Moon Void of Course (v/c)

Moon void of course

What does Moon void of course (VOC) mean?

The Moon represents the emotional flow, the “Mood” of the day, the nature of our day-to-day human interactions.

When the Moon walks in the front door of a sign, it “stirs up” that sign’s energy. As the Moon proceeds through the sign, it will engage in aspects with the Sun and other planets and temporarily take on their energies. Once the Moon has checked in with every planet it’s going to, it’s off duty. Done. For the rest of the time the Moon is in that sign, the “mood” is disconnected from the rest of the planets, a.k.a. void of course.

What should you do when the Moon is VOC??

You may notice a “drifty” quality to your interactions when the Moon is void of course. Void of course = off course. I see it as a cosmic time-out or resting period. A musical rest  before the next harmony begins.

When the Moon is VOC, the “mood 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.

How long does it last?

Depending on how the rest of the planets are situated in their respective signs, the VOC period can last as little as a few seconds or more than two days. The VOC period ends when the Moon enters a new sign.

How do I know when the Moon is void of course?

My free astrology calendar includes Moon void of course dates and times.void of course moon calendar

The Moon VOC is a good time to

  • Catch up on paperwork and bills
  • Clear your desk, organize your space
  • Take care of routine business and tasks
  • Recharge your battery
  • Turn inward and let it drift….

Moon VOC is NOT such a good time to

  • Send a marketing blast
  • Begin a social media promotion
  • Make an important decision, purchase, or announcement
  • Meet a new client
  • Apply for a job
  • Meet someone for the first time
  • Try something for the first time
  • Have an important medical appointment

Check my Moon void of course calendar before you send an important email, make an appointment, or launch an ad campaign! Get a 2022 astrology calendar on all your fave devices.

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.

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  • Molly Gauthier
    2019-09-07 08:22:45
    Hi Beverly! Welcome and thanks for commenting!! We have had some long VOCs lately, so it's kind of unavoidable to run into this situation. But it's not something to get really worried about. Moon VOC is not a major dealbreaker, and you may not notice it at all in these client relationships... Or you may notice a "drifty" quality to your interactions with them, that you end up accomplishing something other than you thought you were going to when you first met. And that is not necessarily a negative thing! If you have not made it official with these clients yet, then signing paperwork at a different time can set a new energetic tone. Good luck!!
  • Beverly
    2019-09-07 02:40:59
    Hi Molly, Do you think its possible to reverse the effects of a void of course moon? More specifically- Recently I went on sales calls to new clients & agencies during a void of course moon w/out realizing it because I was travelling & on the road and didn't have the time to check. I put in an extra long day, as I was in a new territory & really wanted to meet w/as many potential clients as I could. Are these relationships doomed now that I 1st met them under a void of course moon or could I visit with them again, under more favorable astro-energy & perhaps reverse the void's influence or somehow imprint new energy on the relationship? Just wondering what you think- Beverly