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Waxing Gibbous Moon Magic

Originally posted on Patheos Pagan 2022.


Not quite full…but getting there. Waxing means that the visible Moon we see is getting bigger. Gibbous refers to the shape which is larger than the semi-circle that we saw at the first quarter but smaller than a full circle.


Adjustments, stamina, commitment, refining, editing, reevaluate, determination, changes, potential, patience, go with the flow, organization, focus, clarity, goals, persistence, reviewing and openness. Honing, effort, energy, routines, building and re-building.

And that final push of effort…we are heading to the full Moon energy, so this is the last bit of effort to use the waxing energy to move things forward. Add to what you have been working with. Build on the plans, be creative and put the final touches to make things happen.

  • Write down all the goals and desires you have. Stand outside under the Moon and read the list aloud. Leave the list outside to charge with the Moon energy, or inside on a window sill. Then place the list on your altar.

  • Meditate sitting under the Moon, outside if you have a safe place, or inside by a window. Just sit quietly and focus on the Moon and the phase she is in. Ask her what guidance she has for you.

  • Create a mind map of how you would like your life to be and what you need do to achieve it. Take a clean sheet of paper and write your goal in the centre, then just jot down any words or thoughts on the paper, connected with that goal. Don’t think too hard, just let the words hit the paper. You can make sense of it afterwards.

Waxing Gibbous Moon Colours

You must work with the colours that you associate with this Moon phase, but here are my suggestions:

  • Blue

  • Red

  • Orange

Plants for the Waxing Gibbous Moon

You can work with any plants that you feel drawn to, but these are my suggestions. Also check out the food section for herbs, spices and foods that can also work in incense blends or spell workings:

Cleavers, coltsfoot, cramp bark, elder, elm, pansy, plantain, poppy, primrose, rose, scullcap, tansy, violet, yew.

Waxing Gibbous Moon Foods, Herbs and Spices

Eat foods that give you strength of body, mind and soul. Be open to new tastes and keep experimenting with your menus and recipes. Some of these foods can also be used in incense blends or spell working.

Baking powder/soda, cashew, chillies, cinnamon, coffee, curry, grapefruit, horseradish, lime, orange, paprika, potato, saffron, sesame

Crystals for the Waxing Gibbous Moon

You can work with any crystals that you feel drawn to, but these are my suggestions:

Amber, amethyst, bloodstone, orange calcite, citrine, garnet, goldstone, labradorite, lepidolite, malachite, black obsidian, petrified wood, clear quartz, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, tiger’s eye.


Frog spell for Transformation

You will need:

Image or photograph of a frog (you can visualise this, but it helps to have a focal point)

A white or light coloured candle

A black or dark coloured candle

Ground cinnamon


Set your image of the frog in front of you where you can see it properly.

Pop the candles in front of the image, the black on the left and the white to your right.

Get the image of the frog in your mind.


Now light the black candle and say:

Magic of frog from the fairy tale

Change is a journey that will not fail

Transformation with a kiss

Work this magic, it will not miss


Sprinkle some cinnamon on the candle (carefully). Now snuff out the black candle.

Light the white candle. Repeat the chant, then sprinkle the white candle with cinnamon.

Sit quietly focusing on the image of the frog and visualise the transformation that you want to occur.


When you are ready snuff out the candle.

Dispose of the black candle. You can leave the white candle and the image of the frog on your altar. If you need a reminder or a boost to your journey relight the white candle.



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