Aug 2, 2023
Spell casting is more art than science, and even the most gifted Magickal Practitioner will not be successful every time.
Before you can benefit from the Moon’s power, you need to know the different energies given off by the Moon’s phases.
The moon cycles every 28 days (about 4 weeks) from New to Full to New again. The phases of the Lunar Cycle listed in order consists of New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, Waning Crescent until we have a new, New Moon.
The period between New and Full represents growth while the moon is waxing or growing. During the waxing moon phase, the gravitational pull and angle with the sun transitions to reflect more light each day.
The period between Full and New is called waning or disseminating. When the moon is waning, the night sky is getting darker and darker as less light reflects on the moon.
The New Moon is the first phase of the lunar cycle, starting when the Moon reappears in the night sky after 2-3 days of absence known as the ‘Dark Moon’. It is a period of new beginnings; therefore, ideal for setting intentions and planting seeds for the future. This time is perfect for taking those initial steps towards manifesting your desires.
Waxing Crescent Moon
: The Waxing Crescent Moon is the phase of the lunar cycle in which the Moon grows. Energies are highly magnetic, making it a suitable time to perform ‘constructive’ magic – calling in what you want from life and reality, whether those are projects, plans or emotional states and behaviors, like more self-love, compassion, a positive attitude, courage, etc.
First Quarter Moon
: The First Quarter Moon is all about attraction from the external world. It is the optimal time for performing magic that aims to draw things in, whether it is a person (partner, friend) or success, money, etc. Also, this is a very conducive time to call back lost objects.
Waxing Gibbous Moon:
Still in the ‘constructive’ magic phase, the energies of the Waxing Gibbous Moon are great for giving that extra push to something you have been working on but may have been stagnating. If you are struggling with a lack of motivation to finish a project or stick to a routine, make use of these energies to give you a push and help you overcome temptations and resistance.
: The phase of the Full Moon is the most powerful of the cycle, and therefore best for addressing significant issues or challenges you may be facing. Focus your spells and rituals on things that are of the utmost importance to your life. Also, this time is great for magic and meditations revolving around psychic development, spirituality, and divination.
Waning Gibbous Moon:
After the Full Moon, we enter the ‘waning phase’ in which energies are conducive to repelling, banishing, and destroying that which is unwanted. Use this phase to perform spells and rituals aimed at ridding yourself or cleansing, whether in physical terms or bringing closure to something that has not been working for a while.
Third Quarter Moon:
If you have encountered an obstacle or ‘bump in the road’ as you work towards your goals, this is the perfect time to overcome it. Use spells that aim to boost you over hurdles that may tempt you to give up. The same goes for any transitions that you might be in midst of – make the best of these energies to smooth out any wrinkles and make the process flow with more ease.
Waning Crescent Moon:
This phase is good for performing bigger banishing’s, such as getting rid of anything that has been absorbing joy from your life and draining your energy. This is a suitable time for getting rid of unwanted energies, whether it is dropping a dead-end project or ending a relationship or friendship that is harmful.
FULL MOON & NEW MOON
The most powerful lunar phases are the new moon and the full moon.
The new moon is a powerful time for new beginnings. Rituals and spells related to new romantic relationships, new job opportunities, new healthy habits and changing course toward any kind of new beginning will be good during this time.
The new Moon offers us its energy of intention, to rid ourselves of the negative habits in our life. The energy of the new moon aids us in ridding our minds and bodies of toxic thought patterns as well as eliminating toxic substances like excess alcohol, processed foods, caffeine & tobacco usage. Starting a new project, or discipline should be less difficult to stick to when started during the new moon.
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