The moon affects the ocean tides, and because we are mostly liquid
ourselves, these phases also affect us. It is the astronomical body
closest to us and, therefore, has a profound influence upon us,
it is very important to choose a time when the Moon is in an astrological
sign that is appropriate for your working.
New Moon: The Beginning
Used for personal growth, healing and blessing of new projects or
ventures. It's also a good time to cleanse and consecrate new tools
and objects you wish to use during rituals, ceremonies or an up
coming festival. ritual works which are positive or bring in energies.
Waxing Moon: Powerful Changes
Signifying wholeness, creativity and regeneration; growth or increase
energies. Used for love spells, protection for couples and healing
Full Moon: Peak of Power
Indicates completion and achievement. All things are focused and
concentrated. Used to banishing unwanted influences and releasing
old patterns or issues in your life; e.g. protection rituals, divination,
banishing. Full Moon magick can be conjured during the 3 days prior
to the rise of the Full Moon, the night of the Full Moon and during
the 3 days after.
Waning Moon: Negative and Destructive Energies
Power subsides and turns inwards; Results in banishing old ways
and old relationships discovering hidden secrets Used for rejecting
that which influence us in a negative way. Negative emotions, diseases,
ailments, and bad habits can be let go and spells for clearing can
be performed at this time.
The Dark Moon
This period occurs 3 days prior to the New Moon. This is the time
when you can't see the moon in any phase. Typically only vision
quests and deep meditations are performed during this time.