I’m one of those really thick headed astrologers. Maybe it’s because in my birth chart Mercury (the planet of communication and thought) is in fixed and deliberate Taurus. Or maybe it’s just because I’m Italian. Either way, I can be very obstinate when it comes to making up my mind.
This happens quite often when it comes to astrology and all of its traditional “rules.”
These nuggets of wisdom, when I read about them, never seem real to me until I test them out for myself. That’s what you get when you have a practical, level headed astrologer – I actually think that my healthy skepticism makes me a better one.
So lately I’ve been testing the theory of an astrological phenomenon called the Void of Course Moon.
Basically, the definition of a void moon is when the moon has traveled far enough into its current sign where it’s no longer making any major aspects to another planet in the sky. Old astrological lore warns us that if you begin anything during a void of course moon, absolutely NOTHING will come of it.
So if you start a business during a void moon, or sign an important contract, if you meet someone for the first time hoping that it will be an enduring relationship – and any other scenario you could think of – it will be pointless IF launched during a void of course moon.
Oh, did I mention the moon goes void every few days and can remain void for a period of a few minutes to a day and sometimes even more! So, there are many of us who routinely start important matters during a void moon, and we never know it.
I used to laugh at this astrological teaching – I really did. I would smirk whenever one of my colleagues muttered “I can’t do this right now – the moon is void.”
But then I said to myself, “Ok Maria, you need to test this out before you dismiss it.”