One of the simplest and most gratifying magical things to make is moon water. This holy water takes on the energies of the moon phases and has many amazing uses. We’ve discussed how to make moon water before in our Magical Waters article, but this time we’ll take a deeper dive and teach you different ways to make it and the different magic properties.
Our ancestors lived by the seasons, by the earth, by the sky and sea. They saw the sun rise, then the moon rise. They gazed up at the heavens and wondered where the shiny orb in the sky came from. And then about who put the giant glowing rock up there. They probably even noticed how the tides changed with the waxing and waning of the moon. In fact, many of our ancestors lived their lives by the moon phases and followed the lunar cycles – thirteen makes a full year. They might have also noticed how women’s menstraul cycles aligned with the lunar cycles. Hence, this is why the word men-struation exists…men meaning moon.
After the Abrahamic religions rose to power, much of the old ways were lost. But the wise ones, the pagans in hiding, the shamans, the witches still kept some of our sacred moon traditions alive. And today, we are seeing a resurgence of moon worship and modern generations working rituals on different moon phases. When you align yourself with the moon, you’ll notice an increase in your intuition and personal power. Making moon water is just one way of connection.
Depending on the moon’s phase in which you make your moon water will give it different magical properties. Here’s the magic properties listed by lunar phase:
Your batch can be as simple or as elaborate as you’d like. Here’s our simplest recipe:
Another way to make this magical water is to add ingredients to it depending on your intentions and how you’ll use it. For example, certain herbs can be added to the water, as well as salt and crystals. Fresh herbs, in my opinion, are best but again use what you have! Here’s our (more elaborate) Healing Full Moon Water recipe:
Should you use your moon water immediately upon making it? You can, but you can also store it and wait to use it. I’ve found the best way of storage is either refrigration for up to a few weeks OR freezing it and using it as you need. You can even pour the moon water into an ice cube tray and pop a moon water cube out each time you need one! I love this method. In addition, I’ve seen people add a little alcohol to the mix, which preserves it for a while, then use it as a spray around the house, etc.
We’ve given you some ideas, but you should always make your recipe your own. You can add other kinds of salt, dried herbs and spices, AND crystals. Be sure the crystals don’t dissolve in water (i.e. selenite will dissolve) OR give off toxic chemicals (i.e. labradorite). Some examples of crystals that you can add: citrine, clear and rose quartz. Experiment with different fresh herbs like rue, culinary sage, mint, lemon balm, basil, etc. Also, by using various kinds of water will give you an idea as to the differences in magical potency and results. I.E. ocean water, spring water, waterfall water, creek, river, etc.
You made your first batch of moon water, but now what? What can you do with it? There are SO many ways to use this magical water, including:
In addition to charging your water under a specific moon phase, use major astrological events too. For example, moon water charged under a blue moon is especially unique and potent because a blue moon only happens once in awhile! Lunar eclipses and Blood Moons are great to make moon water, as are nights with meteor showers. You can also time it with specific month’s full moons. For instance, make it on a Full Wolf Moon will hold special qualities of that month and animal, etc. Or making it under your lunar return (when the moon moves into your sign, i.e. Full Moon in Sagittarius, Waxing Moon in Gemini, etc.)
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