The moon a land mass made of rock is thought to have formed about 4.51 billion years ago, not long after Earth. There are several theories for its origin; the most accepted explanation is that the Moon formed from the debris left over after a giant impact between Earth and a planet called Theia. In Greek mythology Theia the mother of Selene (goddess of the moon) collided and made early earth around 4.51 billion years ago. The area that amazes me about the moon is its gravitational influence that produces the oceantides and body tides. I don’t want this article to get too confusing with science about how the ocean tides differ when the earth spins and one side of the moon changes the oceans high tides and low tides.The effects on your body on other hand is also theory based. from a woman’s menstruation to blood loss ,stress on full moon and increase of birth control. Now let’s delve into its magic and practices.
The Dark Moon
Magical workings conducive to the dark moon include destroying or banishing very powerful things, such as unwanted entities, addictions or serious diseases. I would not use this time lightly– it’s got a little too much umph behind it to just get rid of a whiny ex who still calls you once in a while, to break your habit of having a second cup of coffee in the morning, or if you have the sniffles. But if you were dealing with, say, a stalker, a drug addiction, cancer, etc. something that poses a serious threat — then this is the best timing for it. The Dark Moon is also a good time to go within for soul-searching and to perform divination.
The Waxing Moon
When the moon is “waxing” it appears to be growing, the period from the dark to full moon phases. Its magnetic energy assists with bringing things to out. This entire waxing period is the best time to work with constructive magic.
The waxing crescent is the best time for magic on yourself , like new beginnings, such as starting a new project or making plans for the future. If you’re looking to conjure energies into your life such as a more positive attitude, more patience, more understanding in your relationship, this is the perfect timing for such goals. When you want to cast spells for self improvement, such as if you want to improve your psychic abilities, to absorb the information in a new class, or bring out your inner beauty, this is the time to do it. Artists or anyone creative will find this the best time to cast spells or perform meditations that will bring inspiration and passion into your work.
First Quarter Moon Magic
The First Quarter, or Waxing Half Moon, is the time when energies are most conducive to attraction. Use this time for spells and meditations meant to attract things you want in your life, such as money, protection or success. It’s also an ideal time for attracting people into your life. If you are looking also for lost objects, or house hunting, etc., this is a good time to perform spells for success in that area to help you bring that which you most desire.
Waxing Gibbous Moon Magic
The Waxing Gibbous is still a time for constructive magic, best used towards ;reeling in that which you been working for already. This phase is a great energy for renewing your strength, will and determination to see your efforts through. If you are giving in to temptation on your diet, working hard toward something and feeling burnt out or are at the point where you are getting lazy and distracted from completing your tasks, give yourself a power boost during the Waxing Gibbous.
Waning Crescent Moon Magic
If you need to clear your life and home of negativity and stress. The Waning Crescent, as it approaches the Dark Moon phase, it suitable for stronger banishing than any other time of the waning moon phases. Get rid of whatever has been plaguing you– anything you find to be seriously annoying, frustrating or concerning (save things that are serious threats for that Dark Moon).
There is ways to use this magic and you don’t have to wait 3 weeks for a certain phase. For example, if you want to lose weight, look at the moon phases. If it’s the Waxing Crescent, cast a spell to improve your energy or will power. If it’s the Waxing Gibbous, cast it to triumph over cravings and urges to eat the wrong foods. If it’s the Waning Half-Moon, cast the spell to destroy the tempting effects that bad foods hold over you. No matter what the moon phase, you can use it toward your goal.