2023-09-15 Pisces New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Pisces 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

MUTABLE                              =       Adaptable, perceptive, manipulative.

WATER                                    =       Emotional, impressionable, sensual, judgmental.

FEMININE                              =       Reflective.

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

KEYNOTE:                              =       “I believe”

PART OF BODY                     =       Feet and toes.

COLOUR                                 =       Purple-red, crimson.

GEMS                                       =       Chrysolite, moonstone, amethyst, topaz.

METALS                                  =       Tin

HERBS                                     =       Asparagus, sage, leeks, nutmeg, rosehips, bilberries, meadowsweet, lungwort, Irish moss, seaweed, rhubarb, strawberries, and mulberries.

Some Pisces Considerations:

Pisces is a Mutable sign.

This makes it perceptive and adaptable.

Opportunities for adventure arise.

There is much to perceive and much to manipulate.

One can easily get pulled into complications

Or be overwhelmed by expectations.

It will be difficult for you to live up to both your own and other people’s expectations.

Life will often seem unfair and inconsiderate.

Strive for self-reliance. Increase faith.

Diminish guilt.

Pisces is ruled by Jupiter.

One’s understanding will condition one’s actions

And determine the results.

Hold to your moral principles and beliefs.

Kindness and compassion will lead to fulfillment.

Degeneration and corruption will have its appropriate consequences.

The challenge is to remain without blame.

This is the trigram of the Clinging Fire.

This is the light or last phase of Winter.

Light is increasing

But darkness maintains its dominance.

Freedoms are increasing

But responsibilities must be taken care of first.

This is a time of personal sacrifice.

One should cling to what is right

And avoid unworthy company.

To maintain personal clarity

One must let go of bad habits and personal dependencies.

This is the Eightfold Path of Right Action.

One is advised to maintain peaceful and honourable conduct.

Do not destroy life.

Do not steal. Avoid all dishonest dealings.

One should avoid improper sexual intercourse.

One should try to help others to maintain these same standards.


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 Authority

Aries:   The face of authority will smile on you today. Your initiatives will succeed. Put your responsible ideas into action. Be alert and stay on time. A positive mental attitude will make all the difference.

Taurus: Someone will try to tell you what to do today. Do not question their authority and don’t complain. Be considerate of the underdog. Acts of kindness will open doorways of opportunity.

Gemini: Be careful about what you say and to whom you say it. Do not underestimate the adversity. There will be two distinct camps today. One will accept whatever you say and the other will undermine it.

Cancer: Listen to the voice of authority but do not talk back to it. Try to add sympathy to an otherwise cerebral and dry environment. Nurture people and try to make them feel secure.

Leo: You will be your own worst enemy today. You are prone to put your foot in your mouth. Do not argue with those in authority. Personal comments will backfire. The ears will be more valid than the mouth.

Virgo: You will easily be knocked of balance today. Both questions and answers will work against you. Do not question authority. Maintaining silence will be in your best interest. 

Libra: If you talk with authority you will be met with respect and acknowledgement. There will be no justification for indecision today. Know your subject, get the facts straight and speak confidence.

Scorpio: Someone in authority will get on your nerves today. Your actions will be carefully scrutinized. Look people right in the eyes but don’t talk more than is necessary. Silence will maintain a sense of mystery.

Sagittarius: You will be vulnerable to misinformation today. Do not act on hearsay or you will get caught in the middle. Validate whatever you hear through the grapevine before you repeat it.

Capricorn: Leave others to their strategies and their plans. Do not interfere. Try to align along the lines of least resistance. Go with the flow. A valid question can be far more authoritative than an answer.

Aquarius: If you have your facts straight your words will be well received. Tell it like it is and don’t fudge the information for the effect of the listener. There is no authority without respect and no respect without truth.

Pisces: Do not get pulled into the strategies of others today. Do not let other people talk you into anything that you do not feel is right. Don’t explain yourself. Trust your feelings.

Hexagram Degrees

21 Pisces 59

Main Theme:

PIS  21°-22° (IC)  REVOLUTION, MOLTING: W.49, Line 3: Active.

Special Focus: 21° 50’-21° 60’ Pis (Aq  IC-lvl2)  FOLLOWING: W.17, Line 6: Yielding.

Intimate Detail: 21° 58’ 20”-22° 00’ 00” Pis (Ge IC-lvl3)  THE POWER OF THE GREAT: W.34, Line 1: Projective.

Main Theme


(Alternative Name: 46. Emotional Clarity


Zodiac:………..18° – 24° Pisces

Calendar:……..Northern Hemisphere: Mar 8 to Mar 14 approx

………………..Southern Hemisphere: Sep 10 to Sep 16 approx

House 1:………78° – 84° rising from IC

Time of day:….05:12 to 05:36 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:……….78° – 84° Waxing

Moon Phase:.. Waxing Crescent Moon Phase (45° – 90°)

……………….(3 ½ to 7 days after the New Moon).


Water above, fire below.

Nothing will stay the same.

Laughter above, clarity below.

One sees what one wants.

To welcome the new and to be considerate of the old

Would be wise!

Too much pleasure will diminish credibility.

Too fanatical an approach will weaken support.


Footprints in the snow.

The temperature is rising.

One has to consider the force of water,

If one is to reach the goal.

It is important to avoid extremes.


Pleasure without, clarity within.

In anticipation of spring people are enjoying themselves.

In the midst of frivolity one becomes conscientious.

One meets laughter with sincerity.

If one does not withdraw,

One could be ridiculed for being so concerned.

One will not be heard.

The light within must be nurtured

Until others of like mind and values arrive.


The second daughter to the third daughter.

The second daughter likes to be noticed.

The third daughter likes to have fun.

Just as a flame can be put out by water,

The second daughter’s opportunities can be diminished

By the fun-loving nature of her younger sister.

Clarity versus pleasure.

Dependency versus happiness.

This is not a comfortable relationship.

The second daughter will not want the obligation

Of bringing her younger sister along.

She wants to have her own fun.

The third daughter will want to come along.

When coming to meet others,

Their approach differs and creates conflict,

Like fire and water.


18-24PI: 49. Revolution

Defending what is right.

Different people will have different priorities

And different motivations.

That things get done will seem more important than how.

Without rules, regulations and time demands

Security will be diminished.

Be cautious.

Revolution will have consequences.


Nine in the third place: (21° – 22° Pisces)

One sees injustice and takes appropriate action.

One cannot rely on others.

Noble actions will gain respect and honour.

Immediate authority is blind.

Someone important will notice.

…..The third place: 21° – 22° Pisces:  17. Following

…..Good will.

…..A crowd gathers.

…..There are many fools.

…..It is appropriate to take the lead.

……….Nine in the third place:

……….One makes improvements.

……….Others do not seem interested.

……….A seed idea must be nurtured

……….Before it has any effect.

……….Perseverance furthers.

Technical Considerations of Line 3:

Solid in an odd place

Appropriate action

Firmness at the right time

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

Holding Together with appropriate energy below.

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

Outer Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 6

(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 11 and 12)

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary          Lower Nuclear           Upper Nuclear

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

Special Focus


(Alternative Name: 38. Words of Encouragement


Water above, Thunder below.

Happiness is stimulated.

Laughter can be heard.

Passions will be aroused.


Joyous movement inspires everyone.

The effect of a positive outlook

Borders on miraculous.

Others will be attracted.

They will be happy to join in and follow.


Movement towards happiness.

When speaking, one smiles.

There is good cheer and gentleness.

Food and drink are offered.

Who will refuse?

One joins in with the others.


The first son to the third daughter.

He starts s things. She encourages him.

He startles her. She laughs.

He is serious. She is frivolous.

Sincerity can be diminished.

Long term commitments will be difficult to attain.

As long as he is pleasant and cheerful, she will align.

He can help and be of service, but he should not follow her.


06-12AQ: 17. Following

Joy will attract movement.

Joyous movement will attract a following.

Pleasant expression will have a persuasive effect.

No one will oppose the approach of happiness

Or the increasing daylight!

There is much to celebrate.

One will make time for what one wants.


Six in the sixth place: (11° – 12° Aquarius)

There is nothing to add.

Silent contentment.

One shares one’s happiness.

…..The sixth place: 11° – 12° Aquarius:  34. Power of the Great

…..Words of power.


…..Good cheer will win the day.

……….Six in the sixth place:

……….One stops eating, a mouthful before one is satisfied.

……….One will smile but not laugh.

……….If good cheer goes to excess, one should leave.

……….The designated driver will be trusted.

Technical Considerations of Line 6:

Broken in an even place

Appropriate receptivity

Yielding at the right time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 11 and 12)

Holding Together with appropriate energy below.

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

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Upper Primary

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

Intimate Detail


(Alternative Name: 60. Assertive Thinking)


Thunder above, heaven below.

Heavenly rumblings.

The arousing force above and power below.

Movement that escalates.

Creative excitement!

Do not waste time.

Seize the moment.


Strong movement.

Great advances.

Sudden breakthroughs.

Resistance falls away.

Words of power will stimulate and excite.

They will not encounter any contention.

No one will argue.

Firm in truth.

Direct in action.


Movement without, strength within.

Truth can be disturbing.

Words will shock.

One speaks.

The effect is powerful.

Everyone will hear.

Actions will follow thoughts.

There will be no turning back.

One seizes the moment. Action escalates.

There is no time for inner peace.

One is preoccupied with outer expression.


The father to the first son.

When the father speaks, the first son jumps.

When the father moves, the first son will try to keep up.

The father’s firmness encourages the first son to persevere.

The father will push the first son to take the initiative and to be stronger.

The father has power. The first son wants his own power.

Their will is to be strong and to act. Neither one is patient.

They will laugh at the unexpected.


06-12GE: 34. The Power of the Great

Light and joy ascending.

Positive words will have a positive effect.

Laughter will overcome doubt.

Beauty will inspire.

If there is goodness in your heart

Push forward.

This is the time to express what is worthy.


Nine in the first place: (11° – 12° Gemini)

One steps firmly

And relies on no one.

…..The first place: 11° – 12° Gemini:  34. The Power of the Great

…..Confident and firm

…..One pushes forward.

…..Great progress.

…..Everything serves to further.

……….Nine in the first place:

……….One speaks first

……….And without reservation.

……….One’s words are true.

……….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)

No Holding Together

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary

Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the First 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:

PIS  21°-22° (IC)  REVOLUTION, MOLTING: W.49, Line 3: 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:

PIS  21°-22° (IC)  REVOLUTION, MOLTING: W.49, Line 3: Active.


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How to use your horoscope to access the I Ching. The 64 Hexagrams as a Zodiac of 64 divisions.


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