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  • WaxingMoon
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    This phase occurs when the Moon grows from dark to full. In this phase, the Moon provides the proper energy for magical efforts requiring growth or enhancement. It is a good time for beginnings, fresh starts, and new love and is of benefit in building businesses, friendships, partnerships, and financial prosperity. The waxing phase also produces suitable conditions for planting herbs, developing psychic powers, and increasing physical health and well-being. At this tie the moon represents the Goddess in her Maiden aspect, give parise to Epona, Artemis or one of the other Maiden goddesses. The period of the Waxing Moon lasts 14 days.To Seal spells performed during the waxing Moon, use this chant or one of your own choosing:

Oh, Maiden Moon, now hear my plea:
Hearken hearken unto me!
As you grow, my spell enhance--
And power its magic with Your dance.

  • Waning
    3rd quarter

    The shrinkage of the Moon from full to dark is called the waning phase, and it offers and energy suitable for recession, peaceful separation, or elimination. Use the waning Moon for spells that banish, release, or reverse. You can end undesirable eating patterns, break bad habits, or to remove yourself from dysfunctional partnerships or stressful situations. At this time the moon represents the Goddess in her Crone Aspect, give praise to Hecate, Morrigan or one of the other Crone Goddesses.

Oh Aging One of grace, now hear:
With your guidance, this spell steer.
Remove all blocks and hesitation,
And take it to its destination

  • New Moon new moon.gif  

    Moon is 0-45 degrees directly head of the sun
  • Moon rises at dawn, sets at sunset; For full use of these energies, stick between this time period
  • Moon is from exact new moon to 3 1/2 days after
  • Purpose: Beginnings
  • Workings for : Beauty, health, self-improvement, farms and gardens, job hunting, love and romance, networking, creative ventures
  • Pagan Holiday" Winter Solstice (December 22)
  • Diety to use Dinan
  • Goddess Name: Rosemetra's Moon
  • Goddess Energy: Goddesses of Growth
  • Offering: Milk and honey
  • Theme: Abundance
  • Rune: Feoh for abundance; Cen for openings Gyfu for love
  • Tarot Trump : The Fool

  • Crescent
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Moon is 45 to 90 degrees ahead of the sun
  • Moon rises at mid-morning sets after sunset; for full use of these energies, stick between this time period.
  • Moon is from 3 1/2 to 7 days after the new moon
  • Purpose: The movement of the thing
  • Workings: Animals, business, change, emotions, matriarchal strength
  • Pagan Holiday: Imbolc
  • Goddess Name: Brigid's Moon
  • Goddess Energy: Water Goddesses
  • Offering: Candles
  • Theme: Manifestation
  • Rund: Birca for Beginnings; Ing for focus
  • Tartot Trump: The Magician

  • First Quarter   1st quarter.gif

    Moon is 90-135 degrees ahead of the sun
  • Moon rises at noon, sets at midnight; for full use of these energies, stick between this time period
  • Moon is from 7 to 10 1/2 days after the new moon
  • Purpose: the shape of the thing
  • Workings: Courage, elemental magicks, friends, luck and motivation
  • Pagan Holiday: Spring Equinox, March 21
  • Goddess Name: Persephone's Moon
  • Goddess Energy: Air Goddesses
  • Offering: Feathers
  • Theme: Luck
  • Rune: Algiz for luck; Jera for improvements; Ur for strength
  • Tarot Card: Strength or The Star

  • Gibbous

    Moon is 135-180 degrees ahead of the sun
  • Moon rises in mid-afternoon, sets around 3 a.m. for full use of these energies stick between this time period
  • Moon is between 10 1/2 to 14 days after the new moon
  • Purpose: Details
  • Workings: Courage, patience, peace, harmony
  • Pagan Holiday: Beltaine.
  • Goddess Name: Nuit's Moon
  • Goddess Energy: Star Goddesses
  • Offering: Ribbons
    Theme: Perfection
  • Rune: Asa for eloquence; Wyn for success; Dag for enlightenment
  • Tarto Trump: The World

    • Full

    The Moon's energy is most intense when She reaches nenith (abundant fullness). Any magical effort, especially difficult ones, can benefit greatly from the potency of this phase. Use the Full Moon to amplify magical intent and to give spell workings additional power. Three days before and after the full moon. This is a time for spells that ttransform, increase psychic ability, for fertility spells and invocation to lunar goddesses. Tis is a time of strength, love and power. At this time the moon represents the Goddess in her Mother aspect, give praise to Cerridwen Isis or one of the other Mother Goddesses.

Abundant Mother, Moon so bright
Hear my plea upon this night.
Your fertile power lend this spell;
Make it potent, strong, and well


  • Moon is 180-225 degrees ahead of the sun
  • Moon rises at sunset, sets at dawn; for full use of these energies, stickc between this time period
  • Moon is from 14 to 17 1/2 days after the new moon.
  • Purpose; Completion of a project
  • Workings; Artistic endeavors, beauty, health, fitness, change, decisions, children, competition, dreams, families, health, knowledge, legal undertakings, love, romance, money, motivation, protection, psychic power, self-improvement.
  • Pagan Holiday Summer Solstice
  • Diety to use: Selene
  • Goddess Name: Sekhmet's Moon
  • Goddess Energy: Fire Goddesses
  • Offering Flowers
  • Theme: Power
  • Rune: Sol
  • Tarot Card: The Sun

Due to the rotation of the earth, there are thirteen Full Moons, and each carries a traditional name. The are


Wolf Moon


Storm Moon, Snow Moon, Hunger Moon


Chaste Moon,  Crow Moon, FCrust Moon,  Sugar Moon,  Sap Moon, Worm Moon


Seed Moon, Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon, Egg Moon, Fl Fish Moon


Hare Moon, Corn Planting Moon,  Milk Moon, Flower Moon


Dyad (pair) Moon, Rose Moon, Hot Moon


Med Moon, Rose Moon, Hot Moon, Buck Moon


Wyrt (green plant) Moon, Red Moon, Sturgeon Moon, Green Corn Moon


Barley Moon, Corn Moon,  Barley Moon, *Harvest Moon*


Blood Moon, Frost Moon, Beaver Moon


Oak Moon,  Long nights Moon, Cold  Moon


Blue moon

(variable) There was a blue moon October of 2001

* The Harvest Moon is always the full Moon closest to the autumnal equinox. If the Harvest Moon occurs in October, the September full Moon is usually called the Corn Moon.

  • Disseminating


  • Moon is 225-270 degrees ahead of the sun

  • Moon rises at mid-evening, sets at mid-morning; for full use of these energies, stick between this time frame

  • Moon is 3 1/2 to 7 days after the moon

  • Purpose: initial destruction

  • Working: Addiction, decisions, divorce, emotions, stress, protection

  • Pagan Holiday: Lammas

  • Goddess Name: Hecate's Moon
    Goddess Energy: Earth Goddesses

  • Offering: Grain or rice

  • Theme: Reassessment

  • Rune: Thorn for destruction; Algiz for protection; Thorn for defense

  • Tarot Trump: The Tower for destruction; Hope for protection.

    • Last Quarter


    Moon is 270-315 degrees ahead of the sun

  • Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon; for full use of these energies, stick between this time frame.

  • Moon is 7 to 10 1/2 days after the full moon

  • Purpose: Absolute destruction

  • Working: Addictions, divorce, endings, health and healing (banishing), stress, protection, ancestors
    Pagan Holiday: Fall Equinox

  • Goddess Names: The Morrigan's Moon

  • Goddess Energy: Harvest Goddesses

  • Offering: Incense

  • Theme: Banishing

  • Rune: Hagal; Ken for banishing; Nyd for turning; Isa for binding

  • Tarot Trump: Judgment

  • Drawing Down th eMoon is often done at an Estbat.

  • Dark
    Some practitioners use this phase as a period of rest and relaxation. They find it useful for regeneration, relaxation, and gathering for the creative phase of the waxing Moon.
    Others prefer to use it for meditation, psychic power enhancement, or for delving into past life memories to help them better understand current difficulties. Dark Moon energy also lends itself to divination and matters where truth is an issue
    Also know as Balsamic:

  • Moon is 315-350 degrees ahead of the sun

  • Moon rises at rises at 3 a.m. sets mid-afternoon; for full use of these energies, stick between this time frame.

  • Moon is 10 1/2 to 14 days after the full moon

  • Purpose: Rest

  • Working: Addictions, change,divorce, enimies, justice, obstacles, quarrels, removal, seperation, stipping stalkers and theft.

  • Pagan Holiday: Samhain

  • Diety to use: Hecate or Maat
  • Goddess Name: Kali's Moon

  • Goddess Energy: Dark Goddesses

  • Offering: Honesty

  • Theme: Justice

  • Rune: Tyr for justice; Ken for banishing

  • Tarot Trump; Judgement

An Ye Harm None, Do What Ye Will