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Align with the Phases of the Moon

For as long as people could look up to the sky, they gazed at the moon with wonder, and probably since they stopped running from dinosaurs, they looked to the moon and its cycles for guidance. There are 8 moon phases:

  1. New Moon: The moon is virtually invisible to the naked eye.

  2. Waxing Crescent: A thin, silver crescent begins to appear on the right side of the moon, the first moment of visibility. 

  3. First Quarter: Half of the moon is illuminated, forming a clear right-hand semicircle. 

  4. Waxing Gibbous: More than half of the right side of the moon is illuminated, but it's not yet full. 

  5. Full Moon: A bright, full circle overtakes the sky.

  6. Waning Gibbous: A thin, dark crescent forms from the right side. More than half of the moon on the left side is still visible.

  7. Third/Last Quarter: Half of the moon is illuminated, forming a clear left-hand semicircle.

  8. Waning Crescent: More than half of the moon is virtually invisible to the naked eye, leaving a thin silver crescent on the left side. 

If you're at the beginning of your spiritual journey, aligning with the moon's phases can be a powerful and easy way to enhance your growth and awareness. For the sake of keeping attuning to the moon simple, we think of the 8 moon phases as 4 distinct moments to help guide you and practice self-care. 


full moon cycle

New Moon

Symbolizes: New beginnings

Time To: Set goals and intentions

Practical Action: Create a vision board for the next cycle. Use images and words that inspire you and reflect your intentions for the upcoming month.

Affirmation: I am a powerful creator, with everything I need to create magick.

Journal Prompts: How can I create space in my life for new beginnings? How do I feel about starting something new, and what emotions arise? What small steps can I take today to align with my new intentions?

three moon phases in the waxing lunar cycle

Waxing Moons

Symbolizes: Growth

Time To: Take action towards your goals

Practical Action: Break down your goals into smaller, actionable steps. Create a detailed plan and start taking consistent actions. This phase is about harnessing the growing energy to make tangible progress.

Affirmation: My energy is focused and directed towards my highest good.

Journal Prompts: How can I maintain momentum and stay motivated during this phase? What challenges might arise, and how can I overcome them? How can I stay focused and present in my daily actions?


Ready to take your spiritual journey further? Our eBook, Shadow Seed, provides comprehensive insights and detailed guidance for the New Moon and Waxing Moon phases. Go beyond what's shared in our blog and discover powerful practices to manifest your dreams.


full moon

Full Moon

Symbolizes: Climax

Time To: Celebrate your progress

Practical Action: Take a break from digital distractions. Spend time in nature, read spiritual books, or simply flip a coin to enjoy a night solo or with friends.

Affirmation: My heart is open to receive and celebrate all of life’s blessings.

Journal Prompts: What achievements and progress have I made during this lunar cycle? In what ways can I celebrate my journey and honor my efforts? What lessons have I learned, and how can they guide me moving forward?

three moon phases of the waning lunar cycle

Waning Moons

Symbolizes: Reset

Time To: Disconnect from what no longer serves you

Practical Action: Reflect on what has worked well and what hasn’t. Then take a break to prioritize rest and self-care by engaging in activities that nourish your body, mind, and spirit.

Affirmation: I release stress and honor rest.

Journal Prompts: What lessons have I learned during this lunar cycle, and how can I integrate them? What old energies or patterns am I ready to release before the new cycle? How can I nurture my mind, body, and spirit during this time?


Interested in diving deeper into each moon phase? Check out Moonlit Majesty to read about each phase and find quick ways to build your spiritual practice.


Additional Tips to Moon Magick

1. Regular Practice: Consistency is key - so that means to do what you can as frequently as possible. You probably are reading this because you aren’t quite sure how to integrate the moon into your magickal practice, and though you may be excited, you don’t want to burn out. Focus on one or two moments of the moon cycle and establish a regular, whether it’s daily, weekly, or monthly. Adapt these practices to fit your lifestyle.

2. Seek Community: Connect with like-minded individuals through spiritual groups, workshops, or online communities. Sharing your journey with others can provide support and inspiration. Seek guidance from spiritual advisors or mentors, especially if you are feeling a little stuck or stagnant.

3. Stay Open: Be open to new experiences and insights. Your spiritual journey is unique and may evolve in unexpected ways. 

Moon magick shouldn’t be inaccessible, incorporating these practical steps will help you align with the moon’s cycles and become more attuned to the rhythms of the universe and your own inner wisdom. 


Share Your Journey with Us

Leave a comment below and let us know how you’re aligning with the moon’s phases. What practices are you incorporating into your spiritual journey? We can't wait to hear from you!


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