Timing spells with the moon phases can be compared to swimming with the current. Spells cast at the appropriate time will obtain added oomph, as it is easier to go with the flow than against it.
WAXING MOON is from the moment after it is New until the moment it is
Full. It is the best time to do spells for growth, beginning new projects,
initiation and enhancement. "Increase" is the operative word, just as the moon
WANING MOON (from the moment after it is Full to the
moment it is New), do spells to banish evil influences, lessen or remove
obstacles and illness, neutralize enemies, and to remove harm. Here, "decrease"
is the operative word, as the moon's light is decreasing.
The three days after the New Moon are the most powerful times to work spells
for growth and beginnings which should manifest at the Full Moon.
The days just before the Full Moon are the most powerful times for fruition
The Black or Dark Moon is the most auspicious time for banishing and
Magickal Attributes: starting new ventures, new beginnings. Also love and
romance, health or job hunting.
WAXING MOON (the New Moon is waxing until it reaches the Full phase)
Magickal Attributes: INVOKING Beginnings, new projects, ideas,inspiration,
energy, vitality, freedom. ALSO constructive magick, such as love, wealth,
success, courage,friendship, luck or health.
Magickal Attributes: FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing,
strength, power. ALSO, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams.
Prime time for rituals for prophecy, protection, divination. Any working that
needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healing for serious
conditions, can be done now.
WANING MOON (the Full Moon is waning until it reaches its New phase)
Magickal Attributes: wisdom, psychic ability, scrying, reversing
circumstances. BANISHING Releasing the old, removing unwanted negative energies,
addiction, illness, or negativity.
DARK MOON (when the moon is not visible in the sky, just before the beginning
of the next lunar cycle, also known as the Balsamic phase.)
The dark moon is a time for dealing with attackers, for exploring our darkest
recesses and understanding our angers and passions. Also bringing justice to
bear. Very potent for prophecy work.