Moon Phase Magic
If you look back at history, there are a lot of stories about the magical powers of the moon. Read on to see some of the myths and legends associated with this magical body!
For thousands of years, people have looked up at the moon and wondered about its divine significance. It should come as no surprise that many cultures throughout time have had lunar deities - that is, gods or goddesses associated with the power and energy of the moon. If you're doing a moon-related ritual, in some traditions of Wicca and...
Lunar Phases and Magical Workings
For many Pagans and Wiccans, the cycles of the moon are important to magical workings. It's believed in some traditions that the waxing moon, the full moon, the waning moon and the new moon all have their own special magical properties, and so workings should be planned accordingly. If your tradition follows these guidelines -- or if you think...
The Four Blood Moons
There's a phenomena called the Four Blood Moons, which is a series of four full moons tying into lunar eclipses. What significance does this have?
The Magical Moon Garden
While most people think of their gardens as a place of sun and light, there are a number of plants that thrive nocturnally. Consider planting a magical moon garden, so you can enjoy the benefits of your efforts under a night sky instead.
The New Moon: A Time of Rejuvenation
For many Wiccans and Pagans, the time of the new moon is a period of rest and rejuvenation. It's a time to look inward, and think about what we're going to do in the coming lunar cycle.
Celtic Tree Months
The Celtic Tree Calendar is a calendar with thirteen lunar divisions. Most contemporary Pagans use fixed dates for each "month", rather than following the waxing and waning lunar cycle. If this was done, eventually the calendar would fall out of sync with the Gregorian year, because some calendar years have 12 full moons and others have 13. The...
What is a Lunar Halo?
A reader sees a beautiful ring around the moon - is there a magical significance attached to an event like this?
Celtic Tree Months
The Celtic tree calendar is based upon thirteen lunar months. Each is named for a letter in the Celtic alphabet. Learn about the thirteen tree months, and how they are used in magical workings.
Not sure what phase the moon is in right now, or when it will be waxing, waning or full? Many Pagans and Wiccans prefer to do spells related to attraction or positive magic during the waxing moon, and negative or baneful magic in the waning phase. Check out this great site for a complete calendar that shows you what lunar phase falls on which dates.
Celebrate a Summer Full Moon - Group Ceremony
Instead of a regular Esbat rite, some Wiccan and Pagan groups tailor their full moon celebrations to the season. This ceremony is designed for a group of at least four people, and can be held during any of the sunny summer months.