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Moon Magick: What Moon Phase Works Best For Different Spells?


This is ONLY a guide. Your magickal works are personal and only you can be the judge of what works best for you.

New Moon Magick:   New moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three and a half days after.  Magick should be performed between dawn and sunset. Good for: beauty, health, self-improvement; farms and gardens; job hunting; love and romance, networking.  Protection & creates a shield for the beginning of the cycle.

Crescent Moon Magick:  From three and one half days after the new moon through the 7th day. Magick worked as the moon rises at mid-morning and sets after sunset.
Good for animals, business, change, emotions, matriarchal strength. Represents the zest of life with the aid of stability. Helps bring forth courage & optimism.

Waxing Moon Magick:  From seven to ten days after the new moon. Work at sunset.  Good for courage, elemental Magick, friends, luck, motivation. Gives vitality, courage & strength.  Stimulates the heart.

Gibbous Moon Magick:   From ten to thirteen days after the new moon. Work around 10:00 to 11:00 pm.  Good for patience.  Purity & protection.  Creates atmosphere for meditation, centering. Innocence.

Full Moon Magick:   Fourteen days after the new moon.  Prime time is midnight.  Good for artistic endeavors, beauty, health, fitness, change and decisions.  Children, competition, dreams, families, health and healing, knowledge, legal undertakings.  Love and romance, money, motivation, protection, psychism and self-improvement.  Light of the sun. It starts to enlighten inner wisdom.  Provides clarity, alertness and optimism. Aligns the right use of will.

Disseminating Moon Magick:   Three to seven days after the full moon.  The time of souls is at 3:00 a.m.  Good for addictions, decisions, divorce, emotions, stress, protection.  Builds knowledge, sharing, calming, vocal expression and communication. Aids in meditation and enhances inner attunement.

Waning Moon Magick:   From seven to ten days after the full moon. The waning moon rises at midnight and sets at noon.  Good for addictions, divorce, health and healing, banishing disease, stress protection. Transformation from negative vibrations to positive.  Balances the energy with in the body and helps the mind and body flow more easily with life.

Dark Moon Magick:  From eleven to fourteen days after the full moon.  Timing is best at 10:00 a.m.  Good for addictions, change, divorce, enemies, justice, obstacles, quarrels, removal, separation, stopping stalkers and theft.  Universal love of self and others.  Draws love to you and removes sorrows and past hurts.  Calming, protective, serene. Improves relationships.

Moon Phase – Waxing Moon


This is when the moon appears to grow bigger during the next phase of orbit and moves to the 9 o’clock position (it’s called a waxing moon)
The waxing moon is used for attraction spells, inner love spells, protection for lovers and healing for couples and more things of the like.

Time
: From New Moon To Full (Approx. 14 Days)
Goddess Aspect: Maiden
Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph, Epona
Magickal Attributes: Invoking Beginnings, New Projects, Ideas, Inspiration, Energy, Vitality, Freedom.
Workings On This Day Are For “Constructive” Magick (Love, Wealth, Success, Courage, Friendship, Luck Or Health.) Symbolic of growth, manifestation, attainment and pregnancy.

The Full Moons and their Meanings


January ~ Storm Moon
A storm is said to rage most fiercely just
before it ends, and the year usually follows suit.
February ~ Chaste Moon
The antiquated word for pure reflects the
custom of greeting the new year with a clear soul.
March ~ Seed Moon
Sowing season and symbol of the start of the new year.
April ~ Hare Moon
The sacred animal was associated in Roman legends with springtime and fertility.
May ~ Dyad Moon
The Latin word for a pair refers to the twin
stars of the constellation of Castor and Pollux.
June ~ Mead Moon
During late June and most of July the , or meadows, meads, were mowed for hay.
July ~ Wort Moon
When the sun was in Leo, the worts (from the Anglo-Saxon wyrt plant) were gathered to be dried and stored.
August ~ Barley Moon
Persephone, virgin Goddess of rebirth,
carries a sheaf of barley as a symbol of the harvest.
September ~ Blood Moon
Libras full moon occasionally became the Wine Moon when a grape  harvest was expected to produce a superior vintage.
October ~ Snow Moon
Scorpio heralds the dark season when
the sun is at it’s lowest and the first snows fly.
November ~ Oak Moon
The sacred tree of the Druids and the Roman
God Jupiter is most noble as it withstands winter storms.
December ~ Wolf Moon
The fearsome nocturnal animal represents the “night” of the year.
The Blue Moon ~ Variable
A Blue Moon occurs when the moon with its 28 day cycle appears twice within the same calendar month, due to that month’s 31 day duration. Many consider the Blue Moon to be a goal moon where you set specific goals for yourself.
The Black Moon ~ Variable
A Black Moon occurs when there are two dark cycles of the moon in any given calendar month. It is believed that the second dark moon of a time of great power within the spiritual world and any magick worked during this time is especially powerful.

Properties of a Spell and the day of the Day of Week


Some believe their magickal work is best expressed when the moon is just right, others feel compelled to work by Planetary alignments, while still others think the day of the week predominates their spell work.

Which one right? They all are…Magick is most powerful when the spell caster believes whole heartedly that waht he/she is doing feels right inside of his/her heart.  As long as you can instill your belief in your magick it will work. Even the smallest amount  of insecurity or doubt is enough to condition your spell with negativity. As we all know negativity is every Pagans and Wiccans enemy.

Remember to infuse a positive nature in all you do and you will be guaranteed more success than failures with your spell work.

This list was provided from the spellsandpotions.multiply.com website. Please visit their site for more great pagan/wicca related articles.

Sunday – governed  by the Sun, spells of many kinds may be done on Sunday, the Sun giving energy to them all, but best for healing and success, physical strength, obtaining goals, illumination, and initiating any magickal activity

Monday – governed by the Moon, spells involving emotions, the subconscious, domestic issues and feminine issues, a good day for psychic pursuits and dream work

Tuesday – governed by Mars. spells for self-assertion, more energy, and courage, victory and passion are also indicated, as well as masculine goals in general

Wednesday – governed by Mercury, spells involving mental issues, communication, education and self expression, a good day for consulting oracles (tarot, runes), planning magickal work, and writing

Thursday – governed by Jupiter, spells for prosperity and money, luck and business, a day for political power, influencing people in high places, law and courts

Friday – governed by Venus, spells for love, friendship, beauty, sensuality, healing, peace and harmony, a good day for spells for artistic ability and creativity generally

Saturday – governed by Saturn, spells to overcome obstacles, neutralizing harmful energy, binding and banishing, a day for protecting by blocking or pushing away negative forces

Moon Phases and Correspoonding Spells


New Moon – There are usually two days of the new moon. This phase is very similar to the Waning Moon and used to rid ones self of things.

Waxing Moon – This is when the moon is increasing in size of visibility. This phase is for doing Spells that might increase your gain such as Love, money, power or other material things.

Full Moon – This the phase where I do my most important spells. For my beliefs are that my Magic is much more powerful during this phase. Most people like my friends only consider the Full Moon the actual day that it is the fullest and marked on the calendar. They do not know that the Moon has the same influence for a seven day period. Once again I personally prefer to work on the night of the Full Moon, at its fullest.

Waning Moon – This is when the moon is decreasing in size of visibility. This phase is normally for Spells that do away with things or make things go away. Such as making an enemy go away or a bad spirit or slander along with many other things.