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Moon phases in the craft

The moon is wonderful, feminine and fluid. Constantly changing and impacting her surroundings. She is looked upon by many no matter the phase as they are all beautiful. Worshipped by many and utilised by the majority of those on a spiritual/pagan path she can really enhance your castings, rituals and self work. In order to do this you need to learn all about her, about her phases and how they can serve your workings. 

THE FULL MOON

The full moon in all her glory is sight to be seen. The potent energies coming from her can really be felt by all and so many will run to perform any ritual during this time because of that. 
In actual fact the full moon is a time of release. To take some time for reflection, to really know yourself and rid yourself of what no longer serves you. This is a particularly useful phase for big events and releases.
Choosing a ritual that both releases and honours what you have is a great option. 



 

WANING GIBBOUS MOON

The time just after full illumination when the darkness starts to creep in
The waning gibbous moon is a phase that gives you permission and opportunity to reflect. Gain clarity by really searching within. This may lead to revelations of minor releases you need to perform for peace.
Choosing to perform an honouring of deities, gratitude ritual or workings for someone else during this time is powerful.


 

WANING QUARTER MOON

Your moon is as light as it is dark. It's time to let go. 
The waning quarter moon is telling you it's time for closure. You have reflected, you have noticed the shifts since the cycle began and you set your intent. You may have encountered bumpsin the road of intent. Thats okay use this time to overcome.
Choosing a ritual to rid yourself of these creeping bad habits and improve communication is great for this phase. 



 

WANING CRESCENT MOON

The time just after full illumination when the darkness starts to creep in. This is very metaphorical of how to use this wonderful moon phase. 
The waning gibbous moon is a phase to assist you in getting rid of those bad habits, and stressful thoughts or situations that can creep in.
Choosing a ritual to rid yourself of these creeping bad habits and improve communication is great for this phase.