Witches believe that the moon is the Mother energy and the sun is the Father energy and it is no secret that we L O V E the moon, learning how to harness the power of each moon phase so that it adds power to our spell casting!
However, you don’t need to be a witch to feel the connection between humans and the moon.The moon is considered to be one of the most powerful forces to affect magickal energy. The way the ebb and flow of the moon can affect the tides, our menstrual cycle (sorry boys!) our moods and so on it can also affect our magick.
Now, not all Witches use the lunar cycle but we do and we believe it adds a very powerful energy to any spell casting.
So, read on to find out what the moon phases are and when to cast your spells!
Moon Phases Chart
* Because some people call the Dark Moon and the Young Waxing Moon, the New Moon We have opted not to use that term to try and avoid confusion** If you are facing the moon
Dark Moon Magick
You may hear that you shouldn’t cast spells during a dark moon but we don’t agree! Instead we believe that a dark moon is a very powerful moon energy wise and so it is the best time to cast destructive magick.
Now we feel we need to point out that destructive magick does not necessarily mean harmful and we certainly DO NOT partake in any magick that may cause harm to anyone or anything.
Magickal spells and rituals conducive to the dark moon phase include disrupting, destroying or banishing very powerful things, such as addictions, serious diseases or unwanted entities.
We would not use this moon phase lightly, so if you’re thinking of using this to get rid of a pesky ex or you want your neighbour to stop annoying you or to stop you reaching for that extra desert then this is NOT the time to use.
In fact, if you are not experienced in spell casting, I would ask an experienced caster to use magick during this time if you need a banishing spell cast.The Dark Moon is however, a really good time to go within yourself for soul searching and to perform divination.
Waxing Crescent Moon Magick
A waxing has a magnetic energy that can assist with bringing things to fruition. This entire moon phase is the best time to work with Magick that will bring things to us and is a great time to use magick for yourself.
It’s a great moon phase for new beginnings and future plans and would team up perfectly will spells to bring more understanding and patience to a relationship.Use this moon phase if you want to cast spells helping with learnings, developing psychic abilities and for any self development, self improvement and inspiration.
First Quarter Moon Magick
The First Quarter Moon or also known as the Waxing Half Moon, is the phase when energies are most conducive to attract things or people into your life.
Unlike the Waxing Crescent moon we just talked about, which is best for going within to bring things out, this moon phase is the best time for magick that will draw things outside of yourself to you.
So, this moon phase is the best time to for spells and rituals with the purpose of attracting the things or people you want into your life. It can be used to attract money or success and new friends or lovers.
It is also a great time for performing a ritual or meditation to find lost things! Use this moon phase to bring to you whatever your heart desires
Waxing Gibbous Moon Magick
This moon phase is still a great time to perform any or the magick talked about previously under the First Quarter Moon.
However, this phase is also offers fantastic energy for giving you the strength, willpower and determination to see your efforts through. You can give any diet, workout regime or project a boost of willpower during the Waxing Gibbous Moon phase.
Full Moon Moon Magick
This most powerful of moon phases happens when the Earth is caught between the moon and the sun.
The Full Moon phase is often seen as an ‘all purpose’ moon phase which means that any magick spells or rituals performed during a full moon will get a powerful energy boost. We would always use this moon phase to concentrate on those very important required outcomes and not for the more trivial of castings or rituals.
The Full Moon phase is particularly useful for any spiritual or psychic development and meditation would be extra beneficial during this time.
Waning Gibbous Moon Magick
Waning moon phases have energies that repel rather than attract so it's makes it the best time to cast spells to get rid of things.
The Waning Gibbous phase is a good time for banishing minor things. We use this time to spring clean’ the energies around the house or our personal spaces and cleansing the energies in our magick kit !
It is also a good time to cast spells to bring things to a close or ending. For example, an unwanted relationship.
Third Quarter Moon Magick
The Third Quarter Moon phase is also known as The Waning Half Moon phase.
This is the perfect moon phase to help rid any blockages in your life. Whatever it is that is standing in the way of what you want, then this is the best moon phase to rid you of that hurdle.
It also offers a very good energy for making life transitions so if you need to make changes in your life, this moon phase’s energy can help boost your spell or ritual.
Waning Crescent Moon Magick
This phase offers the best energy for clearing negativity in your life. Now is the phase to use to rid your life of unwanted stresses.
The Waning Crescent moon phase offers a stronger energy for ridding your life of whatever has been seriously bothering or concerning you. Although if it is a serious threat then we suggest using the Dark Moon phase to cast.
This is a good time to cast a spell or perform a ritual for anything you wish to bring to a swift ending. We’ll just finish by saying that you can cast spells during ANY moon phase and just because it’s not during the moon phase we recommend above, it doesn’t mean it won’t work. Using the moon phases should just give you the added energy boost you might need.
Please don’t cast spells that are intended to cause harm to any person, persons or living creature as you may find that it comes back to bite you 3 times as hard as the spell you cast! (The Law of Three)
Remember, Magick is not an exact science and much of it is to do with energy and ensuring you believe in what you are doing whole heartedly. Practice and have fun with it and you will soon tailor your castings to suit you!