The Moon as a Symbol
The moon is an ancient symbol of the Triple Goddess, who represents a woman’s spiritual growth from innocent to wise and, eventually, to loving mother and crone.
These phases are also a reflection of the four lunar cycles: the full (when there is the most light) waning (when the light decreases), the new moon (when the moon is absent of light), and waxing (when the light is increasing).
The moon’s power has the potential to either enhance or disrupt our bodily rhythms and our lives. Different phases are more advantageous than others for casting certain spells such as a ritual for Moon Water.
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What Does the Full Moon Mean Spiritually?
The full moon is the most fortuitous moment, especially when it’s getting close to the witching hour. Your inner power and magickal capabilities will be at their apex.
Casting love spells at the time of the full moon guarantees wonderful results, so if you want more love in your life, now is the time to make your wishes come true.
The full moon is also a good time to show appreciation for your guardian spirits and to pay homage to them. During this period, the extroverted characteristics of our personality become more outwardly sociable and receptive towards others. Make the most of this opportunity by solidifying your spells into rewarding events.
What Does the Waning Moon Mean Spiritually?
The waning moon transition occurs when the moon travels from the full to new phase.
Casting spells for removing difficulties, vexing circumstances, and opposing forces is most effective when the moon is waning. Protection rituals for yourself, your loved ones, and your property are also most powerful during this period.
This is also a time when our bodies are most able to achieve great cleansing, so now would be an excellent opportunity to detoxify yourself while you cleanse. Healing teas, among other healing and herbal treatments, can help you achieve this. During this period, diet and exercise become simpler, while outcomes tend to endure longer.
What Does the New Moon Mean Spiritually?
The phase of the moon when it is dark is ideal for casting magic relating to new beginnings and the start of new projects. It’s generally a time for creating fresh paths and making new plans based on prior knowledge.
The new moon’s astrological influence helps you achieve goals and advance your career. It is a good time for planting the seeds of success, as the new moon influences ambition and careers.
Money spells and business magic are more likely to be successful during the new moon than at other times. It’s a good period to spend money and speculate with a view to the future in most cases. Those who have previously experienced difficulties can profit from it by taking advantage of this valuable opportunity.
What Does the Waxing Moon Mean Spiritually?
The waxing moon is the period between a new and full moon.
This is a unique moment for expansion and development, as well as accumulation of strength. It’s also an excellent time to prepare your magical spells for the most promising three days before the moon is full.
The waxing moon is useful for completing any task, whether physical or spiritual in nature. It’s a time for quests for empowerment and a moment to enhance our magical abilities and perception of the other world for witches.
In reality, as we get closer to the full moon, our intuitive talents become more powerful and daring, which leads to higher levels of awareness.