The Moon is one of the most powerful celestial bodies that effects life here on Earth. In magick, it’s just as important. Many pagans use it, in conjunction with the Sun, as a Deity. The Moon reflects the Goddess herself because they share the capacity to exist in three different phases. Working with the Moon is one of the basics of practicing magick and in today’s post, I want to share with you how to use moon magick and a few special spells from my own books that deal with the Moon.
In order to use Lunar Magick (another name for Moon magick), you’ll need to know exactly what the moon is doing at any given time. The moon goes through phases each month that aren’t “regular” according to our Gregorian calendar. In ancient times, the months passed with the Moon but since mankind “got in the way” we’ve been off kilter ever since (in more ways than one)! But I digress.
In order to keep up with the Moon accurately, I suggest that you invest in a Witches’ Almanac. This will give you accurate dates of the phases of the moon for any given year. Even if your magick is not specific to the Moon, you should try to schedule your rituals for times that will correspond with the Moon’s phases.
The New Moon takes place from the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after.
The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings as well as love and romance, health or job hunting.
The Waxing Moon is from seven to fourteen days after the new moon. The waxing moon is for constructive magic, like love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.
The Full Moon takes place from fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon.
This is an ideal time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. It’s also appropriate for any spells that needs extra power, such finding a new job or healing for serious conditions. You can also schedule spells for legal matters, money and dreams during the Full Moon.
The Waning Moon is from three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon. The waning moon is used for banishing magic, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.
The Dark Moon is from ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon.
The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our darkest places and
understanding our angers and passions.
Keep these moon phases in mind whenever you are doing magick rituals and you’ll know that you’ll have the Moon and her power on your side. If you wish to connect further with the Moon, you can use the following ritual. It’s called a Moon soak and offers you a powerful way to connect with the Moon’s power at any time during the month.
To start, prepare a small dish of white flower petals mixed with a small amount of Epsom salts and scented with a few drops of jasmine oil. You’ll also need a silver or a light blue candle. Start out by drawing a warm bath. Light your candle and turn off all other lights, adding some soft background music if you so choose. Disrobe and look out a window, if possible, to see the Moon. If you can’t see her, visualize her in whatever phase she is in. Ask the Lady of the Moon to bless you, and draw down her power, as you anoint your forehead, head, throat, heart, abdomen, loins, and feet, each with a drop of jasmine oil. Finally, toss your Epsom salt mixture into the bath, step in, and enjoy in the Moon’s power.
Finally, here’s a spell for the Waxing moon that will help you fulfill a wish. Take a beeswax candle and use a rose thorn to inscribe a moon into the candle. Cast your circle as you normally would and then light the beeswax candle. Concentrate on the flame and think about your wish. After you’ve held the wish firmly in your mind for a while, say the following nine times:
Gracious Lady Moon
Mother of Love and Light
Grant My Wish
Fulfill My Dreams
Smile on Me Tonight
Once you’ve finished your chanting, extinguish the flame but keep the image of it in your mind. As you think about the burning flame, know that your wish has been fulfilled. Within the next lunar phase, your wish will be granted.
Whether you choose to use one of these spells, or one of your own creation, know that the Moon is always on your side. Take steps to line your magick up with the Moon’s cycles and you’ll always have effective spells.
Your Warm And Caring “Resident Witch In Charge”