Kabbalah teaches that it is during times of waning Moons that you work on eliminating unwanted energy, during a New Moon you focus on drawing positive energy towards you that you can manifest while the Moon is Waxing.
It is in using the energy of the Moon that you are able to utilize one of the many universal laws to add ease and satisfaction to your life. Even the Witches of Salem believed that their spells were much more powerful when performed with "moon energy".
The New Moon marks the moment when the Moon leaves the same astrological point as that of the sun and begins it's rotation around the Earth. For 3 days from the moment it leaves that astrological point it is our New Moon. These days are to be considered as a time of new beginnings, personal growth, healing, and receiving blessings. If you focus on drawing these positive things towards you will see the results by the first day of the Full Moon.
The Waxing Moon begins to increase in size from the third day after the New Moon until 3 days before the crest of the Full Moon. As the Moon traverses the sky, it appears to grow, increasing its magnetic force on the tides of the oceans. It is time to draw your dreams and aspirations towards you. It is a time to begin new projects, manifest healing, experience positive growth and receive blessings and prosperity.
The Full Moon shines brightest in the night sky, and lasts for 3 days although the first night has the most power. It is a time to focus on protection, prosperity, personal power and energy.
The Moon wanes from 3 days after the crest of the Full Moon till 3 days before the Dark Moon. As it recedes, and appears to diminish, it is the time to focus on removal of unwanted situations, harmful relationships, negative associations, and breaking bad habits. It is also a time when we may weave our magic to encourage reconciliations.
During the last 3 days of it's cycle the Moon is Dark. As it completes its rotation back to the same astrological point of the Sun, we are allowed to view its shadow side. This is a powerful time to turn inwards, seeking enlightenment and connection with your shadows that hide in your own darkness. Consider the karma of your past lives, face your fears and embrace the possibility for change.
When there are two Full Moons in a month it is considered to be a Blue Moon. This occurs so infrequently that this Moon should be embraced as a special gift and as a time of powerful magic. It is the same as the energy of the Full Moon only much, much stronger. Do not omit to use this time for positive change.