Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Practical Tuesday: October 6th

Moon Magick

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It's an iconic image, the witches around a cauldron or fire under the light of the full moon. While cultures have tried to show this as an image of evil  dark creatures plotting the doom of the good, hardworking people those of us who walk the pagan path will tell you this is not true at all. I mean, honestly, who DOESN'T enjoy a night under the stars, sitting around a fire with your friend??

The moon has always had an influence on our lives. From the time we could first track cycles we new that women were tied to the moon as are the tides, the blooming of flowers, and a multitude of other things. How does the moon effect tides? Most simply, by playing tug of war with the sun. For more in depth information may I suggest this website and this website.

As for the witches brewing spells under the full moon....well that's simply magick.

Different phases of the moon have different magickal properties, listed below. Full moons represent a time of high energy, a great time for spell work!

Dark/New moon: 


  • When the moon is dark/not able to see it. Energy is good 1-2 days before through 1-2 days after (up to 5 days total)
  • Best for:
    • Rest, Peace, deep wisdom
  • Types of spells and magickal work:
    • sleeping/relaxation spells
    • divination
    • learning
Waxing Moon: 


  • When the moon is "growing". lasts about 2 weeks
  • Best for:
    • Building, accomplishments, creativity, strength, growth and learning, positive transformation
  • Types of spells and magickal work
    • blessings for growth
    • employment/relationship searches
    • starting of projects
Full Moon:


  • Moon is big and round. Energy is good 1-2 days before through 1-2 days after (up to 5 days total)
  • Best For:
    • Abundance, harvest, wish-fulfillment, manifesting desires, sexuality, achieving all dreams, protection
  • Types of spells and magickal work
    • protection spells and charms
    • wish spells
    • preparing crafts for magickal use


Wanning Moon:



  • Moon is "shrinking". Lasts about 2 weeks
  • Best for:
    • Letting go, clearing away, cleansing, releasing, shedding old patterns, undoing bindings, opening up problem-knots, making space 
  • Types of spells and magickal work
    • cleansing
    • releasing habits/relationships
    • banishing


Be on the look out! Future Magickal Mondays will include a Full Moon and New Moon ritual

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