2023-06-18 Sagittarius New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Sagittarius 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


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 DECREASING     =          Momentum towards responsibility

MORE DARKNESS THAN DAYLIGHT  =   Belonging predominates

MUTABLE                              =       Adaptable, perceptive, manipulative.

FIRE                                         =       Needs to burn energy, enthusiastic, proud

MASCULINE                          =       Projective.

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

KEYNOTE:                             =       “I see” or ” I understand”

PART OF BODY                     =       Hips, thighs, and sacral region.

COLOUR                                 =       Blue.

GEMS                                       =       Carbuncle, turquoise, amethyst, topaz,                                   and moonstone.

METALS                                  =       Tin

HERBS                                     =       Asparagus, sage, leek, nutmeg, cloves, rhubarb, strawberries, mints, sugar cane, currants, agrimony, red clover, and chicory.

Some Sagittarius Considerations:

Sagittarius is a Mutable sign. Mutable implies being adaptable and perceptive. Sagittarians are multifaceted individuals who want to see everything. There are billions of people on the planet and everyone has their own story. Sagittarians have the ability to adjust and learn from everyone they meet.

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of principles and philosophy. Jupiter is the guiding light of one’s perspective on life. There are many right and many wrong ways. It takes wisdom to discern the difference. The more inclusive and conscientious Sagittarians are, the greater their successes will be. There is so much to do and so little time! Sagittarians are inclined to exaggerate and to overextend themselves. Too much joviality will diminish accomplishments. Where one aligns and with whom, will have consequences. Too much of a good thing will spoil it.

This is the dark half of Autumn. Darkness increases to its maximum and daylight recedes. Responsibilities and vulnerabilities ascend to prominence. Individuality and freedom recedes. Darkness is also greater than daylight. Social factors predominate.

This is the spirit of the team and of motherhood. Plans can easily get dissipated. Gossip can be dangerous. Do not encourage misunderstanding. It is better to work with the team than against it. Understand that everyone has vulnerabilities. Be considerate and inclusive. Help others and your heart will stay open.

This is the trigram of The Receptive, Earth. It is the trigram of the mother and no sign represents motherhood more than Sagittarius. One is busy everywhere. Everyone wants a piece of your time or needs something. If one has to take care of everyone anyways, one may as well do it with enthusiasm and make it as much fun as possible. There is little time for oneself, but humble service to others will bring its own rewards. If anyone goes hungry or is mistreated it will deeply affect your consciousness, and sleep will suffer. One takes one’s moments when they come, but one cannot force one’s own will on others. It is enough to be of service and help in little ways.

The Eightfold Path for Sagittarius is the Right Understanding.

One needs to understand things as they are. One needs to see a thing in its true nature without a name or a label. This is only possible when the mind is free from all impurities and is fully developed through meditation. Right Thoughts and Right Understanding go to constitute wisdom.


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

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

Zodiac Faces

Today we see

the Face of Judgment

Aries:   Spontaneous initiative will bypass the petty judgments of your critics. Do not sit around and get absorbed in squabbles or gossip. Your power and your glory will come through courageous action.

Taurus: Pay no attention to the opinions and judgments of others. If you have anything to do make sure that you do it well. Do not procrastinate today. If something must be done do it right away and well.

Gemini: Murphy’s Law will rule the day. Mixed signals and poor timing prevail. Your assessments of others will be incorrect. The more that you talk, the more ignorant you will appear to be. Drive carefully.

Cancer: Avoid loud and aggressive people today. Those who talk the most will usually know the least. Do not mind other people’s business. Just stick to the chores that are before you.

Leo: Get your work done quickly today. Save room for entertainment and social activity. There needs to be a little bit more play than work today. Include as many people as possible in your adventures. The more the merrier.

Virgo: Someone will take your words out of context and exaggerate their response. Everyone will think that they are an expert. You need to critically judge who your company really is before you speak your mind. In fact it would be better if you do not talk.

Libra: You will be pulled out of your worries by cultural activities. Teamwork is accentuated. Good company will overcome many obstacles. Do not get tied up in petty judgments. Get out and do something with others.

Scorpio: Everyone will have an opinion today. Keep your judgments to yourself or expect a lot of verbiage. This is a good day to keep busy in order to avoid the arrogance of others.

Sagittarius: You will have strong hunches today coupled with a tendency to overlook important details. An optimistic approach will do you better than a critical one. Your opinions will be criticized.

Capricorn: Meticulous judgments will be required of you. Pay attention to the slightest little details. Ignorance is not a valid exemption for the law. Keep busy and do not act on the hearsay of others until it is proven to be true.

Aquarius: Group endeavour will surpass the expected level of accomplishment. United we stand. Divided we fall. It will be wise for you to compromise in order to align with the will of the majority.

Pisces: Keep your judgments to yourself today. You are inclined to make hasty and incorrect assessments. Avoid investments and don’t make promises. Mind your own business and keep your concerns simple.

Hexagram Degrees

28 scorpio 26

Main Theme:

SAG  26°-27° (IC)  THE RECEPTIVE, EARTH W.2, Line 4: Passive.

            Special Focus:

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

     Intimate Detail:

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

Main Theme

2. THE RECEPTIVE, EARTH (Alternative Name: Open Heart)


Zodiac:………24° – 30° Sagittarius

Calendar:……Northern Hemisphere: Dec 16 to Dec 22 approx

………………Southern Hemisphere: Jun 15 to Jun 21 approx

House 4:…….06° – 00° setting to IC

Time of day…11:36 to 12:00 PM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:……….06° – 00° Waning

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

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


The earth above, the earth below.

Yielding without, receptive within.

There is a great mystery here

For those who can listen.

One surrenders to the universe.

In openness, everyone and every thing is included.

There is no time for oneself,

And yet there is nothing but Self!


Silent night.

The longest night.

Receptivity prevails.

If there is a close bond between friends and family,

There will be no need for words.

Consider everyone.

Leave no one out in the cold.

If the child goes hungry, no one will sleep.

The way of the humble.

Take care of the small things,

And the big things will take care of themselves.

Avoid being insensitive.

Surrender to the needs of others

And you will sleep well.

Silent contentment.



Yielding without and yielding within.

Outer acceptance, inner virtue.

This is the way of the mother.

Individuality is encompassed by the needs of others.

Responsibilities prevail over freedom.

By including everyone, no one will be left out.

Adjusting without and within.

There is no limit to the vastness of the universe.

Without contending,

It becomes possible to comprehend the virtue of emptiness.

Without knowing, one understands.

This is the gateway to profundity

Although it appears to be nothing at all.

How can one be responsible for life?

This is not something one does.

It just happens.

Virtue is not won or lost by others.


The mother to herself.

Many vulnerabilities. Many responsibilities.

Everyone comes to her for help.

She is always busy

And rarely has time for herself.

Because she is sensitive to everyone’s needs,

She develops an understanding of life.

She may try to explain or advise,

But her power is in her silence.

She is the spirit of the family.

She is inclusive and not separative.

She will not force her will,

But she will take her moments when they come.

At home she will rarely be acknowledge for who she is,

But her sense of belonging is profound.


24-30 SA: 2. The Receptive

The needs of the group.

So many people, so much to do.

One is easily distracted and runs here and there.

Time can be wasted.

Criticism of others is unproductive.

Good efforts will heal or help.

There can be great vulnerability.

There is also a great mystery in silence and surrender.

One can be pulled out or in.

This is a time for belonging and for participation.

One must be careful not to lose inner composure

Aspire to peace and good will.

Many things are better off left unsaid.

One cannot ignore the needs of others.

To sleep with a clean conscience is to sleep well.


Six in the fourth place: (26° – 27° Sagittarius)

Inspired by the spirit of togetherness.

Differences are put aside.

Appreciation of the small will prevail.

There is no need for words.

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

…..Words over water.

…..Everyone will hear.

…..Even if you have something to say

…..It would be wiser to wait.

…..Only words of encouragement will succeed.

……….Six in the fourth place:

……….Receptive to the circumstances of others

……….One is trustworthy

……….And will share what one has.

……….One will go out of one’s way to help

……….Without any concern for rewards.

Technical Considerations of Line 4:

Broken in an even place

Appropriate receptivity

Yielding at the right 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:

SAG  26°-27° (IC)  THE RECEPTIVE, EARTH W.2, Line 4: 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:

SAG  26°-27° (IC)  THE RECEPTIVE, EARTH W.2, Line 4: Passive.


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