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Every month, we go through a flow that follows the moon phases.
This flow is felt most acutely by women, but anything with water in it is tied to the phases of the moon.
Just like with the tides, so does our magick ebb and flow.
Use this simplified PDF in your book of shadows to learn more about the moon phases in witchcraft.
|New Moon||New beginnings, beauty, health, new relationships, new jobs, personal improvement, mysteries, dreams|
|Waxing Moon||Building things, courage, motivation, friendship, elemental magick, healing, luck|
|Full Moon||Love, romance, fertility, art, psychic powers, decisions, finding guidance, and completion of projects or phases in life|
|Waning Moon||Banishing bad energy or bad habits, stopping addictions, ending bad relationships, making painful emotions smaller|
How To Use The Moon Phases In Magick
Using the table above, consider what you might need to focus on in your life.
Are you at a time where you need to grow your wealth or build courage to do something scary but important?
The waxing moon is the perfect time for you to do those spells.
When the moon is waxing, the energy of the whole world is focused on growth.
Growth of courage, of money, of love. Everything in the world is tuned into that energy.
Do You Have To Match Your Spells To The Phases Of The Moon?
Nope! Thankfully, you can do whatever magick you want, when you want.
The only difference is that working with the moon makes your magick more powerful.
But if you need to banish negative energy during the waxing moon, you’ll be swimming against the energetic tide.
That’s fine, but I would suggest repeating the spell during the waning moon, especially if you didn’t see the results you wanted.
Whenever possible, though, I would recommend working while in tune with the moon.
That celestial body can lend so much power to your witchcraft if you let it.
What Is The Best Moon Phase For Love Spells?
If you are already in a new relationship, but you want it to heat up, do a love spell at the full moon.
However, if you’re looking to find a new relationship, you are better off doing a spell at the new moon.
If you are going through a trying time in your relationship, or trying to get back with an ex, do your spell during the waxing moon.
Finally, if you want to kick a toxic person out of your life (or simply end a relationship that is no longer working for you), work that magick during the waning moon.
What Is The Best Moon Phase For Money Spells?
Assuming you want to build wealth, work money magick during waxing moons.
If you’re looking for a new job or trying to start a new business, this is best done while working with the new beginnings energy of the new moon.
What Is the Best Moon Phase For Banishing Spells?
Banishing spells will always work best during the waning moon.
Start at the beginning of the waning moon cycle, and watch as the energy or situation you are banishing becomes weaker and finally leaves by the time the new moon arrives.
In my experience, banishing rituals are best followed up by a ritual to bring something new into your life.
That way, you don’t leave a void in your life that could be filled with more negative energy.
What Is the Best Moon Phase For Finding New Friends?
If you are looking for a new group of friends, work this magick during the new or waxing moon phases!
One ritual to do this is to choose a yellow candle for friendship. Light it for an hour every night, starting with the new moon.
After the hour is up, snuff the candle out. Don’t blow it out!
Do this through the waxing moon and stop at the full moon.
Don’t forget to put yourself out there! You’re unlikely to meet the new friends the universe has waiting for you if you’re stuck at home.
What Is the Best Moon Phase For Healing?
If you are healing either emotionally or physically, the waxing moon has the right energy for you.
The energy of this moon phase will help to build up your spirit or your body, making it healthier in a slow and sustainable way.
What Is the Best Moon Phase For Increasing Psychic Powers?
Work with the powerful energy of the full moon to increase your psychic powers.
Scrying under the full moon is one good way to improve your psychic abilities.
Another option is to train your ability to empathically read another person.
The moon is very much tied to emotions, so empaths should be careful and train themselves so that they aren’t overwhelmed.
What Is the Best Moon Phase For Trying To Get Pregnant?
I want to be clear here: You get pregnant by doing the “baby dance” while ovulating.
But the best time to do a fertility spell is the full moon! Do the spell at this time, then do that baby dance while ovulating to improve your chances of successfully conceiving a child.