Jennifer has been a practicing Witch and Priestess of the Goddess for over 20 years.
Moon Water is water that has been charged and enchanted by the lunar rays of the moon. An upcoming dark or Full Moon is a fabulous opportunity to make your own Moon Water.
Selecting Your Magickal Vessel
First, you will want to select a vessel to hold your magickally charged water. It will need to be able to seal completely, and it is best if it is made of glass. Your vessel can be any color you like.
While the energy of the Moon Water is plenty on its own, you can also layer this magick by adding a specific intention such as love, healing, purification, divination, etc. You can even match the color of the bottle to your magickal intention. Use the table below to help you decide.
Beautiful, old-fashioned or ornate bottles or jars are lovely to use, but not necessary. You can absolutely use an old washed out mason jar. Though you may wish to give it a rinse with some salt water to remove any energy you don't wish to add to your Moon Water.
You can also decorate the jar with a moon and/or water symbols, ribbons, stickers, etc. And again they can coordinate with an additional magickal intention, or simply focus on the moon.
Clarity, focus, clear sight, air element, lunar magick, healing
Lunar energy, storm magick, protection, healing
Self-love, relationships, friendship
Passion, fire element, love, sex magick
Animal magick, earth element, protection
Faerie magick, prosperity, wealth, & riches, health & healing
Water element, mermaid magick, healing, increasing psychic abilities, divination, peace, Blue Moon magick
Element of Soirit, magick, increse personal power, protection
Cautionary Note on Use of Crystals in Moon Water
If you plan on ingesting your moon water, best practice is to not include crystals as they can be dangerous. If you do choose to include crystals, make sure you research them carefully.
Making Your Moon Water
Next, fill the vessel with water. If you have access to spring water, that is a lovely choice. Keep in mind though that spring water is 'alive' and can get funky over time. So if you choose to use spring water, you will want to use your Moon Water before the next full moon. River, lake, and ocean water have a similarly short life span.
Another option is distilled water which will have the longest shelf life. You can make your own simply by boiling tap water and allowing it to cool before adding it your Moon Water bottle.
And of course you can always use tap water. If your tap water is city water it will likely have a longer shelf life than if your tap water is well water. And keeping your Moon Water in the fridge will extends its self life as well. If you don't typically drink your tap water, you may wish to filter it or boil it for a few minutes first. Make sure to let it cool thoroughly before adding it to your jar or bottle.
If you wish you can add other magickal items such as sea salt, shells, or a special crystal or stone. It’s best not to add fresh or dried herbs though, as they could rot over time.
Just like the color of the bottle, you can select stones and crystals that are simply connected to the moon or to water or you can create Moon Water with a specific intent You can also add stones and crystals connected to your zodiac sign to make a personalized Moon Water designed to amplify your own personal power.
- Moonstone for lunar energies—do not drink this one
- Rose quartz for love
- Citrine for prosperity
- Clear quartz to amplify the magick
- A Zodiac stone connected to you or the full moon you are using (i.e. for a full moon in Libra you might add aquamarine)
Keep in mind though that many crystals should not be used in water. Always research the crystal you wish to use to be sure it is safe to use in water. It's best not to add crystals if you plan on drinking the water as many are not safe to consume. If there is a particular stone you really want to use but it should not be added to water you can place those stones on top of the lid or surround your bottle with them instead.
Welcome in the Moon Magick
Once filled, sit the vessel somewhere where it will receive the moon's rays completely. This can be outside, on an altar, or even on a window sill. Set it out before the moon rises, but after the sun has set; and be sure to remove it before the Sun rises the next day.
You may wish to enchant your water as you set it out by
- Whispering wishes to the moon into it
- Holding it to your heart for a few moments
- Saying a chant over it
- Asking the moon to bless your water with Her magick
- Singing over it
Whatever feels right to you in the moment is the best way to invite the lunar energy to infuse your water.
If you can't see the moon or the moon's ray won't be able to shine on your water for any reason, you can still make moon water. The power and energy of the moon is still present even when we can't see her.
Using Your Moon Water
Once you have your magickal moon water you can use it for all manner of witchery.
- Add a few drops to your bath water for a magickal moon bath.
- Use it to wash or rinse your hair as part of a glamoury working.
- Bless or anoint yourself, your home, and/or magickal items (tools, crystals, jewelry, etc)
- Use it to write sigils or other magickal symbols (on yourself, doors, sacred objects, etc)
- You can use it to represent the Goddess on your altar.
- Bless and/or asperge your Witch's Garden to add lunar influences to your magickal space.
- Give some to your magickal plants to enhance your connection with them. This can even be a vase of flowers.
- If you have/use a diffuser or humidifier you can use moon water as the water you add to transform any area into a magickal space.
- If you paint you can mix moon water into your paints (depending on the type of paint used).
- Add moon water to leftover incense ash, and mix it together for a potent magickally charged 'paint' for drawing sigils, magickal symbols, anointing candles, writing spells, etc.
- You can even drink a few sips or add a few drops of this magickal potion to your tea or regular water to Ingest the energy of the moon and the Goddess. If you made a large enough batch you can cook or bake with it, or make your coffee or tea with it for a truly magickal brew. (The sooner the better if you plan to do this to make sure it is still fresh and safe to drink. Check your water first, use common sense and you should be fine. Do not use crystals in the water if you plan on consuming it.)
The options are endless, use your imagination and get creative with it.
Storing Your Moon Water
Be sure to label your Moon Water with the date, moon phase, and, if you know it, the astrological sign that the moon was in at the time.
Many choose to store their Moon Water in a dark place so as not to dissipate the moon magick contained, allowing only lunar energy to ever ‘touch’ it. Some even wrap it with a magickal cloth or meaningful scarf so that it stays in the dark.
And again you can always store it in the back of the refrigerator. Keep in mind though that the back of the fridge is often the coldest, so if you do choose to store your Moon Water in the fridge but sure not to fill it all the way to the top. Leave some room for expansion should the water get cold enough to partially freeze.
Don't Forget the Dark Moon
You can repeat this entire process on the Dark Moon (the three days when the moon is not visible to us) to make yourself some Dark Moon Water. You may wish to use a darker colored bottle, such as black, dark cobalt, violet, or even amber. And you may wish to use different crystals to match your intention—smoky quartz instead of clear quartz, for example. Remember to always research the crystal or stone first to be sure it can be kept in water.
You can use your Dark Moon Water the same way as you would Full Moon water just with different intention. Dark Moon water is useful for releasing, banishing, protection, endings, completions, connecting with crone energy, etc.
But don't stop there. You can also make Blue Moon Water on Blue Moons, New Moon water on New Moons (New Moon is the first sign of the waxing crescent), Lunar Eclipse Water during a Lunar Eclipse, etc. Every phase of the moon holds magick, and now you can capture some of it for your own use.
Further Reading About Moon Rituals
- 13 Cheap and Easy Ways to Celebrate the Full Moon
- Cheap and Easy Ways to Celebrate the Dark and New Moon
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.
© 2019 Jennifer Jorgenson
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on September 13, 2020:
Lucia - yes you can. Clear quartz and amethyst usually react fine to water but I'd keep an eye on how they do with repeated washing but if you're not continually soaking them for long periods it should be totally fine.
lucia on September 12, 2020:
hey! i was wondering if i could use moon water with sea salt added it to cleanse clear quartz and amethyst...
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on September 01, 2020:
zero - you can if you wish, there's no reason not too and it would give you a good clean starting point for charging your water. However if you plan on drinking the water you may wish to let the jar sit a bit so the water doesn't end up tasting like incense.
zero on September 01, 2020:
should i cleanse my jar with incense before making moon water or not? would it affect the moon water?
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on August 02, 2020:
amber - no it won't lose its power, moonlight is really just reflected sunlight. But I do try to keep mine out of the sun.
amber on July 31, 2020:
hi and thank you this post helped me alot! i am just starting out to be a witch and am trying simple spells and rituals first. i just have one question, if you uncap your moon water in the sun will it loose its magic?
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on June 04, 2020:
Charlie! You are so very welcome. Delighted to hear that it was helpful to you!
charlie! on June 03, 2020:
thanks a ton for this! Im new to witchcraft and I'm doing my very first spell :D
this really helped out, and I've gotten a lot of valuable knowledge from this post
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on May 09, 2020:
Josie - I can be any container you wish!
Josie on May 08, 2020:
Does the water have to be in a glass or steel bottle to make the moon water or can it be any container?
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on May 06, 2020:
Ry - Glad it was helpful. In general it's best to not let it touch sunlight but on a practical level that's not always possible and it is definitely still valid if sunlight touches it. After all moonlight is simply reflected sunlight.
Ry on May 06, 2020:
Hi, this was really helpful but I have one question. Is it still valid and fit for use if the sunlight touches it?
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on May 05, 2020:
Nadja - Intention. Though technically speaking of course one could consider any body of water that absorbs moonlight to be moon water; I believe it is the intention we put into the creation of the moon water that adds that extra magickal spark.
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on May 05, 2020:
Amara - Absolutely! That is a great use for your moon water. You can drink as much or as little as you like.
Nadja on May 05, 2020:
Why isn’t spring water, or lake/ sea water, considered moon water just as it is (since it’s already there under the moon lights many nights)?
Amara on April 07, 2020:
Can I use moon water to cleanse my front door from bad energy? Also do I have to only drink 2 sips or can I drink all of it?
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on April 07, 2020:
Gemini - While it is true that many witches make and use Moon Water, it is not a practice exclusive to witchcraft. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar enough with the muslim religion to be able to tell you if moon water goes against your faith.
Gemini on April 07, 2020:
In my religion i am not allowed to do withcraft and i do not want to go against my religion. I really want to make moon water tho. Is moon water a part of witchcraft?is it considered as witchcraft? I want to know for absolute certain because i do NOT want to go against my religion. Plz reply as soon as possible as its a full moon tommorow and thats when i want to make my moon water. Btw I am a muslim.
Amanda on March 16, 2020:
Thank you for this information!! Do you have a website or Instagram where you post other information?
Rae on March 12, 2020:
What happens if the moon water touches the light for a little while will the moon water still carry the energy and power?
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on March 10, 2020:
No it does not need to be in direct moon light - the energy and power of the moon are there whether or not we can see Her. It's your intention of inviting the moon's energy into the water that matters. And yes you can absolutely transfer it to a different container afterward. In fact, that can be quite helpful in areas where it freezes you can make the moon water in an unbreakable container such as a large metal pot then put it in jars after.
Baby witch on March 10, 2020:
Does your moon water need to be in direct shine of the moon? Also can I move my moon water to a different container after I make it? Thank you :)
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on March 09, 2020:
Any day you like each phase of the moon holds its own magick.
Alex on March 09, 2020:
Does the Moon have to be full, or can I do this on any day in particular?
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on January 11, 2020:
Absolutely you can!
Amanda on January 11, 2020:
If the moon is already out can you still do it
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on January 09, 2020:
Tabatha on January 08, 2020:
Can I make perfume with essential oil and moon water?
Terri on November 12, 2019:
Yes, can you make blood moon water? Its the time now if we can...and if so, what are it's magickal properties?
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on November 12, 2019:
As in Moon Water made during the Blood Moon?
Amya on November 12, 2019:
Can you make blood moon water?
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on April 18, 2019:
You're welcome Noel. Thanks for the feedback!
Jennifer Jorgenson (author) on April 18, 2019:
Thank you Shawindi Silva. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Noel Penaflor from California on April 18, 2019:
Thanks for the article!
Shawindi Silva from Sri lanka on April 18, 2019:
An amazing article !!!!!