How to work a Void of Course Moon

Divination and Dreams

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ear Miracles: We are coming off a Void of Course Moon in Virgo and I thought it would be a good time to say a few words about what exactly a Void of Course Moon is and how you can work most effectively with it. The Moon is considered “void of course” after it passes the last planet in a given sign and is on its lovely way to the next sign in the zodiacal wheel. So, for instance, since yesterday (1/20/14) the Moon has been Void of Course in the sign of Virgo and around 5pm my time today it will have its first aspect in the sign of Libra officially ending the Void of Course time period.

The Moon goes Void of Course pretty often and these periods can be longish, in the neighborhood of one to two days, or they can be quite brief. When considering how to work with a Void of Course Moon, I usually recommend that folks treat this period in a similar fashion to a Dark Moon. Void of Course moons are small but intense moments when we have the opportunity to engage in deep self-care which really translates to paying attention to what is working and is not working in our lives. It is almost like a Celestial magnifying glass is handed to you but of course you get to decide whether to make use of the time or not.

This IS a time when big movements or decisions can happen — in most presidential elections one party has chosen their nominee during a Void of Course moon (and typically that nominee loses). The first pictures of space were taken during a Void of Course Moon, and generally speaking your psychic senses come out more strongly during this time. Keep on the lookout for negative or unhelpful patterns of thought/speech/behavior as well since they also tend to make cameos during this time.

When considering what ritual vibe is most appropriate for a given Void of Course Moon look at the sign that it is in. For me, with the Moon Void of Course in Virgo, I have been making lists about what needs to be cleaned and organized in my home in preparation for the upcoming Mercury in Retrograde we will all delight in come February. The sign and house that the Moon has gone Void of Course in points the way for magical work during this time and any work you do can yield long-term and lasting results!

magic, miracles: receive my lunar letters

ARRIVING on full moons each month.