A Guide For Performing A Moon Water Ritual

A comprehensive guide to harnessing the energy from the moon to aid you on your spiritual journey.

full moon rising

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As someone who is deeply in touch with the energy of the world (and universe) around them, you have most likely felt the energetic pull of the moon during the night. The stunning light being emitted captures your attention and you can’t help but admire it. This energy that you feel can be infused into water through a moon water ritual and can be used in a variety of ways. A moon water ritual is beginner friendly and can be performed in its most basic form or can be enhanced through the use of crystals or other ritual tools- it’s up to you! Grab a journal and prepare to take notes because we’ll go over everything that you need to know and how this ritual will benefit you in more ways than one!

What our guide will discuss:

  • Overview on what a moon water ritual is
  • How to perform the ritual
  • How it can benefit your spiritual goals 

Moon Water Ritual: The Do’s and Don'ts

Photographed phases of the moon. 
The energy that can be harnessed from the moon varies depending on which phase the moon is in. 

If you are in need of an energy boost, spiritually speaking, then a moon water ritual can provide that. The moon is present in many different cultures and religions all over the world making it an authoritative figure for those that are spiritual. We know that the power of the moon pushes and pulls the oceans on earth, as well as has a connection to us humans that are also made of water. With all of this in mind, it makes sense as to why the moon can energize us so much! 

Moon water is regular water, whether it be safe for drinking or from another water source that resonates with your needs, that is enhanced by the moon whenever it is placed in a location where the moonlight can reach it (usually). People often create moon water during a full moon or a new moon due to the heightened energy levels. Checking the schedule of the moon for each night can help you plan out when to perform the ritual. Different phases of the moon can serve different purposes and provide different energy levels too! 

Various materials such as crystals and herbs can be incorporated into the ritual for different reasons depending on the user, we’ll delve into that further on! The act of performing the ritual offers numerous benefits such as:

  • Cleansing objects and people alike
  • Boosting spiritual energy of rituals or spells
  • Enhance meditation 
  • Spiritual healing, especially when drunk (safe water only!)

Moon water can be applied to many things and situations so if you feel that its properties align with your specific needs- go for it! 

A Note of Caution

Strong energy is associated with the sacred moon therefore when the ritual is performed it should be treated with the utmost respect. Depending on the intentions you are setting as you go into the process, the outcome could be greatly affected in a negative or positive way. So avoid using harmful intentions or emotions while performing the ritual or else the negative energy put out will return right back to you.

Performing The Ritual

Executing the ritual for moon water is very easy and is something that a novice or an expert can do! Even if it is something new to you, don't be afraid of making a few mistakes because the moon comes out every night and you’ll have endless chances to perfect the ritual. 

Part One: Preparations 

Keeping a journal to record your progress from your first moon water ritual to your last is a great way to see how far you’ve come! Inside the journal you can track the lunar phases, intentions, different elements incorporated into the ritual, and so much more. For the glass container being used for storing the water, it is recommended to cleanse it before using in the ritual to ensure that no impurities contaminate the water. Once you know which night to perform the ritual, preferably a night with minimal overcast, it is time to gather all of the necessary and supplementary materials! 

Crystals and herbs on a wooden plate.
Utilizing the various energetic properties of crystals will enhance the effectiveness of the ritual. 

Materials Needed:

  • Water from a source of your choosing
  • A glass jar or vessel with a lid 
  • An outdoor location to safely put the container 

Optional Materials:

  • Crystals 
  • Herbs, cleansing sage, or flowers 
  • Candles or incense

Now that you have acquired all of the supplies that will serve you in the ritual, it is time to put it all together! 

Part Two: Making It Happen 

Once you are in the designated location with all of the supplies, get settled into a comfortable seated position. With the container of water in your hands or set onto a surface directly in front of you, begin voicing your intentions or manifestations for the ritual. Define what your purpose is for charging this water and for needing the moon's energy to help you. If you prefer, you can meditate with the container instead. Lighting candles or incense can help to elevate the atmosphere during the ritual, putting you into the proper headspace. 

Your intentions are alive out into the universe and it is time to cover the water with an airtight lid. Writing down your purpose for the moon water on a piece of paper and placing it under the jar is not necessary but it can reinforce the charging. Now it is time to leave the water on either a window sill or another space that is in the line of sight of the moon. For best results the water should be left to soak in the moonlight overnight and returned to once the morning comes around. Additionally, you should thank the universe and the moon for allowing you to harness their energy through the moon's water. Showing your appreciation will support the overall effectiveness of the ritual and your spiritual journey as you live on. 

Part Three: The Morning After 

The water is now infused with the moon's energy and is ready to serve you! If you want to consume the water it is best to refrigerate it and use it within a few days for optimal freshness. But if you would like to use it for other needs then where you decide to store it is completely up to you!

Unlocking New Spiritual Goals 

Purple lavender stems and a black illustration of the night sky. 

The ritual can be performed by one person or more! If more than one person is conducting the ritual, ensure the intentions of each person are aligned before starting. 

With a jar of moon water at your disposal the opportunities are endless regarding what you can use it for. The energy from the water is commonly used in the practice of general spell work. It can be incorporated into potions, to cleanse crystals, and to infuse the crystals with the energy- voicing your intentions makes the difference! If your body and mind are in need of some revitalization then adding the moon water into your bath not only serves a spiritual purpose but doubles as a means of caring for yourself. Drinking the moon water by itself or mixed into tea (any drink of your choice will do) is an effective method as well. 

For divination purposes, the water can be used to either cleanse an altar or offered to a deity (hopefully one connected to the moon). Using the energy from the infused water will assist you in connecting to the spirits. As for the individuals that enjoy meditation out of all the options, placing a drop of moon water on your third eye before meditating is a surefire way of achieving an energized yet peaceful session. 

This tip is for our romantics reading this! To strengthen the connection with a romantic partner, the moon water can be placed close to you during an intimate experience. If the other person is comfortable in doing so the water can be put directly on the skin (ex: forehead or heart) to enhance the sensual connection. 

Here are some additional uses:

  • Watering your plants, they’ll thank you with blossoms! 
  • Use it in a spray with essential oils to cleanse a larger area
  • Blessing tools often used in rituals 

There are a plethora of uses for moon water so get creative and achieve your spiritual goals! 

We hope that our guide has prepared you perfectly for your moon water ritual! It is an easy yet effective way to elevate your energy and will aid you as you continue on your spiritual journey. Good luck and don't forget to thank the mystical moon! 

Alexandria Bateman

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