As long as the Moon can form new major aspects with other planets in the sky from the sign it occupies, life flows. But when the Moon has formed its last major angle with the current planets in the sky and moved on -- meaning it now occupies a numerically higher degree position in the sign it occupies than any other planet in the sky, the Moon is considered void-of-course until it enters the next astrological sign.
In "plain English", the Moon has no more work to do and nothing else it can accomplish from the sign where it is void-of-course. It has nothing to "push against." It is at loose ends ... and the metaphor transfers right down into life on earth. Suddenly, ambitions vanish. Plans fall apart. Previously set directions and intents veer off course. Feelings become scattered and unfocused. People are emotionally "at sea," drifting and uninspired. Nothing happens.
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