The Moon's energy is receptive. When the Moon is about to to move from one sign to another, there is a period in which the Moon will no longer be in aspect to another planet while in that sign. This period of time between the last major aspect of the sign and the Moon entering the next sign is called void of course. This is because there is no specific guiding energy force that is connecting to the Moon during this period. The major difficulty when the Moon is void of course is that we tend to be less focused, and because of this, our judgment is not at its best and we tend to make poor decisions so it is a bad idea to start something new. Fortunately, these events are usually abandoned once the Moon makes a major aspect in its new sign.
The best course of action you can take during a void of course Moon is to avoid any type of commitments or intense situations. This Moon is best for working with nonmaterial, passive activities such as yoga, meditation, prayer, and inner work. It is also a good time to rest and recharge. While it is okay to do a ritual at this time, it is not a good time to start on magical workings.
As for me, this is the weekend that I will begin my diet. This Saturday will mark the first time that I do grocery shopping since I have decided to go with Weight Watcher's to lose this extra poundage. Yes, I am finally going to take this step...thanks to a wonderful blog buddy who has become a powerful role model to me. This is something I have been putting off because I love to eat so much, but it is something I have to do. And, it's not all for vanity, either. I've always been what they call small-boned so this extra 60 odd pounds is really messing with me. I become short of breath too easily, and I can no longer blame it on smoking.
And, I have fallen into such a vicious cycle of unhealthy behaviors. Exercise of some sort, even if only a nice long walk, is necessary if one hopes to lose weight, but the extra weight I am carrying has made it difficult for me to get around, so I tend to hibernate on the weekends. It's not that I don't want to go out, it's that I cannot enjoy myself like I used to. I quit smoking because I wanted to hold on to life; now it is time to lose all of this weight that has been taking the joys of this life away from me.
May you all have a wonderful weekend. For those of you who are already experiencing spring weather, enjoy. And, for those of us who are not...patience, it will be here soon.