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What is the 'Moon void of course'? It denotes the period after the Moon has made its last major aspect to a planet but before it has entered the next sign. According to astrologers, it is a strange period, when anything decided, arranged, fixed, agreed upon, fails to materialise in the manner anticipated at the time. Traditionally it was used by horary astrologers as an indicator that the answer to the question asked when the moon was void was that 'nothing will come of it.'

However the 'void' is a phenomenon that (to the surprise of astrologers and sceptics) appears to work in an extraordinary way in real life. Typical events that occurred in the void were:
  • US Presidential inauguration on January 20th 2009 (Due to errors in the wording of the oath of alleigance, Obama had to be sworn in at a second ceremony without a Bible the next day.)

  • The annual Oxford and Cambridge boat race started at 2.15pm on 7 April 2012. Only this year it was different. First the race was temporarily stopped when race marshall, Sir Matthew Pinsent saw a protester in a black wetsuit risking decapitation by swimming in front of the boats. After resuming the race the oars of the boats collided resulting in one of the Oxford crew having his blade smashed. After Cambridge won, the Oxford bow was rushed to hospital suffering from exhaustion.

  • US Election 2000 (led to an impasse between George W Bush and Al Gore)

  • The UK Grand National Horse race on 3 April 1993. On the second false start, 30 of the 39 horses continued the race. Seven horses complete the two lap course with their riders. This was the first time that the steeplechase was declared 'null and void'. Bookmakers refunded 75 million in void bets.

  • The wedding of Andrew and Sarah Ferguson - Duke and Duchess of York on 23 July 1986 at 11.30 am. Fergie fluffed her lines and promised to obey her husband at the ceremony. The couple split in 1992 and divorced in 1996. Sarah lost her royal title and has since wavered between estrangement from the Royal Family to the possiblity or remarriage to Prince Andrew. [Many people have successful marriages that occur the void and many marriages outside the void fail. Usually the expectations of the marriage do not occur. An example is a strong personality might be expected to dominate a marriage and the reverse tends to occur.]

In all cases (and many others) these were major events whose outcome was different from what was expected by masses of people involved.
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