Like the days, the moon and its phases also hold different energies – for example, a new moon is for beginning new things, while a waning moon is for getting rid of old things. I’ve collated some information here for you about the moon’s phases, as well what it means when the moon is in a particular sign and what this can hold for your spellwork and ritual.
Please note – that the waxing and waning moon may appear the opposite way around depending on where you are located in the world, but the properties of each remain the same. I have written how I see it from the Southern Hemisphere.
MOON IN SIGNS
The Moon spends a day or two each month in each of the twelve signs of the zodiac. The Sign the moon is transiting through can be used to good advantage during spellwork.
Moon in Aries
A good time to perform spells related to job ventures and all new projects related to money. Also a good time to develop strength and courage, and lust spells. This is not a good moon for performing divination.
Keywords: Purification, overcoming, personal development.
Moon in Taurus
This moon is excellent for spellwork related to love, creativity and inner peace. Spells done at this time take the longest to manifest, but the results will be very long-lasting and be stable.
Keywords: Abundance, devotion, fortitude.
Moon in Gemini
The perfect time for spells dealing with communications, healing and uncrossing spells. Be careful – the moon in Gemini can be unpredictable and unstable.
Keywords: Transformation, bringing symmetry to diverse energies/situations.
Moon in Cancer
Excellent for any spell involving the home, fertility, children or divination.
Keywords: Inventiveness, prosperity, any lunar-orientated working.
Moon in Leo
Spells involving leadership, prosperity, fame and career are best done in Leo, but do not perform any spells invoking love, or any other emotion, as Leo may actually counteract it.
Keywords: Acquiring new qualities, strength, any solar-orientated working.
Moon in Virgo
This moon ensures a spell which involves meticulous detail, especially spells involving education, healing and stability.
Keywords: Virility, monetary improvement, success.
Moon in Libra
Excellent for working a spell with a partner, and for magick involving marriage, couples, partnership, peace and fairness.
Keywords: Balance within and without, discernment, revealing secrets, air-orientated magick.
Moon in Scorpio
Use this energy for mysteries, the occult, divination and sex magick.
Keywords: Passion, sexuality, intense study.
Moon in Sagittarius
This is an excellent time to experiment with new techniques or magick spells, but not a good time for psychic work or divination.
Keywords: Firm foundations, self-control, manifesting goals, fire-orientated magick.
Moon in Capricorn
Perfect for spells to manifest life’s basic needs and for stability.
Keywords: Looking within (inner development), overall supportive energy, earth-orientated magick.
Moon in Aquarius
The best time to work on behalf of others, but consciously stay focused on your heart to maintain a higher consciousness with others, and to avoid selfish motives.
Keywords: Fun, adventure, liberation.
Moon in Pisces
Perfect for divination and psychic work, past life regressions and communication with spirits.
Keywords: Movement, profuseness, water-orientated magick, developing psychic awareness.