Moon Phases

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Moving with its natural course, through different phases and astrological signs, the moon has a particularly potent effect on witchcraft.

Dark of the Moon:

From the time the moon is no longer visible to the naked eye until the new moon (known as the dark of the moon) is the most useful time for divination of all kinds.

The New Moon:

This is an exceptional time to do witchcraft for new beginnings, and for the conception and initiation of new projects.

Waxing Moon:

The waxing moon is appropriate for spells that involve growth, healing and increase.

The Full Moon:

Known as the "high tide" of psychic power, The full moon represents culmination, climax, fulfillment and abundance.

Waning Moon:

The waning moon is the best time for cleansing, banishing and completion.

Lucky Dates:

According to the Grand Grimoire (the ancient book of spells that still influence the practice of witchcraft), there are certain days of the year that are considered lucky for the performance of witchcraft.

Unlucky Dates:

Just as there is lucky dates, the Grand Grimoire also cites certain dates as being particularly unlucky for the performance of witchcraft.


Solstice occurs twice a year, in summer and winter, when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator and does not move either north or south. this point is ideal for performing witchcraft pertaining to the seasons.


Equinox is the time when the sun crosses the plane of the Earth's equator, making night and day all over the earth of equal length. This is the perfect time for performing witchcraft that is beneficial to the universe.


A Fire Festival to induce the Goddess of Spring to drive away darkness and bring warmth to the soil.

May Eve:

A celebration of the fertility of crops, animals and human beings.


A pagan festival dedicated to the dead.

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