Michelle Lewis – The Blessings Butterfly
Many witches- whether they are new practitioners or have been at their craft for decades- have a bit of a love-affair with the Moon, and with making Moon Water. Myself included! I use Moon Water for many different purposes, and I make it during different lunar phases to suit my needs. I have a handy guide at the end of this article to help you with what each moon phase signifies. If you are reading this around the time of a Full Moon, you’re in luck! Grab your ingredients and make you a batch of Moon Water!
Sometimes I incorporate different crystals with my Moon Water if I’m making water for specific spells or rituals. In this short article, I will share my process for making Rose Quartz Moon Water (excellent for Self-Care/Self-Love Rituals). But let’s back up a bit for those who are just getting started on their witchy path... what is Moon Water?
What Is Moon Water?
Moon Water is water that has been charged in the moonlight with the intent of creating a type of potion or essence. It is believed by many magick practitioners to hold spiritual and mystical properties. There are hundreds of different uses, just a few of them being:
- Watering Plants
- Altar Offerings
- Drinking (plain, in tea, etc)
What Is Rose Quartz?
Rose Quartz is a pink stone used in Crystal Energy Healing to support self-love, compassion, empathy, and healing from heartbreak. By combining the energy of Moon Water with Rose Quartz, you can create a powerful elixir that will enhance your love spells and self-care rituals.
How To Make Rose Quartz Moon Water
To make Rose Quartz Moon Water, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Spring water or distilled water (or tap if it’s what you have)
- A glass jar with a lid
- A piece of rose quartz (rough or polished)
- Cleanse your ingredients: Before you begin, cleanse the glass jar, rose quartz, and lid with salt water to remove any negative energies.
- Fill the jar with water: Fill the glass jar with spring water or distilled water, leaving enough room at the top for the rose quartz.
- Charge the rose quartz: Hold the rose quartz in your hands and focus on your intention to infuse the water with positive and healing energy. Visualize white light filling the stone and imagine the water being infused with this energy.
- Place the rose quartz in the jar: Place the charged rose quartz in the jar and put the lid on.
- Moon bathe the jar: Place the jar outside or near a window where it will be exposed to moonlight for several hours, ideally during a full moon. The full moon is believed to have a strong spiritual energy that will enhance the properties of the moon water.
- Use the moon water: Once the moon water has been bathed in moonlight, it’s ready to use. You can drink it (great for brewing hot tea), use it in your bath, use for love spells, or use it to anoint candles or water-safe crystals.
Disclaimer: Moon Water is both a personal and spiritual practice, and there is no *scientific* evidence to support its claimed benefits. Whether you believe in its power or not, the act of making moon water can be a calming and grounding ritual in and of itself.
Moon Water FAQ
Q: Can you use other crystals? Yes! Absolutely. You can make Moon Water charged with a variety of crystals depending on what your intentions are. Read here for some of my favorite crystals to use. However, certain crystals such as Selenite, Calcite, Malachite, Azurite and Sulfur should be avoided.
Some crystals are not suitable for placing in water because they are soluble or can be damaged by water. Here are a few examples:
- Selenite: Selenite is a soft, delicate crystal that can dissolve in water. Placing selenite in water can also cause it to lose its clarity and become cloudy.
- Azurite: Azurite is another delicate crystal that can be damaged by water. Over time, exposure to water can cause azurite to lose its color and become dull.
- Malachite: Malachite is a copper mineral that is highly reactive to water. Placing malachite in water can cause it to break down and release copper ions into the water, which can be toxic.
- Calcite: Calcite is a calcium-based mineral that can react with water to create calcium carbonate. Over time, this can cause calcite to become dull and lose its color.
- Halite (Rock Salt): Rock salt is a type of salt crystal that can dissolve in water. Placing rock salt in water can also cause it to become cloudy and lose its crystal structure.
These are just a few examples of crystals that should not be placed in water. If you’re not sure whether a particular crystal is safe to place in water, it’s best to err on the side of caution and not do so.
Q: Crap! It’s too cloudy and I can’t see the moon. Can I still make Moon Water? Yes! Absolutely you can. Whether or not you can see it, the ENERGY of the moon is present. Use your intention or say something like, “Moon above, send your energy to charge this water.”
Q: Dang, I missed the Full Moon! Can I still make Moon Water? Yes! Each moon phase has a different energy associated with it, and depending on what you want to create with your potion you might actually prefer something other than the full phase.
Moon Phase Energies
Each moon phase is associated with different energies and can have a unique impact on our lives. Here is a general overview of the energies associated with each moon phase:
- New Moon: The new moon is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. It is associated with renewal, setting intentions, and making plans for the future. During this time, the energy is inward-facing and is a good time for self-reflection and introspection.
- Waxing Crescent Moon: The waxing crescent moon is a time of growth and expansion. As the moon begins to grow from its dark phase, it is associated with increasing energy and optimism. This is a good time for starting new projects, setting goals, and making positive changes in your life.
- First Quarter Moon: The first quarter moon is a time of action and decision-making. As the moon grows to half its full size, it is associated with the need to take action and make decisions about the plans and intentions set during the new moon. This is a time of tension and conflict, but it is also a time to move forward and take action.
- Waxing Gibbous Moon: The waxing gibbous moon is a time of growth and stability. The energy of the moon is strong, and it is a good time to make progress on projects, build relationships, and focus on personal growth.
- Full Moon: The full moon is a time of manifestation and realization. The energy of the full moon is intense, and it is associated with the manifestation of intentions set during the new moon. It is a time of heightened emotions and increased energy, and it is a good time to release negative emotions and let go of old patterns.
- Waning Gibbous Moon: The waning gibbous moon is a time of reflection and release. As the moon begins to wane from its full phase, it is associated with letting go of old patterns, releasing negative emotions, and completing projects. This is a time of peace and inner calm, and it is a good time for meditation and self-care.
- Third Quarter Moon: The third quarter moon is a time of adjustment and letting go. As the moon continues to wane, it is associated with letting go of old patterns, adjusting to new situations, and letting go of what no longer serves you.
- Waning Crescent Moon: The waning crescent moon is a time of rest and rejuvenation. The energy of the moon is calming, and it is a good time for self-care, rest, and relaxation. This is a time to recharge and prepare for the new beginnings of the next new moon cycle.
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Note that these are general descriptions of the energies associated with each moon phase, and that different individuals and cultures may have their own interpretations of the energies associated with the moon phases.