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Void of Course Moon – August 2016

(Pacific Time/Based on Jim Maynard Astrological Calendars)

August 2016 

1  MON 5:44 to 6:12P  – Leo

2       New Moon 1:44P  10° Leo 58

3  WED 9:13P to THU 0:34A – Virgo

5   FRI 8:20P to SAT 9:57A – Libra

8 MON 10:41A to 9:51P – Scorpio

10 WED 10:22P to THU 10:24A – Sagittarius
      First Quarter Moon 11:21A 18° Scorpio 32′

13 SAT 10:37A to 9:11P – Capricorn

15 MON 7:45P to TUE 4:52A – Aquarius

18 THU 2:26A to 9:34A – Pisces
      Full Moon 2:26A   25° Aquarius 52′

20 SAT 5:21A to 12:18P – Aries

22 MON 4:48A to 2:19A – Taurus

24 WED 12:38P to 4:40P – Gemini
      Last Quarter Moon 8:41P 2° Gemini 22′

26 FRI 5:30P to 8:06P – Cancer

28 SUN 11:23P to MON 1:11A – Leo

30 TUE 9:20P to WED 8:22A – Virgo

SEPTEMBER 1
New Moon and Annular Eclipse of the Sun 2:03A 9° Virgo 21′


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, moonlinks@earthlink.net.

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.