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The Moon Phases and What They Mean

The moon is beautiful, at whichever phase. You know why? Because every phase of the moon is actually the Mother Goddess in a certain stage of her life, teaching you lessons you can apply in your life.

Which is why each phase of the moon brings with it an energy which you can use in your spells and rituals.

Let this Moon Phase Guide help you and guide you on what spells to cast and rituals to perform according to the current phase of the moon.

New Moon

The New Moon means the Mother Goddess is in her infant stage, which is why it marks the time for new beginnings, fresh starts, growth, optimism, starting over, hope and faith.

Do your magick in the first two or three days the new crescent is visible. This is a good time for magick concerning stuff like a new diet, a new lifestyle, shifting to a new course of study, starting at a new job, starting over in a new place, or the start of a new relationship.

Waxing Moon

The Waxing Moon means the Mother Goddess is in her maiden stage, making it the perfect time for building credit, accomplishments, creativity, strength, growth and learning, and positive transformation.

As the Moon gets brighter, the energies of growth get stronger. The maiden is full of energy and is anxious to dance around the world!

The day or two just before the calendar day of the Full Moon are the best times for doing magick for bringing something to you like a new look, a new job, a new relationship, a new accomplishment, a new talent or skill, or advanced knowledge.

Pentacle of The Moon Necklace from The Moonlight Shop

Full Moon

The Full Moon is the time of abundance, harvest, manifesting desires, sexuality, achievement, and protection. The Goddess is in her Mother stage and she is at her peak, and the moon’s energy is also at its peak.

This is the best time for consecrating tools, charging jewelry, and wishes like winning a court case, winning a contest, landing a job, getting married, good health, financial prosperity, and healing. It is also the time for spells about spirituality, psychic development, dreams and divination.

Waning Moon

The Waning Moon means the Mother Goddess is in her Crone stage, making it the perfect time for letting go, clearing away, cleansing, releasing, shedding old patterns, and undoing bindings. This is a time of personal reflection.

The days just before the Dark of the Moon are best for doing magick for removal of anything that you don’t want from your life like bad habits, stress, negative energies, unsatisfying relationships, unfulfilling jobs, an unhealthy diet, or an anxious and negative mind.

The moon’s energy is getting weaker, as is the strength of the Goddess. But what comes with it is great wisdom. And you can learn from her and gain wisdom at this time.

Wheel Of The Year Pendant From The Moonlight Shop

Dark Moon

The Dark Moon is the time when the moon appears completely covered in darkness. This is the time of rest, relaxation, peace, deep wisdom, powerful banishing, divination.

This is a time to banish negative energies from our lives that we are serious about getting rid of. Any kind of magick you do at this time, you should know, will be VERY strong. Use it for banishing serious things like illnesses of the body and mind.

This time, we accept that we do not know all the answers and that everything that we need to learn will be revealed to us in time-- and from that, we should feel peace. 


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