In this room I will have the names for the Full Moons and the cycles of the moon. I will start with the names of the Full Moons, even though they are not as important as the cycles themselves. With all the books I have read I have not found one reference to a particular moon, but I am sure there is one out there that does.
Wolf Moon ~~~~~~ January
Storm Moon ~~~~~~ February
Chaste Moon ~~~~~~ March
Seed Moon ~~~~~~ April
Hare Moon ~~~~~~ May
Dyad (Pair) Moon ~~~~~~ June
Mead Moon ~~~~~~ July
Wyrt (green plant ) Moon ~~~~~~ August
Barley Moon ~~~~~~ September
Blood Moon ~~~~~~ October
Snow Moon ~~~~~~ November
Oak Moon ~~~~~~ December
Blue Moon ~~~~~~ (variable)
Any month that has more than one Full Moon
In addition, the Harvest Moon is the Full Moon that falls nearest Mabon. It allowed farmers extra moonlight hours to bring in the crops. You can use it to call in favors and or add extra protection.
A Blue Moon occurs when the moon with its 28-day cycle appears twice in the same calendar month.
A Blue Moon is a good moon. It is here where you set specific long-term goals for yourself, and review accomplishments and failures since the last Blue Moon.
Ebbats are considered working celebrations. They are times for you to raise energy, cast spells, perform healings, solve minor difficulties in your life, etc...
During a full Moon Ebbat, the Witch usually Draws Down the Moon. In a solitary's life, she / he may do it (and should do it) to empower herself / himself. Much like recharging a battery, you are accepting the Divine Power of the Universe within you, allowing it to strengthen and empower you. It is the act of acknowledging the power of the Lady (Moon) and drawing that energy into your body.
Full Moon and New Moon celebrations are usually the days and nights of the Ebbat, so as to use the correct moon phase for ultimate results.
Full Moon energy is used for banishing unwanted influences in your life, protection magick, and divination. Planing, releasing and working backwards in time are done on the Full Moon as well.
It is said that the best Full Moon Magick can be conjured for seven days: the three days prior to the Full Moon, the night of the Full Moon itself, and three days after the Full Moon. Sometimes the results of the full moon magick takes approximately one moon cycle to take hold and come to completion.
The New Moon is used for personal growth, healing, the blessing of a new project or venture, etc.. If done right, success should be obtained by the first Full Moon.
Between the New Moon and the Full Moon is the period we call the Waxing Moon. This is a good time for attraction magick, especially between the New Moon and First Quarter.
The period between the Full Moon and the New Moon is called the Waning Moon. This is a time for banishing and rejecting things in our lives that we no longer wish to carry around with us. Negative emotions, bad habits, diseases and ailments can successfully be banned during this time.
Three days before the New Moon is known as the Dark of the Moon. This is when you can't see the moon at all in the heavens. Traditionally, this is a time when no magick is preformed. It is a period to give yourself a break; a time for rest. Deep meditation and vision questing can be performed now, but not for a specific magickal purpose. However, Hecate rules this time, and if her magick is needed, now is when you should use it.