2023-08-16 Aquarius New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Aquarius 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


Two planets on one side with eight on the other, three on one side with seven on the other, four on one side with six on the other, five on one side with five on the other;

……. there must be two empty areas that divide the chart in half. You can draw a line through the two empty areasright across the chart and going through the centre. One area must be a square or larger, and the other area must be a sextile or larger. If the large empty area is a square, then the other empty area must be larger than a sextile.

The See-saw type is sensitive to both sides of any situation. You will be continuously challenged to empower one side or the other. As soon as one side predominates, the other will make demands. You live in a world of polarities and conflicts. You are capa­ble of a vast understanding but too often waste your energies by being incorrectly aligned.


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

FIXED                                       =       Resists change, determined, (stubborn)

AIR                                            =       Communicative, intelligent, cerebral.

MASCULINE                           =       Projective.

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

KEYNOTE:                              =       “I know”

PART OF BODY                    =       Ankles, lower leg, calves, and teeth.

COLOUR                                 =       Purple.

GEMS                                       =       Sapphire, chalcedony, garnet slate.

METALS                                  =       Lead

HERBS                                    =       Elderberry, fumitory, mullein, barley, valarian,

                                                            lady’s slipper, spotted plantain, parsnip, spinach.

Some Aquarius Considerations:

Aquarius is a fixed sign.

Because it is a fixed sign, it is where cardinal and mutable energies meet at 15º Aquarius.

The first half of Aquarius is cardinal or assertive and driving. 

There is a tendency to make things happen and to set thoughts and plans in motion.

The second half of Aquarius is mutable.

It is inclined to adapt and adjust rather than push forward.

Cardinal is assertive and mutable is perceptive.

Aquarius has one foot on cardinal ground and the other foot on mutable ground. It is still winter and a cold time.

It will take preparation and forethought to achieve something.

It will take perception accompanied by adaptability to maintain it.

This is Aquarius: calculated action and insightful assessments of the effects of action.

Selective deliberation and strategy prevail

And remain dependent on the quality of insight.

Aquarius is ruled by Saturn. It is winter and a cold barren time.

There is a tendency to be reserved and aloof.

There is a need to be respected for one’s ideas and knowledge.

One is inclined to idealize authority.

One strives to be well informed and responsible.

The first half of Aquarius is affected by Saturn which reinforces the already reserved qualities.

The second half is affected by Jupiter bringing out a more adventurous and speculative quality.

Aquarius is the place where two trigrams meet at 15º.

They are the Shocking Arousing Force and the Clinging Fire.

Thunder and lightning.

There is both a need for change and the clarity to perceive it,

As long as one does not cling to unworthy ideas.

Two paths meet in Aquarius.

They are Right Speech and Right Action.

One must be cautious about what one says

and honourable in what one does.


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 Boredom

Aries:   Do not mix business and pleasure today. You will succeed more with people at a distance than at close quarters. You will become irritated by boredom perpetuated by family members.

Taurus: A wall of resistance will continue. Freedom is the ability to find meaning in smaller cycles when the bigger ones are blocked. Be nurturing. Put special attention into the preparation of food.

Gemini: There should be no time for boredom today. This will be an excellent day for networking. Reach out and talk to people. Make it interesting! If you can express yourself with humour you will spread light where there has only been boredom.

Cancer: It will take some extra effort on your part to overcome inertia today. Once you make the effort boredom will fall away, but until you do, you will deserve the environment you find yourself in.

Leo: You will win the hearts of those who are close to you, but you will set up opposition from a distance. Go out of your way to be entertaining and dramatic, but do not talk about other people behind their backs.

Virgo: This will be a slow moving and relatively boring day. You will have to make the most of the people and circumstances closest to you. Pay attention to personal feelings. Little things will mean a lot.

Libra: Boredom will hit you at home today. Your best bet will be to call up a friend and do something together. Turn off the television and go out for some live entertainment.

Scorpio: You will find support from what and who is familiar to you. You will encounter resistance from others. Success can be gained in small matters but the bigger issues will be blocked.

Sagittarius: Keep active. Get out of the house and you will avoid boredom. There will be an abundance of comradery. Give priority to friends over your stomach and personal needs.

Capricorn: This will be a boring day filled with the predictable bad habits of your family and associates. Take care of personal responsibilities yourself. Don’t expect sympathy. Show some concern over what you eat.

Aquarius: It is not what you have to say but how you deliver the message that will be important. If you build up your own sense of importance you will be put down. If you applaud the initiatives of others you will be included in their activities.

Pisces: Follow your feelings and you will not fall victim to boredom. Most likely you will have to pull other people out of their negative or inert attitudes. Make people feel secure before you ask for anything.

Hexagram Degrees

24 capricorn 56

Main Theme:

AQU  23°-24° (IC)  GRACE: W.22, Line 1: Active.

Special Focus: 23° 10’-23° 20’  Aqu (Le  IC-lvl2)  OPPRESSION, EXHAUSTION: W.47, Line 5: Firm.

Intimate Detail: 23° 10’ 00”-23° 11’ 40” Aqu (Cn IC-lvl3)  THE GENTLE, PENETRATING, WIND: W.57, Line 1: Responsive.

Main Theme


(Alternative Name: Waiting for Clarity) 


Fire below, the mountain above.

Clarity meets with resistance.

There will be delays.

Dependencies will increase delays.

Self imposed restraint is advisable.

Once movement begins there will be no turning back.


Fuel is running out.

A small fire is better than none.

Criticism dampens the spirit.

Be silent.

Wait for the right moment.

When an opportunity for deliverance appears,

You must act.


Patience without, clarity within.

One controls one’s thoughts

And does not allow doubts to arise.

One even remains calm amidst danger.

One will not watch unworthy activity.

One will not speak unworthy words.

One will not listen to unworthy sounds.

No criticism will come from one’s mouth.


The second daughter to the third son.

She wants to be seen. He keeps still.

She understands and is ready to help.

He will not acknowledge the need.

A light at the foot of the mountain

May be seen by a few but not by the many.

What difference does light on the path make to the mountain?

She will try to lead. He will not interfere.

He will keep still and rest content. He will not follow.

She must be graceful to have a positive effect.


18 -24AQ: 22. Grace

Warmth is limited.

One must be content with one’s own clarity.

Outer circumstances will cause delays.

Personal doubts will diminish credibility.

One wants to lead

But others are not ready to follow.

Maintain your own light and be patient.


Nine in the first place: (23° – 24° Aquarius)

One stands up for what is right.

No blame.

…..The first place: 23° – 24° Aquarius:  47. Oppression, Exhaustion

…..One discriminates over little matters.

…..One is critical over personal indulgences

…..And does not waste time.

……….Nine in the first place:

……….Inoffensive momentum.

……….Smooth and steady.

……….No one will be disturbed.

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)

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary

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

Special Focus


(Alternative Name: 22. Demands of the Time)


The lake above, the abyss below.

Pleasure without and danger within.

One enjoys what one should not.

One laughs at the expense of others.

One underestimates the power of water.

Too much of a good thing will spoil it!


Dangerous pleasure!

The fire burns out.

The food is spoiled.

No one is helped.

No one will come.

Carried away with one’s own importance,

One cannot see one’s family or friends.

One will be left alone.


Joy without, doubt within.

Pleasure without, danger within.

Dangerous seduction.

One enjoys one’s position

But harbours personal misgivings.

If one is not sincere,

One will attract unworthy people.

Good intentions will be led astray.

Good energy will be wasted.


The second son to the third daughter.

He is cautious. She is playful.

He is critical. She likes to laugh.

He is secretive. She is direct.

He is discriminating and she is seductive.

He is fussy. She will appear rowdy.

He will be threatened by her joyfulness.

She will be alienated by his judgments.

He needs to learn the value of happiness and contentment.

She is naturally playful.


18-24 LE: 47. Oppression, Exhaustion

Fun and games will interfere with the work at hand.

Discontent will damage morale.

Too much of a good thing will spoil it.

One wants what one cannot and should not have.

Too much attention will ruin one’s character.

Are you good enough to deserve attention?
Is your heart in the right place?


Nine in the fifth place: (19° – 20° Leo)

One shares one’s happiness.

There is no fault in this.

But this cannot go on forever.

If the intent is not noble

Relationships will be spoiled.

…..The fifth place: 19° – 20° Leo:  57. The Gentle, The Penetrating, Wind, Wood

…..One meets opposition with gentleness.

…..In this way even the obstinate can be persuaded.

……….Nine in the fifth place:

……….One does what is required.

……….They will do what they are told.

……….If one weakens there will be no support.

……….There are limits to what can be accomplished.

……….It is difficult to find a worthy person.

Technical Considerations of Line 5:

Solid in an odd place

Appropriate action

Firmness at the right time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 9 and 10)

Holding Together with appropriate energy above.

(Astrological note: Appropriate reinforcement from Houses 11 and 12)

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Upper Nuclear           Upper Primary

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

Intimate Detail


(Alternative Name: Penetrating Gentleness)


The wind above and the wind below.

Wind penetrates through the trees.

The trees will bend in the wind.

Enduring gentleness.

One will have a profound influence.

What one cannot get from the mother,

One will get from the father.


A gentle breeze through the trees.

Move around obstructions.

Gentleness penetrates hearts.

Clarity about the happiness of others brings good fortune.

Listen well.

Speak cautiously.


Gentle penetration within and without.

Words of advice.

One repeats oneself for greater effect.

If one is sincere and considerate

And one’s words are well spoken

Even those at a great distance can be influenced.

How much more so for those close at hand?

What one says will be repeated.

Some will sympathize and others may scorn.

It would be wise to reflect before one speaks.


The first daughter to herself.

She is gentle in her manner of influence.

She is sensitive to the demands of the time.

When she asks for something,

It will be difficult to refuse.

She is concerned over security.

Inwardly open, outwardly strong.

She is active everywhere, but is sensitive to those around her.

She senses the seeds of commitment and responsibility.

She increases her influence by helping where it is needed.

She knows what she has to do to get what she wants.


24-30 CN: 57. The Gentle, Penetrating, Wind, Wood

Wind can give and wind can take away.

If nature is kind there will be abundance.

If one is considerate one will accomplish much.

The more one gives,

The more one will get.

If one holds back there will be opposition.


Nine in the fifth place: (28° – 29° Cancer)

Follow through.

One must live up to what has been set in motion.

One sees what is right

And must act appropriately.

Opposition to what is right will not succeed.

…..The fifth place: 28° – 29° Cancer:  49. Revolution, Molting

…..Water over fire.

…..Pleasure over clarity.

…..Unsettled times.


…..Nothing will stay the same.

……….Nine in the fifth place:

……….One sees clearly

……….And speaks decisively.

……….One uses authority

……….And knows who is reliable.

……….Good fortune.

Technical Considerations of Line 5:

Solid in an odd place

Appropriate action

Firmness at the right time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 9 and 10)

Holding Together with appropriate energy below.

(Astrological note: Appropriate reinforcement from Houses 7 and 8)

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Upper Nuclear           Upper Primary

Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fifth 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:

AQU  23°-24° (IC)  GRACE: W.22, 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:

AQU  23°-24° (IC)  GRACE: W.22, Line 1: Active.


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