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 Moon Void of Course

The Moon spends approximately 2 1/2 days in each signe of the Zodiac. It’s considered Void of Course (abbreviated VOC or V/C) between the time between making its last major aspect to a planet in one signe and its ingress (entry) into the next signe. The duration of this period can be from a few minutes to around a full day. When the Moon enters the next signe the Void of Course period ends.

When the moon is Void of Course it’s considered a time for retrenching, a time not to start new projects, a time when communication is disrupted or delayed, and a generally challenging period. Time to take a break.

Here is horary astrologer William Lilly’s definition:

A Planet is void of course, when he is separated from a Planet, nor does forthwith, during his being in that Sign, apply to any other: This is most usually in the Moon; in judgments do you carefully observe whether she be void of course yea or no; you shall seldom see a business go handsomely forward when she is so.

– William Lilly, "Christian Astrology" 1647.

This page last updated: 03/01/2018

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