Have you been looking for a simple ritual to cleanse and nourish your spirit?
Or maybe you’ve just been needing a little extra magic in your life lately? Make moon water! It’s an ancient spiritual practice that can help you gain mental clarity and set your intentions for the next lunar month. It’s also incredibly easy to make. You will only need some water and a vessel: no fancy equipment required! It’s easy, so why not?
2 Simple Steps
Before we go over the two (yes, just two!) steps of making moon water, let’s talk about its benefits. Simply put, moon water is water that has been charged by moonlight. Making moon water during the night of the Full Moon, when it is at its peak potency, is the most common practice, but you can also do it during the New Moon. Moon water is a versatile and powerful tool. The Moon is associated with the divine feminine and fertility, and its energy can unclog blocked emotional channels and activate intuition. Water charged with lunar energy can purify, align, and bring clarity of vision. Making moon water is the perfect way to release what you’ve accumulated over the last lunar month and move forward with renewed spirits. Are you ready to add some moon magic to your everyday? Here is a simple two-step guide!
Step 1. Find Your Vessel
The vessel you use should embody your intention for the next lunar month. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Do you want to attract new romance into your life or reignite the passion in a long-term relationship? Choose a vessel that somehow relates to what you wish for: an empty wine bottle you shared with your partner or even just a pink or red mason jar (or any color that you associate with love). Or maybe you want to focus on your career and finally get that promotion? Use a vessel that has professional significance to you, such as your office mug. You can also decorate your vessel or surround it with objects related to your intention. For example, if you are looking to make some big $$$ this upcoming lunar month, you can place a few coins next to your vessel as a symbolic offering. If you have crystals they are also an option, but be careful to check that they interact well with water (especially if you’re planning on drinking it).
Get creative! Almost anything can be a vessel for moon water. The most important thing is to select one that intimately speaks to you.
2. Charge Your Water
Fill your vessel with water. It’s best to use filtered or distilled water, but drinkable tap water is fine too. If you live near an ocean or a natural spring, feel free to experiment with these waters and see if they create different results. Pro tip: wash your vessel before filling it with water to get rid of any excess energy. You don’t want any negativity interfering with your intentions!
After you fill the vessel, place it in a spot where it will have access to moonlight. Outside is best, but if you live in an apartment or don’t have access to the outdoors, a windowsill works as well. Leave it overnight and let the Moon do its magic! The most common practice is to place the vessel after sunset and remove it before sunrise, but do what feels right to you. Some people don’t like the sunlight touching their moon water, and others don’t mind it.
Discover the Moon’s Magic
There are so many ways to use moon water. The key is finding the one (or a few!) that works well for you. To get you going, here are some potential ideas!
Do you feel like you lack mental clarity and focus? Drink a sip of moon water on an empty stomach to set the right mood for the day. Do you think your house or possessions need cleansing? Mix moon water with your favorite essential oils and add it to a diffuser to purify your space. Feel like there are a few specific locations or objects that may have accumulated negative energy? Spray moon water around your work desk to get rid of the stress around it, wash your mirrors and windowsills with it, or use it to clean objects that are dear to you, such as your jewelry or crystals. Or maybe you have been feeling out of sync with your body? Wash your hair with moon water to activate your intuition and reconnect with yourself or combine it with herbs to make teas (brewing it with raspberry leaf is excellent for PMS and menstrual cramps, for example). Want to add some magic to your beauty routine? Pour a cup of moon water into your bath or make ice cubes to wash your face with.
Whatever you choose to do, trust your gut. Remember that there is no right or wrong way to use moon water: it is not an exact science. Experiment with different practices and find a way that speaks to you. Most importantly, have fun!