2023-11-13 Scorpio New Moon – Northern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Scorpio New Moon

Northern 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.

For all of the symbolism and associations given here for the new moon, there are also equivalent symbols and associations to each planet or factor in an individual horoscope.

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 Venus is the handle putting a focus on emotions and values.


45° – 0°, 3 1/2 to 0 days before the New Moon.

            This is the last phase of the lunar cycle before the new moon. It is often called the balsamic moon phase and it lasts for three and one half days from the crescent to the new moon. The light finally disappears into the mystery of silence and darkness. Completion becomes important. Your own projections seem to disappear in the vastness of all that is happening around you.

            You are searching for something new but are unsure of how to end the old attachments. Your awareness of others begins to lose relevance as you approach renewal. Try to understand what needs to be left behind. This should be a daily meditation. You have the uncanny ability to know when anything is ending or about to fall apart. Unfortunately it is not usually wise to tell others about it. They would probably consider you to be too negative. You need to learn why things come to an end. It is important for you to mind your own business or you will keep seeing everything that is going to collapse on everyone. Learn to look within for the new vision. Trust silence. Take steps to move towards your vision. Be very selective. Listen and wait.

            Often people will not appreciate you until you have gone. Try to insure that your influence is a positive one. Watch what you say. Often you will seem overwhelmed by useless or futile commitments. Do not try to save face. Be honest and let go.

            The quality of ending will directly effect the nature of the new beginning just about to come. So be wise. No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. It may not make sense to others but if you trust your conscience, you will see the way. Hold on to your principles. Do not make promises that you cannot keep, especially long term promises.

            You have the tendency to lose yourself in others only to be left very insecure when they do not have the answers. You want to become completely involved with someone. You will constantly search for or wonder about the ultimate love of your life. Often you will feel that what you have is not enough, and then you will wonder why you bother to stay within it.

            You are looking for completion and fulfillment and are not likely to embrace freedom comfortably. You want to burn your past for future goals. It is amazing though how long you can procrastinate and wait. You want to help but often do not know what to do. You will probably not bother until somebody else cares.

            A little encouragement can have profound effects. To attract positive feedback you must be positive towards others. If you must end a situation, it is important for the reason to be correct, otherwise your problems will reoccur in the new arena.


O°- 45°, 0 to 3 1/2 days after the New Moon.

This is the beginning of the lunar cycle and lasts for three and one half days. The light is emerging gently. From the depths of the darkest moment up to the first slim crescent of light, and a little farther until the crescent is smiling brightly.

            This is a highly intuitive time filled with deep impressions and new beginnings. This is a time of seed moments and powerful insights. There is a predominant undercurrent of anxious anticipation. A new moon cycle is born.

            Born under this phase you need to feel that your life is just beginning to open up. The challenge is subjective: are you prepared to advance your own cause? You should readily adjust your lifestyle to support any new sense of direction that you feel is emerging within you. You will be constantly having to make new starts in life. You will be sensitive to new beginnings and uncertain about your present surroundings. You are inclined to leave old attachments and memories behind. You want to move forward towards your goals and will be frustrated by any setbacks.

            When you begin a project it is important to advance with care and gentleness. Make sure that you nurture and protect the germinating seed; ie. the new you. It is usually easier for you to do things than to talk about them. Remember that you do not have to achieve everything right away, but it is important for you to feel that you are advancing toward your goals.

            You are the kind of person who plants ideas in the minds of others. You will reach out and impress others subtly. You will always be able to sense the new path that should be taken. As long as you are moving along this path you will feel relatively secure. Worries and problems will surface when you crystallize or stop growing. Do not look back or hold on to the past. Nurture the light within. Protect your own development and do not throw your good ideas out to fools who will not appreciate them. Neither should you follow the dreams of others. Trust your own inner sense of direction. Whenever you can make the effort to be creative, you should. Do not try to explain the process, just do it! Consistent effort will accumulate. Reach out. Rely on your instincts. Grow. Break out of old patterns. Move on. Move on. New beginnings always seem small against the vastness of life around you, none-the-less every journey starts with one small step. Try to find friends who will support and acknowledge your efforts. Always be cautious about what you say. Words can come back to haunt you.

            You will always be trying to start something. Make certain that you take time to water the flowers and plants in your garden of hopes and dreams. The end does not always justify the means so make your daily life creative. Take time to smell the flowers along your path. You will be able to draw encouragement and inspiration by listening to birds singing.

DAYLIGHT IS DECREASING     =          Momentum towards responsibility

MORE DARKNESS THAN DAYLIGHT  =   Belonging predominates

FIXED                                      =       Resists change, determined, (stubborn)

WATER                                   =       Emotional, impressionable, sensuous,                                    judgmental.

FEMININE                              =       Reflective.

RULED BY                              =       MARS: Desire for experience/ courage.

KEYNOTE:                             =       “I desire”

PART OF BODY                    =       Generative organs, nasal bone, bladder, gall, prostate gland, testicles, colon, and rectum.

COLOUR                                 =       Blue-green.

GEMS                                       =       Topaz, malachite, jasper, bloodstone, loadstone, and flint.

METALS                                 =       Iron and Steel

HERBS                                     =       Basil, tarragon, nettles, ginger, barberry, blackberry, horehound, blessed thistle, horseradish, leek, onion, garlic, sarsaparilla, and mustard.


Some Scorpio Considerations:

Scorpio is a Fixed sign. It is where Cardinal and Mutable energies meet at 15°.

The first half of Scorpio is Cardinal or assertive and driving. There is a tendency to sit in judgement, to act on those judgements and to impose the results of those judgements on others. One pushes for trust and commitment. The second half of Scorpio is Mutable. They will be inclined to perceive the needs of others and to adjust one’s performance accordingly. Cardinal is assertive and Mutable is perceptive.  Scorpios have one foot on Cardinal ground and the other foot on Mutable ground.

Scorpio is ruled by Mars, the planet of force and action. Scorpios are competitive and tend to respond aggressively to inconvenience.

If Scorpios are sincere in their hearts and trustworthy in their actions,

they will be victorious in the struggles of life. If they embrace negative or selfish challenges, they will increase their vulnerabilities.

One is challenged to overcome anger. Revenge is hollow and self-defeating. One must prove that one can be helpful. 

It is the middle of Autumn. It is cool and getting colder.

Darkness is increasing. There are growing responsibilities and social consequences to one’s actions. Everyone has an effect! Not all effects are trustworthy or considerate of others. For every action there is an expectation and subsequent judgement.

Darkness is now greater than light. Nights are longer than days. Obligations take priority over freedom. It is important to find meaningful and trustworthy expressions for one’s energy. The energy of two or more people are more than the sum of its parts.

Two trigrams meet in Scorpio: Keeping Still, Mountain and The Receptive, Earth.

One holds on to one’s own judgements but is increasingly vulnerable to the judgements and circumstances of others. One keeps still and waits for deeper understanding.

Two of the Eightfold Paths meet in Scorpio: Right Effort and Right Understanding. When one understands something to be true, how long will one wait before aligning? Without understanding it becomes difficult to direct one’s energies properly.

One needs to align meaningfully with others.

Misguided efforts will impede progress.


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 Obstinance

Aries:   You will be energized to take the initiative today. Unfortunately you will run into obstinate people not willing to change. Do what you are inclined to do but don’t expect anyone to alter their ways on your account.

Taurus: Obstinance prevails today. You will run into resistance on two fronts. A good defense will be the best offense. Be content with what you have and who you are. Do not try to fit in to the plans of others.

Gemini: Move around obstacles. Don’t try to go through or over them. Diversify. You will be able to run circles around any obstinate resistance that you meet. Don’t expect anyone to keep up with you.

Cancer: You will run into a resistance to change. The more that you push forward the greater the inertia will be. Be content with things the way that they are. Be patient and stay calm!

Leo: You will be challenged to be consistent while under adversity. Your obstinate sense of pride will only make matters worse. Do your own thing but do not disturb others.

Virgo: It will be difficult for you to stay focussed today. You are inclined to be pulled out in too many directions. Try to be obstinate and finish one thing before you start another.

Libra: You will run into an obstinate person who will contradict whatever you say. If you maintain personal restraint and a sense of respect for others, you will receive reinforcement from someone in authority.

Scorpio: Someone will be watching over your shoulder as you work. If you don’t know what you are doing, then ask for advice before you make a mistake. Be formal and respect your elders.

Sagittarius: A little encouragement will go a long way. Positive conversations will overcome any obstinate resistance and win unexpected support. Put your ideas into action. Don’t procrastinate.

Capricorn: You will find out who your friends are today. Someone will push the rules and challenge your patience. Someone else will give you silent reinforcement. You will do well if you can discern who is trustworthy and who is not.

Aquarius: Mind your own business and watch what you say. Do not talk about anyone behind their back or you will live to regret it! Don’t tell others what to do. If something is broken then fix it yourself!

Pisces: Still waters run deep. Meet obstinate people with acceptance and you will win them over to your side. Compassion and consideration will prevail. Meet challenges head on.

Hexagram Degrees

20 Scorpio 44

Main Theme:

SCO  20°-21° (IC)  GATHERING TOGETHER, MASSING: W.45, Line 4: Active.

20° 40’-20° 50’ Sco (Aq  IC-lvl2)  BITING THROUGH: W.21, Line 5: Yielding.

20° 43’ 20”-20° 45’ 00” Sco (Ar IC-lvl3)  THE MARRYING MAIDEN: W.54, Line 3: Responsive.

Main Theme


Divination: Later Heaven Name and Number:

(Alternative Name: 6. Receptive to Happiness)


Zodiac:………18° – 24° Scorpio

Calendar:……..Northern Hemisphere: Nov 10 to Nov 16 approx

………………..Southern Hemisphere: May 8 to May 15 approx

House 5:………42° – 36° setting to IC

Time of day:….09:12 to 09:36 PM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:…………42° – 36° Waning

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

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


The lake above, the earth below.

Happiness without, receptivity within.

Gathering in good cheer.

If participation is presented pleasantly

No one will be able to refuse.


Water gathers.

The lake on the earth.


Everyone is open to happiness.

Smile and the world smiles with you.

Be content with the small.

It is important to see that everyone is included.

The family, or team, is only as strong as the weakest member.

Understanding does not come from strength.

Acceptance brings joy.


Happiness without, acceptance within.

One meets others with an open heart.

A positive attitude makes teamwork enjoyable.

One goes out of one’s way to secure the happiness of others.

Good will and good cheer will bring and hold people together.

No one will be isolated or left out.

Music, entertainment and laughter!

Who can resist?


The mother to the third daughter.

The mother has many responsibilities and little time for herself.

The third daughter likes to have fun and enjoy herself.

The mother is serious and often tired.

The third daughter is frivolous and at times inconsiderate.

The third daughter can cheer up her mother

But she is not always reliable.

The mother is concerned about the third daughter’s development.

The third daughter likes to live in the moment.

When the mother is happy and makes participation fun,

The third daughter will be quick to join in.


18-24 SC: 45. Gathering Together

One works hard to improve morale.

If others are to join in

Rewards will be needed.

Music can work wonders.

Whistle while you work.

Do not take the efforts of others lightly.

Listen well.

Acknowledge their efforts.

Words of encouragement will help.


Nine in the fourth place: (20° – 21° Scorpio)

Giving support,

One lets go of formalities and laughs.

One goes out of one’s way to help.

Small faults surface.

Some time will be wasted.

One lets the little things pass.

…..The fourth place: 20° – 21° Scorpio:  21. Biting Through

…..One faces fears

…..And bites through obstacles.

…..Maintain a positive outlook.

…..Progress will be made by helping others.

……….Nine in the fourth place:

……….There is good cheer.

……….One joins with others.

……….One shows too much enthusiasm.

……….No one will take offense.

……….Much can be accomplished.

Technical Considerations of Line 4:

Solid in an even place

Inappropriate action

Firmness at the wrong time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 7 and 8)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy below.

(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 5 and 6)

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


(Alternative Name and Number: 37. Shocking Insight



Lightning above and thunder below.

Clarity and excitement.

Obstacles to truth will be forcibly removed.

Inertia will be overcome.


Thunder and lightning.

Words shock.

Obstructed by a storm.

To do nothing is dangerous.

Movement towards light and clarity furthers.


Outwardly insightful, inwardly ambitious.

One can see what others are doing.

Mistakes will be dealt with immediately.

If doubt arises, it will be quickly silenced.

Opportunities abound.

One must seize the moment.

The elements of surprise and confrontation

Will overcome opposing or critical voices.

If one moves quickly and appropriately

One’s intention will not be questioned.


The first son to the second daughter.

He instigates. She clarifies.

He is the arousing force. She wants to be seen.

He explores and discovers. She gives directions.

He bites through obstacles without much forethought.

She is aware of what is appropriate and what is not.

He forces change. She clings to what is familiar.


00-06AQ: 21. Biting Through

A winter storm prevails.

Inertia must be overcome.

One does what must be done

To keep dry and stay warm.

One clearly sees what is needed and acts appropriately.

Obstacles will be dealt with as soon as they arise.


Six in the fifth place: (04° – 05° Aquarius)

Clarity prevails.

A way through the darkness is seen.

Obstacles are breaking up.

Resistance will fall away.

Make no comments.

Do not look back!

…..The fifth place: 04° – 05° Aquarius:  54.  Marrying Maiden

…..Danger of pushing too far too fast.

…..The character of a person can be judged

…..By the quality of their indulgences.

……….Six in the fifth place:

……….In a position of responsibility

……….One can see the difficulties and dangers.

……….One is not assertive

……….But will protect the innocent.

……….No blame.

Technical Considerations of Line 5:

Broken in an odd place

Inappropriate receptivity

Yielding at the wrong time

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

Holding Together with inappropriate energy below.

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

Holding Together with inappropriate energy above.

(Astrological note: Inappropriate 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 and Number: 52. Shocking Indulgence)


Thunder above, the lake below.

Amidst all the fun there will be dangerous warnings.

Excitement above and pleasure below.

Enjoyment that will have shocking consequences.


Thunder on the lake.

It is dangerous to be on the water.

Excess brings danger and misfortune.

The arousal of joy has great consequences.

The force of happiness cannot be stopped.

It is important to strive for appropriateness.


Movement without, pleasure within.

Impulsive desire is rarely worthy.

The more one wants, the more one does.

If one does not question what one wants

One will attract what is intolerable.

Attractions comes first, repulsion will follow.

The end does not justify the means.

This is a difficult lesson.

Inconsiderate and selfish movement will have shocking consequences.

One who behaves in this manner will be a difficult companion.

Where is the patience? Where is the restraint? Where is the tolerance?

The more one forces issues, the less contentment one will have.

If one lives by the sword, one is likely to die by the sword.


The third daughter to the first son

If the third daughter gets in trouble,

The first son will get her out of it.

She acts to have fun.

He will react quickly.

She likes excitement.

He sees danger in her behaviour.

She does what she wants.

He sees what is appropriate and what is not.

He will be undermined by her actions

And repulsed by her desires.


24-30 AR: 54. The Marrying Maiden

Carried away by a sense of self importance,

One takes the lead without listening.

One looks for helpers,

But good help is hard to find.

Criticism and impatience will make matters worse.

One would be wiser to keep busy

And improve oneself!


Six in the third place: (26° – 27° Aries)

There is no resistance.

It will be easy to attract someone

but difficult to get rid of them.

Only choice is at work here.

Choose well!

…..The third place: 26° – 27° Aries:  59. Dispersion, Dissolution

…..One drink will lead to another.

…..Be critical about what goes into

…..And what comes out of the mouth.

…..You may have to eat your words later.

……….Six in the third place:

……….One sees difficulties

……….And does nothing to fix them.

……….One wants what others have

……….But is not worthy of attaining it.

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)

Holding Together with inappropriate energy above.

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

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:

SCO  20°-21° (IC)  GATHERING TOGETHER, MASSING: W.45, Line 4: 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 Cancer at 24Can56.  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:

SCO  20°-21° (IC)  GATHERING TOGETHER, MASSING: W.45, Line 4: 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.


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