There are many magical practices that are based upon the phases and activity of the moon and, in fact, there is magic in which the phases of the moon are paramount in the practice of the moon magic.
Practitioners of this practice cast moon magic spells, including moon magic love spells, which depend on the power of different moon phases.
Not all forms of magic consider the moon essential to their spell workings. In Egyptian Magic the Moon Phases are not considered in spell casting, however, they are very important in harvesting and blessing ceremonies of materials and ingredients.
The Phases of the Moon
The New Moon
For example, in a new moon, the first 2 days of the moon cycle, magic is generally performed between dawn and sunset. The power of the new moon is not very strong but the moon magic spells have a great deal of power that gradually increase as time goes on. Goddesses and some gods are invoked to make these spells work, which are focused on gardening, careers and romance.
The Waxing Moon
A waxing crescent moon comes next. The moon is about 45-90 degrees ahead of the sun. It’s greatest strength is at the midpoint of the crescent and moon magic spells are focused on business, animals, emotions, change and matriarchal strength.
The first quarter of the moon in which sunset is the best time to perform moon magic spells and moon magic love spells. This is the best time to fulfill a specific request. It also works for the ascertainment of love (moon magic love spells), wealth, courage, success, friendship health, and luck. The moon has different powers at different stages of its cycle and this is the best time for the above wishes and spells.
The Full Moon
A waxing gibbous moon takes the moon to its full moon status. It means that you must be patient and wait for the coming of the full moon. Spells can be done prior to this time and can wait for completion at the time of the full moon. When the moon is then full, it rises at sunset and sets at dawn so that midnight is the best time for the moon magic spells to be performed. The full moon spells include those that help fulfill prophesy, protection, and divination. A spell that needs extra power is done at the time of the full moon in order to maximize the power of the moon magic spell.
The Waning Moon
As the moon is waning, the best time to do spells is at 3 o’clock in the morning. This is the time of banishing of certain things, including addiction, decisions, emotions, stress, protection, and divorce. When the moon is truly waxing in the last quarter, the crescent shape is turned toward the west. Moon magic spells focus on resolving something in your life. The conclusion is the focus of this type of moon magic spell. It is used to banish magic or to get rid of an addiction, negativity, or illness. When the moon is dark, 10 am is the best time to perform a moon magic spell.
Special Types of Moon
There are two special types of moon situations. The first is the Sidhe moon which occurs when two new moons occur in any given calendar month. It is a relaxation time and a time of reflection. A Blue Moon is the second of two full moons in a calendar month. It is a time to reflect on the full moon, particularly as it exists in the Otherworld.