2024-03-09 Virgo New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Virgo 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


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 DECREASING     =          Momentum towards responsibility

MORE DAYLIGHT THAN DARKNESS  =   Individuality predominates

MUTABLE                             =        Adaptable, perceptive, manipulative.

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

FEMININE                             =        Reflective

RULED BY                             =        MERCURY: need to communicate and  make                                                                        connections.

KEYNOTE:                            =        “I analyze”

PART OF BODY                    =        Intestines, Alimentary canal, spleen.

COLOUR                                =        Yellow-green.

GEMS                                      =        Pink jasper, hyacinth, agate, marble, topaz,                           and aquamarine..

METALS                                 =        Mercury

HERBS                                    =        Fennel, dill, licorice, endive, mandrake, skullcap, savory, southern wood, valerian, walnuts.

Some Virgo Considerations:

Virgo is a Mutable sign. Mutable is adaptable and perceptive.

Virgo is where critical perception manifests.

There is a continual challenge to improve and make things better.

Virgo’s place importance on health and youthfulness.

There is always something to be concerned about!

They are very tactile and easily discomforted.

Their special gift is to improve the quality of life.

They are intolerant of those who do not help

And of those who make things more difficult.

They are continually making adjustments and improvements.

Virgo is ruled by Mercury, or the mind.

This is the critical or discriminating mind. When positive this shows a brilliant intelligence. When negative it can degenerate into constant complaints and excessive criticism.

The challenge is to practice what one preaches

And to keep one’s mind positive and clear.

This is the dark half of Summer.

Darkness increases and with it

Comes growing responsibilities and fading freedoms.

Daylight is still greater than darkness but it’s predominance will soon be neutralized. One needs to prepare for the future and improve one’s capacity for relationship. One needs to be useful and helpful to others or difficulties will increase.

This is the trigram of The Abysmal, Water.

Too much water will destroy the crops; too little will diminish the harvest. Virgo’s are vulnerable to the abyss of discrimination.

They can isolate themselves by too much criticism,

And they can impair their progress by too little criticism.

There is a need to improve or perfect.

The job is rarely ever completed. There is always more to be done.

They do too much or too little. It is difficult to find a balance here.

The Eightfold Path for Virgo is Right Mindfulness or Right Attentiveness.

One needs to be diligently aware, mindful and attentive with regards to: the activities of the body (focus on breathing and exercise), sensations and feelings, activities of the mind, and ideas, thoughts and conception of things.


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 Ambition

Aries:   You will have extra drive and adrenaline today. You will make ambitious moves today. Strategic initiative will prevail over restraint. Wait for a good idea to arise and then take action.

Taurus: Don’t let others do the thinking for you today, even if they are an authority figure. You might get picked on for being too fussy or too slow. Go at your own speed in spite of pressures to the contrary.

Gemini: If you keep active and stay alert to opportunities that will advance your cause, you will make the best of the day. Slow down and the dogs of criticism will be at your heels. Responsible initiatives will prevail.

Cancer: Haste makes waste. Someone in a hurry will upset your plans today. Time will not allow you to accomplish things the way that you want to. If you rush you will forget important details.

Leo: Strong impulses will get you into unanticipated problems. The more you try to play, the more your workload will pile up. Those in authority are watching. Arrogant dragon will have cause to repent! Don’t push your ambition today.

Virgo: It will be difficult for you to sift through your priorities today. Don’t follow others or you will be drawn off track. Trust in your own system and put it to the test. Self reliance will succeed.

Libra: Friendship is accentuated. You will become upset by an ambitious person trying to influence your friends. Avoid pushy status seekers. Trust in your won intelligence and be patient.

Scorpio: Your initiatives will not be acknowledged today. Ambition will be stifled. It would be wiser to just toe the line than challenge those in authority. Silence is golden!

Sagittarius: Enthusiastic initiatives will prevail over procrastination. Don’t waste time. If there is something that you need to do, then do it as quickly as you can. The proof will be in the pudding.

Capricorn: Rules were meant to be broken! Be prepared for disruptions to your game plan. Not everyone will toe the line today. Your authority will be challenged. Give yourself extra time to get where you are going. Don’t rush!

Aquarius: Do a critical path analysis and then make your move. It will be fortunate for you to be ambitious. Take the initiative to ensure that you make your point. If you have to speak, do it with a sense of authority.

Pisces: Ambitious people will come out of the woodworks today. Restless maneuvres will not succeed. You might be subjected to criticism. Don’t pick on others or adversity will grow.

Hexagram Degrees

20 Virgo 17

Main Theme:

VIR  20°-21° (IC)  YOUTHFUL FOLLY:W.4, Line 4: Passive.

            Special Focus:

20° 10’-20° 20’ Vir (Aq  IC-lvl2)  BITING THROUGH: W.21, Line 2: Yielding.

            Intimate Detail:

20° 16’ 40”-20° 18’ 20” Vir (Ar IC-lvl3)  DECREASE: W.41, Line 5: Responsive.

Main Theme


(Alternative Name:17. Slow to Respond


Zodiac:……….18° – 24° Virgo

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

……………….Southern Hemisphere: Mar 8 to Mar 14 approx.

House 7:……..102° – 96° setting to IC

Time of day:…05:12 to 05:36 PM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:………..102° – 96° Waning

Moon Phase:.. Waning Half Moon Phase (135° – 90°)

……………….(3½ to 7 days after the Full Moon).


The mountain above, the abyss below.

Standing on the edge of a crevasse is dangerous.

Keeping still without, danger within.

One meets criticism with inertia.

Improvements are needed.

Inertia is immature and foolish.

How long will one wait?


A swamp at the foot of the mountain.

Walking is dangerous.

Keeping still is even more dangerous.

And it is dark.

One must wait for the light to return

Before taking the first step.

Do not wait too long.

There is no time to stop and eat.

There is no place for idle chatter or gossip.

Return, from the brink of disaster.


Stillness without, inadequacy within.

Responsibilities persevere.

One will have difficulty living up to expectations.

Authority cannot rely on incompetence.

It furthers to maintain integrity in one’s character.

To rest in un-virtuous conduct would be folly.

There is no virtue in laziness!


The second son to the third son.

The second tries to improve things.

The third son will accept things as they are.

The second son is critical. The third son rests content.

The second son analyzes. The third son evaluates.

The second son’s words will fall on deaf ears.

The second son will have to show an advantage

Before the third son will respond.

The second son is discriminating. The third son is selective.

The second son will work harder and be more serious than the third son.

The third son will keep still.

He does not want to be pulled into difficult situations.


18-24 VI: 4. Youthful Folly

There is more work to be done.

One tends to delay

Thinking that it is too much to accomplish.

One underestimates one’s own capacity.

Don’t explain.

No one wants to know why you don’t want to do something.

Get busy. Do what you can.

One step at a time.

The workload will thereby be diminished

Without further thought.


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

One stands alone and keeps still.

One does not make matters worse.

No blame.

Wait patiently until clarity dawns.

There is no music without restraint.

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

…..Holding onto clarity.

…..Maintaining a good perspective.

…..Not speaking or acting prematurely.

…..In this way even great obstacles

…..Will be defeated.

……….Six in the fourth place:

……….To maintain respect, one must be patient.

……….If asked one may give simple advice.

……….It would be folly to further the unworthy.

……….It would also be folly to ignore the worthy.

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)

No Holding Together

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Nuclear           Upper Nuclear           Upper Primary

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

Special Focus


(Alternative Name: 37. Shocking Insight)


Lightning above and thunder below.

Clarity and excitement.

Obstacles to truth will be forcibly removed.

Inertia will be overcome.


Thunder and lightning.

Words shock.

Obstructed by a storm.

To do nothing is dangerous.

Movement towards light and clarity furthers.


Outwardly insightful, inwardly ambitious.

One can see what others are doing.

Mistakes will be dealt with immediately.

If doubt arises, it will be quickly silenced.

Opportunities abound.

One must seize the moment.

The elements of surprise and confrontation

Will overcome opposing or critical voices.

If one moves quickly and appropriately

One’s intention will not be questioned.


The first son to the second daughter.

He instigates. She clarifies.

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

He explores and discovers. She gives directions.

He bites through obstacles without much forethought.

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

He forces change. She clings to what is familiar.


00-06AQ: 21. Biting Through

A winter storm prevails.

Inertia must be overcome.

One does what must be done

To keep dry and stay warm.

One clearly sees what is needed and acts appropriately.

Obstacles will be dealt with as soon as they arise.


Six in the second place: (01° – 02° Aquarius)

Understanding the need for force.

One accepts change,

But keeps one’s ear to the ground.

…..The second place: 01° – 02° Aquarius:  41. Decrease

…..Restraints on pleasure are in order.

…..Laughter will cause alienation.

…..A humble smile will succeed.

……….Six in the second place:

……….One does not push beyond what is appropriate.

……….One will not say one word more than is necessary.

……….One will be underestimated by others.

……….No blame.

Technical Considerations of Line 2:

Broken in an even place

Appropriate receptivity

Yielding at the right time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 3 and 4)

Holding Together with appropriate energy below.

(Astrological note: Appropriate reinforcement from Houses 1 and 2)

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary          Lower Nuclear

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

Intimate Detail


(Alternative Name: 49. Keeping Still in Pleasure.)


The mountain above, the lake below.

Restraint without and pleasure within.

One wants to move the immovable

But in the end will have to go around it.


Spring floods.

The lake challenges its limits.

Water cannot climb the mountain,

It will flood the valley.

Great force is needed to reinforce the dams and barriers.

To impose restraints on joy is a losing battle.

The wise one will exert influence at the source.

Find good outlets for happiness.

A way must be made for the flow of joy.


Restraint without, happiness within.

Considerate initiative.

There are natural limits to self indulgence.

Without restraint, there is no music, only noise.

If one speaks inappropriately others will be offended.

And one’s fortunes will decrease.

If one’s actions disturb the peace of others

One will be decreased.

Decrease is inevitable.

The question is:

Whether one imposes decrease on oneself,

Or other people impose it?


The third daughter to the third son.

She moves, he waits.

She laughs, he listens.

She likes to have fun.

He will not contend.

They complement each other.

She diminishes his tranquility.

He will not complain.

Maybe, in time, she will learn to listen.


06-12 AR: 41. Decrease

One is impatient

And will not wait for what one wants.

If one rushes ahead, or forces matters

Or makes demands on others

Quality will suffer.

Not every desire is worth pursuing.

Not every mountain is worth climbing.

A little restraint will improve results.


Six in the fifth place: (10° – 11° Aries)

In the face of change

One cannot argue.

One should not wait too long.

Be of good cheer.

The water must move on.

…..The fifth place: 10° – 11° Aries:  9. Taming Power of the Small

…..Good words will have a good effect.

…..Accentuate the positive.

……….Six in the fifth place:

……….In a position of authority,

……….One restrains oneself.

……….Sensitive to the vulnerabilities of others,

………One will not allow oneself to be carried away.

………If one must speak and one speaks sincerely,

………One’s words will be respected.

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 above.

(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 11 and 12)

Inner Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 2

(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 3 and 4)

Trigrams of Influence:

Upper Nuclear          

Upper Primary

Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fifth 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:

VIR  20°-21° (IC)  YOUTHFUL FOLLY:W.4, 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 Capricorn at 20Can45.  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:

VIR  20°-21° (IC)  YOUTHFUL FOLLY:W.4, Line 4: Passive.


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