Magnificent Moon Magick
The moon's magickal energy is a soft and consistent pulsing of cyclical rhythms. Just like the pumping of blood through the heart or the breathing of air into the lungs, the moon's energy builds from the emptiness of a new moon into the crescendo of a full moon's brilliance at a steady pace. It then releases in a mirrored sequence, slowly back toward emptiness.
Lunar energy is soaked in intuition and wonder, making it a powerful channel for honouring the mysteries of our spiritual lives. The moon symbolizes what happens in the dark, our subconscious minds, and the habitual nature of the world. It represents our emotions and the inner self.
There are many magickal lunar rituals that enhance intuition, including moon gazing, where one sits quietly under the moonlight and meditates or connects with the lunar energy to receive insights. It's important to remember that moon rituals can vary depending on the specific tradition, belief system, or personal preference of the practitioner. It's essential to follow your own intuition, and adapt the rituals to suit your own intentions and needs.
New Moon Ritual: The new moon is associated with new beginnings, setting intentions, and planting seeds for the future. A new moon ritual may involve creating an altar with items that represent your intentions, such as candles, crystals, and written affirmations. You can then meditate, visualize, or perform a ritual or spell to set your intentions and send them out into the universe.
Full Moon Ritual: The full moon is associated with heightened energy, illumination, and amplification of magickal energies. A full moon ritual may involve creating an altar with items that represent the moon, such as a moonstone, silver candles, and lunar symbols. You can then perform rituals, spells, or meditations to harness the energy of the full moon for manifesting desires, releasing negativity, or enhancing intuition and psychic abilities.
Waning Moon Ritual: The waning moon is associated with releasing and letting go of what no longer serves you. A waning moon ritual may involve creating an altar with items that represent releasing, such as a black candle, a bowl of water, and items to be released, like written intentions or symbolic objects. You can then perform a ritual or spell to release negative energy, emotions, or patterns, and let go of what is holding you back.
Waxing Moon Ritual: The waxing moon is associated with growth, abundance, and manifestation. A waxing moon ritual may involve creating an altar with items that represent abundance and growth, such as green candles, crystals associated with prosperity, and symbols of growth, such as seeds or plants. You can then perform rituals, spells, or meditations to attract abundance, manifest desires, and set intentions for growth and prosperity.
Esbat Ritual: Esbat is a term used in some Wiccan and pagan traditions to refer to rituals specifically dedicated to working with the moon's energies. An Esbat ritual can be performed during any phase of the moon and may involve casting a circle, invoking lunar deities or energies, and performing magickal workings related to intuition, psychic abilities, divination, or any other moon-associated intention.
Working with water and the moon
The moon often works in tandem with the water element. Water has an almost unlimited capacity for purification, washing away negative energies and cleansing the aura. When water is combined with lunar cycle energy, the power for renewal surges high like a rising tide.
Metaphysically, water and the moon are both associated with transformative change, as they both exist in states of constant flux, morphing their shapes and flows alongside the natural cycles of birth, death and rebirth, creating space for personal growth and evolution.
Moonwater, which is water that has been charged or infused with the energy of the moon, is believed to hold magickal properties that can enhance intuition. Moonwater is typically made by placing a container of water under the light of the moon, allowing it to absorb the lunar energy. Moonwater is often used in magickal practices to cleanse and purify oneself, tools, or spaces, and to enhance intuition and psychic abilities.
Moonstone: the high priestess
This glowing celestial feldspar stone embodies the feminine power, intuition and illumination of the moon. Its dreamy hues are reminiscent of light dancing across the surface of the moon as the stone us into self-discovery and exploring our emotions with curiosity and patience.
Moonstone opens and activates the crown chakra to promote spiritual awareness, intuition and wisdom, while stimulating the third eye chakra to amplify psychic abilities and spiritual perceptions. It's a symbol of balance, fertility, love, and protection.