Eminent astrologer Debbie Kempton Smith (author of the great astrology book Secrets from a Stargazer's Notebook: Making Astrology Work for You ) says that candidiates for president who are nominated or accept their nominations during the void of course moon, lose the election. She writes -
"In every presidential election from 1900 through 1972 one of the two major party candidates was nominated with the Moon Void of Course. Every one of the candidates nominated with the Moon Void of Course lost. Jimmy Carter's 1980 nomination came in a Void of Course Moon. John Kerry's 2004 nomination and Al Gore's 2000 nomination came in a Void of Course Moon."
As for advice, I particularly like what astrologer Jo Starks wrote on the subject:
"The basic rule is:When you want something to happen, and you want to be successful, avoid the void of course moon periods like the plague!"
In 2008, I wrote a post about how Barack Obama successfully avoided the void of course moon in his nomination for president and won the election. But how will he fare in 2012? While we are not exactly sure when he will be receiving the nomination, the odds are that it will be during a void of course moon. According to the September 2012 Void of Course Moon charts, the moon will be void from Wednesday September 5th at around 3p until Friday September 7th right after midnight. If Obama receives the official nomination Wednesday or Thursday night it will be during the void. This could lose him the election.
Conversely, Romney seems likely to avoid being nominated during the VOC moon since the moon will only be void Tuesday August 28 from about 6:30am to 1:40pm and again on Thursday August 30 from 1:49pm to 6:32pm. His nomination would probably take place during primetime and would avoid the void.
However, let's not rush to judgement. Let's wait and see exactly when the nominations for both candidates take place and we can assess the void of course moon impact at that time.