Moon magic has a beautiful history that goes back to the dawn of time. We define 7 Magical Phases of the Moon that have distinct energies to enhance your magic. The cycle of the moon incorporates the full spectrum of the Yin and Yang energy. Yin is represented by creative, nurturing, planting, dark energy. Yang energy is active, outward moving, fulfillment, harvest, light energy. The change in the balance between light and dark gives us opportunities for different types of magic and self-reflection in each phase.
The Cycle begins
Each cycle begins in the darkness of the New Moon. Here in this deep yin phase, we can sew new seeds of what we want to manifest in our physical lives. We watch them grow as the moon grows. The increasing amount of light to reveals new truths about ourselves and the desires we set.
As we reach the Full moon, our intentions from the New moon come to fruition. Here we harvest the lessons, rewards, and outcomes we set. At the full moon, the apex of yang, we have the opportunity to execute powerful magic to create change inward or outward.
As the yang energy wanes, the cycle turns more yin. We have the opportunity to become more nurturing, more introspective, healing what is coming up to be healed. At the dark moon, the highest moment of Yin, we have the most access to the power of the dark. This is the power of destruction, it can remove obstacles, clear old habits, and break patterns. Take this time every month to destroy what no longer serves us before we start planting again in the next new moon. The constant cycle gives us opportunities to practice our skills again and again, holding our focus with each phase.
Below we define the 7 Magical Phases of the Moon to work with for Moon Magic. In our book Moon Magic and Transformational Meditation, we use four of the phases of the moon. The combination of Meditation and Moon Magic create a rhythm and focus to our work.
The book and recordings lead us through a series of Transmutational Meditations for personal growth. They are aimed at overcoming Anxiety, quieting the chattering mind, and building focus you need for magical workings. The Yin phases encourage us to meditate inward, healing and strengthening the skill of intense focus. In the Yang phase we turn our energy out ward as we impress our will on our reality, manifesting our desires.
Through the course, we learn how to transmute the energy of anxiety and personal trauma into personal power. We install your energy recycler and teach you how to charge it with energy from each phase of the moon. We then learn to use that energy to manifest our desires and create the life we choose. The book and recordings of the meditations are now available.
The Spiritual Meaning of the 7 Magical Phases of the Moon Defined:
In this phase we set new goals, new beginnings, starting new spiritual, magical, and alchemical journeys and undertakings. New endeavors, challenges, or relationships. Narrowing your focuses to prioritize your most important goals. Seeing the possibilities of your manifestations and magic in a physical, psychological, and spiritual sense. Affirming your self-determined choices and decisions, overcoming obstacles and unhelpful habits. Mastering your practice and knowledge, embracing both your light and dark sides to bring you power and deeper understandings. Read more on the New Moon here.
Waxing Crescent Moon:
Building your power and your knowledge, allowing knowledge to emerge from your unconscious mind and the supra-conscious. Testing yourself by pushing past your self-imposed limitations to evolve at a greater level. Transmuting and transforming your weaknesses, growing relationships with self and others.
Put energy behind increasing your finances and using your growing knowledge in new ways. Invoking healing and fertility, working with your lust, desire and love (those things you experience as wild). Developing your psychic, instinctual and dreaming powers guiding them to your spiritual growth. Balancing your intellect with your instincts and passions. Empowering your imagination.
The power of the moon is at its height, this is the time for your most powerful creative magic that transmutes and evolves everything. Claim your psychic and clairvoyant powers at their zenith, use this energy for wisdom, strength, inspiration, and power.
Dig deeper in our blog, Full Moon Magical Ecstasy
Waning Gibbous Moon:
Burn away those things that no longer serve you, habits, anxiety, weaknesses, toxic relationships, and limitations. A time of introspection, learning from within yourself. Work with your inner darkness to strengthen your psychic and clairvoyant abilities, honor your instincts and your dreaming mind, focus on your intuition.
Use this time of the waning gibbous moon to transmute those obstacles on your path. Create your freedom to design your reality in the way that you choose
What is the best magic to do at the waning gibbous moon?
Waning Crescent Moon:
Look deep within for the energies and inspirations of your wealth, your wealth of knowledge, understanding, financial wealth. Understand this is a time of renewal and stillness.
Your inner knowledge, passions, instincts, and psychicness actualizes and you can sense the ecstasy of spirit and your path. Initiate your magic and alchemy with your passion and instinct, know your depths. Working against enemies (people, institutions, emotional and spiritual obstacles, limitations.) By testing your limits, seduce, challenge and motivate yourself to reach for the greater and the deeper.
Good luck to you in your own magical workings around the
7 Magical Phases of the Moon!
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