Void of Course Moon Dates/Times – January and February 2021

It is always my intention to post these dates and times by no later than the 2nd of each month; however, there are sometimes when circumstances out of my control that make it impossible to do so. In such events, please refer to Llewellyn’s Astrological Calendar for the current year, which can be purchased at www.Llewellyn.com

Each month, when the day’s Moon Sign is the same as your Moon sign, your emotional well-being is rejuvenated for the month.  When the Moon Sign is in the same Sign as your Sun sign, that’s your time to shinetake in the warmth and regeneration of your Energy. Take the opportunity to express your highest self for the good of all and not to your detriment. (Also Stay Aware of when we’re also in a Mercury Retrograde cycle — dates are listed on this site.)

When the Moon transits each Constellation/Sign, you can use “Moonlinks Messages” to get a sense of the current Moon Sign’s Energy Influences before it goes Void of Course (also click on the Void of Course Moon link for those dates and times). See Moonlinks Messages on the Facebook page for SwimmingInYourBrain by Elle Simon.

Learning about the Void of Course Moon and your Personal Void of Course Moon dates and times (pages 84-85 of Swimming In Your Brain) adds a greater sense of control over the outcomes of your intentions on the days you don’t have support from the Moon.  You can also begin learning to interpret the movement of each Moon sign through your natal/birth chart, using the example on pages 72-74 of Swimming In Your Brain.  A signed copy can be purchased on the Home Page of this website.

(Note: The dates and times posted  below for the Void of Course Moon are Pacific time and gathered from Llewellyn’s 2021 Daily Ephemeris & Aspectarian 2020-2022, which can be purchased at www. Llewellyn.com)

Saturday, January 2, 2021
2:00P V/C Moon to 2:00P Virgo Moon

4  Monday, Moon 1:34P to 9:42P Libra Moon

6  Wednesday, V/C Moon 9:56P to Thursday 12:53A Scorpio Moon

8  Friday, V/C Moon 5:59P to Saturday 3:15A Sagittarius Moon

10 Sunday, V/C Moon 10:29A to Monday 5:30A Capricorn Moon

12 Tuesday, New Moon 9:00P 24 Capricorn V/C Moon 11:22P to
      Wednesday 8:44A Aquarius Moon
     (Before or after this V/C Moon set your Intention for this 9p New Moon cycle,
       to be achieved by the next New Moon cycle on Feb. 11 at 11:06A)
NOTE:  Jan. 14th Thursday, V/C Moon 1:28A to Friday, Jan. 15, 2:17P Pisces Moon
17 Sunday, V/C Moon 7:44P to 11:07P Aries Moon

19 Tuesday, Jan. 19, the SUN enters Aquarius: 12:40P

20 Wednesday, V/C Moon 12:29A to 10:57A Taurus Moon

22 Friday, V/C Moon 1:28P to 11:43P Gemini Moon

24 Sunday, V/C Moon 11:17P to Monday, 10:52A  Cancer Moon

27 Wednesday, V/C Moon 9:55A to 6:54P Leo Moon

28 Thursday, Leo Full Moon: 11:16A

29 Friday V/C Moon 5:53P to Saturday, 12:02A Virgo Moon

1  Monday, V/C Moon 3:10A to 3:25A Libra Moon

2 Tuesday, V/C Moon 10:15P to Wednesday 6:15A Scorpio Moon

4  Thursday (Balsamic Moon 9:37A at 5 Degrees Scorpio 45 Minutes)
     What is it that you must let go of or release to reach your goal by
     the next New Moon on Feb. 11 at 11:06a?

5 Friday, V/C Moon 1:20A to 9:16A Sagittarius Moon

6 Saturday, V/C Moon 10:16P to Sunday, Feb.7th at 12:52P Capricorn Moon

9 Tuesday, V/C Moon 9:22A to 5:20P Aquarius Moon

11 Thursday, V/C Moon 11:06A to 11:23P Pisces Moon
      New Moon: 11:06A 22Aquarius28:
      After the V/C Moon set your Intention for this New Moon Cycle
      which ends March 13 when the next New Moon Cycle begins at 2:21a.

12 Friday, the Lunar New Year at 25 Degrees  Aquarius 58 Minutes
13 Saturday, V/C Moon 11:29P to Sunday, Feb. 14 at 7:54A Aries Moon

16 Tuesday, V/C Moon 4:17P to 7:12P Taurus Moon

18  Thursday (the SUN enters the Sign of Pisces at 2:44A)
       V/C Moon 11:28P to Friday 8:04 Gemini Moon
19 Friday, Crescent Moon: What is the Foundation you must lay to reach your goal 
       for this New Moon Cycle? Address this before or after the V/C Moon from
       2:28a to the 8:04a Gemini Moon

21 Sunday, V/C Moon 10:39a to 7:53p Cancer Moon

23 Tuesday, V/C Moon 8:54p to Wednesday, 4:23A Leo Moon

25 Thursday, Venus enters the Sign of Pisces at 5:11A

26 Friday, V/C Moon 3:32a to 9:07p Virgo Moon

27 Saturday, Virgo Full Moon 12:17a – What has come to fruition that you
      must incorporate into your being?

28 Sunday, V/C Moon 7:58a to 11:17a Libra Moon

*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 began 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 through 2020) 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.

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 the 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 ostensibly gave him more lunar (and Congressional) support for some of what he intended to accomplish in his final term in office. President Obama accomplished a great deal, and one could say the persevering nature of the Taurus Moon under which he was sworn into Office (and the fixed and loyal nature of his Leo Sun) enabled President Obama to accomplish a great deal in spite of obstructionists in the Republican party attempting to block his efforts throughout his 8 years in office.