Editor: Robin Armstrong
Gemini New Moon
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
THE BUCKET TYPE:
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.
WANING CRESCENT MOON PHASE
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.
THE WAXING NEW MOON PHASE
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
MUTABLE = Adaptable, perceptive, manipulative.
AIR = Communicative, intelligent, cerebral.
MASCULINE = Projective
RULED BY = MERCURY: Need to communicate and make connections
KEYNOTE: = “I think”
PART OF BODY = Lungs, arms, shoulders, and hands.
COLOUR = Orange
GEMS = Agate, marble, topaz, aquamarine, glass, and crystal.
METALS = Mercury
HERBS = Parsley, caraway, lavender, dill, mulberry, walnuts, flax, ferns, linseed, lily of the valley, and skullcap.
Some Gemini Considerations:
Gemini is a Mutable sign.
To be mutable is to be adaptable and perceptive.
Geminis live for their own independent perceptions.
They are free spirits who will indulge their curiosity to its limits.
The can usually find several ways to approach any situation.
They like change, they adapt quickly and they are easily bored.
They will embrace diversity rather than consistency.
They choose freedom and tend to avoid obligations.
Gemini is ruled by Mercury or the mind.
Ideas are empowered.
They pride themselves on their intelligence and their wit.
They are the champions of freedom
And the rebels of responsibility.
They act on their ideas without reflecting on the implications.
They can laugh in the face of adversity.
They will find their own way.
This is the trigram of The Creative, Heaven.
Daylight is greater than darkness
And daylight is increasing to its maximum.
With daylight comes freedom and independence.
The power of creativity ascends.
Actions follow thoughts.
There is no room for sensitive reflection here.
One must put one’s ideas into action.
The Creative leads up to the longest day
And the greatest expression of light and individuality.
One must see how far one can take things
And how much one can actualize one’s ideas and dreams.
The power of creative thought is great!
The Eightfold Path of Right Thought is the path for Gemini.
On this path one is encouraged to promote thoughts
Of selfless renunciation and detachment.
One is advised to strive for thoughts of love and thoughts of non-violence.
These loving thoughts need to be extended to all beings.
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)
Today we see
the Face of Priority
Aries: If you do not choose your priorities carefully you will become a pawn in some else’s game. What you do will not be as significant as the motive behind your actions. Make sure that your motives are noble!
Taurus: Set your own priorities today. Do not let others change your mind or do the thinking for you. Remember that those who make the biggest show of things, usually have the least content. Choose quality over volume.
Gemini: You will make headway today by flattering others. Encourage the creative efforts of others. This would be a good day to make a purchase. For any applause given, love will come in return.
Cancer: Personal comfort will determine your priorities today. Possession is nine tenths of the law. The challenge will be to use what you have. Respect the desires of those around you.
Leo: You will draw attention to yourself today, but your eyes will be bigger than your belly! You are not likely to get what you want. If you have to bully your way, you will spoil any results that follow. Strive to be moderate.
Virgo: Timing will be important today. Visual perception will prevail over verbal expression. Look into people’s eyes before you speak. In matters of taste, trust your own instincts over the opinions of others.
Libra: Give support to the playful initiatives of others. Good ideas will deserve reinforcement. If you have to express yourself, be positive. Do not hesitate. Start the conversation.
Scorpio: If you tell people what you want, it will be spoiled. Arrogance and overindulgence will disturb your peace of mind. Let other people get their way today.
Sagittarius: Mixed signals will prevail today. Dramatic action will be encouraged and gain applause. Verbal expression will not cut it! If you talk too much or too quickly, you will lose.
Capricorn: Give priority to style in the presence of beauty. It will be important for you to be noticed. The way you dress will determine your level of success. Wear the best!
Aquarius: Other people will interfere with your priorities. Nothing will happen easily today. There seems to be too much inertia and too many people wanting attention. The more you contend, the more difficult your path will be.
Pisces: You will be exposed to distorted advice today. Trust your heart over your head. The things that are real will last. Avoid superficial conversations. When in doubt give flowers or sweets!
20 Gemini 41
GEM 20°-21° (IC) BREAKTHROUGH, RESOLUTENESS: W.43, Line 4: Active.
20° 40’-20° 50’ Gem (Le IC-lvl2) THE WELL:W.48, Line 5: Firm.
20° 40’ 00”-20° 41’ 40” Gem (Ar IC-lvl3) THE MARRYING MAIDEN: W.54, Line 1: Projective.
43. BREAKTHROUGH RESOLUTENESS
(Alternative Name:Good Humour, Happy Thoughts)
Zodiac:………18° – 24° Gemini
Calendar:…….Northern Hemisphere: Jun 9 to Jun 15 approx
………………Southern Hemisphere: Dec 10 to Dec 16 approx
House 10:……168° – 174° rising from IC
Time of day:…11:12 to 11:36 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)
Aspect:………..168° – 174° Waxing
Moon Phase:…Waxing Full Moon Phase (135° – 180°)
……………….(10 ½ to 14 days after the New Moon).
ABOVE AND BELOW:
The lake above, heaven below.
One enjoys power
And gains attention.
Does one only want to play?
Or does one have something special to say?
A happy mind overcomes.
Positive initiative will succeed.
Do not argue.
Do not follow.
What need is there for words?
A smile will win the day.
Joy without, creativity within.
Confident words will overwhelm any resistance.
Doubts will fade away.
Laughter and good cheer.
Victory is celebrated.
One is inclined to be carried away in the enthusiasm of the moment.
If one uses too much force against a weaker element,
Or one ridicules the vulnerabilities of others,
There will be long term repercussions.
The loyalty of others will be lost.
The father to the third daughter.
He likes to laugh. She likes to play.
He is creative. She is irresistible.
He is firm. She is selective.
He knows what he knows.
She knows what she likes.
He tells stories. She will rush to his lap.
The relationship is easier when she is younger.
18-24GE: 43. Breakthrough, Resoluteness
First nourishment, then play.
One’s sense of security and confidence increases.
This is a time of leadership
But one must not forget one’s roots.
Create memories you will be proud of.
Nine in the fourth place: (20° – 21° Gemini)
One runs but does not lead.
It is not what you think
But what you do that counts.
Talk is cheap!
…..The fourth place: 20° – 21° Gemini: 48. The Well
…..The well must be cleaned
…..Before one can drink.
…..Make the way safe for others to follow.
……….Nine in the fourth place:
……….One talks at others rather than with them.
……….One barks out orders without consideration.
……….One even shows favouritism to unworthy people.
……….No good will come of this.
Technical Considerations of Line 4:
Solid in an even place
Firmness at the wrong time
(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 7 and 8)
Holding Together with inappropriate energy above.
(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 9 and 10)
Trigrams of Influence:
Lower Nuclear Upper Nuclear Upper Primary
Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fourth Place:
48. THE WELL
(Alternative Name: 26. Heartfelt Expression)
ABOVE AND BELOW:
The abyss above, wood below.
Deep water, penetrating wood.
The water is there but the roots may not reach it.
The well is there but it is not in good order.
It will be difficult to drink.
Danger without, gentleness within.
There is work to be done.
Criticism will not help!
To penetrate the depths,
To find light in the darkness,
And to bring joy to the world.
If you want to teach, positive content is important.
Maintenance of the vehicle is critical.
To be discriminating will ensure good fortune.
Set a good example.
If the body gets sick, who will follow it?
Good water, good life!
Difficulties without, sensitivities within.
There are problems to be solved.
Words of caution will not suffice.
Talk is cheap.
What is needed can be seen.
To help others furthers.
To help oneself will draw criticism.
The best leaders walk in the rear.
In this way dangers can be seen
And the vulnerable can be helped.
To be content with one’s own self worth,
One must have the welfare of others in one’s heart
And act accordingly.
The first daughter to the second son.
She is sensitive to his problems.
She will offer advice. He will listen.
She penetrates. He withdraws.
She will express what is needed.
He will help if he has to.
The gentler she is, the more helpful he will be.
She is perceptive. He is critical.
She will be persuasive. He will be discriminating.
She knows the seeds of responsibility.
He feels the weight of obligation.
She will express herself.
He will reflect and analyze the implications.
He assumes there will be opposition.
She will try to persuade him of the benefits.
00-06 LE: 48. The Well
If one places one’s own self importance
Over the needs of others,
And rushes forward,
There will be humiliation.
To reap rewards, one must approach patiently
And give preference to the difficulties of others.
True leaders will take care of themselves last.
Six in the fifth place: (04° – 05° Aquarius)
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.
Technical Considerations of Line 5:
Broken in an odd place
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)
Trigrams of Influence:
Upper Nuclear Upper Primary
Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fifth Place
54. THE MARRYING MAIDEN
(Alternative Name: 52. Shocking Indulgence)
ABOVE AND BELOW:
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!
Nine in the first place: (24° – 25° Aries)
One takes the first step
And sets desires in motion.
…..The first place: 24° – 25° Aries: 64. Before Completion
…..One must make the most of the challenges that arise.
…..The right approach is to make improvements.
……….Nine in the first place:
……….Movement towards laughter.
……….An impression is made.
……….The implications are not considered.
Technical Considerations of Line 1:
Solid in an odd place
Firmness at the right time
(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 1 and 2)
No Holding Together
Trigrams of Influence:
Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the First Place:
Stars By Degree
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.
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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.
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