Benefits of this period
Everyone can benefit from this moments, the void of course Moon periods are truly great for taking a break from the common activities, for relaxing, for listening to music or reading literature, for catching up with house work or other routine activities that do not require much focus.
What not to do during this time
The void of course Moon periods are most unfavorable to do anything that require a specific desired outcome, with a very wide range of actions that include sending emails or faxes, applying for a job or contest, asking for favors, getting married or going out to date someone for the first time, starting a lawsuit or a business, announcing anything, buying important items such as a car, a property, etc.
The basic rule is: when you want something to happen, if you want to be successful, avoid the void of course Moon periods, at all costs.
However, if you wish something not to happen, then choose this moment. Example: suppose that you want to avoid a conflict with someone, but you have to visit him/her, go there during a void of course Moon period.
‘Void’ means containing nothing, useless, null. ‘Course’ means direction of progress. Therefore when the Moon (or any planet) is void-or-course (either direct or retrograde — planets only) then it (they) will not form any new aspect(s) before entering the next sign — therefore being temporarily void (lacking) any (added) influence(s).
(If Moon is at any degree whatsoever of say the sign Taurus it will not form another aspect until it moves into Gemini — where it could possibly also remain void-of-course (in Gemini) through that entire sign as well — and so on.)
The void-of-course moon is a time when life seems to drift unmoored — it is harder to stay focused and we often feel an odd emotional “disconnect.” Traditional wisdom advises that it’s best to avoid starting anything new or signing contracts when the moon is void, as things have a tendency to spin off in unpredictable directions. The void period begins when the moon forms its last aspect before changing signs and almost always ends when it enters the next sign. Depending on where the planets are in relationship to the Moon, void periods can last for a just few minutes, or in rarer cases, extend for over a day. Void periods are perfect to use as “little breathers” to refresh the spirit and let the mind wander around a bit, you probably won’t feel like working anyway.
Said of a planet which forms no complete aspect before leaving the Sign in which it is posited at birth. When the Moon is so placed it denies fruition to much of the good otherwise promised in the Figure. In Horary Astrology a planet so placed is said to indicate a person devoid of objective or purpose, hence one who abandons himself to aimless endeavor.