one’s own worthiness.

If one improves one’s self

There will be a gentle penetrating influence on those around you.

Soothing words.

No dark thoughts are spoken.

A good example is worth a thousand words..


The second son to the first daughter.

He will be critical, but she will penetrate his defenses.

He tries to improve. She like to advise.

He is easily threatened. She is gentle.

He will listen. She will speak.

He is discriminating. She will try to influence his decisions.

He tries to think things through for himself.

She will try to influence through suggestions.

He is critical of what he eats.

She will often have to cook for him.

He should be cautious about voicing criticism.

She will remind him of his errors.


Growing responsibilities.

Like a ship at sea, one is driven by the needs of the day.

Duty will be the wind on your sails.

You will be known for your ability and for your work ethic.

Complete what you start.

If you do not let others down

Good words about you will spread and increase opportunities.

Good work will be rewarded.


Nine in the second place: (10° – 11° Virgo)

One forces the issue

And bites off more than one can chew.

If one tries too hard, or talks too much

Difficulties will increase.

…..The second place: 10° – 11° Virgo:  16. Enthusiasm

…..Too little enthusiasm

…..Will not inspire others.

…..Too much will cause alienation.

……….Nine in the second place:

……….Strong judgments.

……….Firm within oneself.

……….It would be inappropriate to impose on others.

……….To effect change,

……….One must first change oneself.

Technical Considerations of Line 2:

Solid in an even place

Inappropriate action

Firmness at the wrong time

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

Holding Together with inappropriate energy below.

(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 1 and 2)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy above.

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

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary          Lower Nuclear

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

Intimate Detail

16. ENTHUSIASM  (Alternative Name: Quick to Respond)  


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.

Unexpected movement.

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.

Excitement inspires.

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.


Nine in the fourth place: (02° – 03° Sagittarius)

Obstructions abound.

It will be difficult to accomplish anything.

One takes the initiative.

It is shocking,

But many will be inspired.

…..The fourth place: 02° – 03° Sagittarius:  60. Limitation

…..To impose limits on indulgence is wise.

…..If one laughs at the difficulties of others

…..There will be misfortune.

……….Nine in the fourth place:

……….Enthusiastic initiative.

……….One inspires others to move out of danger

……….And leave their worries behind.

……….In this way even great obstructions

……….Can be turned to an advantage.

……….Even if one is not the leader

……….One’s initiatives will be appreciated.

……….Others will follow.

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)

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:

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:

GEM  26°-27° (IC)  THE CREATIVE, INDIVIDUAL: W.1, Line 4: 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:

GEM  26°-27° (IC)  THE CREATIVE, INDIVIDUAL: W.1, Line 4: Active.

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