2024-04-08 Aries New Moon – Northern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Aries 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 DAYLIGHT THAN DARKNESS  =           Individuality predominates.

CARDINAL                             =       Makes things happen

FIRE                                         =       Needs to burn energy, enthusiastic, proud.

MASCULINE                          =       Projective

RULED BY                              =       MARS: Desire for experience/courage

KEYNOTE:                              =       “I am”

PART OF BODY                     =       Head, muscles, & male sexual organs

COLOUR                                 =       Red

GEMS                                       =       Jasper, bloodstone, and malachite(diamond)

METALS                                  =       Iron

HERBS                                     =       Garlic, hops, nettles, gentian, cayenne,broom  tea, honey suckle,

blessed thistle, rosemary and horse radish.


Some Aries Considerations:

Aries is a Cardinal Sign, the first sign of Spring.

It’s nature is assertive and impulsive.

There is a tendency to instigate or initiate things.

There is also a lack of patience.

One is ready to start anything. It is better than being bored.

There is a tendency to not finish what one starts.

Aries is ruled by Mars the planet of strength and power.

There is a strong desire to gain experience, often regardless of consequences.

One is inclined to use force and take action impulsively.

There is courage but not much forethought.

The challenge is to find a good outlet for one’s energy.

What you put out will come back!

What you don’t put out will also have consequences.

Strength can help or it can hurt.

Choose well.

This is the trigram of the Joyous Lake.

Light gains victory over darkness and light continues to increase.

This is the power and the passion of Spring.

Impulse to action prevails.

Independence takes precedence over responsibility.

One wants to enjoy the growing light.

It is easy to do things. It is difficult to be patient.

Fools rush in!

This is the Eightfold Path of Right Livelihood.

One should not work at a profession that brings harm to others;

Such as, the arms trade, intoxicating drinks, poisons,

Killing animals, cheating, etc.

One should live by a profession that is honourable, blameless

And innocent of harm to others.


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 Abundance

Aries:   There will be an abundance of sympathy around you today. Unfortunately you are inclined to feel hemmed in by it. Try to pay attention to personal relations and avoid stepping on the feelings of those around you.

Taurus: You will walk through the pastures of plenty today. Take your time. Graze to your hearts content. This is a beautiful day to help others and yourself at the same time. A sympathetic response will open hearts, doorways and cookie jars.

Gemini: The closer you get to people, the more expectations will come your way. You may have to veer off course to help others. The struggle is to maintain a positive momentum and attitude. Be fast and you will avoid the abundant potential for increasing guilt!

Cancer: In spite of a few hassles, you will be feeling abundantly secure today. You need to express your sensitivities and make time to nurture those that come into your circle. Be patient there will be enough to go around!

Leo: Abundance of food and drink are available today but there are conditions that go along with it. Too much of a good thing will spoil it. Keep active and stay aloof from potential dependencies …… yours and other people’s.

Virgo: Too much of a good thing can spoil it. You cannot always live up to the abundant expectations of others, but you can ensure that a good job is done none-the-less. Pay attention to the job at hand or quality will suffer.

Libra: The way to a Libran’s heart is through their eyes or their taste buds. While there is abundance around you today, you are not well aligned to it. Be selective and moderate your indulgences. Too much sweetness will show on the waistline.

Scorpio: The initiatives that you take today will receive an abundantly positive response. People will feel for you. The world becomes a better place when we like and help each other. Be spontaneous. Trust your instincts.

Sagittarius: Complications will arise today. At every turn the needs of others will compete for your attention. Let your conscience be your guide or you will accumulate an abundant of guilt. What value are principles without compassion?

Capricorn: People and their excesses will get on your nerves today. Familiarity will breed contempt. Don’t give up your disciplines because of the abundant indulgences of others. Give people the space to do their own thing.

Aquarius: You will be out of your element today. Sympathy prevails over reason. You will have to live up to the abundant expectations of others. Even if you don’t feel like it, it is important for you to make an effort to help those less fortunate than yourself.

Pisces: Smooth sailing. You will be well aligned today and will meet with abundant affection. Take care of the little things today. Remember to call home in the middle of the day or bring a gift to someone. Strong potential for expanding your waistline.

Hexagram Degrees

19 Aries 24

Main Theme:

ARI  19°-20° (IC)  INNER TRUTH: W.61, Line 2: Active.

Special Focus:

19° 20’-19° 30’  Ari (Cn  IC-lvl2)  THE GENTLE, PENETRATING, WIND: W.57, Line 3: Firm    

Intimate Detail:

19° 23’ 20”-19° 25’ 00” Ari (Pi IC-lvl3)  ABUNDANCE, FULLNESS: W.55, Line 4: Projective.

Main Theme


(Alternative Name: Gentle Persuasion)


Zodiac:………18° – 24° Aries

Calendar……..Northern Hemisphere: Apr 8 to Apr 14 approx.

……………….Southern Hemisphere: Oct 11 to Oct 17 approx.

House 12:…….108° – 114° rising from IC

Time of day:…07:12 to 07:36 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:………..108° – 114° Waxing

Moon Phase:…Waxing Half Moon Phase (90° – 135°)

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


Above the penetrating wind and wood.

Below the lake.

Firm but gentle above

Firm and happy below.

Laughter in the wind.

Happiness that hurts no one!


Wood moves on the water.

One must stay alert

And adjust to the demands of the time.

Energy must be directed to the common good.

Thoughts must be kept to oneself.

Do not throw pearls before swine.

Do not disturb the stomach or the ears.


Gentleness without, pleasure within.

If one is gentle one can get what one wants.

If it can be expressed, is it inner truth?

Contemplation and satisfaction are not the same.

Contemplation comes through non-action.

Satisfaction comes through action.

If one is virtuous no words are needed.

If one is not virtuous, how can words have inner truth?

It is difficult to keep the toes, the hands and the mind still.

What goes into and what comes out of the mouth

Is the measure of truth.

It is difficult indeed to keep the jaw still.


The third daughter to the first daughter.

The third daughter lives and laughs.

The first daughter lives and advises.

Two different styles. Two different priorities.

As words increase, differences become apparent.

When the third daughter confides,

The first daughter tells her what to do.

The third daughter will trivialize

And find humour in her oldest sister’s words.

The third daughter is unlikely to ask for permission.

She will act before she speaks.

When there is silence, there will be inner peace.


18-24 AR: 61. Inner Truth

One becomes sensitive to what disturbs the peace.

One champions a noble cause.

There is no need to talk.

There is no time for personal indulgence.

Actions will speak louder than words.


Nine in the second place: (19° – 20° Aries)

One is active everywhere,

But no one notices.

…..The second place: 19° – 20° Aries:  57. The Gentle, Penetrating, Wind, Wood.

…..The power of gentleness is often unseen

…..And underestimated.

……….Nine in the second place:

……….Expressions of happiness

……….Are short in duration.

……….Any deviation from virtue

……….Will be noticed.

Technical Considerations of Line 2:

Solid in an even place

Inappropriate action

Firmness at the wrong time

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

Holding Together with inappropriate energy above.

(Astrological note: Inappropriate reinforcement from Houses 5 and 6)

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary          Lower Nuclear

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

Special Focus


(Alternative Name: Penetrating Gentleness)


The wind above and the wind below.

Wind penetrates through the trees.

The trees will bend in the wind.

Enduring gentleness.

One will have a profound influence.

What one cannot get from the mother,

One will get from the father.


A gentle breeze through the trees.

Move around obstructions.

Gentleness penetrates hearts.

Clarity about the happiness of others brings good fortune.

Listen well.

Speak cautiously.


Gentle penetration within and without.

Words of advice.

One repeats oneself for greater effect.

If one is sincere and considerate

And one’s words are well spoken

Even those at a great distance can be influenced.

How much more so for those close at hand?

What one says will be repeated.

Some will sympathize and others may scorn.

It would be wise to reflect before one speaks.


The first daughter to herself.

She is gentle in her manner of influence.

She is sensitive to the demands of the time.

When she asks for something,

It will be difficult to refuse.

She is concerned over security.

Inwardly open, outwardly strong.

She is active everywhere, but is sensitive to those around her.

She senses the seeds of commitment and responsibility.

She increases her influence by helping where it is needed.

She knows what she has to do to get what she wants.


24-30 CN: 57. The Gentle, Penetrating, Wind, Wood

Wind can give and wind can take away.

If nature is kind there will be abundance.

If one is considerate one will accomplish much.

The more one gives,

The more one will get.

If one holds back there will be opposition.


Nine in the third place: (26° – 27° Cancer)

Follow the momentum.

Do not slow down.

Do what needs to be done.

Be of good cheer.

…..The third place: 26° – 27° Cancer:  55. Abundance, Fullness

…..Joy increases.


…..One person laughs. Others will join in.

…..Happiness is contagious.

……….Nine in the third place:

……….Practical advice will improve efficiency.

……….One may have to show others what needs to be done.

……….Perseverance furthers.

Technical Considerations of Line 3:

Solid in an odd place

Appropriate action

Firmness at the right time

(Astrological note: This place concerns the affairs of Houses 5 and 6)

Holding Together with appropriate energy above.

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

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary                  

Lower Nuclear

Upper Nuclear

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

Intimate Detail


(Alternative Name: 44. Sudden Kindness) 


Thunder above and lightning below.

Sudden movement without and clarity within.

One will be shaken from one’s dependencies.

One’s insights will incite others to act..

Shock will have a noticeable effect.


Thunder and lightning.

Excessive movement.

Look before you jump.

A good beginning but a difficult end.

In the end no one comes to help.

Strong servants, weak leaders.

If action hurts no one, it will succeed.


Movement without, clarity within.

There are great implications.

No time is wasted.

The cause is good.

Momentum is positive.

One acts quickly.

More will get done than anyone thought was possible.


The second daughter to the first son.

Lightning and thunder!

She watches what he does and gives encouragement.

He makes her laugh.

No matter how great the implications are,

They will find something to do.

She reveals what is needed.

He reacts.

She will have multiple needs.

He will do what he can.


06-12PI: 55. Abundance, Fullness

So many people, so much to do.

There is no place for self pity.

The secret to success lies in managing responsibilities

And in being trustworthy and reliable.

Work first! Play later!

A determined effort will open the door

To new opportunities.


Nine in the fourth place: (08° – 09° Pisces)

One pushes forward with excessive force.

Much is accomplished.

People are shocked.

If the intent is good,

The lack of sensitivity will be forgiven.

…..The fourth place: 08° – 09° Pisces:  45. Gathering Together

…..Receptive to good cheer.

…..Happiness will remove doubt.

…..If it is fun, people will come.

……….Nine in the fourth place:

……….Spontaneous initiative.

……….One is carried away by the enthusiasm of the moment.

……….There will be some shock and inappropriateness.

……….Small faults will be overlooked and forgiven

……….In the face of rapid progress.

Technical Considerations of Line 4:

Solid in an even place

Inappropriate action

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)

No Correspondence

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Nuclear

Upper Nuclear

Upper Primary

Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Fourth 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:

ARI  19°-20° (IC)  INNER TRUTH: W.61, Line 2: Active.

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:

ARI  19°-20° (IC)  INNER TRUTH: W.61, Line 2: Active.

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How to use your horoscope to access the I Ching. The 64 Hexagrams as a Zodiac of 64 divisions.


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