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Question of the Week: 99 - 2/16/2003

What Moon Phase Are You In?

Consider the phases of the moon: Waxing (strengthening, enlarging, increasing), Full (powerful, energetic, extroverted, public), Waning (banishing, forgetting, diminishing, retreating), New (hidden, secret, introverted) and Once in A Blue (unexpected, outside the norm, quirky, special).

Which such ‘phase’ is your life, emotional state or spiritual growth in right now?

Do you consider and/or utilize the moon phases in your spell work or rituals? How so?

 Reponses:   There are 70 responses posted to this question. Reverse Sort 

The Great Mystery Feb 17th. at 11:59:41 pm EST

jpittl (ohio) Age: 25 - Email

I'm most definitely in a new moon state of mind. I've been waning for ages (it seems) , but finally some of the stagnancy I've been dithering about in for the past three years is dissipating. Of course, since our perception determines our reality, I created my own sandtrap, but it was hard to see that until the goddess woke up in me! So, I'm feeling alive and creative and expectant again, but still harboring some secrets of my self which must be discovered and dealt with before I can begin to wax.

Dark Moon...Life? Feb 18th. at 1:18:25 am EST

lunae (rural STL area) Age: 31 - Email

I celebrate the Dark of the Moon. I'm Scorpio and my favorite time of year is between Samhain and the Yule. Most Pagans and from what I know, all Wiccans see Samhain as the New Year.

Well, more power to you but *I* know there ain't nothin' goin' on till Yule! That's when I celebrate the New Year and can clearly feel the energy change. That still time between? Yup, it's like a great big 2 month Dark Moon.

These are the percolating times the times when I'm at my very best: I'm finally left alone to stop twitching and cursing and flinging from one thing to another. Fianlly, it's just me and the Spirits. Although sometimes (like this year) they become a bit too raucous for my intuition to burst outward and tell me what's to come for the New Year and coming months. I grant them their due as they're so helpful most times. Sometimes it's Now when favors are culled.

So I'm a Dark Moon Girl.

Many Moons Feb 18th. at 4:58:33 am EST

Wolf's Voice (Singapore) Age: 27 - Email

I am definitely in the Waxing phase of my life. Growing, strengthening, increasing knowledge. As for the emotional aspect, I am either Waxing/Waning - there are ups and downs in my life where I feel like a waning moon with diminishing energy.

Oddly enough, I do get significant dreams when the moon is waxing, especially it's almost full. And I do celebrate the Full Moon as well, either by solitary ritual or group meet. The best rituals I have experienced are under a Full Moon where the energy soars and I dance under Her glow to celebrate. Not to mention howling. ;)

Wolf's Voice

Waning To New Feb 18th. at 8:22:11 am EST

Jera MorningOwl (Whitby, Ontario) Age: 15 - Email - Web

I think that right now I am between the Waning and new moon. I am trying to banish some negativity, and release some old freindships and betrayals. I also am being very secretive and trying to discover the mysteries of my life :)

My Phases Of My Life... Feb 18th. at 2:20:57 pm EST

Mathair Cat (Clarksville, TN. USA) Age: 29 - Email

After reading all of the above, which moon phase means what. I had a very hard time trying to figure out which one best suits me. After thinking a wee bit, The Waxing Moon would be my base. Through daily life and things I have lived through I go stronger. However, I hold many qualities of my life in the other phases. There are days in the month were I am very energetic and want to be out in public, than there are days where I would rather shut the door, pull the blinds and be alone. And of course those days where my kids think I am out of my loony mind, but they still love me because their friends tell them they wish they had a cool Mom like me . Of course most of these moods follow with the actual Moon Phases, which I am sure many people's moods do.

Yes, I do incorporate the moon phases in any spell work I do. The intention of the spell, I wait till the moon phase is good for that spellcrafting.

Huh.... Feb 18th. at 4:09:33 pm EST

Feribear (Western, MA) Age: 30 - Email

Can you be in more than one moon phase at the same time? I am growing toward the future and gaining in personal strength, knowlege & power, but I am doing it by banishing the past and forgiving & forgetting old hurts. So I guess that means that I am somewhere between waning and waxing, but I am not going thru new to get there (not really anyway. I am talking to a lot of people about what I am doing and they are helping me to get there ... so there are really no secrets and I am not being introverted about it)

Sigh, guess that makes me a blue moon

Hmmm....New, I Think Feb 18th. at 4:38:26 pm EST

Megan (Richmond,) Age: 20 - Email

New phase, definately in the New Moon phase.

Waning!!! Feb 18th. at 5:20:32 pm EST

cynthia lindsay (sudbury , on) Age: 15 - Email

im in the waning stage right now cuz the guy that i like is going out with my best friend and i need to get over that!! its such a huge dissapointment and my other best friend is always with her now and im the one left standing ... this is not the greatest time in my life! lol :)

New Moon Phase Feb 18th. at 5:41:05 pm EST

Holley (Florida) Age: 15 - Email

I'm a new moon phase. I am just starting out and do most of my practices in secret.

Something Different Feb 18th. at 6:51:16 pm EST

Daniel (Clarksville, TN. USA) Age: 26 - Email

I am a Waning, New Moon & a Blue Moon. Basically I am an Eclipse. Something different I suppose. Yes, I do work with the moon phases while casting.

Everything Is New... Feb 18th. at 10:20:57 pm EST

Sylkan (Regina) Age: 28 - Email

Definitely in the new moon phase. My partner and I have just started classes at University, heading forward together on new paths. So far it had been very interesting. We both had some adjustments to make as we were not used to spending so much time together =) . Our daughter thinks it's really neat that her mom and dad are going to school, too and she invents homework to do so that she can sit at the table with us and bond. We are growing as a family and it is wonderful. It has been a long time since I have been at this place in my head. Nothing has been so right.

WAXING Feb 19th. at 4:30:00 am EST

Moon (New York) Age: 41 - Email what I think I am because I am strengthening my faith by learning as much about it and myself as I can. Once I do start doing ritual on a regular basis, I do plan to attune it with the phases of the moon. Right now, however, my favorite full moon activity is to take a moonbath. It does something so primal to me that I cannot even attempt to explain it here. It makes me feel very refreshed and alive and connects me to the universe and its workings. Needless to say, I have been very deprived of that this winter and am hankering badly for spring so I can resume this luscious activity! :) ) O (

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