This is a research project that I have been pondering, and now astrologer Rodney Smith has done the work for me:
The interest in the Void-Of-Course moon (VOC) and the presidential inauguration on this blog has prompted me to do some research. Where a President dies or resigns the office, the Vice-President completes the Presidential term as President. This is called Presidency by succession.
The following figures have been rounded within acceptable error for simplicity’s sake- The basic facts,
• One in six presidential terms have been completed by succession.
• One in six VOC presidential terms have been completed by succession
• One in four presidential terms begin under VOC
• One in four inaugurations occur under VOC
Primary conclusion: VOC has no noticeable effect on whether or not a president finishes his or her term.
The remainder of the post lists every presidential inauguration that has taken place under the Void Moon. Rodney has used only the five classical planets and has not included Uranus, Neptune, Pluto or Chiron. Even so, his conclusions are indisputable.
The Void Moon is a construct which comes from the horary branch of astrology which seeks to answer questions based on the astrological chart for the moment the question is asked. In this context the Moon, being the fastest moving planet, tells much of the story. All indications are taken into consideration – hence the concept of the Moon being Void as it hurtles unobstructed into the next sign.
Hopefully this comprehensive research will set many minds at ease!!