Hearing or saying “it’s just one of those days again…” is mournfully familiar for most people who know this expression refers to either one of two things; describing the feeling of lethargy and low-spiritedness or to the periods in which everything we try to manifest is being obstructed. Void of Course (VOC) is a concept that results in the first feeling and shows causality to the latter.
Whether nothing seems to work in your favor, there is unrealistic decision-making, or you experience chaos within any structure you try to maintain, moments like these can be highly frustrating, confusing, or demotivating. That is why it is essential to be aware of this possibility and consider an improved way to get on with our days.
Whether they lasted a couple of minutes, hours, or a day, many of these periods happened during the Moon’s Void of Course.
By understanding this astrological phenomenon, you can better maneuver through these times and tackle them beforehand by making appropriate decisions based on your knowledge of this subject and understanding the reason behind this collectively shared experience.
Becoming aware of the overall Moon’s connection to our experienced reality, including the concept of VOC, can be very helpful in avoiding low-frequency feelings to dominate your experiences and instead remain at an all-time inner balance with the constantly changing Nature of Life by becoming adaptable, mindful, and more focused on what reality shows instead of feeling like a victim from it.
What is Void of Course
The brilliant astrologer Al H. Morrison spent over 40 years researching, teaching, and writing about this astrological tool of interpretation and describes it as a time within the Moon’s physical course that occurs every couple of days in which it is recommended to avoid any form of manifestation and instead focus on spirituality and non-material concerns.
To understand what this means, let’s first look at some facts about the Moon and Her course.
The Moon is the fastest moving and feminine celestial body that symbolizes our astrology perception and receptivity of reality. She, therefore, rules our emotions and has an influence over the ebbs and flows of life, both internally and externally, which dictate the energetic current we are in and what frequency is primarily being manifested, consciously or not.
She reflects the Sun’s light, the essential source of manifested life on Earth, and thus makes the darkness of the night conscious to shine the light on our subconsciousness.
When this celestial body transitions every ± 2,5 days from one zodiac sign to another, it also changes its element. For example, when the Moon transits from Aries to Taurus, the element changes from Fire to Earth. And from Taurus to Gemini would be from Earth to Air, etc.
Within the five elements of Fire, Air, Earth, Water, and Ether, only the first four make up the construct of our material world. The fifth one, Ether, is an element that holds the space for all others to manifest and thus has an empty, non-material, and spacious nature.
None of the zodiacal signs embody this element, which is why it is the one the Moon goes in when She is in between two of them. Therefore, we are not in the frequency of the ‘manifested world’ but instead in the emptiness of space as a collective.
That is why this nothingness in the consistently manifesting course of the Moon is called a Void.
How long this period of Ether lasts changes at each transition. Yet, with the timetable provided at the end of this article, you can know these periods beforehand.
When the primary element that rules our perception is Ether, we either sub-, un-, or consciously experience a ‘nothingness.’ It is comparable to a little vacation or a step away from the material constructs of reality.
The ongoing nature of our actions and attempt to work within the material realm can cause experiences that relate to the following concepts:
Decisions we make can later turn out to be unrealistic.
Creativity diverges in unexpected directions.
Objects attained through purchase or exchange will either be never or barely used.
Enterprises founded during this time fail after long and costly efforts.
Human judgment is more careless, ignorant, or frail.
Defects and shortages come to light; whatever we ‘want’ seems difficult to create.
Due to our unawareness of this astrological aspect, our daily routines proceed normally yet often require adjustments later in time. Preventing the frustration and loss of energy from these ‘failures’ in life can deeply enhance our confidence in Self because when the reality you create is in more consistent alignment with your dreams and intentions you will find the trust within to see reality clearly and act on it with both your intelligence and intuition. This is the key to manifestation!
The tool of knowing about the Moon’s cycle can be well worth the time to put into your toolbox. And it starts with understanding how and why the Moon rules our perception and subconscious desire and aims.
The purpose found in Void of Course
You can imagine that with the Moon ruling our feelings and subconsciousness during the times She is in a Void of Course on a collective level, we are not tuned into reality 100%, and everyone becomes more prone to feeling detached, spacey, and unanchored. Just as the word ‘void’ suggests, there is no foundation upon any matter.
So now that you are aware of this phenomenon existing, the next step is to realize its purpose.
Ether is the element of space, and to some, this can be interpreted as the element of our Soul, Self, or God that creates the realness of this Universe. The observing factor witnesses the manifestation of material/Earthy elements that keep nature in balance, allow its thriving and sustain the ever-evolving livelihood of organic beings.
To integrate these observations, have an overview of what is true and real, and have a ‘break’ from our constantly moving and changing experience of life, the Moon allows for a space in which we are invited to go inward. This signal is very subtle’ the world remains the same when we are in Void of Course. It is only from our experiences of frustration that it becomes measurable what the true frequency is in those periods.
From this point of view, it is tangible to accept that the Universe has many ways of redirecting and guiding us. And scientifically explained through this phenomenon, the Void of Courses are the Universe’s way of forcing us to take a step back from our manifested world and enter the invisible space of the internal observer.
In astrology, this time is seen as an essential factor in attaining equilibrium between life’s polarities. Self and other, action and integration, or any other form of seemingly opposing truths need to remain in balance to create an expanding Nature symbiotically.
A lack of balance is from a holistic understanding the essential cause to any form of disease. It is why confusion, dissolution, and exhaustion exist in the world.
Yet instead of unwillingly dealing with obstacles and struggle, we can take this time of non-matter as an inspiration to remember the importance of self-care and awareness to keep a balance in life and create harmony between our path and the manifested reality around us.
That is why Al H. Morrison describes his understanding of ‘Void of Course’ as a time best used for subjective, spiritual, and non-material concerns that allow you to go inward.
This time between the Moon’s transition from one element to another is a moment of reflection and insight to best observe the reality you are in and take appropriate steps to manifest into your dreams and visions.
With this knowing, it is recommended to utilize these periods with intention and, if possible, within your current situation during these voids, resort to the following endeavors that allow your subconsciousness to communicate with you:
Prayer and meditation; allow through the silence of your mind, the Soul, subconsciousness, and higher Self to be more present.
Take a nap or have a dream-enriched sleep. During the Void of Courses, many messages, omens, or predictions can come forward.
Lovingly end whatever relation no longer serves you (business-related or personally). Shedding draining or negative energies can release you and raise your vibration, but to do this, you first have to witness what/who holds unhealthy attachments with yourself in your reality.
To enhance the success of your motives and realize your dreams in life, it is recommended to use this beneficial astrological tool for the way you time your actions and consider the needs that help you remain in a position of balance in life.
Avoiding any unnecessary difficulty and instead of strengthening your mindfulness is the most valuable potential this astrological awareness can offer. It’s not there to challenge or provoke you but rather to keep a balance between all five of the elements. We tend to forget/ignore the essential existence of Ether and the nothingness that resides within us as the observer of all things real.
Therefore, in the conclusion of this article’s explanation, the times during which the Moon is in a Void of Course are great for creating headspace and spiritual awareness, and best to avoid filling with any new activities, proposals, exchanges, or any form of manifestation.
Void of Course Moon Calendar 2022 (Eastern Standard Time)