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The other way to align with the astrological energies is to notice what is currently going on in the sky. For example, you might choose to note the position of the sun during a summer solstice sabbat. You can also track the moon’s course as it moves from sign the sign. As a witch, you may find power in noting the sign that the moon is in when celebrating a full moon (esbat). That way you can use magical tools, colors, and spells associated with the energy of that sign. 

Here are some of the most influential astrological and magical events that you can tap into during your magical practice.

Sabbats

If you’d like to use astrological energy when celebrating a sabbat, take notice of what sun sign the sabbat falls into. Then note what sign the moon is passing through. Incorporate both of those astrological signs in your celebration. 

You can do this by:

  • Decorating your altar with associated colors

  • Using magical tools that share the same elemental energy as the astrological signs.  

  • Performing spells and rituals that match up with the two astrological signs. 

Full Moons

Full moons are times of great power. Any magic you perform under a full moon will be super-charged. You can increase your power even more if you align your spells to the current sign that the full moon is passing through. You don’t have to do this for every full moon, but it’s always good to perform spells when the full moon is in your personal sun sign or moon sign. Nights like those are the times when your personal power will be at its peak. 

Supermoons

This is when the moon orbits closer to the earth, causing the moon to look bigger and brighter than usual. A supermoon carries all the energy of a full moon, but cranked up a notch. Check to see what sign the supermoon is happening in so you can prepare yourself for the energy that it will bring along with it. You might find that you are embodying the qualities of that particular sign around the time of the supermoon.

Lunar & Solar Eclipses

A lunar eclipse is when the earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light. A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, blocking part or all of the sun from our view. When either of these events happen, there is some serious energy in the air. Consider tapping into the energy of your personal moon sign or the sign that the moon or sun are currently passing through.