Balancing our Energy with the Moon

Just as the Sun gives us our Spirit & Energy, the Moon gives us our Soul & Emotions. Through the moons energy we journey to attune our emotions to make one with ourselves and the universe.
The Moon has a beautiful feminine energy she shares with us. Her vital Prana nourishes our soul and strengthens our connection to our higher self. Her Divine energy has consciousness of its own and flushes out negative thoughts, emotions and energies from our aura and the chakras. This effect gives us greater peace of mind and happiness.
When we attune ourselves to the moons energy we are consciously harnessing the power of the moon to create harmony in our lives. To do this, we must understand the four main cycles of the moon… New, Waxing, Full & Waning. Each carries a very distinctive energy that we can utilize to energize our stones and ourselves.

The New Moon

Time: From Dark Moon to Waxing Moon (depends).
New moon – The magick should be performed between dawn and sunset for the best use of this magick.
Dark moon – As odd as this may sound, the strongest pull of the dark moon is around 10:00 a.m.
Goddess Aspect: Maiden
Associated Goddesses: Callieach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan.
Magickal Attributes: BANISHING Releasing the Old, Removing Unwanted Negative Energies, Wisdom, Psychic Abilities, Scrying, Reversing Circumstances.
NEW BEGINNINGS Weight loss, Goal setting, Planning, Cleaning, Personal Cleansing, General beginnings and considerations.
Workings on this day are for: Starting new ventures, new beginnings, love, romance, health, or job hunting.
New moon – beauty, health, and self-improvement; farms and gardens; job hunting; love and romance; networking.
Dark moon – addictions, change, divorce, enemies, justice, obstacles, quarrels, removal, separation, stopping stalkers and theft.
Dark moon occurs either side of the new moon. The new moon is between the last of the waning moon and the beginning of the waxing moon. The new moon has the power of in-between, a time which is not a time, similar to midday, midnight etc. If doing a Dark Moon rite, the active part of the ritual should be a good 45 minutes out from the actual new moon as the energies can be erratic. Also the waning moon allows you to calm down and tune out.

The New Moon is observed when the moon is directly in line with the Sun and Earth, but out of our view from Earth, because the Moon’s dark side is facing the Earth, making it appear dark. The energy of the New Moon is a time of transformation, new beginnings, an explosion of creative energy and personal growth.
Energetically, the new moon is a period when we are at our lowest level. It is a good time to fast, detox and purify our bodies.
The new moon is seen as a wonderful time to perform rituals of blessing and healing. A time to focus on our desires and dreams of what we want to manifest now. Look within to discover what we really want. A chance to discern our deepest truest, desires and manifest them naturally.


The Waxing Moon

Time: From New Moon to Full Moon (Approx 14 days)
Crescent – The moon rises at mid-morning and sets after sunset.
First Quarter – Sunset is the prime time for waxing moon magick.
Gibbous – It’s a wonderful time for working around 10:00 to 11:00 p.m.
Goddess Aspect: Maiden.
Associated Goddesses: Artemis, Branwen, Eriu, Nymph, and Epona.
Magickal Attributes: INVOKING Beginnings, New projects, Ideas, Inspirations, Energy, Vitality, Freedom.
General workings on this day are for: “Constructive” magick, (love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.)
Crescent Moon – animals, business, change, emotions, matriarchal strength.
Gibbous Moon – courage, elemental magick, friends, luck, motivation.

When the moon appears to be gaining light and growing in energy and size, this is a Waxing Moon. Moving from a New Moon towards a Full Moon. The energy of the waxing moon is that of manifestation and intention. As the waxing moon brings your energy up you’re your higher chakras, it is favorable to focus on new projects and ideas.
The Waxing Moon would be a great time to wear your chosen crystal for abundance and prosperity. Stones such as Aventurine, Malachite, Citrine and Ruby are excellent Abundance Stones that would support the energy of the Waxing Moon.


The Full Moon

Time: Approx 14 days after New Moon (Energy lasts from 3 days before Full Moon to 3 days after actual Full Moon) Midnight is the best hour to work the magick.
Goddess Aspect: Mother.
Associated Goddesses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, and Isis.
Magickal Attributes: FRUITION Manifesting goals, Nurturing, Passion, Healing, Strength, Power.
Workings on this day are for: Protection, Divination, “Extra Power”, Job hunting, healing serious conditions. Also love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams, artistic endeavors, beauty, health, and fitness, change and decisions, children, competition, dreams, families, health and healing, knowledge, legal undertakings, love and romance, money, motivation, psychism, self-improvement.

The Moons energy is at its most powerful during the time of the full moon. The reason we clean our Stones by the full moon is because this extremely powerful lunar energy helps to remove all dense, stored up energies, washing the crystal clean. It is a time of enhancing personal and crystalline energies. Many perform rituals of protection at this time.
You are naturally accelerated on a full moon. You are at your highest energy level. The secretions in your body will be at their maximum, so you don’t want your energy being used to consume food. Save your energy to reconstruct yourself. Try to drink only liquids on this day. It is a time for focusing on our gratitude’s and blessings. A time to be mindful of all that we have, and all that we have created. A time to express and receive, to open our hearts and feel the connection we have all around us and fill our cups.


The Waning Moon

Time: From Full Moon to Dark Moon (Approx 14 days)
Disseminating Moon – Timing: The time of souls is at 3:00 a.m.
Last Quarter – The moon rises at midnight and sets at noon.
Goddess Aspect: Crone
Associated Goddesses: Callieach, Banshee, Hecate, Kali, Morrigan.
Magickal Attributes: BANISHING Releasing the Old, Removing Unwanted Negative Energies, Wisdom, Psychic Abilities, Scrying, Reversing Circumstances.
General workings on this day are for: Banishing Magick, ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity, physical and psychic cleansings.
Disseminating Moon – addictions, decisions, divorce, emotions, stress, protection.
Last Quarter – addictions, divorce, health and healing (banishing disease), stress, protection

Directly after the light of the full moon has passed that the light begins to grow less visible each night, is a Waning Moon. The energy of the Waning Moon can be used to remove those energies and issues that no longer serve you such as letting go of a relationship that may be toxic. It is also leading up to the new moon which can be a time of rest and energy restoration.
As our energy dissipates, we can become out of balance by attempting to compensate with energetic masculine energy. For this reason, it is a good time to practice balancing meditations and mudras.
The Waning Moon is a beautiful reminder to rest and recoup. Stones that carry an energy of unconditional love are perfect during this time as they are a reminder that taking care of the self is as important as anything else that you do. Stones such as Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Ruby in Fuchsite, Pink Kunzite and/or Danburite work well with the Waning Moon.

~Candice @ Magickal Folk

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