Moon water is a much-discussed topic on WitchTok, Instagram, and Youtube so in this article, we’re going to break down how to make moon water, the spiritual and self-care benefits of it, and more.
Before we get into all of that however, let’s just define what moon water is. Moon water is literally just water that has been infused with the power of the moon phases.
It’s common to make moon water on the full moon, but as I’ll explain, you can actually make it under any lunar phase and you can use moon water as an extra special lunar blessing anywhere you would use regular water – for drinking, in the bath, watering plants, etc.
3 Moon Water Myths: What Moon Water Is Not
Making moon water really could not be more simple, but myths still abound about the practice. So first off, let’s bust some myths:
Myth #1 says: “Moon water can not be touched by sunlight and has to be brought in before the sun comes up.”
Nope! Not at all – this is totally a matter of personal preference. The sun is not going to undo the magick of your moon water if it touches it, so in general, just don’t worry about this at all.
There may be times when you specifically only want your moon water to be touched by moonlight and that’s okay, but trust your intuition on this and don’t ever let anyone tell you that you’re doing it wrong!
Myth #2 says: “Can you drink moon water? I’ve hard it’s not safe to drink.”
In general, drinking moon water is a great way to bring the power of the moon into your life and physical body. It can be very cleansing, purifying, and soothing.
The only times moon water would not be safe to drink is if you have added crystals to the water that are toxic, if it was collected from a natural body of water without being filtered or boiled, or if it was left outside uncovered for an extended period of time.
(In other words, as long as you used potable water to make the moon water, then the moon water itself is also safe to drink.)
Myth #3 says: You can only make moon water with special, purified water or water collected from natural sources like a lake, stream, the ocean, or rain.
Nope, you can make moon water with literally any water: tap water is absolutely fine, as is any other water source.
The only thing that’s specific here is that it actually be water, as the moon has a powerful influence over all water on earth, (especially the ocean tides, but arguably even the water that comprises most of the human body.) So just make sure you’re using water and not another type of liquid for this particular purpose.
With that said, you can also charge other liquids such as essential oils with lunar energy, as well as tarot cards, crystals, and any other objects you wish to cleanse or infuse with magick.
How to Make Moon Water
Now that we know what moon water is not, let’s get to making some of this lunar magick! Here’s a very simple moon water recipe for you to use:
- Water from your chosen source
- Jar or container with a lid (preferably clear glass but anything is fine)
- Optional: Fresh herbs or crystals that align with your intention
The first step is to decide what your intention for your moon water will be. Are you going to use it for manifesting, for self-care and nourishment, for energy?
Depending on your intention, choose what moon phase to make your moon water under:
- New Moon Water: Great for energetic resets and manifesting
- Waxing Moon Water: Great for energizing and rejuvenating
- Full Moon Water: Great for intuition and self-care
- Waning Moon Water: Great for self-care and releasing what no longer serves you
With this in mind, you might be wondering when not to make moon water. Theoretically, you can make moon water anytime.
However, some witches and astrologers would advise against making moon water during a lunar eclipse or solar eclipse, as the moon’s energy is unpredictable and chaotic during these times.
Fill the container with water. If you choose to add other elements such as fresh herbs or crystals, add them now.
You can turn this into a moon water ritual simply by clearing your mind, perhaps lighting some candles while you work, and pouring the energy of your intention into the water.
Place the container outside in a safe spot where it won’t be disturbed or in a window sill. It can be ideal if the container will be in direct moonlight in the spot where you place it but this is NOT required.
Even if it’s cloudy or if the moon is blocked by trees or buildings, your moon water will still absorb the energy of the moon, regardless.
You can leave your moon water to be infused for any length of time, such as overnight, all day, or just for a few hours – however long is convenient for you and intuitively makes sense to you.
When you are ready, bring your charged moon water inside and store it somewhere cool and safe for future use.
Moon Water Benefits
Now that you know the basics of how to make moon water, why should you?
There is some loose science that supports the idea that molecules of water can be infused with particular energetic signatures.
The fact that the moon has a very literal and noticeable impact on the ocean’s tides makes a pretty good argument for it also influencing the ebb and flow of water in our bodies, and therefore having an impact on our moods and energy levels.
But whether there is scientific evidence for the benefits of moon water or not, it is a staple of magick and self-care in the metaphysical and witchy community.
In general, moon water made under any phase of the moon is energetically supportive of our intuition, self-care, rest, sleep, and nourishment, because these are the themes and areas of life ruled by the moon.
How you utilize your moon water can also have more specific benefits:
- Drinking moon water can help with feeling grounded and physically nourished.
- Cooking with moon water can help you share love and nourishment with others.
- Bathing in moon water can help with feeling connected to your intuition and free of negative energy.
- Watering plants with moon water can help them grow and also nourish your own roots and connection to the earth.
Using Moon Water for Manifestation
If you’re interested in making moon water as a way to support and amplify your manifestations, then you’ll want to approach this practice with even more intention.
As I mentioned earlier, water made on the new moon is particularly supportive of manifesting, as the new moon is when we set intentions and make plans.
However, each phase of the moon plays an important role in manifesting so you can make moon water during each lunar event to support the whole process:
- New Moon Water: Great for setting intentions for what you want to manifest and kick-starting your manifestations
- Waxing Moon Water: Great for supporting you in making a clear plan and taking action to co-create what you desire with the universe
- Full Moon Water: Great for helping you express gratitude for what you’ve achieved so far and amplifying your desires so that you can quantum leap
- Waning Moon Water: Great for releasing control over how your manifestations will come to pass and letting go of expectations, (remember, we are always calling in what we want OR SOMETHING BETTER!!)
You can also employ astrological signs to help you manifest your desires more clearly.
The new and full moons occur in each zodiac sign throughout the year, so you can align your rituals and manifesting with certain seasons to give them an extra boost of power. (But don’t feel like you have to wait until one of these particular moon phases to be able to manifest – it’s just an added support, not a requirement!)
The exact dates of these moon phases vary from year to year so check your favorite moon calendar app to find when they will occur this year.
- New Moon in Aries (March/April): Make moon water to manifest action, passion, and big life changes
- Full Moon in Aries (September/October): Make moon water to support you in feeling self-gratitude
- New Moon in Taurus (April/May): Make moon water to manifest money, love, and anything that brings you pleasure
- Full Moon in Taurus (October/November): Make moon water to support you in feeling grounded in your desires
- New Moon in Gemini (May/June): Make moon water to manifest improved communications, new friends, and clarity
- Full Moon in Gemini (November/December): Make moon water to support you in feeling clear and honest with yourself
- New Moon in Cancer (June/July): Make moon water to manifest rest, self-care, and improved relationship with mother figures
- Full Moon in Cancer (December/January): Make moon water to support you in feeling all of your emotions and trusting them
- New Moon in Leo (July/August): Make moon water to manifest creativity, business opportunities, and improved relationship with children
- Full Moon in Leo (January/February): Make moon water to support you in feeling vibrant and creative and empowered to go after what you want
- New Moon in Virgo (August/September): Make moon water to manifest health, getting organized, and self-reliance
- Full Moon in Virgo (February/March): Make moon water to support you in feeling content, embodied and consistent with your actions and energy
- New Moon in Libra (September/October): Make moon water to manifest love, relationships, and balance
- Full Moon in Libra (March/April): Make moon water to support you in feeling balanced and at peace with whatever happens
- New Moon in Scorpio (October/November): Make moon water to manifest emotional healing, deep conversations, and better sex
- Full Moon in Scorpio (April/May): Make full moon water to support you in feeling the full depth of your emotions and intuitive power
- New Moon in Sagittarius (November/December): Make moon water to manifest travel, adventure, and spiritual growth
- Full Moon in Sagittarius (May/June): Make moon water to support you in feeling free and able to take action to create whatever you want
- New Moon in Capricorn (December/January): Make moon water to manifest career changes or promotions, boundaries, and improved relationship with father/authority figures
- Full Moon in Capricorn (June/July): Make moon water to support you in feeling stable and sure of where you’re headed
- New Moon in Aquarius (January/February): Make moon water to manifest political shifts, social justice, and equality
- Full Moon in Aquarius (July/August): Make moon water to support you in feeling like an essential part of the collective whole
- New Moon in Pisces (February/March): Make moon water to manifest release, surrender, and intuitive connection
- Full Moon in Pisces (August/September): Make moon water to support you in feeling in flow with your emotions and intuition
Have you made Moon Water? Tell us what you’ve successfully manifested in the comments below!