Moon Magic is an introduction to working with the phases of the Moon, what they are and how to live in harmony with the lunar year and to utilise all the magical powers it provides. It’s filled with the basics of the lunar cycle, the representations and correspondences of each phase, what magic to work and when and also includes a look at the lunar year, moon deities, moon spells, meditations, specific moon rituals, moon names, tree moons and moon recipes.
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The Pagan Portals books are excellent , enough information without overload ~ Marie Shaw, Amazon
Brilliant book, simple and easy to follow and understand. ~ Sandy's Books, Amazon
Great book!! ~ Customer, Amazon
Love this book because it is written in a clear and understandable style! Contains a lot of great information. ~ Michele, Amazon
Just what i was looking for, magic, creative ideas, moon phases etc. Good for newbies or those wanting to expand their knowledge ~ Betina Jackson, Amazon
A lovely book I purchased for my daughter, I love the moon and I love spells too , so this is amazing ~ Sonya, Amazon
This is a really in-depth amazing book about my all time fave subject THE MOON.
Has a little bit of everything in here...LOVE IT ~ Chloe13, Amazon
I defiantly recommend! Excellent book. ~ Daniella Bezerra Nielsen, Amazon
Fab little book, full of so much info and well informed. Highly recommend this book ~ Becks, Amazon
Love this book so much ~ Stephen, Amazon
Great info, more than I thought there would be. Really great for referencing . Definitely a book I will be returning to many times ~ Rachael Paterson, Amazon
Moon Magic by Rachel Patterson is a wonderful book for those wanting to learn about how the moon affects our lives, the power it has, and how to work with the moon and her phases in magic. We are taught about each of the moons phases.
We are taught about the moon's different names and symbols. We are also taught about many of the different moon deities. This little book is packed with wonderful information for those just beginning to work with the moon and also is a great reference for those more experienced with working with the moon in their magic. We are also taught about moon chords, charms, and divination.l
I really enjoyed this little book and will use it as a reference and return to it again and again. ~ Booklover, Amazon
Very informative. Just what I'd been looking for. Thank you :-) ~ Karen Kelly, Amazon
Excellent book, ty ~ Sage, Amazon
Enjoyed this book, always been fascinated by the moon. More so the effects they have on us. How to Welcome & Enjoy All Her Phases.
This is a Easy to read & Enjoy read. ~ Kathezplc, Amazon
Use it all the time, packed with useful and tidbit info on every page. I find the moon phase advice especially good ~ Mel, Amazon
This book is amazing! packed with everything you could need, a permanent fixture on my book shelf. ~ Willowmoon, Amazon
As always informative and a joy to read ~ Charlie Bolton, Amazon
Great resource. Extremely helpful and decently well designed. I had no assumptions going into it other than that it would be about the moon and moon phases and their abilities/uses. I was right. And then there was more... ~ R Scott Uhls, Amazon
Awesome and very informative ~ Brenda Z, Amazon
I love all Rachel Patterson publications however this is by far my personal favourite , well written , with depth and knowledge a inspirational Author . ~ Amazon customer, Amazon
This book is fantastic. Purchased this alongside the kitchen witch book by the same author. I love this and used eagerly during the recent supermoon Esbat. It is clear and concise and full of excellent tips and advice to use. Great for beginners bed new insight for the seasoned witch. ~ Hayley0711, Amazon
A gem of a book, nice and concise a great companion to those starting their journey or for those engaging with the path once more. Visualisations are lovely, I have purchased the cd after having read them the imagery that is conjured is perfect. Can't fault this book ~ Hayley, Amazon
Awesome book, very insightful and enjoyed reading ~ Katherine Ann Hartlef, Amazon
Concise, easy to read, and full of great information. I love this book. ~ Amanda, Amazon
Such a nice collection of moon lore and facts. Rachel Patterson writes as if conversing with a friend: refreshing. The Kindle edition is with me at all times (thru the Iphone Kindle app) and is an easy way to check moon phases and correspondences. ~ aprilrain, Amazon
"Very good book packed with lots of little gems. Very good reference book with some good meditations i would recommend the audio cd by the same author. Enjoy :)" ~ Marie Price, Amazon
Very good book packed with lots of little gems. Very good reference book with some good meditations i would recommend the audio cd by the same author. Enjoy :) ~ Marie Price, Amazon
This book has been a real revelation and a pleasure to read. For the experienced and the beginner a way to attune your magic and your life with the cycles of the Moon.
Moon Magic has helped me to realise and connect in a way that feels right. With easy to follow beautiful Rituals and crafts for each phase of the Moon, this book takes the reader on a journey of discovery and realization of just how much our lives and moods are connected with the phases of the Moon.
Love, love,love this book and have recommended it to all my friends ~ CM Perez, Amazon
Fantastic book full of great info about the Moon and the mysteries and magick surrounding it.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ~ A J McIntosh, Amazon
This little book is a gem. It's very easy to read and i find myself dipping in and out of it frequently. I was lucky enough to receive this as a Yule gift and it has made it's home on my permanent pile of books beside the sofa. Many books arrive on the pile but not many stay there!
If you are looking for information or ritual it's just perfect! ~ Breckin Derry, Amazon
Moon Magic has taken a prominent place in my Witchy library and I find myself returning to it time and time again. It is loaded with useful, helpful tips and lore and I use it often in my own daily magickal practices and keep it near my altar for use during my Esbat and Sabbat rituals. I highly recommend it and will be looking forward to more from Rachel Patterson :) ~ Carol Black, Amazon
I love these little Pagan Portals books , they are a quick read but don't be fooled into thinking there's not much to them. This book is packed full of info . Everything from Moon lore , Moon Deities , planting with the Moon and Moon crafts and everything else in between including recipes for incenses and oils. It is suitable for both beginners and old crones like me who have been on their path for many years. Rachel writes in a down to Earth and chatty style , and reading it feels like chatting to a good friend over a cup of tea. I love all her books and refer back to them constantly for ideas and will keep on doing so for many years. Moon Magic is one of those books that just makes you really want to go out and try these things for yourself , her enthusiasm for her path shines through in her writing. The only surprise for me is how cheap this book is for the amount of information in it. I hope Rachel continues to keep on writing. ~ Sue P, Amazon
This is such a brilliant book. Rachel writes in such a way that is so easy to read and so easy to understand. This book is very informative and very useful, whether you are new to moon magic or not ,or even ,thinking about trying moon magic. It gives lists of herbs .oils and blends to use during each phase, this is the second book i have and i will be sure to get the others, Well done Rachel ,
Do have a look through and do take the step to buy as i guarantee you will not be disappointed at all ~ Amazon reader, Amazon
Rachel Patterson's Moon Magic is a delight to read. Every aspect of moon magic is covered in a very accessible way, making it an ideal purchase for the novice and practiced alike. If you ever wanted to find anything out to do with the moon, then this is your book! The rituals within are so straight forward, with no complicated ingredients or timescales. I particularly enjoyed her index of moon goddesses.
Patterson's writing style is conversational but at the same time instructive. It is also great to pick up and read as a reference book and infact the only down side of the book is that its too short - I would have liked more!! ~ Vate pathfollower 'Goddess', Amazon
Amazing! This is such a good book. Rachel Patterson writes in such a way that is so easy to read and so easy to understand. I refer to this book regularly so it is kept within easy reach. It is very informative and incredibly useful, whether you are new to moon magic or have been dabbling for some time. A must have, brilliant read. :-) ~ Rebecca, Amazon
Rachel writes in a delightful, down-to-earth style and transcends borders. Although she writes with British English, her meaning is so crystal clear that I as an American have no trouble following her. She reminds us of our ties to one another all over the world, and points out that the moon's phases are the same for all of us on any given night, whether we are viewing her majestic beauty in Australia, China or Europe. I like that sense of connection that Rachel seems to interweave through the entire book, and look forward to reading more. ~ Elflover, Amazon
This is the fourth book of Rachel's I have read - I like her easy writing style, and look forward to her future works!
I read this book from cover to cover and found it very interesting. I knew nothing about the Moon, and will be dipping in and out of it, in the future. ~ Margo, Amazon
I am so excited that Rachel Patterson is back with her amazing book on Moon Magic. This book is full of the awe and wisdom of the beautiful Luna that we in the craft love, honour and respect. It has to be the most informative book out there on the moon and how we can work with her energies to harness our magick.
There are in depth chapters that focus on each of the moon phases; waxing, waning, full and new. However it also details how the waxing and waning gibbous moons can be worked with effectively, something I haven't seen in any pagan book that I have read.
What I particularly loved about this book was the additional Moon Magic correspondences, such as crystals, oil recipes, herbs, colours, written guided meditation, spells and moon cycle ritual. I know from my own personal practice that it is such a huge relief now to have this "Go To Moon Magic Bible" to discover what crystals and herbs I should be working with in a particular moon phase.
Rachel also details how the moon is related to the Triple Goddess and includes a guided meditation for you to follow, she does this also for the Moon Dieties chapter where she shares short insightful information on some of the goddesses one may choose to work with.
There are chapters also on;
Celtic Tree calendar
Faeries, Angels and Werewolves
Planting with the Moon ... and so much more.
Rachel has created a Moon Magic reference tool that is beyond the expectations of any Moon book out there. It really is the comprehensive guide, the ultimate guide even.
It is a real addition to any Grimoire or Book of Shadows out there and if you like working with the moon, this book will only enhance that experience for you and add to your spiritual development. ~ Dawn Brierley, http://witchinside.blogspot.co.uk/
Don't let its length fool you; this little book packs a powerful punch. As full as it could possibly be with useful information and practical activities, Pagan Portals Moon Magic provides a clear and direct interpretation of moon lore. Touching on a wide range of lunar-related subjects from moon-phase correspondences to astrology and Tarot, Rachel Patterson guides the reader through the practical aspects of rituals, spells and meditations based on the moon. The recipes for oils, incense and bath salts add depth and functionality to a book that is a quick read but that won't stay on the shelf for long; the person lucky enough to own a copy will page through it again and again for reference at every phase of the moon ~ Laura Perry, GoodReads
Pagan Portals is, as the name suggests, a series of books (by various authors) with the aim of introducing various aspects of Paganism. Moon Magic seems a staple in this diet, as there are few branches of Paganism that don’t require at least some familiarity with the cycles of the moon. My initial concern is that this book may have little to offer the experienced practitioner. Just looking at the contents page dispels these fears instantly. Not only does Rachel (also known as Tansy Firedragon) cover what I would think of as ‘The Basic’ such as the phases of the moon, Esbats and some of the more well-known moon rituals, she also brings a fascinating amount of detail including working with cords, charms and supernatural creatures.
So rubbing my hands together gleefully at the prospect of learning something new about my favourite satellite, I dive right in. Rachel writes in an accessible style that is very inclusive to readers of all aptitudes. Facts are listed in well written, easy to consume bites, and each section that stems after is broken down in such a way it could almost be used as a reference book. Each moon phase has its own correspondences and magic, so it’s easy enough to flick through to find what you need at a specific time. I would find the information on oils and crystals particularly useful.
The meditations included are beautiful; someone really needs to make a podcast of these though so they can be downloaded and played at whim!
We move from the phases of the moon into the seasonal moon and examine different ways of using a moon calendar including relating it to the controversial Celtic Tree calendar. I’m glad she includes this though; it shows that moon magic and timings are not just for Wicca, but for any path.
I am particularly pleased with the Planting with the Moon chapter; this is such a simple aspect of biodynamic agriculture but so many people forget the impact the Moon has on plants and the soil. I’ve often used lunar agrarian principles for my own garden and others’, but this chapter teaches me things I never knew and will definitely implement myself.
This book is very short and as such you really have no excuse to not read it. If you have even the slightest interest in Paganism, Magic, natural living or astrology, this book will be relevant to you. The moon affects all of us, after all! Rachel brings a wealth of information together in such a way that you can go back to this book time and again, without it ever feeling old. The style is simple and full of common sense, yet magical and wondrous at the same time. Quite an achievement. ~ Mabh Savage, http://soundsoftime.wordpress.com/
Moon Magic is a delightful treasury of lore and spiritual musings that should be essential to any planetary magic-worker's reading list. ~ David Salisbury, author of The Deep Heart of Witchcraft
Don't let its length fool you; this little book packs a powerful punch. As full as it could possibly be with useful information and practical activities, Pagan Portals Moon Magic provides a clear and direct interpretation of moon lore. Touching on a wide range of lunar-related subjects from moon-phase correspondences to astrology and Tarot, Rachel Patterson guides the reader through the practical aspects of rituals, spells and meditations based on the moon. The recipes for oils, incense and bath salts add depth and functionality to a book that is a quick read but that won't stay on the shelf for long; the person lucky enough to own a copy will page through it again and again for reference at every phase of the moon. ~ Laura Perry, author of Ariadne's Thread: Awakening the Wonders of the Ancient Minoans in Our Modern Lives
Rachel Patterson has distilled the essence of everything connected with the moon into this wonderful and charming book. Moon phases, rituals, recipes, meditations, deities, power animals, signs, symbols, charms, spells, divination and so much more are tucked carefully within its pages and through it all shines the authors love of working with the moon and moon magic. A delight for everyone who gazes upon the moon and wonders how to work with its immense power ~ Yvonne Ryves, author Shaman Pathways Web of Life