2023 Old World Witchcraft Moon Calendar

As Old World Witches, we utilize elemental forces for magick and mystical significance of the natural world and its fauna and flora: Esoteric knowledge. Lore of healing. Protective herbs. Natural destructors. Energetic resonance of roots. And, of course, the Moon. 


The Moon is of crucial importance for the Old World Witch. The phases of the Moon and its cycle impact the potency of the ritual and its successes.


Keep in mind; the Old World Witch does not follow the exact terminology and specifications of modern astrologers and astronomers. We uphold the visual interpretation and energies of the Moon; therefore, our spells are similarly aligned.  


Can rituals be performed during the "wrong" Moon phase? 

Performing a ritual during the improper phase of the Moon will not lead to disastrous effects. Rather, it will hinder the fruition of the outcome. This is because the Moon amplifies spellwork and works in harmony with the energies exerted by the Witch. 

  • Please note, if you are in spiritual danger or are plagued by harmful energies, DO NOT DELAY OR WAIT for the Moon. Instead, proceed with your ritual with fierce determination and personal power.


The times are listed to assist you in planning your rituals. Some things to keep in mind: 


  • If you cannot align your rituals with the date and time indicated, a good rule of thumb is to do the spell the night before. For example, if you are planning to perform a spell to attract financial prosperity into your life, but the Moon is Full during an inconvenient time (say, 10am on a Tuesday while you're at work), it is advised to conduct the ritual the night before. As the Moon grows to a Full, so too will your access to the energies that are harmonizing the manifestation of your ritual. 


  • The Witch's New Moon does not have an exact time. It reveals itself when the very first crescent of the Moon is visible. Based on your location on Earth, some will see the Witch's New Moon in the earlier part of the given date(s). Others will see it only toward the end. With some variations, the Witch's New Moon rises in the daytime before noon and becomes visible in the day sky. It will be most visible at sunset and usually sets well before midnight. The Witch's New Moon is the same percentage worldwide, both in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. However, which way the tips of the Witch's New Moon point depend on the time, date, and location on Earth. ​When you see the very first moon crescent in the sky, know that the Witch's Moon is upon you


  • It is extremely important to note that the Witch's New Moon is different from the Dark Moon! The New Moon of the Old World Witch is called the Witch's New Moon. It is when the very first crescent or sliver of the Moon is visible. ​This is typically 2-3 nights after the Dark Moon. For more information on the Old World Witch's Moons and how to best harness the energies of all the Moon phases, visit Witch's Moon Phases: Magick By The Moon


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View Witch's New Moon Rituals



January 2023

Full Moon: January 6, 2023 at 3:07 PM PST / 6:07 PM EST

Dark Moon: January 21, 2023 at 12:53 PM PST / 3:53 PM EST

Witch's New Moon: January 23, 2023


February 2023

Full Moon: February 05, 2023 at 10:28 AM PST / 1:28 PM EST

Dark Moon: February 19, 2023 at 11:05 PM PST / February 20, 2023 at 1:05 AM EST (Regardless of timezone, perform your Dark Moon rituals on the 19th)

Witch's New Moon: February 21-22, 2023 


March 2023

Full Moon: March 7, 2023 at 4:40 AM PST / 7:40 AM EST

Dark Moon: March 21, 2023 at 10:23 AM PST / 1:23 PM EST

Witch's New Moon: March 23, 2023


April 2023

Full Moon: April 5, 2023 at 9:34 AM PST / April 6, 2023 at 12:34 AM EST

Dark Moon: April 19, 2023 at 9:12 PM PST / April 20, 2023 at 12:12 AM EST

Witch's New Moon: April 21-22, 2023 


May 2023

Full Moon: May 9, 2023 at 11:34 AM PST / 1:34 PM EST

Dark Moon: May 19, 2023 at 8:53 AM PST / 11:53 AM EST

Witch's New Moon: May 21, 2023


June 2023

Full Moon: June 3, 2023 at 8:41 PM PST / 11:41 PM EST

Dark Moon: June 17, 2023 at 9:37 PM PST / June 18, 2023 at 12:37 AM EST

Witch's New Moon: June 20, 2023


July 2023

Full Moon: July 3, 2023 at 4:38 AM PST / 7:38 AM EST

Dark Moon: July 17, 2023 at 11:31 AM PST / 2:31 PM EST

Witch's New Moon: July 19-20, 2023


August 2023

Full Moon: August 1, 2023 at 11:31 AM PST / 2:31 PM EST

Dark Moon: August 16, 2023 at 2:38 AM PST / 5:38 AM EST

Witch's New Moon: August 18-19, 2023

Full Moon: August 30, 2023 at 6:35 PM PST / 9:35 PM EST


September 2023

Dark Moon: September 14, 2023 at 6:39 PM PST / 9:39 PM EST

Witch's New Moon: September 17, 2023

Full Moon: September 29, 2023 at 2:57 AM PST / 5:57 AM EST


October 2023

Dark Moon: October 14, 2023 at 10:55 AM PST / 1:55 PM EST

Witch's New Moon: October 16-17, 2023

Full Moon: October 28, 2023 at 1:24 PM PST / 4:24 PM EST


November 2023

Dark Moon: November 13, 2023 at 1:27 AM PST / 4:27 AM EST

Witch's New Moon: November 15-16, 2023

Full Moon: November 27, 2023 at 1:16 AM PST / 4:16 AM EST


December 2023

Dark Moon: December 12, 2023 at 3:32 PM PST / 6:32 PM EST

Witch's New Moon: December 25, 2023

Full Moon: December 26, 2023 4:33 PM PST / 7:33 PM EST


You may have many questions about what this all means, and we're happy to help. But before reaching out for help, please thoroughly review the information on Old World Witch's Moon phases here: Witch's Moon Phases: Magick By The Moon



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Moon calendar




I can’t seem to figure out how to add the 2023 Moon calendar to my iPhone calendar. Could you post instructions?



I love this calendar and use it regularly! Is there a way to add it to Apple Calendar as a subscription?
Old World Witchcraft replied:
Hello, the Witch’s Moon Calendar can be added here: https://oldworldwitchcraft.com/pages/moon-calendar

It is compatible with Android and iPhone. Simply click the +Google Calendar on the bottom right of the calendar displayed here: https://oldworldwitchcraft.com/pages/moon-calendar

Please let us know if you have any questions. :)



When will the 2022 Moon Calendar be available? I so look forward to these.
Thank you!
Old World Witchcraft replied:
Hello Cici, the 2022 calendar is live. If it’s not appearing please refresh your browser / clear cache. Please let us know if you’re having any trouble viewing it. Have a wonderful 2022!!!



Thank you for sharing.

Heather Leigh Blankhorn, MA

Heather Leigh Blankhorn, MA

I was wondering about the moon calendar for Google calendar was well ☺️



I also would like to sync to my calendar again this year. That was pretty awesome. Thanks!



I agree with the other comments, the ability to add the calendar to my phone was amazing and really helped!

Valerie Joines

Valerie Joines

Will you be adding the ability to add the new 2021 moon phases calendar to our personal calendars like you did with 2020?? I loved it! Made it so much easier to keep up with the days & phases.



Will the 2021 Moon Calendar be available on Google Calendar as well? I LOVED having that last year.

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