The Void of Course Moon:
In the last article I defined the term "Void of Course"
and presented some specific examples of the "Void of Course
Moon." In case you missed it, the Void of Course Moon can be
described as "that interval of time after the Moon makes its
last Ptolemaic Aspect in its current zodiacal sign until the Moon
enters the next zodiacal sign. We saw that this interval could be
as short as a few minutes, or as long as two to three days. (If
you are confused, see the previous article for a more detailed description
and some examples.)
Informed Professional Astrologers consider the Void of Course Moon
not only in the examination of the activities of daily life of their
clients, but also in the interpretations of clients' natal horoscopes,
progressed horoscopes, and composites.
First let us look at the Void of Course Moon and how it affects
daily life. The expression most used to describe ventures begun
when the Moon is Void of Course is "nothing will come of it."
All activities or operations undertaken when the Moon is Void of
Course will NOT work out as hoped. Projects begun with the Moon
Void of Course will either remain unfinished or fail to produce
the desired results.
If your home holds items that you never use, or your closets hold
articles of clothing that you never wear, or you wonder why you
bought that ugly grey suit, check back: they were probably purchased
when the Moon was Void of Course. This is because decisions made
while the Moon is Void of Course are faulty, impractical, or unrealistic.
Arguments or discussions begun when the Moon is Void of Course
will always fail in their intended purpose. Advice given will not
be taken. Wait until the Moon enters the next sign.
In general, you may proceed with matters that are routine to you.
The requirements of your income-providing employment continue, even
though you know that this is not a good time to argue for new ideas
or to expect results from what others think are important meetings.
Quietly observe problems and frustrations of others as they try
to operate improperly under conditions of a Void of Course Moon.
You may also engage in non-worldly affairs such as meditation or
relaxation during this period.
It is best not to start a job, a business, a partnership, a marriage,
a lawsuit, or any other venture while the Moon is Void of Course.
And do not buy anything of importance.
Test these premises for yourself. If you think that you are "immune"
to the Void of Course Moon, remember that other people with whom
you deal are not! People with the Sun, the Moon, the Ascendant,
or other personal points in Cancer are usually extremely sensitive
to a Void of Course Moon.
Many, many factors of Electional Astrology are involved in selecting
an optimum time to begin a venture. Being alert to the Void of Course
Moon is merely one way to limit your risks and to improve your life.