2024-04-08 Libra New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Libra 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 DARKNESS THAN DAYLIGHT  =  Belonging predominates

CARDINAL                             =       Makes things happen.

AIR                                           =       Communicative, intelligent, cerebral.

MASCULINE                          =       Projective.

RULED BY                              =       VENUS: Desire for satisfaction and                                       appreciation/ self worth..

KEYNOTE:                             =       “I balance” (I harmonize)

PART OF BODY                     =       Kidneys, ovaries, loins, appendix.

COLOUR                                 =       Green.

GEMS                                       =       Opal, diamond, moss agate, coral, jade, alabaster, lapis lazuli, beryl, and chrysolite.

METALS                                  =       Copper

HERBS                                     =       Dandelion, yarrow, penny royal, violet, thyme, catnip, silverweed, archangel, bearberry, burdock, and almonds.

Some Libra Considerations:

Libra is a Cardinal sign. Cardinal signs are assertive.

Libras push to be appreciated and especially to be listened to.

They want their ideas to be relevant. They are driven by

encouragement and relevance in the eyes of others.

They like to share and can talk too much.

Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet of values and choices, of attraction and repulsion, of beauty and ugliness, and of love and hate.

When negative Libra can be driven by envy or vanity.

They need to develop worthy values so that they have something significant to share. There is a tendency to trivialize.

If one can’t get what or who one wants, one is inclined to take the next best choice. There is a need to cultivate proper selectiveness and self worth. Sometimes one must do without and wait for what one really wants. One needs to avoid choices of degenerating quality and escalating repercussions.

This is the beginning of Fall or the light half of Autumn.

Darkness is increasing and with it involvement and responsibilities increase. Darkness is now also greater than daylight.

The concerns of others predominate and determine priorities.

This is the trigram of Keeping Still, Mountain.

One can easily be pulled into other people’s concerns

And get nothing accomplished for oneself. Talk is cheap!

One needs to learn to wait and listen for appropriate relevance and true value before speaking or acting.

There is a tendency to do nothing unless someone else is interested or cares. Keeping still works in two ways.

Either it puts one to sleep, or it wakes one up in deep meditation.

Meditation is the cultivation of the experience of silence.

In Libra the Eightfold Path is Right Effort.

1. One needs to use their will energetically to prevent unwholesome states of mind from arising.

2. One needs to get rid of unwholesome states of mind that have already arisen.

3. One needs to produce and cause to rise good and wholesome states of mind not yet risen.

4. One needs to develop and bring to perfection the good and wholesome states of mind already present.


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 Magnetism

Aries:   Your magnetism remains at low tide for another day. Your timing will be off and you will disturb the flow of people that get close to you. Your best option is to be considerate and put energy out helping others.

Taurus: Pay attention to personal comforts today. Your magnetism will attract sympathy and consideration. Be kind to the underdogs. Trust your feelings and people will trust you in return.

Gemini: You magnetism will be a little screwy today. You never know who you will attract or what the cat will drag in. Mystery can be fun but a lack of discrimination will complicate your life and keep good people away.

Cancer: Like will attract like. There is a need for you to bring people into your environment and reinforce their feelings. Nurture others and make them more secure. Action will speak louder than words.

Leo: Your magnetism will improve today especially in social situations. Good company and stimulating conversation will be your reward. You still have to share the limelight.

Virgo: You will have to dance to the tune of your own drum today. Yours will not be the music of preference. You will have to deal with emotional judgments and evasive maneuvers.

Libra: Wind blows over the water. This will be better for sail boats than for fish. Words of appreciation can get things moving but they will not reach into deeper emotional depths. Frivolous comments will hurt someone.

Scorpio: Emotional output will be return in abundance. People will want to get close to you. They will be drawn into your feelings. Good vibrations prevail. There is room for trust.

Sagittarius: You will have difficulty maintaining perspective today. Your magnetism will attract beauty. Unfortunately as soon as you become satisfied you will want more and you will start speculating about how to get it. Too much of a good thing can spoil it!

Capricorn: Make sure that your plans include everyone. A social cause would be wise to champion. Personal magnetism will fail at close quarters. Everyone will have their own agenda and will be inclined to avoid regulations.

Aquarius: Your sense of charm will improve today, but you will still be out of touch with deeper feelings. Keep things pleasant but do not let things get more personal than you can deal with.

Pisces: Trust your feelings today. Your personal magnetism will draw the people you need close to you. Your sense of charm will get you what you want or need. Nurture others as you feel nurtured.

Hexagram Degrees

19 Libra 24

Main Theme:

LIB  19°-20° (IC)  PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL: W.62, Line 2: Passive.

            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: In Stillness Thoughts Arise)


Zodiac:………18° – 24° Libra

Calendar:……..Northern Hemisphere: Oct 11 to Oct 17 approx

……………………Southern Hemisphere: Apr 8 to Apr 14 approx

House 6:……..72° – 66° setting to IC

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

Aspect:………72° – 66° Waning (Quintile – separating)

Moon Phase:.. Waning Crescent Moon Phase (90° – 45°)

……………………(7 to 10½ days after the Full Moon).


Thunder above, the mountain below.

The arousing force without and stillness within.

Sudden change is threatening.

One will wait until one is ready.

To rush ahead would be folly.

Get yourself together before you move.


Thunder on the mountain.

Movement is demanded.

One cannot see.

There is no secure footing.

Find a resting spot.

Secure your safety.

A bird on the wing,

Flies through the air.

Nothing above, nothing below.

Still it would be dangerous to fly higher!

It is wiser to stay close to the nest!


Outer stimulation, inner restraint.

The mind is active, while the body is still.

Creative everywhere

But not well received.

One draws attention to oneself

Before securing relationships.

To speak will cause shock and disturb the peace.

One must be cautious about expressing excitement.


The third son to the first son.

The third son keeps still.

The first son is the arousing force.

The third son waits calmly.

The first son is shocking like thunder.

The third son will listen, but will be slow to follow.

The first son will act on impulse.

He will tell his younger brother what to do.

The third son will not keep up with the first son.

He will consider the implications and rest content with simpler actions.

The third son will be difficult to get out of the house.

The first son will be quick to leave.


18-24 LI: 62. Preponderance of the Small

The body sits still but the mind does not!

One thinks of noble things to do,

But one must be patient.

If one feels supported, one will take the lead.

If one becomes proud of what one knows,

One will lose the foundation.

It would be wiser to encourage others to lead.


Six in the second place: (19° – 20° Libra)

One becomes established in silence

And does not move.

One is left alone.

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

…..Thoughts within and thoughts without.

…..One does not act.

…..There is a greater secret.

……….Six in the second place:

……….One remains calm

……….And rests content with simple things.

……….Issues are not forced.

……….One waits to be spoken to.

……….One’s words are unassuming and gentle.

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 above.

(Astrological note: Appropriate 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:

LIB  19°-20° (IC)  PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL: W.62, Line 2: 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 Libra at 19Lib24.  By chanting you will tune into the essence of this New Moon in Libra.

—— 5 minutes of call and response chanting

——— 1 minute of continuous chanting

Watch the video:

LIB  19°-20° (IC)  PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL: W.62, Line 2: Passive.


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