2024-06-06 Sagittarius New Moon – Southern Hemisphere

Editor: Robin Armstrong


Sagittarius 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 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 DECREASING     =          Momentum towards responsibility

MORE DARKNESS THAN DAYLIGHT  =   Belonging predominates

MUTABLE                              =       Adaptable, perceptive, manipulative.

FIRE                                         =       Needs to burn energy, enthusiastic, proud

MASCULINE                          =       Projective.

RULED BY                              =       JUPITER: needs principles, tends to  exaggerate.

KEYNOTE:                             =       “I see” or ” I understand”

PART OF BODY                     =       Hips, thighs, and sacral region.

COLOUR                                 =       Blue.

GEMS                                       =       Carbuncle, turquoise, amethyst, topaz, and moonstone.

METALS                                  =       Tin

HERBS                                     =       Asparagus, sage, leek, nutmeg, cloves, rhubarb, strawberries, mints, sugar cane, currants, agrimony, red clover, and chicory.

Some Sagittarius Considerations:

Sagittarius is a Mutable sign. Mutable implies being adaptable and perceptive. Sagittarians are multifaceted individuals who want to see everything. There are billions of people on the planet and everyone has their own story. Sagittarians have the ability to adjust and learn from everyone they meet.

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of principles and philosophy. Jupiter is the guiding light of one’s perspective on life. There are many right and many wrong ways. It takes wisdom to discern the difference. The more inclusive and conscientious Sagittarians are, the greater their successes will be. There is so much to do and so little time! Sagittarians are inclined to exaggerate and to overextend themselves. Too much joviality will diminish accomplishments. Where one aligns and with whom, will have consequences. Too much of a good thing will spoil it.

This is the dark half of Autumn. Darkness increases to its maximum and daylight recedes. Responsibilities and vulnerabilities ascend to prominence. Individuality and freedom recedes. Darkness is also greater than daylight. Social factors predominate.

This is the spirit of the team and of motherhood. Plans can easily get dissipated. Gossip can be dangerous. Do not encourage misunderstanding. It is better to work with the team than against it. Understand that everyone has vulnerabilities. Be considerate and inclusive. Help others and your heart will stay open.

This is the trigram of The Receptive, Earth. It is the trigram of the mother and no sign represents motherhood more than Sagittarius. One is busy everywhere. Everyone wants a piece of your time or needs something. If one has to take care of everyone anyways, one may as well do it with enthusiasm and make it as much fun as possible. There is little time for oneself, but humble service to others will bring its own rewards. If anyone goes hungry or is mistreated it will deeply affect your consciousness, and sleep will suffer. One takes one’s moments when they come, but one cannot force one’s own will on others. It is enough to be of service and help in little ways.

The Eightfold Path for Sagittarius is the Right Understanding.

One needs to understand things as they are. One needs to see a thing in its true nature without a name or a label. This is only possible when the mind is free from all impurities and is fully developed through meditation. Right Thoughts and Right Understanding go to constitute wisdom.


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 Satire

Aries:   Expect to run into moody and emotional people. Try to be direct in your relations with others. Move away from sarcasm. Do not try to retaliate. Do not underestimate the sensitivities of those around you.

Taurus: Stick to what is familiar. If you overextend your influence you will run into opposition and sarcasm. Your tolerance will be tested today. Try to keep calm and silence. If you scream you will lose!

Gemini: Be careful what you say today. Satirical comments are likely to be misinterpreted and lead to subsequent retaliation. Keep your judgements to yourself. Be silent.

Cancer: Meet sarcasm with sympathy. It will signify someone’s reaction to being hurt. This will be a day to fill stomachs rather than to build muscles. It is not what you do that matters but why you are doing it.

Leo: You are likely to get carried away with your own sense of self importance today. Pride will invoke sarcasm. It may be hard for you to be humble but it is a good idea.

Virgo: Dedicated effort will be rewarded. Keep things simple and sincere. Stay focussed on what you are doing. Personal expressions of sarcasm could be a source of embarrassment.

Libra: Familiarity will breed contempt today. Respect the privacy of others and avoid at all costs making personal comments about someone in front of others. Attempts at satire will backfire.

Scorpio: Once again your instincts will hold you in good stead. Make others feel secure today. Trust your feelings over your thoughts. Do not indulge in sarcasm. Be nurturing, and calm. Give hugs.

Sagittarius: You will tend to be a little obsessive today. Satirical wit will lose credibility if you talk with food in your mouth. Keep busy. Try to do without the second helping!

Capricorn: Be alert and stay on the defensive. Hold some of your energy in reserve. Expect hassles from family members. It will be difficult for you to get close to anyone today. Be careful about what you eat.

Aquarius: You will be a poor actor on the stage of life today. You will be misinterpreted and judged severely. If you become satirical you will invite someone to challenge you. Silence is golden.

Pisces: The less you say, the better will be your day. Let the force be with you. Trust your feelings and not your mind. Do not gossip or pontificate. Aversion will dissipate the effects of sarcasm.

Hexagram Degrees

16 Sagittarius 18

Main Theme:

SAG  16°-17° (IC)  HOLDING TOGETHER, UNION: W.8, Line 2: Passive.

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: 2. Responds to Problems)


Zodiac:……..12° – 18° Sagittarius

Calendar:…….Northern Hemisphere: Dec 4 to Dec 10 approx

……………………Southern Hemisphere: Jun 2 to Jun 9 approx

House 4:……..18° – 12° setting to IC

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

Aspect:……….18° – 12° Waning

Moon Phase:. Waning New Moon Phase (45° – 00°)

…………………..(10½ to 14 days after the Full Moon).


Water above, the earth below.

The abysmal above, the earth below.

One is discriminating without and receptive within.

The troubles of others can be understood with a little sensitivity.

Difficulties can be solved by holding together.


Snow falls.

Danger hovers.

Holding together overcomes obstacles.

The lone wolf will not attack the herd.

It will wait for stragglers.

Holding together means taking care of the weaker ones.

There is no room for individual priorities here.

United we stand. Divided we fall.

Be content with your circumstances.

Someone will always have less than you.

Try to help others.


Teamwork will prevail

Where individuality will fail.

Even the greatest difficulties

Can be overcome by holding together.

Align with others.

Keep your demands simple.

Acknowledge the worthy.

Protect the innocent.

Assist the vulnerable.

In this way the weaknesses of others

Can be minimized and made useful.


The mother to the second son.

She is inclusive. He holds closely to her.

She will give special consideration to the second son.

She has to protect him from his older brother.

He lives in his older brother’s shadow.

She will try to ensure that he is included and treated fairly.

She is always busy. He will not force issues.

She holds the family together.

He often feels threatened and seeks her protection.

She understands. He discriminates.

He criticizes and wants improvements.

She will adjust.


12-18 SA: 8. Holding Together

Independence will cause problems.

Excessive talking will reveal ignorance.

To use the group for one’s own purpose will bring humiliation.

Holding together requires consideration.

Holding together will increase security.

Everyone has a story.

Not everyone finds peace and acceptance.

There is great value in teamwork.

There are also great challenges.

One must be receptive to the struggles of others.


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

Many voices. Meager content.

Understanding the weakness of human character

One does not contend.

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

…..One does not rush forward

…..But considers the implications.

…..Too much indulgence

…..Will break the backbone of character.

……….Six in the second place:

……….Virtuous and sincere,

……….One will control one’s faults

……….And voice no criticism.

……….One who is receptive to the vulnerabilities of others,

……….Can be relied on.

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:

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:

SAG  16°-17° (IC)  HOLDING TOGETHER, UNION: W.8, 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:

SAG  16°-17° (IC)  HOLDING TOGETHER, UNION: W.8, Line 2: Passive.


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