WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO DO MAGIC???
THIS IS THE ACTUAL PHASE OF THE MOON
AND HOW THEY WORK
This is a basic description of times in which performing certain magickal workings and celebrations may be appropriate. Although the cycles of the moon are not exactly 28 days, these four phases of seven days each will suffice for most needs.
When you wish to work full moon magick, it is generally accepted that it is proper to do so anywhere from three days before the actual full moon to three days after the actual full moon. This is a total of seven days that 'Full Moon energy" is present. This makes coven meetings easier because it is difficult for a group of people to coordinate their schedules to meet on exactly the full moon.
When you wish to work magick under the new moon, the procedure is similar. Three days before to three days after the new moon are considered acceptable new moon working times. Again, this is a seven day period.
The waning moon refers to the time when the moon is changing from full, back to new. Works of decrease are done now, such as ridding a person of disease. When you wish to work magick under the waning moon, you can start as early as the day after the actual full moon, but it is usually more effective to begin the 4th day after the actual full moon. This provides another 7 day window in which to do your workings.
The waxing moon refers to the time when the moon is changing from new, or black, back to full. Works of increase and drawing are done now, such as gaining physical energy of health for a person. When you wish to work magick under the waxing moon, you can begin as early as the day after the actual new moon, but it is more effective to begin the 4th day after the actual new moon.
Try to remember that each of the 4 phases (Full Moon, New Moon, Waxing Moon, Waning Moon) consists of 7 'working' days for a total of 28 days in a lunar month. Each group of seven 'working' days are days considered generally appropriate for work under the influence of that particular moon phase. These are general magickal times, not actual times. If you don't like to do all that counting, try this:
Look at the moon every night. When the crescent sliver is on the right (with the horn tips pointing to the left) it is waxing or getting full. When the sliver is on the left (horn tips pointing right) it is waning or disappearing.
On my link page I have some ref. links for moon phases which is
another important part of magic and it's energy!
TO MY LINK PAGE
THESE ARE THE BASIC MAGICAL TIMES OF THE MOON (NOTE: THAT THERE IS MANY OTHER MAGIC THAT CAN BE PEFORMED ON THESE TIMES AND AROUND THESE TIMES, THIS IS JUST A BASIC IDEA).
Full Moon Power..... is used for banishing protection or fulfillment and abundance , this is a time of high psychic power.
New Moon Power..... is used for blessing and healing (this is a good time for new beginnings)
Waxing Moon (between new and full)Power..... is used for attraction, growth, and healing.
Waning Moon (between full and new)Power..... is used for banishing and completion.
Dark of the Moon (3 days before new)..... is a time to rest and meditate (this is a good time to do tarot, runes and other divinations)
DRAWING DOWN THE MOON
This is a very hard prosses to explain ... it is differant for everyone.So I'll just try to explain the basic actions.Out side or inside near a window so you can see the moon,Basicaly you draw down the moon's energy.Weather it be with visualization or chanting or something else.You are making a connection with the Goddess.This is a very sacred act and may take a few times befor you get good at it,but when you do you will know.For me it is a very emotional act. 4 PROCESSES OF ENERGY
Rousing: bringing to life your personal and Earth power.
Infusing: giving the energy a specific magickal purpose(usualy through visualization)
Releasing: moving the energy from your body.
Directing: putting the energy into an object.
New ~*~ Waxing ~*~ To Full ~*~ Waning ~*~ New