Full moons are intense times of culmination. And moon water is a tool that can amplify that energy even more. Here's your beginner's guide to brewing it and using it during the next full moon.
So... what is moon water?
As the name suggests, moon water is simply water that has had time to sit under the light of the full moon and soak up some of its power.
In witchcraft, we have been using moon water as a powerful elixir for thousands of years. If you work with the Moon’s beautiful energies and if you want to amplify your next ritual, moon water is a great addition.
There is one time you don't want to make moon water and that's during a lunar eclipse. Eclipses are dark and can reveal our shadows, making them a time to release, not harness.
How to make it.
Moon water can be incredibly refreshing, energetically speaking, and it's "a powerful cleansing tool for the body and home," Quinn and Bowles add. Here's how to make it;
1. Choose your container, and fill it with water.
Find a glass jar to fill with water, preferably fresh rainwater. If you have a specific intention or goal in mind that you are looking to manifest with the moon, you could also have some fun and choose a container that matches your intention. If you plan to drink your moon water, make sure the water you use is safe to drink.
You can opt to leave your jar uncovered if you wish, but using a lid or cover will keep the water clean.
2. Find a place with direct moonlight.
Place your jar of water on the patio, windowsill, or anywhere it will be exposed to the moonlight.
3. Say an affirmation or prayer.
Take a moment to think about what you want to use this moon water for. "Say an affirmation or prayer over the jar to set an intention for your full moon ritual," It's also a good idea to look into the zodiac sign the full moon is in when setting intentions, in order to work with the energies of the current cycle, they add.
"For example, if you have intentions around love, choose a Taurus or Libra full moon to give your manifestation an extra boost."
4. Incorporate some crystals.
For extra amplification, you can place your favorite crystals on top of your jar to charge the water and give it an extra boost.
Selenite, clear quartz, and moonstone are all great options for clearing energy and harnessing intuition.
5. Leave overnight.
Once everything's in place and your intention is set, simply leave the jar overnight in the moonlight, and in the morning it'll be ready for however you want to use it! Simple as that.
How to use it.
Moon water is versatile and a magical way to alchemize energy.
For cleaning your home: Add some moon water to your cleaning solutions to give your home and altar spaces a deep energetic clearing.
1. For watering plants: Plants also enjoy being spritzed with a bit of moon water to revitalize their energy.
2. In a full moon bath: Taking a full moon bath is a great way to connect to lunar energy. Add your moon water to your bath to connect to it even more.
3. In your tea: To realign from the inside out with the moon's energy, you can boil your moon water for your next cup of tea. Adding Moon water to Ceremonial Cacao or Rose Bud tea is amazing.
Peace, Love & Blessings