Problem: quieting the mind chatter – sometimes it’s really hard!
Solution: when possible, plan your meditation for when the Moon is ‘void of course’ (Moon voc). I’ll explain what that is later, in case you care. The point is, these are the periods when emotional concerns are at the lowest point, so it is much easier to clear your mind.
If you are like me you meditate at a regular time and frequency, and most of the time this won’t coincide with Moon voc. When you can take advantage of this, you could receive some real insight.
Take a look at table below. You will see that the voc periods last from minutes like on July 20th , to a day or so. See the definition for Moon v/c below the table.
Void of Course Moon for July 2010
Void Begins Void Ends
03 Jul 04:18 am PDT 03 Jul 06:45 am PDT
05 Jul 02:25 pm PDT 05 Jul 05:30 pm PDT
07 Jul 11:10 pm PDT 08 Jul 00:51 am PDT
10 Jul 03:17 am PDT 10 Jul 04:38 am PDT
12 Jul 04:49 am PDT 12 Jul 05:54 am PDT
14 Jul 03:23 am PDT 14 Jul 06:15 am PDT
16 Jul 06:46 am PDT 16 Jul 07:25 am PDT
18 Jul 07:26 am PDT 18 Jul 10:43 am PDT
20 Jul 04:44 pm PDT 20 Jul 04:49 pm PDT
22 Jul 09:52 pm PDT 23 Jul 01:40 am PDT
25 Jul 07:21 am PDT 25 Jul 12:39 pm PDT
27 Jul 08:47 pm PDT 28 Jul 01:00 am PDT
29 Jul 08:44 pm PDT 30 Jul 01:42 pm PDT _______________________________________
The term void of course refers to the period between the Moon making its last major aspect with another planet in the current sign, and the time it enters the next sign.
The Moon is our emotional activator. When it makes a hard aspect with Saturn for example, there is background energy about security, 'the rules', etc. When it is not making any aspects to other planets, the mental static is at a minimum.
What it’s good for: Meditation. Taking a break from intense activity, music, reading etc. Here's a sneaky trick: If you need to have a meeting where nothing gets resolved this is the time. Conversely, if you need resolution avoid voc times if you can.
What it’s not good for: With some exceptions, this is not the time to start a project that needs specific results. These are periods lacking focus, so we tend to miss important details.
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