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Moon Phases for Spell Casting


Moon Phases thanks to Eclectic Witch

Moon Phases thanks to Eclectic Witch

The following information came from Eclectic Witch on facebook. Amethyst told me that most of the information she uses is not originally hers and much of her post content she does not remember the source, (been there, done that :) ). Still, I felt that this would complete the page of the Moon Phases; so I decided that I would pass it along to you anyway. I am sorry to the writer or writers that we could not give him/her the credit that is deserved for their work. (If you happen to know the origin, please let me know so that I can check it out and add that to my posts at a later date.)

The New Moon

The New Moon is sometimes difficult to work with because you can’t always see it during this phase – it will appear as a very faint crescent of silver, low on the horizon (if you can see it at all.) For approximately three days during each lunar cycle; after the moon has waned, it goes dark before waxing again. In many magickal traditions this is considered a fallow time, in which one rests and rejuvenates before beginning more intense magickal workings again. In other traditions its time to do magick related to wish fulfilment or new beginnings. Some examples might include:

  • Cleansing and purifying of the body and mind
  • Rituals that designate sacred space
  • Any magick related to inner harmony and peace

The Waxing Moon

The Waxing Moon is the period in which the moon grows from dark to full. It takes approximately fourteen days for this to happen. In many magickal traditions people use this time of the moon to perform “positive” or “attraction” magick – magick that draws things to you or increases things. Some examples would include:

  • A money spell
  • A ritual working to get a new job or home
  • Bringing love into one’s life
  • Any magick related to increasing material items

The Full Moon

The Full Moon is the point at which we can see the entire side of the moon. For magickal purposes, most Wiccans and Pagans consider the full moon to include the day before and the day after a full moon for a total of three days. If your tradition requires you to follow the phases of the moon for your magickal working, this is a good time to do rituals focused on personal growth and spiritual development. Some examples of these would include:

  • Spells related to increasing your intuitive awareness
  • Healing magick
  • Rituals that connect you closely with your deity — such as Drawing Down The Moon
  • Any magick related to development of your magickal skill

The Waning Moon

The Waning Moon is the period during which the moon goes from full to dark once again. Like the waxing moon phase, it lasts approximately two weeks. In many traditions of Wicca and Paganism, this time of the month is used to do “baneful” magick — that which sends away, gets rid of or destroys things you no longer wish to be burdened by. Some examples would include:

  • Magick to eliminate negative or toxic people from your life
  • Workings to smoothly end a relationship or job
  • Rituals that banish bad habits
  • Any magick related to reducing things; such as debt, illness, ect.

As I said, this information came to us from Eclectic Witch on Facebook. Amethyst also has a group Amethyst’s Almanac that can be found there as well. Check them out if you can…both are informative pages!

Until next time…Blessed Be…Sheila

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