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MOON PHASE CORRESPONDENCES
The Moon must be used as it is intended. As it crest so does its action. For example full moon is positive action until the cresting then it changes to the opposite action. When using it in spell work always know when the crest of the moon is. Whether it be, the full or the new moon. The Magic influence of the moon is strongest at the crest. It builds as the moon goes into the crest, and of course, wanes as it goes away. Magic is best performed during 3 days before and 3 days after to get the best effects of the Moons power.
Waxing Moon (anytime after the crest of new moon to the crest of the Full) The new moon through first quarter; spells involving healing, love, good luck, starting new projects, Sex related and any positive Magick.
Full moon (before the crest) Spells involving fertility, spirit conjuring, increase psychic ability and dream spells.
Waning moon: (After the crest of the full moon to the crest of the new moon) Destructive spells, hexes, reverse love spells, removal spells, Ending bad relationships and undoing negative forces.
Planetary location of the Moon
Moon in Aries: Spells involving authority, willpower and rebirth.
Moon in Taurus: Spells involving love, real estate, and money.
Moon in Gemini: Spells involving communication, public relations and travel.
Moon in Cancer: Spells involving domestic life and honoring lunar deities.
Moon in Leo: Spells involving power over others, courage, child birth.
Moon in Virgo: Spells involving employment matters, health and intellectual matters.
Moon in Libra: Spells involving court cases, partnerships and artistic matters.
Moon in Scorpio: Spells involving secrets, power and psychic growth.
Moon in Sagittarius: Spells involving publications, sports and the truth.
Moon in Capricorn: Spells involving career, political matters and ambition.
Moon in Aquarius: Spells involving science, freedom, personal expression, problem solving and friendship.
Moon in Pisces: Spells involving music, telepathy and clairvoyance.
Whether doing a full moon esbat, a dark moon meditation, or a spell casting, one should know and understand the moon's influences in each of its particular phases. Working with the moon's energies instead of against them only helps to ensure the best results for your efforts.
However, emergencies often arise that can't be postponed until the proper moon cycle. The question then becomes how to work with the current moon's energy to bring about that which we need to have happen. The essence of the answer to this question lies in the basics of magick.
Essentially, all magick can be broken down into two types, drawing and banishing. During the waxing moon cycle, our work should be concentrated on drawing what we want towards us. During the waning moon, our work should be pivoted primarily towards banishing that which we want out of our lives.
Therefore, if a sudden illness strikes during the time of the waxing moon, work to draw health rather than banish illness. If an emergency situation calls for a heavy prosperity spell during the time of the waning moon, work towards banishing poverty and need. As you can see in these situations, the immediate need is accomplished by working with its opposite. In this way, you utilize the energies from the current moon cycle (either drawing or banishing) to ultimately realize your goal.
There are, of course, other lunar energies beyond simple waning and waxing moons. These include each of the phases of the moon within the cycle, as well as special moons, such as the Blue Moon or the Harvest Moon. It's also a good idea to craft your working towards the correct astrological placement of the moon.
None of this is absolutely necessary. By sheer will and personal energy alone, especially if you live in constant awareness of the sacred in everything, you can set events in motion. I liken it to going through a locked door, though. You can ram the door enough times with your body that eventually it will open. However, opening the door is much simpler (and less harmful to the body) if you have a key. The lunar energies we work with are simply keys that we can use to craft our workings for the best assurance of success.
Listed below are the influences of the lunar cycles, as well as each of the moon phases, the "special moons," and the lunar/astrological correspondences. Use these to craft and time your workings for the best possible outcome.
The Full Moon
The Dark Moon
Moon Void of Course
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