Moon water is water that has been charged with the energies of the moon. It is a popular way to charge water to be used during a ceremony or spell working or to brew magical potions and may be used for anything you are directed to use water for.
While moon water is charged with lunar energies, it may also be charged with the energies of the zodiac sign the moon is passing through at the time and thus may be used to enhance magical workings related to the sign.
Creating Moon Water
To create moon water, simply collect water from an appropriate source and place it in a transparent glass or silver container that has been washed well and cleansed in whichever way you see fit. Set the container outdoors as the moon rises so that the moon shines onto and into the container. You may say a few words of your intention at this time. After the moon has set or before the sun rises, retrieve your container and store it appropriately.
Moon water is usually created beneath the full moon, but it can be created beneath other moon phases as well. The full moon will give you the most lunar light in the absence of sunlight, producing the most well-charged water. However, if you expose your water to moonlight several nights in a row (preferably during the waxing period, you can still achieve a signification charge.
Many witches will insist that the water collected and used for ritual come from a living source, such as a spring or a stream or collected directly as rain. If your moon water is going to be ingested, you will want to make sure it is safe by filtering it and possibly boiling it, though many will insist that this renders it “dead”. Some people simply have no choice but to use distilled or bottled water due to water safety issues in their area. Charging water beneath the moon helps restore some of the energy lost in the purification process and some folks will leave it out for a charge beneath the sun as well, though some believe that the two energies will cancel each other out. If you prefer to charge your water with solar energy rather than lunar energy, that’s fine too. Take care though to protect your charging water from unauthorized drinkers, bathers, breeders (mosquitoes) and anything else that might threaten its purity.
Water can be charged for more specific purposes by choosing to charge your moon water during a specific sign of the zodiac. See spell timing for information on what energies are at work when the moon is in different signs and refer to a lunar calendar app, like http://www.lunarium.co.uk/ to find out when the moon will in the sign whose energies you wish to collect in your area.
Herbs, oils and stones can be added to moon water to enhance its energies as well. Herbs and oils are usually added as a finishing touch, but stones can be placed in the water at the start of the process.