2024-02-09 Aquarius New Moon – Northern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Aquarius 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


All planets within the space of a trine, two thirds of the charts is empty.

The course of the person’s life stays within narrow limits of opportunity. One’s interests will be gathered together intensely. The bundle type is instinctively inhibited. Most of one’s energy will be directed into a few selective concerns. One will be able to create much out of meager circumstances. One will be able to turn small beginnings into significant and unexpected outcomes. You will naturally express yourself in a few specific areas and generally stay detached from other considerations.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DAYLIGHT IS INCREASING        =          Momentum towards freedom

MORE DARKNESS THAN DAYLIGHT   =         Belonging predominates

FIXED                                       =       Resists change, determined, (stubborn)

AIR                                            =       Communicative, intelligent, cerebral.

MASCULINE                           =       Projective.

RULED BY                              =       SATURN: Self discipline, maturity, restraint,                                                                                  and ability to listen.

KEYNOTE:                              =       “I know”

PART OF BODY                    =       Ankles, lower leg, calves, and teeth.

COLOUR                                 =       Purple.

GEMS                                       =       Sapphire, chalcedony, garnet slate.

METALS                                  =       Lead

HERBS                                    =       Elderberry, fumitory, mullein, barley, valarian,

                                                            lady’s slipper, spotted plantain, parsnip, spinach.


Some Aquarius Considerations:

Aquarius is a fixed sign.

Because it is a fixed sign, it is where cardinal and mutable energies meet at 15º Aquarius.

The first half of Aquarius is cardinal or assertive and driving. 

There is a tendency to make things happen and to set thoughts and plans in motion.

The second half of Aquarius is mutable.

It is inclined to adapt and adjust rather than push forward.

Cardinal is assertive and mutable is perceptive.

Aquarius has one foot on cardinal ground and the other foot on mutable ground. It is still winter and a cold time.

It will take preparation and forethought to achieve something.

It will take perception accompanied by adaptability to maintain it.

This is Aquarius: calculated action and insightful assessments of the effects of action.

Selective deliberation and strategy prevail

And remain dependent on the quality of insight.

Aquarius is ruled by Saturn. It is winter and a cold barren time.

There is a tendency to be reserved and aloof.

There is a need to be respected for one’s ideas and knowledge.

One is inclined to idealize authority.

One strives to be well informed and responsible.

The first half of Aquarius is affected by Saturn which reinforces the already reserved qualities.

The second half is affected by Jupiter bringing out a more adventurous and speculative quality.

Aquarius is the place where two trigrams meet at 15º.

They are the Shocking Arousing Force and the Clinging Fire.

Thunder and lightning.

There is both a need for change and the clarity to perceive it,

As long as one does not cling to unworthy ideas.

Two paths meet in Aquarius.

They are Right Speech and Right Action.

One must be cautious about what one says

and honourable in what one does.


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 Severity

Aries:   Good vibrations prevail. The severity of others will open new doorways of opportunity for you. Trust your impulses and be ready to make your move on short notice.

Taurus: You will encounter severity from your competitors. Do not try to lead others. A humble way will succeed. Arrogance will increase your hassles. Stay in the background and be patient.

Gemini: Smooth sailing will prevail for most Geminis. You will be able to take the initiative and do what you want without any severity or resistance. If you snooze you will lose!

Cancer: Someone will likely get under your feet or under your skin today. You will be inclined to react severely. If you act out of anger, you will regret it later. Try to stay calm and collected.

Leo: In spite of obstacles a way will open for you. Be patient and wait for the right moment. When that moment comes seize it! Once in motion do not slow down except on the highway.

Virgo: Severe discrimination will isolate your friends and make it difficult for humour to arise. Impulse will prevail over reason and many mistakes will occur in the process. Don’t criticize!

Libra: Just as opportunities arise for you to take the lead and shine, someone will challenge you. Direct force will work against you. Do not compete. Understand that other people do not have the same values as you. Drive carefully.

Scorpio: You will be severe in your judgments today but you would be wise to remain silent about them. Keep active but expect delays. Someone is likely to rub you the wrong way! Do not contend.

Sagittarius: Severity will look the other way. You will be fortunate today. The stars will shine in your favour. Be prepared to take the initiative and make an extra effort to be best at whatever you do.

Capricorn: Someone will push the limits of your patience today. You are inclined to be overly severe. Don’t push the river. Let some things go by. Give yourself extra time to get around.

Aquarius: Actions will follow thoughts. If you are severe in your ideas you will be harsh in your dealings with others. If you want to get your plans carried out, let others think that it was their own idea.

Pisces: You will be out of your element today. If you try to compete you will be dealt with severely. Let other people have their way. Don’t push the river. Try to go with the flow!

Hexagram Degrees

20 Aquarius 41

Main Theme:

AQU  20°-21° (IC) GRACE: W.22, Line 4: Passive.

            Special Focus:

20° 40’-20° 50’ Aqu (Le IC-lvl2) THE WELL: W.48, Line 5: Firm.

            Intimate Detail:

20° 40’ 00”-20° 41’ 40” Aqu (Ar IC-lvl3) THE MARRYING MAIDEN: W.54, Line 1: Projective

Main Theme


(Alternative Name: 41. Waiting for Clarity) 


Zodiac:………..18° – 24° Aquarius

Calendar:……..Northern Hemisphere: Feb 7 to Feb 13 approx

……………….Southern Hemisphere: Aug 10 to Aug 17 approx

House 2:………48° – 54° rising from IC

Time of day:…03:12 to 03:36 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:………..48° – 54° Waxing

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

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


Fire below, the mountain above.

Clarity meets with resistance.

There will be delays.

Dependencies will increase delays.

Self imposed restraint is advisable.

Once movement begins there will be no turning back.


Fuel is running out.

A small fire is better than none.

Criticism dampens the spirit.

Be silent.

Wait for the right moment.

When an opportunity for deliverance appears,

You must act.


Patience without, clarity within.

One controls one’s thoughts

And does not allow doubts to arise.

One even remains calm amidst danger.

One will not watch unworthy activity.

One will not speak unworthy words.

One will not listen to unworthy sounds.

No criticism will come from one’s mouth.


The second daughter to the third son.

She wants to be seen. He keeps still.

She understands and is ready to help.

He will not acknowledge the need.

A light at the foot of the mountain

May be seen by a few but not by the many.

What difference does light on the path make to the mountain?

She will try to lead. He will not interfere.

He will keep still and rest content. He will not follow.

She must be graceful to have a positive effect.


18 -24AQ: 22. Grace

Warmth is limited.

One must be content with one’s own clarity.

Outer circumstances will cause delays.

Personal doubts will diminish credibility.

One wants to lead

But others are not ready to follow.

Maintain your own light and be patient.


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

One stands on hot coals

Waiting for deliverance.


One cannot stand this way for very long.

…..The fourth place: 20° – 21° Aquarius:  48. The Well

…..One stands at the well

…..But does not drink.

…..It must be cleaned before the water will be safe to drink.

……….Six in the fourth place:

……….Content with one’s circumstances.

……….One does not try to improve one’s position or status.

……….In this way many obstacles will be avoided

……….And no one will be offended.

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: 26. Heartfelt Expression)


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.


Nine in the fifth place: (04° – 05° Leo)

If you want something too much,

It will be spoiled.

Choose your company well.

Obstacles will be overcome,

If you discriminate properly.

Do not relax.

Be strong.

Clean up your act.

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

…..One acts on one’s desires.

…..Dangers can be avoided

…..If one holds to what is appropriate.

……….Nine in the fifth place:

……….One clings to the work at hand

……….Until it is completed.

……….In the midst of inconvenience

……….Consistent action will gain respect.

……….One sets a good example for all.

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 below.

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

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

Intimate Detail


(Alternative Name: 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!


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


…..Difficult timing.

…..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

Appropriate action

Firmness at the right time

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

No Holding Together

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

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

Aspect Hexagrams

Stars By Degree

Earth Zodiac

Light of  Qabalah in this Degree

Light of  Qabalah in this Degree

Light of  Qabalah in this Degree

Ancestors by Degree

Movement by Degree

Drumming by Degree

Drumming by Degree

This hexagram reveals the drum rhythm by degree.  Play this  on your own or in a drum circle for the New Moon. Tune into the seed moment of the month. The Base at the red dot should be played louder!

Melodies (Scales) by Degree

Each degree has a very special melody or scale. You can play this with any instrument and tune into the feelings of this New Moon.

Watch the video:

AQU  20°-21° (IC) GRACE: W.22, 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 Cancer at 20Cap45.  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:

AQU  20°-21° (IC) GRACE: W.22, Line 4: Passive.

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