Void Moon Management
Void Moon Management can seem fiddly and over the top but it IS worth it. Once you begin to speak the language of astrology, the Moon phases begin to flow in your mind. You get into the rhythm of how every month – or lunar cycle – the Moon waxes and wane, conjoins Uranus, Pluto, Neptune – everything actually – and points in your own chart. By keeping a journal of your dreams and emotions and noting the moon phases, you start to see how you (and others) respond to the different “lunations.”
So a Void Moon can go for a few minutes or a whole day. It is the time between when the Moon makes her last major aspect in one sign and when she enters into the next sign. We are going to work through an example of this below but first of all, why is it even relevant?
Well, some say it’s not. Some people don’t give a stuff about Void Moons. Others say they’re only worthwhile in Horary (which Kim Falconer will be showing you how to to later – it’s ancient and rad) where a question is posed and answered by the chart. If you go to a Horary reading and the Moon is Void, it’s like come back later. Or even that the question should not be asked.
Born with the Moon in Void? Some say you’re a witch or more psychically gifted than others. But the MAIN way to use the Void Moon is to note the lengthy ones and try to work around them. They are not times for starting things, especially rational or business type enterprises. And as they can be weird, it is worth not going with reach-out type impulses at such times. A rabid confessional rant or debt-fueled sudden impulse spend-a-thon? Not during the Void Moon.
If schedules permitted – and i don’t know anyone whose schedule does – the Void Moons would ideally be spent bunking off, pottering, doing Tarot/I-Ching/the Oracle, Yin Yoga, Walking Meditation and intuitively driven activity that does not involve reaching out to other people or committing $$$. It’s almost like if you try too hard during a Void Moon, it goes awry. Calculated conduct can back-fire. But say it’s a Void Moon and realizing that + you can’t concentrate anyway, you decide to go for a walk – serendipity strikes during that walk. Or your instinct is to turn off your phone and do a laundry/wardrobe sorting bender – that evokes the most marvelous insights. Void Moons are Yin not Yang. Receptivity works fabulously well.
Two other things to consider – particularly with the long ones – are the sign/house it is Void in and the planet it went Void off. So work out WHERE in your chart it is going to be and keep that in the back of your beautiful mind. AND notice that Void Moons where the last aspect was a challenging one are sometimes trickier than the “easy” aspects.
You click on your name or the name of anyone on your list of people there – the Stored Astro Data.
You click on Personal Daily Horoscope and in the Top Left Hand corner you click on “Mundane.” “Mundane” does not mean “boring” in this context. It means worldly. The Latin term “anima mundi” means the World Soul. Then you scroll down to Moon – this is just all the daily aspects being made by the Moon – there are usually a LOT which is why you don’t go nuts on these as they are fleeting.
So next to the little Moon symbol, on the 7th line down, it says “voc” which stands for “void of course” and then it has the sign it is void in + how long the Void lasts for. How do you know which planet it has gone “void off” – look at the line right above. THAT is the last aspect before the Void – in this case, a square to Uranus. So i would be anticipating a Void Moon that it is not just long and in the most emotive sign of all – the one ruled by the Moon – but with a zany Uranus edge to it.
Some people would be totally busting to bust out of jail with this – or to smash limitations. It’s NOT a good Void to project as the prison guard or imposer of sanctions but rather to go with the emotional candour and distance. This is just in general, before even applying it to anyone’s chart but you get the point yes?
Looking at the next day, you see the following.
It’s carrying over the Void Moon entry from the previous day but you can also see how it ends with the Moon in Leo. Note also that only the major aspects and planets are taken into account with the Void Moon. Conjunctions, squares, oppositions, trines and sextile. AND not aspects to Eros or other asteroids. Void Moon Management is Old School.
I have heard – but i cannot remember where – that soulmates meet during Void Moons and that fate is somehow more powerful in this phase. Again, this is more likely if you go with the Yin vibe of it. Information tends to flow to you in this time. So don’t sweat the little ones but try to go with the longer ones as potentially Magic Zones.
Image: Neil Welliver