The Moon and Astrology



In astrology, the moon is connected to our emotions and reactions… how we are feeling on a given day may well be influenced by the sign that is visiting the moon… Each sign stays with the moon for up to 2.5 days…. 🙂 

The Moon Void-off-Course: 

There are times throughout the month when the moon isn’t fully immersed in any sign… this is when we say the moon is Void off Course… and when this occurs, we may feel “foggy” and “unfocused” … We may not be sure how we are truly feeling about a situation or a person…. Therefore it is not recommended that we make long-term commitments or important decision’s while the moon is Void off Course…. However there are 4 signs in the zodiac which may prove positive during the Void-off-Course moon… 

Good for Void-Off-Course Moon:

These v/c signs may prove to be quite productive times.

  • Cancer
  • Taurus
  • Sagittarius
  • Pisces…

Opportunity Periods  (thanks to astrologer Jim Shawvan):

There are other periods throughout the month that are known as opportunity periods, when it can prove to be a positive time for most people, however if you have challenging aspects happening within your own chart you may not be able to make use of opportunity periods. 

Thanks to Jim Shawvan present day astrologer, William Lilly 17th century astrologer and Llewellyn’s Daily Planetary Guide for opportunity periods.

Present Moon Sign/Phase/House:

Zodiac series - Cancer Stock Photo - 24477672 Copyright : shamain


  • Date: July 13/14 to July 16 2015
  • Moon Sign: Cancer @ July 14 2:14 am (ET):  July 13 @ 11:14 pm (PT)
  • Moon Phase: 4th
  • Void-off-Course: July 16 @ 7:24 am(ET) 4:24 am (PT) to 10:15 am  (ET)  7:15 am(PT)
  • House(s): 9 & 10th house(s) 9th house of travel and higher learning, 10 th house of  work, career, vocational house and standing within the community. 
  • Opportunity Period: July 15 9:05 pm (ET) 6:05 pm (PT) to 9:55 pm (ET) 6:55 pm (PT) This is a good time to start an important project or to pick up a class in something new. 

What does it all mean?

  • The moon is happy in the sign of Cancer because she rules here. Being sympathetic towards the worries of others is easier, we are more empathetic now. 
  • We can be more nurturing when there is a cancer moon
  • Domestic chores and responsibilities may be easier to do now, in fact some of us may be very happy making our home comfortable and safe
  • Cooking may be fun to do now,  so go ahead and try out that new recipe
  • The more emotionally sensitive of us, may take offense or feel slighted or more vulnerable during the Cancer moon… Caution is advised though, check your facts before you “accuse”. 
  • Some of us may feel needy, while others of us are happy to be the cuddler, helping our loved ones feel secure and in deed needed. Caution is advised that some of us can go over board on the needy thing during this moon period, so be careful if you don’t want to “scare” someone off… 
  • It’s a time for cuddles, caring, good food and just plain old lovings… 🙂 Enjoy..
  • In the 10th house: Focus on the career and getting ahead may be the making or breaking or our emotional selves now. Take care to be disciplined and you could go far in the work place. Accomplishments can happen in your working world now, but take care not to bring your work home… or else run the risk of creating unwanted stress in your domestic situation which in turn will add stress to your working world.
  • This moon sign will have more of an effect on those who have the following in their charts. 
  • Moon in Cancer: (these folk may really feel the influence of the moon, emotions may be close to the surface)
  • Ascendant in Cancer:
  • Sun in Cancer:
  • Sun in Capricorn
  • Sun in Sagittarius
  • Moon in the 4th, 9th or 10th house:
  • Aspects to the Moon or Saturn

The New Moon in Cancer: 

Night background with new moon, stars and clouds hanging Stock Vector - 28033061 Copyright : Ekaterina Garyuk

July 15 2015

The New Moon traditionally is the considered the best time to begin a new project and in some instances a new relationship. This new moon will be in the 4th phase, which is the best time to finish up projects, she will move into the 1st phase on July 16. It is suggested that we plan any new projects, ideas, on the 15th, yet wait until the 16th to actually put those plans, ideas into action. 

  • The new moon will add another layer to the influences listed above. 
  • Folk with strong Cancer influences in their charts, may be very sensitive to the words and actions of others. Taking things personally when it may not have been meant that way. 
  • Interest in improving the home, redecorating, moving furniture around, organizing, or planning a new renovation is probably. 
  • Family ties could be important to some of us now and we may be inspired by something or someone to start up a family tree. 
  • Cooking and children and caring for loved ones is on the agenda
  • This could be a great time to try out a new bbq recipe and have a get together with family and close friends. 
  • Copyright Greta McKenzie Astrology 07/25/2015

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