How can you harness moon magic when doing a spell? It’s easy. Just time your spells to the moon, for a little boost of power. Because I worship Artemis, a moon goddess, this gives me an added edge when I perform a spell, but it will work for you, even if she isn’t your personal deity. For centuries, witches have done magic by the light of the moon, so embrace the sisterhood. Let’s do some moon magic, wicca style.
Before we begin, you might want to check out a calendar so you know when the moon phases are. I added mine into my Google Calendar. Here’s a tutorial on how to do this (calendar part starts at 1:20). Or you can just mark the moon phases in your planner.
I use the New Moon, funnily enough, to start new things. It’s a beginning, because it’s the start of the lunar cycle. Maybe I’m starting a relationship, a job, a side gig, or something else and I’d like to give myself a magical advantage. Whatever the case is, this is the ideal time to do a ritual. Check out my new moon manifesting ritual if you want to try it.
The Waxing Moon is for spells where you’d like to see more of something. Are you looking to attract romantic prospects? Want more job opportunities? Maybe you are looking for money to flow your way? This is the perfect time for those type of spells.
Often, I will start a spell on the new moon, and do a smaller ritual during the waxing moon, because the moon is more potent every day. So, this acts as a boost or a “refresher” to keep your intentions aligned with the spell.
Doing magic by the light of a full moon is a witchy trope. You’ll see it in all kinds of films and movies. And there’s a good reason why. The full moon is potent for spells. If you are planning a very big ritual which would require a lot of energy, this is the time todo it. Take advantage of the full moon energy.
I also make “moon water” to use in rituals at this time of the month. All you need to do is place a vessel of your choice outside, overnight to bask in the moonlight. I usually use a Mason jar for this and I cap it, so I don’t get any bugs in it (yuck!). I use this water to consecrate items on my altar, as an offering for Artemis, add it to my cleaning solution along with rosemary essential oil and vinegar, or add it to a foot bath as part of my self care routine.
Some people drink moon water, but I don’t because it’s been outside and I don’t refrigerate mine, so there might be some ooglie booglies in the water. I recommend that you don’t either, or if you do, that you refrigerate your moon water, and keep the vessel scrupulously clean so bacteria doesn’t gather in it.
The waning moon is a good time to get rid of things. Since our view of the moon is getting smaller and smaller every single night. Do you have a bad habit you’d like to stop? Maybe someone is bothering you and you’d like to bind them, so they leave you alone. Maybe you are ending a project or a job, or even a relationship. This is the perfect time to perform this type of spell.
This is the perfect time to do a cleansing. I usually plan a monthly cleaning during this time, with a little witchy boost from the moon, to get rid of any lingering bad energies.
How do you practice moon magic? Have you ever used the moon to perform a spell? If so, tell me in the comments.