Witches are closely linked to the moon, and this is not just coincidence. The moon is considered one of the strongest forces to influence magic energy. The waxing and waning of the moon affects the tides, our menstrual cycles, our moods, and the like. If you know how these tides work, they can also influence our magic.
Not all witches work with magic tides - everybody develops his or her own methods and techniques, and it's looking for what works best for you. But those of us who work with the rhythms of the moon choose the moon phase that is most conducive to our work, to give the magic extra power of the moon energy. Compare it with swimming with the flow.
Dark moon in general
Dark moon is the phase of the moon on which you cannot see the moon. In contrast to new moon, the first power of the moon becomes feasible again. People often see them as the same phase. But magically there is certainly a difference between a dark and a new moon.
It is said that dark moon is a time not to work with magic. I do not agree. Dark Moon is a powerful time for destructive magic. This does not necessarily mean 'harmful'. You do not need to destroy anyone, although this moon phase can be used for this purpose. With dark moon you work with magic that helps you into your inner darkness. So also inner work as meditation is done during the dark moon.
Dark moon, the first 3 days
Dark moon is the phase of the moon where you put the magic seed in the dry soil, and let it grow with the lengthening of the moon. So it's a shame to miss this starting point of your magic.
Magic that takes place during the dark moon involves destroying or banning very powerful things, such as unwanted entities, addictions or serious illnesses. This moon phase does not use you too much - there is too much power to just remove a sip ex that sometimes calls you to break your habit with a second cup of coffee in the morning, or if you have a cold. But if you were dealing with a stalker, drug addiction, severe negative energy, something that poses a serious threat, this is the best phase of the moon to work with.
Dark Moon is also very suitable for doing divinations, meditations and all the work you do in which you go deep inward. As long as there is no magic "urgency" then you use this phase of the moon mainly for this type of business.
Waxing moon in general
During "waxing" moon, she seems to grow. The entire period from the dark to the full moon is counted under a waxing moon. It's magic moon energy that helps build your magic. This whole period is the best time to work with constructive magic, or magic that builds business, or the magic that brings us business.
The waxing moon is the best time for magic on yourself (or the other) with regard to a new start or start, such as starting a new project or making plans for the future. Also, this time is used for a positive change for yourself, such as a more positive attitude, more patience, more understanding in your relationship, this is the perfect timing for such goals.
If you want to do a self-development spell, such as strengthening your psychic skills, improving your memory or bringing your inner beauty out, then this is the time to do it. Artists or creative and artistic people find this the best time to spell or perform meditations that will bring inspiration and passion into your work.
The waxing moon is divided into 2 phases: the first quarter (roughly one week) and the second quarter (roughly one week. This magic is done during this phase:
* First quarter, 5 days
In the first 3 days of the waxing moon, you bring the energy of your wish from the inside out. You make your wishes known to the universe. The seed of magic. During the first quarter, for 5 days, you pull the energy you need from outside to inwards, to your seed. This moon phase is very suitable for attracting money, love, new friends, prosperity and all positive things in life. It's a good time to strengthen ties, find lost business and get in touch with what's important to you.
* Second quarter, 5 days
In this phase you will continue to work on your magic that you started with new moon, and give you extra power for it in the first quarter. It is a good phase of the moon for projects that you have previously begun to get rid of. It's time for magic to renew power, strengthen your willpower and your perseverance. It's time to replenish the energy you've given to growing your seed.
Full moon in general
When the Earth is caught between the moon and the sun, it is the result that the full moon brings the most powerful energies of the moon cycle to her. The full moon is often seen by people as 'all purpose' phase-her energy is prismatic, which means she gives power in all areas, both constructive and degrading. It is the highlight of the moon's energy. Her strength is in full strength. Here too, you do not think about the magic energy.
Full moon, the first 3 days
Even more than the Dark Moon, the Full Moon is a time you should use for extra strength if you are faced with very difficult challenges. This not only applies to small tasks, such as the search for the energy to clear your cabinets or to handle a nasty job. This time you reserve for those important things in your life that require major changes or important adjustments.
Use this energy to feed big things: finding a home, getting a job, and all other things that need positive energy to go through a big change. Signing a contract, for example, fits well with this phase of the moon. Here too, like dark moon, it is a good time for inner work that you want to bring out, but also for divinations and meditative work.
Waning moon in general
After the full moon has plucked, we will be in the declining half of the moon cycle. Declining moon shoots, so it's a good time to start spells to get rid of things.
* Third quarter, 5 days
Small banishing spells do you during the five days of the third quarter. This is a good time for general cleanings in your home, office, garden or personal areas. This moon phase uses you to prevent things from happening. This is also a good time to clean any personal items, such as jewelry or magic tools. These are small cleansings - there is no big magic construction, you try to avoid nothing but a stack of litter, dust and problems.
This is also a time to say goodbye to what you want from. These can be things, but also relationships that have already come to an end, and all a bit dragged and where you actually want as long. Meditations are focused on introspects of, for example, previous spells and situations. What did it bring you all?
* Fourth quarter, 5 days
This is the phase of the moon on which you can take business in full power. These are long-term stuck situations as you very troublesome ex you want from very negative energy around you, people you no longer want in your life, releasing an energy absorbing project, and all forms of stress and chaos Which you can think of in your life. We are approaching the dark moon again, so you can imagine how strongly the decreasing and repulsive energy becomes. It's a very good time for protective and repulsive magic. Meditations focus on everything you want from soon.
How do you apply the moon's energy practically?
You have two options: the great magic work and the little spells.
* A great magical work will make you a full moon phase: from new to full, or from full to new. Think of strengthening a relationship. From new to full, you are building a positive relationship, from full to new, let yourself be magically diminishing your relationship. You can do one ritual and track it during the moon phases. Or, by moon phase, you play a spell that helps you achieve your goal.
* With a small spell you make use of a specific phase of the moon. For a project that is in the mud, use the second quarter of the waxing moon. During that period you will make a specific spell for your project.
* Magic, of course, is not always "carved" in stone. Be a little creative if you want to get started, but your magic moon moment will take a while. For your project in the demolition you can use the waxing moon to give an extra boost. And use the decreasing moon to remove obstacles around your project.