Some people don’t pay much attention to the moon. Others live their lives by its phases.
Many spiritual traditions throughout history have given special importance to the moon, believing its various cycles affect our moods and physical well-being. Rituals for harnessing the moon’s energy have existed for centuries. One of these is collecting Moon Water.
Some believe this water is charged with lunar energy, which can then be used to cleanse negative emotions or aid in spiritual transformation.
Can moon water really enhance your life? Read on to get the details.
In Ayurvedic medicine, moonlight is believed to help heal and soothe the body. The moon gently energizes, in contrast with the sun's sharp brightness. Moonlight exposure is thought to also relieve anxiety and stress and improve relaxation by prompting the natural release of melatonin.
What is moon water?
You won’t find it at the supermarket. Moon water is created at home during a chosen moon phase.
It’s typically collected during the full moon when the moon’s energy is said to be at its fullest. Then it’s sipped, applied topically, or sprayed in the home.
Usually people charge their water under a full moon or new moon or another significant lunar event, but you can make moon water at any time of the month.
Some believe that water can hold energy. Water is a supremely programmable substance, which means it takes on the energetic properties of things around it quite easily. Since our bodies are over 60 percent water, [moon water] can help us integrate, connect with, and manifest the intentions we have via the water.
What is moon water used for?
Some believe you can harness the moon’s power to promote cleansing, renewal, and intention-setting.
Generally, moon water is used to supercharge intentions. For example, the new moon is a time to manifest and call in opportunities and ambitions… You can then use that water in a multitude of ways to enhance your manifestations.
Moon water can be used in:
your beauty routine
Lunar symbolism is present in nearly every religious tradition across the globe, and is especially prominent in astrology.
In Spiritually, the moon is a hugely influential entity that guides us enormously, energetically speaking. Moon water is a way of really bringing that energy into ourselves and carrying it with us.
Some say that a moon water ritual can help you to feel in “flow” with the universe.
It benefits spiritual practice in many ways by allowing us to energetically supercharge our life source, water, with an energy source, the moon, that’s so powerful it pushes and pulls the oceans.
Sipping on moon water has grown in popularity as a wellness elixir in recent years, thanks in part to Victoria Beckham, who shared it on her Instagram account in 2019.
Before that, the energy of the moon has been said to be particularly beneficial for mental and emotional healing.
In many traditions, the moon is believed to possess feminine or yin energy that enhances qualities like acceptance, surrender, and equanimity.
Some also claim, moon water can aid the manifestation process and help you make your desires a reality.
Some believe the moon amplifies the power of your intentions, allowing your desires to manifest with greater ease.
Moon Water is typically charged both with the energy of the moon and an intention, like:
“I release all that no longer serves me.”
“This water cleanses all that it touches.”
"May this moon water nourish my body"
Others claim it can enhance visualization practices, remove negative energy, and boost positivity, though the evidence is anecdotal.
Some, including myself, believe that moon water can give the skin an extra glow, clear impurities, and enhance youthfulness.
Moon water can be used in a few ways as part of your beauty routine.
How to collect Moon Water
Collecting moon water is a fairly simple process.
First, find a glass bottle or jar with a lid.
Fill it with water, preferably spring or distilled.
Set your intentions.
Set the bottle out overnight during your chosen moon phase.
Seal the bottle and sip, spritz, or use in a ritual.
Set your intentions for the water by either writing them down and placing them under the jar, or whispering them to the water. When you choose to collect moon water depends on the intentions you’re setting. Each phase is believed to have subtle energetic differences.
The best times to collect moon water Practitioners believe that different times of the lunar cycle can produce different energetic effects.
Full moon Best for: releasing what no longer serves you and removing negative energy The full moon Is considered the most powerful since the moon is at its fullest and strongest.
It’s a time to:
release old baggage
New moon Best for: intention-setting, reflection, and personal growth The new moon is the dark moon. It invites us to go inward and set our intentions, to start new chapters, and release cycles.
It’s a time to:
focus on intentions and manifestation
aid inner work and shadow work
enhance personal growth and development
begin new ventures, relationships, or projects
Other moon phases
Waxing moon: best for creative work, inspiration, and intention-setting
Waning moon: best for forgiveness, letting go, giving thanks, releasing, and grounding
Blue moon: best for goals, ambitions, aspirations, and celebrations
People have long believed in the moon’s power to influence us at a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Some say we can harness that power by sipping, spritzing, or bathing in moon water.
While there isn’t research that supports the benefits or moon water, it’s still used for healing and spirituality today.
If you want to give moon water a try, use clean water and clean containers, and DO NOT immerse crystals in your water, especially if you plan to drink your water.
If you would like more information on Moon Water or spiritual practices, give me a shout.