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Hi, I have a query I was wondering if anyone could help me with. I am trying to find out the dates that the Moon is void-of-course for 2003, specifically in July.
I'm not sure how you find this out. I found a list on the net for dates for 2002 but can't find anything for 2003.
Geez, I have no idea where on the Net you would find that info for 2003. Lewellyn puts out an astrological calendar each year (it costs about $12.00 US) and I believe it contains the "void" times. If you're in the US, you can call them at 1-800-theMoon. I forget their website address but if someone else knows, they'll post it.
I get my Moon VOC info from Llewellyn's astrological calendar. And I don't have 2003 yet.
Also see this thread (http://www.tarotforum.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=7230). :)
If you have one or two specific dates in mind for July, I can figure out the void times.
Oh, and by the way, for those who are not familiar with a "void" Moon, it occurs after the last major aspect made by the Moon, meaning the Moon is just hanging out there until it enters the next sign. It can be void for anywhere from a few minutes to more than 18 hours depending on the other planet placements.
I do have Astrology software that will detect the VOC Moon but it seems to work on a case by case basis, rather than printing out a list of dates and times. However the American Ephemeris of the Twenty First Century does publish the dates, times and last aspects of the Moon.
As the Moon passes through a sign in a little over two days the Moon will be VOC roughly every other day. If you have any particular dates in July 2003 in mind I'll extract the material from the ephemeris.
Thanks for offering your assistance with this. The reason I'm keen to find out voc info is that I'm attempting to plan a wedding date. I think I'm losing my mind because every option I come up with has some problem. Anyway, I did hear that it's not wise to get married when the moon is void-of-course (among about 100 other criteria).
I am looking for a Saturday next year (preferably around lunch time) either in February or March OR from mid-May onwards. And, to add to the fun, we wanted to get married sooner in the year, rather than later but my mother is getting married in April and we didn't really want to push in front of her unless there is not other suitable options.
The only date I've come up with that seems remotely ok astrologically is 5 July. Should be fun considering over here in OZ it's the middle of winter.
Any assistance would be GREATLY appreciated. This exercise has REALLY helped me to realise my limitations when it comes to how much I know about astrology. I guess I'm just not sure which factors are more important. 5 July 'feels' ok to me, but it certainly isn't without problems, and maybe there are even more problems that I can't see.
Angela, I've been to Brisbane in winter. Trust me...this is not cold...LOL (said in laughter, as I am in Canada!)
On a more serious note, is there a particular reason you are sorting through astrologiocally specifc dates? I choose mine based on numerology. Perhaps choosing another way to select a date would open up some more possibilities for you.
I see why you are laughing about Brisbane in winter. I have been to Canada in Spring and nearly froze to death. A winter wedding here would be fine, but it's all relative, and people seem to 'feel the cold' here in winter even though it's not actually that cold.
I think the reason I'm looking at the dates from an astrological point of view is because I feel that astrology is an important consideration. I guess if I can't come up with anything that is satisfactory I'll look at other options. We have already been together 4 years so I'm not sure how important the date of our wedding is really. I always thought it would be cool to get married on a full moon, but astrologically I've heard that is isn't a good idea???
Who knows? I think I'll give up!
Originally posted by angela
I always thought it would be cool to get married on a full moon, but astrologically I've heard that is isn't a good idea???
angela Well, this last weekend, the full moon, I went to two weddings. The one on Saturday went fine. The one on Sunday had so many crappy things happen to the couple that I had serious doubts.
Both weddings I stood outside under the moon and asked the Goddess to bless them and protect them in the start of their new lives. It seemed appropriate, especially since I thought I understood that Full moons were good for the start of new things, but not being Wiccan and not one to pay much attention to details of this nature, I could be wrong. Whatever - it felt right, so I did it! I confess I asked especially passionately for the Sunday couple...they seemed to need it more!
I'll check out the Moon on 7/5, which is in Virgo and I'm guessing squares Pluto.
There are oh so many rules about wedding charts that it can make one dizzy, although I don't follow the rules! If you've been together for four years, you've been through two Mars cycles together and you still like each other (lol) that's a good sign. Please don't put too much credence in the wedding chart.
On July 5th at noon in Brisbane the Moon is not void (it won't go void until 2:16 PM), but is approaching a square to Pluto and that is the last aspect it makes before going void (Moon in Virgo, Pluto in Sagg).
From a marriage perspective, it is paramount for the 1st and 7th house rulers to be in good alignment and in this chart for noon, they are...Libra rising/Aries on the 7th with Venus at zero Cancer and Mars at six Pisces, they are trine (can't get a better aspect for a wedding chart.)
There's an abundance of "water" that day with Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn, Uranus and even Juno all in water.
Jupiter at 18 Leo is trine Pluto at 17 Sagg...quite spectacular!
I always like to also consider the natal chart of each person and the composite chart when constructing an election chart.
Be aware that there isn't any such thing as a perfect chart, but
if a wedding chart is that important to you, I would suggest consulting a professional astrologer, one who specializes in "election" charts. Bruce Scofield is such an astrologer and is the author of many books, including one on electional astrology. He also writes for the Mountain Astrologer. It may be worth your piece of mind!
Thanks AquarianGoddess for looking at this for me. There is an awful lot to consider and I'm not sure how much importance I'll place on the chart at the end of the day. I do have an Astrologer nearby who I've consulted in the past who I may speak to about this. It's something I notice about astrology, the more I learn about it, the more involved I realise that it is.
Thanks again for spending the time to look at the date for me, I really appreciate it.
Sorry I didn't get back earlier but there's no way that I can improve on the advice and comments given by AG - I think she summed up everything perfectly.