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First Quarter Moon Spell for New Projects and Opportunities


As the First Quarter Moon approaches, it’s a great time to kickstart new projects and make things happen. This First Quarter Moon Spell is like an open invitation to connect with the moon’s energy and get some extra cosmic support. When you do this spell, you’re tapping into the dynamic vibes of the First Quarter Moon to give your projects a boost and move into a phase of growth and making things manifest. So, let’s get ready to make those dreams a reality!

The First Quarter Moon represents a harmonious balance between light and shadow and serves as a cosmic catalyst for pushing forward with intentions set during the New Moon. If you did not set any intentions at the New Moon it’s not too late, you can do that now.

The following First Quarter Moon spell is designed to align your energy with the waxing lunar momentum, amplifying your efforts and propelling your aspirations toward manifestation.

The First Quarter Moon symbolizes a pivotal moment in the lunar cycle, where the moon is halfway between the New Moon and the Full Moon. This phase is associated with building momentum, taking decisive steps and overcoming challenges to move forward.

The balanced illumination of the First Quarter Moon serves as a metaphor for finding equilibrium within your endeavours. It prompts you to assess your progress, make necessary adjustments, and embrace both the light and shadow aspects of your journey.

When to Perform the First Quarter Moon Spell

Ideally, conduct this First Quarter Moon spell during the actual First Quarter Moon phase, which occurs roughly one week after the New Moon. The First Quarter Moon signifies a time of action, decision-making and overcoming obstacles, making it an ideal time to infuse your projects with dynamic lunar energy. Check a lunar calendar to find the precise timing in your location. You can also perform this spell at any time between the new moon and the full moon when the moon is waxing (growing more visible).

First Quarter Moon Spell for New Projects and Opportunities

Before you begin the spell collect the materials listed above and place them in your designated ritual space. Then spend some time thinking about the intentions you want to work with at this moon phase. If you already made New Moon intentions, now is the time to charge those inventions with energy so they can begin to manifest. If you have not already set intentions for this month, spend some time meditating or journaling on what you would like to manifest during the upcoming weeks.

Intentions set during the First Quarter Moon phase are often aligned with themes of action, overcoming obstacles and making progress. Remember to frame your intentions in positive, present-tense language, as if they are already happening. Also, be specific and clear about what you want to achieve. 

What you need

A quiet and comfortable space to work
White candle (or LED candle)
Paper and pen
A small plate
Crystal or crystals associated with new beginnings (such as citrine or clear quartz)
First Quarter Moon imagery (optional)

What to do

Light the white candle, symbolizing purity and the illumination of new opportunities. Take a few deep breaths to centre yourself. Close your eyes and visualize the energy of the First Quarter Moon filling the space around you.

On the paper, write down the specific projects or goals you want to manifest o. Be clear and concise in your intentions. Hold the paper in your hands and visualize the energy of the First Quarter Moon infusing your intentions with vibrancy and momentum. Feel a sense of empowerment as you focus on your goals. Fold the paper three times and place it on the plate.

Hold the chosen crystal or crystals in your hands, infusing them with your intentions. Feel their energy amplifying your goals and projects. Place the crystals on top of the paper.

Repeat positive affirmations related to the success and fruition of your projects. Visualize each affirmation coming to life. 

Finally, express gratitude to the First Quarter Moon and the energies supporting your endeavours. Thank the universe for the opportunities that are unfolding.

Allow the candle to burn out or extinguish it safely. Keep the dish with the paper and crystals in a place where you can see them regularly as a reminder of your intentions.

Feel free to adapt the ritual to suit your personal preferences and the energies you wish to invoke.

Some more witchy ideas for First Quarter Moon Magick

The First Quarter Moon is a phase associated with taking action, overcoming challenges and moving forward. Here are some spiritual activities that align with the energy of the First Quarter Moon.

Meditation for clarity

Practice a guided meditation focused on gaining clarity about your goals and the steps needed to overcome challenges. Use this time to visualize the path ahead.

Journaling and reflection

Spend time journaling about your current projects, goals and any obstacles you may be facing. Reflect on potential solutions and action steps.

Crystal cleansing and charging

Cleanse and charge your crystals under the light of the First Quarter Moon. Set intentions for your crystals to amplify your energy and support your endeavours.

Energy Clearing with incense or sound

Clear your space and energy by burning incense or ringing a bell. You can also cleanse a space by physically cleaning it. As you do so, set the intention to release any stagnant energy and welcome positive, forward-moving energy.

Tarot or Oracle card reading

Conduct a tarot or oracle card reading focused on gaining insights into the challenges and opportunities ahead. Use the cards to guide your actions during this phase.

Affirmation ritual

Create a series of affirmations that align with your goals. Repeat these affirmations daily during the First Quarter Moon phase to reinforce positive energy and motivation.

Nature walk or outdoor meditation

Connect with nature by taking a walk or sitting in a peaceful outdoor setting. If you find it hard to get out in nature because you live in the city check out this post for some ways to cultivate a mindfulness practice in an urban environment. Use this time to ground yourself and align your energy with the natural cycles of growth and progress.

Visualization exercise

Engage in a visualization exercise where you imagine yourself successfully overcoming obstacles and stepping into a future filled with achievements and positive outcomes.

Plan and organize

Dedicate time to plan and organize your tasks and goals. Create a roadmap for the coming weeks, breaking down larger objectives into manageable steps.

Remember, the key during the First Quarter Moon is taking proactive steps toward your goals and embracing the energy of progress. Choose activities that resonate with you personally and support your spiritual and personal development during this phase.

To find out more about using the moon cycle to manifest you might like to check out my post at Elephant Journal.

Eva May Baker
Eva May Baker
Hello, and welcome to The City Witch, your portal into the magical world that exists within the hustle and bustle of city life. My name is Eva Baker and I am an urban folk witch, author and your guide on this magical journey.


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