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Moon Magick and Witchcraft Spell Casting

Updated on October 30, 2015

When is the best time to do a spell?

You might be new to Wicca and need to know the best time to do a spell. There are many factors to consider. You need to have knowledge of the right moon phases, days of the week, and even physical time in order to get the best results out of your spell. This is the basics of Moon magick. You can find a lot of this information online. You should learn these basics to help your spells become more effective. You don't have to follow these rules specifically, but adding this information can help your spell become more complete. Add this information to your book of shadows. You will then always have this information handy. In this article I will go over a lot of the information. If you need more articles on how to be a witch, then check out my main blog about free and easy love spells.

The Moon and Magick


Moon and Magick


The Waxing Moon

The Waning Moon

Moon Phases and Magick

The moon is a very important part to casting spells. You don't have to follow this chart completely but this is a good beginner reference point. As you learn more about spell casting and Wicca, you will learn what works best for you, and what moon phases work best with the type of magick you do. You can find out the current moon phase by visiting my website or using Google to search. Once you get familiar with this information it will become easier for you to understand and adapt to your needs. Moon Magick is like working with the earth on a spiritual level to get whatever it is that you are seeking. You should work with the flow of the universe. Use this as a general reference.


The Waxing moon lasts around 14 days. The moon is called the waxing moon when it is moving from the new moon phase to the full moon phase. The moon is growing and getting larger. The moon has a magnetic pull during this time affecting all things with her energy. This is a time when you may feel more empathic or psychic as the moon in the phase heightens our spiritual abilities. This is a great time to do spells for increase including; new relationships, the beginning of longer spell rituals, money, abundance, healing and well being. The moon is like the maiden Goddess in this aspect.


This is the time between the full moon to the dark moon. This is crone aspect of the Goddess. This is a time for decrease as the moon is moving from the full moon to the new moon. The magickal energies you need to do effective spell casting is still there but are lower as the moon is in a state of decrease. This is the best time to do a spell to get rid of something, banish, ban, and let go of the things you don't need in your life.

This is a great time to do spells to banish bad or negative thoughts/energies, to do spiritual cleansings, removed negative vibes, do a spell to lose weight, and a time for letting go of the past.


This happens around 14 days after the new moon and is the mother aspect of the Goddess. This is when your magickal energies are heightened. You should use this time to do the spell or spells that take a lot of energy or a lot of preparation. I usually do one or two spells of this level during this time. This is great time to do a spell for manifestation, nurturing, passion, strength and power. This is my favorite time to do magick as I do full blown rituals during this time. Full Moon Love Spells are available for your personal use.


Traditionally this is a time for rest for all witches. Witches don't do magick during this time usually, as it has been said that any spells done during this time will not work and may even backfire on you. This is a time that some witches engage in the practices of black magick and other black occult things. I rest during this time, and use it as time to prepare new spells and rituals for the coming month. There are differing opinions on doing moon magick during this time, and as I do magick everyday I restrict it to little spells. I never do a full ritual or really important spell during this time. You just have to decide what works best for you, but using this period as time to reflect, meditate and study the craft is the most common use of this period.


In Wicca this is said to bring trouble. It is said to be a warning and to mean that something bad may be on the way.

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Moon Magick

Use the moon to guide your actions and spells. As you have read, the time to do pleasant and favorable magick is during the waxing moon. The waning moon is a great time to banish, ban, breaking bad energies and curses. As I said earlier not every witch follow these rules to the letter, but I can guarantee that they will encourage you to start off with this information. As your grow on the path you will learn more about doing magick during every phase of the moon. But if you ever have a question about why your spell hasn't worked then looking at the moon phase is the first thing to look at while troubleshooting.


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      7 years ago

      great info! Short & sweet is very helpful.

    • BallisticJW profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Thank you for you kind comment!

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      Beth Perry 

      8 years ago from Tennesee

      Informative and succinct, I like!


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