A Gregorian year is upon us which means it is time to get out the diaries in order to work out when the differing phases of the moon occur in your neck of the woods. I have recently shared some of my thoughts about working with the moon, and more importantly, understanding the correct timing. This video can be found here: Timing and the Moon – YouTube.
For anyone working magick, knowing when the moon moves from the different phases can provide additional energies to not only your spell crafting but other magical workings such as what rituals you undertake, any devotional work you may do, or even simply in the understanding of your place in the greater scheme of things – why you do or feel the way you do.
The following chart is calculated to Australian Central Standard Time (ie, South Australia) and also takes into consideration Day Light Savings which is observed here in South Australia.
|New Moon||First Quarter||Full Moon||Last Quarter|
|6 Jan – 8:07 pm|
|13 Jan – 3:30 pm||21 Jan – 7:31 am||29 Jan – 5:46 am||5 Feb – 4:07 am|
|12 Feb – 5:35 am||20 Feb – 5:17 am||27 Feb – 6:47 pm||6 Mar – 12 noon|
|13 Mar – 8:51 pm||22 Mar – 1:10 am||29 Mar – 5:18 am||4 Apr – 7:32 pm|
|12 Apr – 12 noon||20 Apr – 4:28 pm||27 Apr – 1:01 pm||4 May – 5:20 am|
|12 May -4:29 am||20 May -4:42 am||26 May – 8:43 pm||2 Jun – 4:54 pm|
|10 Jun – 8:22 pm||18 Jun – 1:24 pm||25 Jun – 4:09 am||2 Jul – 6:40 am|
|10 Jul – 10:46 am||17 Jul – 7:40 pm||24 Jul – 12:06 pm||31 Jul – 10:45 pm|
|8 Aug – 11:20 pm||16 Aug-12:49 am||22 Aug – 9:31 pm||30 Aug – 4:43 pm|
|7 Sep – 10:21 am||14 Sep – 6:09 am||21 Sep- 9:24 am||29 Sep -11:27 am|
|6 Oct – 9:35 pm||13 Oct – 1:55 pm||21 Oct – 1:26 am||29 Oct – 6:35 am|
|5 Nov – 7:44 am||11 Nov-11:15pm||19 Nov-7:27 pm||27 Nov-10:57 pm|
|4 Dec – 6:13 pm||11 Dec-12:05 pm||19 Dec-3:05 pm||27 Dec-12:53 pm|
When working with the moon, I prefer to work just prior to the actual date to ensure that I am utilising as much of the preferred energy as I can. For example, if I want to perform a manifestation spell to coincide with the February full moon, I would perform it on the evening of the 4th February because after 4:07 am the lunar energies will start to wane.
A rule of thumb when working with the moon is:
New Moon: Psychic work and planting “seeds” of what you want to manifest (bring into your life).
Waxing Moon: Invoking and manifesting magick.
Full Moon: Final manifestation, psychic or gratitude workings.
Waning Moon: Banishing, removing obstacles.
Some magical people also work with the dark moon. As mentioned in my video, I consider this phase of the moon to take place just before the new moon, when there is not even a slight sliver of Lady Lunar in the skies.