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Magical Attributes of Moon Phases & Signs
Waxing and Full Moons
- Each month, the moon appears to grow or "wax" from a sliver to shining fullness in the night sky; believers affirm these phases are the best time for spells, encouraging positive conditions such as passion, true love, prosperity, abundance and material rewards to grow as well. A full moon is perfect for giving an extra jolt to rituals. This cosmic energy boost is good for any of the previous desired outcomes and can also help with protection and healing.
Waning, Dark and New Moons
- After the full moon, the moon's appearance begins to shrink; this is considered a "waning" moon and is a good time to rid yourself of bad habits, banish negativity from your surroundings or do any cutting in your life, both physically (like getting a new hairstyle) and metaphorically (planning a budget). When the moon disappears from view, the phase is known as the dark of the moon, giving more energy to spells reducing situations in life. Just as the moon reappears is known as a new moon; this is the time to begin new projects or seek new contacts, either romantically or professionally.
Fire Moon Signs
- While moon phases have broad attributes, moon signs "dial in" with more specific guidelines for magical workings. Fire signs include Leo, Aries and Sagittarius and represent a time to perform spells related to ambitious endeavors like success in the workplace, finding the courage to stand up for yourself or tackling a large cleaning job.
Water Moon Signs
- Fluidity and flexibility reign with water moon signs Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio. Emotional topics should be addressed when the moon is in one of these signs, especially with love, reconciliation and exploring the unknown secrets of the mind.
Air Moon Signs
- The spirit of community, creativity and communication is foremost with Gemini, Aquarius and Libra, the air moon signs. The moon in these signs support spells that enhance artistic collaborations, solve miscommunication issues or bring peace to a tense environment at home or work.
Earth Moon Signs
- Spells appealing to grounded, pragmatic issues are done when the moon is in Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo. Rituals to help you stay on a budget, stick to a diet or plan a career path are stronger during these times.