Void of Course Moon – October and November
General Void of Course Moon Dates and Times, as well as the Transiting Moon Sign following the V/C Moon are all Pacific Time. (Source: Jim Maynard, Astrologer Calendar Series):
2 THU 9:18A to FRI 1:00A – Aquarius
4 SAT 11:32A to SUN 2:24A – Pisces
4 Sat 10:02A Mercury Retrograde in Scorpio
6 MON 12:38P to TUE 3:07A – Aries
8 WED 7:20A to THU 4:44A – Taurus
8 Wed. Total Lunar Eclipse 3:51A 15 Aries 05
10 FRI 5:49P to SAT 8:51A – Gemini
13 MON 10:58A to 4:30P – Cancer
15 WED 4:27P to THU 3:29A – Leo
18 SAT 6:10A to 4:08P – Virgo
20 MON 8:30P to TUE 4:12A – Libra
23 THU 10:22A to 2:10P – Scorpio
23 Thu 2:57P New Moon/Partial Solar Eclipse 0Sco25
25 SAT 9:11A to 9:40P – Sagittarius
25 Sat 12:17P End Mercury Retrograde
27 MON 9:18A to TUE 3:03A – Capricorn
29 WED 8:01P to THU 6:52A – Aquarius
31 FRI 11:22P to SAT., NOV 1 9:37A – Pisces
1 SAT until 9:37A – Pisces
3 MON 1:06A to 10:53A – Aries
5 WED 5:25A to 1:33P – Taurus
7 FRI 8:17A to 5:45P – Gemini
9 SUN 8:22A to MON 0:38A – Cancer
12 WED 1:16A to 10:44A – Leo
14 FRI 6:53P to 11:08P – Virgo
17 MON 3:11A to 11:30A – Libra
19 WED 6:25A to 9:31P – Scorpio
21 FRI 9:53P to SAT 4:19A – Sagittarius
SAT 4:19A New Moon 0Sag07
23 SUN 7:16P to MON 8:31A – Capricorn
26 WED 7:30A to 11:23A – Aquarius
28 FRI 9:14A to 2:03P – Pisces
30 SUN 12:47P to 5:14P – Aries
What Is a Void of Course Moon?
For those unfamiliar with the term “Void of Course Moon,” this refers to the period of time the moon is “in between” signs, and it occurs at the same time for everyone (though according to our respective time zones; e.g., if the general V/C Moon occurs a 9 a.m. on the west coast, it is occurring at the same time but 12 p.m. clock time on the east coast.) An example of the moon being in between signs would be, when the moon leaves the sign of Sagittarius and hasn’t yet moved into Capricorn. This period can last a minute or a day. But it is definitely a time during which we chill, take a break — time out. Certainly, actions begun when one’s *Personal* Moon is Void of Course bring unintended consequences.
There are general Void of Course Moon periods, and our personal Void of Course Moon dates and times, which coincide with or precede the general V/C Moon and are important to know and use in conjunction with the general V/C Moon dates and times. Those whose personal Moon is not void of course still have to work within the parameters of the General Void of Course Moon — it just won’t be quite as frustrating. Remember, however, most people have no clue whether their personal Moon is void of course, so we have to operate from the point of view that everyone has to use the rules of a general V/C just to keep things copacetic (if that’s even possible).
The P-V/C Moon is a signal that we are vulnerable to circumstances beyond our control. It would not be the time to take (elective) tests, go on an interview or have *any* important meeting, start any new job, have surgery (unless it is an emergency, of course), and certainly not the time to start a partnership or business, get engaged — let alone married. We should plan nothing, decide nothing in particular, commit to nothing, and purchase nothing. If we do, we should expect the result to be very different than we intended. Relationships begun under a Void of Course Moon go nowhere (especially under our P-V/C Moon).
Any one of the Jim Maynard astrological calendars (at least up to 2013) is extremely useful for planning around general V/C Moon dates and times for the whole year; the dates and times are listed here a month or two at a time. The P-V/C Moon dates and times are available through Energy Influences, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of what can occur during or because of action planned or taken during a Void of Course Moon (V/C Moon) include: in 2000, Al Gore’s nomination for, and acceptance of, the nomination to be the Democrat standard bearer for President and Joe Lieberman’s nomination for Vice President; the 2000 Election Night and the outcomes of various court proceedings related TO the 2000 Election; President Nixon’s nomination for President and also his election in 1972; the Watergate break-in; and President Ford’s swearing in. Among other examples: failed businesses, countless accidents, jobs taken that don’t last, romances that go nowhere, marriages or other partnerships that ultimately fail; as well as major and minor purchases that are major disappointments and repairs that require RE-repair.
Of note, in the 2008 Presidential Election, Barack Obama was nominated by Hillary Clinton to be the 2008 Democratic standard-bearer for President during a V/C Moon, and Joe Biden accepted his nomination to be the Democratic party Vice President during a V/C Moon. On Election Day, Nov. 4th, the Moon was Void of Course until 4:01 p.m. Finally, the *official* time for a new President is 12 Noon EST on January 20th. At that time, in 2009, the Moon was Void of Course; therefore, Barack Obama became President during a V/C Moon.
In terms of its legal significance, Barack Obama was first sworn in at 12:10 p.m. (also during Mercury Retrograde, when communications are often more challenging, and Chief Justice John Roberts misspoke — placing “faithfully” at the end of the sentence rather than correctly before the word “execute”). On January 21st, 2009, at 7:35 p.m. (the Moon was not Void of Course) then-President Obama re-took the Oath from Justice Roberts. Arguably, the lack of support from Moon (extrapolated to Congressional support) the original swearing in caused the bulk of President Obama’s “agenda” to be stopped in its tracks and otherwise definitely made it much more difficult for him to garner minimal support for fulfillment of various “change” issues in his first term.
President Obama’s swearing in for his second term, on January 20, 2013, at approximately 11:50 a.m. EST, was in a Taurus Moon; thus, not in a V/C Moon, nor was he in a P-V/C Moon. This will ostensibly give him more lunar (and Congressional) support for some of what he intends to accomplish in his final term in office.