A Waxing Moon Ritual

When the moon waxes and grows it’s the ideal time to harness its powers of increasing energy, building strength, and confidence. This ritual is perfect if you’re manifesting with the cycles of the moon or if you’re embarking on a new adventure and you need a little boost. It can be performed during any of the moon’s waxing phases.

What you’ll need:

  • A dried slice of lemon
  • A sprig of rosemary (fresh or dried)
  • Tiger’s eye or citrine
  • Incense or smudge stick
  • Pen and paper
  • Some twine or string
  • Music of your choice (choose a song that really builds in energy)

What to do: 

In front of your altar or someplace quiet, lay out your items in front of you. 

Begin by cleansing the area with your incense or smudge stick. If you’d like to open a circle, do this when you’re done smudging the area.

Take a moment to centre your energy, pulling it all into the core of your body. Ground yourself to the earth, borrowing her energy and letting it course through you.

When you feel ready, grab the pen and paper and write down your intentions for this ritual and the new adventure you’re embarking on. It might be to raise energy or gain confidence in your current manifestation journey, or to step into your new adventure with strength and excitement. 

Fold the piece of paper towards you (folding towards will pull things in, folding away will push things away) and place the lemon slice and the rosemary sprig on top. Using the twine or string, tie them into a bundle. 

When you’re done, turn on the music you’ve chosen. Whether it’s a song that makes you get up and dance or sing, it’s important that you choose something that gives you energy. 

Now, with your bundle in one hand and your crystal in the other, let the song take effect. Whether you sing along or get up and dance, be sure to move your body and feel the energy rising in you. Hold up your hands and feel the energy rise all the way to the items within them. This will charge your items and connect them to you and your intentions.

When the song is over, place the bundle on your altar and carry the crystal with you for the rest of the cycle or your journey.

If you opened a circle, now is the time to close it. Detach from the earth and thank her for allowing you to draw on her energy for this ritual. Release your own energy from your core back into your body, remembering to release it evenly.

Witch tip! When the cycle or journey is over, you can burn the bundle in a ceremony of gratitude.


  • Some ingredients aren’t safe for pregnant women, children, or pets so always check what you’re working with.
  • Change or substitute whatever feels right to you. This is your personal craft and it should be treated as such.

Jade is a shadow worker and lunar witch, an experienced witchcraft facilitator, and hosts the 8-week High Priestess course: Dedicant.