Moon Magic

Working with Void Moons

Want to know the quickest & most efficient way to maximize your time in your life + career? 
AVOID the VOID. And by that, I mean the Void Moon. You may have seen me mention in my posts or forecasts that these are the absolute worst times to move forward on productive tasks.

But what does this really mean, and why does it happen? In this post, I’m going to take a moment to lay it all out for you so you can understand this strange phenomenon on a more practical level and learn to use Void Moons to your advantage in your life + career.


What is a Void Moon?

A Void Moon is actually a shorter phrase for a ‘Void of Course’ moon. As the moon moves into a new sign in the zodiac every 2.5 days or so, there is an energy break in between signs when the moon is not making any “aspects” or connections with any of the other planets.

You see, the Moon is like a big, magical satellite. Normally, it reflects the energies from the other planets and zaps them down to us on Earth… except during a Void Moon! It’s usually up to the Moon to trigger events in our lives and move us forward, but during a Void Moon there is no energy to trigger the events along. It’s like all that energy is just floating in space!

A Void Moon can last anywhere from 20 minutes to 20+ hours depending on the current configuration of the planets in relation to the Moon, and during this time, plans tend to go awry.

Launches or presentations fall flat, your meetings go nowhere (or worse, you end up getting stood up!), shopping trips result in a trip back to the ‘Returns’ desk or coupons can get denied, and it is generally quite difficult to move forward in a productive manner on most things you’re working on, unless it has to do with following a normal routine, cleaning up or decluttering, or finishing up something you’ve already started.

For instance, I no longer allow my astrology readings to be scheduled during Void Moons because there almost always tends to be scheduling issues or miscommunications. Since I want my astrology readings to be as helpful & powerful as possible, I skip the Void Moons at all costs!


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How to Work with Void Moons

Obviously, it’s important to know about Void Moons, because if you have a lot going on in your life + career, you can’t really afford to spend your time doing things that won’t matter in the long run.

So, what are you supposed to do instead?

Generally, Void Moons are actually very GOOD times for going within and meditating, brainstorming ideas, journaling, resting, or taking a long lunch to casually catch up with established friends or family (since there is usually no special agenda present in these types of interactions).

Look at Void Moons as a permission slip to take off work early for the day, have an extra long morning coffee break, or give yourself the go ahead to move on to something more relaxing instead of pushing through a project that probably won’t end up working out that day anyways.

Void Moons can also be good for following a normal maintenance routine, and that includes cleaning or straightening up (since those things have to be done every day anyways), as well as traveling by bus, plane or any other form of transportation that runs on a set schedule the driver already follows every day.

The good news about Void Moons is that you no longer have to beat yourself up when things aren’t going your way! It really proves that not so great things happen to all of us for a reason, and NO ONE is exempt from this blow at our attempts to seem ‘perfect’ and like we have it all together all the time (it just isn’t true, anyways!).

You just don’t want to plan anything important on or during the Void Moon… and that includes advertising promotions, client meetings, shopping trips for big ticket items, trying to make major decisions, committing to new things, working on scheduling, or planning or discussing a new project you have high hopes for. Even if something seems like a good idea at the time, chances are these types of ventures won’t have the extra oomph behind them to help it turn into a successful reality.


So, how can you find out when the moon will be void?

>> You can follow along with ALL of the Void Moon times for your time zone & the signs they occur in by signing up to download your free monthly Moon Calendar here! ✨


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    January 7, 2018 at 10:24 am

    So fascinating. I had planned to send a pitch email to a magazine this Tuesday but I see now that there is a void moon from 11 am to 3 pm (ish) that day. Would you still send it before 11, or is it not a good idea in case the recipient opens and reads it during the void moon time?

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      Natalie Walstein / Soulshine Astrology
      January 7, 2018 at 10:27 am

      Ooh, yes. You could do it before 11! It’s just not the best for starting/sending things. For example, I never schedule readings during a Void Moon and I don’t post to social media either because it usually won’t have the effect I’m hoping for! But anytime before/after the void time is usually okay – 11-3 pm is a fairly short one so it should be fine. Good luck! :)

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    February 22, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    I forgot today had a void mood and learned a portion of a dance I wanted to use for an audition for a talent agency. Did i ruin the dance and its energy? Should I now find a new dance to audition for the talent agency with??

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      Natalie Walstein / Soulshine Astrology
      February 22, 2018 at 6:56 pm

      Hi Daisy! Avoiding void moons is more important when it comes to making on a whim decisions of completely new things you want to start. It sounds like you were already planning to audition anyway, right? So if you like the dance, it should be fine! I have mainly just decided not to plan meetings or workshops on those days, but I’ve also had days where I am able to wrap up a lot of old projects and get a lot done because nothing else is distracting me like it usually would be. Today I also found a solution to a problem I had for a long time. So, all this to say, use it to your discretion! I prefer to use it for planning things in advance and simmering on ideas I’ve already come up with before the void moon started which it sounds like you have done when working on your audition.

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    May 15, 2018 at 8:51 am

    Hi, is it ok to travel/take a flight on the moon VOC? i’m scheduled to fly home after almost 9 months, would you suggest changing the travel day to a non moon VOC date, i.e the next day? It’s a connecting flight with a relatively short gap between changing planes so am a bit concerned!

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      Natalie Walstein / Soulshine Astrology
      May 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

      Hi Minoo! Yes, that is okay, because the plane flies on a set schedule and it’s part of the pilot’s routine to fly the plane. It may not be a good idea to book a flight during a void moon, however, because your travel plans may end up changing.

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    Camille THOMAS
    December 28, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Thank you so much for this article. I’m very new in all the astrological things, and your blog is clear, really helpful. I’ve just received the january calendar, gonna print it to follow me the all next month.
    Thank you for your amazing job, from France :)

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    June 27, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Hi. What is your opinion of signing a house rental lease during Moon Void of Course that you really don’t want to be bound by anyway? I am required to sign a lease but would prefer to just rent it without a lease and have freedom from it, so maybe its good to sign the lease during Moon Void of Course? I already know this place will be a short term only place. It is not a place I will be staying long term. It is just the best I can find for now and a lease is required. What is your opinion of signing important documents like lease during Moon Void of Course that you don’t want to be bound by. Thank you for your time!

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