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Moon Phases and Your Personality

Moon Phases and Your Personality
The "three days of the Moon" is a concept drawn from ancient Sumerian lore, where there were three Moon Goddesses during the time of the Full Moon, and the three Gods of the Moon during the time of the Dark Moon. Each of the three days of the moon cycle represents a different set of attributes and energies. Cycle of the Dark Moon The first day of the Dark Moon cycle is known as the Old Moon, the waning crescent at its extreme level of attrition. The attribution of this moon cycle is "Composting" or "Pruning." The second day of the Dark Moon cycle is the Dark Moon, called in some traditions the New Moon. The third day of the Dark Moon cycle is either called the New Moon, if your tradition calls the second day (when the moon is not visible) the Dark Moon, or the Crescent Moon or Waxing Moon, if your tradition calls the previous day the New Moon. long-term spellwork, like a job search, healing work, or searching for a mate or magical partner. Cycle of the Full Moon back to Wisecraft

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