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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 

Full Moon Feb 17th. at 9:37:52 am EST

Kiki (Orlando area, Fl) Age: 17 - Email

I would say that I'm at a Full Moon stage of my life. I have more friends than ever before, a wonderful boyfriend, and lots of opportunities to learn and grow. Life isn't perfect, but it suits me fine.
Moon phases are important to me when I consider how to word my spells. Say I'm working towards getting scholarship money. If I worked my spell during a waxing moon, I would work towards gaining prosperity. If I worked my spell during a waning moon, I would work towards banishing my money problems. I like to align my spells to what's going on the astrological while keeping the same intent.

Hard To Say.. Feb 17th. at 9:59:41 am EST

Lady Amanita (Halifax) Age: 23 - Email

Part of me feels like I am in the waxing moon phase.I'm still young, about 23..But I feel so old sometimes, like I have wasted a good sized chunk of my life. I lost my last job at the end of december, and for awhile was practically contemplating hara-kiri. But on the other hand, I'm giving serious thought to applying to our local art college, and eventually becoming self employed. Here's where the other part comes in- I guess I'm also a blue moon individual- I have always been the "weirdo", the "freak", the "Outcast. At least in the eyes of my sheeple classmates and peers. I never followed the crowd in appearance, thought, opinion, or deed. And I never saw the point of doing so. Being myself was so much easier, and alot more fun. Even now, I feel that self employment may ultimately be the only way to go- I am too fiercely independant to put up with the power tripping, looming over the shoulder antics of a great many bosses. I don't care who you are, or what your title is, you DO NOT have the right to insult my dignity or intelligence, and I am not one of those people who just meekly takes that sort of abuse. So needless to say, a career in the corporate world, with its inherant comformist attitudes is not ever going to work for me. As much as I love skyscrapers, I know that I was not made to run with the ranks of their tenants. Which leaves me wondering if I will ever be financially solvent and successful?

Early Waxing Moon Feb 17th. at 10:01:50 am EST

Lauryl Stone (Durham, NC) Age: 34 - Email

Definitely early waxing Moon. :) Astrologically, the Moon just left my 12th house a few months ago and has now entered my 1st house, where it'll stay for the next three or so years. 12th house time is time for introspection, turning inward, contemplation, letting go of the old, preparing the ground for what's to come. 1st house time is time for action, for coming out into the world, for manifesting. IT's not easy for me; introspection and navel-gazing are more my speed, but it's now necessary for me to take steps out into the world, in a lot of ways -- as a Pagan, as a writer, as an activist. If not now, when?

New, I Think Feb 17th. at 11:27:26 am EST

amy (southampton, england) Age: 22 - Email

I know I have recently left a waning moon phase. There's also the post-2nd degree silence. I feel calm, as though it is night, but at the same time, I feel gathering strength.

I don't do much spellwork, but when I do I always think about the moon phase, at least. However, it's been pretty much a case of performing spells when they're needed, no matter what the moon phase. I suppose you could say that it determines the type of spell rather than whether or not to perform one. Having said this, one of my trainees has requested full moon dates for training, so I am able to do something on full moon again. :-)

Bright Blessings (and thank you Wren for a cool question!) ,

Ok, Call It Cheating..... Feb 17th. at 1:06:33 pm EST

Gaia (Wisconsin, USA) Age: 22 - Email

...if you so insist. I cannot but say that I am in something of an eclipse. I am on the cusp of the full moon, tending towards the waning. I feel as if I have the power of the full moon, but I am in a crisis of my life, with my marriage on very rocky ground (the whole diminishing aspect) . Also I am hidden from most people, even partly myself I think. But the only way to incorporate all of that into one coherent picture is to say I am in an eclipse of the just waning full moon. ;)


I'm Like The Seasons... Feb 17th. at 3:02:35 pm EST

jade (canada) Age: 16 - Email

right now i suppose that i would be waxing. like the seasons, i am sort of in a transition between winter and spring. i don't know about what it's like where any of you live, but where i live it's snowing, a lot, and it has been all day. i have all this extra energy from winter, and i'm almost bursting from it! and as long as this weather stays cold, my energy will keep on increasing. hope for warmer weather!!!

Ghost Of Yule Future Feb 17th. at 3:26:47 pm EST

DC (Minnesota) Age: 17 - Email

I would want to be the Ghost of Yule Future because i thought the whole death guy was rather cool...Death has always mezmorized me (i fear it not but rather embrase it) . death is a mysterious thing that most people cannot comprehend to the extent it should be. Who would i "haunt"...i would haunt someone famous...just to show them that in the end, famous people end up in the same place as everyone else so they shouldn't let fame get to their heads...hehehehe...and i want to be famous one i suppose that is all...buh bye

Set Moon Phasers On Stun! Feb 17th. at 3:28:01 pm EST

GrayWolf (Ontario, Canada) Age: 50 - Email

Even though some (probably most) , would say I have been in the "Once in a Blue Moon phase" for about the last 50 years. I'd say I am comming to the end of a full moon phase and about to enter a waning/waxing phase.

We (my parther and I) have decided to leave the corporate world over the next couple of years and will be setting up an art gallery on a few hectars of land we have come by, beside Algonquin Park in Ontario. Algonquin Park is a rather large (7, 725 square km) park with very few roads. gives a sample map of the area. We hope to get away from the hussle&busstle and just plain nastyness we find in city anymore; here. Link to More info related to this post -- HERE

Good Question! Feb 17th. at 4:04:14 pm EST

Cesar Ramirez (Antigua, Guatemala) Age: 27 - Email

I think that I can summ up my current state by comparing it to a waxing Moon. I have evolve so much in the last couple of months. I feel a new sense of vogor and it feels like She is teaching me more right now than I have ever been receptive to learn. The waxing phase relates also more personally because as a Dianic, and a previously rejected one based on gender, my fellow Dianics are beggining to see past my gender and accepting me as one who loves Her so much. I hope this waxing never ends!

New Moon Feb 17th. at 6:58:27 pm EST

Skystorm (Seattle, WA) Age: 12 - Email

Most definitly new moon.I am sometimes secritive

Phases Of My Life Feb 17th. at 8:45:50 pm EST

Mairi (Stephens City, Virginia) Age: 51 - Email

My life and emotional state is in a Waxing Phase. We are strengthening and growing.
My Spiritual state is in Full Phase.
It is hard to explain..Spiritually I feel powerful and energetic, not
afraid to step out and make my beliefs public. I feel as if plans for something I am to do are being made known to me, thus opening up all the gifts the goddess has granted me. Perhaps a new life or just a differnt avenue.

I use the phases of the moon to coordinate with whatever spell or ritual I am doing. Not sure exactly how to phrase it but when I use the moon in my work it strengthens it.

Defenitly A Waning Feb 17th. at 9:16:32 pm EST

Joshua (arkansas) Age: 14 - Email

I'm going down in all my "lives" except my spritual its quite the opposite. its a full moon, has been for a while now (like my whole life except for a couple yrs) i dont know my body and everything is slowing to a halt. but hopefully itll pick up. maybe im just out of balance only the gods know.

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