The moon cycle has a profound affect on people and the planet we live on. They affect the ocean tides, the energy in the atmosphere and a woman’s menstrual cycle.
Each phase of the moon cycle has it’s own energy pattern, which can be harnessed in spell work. Each energy pattern lends itself to certain types of spells or rituals.
The new moon is a time for new beginnings. Spells or rituals to end bad habits, start new positive habits or attract a new beginning are most effective in this phase of the moon cycle. Before the introduction of contraception the vast majority of women would have their period at or just after the new moon.
Waxing Crescent Moon
The moon is growing and so is it’s energy. This is a great time to be thankful for what you have in your life, start a daily gratitude practice to harness this energy.
First Quarter Moon
Intention is key in this phase. Set your intentions for what you plan to manifest using the full moon energy. Go as far as writing down your intention or even telling a friend. Commit to it!
Waxing Gibbous Moon
This is a great time for spells that focus on growing something. That could be love, friendships, wealth or even your garden.
Manifest to your hearts desire! The full moon is a very powerful time and you will find that your own intuition is heightened at this time. Use the moon’s energy to cleanse and charge your crystals and make some moon water if you please. Be sure to cast your manifesting spell on the night of the full moon. Once it passes into the waxing phase the manifesting energy transitions into an energy phase best suited to banishing or reducing something.
Waning Gibbous Moon
The waning phases of the moon cycle are perfect for spells to kick an old habit, lose weight or detox. Receive any changes with gratitude. During this time you can also be confronted with previous bad habits or baggage that you haven’t resolved properly. Take the time to resolve it now or it will crop up again next month.
Third Quarter Moon
This is a powerful time to cast spells that will remove roadblocks. This could be anything that you feel is stopping you from achieving your desires. Listen to your intuition and try free writing in your journal during or after your spell.
If you’d like to learn more about the Moon and how to perform spells and rituals that harness its energy we’re releasing a Moon Magic eCourse in March 2019. Click here to register your interest.