lunar phases


etsyfindoftheday | 3.26.17

moon creations by nascensluna

moon swoon. i’d love to get my mitts on ALL these lunar-inspired watercolor-y items … they’re beauties. love ‘em all. nascensluna is based in ukraine – you should spend some of your sunday checking out all their lovely wares :)

Moon Water & Lunar Phases 🌕

Moon water made during ______ phase is good for…

  • New - renewal, cleansing, new beginnings, healing, inner peace, harmony
    • Crystals - amber, amethyst, ametrine, angel aura quartz, aquamarine, blue tourmaline, calcite, fluorite, hematite, jade, rose quartz, sapphire, topaz, turquoise, vauxite
  • Waxing - abundance, gain, attraction, positivity, prosperity, wealth, luck
    • Crystals - agate, aqua aura quartz, bloodstone, carnelian, chrysoprase, citrine, diamond, halite, ruby, sapphire, sunstone, tiger’s eye, tsavorite 
  • Full - power, manifestation, enlightenment, psychic awareness
    • Crystals - amazonite, clear quartz, fluorite, lapis lazuli, moonstone, mother of pearl, labradorite, milky quartz, selenite, silver, tanzan aura quartz
  • Waning - banishing, reassessment, letting go, rest, completion
    • Crystals - black tourmaline, bloodstone, blue tourmaline, citrine, hematite, jet, obsidian, onyx, smoky quartz
  • Dark - cursing, banishing, justice, binding, reflection of self
    • Crystals - alexandrite, bloodstone, emerald, garnet, hematite, jet, kunzite, kyanite, obsidian, onyx, ruby
  • Blue - divination, psychic development, achieving goals, making wishes, dreams come true, focus
    • Crystals - azurite, emerald, goldstone, hematite, jade, kyanite, labradorite, lapis lazuli, opal, pearl, sapphire
  • Black - extra power, magickal boost
    • Crystals - carnelian, clear quartz, eudialyte, goldstone, heliodor, lapis lazuli, merlinite, sunstone, tiger’s eye, tsavorite

Caution: some crystals may deteriorate when placed in water, ruining the crystal and possibly releasing harmful toxins into the water - if you plan to consume your moon water, do not place your crystals in the water itself, but use the indirect method instead. 

  • The Indirect Method consists of placing your chosen crystal outside of the jar of moon water and letting it charge. 

Lunar Phase Correspondences

A to Z Crystal Meanings


The right time for spells

If you open old occult books, you will find loads of timetables.
The saying “A time for each thing, for each thing its time” I believe stems from here.
You don’t just have “thursdays are for luck spells, fridays for love spells”. They go much more into detail.

They work like this: from bigger to smaller.
So you have the season first.
Then the phase of the moon.
Then the day (as above).
Then, of course considering from sunrise to sunset, the hours.

Which means that, according to old occult books, maybe that love spell you’ve just read, should be performed on a spring full moon, friday, in the hours of Jupiter.

While I’m so much happier with the approach that neopaganism has brought to this matter (either: do it when you have the time, or adjust your spell to the timing), this “old fashion” of doing things has its appeal.

Let’s say you want to do a big spell, a lifechanging one, something more than the usual daily glamour or little luck spells.
You select your spell, you select your day and everything else.

You look for that on your calendar… it’s five months away.
Oh. You say.
Well, let’s see the bright side.

You have five months to start collecting the supplies (the perfect ones, not just those that “will make do”).
You have five months to start acting accordingly.
Let’s say you want to do a job spell, or a home spell, or a travel spell.
Start taking courses, applying to anything, looking for places to live, making lists of what you want, saving even those little cents you can by chosing a cheaper product over another one.
And so on, and so forth.

All this will build up determination, focus, willpower, momentum.
To the summa of your spell.

Hope this helps :)