Your Current Moon Phase for August 9th is Waning Crescent

August 9
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 25%

 

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

 

Phase Details for – Sunday, August 9, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 25%
Moon Age: 24.63 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 379,345.90 km

Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,658,873.88 km
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Your Current Moon Phase for July 15th is Waning Crescent

July 15
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 0%

 

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

 

Phase Details for – Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 0%
Moon Age: 28.99 days
Moon Angle: 0.51
Moon Distance: 390,902.87 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,059,482.84 km

Your Current Moon Phase for July 14th is Waning Crescent

July 14
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 3%

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Phase Details for – Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 3%
Moon Age: 28.00 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 386,275.01 km

Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,066,670.30 km

 

 

Current Moon Phase for Monday, July 13th – Waning Crescent

July 13
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 7%

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Phase Details for – Monday, July 13, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 7%
Moon Age: 27.00 days
Moon Angle: 0.52
Moon Distance: 381,506.45 km

Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,073,150.57 km

Lunabar Moon Almanack for Monday, 13 July, 2015

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Monday, 13 July, 2015

 

Waning, Crescent Moon Age: 26 ¾ days.

Ascending Node is at 4° Libra.

Moon in 18th degree of the Sign Gemini, the Twins;

also in 26th deg. of the Constellation Taurus, the Bull.

Moonrise: 3:47 morn. Souths: 11:04 morn. Moonset: 6:24 eve.

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WANING MOON

Time: From full moon to dark moon (approx.14 days)

Goddess Aspect: Crone

Associated Goddesses: Callieach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan

Magickal Attributes: BANISHING Releasing the old, removing unwanted negative energies, wisdom, psychic ability, scrying, reversing circumstances. Workings on this day are for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity, physical and psychic cleansings.

Aspects of Gemini: Yin, Feminine, Lunar, Negative, Nocturnal, Earthy, Fixed, Semi-fruitful, Horary Southern, Vernal, Boreal, Commanding, Feral, Bestial, Animal,

Four-footed, Dry, Cold.

Spells and rituals involving the Air element should be performed when the Moon is in the Air sign: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius.

The Current Moon Phase Is: Waning Crescent – occurs when the Moon is partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing.

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Moon Moon, Mother Moon

Lunar Lore

When the Moon is in Libra or Scorpio,

dress your Garden, and prune small Trees and Shrubs.

~Leonard Meager, “The English Gardner”, 1699

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Current Moon Phase for Sunday, July 12th is Waning Crescent

July 12
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 14%

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Phase Details for – Sunday, July 12, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 14%
Moon Age: 25.98 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 376,843.97 km

Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,078,921.91 km

 

Current Moon Phase for Thursday, July 9th – Waning Crescent

July 9
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 43%

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Phase Details for – Thursday, July 9, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 43%
Moon Age: 22.84 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 365,963.62 km

Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 152,091,967.85 km

Your Current Moon Phase for June 14th – Waning Crescent

June 14
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 5%

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Phase Details for – Sunday, June 14, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 5%
Moon Age: 27.36 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 374,504.60 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 151,951,656.45 km
Courtesy of MoonGiant.com

Your Current Moon Phase for June 13th – Waning Crescent

June 13
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 11%

 

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

 

Phase Details for – Saturday, June 13, 2015
Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 11%
Moon Age: 26.29 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 370,464.20 km
Sun Angle: 0.52
Sun Distance: 151,936,971.96 km

 

Courtesy of MoonGiant.com

Let’s Talk Witch – The Waning Moon

Dragon Comments & GraphicsThe Waning Moon

The Waning Gibbous Moon or Disseminating Moon appears 3 ½ days to 7 days after the Full Moon. The Moon will rise during the evening and set sometime mid-morning. Again we see the bulge on one side of the Moon but it is now decreasing each day. Darkness is slowly moving in. Waning is underway.

The Waning Last Quarter Moon appears between 7 and 10 ½ days after the Full Moon. She rises near midnight and sets near noon. Because of the return to a right angle between the Sun and Moon the variation between tides is low again. There is once again a balance between light and dark, but the dark will soon overcome the light.

The Waning Crescent or Balsamic Moon occurs between 10 ½ days after the Full Moon up until the New Moon. The Moon rises in the dark hours of the morning and sets in the afternoon. Again we see the Moon as a beautiful crescent, but it is rapidly diminishing into darkness.

You do not have to be concerned so much about overdoing things now because the lunar rhythm will act as something of a brake. Now is a good time to throw away your rubbish, take old clothes to charity shops. Consider how well things are working out and analyse information. Follow your needs and reactions.

You may feel more like meditating and being alone. Clear spaces of all descriptions and make endings, let go of unwanted energies, release, banish and reverse. Some people favour scrying and meditation with the Dark Moon because it is a more inward time. The insights you glean now will have a deeper more insightful quality, whereas as Full Moon they may be more obviously creative.

To connect with the Waxing Moon energies and the energy of the Crone, place an amethyst in a bowl of water, light a purple candle and scry.

Use a hag stone (holey stone) or a piece of elder or yew wood. Hold this during meditation to connect with crone energies and the energy of the Waning Moon.

Make a crone hearth in your fireplace or on your mantelpiece. Decorate it with symbols that represent her to you, or you could just use a cauldron (or big casserole dish) and fill it with a large dark coloured candle and pebbles.

 

Pagan Portals – Moon Magic
Rachel Patterson

 

 

The Current Moon Phase for May 17th is Waning Crescent

May 17
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 1%

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Phase Details for – Sunday, May 17, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 1%
Moon Age: 28.81 days
Moon Angle: 0.53
Moon Distance: 372,486.16 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,303,528.07 km

Your Current Moon Phase for May 15th – Waning Crescent

May 15
Waning Crescent
Illumination: 9%

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Phase Details for – Friday, May 15, 2015

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 9%
Moon Age: 26.59 days
Moon Angle: 0.54
Moon Distance: 365,841.58 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,240,297.63 km

Lunabar Moon Almanack for Friday, 15 May, 2015

fc58b-wish-upon-a-harvest-moonLunabar Moon Almanack for Friday, 15 May, 2015

Waning, Crescent Moon Age: 27 ¼ days.
Ascending Node is at 7° Libra.
Moon in 27th degree of the Sign Aries, the Ram;
also in 27th deg. of the Constellation Pisces, the Fishes.
Moonrise: 4:14 morn. Souths: 10:47 morn. Moonset: 5:30 eve.
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Aspects of Aries: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Fiery, Cardinal, Barren, Horary Eastern, Vernal, Boreal, Commanding, Equinoctial, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Bitter, Hoarse, Hot.
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Spells and rituals involving the Fire Element should be performed when the Moon is in a Fire Sign: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.
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Current Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent – occurs when the Moon is partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing.
Crescent Phase: Keywords for the Crescent phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, opportunity. It is the time in a cycle that you gather the wisdom learned in the new phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. Listen and absorb! Commit to your goal.
Time: From Full Moon to Dark Moon (approx.14 days)
Goddess Aspect: Crone
Associated Goddesses: Cailleach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan
Magickal Attributes: Banishing: Releasing the old, removing unwanted negative energies, wisdom, psychic ability, scrying, reversing circumstances.
Workings on this day are for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity, physical and psychic cleansings.
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Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore
If the moon on a Saturday be new or full,
There always was rain, and there always wull.
– Worcestershire
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Then the domestic dog, to east and west,
Expounds the passions burning in his breast.
The rising moon o’er that enchanted land
Pauses to hear and yearns to understand.
– Ambrose Bierce, “The Devil’s Dictionary.”
***
The nearer to twelve in the afternoon, the drier the moon.
The nearer to twelve in the forenoon, the wetter the moon.
~Herefordshire.
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Moon in the Lunar Mansion
Batn-Alhut, The Belly of the Fish, also known as
Piscis, The Fish.
Marked by the fix’d Star: Mirach, in Andromeda.
***
Next swims the “Southern Fish” which bears a Name
From the South wind, and spreads a feeble Flame.
To him the “Flouds” in spacious windings turn.
~ Thomas Creech’s trans. of Manilius’ “Poeticon Astronomicon”.

 

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Lunabar Moon Almanack for Thursday, 14 May, 2015

fc58b-wish-upon-a-harvest-moonLunabar Moon Almanack for Thursday, 14 May, 2015

Waning, Crescent Moon Age: 26 ¼ days.
Moon On Equator.
Moon in 12th degree of the Sign Aries, the Ram;
also in 12th deg. of the Constellation Pisces, the Fishes.
Moonrise: 3:36 morn. Souths: 9:56 morn. Moonset: 4:21 eve.

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Aspects of Aries: Yang, Masculine, Solar, Positive, Diurnal, Fiery, Cardinal, Barren, Horary Eastern, Vernal, Boreal, Commanding, Equinoctial, Feral, Bestial, Animal, Four-footed, Dry, Bitter, Hoarse, Hot.

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Spells and rituals involving the Fire Element should be performed when the Moon is in a Fire Sign: Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

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Current Moon Phase: Waning Crescent
Waning Crescent – occurs when the Moon is partly but less than one-half illuminated by direct sunlight while the illuminated part is decreasing.
Crescent Phase: Keywords for the Crescent phase are: expansion, growth, struggle, opportunity. It is the time in a cycle that you gather the wisdom learned in the new phase and communicate your intention to move forward. Light a candle. Write or read an affirmation. Listen and absorb! Commit to your goal.
Time: From Full Moon to Dark Moon (approx.14 days)
Goddess Aspect: Crone
Associated Goddesses: Cailleach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan
Magickal Attributes: Banishing: Releasing the old, removing unwanted negative energies, wisdom, psychic ability, scrying, reversing circumstances.
Workings on this day are for banishing magick, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity, physical and psychic cleansings.

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Moon Moon, Mother Moon
Lunar Lore
We see Osiris represented by the moon,
and by an eye at the top of fourteen steps.
These steps symbolize the fourteen days of the waxing moon.
~J. N. Lockyer, in the “Nineteenth Century,” July 1892.

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Moon in the Lunar Mansion
Alfargh Althani, Lower Spout of the Water-bucket,
also known as Hauriens Secundus, The Following Spout.
Marked by the fix’d Star: Algenib, in Pegasus.
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To those stars he soared again.
But they found upon the greensward
Where his struggling hoofs had trod,
Pure and bright a fountain flowing
From the hoofmarks in the sod.
~ Longfellow, “Pegasus in Pound.”

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Current Moon Phase for May 13th – Waning Crescent

Waning Crescent
Illumination: 27%

 

The Moon today is in a Waning Crescent phase. In this phase the Moon’s illumination in growing smaller each day until the New Moon. During this phase the Moon is getting closer to the Sun as viewed from Earth and the night side of the Moon is facing the Earth with only a small edge of the Moon being illuminated. This phase is best viewed an hour or 2 before the sunrise and can be quite beautiful if you’re willing to get up early. It can also be a great time to see the features of the Moon’s surface. Along the edge where the illuminated portion meets the dark side, the craters and mountains cast long shadows making them easier to observe with a telescope or binoculars.

Phase Details for – Wednesday, May 13th

Phase: Waning Crescent
Illumination: 38%
Moon Age: 23.28 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 363,784.74 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 151,141,858.40 km