WAXING QUARTER MOON
This moon’s influence covers the time span from 7 to ten days after the new moon and is thought to be most powerful at the end of the day when evening begins, around 6 PM. The energy of this moon will help to continue a course of action already underway and corresponds well with luck, motivation, courage, ambition, consistency, advancement, and establishing stability.
You would think, considering the orderly progression from New Moon to this point in the moon’s phases, that this particular phase would be associated with things that are almost complete, or almost full, or almost at their peak, but, historically this moon has been linked with insanity, suspicion, delusions, and danger. The peak time of influence for this moon is from 10 to 13 days after the new moon and these energies will exert the greatest power after the fullness of the evening, around 9 PM. The highly unstable energies of this moon can best be used to identify and root out instabilities impacting or effecting you.
The influence of this moon reigns 14 days after the new moon and is at the greatest peak of power at midnight. The energy of this moon is associated with completions, peaks, established stability, and power and corresponds well with artistic endeavors, beauty, fitness, health (or a return to health), divination and decisions, knowlege, legal matters, romance, love, motivation, protection, and magical or psychic matters,
Again, this moon is a reflection of the Gibbous Moon and therefore, doesn’t seem to follow the expected orderly progression from fullness to slightly-declining fullness. Instead, this moon, which is at the peak of influence at around 3:00 AM for 3 to 7 days following the full moon, is more closely associated with addictions, divorce, emotional stress and depression. Because this moon is the beginning of the waning phase it can be used to reduce or lessen the impact of these events or effects in your life.
WANING QUARTER MOON
This moon’s influence extends from 7 to 10 days after the full moon and is at it’s peak when the day begins, around 6 AM. The energies of this moon correspond most closely with change, breaking down barriers, dis-establishment, reduction, recycling, and revision.
WANING CRESCENT MOON
The influence of this moon lasts from 10 to 13 days after the full moon and it peaks at mid-morning, around 9 AM. This moon’s energy corresponds well with final details, finishing touches, approaching endings, judgements, completions, conclusions, divorce, and letting go.
This moon holds sway on the last day of the current moonphase (approximately 14 to 14 1/2 days after the full moon) and is at its greatest strength as mid-day approaches, just before noon. This isn’t actually as contrary as it sounds considering that the dark moon is not visible to the human eye, and nothing will help conceal moonlight like a blast of high noon sunlight. The energy of this moon corresponds with hidden things, secrets and their discovery, concealments, banishments, death, change, finality and endings of all kinds.