The moon is "void-of-course" today until 3:28 p.m.; it's a good time to follow through on matters begun before August 22nd.
The moon is very important astrologically. Because it reflects the light of the sun, it and the sun are known as the two "luminaries". The sun in our natal chart is our core self, our "light". The moon represents our emotional reactions, and therefore our childhood experiences and even past life experiences stored in our subconscious that create the style of our emotional behavior.
The moon in transit serves as an amplifier of whatever energy it is in contact with. So it will transmit to us the energy of the sign it is moving through in combination with whatever planets it aspects. When the transiting moon makes aspects to other planets (connects with them at specific angles: conjunction at zero degrees, sextile at sixty degrees, square at ninety degrees, trine at one hundred and twenty degrees and opposition at one hundred eighty degrees), it signifies events in our lives. Aspects to real time planets are global influences everyone will feel. Aspects to planets of our own natal chart (where the planets were at our specific time of birth) will be more personal. But the moon is a fast mover and generally it will indicate how we feel and our mood toward things.
When the moon, as it is traveling through a sign of the zodiac, has made it's final planetary aspect during its stay in that particular sign, it is said to be "void-of-course" until it enters the next zodiac sign. For example, the moon has been traveling through Capricorn for the last little while and has completed all the aspects to planets it will make while in Capricorn, so until it enters Aquarius at 3:28 p.m. this afternoon, it is "void-of-course". (The moon is void-of-course approximately every two and a half days.)
Especially if you have heightened sensitivity to the moon's activity (such as Cancer ascendant, Cancer sun, Cancer moon, or other prominence of the moon in the natal chart), you may notice that you feel like you've lost access to your internal compass during the void-of-course moon, like you are a little hazy or spaced out.
Pimping the Void-of-Course Moon...
Just as it is natural to rest when it is dark and be active when the sun is shining, we can be aware of the moon's cycles and use them to our best advantage.
When the moon is void-of-course, we may find ourselves feeling spacy or floaty and without direction.
The void-of-course moon is then best used for activities that don't require decision-making, focus, or a specific outcome. Things like reading, relaxing, meditating or taking stock of past experiences, especially from an emotional or feeling perspective are great when the moon is void-of-course. It's good to stick to routine/mundane activities.
Save beginning things and anything you are wanting a specific result from for a time when the moon is making a supporting aspect. Remember the moon's aspects to other planets signify events. The sign that the moon is transiting combined with the energy of the sign of the other planet, the influence of that planet, as well as the nature of the aspect the two are making, determine what aspects support what events. For example, the best time for signing agreements is when the moon is in the waxing phase between new and full in Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces and making a favorable aspect (conjunction, sextile, trine) to Mercury. You would avoid days when the moon is making a stressful aspect (square or opposition) to Mars, Saturn, or Neptune.
So, there you have it! Max this vibe this afternoon and consciously create your life by pimping this void-of-course moon and then bust a rut when she glides into humanitarian and nonconformist sign Aquarius.
Note that on Wednesday 9.14.16 the moon will again be void-of-course from 9:31 a.m. until she enters Pisces at 8:23 p.m. Pisces is where the moon will be for the full moon eclipse on Friday 9.16.16 at 1:05 p.m., and the eclipse (the sun/moon opposition) is the moon's final aspect in Pisces, so then the moon will again be void-of-course right after the eclipse is exact, until she enters Aries at 10:22 p.m. Friday night. So expect to feel that hazy/fuzzy feeling all Friday afternoon after the big energy of the eclipse and then when the moon enters Aries it will feel like "all systems go"! Friday afternoon will be a great time to just sit back and integrate the energies of the eclipse.
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