The Phases of the Moon
The first sliver of light in the sky.
Promotes new beginnings, new endeavours, and new relationships. It is a time for making positive changes, looking for fresh career opportunities, and planting seeds of ideas that will be harvested later.
The moon appears to be growing in size, shifting from new to full as though it’s gaining strength.
Time to focus on areas of your life where you are looking for more abundance for example in finance, relationships or healing.
The moon is full and at its most powerful.
This is a time of fulfilment, activity, increased psychic ability, for perfecting ideas, “getting your act together,” celebrations, or renewing commitments to people or projects.
The moon is decreasing in size.
This is a time of decrease, release, letting go, and completion. An excellent time to begin dieting, breaking bad habits, breaking off relationships, or dealing with legal matters.
The two or three days when the Moon is not visible in the sky at all.
A time for discarding things in your life you do not want, contemplating what you have already accomplished, and what you want to accomplish in the future. A time for meditation and to spend time alone.
The Moon and Crystal Energy
Clear quartz crystal – If you are unsure of which crystal to use, use a clear quartz crystal. Clear quartz crystal—stimulates healing, balances the elements to fulfil us and make us whole. Aids psychic development.
Amethyst—The most well known crystal for healing. Helpful in dispelling anger and anxiety, aids in feeling less scattered.
Carnelian—often called the stone of good luck. Said to purify the blood, stimulate sexual emotions, and aid in sexual function.
Lapis lazuli—draws love to us. It is also reputed to be effective in healing headaches, high blood pressure, depression, insomnia, and other such ailments.
Malachite—increases energy, is connected to change and creativeness.
Moonstone—is said to be a stone of magic. Is said to increase psychic abilities.
Rose quartz—also known as the love stone. A stone that deals with the energy of all the emotions.
Turquoise—builds strength, provides protection. A stone of meditation and for absorbing negative energy.
Cleaning and charging
Use the Moon to cleanse and charge your crystal. Place it overnight in view of one of the phases listed below:
New Moon—a crystal charged in this phase specifically offers energy that supports new beginnings, confidence, hope, and specifically anything of increase.
Full Moon—a crystal charged in this phase brings power to support anything you want to achieve. This is actually the best all-around phase to utilize.
Once you have cleared and charged your crystal, the last step is to program it. Hold it in your hand, and focus on the vibrational energy you are looking for to accomplish your goal.
Using the Moon Energy
Visualize your final goal, but not the way you think you’re going to get there. For example: If you want to lose twenty pounds, see yourself on the scale twenty pounds thinner. Don’t try to analyze the way it will come about. This is best left to your higher power to solve.