Living By The Moon

Living by the moon can significantly help your life to run more smoothly. If you are a practitioner of  magick, timing your spells or rituals with the moon phases can be compared to swimming with the current. Spells cast at the appropriate time will obtain added oomph, as it is easier to go with the flow than against it. Living by the moon's cycles can help us to feel healthier & more energetic  as well as aiding in assisting us in the release of old habits that no longer serve our highest good.  The key is to always work with nature, never against he, that is unless you're up for a fight that you surely cannot win. 

Waxing moon

The Waxing moon is from the moment after it is New until the moment it is Full. It is the best time to do spells for growth, beginning new projects, initiation and enhancement. "Increase" is the operative word, just as the moon is increasing.


Waning moon

During the Waning moon (from the moment after it is Full to the moment it is New), do spells to banish evil influences, lessen or remove obstacles and illness, neutralize enemies, and to remove harm. Here, "decrease" is the operative word, as the moon's light is decreasing.

The three days after the New Moon are the most powerful times to work spells for growth and beginnings which should manifest at the Full Moon.

The days just before the Full Moon are the most powerful times for fruition and completion.

The Black or Dark Moon is the most auspicious time for banishing and neutralizing spells.

New Moon

  • Attributes: starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and romance, health or job hunting.

Waxing Moon

(the New Moon is waxing until it reaches the Full phase)

  • Attributes: INVOKING Beginnings, new projects, ideas,inspiration, energy, vitality, freedom. ALSO constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success, courage,friendship, luck or health.


Full Moon

  • Attributes: FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing, strength, power. ALSO, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.
  • Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healing for serious conditions, can be done now.

Waning Moon

(the Full Moon is waning until it reaches it's New phase)

  • Attributes: wisdom, psychic ability, scrying, reversing circumstances. BANISHING Releasing the old, removing unwanted negative energies, addiction, illness, or negativity.

Dark Moon

(when the moon is not visible in the sky, just before the beginning of the next lunar cycle, also known as the Balsamic phase.)

  • The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear. Very potent for prophecy work.

For more correspondences to the Moon go HERE