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Lunar Phases And Correspondences

Lunar Phases And Correspondences

Lunar Phases

The lunar phase is important in determining the best time for magick. There are basically two lunar phases: waxing moon (ideal time for positive magick) and waning moon (ideal time for banishing/negative magick, study, and meditation).

In between you'll have the dark moon (the time of greatest power for banishing and negative magick) and the full moon (the time of greatest power for positive magick).

Each month of the year has special energies, associations and correspondences that can support and further enhance your magick.

Even astrological zodiac signs have specific energies that can help with your magick work.

And let's not forget the fae - they have favorite moons too !

WAXING MOON

Waxing Moon

Time: From New Moon to Full Moon (Approx 14 days)

Crescent - The moon rises at mid-morning and sets after sunset.

First Quarter - Sunset is the prime time for waxing moon magick.

Gibbous - It's a wonderful time for working around 10:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Goddess Aspect: Maiden.

Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph, and Epona.

Magickal Attributes: INVOKING Beginnings, New projects, Ideas, Inspirations, Energy, Vitality, Freedom.

General workings on this day are for: "Constructive" magick, (love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.)

Crescent Moon - animals, business, change, emotions, matriarchal strength.

Gibbous Moon - courage, elemental magick, friends, luck, motivation.

FULL MOON

Time: Approx 14 days after New Moon (Energy lasts from 3 days before Full Moon to 3 days after actual Full Moon) Midnight is the best hour to work the magick.

Goddess Aspect: Mother.

Associated Goddesses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, and Isis.

Magickal Attributes: FRUITION Manifesting goals, Nurturing, Passion, Healing, Strength, Power.

Workings on this day are for: Protection, Divination, "Extra Power", Job hunting, healing serious conditions. Also love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams, artistic endeavors, beauty, health, and fitness, change and decisions, children, competition, dreams, families, health and healing, knowledge, legal undertakings, love and romance, money, motivation, psychism, self-improvement.

WANING MOON

Waning Moon

Time: From Full Moon to Dark Moon (Approx 14 days)

Disseminating Moon - Timing: The time of souls is at 3:00 a.m.

Last Quarter - The moon rises at midnight and sets at noon.

Goddess Aspect: Crone

Associated Goddesses: Callieach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan.

Magickal Attributes: BANISHING Releasing the Old, Removing Unwanted Negative Energies, Wisdom, Psychic Abilities, Scrying, Reversing Circumstances.

General workings on this day are for: Banishing Magick, ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity, physical and psychic cleansings.

Disseminating Moon - addictions, decisions, divorce, emotions, stress, protection.

Last Quarter - addictions, divorce, health and healing (banishing disease), stress, protection

NEW MOON

Time: From Dark Moon to Waxing Moon (depends).

New moon - The magick should be performed between dawn and sunset for the best use of this magick.

Dark moon - As odd as this may sound, the strongest pull of the dark moon is around 10:00 a.m.

Goddess Aspect: Maiden

Associated Goddesses: Callieach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan.

Magickal Attributes: BANISHING Releasing the Old, Removing Unwanted Negative Energies, Wisdom, Psychic Abilities, Scrying, Reversing Circumstances.

NEW BEGINNINGS Weight loss, Goal setting, Planning, Cleaning, Personal Cleansing, General beginnings and considerations.

Workings on this day are for: Starting new ventures, new beginnings, love, romance, health, or job hunting.

New moon - beauty, health, and self-improvement; farms and gardens; job hunting; love and romance; networking.

Dark moon - addictions, change, divorce, enemies, justice, obstacles, quarrels, removal, separation, stopping stalkers and theft.

New Moon, Dark Moon.

Dark moon occurs either side of the new moon. The new moon is between the last of the waning moon and the beginning of the waxing moon. The new moon has the power of in-between, a time which is not a time, similar to midday, midnight etc. If doing a Dark Moon rite, the active part of the ritual should be a good 45 minutes out from the actual new moon as the energies can be erratic. Also the waning moon allows you to calm down and tune out.

Moon Phases

JANUARY - THE WOLF MOON

The word January came from the Roman name for this month. It was named after the God Janus, who was the God with 2 faces. This was the God of the past and future, beginnings and endings. With January considered the first of the year, being named after Janus is almost perfect. This is the perfect time to put aside the old and the bad in your life and start anew with fresh new thoughts and goals.

Bleu JayPheasant - Male

JANUARY CORRESPONDENCES

NATURE SPIRITS : gnomes and brownies

HERBS: marjoram, holy thistle, nuts and cones

COLORS: white, blue-violet and black

FLOWERS: snowdrop, crocus

SCENTS: musk and mimosa

STONES: garnet, onyx, jet, and chrysoprase

TREES: Birch

ANIMALS: Fox and Coyote

BIRDS: pheasant and the bluejay

DEITIES: Freya, Inanna, Sarasvati, Hera, CH'ang-O, Sinn

POWER AREAS: Sluggish, below the surface, beginning and conceiving, protection, reversing spells, Conserve energy by working on your own personal problems that involve no one else. Time to work on new goals.

FEBRUARY - THE ICE MOON

Some say the name February came from the Goddess Februa, who was also known as Juno Februa. Others say the name came from the God Februus, who is identified with the Roman God Pluto or Dis.

 

EagleChickadee

FEBRUARY CORRESPONDENCES

NATURE SPIRITS: house faeries, both of home and plants in the home

HERBS: Balm of Gilead, hyssop, myrrh, sage, spikenard.

COLORS: light blue and violet

FLOWER: Primrose

SCENTS: wisteria, heliotrope

STONES: amethyst, jasper, rock crystal

TREES: rowan, laurel, cedar

ANIMALS: Otter and the Unicorn

BIRDS: Eagle and the chickadee

DEITIES: Brigit, Juno, Kuan Yin, Diana, Demeter, Persephone, Aphrodite.

POWER/ADVICE: Energy is working towards the surface, purification, healing and growth. Accept and forgive yourself for past errors, time to learn to love yourself and to make future plans.

MARCH - THE STORM MOON

The name March came from the God Mars, for this month was sacred to him. Mars is much like the other God's - Ares's (Greek), Tiu or Tiwaz (Central Europe), Teutates (celts), and Tyr (Norse).

Sea EagleCormorant - Sea Crow

MARCH CORRESPONDENCES

NATURE SPIRITS: Mer-people, Air and Water beings who are connected with spring rains and storms.

HERBS: broom, High John Root, yellow dock, wood betony, IrishMoss.

FLOWERS: jonquil, daffodil, violet

TREES: alder, dogwood.

COLORS: pale green, red-violet

SCENTS: honeysuckle, apple blossom

STONES: aquamarine, bloodstone

ANIMALS: cougar, hedgehog, boar

BIRDS: sea crow, sea eagle

DEITIES: Black Isis, the Morrigan, Hectate, Cybele, Astarte, Athene, Minerva, Artemis, Luna.

POWER/ADVICE: Energy breaks into open, growing, prospering, exploring. New beginnings, balance of light and dark, breaking illusions. Seeing the truth in your life no matter how it may hurt.

APRIL - THE GROWING MOON

The name April comes from the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, who is identified with the Roman Goddess Venus. Though Easter is celebrated during this month, the word Easter comes from the Pagan Goddess Eostre (something else the Christians got from us). Eostre is the Goddess of Spring, fertility, and new life.

MagpieSparrow Hawk

APRIL CORRESPONDENCES

NATURE SPIRITS: plant faeries

HERBS: basil, chives, dragons blood, geranium, thistle

COLORS: Red and gold

FLOWERS: daisy and sweetpea

SCENTS: pine, bay, bergamot and my personal favorite patchouli

STONES: ruby, garnet, sard

TREE'S: pine, bay and hazel

ANIMALS: Bear and Wolf

BIRDS: hawk and magpie

DEITIES: Kali, Hathor, Anahita, Ceres, Ishtar, Venus, Bast

POWERS/ADVICE: energy in creating and producing, balance is returned to the nerves change, self confidence, self-reliance, take advantage of opportunities. Time to work on emotional turmoil and get your temper into prospective.

MAY - THE HARE MOON

May is named after Maia, the most important of the seven sisters or Pleiades. She is known to be the mother of Hermes. In Rome she was called Maius, Goddess of Summer.

Blue and White SwallowsSwans

MAY CORRESPONDENCES

NATURE SPIRITS: Faeries and elves

HERBS: Dittany of Crete, elder, mint, rose, mugwort, thyme, yarrow

COLORS: green, brown and pink

FLOWERS: lily of the valley, foxglove, rose, broom

SCENTS: rose and sandalwood

STONES: emerald, malachite, amber, carnelian

TREES: hawthorn

ANIMALS: cats, lynx, leopard

BIRDS: swallow, dove and swan

DEITIES: Bast, Venus, Aphrodite, Maia, Diana, Artemis, Pan, Horned God.

POWERS/ADVICE: This is a good time to interact with spirits and faeries, a time of intuition, powers of the God are the strongest. This is a good time to strengthen your own mental powers and feel the energy around you.

JUNE - THE MEAD MOON

The name June comes from the Roman Great Mother Goddess Juno. She is the Goddess of fertility, love and marriage.

WrenPeacock

JUNE CORRESPONDENCES

NATURE SPIRITS: sylphs, zephyrs

HERBS: skullcap, meadowsweet, vervain, tansy, dog grass, parsley, mosses of all kinds.

COLORS: Yellow green and orange

FLOWERS: lavender, orchid, yarrow

SCENTS: lily of the valley and lavender

STONES: topaz, agate, alexandrite, fluorite

TREES: Oak

ANIMALS: Monkey, butterfly, frogs and toads

BIRDS: Wren and peacock

DEITIES: Aine of Knockaine, Isis, Neith, Green Man, Cerridwen, Bendis, Ishtar

POWERS/ADVICE: You will be full of energy, a time to protect, strengthen and prevent, Decision making, you should award yourself for your personal strengths.

JULY - HAY MOON

July is named for Julius Caesar.

IbisStarling

JULY CORRESPONDENCES

NATURE SPIRITS: faeries of the crops, hobgoblins

HERBS: honeysuckle, agrimony, lemon balm, hyssop

COLORS: Blue, gray and silver

SCENTS: orris and frankincense

STONES: pearl, moonstone, white agate

TREES: Oak, acacia, ash

ANIMALS: Crab, turtle, dolphin and whale

BIRDS: starling, ibis, swallow

DEITIES: Khepera, Athene, Juno, Hel, Holda, Cerridwen, Venus

POWER/ADVICE: July is strong in relaxed energy. A time to prepare do dreamscaping, divination, meditation, and goals in the spiritual realm.

AUGUST - CORN MOON

Gathered harvest are celebrated during August, it's name is derived to honor Augustus Caesar.

FalconCrane

AUGUST CORRESPONDENCES

NATURE SPIRITS: dryads

HERBS: chamomile, St Johns wort, bay, angelica, fennel, rue, orange

COLORS: Gold and Yellow

FLOWERS: Sunflower, marigold

SCENTS: Frankincense, heliotrope

STONES: Cat's eye, carnelian, jasper, fire agate

TREES: Hazel, alder, cedar

ANIMALS: lion, phoenix, sphinx and the dragon

BIRDS: crane, falcon, eagle

DEITIES: Ganesha, Thoth, Hathor, Diana, Hectate, Nemesis

POWER/ADVICE: Energies should be put into harvesting, gathering vitality and health, also friendships.

SEPTEMBER - THE HARVEST MOON

Septem was the seventh month in the old Roman Calendar.

The name was just modified and added to the newer calendars as they came.

House SparrowTree Sparrow

SEPTEMBER CORRESPONDENCES

NATURE SPIRITS: trooping faeries

HERBS: Copal, fennel, rye, wheat, valerian, skullcap

COLORS: Brown and yellow

FLOWERS: narcissus, lily

SCENTS: storax, mastic, gardenia, bergamot

STONES: peridot, olivine, chrysolite, citrine

TREES: Hazel, larch, bay

ANIMALS: the snake and jackal

BIRDS: Ibis, sparrow

DIETIES: Demeter, Ceres, Isis, Nephthys, Freyja, Thoth

POWERS/ADVICE: A time to rest after the labors of the last two months, a time of balance of the light and dark. This is also the time to clear up mental clutter and get thoughts back into perspective.

OCTOBER - THE BLOOD MOON

Octem was the 8th month in the old Roman calendar. The name Blood Moon comes from the custom of killing and salting down live stock for the upcoming winter months, not from sacrifice as some think.

Juvenile RobinHeron

OCTOBER CORRESPONDENCES

NATURE SPIRITS : Frost and plant faeries

HERBS: Pennyroyal, thyme, catnip, uva ursi, angelica, burdock

COLORS: Deep Blue Green

FLOWERS: calendula, marigold, cosmos

SCENTS: strawberry, apple blossom, and cherry

STONES: Opal, tourmaline, beryl, turquoise

TREES: Yew, cypress, acacia

ANIMALS: stag, jackal, elephant, ram, scorpion

BIRDS: heron, crow and robin

DEITIES: Ishtar, Astarte, Demeter, Kore, Lakshmi, The Horned God, Belili, Hathor

POWERS/ADVICE: A time to work on inner cleansing, letting go karma, reincarnation, justice and balance.

NOVEMBER - THE SNOW MOON

The ninth month in the old roman calendar. In Celtic traditions it is the beginning of the new year, considered a month of beginnings and endings.

GooseTawny Owl

NOVEMBER CORRESPONDENCES

NATURE SPIRITS: subterranean faeries

HERBS: grains of paradise, verbena, betony, borage, blessed thistle

COLORS: Sea green and gray

FLOWERS: Blooming cacti, chrysanthemum

SCENTS: cedar, cherry blossoms, hyacinth, peppermint and lemon

STONES: Topaz, hyacinth, lapis lazuli

TREES: Alder, cypress

ANIMALS: crocodile, jackal, unicorn and scorpion.

BIRDS: Owl, goose and sparrow

DEITIES: Kali, black Isis, Nicnevin, Hecate, Bast, Osiris,

Sarasvati, Lakshmi, Skadi, Mawu

POWER/ADVICE: A time to strengthen the communication between your self and the divine. A time to take root and transformation also a time to take root.

DECEMBER - THE COLD MOON

This was the tenth month in the Old Roman calendar. In the old Tibetan calendar December first was the beginning of the new year.

RookSnowy Owl

DECEMBER CORRESPONDENCES

NATURE SPIRITS: Snow faeries, storm faeries, winter tree faeries

HERBS: holly, English Ivy, fir, mistletoe

COLORS: Blood red, white and black

FLOWERS: holly, poinsettia, christmas cactus

SCENTS: Violet, patchouli, rose geranium, frankincense, myrrh, lilac

STONES: serpentine, peridot

TREES: Fir, pine and holly

ANIMALS: mouse, deer, horse and bear

BIRDS: rook, snowy owl, and robin

DEITIES: Hathor, Hecate, Neith, Athene, Minerva, Ixchel, Osiris, Norns, Fates

POWER/ADVICE: To endure, to be reborn, Earth tides turning, Darkness, a time to reach out to friends and family and those in need.

Sun, Moon and Stars

Fae and Moons

Every moon has an association with fae. These fae are most active during this period.

  • Wolf Moon: Gnomes, brownies
  • Ice Moon: House faeries, both of the home itself and of houseplants
  • Chaste Moon: Mermaids and mermen, Air and Water beings who are connected with spring rains and storms
  • Seed Moon: Plant faeries
  • Hare Moon: Elves
  • Lover's Moon: Sylphs, zephyrs
  • Mead Moon: Hobgoblins
  • Corn Moon: Dryads
  • Harvest Moon: Faeries of harvested crops
  • Blood Moon: Frost faeries
  • Snow Moon: Subterranean faeries
  • Oak Moon: Snow faeries, storm faeries, winter tree faeries
  • Blue Moon: Banshees and other beings who carry messages between worlds
Sun, Moon and Stars

Void of Course

Never heard of the void of course moon? Knowing when it comes up will help you avoid bad decision making and wasted effort. Hats off to Al H. Morrison who realized that void of course moons impacted the rhythms of everyday living and to Debbi Kempton-Smith who detailed Morrison’s work in her 1982 book, Secrets From a Stargazers Notebook. 

We become more fallible during a void of course moon, which occurs every few days or so and lasts for a few minutes to several hours. Void of course moons occur when the moon finishes its last major aspect in a particular sign before it moves to the next sign. (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, etc... ). This happens quite often and you should watch the calendar and be sure that you are aware when the Moon is Void of Course (it says "V/C" on the calendar).

Avoid doing anything important, such as a job interview or granting someone a loan, during a void of course moon. Void of course moons disrupt communication. Anything we do could require some adjustment later.

An example - In every presidential election from 1900 to 1972, one of the two major party candidates was nominated when the moon was void of course. Every one of those particular candidates lost!

Use the time of the void of course moon to rejuvenate your spirituality. Meditate, read a book, veg out and feed your soul. Hang up the "Gone Fishing" sign when the moon is void of course. When the moon fully enters the next sign, get back to work! 

Magickal (and Mundane) energies are very chaotic when the Moon is Void of Course. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you NOT start any magick, cast any spells, perform a ritual of any kind, buy a major investment (for example, a computer, a car, or a house), or make a major decision of any kind!

So remember, whenever the Moon is Void of Course - DON'T do any major magick work... DON'T start any new magick work... DON'T complete any magick work... DON'T buy anything major... DON'T even make any major decisions... Astrological studies have shown that things begun or spells cast during this time tend to be rather difficult and rarely come to fruition, and sometimes they even backfire! When they do manifest, they almost never pan out as expected.

Sun, Moon and Stars

Zodiac AriesMoon in Aries:

This is the best time to work magick involving leadership, authority, rebirth, spiritual conversation, or willpower. Healing rituals for ailments of the face, head, or brain are also done during this period of time.

Zodiac TaurusMoon in Taurus:

This is the best time to work magick for love, real estate, material acquisitions and money. Healing rituals for ailments of the throat, neck and ears also done during this time.

Zodiac  GeminiMoon in Gemini:

This is the best time to work magick for good communication, change of residence, writing, public relations and travel. healing rituals for ailments of the shoulders and arms, hands, or lungs are also done in this period of time.

Zodiac CancerMoon in Cancer:

This is the best time to work magick for home and domestic life. healing rituals for ailments of the chest or stomach are also done during this time period of time.

Zodiac LeoMoon in Leo:

This is the best time to work magick involving authority, power over others, courage, fertility, or childbirth. Healing rituals for ailments of the upper back, spine, or heart are also done during this period of time.

Zodiac VirgoMoon in Virgo:

This is the best time to work magick involving employment, intellectual matters, health and dietary concerns. Healing rituals for ailments of the intestines or nervous system are also done during this period of time.

Zodiac LibraMoon in Libra:

This is the best time to work magick involving artistic work, justice, court cases, partnerships and unions, mental stimulation and karmic spiritual or emotional balance. Healing rituals for ailments of the lower back or kidneys are also done during this period of time.

Zodiac ScorpioMoon in Scorpio:

This is the best time for magick involving sexual matters, power, psychic growth, secrets and fundamental transformations Healing rituals for ailments of the reproductive organs are also done in this period of time.

Zodiac SagittariusMoon in Sagittarius:

This is the best time to work on magick for publications, legal matters, travel, and truth. healing rituals for ailments of the liver, thighs or hips are also done at this time.

Zodiac CapricornMoon in Capricorn:

This is the best time to do magick for organization, ambition. recognition, career and political matters. healing rituals for the knees, bones teeth, and skin are also done at this time.

Zodiac AquariusMoon in Aquarius:

This is the best time to work magick involving science, freedom, creative expression, problem solving, extrasensory abilities, friendship and breaking bad habits or unhealthy addictions. healing rituals for ailments of the calves ankles or blood are also done in this period of time.

Zodiac PiscesMoon in Pisces:

This is the best time to work magick involving dreamwork, clairvoyance, telepathy, music, and the creative arts. Healing rituals for ailments of the feet or lymph glands are also done at this time.

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