There are four moon phases: waxing, full, waning, and the new moon. Each phase of the moon is good for different types of spells, planting, and life changes.
Not that you cannot grow your crop nor do a certain spell when not in the same moon phase as listed but rather this is the best time to do them. The moon phase assists in the activities of planting and ritual because the phase of the moon influences the tide, water, and gravitational pull of the Earth. These energies create a strong pull to certain aspects of humanity which are reflected in spell work and the psychic attunement of individuals.
Waxing Moon Phase
Waxing Crescent Moon, the kind that looks like a Man in a Moon drawing or a small sliver of the moon. When the Moon is a waxing the dark side is to your left, and the bright white of the moon is to your right side. IF you want your hair to grow thick and fast cut your hair when the moon is waxing. People plant crops that are grown for their leaves, flowers, or seeds during the waxing moon for the best growth and productivity.
Spells that are best in waxing phase are:
A full moon is about fourteen days after the waxing moon. When the moon is full you will see no black and full light of the moon, and it is reserved for light works and dedications to benevolent lunar deities. It is used for celebrations and prayers for peace. When the moon is full this is the best time to charge magical items, omens rites, and invocations.
Spells that are best in full moon phase are:
The waning phase is about three days after a full moon. You will see the dark side showing on the right side of the moon and more than half the moon is still bright. This is the waning gibbous moon- it looks perfectly round on the left side, but bulged out past half-way on the right. This is the time to begin waning, repelling, decreasing, or reversing spells. If you want to keep a hairdo and slow down your hair growth cut your hair when the moon is waning. People plant crops that are grown for their roots during the waning moon.
Spells that work best in warning phase are:
The new moon is almost all dark and can barely be seen in the night sky. For this reason, this moon phase is referred to as dark of the moon. It is reserved for dark works and dedications to dark deities. It takes about 14 days from warning to new reach new moon phase. Communing with herbs, tools, and stones, and also for scrying and psychic visions are best during a new moon.