Void of Course Moon – December
Source: Jim Maynard’s Pocket Astrologer Calendar 2013
1 SUN 5:34P to 10:31P – Sagittarius
3 TUE 7:45P to 10:49P – Capricorn
5 THU 9:31P to 10:53P – Aquarius
7 SAT 4:11A to SUN 0:34A – Pisces
9 MON 1o:41P to TUE 5:06A – Aries
Mon 7:12A First Quarter Moon 17Pi43
12 THU 7:37A to 12:40P – Taurus
14 SAT 6:54P to 10:41P – Gemini
17 TUE 1:28A to 10:17A – Cancer
Tue 1:28A Full Moon 26Ge36
19 THU 8:37P to 10:48P – Leo
22 SUN 5:25A to 11:19A – Virgo
24 TUE 7:54P to 10:17P – Libra
27 FRI 3:00A to 5:58P – Scorpio
29 SUN 5:54A to 9:37A – Sagittarius
30 MON 3:36A to TUE 10:01A – Capricorn
2 THU 3:12A to 9:03A – Aquarius
3 FRI 5:47P to SAT 8:58A – Pisces
What Is a Void of Course Moon?
For those unfamiliar with the term “Void of Course Moon,” it refers to the period of time the moon is “in between” Signs, and it occurs at the same time around the world (though according to respective time zones; e.g., if the V/C Moon occurs a 9 a.m. on the west coast, it is occurring at the same time but 12 p.m. clock time on the east coast, etc.) As an example of the moon being in-between Signs is when the moon leaves the sign of Sagittarius and hasn’t yet moved into Capricorn. This period can last a minute or a day. But it is definitely a time during which people generally need to just chill, take a break – a time out. Certainly, actions begun when one’s *Personal* Moon is Void of Course bring unintended consequences. (See Personal Services, and order your Personal Void of Course Moon Dates/Times: firstname.lastname@example.org)
There are general Void of Course Moon durations and our Personal Void of Course Moon times, which coincide with or precede the general V/C Moon and are important to know and use in conjunction with the General V/C Moon dates and times. The Personal V/C Moon dates and times are based on your birth data. Those whose Personal Moon is not void of course still have to work within the parameters of the General Void of Course Moon because there is no way to know whose Personal Moon is V/C – it just won’t be quite as frustrating. Most people have no clue about the V/C Moon, let alone their Personal V/C Moon, so we have to operate from the point of view that everyone is in V/C, just to keep things copacetic (if that’s even possible).
The Personal V/C Moon is a signal that we are vulnerable to circumstances beyond our control. It would not be the time to take (elective) tests, go for a job interview or have *any* important meeting or start any new job, have surgery (unless it is an emergency), and it is certainly not the time to start a partnership or new business, or get engaged – let alone married. In general, we should plan nothing, decide nothing in particular, commit to nothing, and purchase nothing. If we do, we should expect the result to be very different than we intended. Relationships begun under a Void of Course Moon go nowhere (especially under our Personal V/C Moon). Any one of the Jim Maynard astrological calendars is quite useful for planning around general V/C Moon dates and times for the whole year.
Examples of what can occur during or because of action planned or taken during a Void of Course Moon (V/C Moon) include: in 2000, Al Gore’s nomination for, and acceptance of, the nomination to be the Democrat standard bearer for President AND Joe Lieberman’s nomination for Vice President; the 2000 Election Night and the outcomes of various court proceedings related to the 2000 Election; President Nixon’s nomination for President AND also his election in 1972; the Watergate break-in; and President Ford’s swearing in. Among other examples: failed businesses, countless accidents, jobs taken that don’t last, romances that go nowhere, marriages or other partnerships that ultimately fail; as well as major and minor purchases that are major disappointments and repairs that require re-repair.
Barack Obama was nominated by Hillary Clinton to be the 2008 Democrat standard-bearer for President during a V/C Moon, and Joe Biden accepted his nomination to be the Democrat Vice President during a V/C Moon. On Election Day, November 4th, the Moon was Void of Course until 4:01 p.m. Finally, the *official* time for a new President being sworn in is 12 Noon EST on January 20th, and the Moon was Void of Course. In 2009, that meant Barack Obama became President during a V/C Moon.
He was first sworn in at 12:10 p.m. on the 20th (also during Mercury Retrograde), and Chief Justice John Roberts misspoke – placing “faithfully” at the end of the sentence rather than correctly before the word “execute”). So, on January 21st, 2009, at 7:35 p.m. (the Moon was not Void of Course) then-President Obama re-took the Oath from Justice Roberts. As the world saw, President Obama’s agenda for the four years of his first term was much more difficult to complete. In fact, the GOP vowed to stop everything he attempted, and while they were unsuccessful, there were nevertheless four years of Congressional gridlock, in which legislation and nominations blocked.
While we cannot be certain how (or if) President Obama’s Personal V/C Moon (at the time he was nominated and at the time he accepted the nomination to continue being the standard-bearer for the DNCCC in 2012), will play out over the four years of his final term in office, two things are abundantly clear. His re-election team was deep and worked for 18 months to lay every single strategic assurance that President Obama and Vice-President Biden (who was also under a P-V/C) would win! The Void of Course Moon definitely brings unintended consequences and so many other unwanted results (or non-results) of a V/C Moon. The lesson for us is this: Strategic planning by those around the President), protected and carried him (and the Vice President) to victory.
With respect to Inauguration Day 2013: the V/C Moon on January 20 was not until 1:17 p.m. EST, and the President’s P-V/C wasn’t until the 21st at 6:50 a.m. He took the Oath of Office quietly inside the White House just before noon on the 20th. So, in spite of his P-V/C at the time of his re-nomination, perhaps part of his agenda will be accomplished during his second four-year term.
However, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) began its availability in a Void of Course Moon on October 1, 2013. It remains to be seen how the current version will work in its infancy and how it will be modified to remedy its flaws. One day, most informed people may well begin to appreciate the wisdom of planning when the Moon is not Void of Course, not initiating — let alone implementing — new plans, programs, or projects, not making important appointments for the dates and times of a Void of Course Moon, and not making important decisions during a Void of Course Moon.