The Full Moon

The full moon is the point at which we can see an entire side of the moon. For magical purposes, many modern Wiccans consider the full moon to include the day before and the day after a full moon, for a total of three days. This is a good time to do rituals focused on personal growth and spiritual development.

Some examples would include:

  • Spells related to increasing your intuitive awareness
  • Healing magic
  • Rituals that connect you closely with God or Goddess, such as Drawing Down the Moon
  • Any magic related to developing your magical skills
  • Hold an Esbat Rite – Celebrate the Full Moon

The waning moon

The waning moon is the period during which the moon goes from full to dark once again. Like the waxing moon phase, it lasts approximately two weeks. This time of the month is used to do “baneful” magic — that which sends away, gets rid of or destroys things you no longer wish to be burdened by.

Some examples would include:

  • Spells to eliminate negative people or toxic relationships from your life
  • Workings to smoothly end a relationship or job
  • Rituals that banish bad habits
  • Any magic related to reducing things, such as debt, illness, etc.


The new moon

The new moon is sometimes tricky to work with because you can’t always see it during this phase – it will appear as a very faint crescent of silver low on the horizon, if you can see it at all. For approximately three days during each lunar cycle, after the moon has waned, it goes dark before waxing again. This is considered a time to conduct wish spells.

Some examples might include:

  • Cleansing and purifying of the body and mind
  • Rituals that designate sacred space
  • Any magic related to inner harmony and peace


The waxing moon

The waxing moon is the period during which the moon grows from dark to full. It takes approximately fourteen days for this to happen. It’s the time of the moon to perform “positive” magic — in other words, spells that draws things to you, or increases things.

Some examples would include:

  • A money spell
  • A working to get a new job or home
  • Bringing love into one’s life


A Moon Power Spelltools

…..this spell can be performed indoors as well as outside. It is representational since you use a paper moon or flower.

In the incantation the Moon is represented as a white swan.

This should be done at the time of the Full Moon and is designed to bring the energy of the Moon within your grasp until the next Full Moon.



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Float the paper moon or flower in the bowl.

Raise the bowl towards the Moon in the sky and say:


Hail to thee white swan on the river.

Present life, tide turner,

Moving through the streams of life, all hail.

Mother of old and new days,

To you, through you, this night we cling to your aura.

Pure reflection, total in belief, touched by your presence, I am in your power and wisdom.

Praise your power, your peace, my power, my peace. I am strong. I praise. I bless.


Replace the bowl on your altar. Stand for a few moments appreciating the power of the Moon.


This spell is purely an incantation to the Moon and is therefore very simple. It needs no other tools or techniques except a physical representation of the Moon. Water is sacred to the Moon and therefore we offer her that which belongs to her.