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Phases of the Moon and Their Psychic Associations

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Phases of the Moon and Their Psychic Associations

The different phases of the moon do have an effect on your psychic talents. Here is the information, along with tips for working with your divinatory tools, such as runes or the tarot. Consider how this lunar phase/psychic information will affect the spells that you cast on a Monday. It will all depend on what phase the moon is in when you cast, which means you have lots to learn and plenty to experiment with. There are many layers to witchery and magick. The best way to up your game and to increase your skills is to practice, experiment, and see how the magick works for you.

FIRST QUARTER: (new moon to the waxing half moon) Now is the time when your psychic power is starting to build; you may feel more “tuned in” and more compassionate and sensitive to other people’s emotions. Your dreams and their divinatory meanings become clearer. You may notice that your animal allies, or totem animals, show up more in your life, so pay attention to their messages. Work your divinatory tools now to get a clear picture of what is beginning to unfold in your life at the present time.

SECOND QUARTER: (waxing half moon to the full moon) During this lunar phase, your emotions and senses get turned up to “high.” (Think of it as riding a psychic wave of sorts: it builds as the full moon gets closer, peaks, and then you start to ride downward.) Precognitive dreaming is more likely to happen during this particular lunar phase. At the full moon phase itself, you will probably notice everything in a more detailed and magickal way, so work with it when it hits. Intuition and clairvoyance abilities will peak as the moon waxes to full. Employ your favorite divinatory tools now to see the past, present, and future.

THIRD QUARTER: (day after the full moon until the waning half moon) As the moon wanes, the focus begins to turn within. Pay attention to your inner voice-your instincts and gut hunches. This is not the time to ignore that inner monologue. You may find that you are “hearing between the lines,” meaning you are hearing or sensing what is unspoken, so think before you speak. Ride the back of this wave of lunar energy and realize that the energies around you can be used to your benefit. Tune in to your own spirit and meditate. Work with divinatory tools now to see what is hidden from you.

FOURTH QUARTER: (waning half moon until the new moon) At this point of the moon phase, some folks may find that their psychic talents go on holiday, or you may notice that they come howling in with an all-out assault on your senses. The reason for this is, I believe, that during this last waning lunar phase, all psychic work turns within. This often forces a person to contemplation, and it nudges them into turning their psychic abilities and all that focus within. Then they gain the opportunity for self-discovery. discovery. Work with your divinatory tools now to gain an appreciation for what events and people have led you to this point of your life. By looking to the past, we can acquire a good overview on what has brought us to the point we are standing at now Then we may gain understanding, wisdom, and insight.

Book of Witchery: Spells, Charms & Correspondences for Every Day of the Week
Ellen Dugan

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Correspondences for the Waxing Moon

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Correspondences for the Waxing Moon

Time: From New Moon to Full Moon (Approx. 14 days)

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph, and Epona

Magickal Attributes: INVOKING, Beginnings, New projects, ideas, inspiration, energy, vitality, and freedom.

Correspondences for the Pagan Practitioner
Jennifer Weiner


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New Moon Magic

New Moon Magic


When the Moon is new, the Luminaries — the Sun and Moon — are aligned in the same Zodiac sign. That makes it a charged time with concentrated energies of that sign. A New Moon is a symbolic point of attention, and a symbolic portal for new beginnings.

New Moons are a great time to set intentions for things you’d like to create, develop, cultivate, make manifest. There are many ways to initiate this communion with the Universe from lighting a candle to elaborate rituals.

What matters is that you’re committing yourself to your vision, and open to receiving guidance, healing, support from Spirit.

Why Follow the Moon?:

When you tune into the Moon’s phases, it’s reassuring to know that there are many chances during the year to tap into lunar energy. Like the tides, the Moon ebbs and flows, a rhythm that women understand intimately. New Moons are a blank page on which to speak your dreams out loud, and Full Moons are for taking action and celebrating the fruit of your efforts.

In the chaotic and temporal world, looking to something larger that is also part of yourself can fill you with awe and make you feel connected. For whatever path you’re on, opening to working with planetary energies links you to the power of the divine.

Preparing for the New Moon:

It’s a good idea to spend some time reflecting in the days leading up to the new Moon. Knowing exactly what you want to draw into your life is not always easy. Part of preparing for the new Moon is making sure you are clear about your intentions.

Sometimes it’s a quality you’d like to cultivate like forgiveness, courage — other times it’s a more specific request like a promotion at work or new place to live.

What is a new Moon Ritual?:

This depends on your personal tastes, the pace of your life and the time you have to devote to it. Some simply light a candle, while others gather objects and pictures for their altar. Lately, I’ve been writing my intentions on a 7-day candle and leaving it in a prominent (and safe) place. With a candle, you can return to it and relight it while meditating on your intentions.

Ritual helps focus your entire being on the quest at hand. In the days leading up to the new Moon, you might gather pictures and totems that symbolize your goal. Creating a New Moon collage gives you a visual reminder of your dreams.

What does it mean in each different sign?:

Every new Moon is different, and this gives you the chance to claim the energies of each different sign. Even if you don’t have planets in the sign for a given month, it falls somewhere in your birth chart. We each have elements of the entire Zodiac in our make-up, with some more emphasized than others. Find out where the new Moon falls in your chart for clues as to what to “call in” that month.

How is it different from the Full Moon:

The new Moon has a more inward feel, has a void or empty quality, and therefore can be frightening to those not comfortable with uncertainty. Can you learn to trust the dark? It’s the moment when the old passes away and the new is not yet here. That’s why it’s a powerful time for sending out your prayer, wishes, desires to the Universe.


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A Little About Moon Phases

The Moon goes through four different phases every 29 days.

The full (Mother) Moon-this lasts from one night before until one night after the date the Full Moon is shown on a regular calendar. A full Moon is used to bring things to you. A good time for spells for your income to increase, protection for yourself, someone else or your home, etc. It is the best time to consecrate a Ritual tool, hold a Handfasting, marriage or Wiccaning.

Next comes the Waning Moon. This period lasts from the second night after the full Moon until one night before the New Moon. During this period, it is a time to send things away from you such as a build up of negativity around you or to charm an object to help you control a bad habit.

Then comes the New (Crone) Moon. This phase is from one night before until one night after the date the New Moon appears on a regular calendar. This is the time when being able to banish or send away bad habits, negative energy, do a house cleansing, etc.

Lastly is the Waxing Moon. This is a time of new beginnings and to bring good things to you. Use it to start a new project or job or getting to know someone better, etc. It is also a good time for a marriage or Handfasting. To charm an object to carry with you for protection or to do a house blessing, etc.

While I have only listed a very few things that work out better if done during the correct Moon phase. They are meant as a guideline to get you thinking about what else you may do during the correct phase.

Remember every time you do a spell or charm an object what energy you send out comes back to you three times as strong-The Law of Three.

Copyright 2011 Lady Beltane

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The gleaming stars all about the shining moon
Hide their bright faces, when full-orbed and splendid
In the sky she floats, flooding the shadowed earth
With clear silver light.

Now rose the moon, full and silver,
While round stood the maidens, as at a shrine.
Thus sometimes, the women, tender footed,
Dance in measure round the fair altar,
Crushing the fine bloom of the grass.

Come hither moon goddess, Selene, come,
And in golden goblets pour richest nectar
All mixed in most ethereal perfection,
Thus to delight us.


This many are the days
Since our moon mother
Yonder in the west
Appeared, still small;
When but a short space yet remained
Till she was fully grown,
This many days we have waited.
We have come to the appointed time.
My children,
All my children,
Will make offerings.
My mother, moon,
All my children will clothe you with offerings.
When you have arrayed yourselves in these,
With your waters,
Your seeds
You will bless all my children.
All your good fortune
You will grant to them all.
To this end, My mother:
May I finish my road;
May I grow old;
May you bless me with life.


Sweet voiced Muses, daughters of the Goddess,
Well-skilled in song, tell of the long-winged Moon.
From her immortal head a radiance
Is shown from heaven and embraces earth;
And great is the beauty that arises from her shining light.
The air, unlit before, glows with the light of her golden crown,
And her rays beam clear, whensoever bright Selene
Having bathed her lovely body in the waters of Ocean,
And donned her far-gleaming, shining team,
Drives on her long-maned horses at full speed,
At eventide in the mid-month:
Then her great orbit is full
And then her beams shine brightest as she increases.
So she is a sure token and a sign to mortal women.
Hail, white-armed goddess, bright Selene,
Mild, bright-tressed queen!


Lovely Goddess of the bow!
Lovely Goddess of the arrows!
Of all hounds and of all hunting
Thou who wakest in starry heaven
When the sun is sunk in slumber
Thou with moon upon they forehead,
Who the chase by night preferrest
Unto hunting in the daylight,
With thy nymphs unto the music
Of the horn–thyself the huntress,
And most powerful: I pray thee
Think, although but for an instant,
Upon us who pray unto thee!


“Luna! Diana! Selene!
Queen of all enchantresses
And of the dark night,
And of all nature,
Of the stars and of the moon,
And of all fate or fortune!
Thou who rulest the tide,
Who shinest by night on the sea,
Casting light upon the waters;
Thou who art mistress of the ocean
In thy boat made like a crescent,
Crescent moon-bark brightly gleaming,
Ever smiling high in heaven,
Sailing too on earth, reflected
In the ocean, on its water;
We implore thee give this sleeper,
Give unto this good woman
The great gift of understanding
What all creatures say while talking!”


O Selene, who brought me from the rest of last night
Unto the joyous light of this day,
Be Thou bringing me from the new light of this day
Unto the guiding light of eternity.
Oh! from the new light of this day
Unto the guiding light of eternity.


In name of the Holy Spirit of the Goddess,
In name of the Mother of the Grove of peace,
In name of Persephone who took death off us,
Oh! in name of the Three who shield us in every need,
If well thou hast found us tonight,
Seven times better may thou leave us without harm,
Thou bright white Moon of the seasons,
Bright white Moon of the seasons.


Beauteous fair one of grace
Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Beauteous guidant of the sky;
Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Beauteous fair one of grace.
Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Beauteous guidant of the stars;
Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Beauteous loved one of my heart.
Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Beauteous guidant of the clouds;
Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Beauteous dear one of the heavens!


She of my love is the new moon,
The Goddess of life illumining her;
Be mine a good purpose
Towards each creature in the creation.
Be my prayer, O Goddess,
In accord with Thy sanctifying;
Be my heart, O Goddess,
In accord with Thy loving care.
Be my deed on land
In accord with Thy satisfying;
Be my wish on sea
In accord with Thy directing.
Be my hope on high
In accord with Thy requiring;
Be my purpose below
In accord with Thy satisfying.
Let my desire, O Goddess,
Seek after Thy repose;
Be my rest, O Goddess,
With Thy tranquillity.


Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Guiding jewel of gentleness!
I am bending to thee my knee,
I am offering thee my love.
I am bending to thee my knee,
I am giving thee my hand,
I am lifting to thee mine eye,
O new moon of the seasons.
Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Joyful maiden of my love!
Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Joyful maiden of the graces!
Thou art travelling in thy course,
Thou art steering the full tides;
Thou art illuming to us thy face,
O new moon of the seasons.
Thou queen-maiden of guidance,
Thou queen-maiden of good fortune,
Thou queen-maiden my beloved,
Thou new moon of the seasons!

When I see the new moon,
It becomes me to lift mine eye,
It becomes me to bend my knee,
It becomes me to bow my head,
Giving thee praise, thou moon of guidance,
That I have seen thee again,
That I have seen the new moon,
The lovely leader of the way.
Many a one has passed beyond
In the time between the two moons,
Though I am still enjoying earth,
Thou moon of moons and of blessings!

When I see the new moon,
It becomes me to say my rune;
It becomes me to praise the Being of life
For Her kindness and Her goodness;
Seeing how many have gone hence
Over the black river of the abyss,
Since last thy countenance shone on me,
Thou new moon of the heavens!

I am lifting to thee my hands,
I am bowing to thee my head,
I am giving thee my love,
Thou glorious jewel of all the ages.
I am raising to thee mine eye,
I am bending to thee my head,
I am offering thee my love,
Thou new moon of all the ages!
There, see, the new moon,
The Queen of life blessing her;
Fragrant be every night
Whereon she shall shine!
Be her luster full
To each one in need;
Be her course complete
To each one beset.
Be her light above
With every one in straits;
Be her guidance below
With every one in need.
May the moon of moons
Be coming through thick clouds
On me and on every one
Coming through dark tears.
May the Goddesses’ hand on me dwell
In every strait that me befalls,
Now and till the hour of my death,
And till the day of my resurrection.


Hail unto thee,
Jewel of the night!
Beauty of the heavens,
Jewel of the night!
Mother of the stars,
Jewel of the night!
Fosterling of the sun,
Jewel of the night!
Majesty of the stars,
Jewel of the night!
Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Jewel of guidance in the night!
Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Jewel of guidance on the billows!
Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Jewel of guidance on the ocean!
Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Jewel of guidance of the virtues!
Hail to thee, thou new moon,
Jewel of guidance of my love!
Thou jewel of heaven!
May thy light be fair to me!
May thy course be smooth to me!
If good to me is thy beginning,
Seven times better be thine end,
Thou fair moon of the seasons,
Thou great lamp of grace!
She Who created thee
Created me likewise;
She Who gave thee weight and light
Gave to me life and death,
And the joy of the seven satisfactions,
Thou great lamp of grace,
Thou fair moon of the seasons.


From “The Book of the Goddess”
by Anna Livia Plurabelle

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New Moon Spells – Sprout a Spell

Sprout a Spell

Nothing says “new beginnings” like planting a seed, so use the power of a growing plant to bring success to your own new moon projects. You need:

  • A small flower pot
  • Soil
  • Seeds (anything will do)
  • Egg shells
  • A small piece of paper

Get everything together and write your intentions on the paper. Keep it to a word or two, but enough to represent what you want to accomplish during this new moon. Put a little soil in the flower pot, then place in the bit of paper (fold it up), and then crush some egg shells on top of that. Fill up the rest of the pot with soil.

Repeat the following:

I plant this seed when the moon is new,
Bring me success, I ask it true.

Keep repeating this as you plant your seeds, and give them a little water. After the ritual, keep the pot somewhere sunny and you should start seeing some success in your plans when the plant begins to sprout. Keep it healthy and thriving to keep the magick going.


Courtesy of

Free Witchcraft Spells

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New Moon Magick

New Moon Magick


Sun and moon energies are combined in this phase to give strength to new projects. Therefore, now is a good time to begin things. It is also a time to give thanks for workings (both long term and short term)that have been successful. Workings done at the full and waning moons have most likely taken grip by now. Offerings of milk and honey, or water laced with fertilise for the plants outside (during the growing seasons), is appropriate. If in season of sleep, then set out food for the wild animals and faerie folk. Goddesses associated with the new moon are Diana, Astarte, Artemis, and (from my tradition) Ana.

Timing:The moon rises at dawn and sets at sunset. For the best use of this energy, magick should be performed between dawn and sunset. Working at night is perfectly acceptable as well, but to get maximum punch, choose the correct timing. Also check the planetary hours [coming soon!] for added power in your workings. This is a wonderful ime for workings where the Goddess and God are equal. Rituals focusing on the God are quite acceptable to perform in this phase.

Conjuring: New moon workings may be performed from the day of the New moon to about three to three and a half days after the New moon.The closer you are to the new moon, the better chance of success.

Your working should take manifest by the full moon or in one moon cycle (new moon to new moon.) If you are not successful the first time out, repeat the working. As the old saying goes, “if at first you do not succeed, try, try again.”

Things to work for include:

  • Beauty, health, and self-improvement Farms and Gardens
  • Job Hunting
  • Love and Romance
  • Generally, any new endeavors or projects
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Current Moon Phase for March 2nd – New Moon

New Moon

(waxing/12% of Illumination)

The New Moon is a time best suited for new beginnings! For the first 48 hours following the exact time of the New Moon each month, a window of opportunity opens for making wishes that, if noted, come true in the days and months ahead. There is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm in the atmosphere, making it a great time to go forward and begin projects that you feel instinctively attracted to initiating. Follow your impulses and let yourself make new starts in areas that are important to you.

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