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The moon phases should dictate what kind of magic you’re doing as a witch. Why? Because the moon phases each have their own correspondences. So if you’re looking to do hexes or curses, how will the moon phases change your spells?
Curses done during a waning crescent moon should focus on removing things from people. Black magic done at the time of a new moon should begin new negative experiences in a person’s life. And hexes performed during the waxing moon should intensify negativity in someone’s life.
Moon Phase Correspondences
You may not love the idea of cursing others or using black magic, but there could come a time when you’ll need to have this skill anyway. This table will tell you the themes of each moon phase:
|New Moon||New beginnings, beauty, self improvement, love, romance, job hunting, farms, gardens, health|
|Waxing Crescent||Regeneration, gathering, building, making plans, emotional work, strength building, fortification|
|First Quarter||Balance, regeneration, renewal, courage, elemental magic, luck, motivation, friends|
|Gibbous||Courage, harmony, patience, peace|
|Full Moon||Talent, beauty, health, fitness, decisions, legal problems, dreams, motivation, psychic power, protection|
|Disseminating Moon||Addictions, divorce, emotions, stress, decisions|
|Last Quarter||Banishing health problems, banishing stress, ancestor work, endings|
|Waning Crescent||Correct mistakes, settle disputes, decision making, removing habits, healing|
Black Magic / Hexes And The Moon Phases
Now that you know these correspondences, we can figure out what kind of black magic to do during each moon phase.
|Moon Phase||Black Magic|
|New Moon||Ruining beginnings, low confidence, forming bad habits, breaking off relationships, unemployment, crop failure, health curses|
|Waxing Crescent||Destruction, lessening of blessings, ruining plans, mood swings, weakness|
|First Quarter||Losing balance, bad luck, arguments, loss of motivation, cowardice|
|Gibbous||Cowardice, impatience, anger, chaos|
|Full Moon||Depression, legal problems, nightmares, no motivation, spiritual warfare, hauntings and possessions|
|Disseminating Moon||Addictions, divorce, mood swings, stress, indecision|
|Last Quarter||New health problems, stress, upsetting the ancestors, continuing problems, exes returning|
|Waning Crescent||New mistakes, bad luck, arguments, bad decisions, new bad habits|
During the full moon, we call upon Hekate to assist us in clearing our past, releasing our fears, and opening ourselves to new possibilities. We ask her to help us gain clarity in our lives, to help us transform our inner worlds, and to allow us to move forward with courage and confidence.
It is said that Hekate helps us to overcome obstacles and challenges that stand in our way, and to achieve our goals. In addition to being a benevolent Goddess, she is also a fierce warrior. When we summon her, we invite her to help us take charge of our lives, to lead us into battle, and to fight for justice.
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Great read - a must have for anyone interested in working with the Goddess during the full moon! Highly recommended! - Luis Meyer