Phases of the Moon

The phases of the moon not only track the lives of clan cats, but effect the lives of clan cats. It’s important for a medicine cat to know how the moon effects omens that are seen and actions that should be taken.

Waxing Moon

Young

Days 1, 2 & 3

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The days of the Young Moon are those are best for the beginning of new projects. It can be considered synonymous with times of renewal. They are extremely favorable days for a litter to be born on.

Waxing Crescent

Days 4, 5, & 6

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The days of the Waxing Crescent Moon are those in which growing in faith are the easiest. These days are extremely favorable for a kitten to be promoted into a Medicine Cat’s apprentice, or a Medicine Cat’s apprentice to be promoted to Medicine cat. Some even say that these days form the strongest foundation for Medicine Cat Promotions because StarClan is preparing to turn themselves to the Medicine Cat’s meeting.

Waxing Quarter

Days 7, 8, & 9

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The days of the Waxing Quarter Moon are times in which the world is more receptive to prophecy. StarClan’s eyes and actions are turned earthward and they seek to communicate at this time. It is said that these days are the days in which StarClan is the closest to the earthly realms.

Waxing Gibbous

Days 10, 11, & 12

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The Waxing Gibbous Moon is a time for learning, growth of the mind and the like, the Waxing Gibbous is a favorable time to promote a kitten into a warrior’s apprentice.

Full Moon

Days 13, 14 & 15

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The light of the moon shows StarClan at is most attentive and powerful on earth. This protection and attention extends itself to the gathering and the demands that StarClan’s peace be upheld. The full moon is an in auspicious time to launch battles or participate in skirmishes.

Waning Moon

Waning Gibbous

Days 16, 17, & 18

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The Waning Gibbous Moon is a time for change and letting go. It is a prime time for a young cat to be promoted from Apprentice to Warrior. Is it following on the days in which StarClan was so focused on tradition, but as they release the collected energy of the Full Moon and all release themselves from the pressures of the gathering, is a powerful time in which such a change can be made.

Waning Quarter

Days 19, 20, & 21

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The Waning Quarter Moon is a time in which obstacles, particularly internal ones, are easiest to overcome. Apprentices who have had trouble mastering a skill are likely to have extra productivity when facing those difficult tasks again.

Waning Crescent

Days 22, 23, & 24

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The Waning Crescent Moon is a good time to focus on finishing things. Attending to the final details of a task during this phase of the moon are said to be simpler.

Old

Days 25, 26, & 27

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The Old Moon is the best time in which to negotiate with other clans and create lasting peace. Change is easiest at this time when StarClan is looking more to itself than it is to tradition. Changes made are more likely to take hold when made during this time of the moon. The old moon is also a favorable time to make the transition into retirement as an elder.

New Moon

Days 28, & 29

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The new moon marks the time in which the moon is entirely hidden from the world. It is the time of beginnings, when the power of the moon is turned to collecting the spirits of those cats who died in the pervious moon and ensuring they are gathered into StarClan. With the moon’s light hidden the spirits of Silverpelt have an easier time finding those spirits who have strayed so that they can be returned to StarClan. The days of the new moon are an auspicious time for a cat to pass during, for it means a smooth journey to StarClan.