The Moon will be in a Waxing Gibbous phase. This phase is when the moon is more than 50% illuminated but not yet a Full Moon. The phase lasts round 7 days with the moon becoming more illuminated each day until the Full Moon. During a Waxing Gibbous the moon will rise in the east in mid-afternoon and will be high in the eastern sky at sunset. The moon is then visible though most of the night sky setting a few hour before sunrise. The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has its roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.
PHASE DETAILS FOR – WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2020
Phase: Waxing Gibbous
Moon Age: 13.66 days
Moon Angle: 0.55
Moon Distance: 364,627.22 km
Sun Angle: 0.53
Sun Distance: 150,961,289.63 km
You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else, you know was on the date the person was born.
The Working MoonEvery magikal practitioner should know which days to work and which to take off. Which moon phases are best for what kind of casting and which are for rest. These guidelines are not cast in stone and certainly if you have a friend in dire need of healing, you don’t need to wait until the next Waxing Moon to cast. But for some of the best results, here are a few guidelines, interesting tid-bits, and helpful information.
Since the beginning of time humans have been in awe with this celestial phenomenon.
For a Witch such an astrological event is filled with energetic and magical potential. A total eclipse is a powerful “Alchemical Wedding”. It is the sacred union between the Sun- Helios (The solar King) and the Moon-Selene (The Luna Mother).
In such an occurrence, the total eclipse only occurs during the Moons first phase, that is on the day of the New Moon.
The New moon signifies important beginnings and endings, one that conjures energetic growth. At this time it is idea to:
Cleanse and purify the home and the self
Let go of what is restricting you
Make room for the new
This is truly an event that induces metamorphosis to bring forward the new you.
Take the time to go within and be still, clear any doubts and fears that might be holding you back in moving forward.
Set up you altar for the Moon Goddess and the Sun God and honour their union. You might be pleasantly surprised.
The Hellenic festival calendar is lunar based and the beginning of each month is marked by the appearance of the new moon. This usually takes place on the day after the astronomical New Moon in any particular region. The first day of the month is named Noumenia and it is a sacred day, dedicated to Apollon. On this day we honour all of the cherished Gods, and especially the Household Gods: Hestia, Apollon, Zeus, Hermes and Hekate.
The Moon today is in a New Moon phase. During this phase the Moon is to close to the sun in the sky to be visible. The moon rises and sets with the sun and is not present in the night sky. Because of this the night sky is darker and an excellent time to view other celestial objects. Like the Full Moon, a New Moon happens at a very specific time when the sun and moon have the same ecliptic longitude and it can be measured down to the second it occurs.
PHASE DETAILS FOR
Phase: New Moon
Moon Age: 29.38 days
Moon Angle: 0.49
Moon Distance: 404,119.23 km
Sun Angle: 0.54
Sun Distance: 148,431,706.84 km