Internet Sacred Text Archive Home. Wicca and Moon Phases. The Moon Phases and Wicca Magick What are the Moon phases? How do they affect tides, magick, and Wicca? The powerful effect of the Moon is obvious. Look at how it pulls the waters around our world. And the Moon affects much more than just water. Every phase of the Moon creates a certain energy. As a religion of nature worship, Wiccans are well aware of the importance of the Moon's cycles. Let's start with the basics . . . The Phases of the Moon (and How to Remember Them) Every month, the Moon cycles through its phases: As we observe this Moon cycle, we are watching a living mandala in action . How To Tell If The Moon Is Waxing Or Waning The Waxing Moon begins on the right side of the moon. If you flatten your right hand with all your fingers together and hold it out at arm's length, it makes a curve, like a backwards letter "C.
" You might find this easy to remember, when you consider that for most people the right hand is the active, doing, giving hand. Wicca Altar Tools And Their Uses. What do you need on your Wicca altar?
Altar tools don't have to be complicated or costly. You don't really need anything other than what you have on hand, but you might want the customary Tools of the Witch Trade . . . See List Below. Ritual tools are as individual as the witch who uses them. But it helps to know what the basic tools are and how to use them. In the old Wicca, there are specific rules about these things.
In modern Wicca, your own heart is your best guide to what you need on your altar. WITCH TIP: Don't Have An Altar? Altar tools are Wicca ritual tools - you need them even if you don't have an altar. Wicca Altar Tools And Their Uses. Wicca and Neo-Paganism. BeyondWeird home Esoteric and Occult Legends and Sagas Shamanism Classical Paganism Tarot Sacred Sexuality Legends & Sagas Paganism Egypt Ancient Near East Twentieth Century Victorian Druids The Burning Times Miscellaneous Neopaganism covers a wide range of belief systems which have emerged in the past 50 years, primarily in the UK, Europe, and the United States.
This includes the better known Wicca, which is a synthesis of traditions from the British Isles, as well as many less visible groups which draw inspiration from other parts of the world. Based on folk-lore, traditional spiritual practices, anthropology, and a synthesis of esoteric systems, Neopaganism does not have any sacred texts of the same vintage as other religions, although unverifiable claims have been made in a couple of cases (e.g. Rather, the books presented here are source texts of Neopaganism, and other books which deal with related topics. Twentieth Century. Wicca and Moon Phases. Wiccan Study - The History of Wicca. The Pagan Federation - Start Page. Internet Book of Shadows Index.
This is a large (+9Mb) collection of articles related to Neo-Paganism which can be found archived at a number of FTP sites (for instance, here).
This is a collection of posts to bulletin boards from the late eighties to the mid nineties, essentially predating the modern Internet. According to a recent communication, the original editor of this archive was Durwydd mac Tara at PODS net. We acknowledge Durwydd's hard work to preserve this archive. For ease of access, we have converted this archive to HTML using a C program. There are a number of technical difficulties with this collection including runtogetherwords in many places, problems with the table of contents and huge inconsistencies in pagination; due to the volume of this material we have left these intact for now. We have taken the liberty of removing about twenty-five articles which were too far 'off topic', posted elsewhere at this site, or had serious copyright issues. Internet Sacred Text Archive Home. Resources & Tools. Pagan Roots. Wicca Altar Tools And Their Uses. Wicca Spells - Search. Wicca Spells - Moon Phases.
Moon Phases Possible forms of the New Moon: • fatigue, depression; • A good time to start new things, but no earlier than 12 hours after the accurate New Moon phase.
Possible forms of the Half Moon: • surplus of power; • nervousness, aggressiveness. Possible forms of the First Quarter of the Moon: • irritability, nervousness; • mistakes, misunderstandings, being late. Same as the First Quarter. Possible forms of Sun Eclipse : • fatigue, depression; •The next two days is the wrong time to start new things. Wicca Spells - The Wand. Wicca Spells - The Broom.