Living by the moon can significantly help your life to run more smoothly. If you are a practitioner of magick, timing your spells or rituals with the moon phases can be compared to swimming with the current. Spells cast at the appropriate time will obtain added oomph, as it is easier to go with the flow than against it. Living by the moon's cycles can help us to feel healthier & more energetic as well as aiding in assisting us in the release of old habits that no longer serve our highest good. The key is to always work with nature, never against he, that is unless you're up for a fight that you surely cannot win.
The Waxing moon is from the moment after it is New until the moment it is Full. It is the best time to do spells for growth, beginning new projects, initiation and enhancement. "Increase" is the operative word, just as the moon is increasing.
WAXING MOON(the New Moon is waxing until it reaches the Full phase)
During the Waning moon (from the moment after it is Full to the moment it is New), do spells to banish evil influences, lessen or remove obstacles and illness, neutralize enemies, and to remove harm. Here, "decrease" is the operative word, as the moon's light is decreasing.
The three days after the New Moon are the most powerful times to work spells for growth and beginnings which should manifest at the Full Moon.
The days just before the Full Moon are the most powerful times for fruition and completion.
The Black or Dark Moon is the most auspicious time for banishing and neutralizing spells.
DARK MOON(when the moon is not visible in the sky, just before the beginning of the next lunar cycle, also known as the Balsamic phase.)