Storm Magick and Following the Lunar Cycle

Before we dive into this post, I just want to announce that the Practical Magick for Modern Witches course is NOW LIVE! Sign up for just $45 plus tax and you’ll receive lifetime access to text, videos, quizzes and journal prompts all about how to make your magickal practice part of your daily life. Dana of Lavender Moon and I worked so hard on this and we can’t wait to see all of you in class!

On to the post…

I’ve had several people ask me recently about the moon on cloudy days. Can you still do a moon ritual, even if the moon is behind clouds? What if it’s raining? This is a pretty common question, so I thought I’d answer it on the blog. Of course, today is the new moon so we can’t see it anyways, but I wanted to share this information while we’re still in the rainy spring season!

Storm Magick and Following the Lunar Cycle | The Witch of Lupine Hollow

First, the basic answer: YES! You can do a moon ritual anywhere, anytime. Believe it or not, I actually can’t see the moon at all from where I do my rituals. My altar faces pretty much northeast and when the moon is full, it rises completely on the other side of my house. If I get on the bed and peek around the neighbor’s porch, I can just barely see it.

The caveat is, of course, your moon ritual is probably going to feel more powerful and connected if you can see the moon. Certainly, if there was a way I could reconfigure my house to face the full moon, I would! But unless you’re blessed with perfectly positioned windows or maybe an especially warm night where you can be outside, you might be hindered from seeing the moon even on clear days.

And that’s perfectly okay. 

Now, for the slightly more complicated answer. Yes, you can do a moon ritual whether or not you can see the moon, and no matter what the weather is. But you might want to take the weather into consideration, especially if you’re going to be casting spells!

Storm magick can be incredibly powerful, especially when joined with an appropriate lunar phase. Crashing thunderstorms and torrential downpours lend magick their own special kind of power. These are times when the air is charged with electricity and nature is at her most ferocious.

If you are doing any kind of magick, it’s likely to be affected by these powerful circumstances. If that magick is also aligned with the moon phase, it’s going to be all the more so.

For example, a spell to banish negativity from your life is going to be far more powerful at the waning moon than at the new moon, given the energies of each phase. A waning moon spell to banish negativity from your life, performed during a thunderstorm, is going to pack a major punch.


Hope this answers some of the questions out there on this topic! If ever you have questions about things you see on the blog, whether it be the moon, tea, crystals or grimoires, always feel free to drop me an email or comment. I love hearing from you!


2 thoughts on “Storm Magick and Following the Lunar Cycle

  1. Good evening. The course that you are offering. I was reading the page on the description about the course and it sounds very good. My question comes in with the fact that you are doing a section on urban gardening. I am in no way an urban gardener, country girl all the way. Do you feel it would be beneficial to my gardening styles as well?


    1. The course is written primarily for those who don’t have regular access to the wilderness and/or those who live in small or shared spaces. However, I do feel that there is a lot of content that can be applied to those lucky enough to have access to the countryside! The course is all about practical magick that can be practiced in daily life so although our target audience is certainly those witches who live in more urban settings, plenty of the content can be applied to various paths.


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