Moon. Have you ever stared it alone at night?
I have. Magical moon staring down at us in the darkest hours of the day.
Moon is important part of magic. That’s what I knew even before trying to learn more about the lifestyle of witches and wiccas. Moon has been mystery for humankind so long that it felt natural for us to use it for measuring time but also for our magic.
But it’s not just some rock on our sky.
Even if the most clear way we feel moon is seeing it on the sky at night there’s much more behind it. Water levels and tides are just some powerful things caused by the mighty moon.
So, what does moon mean in the magical lifestyle?
I think talking about our moon should be important part of every witches’ book of shadows. Following the moon magic guidelines may not be for everyone but every starting witch should look into it. That’s what I’m doing. Like in other subjects there won’t be guidelines for the magical practices for now. I have to look more into the matter and magic before I can start giving proper tips for anyone else. Or even for myself in this book of shadows!
Many witches follow the moon phases when planning their rituals. The general understanding seems to be that magic will be stronger during the full moon and that’s why many covens meet on the night of full moon. There’s also “special” full moons for even more powerful rituals and witchcraft. These are for example blood moon and blue moon.
The lunar energy aka moon energy is often described as feminine force and so perfect for witches who have traditionally been women taking part to the magic rituals.
I also found a lot of talk about full moon heightening our awareness and intuition. Not sure if that’s what I believe in but the night of full moon is always a little magical, don’t you think?
You should also know these two terms of moon magic: waxing moon (moon from new moon to full moon) and waning moon (moon from full moon to new moon). Those terms are used a lot in the magical books of shadows I’m reading currently. It’s kind of interesting because different phases of moon are perfect for different kind of rituals. Just like it is stereotypical to think about witches!
Kind of annoying though. You have to wait maybe a whole month or sometimes even more for the perfect time for you ritual.
I have to start to keep eye on the moon cycles and especially the times of full moon.