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An Introduction to Lunar Magick for Witches

Witches have been working with the moon for centuries, using its phases to cast spells and influence their magic. There are many ways to work with the moon, and this article will explore some of them.


The moon is a powerful force in the universe, and witches know how to use that power to their advantage. By aligning themselves with the lunar cycle, they can increase their magical power and achieve their goals.

The moon has eight phases, and each one provides different energy for spell work. The new moon is a time of new beginnings, when you can set your intention for what you want to manifest in your life. The waxing moon is a time of growth and abundance, when you can cast spells for prosperity and success. The full moon is a time of release, when you can let go of what no longer serves you. The waning moon is a time of reflection, when you can take stock of your life and see what needs to change. But this doesn't mean you can't use a full moon to manifest or new moon to release. You can use all the phases of the moon for many purposes.


The moon also has different energies at different times of the year. The winter and summer solstices are powerful times for magic, as are the spring and fall equinoxes. The cross-quarter days, which fall between the solstices and equinoxes, are also significant. Samhain, Beltane, Imbolc, and Lammas are all magical days that are influenced by the moon.

No matter what time of year it is, you can always find a way to work with the moon. By attuning yourself to its energy, you can tap into its power and use it to enhance your magic.


How to Work with the Moon


There are many ways to work with the moon. Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Cast spells during the appropriate moon phase. If you want to manifest something, cast your spell during the new moon. If you want to release something, cast your spell during the full moon.

  • Work with the different energies of the year. The winter solstice is a time of introspection, so it's perfect for spells that involve self-reflection. The summer solstice is a time of outward energy, so it's perfect for spells that involve manifestation.

  • Attune yourself to the lunar cycle. Keep track of the moon's phases and how they make you feel. Work with the energy of the phase that you're in and use it to enhance your magic.

  • Meditate under the moon. Spend time outside in nature, gazing at the moon and attuning yourself to its energy. You can also do this indoors by placing a candle in front of a window where the moonlight is shining through.

  • Charge your magical tools with lunar energy. Hold your tools in your hands and imagine the moon's energy flowing into them. You can also place them outside overnight so they can absorb the moonlight.

  • Make lunar incense. Burn incense that is infused with lunar energy to charge your space with its power.

  • Anoint yourself with lunar oil. Mix together a few drops of essential oils and carrier oil, and then add a lunar crystal to the mixture. Use this oil to anoint yourself before spell work or meditation.

  • Create a lunar altar. Dedicate a space in your home to the moon, and decorate it with items that represent the different phases of the moon. You can also use this space to charge magical tools and perform spell work.

By working with the moon, you can harness its power and use it to enhance your magic. By attuning yourself to its energy, you can tap into a powerful source of magic that can help you achieve your goals. So take some time to work with the moon, and see how its energy can boost your spell work.

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