Moon Phases and Magickal Needs -
really know them?
Most practitioners of the Craft usually refer to the moon in it's four
phases: full, new, waxing, and waning. The more advanced
students may also know what the dark of the moon is and will tell you it is a "bad
time to do magick!" However, the moon like most feminine beings is far more complex
than this. Can you imagine how dull we would be if there was only the me that went to work
and the me that was a mom? There are so many facets to our personalities and we change as
needed to suit the situation. Who I am as the High Priestess, is not the same as Grandma,
is still different from the me that is an extroverted lover, and still different yet from
the me that is the woman who shops at the grocery store. We all have many masks that we
wear, and so does the moon. She changes daily and over the course of a week her phases
Full Moon Magick
Disseminating Moon Magick
Timing: moon rises at sunset, Timing: moon rises at
sets at dawn,the most
sets at mid-morning, the best time
time for spell work is
for magick is about 3 a.m. The moon
This phase occurs 14 to
is 225-270 º ahead of the sun.
days after the new moon.
Phase lasts 3½ to 7 days after full moon
is directly opposite the sun.
Magicks: This is a time for balance
This is the time to begin
life, it is a time of completion.
banishing illness, addictions, bad
moon magick can include a wide
variety habits, negativity. You should focus
of magicks: protection, prosperity,
love, on changing old ideas, banishing any
legal issues, divination, self-improvement,
negative situations or relationships.
change, knowledge, decisions, relationships. A great time for
night owls to work.
Dark Moon Magick
Timing: moon rises at 12 a.m., sets
moon rises about 3 a.m.,
noon, early morning 6 a.m. is the
best sets at midnight.
Best time to work
time for spell work. This phase
is 10 a.m. The dark moon occurs
7 to 10½ days after the full
10½ to 14 days after the full moon.
Magicks: Continue banishing work,
This is a time to explore
leasing, letting go of negative
situations. one's shadow self, that
This is also a good time for healing
magic usually hidden. A time to explore the
especially that of banishing illness,
such "darker" side of our
as tumors, depression,
time for the magick of justice against
those who would steal, harm, etc.
Crescent Moon Magick
Timing: moon rises at dawn and
moon rises at mid-morning
at sunset. High noon would be a
great and sets after sunset. Best
time to do spell work. New moon
work work is about 3 p.m. This phase lasts
can be done from the day of the
new 3½ to 7 days after
the new moon.
moon to 3½ days after.
Magicks: Traditionally a time for
new Magicks: This
is a time to lay the
beginnings and new projects. New ideas
foundation for new beginnings to
come to the surface. Magick for
fresh happen and come to
fruition. A time
getting a fresh start. New
relationships, to call on the Goddess to
jobs. Garden magick can be done
here in reaching your goals.
or at the full moon.
Gibbous Moon Magick
Timing: moon rises at noon, sets
at Timing: moon rises mid-afternoon,
midnight, with sunset the prime
sets at 3 a.m. The best time for a
magickal time. This moon is 7 to
10½ magickal working is
about 10 p.m. days after the new
This moon phase is 10½ to 14 days
after the new moon.
Magicks: Waxing moon is the
time Magicks: This is a time to tie loose
to give your spells an extra push
for ends together,
finish up all or spell
success. It is a time to bring in
work, then adopt a wait and see
Elementals for assistance.To do
magick attitude. If inclined do a meditation
for factors that could affect the outcome on
the spell, seeing it completed.
such as luck, friends, courage, etc.
Information source for this subject was To Stir a Magick Cauldron,
Silver RavenWolf, Llewellyn Publications, 1995
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