Nothing other than water left out under the Moon. Usually done during a Full Moon, Moon Water is said to take on the qualities of the Full Moon’s sign ~ it’s “charged” by the Moon. You simply draw a container of water, place a covering over it to keep the ickies out, and leave it under the Full Moon. Bring it in the next morning, and there’s your Moon Water.
Is Moon Water “Magic”?
No, I don’t believe the water itself is magic. You are, though, and you can use Moon Water to add a bit of oomph to your intentions. Here’s an example of how you can do that using the Full Moon in Capricorn as an example:
Moon Water prepared during the Full Moon in Capricorn will take on the qualities of Capricorn and its ruler, Saturn. Some of those qualities are the strengthening of boundaries, motivation for achievement and success, patience with time, dedication to a job or duty, strengthening relationships with your father, bosses, father figures, or anyone (male or female) in powerful positions. Those are a few representative qualities, but certainly not all.
Let’s say you are getting together with someone who is able to push past your boundaries. (Seems we all have at least one of those people in our lives, right?) Before meeting with this person, take a drink of your Capricorn Moon Water or spritz a little on your knees (ruled by Capricorn and Saturn) to strengthen your resolve in not allowing this person to cross your boundaries again. It’s a sort of “ace up your sleeve.”
Perhaps you have a task you’ve been putting off ~ applying for a job or a promotion, for example. If you’re mailing your resume, why not seal the envelope using a bit of your Capricorn Moon Water? It certainly can’t hurt, and you’ve added your intention of getting the job. If you’re interviewing for the job or a promotion, sip or spritz before the meeting to remind yourself that you are capable and deserving. It will show in your self-confidence. Magic? Probably not, but your intentions are strengthened.
Is There a More Potent Moon Water?
Maybe. Full Moons occur during opposing signs, so the example Full Moon in Capricorn occurs when the Sun is in Cancer. Balance is required between mother/father, home/career, nurturing others/personal achievement. The universe loves balance and gets all wacky when its delicate balance is disturbed. This happens in our personal lives, too. Balance is always the key.
The New Moon, however, has both the Sun and the Moon in the same sign. Through the years, I’ve come to believe the New Moon is much more powerful than the Full simply because the energy is pure. And I’ve noticed that the public can act almost as strangely during the New Moon as the Full.
As an example, let’s use the New Moon in Cancer. Why not brew up a container of New Moon in Cancer water which would bring qualities of nurturing, love of home, the strengthening of family relationships, and relationships with women, in general, but especially your mother. You might want to add a moonstone to the water as it brews under the Cancerian New Moon.
But wait!, you say. The New Moon travels with the Sun and we can’t see it. That’s right. So brewing New Moon water is a little different. You would leave your container of water outside for 24 hours to sit under the Cancer Sun and Moon. It will take on the qualities of pure Cancerian energy, and become balanced by night and day hours.
You could use your New Moon in Cancer water to serve when you meet with people falling under Cancer’s rulership. Brew tea or coffee or simply serve it plain. Whip up some New Moon in Cancer jello squares. You’ll know what your intentions are and that just may open your heart to these delicate relationships.
Is There an Even More Potent Moon Water?
I’m experimenting with this even as I type. The Sun is in Cancer today and the Moon is in Taurus, just as it was when I was born, so I’m brewing up a special Auntie Moon water. I’ve added some special things to the water, by the way. An emerald set in gold and moonstones set in silver, so the Sun, Moon, Taurus, and Cancer are all represented. This isn’t essential, but I enjoy it, and knowing that these pieces of jewelry are bathed in my natal zodiac energies will give me pleasure when I wear them. (Be careful adding crystals or stones to water you plan to drink. Some stones will leach into the water. You don’t necessarily want to drink that. Use it for other purposes.)
The last step here is that I will “harvest” the water tomorrow during the hour that coincides with my rising sign, which is Aquarius. So tomorrow night, I’ll be bringing in my special Auntie Moon Cancer/Taurus/Aquarius water to use for special purposes.
You can do this, too. You just have to wait till the timing is right and the Sun, Moon, and Rising sign match your own ~ that’s only a couple of days and hours out of the year so you might want to mark your calendar. It’s a fun project and when I handle the water, it will make me feel good. That’s a kind of magic right there.
I plan on making my own special “Florida Water,” adding essential oils that I especially love. Florida Water is an eau de cologne, a flowery body splash, that you can make at home. This will be a truly “magical” blend. I’m still deciding on which oils I’ll use. The basic recipe is very simple:
- 16 oz Moon Water (or distilled water if not using Moon Water)
- 2 oz Vodka
- 12-15 drops of your favorite essential oils ~ choose 3 or 4 scents
Let me know if you try this for yourself. Thinking about this very special water, and how rare it will be, has me thinking that I need to fill another container.