Like the moon phases, the tides are the time scope in sea magic, the phase of the tide corresponding with the spell or ritual being done.
The phase of water coming in.
This tide phase is best paired with the new moon, and doubles its energy during sunrise.
High Tide :
When water reaches its highest level. This tide phase happens approx. 2X a day - every 12 hours. Best time for productive magic.
This tide phase is best associated to the Full Moon and Noon
This phase is when the water is receding.
This tide phase is best paired with the New/Dark Moon, waning or eclipse and sunset.
Low Tide :
This phase is when the water reaches its lowest level, and is far from the land.
This phase is associated with the waning moon.
Occurs 2X a month, during the 1st and 3rd moon quarters.
Also 2X a month, New and Full Moon.
The 9th Wave:
Waves occur in trains, which means threes. The last wave in the train is said to be the most powerful.
All info sourced from my own Book of Shadows.