2023-07-17 Capricorn New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Capricorn 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 INCREASING        =          Momentum towards freedom

MORE DARKNESS THAN DAYLIGHT   =         Belonging predominates

CARDINAL                             =       Makes things happen.

EARTH                                    =       Practical, materialistic, down to earth, tactile.

FEMININE                               =       Reflective.

RULED BY                              =       SATURN: Self discipline, maturity, restraint, and ability to listen.

KEYNOTE:                              =       “I use”

PART OF BODY                    =       Knees, bones, joints, teeth and skin.

COLOUR                                 =       Royal or dark blue.

GEMS                                       =       White onyx, moonstone, garnet, jet, sapphire, and non-precious stones.

METALS                                  =       Lead

HERBS                                    =       Comfrey root, slippery elm, knotgrass, thuja, wintergreen, shepherd’s purse, thyme, fumitory, red beets, sorrel, Solomon’s seal, barley, parsnip, spinach, nightshade, hemp, tamarisk, and ivy.

Some Capricorn Considerations:

Capricorn is a Cardinal sign. They will work hard to accomplish something. It is the beginning of the year. Great effort and caution are needed most at the beginning of things. This is a serious sign that will aspire to put their plans in motion. They will have a strong sense of the obstacles before them. They will exercise caution and restraint in their actions. They are both assertive and defensive. They should not be underestimated. They command respect. 

Capricorn is ruled by Saturn.

The planet of self-discipline and responsibility.

This is the beginning of winter.

Life is dark and cold. It is a difficult time.

Nothing comes easily.

Hard work and disciplined effort are needed.

One must protect what one has and be patient about what one wants.

There will be times when one must do without!

Working hard and keeping complaints to oneself will win respect.

Personal restraint is required.

This is the trigram of the Arousing Force.

Out of darkness, light returns.

Out of great stillness, movement begins.

Out of great silence, a sound is heard.

Out of deep meditation, a thought arises.

Light, movement, sound and shock!

All are sources of stimulation and shock.

On the Eightfold Path this is the challenge of Right Speech.

For Right Speech one must abstain from telling lies.

One must also abstain from back-biting, slander

And talk that might bring about hatred, enmity

Or disunity among individuals or groups of people.

One must avoid language that is harsh, rude, malicious or abusive.

One must not indulge in idle, useless, foolish babble and gossip.


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 Strategy

Aries:   You are a pawn in a game of strategy. Your power will not be direct but if you can play your role properly you will have an invaluable influence. United we stand. Divided we fall.

Taurus: Be wary of the strategies of others, especially if they start telling you what to do with your own resources. Possession is 9/10ths of the law. Protect what is yours.

Gemini: You are likely to get your signals crossed today. Be prepared to repeat yourself for clarity’s sake. Read the fine print twice. If something is not important it will not be worth talking about. Silence is golden.

Cancer: Feelings will have nothing to do with it! Today’s results will be obtained through dispassionate strategy. Take care of little details. Keep busy and don’t put your feelings on the line.

Leo: You will be walking on eggshells today and trying to be quiet. You be criticized for your every move. Don’t try to impress anyone. Just keep a low profile and wait for a better day.

Virgo: This is your day to advance by making improvements. Take the initiative. Your strategies will be astute. If you act on them you will succeed. Your financial reality should improve today.

Libra: Strategies should be well thought out but rarely spoken of. Do not try to explain yourself today. You will have to put substance into your ideas. If you talk you will have to put your money where your mouth is!

Scorpio: Your initiatives will be supported but your ideas will be attacked. Don’t argue! Strive to be efficient and to complete what you start. Keep your strategies to yourself!

Sagittarius: Get your facts straight today. You are inclined to be plagued by misinformation and generalizations. Don’t act on hearsay and don’t repeat gossip that has not been substantiated.

Capricorn: Strive for efficiency today. Be prepared to improve your strategies if the suggestion arises. Hard work coupled with expertise will rarely go wrong. Take care of little imperfections yourself.

Aquarius: Put your strategies to the test of life today. See if they work and be prepared to improve on them. If you don’t have something positive to say then say nothing.

Pisces: Your timing will be off. You will be criticized for the most insignificant things. Do not impose your feelings or subsequent judgments on anyone. Expect mechanical problems and delays.

Hexagram Degrees

24 capricorn 56

Main Theme:

CAP  24°-25° (IC)  THE AROUSING FORCE: W.51, Line 1: Active.

     Special Focus: 24° 50’-24° 60’ Cap (Aq  IC-lvl2)  AFTER COMPLETION: W.63, Line 1: Firm.

Intimate Detail: 24° 55’ 00”-24° 56’ 40” Cap (Vi IC-lvl3)  THE ARMY:W.7, Line 3: Responsive.

Main Theme


Sequential: Alternative Name: (One Speaks One’s Mind) 


Zodiac:…………24° – 30° Capricorn

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

…………………….Southern Hemisphere: Jul 16 to Jul 23 approx

House 3:……….24° – 30° rising from IC

Time of day:….01:36 to 02:00 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:…………24° – 30° Waxing (Semi-Sextile Applying)

Moon Phase:.. Waxing New Moon Phase (0° – 45°)

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


Thunder above, thunder below.

Movement in the heavens.

Movement on the earth.

Excitement on all sides.

Sudden change is eminent.

Everyone will be shocked.


Movement in darkness!

Movement in darkness!

Thoughts in action.

Sound has power.

There is no time to rest.

The arousing force rules the day.


Sudden movement without and within.

There are dangerous implications.

One must seize the moment

And move quickly and decisively.

To hesitate will increase obstructions.

One must rely on the element of surprise.

Success will depend on how well prepared one is.


The first son to himself.

There is no one to compare to.

He has to find out what he is capable of.

He looks for the mountain to climb.

He runs into obstructions.

Others are shocked. Still he will climb.

It would be worse, if there was nothing to do.

Rules were made to be challenged.

If he never tries, he will never know.


24-30CP: 51. The Arousing Force

Strategic initiative, without consideration of the effect on others,

Will cause some shock

But will fall short of achieving the expected result.

There is no need to arouse

More trouble than one can cope with.

Minimize expectations and dependencies.

Be simple but direct.

Cast no blame!


Nine in the first place: (24° – 25° Capricorn)

Words can set armies in motion.

One action is worth a thousand words.

…..The first place: 24° – 25° Capricorn:  63. After Completion

…..What is appropriate will succeed.

…..Darkness will surrender to light.

……….Nine in the first place:

……….One’s words will shock.

……….To succeed one must be positive

……….And move quickly.

Technical Considerations of Line 1:

Solid in an odd place

Appropriate action

Firmness at the right time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 1 and 2)

Holding Together with appropriate energy above.

(Astrological note: Appropriate reinforcement from Houses 3 and 4)

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary

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

Special Focus


Alternative Name: (Clarifying Obstructions) 


Water above, fire below.

Storm clouds above, lightning below.

The danger can be seen.

There is a right way and a wrong way.

One can find the correct way to solve problems.

Discrimination without and clarity within.


The danger is passing.

It continues to snow.

The way is becoming clear.

Movement is appropriate.


One’s behaviour does not deviate.

Not a movement out of order.

Not a pause without composure.

What appears simple is difficult to achieve.

What appears difficult will be easily dealt with.

One meets criticism with praise, and praise with criticism.


The second daughter to the second son.

Optimistic clarity meets doubtful brooding.

She understands his difficulties

And knows the right way to approach him.

She is closer to the father.

He is closer to the mother.

Her light reaches into his darkness.

It will have a good effect.

His criticism will be softened or diminished.

There will be insightful dialogue.


24 -30AQ: 22. After Completion (Appropriateness)

A time of balance.

There is a storm without and warmth within.

The storm will not last.

One prepares for when the sky will clear.

One is considerate

And works to improve the circumstances of others.


Nine in the first place: (29° – 30° Aquarius)

One acts but hurts no one.

Good fortune.

…..The first place: 29° – 30° Aquarius:  7. The Army

…..Working to improve.

…..Take care of the small things

…..And the big things will take care of themselves.

……….Nine in the first place:

……….There are difficulties ahead.

……….One sees clearly and moves firmly.

……….One will not cling to the unworthy.

……….No blame.

Technical Considerations of Line 1:

Solid in an odd place

Appropriate action

Firmness at the right time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 1 and 2)

Holding Together with appropriate energy above.

(Astrological note: Appropriate reinforcement from Houses 3 and 4)

Outer Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 4

(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 7 and 8)

Trigrams of Influence:

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

Intimate Detail

7. THE ARMY (DUTY) Sequential: Alternative Name: ( Preparation) 


The earth above, the abyss below.

Yielding without and critical within.

A little movement can lead to a big collapse.

Receptive to criticism and danger.

There is much that can be improved.

One must work with others to fix the little things.


Ears wide open!

Receptive to danger.

Ready to act.

The odds are against you.

Do not under-estimate adversity.

Take care of small things at the beginning.

This is not the time to be critical of others.

You are bound together in danger.

Don’t complain.

Strive to make improvements.

No room for grand gestures.

It’s the little things that matter.


Can one maintain virtue when no one else is?

Can one maintain integrity when no one else does?

Insecurity within will find no support without.

Strength within will find no support without.

In such situations one must hold on to duty.

If one is healthy and no one else is

One must face the danger and help.

If one is capable and no one else is,

One must get involved.

To accept inertia will lead to failure and guilt.

Strength of character is essential.

If one does not hold onto what is right,

One will deserve what one gets.


The second son to the mother.

He is discriminating. She is accepting.

He withdraws. She understands.

He wants to help. She will let him.

Even though he is fussy, she will look after his needs.

When he is threatened, she will protect him.

He will hide behind her in the face of the older brother.

He can at times be too critical of her.

She has her own understanding.

He must fix the little things

Before he voices criticism over bigger issues.

If she keeps him busy, he will steadily improve.

He needs to learn to do things for himself.

In this way there will be no one to criticize.


24-30 VI: 7. The Army

Rapidly increasing darkness.

Increasing obligations.

One cannot help everyone.

If one does what one can

There will be no blame.

Take care of the little things

And the big things will take care of themselves.

Be considerate. Work for the team.

Help others when they need it.

A little kindness goes a long way.

Try to solve problems before they happen.


Six in the third place: (27° – 28° Virgo)

One wants to return but cannot.

One’s services are needed.

Follow through on what has been started.

If you resist or delay,

There will be blame.

…..The third place: 27° – 28° Virgo:  30. The Clinging, Fire

…..Great implications.

…..Much insight.

…..Reinforce those who depend on you

…..And those on whom you depend.

……….Six in the third place:

……….Once the course has been determined,

……….One must hold to one’s duty.

……….Do not allow your energy to get dissipated.

……….Even if the leader is weak,

……….One cannot shirk responsibilities without blame.

……….One must help where one can.

Technical Considerations of Line 3:

Broken in an odd place

Inappropriate receptivity

Yielding at the wrong time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 5 and 6)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy below.

(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 3 and 4)

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary          Lower Nuclear           Upper Nuclear

Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Third 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:

CAP  24°-25° (IC)  THE AROUSING FORCE: W.51, Line 1: 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:

CAP  24°-25° (IC)  THE AROUSING FORCE: W.51, Line 1: Active.


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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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