July 13, 2021 2 Comments
The moon is considered to be one of the most divine sources of healing energy when it comes to spiritual practices. Connecting directly with our soul energy, ritual practices have been based around lunar cycles for centuries. From dances in the woods on the full moon to powerful intention-setting rituals on new moons, the moon guides us to journey within ourselves to set our inner magic free. But if dancing naked in the forest isn’t your thing, don’t worry, there are plenty of other ways to harness the moon’s energy in a modern sense, and one of the most popular ways to do that is through moon water.
Moon water is one of the most simple and common practices to perform to collect the moon’s energy and can be done in just a few minutes by anyone with access to water and a container. Here's a simple beginner's guide to making moon water at home and how you can use it in your daily spiritual practices.
Starting off, moon water can best be described as water that has been energetically enhanced by the energy of the moon. This is water that has either been placed in a jar, cup, or bowl and left out under the moonlight to absorb its healing energy. Spiritually, lunar energy connects directly with our subconscious feelings and intuition, giving us insights into our divine path, and deep inner healing unlike any other. Therefore, water charged with the energy of this is believed to be incredibly powerful for detoxing the body of negative energy and helping us to align with our divine purpose.
Most commonly, moon water is made on the night of the full moon, as the energy of the moon is at its peak of strength in the lunar cycle, which can help to enhance personal intentions. However, you can also make moon water on any other phase of the moon, as they all align with different energies that can help assist you with different intentions. For example:
Therefore, if you have a specific intention in mind, you can use the meaning of each moon phase as well as the current astrological and Zodiac placements as a guide to help you plan your moon water ritual to make the most energetically aligned water possible.
Okay, so we know what moon water is, but what can you use it for? Honestly, when it comes to the uses of moon water, the beauty of it is that it can be used for anything you intend it to, as your intention is key for activating the power of the moon water. But to give you a few ideas for common uses, moon water can be used for:
Truly, you are your only limit when it comes to the power of moon water and can personalize it fully to your own unique intention however you’d like.
And finally, when it comes to the question of how to make moon water, the overall preparation process is very simple and takes only a few minutes to do. Here’s our easy 8 step guide to help you out.
What you’ll need:
To start, just as with any ritual, you’ll want to make sure you start in a calm, collected, and grounded state of mind before you begin. You should never begin any spiritual practices in a low mood, such as when you are angry or sad, as any ill energy you feel will be projected into your ritual and can cause it to have a negative outcome. For that reason, allow yourself time to unwind from your daily stresses and calm your mind with positive thoughts and grounding exercises before you begin.
Next, once you’re feeling calm and relaxed, you’re going to need to find a container to keep your moon water in. Popular choices for this include glass mason jars, bowls, or cups, but any container you have on hand will do just fine. Make sure you take a few moments to spiritually cleanse your container of negative energy as well by simply holding it in your hands and visualizing a positive white light surrounding it. This will help to keep out any unwanted energy from your ritual and help the moon water to better align with you and your personal intentions in this current moment.
Next, fill your container with water. There’s no right or wrong way for how to do this; however, you’ll want to make sure the water is safe for drinking ahead of time if you plan to consume it.
The next step is to place your intention into the water. After you have filled up your container, hold the container in both hands, close your eyes, and speak your intention into the water either in your head or out loud. You can focus on something as simple as the words “positive energy” in your mind or as complex as a specific personal intention. Whatever you choose to do, send it in to your moon water with your entire heart and soul to make the magic as strong as possible.
My personal favorite way to do this is to say your intention in your head and visualize it as white light energy going down from your head, to your shoulders, to your arms, to your hands, and into the water. Once it reaches the water, hold it there for a few moments, repeating your intention over and over again until you feel it has been fully absorbed into the water. Once you feel confident in your intention setting, it’s time to find a place to put it.
And finally, if you’re putting it indoors, a windowsill where the moonlight hits it is recommended. If you are putting your moonwater outside, try to find a spot where it will not be tampered with by people or wildlife. If you cannot find a spot where the moonlight hits directly, however, don’t worry; the energy of the full moon energy is in the air and will help you to charge your water regardless.
A step that I always love to perform when I’m charging moon water, crystals, or other magical tools is to take a moment to give thanks to the energy and the light of the moon and honor its healing ability. Without the moon, these rituals would not be possible, and we would not be able to harness its divine lunar energy or connect deeper with our intuitive abilities. Therefore, whether out loud or in your head, send a thought of gratitude to the moon and let it know how appreciative you are for the healing energy it gives to you, the earth, and all your magical tools and practices.
The optional next step is to decorate on or around your moon water with corresponding herbs and crystals to enhance the energy of the water. For example, if you set the intention for the water to be for self-love, you might place rose quartz on top of the lid of the container or next to the moon water to help enhance the energy even more so. You can also place crystals, herbs, and oils in the water as well to charge it with a specific intention. However, you should not do this if you plan to drink the water.
Step 8. Leave overnight but collect it before morning
And lastly, there’s only one rule when it comes to making moon water, and it’s that is you don’t want to leave it out in the sun. This is because the sun has an entirely different energy than the moon and may tamper or change the energy associated with the intentions you put into your moon water. Therefore, make sure you set an alarm bright and early to grab your moon water before the sun comes anywhere near it so that your moon water can remain aligned with only the energy of the moon.
After this, you’re all done! Once it’s complete, moon water can be used for a variety of practices and can be collected at each full moon or any other moon phase and used for a variety of purposes on your altar and in magical practices.
Overall, moon water is just a simple way to add a little lunar magic to your every day and can help you to become more intuned with yourself, your intuition, and the cycles of nature. We hope this article has helped to give you guidance into how you can make your own lunar water and tap into its powerful healing abilities for a truly enlightening and detoxing spiritual experience unlike any other.
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September 30, 2022
Kicking off a new month, we transition out of September and welcome the first brisk and chilly month of autumn into our lives. Known as the most intuitive month of all, October is also a time of honoring your light and dark in equal balance as we move into a more calm, slow, and steady place within ourselves. It is also known to be a powerful month of connecting deeper with your shadow self as well as your intuition and invites many powerful spiritual changes and new perspectives into our life as a result.
But aside from the spiritual associations linked with this brisk fall month, the planets are also going to be quite active around us this month, with some notable influences from Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, and Mars that are likely to influence us.
With that said, Mercury will enter Libra around the 10th of the month, which is likely to bring changes to your communication and way of thinking, and could have you undergoing some changes in balance in your life. On the 23rd, we enter the season of the Scorpio, invoking more energy and intensity into our lives that could have our emotions feeling a little strained. This coincides with both Saturn direct in Aquarius and Venus in Scorpio on the same day, which could allow you to become more open in love and in your life in general and could help reenergize you moving forward.
On the 28th, Jupiter moves into retrograde in the sign of Pisces, which is likely to encourage some changes in personal growth, and could have us focusing on processing any repressed emotions we may be holding onto. Then, on the 30th, Mars goes retrograde in the sign of Gemini, which could make life a little chaotic and unpredictable for a while. Lastly, we also celebrate our final harvest sabbat of the season, Samhain, on the 31st of the month, bringing forth energies focused on family, roots, and spiritual connection, which could have the signs connecting deeper with those around them, doing some inner reflection and focusing more on spiritual practices.
As you can see, October is packed full of many different energies that are likely to direct our focus towards stillness and growth within ourselves as we delve deeper into ourselves than we have all year. But, to give you a better idea of some energies that may be present around you this month, today, we're going to go over what energies and changes each Zodiac sign can expect throughout October and how you can adjust your life to make the most of it.
August 31, 2022
Kicking off a new month, we transition out of the remaining summer days and welcome a brisk new coolness into our life. September marks the start of the harvest season and welcomes in many new energies aligned with property and abundance. With its powerful energies of focus, success, and motivation guiding the way, this is likely to be a good month for signs to reflect and reevaluate things in their life and channel more inspiration and ideas towards their endeavors. However, with the slowness of a new season also creeping in, this is likely to bring some restful energies into your life that are likely to encourage a more stable and steady flow towards creating a joyous life that is meant to nurture you.
With that said, for the first half of the month, we will be led by the Virgo sign, pushing energies of hard work and focus into our space. This is likely to have us focusing more on making progress on any important goals in our lives and help to bring a more grounded and open perspective to life. This could also inspire new ideas, new creativity, and an overall more fun-loving look at life. Virgo could even help us to tie up any loose ends in our lives and bring a close to previous chapters to help us move forward.
As from this, some key influences happening from Mercury and Venus this month are also likely to affect us in a number of ways. To start, on the 5th, Venus will enter the focused sign of Virgo, which could bring a practical tone to our love life and boost our ability to manifest new things in love. This could have us more willing to go out of our way for those we care for and also have us seeking some gentle love and care in our own life. To follow, on the 9th, Mercury retrograde in the Libra sign begins and could cause some friction with the balance in our life. All signs will need to be careful not to lash out or fall into toxic patterns of the past. Work to maintain balance and keep your eyes forward. Then, on September 22nd, we welcome the Autumn Equinox, pushing us to find balance within ourselves and focus our energy. This is a time to focus on gratitude, rebirth within ourselves, and quiet, contemplative ease into new beginnings. And lastly, on the 23rd, we also transition into the season of the Libra, pushing us to renew our energy, find balance, and focus more on personal expression.
As you can see, September is likely to be full of many different energies that are likely to offer us a chance to focus more on bettering ourselves.
July 31, 2022
The hot august nights are just around the corner as we move into the start of a new month. The month of August is all about abundance, healing, and completion. It is a time when we get ready to transition out of the summer season and prepare for the cooler months just beyond the horizon, helping us to slow down and tie up any loose ends we may be holding onto.
With that said, we will be kicking off the month in the Leo sign, who is sure to guide signs with confidence into a season all about leveling themselves up. With Leo’s fun, sun-child nature, this could also have the signs focusing more on their creative endeavors and their self-care routine, as well as help them channel a more fun-loving and optimistic outlook towards life in general. Lughnasadh, the first harvest celebration also kicks off on August 1st, and encourages us to slow down and be grateful for the blessings in our life. This energy is sure to remind the signs of the importance of gratitude, appreciating what you have, and never taking anything for granted.
To go along with this, the planets will also bring their own influence this month that is sure to take the signs for a ride. For starters, Mercury will enter Virgo near the beginning of the month, setting the tone for a more grounded and practical approach to our life with increased communication skills. Then, Venus in Leo will make its way into our space near the second week of the month, bringing a more confident and affectionate approach to your love life. We then enter Virgo’s birthday season on August 23rd, bringing a more practical, hard-working influence to our life that could have us picking up the pace on our goals with a logical and independent new attitude. And finally, a retrograde in Uranus in the Taurus begins on the 24th, directing our focus toward building more stability within ourselves and making the necessary changes to do so, even if it’s not easy.
As you can see, August is likely to bring many unique energies to our lives that are sure to help us heal and transform like no other. But, to give you some deeper insight into what you can expect this month, today, we're going to share our August horoscope and touch on what energies and changes each Zodiac sign can expect throughout the month, and how you can adjust your life to make the most of it.