Last night’s full moon, the Harvest moon or Hunters moon as some all it or Blood moon to others, seemed especially powerful. Of course, this has more to do with circumstances than anything else because on that occasion I was honoured to be stood in a very powerful circle with some very amazing women, all of one mindset. It was a beautiful rite and the moon illuminated us brilliantly and provided a stunning backdrop to our workings.
This event, along with a conversation that I had beforehand got me thinking about working for the self with the moon phases and I realised that so few people nowadays use the entire phase of the moon in their workings, we all want a quick fix so will often perform our magic on the night of the full moon knowing she is at the time of her greatest influence and expect instant results. However, if we use the full phase of the moon, I believe that the results are far more effective and powerful so I decided to write this entry about using the phases of the moon to their full effect.
I believe that magic works best when begun the day AFTER the full moon when the moon is in her waning aspect. Time to release and begin the process of casting off and letting go of the things that are an obstacle to the ultimate aim of the work. An example of this could be self-doubt.
By the time of the dark moon we should be ready to banish all those negatives that act as obstacles and be ready on the new moon to cleanse ourselves and make a new start. Magic on that night should be cast to put yourself in the mindset of the new beginning ready for the waxing phase in which you will be thinking about and drawing towards you the things you want to bring in to your life and positive acts that will bring the success of the overall working.
By the time we reach the full moon, we should be mentally cleansed and empowered to begin our working proper. Magic this night should be the culmination of the casting off that you did with the waning moon, the cleansing at the dark moon, the new beginning and the building up of power over the waxing phase and then to the outcome, the final conclusion.
As an example, for a spell for employment.
During the waning phase of the moon, I would think about what is preventing me from getting the job; self-doubt, insecurity, lack of confidence or even something physical for example nail biting (who wants a hairdresser with bitten nails). In the ensuing days I would take time each day to visualise these things leaving me and on the day of the dark moon I would do a working to banish these attributes.
At the new moon I would perform a working to begin my new journey without these things in my life, I would use this time to envisage myself on this new journey as a secure, confident person who no longer needed to bite my nails.
As the moon begins to wax again, I would use this time to concentrate on bringing positives forth. Increasing my confidence, envisaging myself in a job that I will love and growing with the moon in power and influence.
By the time of the full moon I will have put all the psychological changes in place, I will have a clear and untarnished intent and I will have done the groundwork for my ultimate goal. This would be the night for my employment spell, the culmination of the entire month’s work.
Of course, the workings themselves on each of the phases would change according to the individual and I personally don’t believe thought and intent are ALL that makes the magic work. I would perform a working or spell appropriate to the task at each phase to contribute towards the final outcome and it would be something that I have created myself because it is my belief that only YOUR spell will work for YOU. Of course, everyone has their personal opinion or belief of this and that is down to the individual but regardless of that, the above method provides a thoughtful and clear process of working and enables us to put in the hours required to form an effective spell rather than a quick fix and I think the universe appreciates the effort.