How to Make Moon Water

Starting out in witchcraft can be overwhelming, especially when spells call for things you don’t have or understand. Moon water is one of those magical items that often leaves beginners scratching their heads. Where do you get it? Can you make it? How does it work?

Fear not, witches! Today, we’re diving into the mystical world of moon water: what it is, how to make it, and the many ways you can use it to enhance your magical practice.

What is Moon Water?

Moon water is simply water that has been charged under the moonlight. While water is inherently magical, moon water takes this to the next level by infusing it with the moon’s energy. You can easily make it at home, and its uses are nearly endless. Use moon water in spells and rituals, add it to food or drinks, nourish your plants with it, craft potions and sprays, or cleanse your magical tools and space. Essentially, anything you can do with regular water becomes more magical with moon water.

How to Make Moon Water

All you need is a vessel (jar or bottle, something that you can seal with a lid), some incense to cleanse it, and a full moon!

Simply follow these steps:

  1. Cleanse Your Vessel: Choose a jar or bottle, clean it thoroughly, and dry it. Light your incense and use the smoke to cleanse the inside of your vessel.
  2. Fill with Water: Fill your cleansed jar or bottle with water. Some prefer distilled or spring water, but use whatever feels right for you.
  3. Charge Under the Moon: Find a spot outside where the moon can shine directly onto your jar (you can also pop it on your windowsill if you have a good view of the moon). Leave it overnight to soak up the moon’s energy.
  4. Collect Your Moon Water: In the morning, collect your water. Congratulations, you’ve made moon water!

Now you can get fancy with it, if you want to.

You can write your intention for the water on a slip of paper and place it under the vessel, or you can surround it with crystals that support your intention. You can also choose a container that aligns with your intended use – smooth, rounded jars for flowing, feminine energy or square containers for structured, masculine energy. Some witches use special bottles, while others are happy with an old pasta sauce jar from the kitchen.

How the Signs Infuse Your Moon Water

While all moon water in general is good for magic, cleansing, purification, healing and much more, the unique energies your moon water gets infused with depends on the sign the full moon is in that night. The sign essentially ‘flavours’ your moon water, so here’s a breakdown of the different energies each moon water would be infused with:

Aries: The Aries full moon energies are action, courage, passion, and confidence. Use Aries full moon water for boosting motivation, initiating new projects, and enhancing personal strength.

Taurus: The Taurus full moon vibes are all about stability, abundance, focus, and sensuality. Use Taurus full moon water for grounding, financial prosperity, and enhancing sensual experiences.

Gemini: The Gemini full moon energies are communication, versatility, playfulness, and curiosity. Use Gemini full moon water for improving communication skills, adaptability, and intellectual pursuits.

Cancer: The Cancer full moon vibes are all about home life, nurturing, intuition, resilience, and emotions. Use Cancer full moon water for emotional healing, enhancing intuition, and fostering a nurturing environment.

Leo: The Leo full moon energies are creativity, leadership, loyalty, and self-expression. Use Leo full moon water for boosting creativity, confidence in leadership roles, glamour magic, and self-expression.

Virgo: The Virgo full moon vibes are all about organisation, health, consistency, support, and analytical thinking. Use Virgo full moon water for enhancing organisational skills, promoting health and wellness, and improving analytical abilities.

Libra: The Libra full moon energies are balance, harmony, justice, and relationships. Use Libra full moon water for bringing balance into your life, enhancing harmony in relationships, and fostering diplomatic interactions.

Scorpio: The Scorpio full moon vibes are all about transformation, intensity, power, secrets, and deep emotional insight. Use Scorpio full moon water for transformation, shadow work, sex magic, and deep emotional healing.

Sagittarius: The Sagittarius full moon energies are adventure, expansion, boldness, and optimism. Use Sagittarius full moon water for encouraging adventure, expanding horizons, luck spells, and fostering a positive outlook.

Capricorn: The Capricorn full moon vibes are all about discipline, competition, ambition, perseverance, and structure. Use Capricorn full moon water for enhancing discipline, achieving long-term goals, creating structure in your life, and simply when you want to win something.

Aquarius: The Aquarius full moon energies are innovation, freedom, progressiveness, and humanitarianism. Use Aquarius full moon water for encouraging innovative thinking, promoting personal freedom, and supporting humanitarian efforts and communities.

Pisces: The Pisces full moon vibes are all about magic, spirituality, compassion, intuition, and dreamwork. Use Pisces full moon water for enhancing spiritual practices, fostering compassion, meditative or trance work, and working with dreams and the subconscious.

Remember to consider the sign the moon is in and label your moon water so you know just what to use it for! 

How to Use Moon Water

So what else can you use moon water for? Here’s a list of some common uses:

Magical Uses

Cleansing: Use moon water to cleanse your altar, ritual tools, crystals, and sacred spaces. You can squeeze some lemon into it for surfaces or create magical room sprays to sanctify your areas.

Ritual and Spellworks: Incorporate moon water into your rituals and spells for added lunar energy. If a spell calls for a small bowl of water or if you need water for a potion, use moon water! 

Blessing and Anointing: Anoint yourself to infuse lunar energy into your body and aura. You can also use it to anoint tools, decks, books and to bless new ventures, spaces, or other people.

Offerings: Offer moon water to deities, spirits, or ancestors as part of your rituals or devotions.

Divination: Cleanse your divination tools, such as tarot cards or pendulums, with moon water to enhance their accuracy. Also, using moon water to scry is far more effective than regular water! 

Protection: Sprinkle moon water around your home, your circles, or carry a small vial for protection.

Meditation: Drink or sprinkle moon water on yourself before meditation to enhance your practice.

Dreamwork: Place moon water by your bedside or sprinkle it on your pillow to promote lucid dreaming and dream recall.

Healing: Use moon water in healing spells or rituals to promote emotional and physical well-being.

Affirmations: Write affirmations on paper and soak them in moon water to amplify their power.

Practical Uses

Baths: Add moon water to your bath to absorb its magical properties and promote relaxation.

Plants: Water your plants with moon water to help them thrive and grow.

Beauty: Incorporate moon water into your skincare routine, using it as a toner or to cleanse your face.

Cooking: Use moon water in cooking or baking to imbue your food with magical energy (ensure it’s safe and clean for consumption).

Cleaning: Mix moon water with your cleaning supplies to energetically cleanse your living space.

Drinking: Drink moon water for personal empowerment and to align yourself with lunar energies (ensure it’s safe and clean for consumption).

You can also use it to infuse your creativity, for example using moon water in your painting or crafting projects to infuse them with magical energy, or dipping your pen in moon water when writing spells, intentions, or manifestations. Moon water is a must-have in your magical toolkit, and its uses are really only limited by your creativity and intent.

Now, there you have it – a super simple and effective way to bring the moon’s magic into your daily life. Just add water!

Jade is a shadow worker and lunar witch, an experienced witchcraft facilitator, and hosts the 8-week High Priestess course: Dedicant.