Moon and Zodiac signs–from Pagan Magic

Moon and Zodiac Signs
  Moon in Aries is the ideal time to cast spells that involve authority, leadership, willpower, warfare, and spiritual conversion or rebirth. It is also the proper lunar phase in which to perform healing rituals for ailments of the face, head or brain. Traditional candle colors: red, crimson, scarlet, burgundy. Traditional metal: iron. Elemental spirits: salamanders.

Moon in Taurus is the ideal time to practice all forms of love magick, and to cast spells that involve real estate, material acquisitions, and money. It is also the proper lunar phase in which to perform healing rituals for ailments of the throat, neck, or ears. Traditional candle colors: all shades of green, pink, turquoise. Traditional metal: copper. Elemental spirit: gnomes.

Moon in Gemini is the ideal time to cast spells that involve communication, change of residence, writing, public relations activities, and travel. It is also the proper lunar phase in which to perform healing rituals for ailments of the shoulders, arms, hands or lungs. Traditional candle color: mauve. Traditional metal: mercury. Elemental spirits: sylphs.

Moon in Cancer is the ideal time to perform rituals honoring lunar deities, and to cast spells that involve the home and all aspects of domestic life. It is also the proper lunar phase in which to perform healing rituals for ailments of the chest or stomach. Traditional candle colors: silver, gray, white. Traditional metal: silver. Elemental spirits: undines.

Moon in Leo is the ideal time to cast spells that involve authority, power over others, courage, fertility and childbirth. It is also the proper lunar phase in which to perform healing rituals for ailments of the upper back, spine, or heart. Traditional candle colors: gold, yellow, orange. Traditional metal: gold. Elemental spirits: salamanders.

Moon in Virgo is the ideal time to cast spells that involve employment, intellectual matters, heath, and dietary concerns. It is also the proper lunar phase in which to perform healing rituals for ailments of the intestines or nervous system. Traditional candle colors: navy, blue, rust-orange. Traditional metal: mercury. Elemental spirits: gnomes.

Moon in Libra is the ideal time to cast spells that involve artistic work, justice, court cases, partnerships and unions, mental stimulation, and karmic, spiritual, or emotional balance. It is also the proper lunar phase in which to perform healing rituals for ailments of the lower back or kidneys. Traditional candle color: royal blue. Traditional metal: copper. Elemental spirits: sylphs.

Moon in Scorpio is the ideal time to cast spells that involve horses, travel, publications, legal matters, sports activities, and truth. It is also the proper lunar phase in which to perform healing rituals for ailments of the reproductive organs. Traditional candle colors: red, black. Traditional metal: iron. Elemental spirits: undines.

Moon in Sagittarius is the ideal time to cast spells that involve horses, travel, publications, legal matters, sports activities, and truth. It is also the proper lunar phase in which to perform healing rituals for ailments of the liver, thighs, or hips. Traditional candle colors: purple, dark blue. Traditional metal: tin. Elemental spirits: salamanders.

Moon in Capricorn is the ideal time to cast spells that involve organization, ambition, recognition, career, and political matters. It is also the proper lunar phase in which to perform healing rituals for ailments of the knees, bones, teeth, or skin. Traditional metal: lead. Elemental spirits: gnomes.

Moon in Aquarius is the ideal time to cast spells that involve science, freedom, creative expression, problem solving, extrasensory abilities, friendship and the breaking of bad habits or unhealthy addictions. It is also the proper lunar phase in which to perform healing rituals for ailments of the calves, ankles or blood. Traditional candle color: light blue. Traditional metal: uranium. Elemental spirits: sylphs.

Moon in Pisces is the ideal time to cast spells that involve dream work, clairvoyance, telepathy, music and the creative arts. It is also the proper lunar phase in which to perform healing rituals for ailments of the feet or lymph glands. Traditional candle colors: aquamarine, lavender. Traditional metal: tin. Elemental spirits: undines.

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Full Moon Names/meanings

Full Moon Names and Their Meanings

Full Moon names date back to Native Americans, of what is now the northern and eastern United States. The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon. Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred. There was some variation in the Moon names, but in general, the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names. Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average, the full Moon dates shift from year to year. Here is the Farmers Almanac’s list of the full Moon names.

Full Wolf Moon – January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages. Thus, the name for January’s full Moon. Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon, or the Moon After Yule. Some called it the Full Snow Moon, but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon.

Full Snow Moon – February Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month, native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon. Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon, since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult.

Full Worm – March Moon As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw, earthworm casts appear, heralding the return of the robins. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the Full Crust Moon, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. To the settlers, it was also known as the Lenten Moon, and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter.

Full Pink Moon – April This name came from the herb moss pink, or wild ground phlox, which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon, because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn.

Full Flower Moon – May In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.

Full Strawberry Moon – June This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe. However, in Europe they called it the Rose Moon. Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June . . . so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry!

The Full Buck Moon – July July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.

Full Sturgeon Moon – August The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon, since sturgeon, a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water, were most readily caught during this month. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because, as the Moon rises, it appears reddish through any sultry haze. It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon.

Full Corn Moon – September This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested. Most often, the September full moon is actually the Harvest Moon.

Full Harvest Moon – October This is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In two years out of three, the Harvest Moon comes in September, but in some years it occurs in October. At the peak of harvest, farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon. Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering.

Full Beaver Moon – November This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze, to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter. It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon.

The Full Cold Moon; or the Full Long Nights Moon – December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.

 From: http://www.farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-names

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Moon correspondences/names

Month Primary Name Saxon Name Alternate Name Type of Magick
January Wolf Moon Wulf Monat Ice Moon Beginnings, Love spells, new job
February Storm Moon Mire -Monat Wild Moon Purification and affirmation
March Chastle Moon Hraed-Monat Storm Moon Dedication of children, money and prosperity
April Seed Moon Eastre-Monat Planters Moon Fertility, conception and new growth
May Hare Moon Preo-meolc-Monat Frogs Moon Fertility and conception, rebirth.
June Partner Moon Saer-Monat Mead Moon New partnerships, love, fertility.
July Mead Moon Maed-Monat Harvest Moon Love, health, money, charity.
August Wort Moon Wyrt-Monat Barley Moon Wisdom, logic, and dreams
September Barley Moon Gust-Monat Harvest Moon Courting, attraction, and health.
October Blood Moon Wyne-Monat Hunters Moon Protection, reversal, justice.
November Snow Moon Blor-Monat White Moon Freedom from indulgence and addictions.
December Oak Moon Yule-Monat Long Moon Commitment, partnership, new associations.

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Magic: Which moon phase for what?

 New Moon Magic:
New Moon workings can be done from the day of the new moon to three-and-a-half days after.
The new moon is for starting new ventures, new beginnings.
Also love and romance, health or job hunting.

Waxing Moon Magic:
From seven to fourteen days after the new moon.
The waxing moon is for constructive magic, such as love, wealth, success,
courage, friendship, luck or health.

Full Moon Magic:
From fourteen to seventeen-and-a-half days after the new moon.
Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination.
Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healings for
serious conditions, can be done now.
Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.

Waning Moon Magic:
From three-and-a-half to ten-and-a-half days after the full moon.
The waning moon is used for banishing magic, for ridding oneself of addictions, illness or negativity.

Dark Moon Magic:
From ten-and-a-half to fourteen days after the full moon.
The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our darkest recesses and
understanding our angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear.

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Moon phases: when to do what

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New Moon -  Age 0 to 1 days.
The moon is 0-45 degrees directly ahead of the sun, rises at dawn and sets at sunset.  Magic should be performed
 between dawn and sunset.  A new moon's power may be embryonic, you can be assured that the power of
any spell cast at this time will continue to increase in power as time goes on.   Working with sun Goddesses such
 as Sekhmet, Vesta & Heartha or the God Ra will increase power.   Work for self improvement, gardening,
careers, romance.
Waxing Crescent Moon - Age 1 to 5 days
The moon is 45 - 90 degrees ahead of the sun.   The crescent faces East the gates of rebirth. 
  The moon rises at mid-morning and sets after sunset.  The crescent's greatest strength is at the midpoint.
  Work for animals, business, change, emotions, matriarchal strength.
First Quarter  - Age 6 to 7 days.
The Moon is 90-135 degrees ahead of the sun, rises at noon and sets at midnight.  Sunset is the prime 
time for the waxing Moon.   From the time a new moon is sighted, until it reaches the height of it's power as a
full moon, the cycle is known as a waxing moon.  The lunar power constantly increases during this time,
 and as such, it's an ideal time to cast a spell requiring the fulfilment of a request.   The waxing moonis for
 constructive magic, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or health.
Waxing Gibbous Moon -  Age 8 to 14 days.
Moon is 135-180 degrees ahead of the sun.   This is a time for patience and for drawing up energy for the
 coming full moon.
Full Moon - Age 14 to 17.5 days.
The moon is 180-225 degrees ahead of the sun.   The moon rises at sunset and sets at dawn,
 therefore a midnight working (or when the moon is directly overhead) is best.  Now the moon is at the height of its
strength - spells cast at this time are ideal for completion.  The Mother is represented by the full moon. 
Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help
 finding a new job or healings for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and
dreams.


Disseminating Moon - Age 17.5 to 21 days.
The moon rises at mid-evening and sets at mid-morning.  The time of the souls (3am) would be the midpoint here. 
 Banishing work starts now. Workings should focus upon addiction, decisions, divorce, emotions,
stress, protection.
Waning Moon (last Quarter) - Age  21 to 24.5 days.
The moon is 270-315 degrees ahead of the sun.  The crescent shape turns westward, to the realm of death.   
The power of the moon is now waning, being drawn inside for later use.  Cast spells now requiring resolution
or for something to be concluded.   The waning moon is used for banishing magic, for ridding oneself of addictions,
 illness or negativity.
Dark of the Moon -  Age 24.5 to 28 days.
The moon is 315-360 degrees ahead of the sun.  The moon rises at 3 am and sets at mid-afternoon. 
 Around 10am is the strongest pull of the dark moon.   All the power of the moon is internalised, 
the strength is at it's peak, but is being withheld for later use.  This is the time of the Crone.
  Be cautious casting spells at this time as the power of the moon is strong yet unpredictable. 
  The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our darkest recesses and understanding our
angers and passions. Also bringing justice to bear.  
Lunar Eclipses - There are two types of lunar eclipses, a partial eclipse and a penumbral eclipse of the moon. 
 Just about any type of working would be good now as the moon and the sun in perfect union.
Many Witches like to work with the Dark Goddess for long standing problems, while others lean toward the
 Shining Ones and fairy magic.


Moon Void of Course - The moon at this time is "between realms" when time is not time.  
Do not do any magical workings during the Moon Void of Course.   In fact it is best to avoid making any 
important decisions or workings during this time.   This is a time to relax.
The Sidhe Moon - is the second New Moon to occur in any one solar month.
The Sidhe moon is considered to be the reflection of the New Moon in The Otherworlds.
The Blue Moon - is the second Full Moon to occur in any one solar month.
The Blue moon is considered to be the reflection of the Full Moon in The Otherworlds.
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Moon Water part II

Moon Water Tonic
Tonic waters containing the energies of the moon embody very powerful healing
benefits that bring about integral balance and wholeness throughout the body,
mind and soul.

Clear quartz crystal catalyses the absorption of lunar energies as
well as amplifies the healing benefits.

Wait for a clear night, preferably on or right before the full moon.

Put your crystal in a clear glass and cover with one cup of purified water.

Check an almanac for the exact time of sundown on the day you have chosen.

At sundown, place the glass out of doors in a moonlit place (cover the glass with clear plastic wrap).

Remove the glass at dawn. The water is now filled with lunar potency.

Drink the moon water every morning to prepare your body, mind and spirit for the stress of the day.

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Spellwork: Using the correct Moon phase

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Spellwork by Lunar Phase

Abundance: waxing to full moon.
Addictions (TO END): waning moon.
Artistic Creations: waxing to full moon.
Bad Habits (to break): waning moon.
Bad Luck (to reverse): waning moon.
Beauty and Health: full moon.
Bindings: waning moon.
Blessings: full moon.
Career Advancement: waxing moon.
Communication: full moon.
Curses, Hexes (to break): waning moon.
Divinations: waxing and full moons.
Energy Raising: waxing moon.
Exorcisms: waning moon.
Fear (overcoming): waning moon.
Fertility Rituals: waxing and full moons.
Forgiveness: new moon.
Friendship: waxing moon.
Garden Planting Spells: waxing moon.
Goals (attainment of): waxing to full moon.
Good Luck: waxing moon.
Growth (of an kind): waxing moon.
Harmony: waxing moon.
Happiness: waxing and full moons.
Healings (to increase health): waxing moon.
Healings (to end sickness): waning moon.
House Blessings: full moon.
Inspiration: waxing and full moons.
Intuition: full moon.
Jinx-Breaking: waning moon.
Judgment: waxing and full moons.
Liberation (to free oneself from something): waning moon.
Love Magick: waxing and full moons.
Love Spells (to reverse): waning moon.
Lunar Goddess Invocations: full moon.
Money Matters (to increase wealth): waxing moon.
Negativity (to banish): waning moon.
Nightmares (to banish): waning moon.
Obtaining (things and goals): waxing and full moons.
Omens: full moon.
Overcoming: waning moon.
Peace (to end hostility, war): waning moon.
Power: waxing and full moons.
Prophetic Dreams: full moon.
Protection: waxing moon.
Psychic Powers (developing, strengthening): full moon.
Quests: new moon.
Real Estate (to buy): waxing moon
Real Estate (to sell): waning moon.
Sexual Desires (to stimulate, increase): waxing moon.
Shapeshifting: full moon.
Spirit Conjurations: full moon.
Strength: waxing moon.
Teaching: waxing and full moons.
Transformations: full moon.
Travel: waxing moon.
Unions (marriages, business partnerships): waxing and full moons.
Weatherworkings (to bring forth): waxing moon.
Weatherworkings (to quell): waning moon.
Weight Gain: waxing moon.
Weight Loss: waning moon.
Wisdom (to increase): waxing and full moons.
Wish-magick: waxing and full moons.

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My first experience with Moon Magic

I got a recipe for Moon Water from Pagan Magic here:   http://www.myspace.com/pagan_magic

Basically, you place springwater in a glass container and leave it open to the full moon for three days. Then, you dab some water on your forehead and nape of your neck for nine consecutive days. This should increase your psychic abilities.

So this is how I did it: I added some of my homegrown lavender to the water, and kept it outside for 3 days and nights in an indigo blue glass bowl (indigo is one of the colors that really resonates with me, and laveder is sacred to more than one diety with whom I have an accordance.) During the day I put the top on the bowl because first I didn’t want bugs in it and I wanted to leave it outside to steep in the sun as well. I thought (rightfully) that the heat and light would help infuse the water with the scent of the lavender. And I also feel that a bit of the God might help the water as well.

After the time was up, the water did smell GREAT. I put it in a clean glass jar, corked it, and began the process of annointing daily.

The second day of annointing I did a few amazing card readings that turned out to be eerily accurate. The cards were new and I hadn’t quite charged them fully yet so I was surprised that they worked so well. I am thinking this could be a result of either a personal resonance with the cards (I found them in a strange place, in amongst the adult toy section of Spencer’s gifts lol…maybe they were there to catch my eye?) ( And no, you may NOT ask why I was in that particular section of the store! haha). Or perhaps the water really was working. It could have been a combo of both.

I also managed to do an accurate remote viewing. Remote viewing is something I am moderately good at, but haven’t done in ages. Like any talent, it gets rusty. So there was another surprise/verification.

Unfortunately, I did learn a bit about moon water. First, don’t keep it sealed in a cork-topped jar because the cork gets mildewy/moldy. Second, keep it refrigerated if there are flowers in it. On the 5th day the flowers appeared to have rotted and it smelled like the lake. I had to throw it out.

Of course, then the problem is, where does one put consecrated water? I asked Goddess blessings and poured it on my garden. The next day, I had new blooms on some of the flowers.

I also dreamed during this time of making it with citronella in it instead. I have citronella that grows like a maniac in my garden, so that is my next project.

The waning moon is on us now, and its close to going dark. This is the time to make banishing and removing spells. I don’t think I am going to make moon water during this phase because I don’t know how to use it. But when it begins its wax towards full, I will put the citronella water out for the Lady’s blessing and will report back how it works.

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