Moon water is probably one of the most made and used magical water in paganism, witchcraft and the magical community today. I thought it would be fun to share some Moon Water Recipes and what to use them for.
Moon waters can be used for a variety of things depending on when they were made and the ritual or spell you are using them for. These waters are great as a base for Sacred Waters that can be used in ritual, to anoint candles and spell bags, to asperge (to sprinkle) and sain (to bless), as well as in floor washed and magical sprays. If you work with a water spirit or deity you may choose to place water on the Altar and these would be appropriate as water offerings, if that is what your practice requires.
The most popular type is probably Full Moon Water. No doubt you have probably made one by setting a dish of water out under the light of the full moon. This is pretty common and can be made once a month during the apex of the moon cycle. I am extra, I have always been and there is really nothing I can do about it, so naturally my waters aren’t just basic. They are filled with extra!
Witches love their rocks or crystals and are intimately connected to the moon. These formulas below are fun, easy and can be made and stored for future use. I personally like to make about 6 months of Moon Water at one time. Then store it in the cupboard till I need it. Even if I estimate too little there is always the promise of the correct moon cycle around the corner and more can be made.
The type of water you select as a base is up to you. Rain water from a midnight shower might be the perfect base for a Dark Moon Water while River Water collected during a full moon would be the perfect base for the Full Moon Water below! Pay attention to the type of water you select as it will effect things such as drinkability, energy and be sure to align it with the type of water you are making.Full Moon- When the moon reaches its apex of fullness
This water is really great to use on your altar, as offerings and in anything that needs a boost! It can be used in a spray to cleanse the energy of a room or even yourself! It can be added to a Sacred Cleansing or Purification bath as well as used in the consecration of ritual items or space.
- Rainbow Moon Stone or Moon Stone
Waning Moon- When the moon is getting smaller
This water is great for magic involving gentle releasing and habit breaking. This is also a good when doing long term healing work.
- Smoky Quartz
Waxing Moon- When the moon is growing larger
This water is really useful in manifesting especially in the areas of long term financial goals, or any type of abundance.
Dark Moon– When the moon is completely hidden from view, a moonless night
This water is great for work in scrying, banishing, deep healing, even grounding! It can be used to anoint spell candles or as a base for a floating candle! It is also particularly useful in drowning ceremonies to banish negative emotions
- Black Onyx
- Blk Water (This is water infused with Fulvic Trace Minerals)
*Not all gem waters are safe to drink. Know the properties of your stones and your water before you ingest!