New Moon - Age 0 to 1 days.
The moon is 0-45 degrees directly ahead of the sun, rises at dawn and sets at sunset. Magic should be performed
between dawn and sunset. A new moon's power may be embryonic, you can be assured that the power of
any spell cast at this time will continue to increase in power as time goes on. Working with sun Goddesses such
as Sekhmet, Vesta & Heartha or the God Ra will increase power. Work for self improvement, gardening,
Waxing Crescent Moon - Age 1 to 5 days
The moon is 45 - 90 degrees ahead of the sun. The crescent faces East the gates of rebirth.
The moon rises at mid-morning and sets after sunset. The crescent's greatest strength is at the midpoint.
Work for animals, business, change, emotions, matriarchal strength.
First Quarter - Age 6 to 7 days.
The Moon is 90-135 degrees ahead of the sun, rises at noon and sets at midnight. Sunset is the prime
time for the waxing Moon. From the time a new moon is sighted, until it reaches the height of it's power as a
full moon, the cycle is known as a waxing moon. The lunar power constantly increases during this time,
and as such, it's an ideal time to cast a spell requiring the fulfilment of a request. The waxing moonis for
constructive magic, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.
Waxing Gibbous Moon - Age 8 to 14 days.
Moon is 135-180 degrees ahead of the sun. This is a time for patience and for drawing up energy for the
coming full moon.
Full Moon - Age 14 to 17.5 days.
The moon is 180-225 degrees ahead of the sun. The moon rises at sunset and sets at dawn,
therefore a midnight working (or when the moon is directly overhead) is best. Now the moon is at the height of its
strength - spells cast at this time are ideal for completion. The Mother is represented by the full moon.
Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help
finding a new job or healings for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and
Disseminating Moon - Age 17.5 to 21 days.
The moon rises at mid-evening and sets at mid-morning. The time of the souls (3am) would be the midpoint here.
Banishing work starts now. Workings should focus upon addiction, decisions, divorce, emotions,
Waning Moon (last Quarter) - Age 21 to 24.5 days.
The moon is 270-315 degrees ahead of the sun. The crescent shape turns westward, to the realm of death.
The power of the moon is now waning, being drawn inside for later use. Cast spells now requiring resolution
or for something to be concluded. The waning moon is used for banishing magic, for ridding oneself of addictions,
illness or negativity.
Dark of the Moon - Age 24.5 to 28 days.
The moon is 315-360 degrees ahead of the sun. The moon rises at 3 am and sets at mid-afternoon.
Around 10am is the strongest pull of the dark moon. All the power of the moon is internalised,
the strength is at it's peak, but is being withheld for later use. This is the time of the Crone.
Be cautious casting spells at this time as the power of the moon is strong yet unpredictable.
The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our
angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear.
Lunar Eclipses - There are two types of lunar eclipses, a partial eclipse and a penumbral eclipse of the moon.
Just about any type of working would be good now as the moon and the sun in perfect union.
Many Witches like to work with the Dark Goddess for long standing problems, while others lean toward the
Shining Ones and fairy magic.
Moon Void of Course - The moon at this time is "between realms" when time is not time.
Do not do any magical workings during the Moon Void of Course. In fact it is best to avoid making any
important decisions or workings during this time. This is a time to relax.
The Sidhe Moon - is the second New Moon to occur in any one solar month.
The Sidhe moon is considered to be the reflection of the New Moon in The Otherworlds.
The Blue Moon - is the second Full Moon to occur in any one solar month.
The Blue moon is considered to be the reflection of the Full Moon in The Otherworlds.