The transit (moving) Moon is the fastest moving of all of the planets, zipping through all 12 Zodiac signs in under 1 month. It aspects all of the other transit planets as it does, and it also does one other thing: goes void-of-course!
This happens every 1-3 days. and can really hit us strongly. But what does it mean?
What is the void-of-course Moon?
The Moon is void-of-course when it makes the last major aspect to another of the transit planets in the sign it's currently touring. This lasts until the Moon moves into a new Zodiac sign. It's usually a few hours, but can last a day depending on how early or late the other planets are in their respective Zodiac signs.
This is the most commonly-used definition for the void-of-course Moon; there are a few others but they're generally not used much. If you use a Moon calendar that includes void Moon periods, it’s this one that is used.
In general, this is a time when energy slows and we don't want to get much done. When we do work on something, it tends to be something we've already started and need to finish up rather than something brand new. But the void-of-course Moon can operate a little differently depending on the sign it's in.
The Void-of-Course Moon in the Zodiac Signs:
In Aries, we may need to give our bodies a rest, but can feel more restless than usual which can cause us to lash out. In Taurus, we can slow down considerably, and likely want more junk food and to be as lazy as possible. In Gemini, our minds may need a rest, but we're more anxious than usual, and stress can get to us.
In Cancer, we need to give ourselves an emotional break, and get some quiet time to comfort ourselves. In Leo, we want time away to be more playful, and can be extra lazy with responsibility, only wanting to enjoy ourselves. In Virgo, we can finish up the little tasks and chores we already started, but may need to schedule a break in the middle so we don't push ourselves too far and burn out.
In Libra, we can crave more peace and quiet, and can find others a little draining, and need more balance and harmony. In Scorpio, we may need a break from the intense stuff we've been dealing with, but can also get stuck in darker feelings and need to work on detaching. In Sagittarius, we may want more time to ourselves, though we can push others away too much, and it can be good for reading.
In Capricorn, we need to finish up little things with our goals or plans, but may be lazy with professional responsibilities and in need of a break if we’re overwhelmed. In Aquarius, we may crave more independence, and can be more rebellious if we haven’t been able to do things our own way. In Pisces, we need lots of extra rest, and some solitude to reflect and recharge.
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