When talking about the phases of the moon, one often hears (or reads) about the First Quarter Moon, the New Moon, and so on. What does Third Quarter mean? What does it look like? When does a First Quarter Moon rise and set? And how am I supposed to remember all that?
Here is a series of articles written to address exactly those questions. They were originally written to be read in the order listed. You can, however, jump to whichever article is of most interest and read the others as needed or desired.
First Quarter Moon
Third Quarter Moon
Dark of the Moon
In these articles you will learn (or re-learn) what each of those terms and phrases mean, what each phase looks like, and how to locate the Moon when she is in each phase. While these articles do not deal directly with ritual structure or spellwork, the information is useful when planning rituals and designing spells. Being familiar with these ideas is definitely an asset to the practicing Pagan.
Bright blessings to you in your studies and on your journey.
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