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The Moon

The moon is associated with the unconscious, the realm of dreams and intuition. It
represents the feminine, mystical side of our nature. The moon is a symbol of the
goddess.

The sacredness of the moon is connected to the rhythms of life. The changing phases
of the moon were linked to the death and rebirth reflected with the seasons, and also
to the female monthly cycle that controls human fertility.

The Celtic year was once divided into 13 months, one for each full moon within the
year. Our months are linked to the movements of the moon. The moon passes between
the earth and the sun every 29½ days. Then the cycle begins again with a new moon.
In Jewish and Muslim calendars a new month begins with the new moon, all their
months have 29 or 30 days.

Moon Energy applied to magick

If you want to gain something (friendship, money, job, psychic ability) do your magick
during the WAXING MOON (when the moon is getting full)

If you want to lose something (bad habits,debt, negative energy) do your magick
during the WANING MOON (when the moon is getting small)

Drawing             Banishing
prosperity          need/want
generosity         greed
relax                 fatigue
sleep                insomnia
happiness          sadness
love                  loneliness

Moon Phases
Waxing
new moon                 the beginning of the cycle lasting 31/2 days
Crescent                   begins 31/2 days after New Moon
1st Gibbous               begins 31/2 days after the Crescent Moon
Full Moon                  begins 31/2 days after the Gibbous Moon  
Waning               
Disseminating            begins 31/2 days after Full Moon
Last Quarter              begins 31/2 days after Disseminating
Balsamic (Dark Moon) begins 31/2 days after Last Quarter

The New Moon
The new moon is the best time to cast spells for new beginnings and new projects. It's
influence can also boost ambitions and careers. This is the time to plant seeds for
things you want to manifest.
Any month that has a second new moon (called the black moon) is more powerful than
the first in the cycle. Seeds planted at this time will manifest more quickly.

The Waxing Moon
This is a good time for building up strength, manifestation, expansion and growth.

The Full Moon
Use this moon's energy for expansion and growth. This is the best time for
The Blue Moon is the name for the second full moon in a month. It is a powerful time
to manifest spells begun at new moon.

The Waning Moon
This is the time for decrease. This is the most powerful time to cast spells to remove
problems, protection and neutralizing adversaries. It's also a good time for reflection,
meditation and study. Use this moon's energy to banish harmful energies.

The moon rises around sunset when it's a full Moon, and sunrise when it's a new moon.

Of course the aspect of the moon is also a variable to consider in spellwork. The Moon
spends a day or two each month in each of the twelve signs of the zodiac. The sign the
moon is transiting through can be used to good advantage during spellwork.

Void-of-Course Moon or v/c is the time the Moon is "between signs".  It is when the
Moon moves from the sign of Gemini, but has not yet moved into the sign of Cancer.
Void-of-Course can last for a few minutes or a couple of days. Spell working should be
avoided when the moon is void of course. This is a time of disruption, a time of chaos
when nothing works as expected. Knowing when the moon is void of course will
eliminate a lot of frustration and wasted effort.
Click here for a table of V/c Moon dates

Moon in Aries- An Aries moon is for starting. It is a good time to perform spells
related to job ventures and all new projects related to money. Also a good time to
develop strength and courage, and lust spells. The energy of this moon can be used for
new beginnings, matters of self and your personality.

Moon in Taurus- This moon is excellent for spellwork related to love, creativity, beauty
and inner peace. Spells done at this time take the longest to manifest, but the results
will be very long lasting and be stable. Great for spells regarding financial matters of
personal nature, vehicles, benefits and possessions.

Moon in Gemini- The perfect time for spells dealing with communications,
healing,short-cuts and uncrossing spells. Be careful the moon in Gemini can be
unpredictable and unstable. This energy is best for spells regarding relatives,
communication, studies, writing and common sense.

Moon in Cancer- Excellent for any spell involving the home, fertility, children, or
divination. This moon supports emotional rapport and nurturing. This is a perfect
energy for domestic concerns. Can also be used for matters concerning the end of life.

Moon in Leo- Spells involving leadership, prosperity, fame and career are best done in
Leo. This is a moon energy for 'the self'. Do not perform any spells involving love, or
any other emotion, as Leo may actually counteract it. Focus on pleasures, hobbies,
love affairs, entertainment, sports and your pets.

Moon in Virgo- This moon ensures a spell which involves meticulous detail, especially
spells involving education, healing, and stability. Great for spells to change your work
environment, health, service extended or clothing.

Moon in Libra- Excellent for working a spell with a partner, and for magick involving
marriage, couples, partnership, peace, and fairness. The energy of this moon is also
good for spells involving legal matters and small animals.

Moon in Scorpio- Use this energy for mysteries, Psychic awareness, the occult,
divination, and sex magick. Use the darker energy of this for spell involving death, sex,
taxes, inheritances and transformation.

Moon in Sagittarius- This is an excellent time to experiment with new techniques or
magick spells. The energy of this moon favors expansion and growth. Religion,
metaphysics, long-distance travel, in-laws and higher learning.

Moon in Capricorn- Perfect for spells to manifest life's basic needs and for stability.
This moon works well with tradition, responsibility and obligations. The energy of this
moon good for setting boundaries. Also business, career, reputation, fathers and honor.

Moon in Aquarius- This energy can be used to work on behalf of others, but is also a
great energy to use to break habits and make abrupt change. This energy is good for
spells involving friendship, acquaintances, hopes and dreams, groups and organizations

Moon in Pisces- Perfect for divination and psychic work, past life regressions, and
communication with spirits. Inner development, karma, restrictions, secrets revealed
CURRENT MOON
If the Moon Card
appears in a reading it
suggests that you should
pay attention to your
inner self. Pay attention
to your dreams, instincts
and intuitions.
Astronomy calculators:
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