July 13, 2021 3 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.
My personal recommendation for this is to sit with a warm cup of tea and meditate for a few minutes before the ritual to allow your mind and body to slow down and find a peaceful state.
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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May 07, 2022
thank you for this information. a question i have is should the moon water once collected before morning light be put in a dark space. i to have made moon water incorrectly.
thank you for your time
October 28, 2021
What a Great subject!! I was making moon water, BUT Incorrectly… Thanks for this information! I have a small altar outside on the edge of the woods. I fill my mason jars & put plastic wrap on top Every full moon. I tried the oils (peppermint). loved it. I did not realize that the moon water can not be in the sun. I had just kept my jars on the alter & I would do a Thank you to the moon Goddess, drink a sip or two cover it back up and repeat when I needed a boost. My intentions were positive & in Good intention. Next full moon I will do it properly, now thank to Spirit Nest!! Thanks again!! Jules
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May 08, 2023
Thank you for clarifying how to make moon water…I would put it out the day before and remove it the day after the full moom…blessed be