The Moon and its magic.

The Moon 

She is our mother in the sky.  For as long as humans have walked this Earth they have been in awe of the moon.  People have prayed to it, chanted to it, lived and died by its waxing and waning shape in the sky.  Wars were waged under it, babies born and women’s bodies ruled by it.  The ocean…the huge womb of our Mother Earth swells and expands during the moon’s full aspect and withdraws during the dark.

Plants are put in the ground based not only on the phase of the moon but also on the astrological sign the moon is inhabiting!

The moon…..

As the Wheel of the Moon continues on its never ending course, the moon also travels through the different astrological signs, just as the sun does, only more rapidly. When the moon resides within the various signs, that sign influences the magical aspect of the moon.

In spell casting Witches know that when the moon is going from New to Full they must work for increase and gain and when the moon is waning or going from Full to Dark it is time to remove obstacles and blockages.

 

New Moon
New Moon
Waxing Crescent
Waxing Crescent
First Quarter
First Quarter
Waxing Gibbous
Waxing Gibbous
Full Moon
Full Moon
Waning Gibbous
Waning Gibbous
Last Quarter
Last Quarter
Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent

 

Moon Phase Correspondences for Magical Workings

* New Moon Magic *

New Moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after. The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting.

* Waxing Moon Magic *

From seven to fourteen days after the new moon.The waxing moon is for constructive magic, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck and health.

* Full Moon Magic *

From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon. Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healing for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.

* Waning Moon Magic *

From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon.The waning moon is used for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.

* Dark Moon Magic *

From ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon. The dark moon is a time for ridding oneself of bad habits, Binding spells, for exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear.