Using Moon Energy in your SpellsCoven of the Goddess
The Esbats (Full and New Moons) are considered to be days and nights of work and are associated with the Moon, where as the Sabbats are associated to the Sun. The phase of the moon plays a large part in which a ritual or spell is performed as each phase of the moon is a special time when spells with certain qualities are stronger and more likely to work. Witches believe the spells conjured during these times will take the full cycle of the moon to be empowered. It is important to keep your intent pure during the conjuring and once you have concluded your spell and closed your circle, let it go and allow the Goddess to deliver the energy.
The New Moon marks the moment when the Moon leaves the same astrological point of the sun and begins its rotation around the Earth. For 3 days from the moment it leaves that astrological point it is our New Moon. Spells of new beginnings, personal growth, healing, and blessings are empowered by its energies. The results should be evident by the first full moon.
The Moon is Waxing 3 days after the New Moon till 3 days before the crest of the Full Moon. As the Moon appears to grow as it traverses the sky, so does it’ s magnetic force on the tides of the oceans. Now is the time to use your Magick to draw things to you. During this phase of the Moon, weave spells for empowering new projects, healing, growth, blessings and prosperity.
As the Full Moon shines its brightest in our night sky, it exerts the greatest influence upon our magickal workings. Spells for divination, protection, prosperity and magick may be worked during this time of great power and energy. Spell working may begin three days before the Full Moon, the night itself, and three days after, however most Witches agree that the greatest power is to be drawn from the very night of the Full Moon.
From 3 days after the crest of the Full Moon till 3 days before the Dark Moon, the Moon is Waning. As it recedes, and appears to diminish, it is the time we may cast spells to aid in banishing unwanted situations, harmful relationships, associations, and break bad habits. It is also a time when we may weave our magick to encourage reconciliations.
The Moon is Dark in the last 3 days of its cycle. As it complete’s it rotation back to the same astrological point of the Sun, we are allowed to view its shadow side. This is a powerful time of MAGICK OF SELF, a time to turn your magick inwards seeking enlightenment and connection with YOUR shadows that hide in Your darkness. Past life meditations, facing fear spells and divination spells are powerful. As we embrace Samhain as the dark cycle of the Wheel of the Year, we also embrace the dark cycle of the Moon.
Our beloved Blue Moon is the second of a Full Moon occurring in a single month. This Moon should be embraced as a gift from the Goddess as a time of POWERFUL MAGICK. The astrological aspects are usually incredible and a chance to work with this kind of energy should never be passed up. Same energy as the Full Moon just incredibly stronger.
The Black Moon is the second of a Dark Moon occurring in a single month. This Moon should be embraced as a gift from the Goddess. The astrological aspects are usually incredible and rare as a Black Moon is, a chance to perform magick with this energy should never be passed up. Same energy as the Dark Moon just incredibly stronger.