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Making Moon water and phase rituals

Updated: Sep 4, 2022

Many spiritual traditions throughout history have given special importance to the moon, knowing 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.

This water is charged with lunar energy, which can then be used to cleanse negative emotions or aid in spiritual transformation.

Water is a supremely programmable substance, which means it takes on the energetic properties of things around it quite easily. Since we are 60 percent water, moon water can help us integrate, connect with, and manifest the intentions we have via the water.

A 2014 study concluded that the full moon was associated with lower sleep efficiency, or percentage of time spent asleep while in bed.

A small 2012 study with males found that the gravitational pull of the moon may affect the cardiovascular functions of the human body, making people more physically efficient during full and new moon.

A small 2017 study found that individuals with bipolar disorder were affected by lunar patterns, and a larger 2017 study found that 81 percent of mental health professionals offered anecdotal evidence of a relationship between full moons and human illness.

New Moon - Reset and Set Intentions

Waxing Crescent - Nurture Yourself and Your New Ideas

First Quarter - Create Action

Waxing Gibbous - Root Into Your Plans and Refine Where Needed

Full Moon - Illuminate and Manifest

Waning Gibbous - Express Gratitude and Reap the Benefits of Your Work

Last Quarter - Release Energy and Let Go of Stagnancy

Waning Crescent - Celebration Completion and Cultivate Rest

Moon water ritual Supplies

  • jar or bottle

  • crystals and other sacred items

  • pen and paper

  • incense or smudge stick

  • singing bowl or bell (optional)

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  1. Gather supplies, like your jar, crystals, sacred items, and pen and paper.

  2. Cleanse the space with incense, sage, singing bowls, or a bell.

  3. Fill your jar with water, preferably distilled or spring.

  4. Place your jar in a safe location where it will get direct moonlight.

  5. Arrange crystals and sacred items around your jar.

  6. Speak your intention for your water out loud.

  7. Write down your intention for your water and place it under the jar.

  8. Cover the jar and leave overnight.

Cleansing the space before you begin will clear unwanted energies from your surroundings and prevent your water from absorbing them Placing crystals and sacred objects can help you tune into spiritual energies. If you aren’t intending on drinking the water, you can place the crystals in the jug Some crystals are highly toxic when immersed in water. Never drink crystal-infused water without doing your research first to ensure the crystals you’re using are safe to drink. Then, set your intention. It can be as simple as “This water cleanses and purifies all it touches” or it can be as complicated as you want, but it’s important to set a clear intention here for the water you are creating.

After speaking and writing down your intention, place the paper under the jar. Cover it with a cloth and leave it for the night. In the morning, your moon water is ready to use. feel free to use it straight from the jar or pour it into smaller bottles for later use. You can use spray bottles, roller bottles, or small jars.

*its best to do this outside and get direct moon rays, but on a window, a ledge is perfectly fine too

Times to collect moon water

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 time to:

  • reap rewards

  • offer gratitude

  • harvest intentions

  • release old baggage

  • clear energy

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 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

Keep in mind

Always be safe when making moon water. Make sure your jars are clean and you’re using potable water if you intend to drink it. Label and date your bottles and keep them in the fridge -Use it up within 1 month. Water can grow bacteria and stagnate, and you don’t want that. cuz it's gross And if you’re putting crystals in your water, make sure they’re safe to ingest.

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