2023-11-13 Taurus New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Taurus 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.

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.

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Zodiac Pattern Types


Nine planets are on one side of the chart with one planet on the other side. (The bowl gets a handle) (Note: If one planet gets past the bowl’s opposition, even by a few degrees, it becomes the handle of the bucket!)

This reveals a person who delves deeply into life and enthusiastically pours forth the results of experience. One’s personal efforts will go out in an uncompromising or rigid manner.

You will have a basic interest in a purpose or cause but you will have little concern over the final results. You will use whatever is at your disposal as you see fit. You are inclined to make allegiances that will be of the most benefit to you.

The handle planet shows the main focus or outlet in life. Here 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 INCREASING       =          Momentum towards freedom

MORE DAYLIGHT THAN DARKNESS =  Individuality predominates

FIXED                                       =      Resists change, determined, (stubborn)

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

FEMININE                               =      Reflective

RULED BY                               =      VENUS: Desire for satisfaction and appreciation/ self worth

KEYNOTE:                              =      “I have”

PART OF BODY                     =      Throat, & female sexual organs

COLOUR                                  =      Red-orange

GEMS                                        =      Emerald, coral, moss agate, jade,

                                                            and lapis lazuli.

METALS                                  =      Copper

HERBS                                      =      Sage, thyme, plantain, coltsfoot, goldenrod, silver weed, bearberry,

                                                            and garden mint.

Some Taurus Considerations:

Taurus is a Fixed sign. Because it is a Fixed sign, it is where Cardinal and Mutable energies meet (at 15º Taurus).

The first half of Taurus is Cardinal or assertive and driving. There is a tendency to make things happen and to act on one’s desires.

The second half of Taurus is Mutable and will be inclined to adapt, adjust and talk rather than force issues.

Cardinal is assertive. Mutable is perceptive. Taurus has one foot on Cardinal ground and the other foot on Mutable ground.

It is Spring and as days get longer and warmer, there will be increasingly more things to do. Taurus will forcefully impose their desires but will adjust their performance whenever it will improve their choices or their quality of life, or when they have a better opportunity to express themselves and their values.

Taurus is ruled by Venus the planet of choices, values, and of attraction and repulsion. This is Taurus: strong magnetism and increasing curiosity.

They will not push for something that they do not value.

If something they don’t want is forced on them, they will express anger.

But why force issues when one can accomplish more through the use of charm?

The first half of Taurus is Martian by nature. Mars is the planet of power, impulse, strength and aggression. The first half of Taurus is inclined to be forceful and blatant.

The second half of Taurus is Mercurial by nature. There is a need to communicate and express oneself freely.

As daylight increases so will the value of independence. The freedom and confidence to make one’s own choices and to express oneself will also increase. There is a tendency to direct ones energy into independent and creative pursuits.

Two trigrams meet in Taurus. They are The Joyous and The Creative; pleasure and freedom. There is a need to enjoy oneself and increase personal creative expression.

Two paths converge in Taurus:

Right Livelihood and Right Thought.

The challenge is to avoid causing harm (Mars) and to maintain noble thoughts (Mercury).

Negative actions and negative thoughts will precipitate humiliation and ruin.

One must strive to qualify one’s use of energy and to express what is worthy.


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 Contention

Aries:   The path begins to open before you. If anyone gets in your way or slows down the momentum, they will run into contention. Successful beginnings are usually accompanied by the need to overcome inertia. Do not accept the status quo!

Taurus: Follow your own instincts you will succeed. If you listen to the comments of others, you will be diminished. The challenge is to be consistent. Stand up to any contention that arises, and in the end just do what you were going to do in the first place.

Gemini: You are not likely to run into direct contention today. No one will be able to keep up much less contend. The more positively assertive you can be the more immediately successful the results will be.

Cancer: You will be rather contentious today. Little things will get on your nerves and trigger an angry response. You are inclined to be klutzy or accident prone. Expect disturbances and don’t let them get the better of you. If you lose your temper, you lose!

Leo: Hasty enthusiasm will meet with contention. A strong impulse to push forward arises, but you must not go with the first wave. Other responsibilities loom. Make sure that others go ahead of you. This is not the best time for you to take the lead.

Virgo: Constructive criticism in the name of quality will find a supportive response. Critiques of other people’s performance will evoke contention. Don’t let yourself get distracted.

Libra: Just as you start to find listening ears, you will run into contention. If you respond in anger, you will just increase your inconvenience. Agree to differ! Let sleeping dogs lie. Don’t respond with cheap shots. Silence is golden.

Scorpio: Contention will rule your day. No one will easily align with you. You must expect differences. Your priorities are not the only ones. Tolerance will be needed. Listen well and bide your time.

Sagittarius: The way is opening before you. This is no time for procrastination. You must put what you preach to the test of life. Immediate initiative will succeed. Hesitation will cause contention.

Capricorn: The seeds of contention are beginning to sprout. Strength will come through distinction and it will be accompanied by stress. Deal with it. Do not avoid the inevitable. Be direct! Do what you have to do, and do it quickly.

Aquarius: Personal momentum is building in your favour. Your priorities are becoming clear. The main obstacle to contend with is finances. Do not sacrifice quality for expediency. Some financial restraint is advisable.

Pisces: Issues of contention will fade away. You will win the day through good will and charm. Strive to make things more beautiful. If you run into pretentious or boring people, make sure that you maintain a sense of courtesy and style.

Hexagram Degrees

20 Taurus 44

Main Theme:

TAU  20°-21° (IC)  TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT: W.26, Line 4: Passive.

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

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

Main Theme


(Alternative Name and Number: 57. Restraint)


Zodiac:……….18° – 24° Taurus

Calendar:…….Northern Hemisphere: May 8 to May 15 approx

………………Southern Hemisphere: Nov 10 to Nov 16 approx

House 11:…..138° – 144° rising from IC

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

Aspect:……..138° – 144° Waxing

Moon Phase: Waxing Full Moon Phase (135° – 180°)

………………(10 ½ to 14 days after the New Moon).


The mountain above, heaven below.

The heavenly mountain.

One cannot reach the kingdom of heaven by force.

To be firm in what is right

And patient about receiving benefits

Is appropriate.

Do not speak until you are spoken to.


The mountain causes one to delay.

To force the moment is folly.

To cross the great water is fortunate.

Be patient.

Be prepared.

Rest before you start.


Restraint without, creativity within.

One does not overstep the limits of one’s position.

One maintains restraint.

One pauses before one starts.

One breathes in and pauses before one breathes out.

One thinks before one speaks.

There is no music without restraint.

To gain quality one must limit quantity.


The father to the third son.

The father is firm. The third son is patient.

The father is creative. The third son shows restraint.

The father talks freely.

The third son has a measured approach

And is selective in what he says.

The father learns not to force his way on the third son.

He must make a quiet approach.

If he laughs too loud or is insensitive,

The third son will not respond.


18-24 TA: 26. The Taming Power of the Great

The effects of light are increasing.

The power of warmth ascends.

There is much to be happy about.

Life is good.

Some restraint is in order.

Hasty and insensitive words can spoil the day.


Six in the fourth place: (20° – 21° Taurus)

One waits and listens.

Momentum is building.

It is not the right time to act.

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

…..Biting through obstacles.

…..One does not give credibility to the unworthy.

…..One waits for the right moment

…..To speak the right words.

……….Six in the fourth place:

……….One listens and observes.

……….One waits for the right time.

……….If one wants to move a mountain,

……….One must be prepared.

……….It furthers one to align with others and secure trust.

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 below.

(Astrological note: Appropriate 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.


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 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:

TAU  20°-21° (IC)  TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT: W.26, 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:

TAU  20°-21° (IC)  TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT: W.26, Line 4: Passive.


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