The Moon looks exactly the same size as the Sun as viewed from Earth, and its orbit is synchronized to the Earth’s, which is why we only see one side. It is bigger than Pluto! Some scientists think it is more like a planet, referring to the Earth-Moon system as a "double planet" similar to Pluto and its moon Charon. The orbit is associated with power, protection and ethereal energies.
The Moon changes signs about every 2.5 days, so tracking these changes is one of the best ways I know to understand the energies of the signs and how they work for you personally. It also makes every possible aspect to every other planet during the course of one month. The Moon is the archetypal symbol of our emotional body, our self-image, what we need and where we feel security. In one month we go through every possible emotion, sometimes withdrawing to reflect upon what our emotions are telling us, and sometimes emoting outwards. Understanding and learning through our emotional body is the deepest spiritual path!
Void of Course (VOC) is the period of time right before the Moon changes signs when it does not make "contact" with any other planet. There can be a feeling of disconnection as we are readjusting our focus from the energies of one sign to another. It's not a bad thing, but better handled if one can float, without specific plans or agendas. They may not turn out as planned.
That said, I usually find I have more freedom and ability to get done exactly what is needed during these times, but maybe it's just me! The VOC charts give the dates of the void of course times and the final aspect before moving into the next sign shown in last column.
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Watching the Moon