2023-10-14 Aries New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Aries 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 DAYLIGHT THAN DARKNESS  =           Individuality predominates.

CARDINAL                             =       Makes things happen

FIRE                                         =       Needs to burn energy, enthusiastic, proud.

MASCULINE                          =       Projective

RULED BY                              =       MARS: Desire for experience/courage

KEYNOTE:                              =       “I am”

PART OF BODY                     =       Head, muscles, & male sexual organs

COLOUR                                 =       Red

GEMS                                       =       Jasper, bloodstone, and malachite


METALS                                  =       Iron

HERBS                                     =       Garlic, hops, nettles, gentian, cayenne,

                                                            broom  tea, honey suckle, blessed thistle,                  rosemary and horse radish.

Some Aries Considerations:

Aries is a Cardinal Sign, the first sign of Spring.

It’s nature is assertive and impulsive.

There is a tendency to instigate or initiate things.

There is also a lack of patience.

One is ready to start anything. It is better than being bored.

There is a tendency to not finish what one starts.

Aries is ruled by Mars the planet of strength and power.

There is a strong desire to gain experience, often regardless of consequences.

One is inclined to use force and take action impulsively.

There is courage but not much forethought.

The challenge is to find a good outlet for one’s energy.

What you put out will come back!

What you don’t put out will also have consequences.

Strength can help or it can hurt.

Choose well.

This is the trigram of the Joyous Lake.

Light gains victory over darkness and light continues to increase.

This is the power and the passion of Spring.

Impulse to action prevails.

Independence takes precedence over responsibility.

One wants to enjoy the growing light.

It is easy to do things. It is difficult to be patient.

Fools rush in!

This is the Eightfold Path of Right Livelihood.

One should not work at a profession that brings harm to others;

Such as, the arms trade, intoxicating drinks, poisons,

Killing animals, cheating, etc.

One should live by a profession that is honourable, blameless

And innocent of harm to others.


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 Blatancy

Aries:   The importance of getting what you want prevails today. What you do might not accomplish as much as, how much you pay. If you cut short on quality it will be blatantly obvious.

Taurus: You know what you want and will expect no less than what you feel is your due. If your comforts get threatened you are inclined towards making blatant complaints. This is not a good idea. Pride goes before a fall!

Gemini: The way is clear for you today. Keep alert and stay away from lazy or slothful people. This is a day for you to take the initiative and do as much as you can. Diversity will run circles around blatancy!  Diversity is your forte!

Cancer: You will expect appreciation and probably get it for a while, but stability is fleeting. Any disturbances to your comfort or material circumstances will be interpreted as a threat. Be patient. Don’t be too quick to respond.

Leo: Your self esteem will get puffed up today. Personal expressions of vanity will hold sway, to your detriment. If you have to blatantly demand or compete for attention, your values will come into question. Minimize indulgence and expenditure if you can.

Virgo: Ignore blatant expressions of pride. You will run into arrogant behaviour today. Concentrate on maintaining quality and personal sense of style. Repair or improve whatever you notice that needs it. Beauty will bring its own reward.

Libra: Be careful who you get involved with today. You could be pulled into something that would be better left alone. Avoid the company of blatantly assertive people. Don’t contend, just move out of the way.

Scorpio: You will have to swim upstream today. Arrogance and vanity will stand in your way. Blatant expressions of pride will not work for you and will be difficult to tolerate. Don’t try to compete with others. Discretion is the better part of valour.

Sagittarius: You are on a roll today. Everything will move smoothly for you. Enjoy yourself and take the initiative whenever the opportunity arises. Stick to the high road. Avoid expressions of arrogance. Don’t make blatant comments about other people’s performance.

Capricorn: Some people will seem as if they never change. Today you must overcome some inertia. Focus on quality rather than quantity. This is no time for blatant maneuvers. Music will reach where force cannot.

Aquarius: You will not get your way today. Blatant forces will block the path ahead. If you see beauty you will try to buy it. Sometimes beauty is better left alone. A fool and his money are soon parted.

Pisces: While you will not find direct opposition from anyone, you will run into blatantly self centred people who will resist change. Inertia will increase your sense of boredom. Stay aloof and use your perceptiveness. Some people aren’t worth talking to!

Hexagram Degrees

21 Aries 08

Main Theme:

ARI  21°-22° (IC)  INNER TRUTH: W.61, Line 4: Passive.

21° 00’-21° 10’  Ari (Le  IC-lvl2)  WORK ON WHAT HAS BEEN SPOILED: W.18, Line 1: Yielding.


21° 06’ 40”-21° 08’ 20” Ari (Ta IC-lvl3)  THE JOYOUS, LAKE: W.58, Line 5: Projective.

Main Theme


(Alternative Name: 51. Gentle Persuasion)


Zodiac:………18° – 24° Aries

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

……………….Southern Hemisphere: Oct 11 to Oct 17 approx.

House 12:…….108° – 114° rising from IC

Time of day:…07:12 to 07:36 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:………..108° – 114° Waxing

Moon Phase:…Waxing Half Moon Phase (90° – 135°)

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


Above the penetrating wind and wood.

Below the lake.

Firm but gentle above

Firm and happy below.

Laughter in the wind.

Happiness that hurts no one!


Wood moves on the water.

One must stay alert

And adjust to the demands of the time.

Energy must be directed to the common good.

Thoughts must be kept to oneself.

Do not throw pearls before swine.

Do not disturb the stomach or the ears.


Gentleness without, pleasure within.

If one is gentle one can get what one wants.

If it can be expressed, is it inner truth?

Contemplation and satisfaction are not the same.

Contemplation comes through non-action.

Satisfaction comes through action.

If one is virtuous no words are needed.

If one is not virtuous, how can words have inner truth?

It is difficult to keep the toes, the hands and the mind still.

What goes into and what comes out of the mouth

Is the measure of truth.

It is difficult indeed to keep the jaw still.


The third daughter to the first daughter.

The third daughter lives and laughs.

The first daughter lives and advises.

Two different styles. Two different priorities.

As words increase, differences become apparent.

When the third daughter confides,

The first daughter tells her what to do.

The third daughter will trivialize

And find humour in her oldest sister’s words.

The third daughter is unlikely to ask for permission.

She will act before she speaks.

When there is silence, there will be inner peace.


18-24 AR: 61. Inner Truth

One becomes sensitive to what disturbs the peace.

One champions a noble cause.

There is no need to talk.

There is no time for personal indulgence.

Actions will speak louder than words.


Six in the fourth place: (21° – 22° Aries)

To keep the tongue still

Is the prerequisite of success.

…..The fourth place: 21° – 22° Aries:  18. Work On What Has Been Spoiled

…..Work to repair what is damaged.

…..Words will make matters worse.

…..Just make the effort!

…..Don’t complain!

……….Six in the fourth place:

……….Patient and calm,

……….One listens to the concerns of others.

……….If one has nothing good to say

……….Nothing is said.

……….Good fortune.

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)

Holding Together with appropriate energy above.

(Astrological note: Appropriate 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:

Special Focus


(Sequential: Alternative: 25. Weeding the Field)



The mountain above, wind below.

Trees at the foot of the mountain.

Keeping still above, gentle penetration below.

Sensitive words will have a healing effect.

Gentleness may not move the mountain

But it will be able to influence it.


Movement at the foot of the mountain.

Clear a path.

Cut the weeds, move the fallen trees and stones.

Change is eminent.

It is time to overcome inertia.

To prepare the way is noble indeed.


Patience without, sensitivity within.

To change the outer world

One must first work on oneself.

The way must be prepared within.

Inner determination will be needed.

One will have to be conscientious.

What can be said until the work within is done?

No one will listen.

The worthy will have nothing to say.


The first daughter to the third son.

She is persuasive. He will exercise restraint.

He can be influenced,

But she will have to show him what can be gained.

She is expressive and knows how to increase her influence.

He will think that she can be too assertive and bossy.

When she approaches, he knows there will be a hidden agenda.

She uses her time. He protects his time.

She is perceptive. He is selective.


06-12 LE: 18. Work On What Has Been Spoiled

Care of the garden.

One waits and measures the effect of the wind on the crops.

If there is damage one must repair what one can.

Remain attentive to the implications.

One cannot simply leave everything to nature

And rest content.

Results will improve if one helps.


Six in the first place: (06° – 07° Leo)

One must strive to be perceptive.

Inappropriate expression

Will cause delays and discontent.

…..The first place: 06° – 07° Leo:  58. The Joyous, Lake

…..Increased fun. Increased pleasure.

…..Too much of a good thing can spoil it.

…..If there are any unhappy faces,

…..Humiliation will follow.

……….Six in the first place:

……….Progress is blocked.

……….There is no one to blame.

……….The problem lies within.

……….To be sparing of words is appropriate.

Technical Considerations of Line 1:

Broken in an odd place

Inappropriate receptivity

Yielding at the wrong time

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

Holding Together with inappropriate energy above.

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

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:Lower Primary

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

Intimate Detail


( Sequential: Alternative: 54. CONTENTMENT)


The lake above, the lake below.

Happiness is doubled.

Excessive pleasure.

There is a strong impulse to get what one wants

And to enjoy oneself.


The lake has its shores.

Choose a nice view.

Be of good cheer.

Joy spreads joy.

One is increased by happiness.

To share what is beautiful furthers.

To exceed the boundaries of what is right will bring shame.

In the face of laughter worries disappear.


Enjoyment without, enjoyment within.

The pleasures and passions of spring prevail.

One smile will inspire another smile.

If one gives what one has, happiness will be doubled.

Culture, however, should prevail over vulgarity.

Too much of anything will spoil it.

Where there is beauty there is also ugliness.

How can anyone be satisfied or content

If anyone else is hungry or deprived?


The third daughter to herself.

She will win more by charm than by force.

She will respond to happiness and joy.

She likes to have fun

And prides herself on her tastes.

She wants what she wants,

And is inclined to overindulge.

She cannot imagine what too much happiness could be.

She is intolerant to what she does not want.

She will not rest in discontent.

Her happiness touches everyone she meets.

Any dissatisfaction will also be apparent.

The more she shares, the greater her popularity will be.

The more she indulges, the greater her waistline will be.

It is easy for her to attract people,

But difficult to get rid of them.


06-12 TA: 58. The Joyous, Lake

The pleasures of spring increase.

There is much beauty.

There is much to do and much to see.

Too much indulgence will attract envy and scorn.

Simple pleasures are best.

One should not encourage the lusts of others.

To increase the joy of others is noble and wise.

You will find happiness in the light of their eyes.


Nine in the fifth place: (10° – 11° Taurus)

To make others happy increases happiness.

There is no mistake in this.

…..The fifth place: 10° – 11° Taurus: 16. Enthusiasm

…..Enthusiasm abounds.

…..A positive initiative will cheer up many.

……….Nine in the fifth place:

……….In a time of abundance,

……….In a position of authority,

……….One will spend on culture

……….And encourage good will.

……….The talented will be rewarded.

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:

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:

ARI  21°-22° (IC)  INNER TRUTH: W.61, 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:

ARI  21°-22° (IC)  INNER TRUTH: W.61, Line 4: Passive.


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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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