Void of Course Moon – April-May 2016
(Pacific Time/Based on Jim Maynard Astrological Calendars)
1 FRI 9:39A to 6:37P – Aquarius
3 SUN 4:16P to 10:46P – Pisces
5 TUE 3:33A to 11:46P – Aries
7 THU 7:56A to 11:10P – Taurus
Thu. 4:24A New Moon 18° Aries 04′
9 SAT 2:49A to 10:59P – Gemini
11 MON11:57A to TUE 1:07A – Cancer
13 WED 8:59P to THU 6:53A – Leo
Wed. 8:59P First Q Moon 24° Cancer 39′
16 SAT 10:48A to 4:23P – Virgo
18 MON 5:29A to TUE 4:24A – Libra
20 WED 11:13P to THU 5:17P – Scorpio
Thu. (no V/C) Full Moon 10:24P 2° Scorpio 31′
23 SAT 2:46P to SUN 5:46A – Sagittarius
26 TUE 8:51A to 4:54P – Capricorn
29 FRI 0:07A to 1:47A – Aquarius
Fri. 8:29P Last Q Moon 10° Aquarius 13′
30 SAT 7:56P to SUN, May 1, 7:33A – Pisces
1 SUN V/C to 7:33A – Pisces
2 MON 10:08P to TUE 10:04A – Aries
4 WED 9:17P to THU 10:10A – Taurus
6 FRI 7:10P to SAT 9:34A – Gemini
Fri. 12:29P New Moon 16° Taurus 41′
8 SUN 9:15P to MON 10:24A – Cancer
11 WED 0:34A to 2:32P – Leo
13 FRI 10:02A to 10:52P – Virgo
Fri. 10:02A First Q Moon 23° Leo 21′
16 MON 2:20A to 10:33A – Libra
18 WED 8:23A to 11:30P – Scorpio
21 SAT 4:40A to 11:48A – Sagittarius
Sat. 2:14P Full Moon 1° Sagittarius 14′
23 MON 8:37A to 10:34P – Capricorn
25 WED 6:11P to THU 7:27A – Aquarius
28 SAT 1:19P to 2:06P – Pisces
30 MON 4:10P to 6:09P – Aries
1 WED 8:42A to 7:46P – Taurus
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, email@example.com.
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.