The moon is a big source of power for us witches. It is the closest heavenly body in our atmosphere and its power holds a big influence in our lives. Let’s take a look at the 8 moon phases order and see how they can reflect in our day to day lives.
Day one to three and a half. The moon is lined up between the earth and the sun, and is lit only by earthshine.
New beginnings. Set your intentions and feel them in your body.
It’s time for a fresh start, begin to gather your thoughts and plan for the new lunar cycle.
Whatever has happened on the prior lunar cycle is over and finished. We can’t go into the past to try to fix things. We can only live in the present and focus towards our future goals. Let go of anything that is holding you back and create space in your life for new ventures.
So at this time clean your minds slate to prepare for the new moon’s energy to fill your life with fresh new focus and intentions.
This is a period for personal growth, healing and blessing of new projects or ventures.
Moon Magic: deconstructive magic, curses, banishing, soul-searching, divination
Waxing Cresent Moon
Day three and a half to six. As the moon moves east away from the sun, the crescent moon “waxes” appearing to grow fatter with each passing night.
Breathe and relax into your intentions. Send your hopes and wishes into the world.
The moon is starting to grow and your strength and powers are starting to grow as well, falling in sync with her energies.
Now is a time of manifestation. Believe in yourself, and have confidence in your own ability.
The waxing moon is a time for drawing on positive energies, inner love spells, protection for couples and healing energy
Moon Magic: Constructive magic, attraction, wealth, success, luck, friendship
First Quarter Moon
Day six to nine and a half. Half of the moon is now illuminated, and is one quarter of the way through the lunar month.
Take action to support your intention.
When you face obstacles, do not waver. It’s a time for pushing forward. This is when you are to reinforce your intentions. Take action, do, manifest and hold strong.
Meditate on your intentions. Realize why they are important to you. Keep working. We are getting closer to receiving the full moon and all she has to offer.
Moon Magic: creativity, divination, motivation, calming, strength, growing
Waxing Gibbous Moon
Day nine and a half to thirteen. Waxing continues, and when more than half of the moon is lit, it forms into a gibbous shape, growing fatter each night.
Refine and hone, trust that the powers are working.
Observe and align your hopes with the universe. Momentum is building. Trust in the moon’s energy to bear the fruits of your labor. The perfect outcome for your set of circumstances is coming your way.
In three short days the moon will be full and we will be receiving all she has to offer.
Moon Magic: motivation, attraction, success, good health
Day thirteen to seventeen and a half. The moon is now fully sunlit, having completed one half of the lunar month.
Harvest your Endeavors.
A time to harvest the wishes and intentions of the past moon’s. Accept that if your intention did not come into works it was not for the best at this time. Release it and correct your course now.
The full moon is a time for banishing unwanted influences in your life, a good time for creating protection magic and performing divination. Time to cleanse your tools and crystals.
Moon Magic: love magic, charging, healing, banishing, cleansing, clarity
Waning Gibbous Moon
Day seventeen and a half to twenty-one. The second half of the lunar month, the moon’s shape is still gibbous but grows thinner each night, waning.
Turn inwards, think about your goals, and be grateful. The moon’s light is slowly starting to fade as she surrenders herself to the dark night. You can start to rest a little now.
The time has come where your power is diminishing and it is a time to reflect and restore. Release your intention if it was received. If not, surrender yourself to that and identify your blockages and take some time out for yourself.
The waning moon is a period for banishing and rejecting those things that influence you in a negative way. Negative emotions, diseases, ailments and bad habits can all be let go and spells for clearing negative energies from the self, home, ritual and so on are good to be performed at this time.
Moon Magic: relinquishing, undoing bindings, cleansing, undoing curses
Third Quarter Moon
Day twenty-one to twenty-four and a half. The three-quarter point in the moon’s month, the moon once again has one side lit and the other side in darkness.
Release and let go.
Let go of the habits that bind you and do you harm. Now is the time to give back, and service others around you.
Your intention has been received and you are filled with what you have learned, go out and shine your light on the universe.
Reflect on any habits energies, thoughts, feelings or blockages that have arisen this month.
Moon Magic: breaking bad habits, relinquishing, breaking curses, banishing
Waning Cresent Moon
Day twenty-four and a half to twenty-eight. Almost at the end of its cycle, ready to start over to a new cycle.
Time to surrender.
Nurture yourself, recuperate and rest. Remember that it is okay to feel empty sometimes. This can be a side effect of the depletion of the moon’s energies from your body. Take time to restore as the moon moves into stillness and darkness.
Make this as a time to be thankful for this lunar cycle and all the energy that she has shared with you during this period.
Have gratitude in your heart and move into the new moon with an open mind. Your work is now done and a new cycle will begin again soon.
Moon Magic: balance, success, attaining wisdom, atonement, illness
Return to New Moon
Take the time at the new moon to journal, if you haven’t been doing so already. Reflect on the past month and the month ahead. List out your goals and intentions so that at the end of the cycle you can take inventory on your work.
I hope that this has been beneficial in learning more about the moon’s mystical power and how to draw the heavenly energies into our lives for our benefit.
Love and Light