The void of course Moon is not a personal phenomenon but
refers to the current aspects of the Moon with other planets. There is no
relation to your natal chart, and therefore the void of course Moon is not
interpreted on a personal level.
When the Moon makes its final aspect with another planet before it enters
the next zodiac sign, a phase which we call "Moon void of course" begins.
The aspects used for the calculation of the void of course Moon are
conjunction, opposition, square, trine and sextile. Aspects to the Moon's
Nodes, Lilith and Chiron are ignored. This phase ends with the ingress of
the Moon into the next zodiac sign.
Some astrologers assume that the time of void of course Moon is best used
for taking a rest, relaxing, meditating, turning inward, or simply for
enjoying oneself. In any case, this is not a good time for important
decisions or actions which require a positive outcome. The American
astrologer Donna Cunningham, for example, advises to use this time for
undemanding routine work like housekeeping or organising your desk. She
even goes as far as to say that this time can be used for issues which you
would prefer to remain unresolved.
The void of course Moon was originally introduced by the astrologer William
Lilly in the 17th century. He claimed that a period during which the Moon
was void of course was adverse to important decisions and activities.
However, Lilly assumed that these periods were favourable when the Moon was
in Taurus, Cancer, Sagittarius or Pisces, i.e. in one of the signs of
rulership or exaltation of the benefics Jupiter and Venus.
The duration of the void of course Moon can vary greatly. It can be very
short - sometimes it lasts only for seconds -, but it may also last as long
as two days. It is even possible for the Moon to cross a complete sign
without making a single aspect with another planet. In this case the void
of course phase re-starts when the Moon enters the sign, or rather
continues the void of course phase of the previous sign. This phase ends
yet again with the ingress of the Moon into the following sign.
If you find in the Daily Horoscope that the Moon is void of course and want
to know when this phase is over, you simply search for the following
ingress of the Moon. This can be on the same day or on one of the following