The Moon represents the emotional flow. When the Moon walks in the front door of a sign, she “wakes up” that sign’s energy. Then she will engage in aspects with other planets and temporarily take on their energies. Once she has checked in with every planet she’s going to, she’s off duty. She’s done. She’s disconnected from the rest of the planets, a.k.a. void of course for the rest of the time she’s in that sign.
The VOC period can last as little as a few seconds or more than two days, depending on how the rest of the planets are situated in their respective signs. The VOC period ends when the Moon enters a new sign.
As above, so below!
Void of course = off course. The train has left its track— and it will tend to go in the same direction and back onto the track you intended if you just leave it be. But if you push it too hard, it can go off your intended track and end up on another track– one you didn’t intend. You have little power to influence the track your boxcar ends up on (no steering mechanism). That’s why you’ll probably do well to take a “time out” from the big actions and decisions when the Moon is VOC.
My free astrology calendar includes Moon void of course times.
Check my astrology calendar for the Moon VOC before you send an important email, make a date, or launch an ad campaign!
Pro tip: you can use the Moon VOC to make plans that you don’t really want to keep. My friend Lynn mails her tax returns when the Moon is void of course! She says it helps her avoid an audit.