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|Monthly Calendar Pages have:
– Moon Void of Course times
– Moon Phase times and zodiacal degrees
– Sun, Moon and planets sign ingresses
– Handshake Days… best days for important decisions
– Mercury, Venus and Mars retrogrades
| Annual edition includes:
– How to work with the Void of Course Moon
– Suggested activities for each Moon Phase
– Tips for working with Mercury Retrograde
– Keywords for the Planets and Signs
– List of planetary stations and ingresses
Zodiac Arts Moon Phase Calendar Key
Calculations made using Solar Fire astrology software
Moon VOC (Void of Course) indicates nothing to worry about or nothing will happen. If you begin a project during this time, it may not succeed or ever develop; decisions made may never be acted upon. Disturbing news heard at this time may not be worth worrying about. This is a good time to gather information while detaching from the outcome. The void period begins when the Moon makes its final aspect before leaving the current sign and ends when the Moon enters the next sign. Shown above, the Moon’s final aspect is sextile the Sun at 6:31am, beginning the void period, and enters Aries at4:48pm, the end of the void period.
Void of Course Moon times determined using Ptolemaic aspects (conjunction, opposition, trine, square, sextile) and aspects in declination (parallel and contra-parallel).
Handshake days are geared toward business activities such as: signing a contract; applying for a loan; placing an order; scheduling a time for a meeting; finalizing a business deal; turning in a job application; making an announcement; making a major purchase; initiating an important event or project.
NOTE: The Void of Course Moon period overrides the Handshake period.
Mercury Retrograde (more)
While Mercury is retrograde, familiar channels of communications become tangled and confused. Expect delays and changes in plans. Use this time for researching and problem-solving.
This is a great time to rewrite and edit, rework an old project or successfully repeat a task. Reevaluate and reconsider, but hold final decisions and approvals until Mercury goes direct.
The tendency is to initialize or finalize projects prematurely. The contents of verbal or written contracts and plans made now may later seem inadequate or unclear. This is not a good time to buy on the spur of the moment without investigation.
This is also not a good time to purchase electronic equipment or cars. Major purchases may be reduced in price after the retrograde period and you can save money by waiting. Major repairs or surgery performed now may be incomplete or plagued by unexpected repercussions.
Double-check and reconfirm every detail. Typed or written errors are easily overlooked, paperwork mislaid, appointments forgotten. Let your sense of humor overcome the challenge of unexpected adjustments.
Keywords for the New phase are beginning, birth, emergence, projection, clarity. It is the time in a cycle that you are stimulated to take a new action. During this phase, the new cycle is being seeded by your vision, inner and outer. Engage in physical activity. Spend time alone. VISUALIZE your goals for the cycle ahead.
Keywords for the Crescent phase are expansion, growth, struggle, opportunity. It is the time in a cycle that you gather the wisdom learned in the new phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. LISTEN & ABSORB. Commit to your goal.
Keywords for the Gibbous phase are: analyze, prepare, trust. It is the time in a cycle to process the results of the actions taken during the First Quarter. During this phase, you are gathering information. Give up making judgments, it will only lead to worry. Your knowledge is incomplete. Laugh. Analyze and filter. LOOK WITHIN.
Keywords for the Full phase are fulfillment, illumination, realization, experience. It is the time in a cycle that you are given a clear view so that you can make adjustments to put you back on track to manifesting the goals you set at the new phase. Go to a public place. Do something with a friend. LISTEN. Receive awareness. Understand others.
Keywords for the Disseminating phase are demonstration, distribution, sharing, and introspection. It is the time in a cycle to further process your advancement toward your goal by looking at the results of your adjusting action taken at the Full phase. During this phase, you gain clarity by sharing what you’ve learned through awareness. Demonstrate your power of abundance by giving back to your community. Visit friends. Distribute your knowledge. SHARE. Reach out and touch someone.
Keywords for the Last Quarter phase are realignment, revision, integration, cleansing. It is the time in a cycle to take closing action, to follow-up and complete the activities begun in the New phase. During this phase, you become aware of what is and is not working with respect to the achievement of your goal for the cycle. The movement is toward integration. Open to your success. MANIFEST YOUR GOAL. Be responsible.
Keywords for the Balsamic phase are transition, release, transformation, renewal, purity. It is the phase in a cycle when you must let go of everything you have been working on that does not deal with current cycle issues. During this phase, you reflect on the passing cycle and prepare for the new. Trust in renewal. It is important to separate from others now so that you can clear the intellect of negativity. LET GO. Become still and meditate.