Editor: Robin Armstrong
Leo 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 BUNDLE TYPE:
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.
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 DECREASING = Momentum towards responsibility
MORE DAYLIGHT THAN DARKNESS = Individuality predominates
FIXED = Resists change, determined, (stubborn)
FIRE = Needs to burn energy, enthusiastic, proud.
MASCULINE = Projective
RULED BY = SUN: Creative confidence, self-esteem, sense of purpose.
KEYNOTE: = “I will”
PART OF BODY = Heart, spinal column, marrow, and spinal cord.
COLOUR = Yellow.
GEMS = Ruby, (diamond), hyacinth, carbuncle, and cat’s eye.
METALS = Gold
HERBS = Sunflowers, chamomile, marigold, saffron, cinnamon,
bay tree, rue, mistletoe, and St John’s wort.
Some Leo Considerations:
Leo is a fixed sign. It is where Cardinal and Mutable energies meet (at 15º Leo).
The first half of Leo is Cardinal or assertive and driving. There is a tendency to make things happen and to get attention.
The second half of Leo is Mutable and will be inclined to adapt or adjust their perception rather than push forward. Cardinal is assertive. Mutable is perceptive. Leos have one foot on Cardinal ground and the other foot on Mutable ground.
Ruled by the Sun, Leos are willful and proud.
They are inclined to lead or be best at what they do.
The first half of Leo is affected by the Moon and will act on their feelings and instincts.
The second half of Leo is influenced by Mercury. They will have to learn to adjust their ideas about themselves and others.
It is the middle of Summer. It is warm but getting cooler.
The darkness is increasing. Every action will have repercussions and will affect others. Responsibilities are increasing. One wants to do as much as one can before the colder days arrive. Daylight is still greater than darkness and Leos will do their own thing as long as they can. They like to play and lead and win! There is a need to be proud of oneself and to maintain a high sense of self-esteem.
In Leo two trigrams meet at the fifteen degree point. They are The Gentle, the Penetrating, Wind and Wood; and The Abysmal, Water. Leos have the ability to penetrate to the centre of any group or situation, and they also are vulnerable to the dangers of delusions of grandeur.
Two of the Eightfold Paths meet in Leo.
They are Right Concentration and Right Mindfulness.
If one is too focused on oneself, one will be a hindrance rather than a help.
If one is not alert to one’s effect on others, great errors can be made.
How can one be properly aligned and champion the right cause?
On what does worthiness and nobility depend?
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.
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Today we see
the Face of Glory
Aries: All systems are on go. The road ahead is clear, and the traffic lights are all green. If you want glory you will have to do something that deserves it! This is not a day for waiting. It is a time to set your goals in motion as well as you are able to.
Taurus: Someone will steal the glory from you today. Do not succumb to demonstrations of anger. Pride will arise before a fall. Maintain your sense of dignity.
Gemini: Wind will fan the flames of glory today. Your words will be able to inspire others to action. Encourage competition. Life is a game. Play it well and enjoy yourself along the way.
Cancer: You will be out of your element today. Water will be surrounded by fire. Your patience will be tested. You are inclined to overreact. Don’t try to keep up with the glory seekers.
Leo: This is your day. You will attract attention, appearing noble and glorious to others. Take the initiative! Take the lead! Victory is at hand. If you don’t take a risk, you won’t make most of the day.
Virgo: Pride will rule the day. It is amazing what lengths people will reach to achieve glory. Stay centred today. Do not follow the impulses of others. People will want things done fast. You need to do them well!
Libra: You will have difficulty keeping up with your own image today. If you are too proud or presume leadership, you will run into opposition. Some restraint will allow you to conserve a portion of your energy. There is a fine line between glory and arrogance!
Scorpio: You will run into blatant resistance today. Someone will steal what you consider your glory. If you can avoid judging others, you will gain respect. Do not over empower the intentions of others. Try to be aloof and detached!
Sagittarius: This will be a spontaneously active day. Take the initiative there is room to play and win. Glory is within your reach. Do not procrastinate. Take a run at what you consider your number one option to be.
Capricorn: Glory will come from being first and winning. Most people will be in a playful mood today. Impose as few regulations as possible. Do not try to change the behaviour of others.
Aquarius: You will feel imposed upon by people who seek glory at your expense. Everyone has their own way of doing things. Do not try to correct or direct the actions of others.
Pisces: You will be out of your element today. Do not take the lead. When you run into stubborn people, move around them. Help children to help themselves. Applaud their moments of glory.
20 Leo 41
LEO 20°-21° (IC) OPPRESSION, EXHAUSTION: W.47, Line 4: Active.
20° 40’-20° 50’ Leo (Le IC-lvl2) THE WELL: W.48, Line 5: Firm.
20° 40’ 00”-20° 41’ 40” Leo (Ar IC-lvl3) THE MARRYING MAIDEN: W.54, Line 1: Projective.
47. OPPRESSION, EXHAUSTION
(Alternative Name: 22. Demands of the Time)
Zodiac:………18° – 24° Leo
Calendar:……..Northern Hemisphere: Aug 10 to Aug 17 approx
………………..Southern Hemisphere: Feb 7 to Feb 13 approx
House 8:………132° – 126° setting to IC
Time of day:…03:12 to 03:36 PM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)
Aspect:………..132° – 126° Waning
Moon Phase:.. Waning Half Moon Phase (135° – 90°)
……………….(3½ to 7 days after the Full Moon).
ABOVE AND BELOW:
The lake above, the abyss below.
Pleasure without and danger within.
One enjoys what one should not.
One laughs at the expense of others.
One underestimates the power of water.
Too much of a good thing will spoil it!
The fire burns out.
The food is spoiled.
No one is helped.
No one will come.
Carried away with one’s own importance,
One cannot see one’s family or friends.
One will be left alone.
Joy without, doubt within.
Pleasure without, danger within.
One enjoys one’s position
But harbours personal misgivings.
If one is not sincere,
One will attract unworthy people.
Good intentions will be led astray.
Good energy will be wasted.
The second son to the third daughter.
He is cautious. She is playful.
He is critical. She likes to laugh.
He is secretive. She is direct.
He is discriminating and she is seductive.
He is fussy. She will appear rowdy.
He will be threatened by her joyfulness.
She will be alienated by his judgments.
He needs to learn the value of happiness and contentment.
She is naturally playful.
18-24 LE: 47. Oppression, Exhaustion
Fun and games will interfere with the work at hand.
Discontent will damage morale.
Too much of a good thing will spoil it.
One wants what one cannot and should not have.
Too much attention will ruin one’s character.
Are you good enough to deserve attention?
Is your heart in the right place?
Nine in the fourth place: (20° – 21° Leo)
One buys what one should not
And will not stop until resources are exhausted.
…..The fourth place: 20° – 21° Leo: 48. The Well
…..One hastily takes water from the well.
…..Sediment is stirred up.
…..Everyone else will have to wait for the water to clear
…..Before they will be able to drink.
……….Nine in the fourth place:
……….Unreasonable demands are made.
……….One acts without clinging to what is right.
……….The advice of one’s partner is not heard.
……….What good can 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 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:
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.
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.
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
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)
Trigrams of Influence:
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 Capricorn at 20Can45. By chanting you will tune into the essence of this New Moon in Aquarius.
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