So, I’m not an expert per se but I have a -little- experience making the moon ritually prominent at different times. As far as hard and fast “rules” go, the basics I’ve observed is to take positive ritual action when the moon is waxing, and negative action when it’s waning. The full and new moon will be the ‘high point’ of each energy flow, respectively.
This is in general. I can also say that the moon is in many ways very -instinctual-, very primal and unconscious/intuitive. Try to -feel- the energy of each night’s moon. Go for a walk outside, get used to how it affects you, make your ritual use -personal-. The moon brings out things that are hidden within you, and your path will probably either be to become totally obsessed or learn a fine tightrope walk of control.
Hope there was at least some helpful kernel in there, and have fun!