Void-of-Course Moon. What, When and Why?

One of the most misunderstood and feared astrological periods is the void-of-course Moon. Learn what we mean by Void Moon and how to work with the Moon when she is void.

Void-of-Course Moon. What, When and Why?

One of the most misunderstood and feared astrological periods is the void-of-course Moon. Once people know about it they either get super paranoid about timing or blame every so-called failure on the Moon. But, just like retrograde periods (when planets appear to be moving backwards) the VOC Moon is ripe with opportunity and shouldn’t be feared.

The Moon takes about 2.5 days to travel through a sign and when she’s made her last aspect (connection) to another planet and is about to enter another sign she is said to be “void-of-course”. When the Moon is “without a course” it’s believed that anything initiated during this period will amount to nothing.

Any plans made in business meetings during VOC periods will fail; important news will fall on deaf ears, resumes will be lost, projects started will sputter and die. You get the picture.

The now legendary story regarding VOC Moon periods concerns the Reagans. Astrologer Joan Quigley, helped President Reagan (via Nancy Reagan) to set dates for meetings during his presidency. Joan advised the Reagans when to hold press conferences during VOC Moon periods so that “nothing would come of the matter”. Needless to say nothing ever “stuck” to Reagan and he came to be known as the “Teflon President”.

So what to do during these VOC periods? Because let’s face it, we all have bills to pay and lives to live and we can’t be expected to retreat and watch Netflix every time the Moon is “void”.

You start by taking a deep breath.

Remember what is for you won’t pass you by. Then you do what you can to work with and not against the rhythm of the Moon and stars.

Here is what is not affected or negatively impacted upon by a VOC Moon:

  • Anything that is part of your day-to-day routine. If you’re a teacher, keep teaching, if you’re a bus driver, keep driving that bus! There is no reason to stop routine work during a VOC Moon.

Here’s what you should avoid doing:

  • Don’t start something new. Like a new job. If you do, there’s a chance you will leave rather unexpectedly! Same goes for dating. Meeting up with new people you hope to build a relationship with during a VOC Moon will end in disappointment.
  • Don’t schedule important business meetings as any plans made in that meeting will fail to materialize.
  • Social events where you hope to make an impression.

And, here’s what you should do:

  • Mail or submit your tax return if you don’t want any further action taken (such as a tax audit).
  • Bargain-hunt.
  • Throw out clutter. Organize your office/home.
  • Rest, sleep.

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