Moon water is a simple yet powerful way to connect with the energies of the moon and harness its power for your own purposes.

When water is ritually placed under the moon overnight, it’s believed to absorb the energy of the moon.

By charging your own water under the light of the moon, you can create a potent tool for manifestation, healing, and spiritual growth.

Moon water has been used for centuries in various spiritual and magical practices. Many magical and cunning folk believe it can help you to tap into your intuition, enhance your psychic abilities, and bring clarity to your thoughts and emotions.

Yet the uses for moon water are virtually limitless!

Whether you are looking to manifest your desires, release negative energy, or simply connect with the divine, moon water can be a powerful tool to add to your spiritual toolkit.

What is Moon Water?

Moon water is simply water that has been charged by the Moon’s energies! You can make moon water yourself by leaving a container of water outside under the direct moonlight, with the intention of making it so.

It’s believed that moon water can help promote cleansing, purification, and renewal. It can also be used in intention-setting and manifestation, as well as in beauty and health.

Some people believe that the lunar energy can help balance emotions and promote healing.

Others use moon water in their spiritual practices, such as for rituals or spells.

Also read: How the Moon Phases Affect Your Magic

By drinking or using moon water, you can harness the power of the moon’s energy to help you in whatever spiritual or personal goals you choose.

Many people believe that the energy of the full moon is particularly potent, so placing your water beneath Her gaze at this phase can supercharge the water with its powerful lunar energy.

It is important to note that moon water is not a replacement for medical treatment or professional therapy. While it may have some spiritual or emotional benefits, it is not a cure-all for physical or mental health issues.

How to Make Moon Water

  • Choose a container
  • Fill your container with clean water
  • Add any crystals of essential oils
  • Set your intention
  • Place the container outside under the full Moon
  • Collect your Moon water in the morning

you can see that making moon water is a super simple process that requires just a few steps! Here are the details on how to do it:

1. Choose a container

Select a glass jar, mason jar or bottle to hold your moon water. It’s best to use a clear container so that the moonlight can easily penetrate the water. You may want to have something to cover it – either a lid or a piece of cloth or muslin you can drape over the top. This will prevent anything contaminating it overnight.

2. Fill your container with clean water

Fill your glass container with water, preferably distilled or spring water. If you don’t have access to either, tap water will do. If you’re intending to drink it, then ensure it’s potable water.

3. Add any crystals or essential oils

You may like to add crystals or essential oils to your moon water to enhance its properties. Be sure to the crystals you’ve selected are safe to submerge in water (with a Mohs scale hardness of over 6). Clear quartz is a safe bet.

If using oils, simply add a few drops of your favorite oil to the water before placing it outside.

4. Set your intention

Before placing the container outside, take a moment to set your intentions for the moon water. Think about what you want to achieve with it, and visualize that as you place the container outside.

You may want to speak your intention aloud, or even write it (as an affirming statement) on a piece of paper, and place it underneath your jar.

5. Place the container outside

Place the container outside where it will be exposed to the moonlight and leave overnight. It’s best to place it on a windowsill or somewhere where it won’t be disturbed. If you absolutely can’t put it outside, then place it indoors on a windowsill instead.

6. Collect your moon water

In the morning, collect your moon water. If possible, collect it before the sun comes up. Store it in a clean, airtight container. You can use it immediately or store it in the refrigerator for later use.

When to make moon water

Moon water is water that is infused with lunar energy by leaving it outside overnight under a full Moon. The best time to make moon water is on the night of a full moon when the moon is completely illuminated. Leaving a glass container of water outside from dusk until dawn will ensure it’s optimally charged with the Moon’s healing light and energy.

Which Moon is best for making moon water?

The full moon is considered the best time to make moon water, as it is fully illuminated, providing the strongest and most stable lunar influence for infusing water with the Moon’s properties. 

It is possible to make moon water at any lunar phase, but knowing the purpose of your water will inform when you make it.

Making Moon water for manifestation

If you want to use the water for spiritual practices, spell work, and manifestation it’s best to collect it during a full moon.

Making Moon water for cleansing, and purifying

If you want to use your moon water for cleansing or purifying, the new Moon is the best time to collect the water. It’s also the optimal time to set intentions into your water so that they grow and build with the momentum of the waxing Moon.

Making moon water at the new Moon is different from any other Moon phase, because at this lunar phase, the Moon rises during the daytime. So  you’ll need to place your container outside during the day, when the Sun is also shining.

This makes your intention even more important.

So be sure to set a powerful and clear new moon intention into your Moon water, and trust that on a spiritual level, your water is being infused with the frequency of the Moon.

Lunar Cycle and Moon Phases

The lunar cycle, lasts approximately 29.5 days. During this cycle, the moon transitions through several phases. These are:

With each Moon phase lunar energy shifts, providing unique opportunities to connect with different aspects of your life, through making moon water.

What is moon water good for?

Moon water is a powerful tool for many spiritual rituals and practices, as well as having beauty and health benefits. By setting intentions into your moon water, you can infuse the water with positive energy and use it to enhance your daily life and personal growth journey.

Here are some of the reported benefits of Moon water.

What are the benefits of moon water?

  • Enhanced spiritual and intuitive awareness
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Improved emotional balance and stability
  • Better sleep and relaxation
  • Ability to release what no longer serves
  • Improved physical health, healing and beauty
  • Increased clarity and focus
  • Heightened sensitivity to energy and vibrations
  • Faster manifestation of desires
  • Increased connection to nature and the universe

The best way to discover the benefits of moon water are to simply experiment and track your experiences. Just like the Moon herself, the effects can be huge and tidal. Or slight and subtle.

What is Moon water used for?

Despite its simplicity, Moon water is used to empower intentions, cleanse crystals and other magical tools, enhance intentions, and improve health. It can be spritzed on the face as a toner, added to baths for relaxation, and used for watering plants and gardens to enhance growth.

Here are some ideas on how you can use moon water to enhance your well-being on a spiritual, emotional, and physical level.

  • Drinking
  • Enhancing your beauty routine
  • Ritual bathing
  • Cleansing and purification
  • Plant care

Drinking (is moon water safe to drink?)

Drinking moon water is good for incorporating the Moon’s energetic properties into your body. Before drinking, make sure the water is safe to consume. If you’re using tap water, consider filtering it or boiling it first to remove any impurities. And if you’re adding essential oils into your Moon water ritual, be sure these are safe to ingest.

If you’re not sure, give them a miss.

Enhancing your beauty routine

Charged Moon water can be used in your beauty routine. Use it as a toner, facial mist, or hair rinse to promote healthy skin and hair.

Ritual bathing

A Moon bath is another beautiful self-care ritual that combines water with the cycles of the Moon. Adding your own moon water to a ritual bathing practice will really supercharge your efforts, creating a whole-body experience of self-love and devotion.

Curious? Read: Sacred Art of the Moon Bath: Cleanse and Clarify with Lunar Energy

Cleansing and purification

Moon water can be a powerful tool for energetically cleansing your space, yourself and your magical tools. Sprinkle drops around your sacred space and onto your ritual tools, to help release and banish negativity. You can also add it to a spray bottle and mist it around your room or on your body, to create a calming and uplifting atmosphere.

Plant Care

Water plants with moon water to help them grow stronger and healthier. Use it to water your indoor or outdoor plants and watch them thrive! (Not sure? Experiment by watering some of your plants with your full moon water, and use regular water for others. After a month, compare the difference).

How to use moon water in a new moon ritual

When you make moon water during one cycle, use it at the next New Moon to supercharge your intention-setting ritual. Use your moon water to cleanse your space, your crystals, and even your body before your ritual.

Read more: How to Create a New Moon Ritual for Manifesting

How to use moon water in a full moon ritual

Another way to use moon water is by incorporating it into your full moon ritual. During this phase, the moon’s energy is at its strongest, and drinking, anointing or diffusing your Moon water will really enhance your ritual efforts and spell work.

New to Full Moon rituals? Check out: How to Create a Full Moon Ritual for Manifesting

How to use moon water under different zodiac signs

As well as choosing the right moon phase for making Moon water, you may want to consider the astrological sign of the Moon too.

As she travels around the zodiac, each sign imparts a different energy onto Old Grandmother Moon, and the lunar energy she emits changes. Remember, she is our primary receiver and transmitter of cosmic frequencies….

Here’s a breakdown of how moon water made under each sign may vary, according to the energy of each zodiac sign:

Aries Moon water

Aries moon water holds energetic properties associated with the fiery and courageous sign of Aries. This lunar elixir provides motivation, confidence, and even a boost of masculine energy. Leave water outside under a Moon in Aries to infuse it with qualities of leadership, adventure, passion, and a pioneering spirit.

Taurus Moon water

Taurus moon water is infused with energies of stability, and sensuality, and can help to call inabundance. Ruled by Venus, the Moon in Taurus promotes relaxation, physical comfort, and creativity. Leaving water under a Taurus moon can instill qualities of patience, appreciation, and strength. Taurus Moon water also has a grounding influence, that will encourage a connection to the material world. and enjoyment of life’s pleasures.

Gemini Moon water

Gemini moon water encourages mental stimulation, communication, and curiosity. Drinking or working with water infused under a Moon in Gemini may help to boost brain function, spark creative ideas and support multitasking and learning. Its dual energies may also bring flexibility and enthusiasm for gathering new information.

Cancer Moon water

Cancer moon water is infused with nurturing, emotional, and home-oriented energies. Ruled by the Moon, water left outside during a Cancer Moon absorbs qualities of empathy, security, and strong bonding. It can promote comfort, and protectiveness and strengthen one’s connection to family. Cancer moon water also supports nurturing creativity, and intuition, and is a beautiful addition when relaxing at home while tapping into deeper feelings.

Leo Moon water

Leo moon water carries passionate, creative, and confidence-boosting energies. Under the fiery Moon in Leo, water soaks up qualities of warmth, enthusiasm, and inner light. Leo Moon water can instill the courage to express yourself, ignite enthusiasm for performance, or simply encourage taking pride in who you are.

Leo moon water also brings generosity and a desire to inspire others through one’s radiant spirit.

Virgo Moon water

Virgo moon water contains meticulous, healing, and purifying energies. When left under the analytical Virgo Moon, water absorbs qualities that can aid with practicality, organization, and paying attention to detail.

Virgo Moon water can support physical well-being, as well as mental clarity, and is also carries an energy of refinement, which helps with improving and solving problems in a pragmatic yet compassionate way.

Libra Moon water

Libra moon water holds harmonious, balanced, and artistic energies. Exposinh water to the Moon in Libra imbues it with qualities promoting diplomacy, fairness and beauty. It can aid relationship-building, finding compromise, and embracing creativity and aesthetics.

Libra moon water also carries an energy of reconciliation, social grace, and following one’s sense of justice with empathy for others.

Scorpio Moon water

Scorpio moon water contains intuitive, powerful, and transformative energies. Charged under the intense Scorpio moon, lunar water absorbs qualities supporting inner strength, passion, and inquiry into hidden depths.

Scorpio moon water can support you to embrace change, uncovering psychic gifts and sexual vitality. Moon in Scorpio lunar water also carries regenerative energy that dissolves what is old and helps bring forth new creation through periods of destruction and renewal.

Sagittarius Moon water

Sagittarius moon water carries adventurous, philosophical, and expansive energies. When exposed to the Moon in Sagittarius, water absorbs qualities that support enthusiasm for new horizons, and seeking higher truth. It can instill optimism, heighten curiosity, and even aid you in physical activity.

Sagittarius moon water also holds an energy that encourages growth through meaningful exploration, embracing opportunities to learn, and seeking broader perspectives on life’s big questions.

Capricorn Moon water

Capricorn moon water contains ambitious, disciplined, and stabilizing energies. Absorbing the Moon in Capricorn’s influence, water soaks up qualities of determination, responsibility, and long-term vision. It can aid you to focus on structure, career, and building solid foundations.

Capricorn moon water also supports responsible leadership, long-term planning, and creating step-by-step through consistent hard work.

Aquarius Moon water

Aquarius moon water carries progressive, innovative, and community-oriented energies. Charged under the Moon in Aquarius’s visionary rays, water absorbs qualities that support originality, future focus, and friendship. It can instill open-mindedness, stimulate new ideas, and promote networking.

Aquarius moon water also supports us in standing up for causes, embracing technological change, and connecting with others through shared ideals.

Pisces Moon water

Pisces moon water holds intuitive, compassionate, and imaginative energies. When exposed to the Moon in Pisces, water absorbs qualities that aid us with creativity, spirituality, and emotional sensitivity. It can support artistic expression, dreamwork, and empathetic connections.

Pisces moon water also carries an energy that dissolves boundaries, promotes unconditional love and supports gliding with the flow of life’s mysteries.

Remember also, the energy of the moon can affect each person differently based on their birth chart and intuitive aspects. So it’s important to listen to your body and use moon water in a way that feels right for you.

Can I make moon water during a lunar eclipse (blood Moon)?

The simple answer is no – don’t make Moon water during a lunar eclipse or a solar eclipse. Eclipses are when you definitely should not make Moon water.

This is because at eclipses, the Moon’s energy is erratic, and so much more intense than at an ordinary new or full moon. Harnessing the Moon’s energy at a lunar event like this is unpredictable, and may not lead to the kind of emotional healing, purification or creative enhancement that you intend!

Can I make moon water when it’s cloudy?

YES! You can absolutely make moon water when it’s cloudy. While a clear full Moon is ideal for moon water, you can still make it on a cloudy night, because the Moon’s energy permeates clouds and your water will still receive and absorb the properties of the Moon’s frequency.

Leaving a container outside even if the Moon isn’t visible allows it to soak up lunar vibrations. The cloud coverage may dilute it slightly, but moon water retains symbolic potency and meaning and will be charged, even under an obscured full moon.

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