Magickal Moon Water
Lady Luna is shining brightly as you set out your mason jar of freshly filtered spring water. Silver moonbeams dance upon the earth as we slumber. They gently caress jars of water that have been left out in the night all over world, infusing them with Luna's powerful energy. The dew kissed jars are collected, just before dawn breaks.
I believe that we often limit ourselves, and through that, our magick solely because we follow what others are doing. We are often taught one way to do things and never question if we can expand on that. Moon water is just one example but that is what we will be discussing today.
We witches all rush to put our jars of water out for the full moon but do we ever consider what the energy of new moon water would be? What about a waxing or waning moon? The different phases of the moon hold different energy so it stands to reason that we could make moon water to capture those varying elements as well. When you take astrological correspondences into consideration, the possibilities for magikcal moon waters are endless!
Full Moon Water- Most of you are familiar with Full Moon Water as that is what we tend to simply call "Moon Water" and what most witches make and use. The Full Moon holds cleansing and protective energies. This is a time when we focus on release. The water made during this time also holds the same energies. You can drink the water (as long as it is safe, filtered water) and
reinforce any ritual or spell work that was done on the full moon. You can save this water for future purposes such as crystal cleansing. You can also cleanse your altar tools, add it to a bath for your own cleansing, or use it in your home cleaning chores. Doing a protection spell? Incorporate full moon water. This moon also aligns with the energies of the Mother Goddess aspect of the Triple Goddess so water collected during this time makes an excellent offering for Her. Mother Goddesses include Isis, Demeter, Rhiannon, Arianrhod, Brigid, Danu, Gaia, Hestia, Mary, etc.
Waning Gibbous Water- The Waning Gibbous moon is perfect for minor banishings. Water infused with waning gibbous energy will boost any minor banishing spells you are performing during this time or in the future. Safe-to-drink water can help banish illness or addictions as well as bad habits. Add it to your mop water to get rid of any unwanted negative energies in the home or use it to wash your front door and windows to repel them from the outside.
Last Quarter Water- Water from the Last Quarter Moon can help you to remove obstacles. Use it in spells that aim to boost you over hurdles that may tempt you to give up. Last quarter moon water can also help to ease any transitions you may be going through. Use in rituals to help things flow with more ease.
Waning Crescent Water- The Waning Crescent Moon is the time to make water that will assist you with the bigger banishings such as spells to end toxic relationships or situations. Waning moon water can assist in closing portals (blessed water) and can also aid in protection magick.
New Moon Water- The New Moon energy is about new beginnings, setting intentions, and planting the seeds that will grow with the lunar cycle. Water infused with new moon energy is great for manifestation spells and rituals. New moon water is extremely refreshing so it works well in facial spritzers, glamour magick and if safe to drink- revitalizing. Use it in a bath for its rejuvenating energies. The new moon aligns with the Crone aspect of the Triple Goddess (The Morrigan, Dame Holda, Cerridwen, Baba Yaga, Hecate, etc) and is makes for a wonderful offering for Her. Because the moon energies align with the Crone aspect and many of the Dark Goddesses, water made during this time can assist with shadow work as well.
Waxing Crescent Water- The energies of the Waxing Crescent Moon are nurturing and water
infused with its energy is perfect for spell work or rituals for self-love, compassion, courage, and a positive mindset. Because of the nurturing energy of this water, it is great for watering your house plants and if safe to drink, give to your pets. Scrying with waxing crescent moon water can also give you direction and guidance regarding the metaphysical seeds you planted on the new moon. The Maiden (Persephone, Artemis, Aphrodite, Freya, Ishtar, etc) aspect of the Triple
Goddess is felt in the waxing crescent moon. Use this water as an offering for Her.
First Quarter Water- Use First Quarter Moon Water in spells or rituals for drawing things in- new job, love interest, success, money, etc. Sprinkle first quarter moon water coins and place them in your wallet to bring more money to you. Moon water made during the first quarter is also perfect for bringing dedication and resilience. Feeling unmotivated or lethargic- drink or do spell work using this moon water.
Waxing Gibbous Water- The water infused with the energy of the Waxing Gibbous Moon is perfect for fertility magick. Water made during this time can also be stirred into drinks to help with endurance. If you're finding yourself in a mode of resistance, use this moon water in a spell or ritual to help you overcome it.
Our lovely Moon holds so much magick in every phase, not just when She is full. Utilize the energies and let them work for you. Set your water out to capture the power that will help you boost your rituals and spell work. The moon is a wonderful reminder that no matter which phase we are in, we are always whole.