The Waxing Moon is the correct lunar phase during which to perform all types of magick for healing, attracting good luck, and increasing things (such as money and love). It traditionally corresponds to the Goddess in Her aspect of the Maiden (also known as the Virgin or Warrioress); the season of Spring; the colors green and red; the goddess Diana (Artemis); the physical; the Earth; and growth and sensuality.
The Full Moon (which symbolizes the pregnant Mother Goddess) corresponds to the season of Summer; the colors silver and white; the ancient goddess Selene (Luna); the emotional and psychic; the sky; the cauldron; and motherhood and creation.
The powers of various magickal practices are said to be at their greatest when the night is illuminated by the light of the full moon. Fertility rites, divinations, and problem-solving magick are but a few examples of spellwork that is often performed during this lunar phase.
The Waning Moon traditionally corresponds to the Goddess in Her aspect of the Crone; the seasons of Fall and Winter; the colors gray and black; the ancient goddess Hecate; the spiritual; the underworld; death and transformation. When the moon is in its waning phase, the time is right for all forms of spellwork that involve banishing, binding, and eliminating things (such as negativity, bad habits, disease, obstacles, and so forth).