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:

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  • Date: August 10 to 12 2015
  • Moon Sign: Cancer @ 8:08 am (ET):  5:08 am (PT)
  • Moon Phase: 4th
  • Void-off-Course: August 12 @ 1:44 pm(ET)10:44 am (PT) to  @ 4:52 pm (ET) 1:52 pm(PT)
  • House(s):10th: 9th: House of  higher learning and travel. 
  • Opportunity Period: August 11 10:28 pm (ET) 7:28 pm (PT) to 4:52 pm (ET) 1:52 pm(PT): Roll up your sleeves and get down to work… it’s a great time to get things done. 

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 9th house: Pick up a new study, or continue with one that’s been put aside… We can learn just by listening now. 
  • Old school friends may connect with us again. 
  • Dealings with in-laws likely, and may include changes on the home front to accommodate. 
  • Time to smile and have fun, likely with family
  • Take a mini vacation, likely with family
  • Explore nature with loved ones and good friends
  • Make friends over the internet or start a search for lost family members or a family tree
  • It’s a good time to be positive, so adopt a positive attitude whenever possible… you never know what come your way to cause giggles, a smile or a healthy release of pent-up emotions through a jolly good belly laugh… 😉
  • 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:
    • Mid-heaven in Cancer
    • Sun in Cancer:
    • Sun in Capricorn
    • Moon in the 4th or 9th house:
    • Aspects to the Moon or Capricorn



 Copyright Greta McKenzie Astrology 07/22/2015

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