9 Magical Waters: How to Make & Use Moon Water, Sun Water, and More
Water is cleansing, quenching, and enchanting. It carries the vibrations of the ocean and the moon. There are many different kinds of magical waters you can make and use in your craft. Here’s how to make moon water, sun water, rose water and many more! We also give you tips on how to use magical waters and cast water magic spells.
The Water Element and Its Properties
Before we talk about specific magically-infused waters, let’s talk about the power of the water element. Our planet is covered in 71% water. Our bodies are made up of at least 60% of water. So this should come as no surprise that water is crucial to our survival. Physically, we need it to function. But so do animals, plants, trees, and the earth overall. In addition to its physical qualities, the water element holds special magical properties. Water represents our emotional side, our dreams, our intuition. When used in magick and ritual, water is a purifier and brings many qualities to the table. It’s creative and destructive, depending on the day and quantity. Learn how to harness the energy of the water element and make some of these magical waters.
1. Magical Moon Water
Moon water is water that’s been charged by the moon. This water has been infused with the energy of the moon itself. This magical water is especially useful to witches for spells, rituals, sabbats, cleansing, and more.
Timing of Moon Water (Blue Moon Water, Blood Moon Water, Etc.)
Depending on which moon phase the moon water is made will give it certain magical powers. For example, if you make full moon water, magical properties include love, protection, and abundance. You can also choose a special full moon to make your moon water (i.e. blue moon water, blood moon water, lunar eclipses, etc.) And keep in mind the astrological sign the moon is in while making moon water. For example, a waxing moon in Taurus will carry different properties than moon water made under a waning moon in Pisces, etc.
How to make moon water:
What You’ll Need:
- a silver bowl (you can find these at thrift stores): optional
- air-tight jar or bottle
- herbs of your choice (optional)
- tablespoon salt (optional)
- Place any herbs and ingredients in the bowl/vessel (this is completely optional as many witches prefer moon water by itself).
- Fill the silver bowl/vessel with water.
- Set it outside or in a window where the moonlight will touch it.
- Leave it to charge in the moonlight over-night.
- Bottle the moon water before the sunlight touches it. You may choose to strain out the herbs and salt or not. Again, this is up to you!
- Label it and keep on your altar.
Moon water has many magical uses. Use it to cleanse and bless your magical tools and altar. Anoint your third eye with moon water to invite psychic visions and dreams. Add a splash to your magical baths. Wash your hair with moon water to aid in growth. Pour it back into a silver bowl and scry. Add a cup to the laundry! Use in various water magic spells to represent the moon, ocean, emotions, intuition, dreams, the lunar goddess, etc. Technically, you don’t even have to make moon water. Any water collected from a natural source that’s just been touched by full moonlight is moon water!
2. Sun Water
Sun water is water that’s been charged by the sun. It’s the same concept as moon water. Make sun water by leaving water in a bowl, jar or bottle to charge in the sunlight for one full day. Bring it in at sunset or before the moonlight touches it. Uses for sun water include: charging tools and altars for sun gods, giving any spell or ritual a boost of energy, to help “grow” an intention, or to cleanse a space or object. Add to the bath for energy and vitality. Its also very helpful in healing rituals and to boost self confidence.
3. Storm Water
Storm water is water that’s been collected during a thunderstorm. This magical water has been charged with all the powerful energy of the storm from which it came. The lightning, thunder, wind, and barometric pressure have all added their energy to storm water. Collect in a pitcher or jar. Then label and use to super-charge your water magic spells. You can also charge a pitcher or jar of water with storm energy by leaving it in a windowsill during a lightning storm. Some witches gather hurricane or even tornado water, which is rain that comes along with these two powerful storms. Be aware of how powerful these magical waters can be. They truly amplify any intention.
4. Snow Water
Snow water is water that was collected in snow form that has melted. Many witches collect a bit of snow from the first snow of the season, then store it in a jar to use throughout the year. It has all the magical properties of the element of water, with some unique ones. Snow water properties include: purification, peace, serenity, pause, reflection, healing, and beauty. Bathe in it to cleanse negative vibrations and bring peace to an anxious soul. Snow water is a magical water that also holds transformation properties (i.e. water has been transformed into a solid form, then back again).
5. Rose Water: Magical Love Water
A magical water that’s been infused with the essence of roses is called rose water. Rose water is popular in many magickal traditions including hoodoo and has been used as medicinal headache relief in years past. There are different ways to make rose water, but the more traditional involves infusing the rose essence into water via heat. Click here to learn how to make rose water.
Magical Uses for Rose Water
Roses are ruled by Venus and are beloved to many gods and goddesses of love. Therefore, use rose water in magic spells for love. Pour into the bathtub to attract love into your life. Infuse rose water into perfumes, hair sprays, soaps, and more! Some people use it in their baking and teas. Rose water is also useful in psychic and protection spells. How does the rose offer protection? Think of its thorns.
6. Florida Water
Florida water is a magical water that’s not an actual water, but a combination of essential oils mixed with a solvent. It originates in Florida and was inspired by the fabled Fountain of Youth which was supposedly located somewhere in the state. It’s been used as a perfume and cleanser for centuries, but magical people have caught onto its cleansing power. Bathe in Florida Water on a New Moon to cleanse away negativity. Anoint your altar and tools with it. Bless your home. This magical water is available for purchase at Walmart and online in the form of sprays and soaps. Also use it to wash your floor and front door for blessings.
Learn how to make Florida Water here:
7. Holy Water: Magical Water for Purifying
Holy water has different definitions depending on the religion and individual. In Catholicism, holy water is a magical water that’s been blessed by a religious official. Its used in baptisms and spiritual cleansing. Holy water in witchcraft means any water charged with pure magical intent. Holy water is used in witchcraft to cleanse and consecrate tools and your own energy, in baths, sprays and home cleansing rituals. It is charged with pure divine energy and therefore carries healing, purifying, and strengthening powers.
How to make holy water without a priest:
- a glass or bowl
- water from a natural running source (spring, river, creek)
- jar or bottle for storage
- Add the water to the bowl or glass.
- Add a pinch of salt to the water and visualize the salt acting as a mega-cleanser. It is purifying the water of all impurities.
- Over the bowl of water, draw a symbol of divine power (i.e. cross, triquetra, runes, sacred geometric symbol, infinity symbol, reiki symbol etc.) using your finger or wand. Draw it at least three times and up to nine times.
- While you draw the symbol, visualize the water becoming a source of divine energy. See it glowing with pure white light. You can also say words of power here: i.e. The Divine Blesses This Water With White Light, etc.
- Bottle and label it.
8. War Water
Similar to Florida water, war water is popular in the Hoodoo folk magic tradition in the American South. Use war water to send someone far away, to essentially end a “war”, so to speak (or begin one). Make war water by placing nails, spanish moss, and water in a bottle then allowing it to sit for a few weeks. The nails will rust and the war water will turn a red or murky color. Then the practitioner throws it at a person’s door, porch or property. The jar breaks to release the war water’s magick. Learn how to make war water here. Use it wisely and only in dire need.
9. Magical Waters Collected from Natural Sources
Magically-charged water can come from many places in nature. Use what’s available to you. For example, collect river water and use it in spells to “keep things flowing” or in banishing spells to send something down-river or away from you. Water from a creek has similar properties. Ocean water is ever-so-holy in many traditions and can be collected and used for purifying purposes. It’s also a wonderful tool for connecting with water spirits and ocean deities like Yemaya, Manannan Mac Lir, Poseidon, mermaids, selkies, etc.
10. Magical Dew
Dew is more difficult to collect but has its own magical properties including use in beauty and healing spells. Muddy water’s magical properties include “mucking up” a situation, connecting with one’s primal self, disguise spells and more. Collect rain water for purification, healing, intuition, etc. Ice water, water that’s been melted down from ice, holds its own powerful properties.
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