spacer HOLIDAYS & MOON PHASES
2008


JANUARY 2008
8 - New Moon
15 - First Quarter
22 - Full Moon
30 - Last Quarter
FEBRUARY 2008
2 - Imbolc 5:49am EST(Candlemas)
7 - New Moon
14 - First Quarter
21 - Full Moon
29 - Last Quarter
MARCH 2008
Women's History Month

7 - New Moon 12:14am EST
8 - International Women's Day
9 - Daylight Savings Time Begins 2am (clock moves ahead 1 hour
14 - First Quarter 6:46am EDT
16 - Palm Sunday
17 - St. Patrick's Day
20 - Vernal (Spring) Equinox 1:48am EDT
20 - Ostara
20 - Earth Day
21 - Full Moon 2:48pm EDT
21 - Purim
21 - Good Friday
23 - Easter Sunday
29 - Last Quarter 5:47pm EDT
APRIL 2008

Animal Cruelty Prevention Month
Child Abuse Prevention Month

1 - April Fool's Day
5 - New Mooon 11:55pm EDT
12 - First Quarter 2:32am EDT
20 - Full Moon 6:25am EDT
20 - First day of Passover
23 - Administrative Professionals Day (formerly Secretaries Day)
25 - Arbor Day (US National)
27 - Orthodox Easter Sunday
28 - Last Quarter 10:12am EDT
MAY 2008

Military Appreciation Month
Teacher Appreciation Month

1 - Bealtaine 10:55pm EDT
5 - New Moon 8:18am EDT
5 - Cinco de Mayo
6 - National Teachers Day
9 - Military Spouses Day
11 - First Quarter 11:47pm EDT
11 - Mother's Day
12 - International Nurses Day
17 - Armed Forces Day
19 - Full Moon 10:11pm EDT
26 - Memorial Day (Observed)
27 - Last Quarter 10:57pm EDT
JUNE 2008

3 - New Moon 3:23pm EDT
10 - First Quarter 11:04am EDT
14 - Flag Day (If you're an American, show your patriotism!)
15 - Father's Day
18 - Full Moon 1:30pm EDT
20 - Litha
20 - Summer Solstice 7:59pm EDT
26 - Last Quarter 8:10am EDT
JULY 2008

2 - New Moon 10:19pm EDT
4 - U.S. Independence Day
10 - First Quarter 12:35am EDT
14 - Bastille Day
18 - Full Moon 3:59am EDT
25 - Last Quarter 2:42pm EDT
AUGUST 2008

1 - New Moon 6:13pm EDT
5 - National Night Out
6 - Lughnassadh 11:18pm EDT (Lammas)
8 - First Quarter4:20pm EDT
16 - Full Moon 5:16pm EDT
23 - Last Quarter 7:50pm EDT
26 - Women's Equality Day
30 - New Moon (Dark or Black Moon) 3:58pm EDT
SEPTEMBER 2008

1 - Labor Day
2 - Ramadan begins
7 - First Quarter 10:04pm EDT
7 - Grandparents Day
11 - Patriot Day
15 - Full Moon 5:13am EDT
16 - Mexican Independence Day
19 - POW/MIA Recognition Day
19 - Talk Like a Pirate Day
21 - International Day of Peace
22 - Last Quarter 1:04am EST
22 - Mabon (Fall/Autumnal Equinox)10:40pm EDT
29 - New Moon 4:12am EDT
30 - Rosh Hashanah Begins
OCTOBER 2008

2 - Ramadan Ends
7 - First Quarter 5:04am EDT
9 - Leif Erikson Day
9 - Yom Kippur

13 - Columbus Day
13 - Navy Day, US Navy Established 1775
14 - Full Moon (Harvest Moon) 4:02pm EDT
14 - Sukkot
22 - Last Quarter 7:55am EDT
22 - Mabon
22 - Fall/Autumnal Equinox 11:44am EST
28 - Diwali
28 - New Moon 7:14pm EDT
31 - Halloween
NOVEMBER 2008

Child Safety and Protection Month
Native-American Heritage Month

1 - All Saints Day
2 - Daylight Savings Time Ends (2am set clocks an hour back)
2 - All Souls Day
4 - Election Day (U.S. exercise your right to make your voice heard, VOTE! It's your right and duty as an American!!)
5 - First Quarter 11:03pm EST
6 - Samhain
10 - US Marine Corps Day
11 - Veteran's Day (buy a poppy, support your local VFW!)
13 - Full Moon 1:17am EST
19 - Last Quarter 4:31pm EST
27 - New Moon 11:55pm EST
27 - Thanksgiving
30 - 1st Sunday of Advent
DECEMBER 2008

1 - World AIDS Awareness Day
5 - First Quarter 4:26pm EST
12 - Full Moon 11:37pm EST
19 - Last Quarter 5:29pm EST
21 - Yule 21 - Winter Solstice 7:04am EST
21 - Hanukkah Begins
25 - Christmas
26 - 1st Day of Kwanzaa
27 - New Moon 7:22pm EST
29 - Hanukkah Ends



Working with the moon is an important part in the natural witch's life. The moon phase affects spellwork and ritual work, knowing what these phases mean is vitally important to working effective magick.

Waning Moon: Waning to New is the time to banish and release things from your life and to devoke (to take apart or let go of).

New Moon: The Moon is the time to examine hidden issues; to plan for new beginnings and ferret out secrets.

Black Moon: Any time two new moons occur during a single month, the second new moon is referred to as a Black Moon and is considered to be the stronger of the two.

Waxing Moon: Waxing to Full is the time to cast invoking spells that draw situations to you.

Full Moon: The Full Moon is the time to focus on the culmination of spells cast during the Waxing phase; it provides the strongest power for invocations.




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