THE EIGHT PHASES OF THE MOON
They are the
NEW / CRESCENT / 1ST QUARTER / GIBBOUS / FULL / DISSEMINATING / LAST QUARTER / BALSAMIC
How to Make THE EIGHT PHASES OF THE MOON
- NEW MOON
Rises at dawn, sets at sunset; for full use of these energies, stick to between this time period.
Moon is exact from the new moon until 3 1/2 days after.
Workings: beauty, health, self-improvement, farms/gardens, job hunting, love/romance, networking, and creative ventures
Pagan Holiday: Winter Solstice
Goddess Name: Rosemerta's Moon
Goddess Energy: Goddesses of growth
Offering: Milk and Honey
Rune: Fehu for abundance, Kenaz for openings, Gebo for love
Tarot Trump: the Fool
Rises at mid-morning, sets after sunset; best magickal effects between these times.
Moon is 3 1/2 to 7 days after new moon.
Purpose: the movement of the thing
Pagan Holiday: Imbolc
Goddess Name: Brigid's Moon
Goddess Energy: water goddesses
Rune: Berkana for beginnings, Inguz for focus
Tarot Trump: The Magician
- FIRST QUARTER
Moon rises at noon, sets at midnight; best effects between these times
Moon is 7-10 1/2 days after new moon
Workings: courage, elemental magick, friends, luck, and motivation.
Purpose: The shape of the thing
Pagan Holiday: Spring Equinox
Goddess Name: Persephone's Moon
Goddess Energy: air goddesses
Runes: Elhaz for luck, Jera for improvement, Uruz for strength
Tarot card: Strength or the Star
Moon rises in mid-afternoon, sets around 3 am; best effects between these times
Moon is 10 1/2 -14 days after new moon
Workings: courage, patience, peace, and harmony
Pagan Holiday: Beltane
Goddess Name: Nuit's Moon
Goddess Energy: star goddesses
Runes: Ansuz for eloquence, Wunjo for success, Daguz for enlightenment
- FULL MOON
Moon rises at sunset, sets at dawn; best effects between these times
Moon is 14-17 1/2 days after the new moon
Workings: artistic endeavors, beauty, health, fitness, change, decisions, children, competition, dreams, families, knowledge, legal undertakings, love, romance, money, motivation, protection, psychic power, self-improvement.
Purpose: completion of a project
Pagan Holiday: Summer Solstice
Goddess Name: Sekhmet's Moon
Goddess Energy: fire goddesses
Tarot Card: the Sun
Moon rising at mid-evening, sets at mid-morning; best effects between these times
Moon is 3 1/2-7 days after the full moon.
Workings: addictions, decisions, divorce, emotions, stress, protection
Purpose: initial destruction
Pagan Holiday: Lammas
Goddess Name: Hecate's Moon
Goddess Energy: earth goddesses
Offering: grain or rice
Rune: Thurisaz for destruction and defense, Elhaz for protection,
Tarot Trump: The Tower for destruction
- LAST QUARTER
Moon rises at midnight and sets at noon; best effects between these times
Moon is 7-10 1/2 days after the full moon.
Workings: Addictions, divorce, endings, health and healing (banishing), stress, protection, and ancestors.
Purpose: Absolute destruction
Pagan Holiday: Fall Equinox
Goddess Name: The Morrigan's Moon
Goddess Energy: harvest goddesses
Rune: hagalaz, kenaz for banishing, Naudhiz for turning, Isa for binding
Tarot Trump: Judgement
- BALSAMIC (DARK MOON)
Moon rises at 3 am and sets at mid-afternoon, best effects between these times
Moon is 10 1/2-14 days after the full moon
Workings: addictions, change, divorce, enemies, justice, obstacles, quarrels, removal, separation, stopping stalkers and theft.
Pagan Holiday: Samhain
Goddess Name: Kali's Moon
Goddess Energy: Dark goddesses
Runes: Tiwaz for justice, Kenaz for banishing
Tarot Trump: Justice