Waxing Moon Magic

The waxing moon is a cosmic phase that beckons us to expand, to manifest, and to embrace the energies of growth and abundance.

As the moon gracefully transitions from new to full, its light waxes brighter, and so does the magic in the air. Think of it as the universe’s cosmic green light, signaling that it’s time for you to step into your power and make your desires a reality.

The waxing moon phase is a time of increasing power and building energy. It’s like the universe’s way of saying, “Hey, it’s time to make things happen!” During this cosmic dance, you’re encouraged to focus on expansion, manifestation, and setting your intentions into motion.

Harnessing Waxing Moon Magic

The possibilities during this potent phase are as boundless as the starry expanse itself. You can dive into the enchanting world of manifestation magic, cast spells for abundance that often bloom beautifully during the full moon, or even create magical vision boards to channel your focus and intentions.

This is your chance to channel the energy of creation and draw forth what you truly desire. The waxing moon is here to remind you that the universe is your cosmic partner, ready to amplify your dreams and charge your intentions with an extra dose of cosmic oomph.

Nature’s Partners in Waxing Moon Magic

To deepen your connection with the waxing moon, consider incorporating specific herbs, flowers, and crystals into your rituals and spells:

Herbs: Basil, cinnamon, and rosemary are ideal companions for rituals centered around abundance and growth.

Flowers: Choose flowers like roses, sunflowers, or lillies to symbolise growth, love, and prosperity.

Crystals: Citrine, clear quartz, and pyrite are known for their ability to enhance abundance and manifestation during the waxing moon.

Add these magical allies into your practices to amplify the potency of your waxing moon rituals.

Rituals and Spells for the Waxing Moon

Abundance Spell Jar

Waxing Moon Vision Board

Attracting Candle Magick

Waxing Moon Blessing Bath

Manifestation Crystals

Here are some bewitching rituals and spells that align perfectly with the waxing moon’s energy – inviting, manifesting, and growing.

Waxing Moon Abundance Spell Jar

Intended to attract abundance and prosperity, this spell utilises a spell jar filled with ingredients representing wealth (remember, this doesn’t always mean money), sealed with a green candle’s wax. If the waxing moon falls on a Thursday – even better! Thursday is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance, so you’ll get double the power behind you.

What you’ll need:

  • A spell jar (any jar will do! As long as it has a lid).
  • Any or all of the following: basil, cinnamon, rosemary, lavender, marigold, ginger, clove.
  • A green candle
  • A stick of incense

The spell:

Light the incense and twirl it around in the jar to cleanse it.

Place the ingredients into the jar, focusing on your intent for attracting abundance in the area of your life that you desire. For example you may want more experiences, more money, more opportunity – just be specific on what you want more of.

Seal the jar with the lid.

Light the green candle and drip a few drops of wax onto the lid to seal it.

Hold the jar and say, “With this waxing moon, I attract abundance into my life. I am grateful for all that I have, and now I am ready for more.”

Your jar is charged! Place the jar on your altar or in a prominent place in your home. Each time you experience it working, channel your gratuity to the jar by holding it and focusing your thanks to the powers within.

Waxing Moon Vision Board

Craft your vision board during this phase, filling it with images and words that symbolise your desires and goals, using the energy of the waxing moon to amplify your intentions. Couple this with a few minutes of meditation each day and you’ll be well on your way!

What you’ll need:

  • A corkboard
  • A bunch of push pins
  • Images representing your goals
  • Optional: Orange essential oil spray (this will not only smell nice, but orange is a bestie of manifestation magic)

What to do:

On an evening when the moon is waxing, collect your images and words that represent your desires and goals and arrange them on the corkboard.

As you arrange them, visualize yourself achieving your goals and desires. Really picture what completing them looks like for your life and the people around you. What does it feel like?

Hang the vision board in a place where you’ll see it daily. Try to commit to some meditation in front of it each morning, sending yourself to the place where you’re living your dreams, really feeling what that life feels like.

Optional: every now and then, give it a spritz of the orange oil spray. It will smell amazing and keep the magic activated and energized.

Candle Magick for Attraction

This spell involves lighting a pink or white candle and letting the flame’s energy draw positive energies and opportunities toward you. For extra help, you can call on a goddess and carve a symbol of her into the candle (for example: if you’d like more romance in your life, call on Aphrodite and carve an image of a shell into the candle).

What you’ll need:

  • A pink or white candle
  • Pen and paper
  • Cauldron or fireproof bowl

The spell:

Light the candle and take a moment to ground yourself and your energy.

Write down what you wish to attract on the piece of paper, then hold it over the candle flame, allowing it to catch fire (safely).

As it burns, say, “With this waxing energy, I call on [state your desire] to come to me.”

Drop the burning paper into your cauldron and let it turn to ashes. Let the candle burn down completely (if you have to put it out, that’s fine. Just don’t blow it out- this pushes things away from you. Snuff the flame if you need to).

Waxing Moon Blessing Bath

Purify your body and spirit with an Epsom salt bath infused with essential oils, all while visualising yourself cleansing and preparing for positive energy.

What you’ll need:

  • Epsom salts
  • Rose or frankincense essential oil
  • Lavender or bougainvillea flowers

The ritual:

Dim the lights and set the atmosphere with a lit candle or some incense.

Fill your bathtub with warm water.

Add Epsom salt and a few drops of your chosen essential oil, then scatter the flowers in the water.

As you soak, imagine the water drawing energy from your body, leaving you with a clean slate. Say:

“Water cleanse and water bless, wash away all past distress. Renew my spirit, heart, and soul. In this sacred bath, I am whole.”

Stay as long as you need. When you feel ready, hop out your newly blessed self. Give the flowers back to the earth.

Charging Crystals for Manifestation

We’re so used to charging our crystals under the full moon – but did you know the waxing moon will supercharge them too? Especially for manifestation. Place your crystals on a windowsill with a view of the waxing moon, using a clear quartz crystal to amplify the energy and intent of your chosen stones.

What you’ll need:

  • A clear quartz crystal
  • A windowsill
  • The crystals you want to charge for manifestation (pyrite, tigers eye, smoky quartz etc.)

What to do:

Place your crystals on a windowsill with a view of the waxing moon. Place the quartz in the middle of them to amplify the moons energy and radiate it through the other crystals. Leave the crystals on the windowsill overnight, retrieving them in the morning. That’s it! Use them in manifestation magic.

While the new and full moon’s get most of the attention, all of her phases are like the pages of a novel, each one essential to the unfolding story of our lives. The waxing moon, with its aura of expansion and abundance, is your hype girl on this magical journey; a passionate reminder that it’s time to step into your power.

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