Monday, January 11, 2010

Moon Void of Course

by Shawn Sykora & Nancy Schorr

Moon Void of Course (MVOC) is an old, powerful tool of Astrology. It is defined as the time between when the moon makes its last aspect (like a conjunction or trine)* in a particular sign, and when the moon enters the next sign.** For instance, if the Moon is in the last few degrees of a sign - say Pisces, if it has no more major aspects to make to any of the main planets, then it is considered "Void" until it enters Aries.  An MVOC in experience is much like the frustrating Mercury retrograde.  Things don't necessarily flow along in an expected manor.

If one is to assume that there is such a thing as “Right Timing” - which is when  things fall into place for the good of all concerned when the time is right - then here's another technique.

For various reasons - It is not generally considered a good idea to begin something new while the Moon is VOC. However, finishing an activity during a MVOC is usually favorable. The problem with starting something during MVOC is that it probably won’t turn out as expected. Modifications, delays, or long amounts of time may become part of the process.

One useful use of Moon Void of Course is to complete unappealing tasks. Great time to make phone calls that you don't want to make. In other words - good chance of missing them. If you want try to delay the outcome of something, start it during MVOC.

Travel – allow more time for traffic. Be cautious. Many feel lost and people lack focus until the moon moves into the next sign. For instance, I would try to avoid booking an airline trip to begin during an MVOC. Same with medical issues. Don’t have the first surgery in a given part of your body during MVOC. Don’t get married during MVOC, unless it is a remarriage to the same person. It's typically not considered a great time to launch a business,  buy a house, buy a car, etc. during MVOC.

Example: The Titanic was launched during Moon Void of Course.

Moon Void of Course time is better spent cleaning up uncompleted tasks, meditating, or doing research. It is the close of a cycle, NOT the beginning….time to chillax.

*The Major Aspects, or Ptolemy aspects of the degrees: 0, 60, 90, 120, 180
**The Moon Void of Course period can last from a few moments to over two and a half days.

For more information on Moon Void of Course check out the links below.

See MVOC's on this calendar (look for v/c in top right corner of the days):

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

For those of you who don't own an astrological aspect calendar, here's one (PST) you can print. Double-click on the calendar image below to bring it to full size. You can also drag it to your desktop to save and print.