Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
View your shopping cart Shopping Cart | My Account | Help | Become a Fan on Facebook Become a Fan | Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us | Watch Us on YouTube Watch Us | Subscribe to our RSS Feeds Subscribe
Browse ProductsAuthorsArticlesBlogsEncyclopediaNewslettersAffiliate ProgramContact UsBooksellers
Advanced Search
LLEWELLYN JOURNAL
Article Topics
List of Articles
RSS Data Feeds
Mission Statement
Use of Our Articles
Writers' Guidelines

Email Exclusives
Sign up to receive special offers and promotions from Llewellyn.

Get the Latest Issue of New Worlds

July/August 2015 Issue

New Worlds Catalog

Get the FREE app for your tablet and mobile device. Now available in the iTunes Store and the Google Play Store

Also available as a PDF File.

Click for more information about New Worlds or to receive issues via mail.


The Llewellyn Journal
Print this Article Print this Article

Moon Void-of-Course

This article was written by Kim Rogers-Gallagher
posted under Astrology

The Moon makes a loop around the Earth in about twenty-eight days, moving through each of the signs in two-and-a-half days (or so). As she passes through the thirty degrees of each sign, she “visits” with the planets in numerical order by forming angles, or aspects, with them. Because she moves one degree in just two to two-and-a-half hours, her influence on each planet lasts only a few hours, then she moves along. As she approaches the late degrees of the sign she’s passing through, she eventually reaches the planet that’s in the highest degree of any sign, and forms what will be her final aspect before leaving the sign. From this point until she actually enters the new sign, she is referred to as void-of-course, or void.

Think of it this way: The Moon is the emotional “tone” of the day, carrying feelings with her particular to the sign she’s “wearing” at the moment. After she has contacted each of the planets, she symbolically “rests” before changing her costume, so her instinct is temporarily on hold. It’s during this time that many people feel “fuzzy” or “vague”—scattered, even. Plans or decisions we make now will usually not pan out. Without the instinctual “knowing” the Moon provides as she touches each planet, we tend to be unrealistic or exercise poor judgment. The traditional definition of the void Moon is that “nothing will come of this,” and it seems to be true. Actions initiated under a void Moon are often wasted, irrelevant, or incorrect—usually because information is hidden or missing, or has been overlooked.

Although it’s not a good time to initiate plans, routine tasks seem to go along just fine. However, this period is really ideal for what the Moon does best: reflection. It’s at this time that we can assimilate what the world has tossed at us over the past few days.

On the lighter side, remember that there are other good uses for the void Moon. This is the time period when the universe seems to be most open to loopholes. It’s a great time to make plans you don’t want to fulfill or schedule things you don’t want to do.

From Llewellyn's 2001 Moon Sign Book. For current-year Moon Sign Book and more Llewellyn almanacs and calendars, click here.


Please note that the use of Llewellyn Journal articles
is subject to certain Terms and Conditions

Whenever I conduct a workshop on mind reading, my students are pleasantly surprised to find that they're already good at reading minds. In fact, they began doing it when they were babies. As a baby, you would have recognized the expressions on people's faces, and knew if someone was likely to be friendly or not. As you grew, these skills continued... read this article
Two Energy Exercises to Empower Yourself
Theurgic Meditation
Ghost Hunting vs. Paranormal Investigation
Turn Your Dreams Into Reality Every Day
Craft: Wish Bracelet

Most recent posts:
Tarot: Art or Science?
My friend Fordrena Griffith recently asked my opinion: Is tarot reading an art or a science? If science why are not all equal? If an art, what...

Energy Healing for Women
Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Keith Sherwood and Sabine Wittmann, authors of the new Energy Healing for Women. Since 2001 there...

New Decks and Conflicting Information
Not long ago, my friend Joanne Matthew asked me how I would advise people to choose a first deck and what we should do with conflicting information...





Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Calendar Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Calendar
By: Llewellyn
Price: $13.99 US,  $16.99 CAN
Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Datebook Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Datebook
By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $14.99 CAN
The Firebug of Balrog County The Firebug of Balrog County
By: David Oppegaard
Price: $11.99 US,  $13.95 CAN
Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac Llewellyn's 2016 Witches' Spell-A-Day Almanac
Holidays & Lore, Spells, Rituals & Meditations

By: Llewellyn
Price: $11.99 US,  $14.99 CAN
The Child Garden The Child Garden
A Novel

By: Catriona McPherson
Price: $24.99 US,  $28.95 CAN