2024-06-06 Gemini New Moon – Northern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Gemini 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 the planets on one side of a chart, within an opposition. One half to almost two thirds of the chart is empty.

The Bowl Type has a deep sense of being separated from one half of existence. Half seems to be with you and the other half not. Because this pattern is based on the op­position there is an inherent awareness of duality. You will embrace your concerns strongly. You will also be powerfully aware of what does not concern you. You clearly see who you are, and who you are not! You tend to champion causes and will usually go out of your way to give to others on one level or another. Your sensitivity to duality will find you questioning the purpose of existence.


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

MUTABLE                               =      Adaptable, perceptive, manipulative.

AIR                                            =      Communicative, intelligent, cerebral.

MASCULINE                           =      Projective

RULED BY                               =      MERCURY: Need to communicate and make connections

KEYNOTE:                              =      “I think”

PART OF BODY                      =      Lungs, arms, shoulders, and hands.

COLOUR                                  =      Orange

GEMS                                        =      Agate, marble, topaz, aquamarine, glass, and crystal.

METALS                                   =      Mercury

HERBS                                      =      Parsley, caraway, lavender, dill,  mulberry, walnuts, flax, ferns, linseed, lily of the valley, and skullcap.


Some Gemini Considerations:

Gemini is a Mutable sign.

To be mutable is to be adaptable and perceptive.

Geminis live for their own independent perceptions.

They are free spirits who will indulge their curiosity to its limits.

The can usually find several ways to approach any situation.

They like change, they adapt quickly and they are easily bored.

They will embrace diversity rather than consistency.

They choose freedom and tend to avoid obligations.

Gemini is ruled by Mercury or the mind.

Ideas are empowered.

They pride themselves on their intelligence and their wit.

They are the champions of freedom

And the rebels of responsibility.

They act on their ideas without reflecting on the implications.

They can laugh in the face of adversity.

They will find their own way.

This is the trigram of The Creative, Heaven.

Daylight is greater than darkness

And daylight is increasing to its maximum.

With daylight comes freedom and independence.

The power of creativity ascends.

Actions follow thoughts.

There is no room for sensitive reflection here.

One must put one’s ideas into action.

The Creative leads up to the longest day

And the greatest expression of light and individuality.

One must see how far one can take things

And how much one can actualize one’s ideas and dreams.

The power of creative thought is great!

The Eightfold Path of Right Thought is the path for Gemini.

On this path one is encouraged to promote thoughts

Of selfless renunciation and detachment.

One is advised to strive for thoughts of love and thoughts of non-violence.

These loving thoughts need to be extended to all beings.


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 Assertion

Aries:   Your assertion level will be challenged today. Some people will think that you are too pushy. Try to be sensitive to the feelings and sympathies of those you come in contact with.

Taurus: Your will really have to assert yourself today if you are going to make any headway. You will be swimming upstream. There are forces that are opposing you. Complaining will only make matters worse. Try to understand and allow for differences.

Gemini: Quit wit will run circles around deep feelings. Do not allow yourself to get pulled into other people’s worries. Do not encourage people who have expectations about your behaviour.

Cancer: Deep feelings will surface and precipitate a course of action. To the degree that you assert yourself, you will find mutual support and energy along your way. Be sincere!

Leo: Just when you get the attention of others, someone will try to upstage you. You will have to assert yourself to overcome tensions in your environment. Stay positive and cheerful and most of the battle will be won.

Virgo: This will be a very productive day, especially if you assert yourself. Stay focussed on the work at hand. If you keep busy you will avoid arguments. Direct action will succeed where discussion will not.

Libra: Things that seem trivial to you will be magnified in importance to others. Pay attention! Do not take the feelings of others for granted. Be nurturing. Take time to make others feel at home..

Scorpio: It’s up to you to make things happen today. Personal assertion will improve security. Trust your feelings. Support the causes that feel right and stay away from the ones that don’t.

Sagittarius: Your tactlessness will come to the fore today. What is obvious to you will be considered offensive by others. Do not presume familiarity! Let other people make their own mistakes.

Capricorn: If you are sincere and look people right in the eyes, then you will succeed today. Before you assert yourself you need to assess whether your efforts will be appreciated or not.

Aquarius: Do not underestimate the adversity. This is no time to be flippant or loose lipped. Someone will take offence at your comments. If you run into sarcasm, shut up and back away!

Pisces: Look people right in the eyes today. You are challenged to be sincere and affectionate. This is your forte. There is no need for rational discussions. Trust your instincts and make any necessary commitments

Hexagram Degrees

16 Gemini 18

Main Theme:

GEM  16°-17° (IC)  POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE: W.14, Line 2: Active.

Special Focus:

16° 10’-16° 20’  Gem (Cn  IC-lvl2)  PREPONDERANCE OF THE GREAT: W.28, Line 2: Firm.

        Intimate Detail:

          16° 16’ 40”-16° 18’ 20” Gem (Sc IC-lvl3)  STANDSTILL, STAGNATION: W.12, Line 2: Responsive.

Main Theme


(Alternative Name: 61. Knowing Too Much)


Zodiac:………12° – 18° Gemini

Calendar:……..Northern Hemisphere: Jun 2 to Jun 9 approx

……………….Southern Hemisphere: Dec 4 to Dec 10 approx

House 10:……162° – 168° rising from IC

Time of day:…10:48 to 11:12 AM (Local Mean Time or Sun Dial time)

Aspect:………162° – 168° Waxing

Moon Phase:. Waxing Full Moon Phase (135° – 180°)

…………………..(10 ½ to 14 days after the New Moon).


Fire above, heaven below.

Clarity above, strength below.

What is bright gets brighter.

What is right gains power.

The strength to overcome dependencies is available.


Light in the heavens.

Many paths open before you.

Choose the way with the greatest light.

Perceptive breakthrough.

Clarity and happiness will succeed.

Avoid unnecessary displays of force.

Victory will come simply.

Speed, alertness and agility will win the day.


Clarity without, creativity within.

One sees what one can do.

One knows exactly what to say.

One expresses oneself freely.

There will be no shortage of words.

Abundant activity.

One moves spontaneously and in many directions.

One easily gains the attention of others.

One does not pause to reflect or listen.

If one is not sincere or worthy,

Credibility will be difficult to attain.

Talk is cheap!


The father to the second daughter.

She is the apple of his eye.

He is knowledgeable. She has clarity.

He is strong. She enjoys his strength.

He acts independently. She is dependent on his attention.

He stands firm. She looks up to him.

She gains insight from his creativity.

She will notice everything he does.

He will act creatively to get noticed by her.

He revels in her attention and she in his.


12-18 GE: 14. Possession in Great Measure

Great light and great independence.

Those who hesitate will be left behind.

Express yourself freely,

But do not ridicule others.

Be of good cheer

And you will be welcome everywhere.


Nine in the second place: (16° – 17° Gemini)

One rushes forward and trusts appearances.

Those who hesitate will fall behind.

Words will not be repeated.

…..The second place: 16° – 17° Gemini:  28. Preponderance of the Great

…..Strength from within.

…..There will be great consequences.

…..There is no need for excessive force.

……….Nine in the second place:

……….One speaks with too much enthusiasm.

……….One is impressed with one’s own words.

……….One can teach but will not learn.

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)

No Holding Together

Outer Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 5

(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 9 and 10)

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary          Lower Nuclear

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

Special Focus


(Alternative Name: 30. Personal Sensitivity)


The lake above, wood below.

One can enjoy the water

But must be careful to watch for hidden tree stumps.

Happy without, sensitive within.

Positive persuasion.

It is important to encourage the efforts of others.


Rain in the forest.

Abundant growth.

Watch where you are going.

Don’t step too strongly.

Don’t stand too tall.

Don’t walk too fast.

What if you get lost?

One only has so much strength.


Happiness without, gentleness within.

Words of encouragement.

Confidence will increase.

When worries fade, there will be laughter.

Once begun it will be difficult to stop.

Little comments will have great repercussions.

Thoughts will lead to actions.

It will be easy to overemphasize one’s own importance.


The first daughter to the third daughter.

The first daughter is perceptive.

The third daughter likes to have fun.

The first daughter expects to be heard.

The third daughter does not want to be serious.

The first daughter moves towards commitments.

The third daughter moves away from them.

The first daughter takes on responsibilities.

The third daughter wants to be free.

The first daughter talks with authority.

The third daughter laughs at authority.

The first daughter is persuasive.

The third daughter is charming and flirtatious.


06-12 CN: 28. Preponderance of the Great

For every action there is a reaction.

For every strength there is a weakness.

Can one assess the implications of one’s actions?

Can one be aware of who one is affecting and how?

Understanding the implications of change.

If one cannot transform oneself,

Sooner or later circumstances will arise

That demand that one does.

Every action and even every thought

Is a force that goes out.

What one puts out will come back!


Nine in the second place: (07° – 08° Cancer)

One grabs a coffee and rushes out the door.

Something will be forgotten.

You will have to do without and improvise.

Leave your worries at home.

Put on a happy face.

…..The second place: 07° – 08° Cancer:  15. Modesty + 12. Stagnation

…..Feeling insignificant.

…..One cannot help oneself.

…..One is sensitive to the power of others.

…..One must direct energy and resources

…..To help those with a greater need.

……….Nine in the second place:

……….One steps with confidence

……….And speaks with extra emphasis.

……….One’s activities will increase.

……….One’s patience will not!

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 below.

(Astrological note: Inappropriate 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: 7. Strong Obligations, Trust


Heaven above, earth below.

Light above, darkness below.

Strength without, receptivity within.

One does not force one’s way,

But takes advantage of the moment when it arises.

One will act independently

Only after everyone else is taken care of.

It will often be difficult to find time for oneself.


The meek will inherit the earth.

Everyone has their place.

If you are too forceful,

You will be left behind.

Do not distinguish yourself.

The way of the mother is on the rise.

Contemplate the situation.

Understand the circumstances of others.

Action for the need of the group is good.


Active without, passive within.

Strong individuals within a group.

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

If the strong are self-interested

And do not protect the weak

That community will not survive.

Personal vulnerabilities will affect outer performance.

If one considers inner sensitivity to be weakness

There will be cause for regret.


The mother to the father.

She is receptive. He is creative.

She is yielding. He is firm.

She strives to take care of responsibilities.

He strives to be free.

She is always busy. He does what he will.

She will respond to circumstances.

He will make things happen.

She listens. He talks.

She worries. He laughs.

She understands. He thinks.

She is inclusive. He is independent.

She is the spirit of the team. He is the spirit of the individual.

She considers vulnerabilities. He considers strength.

She understands what is needed. He does not want to feel obliged.

She cannot force him to listen. He will not want to follow.


15-18 SC: 12. Standstill

Freedom of the mother.

The power of togetherness.

Responsibilities first.

One takes one’s moments when they come.

The demands made by others can feel oppressive.

Do what is required, not what is desired.

One cannot satisfy everyone. One cannot do everything

It is enough to be reliable.

Smile and the world smiles with you. Frown and you frown alone.


Six in the second place: (16° – 17° Scorpio)

Influenced by the inadequacies of others

And of one self.

One sees the need for improvement.

The heart is open but the will is weak.

Doing nothing would be better

Than making matters worse.

Appropriate silence.

…..The second place: 16° – 17° Scorpio:  27. The Corners of the Mouth

…..The corners of the mouth.

…..Silence and fasting.

…..One will gain from doing without.

……….Six in the second place:

……….Receptive at heart and considerate.

……….One maintains personal integrity

……….In the face of inconvenience.

……….One will not use force to get one’s way.

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)

No Holding Together

Outer Correspondence: Approval and support from Line 5

(Astrological note: Approval and support from Houses 9 and 10)

Trigrams of Influence:

Lower Primary         

Lower Nuclear

Zodiac Considerations (Sub-Pentans) for the Second 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:

GEM  16°-17° (IC)  POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE: W.14, 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:

GEM  16°-17° (IC)  POSSESSION IN GREAT MEASURE: W.14, Line 2: Active.

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