Writing about this because it’s a question I get from clients alot and it’s a valid question.
I was taught that those who draw down the moon and use the moons energy in spells do need to follow the moons cycles and know if it meshes symbolically with the intention of the spell work being performed.
But I stopped doing lunar witchcraft years and years ago, as I was simply called to rely on Sun energy, and as I came into Hoodoo, Oshuns, Ancestors and Guides became much more important to my work then moon cycles.
Although I do still do spell work on new moons and full moons that yes, I do draw down and honor the moon on those two nights a month. And I like that it keeps me fresh and out of burn out.
I love spell casting love it, I’m addicted to it lol But if there is Solar storms I then turn to Oshuns, If I feel Oshuns isn’t right for a spell I switch to Ancestors, sometimes It’s Sun , Ancestors and Oshuns I use in a spell. And occasionally Aphrodite. You just never know lol
Some of my spell casting looks like a Strega Kitchen Witch blew up a Basil factory lol and the next day it’s back up to my regular Altar. I do things intuitively and have a great success rate so I figure I must be doing something right after all these years!
But I realize from my customers that many assume all witches or spell casters are bound by moon cycles. Just wanted to educated that no. Many are, but not all. And it’s absolutely ok to switch it up now and then with Goddess or Diety energy or Sun or Angels or Music Frequency or what ever energy you want to add to your own inner force while doing spell casting. You may find that there’s something you really connect with more so then the moon too, or not. Many females especially just are all about that moon, but it’s also perfectly fine to be a Sun lover or certain Star lover, etc etc
If you need help, no matter what moon cycle , I’m here!