Void of Course Moon – November/December 2019

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

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 from the 2019 Jim Maynard Astrological Calendars.)

2   Sat. 10:46p to Sun. 3:16a Aquarius
5   Tue. 6:37a to 3:08p Pisces
7   Thur. 5:13p to Fri. 3:49a Aries
10 Sun. 6:00a to 3:18p Taurus
12 Tue. Full Moon 5:34a 19Taurus52
     V/C Moon 7:48a to Wed. 0:46a Gemini
15 Fri. 3:40a to 8:15a Cancer
17 Sun. 12:14p to 1:57p Leo
19 Tue. 1:11p to 5:54p Virgo
Note: Wed. Nov. 20 11:12a Mercury goes Direct
21 Thur. 7:31p to 8:20p Libra
23 Sat. 6:49p to 9:58p Scorpio
25 Mon. 9:30a to Tue. 0:11a Sagittarius
28 Thur. 2:50a to 4:33a Capricorn
29 Fri. 7:57p to Sat. 12:13p Aquarius

2 Mon. 4:27a to 11:11p Pisces
5 Thur. 0:15a to 11:44a Aries
7 Sat. 7:01a to 11:29p Taurus
9 Mon. 5:12p to Tue. 8:47a Gemini
11 Wed. Full Moon 9:12p 19 Gem 52
     Wed. V/C Moon 9:12p to Thur. 3:23p Cancer
14 Sat. 7:57a to 7:56p Leo
16 Mon. 2:10p to 11:16p Virgo
19 Thur. 0:07a to 2:04a Libra
21 Sat. 3:45a to 4:57a Scorpio
22 Sun. 7:27p to Mon. 8:34a Sagittarius
25 Wed. 3:18a to 1:45p Capricorn
     New Moon 9:13p 4Capricorn07  
     Annular Solar Eclipse 8Capricorn12
27 Fri. 1:03p to 9:21p Aquarius
30 Mon. 2:24a to 7:41a Pisces

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.

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 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.