Moon Phase Correspondences



  • Rises at dawn, sets at sunset; for full use of these energies, stick to between this time period.
  • Moon is exact from the new moon until 3 1/2 days after.
  • Workings: beauty, health, self-improvement, farms/gardens, job hunting, love/romance, networking, and creative ventures
  • Purpose: Beginnings
  • Pagan Holiday: Winter Solstice
  • Goddess Name: Rosemerta's Moon
  • Goddess Energy: Goddesses of growth
  • Offering: Milk and Honey
  • Theme: Abundance
  • Tarot Trump: the Fool


  • Rises at mid-morning, sets after sunset; best magickal effects between these times.
  • Moon is 3 1/2 to 7 days after new moon.
  • Purpose: the movement of the thing
  • Pagan Holiday: Imbolc
  • Goddess Name: Brigid's Moon
  • Goddess Energy: water goddesses
  • Offering: Candles
  • Theme: Manifestation
  • Tarot Trump: The Magician



  • Moon rises at noon, sets at midnight; best effects between these times
  • Moon is 7- 10 1/2 days after new moon
  • Workings: courage, elemental magick, friends, luck, and motivation.
  • Purpose: The shape of the thing
  • Pagan Holiday: Spring Equinox
  • Goddess Name: Persephone's Moon
  • Goddess Energy: air goddesses
  • Offering: Feathers
  • Theme: Luck
  • Tarot card: Strength or the Star


  • Moon rises in mid-afternoon, sets around 3 am; best effects between these times
  • Moon is 10 1/2 -14 days after new moon
  • Workings: courage, patience, peace, and harmony
  • Purpose: details
  • Goddess Name: Nuit's Moon
  • Goddess Energy: star goddesses
  • Offering: Ribbons
  • Theme: Perfection


  • Moon rises at sunset, sets at dawn; best effects between these times
  • Moon is 14-17 1/2 days after the new moon
  • Workings: artistic endeavors, beauty, health, fitness, change, decisions, children, competition, dreams, families, knowledge, legal undertakings, love, romance, money, motivation, protection, psychic power, self-improvement.
  • Purpose: completion of a project
  • Pagan Holiday: Summer Solstice
  • Goddess Name: Sekhmet's Moon
  • Goddess Energy: fire goddesses
  • Offering: flowers
  • Theme: Power
  • Tarot Card: the Sun


  • Moon rising at mid-evening, sets at mid-morning; best effects between these times
  • Moon is 3 1/2-7 days after the full moon.
  • Workings: addictions, decisions, divorce, emotions, stress, protection
  • Purpose: initial destruction
  • Pagan Holiday: Lammas
  • Goddess Name: Hecate's Moon
  • Goddess Energy: earth goddesses
  • Offering: grain or rice
  • Theme: reassessment
  • Tarot Trump: The Tower for destruction


  • Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon; best effects between these times
  • Moon is 7-10 1/2 days after the full moon.
  • Workings: Addictions, divorce, endings, health and healing (banishing), stress, protection, and ancestors.
  • Purpose: Absolute destruction
  • Pagan Holiday: Fall Equinox
  • Goddess Name: The Morrigan's Moon
  • Goddess Energy: harvest goddesses
  • Offering: Incense
  • Theme: Banishing
  • Tarot Trump: Judgement


  • Moon rises at 3 am and sets at mid-afternoon, best effects between these times.
  • Moon is 10 1/2-14 days after the full moon
  • Workings: addictions, change, divorce, enemies, justice, obstacles, quarrels, removal, separation, stopping stalkers and theft.
  • Purpose: Rest
  • Pagan Holiday: Samhain
  • Goddess Name: Kali's Moon
  • Goddess Energy: Dark goddesses
  • Offering: honesty
  • Theme: Justice
  • Tarot Trump: Justice

This moon phase correspondence list is from Silver RavenWolf's “To Light a Sacred Flame”