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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  • Reply
    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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        November 25, 2019 at 1:10 pm

        What happens when your western natal chart moon is VOC along with your vedic natal moom which is also VOC?

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          Natalie Walstein / Soulshine Astrology
          November 28, 2019 at 2:56 pm

          Void Moons are most effective when it comes to forecasting. It certainly doesn’t mean that nothing will come of you! It is a tool that is best used for planning ahead, so I wouldn’t worry about looking too far into it in terms of a measure of self-worth.

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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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      Natalie Walstein / Soulshine Astrology
      June 28, 2019 at 7:29 pm

      I would say that’s probably fine then. It’s when it’s your dream home that you want to be cautious (and maybe try to reschedule!).

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        December 26, 2019 at 6:53 pm

        Hi Natalie. I wanted to get back to you about what happened when I signed a rental lease during Moon Void of Course. It worked out in my favor! Its true that it helped me not get tied into the lease! What happened was that my 6 month lease is almost up, and I am moving in a few months out of the area. I asked my property manager if I could just go month to month after the lease is up because I am moving out of the area in a few months and she said yes no problem at all! So when I signed it, I knew I didn’t want to be bound by it, and that turned out to be true! I will be fulfilling the initial lease but after that I’m free! And this is for a company that always has leases. Just wanted to let you know what happened. Thanks for your kind responses.

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    November 28, 2019 at 3:54 am

    I received a signed job offer during void moon, I waited until the moon returned to its normal course, I accepted and signed it but I don’t know if the manager signed it during the void moon though. I haven’t heard anything yet from the company, of course it’s been two days only but it seems off. I will send an email to the manager but I wonder if this won’t have the results I wished for, I really need this job.

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      Natalie Walstein / Soulshine Astrology
      November 28, 2019 at 2:58 pm

      Remember that there is a divine plan at play that is bigger than you, whatever is truly meant for you will not pass you by, and it’s best not to worry about things that are outside of your control. As long as you did your best and observed the Void Moon on your side, then it’s up to the universe now. Although I’m not sure where you are located, keep in mind it is a holiday week so hiring can be a bit slower.

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    December 23, 2019 at 4:05 am

    I made the decision to buy a house (as an investment) during VOC, I put the deposit and signed contract after VOC though. Will this affect the investment’s profit? The purchase procedure was more prolonged than expected and there were issues with the bank but I completed the purchase. Now I’m so worried about the profit of this investment, what is your opinion on this? Thank you very much for your time

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      Natalie Walstein / Soulshine Astrology
      December 26, 2019 at 5:27 pm

      I’m assuming this is something you were probably thinking about quite a bit before making the decision, so I wouldn’t worry about it too much!

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    April 14, 2020 at 6:32 am

    Hi. I have been looking for a new job for a while and finally got an interview that is scheduled during Moon Void of Course. I tried to ask for a different time, but they said that was the only time available. Does this mean that this job won’t work out for me? I feel so bummed that it is scheduled during Moon Void of Course. Is it guaranteed this job won’t work out for me because Moon will be Void of Course for the interview? There is nothing I can do about rescheduling it. Thanks for any input you have regarding this. All the websites say to avoid scheduling a job interview during that time, but is that realistic? Most often, you are told when to come to an interview and you have no choice. It annoys me that everyone says just avoid going to a job interview at all during Moon Void of Course. Yeah, but what if you have been looking for a job for a long time and that is the only time you can go to the interview? Often you can’t control life or when things are scheduled. I wish more could be written on working with Moon Void of Course energies when important things are scheduled during that time and you have no control over when they are scheduled. Sometimes I wish I didn’t know about Moon Void of Course. I think I would worry less and maybe go with the flow of life more. :)

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      Natalie Walstein / Soulshine Astrology
      April 14, 2020 at 8:55 am

      Hi Elizabeth! I understand your concern, however, a Void Moon during your interview could simply mean that even if you get the job, it’s not likely to last a long time or contribute to the big picture of your life other than paying your bills for a while which is not such a bad thing. Try not to overthink it! If you want a new job, you’ll need to put yourself out there, so even if this is just practice it’ll still be valuable. I like to think that astrology helps us see that everything happens for a reason and that the Universe knows where it’s taking us – we just need to trust!

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    July 14, 2020 at 3:23 am

    Hi Natalie, you have a lot of good content here. I have a question about yesterday’s void moon. So l thought about being an auto broker a while ago and looked into the logistics of it. However, during the void moon yesterday. Opportunities arouse and the ideas were plenty. I started making plans and discussing with future business partners my desires. Last night l was about to invest money into this dream career and then l thought to check to make sure the moon was not void. Unfortunately, it was void so now l am not sure if l should ever move forward with this idea or maybe just not right now. But when? Would it ever be possible to move forward with this action? Oh by the way, before l knew that a void moon existed, l got married on a void moon. Currently separated and pending a divorce. Just thought that was funny because this universe makes me smile :) Namaste

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      Natalie Walstein / Soulshine Astrology
      July 15, 2020 at 11:09 am

      Hi Erica! Wow, very interesting about your Void Moon marriage. Of course it’s possible to move forward – if it is still feeling like a good idea to you and you’ve thought it all through, just aim for a time when the moon is not void and you should have better luck. :)

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    August 13, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    I love this post. Very helpful. May I ask your opinion on something- would meeting up with an ex to talk about things/feelings be bad or good during a void moon? I don’t believe we will make any solid decisions to make up or stay broken up, We just want to meet up and talk about what went wrong and how we feel etc. we planned this last week already. I’m antsy about waiting any longer, but if we still meet up tomorrow and it goes well, I’m scared everything we say to eachother won’t stick. The moon is void almost all day tomorrow unfortunately. Also… we broke up during a void moon a month ago. Haha.

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      Natalie Walstein / Soulshine Astrology
      August 14, 2020 at 4:07 pm

      Void Moons can be really positive for reflection work so you can integrate and process something on your own, but as you said, not always ideal if there is a desired outcome that you have in mind for the future that you want to stem from this.

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