One way of ‘collecting’ and keeping moon energy is by making a moon cord.
The cord is made on a particular phase of the moon and the energy is trapped in each knot and kept there until needed.
We don’t always have the time, opportunity or inclination to work magic on a specific moon phase. If you create moon cords then no matter what the moon phase it is, you always have the corresponding moon energy to work your spell.
Of course, it is easier and better to do any working on the actual moon phase but sometimes it just isn’t possible, so if you have moon cords to hand you don’t have to wait.
To make a moon cord; use wool, string, cord or thread about 2 feet long. It helps if you have different colours then you can use a different colour for each phase of the moon, to help identify them afterwards.
You will need to be able to see and feel the moon to make your cord.
Here, the choice is yours – you can cast a full circle if you wish. But I prefer to just light a candle and invoke a suitable lunar deity and ask them to lend their power.
Face the moon and hold your cord up towards it.
You can say prepared words then, or just ask for what you need – the power of that particular phase of the moon to be drawn down into your cord for safe keeping until you need it.
You can also use the following:
By knot of ONE, the spell’s begun
By knot of TWO, it cometh true By knot of THREE, so mote it be By knot of FOUR, this power I store By knot of FIVE, the spell’s alive By knot of SIX, this spell I fix By knot of SEVEN, events I’ll leaven By knot of EIGHT, it will be Fate By knot of NINE, what’s done is mine
As you visualise the power entering your cord, start tying knots.
You will need to tie nine in total each an equal distance apart.
If you don’t use the chat above, on your last knot it is an idea to finish with something that completes the spell such as ‘so mote it be’. Being a bit of a Trekkie I like to use the phrase ‘Make it so’.
Thank the deity and the moon for their energies.
Using the magic
Keep the cord safe. When you need the energy from that particular moon phase place it on your altar, around your candle or wherever you are working your spell.
There are two modes of thought on using the cord, you can either keep using it and just recharge it at the next moon phase or you can actually undo one of the knots each time you need that energy to ‘release’ it.
Once you have used all the knots you can reuse the cord or I prefer to start with a new cord so that there is no confusion with the magical energy.
This type of knot magic can also be used for spell working of any kind, tie your intent into each knot whether it is for prosperity, love, banishing, healing or any number of other ideas that you might have.
Originally posted on Beneath the Moon, Patheos Pagan - 15.11.17