Author: Sherry MacBeth
A few people have asked me what the deal is with Void of Course Moon phases, how they can affect us and what we can do, or refrain from doing, during these brief times. We already know that the Moon can affect us on an emotional level, and how it affects us depends on what sign it is in.
A Void of Course Moon occurs when the Moon is travelling from one sign to the next. This is referred to as being in the Void. In the Void, the Moon is not quite sure how it feels yet. Since the Moon rules our emotions, we don’t know how we feel either! We may feel a bit lost, run down, out of sorts, or confused. The effects can last from a few seconds to a day or two.
So what does this mean for us? In the same way that our emotions are tied to the Moon, so too are the things that we wish to start. Those new starts and tasks, without the zodiac influence of the Moon, can feel like they too have been left in the Void, stagnant and unsure about which way to begin. It is also believed that any activities that we start during a Void of Course Moon will lack the foundation, stability and guidance to get going and will cause them to drift, face delays and false starts, face unexpected hassles, break down or never reach that stage of completion.
What to avoid during a Void of Course Moon With energy feeling off-balance, it isn’t a good time for making major decisions or doing anything based on emotional decisions because our perceptions are a bit out of whack. This includes: starting something new, making major decisions or purchased, signing contracts and overall planning, asking for favours, selling something like a house, buying something expensive like a home or new car, starting a job search or applying for a job, making announcements of importance, and starting relationships (some believe it is an ill omen to marry during a Void of Course Moon).
Here is a basic rule to keep in mind when dealing with anything big during a Void of Course Moon: If you are trying to make something happen and want it to be a success, avoid the Void!
A Void of Course Moon isn’t entirely negative. There are some benefits we gain during these Void times. It’s the best time for taking a break, kicking back and relaxing, and doing anything that doesn’t require too much of our attention or energy. We may find that we sleep better during these Void periods, and our intuition gets a boost. Things like meditation and doing routine tasks, such as ironing or de-cluttering, are good things to tackle. Choose tasks that are relaxing or, as I refer to them, “painting the fence” tasks. These are tasks that you can do and allow your mind to drift.
It can be a good time for socializing and travelling if someone else is taking over the driving aspect of the trip. If there is something that you do not want to happen, acting during the Void of Course Moon can help. Here is an example: You have been avoiding conflict with another person but know that you will eventually have to meet up. Try planning it during a Void of Course Moon. There is a good chance that plans will fall through. Meetings at this time are good if you don’t want anything to come out of it, such as dealing with a complaint or dealing with someone who is threatening legal action, or even that nerve-racking appointment with your boss.
Checking to see what periods the Moon will be Void of Course can help you not only plan effectively, it can also help you to avoid the disappointment of plans not coming to fruition.
If you want to know what days the Moon will be Void of Course this month, check out my newsletter at http://earthspirittarot.com/webnews.htm, where I have created a chart of the dates, times, and signs the Moon is moving between for the current month.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, I hope you found it useful. As always I welcome comments and feedback, and please do share with anyone else who might enjoy the read.
Love and blessings
The High Vibe Therapist