Moon Water for Spiritual Practice
Water charged by the light or dark of the moon is a great way to add lunar energies to your spiritual practices and intentions. Once an obscure antique practice, it is coming back into favor with people exploring new and ancient practices in the evolving New Age. Spas are marketing moon water for bathing and drinking, with notables like Victoria Beckham indulging in the practice.
The water is set out in a vessel to be charged by the light of the moon, the phase of the moon determined by the needs of the practitioner.
Full Moons for energizing
New Moons for new beginnings
Waxing Moons (first quarter moon) for abundance and increase
Waning Moons (third quarter moon) for decrease and elimination, habit breaking, etc.
Eclipse (Full) Moons for banishing and release work, (I would not use this water internally)
Further, the moon passes through the signs of the zodiac, changing every 1 to 3 days. The signs bring their own special influence to the energies of the moon.
To capture these energies in water is a very easy process. One simply takes a glass jar – I like half-gallon mason jars, and fill it with spring, well, or rain water. I concentrate on my intention, and then I set my jar out in my yard at sunset and allow it to stand for several hours to overnight beneath the rays of the moon.
If you don’t have a yard where you can safely set your jar, a window where the moon’s light can fall on the vessel will work. The water will absorb the energies, much like a homeopathic remedy picks up the echo of the vibrational energies of the plant it is made from.
Once the water has been charged with the moonlight, you can use it immediately or wrap the jar in dark cloth and store it for later.If you like, you can add various crystals and gemstones to also impart their unique energies to the water. Make sure to use only non-soluble stones in the liquid, like quartz. If a softer or questionable stone is desired, place it around the outside of the jar or in a watertight container inside so it doesn’t come into direct contact with your moon water. Better to err on the side of caution.
Once you have your Moon Water, what do you do with it? So Many Things! You can add it to your bath for a spiritual cleansing. Add some Full Moon Water, flower petals, and essential oils for a sensual or ritual bath. Wash your third eye for heightened psychic awareness. Wash your hands with Waxing Moon Water before typing up your resume or shaking hands with an interviewer for a new job or loan. Anoint your cash with Waxing Moon Water to bring more prosperity to your endeavors. Make your tea with a bit of moon water to begin or break a habit, or just to add an extra lift to your energy. Add it to room spray or your essential oil diffuser it fill a room with its lunar vibe!
The possibilities are only limited by your imagination.
Good Luck with your Moon Water adventure!