Void of Course (VOC) Moon: What is it?
The term VOC refers to the condition of the Moon between the moment it performed the last major aspect with another planet in its current sign and the moment of stepping into the next sign. It is generally accepted that doing anything that requires a positive outcome is unfavourable.
It is not a good time for starting new projects, a new relationship, or making life or major decisions.
In business, that includes: sending emails or faxes, applying for a job or consulting assignment, asking for favours, starting a lawsuit or a business, announcing anything (e.g. new product), buying assets or important items such as a car, a property, etc. Meetings held during this period are usually unproductive, so be careful!
The basic rule is: when you want something to happen, a situation to move ahead and be successful, avoid the VOC periods.
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The Void of Course (VOC) Guidelines
These guidelines can be used to your advantage if you understand how to use them.
In business, the VOC periods are not great when trying to meet targets, close sales or drive for results. Let’s say you were negotiating and needed additional time to allow information to arrive or be verified, have a catch-up or ‘state of the nation’ meeting but do not make any decisions. They are best used for catching up with routine activities that do not require much focus: emails, reading, reviewing correspondence etc.
This period is great for doing deep personal work; relaxing, reflecting, meditation, nourishing your soul and rejuvenating your spirit! Step back, take a little time out, focus, breathe, still your mind and be present.
You will notice that the VOC period can vary from a few minutes to several hours to a couple of days. There is no particular pattern, and the universe doesn’t work that way.
Many of you are already familiar with the term Mercury Retrograde. This is another cycle that most people understand is a time when communication seems to go somewhat crazy! When you get Mercury Retrogrades and VOC Moons occurring at the same time, it’s a double whammy…take a break from forging ahead: stop and think, create, slow down and connect with your intuition…meditate, contemplate, then as the planets go the right way…act in a focused manner.
For Mercury Retrogrades periods and interpretations, please go to Mercury Retrograde Periods 2023