The Moon is of key importance for the Old World Witch. The Moon and its cycle (increase and decrease) impact the potency of rituals and their successes. Thus, the Moon amplifies rituals and works in harmony with the energies exerted by the Witch. 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. Energetic resonance of herbs and roots. And, of course, the Moon.
The Old World Witch does not follow the exact terminology and specifications of modern astrologers and astronomers. Instead, we maintain the visual interpretation and energies of the Moon, as described below.
The Witch's New Moon is when the very first crescent or sliver of the Moon is visible. This is typically 2-3 nights after the Dark Moon. With some variations, the Witch's New Moon rises before noon, will be most visible at sunset, and sets well before midnight. The moment you see the first crescent of the Moon, know that the Witch's New Moon is upon you. The Witch's New Moon is the same percentage all over the world - both in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. However, the tips of the Witch's New Moon point depend on the time, date, and location on Earth.
The Witch's New Moon is the ideal time to begin rituals that attract love, prosperity, wellness, or personal development.