Book Review – The Moon Manual by Quinn K. Dyer and Morgan V. Fay

Book Review

The Moon Manual

by Quinn K. Dyer and Morgan V. Fay

Publisher: Quinn K. Dyer

238 pages

Release Date: May 17, 2022





The moon affects magick just as it affects the tide. “The Moon Manual” details the phases of the moon, providing correspondences practitioners may incorporate to further strengthen magick workings. Each zodiac sign has its own chapter that begins with naming its ruling planets, spells and magick that fit with that energy, representative tarot cards, and herbs and crystals that support that sign. The pages that follow then delve into details of the best types of magick to do on the new, waxing crescent, first quarter, waxing gibbous, full, waning gibbous, last quarter, and waning crescent moon phases.

While there are some recipes and spells, the information in this manual is intended to assist readers in formulating their own spells based on lunar correspondences and cycles. Many suggestions are offered for each phase, such as making a daisy chain, using make-up magickally, and brewing tea using water charged by the moon.

The book gives the best times for such workings as protection spells, banishings, divination, beginning new projects, and attending to relationships. Readers are also reminded to tailor rituals and shellwork to coincide with the energies of both the moon and the sun.

“We are firm believers that while your intention powers your spellwork, our magickal works still rely heavily on not only what tools you have available, but also the astrological timing we choose to perform them,” Dyer and Fay state in the introduction.

Had I the wisdom of this relaxed and friendly book while writing rituals for my own coven, I could happily have saved myself from the trouble of missing and mis-information gathered from multiple sources. I recommend to anyone wanting to work closer with astrology, as well as those searching for some new ideas to capitalize on ever-changing energies.


About the Author

Quinn Dyer is an artist, witch, and fanatical gardener. With roots in Philadelphia, she currently lives in the rural South. This is her debut book. Follow her on Instagram.

Morgan Fay is an artist, author, witch, and generally multi-faceted Gemini, filling her life with friends, family, gardens, festivals, and a small collection of exceptionally perfect pets. Her roots are in the swampy, rural South.



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About the Author:

Lynn Woike

All my life I have known magic was real. As a child, I played with the fae, established relationships with trees and “just knew things.” In my maiden years I discovered witchcraft and dabbled in the black-candles-and-cemeteries-at-midnight-on-a-fullmoon magick just enough to realize I did not understand its power. I went on to explore many practices including Zen, astrology, color therapy, native traditions, tarot, herbs, candle magic, gems, and, as I moved into my mother years, Buddhism, the Kabbalah and Reiki. The first man I dated after my divorce was a witch who reintroduced me to the Craft, this time by way of the Goddess. For 11 years I was in a coven, but with retirement, I have returned to an eclectic solitary practice. When accepting the mantle of crone, I pledged to serve and teach. This is what I do from my skoolie – a 30-year-old school bus converted into a tiny house on wheels that I am driving around the country, following 72-degree weather, emerging myself into nature, and sharing magic with those I meet. Find me at, Facebook and Instagram.